WHO
WE ARE

ROCKET is a leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) provider owning the largest fleet of Helicopter Air Ambulances in South Africa. We are a proud service provider to all the country’s leading Medical Aids, and also serve patients covered by the Road Accident Fund as well as injuries on duty in terms of the COID Act.

We are independent and unaffiliated and proudly patient centric.

WE OWN
YOUR CALL

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Centralised rescue and emergency management services are supported by our 24-hour in-house call centre.


We are the voice on the line from the time you call, to the time we
get to you.

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WE ARE
COMPLIANCE
LEADERS

BARS compliant.
The only such rotor-wing operator in South Africa to achieve this.


Litson & Associates Gold Standard Safety Award.
We are the first South African rotary-wing operator recipient of this stringent industry standard award.

WE HAVE
WORLD CLASS TEAMS

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Exceptional aeromedical trauma professionals.


Highly experienced pilots, medical & rescue crew.

WE ARE
INDUSTRY
FIRSTS

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Core rescue and commercial HEMS services. We are the only provider in South Africa to offer these services combined.

 

SA leaders in NVG (night vision goggles) capabilities.

Our Rocket Services

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CORE RESCUE AND COMMERCIAL HEMS SERVICES

Short-haul & Long-line Rescue

First twin-engine commercial HEMS operator in SA licensed by SACAA to provide this service.

Centralised Rescue & Emergency
Management Services

24-hour in-house call centre to support these services.

Helicopter Emergency Services

24-hour capability. Largest helicopter air ambulance fleet in Africa - offering redundancy. SACAA compliant.

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SITE ASSESSMENT, TRAINING AND PROCUREMENT

Site Assessment

Rescue and HEMS solution design.

SOPS

Formulation of Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) and integration with
your emergency response plan.

Training

Initial rescue training and the
implementation of a fit for purpose
ongoing training program.

Procurement

Assessment and procurement of relevant
rescue equipment where required.

OUR CREDENTIALS

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Scroll to learn about what makes Rocket unique in the industry

#01

COMPLIANCY

BARS compliant. The only such rotor-wing operator in South Africa. SACAA compliant.

#02

AWARDS

First South African rotary-wing operator recipient of the Litson & Associates Gold
Standard Safety Award.

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Recent News

HENLEY GROUP

HENLEY AIR is dedicated to helicopter charter and flight training excellence in the South African aviation industry. What started out in 1995 as a dream has today grown into a major operation at Rand Airport, Johannesburg. The early years saw us using one Bell JetRanger, today we provide our clients with a variety of single and multi-engine aircraft to meet their diverse requirements.

Henley Air is a well-established, family owned and managed helicopter charter company that has provided safe and reliable helicopter-related services to the Southern African market for the last 22 years. The majority of our fleet is owned and operated from our three hangars covering 7323 m2  situated at Rand Airport in Germiston, South Africa. 

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