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Cabri G2 delivered by new UK distributor HeliGroup

Cabri G2 delivered by new UK distributor HeliGroup

The latest Guimbal Cabri G2 has been sold by UK distributor, HeliGroup and is the first delivered from their Guimbal Centre of Excellence, Oxford. The helicopter has been bought by Darren Robson. An experienced private pilot who has owned a number of helicopters, most recently, an Airbus H120. H120 and the Cabri G2 synergies meant… Read more »

Source: HeliGroup, 18-May-17

Guimbal appoints distributor in Canada

Guimbal appoints distributor in Canada

As French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal continues to find success with their composite two-seater Cabri G2, so their distributor network increases.  The company has confirmed to HeliHub.com that BC Helicopters in Abbotsford, British Columbia, have been appointed the distributor for the province of British Columbia in Canada.  BC Helicopters were the first operator of the type… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-17

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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

BC Helicopters to be first Canadian operator of Guimbal Cabri G2

BC Helicopters to be first Canadian operator of Guimbal Cabri G2

The Guimbal Cabri G2 will soon arrive in Canada for the first time, with serial 1184 now being shipped to BC Helicopters, who are based at Abbotsford in British Columbia. The red aircraft – to match the primary colour of the Canadian flag on the tail – completed its flight testing at the Guimbal factory… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-17

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

Helicentre Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Six

Helicentre Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Six

Helicentre Aviation Academy has taken delivery of its sixth brand new Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter. The aircraft, which is painted in the company’s silver-grey colours, was collected from Helicoptérès Guimbal in Marseille. It was flown back to the UK by one of the company’s pilots, together with a private pilot who is working towards a… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 07-Dec-16

New prototype on the ramp at Guimbal

New prototype on the ramp at Guimbal

​​HeliHub.com has become aware of a new prototype test flying with French manufacturer Hélicoptères Guimbal. The new aircraft is all white, and carries the French test registration F-WBGD in blue on the tail boom. On the tail fin, in the normal Guimbal style, is the serial number 2001 – “A Space Odyssey” to some, but… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-16

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30-Oct-16 ZK-IZR Guimbal Cabri G2 Tarras, New Zealand

The helicopter hit a pole and crashed at 4.30am whilst engaged in frost control operations due to the pilot being unable to see due to the canopy fogging up. The pilot was injured.

30-Oct-16

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DCNS and Airbus join forces for French Naval drone requirement

DCNS and Airbus join forces for French Naval drone requirement

DCNS, a world leader in naval defence, and Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, are joining forces to design the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine – SDAM) programme. By pooling naval and aerospace skills and expertise, the teaming of DCNS and Airbus Helicopters will… Read more »

Source: DCNS, 22-Oct-16

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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

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Two more Guimbal Cabri G2s arrive in US

Two more Guimbal Cabri G2s arrive in US

Midwest Helicopter Academy has taken delivery of another Guimbal Helicopteres Cabri G2 bringing their Cabri fleet to 3 in the USA to support their demand within the 141 Flight School. Helicopteres Guimbal’s United States distributor, Precision Helicopters of Newberg Oregon, joined Midwest Helicopters this week for the assembly of their new delivery along with one… Read more »

Source: Precision Hc, 01-Sep-16

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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

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Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Leading UK-based helicopter training academy Helicentre Aviation has expanded into the USA, opening the first East Coast Cabri G2 operation at Kissimmee Airport in Orlando, Florida. The brand new aircraft was taken for its maiden flight in US airspace last week after being shipped from the Guimbal factory in Marseille, France and re-assembled by engineers… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 03-Jul-16

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UK – Elite Helicopters to open second base

UK – Elite Helicopters to open second base

Elite Helicopters – a British operator which has been flying for 21 years – has announced they will be opening a second base.  The chosen location is Fairoaks Airport on the south-west suburbs of London.  The company originally started flying from White Waltham airfield, but has been located at Goodwood for the vast majority of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-16

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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

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Helicentre Aviation launches 2017 Scholarship Programme

Helicentre Aviation launches 2017 Scholarship Programme

With just over three months remaining until Helicentre Aviation Academy’s 2016 Scholarship applications close, the company has announced that its Scholarship programme will run for a fifth year. Since the programme started in 2012, eleven pilots have been awarded professional training scholarships totalling over £300k (GBP), with two more awards due to be made towards… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 21-Jun-16

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Coptering adds second Cabri G2 to cope with training demand

Coptering adds second Cabri G2 to cope with training demand

Spanish training school Coptering SA has added a second Cabri G2 helicopter to their training school at Sabadell Airport in Barcelona to cope with an increase in demand.  Company owner Daniel Carrillo flew the new helicopter – serial 1145 – back from the Helicoptères Guimbal factory in southern France in recent days.  Coptering is also… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-16

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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

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Air Service Vamdrup buy another Cabri G2

Air Service Vamdrup buy another Cabri G2

Danish operator Air Service Vamdrup have announced that they will soon take delivery of a new Guimbal Cabri G2 from the factory in France, serial 1147. However, on past form, we wonder how long this operator will keep it.  Their first Cabri – serial 1036 and seen in the photo below – arrived in May… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-May-16

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Fostaire Helicopters becomes latest US operator of Guimbal Cabri G2

Fostaire Helicopters becomes latest US operator of Guimbal Cabri G2

The ninth Guimbal Cabri G2 has been registered in the US, and will be operated by Fostaire Helicopters from St. Louis Downtown Airport in Sauget, IL. Established in 1967, Fostaire Helicopters operate both JetRanger and LongRanger helicopters, with their pilots all factory trained by Bell Helicopters instructors, in Fostaire’s own aircraft. Fostaire Helicopters is an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-16

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Heli Lausanne adds Gabri G2 to fleet

Heli Lausanne adds Gabri G2 to fleet

Heli Lausanne, based unsurprisingly in the Swiss city of Lausanne, has added a Guimbal Cabri G2 to their fleet.  The company has bought serial 1045 from German operator Aeroheli, and put it on the Swiss register as HB-ZLX. Flight Opersations & Safety Manager Daniel Grandguillaume told HeliHub.com that they will fly it alongside the Schweizer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-16

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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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15-Apr-16 ZK-IMS Guimbal Cabri G2 Tikitere, New Zealand

Pilot made an emergency landing in a paddock for unknown reason.  Inspection cover in firewall had not been closed during pre-flight checks and helicopter was consumed by fire.  Sole occupant pilot got out OK without injury

15-Apr-16

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Northumbria Helicopters becomes tenth UK Guimbal Cabri School

Northumbria Helicopters becomes tenth UK Guimbal Cabri School

Northumbria Helicopters, based at Newcastle Airport, have become the tenth training school to offer the Guimbal G2 Cabri in the UK.  The company, now Britain’s notherlymost Cabri operator, has taken a helicopter on lease from Cotswold Helicopter Centre.  This will add to the Robinson R44s operated by Northumbria Helicopters, of which they have two at… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 06-Apr-16

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Paris-based operator Helixaero receives G2 Cabri

Paris-based operator Helixaero receives G2 Cabri

French operator Helixaero, based at Toussus-le-Noble airfield on the outskirts of Paris, has recently acquired a new Guimbal G2 Cabri direct from the factory in the south of the country.  The operator, who previously focused on Robinson R22 and R44 operations, now has serial 1135 in their fleet, as seen in the photos here. Helixaero… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Mar-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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Helicentre Aviation to expand into Florida

Helicentre Aviation to expand into Florida

Helicentre Aviation Chairman Chris Line visited HAI Heli Expo last week to finalise plans to expand Cabri G2 operations to the USA and agree final support arrangements with David Rath, CEO of the US Guimbal distributor Precision Helicopters. Agreement was made with Precision to support Helicentre Aviation’s operation with parts and maintenance. “This has been… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 09-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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Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

The annual factory production review has been released by GAMA, and confirms the Robinson R44 remains the dominant piston-engined helicopter type in the world.  However, looking at the detailed numbers, it confirms that French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal produced more of their G2 Cabri model in 2015 than Robinson produced R22s.  Guimbal produced 44 Cabris, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-16

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Helicentre Aviation achieves 5,000 hours landmark with Guimbal Cabri fleet

Helicentre Aviation achieves 5,000 hours landmark with Guimbal Cabri fleet

Helicentre Aviation Academy has achieved 5,000 fleet hours with the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, a record number of hours flown by a single UK training organisation, and more than 6% of the global Cabri G2 fleet hours, according to statistics from Hélicoptères Guimbal. The French manufactured helicopter was selected to be the company’s flagship training… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 09-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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Helicentre Aviation announce winners of scholarships worth £100K

Helicentre Aviation announce winners of scholarships worth £100K

Helicentre Aviation Academy is pleased to announce the award of a Commercial Helicopter Pilot / Flight Instructor Sponsorship as well as its annual Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship, with a combined value in excess of £100,000. Since the launch of its Scholarships programme in 2012 the Academy has already invested over £250,000 into the training of… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 28-Jan-16

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Guimbal invades Brazil

Guimbal invades Brazil

The first Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopter for a customer in Brazil is currently being shipped to the South American country. The helicopter was recently handed over by Guimbal in a ceremony at the factory in Aix in southern France – see photo below.  Serial 1120 is expected in Brazil by the end of the year,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Nov-15

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Precision Aviation Training raises Cabri fleet to four

Precision Aviation Training raises Cabri fleet to four

The recent arrival of serials 1108 and 1109 takes the Guimbal Cabri fleet at Precision Aviation Training to four, and a recent post on the Precision Facebook page showed them being prepared for their FAA checks. Serial 1108 is registered N367PA in the name of Precision Flight Training LLC, while Serial 1109 is registered N369PA… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-15

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16-Oct-15 ZS-HII Guimbal G2 Mossel Bay, South Africa

Pilot had completed a 360° turn to the right and was commencing with the same exercise to the left, approximately 90° through the turn the skid gear impacted with the ground, the helicopter continue to rotate to the left and tail rotor stinger and lower fenestron fin assembly impacted with the ground, which had caused… Read more »

16-Oct-15

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Helicentre Aviation Announces 2016 Scholarship Programme

Helicentre Aviation Announces 2016 Scholarship Programme

With its 2015 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship programme coming to a close, Helicentre Aviation Academy is pleased to announce the launch of two additional helicopter training scholarships which will be awarded in 2016. This is the fourth year the company has offered a scholarship programme which awards motivated student pilots with funded training. By the… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 08-Oct-15

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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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12-Sep-15 ZK-ICS Guimbal G2 Rolleston, New Zealand

Landing accident and helicopter ended up on its side.  Note that from the two links provided, the TVNZ link shows the helicopter at the accident location and The Press link shows it after being removed from there to a grassy area for recovery away from the site

12-Sep-15

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08-Sep-15 SP-NHE Guimbal G2 Sielicach, Poland

Practising autorotation when it hit the ground tail first at very low rotor RPM and one blade struck the tail boom. The helicopter came to rest on its skids and there were no injuries to the instructor or student.  BEA data refers to ” A broken cam of the throttle was found.”  That report also… Read more »

08-Sep-15

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Helicentre Aviation Launches Cabri G2 Flight Instructor Programme

Helicentre Aviation Launches Cabri G2 Flight Instructor Programme

Helicentre Aviation Academy has launched a brand new EASA helicopter Flight Instructor (FI) programme to meet its demand for instructors on the Cabri G2. The Cabri’s success as a training helicopter has been immense. It’s selection as the primary platform for students enrolled on the Helicentre Aviation Academy BSc (Hons) degree programme (a joint initiative… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 14-Aug-15

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Heli-Union adds third Cabri to training fleet

Heli-Union adds third Cabri to training fleet

French operator Heli-Union has added a third Guimbal G2 Cabri to its training fleet. Based at Angouleme, Heli Union Training Centre took delivery of two Cabri helicopters in April 2013, and demand has led them to expand the fleet. The new aircraft is registered F-HUTD and is the 105th Cabri off the production line in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jul-15

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Spain – Coptering acquires second Cabri

Spain – Coptering acquires second Cabri

Spanish dealer for Helicoptères Guimbal, Coptering SA, now operates two G2 Cabri helicopters from its base at Barcelona’s Sabadell Airport. After purchasing a new G2 msn 1080, which the operator received in October 2014, they have now bought one of the high-time aircraft from Swedish operator Northern Helicopters.  The latter had already decided to dispose… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jun-15

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Helicentre Aviation Confirms Attendance at Helitech International

Helicentre Aviation Confirms Attendance at Helitech International

Helicentre Aviation Academy has confirmed a 60m2 stand in the Learning and Skills Zone at Helitech International this October at London’s ExCel, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the academy’s groundbreaking BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice (Helicopter) Degree programme. The sought after three year undergraduate course is set to become the new benchmark in… Read more »

Source: Helicenter Aviation, 11-Jun-15

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11-Jun-15 HB-ZOA Guimbal G2 Cabri Gruyère, Switzerland

During autorotation practice,  the main rotor blades contacted the tail boom after the helicopter bounced off the ground in a heavy landing

11-Jun-15

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Guimbal ships the 100th Cabri

Guimbal ships the 100th Cabri

Helicoptères Guimbal, the French manufacturer, has recently shipped their 100th G2 Cabri helicopter.  The handover ceremony at the factory at Aix-les-Milles saw a blue Cabri added to the fleet of German operator Heli Transair, their third.  Bruno Guimbal handed the keys over to Heli Transair’s Dick Herr.  The company had brought two of their other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-May-15

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Two more Guimbal Maintenance Centres approved in UK

Two more Guimbal Maintenance Centres approved in UK

Cotswold Helicopter Centre announced this week that two more EASA Part 145 maintenance facilities have gained approval to support the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter in UK. This increases the total of approved maintenance facilities in the UK to six. The two latest organisations to gain approval are Bourne Park Aviation in Hampshire and HeliMech in… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 06-May-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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Guimbal takes 10 Cabri orders and 4 options at Heli-Expo

Guimbal takes 10 Cabri orders and 4 options at Heli-Expo

Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando gave Hélicoptères Guimbal the opportunity to display the brand new, second Cabri being delivered to their first customer and distributor on the North-American market, Precision Helicopters, Oregon. It also permitted to celebrate the helicopter certification recently delivered by the FAA. Expectedly, the helicopter attracted a considerable interest from operators of all the… Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 16-Mar-15

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12-Mar-15 F-HOLA Guimbal G2 Plateau de Matheysine, France

The instructor explained that during a go-around after practice approach altitude on a field, the helicopter suddenly made several turns to the left around the yaw axis.  He managed to land in a snowy field at about 5400 ft.

12-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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Demand Identified for a Four Seat Cabri, Says Bruno Guimbal

Demand Identified for a Four Seat Cabri, Says Bruno Guimbal

Guimbal Helicopters president Bruno Guimbal announced at Heli-Expo that his company has 75 firm orders from 13 countries for his company’s Cabri G2 two-seat helicopter. Over 180 have now been sold since the first helicopter was launched into the market back in 2009. Calculations reveal that the whole fleet has now logged over 50,000 flying… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-15

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Guidance Aviation confirms company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2

Guidance Aviation confirms company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2

 Guidance Aviation has confirmed the purchase of the company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, Serial No. 1099.  The original purchase agreement was forged between Bruno Guimbal and John Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation at HELI-EXPO 2014 pending the FAA’s issuance of the U.S. Standard Category Airworthiness Certificate. The confirmation comes the same week the Cabri G2… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 03-Mar-15

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Sweden – Northern Helicopters drops Cabri in favour of R44

Sweden – Northern Helicopters drops Cabri in favour of R44

Swedish operator Northern Helicopters has the two highest hour G2 Cabri helicopters in the world, and nearly 8,500 hours experience flying the type.  However, they have decided to sell the two examples that they have, and are in the process of acquiring three Robinson R44 Raven IIs to replace them.  Northern cite “increasing costs and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-15

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Helicentre Aviation Academy’s Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Five

Helicentre Aviation Academy’s Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Five

Midlands-based Helicentre Aviation Academy has taken delivery of another Guimbal Cabri G2 painted in the same silver-grey paint scheme and company livery as the existing Cabri G2 fleet which now stands at five, including two aircraft which are leased from UK Guimbal distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre. The keys were ceremoniously handed over by Hélicoptères Guimbal’s… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 27-Feb-15

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Multiflight takes delivery of Guimbal G2 Cabri

Multiflight takes delivery of Guimbal G2 Cabri

The ninth Cabri in the UK has been delivered to Multiflight at Leeds-Bradford Airport.  Serial 1090 from the production line in France, G-CILR is leased through UK distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre.  Multiflight will add the Cabri to their training fleet, which covers both fixed and rotary wing.  The company operates a wide range of aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-15

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FAA certifies Guimbal G2 Cabri

FAA certifies Guimbal G2 Cabri

Following its best year of operation ever, and opening an even more promising year 2015, Helicopteres Guimbal has just received the final certification of the Cabri G2 helicopter from the FAA. This success is the result of a smooth 16-month cooperation with the different specialists of the Federal Agency, including Operations, Flight tests and Documentation…. Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 05-Feb-15

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Guimbal Cabri arrives in Spain

Guimbal Cabri arrives in Spain

The Spanish representative for Helicopteres Guimbal has received their first G2 Cabri, serial 1080 off the production line in Aix, France.  Coptering SA has previously operated a Robinson R22 for training, and the Cabri is an additional aircraft in their fleet.  Maintenance support is being provided by local company Heliswiss Iberica. Their all-white aircraft, complete… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Nov-14

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Helicentre Aviation 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

Helicentre Aviation 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

Helicentre Aviation have awarded helicopter pilot training scholarships with a combined value of over £80,000 to five of their student pilots following a two month intensive interview process. A total of 24 scholarship applications were received. James Geary from Kent was awarded the commercial pilot scholarship which will fund all his hour building up to… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 28-Oct-14

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Guimbal steps up a gear with Cabri in both Vietnam and China

Guimbal steps up a gear with Cabri in both Vietnam and China

Within a few days of each other, the first Cabri G2 helicopters delivered in Asia commence operation in both China and Vietnam. The first two aircraft in China have been certified by the CAAC, and they have begun operation with X-Square Aviation, which is starting an ambitious training activity in the Shanghai area.  The CAAC… Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 27-Oct-14

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18-Oct-14 D-HAVG Guimbal Cabri Egelsbach, Germany

Main transmission belt came loose, causing engine to lose power.  Emergency landing completed successfully but uneven ground caused temporary instability which led to one main blade contacting and cutting tail boom.

18-Oct-14

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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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Helicentre Aviation will have ten Cabri G2s by early 2016

Helicentre Aviation will have ten Cabri G2s by early 2016

Helicentre Aviation Academy have announced the purchase of three additional Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters which will expand their rapidly growing Cabri fleet to ten by early 2016 and make them the world’s largest single operator of Cabri G2 helicopters. The fleet includes the five brand new airframes currently in production with Hélicoptères Guimbal, as well… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 01-Jul-14

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Helicentre Aviation announce 2015 pilot scholarships

Helicentre Aviation announce 2015 pilot scholarships

Helicentre Aviation after attending the Heli UK Expo on the 3rd-4th June has now announced brand new scholarships for 2015. During the Heli UK Expo, Helicentre Aviation was able to promote the Flight Training center to the Helicopter community and to new potential student’s eager to begin their training. Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 27-Jun-14

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Guimbal G2 Cabri now certified In China

Guimbal G2 Cabri now certified In China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued to Helicopteres Guimbal the Cabri G2 Validation Type Certificate on June, 16th, after an eight-month validation process. This important milestone comes in good time the same week when the first two helicopters are prepared for shipment to Shanghai X-Square Aviation Co., Guimbal’s first distributor in China X-Square will… Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 24-Jun-14

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Helicentre Aviation Announces Brand New Scholarships for 2015

Helicentre Aviation Announces Brand New Scholarships for 2015

Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it will be awarding several helicopter pilot training scholarships in 2015. The company has so far awarded four scholarships to trainee helicopter pilots and will this summer will be awarding a further five scholarships totalling around £100,000 in value. By 2015 a total of fifteen training scholarships will have been… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 19-Jun-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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Starlite Aviation prepare for Cabri operations starting in June

Starlite Aviation prepare for Cabri operations starting in June

Starlite Aviation have posted information on their Facebook page to confirm that the two Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopters on order have been accepted at the factory in France and are now in shipment to South Africa.  They will be based at Mossel Bay, and expected on fleet in June. The pair are serials 1064 and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-May-14

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Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

Guimbal’s representatives in Czech Republic – Lion Helicopters – recently announced that they have placed an order for two G2 Cabri helicopters for private purchasers in the Czech Republic.  The contract for these was signed at the Aero exhibition in Friendrichshafen, and will take the national fleet to four. Lion Helicopters already operate the first two,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-14

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Starlite becomes first customer in Africa for Guimbal Cabri

Starlite becomes first customer in Africa for Guimbal Cabri

Starlite select the Guimbal Cabri G2 to upgrade its basic training helicopter fleet.  Starlite’s International Aviation Training Academy based in Mossel Bay, South Africa, was one of the launch customers welcomed to the Guimbal family, having purchased two of their latest Cabri G2 helicopters, with another six on order. Starlite International Training Academy has 15… Read more »

Source: Starlite, 14-May-14

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Guimbal appoints dealer in Spain

Guimbal appoints dealer in Spain

Helicoptères Guimbal has recently appointed a dealer for Spain.  Coptering SL will be based at Barcelona’s Sabadell Airport, and is currently working with EASA in Spain on their plans for a Approved Training Organisation based there.  The company is working on their website, and a currently has a strong image-based holding page at www.coptering.com Coptering expects… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-14

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