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Hütsch becomes CEO of NHV

November 17, 2021  By Helicopters Staff

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NHV Group on November 17 announced Thomas Hütsch, the current NHV Group Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. The outgoing CEO, Steffen Bay, has resigned to move to a new position outside of the helicopter industry.

“To become the CEO of NHV Group is a great honour and I look forward to leading the Group into a new era of growth with great enthusiasm.” said Hütsch, “The quality of our teams, our modern fleet of helicopters as well as the international reach of the Group puts us in the ideal position to grow our reputation as a highly safe, reliable and flexible helicopter operator of choice.”

Hütsch joined NHV in July 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, coming to NHV with more than 30 years of experience in several fields of the helicopter industry, including Airbus Helicopters and at ADAC; the large German automobile club where he managed the HEMS operations with more than 50 helicopters providing emergency medical services.

Laurent Verhelst also recently joined NHV’s management team in the role of Chief Financial Officer in summer 2021. “I am very happy to have Laurent at my side,” said Hütsch, “His many years of experience and his financial expertise will be key elements in leading the NHV Group to future success.


NHV Group, headquartered in Oostende, Belgium, is specializes in B2B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of several bases on two continents with a team of about 600 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing sector.


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