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Eagle 407HP trials in Papua New Guinea produce increase across all tasked loads

Eagle 407HP trials in Papua New Guinea produce increase across all tasked loads

The first Eagle Copters 407HP in the region, VH-EPU, has been operating in the hot and high environment of Papua New Guinea with outstanding results At high altitude testing above 10,000 feet, the aircraft is lifting more than a standard Bell 212 and close to double the standard Bell 407 helicopter. Shortly after its May 2016… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 17-Jan-17

Pacific Helicopters receives first of three H145s

Pacific Helicopters receives first of three H145s

Marking a milestone for both Pacific Helicopters and aviation operations in Papua New Guinea, the company has taken delivery of the first of three H145 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters. The first H145, leased from international lessor, Waypoint Leasing, has arrived in the Eastern Highlands Provincial capital of Goroka, following final reassembly at Airbus Group Australia… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 29-Jan-16

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Pacific Helicopters leases EC145 from Waypoint

Pacific Helicopters leases EC145 from Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has placed the first of its Airbus H145 orders on lease with Pacific Helicopters Ltd. (“Pacific”), a leading provider of helicopter services in Papua New Guinea and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Ed Washecka, CEO of Waypoint Leasing, said, “This transaction… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 29-Sep-15

Oceania Aviation launches Finance and Leasing division

Oceania Aviation launches Finance and Leasing division

Oceania Aviation headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand has announced an innovative Aircraft Financing instrument to support Helicopter Operators anywhere on the planet. For years Oceania co-owner and Director Josh Camp noted that helicopter operators and financiers always approached funding from totally different perspectives. “As the leading provider of helicopter sales and support in Australasian region,… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 01-Sep-15

22-May-15 Robinson R44 Bumbu River, Papua New Guinea

Crashed into a shallow river, possibly after hitting wires.  4 POB rescued OK.  Even if the helicopter survived in a rebuildable state, the locals manage to pull it apart sufficiently in this video that it is most unlikely to be rebuilt.  This tweet claims it was unregistered.  The occupants were all from Frabelle Fishing, a… Read more »

22-May-15

15-Feb-15 P2-HFZ Bell 206L4 Wabo, Papua New Guinea

Sole occupant pilot safe but was immediately flown back to Port Moresby for transfer to hospital for X-ray and medical observation.  Unknown circumstances or level of damage to helicopter

15-Feb-15

PNG helicopter pilot held up and robbed

PNG helicopter pilot held up and robbed

A helicopter operator in Papua New Guinea has suspended all flights in a particular area after a pilot and crew were held up and robbed by a gang. Heli Solutions will no longer fly in the Kagua district in PNG’s Southern Highlands after the incident which happned while they were on a task supporting the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-13

Ramco Wins Order From Hevilift for Aviation MRO Software

Ramco Wins Order From Hevilift for Aviation MRO Software

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets today announced a new order win from Hevilift Group, one of the leading aviation charter service provider of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in the Asia-Pacific Region. The win, announced during the HELI-EXPO 2013, being held at Las Vegas, further reinforces Ramco’s leadership… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 07-Mar-13

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09-Oct-12 ER-MHL Mil Mi-8 Tembagapura, Papua New Guinea

Helicopter was seriously damaged but its 24 passengers and three crew members were safe (full manifest here)

09-Oct-12

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06-Jul-12 Bell 206B Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Helicopter missing for 4+ days.  Three crew missing are New Zealander Antony Annan, 49 and two Australians, one named as Russel Aitken, 42.

06-Jul-12

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Royal New Zealand Air Force sends UH-1s to assist Papua New Guinea elections

Royal New Zealand Air Force sends UH-1s to assist Papua New Guinea elections

Two Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1H Iroquois helicopters have been loaded on to a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 for deployment to Papua New Guinea, with a third to follow on a further C-17 on Friday. New Zealand and Australia are providing support to the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission and authorities to ensure… Read more »

Source: Royal New Zealand Air Force, 26-Jun-12

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24-Apr-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Isurava, Papua New Guinea

Precautionary landing due to an engine fault

24-Apr-12

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08-Aug-11 P2-RUH Eurocopter Bo105LS Timini, Papua New Guinea (3F)

The helicopter was trying to return to Lae when it went missing between Mumeng and Wafi – marginal visual conditions, pilot was not IFR rated, helicopter was not IFR equipped. Two security guards and the expatriate pilot, Peter Wallace, were on board the helicopter. There were no survivors

08-Aug-11

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??-Jun-11 Sikorsky S55T Papua New Guinea

S55 Whisperjet conversion “Helo is Ok but the people looking to use it are no longer interested.”  [exact date not known]

01-Jun-11

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24-Mar-11 Bell 206L4 Tari, Papua New Guinea

“The incident happened at about 3:30pm in rainy and windy condition when the Australian pilot failed to navigate the helipad belonging to the Ambua Lodge. “  All five on board survived.  Helicopter was inbound from Komo, in support of Essar LNG project there.  Pilot named as Haji Ruslan

24-Mar-11

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13-Feb-11 P2-PHL Eurocopter AS350B2 Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (1F)

Australian pilot reported missing feared dead after helicopter crash in PNG.   It is understood the man is an experienced pilot who has been working in the mining industry for a number of years.  Oil slick and floating debris reported.  Update – Search for pilot Lloyd Lester has been abandoned

13-Feb-11

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Heliwest wins two year Bell 212 contract in Papua New Guinea

Heliwest wins two year Bell 212 contract in Papua New Guinea

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

Source: Heliwest, 18-Nov-10

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Columbia Helicopters to Deploy Two More Chinooks to Papua New Guinea

Columbia Helicopters to Deploy Two More Chinooks to Papua New Guinea

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce that it will soon deploy two additional Columbia Model 234 Chinook helicopters to the southern Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). This will bring the total number of Columbia aircraft and crews in PNG to four. Each aircraft will work on petroleum exploration operations, flying entire petroleum… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 22-Apr-10

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21-Feb-10 VH-… Bell 206L nr Mount Keegan, Papua New Guinea

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21-Feb-10

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Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track needs a rescue helicopter

A search and rescue helicopter carrying a medical team should be provided for the thousands of Australians who trek Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track, a local expert says.

Source: The Age, 07-Oct-09

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