Joint venture between ADAC HEMS Academy and Airbus Helicopters for flight simulator training

Photo: Trai­ning for heli­c­op­ter pilots in the ultra-modern full-flight simu­la­tor: “HMotion” combi­nes the data and know­ledge of Airbus as a heli­c­op­ter manu­fac­tu­rer with the expe­ri­ence of ADAC Luft­ret­tung as one of the largest air rescue orga­niza­ti­ons in Europe; Photo©ADAC Luftrettung/ADAC SE
10. March 2024

Munich — The joint venture company under the name “HMotion” is to combine the best of both worlds: The flight data and know-how of Airbus as a leading heli­c­op­ter manu­fac­tu­rer and the expe­ri­ence of ADAC Luft­ret­tung as a world-renow­­ned heli­c­op­ter opera­tor. Toge­ther, the two part­ners want to create the world’s most modern simu­la­tor trai­ning center for H135 and H145 heli­c­op­ters. — The law firms Green­Gate Part­ners and Baker Tilly advi­sed both compa­nies on the estab­lish­ment of the joint venture between ADAC HEMS Academy and Airbus Heli­c­op­ters for flight simu­la­tor training.

Follo­wing appr­oval by the rele­vant super­vi­sory autho­ri­ties, the new joint venture, named HMotion, commen­ced opera­ti­ons on March 1, 2024.

The new joint venture offers a wide range of cost-effec­­tive trai­ning cour­ses for heli­c­op­ter person­nel, inclu­ding mission and criti­cal flight trai­ning. In a first phase, HMotion will inte­grate the full-flight simu­la­tors at the Airbus Heli­c­op­ters site in Donau­wörth and at the ADAC HEMS Academy in Sankt Augus­tin near Bonn. In a second phase, all simu­la­tor acti­vi­ties will be relo­ca­ted to a new, state-of-the-art trai­ning center in Ober­pfaf­fen­ho­fen near Munich from 2025.

Green­Gate Part­ners and Baker Tilly each provi­ded compre­hen­sive legal advice on the tran­sac­tion and, in addi­tion to struc­tu­ring the joint venture, also draf­ted and nego­tia­ted all tran­sac­tion agreements.

Advi­sor Airbus Heli­c­op­ters: Green­Gate Partners

Dr. Diet­helm Baumann (lead; corpo­rate, Munich), Dr. Alex­an­der Raif (employ­ment law, Berlin), Alex­an­der Tribess (IT/IP, Hamburg), Tobias Percher­meier (corpo­rate, Munich).

Advi­sor ADAC: Baker Tilly

Stephan Zuber (lead; corporate/M&A, Munich), Kers­tin Weckert (employ­ment law, Frank­furt), Dr. Chris­tian Engel­hardt (IP/IT, Hamburg), Ines Paucksch (tax law, Munich), Dr. Stefan Meßmer (anti­trust law, Stutt­gart), Till Werner (corporate/M&A, Munich), Thomas Böhm (corporate/real estate, Munich), Peter Reiß (corporate/M&A, Munich), Chris­tine Ostwald (employ­ment law, Munich), Tobias Wald­schmidt (tax law, Munich).

About Green­Gate Partners

Green­Gate Part­ners, foun­ded in 2022, is a boutique law firm with a focus on tech­no­logy and tran­sac­tions, provi­ding sound legal advice to enable progress and prepare the legal ground for inno­va­tion. With a high level of indus­try know­ledge and a deep under­stan­ding of entre­pre­neu­rial proces­ses, not least due to sound expe­ri­ence as in-house coun­sel, the lawy­ers at Green­Gate Part­ners advise on corpo­rate law, labor law and gene­ral commer­cial law, among other things. In cross-border matters, Green­Gate Part­ners can offer custo­mi­zed advice from a single source thanks to its outstan­ding inter­na­tio­nal network.

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