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Guimbal steps up a gear with Cabri in both Vietnam and China

Guimbal steps up a gear with Cabri in both Vietnam and China

27-Oct-2014Source: Guimbal

Within a few days of each other, the first Cabri G2 helicopters delivered in Asia commence operation in both China and Vietnam. The first two aircraft in China have been certified by the CAAC, and they have begun operation with X-Square Aviation, which is starting an ambitious training activity in the Shanghai area.  The CAAC... Read more

18-Oct-14 D-HAVG Guimbal Cabri Egelsbach, Germany

18-Oct-14 D-HAVG Guimbal Cabri Egelsbach, Germany

18-Oct-2014

Main transmission belt came loose, causing engine to lose power.  Emergency landing completed successfully but uneven ground caused temporary instability which led to one main blade contacting and cutting tail boom.... Read more

Cotswold Helicopter Centre Supply UK’s Eighth Cabri

Cotswold Helicopter Centre Supply UK’s Eighth Cabri

17-Oct-2014Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre

Another Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter has been added to the ‘G’ register this week to bring the UK’s total to eight.  The acceptance flight of Serial Number 1079 was conducted by Andy Moorhouse of Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the exclusive UK distributor for French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal. The aircraft will be handed over to its new... Read more

Helicentre Aviation will have ten Cabri G2s by early 2016

Helicentre Aviation will have ten Cabri G2s by early 2016

1-Jul-2014Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation Academy have announced the purchase of three additional Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters which will expand their rapidly growing Cabri fleet to ten by early 2016 and make them the world’s largest single operator of Cabri G2 helicopters. The fleet includes the five brand new airframes currently in production with Hélicoptères Guimbal, as well... Read more

Helicentre Aviation announce 2015 pilot scholarships

Helicentre Aviation announce 2015 pilot scholarships

27-Jun-2014Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation after attending the Heli UK Expo on the 3rd-4th June has now announced brand new scholarships for 2015. During the Heli UK Expo, Helicentre Aviation was able to promote the Flight Training center to the Helicopter community and to new potential student’s eager to begin their training. Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it... Read more

Guimbal G2 Cabri now certified In China

Guimbal G2 Cabri now certified In China

24-Jun-2014Source: Guimbal

The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued to Helicopteres Guimbal the Cabri G2 Validation Type Certificate on June, 16th, after an eight-month validation process. This important milestone comes in good time the same week when the first two helicopters are prepared for shipment to Shanghai X-Square Aviation Co., Guimbal’s first distributor in China X-Square will... Read more

Helicentre Aviation Announces Brand New Scholarships for 2015

Helicentre Aviation Announces Brand New Scholarships for 2015

19-Jun-2014Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it will be awarding several helicopter pilot training scholarships in 2015. The company has so far awarded four scholarships to trainee helicopter pilots and will this summer will be awarding a further five scholarships totalling around £100,000 in value. By 2015 a total of fifteen training scholarships will have been... Read more

Unnamed seventh UK training school orders two Guimbal Cabris

Unnamed seventh UK training school orders two Guimbal Cabris

4-Jun-2014Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK distributors for Helicopters Guimbal are delighted to announce the sale of two brand new Cabri G2 helicopters to an unnamed flight training school in the south east of England. This order will take the UK Cabri fleet to 17 aircraft by the end of 2015. Andy Moorhouse from Cotswold... Read more

Fourth UK training school adds Cabri to fleet

Fourth UK training school adds Cabri to fleet

1-Jun-2014Source: HeliHub.com

British operator Elite Helicopters are this week taking delivery of the seventh G2 Cabri in the UK, and thus become the fourth training school to offer the type. Elite Helicopters is based at Goodwood and flies a range of helicopters from Robinson R22 up to AgustaWestland AW109 for both training and charter. Serial Number 1068... Read more

Five Cabri G2s To Be Displayed at The Heli UK Expo

Five Cabri G2s To Be Displayed at The Heli UK Expo

27-May-2014Source: Heli UK Expo

This year at the Heli UK Expo’s first launch, Cotswold Helicopter Centre will be displaying 5 Cabri G2s at the event taking place at Sywell Aerodrome from the 3-4 June 2014. Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the exclusive UK distributors for Hélicoptèrs Guimbal will have five Cabri G2 Helicopters on display at Heli UK Expo. The Cabri... Read more

Starlite Aviation prepare for Cabri operations starting in June

Starlite Aviation prepare for Cabri operations starting in June

21-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Starlite Aviation have posted information on their Facebook page to confirm that the two Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopters on order have been accepted at the factory in France and are now in shipment to South Africa.  They will be based at Mossel Bay, and expected on fleet in June. The pair are serials 1064 and... Read more

Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

15-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Guimbal’s representatives in Czech Republic – Lion Helicopters – recently announced that they have placed an order for two G2 Cabri helicopters for private purchasers in the Czech Republic.  The contract for these was signed at the Aero exhibition in Friendrichshafen, and will take the national fleet to four. Lion Helicopters already operate the first two,... Read more

Starlite becomes first customer in Africa for Guimbal Cabri

Starlite becomes first customer in Africa for Guimbal Cabri

14-May-2014Source: Starlite

Starlite select the Guimbal Cabri G2 to upgrade its basic training helicopter fleet.  Starlite’s International Aviation Training Academy based in Mossel Bay, South Africa, was one of the launch customers welcomed to the Guimbal family, having purchased two of their latest Cabri G2 helicopters, with another six on order. Starlite International Training Academy has 15... Read more

Guimbal appoints dealer in Spain

Guimbal appoints dealer in Spain

30-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Helicoptères Guimbal has recently appointed a dealer for Spain.  Coptering SL will be based at Barcelona’s Sabadell Airport, and is currently working with EASA in Spain on their plans for a Approved Training Organisation based there.  The company is working on their website, and a currently has a strong image-based holding page at www.coptering.com Coptering expects... Read more

UK Cabri fleet will be 15 by June 2015

UK Cabri fleet will be 15 by June 2015

22-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The UK distributor for Helicopteres Guimbal – Cotswold Helicopter Centre – has told HeliHub.com in an interview this week that Cabri sales are shooting ahead. With six currently in country, they are now holding orders for another nine. The latest one of these is scheduled for delivery in June 2015. At present there are three... Read more

Sixth Cabri arrives in UK this week

Sixth Cabri arrives in UK this week

8-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Britain’s sixth Cabri is due to leave the factory today – Tuesday 8th – for the flight to the UK. From Aix in southern France, we expect G-VETT to reach UK airspace on Wednesday for delivery to a private owner who has registered to his company name Farm Veterinary Aviation Ltd. The helicopter is also... Read more

Netherlands – HeliCentre hold Cabri launch event

Netherlands – HeliCentre hold Cabri launch event

25-Mar-2014Source: HeliCentre

Dutch operator HeliCentre at Lelystad held a launch event on Saturday as they commence operations with a Guimbal Cabri G2. The company plans on using the helicopter for training, transport and self-fly hire according to their website. The Cabri was purchased pre-owned from Germany. PH-HCC is serial 1010 and was D-HJOY with its previous owner.... Read more

Lion Helicopters to exhibit at EHS 2014

Lion Helicopters to exhibit at EHS 2014

4-Mar-2014Source: EHS

LION Helicopters company provides professional helicopter flying school services, aerial works and is dealer of Guimbal Helicopters for Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Hungary. Putting emphasis on maximum safety confirms the fact, that LION Helicopters highly experienced pilots and instructors use the best available technology. LION Helicopters company is the only one in the Czech Republic operating... Read more

Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

3-Mar-2014Source: Guimbal

On Tuesday, February 25th Precision Helicopters is taking delivery of their first new-generation training helicopter, the Guimbal Cabri G2, which is the first of this type in the USA, at the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. Precision’s Managing Director David Rath is signing the delivery with Bruno Guimbal, President and CEO of the manufacturer Guimbal.... Read more

Heli Aviation takes delivery of their eighth Guimbal G2 Cabri

Heli Aviation takes delivery of their eighth Guimbal G2 Cabri

2-Mar-2014Source: Heli Aviation

Today with the D-HAVI lands Cabri number eight at Heli Aviation in Augsburg. By expanding its helicopter fleet again, Heli Aviation GmbH is consolidating its existing company world record with respect to the Cabri G2 helicopter. D-HAVI is serial 1061 from the production line in Aix in France With the eight Guimbal helicopter participating actively... Read more

Helicentre Aviation Places Order for Fifth Cabri G2

Helicentre Aviation Places Order for Fifth Cabri G2

22-Feb-2014Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation have placed an order for the fifth Cabri G2 to join their training academy fleet at Leicester Airport. The order was signed for this week at the company’s operating base where Andy Moorhouse of Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the UK Guimbal distributor, met with Helicentre Aviation directors Chris Line and Sarah Bowen. “The Cabri... Read more

Fifth UK Cabri being prepared for delivery – with seven more on order

Fifth UK Cabri being prepared for delivery – with seven more on order

21-Feb-2014Source: Cotswold

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK agents for Hélicoptères Guimbal are delighted to announce the imminent arrival of the fifth Cabri G2 in the UK. The aircraft (pictured) is to be registered G-ETWO and will be operated by EBG Helicopters at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey. It is scheduled to arrive at Redhill within the next... Read more

VGTU launches Lithuania’s first university helicopter course – with Cabri

VGTU launches Lithuania’s first university helicopter course – with Cabri

20-Feb-2014Source: VGTU

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) invests in the studies infrastructure. This week, the flight training unit in Kyviskes acquired two new helicopters Cabri G2, the value of which is almost 3 million Litas. The air crafts will be used to prepare qualified helicopter pilots. The integrated master’s degree study programme, which will prepare such specialists,... Read more

04-Feb-14 D-HAIG Guimbal Cabri Langenfeld, Germany

04-Feb-14 D-HAIG Guimbal Cabri Langenfeld, Germany

4-Feb-2014

Helicopter on pipeline patrol fell onto its side on take off after reportedly spinning... Read more

01-Feb-14 D-HAVC Guimbal G2 Augsberg, Germany

01-Feb-14 D-HAVC Guimbal G2 Augsberg, Germany

1-Feb-2014

In a low hover on a training flight and the helicopter began to spin uncontrollably.  Helicopter hit the ground tail first and broke the tail boom... Read more

New Zealand has fast-expanding Cabri fleet

New Zealand has fast-expanding Cabri fleet

30-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In the last few weeks three more Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopters have arrived in New Zealand.  This includes a new build serial 1057 from the factory in France, which will become the fifth helicopter in the country to fly with the registration ZK-HCS.  [The previous “HCS” was a Cabri now re-registered to ZK-ICS.  Ed] Meanwhile... Read more

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two Cabri

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two Cabri

7-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Vietnam Helicopter Corp has ordered two G2 Cabri helicopters from Hélicoptères Guimbal in France – for delivery this summer. Following a year-long selection process, including flight evaluation and a government bidding procedure, the purchasing contract was signed in Hanoï between General Ha Tien Dung, VNH chairman and CEO, and Roland Mampe, director of programme at... Read more

UK – Eight Months Remaining for Helicopter Scholarships

UK – Eight Months Remaining for Helicopter Scholarships

3-Nov-2013Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation Academy announced earlier this year that five Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships will be awarded in summer 2014, but for the second year running application numbers are set to be very low. Between the five scholarships, there is an opportunity for anyone able to meet the pre-requisites before the deadline to apply, from complete... Read more

Polish Air Force takes delivery of two Guimbal G2 Cabri

Polish Air Force takes delivery of two Guimbal G2 Cabri

1-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Poland’s Guimbal representatives, JB Investments, have announced that the two new Cabri G2 for the Polish Air Force have arrived at The Academic Center for Aviation Training of Polish Air Force Academy at Deblin air base. These are the first helicopters of this kind delivered to Poland. Dęblin is the only academy in Poland, which... Read more

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

Northern Helicopters wins Finnish Border Guard training contract

8-Oct-2013Source: Northern Helicopters

Northern Helicopters has been awarded with the training contract for the Finnish Border Patrol, the Finnish military.  The air squadron pilots will join the CPL integrated program which starts on the Guimbal Cabri, and includes advanced training on the EC120.  ... Read more

03-Oct-13 ZK-HCS Guimbal Cabri Swannanoa, New Zealand

03-Oct-13 ZK-HCS Guimbal Cabri Swannanoa, New Zealand

3-Oct-2013

While practicing pedal jams, during third exercise, nose yawed past centre and then got away from the student in control. The helicopter yawed left and rotated two times during which the engine went silent. Instructor took control and settled the helicopter in a hard landing from approximately 8ft. The helicopter’s tail struck ground and then... Read more

Helicentre Aviation place order for fourth Cabri G2 at Helitech

Helicentre Aviation place order for fourth Cabri G2 at Helitech

27-Sep-2013Source: Helicentre Aviation

On the second day of Helitech, Helicentre Aviation have announced the order has been placed for the fourth addition to the Helicentre Aviation Academy Cabri G2 fleet. The announcement was made at Helitech today where Helicentre Aviation are exhibiting with Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the UK distributor for Guimbal Helicopters. Bruno Guimbal was in attendance when... Read more

Cotswold Helicopter Centre to display Cabri G2 at Helitech

Cotswold Helicopter Centre to display Cabri G2 at Helitech

19-Sep-2013Source: Cotswold

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK agents for Guimbal Helicopters, are exhibiting at Helitech International being held at London’s ExCeL exhibition and conference centre next week. They will have an example of the Guimbal Cabri G2 as a static display,and Bruno Guimbal, the designer of the Cabri G2 will be joining them on their stand.... Read more

Another UK helicopter school prepares for Cabri arrival

Another UK helicopter school prepares for Cabri arrival

18-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

EBG Helicopters, based at Redhill Aerodrome just south of London, are preparing to welcome the Guimbal Cabri in to their fleet. Slated for delivery in January 2014, Managing Director Ken Faria was very positive about the helicopter type when he spoke with HeliHub.com. Faria spent an appreciable amount of “due diligence” time talking to current... Read more

Heli Aviation reviews successful attendance at China Heli Expo

Heli Aviation reviews successful attendance at China Heli Expo

12-Sep-2013Source: Heli Aviation

[electronic translation] On the 2nd CHINA HELICOPTER EXPOSITION in the port city of Tianjin, the power spectrum of Heli Aviation enthusiastic visitors from around the world. From the 5th to 8 September 2013 was the Cabri G2 at the booth of Heli Aviation is one of the show highlights this year. The CHINA HELICOPTER EXPOSITION is specifically geared... Read more

Scholarship Winner is First UK Cabri G2 FI(H) Course Graduate

Scholarship Winner is First UK Cabri G2 FI(H) Course Graduate

3-Sep-2013Source: Helicentre Aviation

Exactly two months after the award of Helicentre Aviation’s flight instructor scholarship, Captain Morgan Whiting has become the UK’s first flight instructor to complete his FI course on the Cabri G2. He passed his flight test less than a week ago and has already started instructing PPL(H) students on the company’s Cabri G2, R22 and... Read more

Sweden – Northern Helicopters to open a Gothenburg Base

Sweden – Northern Helicopters to open a Gothenburg Base

3-Sep-2013Source: Nordic Rotors

The flight school Northern Helicopters has just announced that it will open a training facility at Gothenburg City Airport (“Säve) in September. In addition to the new base, the company will expand its business by adding a twin-engined Eurocopter AS 355 N to the fleet. The new aircraft will be used for the company’s upcoming training segment... Read more

Northern Helicopters to bring Cabri to Helitech

Northern Helicopters to bring Cabri to Helitech

29-Aug-2013Source: HeliHub.com

In  a brief update on their website, the Swedish operator Northern Helicopters says “Visit us at the largest exhibition for the helicopter industry in London now in September. We will display one of our Cabri G2.” This is in addition to the British operator Helicentre Aviation who will also have one of their two Guimbal... Read more

Helicentre prepares to order fourth Cabri at Helitech (and two more later)

Helicentre prepares to order fourth Cabri at Helitech (and two more later)

5-Aug-2013Source: Helicentre

Another brand new Cabri G2 has joined Helicentre Aviation’s training fleet making them the largest Cabri G2 operator in the UK. The aircraft was collected on Monday by Helicentre Aviation’s Chairman Captain Chris Line and company pilot Captain Llewis Ingamells. Helicentre Aviation have ordered a third Cabri G2 which is due to be with them... Read more

Fourth UK Cabri is second for Helicentre

Fourth UK Cabri is second for Helicentre

31-Jul-2013Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the exclusive UK distributor for Helicopteres Guimbal, are delighted to announce the arrival of the fourth Cabri G2 into the UK. The aircraft was collected from the Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence on the evening of 25th July and arrived at Cotswold Helicopter Centre’s base at Kemble airfield on Friday 26th july. The... Read more

First Cabri arrives in Italy

First Cabri arrives in Italy

31-Jul-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Italian representative for Helicoptères Guimbal – Eurotech – have announced the arrival of their first G2 Cabri. Serial 1050, and appropriately registered I-CABR, the helicopter is photo’d here at their base at Caiolo in the Sondrio region of Italy. Ben Haverdee – HeliHub.com... Read more

13-Jul-13 HB-ZLJ Guimbal Cabri Wichtrach, Switzerland

13-Jul-13 HB-ZLJ Guimbal Cabri Wichtrach, Switzerland

13-Jul-2013

Emergency autorotation landing in cornfield.  Photo suggests minimal or no damage.... Read more

Heli Aviation to exhibit at Helitech International

Heli Aviation to exhibit at Helitech International

8-Jul-2013Source: Heli Aviation

This year presents the Heli Aviation International Heli Aviation TRAINING ACADEMY and its extensive services range for the first time on the English Helitech International at ExCel London, the largest European trade fairs for the helicopter berbranche. Of 24 to 26 September pleased our team at stand N14 to visitors from around the world. As... Read more

Five Helicopter Pilot Scholarships announced by Helicentre Aviation

Five Helicopter Pilot Scholarships announced by Helicentre Aviation

7-Jul-2013Source: Helicentre Aviation

Applications are open for the Helicentre Aviation Academy 2013/2014 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships. Following the success of this year’s awards which will see two pilots through their professional training, a total of five further scholarships will be awarded holding a total value in the region of £83,000. Between the five scholarships, there is an opportunity... Read more

06-Jul-13 F-HBEA Guimbal G2 Cabri Fleurac, France

06-Jul-13 F-HBEA Guimbal G2 Cabri Fleurac, France

6-Jul-2013

HeliHub.com have been given the following statement on 10 July by the manufacturer:- “We at Helicopteres Guimbal are of course much worried that a recent accident involved a Cabri. We are even more frustrated to learn the distorted reports that appeared in the press. The following is what we know from our point and from... Read more

Helicentre Aviation to exhibit at Helitech with a Cabri

Helicentre Aviation to exhibit at Helitech with a Cabri

3-Jul-2013Source: Helicentre Aviation

Come and see us at Helitech at London’s EcXeL on 24th-26th September 2013. The exhibition is now an annual event and is the largest international, dedicated helicopter exhibition in Europe. Representing every tier of the supply chain it brings together helicopter solutions providers with senior buyers of helicopters and helicopter products, services, parts and accessories.... Read more

First Cabri G2 Commercial Pilot for Helicentre Aviation

First Cabri G2 Commercial Pilot for Helicentre Aviation

28-Jun-2013Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation have completed their first CPL(H) course on the Cabri G2. Captain Robert Foster passed his CPL(H) skill test on Monday and will shortly start working for the company as commercial helicopter pilot. The Cabri G2, which joined the fleet last September has been a great success flying over 600 hours, despite the winter’s... Read more

Helicentre Aviation announces Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Winners

Helicentre Aviation announces Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Winners

23-Jun-2013Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships following a selection process involving several weeks of interviews and presentations in front of a scholarship committee. The Commercial Pilot Scholarship has been awarded to Pierre Neyses from Germany, and the Flight Instructor Scholarship to Morgan Whiting from Leicestershire. “The... Read more

First Cabri G2 arrives in France for overhaul

First Cabri G2 arrives in France for overhaul

17-Jun-2013Source: Northern Helicopters

We have now reached 2200 flight hours on one of our Cabri G2 which is one of the first in the world to reach that number. The pilots Sebastian Erdos and Johanna Berndtsson flew from Jonkoping Sweden to the factory Guimbal at Le Mille Airport in south France. The aircraft will also have a cargo... Read more

Fourth Cabri delivered into Switzerland

Fourth Cabri delivered into Switzerland

13-Jun-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Swiss Helicopter AG has taken delivery of their fourth G2 Cabri from French manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal. Now registered HB-ZDQ, this was serial 1051 off the production line at Aix en Provence, not far north of Marseilles. Although not officially registered until Monday 10th June, it was seen at the operator’s base at Bern/Belp Airport on... Read more

Three more Cabris sold to UK market – takes total to seven

Three more Cabris sold to UK market – takes total to seven

6-Jun-2013Source: HeliHub.com

UK Distributor for the Guimbal Cabri, Cotswold Helicopter Centre, has told HeliHub.com that the fifth, sixth and seventh Cabris are now on order for UK customers.  With the third example delivered in recent days, this shows that the market for the composite-construction French design is growing fast.  Back in February we announced that the fourth Cabri will... Read more

First UK privately owned Cabri delivered

First UK privately owned Cabri delivered

3-Jun-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The third Guimbal Cabri imported to the UK – and the first for a private owner – arrived on Friday after a delivery flight from the factory at Aix en Provence in France. Following inspection by the UK CAA due this Wednesday, and its subsequent issue of a UK Certificate of Airworthiness, the helicopter will... Read more

Sweden – Northern Helicopters add hook to Cabri

Sweden – Northern Helicopters add hook to Cabri

30-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Swedish operator Northern Helicopters announced yesterday that they have placed an order with Guimbal for a hook to be installed on one of their two Cabri helicopters. It will be used for training during their integrated CPL course, and thus give all of their trainee pilots basic sling load experience. New Zealand operator Frontier Helicopters... Read more

Germany – Hanseatic Helicopter Service adds a Cabri

Germany – Hanseatic Helicopter Service adds a Cabri

9-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Hanseatic Helicopter Service, based in the northern German city of Hamburg, has recently added a Guimbal G2 Cabri to their fleet.  Purchased via HeliTransair, Guimbal’s 47th Cabri now flies as D-HTAM with Hanseatic.  The aircraft is seen here at the handover ceremony with Bruno Guimbal  on the left handing the keys over along with Dr. Gerd... Read more

Italian distributor expects first Cabri in June

Italian distributor expects first Cabri in June

7-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Italian distributor for Helicoptères Guimbal is expecting their first G2 Cabri in June 2013. Eurotech – based in Caiolo in Lombardy (Sondrio province) – announced their appointment back in February. The manufacturer took a slight detour on their flight from their base in France to the recent Aero exhibition in Germany to go via... Read more

Germany – Aeroheli International adds a Cabri

Germany – Aeroheli International adds a Cabri

6-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

From handover on 2nd April, German operator Aeroheli International completed the first 50 flying hours on their new Cabri in less than three weeks! Guimbal’s 45th Cabri is registered D-HAIG and is in a white colour scheme with distinctive “Cabri” titles. It is based with Aeroheli at Cottbus. The photo shown is the handover ceremony... Read more

EASA approves 31 more Lycoming engines for UL91 fuel

EASA approves 31 more Lycoming engines for UL91 fuel

24-Apr-2013Source: Lycoming

Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, released Service Instruction SI-1070R in April of 2012, which approved a wide variety of engines for use with ASTM D7547 UL 91 unleaded avgas. European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) 2011-01 provided aircraft-level approval on the basis of engine approval. Today Lycoming is pleased to... Read more

Guimbal addresses Cabri vibration issue at 90-100 knots

Guimbal addresses Cabri vibration issue at 90-100 knots

22-Apr-2013Source: Guimbal

In order to make the flight at 90 to 100 kts just as smooth as at lower speeds, Helicopteres Guimbal has developed and qualified new vibration attenuation pendulums (VAP). The principle of these small devices is to oscillate in opposition to the stimulation of rotor blades, thus cancelling the dynamic forces. They are typical of... Read more

Polish military order Guimbal Cabri

Polish military order Guimbal Cabri

12-Mar-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Polish military have ordered a pair of Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, and associated maintenance tooling. They will operate from the training centre at Deblin, 50 miles south east of Warsaw. Total contract value is listed as 3.196 million zloty, approximately 771,000 euros or 1.005 million US Dollars at today’s exchange rates. Poland’s military will... Read more

Heli-Union selects Cabri G2 for its flight training centre

Heli-Union selects Cabri G2 for its flight training centre

4-Mar-2013Source: Guimbal

Following a careful evaluation of the helicopter, Heli-Union has selected the Cabri G2, produced by the French manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal to equip its flight academy HUTC (Héli-Union Training Center), located in Angouleme, France. The first French Offshore operator acquiers two copies of the two-seat helicopter, destined to professional pilots training, starting as soon as April.... Read more

First UK repeat customer takes Britain’s fourth Cabri

First UK repeat customer takes Britain’s fourth Cabri

28-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Cotswold Helicopters have placed an order with the French manufacturer Guimbal for the fourth UK Cabri.  The helicopter is due for delivery in July 2013 and will be operated by Helicentre at Leicester alongside their first example G-CHAG. Helicentre have been very pleased with the Cabri and have flown around 60 hours a month (yes,... Read more

Third Cabri sold into UK market

Third Cabri sold into UK market

22-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

A third Guimbal Cabri helicopter has been sold into the UK market, with handover scheduled for Aero 2013, the exhibition at Friedrichshafen in Germany at the end of April. The private purchaser is an experienced helicopter owner, having had two Robinson R22s and three R44s in the last 24 years. He told HeliHub.com that his... Read more

China’s Dalian Police train in Germany on Cabri

China’s Dalian Police train in Germany on Cabri

20-Feb-2013Source: Heli Aviation

[electronic translation] The police chief and the head of the provincial police force flying Liaoningun inspected with a delegation from the Heli Aviation TRAINING ACADEMY in Augsburg. Impressed by our forward-looking, equipped with state of the art technology flight school, training and expertise of the entire fleet of Heli Aviation teams audited executives the TRAINING... Read more

Civil Aviation Flight University of China trains – in Germany

Civil Aviation Flight University of China trains – in Germany

19-Feb-2013Source: Heli Aviation

[electronic translation]  In China it seems the reputation of Heli Aviation TRAINING ACADEMY draw ever larger circles. In order to get over the many positive reports of recent Chinese graduates an idea may be reported to the chief pilot and an instructor of the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) to visit the TRAINING ACADEMY... Read more

Hélicoptères Guimbal to attend EHS 2013

Hélicoptères Guimbal to attend EHS 2013

14-Jan-2013Source: EHS 2013

Hélicoptères Guimbal was founded late 2000, with the purpose of developing and certifying the two-seat helicopter Cabri G2. This also involved the full-scale industrialisation for serial production. The programme was based on the achievements of the technological demonstrator that Bruno Guimbal had built and tested in the 90’s. On December the 15th, 2007 in Le... Read more

Germany’s Heli Aviation orders its seventh Guimbal Cabri

Germany’s Heli Aviation orders its seventh Guimbal Cabri

11-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Germany operator Heli Aviation has told HeliHub.com that it has a seventh Cabri on order from French manufacturer Guimbal.  The current fleet has amassed over 3,600 flight hours without incident, and sees four at their main base at Augsburg, one at Emmen and the last at Salzburg in Austria.  The purchase will build on the... Read more

25-Oct-12 VH-CDU Guimbal Cabri G2 Bankstown, Australia

25-Oct-12 VH-CDU Guimbal Cabri G2 Bankstown, Australia

25-Oct-2012

Hard landing on training flight.  Badly damaged... Read more

Germany – Free iPad for new trainee pilots of the Heli Aviation

Germany – Free iPad for new trainee pilots of the Heli Aviation

22-Oct-2012Source: Heli Aviation

From now on, new trainee pilots of the Heli Aviation TRAINING ACADEMY will receive an Apple iPad with electronic training documents as a gift at the start of training! With its electronic documents, the iPad makes up-to-date learning possible. It facilitates the pilot’s everyday routine throughout the entire training and beyond. In the theoretical training,... Read more

Helicentre becomes second in UK to offer Cabri G2 training

Helicentre becomes second in UK to offer Cabri G2 training

3-Sep-2012Source: Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation Ltd. has become the second UK Flight Training Organisation to gain CAA approval to deliver the Guimbal Cabri G2 type rating as well as their full range of professional courses on the new type. The approval coincides with the arrival of the second Cabri G2 to be added to the UK register, collected... Read more

Germany’s Heli Aviation takes delivery of their 6th Cabri

Germany’s Heli Aviation takes delivery of their 6th Cabri

31-Aug-2012Source: Heli Aviation

[Electronic translation of local language press release]  Last Friday, the D-HAVH landed in Augsburg, it is the sixth Heli Aviation Cabri G2. Launch – in time for the completion of the new building also Heli Aviation TRAINING ACADEMY Guimbal the helicopter with the serial number 1038 will begin to operate. On their national and international... Read more

Second Cabri G2 expected in UK next week

Second Cabri G2 expected in UK next week

22-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Cotswold Helicopters, UK distributor for the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, are expecting to take delivery of the second British example of the type before the end of June – subject to the weather, which has quite frankly been appalling here in the UK for some weeks now! The helicopter is completed in an overall silver-grey... Read more

Guimbal develops iPad dock for Cabri

Guimbal develops iPad dock for Cabri

25-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopteres Guimbal have developed a new iPad docking station for the Cabri cockpit under the name FlyPad – which they have registered as a trademark.  The design allows for the iPad to be landscape or portrait, with a facility to just fold it away against the side of the instrument binnacle if required. While in... Read more

36th Cabri is first in Denmark

36th Cabri is first in Denmark

23-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopteres Guimbal have recently delivered Cabri serial number 1036 to Air Service Vamdrup, where it is now flying as OY-HJI. The Danish dealer is Air Service Vamdrup Aps, based at Vamdrup close to the city of Kolding.  The company was founded in 1988 by Bent Iversen and has now grown to around 20 employees.  The... Read more

Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

18-Apr-2012Source: Lycoming

Just weeks after Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, announced it would seek Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate certain engines on ASTM D7547 UL 91 unleaded avgas, it has received FAA approval to update its listing of approved fuels. Lycoming’s newly available Service Instruction SI-1070R lists 35 engine models approved to operate... Read more

13-Apr-12 VH-ZZT Guimbal Cabri Camden, Australia

13-Apr-12 VH-ZZT Guimbal Cabri Camden, Australia

13-Apr-2012

During jammed pedal recovery practice, the helicopter collided with the ground and rolled over. One crew member sustained minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

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