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CarteNav software upgrade benefits Heliwest

CarteNav software upgrade benefits Heliwest

Completion of a recent software upgrade for Heliwest has led to increased capability allowing the Aviation Services company to fulfill a broader portfolio of missions in Western Australia. Heliwest, one of CarteNav’s earliest customers, saw huge value in keeping their AIMS-HD software updated, and has recently upgraded to version 7.2. This latest version incorporates additional… Read more »

Source: CarteNav, 06-Jul-16

06-Jan-15 I-LASW Airbus AS350B3 Pertica Bassa, Italy

During fire fighting operation, pilot experienced problems on the tail rotor and landed safely – another report suggests the cable holding the water bucket (empty at the time) contacted the tail rotor. Damages found on tail rotor and tail boom.

06-Jan-15

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24-hour helicopter medivac service launched for the Cooper Basin

24-hour helicopter medivac service launched for the Cooper Basin

For the first time, a night-vision equipped helicopter has begun operating in the Cooper Basin, in the heart of Australia’s outback. The Cooper Medivac 24 helicopter is a vital link that saves time delivering critically-ill patients to the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the nearest available airstrip. Senex and fellow Cooper Basin operator Drillsearch Energy… Read more »

Source: Cooper Medivac, 15-Sep-14

19-Jan-13 VH-ZMN Bell 206B Baskerville, Australia

During low-level aerial filming operations, the helicopter rotated quickly to the right and descended. The pilot made an emergency landing on the sloping terrain. The helicopter rolled over and was subtantially damaged with minor injuries to the occupants.

19-Jan-13

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

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

10-Jan-13

01-Jul-12 I-LASB Eurocopter AS350B3 Granmichele, Italy

Force landing due to a technical issue on positioning flight back to base after firefighting

01-Jul-12

Western Australia fire authority issues six year contract

Western Australia fire authority issues six year contract

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority will get a state-of-the-art $4 million aerial command and control helicopter with the latest technology to battle the upcoming fire season.  Heliwest are the chosen supplier with a Bo105.  (Full story)

10-Oct-11

Australia’s Heliwest wins Western Power contract

Australia’s Heliwest wins Western Power contract

Leading WA-based helicopter company Heliwest has won a long-term contract to provide emergency response services to Western Power in the southern half of the state. Heliwest already provides scheduled inspection flight services to Western Power and has now added emergency response flying to its operations. Heliwest chief pilot Captain Ashley Williams said the contract specified… Read more »

26-Aug-11

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Heliwest moves into offshore operations, taking over former Bristow contract

Heliwest moves into offshore operations, taking over former Bristow contract

Leading WA-based helicopter company Heliwest has moved into the offshore operations area, securing a contract with Roc Oil (WA) Pty Ltd to provide service and maintenance crew transfers for its Cliff Head project off the (Western Australian) coast from Dongara. Heliwest CEO David Grimes said the contract, previously operated by Bristow, was a major win… Read more »

Source: Heliwest, 29-Mar-11

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Heliwest wins three year Bell 206 mosquito control contract

Heliwest wins three year Bell 206 mosquito control contract

Heliwest, Western Australia’s largest on-shore helicopter company, has been selected to join the State Department of Health to help control mosquitoes in the South West. A Heliwest Jetranger aircraft will be fitted with specialised equipment, capable of housing liquid and granule mosquito control products, for spraying programs in the Peel and South West region. Heliwest… Read more »

Source: Heliwest, 19-Nov-10

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Heliwest wins two year Bell 212 contract in Papua New Guinea

Heliwest wins two year Bell 212 contract in Papua New Guinea

Resource-rich Papua New Guinea is undergoing an unprecedented economic boom and massive technological transformation as the country’s national building vision becomes reality. Playing a significant role in this growth is Heliwest which has won a two-year contract with major telecommunications operator Digicel for the construction of mobile phone towers across PNG. Heliwest is Australia’s leading… Read more »

Source: Heliwest, 18-Nov-10

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Heliwest Signs six year JetRanger contract with Network Ten

Heliwest Signs six year JetRanger contract with Network Ten

The next time you watch a news bulletin on Perth’s Channel Ten, odds are some of the video footage will have been shot from a Heliwest aircraft. Western Australia’s largest onshore helicopter company has signed an agreement with Channel Ten to provide a Bell Jetranger 206 lll to the station’s news division for the next… Read more »

06-Jul-10

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New IFR AS355 simulator the centrepiece of Heliwest upgrade

New IFR AS355 simulator the centrepiece of Heliwest upgrade

The Western Australian headquarters of Heliwest has undergone a $1-million upgrade at its Jandakot facility in Perth’s southern suburbs.  The centerpiece of the revamp is an Elite Twin Squirrel Flight Simulator

20-Apr-10

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West Australian operator Heliwest secures BHP contract

Source: Perth Now, 09-Jul-09

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