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Estonian Defence Forces sets up temporary heliport

Estonian Defence Forces sets up temporary heliport

A temporary helicopter support bas has been set up at Tapa Army Base for the Estonian Defence Force’s Robinson R-44 helicopters during the Spring Storm exercise. As reported by ERR, 11 helicopters will be taking part in the exercise. They will be practicing supporting ground forces with air attacks. The temporary base allows for faster… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-May-17

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

The third Helicopter Tactics Symposium was held from 19 – 21 November in Luxembourg. 43 participants from 16 Member States (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, ES, EE,  FI, FR, HU, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE, UK) and additional guests from New Zeeland and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre exchanged views on the status of… Read more »

Source: European Defence Agency, 28-Nov-12

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Rebtech modifies two Estonian R44s for night vision

Rebtech modifies two Estonian R44s for night vision

Bedford, Texas: REBTECH and partner Night Flight Concepts recently completed modifications of two Estonian Air Force helicopters for NVIS systems. Estonia is located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. The Õhuvägi (Estonian Air Force) is the main arm of the Estonian aviation forces and is tasked with political, military, economic, social, environmental and psychological… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 25-Apr-12

Estonia’s Border Guard fails to plan ahead

Estonia’s Border Guard fails to plan ahead

Estonia’s Border Guard are without helicopter support, and have had to call on neighbour Finland to help rescue a fisherman from a boat which ran aground in recent days. The situation is a combination of circumstances.  One of their three AW139s is awaiting tail rotor parts after the recent grounding, the delay of which is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Oct-11

Tallinn-Helsinki route reopens 14th September

Tallinn-Helsinki route reopens 14th September

Further to our scoop report that this route was to re-open, Copterline have confirmed that they will resume flights between Tallinn and Helsinki no Wednesday, 14th September.  They will fly five round trips per weekday, with the first departing Helsinki at 0800 and the last returning from the Estonian capital of Tallinn at 1730. Flights… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-11

Copterline to restart Helsinki-Tallinn route once more

Copterline to restart Helsinki-Tallinn route once more

Finnish operator Copterline looks to be ready to restart operations once again, in particular reopening the scheduled route between the capitals of Finland and Estonia, Helsinki and Tallin, potentially as early as next week. This will be the third time that flights between the two cities are being commenced. Originally in 2000, Copterline flew two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Aug-11

Estonia considering buying four NH90s

Estonia considering buying four NH90s

According to Andrei Hvostov writing in the Eesti Ekspress, the Estonian government is reportedly considering a plan to buy four NH90 helicopters from Eurocopter for the defence forces. No further information is available at this time, but HeliHub.com will monitor this story and bring updates as they happen. Jeremy Parkin, HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-11

Estonian Police and Border Guard takes delivery of third AW139

Estonian Police and Border Guard takes delivery of third AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Estonian Police and Border Guard has taken delivery of its third AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will perform search and rescue, border patrol, medical missions and utility duties to support the community. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Tallinn Airport… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Feb-11

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US funds refurbishment of two helipads in Estonia

US funds refurbishment of two helipads in Estonia

Robust border security is an integral aspect of any country’s national security strategy. As of today, the Estonian Border Guard officers who patrol Estonia’s borders have a new helicopter landing pad and refueling capabilities to facilitate their work. The United States Government, through the U.S. European Command, contributed over eight million Estonian kroons to a… Read more »

Source: US Embassy in Tallinn, 03-Dec-10

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2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

The fatal August 2005 helicopter accident in the Gulf of Finland will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia, the country’s General Prosecution Office announced on Tuesday.

Source: Helsingin Sanomat, 23-Sep-10

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Copterline settles out of court with Sikorsky over August 2005 accident

The Finnish passenger helicopter service Copterline has reached out-of-court settlements in two lawsuits that it has raised in the United States against the manufacturer Sikorsky.  The case involves a crash in which a Copterline helicopter built by Sikorsky fell into the Gulf of Finland soon after leaving the Estonian capital Tallinn en route to Helsinki,… Read more »

Source: Helsingin Sanomat, 18-Aug-09

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Ministry Of The Interior Of Estonia Orders A Third AW139 Helicopter

Ministry Of The Interior Of Estonia Orders A Third AW139 Helicopter

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Dec-08

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