Gulf Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters announces the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation

Gulf Helicopters announces the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation

14-Sep-2020Source: Gulf Helicopters Company

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC), a subsidiary of the holding company Gulf International Services (GIS), is proud to announce the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation as the first helicopters operator in the region and one of the first few operators globally with such accreditation. GHC has applied to qualify to ISO... Read more

Gulf testing Radio Frequency Identification technology on the AW189

Gulf testing Radio Frequency Identification technology on the AW189

6-Mar-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Gulf Helicopters of Qatar to test Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) on their AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter fleet. This initiative is based on a pilot project for installation of RFID tags on the aircraft. The project is focused on the development of enhanced data gathering... Read more

Gulf Helicopters has selected SkyTrac to Equip AW139 and AW189 fleets

Gulf Helicopters has selected SkyTrac to Equip AW139 and AW189 fleets

5-Mar-2019Source: Gulf Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) has selected SKYTRAC real-time connectivity to drive efficiency in their Leonardo AW139 and AW189 HUMS and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) programs. “HUMS and FDM are vital safety programs that can help catch, communicate and resolve emerging safety issues before they escalate. The SKYTRAC real-time connectivity solution will allow us to identify... Read more

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

Air ambulance service inaugurated in Gozo with Bell 412

19-Aug-2016Source: Maltese Government

An air ambulance service was inaugurated earlier this morning at Xewkija Heliport in Gozo. This inauguration follows the initiation of works at Gozo General Hospital a few weeks ago as part of a multimillion project to overhaul the health services in Gozo, including the rebuilding of the hospital. The helicopter forms part of Vitals Global... Read more

Gulf Helicopters launches mobile PT6T, PT6C and PW207E service in Middle East

Gulf Helicopters launches mobile PT6T, PT6C and PW207E service in Middle East

15-Nov-2015Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has expanded on-wing mobile repair team (MRT) capabilities and line maintenance options for operators of its PT6T, PT6C and PW207E helicopter engines in the Middle East. P&WC’s Customer Service Centre  Europe is welcoming Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC), as a Premium Service Provider in the region. GHC will be able... Read more

Gulf Helicopters sets new milestones with AW139 and AW189 fleets

Gulf Helicopters sets new milestones with AW139 and AW189 fleets

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin and the AW189 super medium twin helicopter fleets operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar have set two major milestones. Their 17 AW139s used for offshore operations have now achieved 75,000 flight hours while the four AW189s delivered so far have exceeded 1000 flight hours performing long range... Read more

Gulf Helicopters to expand and market MRO and Training Capabilities

Gulf Helicopters to expand and market MRO and Training Capabilities

8-Oct-2015Source: Gulf Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters Company, one of the largest and leading Commercial Helicopter operator with global presence, continues to push for strategic growth through expansion of its newly established Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Facility and existing Training Academy. ‘Commercial Helicopters operators, whose core business caters to the Oil & Gas sector, are enduring with difficult times... Read more

Gulf Helicopters Celebrates AW189 Entry into Service

Gulf Helicopters Celebrates AW189 Entry into Service

11-Dec-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar celebrated the entry into service of its first batch of AW189 super medium helicopters during an official ceremony held on November 23rd in presence of national authorities and representatives from the industry. Four AW189s have now been delivered and entered service, with two aircraft supporting offshore oil... Read more

Gulf Helicopters AW189s supporting Libyan rig from Malta

Gulf Helicopters AW189s supporting Libyan rig from Malta

20-Nov-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Gulf Helicopters have taken delivery of three AW189s to date, with a fourth not far away.  The first two of these are now based at Luqa in Malta.  HeliHub.com understands that the Qatar-baesd operator hasopters have a contract to support oil/gas rigs off Libya for Eni North Africa BV and that operations commenced on 24th... Read more

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 50,000 hour milestone

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 50,000 hour milestone

17-Sep-2014Source: Gulf Helicopters

AgustaWestland congratulates Gulf Helicopters for achieving 50,000 flight hours with AgustaWestland  AW139 helicopter fleet... Read more

Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s

Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s

30-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub can report that Gulf Helicopters are now flying at least two AW189s, although there has been no confirmation yet from manufacturer AgustaWestland regarding their delivery.  Observers have noted helicopters A7-GAA and A7-GAB flying from Doha in recent days.  It is not clear whether these flights are for revenue, training, local certification or experience building... Read more

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 Fleet Achieves 50,000 Hour Milestone

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 Fleet Achieves 50,000 Hour Milestone

27-Mar-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 50,000 flight hours. Gulf Helicopter is one of the largest AW139 operators worldwide and a prime player in the Middle East with 17 helicopters of this type already... Read more

Gulf Helicopters orders AW189 EASA Level-C Full Flight Simulator

Gulf Helicopters orders AW189 EASA Level-C Full Flight Simulator

25-Feb-2014Source: Gulf Helicopters

Gulf International Services (“GIS” or “the group”; QE: GISS), the largest service group in Qatar, with interests in a broad cross-section of industries, ranging from insurance, re-insurance, fund management, onshore and offshore drilling, accommodation barge, helicopter transportation, and catering services, is pleased to announce an order for an AW189 EASA CS-FSTD(H) FFS Level C Simulator... Read more

Gulf Helicopters signs firm order for 15 AW189s

Gulf Helicopters signs firm order for 15 AW189s

17-Nov-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has signed firm orders for fifteen AW189 helicopters. This signing follows the preliminary sale contract announced in early 2012, confirming customer’s commitment to this new generation model. The first two aircraft are planned to be delivered to the customer in 2014 and... Read more

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 40,000 hour milestone

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 40,000 hour milestone

26-Sep-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 40,000 flight hours. Gulf Helicopters is one of the largest AW139 operators worldwide and a prime player in the Middle East with 15 helicopters of this type already... Read more

Gulf Helicopters appointed AW139 Authorized Training Centre in Qatar

Gulf Helicopters appointed AW139 Authorized Training Centre in Qatar

26-Sep-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the establishment of Gulf Helicopters as an AgustaWestland Authorised Training Centre.  Doha-based Gulf Helicopters provides training services using an AW139 Level B Full Flight Simulator (FFS) certified by the UK’s CAA as a FFS as per JAR-FSTD H to Level B which incorporates the latest technical advancements... Read more

Quality Aviation Instruments and Gulf Helicopters announce JV

Quality Aviation Instruments and Gulf Helicopters announce JV

24-Sep-2013Source: QAI

Quality Aviation Instruments, Inc. (QAI) and Gulf Helicopters, Inc. (GHC) announced today from Helitech in London that they have entered into a Joint Venture for component repair facilities to be located in Doha, Qatar.  The agreement covers component repairs of Accessories, Avionics and Instruments. “We have a strong customer base in the Middle East and... Read more

Nigeria – OAS to partner with Gulf Helicopters

Nigeria – OAS to partner with Gulf Helicopters

15-Mar-2013Source: OAS Helicopters

OAS Helicopters has entered into partnership agreement with Gulf Helicopter Company, Doha, Qatar in the Middle East for the provision of services to the upstream oil and gas sector in Nigeria. OAS and GHC agreed to work together in a technical relationship whereby GHC would provide technical expertise to OAS including provision of any helicopter... Read more

Gulf Helicopters honours HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah

Gulf Helicopters honours HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah

16-May-2012

Gulf Helicopters Company has honoured HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, who was instrumental in the company’s growth over the years, by naming its newest helicopter after him (see full story)... Read more

18-Apr-12 AgustaWestland AW139 Doha, Qatar

18-Apr-12 AgustaWestland AW139 Doha, Qatar

18-Apr-2012

Emergency return to airfield after loss of right pedal control.  Reported as a tail rotor pitch change link bearing failure... Read more

Gulf Helicopters recieves inital EASA Part 147 MTO approval

Gulf Helicopters recieves inital EASA Part 147 MTO approval

28-Mar-2012Source: Gulf Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters Company today announced that earlier this month the Gulf Helicopters Training Academy (GHTA) has received Initial European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization Approval. GHTA is now a fully approved Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization to conduct courses on the AB139 / AW139 (PWC PT6). Additional training capabilities are presently... Read more

Gulf Helicopters orders fifteen AW189s

Gulf Helicopters orders fifteen AW189s

13-Feb-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has signed a preliminary sale contract for fifteen AW189 helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport missions. Bruno Spagnolini, Chief Executive Officer, AgustaWestland, said “It gives us great pleasure to add Gulf Helicopters to the list of customers who... Read more

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

15-Nov-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 medium twin helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 20,000 flying hours. Gulf Helicopter is one of the largest AW139 operators worldwide and a prime player in the Middle East with 12 helicopters of this type already in... Read more

IBQ announces $43.6M term loan facility for Gulf Helicopters

IBQ announces $43.6M term loan facility for Gulf Helicopters

29-Jun-2011Source: International Bank of Qatar

IBQ announced that it has extended a QR158.8m term loan facility to Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC). IBQ is the sole provider of the term loan financing to Doha-based GHC for this transaction, which will support the growth and diversification of one of the region’s leading helicopter operators. About The International Bank of Qatar (IBQ): The... Read more

02-May-11 A7-GHA AgustaWestland AW139 Doha, Qatar

02-May-11 A7-GHA AgustaWestland AW139 Doha, Qatar

2-May-2011

The aircraft, which was located in the parking area and was preparing to carry out the operation of a flight taxiing to take off-shore, with two crew and nine passengers, suffered the separation along the entire tail rotor.The initial findings have identified a tail rotor blade at approximately 75 m from the aircraft.... Read more

Gulf Helicopters to add nine to fleet by 2015

Gulf Helicopters to add nine to fleet by 2015

1-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Gulf Helicopters have announced plans to invest about 500M Qatari Riyals on new aircraft over the next four years – approx US $137.4M in today’s money.  In parent company Gulf International Services’ five-year business plan released this week, they state that nine new helicopters would join their fleet by 2015 and that they expected demand... Read more

Gulf Helicopters signs for another five AW139s

Gulf Helicopters signs for another five AW139s

21-Feb-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with Gulf Helicopters of Qatar for five AW139 helicopters. The aircraft will be equipped for offshore passenger transportation operations. This latest contract adds to the one for twelve aircraft placed by Gulf Helicopters in 2007 as part of its fleet renewal programme.... Read more

Gulf Helicopter secures $30M loan facility

Gulf Helicopter secures $30M loan facility

29-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Gulf Helicopters, an associate company of Qatar Exchange-listed Gulf International Services “GIS”, has secured a loan of 109 million Riyals from Union National Bank Qatar. This is equivalent of around 30 million US Dollars. The loan comes with a flexible facility to fund the company’s ongoing development. HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, Deputy Premier and... Read more

Gulf Helicopters wins three year offshore contract

Gulf Helicopters wins three year offshore contract

22-Feb-2010Source: GulfBase

Three year contract in Yemen with a Bell 412... Read more

Gulf Helicopters win short-term offshore contract with Reliance Oil

Gulf Helicopters win short-term offshore contract with Reliance Oil

16-Nov-2009Source: Gulf Times

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC), an associate of Gulf International Services, has entered into a service pact with Reliance Exploration and Production DMCC, a subsidiary of India’s private sector petroleum giant Reliance Industries.... Read more

Gulf Helicopter signs three-year Bell 212 contract with Saffer

Gulf Helicopter signs three-year Bell 212 contract with Saffer

16-Sep-2009Source: Peninsula

Gulf Helicopters has entered into a service agreement with Saffer Company for exploration and production in order to use one Helicopter type (Bell 212) to support petroleum operations for 3 years... Read more

The strange case of the AW139 tailboom that came off

The strange case of the AW139 tailboom that came off

28-Aug-2009Source: Flightglobal

An AW139 aircraft had an occurrence resulting in major damage to the aircraft tail boom while ground  taxiing.  There were no injuries to the crew or passengers.... Read more

25-Aug-09 A7-GHC AgustaWestland AW139 Doha, Qatar

25-Aug-09 A7-GHC AgustaWestland AW139 Doha, Qatar

25-Aug-2009

25-Aug-09 A7-GHC AgustaWestland AW139 Doha, Qatar... Read more

MD Helicopters delivers five aircraft in one week

MD Helicopters delivers five aircraft in one week

17-Sep-2008Source: MD Helicopters

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