About Us

Milestones

Year

Achievement

1976

ADA Formed under Amiri Decree to provide air service Support to the developing offshore oil industry.

1982

Transfer to full public status. Shareholding split between Government (30%) and Public Shareholders (70%)

1991

Commenced Fixed Wing Operations

1996

Commenced Fire Fighting Operations in Spain

1997

Fleet upgrade to include Bell 412

2000

Opened new facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport

2002

Established Royal Jet in partnership with Presidential Flight

2005

Fleet upgrade to include AW 139

2008

Commenced Operations in the Far East and South America. Acquired 95% of Maximus Air Cargo.

2009

Commenced SAR operations in UAE.

2010

Commenced HEMS operations in Saudi Arabia for Saudi Red Crescent Authority.

2011

AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC, a joint venture with Abu Dhabi Aviation, created a leading helicopter MRO.

2017

Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Center was established with 2 full motion Helicopter Simulator (AW139/Bell 412)