Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian launches new concierge service

Blue Hawaiian launches new concierge service

3-Feb-2021Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has launched a new concierge service, Blue Hawaiian Activities, offering customized activity planning for travelers. As of Monday, Blue Hawaiian Activities operates 19 concierge offices on Maui and Oahu, and the company plans to expand to Kauai and Hawaii Island in the coming months. In addition to offering general resort and island... Read more

Spidertracks announce Blue Hawaiian Helicopters as official launch customer of Spider X

Spidertracks announce Blue Hawaiian Helicopters as official launch customer of Spider X

28-Feb-2020Source: Spidertracks

Spidertracks, a leading provider of satellite-based real-time flight tracking, fleet management, and aviation communication solutions, is pleased to partner with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters (BHH), as the official launch customer for their Spider X. Spidertracks announced the release of their most recent hardware – Spider X at Heli-Expo 2020 in Anaheim, California this past January, promising... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

18-Jul-2019Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, has been recognized as the winner of “Best Tour Company in Hawaii” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Quentin Koch, President and General Manager of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, said of the honor, “I believe we are #1 because we have the very best pilots, staff and equipment, and... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

20-Jun-2019Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, announces the appointment of Quentin Koch as President and General Manager. In this role, Koch will assume responsibility for all aspects of the commercial, operational, financial and technical performance of Blue Hawaiian and their sister company, Hawaii Helicopters. Koch will lead the development and execution of Blue Hawaiian’s business... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Unveils New Website & Video Series

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Unveils New Website & Video Series

18-Mar-2019Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, reports the launch of its newly revamped website and “Island Story” video series. The new online home of Blue Hawaiian features improved functionality, robust content, and easy access to essential information to help guests book their ultimate adventure. To accompany the website launch, Blue Hawaiian has developed an exclusive video series produced... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Expands

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Expands

7-Jun-2018Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s premier helicopter tour company expands on Kauai with new tours departing from Princeville beginning June 4. The new tours will operate out of the company’s new helicopter base located on Kauai’s North Shore. “This new base allows us to better service our Kauai guests and showcases the beauty of the north... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Drone Collision

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Drone Collision

19-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

A Kauai tour helicopter of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was hit by a drone this past Friday. The FAA and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources are investigating into the situation. No injuries occurred to those on-board, with only minor scratches on the belly of the helicopter, reports Drone DJ.... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to assist with 76th Remembrance Day of Pearl Harbor

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to assist with 76th Remembrance Day of Pearl Harbor

5-Dec-2017Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

In commemoration of the 76th Remembrance Day of Pearl Harbor, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will provide three of the remaining USS Arizona survivors a helicopter flyover above the sunken battleship’s remains for a sky salute on Wednesday, December 6. During this aerial tour of the historic site, the survivors, namely Lauren Bruner, Howard Kenton “Ken” Potts,... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 on Kauai

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 on Kauai

1-Nov-2017Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

The Garden Island newspaper announced yesterday their Best of Kauai award winners and named Blue Hawaiian Helicopters number one under “Best Helicopter Tour”. The only helicopter company serving all four major Hawaiian islands, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been flying with aloha since 1985 and also ranked in the top three under “Best Air Tour”. “Blue... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 for 18th Consecutive Year

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 for 18th Consecutive Year

25-Sep-2017Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Hawaii Tribune-Herald announced today their Best of East Hawaii 2017 Awards and named Blue Hawaiian Helicopters the “Best Helicopter/Air Tour” for the 18th year in a row. The only helicopter company serving all four major Hawaiian islands, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been flying with aloha since 1985. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Hawaii... Read more

Blue Hawaiian partners with ranch for new tour

Blue Hawaiian partners with ranch for new tour

20-Sep-2017Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is proud to announce their partnership with Piiholo Ranch Maui and offer guests the Heli Ranch Experience, an opportunity that combines a private helicopter tour and horseback ride for the ultimate upcountry Maui adventure. “Partnering with Piiholo Ranch Maui allows us to offer our guests a unique air and land adventure,” said... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Celebrates World Helicopter Day

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Celebrates World Helicopter Day

18-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will be offering a 15% discount on all helicopter tours as a way to celebrate World Helicopter Day, August 20. The discount includes any tour that covers Maui, Big Island, O’ahu and Kaua’i. They are also donating a portion of the funds raised during that day to Hawaii’s Make a Wish Foundation,... Read more

Air Methods makes two key appointments in Tourism division

Air Methods makes two key appointments in Tourism division

21-Jun-2016Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the world’s largest helicopter operator, today announced the appointment of David Doerr to president of the Tourism Division and Jim Greiner as president of Sundance Helicopters, effective immediately. In the newly created position, Doerr will be responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and growth of the Tourism Division, including overseeing Sundance Helicopters and... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

16-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A lawsuit has been filed against tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters following a hard landing on Kauai in January of this year.  The preliminary NTSB report of the accident of Airbus EC130T2 N11VQ on 17th January stated “On January 17, 2016, about 1430 Hawaii standard time, an Airbus EC130 T2, N11VQ, landed hard on a... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for 17th time

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for 17th time

18-Feb-2016Source: Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters today announced it received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Award of Excellence ‘Diamond Award’ for the 17th time. The Hawaii-based helicopter tour operator was presented this accolade in recognition of its maintenance technicians and advanced training. “We are incredibly proud of our maintainers’ dedication to safety and quality,” said Gregg Lundberg, president... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Receives FAA Safety Management System Status

Blue Hawaiian Receives FAA Safety Management System Status

19-Jun-2015Source: Air Methods

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters recently received Safety Management System (SMS) program status by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), becoming the first air tour operator in the United States to reach this milestone. Blue Hawaiian began participating in the voluntary SMS program in 2009, adopting the systematic approach to managing safety risk. “Achieving SMS emphasizes our company’s... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Given TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Blue Hawaiian Given TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

8-Jun-2015Source: Big Island Now

Being recognized in 2015 with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence makes it half a decade for Blue Hawaiian Helicopters since they received their first recognition. See Full Story.... Read more

Blue Hawaiian welcomes eighth EC130T2 – Largest Fleet of Next-Generation Aircraft in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian welcomes eighth EC130T2 – Largest Fleet of Next-Generation Aircraft in Hawaii

30-Apr-2015Source: Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters (www.bluehawaiian.com) announces the placement of its newest Airbus EC130 T2 “Eco-Star” into service, making it the eighth EC130 T2 to enter operation with Blue Hawaiian in the past two years. To date, Blue Hawaiian’s fleet total is 14 EC130s, eight EC130T2s and five AS350B2s. Blue Hawaiian owns Hawaii’s largest fleet of helicopters,... Read more

New President announced at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to replace founders

New President announced at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to replace founders

23-Apr-2015Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that Gregg Lundberg has been appointed as president of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. Lundberg will succeed Blue Hawaiian Helicopters founders David and Patricia Chevalier who are transitioning into advisory roles. “Gregg is a great addition to the team and we are thrilled to... Read more

18-Jul-14 N197BH Eurocopter AS350B2 Kapalua, US-Hawaii

18-Jul-14 N197BH Eurocopter AS350B2 Kapalua, US-Hawaii

18-Jul-2014

Emergency landing after loss of hydraulics... Read more

Arriel engines reach 500,000 flight hours with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Arriel engines reach 500,000 flight hours with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

25-Feb-2014Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Turbomeca. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is expected to exceed 500,000 flight hours on the Turbomeca Arriel engine prior to the end of the year. Blue Hawaiian currently flies Arriel 1D1 and 2B1 engines, and has most recently added the Arriel 2D... Read more

Air Methods Closes Acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Methods Closes Acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

16-Dec-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates (“Blue Hawaiian”), a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii. Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian is one of the world’s largest aerial tour operators and is the premier helicopter... Read more

Air Methods to Acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Methods to Acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

18-Nov-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates (“Blue Hawaiian”), a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii.  Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian is one of the world’s largest aerial tour operators and is... Read more

Pilot’s widow files suit in crash of Blue Hawaiian EC130

Pilot’s widow files suit in crash of Blue Hawaiian EC130

12-Nov-2013Source: Seattle PI

Violeta Escobar filed a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii last week against EADS (and subsidiaries) and the leasing company owner of the helicopter, claiming  defective design caused the crash.  See full story HeliHub.com page for this accident is at 10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130 Molokai, US-Hawaii (5F)... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers first two EC130T2s to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

American Eurocopter delivers first two EC130T2s to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

29-Jul-2013Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for installing the Garmin G500H “glass cockpit” multifunction electronic flight display system in the EC130 T2 helicopter. Launch customer Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the only helicopter tour company serving all four major Hawaiian Islands, has received the first two G500H equipped EC130 T2s... Read more

18-Jul-13 N11QG Eurocopter EC130 Lihue, US-Hawaii

18-Jul-13 N11QG Eurocopter EC130 Lihue, US-Hawaii

18-Jul-2013

Bird strike on tour flight... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Voted “Best Helicopter Tour Company”

Blue Hawaiian Voted “Best Helicopter Tour Company”

19-Mar-2013Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopter

In Fall 2012, HAWAII Magazine asked their 200,000 print-edition readers and their website readers to share their “Hawaii’s Best” selections in more than 60 categories. The 50,000 votes were compiled into the inaugural HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards that appear in the March/April issue of the magazine. The categories cover favorites among hotels and resorts; Hawaiian islands and towns; ways to... Read more

28-May-12 Eurocopter EC130B4 Puna, US-Hawaii

28-May-12 Eurocopter EC130B4 Puna, US-Hawaii

28-May-2012

Precautionary field landing made during sightseeing flight. N o damage to helicopter.  Another helicopter from the same operator came and picked up the passengers.... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Continues Green Leadership with Solar Power Array

Blue Hawaiian Continues Green Leadership with Solar Power Array

15-May-2012Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the largest and most successful aerial tour company in Hawaii, has installed a solar power system on the roofs of its two Operations Center buildings at the Maui Heliport. The Blue Hawaiian array consists of 432 panels providing 102 kw of power, which handles, on average, 90 percent of Blue Hawaiian’s electrical... Read more

Blue Hawaiian orders 20 EC130T2 Aircraft

Blue Hawaiian orders 20 EC130T2 Aircraft

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

At the Heli-Expo launch of Eurocopter’s new EC130 T2 helicopter, American Eurocopter announced today that Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has ordered 20 of the updated EC130 model that has made a name for itself in the United States in a variety of industries, particularly the aerial tour industry. The agreement with Blue Hawaiian includes 10 firm... Read more

HAI Attends AAAE Aviation Issues Conference

HAI Attends AAAE Aviation Issues Conference

13-Jan-2012Source: HAI

From Jan. 8-12, at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Aviation Issues Conference in Kona, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, HAI Vice President of Government Affairs Ann Carroll met with Hawaii air tour operators to discuss air tour issues in the Hawaiian islands and to brief industry on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. The... Read more

14-Nov-11 Hilo, US-Hawaii

14-Nov-11 Hilo, US-Hawaii

14-Nov-2011

Precautionary landing due electrical problem.  AS350 or EC130... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters EC130 crashes killing five

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters EC130 crashes killing five

11-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Successful sightseeing operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters suffered a fatal accident on the island of Molokai on Thursday. Having taken off from Kahului on Maui island, the 45 minute tour.  Molokai is a mostly rural island with about 7,000 resident population. The tourists, two male and two female, were from Pennsylvania and Ontario according to local... Read more

10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130 Molokai, US-Hawaii (5F)

10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130 Molokai, US-Hawaii (5F)

10-Nov-2011

Crashed into a mountainside on a sightseeing tour.  All 5 POB perished, including pilot Nathan Cline and Pennsylvania residents Michael and Nicole Abel who were only married five days earlier.  The other two were later named as Stuart Roberston and Eva Birgitta Wannersjo from Ontario, Canada... Read more

Garmin G500H goes to Hawaii and Hollywood

Garmin G500H goes to Hawaii and Hollywood

6-Mar-2011Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, is pleased to announce that one of its most popular products for helicopters is being used by one of the world’s largest tour operators. Blue Hawaiian, the largest Hawaiian helicopter operator and Hollywood’s first-call helicopter company, is in the... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters thrives despite weakened economy

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters thrives despite weakened economy

7-Oct-2010Source: KHON

Despite low tourism numbers and the weakened economy Blue Hawaiian Helicopters opted to invest $10 million in the company by upgrading their fleet... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters voted Maui's best air tour for third year running

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters voted Maui's best air tour for third year running

18-Sep-2009Source: RotorNews

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the largest and most successful aerial tour company in Hawaii, has been voted “Best Air Tour” for the third straight year by the readers of The Maui News. The award-winning newspaper’s “Best of Maui” poll recognizes its readers’ choices for the island’s top restaurants, activites, resorts, golf courses, and clubs.... Read more

Blue Hawaiian fleet lead EC130 passes 10,000 flight hours

Blue Hawaiian fleet lead EC130 passes 10,000 flight hours

22-Feb-2009Source: American Eurocopter

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