Estonia

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 Supports Finnish, Estonian and Swedish Coast Guard

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 Supports Finnish, Estonian and Swedish Coast Guard

21-Jun-2021Source: Schiebel

The Finnish Border Guard is once again operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for implementing coast guard functions in the Baltic Sea. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Based at a coast guard station in Hanko, Finland, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 is supporting the Finnish authorities in carrying... Read more

XTI to establish a presence in Estonia

XTI to establish a presence in Estonia

10-May-2021Source: XTI Aircraft Company

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Aviation Cluster (EAC), and the Estonian Aviation Academy (EAVA) to recognize Estonia as a Regional Mobility hub for the TriFan 600, the world’s first civilian hybrid-electric long-range vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) airplane. The organizations intend to collaborate with XTI... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 performs maritime surveillance in Estonia

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 performs maritime surveillance in Estonia

21-Apr-2021Source: Schiebel

The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for enhanced maritime surveillance in the Baltic Sea. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and is also extended to Finland. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 is currently supporting the Estonian Police and Border Guard... Read more

Estonian Air Force starts retirement of the Robinson R44

Estonian Air Force starts retirement of the Robinson R44

27-Jul-2020Source: HeliHub.com

At last week’s Victory Parade to mark the 101st anniversary of the Estonian Air Force, the announcement was made that the R44 is to be retired, which will leave the country without any military helicopters. The first has been donated to Lennundusmuuseum (the Estonian Aviation Museum) eight miles south of Tartu, and the other three... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter to fly Coast Guard ops in Finland, Sweden and Estonia

Schiebel Camcopter to fly Coast Guard ops in Finland, Sweden and Estonia

7-Jul-2020Source: Schiebel

The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 will support the Finnish authorities in carrying out Coast Guard functions, such as search and... Read more

Estonian Police re-starts Enstrom 480 auction after no bids placed

Estonian Police re-starts Enstrom 480 auction after no bids placed

24-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board are putting their Enstrom 480B up for auction again. The helicopter was put on auction a week prior, reports Baltic Course, but no bids were made on it. They hope to sell the helicopter and with the money made, purchase a new fixed wing observation plane. The Enstrom... Read more

Estonian Defence Forces sets up temporary heliport

Estonian Defence Forces sets up temporary heliport

16-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

A temporary helicopter support bas has been set up at Tapa Army Base for the Estonian Defence Force’s Robinson R-44 helicopters during the Spring Storm exercise. As reported by ERR, 11 helicopters will be taking part in the exercise. They will be practicing supporting ground forces with air attacks. The temporary base allows for faster... Read more

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

28-Nov-2012Source: European Defence Agency

The third Helicopter Tactics Symposium was held from 19 – 21 November in Luxembourg. 43 participants from 16 Member States (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, ES, EE,  FI, FR, HU, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE, UK) and additional guests from New Zeeland and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre exchanged views on the status of... Read more

Rebtech modifies two Estonian R44s for night vision

Rebtech modifies two Estonian R44s for night vision

25-Apr-2012Source: Rebtech

Bedford, Texas: REBTECH and partner Night Flight Concepts recently completed modifications of two Estonian Air Force helicopters for NVIS systems. Estonia is located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. The Õhuvägi (Estonian Air Force) is the main arm of the Estonian aviation forces and is tasked with political, military, economic, social, environmental and psychological... Read more

Estonia’s Border Guard fails to plan ahead

Estonia’s Border Guard fails to plan ahead

8-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Estonia’s Border Guard are without helicopter support, and have had to call on neighbour Finland to help rescue a fisherman from a boat which ran aground in recent days. The situation is a combination of circumstances.  One of their three AW139s is awaiting tail rotor parts after the recent grounding, the delay of which is... Read more

Tallinn-Helsinki route reopens 14th September

Tallinn-Helsinki route reopens 14th September

12-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Further to our scoop report that this route was to re-open, Copterline have confirmed that they will resume flights between Tallinn and Helsinki no Wednesday, 14th September.  They will fly five round trips per weekday, with the first departing Helsinki at 0800 and the last returning from the Estonian capital of Tallinn at 1730. Flights... Read more

Copterline to restart Helsinki-Tallinn route once more

Copterline to restart Helsinki-Tallinn route once more

11-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Finnish operator Copterline looks to be ready to restart operations once again, in particular reopening the scheduled route between the capitals of Finland and Estonia, Helsinki and Tallin, potentially as early as next week. This will be the third time that flights between the two cities are being commenced. Originally in 2000, Copterline flew two... Read more

Estonia considering buying four NH90s

Estonia considering buying four NH90s

29-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

According to Andrei Hvostov writing in the Eesti Ekspress, the Estonian government is reportedly considering a plan to buy four NH90 helicopters from Eurocopter for the defence forces. No further information is available at this time, but HeliHub.com will monitor this story and bring updates as they happen. Jeremy Parkin, HeliHub.com... Read more

Estonian Police and Border Guard takes delivery of third AW139

Estonian Police and Border Guard takes delivery of third AW139

15-Feb-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Estonian Police and Border Guard has taken delivery of its third AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will perform search and rescue, border patrol, medical missions and utility duties to support the community. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Tallinn Airport... Read more

US funds refurbishment of two helipads in Estonia

US funds refurbishment of two helipads in Estonia

3-Dec-2010Source: US Embassy in Tallinn

Robust border security is an integral aspect of any country’s national security strategy. As of today, the Estonian Border Guard officers who patrol Estonia’s borders have a new helicopter landing pad and refueling capabilities to facilitate their work. The United States Government, through the U.S. European Command, contributed over eight million Estonian kroons to a... Read more

2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

23-Sep-2010Source: Helsingin Sanomat

The fatal August 2005 helicopter accident in the Gulf of Finland will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia, the country’s General Prosecution Office announced on Tuesday.... Read more

Copterline settles out of court with Sikorsky over August 2005 accident

Copterline settles out of court with Sikorsky over August 2005 accident

18-Aug-2009Source: Helsingin Sanomat

The Finnish passenger helicopter service Copterline has reached out-of-court settlements in two lawsuits that it has raised in the United States against the manufacturer Sikorsky.  The case involves a crash in which a Copterline helicopter built by Sikorsky fell into the Gulf of Finland soon after leaving the Estonian capital Tallinn en route to Helsinki,... Read more

Ministry Of The Interior Of Estonia Orders A Third AW139 Helicopter

Ministry Of The Interior Of Estonia Orders A Third AW139 Helicopter

16-Dec-2008Source: AgustaWestland

Ministry Of The Interior Of Estonia Orders A Third AW139 Helicopter... Read more

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