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Power Aviation exclusive agent for SEI, Bambi Bucket Division for Sweden and Finland

Power Aviation exclusive agent for SEI, Bambi Bucket Division for Sweden and Finland

Power Aviation Sweden AB is proud to announce that it is now the sole and exclusive agent for SEI International Sales Inc, Bambi Bucket Division for the territories of Sweden and Finland. Power Aviation is also the agent for SEI in the territories of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since several years. “We are proud to… Read more »

Source: Power Aviation, 20-Dec-16

Rockwell Collins awarded Coptersafety contract for helicopter visual training systems

Rockwell Collins awarded Coptersafety contract for helicopter visual training systems

Rockwell Collins will supply visual systems, including image generators, databases, and projectors, plus avionics, data and software to Coptersafety Ltd, an independent helicopter training establishment located in Helsinki, Finland. The systems will be used at Coptersafety’s new training facility at Helsinki Airport. “This contract allows us to leverage the benefits of our avionics and visual… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 03-Aug-16

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Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety – an independent helicopter flight training service provider has today announced the order of five new Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and the construction of a new Flight Training Centre to a host variety of Full Flight Simulators. The centre will be located in the vicinity of Helsinki Airport, Finland next to the existing Coptersafety… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 28-Jul-16

Finnish Border Guard picks Wescam imaging system for H215 fleet

Finnish Border Guard picks Wescam imaging system for H215 fleet

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its WESCAM division has received an order from the Finnish Border Guard to provide MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on a number of Airbus H215 twin-engine helicopters. The newly equipped H215s will support a variety of missions across Finland, including maritime border patrol and search… Read more »

Source: L-3, 12-Jul-16

FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet on 28th February, and the second is expected to arrive today.  Serial 2926, and registered OH-HVQ, the aircraft departed the factory at Marignane in southern France yesterday and has over-nighted in Germany. The Finnish Boarder Guard already operates three AS332… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-16

EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

Exercise COLD BLADE 2016, hosted by the Finnish Defence Forces, was formally completed Wednesday evening March 16th 2016 by the Chief of Finnish Army Aviation, LtCol Jaro Kesänen. At exercise closure, a total of 290 hours had been flown on 156 missions with 3 participating Member States (Finland and Germany, as well as Sweden which sent… Read more »

Source: EDA, 24-Mar-16

Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet, announced today at the Heli Expo Trade Show, where an H215 can be visited on the static display. The first H215 arrived in Finland on February 28 following a training session at the Airbus Helicopters headquarters in Marignane, France…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-16

FinnHEMS 2015 figures – 5% less responses, 6% more patients treated

FinnHEMS 2015 figures – 5% less responses, 6% more patients treated

Air Ambulance statistics from Finland in 2015 show a notable increase with 6% more patients treated over 2014, even though the number of calls responded to was down 5% to 13,748.  Deeper analysis shows 1,494 patients received critical assistance, of which 172 would probably have died before reaching the hospital without an air ambulance response…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jan-16

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Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Following the announcement in December 2012 of this order by the then-Eurocopter, HeliHub.com can confirm that the Finnish Border Forces have accepted two new AS332L1e helicopters in a ceremony on 21st December at Marignane, France. Registered OH-HVP and HVQ, the helicopter are scheduled to remain in France for crew training, with in-country arrivals scheduled for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-16

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Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

Patria Helicopters AB, has signed an agreement to supply NH90 spare parts for Swedish Armed Forces. The order is valued approximately EUR 9.1 million. Patria has likewise won recently several NH90 spare part orders from Finnish Defence Forces. As an NH Industries (NHI) Authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center in Finland, Sweden, and Norway, Patria is… Read more »

Source: Patria, 12-Oct-15

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Finnish courier Posti starts testing drone helicopter usage

Finnish courier Posti starts testing drone helicopter usage

Starting from September 2, Posti will carry out a four-day experiment to test the technology of the future in e-commerce logistics and mail delivery. In the experiment, Posti will be testing a robotic helicopter (drone, unmanned aerial vehicle) in delivery and transport tasks for the first time in Finland, and for the first time in… Read more »

Source: Posti, 04-Sep-15

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Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

Airbus Helicopters and Patria, the company responsible for the local assembly of the NH90, marked the important milestone of the delivery of the 20th and last serial NH90 during a ceremony with the customer at Patria’s facility in Halli, Finland. “These helicopters are used for various tasks of the Finnish Defense Forces such as national… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jul-15

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Avincis to buy Scandinavian Air Ambulance for €80 Million

Avincis to buy Scandinavian Air Ambulance for €80 Million

Scandinavian Air Ambulance (SAA), the foremost provider of air ambulance services in the Nordic region, today announced its intention to join the Avincis Group (Avincis), a leading international provider of mission critical aviation services. The agreement would see the business take its place alongside Avincis’ existing companies which deliver medical emergency, search & rescue, firefighting… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 27-Mar-14

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New market research paper on Nordic helicopter market

New market research paper on Nordic helicopter market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Helicopter Services (Nordic)” report to their offering. The report provides a detailed overview of the HELICOPTER SERVICES (Nordic) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 50 companies. It includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. A quick glance of… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 15-Jan-14

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12-Dec-13 OH-HKE Eurocopter AS350B2 Oulu, Finland

Substantially damaged during training flight – helicopter ended up on its skids but with tail boom dropped to the ground and main blades damaged.

12-Dec-13

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Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

Northern Helicopters has been awarded with the training contract for the Finnish Border Patrol, the Finnish military.  The air squadron pilots will join the CPL integrated program which starts on the Guimbal Cabri, and includes advanced training on the EC120.  

Source: Northern Helicopters, 08-Oct-13

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02-Oct-13 HH-12 MD Helicopters MD500E Utti, Finland

Solo student pilot ran out of altitude on a practice engine-out autorotation landing and hit the tail boom on the ground.

02-Oct-13

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Finland renegotiates NH90 contract

Finland renegotiates NH90 contract

Finland has renegotiated its contract with NHIndustries for the NH90 utility helicopter, to reflect delays to the delivery schedule. See  story

Source: Janes, 20-Sep-13

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Patria nominated as Nordic NH90 Service Center

Patria nominated as Nordic NH90 Service Center

Patria and NH Industries (NHI) have signed a NH90 Service Center Agreement enhancing their co-operation in the helicopter life-cycle support services for the Nordic customers. Through this agreement, Patria gets an official status to act as NHI authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center inFinland, Sweden and Norway in the agreed perimeter of activities. The Nordic NH90 Service Center status gives… Read more »

Source: Patria, 13-Sep-13

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Coptersafety signs for AW139 full flight simulator

Coptersafety signs for AW139 full flight simulator

Coptersafety Ltd is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator (FFS). The Level D AW139 FFS, to be jointly developed by CAE and AgustaWestland, will be delivered to Coptersafety in September 2014. The purchase of this high-end simulator underlines Coptersafety’s commitment to deliver world-class training… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 02-Jul-13

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Sogitec to supply Finnish Army Aviation NH90 training device

Sogitec to supply Finnish Army Aviation NH90 training device

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES, a subsidiary of DASSAULT AVIATION, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded by NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter D&D Production and Logistics Management Agency) a contract for the production of an NH90 Medium Range Training Device (MRTD) to be delivered to the Finnish Army Aviation. SOGITEC is already in charge of the development… Read more »

Source: Sogitec, 02-Mar-13

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10-Jan-13 OH-HNP Hughes 500D Paavolantie, Finland

Engine failure during low level powerline operation.  Extensively damaged.  Pilot walked away

10-Jan-13

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Finland to add two more AS332L1 for SAR missions

Finland to add two more AS332L1 for SAR missions

The Finnish Border Guard is to expand its Eurocopter fleet with the acquisition of two additional AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopters fully equipped for maritime search and rescue missions in the country’s challenging conditions. With deliveries scheduled for 2015, the rotorcraft will be configured as the AS332 L1e version, incorporating the integrated advanced cockpit and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Dec-12

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Three more EC135s for Finland’s SHT

Three more EC135s for Finland’s SHT

The fast-paced deliveries of four new EC135s to Skärgårdshavets Helikoptertjänst Ab (SHT) during the fourth quarter of 2012 is enabling this Finnish operator of emergency medical airlift services and air ambulance flights to modernize its helicopter fleet. These rotorcrafts are replacing three older EC135s operated by SHT, bringing its total inventory to five of these… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Dec-12

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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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Coptersafety signs LOI for AW139 Level-D simulator in Finland

Coptersafety signs LOI for AW139 Level-D simulator in Finland

Coptersafety Ltd is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent with a major helicopter simulator manufacturer for the procurement of an AW139 Level-D Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The purchase of this high-end simulator underlines Coptersafety’s commitment to deliver world-class training for AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter crews. In close co-operation with Finnair Flight… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 31-Jul-12

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R44 crashes on aerial saw operations in Finland

R44 crashes on aerial saw operations in Finland

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-May-12

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16-May-12 OH-HZH Robinson R44 Juuka, Finland

R44 was engaged in aerial saw work, clearing trees away from powerlines.  While reportedly ferrying back to a field landing site, the helicopter crashed and was destroyed (photo).  Sole occupant pilot had minor injuries.

16-May-12

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Scandinavian Air Ambulance orders four EC145T2 for Finland EMS contract

Scandinavian Air Ambulance orders four EC145T2 for Finland EMS contract

Scandinavian Air Ambulance is acquiring four Eurocopter EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical transportation services in the north of Finland, with these rotary-wing aircraft performing demanding day/night operations over land and water in temperatures ranging from – 45°C to +35°C. The newly-ordered helicopters are to be flown from three northern bases – Oulu, Kuopio and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Feb-12

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Finland: SHT wins 10 year contract for three EMS bases

Finland: SHT wins 10 year contract for three EMS bases

SkärgÃ¥rdshavets Helikoptertjänst Ab (SHT) has been awarded the contract to operate 3 HEMS bases in Southern Finland.  The board of Directors at FinnHEMS Ltd. has chosen SHT to act as their HEMS operator at the bases situated in Vantaa, Tampere and Turku. The contract period is 7 + 3 years. The long contract with FinnHEMS… Read more »

Source: SHT, 02-Dec-11

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Finnish government to fund all air ambulances nationally

Finnish government to fund all air ambulances nationally

Broadcaster MTV3 reported last week that the Finnish government will fund all air ambulance operations from 1st January 2012.  Currently hhalf of air ambulance flights are funded through the Slot Machine Association, a government-controlled monopoly, with charities funding the other half. Maria Guzenina-Richardson, the health and social services minister, told MTV3 that money for air… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-11

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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

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Ballistic protection from Patria for Finnish NH90s

Ballistic protection from Patria for Finnish NH90s

The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed an agreement on ballistic protection for NH90 helicopters. Patria will design and manufacture protective equipment for NH90 helicopters, which can be installed when operations so require. Ballistic protection shields both pilots and transported personnel during airlifts by the Army’s NH90 helicopters. “The ballistic protection project is a… Read more »

Source: Patria, 01-Sep-11

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Finland gives two Mi-8s to Hungary

Finland gives two Mi-8s to Hungary

Finland is donating their last two Mi-8s to Hungary for use in crisis management duties, after the introduction of the NH90 has now made them surplus to requirements.  The last pair, serialled HS-11 and HS-13, have been maintained airworthy at Utti Air Base with about two hours flown on each one every month.  Both have… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-11

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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

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Seacor announces IPO to hive off Era Helicopters

Seacor announces IPO to hive off Era Helicopters

Era Group Inc. (“Era”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. CKH -0.41% (“SEACOR”), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The shares to be… Read more »

Source: Seacor Holdings, 02-Aug-11

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Finnish NH90s airlift 150+ soldiers over 320km in 5 hours

Finnish NH90s airlift 150+ soldiers over 320km in 5 hours

The multi-role NH90 helicopter’s ability to support large troop movements over long distances were demonstrated during the Finnish Defense Forces’ main field exercise this month, in which 157 soldiers were transported 320 kilometers during two operational rotations. For this exercise, the Finnish NH90 Utti Jaeger Regiment’s Helicopter Battalion was given a mission to relocate 157… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-11

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Finnish Government aims to reclaim 1,000,000 Euro grant from Medi-Heli

Finnish Government aims to reclaim 1,000,000 Euro grant from Medi-Heli

The Social Affairs and Health ministry in Finland claims that insufficient information has been provided by Medi-Heli on how the grant was spent, and are thus seeking it be returned.

Source: YLE, 01-Jun-11

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Saab widens Scandinavian Air Ambulance contract

Saab widens Scandinavian Air Ambulance contract

The first additional agreement has now been signed as part of the 8-year agreement that came into force earlier this year with Scandinavian Air Ambulance Holding AB (SAAH). The order is worth SEK 25 m and relates to the expansion of technical and maintenance services. The agreement is an extension to the technical and maintenance… Read more »

Source: Saab, 09-May-11

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Patria’s new helicopter maintenance hangar opened in Utti

Patria’s new helicopter maintenance hangar opened in Utti

Patria has brought a new helicopter maintenance hangar into use in Utti. In 2010, the City of Kouvola built a 2,800-square-metre maintenance hangar, now leased by Patria. The hangar entered use at the end of January 2011. The need for maintenance space stems from the plan between Patria and the defence administration concerning the regular… Read more »

25-Mar-11

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Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

Finland is donating its last two Soviet-built Mi-8s to international crisis management activities, and discussed options with several other countries. The likely recipient is Hungary, which is expected to deploy the helicopters in Afghanistan. The Finnish donation would be part of the Multinational Helicopter Initiative (MHI), which was set up three years ago by the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Feb-11

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HeliHub.com expands registration update coverage

HeliHub.com expands registration update coverage

Through 2010, HeliHub.com has become known for its range of official register updates, where we list new helicopter registrations, cancellations, changes of owner etc for a range of countries – Australia, Austria, Ireland, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland and UK. We are now very pleased to report that, in association with AMCAR, we… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-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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Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first of four AW119Ke single engine helicopters for the Finnish Border Guard has been delivered during an official ceremony held today in Helsinki in the presence of various dignitaries including the Finnish Minister of Interior Hon. Anne Holmlund, Chief of the Finnish Border Guard Lt…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Aug-10

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Finnish Border Guard get green light to replace 412s

Finnish Border Guard get green light to replace 412s

Finland will replace the five Agusta-Bell 412s currently operated by its Border Guard with four new helicopters.  Given they have replaced B206s with AW119s, it would appear that AgustaWestland AW139s are quite likely contenders

Source: Barents Observer, 30-Jul-10

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Finland facing air ambulance reduction

Finland facing air ambulance reduction

Over the next few years, fewer rapid-response rescue helicopters could be in use in Finland, if the government does not find additional funding for all of them.

Source: Helsingin Sanomat, 07-Jun-10

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Finland details experience with new NH90s

Finland details experience with new NH90s

Now equipped with seven aircraft from its eventual fleet of 20 TTH-configured NH90s, the Finnish army’s Utti Helicopter Battalion has been flying the type since May 2008 from Utti air base near Kouvola

Source: FlightGlobal, 03-Jun-10

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Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

In a previously unannounced contract, HeliHub.com reports that the International division of Bristow Helicopters have contracted a Super Puma for 18 months to Saipem.  The helicopter is supporting their “Castoro Sei” semi-submersible pipelay vessel, which is laying part of the new Nord Stream pipeline from St Petersburg to Hamburg through the Baltic Sea in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-May-10

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Finland may hand old Mi-8s over to humanitarian aid use

Finland may hand old Mi-8s over to humanitarian aid use

Other alternatives include donation to museums, or scrapping – the disposal being brought about by the acquisition of NH90 helicopters.

Source: Helsingin Sanomat, 14-Apr-10

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Finland’s Copterline files for insolvency

Finland’s Copterline files for insolvency

Finnish helicopter operator Copterline said Monday it had filed for insolvency. Pekka Jaatinen, Copterline’s managing director, said its flight operations were no longer profitable.

Source: Baltic Business News, 16-Feb-10

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Finns and Germans in joint NH90 exercises in Lapland

Finns and Germans in joint NH90 exercises in Lapland

This year the exercises have a major goal, which is to create a seamless symbiosis using the NH90 helicopters and command teams of both countries.

Source: YLE, 11-Feb-10

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Copterline sell two AW139s to PHi

Copterline sell two AW139s to PHi

IBA has completed the sale of two Agusta AW139 Helicopters on behalf of Copterline OY, a rotary wing operator based in Helsinki. The helicopters were purchased by PHI Inc. in the USA, for immediate deployment within its expanding rotary operations. IBA was awarded the remarketing contract by Copterline OY in April 2009 against stiff competition…. Read more »

Source: IBA, 11-Jan-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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Patria and Copterline start helicopter cooperation

Source: Patria, 04-Mar-09

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5-Feb-09 OH-HWH Hughes H369D , Finland

5-Feb-09 OH-HWH Hughes H369D , Finland

05-Feb-09

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Finnish Army takes delivery of its first NH90

Source: NH Industries, 03-Nov-08

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Finnish Border Guard Orders Three AW119 Ke Helicopters

Finnish Border Guard Orders Three AW119 Ke Helicopters

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Jun-08

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First NH90 for Finnish Army Aviation delivered

First NH90 for Finnish Army Aviation delivered

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Apr-08

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Copterline Takes Delivery Of Its First AW139 Helicopter

Copterline Takes Delivery Of Its First AW139 Helicopter

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Feb-08

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