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HNZ Group Receives S-92A Helicopters

HNZ Group Receives S-92A Helicopters

HNZ Group has recently received the first two of four Sikorsky S-92A Helibus helicopters from PHI. The two aircraft will be kept at Broome, Western Australia. The four helicopters will be leased from PHI for five years, starting in April, in support of Ichthys LNG Project, reports Aviation WA.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

Floating Helipad for Perth CBD approved

Floating Helipad for Perth CBD approved

The development application to install a floating helipad on Perth’s Swan River has been approved by the Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife. An Expression of Interest (EOI) was released in 2013 for a new helipad in the CBD to aid tourism, but was later retracted as the costs could not be met. Brett… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-16

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Western Australia Police look for two nimble helicopters to replace BK117

Western Australia Police look for two nimble helicopters to replace BK117

WA Police are looking at buying “more nimble” and “manoeuvrable” helicopters better suited to high-speed chases. See Full Story

Source: Yahoo News, 17-Feb-16

City of Perth backs Swan River helipads

City of Perth backs Swan River helipads

The City of Perth has given its support to the Department of Parks and Wildlife to approve proposed helipads on the Swan River. The proposal entails the installation of two helipads for two-years, that will service both commercial and emergency service helicopters. Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said tourism is a major driver of Perth’s economy… Read more »

Source: City of Perth, 09-Nov-15

Heliflite delivers first R66 to Western Australia

Heliflite delivers first R66 to Western Australia

Heliflite was pleased to deliver the first new R66 Turbine helicopter into Perth earlier this month. Heliflite’s Western Australian manager Tony Bates was proud to supply the aircraft to Oliver Dunkel and his wife Gerda, who are the proprietors of Perth Harley Davidson. The new R66 Turbine was ferried from Sydney to Perth by Oliver… Read more »

Source: Heliflite, 15-Jun-13

Helifilte WA Celeberates Five Years Of Operation

Helifilte WA Celeberates Five Years Of Operation

Heliflite’s authorised Robinson helicopter sales and service centre at Jandakot Airport celebrates five years of operation. In 2008 Heliflite opened its Western Australian centre at Perth’s Jandakot Airport. Manager Tony Bates leads the experienced Heliflite WA team. Heliflite has long been involved in the Western Australian helicopter industry going back to the late 1970s with a charter organisation once based… Read more »

Source: Helifilte, 15-May-13

Eurocopter commissions Perth Support Centre

Eurocopter commissions Perth Support Centre

The world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, Eurocopter, is to provide a major boost to Australia’s booming off-shore oil and gas industry with the commissioning of a modern facility in Perth to support customer helicopters operating within Western Australia’s North-West Shelf region. At present, several companies operate more than 25 17/19-passenger helicopters of Eurocopter’s Super Puma family…. Read more »

Source: Australian Aerospace, 25-Nov-12

Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police are on the point of replacing their BK117 with a new AS365N3 Dauphin, subject to completion of paperwork with CASA regarding installed equipment. (see full story).  The Police Air Wing also operate three fixed wing aircraft – two Pilatus PC12 and a Cessna 182.

Source: The West Australian, 15-May-12

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Surf Life Saving takes on AW119Ke in Western Australia

Surf Life Saving takes on AW119Ke in Western Australia

Surf Life Saving WA’s new Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter has commenced patrols of Perth’s metropolitan coast. The aircraft arrived last week from New Zealand and was purchased by SLSWA who have now moved to an owner operator model for the service, thanks to the philanthropic support of Tim Roberts. “The assistance and support of Tim… Read more »

Source: SLSWA, 04-Jan-12

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Helicopter shark patrols to begin along Perth beaches

Helicopter shark patrols to begin along Perth beaches

Western Australia’s State Government has announced helicopter shark patrols will begin along Perth beaches today, following three fatal shark attacks in WA in the past two months.  Premier Colin Barnett says the Government will fund the helicopter for the next few weeks.  This is a temporary arrangement until Surf Lifesaving’s helicopter arrives in the first… Read more »

Source: ABC, 24-Oct-11

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Western Australia fire authority issues six year contract

Western Australia fire authority issues six year contract

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority will get a state-of-the-art $4 million aerial command and control helicopter with the latest technology to battle the upcoming fire season.  Heliwest are the chosen supplier with a Bo105.  (Full story)

10-Oct-11

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Heliflite delivers two more R22s into Western Australia

Heliflite delivers two more R22s into Western Australia

Heliflite is pleased to announce two new Robinson helicopter deliveries from its Western Australian helicopter sales and service centre at Jandakot Airport. Heliflite was proud to deliver a new R22 Beta II to Mark Bettini of “De Grey Station”, who runs a family owned cattle property northeast of Port Hedlan. This is the second helicopter… Read more »

Source: Heliflite, 11-Sep-11

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Australia’s Heliwest wins Western Power contract

Australia’s Heliwest wins Western Power contract

Leading WA-based helicopter company Heliwest has won a long-term contract to provide emergency response services to Western Power in the southern half of the state. Heliwest already provides scheduled inspection flight services to Western Power and has now added emergency response flying to its operations. Heliwest chief pilot Captain Ashley Williams said the contract specified… Read more »

26-Aug-11

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Western Australian Police’s new 365N3 will not be ready for CHOGM

Western Australian Police’s new 365N3 will not be ready for CHOGM

The spokesman said they were confident that three helicopters would be provided by other law enforcement agencies to supplement the current police helicopter, adding that the new AS365N3 had been ordered in May last year, before the dates were finalised for October’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth.

Source: The West Australian, 25-Apr-11

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Heliwest wins three year Bell 206 mosquito control contract

Heliwest wins three year Bell 206 mosquito control contract

Heliwest, Western Australia’s largest on-shore helicopter company, has been selected to join the State Department of Health to help control mosquitoes in the South West. A Heliwest Jetranger aircraft will be fitted with specialised equipment, capable of housing liquid and granule mosquito control products, for spraying programs in the Peel and South West region. Heliwest… Read more »

Source: Heliwest, 19-Nov-10

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Ocean helicopter crash caused by cracked engine case

Ocean helicopter crash caused by cracked engine case

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau examined the Bell 407 chopper that was carrying seven people when it left luxury cruise ship True North and crashed into Talbot Bay in September 2008

Source: WA Today, 30-Jun-10

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New IFR AS355 simulator the centrepiece of Heliwest upgrade

New IFR AS355 simulator the centrepiece of Heliwest upgrade

The Western Australian headquarters of Heliwest has undergone a $1-million upgrade at its Jandakot facility in Perth’s southern suburbs.  The centerpiece of the revamp is an Elite Twin Squirrel Flight Simulator

20-Apr-10

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Western Australia sets aside Au$24M for second police helicopter

Source: Australia.to, 04-May-09

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Western Australia Emergency Services Minister welcomes RAC support for rescue helicopter

Source: Australia.TO, 10-Mar-09

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