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Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

The heliport at Santo Domingo will soon be remodelled, claims Airport Dept. Director Marino Collante. As reported by Dominican Today, the construction that will take place will add three helipads, helicopter parking, a terminal building and ancillary facilities.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Santo Domingo Heliport Expansion

Santo Domingo Heliport Expansion

Plans for the expansion and modernization or the Santo Domingo Heliport have been completed. The heliport will be able to receive 6 helicopters and will be operational 24 hours a day, all week. The heliport will provide access to medical treatment to people across the country and the islands near the Dominican Republic, reports Dominican… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16

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24-Nov-15 N355RH Airbus AS350BA Las Charcas, Dominican Republic

As a result of a forced landing, the aircraft fell on a banana plantation and suffered substantial damage. Pilot named in this article as Lieutenant Colonel Harold Jimenez of the Army of the Dominican Republic

24-Nov-15

02-Sep-15 N146AE Airbus AS350B2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Helicopter crashed into the roof of a house, injuring a female asleep in the house as well as sole-occupant pilot Oliver Gutiérrez

02-Sep-15

10-Oct-14 Bell OH-58 Pedernales, Dominican Republic

Army helicopter with 4 POB.  Tail boom chopped off just forward of the stabilizer, and at the root attachment.  One of those on board was reported to be Major General José Matos de la Cruz, chief of the Army, who was unharmed.  The other three on board – including director of Military Intelligence, Hichi Mercedes… Read more »

10-Oct-14

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the versatility and superior performance of the Bell 429 WLG, the aircraft’s wheeled landing gear variant, with nearly 60 demonstration flights between March 2014 to July 2014 in Latin America. “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Aug-14

Night Flight Concepts Conducts Annual Recurrent NVG Training with Helidosa

Night Flight Concepts Conducts Annual Recurrent NVG Training with Helidosa

Night Flight Concepts® completes annual recurrent NVG training with Helidosa Aviation Group. The annual training supports the pilots of the Helidosa Aviation Group and their on-going EMS flight operations program, which provides life saving night time emergency medical support to the citizens of the Dominican Republic. “We take great pride in our ongoing relationship with… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 16-Dec-13

27-Apr-13 N305SJ Sikorsky S76B Constanza, Dominican Republic

While landing at 5000 ft MSL with 2 crew and 5 pax, the helicopter landed hard and rolled over.  Two slight injuries and plus injuries to one on the ground from debris.  Pilot reported as Manolito Vela

27-Apr-13

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NFC Delivers NVG Training Solution to Helidosa

NFC Delivers NVG Training Solution to Helidosa

Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it completed delivery of a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution for Helidosa. The new training enhances operational readiness for Helidosa to perform safe, efficient critical care transport services at night. “Safety is the primary consideration in our operations.” explained Helidosa… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 18-Apr-13

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28-Mar-13 HI-865 Robinson R44 Cotui, Dominican Republic

Pilot Franklin Holguín Sandoval smelt burning and made successful autorotation landing. Shortly after leaving the aircraft it was engulfed in flames and burnt out. Solo pilot was uninjured.

28-Mar-13

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04-Oct-12 N646GE Eurocopter AS365N2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Main blades hit hangar when trying to taxi through too narrow a gap on the ramp. Pilot named as Fidel Báez – no injuries reported to 2 crew and 1 tech on board. Flying debris went more than 300 ft damaging 3 other aircraft.

04-Oct-12

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Bell rep probes 427 crash in Dominican village

Bell rep probes 427 crash in Dominican village

see also HeliHub.com page for this accident at – 09-Jan-11 N926MF Bell 427 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (File photo)

Source: Dominican Today, 13-Jan-11

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09-Jan-11 N926MF Bell 427 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Crew reported as pilot Osvaldo Perez Feliz and copilot Mario Rivas, neither badly hurt.  The helicopter is often used privately by  Dominican Republic opposition leader, Miguel Vargas, and was only 1.5 miles out from 1.5 miles from Higüero Airport on a flight to La Romana to pick him up.

09-Jan-11

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04-Feb-10 N7535F Robinson R44 Restauración, Dominican Republic (2F)

04-Feb-10

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Haiti – Aero Ambulancia Is Providing Assistance to Haiti Earthquake Victims

Haiti – Aero Ambulancia Is Providing Assistance to Haiti Earthquake Victims

Aero Ambulancia, an international member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), reports it has mobilized its fleet of four fully medically staffed and equipped helicopters to provide disaster-relief assistance to the people of Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island last night. Aero Ambulancia, the only company in the Dominican… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 15-Jan-10

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15-Oct-09 N871SA Eurocopter EC120 San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic (3F)

15-Oct-09

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Guides oppose Baoruco National Park heliport

The Nature Guides Association of the region denounced the unauthorized clearing of pine trees near the canyon Hoyo de Pelempito, in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, to build a heliport.

Source: Dominican Today, 21-Aug-09

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28-May-09 N878EE Enstrom F480 near Guaymate, La Romana province, Dominican Republic (2F)

28-May-09 N878EE Enstrom F480 near Guaymate, La Romana province, Dominican Republic

28-May-09

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United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Refurbished Bell 206 to Helidosa

United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Refurbished Bell 206 to Helidosa

The 206 was sent to URS for a nose to tail upgrade. URS removed all the avionics and communications equipment along with the Stormscope, autopilot, split buss systems and over sized instrument panel. The ECU and bleed air heater were also removed.

Source: Vertical, 27-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lifestyle Holidays Robinson R44 in the Dominican Republic

Source: Airliners.net, 23-Mar-09

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2-Feb-09 HI-555 Bell OH-58 , Dominican Republic

2-Feb-09 HI-555 Bell OH-58 , Dominican Rep

02-Feb-09

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