Al-Burhan Airways is uniquely positioned as Iraq’s premier helicopter service, performing a variety of crucial services to the nation. Having established operations in 2014, ABA is the first and only Iraqi company to receive an Iraqi Air Operator Certificate (AOC #5) for Commercial Helicopter Operations, with full authorisation to land on any safe Iraqi site.

Partnered with Rotorflug, German helicopter experts providing services around the world since 1972, ABA boasts a wealth of services, including but not limited to business transport, emergency medical evacuation and tailored flights for precise client needs.

From the Global Head Office in Baghdad International Airport, ABA provides key services to respond to the growing demands of business, government and civilians as Iraq modernises. ABA is able to coordinate with your company, establishment or individuals to ensure your time in Iraq is as safe, efficient and profitable as possible.

We look forward to your flight.



Alaa Burhan

Saad Al-Khafaji
Accountable & Commercial Manager

Abir Burhan
Member of the Board

Ahmad Rashed
International Sales Director



Capt. Athanasios Gavrill
Chief Pilot

Capt. Alwin Vollmer
Pilot Examiner

Capt. Gianfranco Bordignon



Stylianos Georgiou
Maintenance Manager

Noor Basel
Quality & Safety Manager

Gerhard Neef



Neil Butt
Security Manager

Abdulsattar S. Al-Ogaidi
Senior Liaison Officer

Mohammed Abbas F. A.
Procurement Executive



Air Operator Certificate (AOC)

Operational Authorisation