X- Aero Training Academy was born in 2022 following the merging of SAF Training Academy and Azur Hélicoptères approved training organizations (ATO).

Initially specialized in advanced training, SAF Training Academy has expanded its training offer and capabilities by acquiring in 2019 Azur Hélicoptères Training Center, the French leader for initial pilot training.

XTA is now one of the major players in helicopter training in Europe, offering EASA-approved training as well as customized training based on the operational experience of SAF Aerogroup subsidiaries.

Whether you are looking for a single course or a global training project, the X – Aero Training Academy team is able to meet all your needs.

Our vision

Our mission


Professionally oriented or just for entertainment, X-Aero Training Academy will provide you with a high level of training, based on our company operational standards!

Nicolas Schilt

Head of Training · General Manager

Nicolas Schilt

Head of Training · General Manager

what our students say

" The use of a flight simulator is essential in the context of maintaining the skills of our pilots, in order to be able to carry out training and controls in the most realistic conditions possible with regard to our operation, but also as part of the services we offer to our customers. It is with pleasure that we regularly come to Albertville to enjoy the training center and its dynamic team."

Mathieu V.

A quality structure and permanent support from the pedagogical team have largely contributed to the success of my training

Pierre O.

First experience on the AS350 simulator for QT revalidation Pedagogical instructor, patient and efficient he knew how to erase my a priori on the simulator and make each session useful.

Marielle S.