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EASA approves Garmin G500H and Genesys HeliSAS autopilot for R66

EASA approves Garmin G500H and Genesys HeliSAS autopilot for R66

EASA has certified the Garmin G500H Avionics Display System and the Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS autopilot for installation in the Robinson R66. G500H Avionics Display System – improving situational awareness / significantly reducing risk The G500H is a combination of Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) that provides flight instrument, moving map navigation and situational… Read more »

Source: Heli AIr, 06-Mar-16

UK – Heli Air prepare to close another base

UK – Heli Air prepare to close another base

British operator Heli Air is to close their base at Fairoaks on the south-west borders of London at the end of February.  This comes a few months after they also moved out of Silverstone, where they had an office within the boundaries of the racing circuit that hosts the annual Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Brian… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Feb-16

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11-Feb-15 G-OAMI Bell 206B Booker, UK

Date is not confirmed but is between 4th February and 11th when it was transported from Booker (Wycombe Air Park) by road. Substantially damaged in heavy landing with 5 on board.  Industry sources indicate that the tail boom was badly damaged in the autorotation landing.

11-Feb-16

12-Sep-15 G-LROK Robinson R66 Denham, UK

Take-off accident, ended on its starboard side with creased tail boom, destroyed rotor mast and blades.  One of the two occupants needed first aid only.

12-Sep-15

First students complete Heli Air ATPL(H) ground school course at Wycombe Air Park

First students complete Heli Air ATPL(H) ground school course at Wycombe Air Park

Heli Air, the UK’s largest light helicopter company, has seen the first set of students graduate from its ATPL (H) / IR ground school training at Wycombe Air Park. Having sat their final examinations earlier this month, the successful students now qualify for their Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (Helicopter). During the six-month training, course delegates… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 25-Aug-15

Heli Air holding company, British European Aviation, appoints new Chairman

Heli Air holding company, British European Aviation, appoints new Chairman

Heli Air, the UK’s largest light helicopter company, is delighted to announce the appointment of The Lord Glenarthur DL as Chairman of British European Aviation Ltd (BEA), Heli Air’s holding company. The appointment has been made as a result of the continued expansion of both the Heli Air business and that of its sister company within BEA,… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 04-Aug-15

UK – Heli Air adds first twin to charter fleet

UK – Heli Air adds first twin to charter fleet

British operator Heli Air has added an Airbus AS355F1 Twin Squirrel to their charter fleet, a 1983 aircraft carrying registration G-PIPB.  This is the first twin engined helicopter the company has flown on their Air Operations Certificate in a fleet now 40 strong across eight bases in England and Scotland.  The charter fleet also includes… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jun-15

Bulgarian Helicopter Crew Remains Captured in Sudan

Bulgarian Helicopter Crew Remains Captured in Sudan

The six Bulgarians working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who were captured by Sudanese insurgents on Monday, have still not been released. See Full Story

Source: Novinite, 02-Feb-15

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Heli Air launches new modular in-house ground school training courses

Heli Air launches new modular in-house ground school training courses

Heli Air, the UK largest light helicopter company, is delighted to announce that it is expanding its training services to include full-time ground school courses alongside its well established flying training. Available from October this year, the new courses will be professionally delivered in a modular format at the company’s purpose-built facilities at Wycombe Air… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 24-Jun-14

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Heli Air Scotland opens new purpose-built Heli Centre

Heli Air Scotland opens new purpose-built Heli Centre

Heli Air is pleased to announce that Heli Air Scotland will officially open its new purpose built Heli Centre with a launch party reception on June 6th 2014 at the new Eastern hangar premises at Cumbernauld Airport. At the launch event, guests will be given a tour of the premises and the opportunity to see… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 02-Jun-14

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29-May-14 N66CN Robinson R66 Woodhead Pass, UK

Emergency landing due to weather with three on board going to a rugby match at Huddersfield

29-May-14

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Heli Air puts first R66 on an EASA national register

Heli Air puts first R66 on an EASA national register

Heli Air has become the first Robinson dealer to complete everything required to have an R66 legally carrying a registration from an EASA country.  Their first delivered R66 – serial 0016 and flying up to now on the FAA registration N66NN – has now become G-JNNH for owners Jenny ‘n Nick Hawes (hence the “JNNH”).  HeliHub.com… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-14

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UK – Heli Air take over fixed-wing school and management of Booker airfield

UK – Heli Air take over fixed-wing school and management of Booker airfield

The owner of British helicopter operator Heli Air has branched out with the acquisition of Booker Aviation at Wycombe Air Park.  This brings with it both a fixed-wing training school and also the resposibility of running the airfield (probably better known as “Booker”) for its local authority owners, Wycombe District Council. Booker Aviation posted the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Apr-14

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Heli Air opens its first base in Scotland

Heli Air opens its first base in Scotland

Heli  Air, the UK’s largest onshore helicopter operator, is delighted to announce that following the recent acquisition of Scotia Helicopters, it has now launched Heli Air Scotland, based at Cumbernauld Airport midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Heli  Air now has nine bases across the UK, including the recently opened operation at City Airport & Heliport,… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 02-Sep-13

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Heli Air add another new base – Manchester

Heli Air add another new base – Manchester

Heli Air, the UK’s largest onshore helicopter operator, is delighted to announce that it has opened a new base at Manchester – City Airport & Heliport, also known as Barton. This follows the acquisition of Heli North West and will complement significantly Heli Air’s UK-wide network of bases. Heli Air Manchester will have its own fleet… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 14-Aug-13

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Heli Air move into Scotland with purchase of Scotia Helicopters

Heli Air move into Scotland with purchase of Scotia Helicopters

Heli Air are moving into Scotland with the purchase of Scotia Helicopters at Cumbernauld under the title “Heli Air Scotland”.  Heli Air have been working with Scotia owner John Pearson for two years to reach agreement according to an article in The Herald which says that they were advised by Kytra Consulting. Headlining the new business as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-13

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UK – Heli Air launches latest base at Gloucestershire Airport

UK – Heli Air launches latest base at Gloucestershire Airport

More than 100 invited guests enjoyed the hospitality at Heli Air Gloucester at Gloucestershire Airport with the opportunity to fly in the R22, R44, R66 with very special paintwork, Bell 47 and Bell 206 JetRanger. The weather was especially kind with gentle winds from the east and bright warm sunshine all day. The Open Day… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 24-Sep-12

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UK – Heliair to open Flight Instructor Academy

UK – Heliair to open Flight Instructor Academy

Heli Air is pleased to announce the opening of a new base at Gloucestershire Airport on Monday 24th September. Heli Air has been expanding over the past twelve months and when the opportunity arose to secure a newly built facility adjacent to the control tower at Gloucestershire Airport the opportunity was quickly developed. Gloucestershire Airport… Read more »

Source: Heliair, 03-Sep-12

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08-Jul-12 G-OAMI Bell 206B Silverstone, UK

Industry sources tell us that the helicopter made a very heavy landing inside the circuit causing sufficient damage to require it to be taken out by road for repair.  Date needs confirming

08-Jul-12

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UK R66 fleet reaches double figures

UK R66 fleet reaches double figures

The UK has for a long time been a Robinson sales stronghold, dating back to 1979 with Sloane Helicopters taking the dealership for the UK and the 18th R22 off the production line.  The UK Robinson fleet peaked in 2008 at 568 (231 R22s and 337 R44s), and even with the recession biting since, the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-12

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Heliair new base at Fairoaks launched

Heliair new base at Fairoaks launched

Saturday 10th March saw Heliair launch their new base at Fairoaks, Surrey on the south west outskirts of London.  A popular airfield with an 800m hard runway, Fairoaks has long been known for training and charter work on both fixed and rotary wing, and is currently going through an evolution after the failure of Longmint… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-12

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UK – Heli Air add new base at Fairoaks

UK – Heli Air add new base at Fairoaks

Fairoaks Airport is ideally located close to London and has a great reputation as one of the leading airfields for professional training for both civilian and military pilots. Fairoaks is in the enviable position of being a very friendly GA airfield with excellent facilities for helicopter flying and social events. Gary Savage is one of… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 24-Feb-12

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Heli Air achieves IS-BAO (H) registration

Heli Air achieves IS-BAO (H) registration

The British Helicopter Association has announced that one of its Members, Heli Air, has achieved IS-BAO registration. This is a world first for registration under the industry’s amended safety standard that now facilitates implementation by both fixed and rotary wing operations. Whilst specialising in the operation of smaller aircraft, Heli Air operates a fleet of… Read more »

Source: BHA, 24-Feb-12

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Heli Air add new base at Thruxton

Heli Air add new base at Thruxton

Heli Air, the UK’s leading helicopter company is very pleased to confirm its new base at Thruxton Aerodrome. Shaun Byam heads-up the newly refurbished Heli Air facility, soon to be fully equipped with R22 and R44 helicopters for pilot training. Heli Air Thruxton at Hangar 2 within the aerodrome has full access to the huge… Read more »

Source: Heli Air, 06-Dec-11

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UK: Heliair delivers another R66

UK: Heliair delivers another R66

UK Robinson distributor Heliair is on the point of delivering its third Robinson R66, bringing the UK fleet to five.  Serial 0058 and registered N404RW, this helicopter replaces an R44 for a private owner who already operates on an FAA licence and will not be chasing the EASA certification many other potential buyers are waiting… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-11

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HeliAir delivers second R66 – UK fleet now at four

HeliAir delivers second R66 – UK fleet now at four

The United Kingdom now has  an R66 fleet of four.  This follows HeliAir’s delivery of serial 0041 as N66MV to a private owner in Cheshire just prior to Helitech last week.  The helicopter was present at Duxford on the second day of the event. Between the two UK distributors – the other one being Sloane… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Oct-11

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Heliair Chairman transfers 100,000 shares to Managing Director Sean Brown

Heliair Chairman transfers 100,000 shares to Managing Director Sean Brown

HeliHub.com has been looking at the public-accessable company records of UK operator Heliair, in particular the shareholdings in the company.  The Financial Accounts for the year to 31 March 2010 stated that the only directors holding shares in the company at the end of that period were Mr C E W Peel  – 2,233,700 shares… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-11

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Smoke, Lights, Music – HeliAir launch Europe’s first R66

Smoke, Lights, Music – HeliAir launch Europe’s first R66

Heliair today held a launch party for the first R66 in Europe, although the weather was certainly not favourable and the small number of demo flights were kept within the airfield boundary due to the cloudbase. Flights were also limited to those people who had already placed orders for the RR300 turbine-powered five seater from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-11

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First Robinson R66 arrives in Europe

First Robinson R66 arrives in Europe

UK Robinson dealer Heliair has taken delivery of its first R66.  Still on the FAA register as N66NN pending EASA certification, serial number 0016 was noted ground running today at the company’s base at Wycombe Air Park.  Britain’s second R66 for Sloane Helicopters is due very soon. HeliHub.com will report further on this aircraft soon… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-11

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Heli Air launches stand-alone R66 website

Heli Air launches stand-alone R66 website

British helicopter company Heliair have launched a website specifically for Robinson R66 sales at R66Dealer.com – this may, in time, be merged into their main website, but it is currently intentionally stand-alone.Head of Marketing Brian Kane told HeliHub.com that Heli Air see the R66 as being “the best single engine turbine ever produced”, presumably based… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-11

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Heliair chosen to operate permanent heliport at Silverstone F1 circuit

Heliair chosen to operate permanent heliport at Silverstone F1 circuit

Heliair will also run all helicopter operations for event days at Silverstone including the British Grand Prix.

Source: F1SA, 24-Feb-10

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