Our company was founded in 2002 by André Bègue pilot and businessman, child of the Cirque de Mafate. His dream was to fly a helicopter and his goal, to open up the Cirque de Mafate. Mafate Hélicoptères responds to those ambitions.
The Cirque de Mafate is an inaccessible, unique and protected place : no road, no electric current and accessible only by foot or helicopter. André Bègue decided to create a helicopter company within his cirque to help the locals.
Airline Utility André Bègue, was able to turn his dreams into reality when the Civil Aviation
issued its air carrier operating licence in 2008, allowing the company to carry out a public passenger transport activity. Mafate Hélicoptères then became a societal company and provided 90% of the supply in the cirque.
Mathieu, André Bègue’s son took over the family business in 2010. Since then, it has been expended and offering tourist flights for 8 years to provide travellers with unforgettable experiences.