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First UK pilot goes solo on Guimbal Cabri

First UK pilot goes solo on Guimbal Cabri

27-Mar-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the UK distributor for the Guimbal Cabri, has achieved the milestone of the first UK student pilot to solo on the French two-seat helicopter.  On Friday 23rd March, Craig Davies – a company director aged 48 – made history in the Cabri G2 G-UIMB, achieving his solo after the legal minimum of... Read more

Elite pilots eager to fly in Cabri helicopter

Elite pilots eager to fly in Cabri helicopter

8-Mar-2012Source: HeliHub.com

British Guimbal dealer, Cotswold Helicopter Centre, are taking their Cabri G2 to Goodwood this Saturday at an event hosted by operator Elite Helicopters.  At least 15 pilots, perhaps as many as 20, are expecting to have a flight in the Guimbal Cabri in the first such event in the UK.  Cotswold are expecting to repeat... Read more

Cabri returns to UK and prepares for sales tour

Cabri returns to UK and prepares for sales tour

27-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Guimbal Cabri G2 first arrived in the UK just before Helitech, and generated a lot of attention.  Designer Bruno Guimbal flew in from France for the event, and the aircraft was presented by exclusive UK distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre.  The Cabri is receiving increased interest from various countries, and the manufacturer has in recent... Read more

06-Feb-12 SE-JNE Guimbal Cabri G2 Hjallsta, Sweden

06-Feb-12 SE-JNE Guimbal Cabri G2 Hjallsta, Sweden

6-Feb-2012

Precautionary landing due to engine vibration... Read more

Guimbal adds distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark

Guimbal adds distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark

13-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

French light helicopter manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal have added distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark according to their website. The Danish dealer is Air Service Vamdrup Aps, based at Vandrup close to the city of Kolding.  The company was founded in 1988 by Bent Iversen and has now grown to around 20 employees.  The company will... Read more

Service Letter to be issued for Guimbal Cabri

Service Letter to be issued for Guimbal Cabri

3-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Following a recent incident to the first Guimbal G2 Cabri in the UK, Helicopteres Guimbal has issued the following statement via HeliHub.com:- We at Helicopteres Guimbal are saddened to announce that two days after receiving its Certificate of Airworthiness from the CAA, the first Cabri in the UK had an incident that will delay its... Read more

26-Oct-11 G-UIMB Guimbal Cabri G2 Kemble, UK

26-Oct-11 G-UIMB Guimbal Cabri G2 Kemble, UK

26-Oct-2011

The damage to the helicopter is limited to the tail and landing gear structure. The rotor blades and the transmission suffered no damage from the hard landing at a high rate of yaw.... Read more

Cabri G2 now fully UK certified

Cabri G2 now fully UK certified

25-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The UK CAA yesterday issued all the necessary documentation for the Guimbal Cabri G2, making it fully certified for use in the UK.  Local distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre, who had a very positive response to this new type at Helitech recently, tell HeliHub.com that they are starting type ratings on their demonstrator next week.  They... Read more

Elite Helicopters to host Cabri demo

Elite Helicopters to host Cabri demo

5-Oct-2011Source: Elite Helicopters

Our students, clients, instructors and admin staff were invited to view the new Guimbal Cabri G2 2-seat helicopter at Helitech this week, and everybody was supremely impressed with this wonderful new aircraft. So much so, that we have arranged with the UK distributor to bring the Cabri to Goodwood in the very near future, where... Read more

Germany’s Heli Aviation orders two more Cabris

Germany’s Heli Aviation orders two more Cabris

29-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

German operator Heli Aviation has recently confirmed orders for two more Guimbal Cabri helicopters following great success and high utilization with their first two.  Operating from Augsburg near Munich, the company has flown 800 hours in 15 months on their first aircraft, and are flying the second at a similar rate – it equates to... Read more

Cabri generates lots of interest at Helitech

Cabri generates lots of interest at Helitech

28-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

From our regular walks up and down the static park, the helicopter generating the most interest looks to be the two seater Guimbal Cabri G2.  Having not appeared at Helitech before, the French-built aircraft has been delivered in the last few days to Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the new UK distributor.  They are expecting a second... Read more

First British Cabri on schedule for Helitech

First British Cabri on schedule for Helitech

19-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The first Cabri G2 from French manufacturer Guimbal is in flight test and on schedule to arrive in the UK late next week in time for Helitech.  Serial 1028 is painted dark Concord Blue metallic with silver grey skids and a beige leather interior, and will take up British registration G-UIMB in due course.  Handover... Read more

Conklin & de Decker adds Cabri to latest Life Cycle Cost software

Conklin & de Decker adds Cabri to latest Life Cycle Cost software

23-Aug-2011Source: Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker announced the latest release of their innovative LIFE CYCLE COST 2011 Volume II. The most comprehensive aircraft budget and financial analysis tool available, LIFE CYCLE COST from Conklin & de Decker, provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with extensive ownership and operating cost data for nearly 400... Read more

31-Jul-11 PH-WTW Guimbal Cabri Lelystad, Netherlands

31-Jul-11 PH-WTW Guimbal Cabri Lelystad, Netherlands

31-Jul-2011

Main blade struck tail boom in practice autorotation.  See first link for summary from manufacturer... Read more

Three new helicopter models expected at Helitech 2011

Three new helicopter models expected at Helitech 2011

28-Jul-2011

Three new helicopters are due to make their UK debuts at Helitech this year. Europe’s largest dedicated helicopter exhibition takes place at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, near Cambridge in the United Kingdom, from 27-29 September. Launched earlier this year Eurocopter’s EC145 T2 has yet to be seen on display at an event in... Read more

Where are the first 20 Guimbal Cabri helicopters?

Where are the first 20 Guimbal Cabri helicopters?

12-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

As part of HeliHub.com news service, we are going to address a number of questions we hear in the industry.  We expect many of these to be data-related, drawing on the strength that the HeliHub.com news team bring to their strong news reporting across the global helicopter industry. Look out for the answer to the... Read more

Guimbal appoints UK dealer for Cabri

Guimbal appoints UK dealer for Cabri

7-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopteres Guimbal have told HeliHub.com that a dealer has been appointed to sell the Cabri into EUrope’s biggest civil helicopter market – the United Kingdom. Cotswold Helicopters, based at Kemble in Gloucestershire (also known as Cotswold Airport), have signed a dealership agreement with the French manufacturer and will be operating serial number 1028 later this... Read more

First Cabri G2 delivered into Switzerland

First Cabri G2 delivered into Switzerland

10-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Guimbal Helicopteres has today delivered its first Cabri G2 to Switzerland, the 22nd aircraft off the production line.  Its operator will be Procopter at Grenchen, who will begin to operate this helicopter immediately, including participation in a major air show this weekend, or 10,000 people are expected. Procopter becoming our distributor for this region, and... Read more

Guimbal prepares to deliver first Cabri to Australia

Guimbal prepares to deliver first Cabri to Australia

26-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

French manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal is preparing to deliver the first Cabri G2 into the Australian market.  Bankstown-based HTT (Helicopter Transport and Training) has two on order following the November 2010 type approval by CASA (see certificate here).  We await with interest how the Cabri performs for this operator, who is well versed in flying the... Read more

Guimbal Cabri gets EASA approval for floats

Guimbal Cabri gets EASA approval for floats

26-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Bruno Giumbal proudly announced yesterday the certification by EASA of floats for his G2 Cabri light helicopter. Bruno’s company Helicopteres Guimbal has been working on this certification for tWo years, although that length of time has been due to the other priorities they have had in getting new helicopters delivered. The result is worthy of... Read more

Netherlands becomes latest country for Cabri G2

Netherlands becomes latest country for Cabri G2

28-Sep-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Netherlands has become the fifth country to operate the Guimbal Cabri G2 – after France, Germany, Monaco and Sweden.  Operator Helicon has recently registered Cabri PH-WTW, serial 1003, and will operate it from Lelystad.  This airframe was previously F-GXRU with French operator Ixair, who are no longer flying Helicon have a website at http://www.helicon-helicopters.com/ Manufacturer  Hélicoptères... Read more

Ixair flight school re-launched by Heli-Challenge

Ixair flight school re-launched by Heli-Challenge

2-Sep-2010

Heli-Challenge relaunches the flight school department of what was known as Ixair before it ceased operations.  They operate Cabri G2 helicopters... Read more

Savback Helicopter becomes Cabri dealer for Sweden and Norway

Savback Helicopter becomes Cabri dealer for Sweden and Norway

23-May-2010Source: HeliHub.com

As Helicopteres Guimbal gradually ramps up its production rate, almost every airframe off the production line is creating a news story.  And so with production number 1011 under the Swedish registration SE-JRH was delivered this last week to Savback Helicopters in Sweden.  Savback has announced on their dedicated website http://www.cabri.se that they have exclusive rights... Read more

First accident of a Guimbal Cabri G2

First accident of a Guimbal Cabri G2

20-Apr-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Monday was a sad day for French helicopter manufacturer Guimbal as they recorded the first accident of one of their Cabri G2 two-seaters  at Söllingen Airport in Germany.  More details here – the two occupants were not injured at all. HeliHub.com has a very extensive Safety data section, often picking up data on accidents not... Read more

Cabri now available to fly in German helicopter school

Cabri now available to fly in German helicopter school

23-Mar-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Aviation at Nördlingen Airport has received their first Cabri G2 from the French manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal, and becomes the first helicopter school in Germany to offer the type on their fleet. A second example is due to join the fleet in the autumn of this year. Heli-Aviation also offer ab initio training on the... Read more

First Cabri G2 delivered to Eurocopter

First Cabri G2 delivered to Eurocopter

10-Dec-2009Source: Rotorhub

On the 24th of November, at Aix-les-Milles airport, Eurocopter took delivery of its first Cabri G2 from Helicopteres Guimbal.... Read more

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