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Helicopter crash in lake

Helicopter crash in lake

At 10:40 today Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a distress message about a helicopter (which later turned out to be a gyrocopter) that had crash in a lake just moments north of Åkersberg. The Search and Rescue helicopter based in Norrtälje was quickly at the scene and according to local newspaper the pilot, who was the sole… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 18-Sep-17

Last HKP 14 delivered

Last HKP 14 delivered

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announces that it has taken delivery of the last aircraft of the 18 NH90s ordered from NHIndustries back in September 2001. In total, 15 NH90s, locally designated HKP 14, are now in service with the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing. Five of these are anti-submarine warfare (ASW) versions. Adding… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 12-Jul-17

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Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life

Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life

Last week Swedish Prince Carl Philip visited the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing’s air base in Malmen, Link-ping, for a pilot orientation course. The Helicopter Wing states that the instructors were very impressed by the Prince’s piloting skills. At the visit, the Prince was briefed about the unit and how the pilot training is conducted…. Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 28-Jun-17

First Leonardo AW169 arrives in Sweden

First Leonardo AW169 arrives in Sweden

This weekend Sweden’s first Leonardo AW169 arrived in Östersund. This aircraft is the first in a batch of four AW169s ordered by Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance for its HEMS operations in northern Sweden. The new helicopters will replace the current AS365 Dauphin helicopters in Gällivare, Östersund and Lycksele this year. The forth one will be used… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 08-May-17

Good results for AS 350 Maximum Pilot Visibility Kit

Good results for AS 350 Maximum Pilot Visibility Kit

In March Stockholms Helikoptertjänst became the first operator in Scandinavia to install Swiss Rotor Solution’s Maximum Pilot View Kit on one of its helicopters. The kit, which is designed provide unrestricted pilot view in vertical-reference sling-load operations, was installed on the company’s AS 350 B3 (SE-JRZ) at the main base in Stockholm, Sweden, by Swiss… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 03-May-17

Helicopter ambulance crew opts for Swedish flight suits

Helicopter ambulance crew opts for Swedish flight suits

Operating just south of the polar circle, the helicopter ambulance (HEMS) crew at Lycksele Airport face severe weather conditions every day. They recently chose to upgrade their equipment with the AUK Protection G1 flight suit. “It’s outstanding, the best flight suit I’ve worn in my career”, says pilot Lars-Göran Falk. This Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance (BSAA)… Read more »

Source: AUK Protection, 17-Mar-17

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

First North listed CybAero AB, which develops and manufactures remote-controlled helicopter systems, October 21, 2016 applied to the ISP, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, for export authorization of demonstration flight UAS in China. The application concerns one helicopter system and the demonstration is addressed to the Administration of Fishery and Fishing Supervision. The deal’s representative… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 22-Feb-17

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Svensk Pilotutbildning (SPU) has been awarded an agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (“Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan”) for training of 14 new helicopter pilots a year, until 2020, which in total means 28 positions funded by the Swedish Government. The agency got a lot of attention for its January 2014 decision, where… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 13-Feb-17

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Swedish Prosecutor drops SAR AW139 case

Swedish Prosecutor drops SAR AW139 case

After a 1½-year investigation, the prosecutor’s office has decided to drop the charges regarding alleged irregularities in connection with the purchase of seven new rescue helicopters. “The police have not found anything, and the prosecutor’s office has now closed the case”, says Ulrika Ekström, Director of Communications at the Swedish Maritime Administration. The commotion took… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 10-Feb-17

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Power Aviation exclusive agent for SEI, Bambi Bucket Division for Sweden and Finland

Power Aviation exclusive agent for SEI, Bambi Bucket Division for Sweden and Finland

Power Aviation Sweden AB is proud to announce that it is now the sole and exclusive agent for SEI International Sales Inc, Bambi Bucket Division for the territories of Sweden and Finland. Power Aviation is also the agent for SEI in the territories of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since several years. “We are proud to… Read more »

Source: Power Aviation, 20-Dec-16

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JSSI Enrolls HeliAir Sweden Fleet

JSSI Enrolls HeliAir Sweden Fleet

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, signed an agreement at Helitech International 2016 with HeliAir Sweden to enroll two AS350B2, one AS350B3, and two H120 helicopters onto JSSI’s Engine Program. “We are happy and excited to start this collaboration with JSSI”, stated Aram… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 13-Oct-16

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Gyronimo create customised app for Swedish Police

Gyronimo create customised app for Swedish Police

Gyronimo LLC recently completed the development of a customized weight & balance and performance iPad application for a new fleet of seven Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopters for the Swedish National Police. This fleet, received in the winter of 2015/2016, is being used by law enforcement for search and rescue, including mountain rescue, and is now… Read more »

Source: Gyronimo, 05-Oct-16

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HeliAir Sweden Replaces MD500s with EC120B

HeliAir Sweden Replaces MD500s with EC120B

HeliAir Sweden has recently procured a second EC120B helicopter. The EC120B will be used to help with power line inspections, fire-fighting and collapsing trees. As reported by Eban Magazine. HeliAir Sweden are also going to sell their three MD500s, and demonstration flights were made last week to initial interested parties. Their fleet currently holds three… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16

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Kratos wins training contract from Swedish Armed Forces

Kratos wins training contract from Swedish Armed Forces

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide helicopter aerial gunnery training for the Swedish Armed Forces at the Kratos Aircrew Training Center (KATC) in Orlando, Florida. Kratos’ Aircrew Training Center incorporates state-of-the-art Virtual Reality and Projection Aircrew Training Devices… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 08-Sep-16

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Swedish aviation museum puts Vertol 107 on civil register

Swedish aviation museum puts Vertol 107 on civil register

The Swedish aviation museum Aeroseum has obtained the formal civil registration for its soon-to-be-flying Kawasaki Vertol 107. The helicopter, which previously served with the Swedish Armed Forces, has been waiting for this since its last landing on 1 March 2011. This touchdown was also the very last landing of a Vertol 107 in the Swedish… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 18-Aug-16

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CybAero appoints new CFO

CybAero appoints new CFO

CybAero has hired Mikael Smith as the new CFO, and will take up the position on September 1st, 2016. “We are delighted that Mikael has accepted the position as CFO. With his broad expertise, we are confident that he will contribute to the development of the company, “says CybAero’s CEO Rolf Schytt. Mikael Smith is… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 01-Jun-16

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Patria Helicopters to implement Ramco Aviation MRO software

Patria Helicopters to implement Ramco Aviation MRO software

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation software provider on Cloud, Mobile & Tablets, today announced that it has secured an order from Patria Helicopters AB (PHAB), the authorized service centre in the Nordic region for mixed fleet of AgustaWestland, Bell and Airbus Helicopters to implement Ramco Aviation on Cloud. Patria Helicopters AB is Scandinavia’s leading helicopter… Read more »

Source: Ramco, 26-May-16

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Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company is delighted to announce the delivery and entry into service of the Swedish National Police’s seven Bell 429 helicopters. The fleet is being used for law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, across Sweden. “This is now the largest Bell 429 fleet in operation in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-May-16

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CybAero performs test campaign from Swedish Navy corvette

CybAero performs test campaign from Swedish Navy corvette

During the last week of April CybAero ended an extensive test campaign with their ship based system APID One. The clients of the campaign were FMV (the Swedish Defence Procurement Agency) in collaboration with the Swedish Navy. The campaign has been going on for over a year and ended with numerous flights during week 17,… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 03-May-16

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MediCopter gets new HEMS contract in Stockholm

MediCopter gets new HEMS contract in Stockholm

Stockholm’s County Council has publicly announced that it has awarded a new contract for airborne emergency medical services in the Stockholm region to Scandinavian MediCopter. The new contract will be valid from 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2022, with an option to extend the period by two additional years. The decision comes after a… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 27-Apr-16

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EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

Exercise COLD BLADE 2016, hosted by the Finnish Defence Forces, was formally completed Wednesday evening March 16th 2016 by the Chief of Finnish Army Aviation, LtCol Jaro Kesänen. At exercise closure, a total of 290 hours had been flown on 156 missions with 3 participating Member States (Finland and Germany, as well as Sweden which sent… Read more »

Source: EDA, 24-Mar-16

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CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Today, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first Swedish NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Försvarets Materielverk). The fully-qualified rotorcraft has an entirely customized mission system including underwater sonar, tactical radar and high cabin for improved interior space. “In terms of versatility and customisability, the Swedish NH90 ASW demonstrates the benefits of an… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 17-Dec-15

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First R66 Turbine arrives in Sweden

First R66 Turbine arrives in Sweden

Sweden’s very first Robinson R66 Turbine has arrived. The helicopter was imported from the Robinson Factory in Torrance, California, by Scandinavian Helicopter Center earlier this summer, and it is now becoming a frequent sight in Västerås. The R66 is owned by Roger Gudmundsäter, the original founder of iTell Helicopter and the previous owner of two… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 18-Oct-15

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Swedish military retires last Super Puma

Swedish military retires last Super Puma

Today the Swedish Armed Forces celebrated the retirement of the last Swedish HKP 10 Super Puma. The ceremony was held at the F21 Air Force Base in Luleå, which in fact was the same place where the Swedish Super Pumas first entered service back in the spring of 1988. The event marks the historic end… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 16-Oct-15

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Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

Patria to supply NH90 parts to Sweden and Finland

Patria Helicopters AB, has signed an agreement to supply NH90 spare parts for Swedish Armed Forces. The order is valued approximately EUR 9.1 million. Patria has likewise won recently several NH90 spare part orders from Finnish Defence Forces. As an NH Industries (NHI) Authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center in Finland, Sweden, and Norway, Patria is… Read more »

Source: Patria, 12-Oct-15

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AW169 selected for Jämtland-Härjedalen’s EMS

AW169 selected for Jämtland-Härjedalen’s EMS

Yesterday Scandinavian Air Ambulance (SAA) signed an emergency medical helicopter contract with Region Jämtland-Härjedalen for the continued operation of the EMS helicopter in Östersund, Sweden. The region has agreed with SAA and its subsidiary Scandinavian MediCopter to replace its current AS 365 N2 Dauphin with a brand new AgustaWestland AW169 from early 2017. The contract… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 11-Sep-15

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CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Swedish military signs five year NH90 component contract with Saab

Swedish military signs five year NH90 component contract with Saab

This new contract covers component maintenance for the TMS to ensure full system availability. This will include, among other capabilities, the helicopter’s sonar system for anti-submarine warfare. Saab is now responsible for the support and maintenance of the entire Hkp 14 TMS. “This agreement confirms our strength as a support provider who ensures the availability… Read more »

Source: SAAB, 21-Jul-15

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Sweden opens corruption probe over AW139 SAR order

Sweden opens corruption probe over AW139 SAR order

The move followed an investigation by Swedish public broadcaster SVT’s programme Uppdrag Granskning earlier this year, which revealed that the deal between the state-run maritime administration and AgustaWestland, an Anglo-Italian manufacturing company, had been set up using private Hotmail accounts. See Full Story

Source: The Local, 23-Jun-15

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Skanska builds military helicopter hangar in Sweden

Skanska builds military helicopter hangar in Sweden

Skanska (STO:SKAB) has signed an agreement with the Swedish Fortifications Agency to build a combined helicopter hangar and administration building at the wing F17 in Kallinge, Sweden. This contract is worth SEK 310 M, which will be included in order bookings for Skanska Sweden in the second quarter of 2015. The assignment includes construction of… Read more »

Source: Skanska, 11-Jun-15

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Deliveries completed of all seven Swedish SAR AW139s

Deliveries completed of all seven Swedish SAR AW139s

AgustaWestland has now delivered all seven AW139s to Sweden for their Search and Rescue system, with the last one arriving late May 2015.   The Swedish Maritime Administration, the authority responsible for Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue Services in Sweden, is operating the AW139 helicopters from five bases across the country.   HeliHub.com announced the delivery… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jun-15

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Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

Revue Thommen AG is pleased to announce the selection of the HSL-1600 searchlight system by The Swedish National Police. The Bell 429 fleet of seven new aircraft, will feature the Thommen searchlight system fully integrated into the aircraft camera and mapping systems, for full optimization of the HSL-1600 feature set. This is a joint program… Read more »

Source: Revue Thommen, 11-May-15

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Sweden – Jämtlands Flyg to close its Tärnaby base

Sweden – Jämtlands Flyg to close its Tärnaby base

The Swedish helicopter operator Jämtlands Flyg announces that it has decided to close its helicopter base in Tärnaby in order to focus on its main operations in Jämtland County. The Tärnaby base was established in a hangar between the mountain villages Tärnaby and Hemavan, in Västerbotten County, in 2007. Local base managers have administered the base since… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 29-Apr-15

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Helinet Selected by Swedish National Police to Implement Airborne Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Solution

Helinet Selected by Swedish National Police to Implement Airborne Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Solution

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Swedish National Police (SNP) to deploy a comprehensive, country-wide airborne law enforcement solution.  This will include a customized mission suite for the agency’s seven, newly acquired Bell 429 helicopters as well as the… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 03-Mar-15

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Sweden – Northern Helicopters drops Cabri in favour of R44

Sweden – Northern Helicopters drops Cabri in favour of R44

Swedish operator Northern Helicopters has the two highest hour G2 Cabri helicopters in the world, and nearly 8,500 hours experience flying the type.  However, they have decided to sell the two examples that they have, and are in the process of acquiring three Robinson R44 Raven IIs to replace them.  Northern cite “increasing costs and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-15

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Gothenburg’s HEMS to join state organization

Gothenburg’s HEMS to join state organization

The emergency medical helicopter in Gothenburg will join the new local HEMS federation that is being established in Värmland and Dalarna. Adding to this, the federation, which is currently known as “Kommunalförbundet Ambulanshelikopter Värmland-Dalarna” (KAVD), will change name to “Svensk Luftambulans” according to a press release from Värmland’s County Council. The EMS helicopter service in… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 10-Feb-15

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Sogitec wins Swedish NH90 training contract

Sogitec wins Swedish NH90 training contract

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES has been awarded by Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk, FMV) a contract for the training of Swedish Air Force (AF) and FMV T&E (Test and Evaluation) NH90 crews. Training will be delivered to Swedish AF and FMV T&E personnel and will take place at the French Army Aviation Academy’s NH90 Joint Training… Read more »

Source: Sogitec, 10-Feb-15

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EURAMI re-accredits Scandinavian Air Ambulance

EURAMI re-accredits Scandinavian Air Ambulance

We congratulate the staff of Scandinavian Air Ambulance on their successful reaccreditation! They have received Regional Fixed Wing Accreditation and HEMS, SAR & Inter-Hospital Transport for their Rotor Wing service. Both with Medical endorsements for Adult & Paediatric Critical Care. They were accredited according to the standards 4.0(2013). The certificate is valid until the 16th of December 2017.

Source: EURAMI, 27-Jan-15

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Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

Gothenburg City Airport, more commonly known as Säve Airport, will be closed for airline operations, says state-owned airport operator Swedavia. The company issued a press release earlier today where it announced that it has taken over the remaining shares in the company that runs the airport and that it has decided to initiate a gradual… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Jan-15

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Sweden – Värmland-Dalarna selects EC145T2 for EMS

Sweden – Värmland-Dalarna selects EC145T2 for EMS

The county councils in Värmland and Dalarna announce that they have signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters for two new EC 145 T2 helicopters. The agreement includes an option for eight more helicopters to the counties’ joint HEMS federation. – This permanent solution improves patient safety and increase the ability to provide equitable health… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 19-Dec-14

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Swedish Armed Forces to test CybAero RPAS from Visby corvette

Swedish Armed Forces to test CybAero RPAS from Visby corvette

First North-listed CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015. Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors. It is estimated that the flights, which will employ CybAero’s APID helicopter systems, are to be conducted by… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 03-Dec-14

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50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the 50th Bell 429 in Europe to an operator in the United Kingdom. The aircraft will be used to accomplish corporate/VIP transport across the region. [Ed:- see our analysis below by country] “The Bell 429 offers customers exceptional performance and a smooth, comfortable ride, and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Nov-14

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First landing at new KS helipad in downtown Stockholm

First landing at new KS helipad in downtown Stockholm

The very first helicopter has landed at the Karolinska University Hospital’s brand new helipad in Solna, near downtown Stockholm. The local EC 135 EMS helicopter SE-JFN, piloted by Richard Johansson of Scandinavian MediCopter, did the landing on Friday afternoon. The new two-place helipad sits on top of a new trauma center that is being built… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 14-Oct-14

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Final report from ditched R44 in Stockholm

Final report from ditched R44 in Stockholm

The Swedish Accident Investigation Board (Statens Haverikommission, SHK) has published its final report following an accident that occurred in Tyresö, south east of Stockholm, on 26 August 2013. The aircraft, a Swedish Robinson R44 Clipper II with the registration SE-JOE, was engaged in a water-sampling assignment in the Stockholm area. The crew consisted of one pilot… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 18-Sep-14

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Sweden – Go-ahead for Värmland’s HEMS

Sweden – Go-ahead for Värmland’s HEMS

Värmland’s County Council announced that it has been granted the Swedish Transport Agency’s permission to commence its HEMS operation. The permission allows daytime VFR operations in a first step, but it will be extended by adding IFR- and night operations. “Finally, it feels great that we are up and running”, says health director Tobias Kjellberg… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 03-Sep-14

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Swedish National Police order seven Bell 429s

Swedish National Police order seven Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) announced a signed purchase agreement with the Swedish National Police for seven Bell 429 helicopters. The aircraft will be used for police operations including, surveillance, reconnaissance, maintaining public order, aerial photography, aid in rescue missions and police transportation. The Swedish National Police were the first and only helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-14

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14-Jul-14 SE-JKJ MD Helicopters MD600N Lennartsnäs, Sweden

Substantially damaged when it turned over on landing.  Pilot got out OK.

14-Jul-14

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Sweden – Interim EMS helicopter arrives for Värmland County

Sweden – Interim EMS helicopter arrives for Värmland County

Värmland County’s new air ambulance is here. It arrived in Karlstad in mid June, and it is expected to be operative in August. The longed-for helicopter, a French EC 135 P2, is here on an interim basis, while waiting for the permanent acquisition process to be finalized. The helicopter will be operating from a temporary… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Jun-14

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EastAir becomes Hummingbird Aviation Services

EastAir becomes Hummingbird Aviation Services

The executive airplane company and helicopter operator EastAiris changing name to Hummingbird Aviation Services. The shift marks the start of a new expansive phase, according to the company. “Our new name, logotype and graphic expression are visual signs of our transition to a full aviation house”, says CEO Martin Johansson. By adding more aircraft and personnel… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 19-May-14

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Second Helicopter Tactics Instructor Course Moves on to Sweden

Second Helicopter Tactics Instructor Course Moves on to Sweden

The course, jointly hosted by the Sweden and the UK, will train both a new cadre of tactics instructors as well as delivering bespoke instructional training to returning graduates from last year. In total the course lasts eight weeks across two phases, a Classroom and Simulator Phase which ran between March 23 and April 13… Read more »

Source: EDA, 15-May-14

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Sweden – Varmland EMS EC145T2 procurement cancelled after Bell appeal

Sweden – Varmland EMS EC145T2 procurement cancelled after Bell appeal

The Court of Appeal has legally canceled Värmland County Council’s decision following a public tender for the procurement of a new EMS helicopter. Värmland County had chosen the new Airbus EC 145 T2 for its very first HEMS station in Karlstad, but a competitor appealed the decision. The Administrative Court approved the county’s procurement, but… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 12-May-14

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Sweden – Gotland EMS Bell 429 range limited by weight issues

Sweden – Gotland EMS Bell 429 range limited by weight issues

The new EMS helicopter that is being used on the island of Gotland has been partly halted due to its limited payload acceptance. Representatives have told Swedish Radio (SR) that the new Bell 429 has been reduced to covering only local EMS missions, and that the inter-hospital transports between the island and the mainland have… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 12-May-14

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New Swedish Bell 429 meets local criticism over weight limits

New Swedish Bell 429 meets local criticism over weight limits

The new EMS helicopter in Gotland has met criticism in the media due to its current weight limit in the European Union. The newspaper Gotlands Tidningar states that the helicopter’s limited maximum takeoff weight rules out the option to bring a doctor in addition to the standard crew when needed by a critically ill patient…. Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 05-May-14

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Bell 429 enters service with Scandinavian MediCopter

Bell 429 enters service with Scandinavian MediCopter

Scandinavian MediCopter, a subsidiary of Scandinavian AirAmbulance, has launched its Bell 429 in HEMS operations for Region Gotland in Visby. The aircraft, the first one of its type in Scandinavia, was placed in medical alert yesterday, and it has already done its first mission. Gotland’s EMS helicopter is primarily engaged in inter-hospital transports between the… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 25-Apr-14

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Kallax Flyg of Sweden To Order PA100 PUREair Filtration

Kallax Flyg of Sweden To Order PA100 PUREair Filtration

DART Aerospace announced that Kallax Flyg of Sweden has provided a letter of intent to order two PA100 PUREair engine protection systems for their AS350 family of helicopters once the system has received EASA certification. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air… Read more »

Source: Dart, 09-Apr-14

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Avincis to buy Scandinavian Air Ambulance for €80 Million

Avincis to buy Scandinavian Air Ambulance for €80 Million

Scandinavian Air Ambulance (SAA), the foremost provider of air ambulance services in the Nordic region, today announced its intention to join the Avincis Group (Avincis), a leading international provider of mission critical aviation services. The agreement would see the business take its place alongside Avincis’ existing companies which deliver medical emergency, search & rescue, firefighting… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 27-Mar-14

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22-Mar-14 SE-JRB Eurocopter AS365N3 Gallivare, Sweden

Tail boom stabiliser fin lost inflight.  Minor damage to belly of aircraft

22-Mar-14

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Sweden – Northern Helicopters introduce EC135 type ratings

Sweden – Northern Helicopters introduce EC135 type ratings

We announce that we are introducing the EC135 type rating courses. Training is offered in both full flight simulator and aircraft training on customers aircraft. With a great flexibility we are adjusting each training course to fit the mission to be flown by the operator. Courses are estimated to be available for all customers in April… Read more »

Source: Northern Helicopters, 04-Mar-14

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Sweden to fund training for 30 helicopter pilots per year

Sweden to fund training for 30 helicopter pilots per year

Two Swedish helicopter schools, Svensk Pilotutbildning (SPU) and Scandinavian Aviation Academy (SAA), have been awarded an agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education for training of 30 new helicopter pilots a year. After acceptance to the two-year 400-point higher vocational education programme, the pilots will gain a full ATPL(H)IR theory and a CPL(H) license… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 28-Jan-14

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Scandinavian AirAmbulance opens 10th base – in Denmark

Scandinavian AirAmbulance opens 10th base – in Denmark

On 1 January Scandinavian AirAmbulance (SAA) opened its tenth helicopter base – a HEMS station in Ringsted, Denmark. The Danish HEMS station is situated southwest of Copenhagen and it employs a single-pilot EC145  that sits in alert 24 hours around the clock. The helicopter is operated in partnership wih Falck Ambulans on a January-October interim contract… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 20-Jan-14

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New market research paper on Nordic helicopter market

New market research paper on Nordic helicopter market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Helicopter Services (Nordic)” report to their offering. The report provides a detailed overview of the HELICOPTER SERVICES (Nordic) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 50 companies. It includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. A quick glance of… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 15-Jan-14

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Final report after fatal R44 accident in Norway

Final report after fatal R44 accident in Norway

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) has published its final report after an accident that occurred on 11 January 2012 southeast of Mosjøen, Nordland, involving a Swedish helicopter with the registration SE-JPZ. The aircraft, a Robinson R44 Raven II, had been hired for a reindeer-herding operation between an area south of Mosjøen and Sjåmoen… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 10-Jan-14

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09-Jan-14 SE-JKP Bell 206B Rögla, Sweden

Powerline patrol – encountered wind change at low level and was unable to recover.  Main blades chopped boom

09-Jan-14

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Sweden takes delivery of first International Mission NH90

Sweden takes delivery of first International Mission NH90

The Swedish Armed Forces has taken delivery of its very first “International Mission” version of the NH90. The helicopter, locally designated HKP 14D and globally named NHIndustries NH90 TTT/IM, landed at Malmen Air Base in Linköping on 12 December 2013 following an overnight stop at the helicopter squadron in Luleå. It was officially handed over… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 23-Dec-13

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Sweden – Dalarna Council to buy EMS helicopter

Sweden – Dalarna Council to buy EMS helicopter

Dalarna’s County Council has decided to purchase an own helicopter for emergency medical operations in the region. The decision was reached in an extra meeting in Falun earlier today. The county’s helicopter will be purchased in a joint partnership with Värmland’s County Council, which decided to buy its own helicopter in March 2013. Värmland’s procurement… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 20-Dec-13

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Swedish operator HeliNord takes delivery of LongRanger

Swedish operator HeliNord takes delivery of LongRanger

Today the Örnsköldsvik company HeliNord Norden took delivery of a second Long Ranger that will join the company’s fleet of HeliSki helicopters in Kittelfjäll this winter. The helicopter, a 1988 Bell 206 L-3 formerly known as LN-OBS, was delivered from Oslo to Umeå today. The 5000-hour helicopter will join HeliNord’s current fleet of two Alouette… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 29-Nov-13

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Sweden – No HEMS decision in Dalarna

Sweden – No HEMS decision in Dalarna

Dalarna’s County Council has not been able to reach a final decision whether to acquire an EMS helicopter or not. The decision to buy a helicopter was expected to be reached in a meeting earlier today, but it was postponed due to the opposing parties’ demand for a more thorough investigation. The leading parties states… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 20-Nov-13

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Sweden – EastAir takes off with a new structure

Sweden – EastAir takes off with a new structure

The Stockholm company EastAir has resumed its helicopter operations after a major reconstruction that included the replacement of several key positions in the management group. Seth Olofsson, a former CAA inspector and a widely experienced helicopter pilot, has been appointed new flight operations manager. Sören Fagerberg, experienced in the heavy airline industry, is the new… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 19-Nov-13

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Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

Northern Helicopters has been awarded with the training contract for the Finnish Border Patrol, the Finnish military.  The air squadron pilots will join the CPL integrated program which starts on the Guimbal Cabri, and includes advanced training on the EC120.  

Source: Northern Helicopters, 08-Oct-13

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AS355N brings new base and future move for Northern Helicopters

AS355N brings new base and future move for Northern Helicopters

The flight school Northern Helicopters has just announced that it will open a training facility at Gothenburg City Airport (“Säve) in September. In addition to the new base, the company will expand its business by adding a twin-engined Eurocopter AS 355 N to the fleet. The new aircraft will be used for the company’s upcoming… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 07-Oct-13

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26-Sep-13 SE-JHH Eurocopter EC120B Kiruna, Sweden

The occupants survived without serious injuries, but the helicopter was badly damaged. The commercial helicopter was engaged in a lifting task south of the lake Rostujaure when something went wrong

26-Sep-13

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Airlift Helicopter Sweden files for bankruptcy

Airlift Helicopter Sweden files for bankruptcy

Airlift Helicopter Sweden AB and its parent company Airlift Sweden Holding AB has filed for bankruptcy. The helicopter company, which has been operating since the early 90s, closed its activity last week. Its Air Operator Certificate was canceled by the Swedish Transport Agency on temporary grounds, due to the awaiting bankruptcy, by on 18 September. Airlift… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 23-Sep-13

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AgustaWestland confirm HeliHub.com story on Swedish SAR AW139s

AgustaWestland confirm HeliHub.com story on Swedish SAR AW139s

[HeliHub.com  first ran this story on 13th September – see First SAR AW139 arrives in Sweden – below is AW’s press release from 16th confirming our story] AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Swedish Maritime Administration has taken delivery of its first AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter during an official ceremony held at… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Sep-13

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Military helicopters to support Swedish Police

Military helicopters to support Swedish Police

The Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing will assist the Swedish National Police with medium-heavy helicopter support, according to a new assignment from the Swedish Government. The money to establish the cooperation will be provided in the autumn budget, according to the Armed Forces. The operation will be implemented gradually, starting from 1 January 2014. The military support… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 14-Sep-13

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