My priority is the quality of innovation for better protection.
Gérard Thevenot


  • 2002 Helite airbag technology is founded
  • 40 employees
  • 50 countries
  • 100% made in France
  • 150K airbag systems worldwide


HELITE was founded in 2002 by Gérard Thevenot, a French engineer specialized in fluid mechanics and passionate about light aeronautics (ULM, hang gliders, paramotors). The high accident rate in these sports led him to look for solutions for pilot protection, and so a first patent was filed for individual protection airbags.

As airbag technology is applicable to all high-risk activities, HELITE has become an expert in this field, dedicating itself exclusively to the development of individual protection systems. Our Helite airbags are already used in a wide variety of fields such as motorcycling, horse riding, cycling, health, aeronautics, industrial work; and are also highly appreciated in top-level sports.

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Helites mission is to make the world safer. By developing new intelligent solutions to protect people in their sports and daily activities. Our special recipe: Innovation, technology, simplicity, all made in France with our touch of authenticity.

OUR R&D approach

From the idea to the design of an airbag, a long process and many skills are involved. In this sense, our airbag technology is still validated by numerous prototypes and crash tests.

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For several years, Helite has continued to grow and develop, and to create new airbag technologies. Thanks to our experienced, dynamic and involved team, we are proud to be able to offer you high quality products.

Our different departments:

Research & Development / Production workshop / Textile / Administrative / Commercial & Communication

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Since the beginning, we have established trusted relationships with distributors in 30 countries.

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