Captain Andrew Masterson holds a UAE Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Helicopters) and has over 30 years and 10,000+ flying hours of incident free flying, single pilot and multi-crew, on both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. He initially qualified as a technician and fixed wing aircrew in the Irish Air Corps and then as a civil pilot.


Masterson is a UAE GCAA accredited Diploma (H. Dip) in Aviation Security Professional Management (AVSEC PM) from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the John Molson School of Business Studies, Concordia University, International Centre for Aviation Management Education and Research (ICAMER), Canada.


With extensive experience of operating both in the European and Middle Eastern Environments, both on and offshore, with 20 years based in the UAE and wider Gulf region. Currently Andrew is the Crew Training manager at helidubai, having previously held UAE GCAA Post Holder positions as Flight Operations Manager, Safety Manager, and Security Manager.