29-Nov-2013 Source: Nordic Rotors
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 IIIs (SE-JFG and SE-HTH), one Long Ranger (SE-HKC) and one Jet Ranger (SE-JPL). The owner of HeliNord, Börje Marklund, says that the helicopter will be fitted with new Van Horn tail rotor blades in order to increase its performance and to lower its noise signature.
LN-OBS has earlier been operated by the Norwegian company Pegasus Helicopter AS. It will get the Swedish registration SE-HZB once accepted by the Swedish Transport Agency.