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Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Heliconia

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Heliconia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed a lease with Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on lease to support of oil and gas operations… Read more »

Source: MorWaypoint Leasing, 21-Oct-16

22-Oct-15 Airbus AS332B off Morocco

Helicopter ditched and sank.  All three on board were originally reported as rescued by Moroccan military but that later proved incorrect and there were then fears they had been kidnapped after the helicopter was found with an empty liferaft beside it (report).  Helicopter was en route from a military exercise in Senegal, bound for the… Read more »

22-Oct-15

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Heliconia appointed as AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Morocco

Heliconia appointed as AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Morocco

AgustaWestland announced today it has appointed Heliconia Industrie Sarl as an Authorized Service Centre for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in Morocco. Heliconia, an official distributor of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters in Morocco since early 2014 with two offshore-configured AW139s already in service and a contract for two additional helicopters, will provide a range of support… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Mar-15

08-Feb-15 Eurocopter EC145 Toubkal, Morocco

Crashed on snowy mountainside.  Some reports say EC135, but the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie have both EC135 and EC145 and analysis of the accident photo confirms EC145.  Thus the subject aircraft is one of their two EC145s, CN-BZE (9344) or CN-BZF (9369).  Reports also differ between the accident being on Saturday 07-Feb-15 and Sunday 08-Feb-15.  This… Read more »

Source: Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie, 08-Feb-15

Heliconia Aero Solutions Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

Heliconia Aero Solutions Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

Heliconia Aero Solutions Takes Delivery Of TAgustaWestland and Heliconia Aero Solutionsare pleased to announce the delivery of two AW139 intermediate class twin-engine helicopters to perform offshore transport missions in Morocco. The first aircraft has already entered service while the second one will enter operational servicethis week.The contract signed by the customer also included options for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Aug-14

ADSoftware delivers cloud aviation maintenance solution to Heliconia

ADSoftware delivers cloud aviation maintenance solution to Heliconia

Earlier this year, Moroccan and French helicopter operator, Heliconia, was looking for a software solution that could coordinate operations between its bases in France and Morocco in the quickest time possible. At the time, ADSoftware, the French aviation software provider, had just launched its latest Business Intelligence and Data Exchange Technology incorporating Predictive Maintenance applications… Read more »

Source: ADSoftware, 25-Jun-14

AgustaWestland signs up distributor for Morocco

AgustaWestland signs up distributor for Morocco

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Heliconia Aero Solutions, the flagship Company of Heliconia Group in Morocco, are pleased to announce the signing of a Distributorship Agreement for AgustaWestland helicopters models in Morocco. Both companies are also pleased to announce that Heliconia has placed a first order for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters, plus a number… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Apr-14

Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

Malaysian based Weststar Aviation continues their international expansion with a direct interest in operations just starting in Morroco. This country represents their third country and the first outside their Far East home region. Weststar Aviation are providing technical assistance to Heliconia Aero Solutions who are operating two AW139s on their Moroccan AOC with each party… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-14

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Fatal MV-22 accident in Morocco

Fatal MV-22 accident in Morocco

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-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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Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie recognized for 50 years of Eurocopter operations

Five decades of Eurocopter helicopter operations by the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie were celebrated today at the 2012 Marrakech Air Show, where a commemorative plaque was presented to the military service. The Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie Air Squadron operates a fleet of Eurocopter rotorcraft that covers the company’s product range, with an inventory including SA3130 Alouette II,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-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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27-Nov-10 D-HCHS MD Helicopters 500E Guercif, Morocco

Damaged during operation to clean insulators of a transmission line

12-Nov-10

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Inaer introduces winter schedule on Algeciras-Ceuta route

Inaer introduces winter schedule on Algeciras-Ceuta route

Schedule reduces to seven return flights on weekdays, three at weekends

Source: ABC, 29-Oct-10

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Air Traffic strike affects Ceuta-Malaga scheduled route

Air Traffic strike affects Ceuta-Malaga scheduled route

The air traffic controllers’ strike affect the regular line of helicopters between Ceuta and Malaga airport but not the helicopter link between Ceuta and Algeciras (Cádiz), as reported by the head of the Heliport civil.

05-Aug-10

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20-Jan-10 (Serial TBA) Eurocopter SA341 nr Sidi Allal Bahraoui, Morocco (2F)

20-Jan-10

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Heliport for Spain-Morocco link delayed to at least April 2010, says operator Inaer

The regular line between Algeciras and Ceuta helicopters will not work until after April 2010, according to projections made by the company Inaer

Source: Diariosur, 04-Jan-10

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Morocco requests three CH-47D Chinooks

Morocco requests three CH-47D Chinooks

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of three CH-47D CHINOOK Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support for an estimated cost of $134 million

Source: DSCA, 26-Oct-09

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Are Morocco And Algeria Gearing Up For Arms Race?

The Algerian ministry of defense signed a contract with Agusta Westland, an Italian company of the Finmeccanica Group, to purchase 100 helicopters of various nomenclatures for its gendarmerie, police, and civil protection agency.

Source: Morocco Board, 18-Sep-09

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INAER cuts scheduled flights on Malaga-Ceuta route by 40%

Source: ADN, 17-Mar-09

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Eurocopter confirms its long lasting commitment to the Moroccan Kingdom in attending the First Edition of Aeroexpo Morocco 08

Eurocopter confirms its long lasting commitment to the Moroccan Kingdom in attending the First Edition of Aeroexpo Morocco 08

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-08

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