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SENER delivers second upgraded AB212 to Spanish military

SENER delivers second upgraded AB212 to Spanish military

In the framework of the FIDAE International Air & Space Fair, the SENER engineering and technology group announced the recent delivery of the second Agusta Bell helicopter 212 (AB212) to the Spanish Ministry of Defense’s DGAM (Directorate General of Armament and Material). This is part of a modernization project that SENER is carrying out in… Read more »

Source: SENER, 04-Apr-16

First of ten AW169s for INAER now in flight test

First of ten AW169s for INAER now in flight test

Multinational operator INAER has ten AW169s on order from the factory in Italy, and the first of these is now in flight test. In our photo by Marco Bianchi, the helicopter is seen in the typical livery of Italian air ambulance operations. INAER is strong in that market in both Spain and France with a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-16

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INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

INAER puts H145 into service with SUEM 118 of Belluno

The latest evolution of the well-known helicopter EC145 of Airbus Helicopters, the H145 model, made its debut these days at INAER’s EMS base in Pieve di Cadore, officially entering into service for SUEM 118 of Belluno. The official ceremony of inauguration was organised on August 10th at the EMS base in Pieve, at the presence… Read more »

Source: INAER, 26-Aug-15

INAER details involvement at HEMS conference

INAER details involvement at HEMS conference

From May 14 to May 16, the airport of Massa Cinquale will host the sixth edition of HEMS Congress- media, technology and services for the helicopter rescue. As italian leader in the emergency medical rescue, in off-shore interventions and in fire-fighting activities, INAER Aviation Italia is the main sponsor of the event and will intervene… Read more »

Source: INAER, 18-May-15

Health professionals gather at INAER to learn about airborne medical assistance

Health professionals gather at INAER to learn about airborne medical assistance

After ten successful editions of the HEMS Course held by INAER España in collaboration with the Nursing Department at Alicante University, this year’s course content and scope of the subjects have been expanded to create the first HEMS Specialist and Airborne Medical Assistance Course, entitled in Spanish I Curso de Especialista HEMS y Asistencia Médica… Read more »

Source: INAER, 10-Mar-15

INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

INAER wins firefighting contract with four Bell 412s

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Magrama) awarded contracts to INAER for four of the five helicopters providing firefighting, surveillance and forest fire coordination services for the 2015 winter-spring season. This service will remain active during the months of March, April and part of May. The aircraft resources for this new contract include… Read more »

Source: INAER, 09-Mar-15

INAER EMS pilot fails breath test

INAER EMS pilot fails breath test

Various Spanish websites including ABC, Efe and ELDiA  are reporting that an EMS pilot based at Tenerife Sur airport (=Reina Sofia Airport) has failed a breath test.  INAER, who have a zero tolerance approach to the taking of drugs or alcohol, called the Guardia Civil to conduct the breathalyser test, and the pilot reportedly showed positive… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-15

Avincis rebrands as Babcock

Avincis rebrands as Babcock

Following the acquisition of Avincis Group (Avincis) by Babcock International Group PLC (the Group) in May 2014, the process to integrate the business into the Group has progressed well and it is therefore appropriate to reflect this by taking the Babcock name. Avincis will therefore now become Babcock Mission Critical Services (Babcock). The local companies… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 15-Jan-15

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INAER Spain take part in inauguration of Valencia’s new Helicopter Transport Unit

INAER Spain take part in inauguration of Valencia’s new Helicopter Transport Unit

The Provincial Firefighter Consortium of Valencia has launched a rescue service to operate in difficult terrain such as ravines, reservoirs and mountainous regions which require helicopter support from the Valencian Government. The Helicopter Transport Rescue Unit, formed of professionals from the Valencian Government and the Firefighter Consortium, was officially launched on the football field of… Read more »

Source: INAER, 05-Nov-14

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INAER wins two year AW139 offshore contract in Cyprus

INAER wins two year AW139 offshore contract in Cyprus

INAER Aviation Italia, a leading provider of offshore transportation, medical emergency and resuce services and fire-fighting, has recently been awarded a contract for the provision of off-shore transportation and medevac services by ENI Cyprus. The two helicopters will transport passengers engaged in the exploration project in Cyprus onto the vessel ‘Saipem 10.000’ which is equipped… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 08-Oct-14

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INAER Spain’s “Gigante 3” completes 197 missions in first half of 2014

INAER Spain’s “Gigante 3” completes 197 missions in first half of 2014

[electronic translation] The city of Cuenca’s medical helicopters, operated by a crew from INAER Spain (INAER), has completed 197 missions during the first half of the year. 84% of the missions related to health problems (including heart attacks, strokes and respiratory problems), and 16% related to traumas (such as traffic accidents and work injuries). The… Read more »

Source: INAER, 15-Sep-14

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Spain – Cantabria renews SAR contract with INAER

Spain – Cantabria renews SAR contract with INAER

The Government of Cantabria Spain INAER been renewed with the shuttle by helicopter for search and rescue operations, emergency medical services and other work of civil protection. This contract has a value of 6.35 million euros and a duration of four years. INAER Spain will continue to operate the Bell 412EP helicopter base located in Santander… Read more »

Source: INAER, 11-Aug-14

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Hélidax passes the 70,000 flight hour milestone

Hélidax passes the 70,000 flight hour milestone

Hélidax, a subsidiary of DCI and INAER, announces an extension of its activities to cover the armed forces’ training. In 2013, 400 hours for training crews from the 5th attack helicopter battalion in Pau (5th ATKHB) were performed on Hélidax EC120 aircraft, in the Calliope configuration. These training missions continue in 2014 with the supply of EC120… Read more »

Source: DCI, 21-Jun-14

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INAER to deploy 71 helicopters for Spanish firefighting season

INAER to deploy 71 helicopters for Spanish firefighting season

INAER Spain (INAER), one of the country’s leading emergency service providers, is preparing for this year’s firefighting season, which experts believe will be especially tough due to the lack of rainfall recorded in much of the country during the winter. In the south east in particular, the Mediterranean terrain and vegetation are extremely dry, carrying… Read more »

Source: INAER, 26-May-14

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INAER wins six helicopter French EMS contract

INAER wins six helicopter French EMS contract

INAER France (INAER), part of the Avincis Group a world-leading provider of emergency aerial services, has won the a six-year contract to provide helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) for France’s Centre and Haute-Normandie regions. The French Ministry of Health is currently undertaking a new operating procedure based on regional contracts, and INAER has proven itself… Read more »

Source: INAER, 25-Mar-14

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INAER Spain joins with University of Alicante for R&D

INAER Spain joins with University of Alicante for R&D

This week, the University of Alicante (UA), the Alicante Science Park Foundation and INAER Spain (INAER) signed two agreements that will strengthen their collaborations in innovation, development and training. The signing ceremony, held at the rectory office, was attended by the rector of UA, Manuel Palomar, as well as the president of the Science Park… Read more »

Source: INAER, 11-Mar-14

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INAER Portugal flew 760 emergencies in 2013

INAER Portugal flew 760 emergencies in 2013

INAER Portugal has been flying missions for the National Health Service (INEM) since 2000, transporting seriously ill patients by helicopter, either to hospital or between hospitals. In 2013, INAER Portugal carried out 760 medical emergencies missions (HEMS) of INAER Portugal, in which 669 patients with varying pathologies were helped.  The company flew 1,239 hours carrying… Read more »

Source: INAER, 04-Mar-14

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INAER to provide AW139 to support Gaviota platform Enagas

INAER to provide AW139 to support Gaviota platform Enagas

INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of aerial emergency services, has been awarded a one-year contract to transport personnel, goods and supplies to the Gaviota underground gas storage platform, operated by Enagás. The company will operate an Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter, which can accommodate 15 passengers, and will schedule flights for crew changes on the… Read more »

Source: INAER Spain, 30-Jan-14

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INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender. The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension. The helicopters are an Agusta Westland 109 and a Bell 412EP,… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 14-Jan-14

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INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

INAER Spain wins contract to maintain Spanish military AB212 fleet

INAER Spain will take over the maintenance of the Armed Forces’ fleet of AB 212 helicopters. The contract was awarded through a public competition by the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) and will last three years with the option of a two year extension. INAER has already taken delivery of the first AB 212 at its… Read more »

Source: INAER, 02-Jan-14

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INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

The helicopter used as prototype in the AB212 Helicopter Life Extension Program of the Spanish Navy (PEVH-AB212) took to the air for its first test flight. This milestone caps off more than three years of concept development, led by the Spanish Navy, with the resulting project being awarded at the end of 2011 to the… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 20-Dec-13

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Avincis Group releases results overview for 2013 Q3

Avincis Group releases results overview for 2013 Q3

Avincis Mission Critical Services Group S.A.U (“Avincis”) (previously Prioris Aviation Spain S.A.U) today reported strong results for the third quarter of 2013, including improved margins, a growing order book and continuing efficiency gains.    [Editor note – This really is “selected highlights only”. We requested the full numbers, but Avincis declined to provide them] Financial Highlights  … Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 29-Nov-13

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INAER Spain to operate nine firefighting helicopters in Extremadura

INAER Spain to operate nine firefighting helicopters in Extremadura

INAER Spain, global leader in emergency services, has been awarded a new contract to operate aerial firefighting services in the Region of Extremadura after the local Government issued a public tender. The company will provide fire fighting, surveillance and coordination services. Under the terms of the new contract, INAER Spain will operate nine helicopters,  including… Read more »

Source: INAER, 26-Nov-13

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Avincis Group confirms Joint Venture talks with Babcock International

Avincis Group confirms Joint Venture talks with Babcock International

HeliHub.com editor note – Below we reproduce the statements from Avincis and Babcock following the original article in the Sunday Times which HeliHub.com ran yesterday.  There is  a clear difference in these statements to the general media approach.  Both statements refer to “Joint Venture” while the press are saying Babcock is seeking to buy Avincis for… Read more »

Source: Avincis & Babcock, 25-Nov-13

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Babcock looks to take over Avincis in £1.5 Billion deal

Babcock looks to take over Avincis in £1.5 Billion deal

Engineering company Babcock International – who run Devonport and Rosyth military dockyards in the UK – is in advanced talks on a blockbuster £1.5bn takeover of Avincis Group.  See story 

Source: Sunday Times, 24-Nov-13

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INAER France wins EMS contract with five EC135s

INAER France wins EMS contract with five EC135s

INAER France, part of the Avincis Group, the world’s leading provider of aerial emergency services, has won the tender for the operation of SAMU helicopters in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region. The regional contract is the first of its kind for the French Ministry of Health. Five helicopters for PACA FROM 1st January, 2014 The… Read more »

Source: INAER, 06-Nov-13

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Avincis Group sells INAER UK to management buy-out

Avincis Group sells INAER UK to management buy-out

INAER, part of the Avincis Group, has sold its UK helicopter maintenance and component overhaul business to a management buy-out.  Led by Managing Director Marc-Anton Corominas, the business will continue in its current form under the name Heliwork Services Ltd in the same premises at Thruxton Airport.  The Heliwork name brings the operation round in a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Oct-13

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Turbomeca and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract

Turbomeca and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract

During Helitech, Turbomeca (Safran) and Avincis Group are pleased to announce the signature of a global support contract that covers engines operated by Inaer, Bond Air Services, Bond Offshore Helicopters and Australian Helicopters. This agreement further enhances the strengthening relationship between Avincis and Turbomeca. This agreement includes the incorporation into Turbomeca’s Support By the Hour… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Sep-13

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04-Aug-13 EC-KIE Eurocopter AS350B3 Pallares, Spain

Firefighting helicopter.  Ended up on its starboard side with little apparent vertical impact (=roll-over?).  2 POB, 1 with minor injuries, 1 uninjured

04-Aug-13

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INAER forms Spain’s first all-woman EMS helicopter crew

INAER forms Spain’s first all-woman EMS helicopter crew

The Malpartida medical base in Cáceres, operated by INAER Spain is now the home of Spain’s first all-woman medical helicopter crew. The crew is made up of pilot Beatriz Parera, medic Gloria Palacios and Salobrar Sánchez and Rocio Ramos from the Extramadura Health Service, and uses a Eurocopter EC135. “The gender of the crew doesn’t… Read more »

Source: INAER, 31-Jul-13

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INAER Spain invests €1.2m to renovate facilities in Las Palmas

INAER Spain invests €1.2m to renovate facilities in Las Palmas

The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR) is celebrating 20 years of activity on the island on Gran Canaria. Based in Las Palmas, the INAER Spain (INAER) operated helicopter Helimer Canarias has carried out more than 1,365 emergencies and successfully assisted more than 1,500 people. To coincide with this milestone, INAER, the country’s leading emergency services… Read more »

Source: INAER, 05-Jun-13

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Avinics Appoints New CEO Western Europe

Avinics Appoints New CEO Western Europe

Avincis Group (Avincis), a leading global provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Lopez Aguilar as Regional CEO Western Europe with immediate effect. Manuel will also hold the position of Director General for INAER Spain. Based in Alicante, Spain, Manuel will be responsible for Avincis’ business… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 24-May-13

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INAER Spain attends International Congress on Intensive Care

INAER Spain attends International Congress on Intensive Care

INAER Spain (INAER), one of the world leaders in emergency air services, recently participated in the 6th International Congress on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (URGRAV) in Havana, one of the most important events on emergency medicine in Latin America. INAER led the conference on time-dependent pathology care for conditions whose evolution depends primarily on… Read more »

Source: INAER, 06-May-13

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AeroSimulators to support Bond and INAER simulators

AeroSimulators to support Bond and INAER simulators

AeroSimulators announced today that it has entered into simulator maintenance and support agreements with Bond Air Services and INAER Helicópteros Off-Shore. Under the support agreements, AeroSimulators will be responsible for the delivery and provision of spares, support equipment, maintenance and re-certification services, as well as on-site training and documentation. These support services will cover an… Read more »

Source: AeroSimulators, 08-Apr-13

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Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Avincis Mission Critical Services (Avincis Group) has established itself in the UK today as the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.  Avincis’ operating companies deliver across… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 16-Oct-12

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21-Jul-12 I-BLGN Eurocopter EC145 Morbegno, Italy

Air ambulance struck cables on climb-out from road accident scene.   Pilot Augusto Stazzonelli, co-pilot Stefano Turetta, doctor Fabio Martorana, a nurse, an alpine rescue specialist and the patient survived.

21-Jul-12

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Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

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Two firefighting helicopters crash in Spain

Two firefighting helicopters crash in Spain

A Bell 412 and a PZL Sokol crashed yesterday in Spain in separate incidents.  Both were firefighting.  The sole-occupant pilot in the Bell 412 was sadly killed, while both crew in the Sokol survived with injuries.  Both helicopters were operated by INAER. We will track updates in the two incidents in our accident pages.  HeliHub.com… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jul-12

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02-Jul-12 EC-KSJ Bell 412 Yátova, Spain (1F)

First of two accidents fighting the same fire in Spain.  Pilot killed.

02-Jul-12

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02-Jul-12 EC-JUN PZL Sokol Sierra Martes, Spain

Crashed 30 minutes after the Bell 412 firefighting accident.  One report states loss of tail rotor on approach to site at altitude of 20m.  Both occupants (aged 55 and 36) injured

02-Jul-12

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INAER expands contract with Telvent weather services

INAER expands contract with Telvent weather services

Telvent GIT, S.A., the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that helicopter emergency service industry leader INAER has signed a new contract that calls for Telvent to expand its weather monitoring services to a greater portion of INAER’s fleet. After seeing the improved efficiency and safety from the… Read more »

Source: Telvent, 30-May-12

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Part 147 Certification for INAER Helicopter Portugal

Part 147 Certification for INAER Helicopter Portugal

The Portuguese National Civil Aviation Institute (INAC) has granted INAER Part 147 certification, which accredits the company as an organisation authorised for the training of aeronautical maintenance technicians. INAER Helicopter Portugal can, from now on, provide training courses and carry out the corresponding tests and exams for students who want to qualify as Aeronautical Maintenance… Read more »

Source: INAER, 25-Apr-12

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INAER pilot awarded Gold Medal for Civil Protection

INAER pilot awarded Gold Medal for Civil Protection

José Luis García Martín, an INAER helicopter captain, has been awarded the Gold Medal for Civil Protection by the “Generalitat Valenciana” (Valencia Regional government) at the 11th Conference on Public Safety and Emergencies, for his complete dedication for more than 20 years to the emergency and civil protection services. Serafín Castellano, the Valencia Regional Government… Read more »

Source: INAER, 16-Apr-12

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Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

Government of Cantabria contracts a 412 from INAER

Not previously reported here on HeliHub.com, INAER picked up a two year contract with the State Government of Cantabria.  Covering the two calendar years of 2012 and 2013, INAER will provide a Bell 412 based at Santander for EMS and SAR work. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Apr-12

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Cathelicopters looks to pick up Moroccan routes abandoned by INAER

Cathelicopters looks to pick up Moroccan routes abandoned by INAER

Spanish operator Cathelicopters is seeking to restart the scheduled passenger routes between Spain and Morocco.  The route between the Moroccan city of Ceuta and Algeciras (Cádiz) was inaugurated in July 2010 while the link between Ceuta and Malaga airport dates back to 1996.  The Catalan company is seeking longer operating hours to make the service… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-12

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Helidax exceeds 30,000 flight hours on EC120

Helidax exceeds 30,000 flight hours on EC120

Helidax, a subsidiary of DCI and INAER, announces that it has exceeded 30,000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft, in less than 2 years of operation. Helidax is the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008. This partnership concerns the supply of helicopter flight hours, for 22 years, to… Read more »

Source: Groiupe DCI, 02-Mar-12

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Spain: 1000 more passengers through Algeciras HP in 2011

Spain: 1000 more passengers through Algeciras HP in 2011

The second half of 2011 saw approximately 1,000 more passengers fly on the scheduled route between Algeciras in Spain and Ceuta in Morroco, which is flown by INAER group company Helisureste using an AgustaWestland AW139.  Algeciras Heliport, located close to the city of Cadiz, was launched in July 2010 and the first six months of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-12

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INAER awarded Spanish Navy AB212 life extension work

INAER awarded Spanish Navy AB212 life extension work

(Electronic translation from Spanish) Once the tender procedure for the program of life extension Agusta Bell 212 helicopters of the Spanish Navy, the Chief of Logistics Support (JAL) has awarded the program to the joint venture companies formed by SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas e INAER Maintenance. The modernization program of the seven helicopters AB 212,… Read more »

Source: INAER, 12-Jan-12

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Valencia Airport recognizes INAER good environmental practices

Valencia Airport recognizes INAER good environmental practices

(Electronic translation from Spanish) The director of the Valencia airport, Julian House, on Thursday delivered the First Prize to good environmental practices of four companies engaged in its work on the airport grounds Valencia, recognizing its management, environmental sensitivity and commitment, including counts INAER with the international environmental management certification ISO 14001. Valencia airport, after… Read more »

Source: INAER, 12-Jan-12

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30-Dec-11 CC-CIX Eurocopter AS350B3 Fundo Colo, Chile

Helicopter destroyed by arson attack at 2.45am when parked.  Helicopter was operated by INAER Chile for CONAF (Chilean national fire service) in support of forest firefightingm,  which is what it is currently actively involved in.  Slogans were left nearby suggesting the perpetrators were campaigning for the freedom of “political prisoners”.

30-Dec-11

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INAER opens a new HEMS base in Chile

INAER opens a new HEMS base in Chile

In the city of Puerto Varas has been installed an emergency helicopter operations center for southern Chile. At the base, a Bell 212 helicopter will operate, equipped with a mobile ICU and medical equipment for the patient to receive the first care, stabilization in the accident site and care during transport to hospital. “The use of helicopters to evacuate critically… Read more »

Source: INAER, 12-Dec-11

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30-Sep-11 CC-CIS Bell 212 Bienservida, Spain (1F)

Accident between EC-GIC and CC-CIS both 212s involved in re-filling their water tanks during fire-fighting operations.  Pilot Leo Janssen, flying CC-CIS was killed.  Pilot Manuel Fuertes in EC-GIC survived

30-Sep-11

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30-Sep-11 EC-GIC Bell 212 Bienservida, Spain

Accident between EC-GIC and CC-CIS both 212s involved in re-filling their water tanks during fire-fighting operations.  Pilot Leo Janssen, flying CC-CIS was killed.  Pilot Manuel Fuertes in EC-GIC survived

30-Sep-11

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Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

Hélidax, the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008, exceeded last June 20 000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft. A subsidiary of DCI and INAER, Helidax achieved this performance in less of 13 months of operation and trained two batches of trainees for the armed forces. Helidax’s example brought… Read more »

Source: DCI, 31-Aug-11

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Hélidax passes 20,000 hour milestone with Eurocopter EC120 fleet

Hélidax passes 20,000 hour milestone with Eurocopter EC120 fleet

Hélidax, owned by DCI and INAER, has announced that it has passed the 20,000 flight hour mark with its fleet of Eurocopter EC120 Colibri aircraft—in under 13 months of operations. Hélidax was the first public-private partnership (PPP) to be launched by the French Ministry of Defense. Since May 2010, Hélidax has trained two graduated students,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Jul-11

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INAER becomes first European customer for Telvent weather service

INAER becomes first European customer for Telvent weather service

Telvent (Nasdaq:TLVT), the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today its selection by helicopter emergency service industry leader Inaer Helicopteros S.A. to begin utilization of their MxVision AviationSentry Online® and RotorWatchâ„¢ solutions. With the implementation of this Telvent technology, the Spain-based Inaer will improve safety and operational efficiency at… Read more »

Source: Telvent, 03-Jul-11

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Maintenance Coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands Maintenance Coverage for INAER

PARIS AIR SHOW – Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMP®)contract with INAER. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). INAER has further broadened their FMP®… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 29-Jun-11

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INAER to expand firefighting ops with more W-3A Sokols

INAER to expand firefighting ops with more W-3A Sokols

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that PZL-Swidnik has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with INAER of Spain to expand both companies’ businesses in the fire fighting market over the next ten years, in particular in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France. The MoU is focused on the specialised W-3A Sokol medium twin… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Jun-11

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INAER signs for ten AW169s

INAER signs for ten AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that INAER, the global provider of aerial emergency services and aircraft maintenance, has signed a contract for ten AW169 helicopters. These aircraft will be used for various applications across INAER’s markets. The contract marks another outstanding success for the all new AW169 model, just a few months… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Jun-11

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Pratt & Whitney Canada expands maintenance coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands maintenance coverage for INAER

PARIS AIR SHOW – Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMP(R)) contract with INAER. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX). INAER has further… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 22-Jun-11

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07-Jun-11 EC-IMZ Bell 407 Villasana de Mena, Spain (2F)

Helicopter was on electricity line survey when it went down at the crest of the mountain of Puerto Angulo, in a rocky and inaccessible by land vehicle.  Locals reported a fire and the authorities later confirmed two fatalities.  Foggy weather conditions may have contributed

07-Jun-11

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INAER adds another six GrandNew and a AW139

INAER adds another six GrandNew and a AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that INAER, the leading European helicopter services provider, has signed contracts for two EMS-configured GrandNew light twin helicopters and four GrandNew light twin and one AW139 medium twin helicopters for offshore transport. These contracts mark the entrance of the GrandNew into the European EMS and offshore transport… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-May-11

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World Helicopters acquires Bond Aviation Group for €300m

World Helicopters acquires Bond Aviation Group for €300m

Bond Aviation Group becomes an integral part of World Helicopters, together with the Inaer Helicopter Company and Australian Helicopters. Creates the world leader in the emergency helicopter services industry. Creates a leading player in the international oil and gas helicopter services industry. World Helicopters will operate ca. 360 aircrafts (rotary and fixed wing). World Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: World Helicopters, 02-May-11

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Acquisition #1 – Bond Aviation Group sold to INAER’s private equity owners

Acquisition #1 – Bond Aviation Group sold to INAER’s private equity owners

Bond Aviation Group, the UK company encompassing the onshore operator Bond Air Service and its sister company Bond Offshore Helicopters, is set to be sold by Stephen and Peter Bond for a figure thought to be around £300 million (approx $480M).  The buyers are the two private equity groups that own Spanish operator INAER, which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-11

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19-Mar-11 EC-KTA Bell 407 Villel, Spain (6F)

The Interior Ministry says six firefighters have died when their helicopter crashed in a remote region in the northeastern province of Aragon as they flew to try and put out a wildfire.  The statement says a seventh crew member survived the accident and has been flown to hospital in the city of Teruel.  Photos at… Read more »

19-Mar-11

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Milestone Aviation Group announces $205M of Helicopter Lease transactions

Milestone Aviation Group announces $205M of Helicopter Lease transactions

Milestone Aviation Group, the first global specialty finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter and private jet markets, announced today $205 million in transactions. With this announcement, which was made at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo, Milestone has closed on 20 new and pre-owned helicopters totalling $141 million as well as signed Letters of Intent… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 06-Mar-11

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DCI and INAER win contract to support 51 French EC145s

DCI and INAER win contract to support 51 French EC145s

DCI announces that a new outsourcing contract has been granted, following the outsourcing contract on the fleet of helicopters from the French Army’s light aviation school in Dax. A call for tenders was launched concerning the outsourcing of in-service support related to French civil defense and gendarmerie EC 145 helicopters. This outsourcing concerns 51 helicopters… Read more »

Source: DCI, 25-Feb-11

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Spanish SAR AW139 crash blamed on lack of training

Spanish SAR AW139 crash blamed on lack of training

Pilots union files complaint against INAER, the company that owns the helicopter which died 3 coastguards after it plunged into the sea in January, for alleged “breach of its obligations” in crew training, which “directly contributed to errors in the operation”.

Source: The Reader, 05-Nov-10

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Two AW109s ready for 1st August EMS contract in Canary Islands

Two AW109s ready for 1st August EMS contract in Canary Islands

A new EMS contract starts in the Canary Islands on 1st August, with two AgustaWestland AW109s based at Reina Sofia on Tenerife and Gando Airport on Gran Canaria

Source: IslaCanaria.net, 23-Jul-10

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Pratt & Whitney Canada expands maintenance coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands maintenance coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMP® program) contract with INAER Aviation. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. Under a new, 13-year event cost plan (ECP) contract,… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 22-Jul-10

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49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

U.S Private Equity Group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) said on Wednesday it had entered into a partnership with Investindustrial to take a minority stake in helicopter firm Grupo Inaer.

Source: Reuters, 30-Apr-10

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European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

Southern European private equity firm Investindustrial is seeking to sell helicopter firm Grupo Inaer for as much as 675 million euros ($908 million), people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters, 21-Apr-10

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AgustaWestland And Grupo INAER Sign MoU For Training Services

AgustaWestland And Grupo INAER Sign MoU For Training Services

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Grupo INAER of Spain for the provision of training services for its AgustaWestland light twin and medium twin models fleet. INAER helicopter fleet boasts a large number of AgustaWestland models including more than 40 units of single… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Feb-10

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Helicopter wreckage located off the coast of Almería

Helicopter wreckage located off the coast of Almería

HeliHub.com page for this accident can be found here

Source: Typically Spanish, 25-Jan-10

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21-Jan-10 EC-KYR AgustaWestland AW139 off Almeria, Spain (3F)

21-Jan-10

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