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Centaurium takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter

Centaurium takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter

Leonardo announced today that Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva. This specially-configured aircraft anticipating safety enhancing requirement like ADS-B Out, will be operated by Mountainflyers for heli taxi services from Bern… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-May-17

13-May-17 HB-ZTM Airbus AS350B2 Kandersteg, Switzerland (1F)

During landing phase, helicopter fell on its port side, killing the pilot.  3 of the 5 passengers were slightly injured.  Pilot named in prelim accident report as Schweizer Bürger

13-May-17

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28-Apr-17 HB-XXM Airbus SE3160 Steffisburg, Switzerland

After hearing a loud noise at an altitude of 3500ft, the pilot commenced autorotation and landed in a field without further apparent damage.  Once on the ground, damage was found to a tail rotor control cable

28-Apr-17

Swiss Air Force Completes LIDAR Trials

Swiss Air Force Completes LIDAR Trials

The Swiss Air Force has recently ran a series of tests on a new system which will help with low-visibility conditions such as whiteout. The trials were done in three days, sponsored by NATO, using an Airbus EC635 helicopter fitted with LIDAR sensors and processors. RUAG Aviation was in charge and carried out all integration… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Apr-17

Marenco Swisshelicopter appoints new CEO as founder leaves

Marenco Swisshelicopter appoints new CEO as founder leaves

Swiss media is reporting that Marenco Swisshelicopter founder and CEO Martin Stucki is leaving the company, and has been replaced. The company, now flying the second prototype of the single-turbine SKYe SH09 helicopter is lagging behind on its delivery schedule and is not expected to make first customer deliveries until 2018. Air Zermatt has been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Dec-16

Register Update – Switzerland – October 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-16

Leonardo gets more orders for AgustaWestland helicopters

Leonardo gets more orders for AgustaWestland helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica shows continued strength in all civil helicopter markets. The company announced today the signing of a contract with Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland for an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The signing was performed during an official ceremony held at Helitech, Amsterdam. This aircraft is scheduled to enter service in spring 2017 and… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Oct-16

Super Pumas Resume Flight with Swiss Air Force

Super Pumas Resume Flight with Swiss Air Force

The Swiss Air Force had to ground its fleet of Airbus Super Pumas during investigation after a military helicopter crashed into the Alps, killing two pilots. As reported by Reuters, they are now resuming flights. The investigation showed that there was no evidence of a systematic fault. Reports have been made that the craft touched… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – September 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – September 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – August 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – August 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Sep-16

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Valair sells tenth R66 into Swiss market

Valair sells tenth R66 into Swiss market

Valair, the distributor for Robinson Helicopter Co in Switzerland, has recently delivered the tenth R66 now flying in the mountainous European country. Eight of these ten delivered new by Valair, with the other two bought pre-owned from the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. The latest example is serial 0728 and is the first R66… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – July 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-16

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Zurich operator Heli-Link renamed DC Aviation Switzerland

Zurich operator Heli-Link renamed DC Aviation Switzerland

Starting immediately, DC Aviation’s Swiss daughter, Jet-Link AG/Heli-Link AG in Zurich, will operate under its new name „DC Aviation Switzerland“. DC Aviation had acquired the business aviation company in 2013. “Renaming the company is perfectly in synch with our effort of further develop the DC Aviation brand. This logical step also sends a clear and… Read more »

Source: DC Aviation, 22-Jul-16

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RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

RUAG Aviation appointed Bell 429 CSF in Switzerland

This latest Customer Service Facility agreement reconfirms RUAG Aviation’s participation in the Bell global network and marks an important milestone for the aviation company. “Becoming an Authorised Customer Service Facility is an important step towards strengthening our helicopter service portfolio in Europe. We look forward to continue working closely with Bell and supporting our European… Read more »

Source: Ruag, 14-Jul-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – June 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Rega becomes first European helicopter operator certified by CAMTS

Rega becomes first European helicopter operator certified by CAMTS

The Swiss Air Rescue Rega has been certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) at the end of May 2016, an approval which is valid for three years. Rega is the first European organization that has been certified for medical helicopter and for medically escorted repatriations. “We believe that the verification… Read more »

Source: Rega, 23-Jun-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – May 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – May 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-16

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AW169 taken on European demo tour

AW169 taken on European demo tour

Without any announcement, AgustaWestland (or it is Finmeccanica or Leonardo-Finmeccanica, we’re not too sure!) took an AW169 on a demo tour in Europe, with visits to both UK and Swiss potential customers. The aircraft – serial 69008 – is expected to be delivered to Italian operator Hoverfly Executive Helicopter Service in due course, but is still flying on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – April 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – April 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-16

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Heli Lausanne adds Gabri G2 to fleet

Heli Lausanne adds Gabri G2 to fleet

Heli Lausanne, based unsurprisingly in the Swiss city of Lausanne, has added a Guimbal Cabri G2 to their fleet.  The company has bought serial 1045 from German operator Aeroheli, and put it on the Swiss register as HB-ZLX. Flight Opersations & Safety Manager Daniel Grandguillaume told HeliHub.com that they will fly it alongside the Schweizer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – March 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – March 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-16

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RUAG upgrades EC135 for Geneva University Hospital

RUAG upgrades EC135 for Geneva University Hospital

Swiss technology company RUAG has successfully completed a cockpit modernisation project on an Airbus EC135 T2+ rescue helicopter for Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland’s largest university medical facility. The comprehensive refurbishment included the installation of two, state-of-the-art Garmin GTN 750 GPS/NAV/COMM multifunction display systems combined with a GTX 33es remote-controlled transponder, as well as a European… Read more »

Source: RUAG Aviation, 09-Mar-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – February 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – February 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-16

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Marenco signs first Launch Customer contract

Marenco signs first Launch Customer contract

Air Zermatt has selected the SKYe SH09 as its next generation single-engine turbine helicopter. Air Zermatt enjoys through its versatile activities in high mountainous regions as well as their constant innovation a worldwide recognition. In order to be prepared for the future, Air Zermatt has selected the SKYe SH09 as its next generation single-engine turbine… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 02-Mar-16

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Marenco flies second SKYe SH09 prototype

Marenco flies second SKYe SH09 prototype

The First flight of P2 was performed on Friday 26th February at 17:24 (5:24PM) with Richard Trueman, Chief Test Pilot, at the controls and Peter Wittwer as Flight-Test Engineer. The key event was witnessed and celebrated by the whole team on the Mollis airport facilities of Marenco Swisshelicopter in Switzerland. A rewarding moment for the… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 29-Feb-16

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First H135 upgrade completed by customer

First H135 upgrade completed by customer

wiss operator Air Zermatt became the first company to entirely retrofit their H135 helicopter in-house using the operator’s own technicians. The process, employing a kit shipped from Airbus Helicopters in Germany, brought the former T2 aircraft to current T3 performance, and opens the door to other operator-led upgrades. When Airbus Helicopters launched its H135 helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Feb-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – January 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – January 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Feb-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – December 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – December 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – November 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – November 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-15

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Rega orders three AW169s

Rega orders three AW169s

AgustaWestland announced today that Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has placed an order for three AW169 light intermediate twin-engine and one GrandNew light twin-engine helicopters which will join the current fleet of a GrandNew and nine single-pilot configured Da Vinci helicopters. The aircraft will perform emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Dec-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – October 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – October 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-15

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Spanish Police impound three helicopters and pilots on drug smuggling allegations

Spanish Police impound three helicopters and pilots on drug smuggling allegations

Spanish Police have recently announced that they impounded three helicopters in the last year which they believe have been used in drug smuggling operations between Morocco and Spain – photos of two of these are shown below.  They believe they have broken two criminal organisations, and arrested a total of 15 and seized 810kg of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – September 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – September 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-15

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21-Sep-15 HB-ZGP Airbus SA315B Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland

During an aerial transport, the crew wanted to land near the station of the Bannalp cableway to pick up a container deposited there. During the approach, the helicopter’s tail rotor came in contact with a cable of a small transport cableway. The pilot was able to land the helicopter.

21-Sep-15

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Marenco updating main rotorhead and blades as second prototype emerges

Marenco updating main rotorhead and blades as second prototype emerges

Marenco Swisscopter is working on the second prototype of their SKYe SH09 helicopter, and have already registered it HB-ZXB with the Swiss authorities. P2, as it is known, will be rolled-out this year and will become the main flight test vehicle as it incorporates all latest improvements and modifications.  These have been developed from the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Sep-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – August 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – August 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Sep-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – July 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – July 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Aug-15

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Swiss Post tests delivery with rotary-wing drone

Swiss Post tests delivery with rotary-wing drone

Swiss Post ensures reliable delivery irrespective of geographical circumstances. With the technological progress of the past 160 years, parcels can now be delivered even more quickly and reliably. We are already very flexible: we deliver consignments during off-peak times in the evening and on Saturdays. Thanks to parcel terminals, PickPost points and [email protected], we make… Read more »

Source: Swiss Post, 22-Jul-15

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14-Jul-15 HB-ZIS Airbus AS350B3 Guggigletscher, Switzerland (1F)

Pilot, the only occupant, killed in crash of Air Glaciers helicopter at Guggigletscher nr Lauterbrunnen.   Helicopter came down vertically and the cabin area burnt out.  Tail boom, tail , stabiliser and tail rotors all remain attached.

14-Jul-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – June 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – June 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jul-15

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29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

Blades broke telephone line.  Pilot named in report as Schweizer Bürger

29-Jun-15

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Air Zermatt receives the first H130 configured for aerial work

Air Zermatt receives the first H130 configured for aerial work

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role H130 rotorcraft will soon accomplish additional duties as the first aerial work-configured member of this lightweight single-engine rotorcraft family has been delivered to Air Zermatt. Equipped with a new cargo sling, the H130 version will demonstrate its versatility by performing a full range of aerial work assignments, while also supporting the Swiss… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Jun-15

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11-Jun-15 HB-ZOA Guimbal G2 Cabri Gruyère, Switzerland

During autorotation practice,  the main rotor blades contacted the tail boom after the helicopter bounced off the ground in a heavy landing

11-Jun-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – May 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – May 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – April 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – April 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – March 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – March 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Apr-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – February 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – February 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Mar-15

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Spectro | Jet-Care continue to be the laboratory of choice for OEMs

Spectro | Jet-Care continue to be the laboratory of choice for OEMs

Spectro®|Jet-Care®, at the forefront of equipment condition monitoring services since 1976, has recently received continued approval from Turbomeca for the provision of debris analysis services using Scanning Electron Microscope, for their UK and Swiss laboratories. All three Spectro | Jet-Care laboratories, located in the UK, Switzerland and USA, also provide oil analysis services approved by… Read more »

Source: Spectro | Jet-Care, 01-Mar-15

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26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

Heavy landing on return to base, remained upright but wheels collapsed.  All 4 POB to hospital, although one released soon after.

26-Feb-15

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11-Feb-15 HB-ZIG Airbus AS350B3 Guttannen, Switzerland

Rotorstrike during landing phase, helicopter ended up on its side.  No serious injuries to 4 POB

11-Feb-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – January 2015

Register Update – Switzerland – January 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Feb-15

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Register Update – Switzerland – December 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – December 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-15

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22-Dec-14 HB-ZMQ Robinson R44 Zurich, Switzerland

Shortly after take-off, the helicopter contacted the ground again and fell onto its starboard side.  Private pilot had rented helicopter from Heli-Zuri for a flight to Ticino.  Final confirmation required on reg

22-Dec-14

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Rega completes helicopter fleet upgrade to all-IFR

Rega completes helicopter fleet upgrade to all-IFR

[electronic translation] Rega has successfully completed the upgrading and certification of their mountain helicopter on the instrument flight procedures (IFR). This is another important step towards the realization of the Rega vision: to save people in need in any weather. A new video clip illustrates how this next chapter of Swiss Air Rescue should look like Some… Read more »

Source: Rega, 17-Dec-14

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Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

Swiss Air Rescue Rega appoints two new Board members

[electronic translation] The Board of the Swiss Air Rescue Rega has included the Urner lawyer Gabi Huber and the Bernese advocate Franz Stämpfli to the Board. Replace the retiring by the end of 2014 Franz Steinegger and Paul Maximilian Mueller. Gabi Huber is familiar as a former Councillor of the Canton of Uri, today’s National Councillor… Read more »

Source: Rega, 16-Dec-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – November 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – November 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 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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Switzerland – MountainFlyers to add Robinson R66

Switzerland – MountainFlyers to add Robinson R66

Local website SwissHeli.com are reporting that MountainFlyers have recently sold a JetRanger to Germany, and will replace it with an R66.  Serial 0553 is due imminently from the factory in Torrance, and is expected to take up the registration HB-ZOK at their base at Belp Airport in Bern. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – October 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – October 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Nov-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – September 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – September 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Oct-14

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Marenco completes first flight of SKYe SH09

Marenco completes first flight of SKYe SH09

From the heart of Switzerland, on the airport of Mollis, Marenco Swhisshelicopter AG is proud to announce the completion of the First flight of the SKYe SH09. The SKYe SH09, the latest generation of high performance light single-engine helicopter has successfully achieved its’ First Flight with Chief Test Pilot Dwayne Williams at the controls, manoeuvring… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 02-Oct-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – August 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – August 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Sep-14

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Rotortec prepares first Swiss R66 for Fuchs Helikopter

Rotortec prepares first Swiss R66 for Fuchs Helikopter

More or less unnoticed yesterday the first Robinson R66 to be officially registered in Switzerland landed first at the airport St. Gallen-Altenrhein (LSZR) and afterwards in Schindellegi (LSXS), its new home base. FUCHS HELIKOPTER and ROTORTEC AG will in the next days do pioneer work to prepare the approval in Switzerland. From then on the… Read more »

Source: Rotortec, 15-Aug-14

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Fuchs Helikopter to be first Swiss R66 operator

Fuchs Helikopter to be first Swiss R66 operator

Fuchs Helikopter have announced that they will be the first operator of the Robinson R66 Turbine in Switzerland.  Serial number 0338 is expected to soon take up local registration HB-ZSF – it has been bought from Nisa Air in the Czech Republic, who operated it as OK-TNT for a short time. Fuchs intend using the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Aug-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – July 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – July 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Aug-14

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Rega manager held over Schmacher medical files found dead

Rega manager held over Schmacher medical files found dead

A man suspected of leaking Michael Schumacher’s medical files was found hanged in his police cell on Wednesday, Zurich’s cantonal prosecutor said in a statement. “See Full Story“

Source: Mirror, 07-Aug-14

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02-Aug-14 HB-YJS Revolution Mini 500 Yverdon, Switzerland

Damanged in uncontrolled landing – registration cancelled the following month suggests that the helicopter will not be rebuilt.

02-Aug-14

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Rega files complaint over Schumacher records

Rega files complaint over Schumacher records

[electronic translation] Rega has today filed a complaint against unknown. It wants to create with this step clarity to statements which have been spread on Monday in a French newspaper in connection with the theft of patient data. Yesterday wrote the French newspaper “Dauphine Libere”, a medical record of Michael Schumacher had recently been offered some… Read more »

Source: Rega, 11-Jul-14

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Elite Simulation Training and Safety Management Centers debut

Elite Simulation Training and Safety Management Centers debut

ELITE Simulation Solutions announces the opening of the first international ELITE Simulation Training and Safety Management Centers™ in Orlando, Florida and Dubendorf, Switzerland. ELITE training centers are multi-faceted Aviation Resource Learning Centers or, as described by CEO, John Dixon, “a mental gymnasium for pilots that will foster a culture of safety, proficiency and confidence in… Read more »

Source: Elite, 10-Jul-14

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Switzerland – Eagle Helicopter in liquidation

Switzerland – Eagle Helicopter in liquidation

Eagle Helicopter AG, based at Sion in Switzerland, was placed in liquidation by Swiss authorities on 1st July as documented here in their official Gazette Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt.  The company has until then operated three A109s for third parties – an A, an E and a K2 model – and a Super Puma which it leased… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jul-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – June 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – June 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – May 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – May 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

02-Jun-14

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Bell announces first VIP-configured 429 in Switzerland

Bell announces first VIP-configured 429 in Switzerland

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the delivery of a Bell 429 helicopter for operation by Heli-Alps, a Swiss-based company offering corporate transport, sightseeing tours and aerial photography. This is the first Bell 429 to be configured for VIP transport in Switzerland and was customized at the Bell Helicopter facility in Prague…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-May-14

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Register Update – Switzerland – April 2014

Register Update – Switzerland – April 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-14

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Swift Copters take delivery of AS350B3e

Swift Copters take delivery of AS350B3e

Swift Copters reported on their Facebook page recently that they have taken delivery of HB-ZTE – a brand new AS350B3e, serial 7868.  The accompanying photo was at the Airbus Helicopters factory at Marignane in France and the helicopter has been delivered in primer – we assume paint and any other completion work will be done… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-14

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