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UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

The UK distributor for the French-built composite two-seat Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter is expanding into new facilities. HeliGroup is establishing a Centre of Excellence at Oxford Airport, to include a new sales office and training centre. The company is launching a new sales office within the Airbus Helicopters UK complex, as well as a dedicated… Read more »

Source: HeliGroup, 21-Feb-17

UK Guimbal distributor expands with new investment

UK Guimbal distributor expands with new investment

The ownership of the UK distributor for the Guimbal Cabri G2 has changed following the introduction of a significant amount of capital by HeliGroup.  This move is expected to lead to the sales and leasing of Cabri G2 helicopters moving up a gear, building on the existing success of the UK having the largest national… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 03-Feb-17

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UK Cabri G2 fleet is largest in the world

UK Cabri G2 fleet is largest in the world

The UK fleet of the French two-seater Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter continues to be the largest in the world. With 25 aircraft, one seventh of the total production of the Cabri G2 flies in British airspace. This success is attributed to both the aircraft and the marketing efforts of distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre. To ensure… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 21-Dec-16

Latest British Cabri G2 is first with Aspen Avionics panel

Latest British Cabri G2 is first with Aspen Avionics panel

The 24th Guimbal G2 Cabri delivered via British distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre has arrived in the UK in the last week.  Serial 1164 as been delivered to HeliGroup at Wycombe Air Park, their second example of the type – a fleet expansion due to the high utilisation of their first G2. The helicopter – finished… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 27-Sep-16

Cotswold launches Guimbal Cabri G2 ground handling trolley

Cotswold launches Guimbal Cabri G2 ground handling trolley

French manufacturer Hèlicoptères Guimbal are believed to be the first helicopter manufacturer to build and market their own ground handling trolley.  Previously, manufacturers have often released the crank-up wheels, but left the trolleys to after-market suppliers. Guimbal has built a four-wheeled trolley with a lithium-battery powered lifting mechanism, with the intention it is pulled by… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 08-Jul-16

Cotswold Helicopter Centre and Gama Aviation name Fairoaks base manager

Cotswold Helicopter Centre and Gama Aviation name Fairoaks base manager

The recently announced joint venture between Cotswold Helicopter Service and Gama Aviation has now named the base manager to lead their new Fairoaks base. Alex Hoff, with 7,000 hours flying experience, will be leading the new office when it opens in the next few weeks. His experience across helicopter types includes Robinson R22/R44, Bell JetRanger,… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 23-Jun-16

Cotswold Helicopter Centre in Cabri G2 JV with Gama Aviation

Cotswold Helicopter Centre in Cabri G2 JV with Gama Aviation

Cotswold Helicopter Centre are pleased to announce a joint venture agreement with Gama Aviation which will create a new base at Fairoaks Airport.  This airfield on the south-west outskirts of London is very well placed for easy road access to Central London as well as the UK capitals two key airports, Heathrow and Gatwick.  This… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 23-May-16

Helicopter Services adds Guimbal Cabri G2 to training fleet

Helicopter Services adds Guimbal Cabri G2 to training fleet

Helicopter Services, a very active training school based at Wycombe Air Park, have become the eleventh training school to offer the Guimbal Cabri G2 in the UK.  Serial number 1140 arrived today in the UK after a two day delivery flight from the factory in southern France. Helicopter Services, run by Leon Smith, has been… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 20-Apr-16

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Cotswold Helicopter Centre delivers fourth Cabri purchased by Helicentre Aviation

Cotswold Helicopter Centre delivers fourth Cabri purchased by Helicentre Aviation

Cotswold Helicopter Centre has today delivered the 17th Guimbal G2 Cabri for the United Kingdom market, handing over G-DGRE serial 1137 at the factory in southern France. This is the fourth Cabri purchased by Helicentre Aviation, following their initial collaboration with two aircraft leased from Cotswold Helicopter Centre. The new aircraft will fly to the… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 14-Mar-16

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Cotswold Helicopter Centre delivers Cabri to Helicentre Aviation

Cotswold Helicopter Centre delivers Cabri to Helicentre Aviation

The 15th Guimbal G2 Cabri for a UK customer has arrived in the UK after a delivery flight from the factory in France.  This aircraft is the third purchased by Helicentre Aviation, who also have two other examples leased from Cotswold Helicopter Centre – the distributor for UK and Ireland. Serial 1131 is the first… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 22-Feb-16

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UK Guimbal Cabri fleet poised to double in 2016

UK Guimbal Cabri fleet poised to double in 2016

The United Kingdom is already one of the leading countries for fleets of the two-seat composite Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopter, with 14 delivered to date. In the next five months, a further eight G2s will arrive for customers in the UK, and we are confident for 14 deliveries across the twelve months of 2016 to… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 08-Feb-16

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Cotswold Helicopter Centre delivers 14th UK Cabri

Cotswold Helicopter Centre delivers 14th UK Cabri

The 14th Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter has been delivered to the UK – serial Number 1110 is registered as G-SDTL and will be owned and operated by the Gazelle Squadron Display Team Ltd, who, among other things, run the eponymous display team. The aircraft will be based at Bourne Park Airfield, three miles north of… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 16-Sep-15

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VVB Aviation takes delivery of 13th UK Cabri

VVB Aviation takes delivery of 13th UK Cabri

The UK’s 13th Cabri was collected from the Hélicoptères Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence earlier today. The new aircraft was collected by Ian Lunt of VVB Aviation who will be operating it for flight training from their base at Elstree Aerodrome. Oliver Heynes of Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK agents for Hélicoptères Guimbal is accompanying… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 29-Apr-15

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Twelve and Counting – Latest British Cabri arrives from France

Twelve and Counting – Latest British Cabri arrives from France

The number of Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters operating in the UK increased to twelve last week with the arrival of serial number 1092 registered G-CILU. Andy Moorhouse of UK Guimbal importers Cotswold Helicopter Centre flew the aircraft back from the Hélicoptères Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence in southern France accompanied by a graduate of their flight… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 29-Mar-15

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Elstree Helicopters takes delivery of 11th British Cabri

Elstree Helicopters takes delivery of 11th British Cabri

Yesterday marked a milestone for the Guimbal Cabri G2 as the 11th aircraft was delivered to the UK. Paul White, owner of Elstree Helicopters landed G-FPEH, G2 Serial Number 1093 at Elstree Aerodrome yesterday morning after an uneventful flight back from Hélicoptères Guimbal in Aix-en-Provence – in just a day and a half, given unexpectedly… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 18-Mar-15

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Helicentre Aviation Confirms Cabri G2 Order at Heli-Expo

Helicentre Aviation Confirms Cabri G2 Order at Heli-Expo

Helicentre Aviation’s Chairman Christopher Line met with Bruno Guimbal, President and CEO of Hélicoptères Guimbal at Heli Expo in Orlando, Florida last week where they shook hands as Helicentre Aviation’s sixth Cabri G2 order was confirmed. The new aircraft will add to the existing fleet of five operated by Helicentre Aviation as well as three… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 11-Mar-15

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Cotswold Helicopter Centre Supply UK’s Eighth Cabri

Cotswold Helicopter Centre Supply UK’s Eighth Cabri

Another Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter has been added to the ‘G’ register this week to bring the UK’s total to eight.  The acceptance flight of Serial Number 1079 was conducted by Andy Moorhouse of Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the exclusive UK distributor for French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal. The aircraft will be handed over to its new… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 17-Oct-14

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Unnamed seventh UK training school orders two Guimbal Cabris

Unnamed seventh UK training school orders two Guimbal Cabris

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK distributors for Helicopters Guimbal are delighted to announce the sale of two brand new Cabri G2 helicopters to an unnamed flight training school in the south east of England. This order will take the UK Cabri fleet to 17 aircraft by the end of 2015. Andy Moorhouse from Cotswold… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 04-Jun-14

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Fourth UK training school adds Cabri to fleet

Fourth UK training school adds Cabri to fleet

British operator Elite Helicopters are this week taking delivery of the seventh G2 Cabri in the UK, and thus become the fourth training school to offer the type. Elite Helicopters is based at Goodwood and flies a range of helicopters from Robinson R22 up to AgustaWestland AW109 for both training and charter. Serial Number 1068… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-14

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Five Cabri G2s To Be Displayed at The Heli UK Expo

Five Cabri G2s To Be Displayed at The Heli UK Expo

This year at the Heli UK Expo’s first launch, Cotswold Helicopter Centre will be displaying 5 Cabri G2s at the event taking place at Sywell Aerodrome from the 3-4 June 2014. Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the exclusive UK distributors for Hélicoptèrs Guimbal will have five Cabri G2 Helicopters on display at Heli UK Expo. The Cabri… Read more »

Source: Heli UK Expo, 27-May-14

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UK Cabri fleet will be 15 by June 2015

UK Cabri fleet will be 15 by June 2015

The UK distributor for Helicopteres Guimbal – Cotswold Helicopter Centre – has told HeliHub.com in an interview this week that Cabri sales are shooting ahead. With six currently in country, they are now holding orders for another nine. The latest one of these is scheduled for delivery in June 2015. At present there are three… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Apr-14

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Fifth UK Cabri being prepared for delivery – with seven more on order

Fifth UK Cabri being prepared for delivery – with seven more on order

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK agents for Hélicoptères Guimbal are delighted to announce the imminent arrival of the fifth Cabri G2 in the UK. The aircraft (pictured) is to be registered G-ETWO and will be operated by EBG Helicopters at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey. It is scheduled to arrive at Redhill within the next… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 21-Feb-14

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Another UK helicopter school prepares for Cabri arrival

Another UK helicopter school prepares for Cabri arrival

EBG Helicopters, based at Redhill Aerodrome just south of London, are preparing to welcome the Guimbal Cabri in to their fleet. Slated for delivery in January 2014, Managing Director Ken Faria was very positive about the helicopter type when he spoke with HeliHub.com. Faria spent an appreciable amount of “due diligence” time talking to current… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-13

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Fourth UK Cabri is second for Helicentre

Fourth UK Cabri is second for Helicentre

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the exclusive UK distributor for Helicopteres Guimbal, are delighted to announce the arrival of the fourth Cabri G2 into the UK. The aircraft was collected from the Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence on the evening of 25th July and arrived at Cotswold Helicopter Centre’s base at Kemble airfield on Friday 26th july. The… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 31-Jul-13

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Three more Cabris sold to UK market – takes total to seven

Three more Cabris sold to UK market – takes total to seven

UK Distributor for the Guimbal Cabri, Cotswold Helicopter Centre, has told HeliHub.com that the fifth, sixth and seventh Cabris are now on order for UK customers.  With the third example delivered in recent days, this shows that the market for the composite-construction French design is growing fast.  Back in February we announced that the fourth Cabri will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jun-13

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First UK privately owned Cabri delivered

First UK privately owned Cabri delivered

The third Guimbal Cabri imported to the UK – and the first for a private owner – arrived on Friday after a delivery flight from the factory at Aix en Provence in France. Following inspection by the UK CAA due this Wednesday, and its subsequent issue of a UK Certificate of Airworthiness, the helicopter will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jun-13

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First UK pilot goes solo on Guimbal Cabri

First UK pilot goes solo on Guimbal Cabri

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the UK distributor for the Guimbal Cabri, has achieved the milestone of the first UK student pilot to solo on the French two-seat helicopter.  On Friday 23rd March, Craig Davies – a company director aged 48 – made history in the Cabri G2 G-UIMB, achieving his solo after the legal minimum of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Mar-12

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