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Coast Guard medevac man from oil rig 80 nm offshore Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON — A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a man from an oil rig 80 nautical miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medical evacuation (medevac) request at 10:40 p.m.​ stating a 36-year-old crew member aboard the oil rig High Island 442 was Leer másCoast Guard medevac man from oil rig 80 nm offshore Galveston, Texas[…]

CHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – CHC Helicopter has signed a new 12-year contract with the Department Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australia, to provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopter operations. Vince D’Rozario, CHC’s Regional Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are honoured to be awarded this contract. This award reinforces the strong partnership with DFES, established over the Leer másCHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia[…]

Leonardo receives a new order for AW139 EMS/SAR for Australia

The helicopters will be supplied by leading operator CHC Australia to Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (EHRS), with delivery in early 2023 The leading helicopter model in Australia for EMS, the AW139 has been chosen by several operators with a fleet of over 60 units today also performing law enforcement, offshore and government duties Leer másLeonardo receives a new order for AW139 EMS/SAR for Australia[…]

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flight hours with the H175

Aberdeen, UK, 30/05/2022 — NHV Group is pleased to announce that our fleet of Airbus Helicopters H175 has achieved over 70,000 flight hours, a whopping 50% of the total 140,000 H175 flying hours worldwide. Our success story with the H175 commenced in 2014, when NHV Group became the launching helicopter operator for this Super Medium Leer másNHV Group achieves 70,000 flight hours with the H175[…]

NHV Group celebrates 25 years of operation

Ostend, BE – 02/05/2022 — NHV Group celebrates its 25 years of history, operating with the Renewables Sector, Search and Rescue (SAR), Harbour Pilot Services and more. Twenty-five years ago, on the 15th May 1997, NHV Group officially began helicopter operations from Ostend, Belgium. Co-founders Eric Van Hal and Jef De Kinder launched the NHV Leer másNHV Group celebrates 25 years of operation[…]

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola with AW139 order

Rome, 08/04/2022 – Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo Helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola with the order of first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at Leer másBestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola with AW139 order[…]

NHV Group AW169 in Blackpool reaches 1550 flight hours

Blackpool, UK. 06/04/2022 — At the end of 2020, while COVID was putting most of the world into lockdown, NHV was expanding with a new base in Blackpool and bringing the Leonardo AW169 into the UK Oil & Gas market. There is an energy-rich stretch of the Irish Sea that hosts several offshore platforms, providing Leer másNHV Group AW169 in Blackpool reaches 1550 flight hours[…]

Leonardo confirms its strong position in the world helicopter civil market

Rome, 01/04/2022 – Following the recent success at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX (8-10 March), Leonardo confirms its strong position in the world helicopter civil market announcing further advancements with recent sales of 23 aircraft of various models to several operators across Europe, North America and Latin America, primarily for VIP/corporate transport, energy support Leer másLeonardo confirms its strong position in the world helicopter civil market[…]

BAR Aviation signs for a Bell 412EPi

Dallas, TX (March 23, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with BAR Aviation for a Bell 412EPi to support 24/7 medical evacuation (medevac) missions and the new development of oil and gas projects in Uganda. BAR Aviation is a leading aviation operator in Uganda known for its Leer másBAR Aviation signs for a Bell 412EPi[…]

First Bell 429 WLG delivered in Australia to Alto Group

Fort Worth, TX (March 17, 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the sale and delivery of the first Bell 429 in WLG (Wheeled Landing Gear) configuration to Alto Group. This would be the first Bell 429 WLG helicopter in Australia and Alto Group’s third Bell Helicopter. The Alto Group is a Leer másFirst Bell 429 WLG delivered in Australia to Alto Group[…]

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