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New Penzance Heliport approved

New Penzance Heliport approved

Cornwall Council this morning voted unanimously to approve planning permission for a new heliport in Pmenzance which will enable the vital air link to the Isles of Scilly to bereinstated. Flights to the islands of St Mary’s and Tresco are expected to restart in spring 2018 using an AgustaWestland AW139. No operator has yet been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-17

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers  six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays. “Since starting service to Nanaimo and the… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 24-Nov-16

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UK – New Scilly Isles helicopter service proposed with AW139s

UK – New Scilly Isles helicopter service proposed with AW139s

Plans are underway for the reinstatement of the popular scheduled helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. The helicopter flights will play a vital role in a multi-modal transport service for the islands.   A planning application for a new heliport on Jelbert Way, Penzance, is expected to be submitted this autumn following a… Read more »

Source: Penzance Heliport Ltd, 25-Aug-16

Monacair receives last of six new H130s

Monacair receives last of six new H130s

Monacair has received the last H130 of a contract for six units signed in September 2015. Like the previous five aircraft, the new helicopter will join the regular scheduled flight service that Monacair has set up between Monaco Heliport and Nice International airport. Monacair started this shuttle service in January this year after taking delivery… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 25-May-16

MTDC propose new helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran

MTDC propose new helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has proposed a helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran, but face a green block in the form of the Bombay Environment Action Group (see full story)

Source: Mid-Day, 09-Mar-16

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

“Wide Fukatama helicopter inter-city routes flying expressions” Guangzhou Pearl River New City business landmark on December 30, was held in “Yuexiu Financial Building”. Guangzhou and Shenzhen and three cities of Zhuhai was flying the helicopter, one way is only half an hour.See full story.

Source: Xinhuaxia News, 07-Jan-16

Helicopter ban declined in eco-sensitive area of India

Helicopter ban declined in eco-sensitive area of India

The National Green Tribunal on Frriday declined to prevent flying of helicopters in the eco-sensitive zone at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand and asked the state to issue specific directions in consonance with the aviation policy. See Full Story  

Source: The Times Of India, 14-Dec-15

First of two AW139s for Atlantic Airways now in flight test

First of two AW139s for Atlantic Airways now in flight test

The first of two AW139s announced by AgustaWestland in June 2015 as sold to Atlantic Airways has been seen on flight test in Italy.  In our photo here by Marco Bianchi, the first example is seen with double hoist mounted to starboard. In their press release, AgustaWestland stated that the aircraft will be used to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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India – two new routes launched from Srinagar

India – two new routes launched from Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday flagged off a helicopter service between the summer capital of the state and health resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam in the valley. See Full Story

Source: The Times Of India, 24-Nov-15

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Chipsan Aviation to start daily service to Sabarimala

Chipsan Aviation to start daily service to Sabarimala

Come November 15, a Kochi-based private tour operator will commence a daily helicopter service to Sabarimala, in a bid to attract high-end pilgrims and tourists to the temple situated amidst hills. See Full Story

Source: The New Indian Express, 30-Oct-15

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Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Riverside Marine is planning daily catamaran sailings between the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre and downtown Victoria.  The three-hour, 59 nautical mile trip would be for passengers only — no vehicles — and would cost about $80 per trip.  Helijet offers 35 minute flights and peak-time cost is $313 one-way, including GST, or $164 for off-peak… Read more »

Source: Business in Vancouver, 01-Oct-15

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MonacAir dethrones Heli Air on Nice-Monaco route

MonacAir dethrones Heli Air on Nice-Monaco route

Big changes in the historical transport line Monaco-Nice. Heliair, which held most busy helicopter shuttle line in Europe for 40 years, lost market in favour of its sole competitor Monacair. See Full Story

Source: Life in Rivera, 24-Sep-15

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Monacair orders six H130s for Monaco – Nice shuttle

Monacair orders six H130s for Monaco – Nice shuttle

Monacair signed today an order for six H130s to set up an improved service of regular scheduled flights linking Monaco Heliport to Nice International Airport. The first commercial flight is planned for January 2016 with a flight every 15 minutes. Specializing in private helicopter management, Monacair has valuable experience in terms of VIP transport and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Sep-15

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India – King Airways proposes news service from Nashik

India – King Airways proposes news service from Nashik

Delhi-based private company Kings Airways Pvt Ltd is planning to launch a helicopter service from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar and Shirdi from August 21 in a bid to facilitate pilgrims during Kumbh Mela. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 17-Aug-15

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Astro Air to launch Shenzhen-Macau helicopter flights

Astro Air to launch Shenzhen-Macau helicopter flights

Shenzhen helicopter and private jet operator Astro Air General Aviation Co. Ltd. is planning to launch helicopter flights connecting Shenzhen and Macau, as well as Hong Kong within this year, the company announced on Wednesday. See Full Story

Source: Macau Business Daily, 11-Aug-15

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Pawan Hans seeks guarantee from Odisha government

Pawan Hans seeks guarantee from Odisha government

State-run helicopter operator Pawan Hans has sought guarantee of at least four passengers in a six-seater helicopter for carrying out uninterrupted commercial helicopter service between Bhubaneswar and port town of Paradip in Odisha. See full story 

Source: Kolkata News, 27-Jul-15

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Helicopter services start from Ghangaria to Hemkund Saheb shrine

Helicopter services start from Ghangaria to Hemkund Saheb shrine

In a move to make the yatra to Hemkund Sahib, the Sikh shrine that draws over a lakh pilgrims a year, smoother and easier, the Uttarakhand government on Monday announced regular helicopter services up to Ghangaria, 6 km from the shrine in Chamoli district, starting from Tuesday. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 01-Jul-15

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Pawan Hans plans Bhubaneswar-Paradip route

Pawan Hans plans Bhubaneswar-Paradip route

With the Pawan Hans Limited agreeing to begin commercial chopper service between the state capital and Paradip, the Odisha government today asked the authorities of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and IOCLBSE -0.59 % to consider some of the requirements of the helicopter company. See Full Story

Source: The Economic Times, 29-Jun-15

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Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip service

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip service

The Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has agreed to provide necessary infrastructure and requested the state government to provide adequate police for resumption of copter service.  See full story

Source: Orissa Daily, 30-Apr-15

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Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

State-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) and national helicopter company Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock exchanges early next year. See Full Story

Source: Yahoo Finance, 11-Nov-14

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Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

A major helicopter company has announced it’s proposing a year-round heliport facility at Kitimat. See Full Storey

Source: CFTK TV, 04-Nov-14

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Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

Helijet has begun the process of establishing scheduled helicopter service between its downtown Vancouver Heliport and Nanaimo’s Cruise Ship Centre facility, utilizing its fleet of familiar 12-passenger, twin engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters. In recognition of a growing demand for fast, convenient air service between the two centres, especially for business travellers and commuters, Helijet plans… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 17-Oct-14

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UK – Scillies service could resume in 2016 with AW189s

UK – Scillies service could resume in 2016 with AW189s

The return of a helicopter service connecting the Scilly Isles to mainland Britain has taken a step closer after advisers PwC delivered a report into the viability of reinstating the air link which closed in 2012. See Full Story

Source: This is Money, 19-Aug-14

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Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch Company (Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company) will be launching Macau – Guangzhou helicopter service this year.  Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company carried out a trial operation flight on the 8th August 2014; the first flight departed from Guangzhou and arrived Macau at 10:30am.  Mr. Cui Guang, Senior Assistant to the Chairman of Executive Committee… Read more »

Source: Macau Airport, 11-Aug-14

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China – Helicopter service proposed from Beijing to Yanqi Lake Kempinski

China – Helicopter service proposed from Beijing to Yanqi Lake Kempinski

Although airport-downtown helicopter shuttles are common in many major cities, there is currently no such service in Beijing, where air space is tightly controlled by the military. See full story

Source: CEI, 21-May-14

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West Bengal state plans helicopter route to Sunderbans

West Bengal state plans helicopter route to Sunderbans

The state government plans to connect the Sunderbans – the world’s largest mangrove forests and a Unesco World Heritage site – with Kolkata by helicopter.  See full story

Source: Times of India, 24-Feb-14

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India – Goa to launch helicopter tourist service

India – Goa to launch helicopter tourist service

Goa’s state committee for tourism infrastructure projects headed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday approved in principle the proposal made by Pawan Hans to run the helicopter ride service in the state. See full story

Source: eTurboNews, 26-Jan-14

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Pawan Hans starts Kolkata-Santiniketan scheduled service

Pawan Hans starts Kolkata-Santiniketan scheduled service

The Kolkata-Santiniketan helicopter service was formally inaugurated on Sunday with two celebrities from the film world in attendance  See full story

Source: Times of India, 13-Jan-14

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Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

When Danny Sitnam started a scheduled passenger helicopter service between Vancouver and Victoria 27 years ago, a potential partner told him it was the stupidest idea ever. Sitnam went for it anyway.  See full story

Source: Vancouver Sun, 01-Jan-14

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Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route.  The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jan-14

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17-Dec-13 Eurocopter AS365N Guwahati, India

Port side landing gear failed on landing, helicopter fell onto its side.  Later photo shows propped up helicopter with tail sitting on the ground and port stabiliser end-plate bent from ground contact.  All six passengers and two crew safely evacuated.  It is believed that the helicopter was operating on the scheduled route between Guwahati and Shillong

17-Dec-13

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East Asia Airlines celebrates 25th Anniversary

East Asia Airlines celebrates 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of East Asia Airlines Limited (“EAA”), a cocktail reception was held in the Grand Ballroom of Grand Lisboa Hotel, Macau, attracting more than 100 distinguished guests, including officials from the Macau Special Administrative Region Government, local and overseas representatives from the aviation industry, business partners and prominent community leaders. Ms…. Read more »

Source: East Asia Airlines, 17-Nov-13

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Helijet takes off with multi-million dollar partnership

Helijet takes off with multi-million dollar partnership

For the past 27 years, British Columbian residents and tourists alike have likely heard of, or used Helijet, a locally based and operated aviation company that offers regularly scheduled flights between Vancouver and Victoria. Since its establishment, Helijet has steadily grown its business and recently they sought out the expertise and funding from First West… Read more »

Source: First West Capital, 24-Oct-13

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Pawan Hans using illegal helipads, says Auditor General

Pawan Hans using illegal helipads, says Auditor General

Pawan Hans is putting passengers at a serious risk by flying its helicopters to Arunachal Pradesh, Katra, Phata (Kedarnath), Amarnath, Port Blair, Koraput, Gadchiroli, Gangtok and Patna since helipads at these places are unlicensed and are not approved by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA), according to a report tabled in Parliament on Thursday…. Read more »

Source: Times of India, 09-Aug-13

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Bengal Aerotropolis signs MoU with Pawan Hans

Bengal Aerotropolis signs MoU with Pawan Hans

Bengal Aerotropolis signed an MoU with Pawan Hans to introduce helicopter services between Kolkata and Durgapur – see full story

Source: Economic Times, 07-Aug-13

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Sky Shuttle Helicopters’ First All-Female Crew

Sky Shuttle Helicopters’ First All-Female Crew

Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited is pleased to announce that today, on 6 May 2013, Captain Meg Lam and First Officer Kirsty Holtkamp became the company’s first ever all-female helicopter crew to operate flights between Hong Kong and Macau. Captain Meg Lam, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, fell in love with the helicopter when she… Read more »

Source: Sky Shuttle Hc, 07-May-13

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UK – AgustaWestland to contribute to new Scilly Isles link?

UK – AgustaWestland to contribute to new Scilly Isles link?

Helicopters could return to the skies of west Cornwall by next summer after an international company backed plans for a new transport link.   (See Full Story)

Source: This Is Cornwall, 26-Apr-13

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New local hope for restoration of Scilly Isles service

New local hope for restoration of Scilly Isles service

Pirate FM has learnt an announcement on a new air link to the Isles of Scilly could be just weeks away (see full story).

Source: Pirate FM, 12-Apr-13

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23-Jan-13 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

Avionics problem and pilot returned to his departure point at Dudinka.  Aircraft was operating a regular flight number 9356 on route Dudinka – Ust-Awam – n Volochanka.  No injuries to 3 crew and 12 passengers

23-Jan-13

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Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

Pawan Hans has revealed plans to expand its helicopter services in Uttar Pradesh, with continued focus on passengers with pilgrimage and religious interests.  The Indian operator has already launched a daily helicopter service between New Delhi and Vrindavan in Mathura district and is planning to serve the Buddhist Circuit spread over Eastern Uttar Pradesh and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-12

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Pawan Hans launches service between Vrindavan and Delhi

Pawan Hans launches service between Vrindavan and Delhi

Pawan Hans Helicopters today launches a daily helicopter service from Vrindavan to Delhi .  The first flight departs at 13.30 local time, 0800 GMT. (see full story)

Source: NetIndian, 28-Nov-12

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World’s longest running scheduled helicopter service closes

World’s longest running scheduled helicopter service closes

It is with sadness we record the closure yesterday of the helicopter link between the UK mainland and the Scilly Isles, following the sale of Penzance Heliport to a retail supermarket as the site of a future store. Scheduled services began on 1st May 1964 and have continued for forty eight and a half years,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-12

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British International to stop Scilly Isles route after 48 years

British International to stop Scilly Isles route after 48 years

British International Helicopters is to end its service from Penzance, which has run since 1964, in November.  The company blamed the decision on uncertainty created by legal challenges to its sale of land to supermarket giant Sainsbury’s (see full story)

03-Aug-12

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Pawan Hans resumes services in Meghalaya

Pawan Hans resumes services in Meghalaya

State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters has recently resumed its services in the mountainous Meghalaya state after a gap of 15 months, it has been announced.  The move follows its selection in a bid process to run the air service in the state, according to state Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal, who later admitted that the other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-12

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Panel cancels appointment of Pawan Hans Chairman/MD

Panel cancels appointment of Pawan Hans Chairman/MD

Anil Srivastava, currently the joint director-general of civil aviation, was also appointed the Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans as an additional charge a few weeks ago by the civil aviation ministry. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has now ordered the civil aviation ministry to hand over the role to someone else due… Read more »

Source: Deccan Chronicle, 29-Jun-12

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Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Vancouver based operator Helijet has just released its summer 2012 schedule and fares.  This covers its long-standing route between its heliports at Vancouver Harbour and Victoria Harbour which they operate using Sikorsky S76s. For more details, see http://www.helijet.com/helijet-schedule-information—effective-22may12.pdf   Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-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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Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today recognized Helijet International as operator of the world’s highest airtime Sikorsky S-76® airframe — an S-76A helicopter (serial number 760074) with 37,025 flight hours. Vancouver-based Helijet operates North America’s largest scheduled helicopter service. Since 1986, aircraft 760074, an S-76A helicopter operating in Helijet’s airline… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Feb-12

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Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Richmond’s Helijet International celebrated its two millionth passenger on Thursday, a major industry milestone the scheduled helicopter carrier has achieved after 25 years in business and flying more than 22 million kilometres. The milestone passenger, Godfrey D. Archbold, President and CEO, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia, arrived at the Vancouver Harbour terminal… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 05-Feb-12

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UK: Penzance HP gets a few months reprieve

UK: Penzance HP gets a few months reprieve

British International Helicopters (BIH) has announced that Penzance Heliport will be available to them until the end of October this year, rather than June/July as previously thought.  The move has been welcomed as it allows a complete summer season to be operated. BIH had planned on moving to St Erth, but withdrew their application there… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jan-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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British International targets Newquay after withdrawing St Erth plans

British International targets Newquay after withdrawing St Erth plans

BIH managing director, Tony Jones, said flights would continue from Penzance until June next year and the firm would continue to look for a site in West Cornwall.  If necessary, flights would continue after that date from Newquay Cornwall airport to ensure the service was not disrupted.

Source: Cornish Guardian, 17-Nov-11

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Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Join Helijetters past and present to celebrate 25 years since the first flight November 26th 1986. Come together on November 26th 2011 at Jewel Ballroom, 4th Floor – 1495 West 8th Ave Vancouver (near Granville), for food, drinks, dancing and reminiscing. Alumni please confirm your tickets above, due to venue size limited tickets available. Current… Read more »

Source: Eventbrite, 20-Oct-11

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Tallinn-Helsinki route reopens 14th September

Tallinn-Helsinki route reopens 14th September

Further to our scoop report that this route was to re-open, Copterline have confirmed that they will resume flights between Tallinn and Helsinki no Wednesday, 14th September.  They will fly five round trips per weekday, with the first departing Helsinki at 0800 and the last returning from the Estonian capital of Tallinn at 1730. Flights… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-11

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Copterline to restart Helsinki-Tallinn route once more

Copterline to restart Helsinki-Tallinn route once more

Finnish operator Copterline looks to be ready to restart operations once again, in particular reopening the scheduled route between the capitals of Finland and Estonia, Helsinki and Tallin, potentially as early as next week. This will be the third time that flights between the two cities are being commenced. Originally in 2000, Copterline flew two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Aug-11

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UK: British International to put St Erth Heliport plans on display

UK: British International to put St Erth Heliport plans on display

British International Helicopters intends moving their helicopter base from Penzance to a site within walking distance of the St Erth railway station.  The plans will be put on public display 18-19th August and are expected to go before planners in September (Full story)

Source: Scilly Today, 08-Aug-11

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State of Meghalaya continues to block Pawan Hans

State of Meghalaya continues to block Pawan Hans

While operator Pawan Hans has now restarted operations in the North Eastern Indian states of Tripura and Sikkim, the State of Meghalaya continues to block the company from flying within its boundaries.  The cessation of flying started after the operator suffered two fatal accidents within a fortnight earlier this year to allow a period of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Aug-11

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Local press reveal BIH preferred site after Penzance HP closure

Local press reveal BIH preferred site after Penzance HP closure

The company confirmed that it had reached an agreement with a landowner for a new heliport adjacent to the St Erth industrial estate off the A30, subject to planning permission and the successful sale of the current heliport in Penzance to Sainsburys.  If successful, it will create a transport hub enabling passengers easy access to… Read more »

Source: Cornishman, 06-Jun-11

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E-ticketing for helicopter services at Shri Vaishno Devi operational

E-ticketing for helicopter services at Shri Vaishno Devi operational

The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has operationalized the on-line reservation system for availing helicopter services on Katra-Sanjichhat-Katra Sector.

Source: Times of India, 03-May-11

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Pawan Hans Mi-17 crashes, killing 17

Pawan Hans Mi-17 crashes, killing 17

HeliHub.com adds a separate page for every reported incident, including details of the particular helicopter and links to online reports of the event. see 19-Apr-11 Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (17F)

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-11

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Helijet launches air services from Prince Rupert

Helijet launches air services from Prince Rupert

Richmond-based Helijet International (TSX: HJI) has opened its Prince Rupert base located at Seal Cove and  is now expanding helicopter charter and air ambulance services along British Columbia’s north coast. The Prince Rupert base will be overseen by Steve Morrow and Andrew Scott. Morrow will oversee air medical operations and Scott will develop Helijet’s general… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 05-Apr-11

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Helipad size stops Indian pilot landing scheduled flight

Helipad size stops Indian pilot landing scheduled flight

This is an odd one.  Given it’s a scheduled flight which has evidently been operating for some time, why would they reach a point where the pilot refused to land the helicopter due to the size of the helipad?  There’s no indication of the operator using a different size of helicopter, for instance.  it’s feasible… Read more »

Source: Times of India, 26-Jan-11

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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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Lands End Airport breaks off talks with British International

Lands End Airport breaks off talks with British International

The firm which owns Land’s End termintes talks with British International Helicopters (BIH) over plans to move services to the Scilly Isles to its airport. Photo shows current base – Penzance HP

Source: This is the West Country, 26-Oct-10

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Ceuta-Algeciras route flies 5,000 passengers in first 3 months

Ceuta-Algeciras route flies 5,000 passengers in first 3 months

The helicopter route across the Strait of Gibraltar from Ceuta and Algeciras has registered about 4,984 passengers during the first three months of operation of the service

Source: ABC, 17-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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Talks planned this month over Scilly Isles helicopter link

Talks planned this month over Scilly Isles helicopter link

Noise protestors at Land’s End Aerodrome raise concerns.  Operator British International says there will be more concerns over tourism if they can’t operate a service from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly. {Photo shows the current arrangement at Penzance HP]

Source: BBC, 04-Aug-10

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Scheduled helicopter services to begin from Delhi in October

Scheduled helicopter services to begin from Delhi in October

Source: Tehelka, 01-Jul-10

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New scheduled route linking Spain and Tunisia to start 1st July

The new route linking Ceuta and Algeciras will be officially opened by Spanish Development Minister José Blanco

Source: Europasur, 11-Apr-10

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Helicopter Service to NYC Airports Faces Uncertain Future

Helicopter Service to NYC Airports Faces Uncertain Future

Scheduled helicopter service between Manhattan and local airports will not resume before early next year — if ever.

Source: NY Times, 28-Nov-09

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Final phase of the Hong Kong Heliport Expansion Project completed

Final phase of the Hong Kong Heliport Expansion Project completed

Sky Shuttle Helicopters announces the opening and official commissioning of the second helipad on the western side of the roof-top of the Inner Pier of the Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal building, marking the successful completion of the final phase of the commercial heliport infrastructure expansion project for an all-new, dual-helipad facility to serve… Read more »

Source: Sky Shuttle Helicopters, 03-Oct-09

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New York’s US Helicopter Halts Shuttle Service to JFK and Newark airports

New York’s US Helicopter Halts Shuttle Service to JFK and Newark airports

Scheduled helicopter service between two heliports in Manhattan and two major airports that serve New York City abruptly shut down on Friday.

Source: New York Times, 28-Sep-09

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Copterline settles out of court with Sikorsky over August 2005 accident

The Finnish passenger helicopter service Copterline has reached out-of-court settlements in two lawsuits that it has raised in the United States against the manufacturer Sikorsky.  The case involves a crash in which a Copterline helicopter built by Sikorsky fell into the Gulf of Finland soon after leaving the Estonian capital Tallinn en route to Helsinki,… Read more »

Source: Helsingin Sanomat, 18-Aug-09

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Global Vectra to launch heli services to Hemkunt Sahib from Aug 16

Source: Indopia, 15-Aug-09

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Continental Airlines Offers $59 Summer Fare for Newark-Manhattan Shuttle

Source: Continental, 10-Aug-09

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