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UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

UK – Heli Charter is no longer a Bell CSF

Heli Charter, based at Manston UK, have recently relinquished the title of Customer Service Facility for Bell Helicopter.  While we are not clear what prompted this move, or which party instigated the change, Bell have confirmed to HeliHub.com that  “While Heli Charter is no longer a Bell authorized customer service facility, we continue to maintain… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

Heli Charter to display new 407 GXP at Heli UK Expo and Farnborough

Heli Charter to display new 407 GXP at Heli UK Expo and Farnborough

Organisers of Heli UK Expo have confirmed that Heli Charter will be displaying the new Bell 407GXP which they are delivering to Topflight Aviation at the event at Sywell, UK from 30th June to 2nd July.  Gary Slater of Heli Charter confirmed to HeliHub.com that this will be accompanied by the blue Bell 505 mockup,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-16

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Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

Customer Advantage Plans from Bell to launch in Europe with Heli Charter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that Heli Charter UK will be its Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) launch customer for the European region – choosing the support solution on their existing Bell 429. The company additionally secured an order for a 407GXP through Heli Charter UK, for a private customer. Heli… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Apr-16

Wiltshire Air Ambulance completes first year with its Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance completes first year with its Bell 429

Britain’s Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has marked the completion of its first year operating as a stand-alone service, which has seen a 10.4% increase in missions.  The WAA helicopter was called out to 537 incidents between 9th January 2015 and 8th January 2016, up from a total of 486 in calendar year 2014.  Prior to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-16

Wiltshire Air Ambulance submits outline plans for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance submits outline plans for new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) is progressing its plans to move onto a single base from where both helicopter operations and all charity functions can be run.  WAA has confirmed they have  submitted an Outline Planning Application to Wiltshire Council for its proposals at a 12.6 acre (5.1 hectare) site on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

Wiltshire Air Ambulance now routinely carries blood

PRE-hospital blood transfusions can now be given to patients treated by Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Critical Care Paramedics. On August 17 2015 Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) began carrying blood on the helicopter and rapid response vehicle, which will benefit seriously ill and injured patients in need of emergency blood transfusion. The charity has teamed up with… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 03-Sep-15

Heli Charter appoint new Group Chief Pilot, responsibility includes Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Heli Charter appoint new Group Chief Pilot, responsibility includes Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Pilot Steven Judd, who will oversee the operation of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s pioneering new helicopter, says he is joining at an exciting time in the charity’s history. The charity’s new helicopter is the first Bell 429 to operate as an air ambulance in the UK. It leases the helicopter from Heli Charter and Steven has… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 04-Feb-15

Heli Charter provides JetRanger for new DHL courier service in London

Heli Charter provides JetRanger for new DHL courier service in London

DHL Express today launches London’s first ever scheduled helicopter delivery service [Editor note – see below, it is NOT the first in London] Beating congestion, DHL’s new helicopter service will significantly enhance the connection between key financial centers in the USA and the UK, in particular. It will guarantee next day delivery of urgent documents… Read more »

Source: DHL, 22-Jan-15

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance gets approval to fly Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance gets approval to fly Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) is pleased to announce that its new helicopter will begin operating on January 9th 2015. The charity was given the go-ahead for the helicopter, a Bell 429, to undertake Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions following a visit by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today (January 8). The Bell 429 is… Read more »

Source: WAA, 08-Jan-15

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Heli Charter not ready for 1st January start with Wiltshire Bell 429

Heli Charter not ready for 1st January start with Wiltshire Bell 429

Wiltshire Air Ambulance should start operating their new Bell 429 on 1st January, and their recent press release which stated “a delay of a week or so while we enhance our safety training on the Bell 429 and satisfy the Civil Aviation Authority of our mission readiness” was indeed very carefully worded.  For some non-aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Dec-14

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance launches Bell 429 to the community

Wiltshire Air Ambulance launches Bell 429 to the community

All air ambulance helicopters in England and Wales are funded by charitable contribution, and the launch of Britain’s first Bell 429 featured no shortage of important people from the county of Wiltshire. Dignitaries included no fewer than ten mayors from various towns and Sarah Troughton, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, the Queen’s official representative in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Oct-14

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Bell Delivers First UK HEMS 429 at Helitech

Bell Delivers First UK HEMS 429 at Helitech

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will showcase Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust’s (WAACT) Bell 429 at Helitech International in Amsterdam from October 14-16. After delivery, the aircraft will become the first Bell 429 in the United Kingdom used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Additionally, this year, Bell Helicopter is also celebrating… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Oct-14

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Heli Charter to show Bell 505 mockup at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Heli Charter to show Bell 505 mockup at Goodwood Festival of Speed

UK representatives for Bell Helicopter have announced (via the Sales Director’s pseudonym LongBox on the popular PPRuNe forum) that they are taking the Bell 505 mockup to Goodwood Festival of Speed.  This event is a cross between a public motor show where manufacturers show off their model range to an out-and-out demonstration of race cars,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-14

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Four weeks to UK debut of Bell 505 JetRanger X

Four weeks to UK debut of Bell 505 JetRanger X

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up to have its first UK reveal at HeliUK Expo, 2014 Heli Charter will also be exhibiting the Bell 407 and are sponsors of Heli UK Expo, 3-4 June at Sywell Aerodrome. Heli Charter, the UK Bell Independent Retailer, will be bringing the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up to… Read more »

Source: HeliUK Expo, 07-May-14

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance contracts for first EMS Bell 429 in UK

Wiltshire Air Ambulance contracts for first EMS Bell 429 in UK

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust (WAACT) today (7th January 2014) signed a 10-year contract in Swindon with Heli Charter Ltd for a new helicopter, which will come into service at the end of the year, when the lease on the current 12 year old aircraft expires. After a great deal of deliberation over the last… Read more »

Source: Heli Charter, 07-Jan-14

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Bell signs agreement for first UK EMS 429

Bell signs agreement for first UK EMS 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed agreement with Heli-Charter Ltd for the first Bell 429configured for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) operations in the United Kingdom. The recently appointed Bell Helicopter Customer Support Facility and Independent Representative held the grand opening of its new facility adjacent to Manston International Airport in Kent on September 21…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Sep-13

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Bell CEO Garrison to attend opening of new UK showroom and hangar

Bell CEO Garrison to attend opening of new UK showroom and hangar

AVIATION pioneers at a major new multi-million pound helicopter base are re-introducing America back to the famous Manston airfield in Kent, UK. The dynamic UK company Heli-Charter has forged a unique relationship with the world famous Bell Helicopter from the USA. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, a VIP launch party is due to be held… Read more »

Source: Heli-Charter, 17-Sep-13

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Bell appoints new Independent Representative for UK

Bell appoints new Independent Representative for UK

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the appointment of Heli-Charter Ltd. as its new independent representative for the United Kingdom. “We are delighted to be working with Heli-Charter. They have a top rate facility and offer the kind of world class experience we require for our customers,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Jul-12

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20-Feb-12 G-SUEZ Agusta-Bell 206B Perth, UK

After suffering an engine failure at 600 ft agl the helicopter completed a successful autorotation into a field. The engine failure was a result of a fracture in fatigue of a stage-two compressor blade.

12-Feb-12

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Finance company address for 7 UK helicopters

Finance company address for 7 UK helicopters

We have noticed that a total of seven helicopters on the UK Civil Aviation Authority register have last week had a change of address to a finance company.  The seven are:- * Bell 206 – G-CBYX, G-TTMB * Bell 206L – G-MAAX, G-OHHI, G-OLDN * Eurocopter AS355F – G-BSYI, G-ICSG All seven continue to be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-11

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