Switzerland’s Mountain Flyers add AS350B2 from Italy

Switzerland’s Mountain Flyers add AS350B2 from Italy 12 Sep, 11, Source: HeliHub.com

Swiss operator Mountain Flyers 80 has acquired a 2004-build Eurocopter AS350B2 from Italy, where it was operated by Eurojet Italia.  Previously registered I-BLBU, serial number 3816 is now registered in Switzerland as HB-ZTM, and is being financed by the German company Kunert Aircraft Asset GbR.  It replaces sister ship HB-ZAM which was written off in an accident in May (see HeliHub.com page for this accident).

Mountain Flyers, who celebrated 30 years of operations in 2010, have bases at Bern/Belp Airport and at Lodrino.  They currently have the following active fleet on the HB- register – one Eurocopter AS350B2 (as above), one Agusta-Bell AB206, one Eurocopter EC120, six Robinson R44s and two R22s.

A bit of fun – their JetRanger is equipped with a webcam which takes a photo every minute it’s flying.  See http://www.meinewebcam.ch/mountainflyers/

Company website at http://www.mountainflyers.ch

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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