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RCAF participates in international SAR training in Iceland

RCAF participates in international SAR training in Iceland

Members of 103 Search and Rescue Squadron from 9 Wing Gander, Newfoundland, are returning home after training with the Icelandic Coast Guard and local Search and Rescue teams from February 9-12, 2016. Nine Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel along with a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter took part in multiple exercise scenarios, including training with the… Read more »

17-Feb-16

Helicopter Company in Hot Water over Eruption Landing

Helicopter Company in Hot Water over Eruption Landing

Goga Ashkenazi, a tycoon from Kazakhstan, and her entourage put themselves in grave danger when they landed via helicopter near the Holuhraun eruption site without permission, See Full Story

Source: Iceland Review, 09-Oct-14

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Mid Atlantic Sim Center in Iceland and Indra sign an agreement for AS350 Simulator.

Mid Atlantic Sim Center in Iceland and Indra sign an agreement for AS350 Simulator.

Mid Atlantic Sim Center Ltd, a newly established helicopter training organization in Iceland, and Indra signed an agreement for the supply of a Level D AS350 Full Flight Simulator earlier this week. The new simulator will be the first Level D AS350 Full Flight Simulator in Europe and will service both the Airbus AS350 B2… Read more »

Source: Mid Atlantic Sim Center, 25-Jun-14

01-May-14 TF-HDW Eurocopter AS350B2 Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Flew  into the side of the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier in low visibility, 4 POB not seriously injured.

01-May-14

Icelandic Coast Guard uses newly-developed technology to locate lost hiker

Icelandic Coast Guard uses newly-developed technology to locate lost hiker

On Wednesday 11th September, the Icelandic Coast Guard successfully found a hiker who was lost near Svínafellsjökull using equipment developed by local tech company Rögg Corporation. The helicopter – Super Puma TF-GNA – was called out at night and arrived on scene in rain with visibility at ground level quoted by local press as five… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Sep-13

Bell continues momentum in Europe

Bell continues momentum in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), continues to increase its sales and customer support activities in Europe delivering seven aircraft and signing nine contracts within the last three months, as well as launching Bell 407GX and Bell 429 flight demonstration tours, and gaining EASA approval for a new customer support facility. “Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Sep-12

Bell delivers six helicopters into Europe

Bell delivers six helicopters into Europe

Bell Helicopter announced at EBACE it completed deliveries of six of its newest aircraft in Europe during the last month. Three Bell 407GX aircraft, the first of its kind in Europe, took flight in Belgium, Denmark and, most recently, Iceland. Bell also delivered three additional Bell 429 aircraft in Russia and Ukraine. “We are excited… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-May-12

Icelandic Coast Guard lease in a Super Puma

Icelandic Coast Guard lease in a Super Puma

On 19 January 2012 the Icelandic Coast Guard signed a 12 month lease on a Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma.  The aircraft was delivered ex Stavangar on 1st February from where it was previously operated by Bristow Norway as LN-OBA – it is now registered TF-SYN and is serial number 2384 – and will be used… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Feb-12

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07-Jan-12 TF-GNA Eurocopter AS332L1 Est Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Cable break during a hoist exercise at night

07-Jan-12

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Zephyr delivers hydraulic rescue hoist ground support to Icelandic Coast Guard

Zephyr delivers hydraulic rescue hoist ground support to Icelandic Coast Guard

Zephyr has delivered its 66th Rescue Hoist Ground Support System powered by electro‐hydraulics to the Icelandic Coast Guard. The Icelandic Coast Guard operates two Super Pumas with a combination of Goodrich hydraulic hoists and a Breeze‐Eastern high speed electric hoist and a 300 lbs electric hoist. The Zephyr rescue hoist ground support equipment can service… Read more »

Source: Zephyr International, 16-May-11

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Complete Register – Iceland – December 2010

Complete Register – Iceland – December 2010

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Complete Registers” series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the “Complete Registers” series allows us to include… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Dec-10

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24-Oct-10 TF-EXI Rotorway 162F Mount Esja, Iceland

Crashed during landing attempt on mountain

24-Oct-10

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Helicopter Service of Iceland sticks with Bell 230, 430 as 20th anniversary approaches

The Helicopter Service of Iceland regularly checks what is available in the marketplace but has so far seen no reason to switch from Bell. “So far we are happy with our 230 and 430,” says Sindri Steingrimsson, director flight operations.

Source: EBAN, 09-Sep-09

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Icelandic Police enforcing traffic violations with Coast Guard helicopter

Source: IceNews, 26-Jul-09

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