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Tourist flights proposed over Zion National Park

Tourist flights proposed over Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a big tourist attraction and a businessman wants to give visitors a view from above of the park and other attractions. But some residents, including the mayor, object to part of his plan. (see full story)

28-May-12

Ruedi Hafen sells Niagara Helicopters

Ruedi Hafen sells Niagara Helicopters

“It was something that has been in the process for quite awhile,” said vice-president Anna Pierce, adding further details will be made public in the new year. “The same team is still going to be here. It will mean a lot of cost savings for us.” (see full story)

Source: St Catherines Standard, 02-Jan-12

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Pawan Hans to offer New Delhi sightseeing

Pawan Hans to offer New Delhi sightseeing

New Delhi tourism officials have agreed in principle to work with Pawan Hans to offer sightseeing rides around the Indian capital New Delhi and are considering widening out to the neighbouring states as well.  Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) chairman Manish Chatrath said “We like the idea. It will be an added attraction… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Dec-11

Gateway Canyons resorts adds first AS350B3 (of nine?)

Gateway Canyons resorts adds first AS350B3 (of nine?)

This week Gateway Canyons resort has added its first Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopter and is now offering rotary-wing tours of the Grand Canyon in addition to the fixed wing service it already operated. The company is operating from a hangar at Grand Junction Regional Airport and has operating test/demo tours of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-11

Helicopter New York City promotes free hotel stay

Helicopter New York City promotes free hotel stay

Helicopter New York City, a leader in New York helicopter tours, announces their special promotion for a the chance to win a Free Hotel Stay in New York – and their New York helicopter tour customers will have first dibs at winning. Voted “Best Tour in NYC” by the Association of Hotel Concierges three years… Read more »

Source: Helicopter NYC, 29-Sep-11

Helicopter New York City offers limited time discounts

Helicopter New York City offers limited time discounts

Helicopter New York City, a leader in NYC helicopter tours, announces their limited time special on the Deluxe Tour. The Deluxe Tour is the “grand” helicopter tour which includes the best attractions and sights New York City has to offer. For a limited time, Helicopter New York City is giving a discount for each person… Read more »

Source: Helicopter NYC, 12-Sep-11

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Aviation Group will give explorers a multi-perspective view of Grand Canyon West Rim. Passengers will witness the beauty of the Grand Canyon and all it has to offer while traveling via plane, helicopter and by foot on the new Tribal Spirit excursion. The company’s latest expedition will depart daily… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 27-Jan-11

HAI Air Tour Operators Visit Washington

HAI Air Tour Operators Visit Washington

On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 commercial air tour operators from Nevada and Alaska visited Washington, D.C. to meet with regulators and lawmakers on topics affecting the air tour industry.  Between meetings the operators took time to attend the AeroClub of Washington’s monthly luncheon at the Capital Hilton. Those in attendance included: Lee Dunn, Legal Counsel… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-May-10

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Rules Tightened for Helicopter Tours in New York

Rules Tightened for Helicopter Tours in New York

Bowing to pressure from community groups upset by the noise of whirring rotors, city officials have banned most types of helicopter sightseeing flights leaving from Manhattan.

Source: New York Times, 01-May-10

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Ventura Harbor rejects helicopter sightseeing tours

Channel Island Helicopters, which currently operates out of the Oxnard Airport, wanted to lease harbor land near Anchors Way to offer tours one weekend a month and raise its profile, but “it wasn’t the right fit,” Harbormaster Scott Miller said Tuesday.

Source: Ventura County Star, 21-Apr-10

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Air Pegasus Heliport (W30th) ends tourist flights

The changes at the Air Pegasus Heliport, located near 30th Street, bring to a close more than a decade of wrangling among West Side residents and park advocates over noise problems and having the heliport in Hudson River Park.

Source: DNA Info, 08-Apr-10

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Mauiscape Helicopters files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Mauiscape Helicopters files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

A Kahului-based tour helicopter company has filed for bankruptcy weeks after a lender repossessed one of its aircraft and got a court order to take back another.

Source: Honolulu Advertiser, 24-Dec-09

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Attorneys file lawsuits for Italian tourists killed in New York mid-air

Five wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the pilot of a Piper fixed-wing aircraft that collided over the Hudson River with a helicopter carrying Italian tourists.

Source: NorthJersey.com, 10-Dec-09

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Hilo Airport starts $15M project to include heliport move

The airport’s existing cargo facility is destined to be used as a heliport.

Source: Star Bulletin, 12-Nov-09

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Scenic helicopter flights over Darwin get all clear

The Darwin City Council has given a scenic helicopter tour operator the green light for a trial in Darwin next year.

Source: ABC, 11-Nov-09

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Falcon Aviation Services launches its sightseeing services during Formula 1

The Private Jet and Helicopter provider will also be offering aerial sightseeing tours onboard of their Eurocopter EC130 to discover Abu Dhabi from the sky.

Source: AME, 30-Oct-09

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New helicopter tours launched in Butte, Montana

A business has launched a new helicopter touring service over the Butte region, with plans to also expand a pilot training program into the area.

Source: Victoria Advocate, 27-Oct-09

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Falcon Aviation Services adds helicopter sightseeing to the list of activities available in Abu Dhabi

FAS has now developed a similar offer to fill the gap of aerial sightseeing services in Abu Dhabi,” said Faisal Al Rawas, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “The terminal is strategically located next to the marina mall and will be base to exciting helicopter tours over the capital’s most iconic landmarks such as The Emirates… Read more »

Source: AME, 15-Oct-09

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Zip Aviation Announces New LongRanger and Expanded Services From New York’s 30th St. Heliport

Zip Aviation has taken delivery of its first Bell Helicopter 206L Long Ranger and plans to use the helicopter for charter service from Manhattan’s West 30th Street Heliport. This will be the first time for a Bell helicopter to be flown from the 30th St. Heliport.

Source: All The Articles, 11-Oct-09

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Helicopter landing pads being moved at Boulder City Municipal Airport

The Boulder City Municipal Airport Advisory Committee voted unanimously Oct. 6 to reconfigure the landing area for tour helicopters that use the airport. The helicopters’ landing site will be moved off of a taxiway.

Source: Las Vegas Sun, 09-Oct-09

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters voted Maui’s best air tour for third year running

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the largest and most successful aerial tour company in Hawaii, has been voted “Best Air Tour” for the third straight year by the readers of The Maui News. The award-winning newspaper’s “Best of Maui” poll recognizes its readers’ choices for the island’s top restaurants, activites, resorts, golf courses, and clubs.

Source: RotorNews, 18-Sep-09

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Acrimonious row erupts over rainforest sightseeing flights in Zimbabwe

A showdown is looming between the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Victoria Falls Town Council after the local authority allocated land for helipads to seven potential helicopter operators to venture into providing flights over the rainforest.

Source: Sunday News, 27-Aug-09

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Helicopter tour service lands on Duluth’s Sky Harbor Airport

The Duluth Airport Authority today agreed to enter an agreement enabling Lake Superior Helicopters to begin offering its services from Sky Harbor Airport.

Source: Duluth News Tribune, 20-Aug-09

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Helicopter tours proposed around Crater Lake, Oregon

Source: KGW, 23-Jul-09

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Niagara Helicopters Announces Special Offer for Niagara Falls GO Train Visitors

Source: Niagara Helicopters, 15-Jul-09

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Hawaii tour helicopter crashes decrease but proportion of fatal crashes increases

Source: Science Daily, 30-Jun-09

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HeliAtlantis replaces AS350 with Robinson R44 for Madeira tour flights

Source: Jornalda Madeira, 29-Jun-09

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HeliAtlantis to present new helicopter on Saturday in Funchal, Madeira

Source: Jornala Madeira, 25-Jun-09

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Heliview to start flying from Ohakune in June

Heliview to start flying from Ohakune in June

Source: Heliview, 25-May-09

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Island Helicopters wins exclusive rights to land at Hawaii’s “Jurassic Falls”

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22-May-09

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Air tours’ safety in Hawaii, nation at highest in 26 years

Source: http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090411/NEWS01/904110326, 11-Apr-09

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Air tours’ safety in Hawaii, nation at highest in 26 years

Source: Honolulu Advertiser, 11-Apr-09

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Commissions Acutrack For Its First Blu-ray Release

Source: Acutrack, 07-Apr-09

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Papillon bucks trend with expansion and new jobs in Boulder City

Source: KVBC, 25-Mar-09

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Papillon Airways To Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Boulder City Passenger Terminal On March 23

Papillon Airways To Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Boulder City Passenger Terminal On March 23

Source: Hotel Interactive, 16-Mar-09

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Maverick Helicopters parent company launches fixed wing charter and tour service

Source: Maverick Airlines, 04-Mar-09

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Blue Hawaiian fleet lead EC130 passes 10,000 flight hours

Source: American Eurocopter, 22-Feb-09

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First Grand Canyon Tour Operator to Adopt TCAS Safety System

First Grand Canyon Tour Operator to Adopt TCAS Safety System

Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) has been selected for the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters fleet, making the tour operator the first at the scenic park to use a TCAS safety system.

Source: Honeywell, 22-Feb-09

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Malta Heli Tours – new sightseeing operator on island of Malta

Source: Times of Malta, 17-Feb-09

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Kaua’i Air Tour Help Line launched by operators

Source: Kauai World, 02-Feb-09

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Bank takes Air Kauai’s helicopters, again

Source: Pacific Business News, 30-Jan-09

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Air Kauai takes delivery of new MD500E

Source: MD Helicopters, 13-Aug-08

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