Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first VIP version of the H175, the company’s new medium class twin-engine helicopter, which entered service in 2014 for offshore transportation. Combining unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin in its class, the VIP version of the H175 offers a superior level of cabin interior provided by… Read more »
It is an eye-catching world-premiere in a blue and white Zig-Zag design: At this week’s Monaco Yacht Show, Eurocopter will exhibit a “collectable” art helicopter aboard the Quattroelle, an 86-meter Lürssen yacht, with the EC135’s cabin interior and exterior paint scheme designed by German artist Rita Weber. The project for this original art-inspired rotorcraft began… Read more »
Dutch shipyard Feadship is currently conducting pre-delivery trials on their largest superyacht to date – the 99m long ship known as “Project Dream”. In their press release they indicate that “Experience of a different kind underpinned some of the other special requests for this latest member of the Feadship fleet. Leveraging on the expertise accrued… Read more »
The iconic Amels 73.7-metre gets a new helipad and pool with movable floor The beautiful 73.7m motoryacht ILONA set sail again in May, after a very successful eight-month refit. While the yacht has been functioning perfectly since her launch in 2004, the owner wanted a major re-design to accommodate some new ideas into ILONA, as… Read more »
Perla Group International Inc. (PERL:PK), a leader in the international military, police and security solutions sectors, today announced it has signed a contract for the sale of 9 (nine) AK1-3 helicopters toÂ FloridaÂ based company, Yacht Chandlers. The helicopters are to be delivered over the next 3 years, and sold exclusively to the luxury yacht industry. Perla… Read more »
Evergreen Helicopters have acquired two low-time Bell 214STs from the Saudi royal family.Â Previously allocated to operations from superyacht “Prince Abdul Aziz”, the fourth largest private yacht in the world at 147m in length, the pair have last week been registered with the FAA as N511EV and N512EV.Â They are serial numbers 28105 and 28115… Read more »
Some controversy was raised in Gibraltar recently when two different officials gave opposing views on helicopter operations off the deck of a superyacht, according to “The Triton” website for operators of large private yachts.Â The captain of MY Calixe had sought approval to fly guests off their yacht, and received approval, only for it to… Read more »
Following the success of the main HeliHub.com gallery – soon to pass the 6,000 images mark – we are today launching a more specialised gallery covering helicopter operations on superyachts (some call them megayachts). This will include photos of the helicopters themselves, helipads, facilities associated with helicopter operations (eg. some boats even have hangars!) and… Read more »
Looking worthy of being created for the next James Bond film, Besenzoni’s Helybase is a self-levelling platform pf 60mÂ² which folds itself away – ideal for the limited deck area of a superyacht. Its adaptability makes it particularly useful for the yacht charter market as the increased flexibility it provides to a particular yacht greatly… Read more »
The PYA would like to welcome Heli Air Monaco as a PYA Corporate member. The company operates helicopters on scheduled flights between Nice and Monaco. Heli Air Monaco is IATA approved (IATA-YO747) and was established in 1976. With flight times of only 7 minutes duration, departures every 15 minutes and a free car service available… Read more »
Professional Yachtsmen's Association, 03-Aug-10
Heli Riviera’s Nigel Watson attends the acceptance of a new EC145 Helicopter, representing one of Heli Riviera’s yacht based clients. Nigel says “The continued success of the EC145 as a Heli Yacht based platform is testament to the initial faith we placed in the machine. The Corporate Stylence variant as delivered here offers comfort, space… Read more »
A year after winning the competition to design the ultimate Super Yacht Range Rover, Andrew Winch Designs (AWD) – a specialist in yacht design – has now taken up yet another challenge to come up with a dream helicopter concept especially for yachts.
The yacht â€” the fourth in Abramovichâ€™s private fleet â€” drips luxury. It boasts two helipads, two swimming pools â€” the larger of which doubles up as a dance floor when drained â€” and 6ft-wide home cinema screens in all 24 guest cabins.