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Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

The Department of Health has announced that SAR pilots who work 24-hour duties will not be expected to perform any inter-hospital patient transfers. The Irish Coast Guard has had to withdraw crews from various medical missions’ due to this decision. The Irish Aviation Authority has said that an Air Corps fixed-wing aircraft will be used… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-17

New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

The Heli UK Expo event on June 1-3 provided the launch for the new Bell representatives in the UK.  While Heli Charter continue maintenance and operations as before, but have in recent months ceased being both a Bell CSF (Certified Service Facility) and a Bell IR (Independent Representative).  This is due to the medical condition… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jun-17

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Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

[HeliHub editor note – this press release is verbatim from Leonardo, so if you want to comment on the wording…..] Growing success of helicopters Sloane Helicopters in the United Kingdom and Ireland . At the air show EBACE in Geneva just ended, Sloane Helicopters , distribution company of AgustaWestland VIP aircraft for the region, has… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 30-May-17

Second Irish Base for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Second Irish Base for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland has chosen Enniskillen’s St. Angelo Airport as their second base. Michelle O’Neill, Health Minister, has commented that they hope the service will be up and running within 12 weeks. The Department of Health is supplying the funds for this service, as well as Air Ambulance Northern Ireland raising £2 million yearly…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-17

Ireland Carrying out Ten-Day EMS Helicopter Trials

Ireland Carrying out Ten-Day EMS Helicopter Trials

The Irish Community Air Ambulance (ICAA) has a started a 10-day tour of Munster and South Leinster as a fundraiser for their Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) project. The tour, which started on Monday 23rd, is in a Eurocopter EC135 T2 and a G-SASA. A few of the places they have visited already include Ferrybank,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jan-17

UK agent appointed for Mototok ground handling tugs

UK agent appointed for Mototok ground handling tugs

Mototok have appointed British company 247GT Ltd as their agents for UK and Ireland.   Mototok aircraft tugs and helicopter tugs are electric remotely controlled and manoeuvrable, enabling one man operation, smart hanger parking with zero emissions. Mototok aim to leverage the latest technology available as their underlying philosophy in their product design.  The Mototok aircraft… Read more »

Source: 247GT, 19-Jun-16

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

The Irish Coast Guard has achieved the significant milestone of 10,000 Sikorsky S92 flight hours in its Irish Search-and-Rescue (SAR). The five new technology Sikorsky S92 aircraft have completed more than 3100 missions, operating from the bases in Sligo, Waterford, Shannon and Dublin. With the introduction of the S92, the service ushered in a stepped… Read more »

Source: Irish Coast Guard, 03-May-16

New Managing Director at Lobo Leasing joins from LCI

New Managing Director at Lobo Leasing joins from LCI

Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the addition of Mark Kelly as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Lobo Leasing Ltd. to lead its global headquarters in Dublin and report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf. Kelly has a wealth of experience in the rotor industry and in building and managing highly… Read more »

Source: Lobo Leasing, 12-Jan-16

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Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

During last night the Coast Guard’s Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 completed two helicopter missions which bringing the total number of completed helicopter missions to 1,000 in a single year; the first time since the Coast Guard’s helicopter service commenced in 1991. Many of the services were carried out in challenging weather conditions, at night… Read more »

Source: Irish Coast Guard, 08-Jan-16

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Bond extends offshore Irish EC135 contract for another five years

Bond extends offshore Irish EC135 contract for another five years

Bond have renewed their contract with Kinsale Energy for a further five years from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2020.  The British-based operator and will continue to base an offshore-configured EC135T2+ at Cork Airport for this work, which calls for the transfer of personnel and equipment to and from the gas fields 50km off… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Nov-15

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Sloane Helicopters celebrate 20 years as UK and Eire AgustaWestland distributor

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 20 years as UK and Eire AgustaWestland distributor

On Saturday 3rd October, Sloane Helicopters celebrated 20 years as the UK and Eire distributor for AgustaWestland – bringing together customers, key members of staff past and present, representatives from AgustaWestland and other invited guests.  On display in the excellent Hangar One facility at Sywell Aerodrome was an A109E Power, while outside were an EMS… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Oct-15

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19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

Heavy landing, and likely “unscheduled”.  Main blades damaged and available photo shows some damage on starboard side.  Skids not visible in long grass and nose of helicopter almost hit dry stone wall.

19-Jul-15

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Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

The Ministers for Defence and Health, Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar, have announced the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis. This very valuable service ensures that seriously ill or injured people in remoter areas have timely access to appropriate high quality clinical care. The National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the… Read more »

Source: Irish Health Dept, 16-Jul-15

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Commercial drone operations start in Ireland

Commercial drone operations start in Ireland

The company launched its range of drones from Mount Lucas Wind Farm in Co Offaly and, with its R-350 helicopter-like drone, Green Aviation hopes to scale back the data collection and monitoring currently done by piloted helicopters. See full story

Source: Siliconrepublic, 16-Jul-15

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15-Jul-15 G-BXTH Airbus SA341G Abbeyshrule, Ireland

Helicopter ended up on its side on a narrow strip of grass between hotel and canal after main blades struck building.  Unclear from early press reports whether it was an intentional or emergency landing.  Pilot “detained on suspicion of endangerment”

15-Jul-15

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Register Update – Ireland – Second Quarter 2015

Register Update – Ireland – Second Quarter 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jul-15

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Register Update – Ireland – First Quarter 2015

Register Update – Ireland – First Quarter 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Apr-15

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PDG Helicopters wins combined British/Irish lighthouse support contract

PDG Helicopters wins combined British/Irish lighthouse support contract

The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland have announced a £13M seven-year contract to PDG Helicopters for the provision of helicopter services to cover all three Authorities. The provision of one helicopter supplier across the GLAs will deliver significant cost savings of around £7.9M to the General Lighthouse Fund, which pays for… Read more »

Source: NLB, 02-Oct-14

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Starlite nominated for Irish “Aircraft Operator of the Year”

Starlite nominated for Irish “Aircraft Operator of the Year”

Starlite Aviation has been nominated for the prestigious award of “Aircraft Operator of the Year” for the 2014 Irish Aviation Industry Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in the Aviation Industry, and are sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority. They aim to reward the most successful and innovative people, companies and projects in the industry. The… Read more »

Source: Starlite, 12-Jun-14

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Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Four crew attached to Rescue 118, based in Sligo, are due to receive the Fredrick L Feinberg award, conferred by the American Helicopter Society since 1961.  See full story

Source: Irish Times, 20-May-14

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Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

The Irish Coast Guard turned to the people of Ireland when it came to choosing names for the S-92® helicopters that recently joined the fleet. The agency held a naming contest and asked residents to come up with names fitting the helicopter’s mission, Search and Rescue. The winners have been selected and will be honored… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Apr-14

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New corporate AW139 due for delivery to Ireland

New corporate AW139 due for delivery to Ireland

The civilian helicopter fleet in Ireland has seen one of the most significant cuts through the global recession with an estimated 75% of the private and corporately owned fleet being sold to new owners in other countries.  In reality, the only continuing operations are those with helicopters on long contracts – SAR, Offshore and lighthouse… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-14

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Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

2013 was one of the busiest on record for the Coast Guard with 33% more incidents than the previous year, partly due to the good weather. The helicopter fleet, along with Coast Guard volunteer crews saw a huge increase in workload with 2,627 incidents during the year. There were a total of 808 helicopter missions… Read more »

Source: Dept of Transport, 16-Jan-14

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Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar officially launched the Coast Guard’s new state-of-the-art S92 search & rescue helicopter for the Dublin region in Weston Airport today. This is the fourth Sikorsky S92 helicopter base to come into operation for the Coast Guard and means all four Coast Guard bases now have upgraded helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Dept of Transport, 14-Jan-14

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Register Update – Ireland – December 2013

Register Update – Ireland – December 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-14

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Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

Last night the Air Corps transferred a young patient from Kerry to Casement Aerodrome in their 100th Air Ambulance Mission of 2013. The patient was transferred from the helipad at Tralee General Hospital in an AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopter and was flown to Dublin, with the flight crew using specialist Night Vision Goggles. This mission… Read more »

Source: Irish Air Corps, 15-Dec-13

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Register Update – Ireland – November 2013

Register Update – Ireland – November 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-13

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Irish Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation

Irish Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation

On the 26th November 2013 the Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation in the Irish Air Corps. The pioneering pilots of the Air Corps introduced rotary aviation to Ireland when they flew two Alouette III helicopters from France to Ireland, landing in Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, on the 26th November 1963. The arrival… Read more »

Source: Irish Air Corps, 26-Nov-13

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Waypoint Leasing to triple workforce in Ireland

Waypoint Leasing to triple workforce in Ireland

Alan Jenkins, the company’s chief financial officer, told The Irish Times that Waypoint plans to increase its headcount in Limerick from seven currently to 20 by the end of 2014.  See full story

Source: Irish Times, 18-Nov-13

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Register Update – Ireland – October 2013

Register Update – Ireland – October 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-13

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Register Update – Ireland – September 2013

Register Update – Ireland – September 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-13

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Cork University Hospital to have helipad by early 2015

Cork University Hospital to have helipad by early 2015

A 10-year wait for the reinstatement of a helipad at one of the biggest hospitals in the country should be concluded by no later than early 2015.  see full story

Source: Irish Examiner, 20-Sep-13

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CHC Ireland boss joins Lease Corporation International

CHC Ireland boss joins Lease Corporation International

Experienced industry executive Mark Kelly has been appointed Vice President – Marketing at Lease Corporation International (LCI). With a particular focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, he brings his combined years as a senior executive in the sector as well as his extensive helicopter piloting experience to both LCI and its leasing customers. Joining… Read more »

Source: LCI, 19-Sep-13

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Register Update – Ireland – August 2013

Register Update – Ireland – August 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Sep-13

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Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

The Shannon-based search and rescue Helicopter R115 flew its first missions with a female pilot and co-pilot, Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and Capt Carmel Kirby.  see full story

Source: Irish Independent, 20-Aug-13

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Register Update – Ireland – July 2013

Register Update – Ireland – July 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Aug-13

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Register Update – Ireland – June 2013

Register Update – Ireland – June 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jul-13

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Register Update – Ireland – May 2013

Register Update – Ireland – May 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jun-13

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Register Update – Ireland – April 2013

Register Update – Ireland – April 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-May-13

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Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

The hospital had a helipad on the rooftop of its old ED but it was removed in 2003 when a new emergency department was built and although the provision was made in the new building for a rooftop helipad, but it was never funded.  A commitment has now been made for a temporary pad within… Read more »

12-Apr-13

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Register Update – Ireland – March 2013

Register Update – Ireland – March 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-13

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Losses widen at CHC Ireland

Losses widen at CHC Ireland

Losses at the private helicopter company that has a €500m state contract for offshore SAR have increased to €2.78m. (see full story)

11-Mar-13

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Register Update – Ireland – February 2013

Register Update – Ireland – February 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-13

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Football pitch helipad to cut Dublin EMS transfer times

Football pitch helipad to cut Dublin EMS transfer times

The football pitch at Our Lady of Mercy College in Beaumont will be used as a landing place for the helicopter air ambulance service. (see full story)

Source: Independent, 06-Feb-13

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Register Update – Ireland – January 2013

Register Update – Ireland – January 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Feb-13

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Ireland’s Premier Helicopters ceases operations

Ireland’s Premier Helicopters ceases operations

Irish operator Premier Helicopters has stopped commercial operations after 14 years.  Founded in 1998, the local Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) website notes here “Premier Helicopters Ltd (Licence suspended effective from 10th January 2013)”.  Additionally, Premier’s principal aircxraft – AgustaWestland AW109E Power EI-MSG – is currently being advertised here by Mach Aviation Services on the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-13

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Register Update – Ireland – December 2012

Register Update – Ireland – December 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jan-13

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Irish military complete 100 EMS missions

Irish military complete 100 EMS missions

The Air Ambulance Service based out of Custume Barracks in Athlone has performed over 100 missions since the service was established last June. (see full report)

17-Dec-12

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Register Update – Ireland – November 2012

Register Update – Ireland – November 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-12

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Register Update – Ireland – October 2012

Register Update – Ireland – October 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-12

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Ireland – Child awarded damages over S76 crash reaction

Ireland – Child awarded damages over S76 crash reaction

A child who suffered nervous shock when a helicopter crashed and exploded in a car park has been awarded €10,000 damages (see full story)

Source: Irish Independent, 07-Nov-12

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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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Register Update – Ireland – September 2012

Register Update – Ireland – September 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-12

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Register Update – Ireland – August 2012

Register Update – Ireland – August 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Sep-12

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Register Update – Ireland – July 2012

Register Update – Ireland – July 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Aug-12

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Liquidator to be appointed to Celtic Helicopters

Liquidator to be appointed to Celtic Helicopters

A creditors’ meeting has been called for Celtic Helicopters Ltd on 7th August.  Notice of the meeting includes an agenda item to appoint a liquidator. (see full story)

Source: Irish Times, 30-Jul-12

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Register Update – Ireland – June 2012

Register Update – Ireland – June 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-12

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BBA Aviation ERO appoints regional manager for UK, Spain, Ireland, Portugal

BBA Aviation ERO appoints regional manager for UK, Spain, Ireland, Portugal

Lisa Cooper has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO). Cooper will provide sales coverage for the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland and Portugal. She is a 20-year veteran of H+S Aviation Ltd, a BBA Aviation ERO company. “Lisa has worked in customer service at H+S for 20 years,” commented… Read more »

Source: BBA Aviation, 28-Jun-12

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Ireland – Launch of the Emergency Aeromedical Service

Ireland – Launch of the Emergency Aeromedical Service

[Apologies that we overlooked running when issued three weeks back – included here for completeness] The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr Alan Shatter TD, have today, Monday 21st May 2012, announced the launch of a 12 month pilot project which will see the Air… Read more »

Source: Irish Health Service, 19-Jun-12

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Register Update – Ireland – May 2012

Register Update – Ireland – May 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jun-12

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Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD today congratulated the Irish Coast Guard as they mark the 10th anniversary of the Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter base at Waterford Airport (Thursday, May 10). Speaking today, the Minister said: “For the past decade the helicopter team at the Waterford Coast Guard base… Read more »

Source: Irish Government, 14-May-12

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Register Update – Ireland – April 2012

Register Update – Ireland – April 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-12

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New UK/Ireland agreement for recreational flyers

New UK/Ireland agreement for recreational flyers

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced that following, agreement with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), pilots of UK-registered amateur-built aircraft, and other listed types flying to the Republic of Ireland, can now do so for up to 28 days through a general exemption. Previously pilots were required to make individual applications to… Read more »

Source: CAA, 30-Apr-12

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St Lucia Helicopters sells AS350BA

St Lucia Helicopters sells AS350BA

St Lucia Helicopters have had an AS350BA for sale on their website recently, and the transaction has now apparently gone through.  What has surprised the HeliHub.com team is that the aircraft has turned up in Ireland, well known across Europe in the last three years as being the best place to buy a used helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-12

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Register Update – Ireland – March 2012

Register Update – Ireland – March 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Apr-12

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UK SAR loss allows CHC to fulfill Irish Coast Guard contract

UK SAR loss allows CHC to fulfill Irish Coast Guard contract

The first Sikorsky S92 for the Irish Coast Guard has arrived in Ireland, arriving Sunday evening at Shannon Airport under darkness and a ceremony was held Monday to mark its arrival.  The aircraft had been shipped into the British port of Southampton, then flown from there to CHC’s base at Lee-on-Solent for fuel prior to its… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Feb-12

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Sikorsky completes S92 for Irish SAR

Sikorsky completes S92 for Irish SAR

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has completed production of an S-92® helicopter for operation by CHC Helicopter on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Equipped for dedicated search and rescue (SAR) operations, the helicopter will provide coverage for deep Atlantic Ocean missions, service Ireland’s offshore islands, and provide rescue cover… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Dec-11

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French union against Eurocopter’s Irish plans

French union against Eurocopter’s Irish plans

French union CFDT has raised at complaint with the French Government over Eurocopter’s move to open a centralised service centre in Ireland – as we reported on 15th August.  Previously, each Eurocopter entity throughout the world had its own technical assistance structure. EIS (“Eurocopter International Services “) will centralize the management of this – from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-11

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Irish Government discussing EMS plans with operator

Irish Government discussing EMS plans with operator

Irish Health Minister Dr James Reilly let slip in a recent Q&A session after a speech at McGill Summer School that the government is in discussions with a helicopter provider, according to this article in the Sunday Business Post

Source: Sunday Business Post, 26-Aug-11

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EADS establishes Eurocopter technical support centre in Dublin

EADS establishes Eurocopter technical support centre in Dublin

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer and part of the EADS Group, has established a new international customer technical support centre, based in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre.   The creation of Eurocopter International Services (EIS) represents a major step in the development of Eurocopter’s activities in Ireland and will contribute to the achievement of the… Read more »

Source: IDA, 15-Aug-11

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Shephard to hold European SAR 2012 event in Dublin

Shephard to hold European SAR 2012 event in Dublin

We are pleased to announce that Shephards European Search & Rescue 2012 Event will take place at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin on the 15th & 16th of March – the week leading up to St Patricks Day. The conference program is now being developed.

Source: Shephard events, 29-Jun-11

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CHC Ireland wins safety accreditation

CHC Ireland wins safety accreditation

CHC (Ireland) Ltd is proud to announce that it has become an ISO 9001: 2008, 14001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified company after passing a rigorous quality, environment, health and safety management system audit. The company has built an unparallel reputation for excellence in Search and Rescue (SAR) aviation over the last decade of operations for… Read more »

Source: CHC, 04-May-11

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Irish Government shifts SAR responsibility

Irish Government shifts SAR responsibility

The transfer of the Irish Coast Guard from the Department of Transport to the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food has not yet been confirmed officially, but is expected to take place in a number of weeks

Source: Irish Times, 23-Mar-11

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Northern Ireland property developer’s A109 repossessed

Northern Ireland property developer’s A109 repossessed

BBC News is today reporting that the Irish division of Bank of Scotland had repossessed an A109A Mk.II belonging to Jermon Ltd – registered G-JMON.  The company, run by Dungannon resident Peter Dolan, was placed into administration on 27 January.  Jermon was formed in 1997, and purchased the 109 in 2006. Both the UK province… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Feb-11

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Irish Coast Guard crews gain paramedic status 14 months ahead of schedule

Irish Coast Guard crews gain paramedic status 14 months ahead of schedule

Paramedic status is several stages up from first aid, allowing trained ambulance or air ambulance crews to give injections, administer cardiac and advanced airway management, and treat asthmatics, diabetics and people in anaphylactic shock.

Source: Irish Times, 08-Feb-11

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