After engine failure indication the pilot decided to land in the heliport of the Montmelo motor racing circuit. During approach there was an explosion of the engine, provoking the power turbine and exhaust nozzle to detach. Important damage to the engine and the exhaust nozzle.
Ultimate HELI, a South African based operator, has supplied an Airbus AS350 B3 to support a research team during their summer expedition to Antarctica. The helicopter and crew departed from Cape Town harbor on a scientific research vessel in early January and are only expected to return home in mid-April. While in Antarctica, scientists and… Read more »
The successful training of pilots and technical personnel on Ecureuil-family rotorcraft will be continued in a joint Airbus Helicopters and UTair effort with the signing of an agreement at this week’s HeliRussia exhibition in Moscow. UTair’s Personnel Training Center (PTC) provides the courses, which covers type ratings, as well as recurrent and refresher training, for… Read more »
Marshall Aviation Services’ aircraft brokerage business, JETability, has enjoyed a strong first quarter with a notable number of international sales transactions. Led by experienced Sales Director, Howard Povey, the business has sold three aircraft – a Cessna CJ2+, an Agusta Westland 109E Power, and an Airbus Helicopters AS355N. Howard and the team have built up… Read more »
This month EagleMed LLC air medical transport is observing its 10th anniversary of service from Joplin, Mo. EagleMed bases a twin-engine medically equipped Eurocopter AS355N in Joplin to support Freeman Health System serving Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The helicopter is based at Freeman Hospital West, which has two helipads located outside Freeman Heart &… Read more »
The flight school Northern Helicopters has just announced that it will open a training facility at Gothenburg City Airport (“Säve) in September. In addition to the new base, the company will expand its business by adding a twin-engined Eurocopter AS 355 N to the fleet. The new aircraft will be used for the company’s upcoming… Read more »
Maxcraft, in 2009, obtained Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SH09-20 for the Eurocopter AS355 E, F, F1 & F2 Twinstar DC Electrical Panel Rework which replaced much of the original electrical distribution system on the Twinstar helicopters to eliminate reliably issues and safety concerns. This includes removal of all overhead fuses, PCBs, associated non-aviation… Read more »
Sources in Nigeria are saying that the Osun State Government has commenced a lease with OAS Helicopters for a Eurocopter AS355N – the one we reported here that they had recently bought from Sky Helicopters in Spain. In a statement, the state governor’s media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, said the helicopter is to support its… Read more »
UTair Ufa, part of the UTair Group, has won a tender for the performance of complex of air transport operations for passengers and cargo for Bashneft. UTair Ufa will be the general contractor and organizer of air operations conducted by UTair Group companies: UTair-Helicopter Operations, UTair-Passenger Operations, UTair Express and UTair-Cargo. Transport operations for Bashneft… Read more »
Nigerian operator OAS Helicopters have recently bought a Eurocopter AS355N from Spain. The red and white aircraft is serial 5746 and previously registered EC-JXP with Sky Helicopters. This brings the OAS fleet to three helicopters and one jet – the others are as follows 5N-BLI AS350B2 (serial 3840) 5N-BPD AS355N (serial 5641) 5N-BOZ EMB145 jet… Read more »
[Electronic translation from Russian] In the village of Rostov region Olginskaya airline “UTair” (UTair Aviation) and flying club “Affordable sky” made a presentation of a new joint project “Air Taxi Helicopter Eurocopter». The event was introduced air taxi service on a light multipurpose helicopter Eurocopter AS 355N “UTair”. Invitation of the test flights, assessing the merits of this vehicle. Helicopter… Read more »
London Biggin Hill based aircraft management and first class air charter company Oryx Jet is delighted to be able to offer helicopter charter as an additional method of transportation and onward carriage to complement its existing fleet of executive jets. Offering more choice to private business and leisure charter services both locally and internationally, our… Read more »
DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce the addition of the Eurocopter AS355N/NP models to DART Aerospace Ltd.â€™s (DAS) Transport Canada STC for the Rear Locker Extender. The Rear Locker Extender installs in the aft end of the existing baggage compartment and allows operators to carry cargo that is normally difficult to stow. Constructed from… Read more »
Trafico – the Spainish Traffic Police – have sold a pair of Eurocopter AS355N helicopters.Â The 1998 and 1999 manufactured airframes were purchased by DMG Heli Sales in the UK and have 3700 and 4400 hours on the airframes.Â Both are being offered for immediate resale. See also http://www.DMGHeliSales.co.uk Copyright photo reproduced with permission of… Read more »
French operator SAF Helicopters has bought a Eurocopter AS355N Twin Squirrel from Greek operator Interjet.Â Serial number 5586, and previously flown in Greece as SX-HIG, the helicopter is now registered in France as F-HJFD. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com
Emergency landing in public park. State Police officials said inspection crews were on the way, but that the helicopter would not be able to leave Nasella Field until the issue causing the emergency light to illuminate was fixed.