27-Jul-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
British International have recently sold a third Sikorsky S61 this year to Vector Aerospace, this being serial 61721 and registered G-BCEA, Managing Director Tony Jones has confirmed to HeliHub.com.Â Previously operating on a military contract in the Falkland Islands, ‘EA had reached time for a major inspection and has thus been swapped with another example.Â Sister ship G-ATFM has been sent south to operate out of Port Stanley Airport, joining another example G-BFRI.
G-BCEA has been sold by British International to Vector Aerospace and was at Southampton Docks earlier this week awaiting shipment to Vancouver for Vector, who will carry out the necessary work.Â The helicopter, noted by the CAA’s website as having flown 36,797 hours as at 31st December 2009, is expected to be put the machine back to work on a US military contract in Afghanistan.
For the story about the first two, see British International sell two Sikorsky S61s
This sale leaves the British International fleet at five S61s and three Eurocopter Dauphins
Jeremy Parkin, HeliHub.com