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Paradise Helicopters under threat from neighbours

Paradise Helicopters under threat from neighbours

The community group, Hawaii Island Coalition Malama Pono (HICoP) have sent in a contested case hearing about the approval of a parking permit for Paradise Helicopters at Hilo International Airport. Paradise Helicopters has had to request a parking permit due to the airport wanting to construct an access road through one of Paradise’s parking spots… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-17

Paradise Helicopters signs Customer Advantage Plan for three Bell 407s

Paradise Helicopters signs Customer Advantage Plan for three Bell 407s

Bell have announced that Hawaiian tour company Paradise Helicopters has signed its fleet of three Bell 407s for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP). Paradise is the first helicopter tour company to enroll in this new service solution. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans offer a fixed-price-per-flight-hour that provides predictable maintenance costs, priority access to parts and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-16

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Paradise Helicopters adds new Maui destination and HAI-APS accreditation

Paradise Helicopters adds new Maui destination and HAI-APS accreditation

Paradise is the first helicopter company to provide air tours, charters and inter-island transits to the Ko Olina area, home of the Four Seasons Resort Oahu and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, via the Kalaeloa Airport, a short shuttle ride away. The 90-minute tour, which is the only flight to take guests on a… Read more »

Source: Paradise, 20-Jul-16

25-Jul-13 N500PH MD Helicopters MD500E Hilo, US-Hawaii

Autorotation, and rolled over onto its side on landing, 700 feet short of landing pad.  One news report suggests Texas family on board suggested it ran out of fuel

25-Jul-13

Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit

Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit

A helicopter tour company is continuing with the environmental approval process in order to land in the Royal Gardens subdivision – or what’s left of it – when conducting lava tours. (see full story)

Source: Big Island News, 30-Jul-12

HAI Attends AAAE Aviation Issues Conference

HAI Attends AAAE Aviation Issues Conference

From Jan. 8-12, at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Aviation Issues Conference in Kona, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, HAI Vice President of Government Affairs Ann Carroll met with Hawaii air tour operators to discuss air tour issues in the Hawaiian islands and to brief industry on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. The… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Jan-12

“Hawaii Five-0″ contracts Aerial Filmworks for new Cineflex HD aerial sequences

“Hawaii Five-0″ contracts Aerial Filmworks for new Cineflex HD aerial sequences

The hit show “Hawaii Five-0” contracted Aerial Filmworks to provide the Cineflex V14HD and camera operators for the latest aerial scenes. The crew filmed on the Big Island, Maui and Oahu. “The Cineflex allowed us to quickly film a number of sequences at a wide variety of locations,” states Mark Gerasimenko, one of Hawaii Five-O’s… Read more »

Source: Aerial Filmworks, 31-Jan-11

HAI president discusses issues and concerns with Hawaiian operators

HAI president discusses issues and concerns with Hawaiian operators

The tour operators Paradise Helicopters and Sunshine Helicopters discussed initiatives to support and enhance the air tour business with HAI President Matt Zuccaro during his recent visit to Hawaii. Zuccaro met with Cal Dorn of Paradise and Sunshine’s Paul Morris to discuss a number of HAI initiatives to support air tours, including its ongoing discussions… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Jan-11

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AFS barrier filters improve Paradise Helicopters

AFS barrier filters improve Paradise Helicopters

Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, makes Paradise Helicopters, a leading provider of island tours, excursion flights, interisland travel and charter services in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, more efficient with Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF). “We installed our first Donaldson… Read more »

Source: AFS, 08-Sep-10

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