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UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

It’s now less than two weeks to go until the 16th September, when we’ll be over in Germany exhibiting with Pilot Careers Live at the Maritim ProArte Hotel in Berlin! We’re looking forward to meeting prospective trainee pilots from all over Europe and hope to be able to give an insight into the training and… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 11-Sep-17

BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation is delighted to announce it has become the first helicopter pilot training organisation in the UK to receive the prestigious recognition of the British Accreditation Council (BAC). This accreditation enables Helicentre Aviation to sponsor international students from across the globe so they can acquire short term study visas for pilot training. The BAC… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 11-Sep-17

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Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy has expanded the capability of its flight instructor career programme with the addition of a new Flight Instructor Course (FIC) instructor to meet demand for its professional pilot training courses. Captain Simon Wiles is only the second UK helicopter pilot to successfully undergo the CAA assessment since the implementation of EASA, earning… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 06-Mar-17

National Grid moves to Robinson R44s for UK gas pipeline contract

National Grid moves to Robinson R44s for UK gas pipeline contract

For at least the last 35 years, the UK gas pipelines have been surveyed by single turbine helicopters, mainly Bell 206 JetRangers, but there was a interlude of a few years when the task was completed using Hughes 500Cs as well as a short-lived attempt using Schweizer 333s.  In a break with this tradition, NationalGrid… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-17

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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25-Jun-15 G-CDXX Robinson R44 Leicester, UK

Take off accident, helicopter fell onto its side.  One minor injury

25-Jun-15

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25-Jun-15 G-CDXX Robinson R44 II Leicester, UK

The pilot was intending to make a local flight and having completed his pre-flight checks, gradually increased the rotor rpm to about 80%. From the CCTV it can be observed that at about this time, the helicopter rapidly yawed to the left and rotated through about 290° before tipping over onto its right side. The… Read more »

25-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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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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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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First UK Helicopter Pilot Degree Students Begin Training

First UK Helicopter Pilot Degree Students Begin Training

The first intake of students have commenced training at Midlands-based Helicentre Aviation Academy to qualify as Professional Helicopter Pilots whilst simultaneously working towards obtaining a BSc (Hons) Degree in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice. The jointly validated programme in partnership with Middlesex University is a three year work-based learning degree programme which has been developed by… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 02-Feb-15

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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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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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Helicopter Pilot Careers Advice Available at UK Events This Month

Helicopter Pilot Careers Advice Available at UK Events This Month

Helicentre Aviation Academy will be participating in several aviation careers events this month to assist future professional helicopter pilots pave their way into the industry. The events which include the Leeds FLYER Professional Flight Training Exhibition, and Farnborough International Airshow will provide potential new pilots with advice on how to train to become professional helicopter… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 15-Jul-14

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Helicopter Pilot Careers Advice Available at UK Events This Month

Helicopter Pilot Careers Advice Available at UK Events This Month

Helicentre Aviation Academy will be participating in several aviation careers events this month to assist future professional helicopter pilots pave their way into the industry. The events which include the Leeds FLYER Professional Flight Training Exhibition, and Farnborough International Airshow will provide potential new pilots with advice on how to train to become professional helicopter… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 11-Jul-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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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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UK – Helicentre to Deliver University Helicopter Degree

UK – Helicentre to Deliver University Helicopter Degree

Leicester-based academy Helicentre Aviation have announced they will shortly be taking enrollments for a BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice Degree / Higher Apprenticeship* which will allow graduates to obtain the degree alongside their professional helicopter pilot’s licence. The BSc will be open to UK, EU and international students, with UK and EU students benefiting… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 22-Apr-14

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Helicentre Aviation Places Order for Fifth Cabri G2

Helicentre Aviation Places Order for Fifth Cabri G2

Helicentre Aviation have placed an order for the fifth Cabri G2 to join their training academy fleet at Leicester Airport. The order was signed for this week at the company’s operating base where Andy Moorhouse of Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the UK Guimbal distributor, met with Helicentre Aviation directors Chris Line and Sarah Bowen. “The Cabri… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 22-Feb-14

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UK – Helicentre Aviation opens its East Midlands Heliport

UK – Helicentre Aviation opens its East Midlands Heliport

Helicentre Aviation’s new East Midlands heliport complex which has been built at Leicester Airport has officially opened. The £500,000 expansion of Helicentre Aviation’s operations includes a brand new hangar, offices and ground training facilities, an apron and six helipads and the company also provides Jet A1 and AvGas refueling services, handling and hangarage to visiting… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 01-Jan-14

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UK – Eight Months Remaining for Helicopter Scholarships

UK – Eight Months Remaining for Helicopter Scholarships

Helicentre Aviation Academy announced earlier this year that five Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships will be awarded in summer 2014, but for the second year running application numbers are set to be very low. Between the five scholarships, there is an opportunity for anyone able to meet the pre-requisites before the deadline to apply, from complete… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 03-Nov-13

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Helicentre Aviation place order for fourth Cabri G2 at Helitech

Helicentre Aviation place order for fourth Cabri G2 at Helitech

On the second day of Helitech, Helicentre Aviation have announced the order has been placed for the fourth addition to the Helicentre Aviation Academy Cabri G2 fleet. The announcement was made at Helitech today where Helicentre Aviation are exhibiting with Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the UK distributor for Guimbal Helicopters. Bruno Guimbal was in attendance when… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 27-Sep-13

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Helicentre Aviation awarded 8 year UK gas line contract

Helicentre Aviation awarded 8 year UK gas line contract

Helicentre Aviation have been awarded an eight year contract to provide aerial surveillance services to National Grid Transco. The contract is for the surveillance of gas pipelines in the UK using Bell 206 helicopters for an estimated 2,000 flying hours per year. Helicentre Aviation are specialists in aerial survey and currently provide on-shore services to… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 27-Sep-13

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Helicentre announces CPL(H)/ATPL(H) Ground School Scholarship Winners

Helicentre announces CPL(H)/ATPL(H) Ground School Scholarship Winners

Helicentre Aviation Academy have awarded two professional ground training scholarships. The ATPL(H) theoretical knowledge (TK) scholarship has been awarded to Mike Standen from Coventry and the CPL(H) TK scholarship to Neil Stewart from Derby. Both scholarship winners have been awarded the full cost of the professional ground training courses they have enrolled on. Mike says… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 27-Sep-13

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Scholarship Winner is First UK Cabri G2 FI(H) Course Graduate

Scholarship Winner is First UK Cabri G2 FI(H) Course Graduate

Exactly two months after the award of Helicentre Aviation’s flight instructor scholarship, Captain Morgan Whiting has become the UK’s first flight instructor to complete his FI course on the Cabri G2. He passed his flight test less than a week ago and has already started instructing PPL(H) students on the company’s Cabri G2, R22 and… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 03-Sep-13

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Construction of Helicentre Aviation’s new Academy begins

Construction of Helicentre Aviation’s new Academy begins

Building work has commenced on Helicentre Aviation’s brand new 10,000 square foot facility and heliport following a culmination of negotiations to acquire the 2.5 acre site at Leicester Airport. The complex will provide the company with additional lecture rooms, briefing rooms, offices and hangarage to fulfill their operational requirements in Professional Helicopter Pilot Training, which… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 07-Aug-13

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Helicentre prepares to order fourth Cabri at Helitech (and two more later)

Helicentre prepares to order fourth Cabri at Helitech (and two more later)

Another brand new Cabri G2 has joined Helicentre Aviation’s training fleet making them the largest Cabri G2 operator in the UK. The aircraft was collected on Monday by Helicentre Aviation’s Chairman Captain Chris Line and company pilot Captain Llewis Ingamells. Helicentre Aviation have ordered a third Cabri G2 which is due to be with them… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 05-Aug-13

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Fourth UK Cabri is second for Helicentre

Fourth UK Cabri is second for Helicentre

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the exclusive UK distributor for Helicopteres Guimbal, are delighted to announce the arrival of the fourth Cabri G2 into the UK. The aircraft was collected from the Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence on the evening of 25th July and arrived at Cotswold Helicopter Centre’s base at Kemble airfield on Friday 26th july. The… Read more »

Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre, 31-Jul-13

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Helicentre Aviation relocates ground school to new larger facility

Helicentre Aviation relocates ground school to new larger facility

For the past year Helicentre Aviation has had the ability to include EASA approved CPL(H) and ATPL(H) ground school in their professional pilot training programmes with support from Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training (CAPT). Helicentre Aviation has announced that they will be taking the ground based training to a new level with their upcoming relocation to… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 30-Jul-13

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Five Helicopter Pilot Scholarships announced by Helicentre Aviation

Five Helicopter Pilot Scholarships announced by Helicentre Aviation

Applications are open for the Helicentre Aviation Academy 2013/2014 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships. Following the success of this year’s awards which will see two pilots through their professional training, a total of five further scholarships will be awarded holding a total value in the region of £83,000. Between the five scholarships, there is an opportunity… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 07-Jul-13

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Helicentre Aviation to exhibit at Helitech with a Cabri

Helicentre Aviation to exhibit at Helitech with a Cabri

Come and see us at Helitech at London’s EcXeL on 24th-26th September 2013. The exhibition is now an annual event and is the largest international, dedicated helicopter exhibition in Europe. Representing every tier of the supply chain it brings together helicopter solutions providers with senior buyers of helicopters and helicopter products, services, parts and accessories…. Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 03-Jul-13

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First Cabri G2 Commercial Pilot for Helicentre Aviation

First Cabri G2 Commercial Pilot for Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation have completed their first CPL(H) course on the Cabri G2. Captain Robert Foster passed his CPL(H) skill test on Monday and will shortly start working for the company as commercial helicopter pilot. The Cabri G2, which joined the fleet last September has been a great success flying over 600 hours, despite the winter’s… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 28-Jun-13

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Helicentre Aviation announces Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Winners

Helicentre Aviation announces Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Winners

Helicentre Aviation is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships following a selection process involving several weeks of interviews and presentations in front of a scholarship committee. The Commercial Pilot Scholarship has been awarded to Pierre Neyses from Germany, and the Flight Instructor Scholarship to Morgan Whiting from Leicestershire. “The… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 23-Jun-13

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Helicentre Aviation Announces 2014 Scholarships

Helicentre Aviation Announces 2014 Scholarships

With just over a week to go until the application deadline for Helicentre Aviation’s 2013 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships, the training academy has announced the launch of at least two further scholarship places to be awarded in 2014. The announcement comes as exciting news for this year’s scholarship hopefuls, who will get a second chance… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 22-Apr-13

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First UK repeat customer takes Britain’s fourth Cabri

First UK repeat customer takes Britain’s fourth Cabri

Cotswold Helicopters have placed an order with the French manufacturer Guimbal for the fourth UK Cabri.  The helicopter is due for delivery in July 2013 and will be operated by Helicentre at Leicester alongside their first example G-CHAG. Helicentre have been very pleased with the Cabri and have flown around 60 hours a month (yes,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-13

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UK scholarship application deadline extended

UK scholarship application deadline extended

Due to the severe weather the UK has experienced throughout January, Helicentre Aviation have granted a 30 day extension to candidates wishing to apply for their professional helicopter pilot scholarships. The weather conditions, ranging from heavy snow and freezing fog to gale force winds and torrential rain, have made it impossible to fulfill the training… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 04-Feb-13

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Helicentre becomes second in UK to offer Cabri G2 training

Helicentre becomes second in UK to offer Cabri G2 training

Helicentre Aviation Ltd. has become the second UK Flight Training Organisation to gain CAA approval to deliver the Guimbal Cabri G2 type rating as well as their full range of professional courses on the new type. The approval coincides with the arrival of the second Cabri G2 to be added to the UK register, collected… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 03-Sep-12

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Helicentre Aviation is first UK operator to be CEMARS certified

Helicentre Aviation is first UK operator to be CEMARS certified

Utility surveillance specialist Helicentre Aviation Ltd. confirmed today that it has become the first UK helicopter operator to achieve the prestigious ‘CEMARS’ award. Certification, which is based on compliance with the world class ISO 14069, was carried out by Achilles using their Carbon Reduction programme. Captain Sarah Bowen, the company’s Managing Director, commented “We are… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 10-Jul-12

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UK – Nobody has applied for Helicentre Aviation pilot scholarships so far

UK – Nobody has applied for Helicentre Aviation pilot scholarships so far

In February this year Helicentre Aviation announced the launch of two Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships – unbelievably not a single application has so far been received with just over ten months remaining until the March 2013 deadline! The two scholarships have been designed to offer graduates of Helicentre’s PPL(H) and CPL(H) courses the chance to… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 22-May-12

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UK pilot achieves 10,000 Robinson R22 hours and counting

UK pilot achieves 10,000 Robinson R22 hours and counting

Congratulations to Captain Geoff Day who cracked open the bubbly on reaching his 10,000th hour in the R22 today! 10,000 hours is an incredible number of flight hours to achieve, but we’re not talking total time, his grand total is now around 23,000 hours on helicopters! The flight took place this afternoon – an instructional… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 27-Feb-12

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Helicentre Aviation launches one-day turbine technical course

Helicentre Aviation launches one-day turbine technical course

Helicentre Aviaiton are pleased to announce that we will be launching our one-day turbine technical course on Saturday 22nd October 2011. The course will be conducted by Darren Hopper, a senior engineer with a leading maintenance company in the UK, and many years of experience in maintaining turbine engines. The course will focus on the… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 13-Oct-11

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UK: Helicentre Aviation prepares for 10th birthday

UK: Helicentre Aviation prepares for 10th birthday

To celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary, Helicentre Aviation will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 10th September for all to enjoy!REGISTER HERE! We’ve really settled in to Leicester Airport since our relocation from Coventry in January last year and would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come along to help us celebrate… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 30-Aug-11

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