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24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland

24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland

24-Aug-2020

Landed upright but tail boom got chopped by main blades during emergency landing... Read more

CarteNav software upgrade benefits Heliwest

CarteNav software upgrade benefits Heliwest

6-Jul-2016Source: CarteNav

Completion of a recent software upgrade for Heliwest has led to increased capability allowing the Aviation Services company to fulfill a broader portfolio of missions in Western Australia. Heliwest, one of CarteNav’s earliest customers, saw huge value in keeping their AIMS-HD software updated, and has recently upgraded to version 7.2. This latest version incorporates additional... Read more

06-Jan-15 I-LASW Airbus AS350B3 Pertica Bassa, Italy

06-Jan-15 I-LASW Airbus AS350B3 Pertica Bassa, Italy

6-Jan-2015

During fire fighting operation, pilot experienced problems on the tail rotor and landed safely – another report suggests the cable holding the water bucket (empty at the time) contacted the tail rotor. Damages found on tail rotor and tail boom.... Read more

24-hour helicopter medivac service launched for the Cooper Basin

24-hour helicopter medivac service launched for the Cooper Basin

15-Sep-2014Source: Cooper Medivac

For the first time, a night-vision equipped helicopter has begun operating in the Cooper Basin, in the heart of Australia’s outback. The Cooper Medivac 24 helicopter is a vital link that saves time delivering critically-ill patients to the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the nearest available airstrip. Senex and fellow Cooper Basin operator Drillsearch Energy... Read more

19-Jan-13 VH-ZMN Bell 206B Baskerville, Australia

19-Jan-13 VH-ZMN Bell 206B Baskerville, Australia

19-Jan-2013

During low-level aerial filming operations, the helicopter rotated quickly to the right and descended. The pilot made an emergency landing on the sloping terrain. The helicopter rolled over and was subtantially damaged with minor injuries to the occupants.... Read more

10-Jan-13 OH-HNP Hughes 500D Paavolantie, Finland

10-Jan-13 OH-HNP Hughes 500D Paavolantie, Finland

10-Jan-2013

Engine failure during low level powerline operation.  Extensively damaged.  Pilot walked away... Read more

01-Jul-12 I-LASB Eurocopter AS350B3 Granmichele, Italy

01-Jul-12 I-LASB Eurocopter AS350B3 Granmichele, Italy

1-Jul-2012

Force landing due to a technical issue on positioning flight back to base after firefighting... Read more

Western Australia fire authority issues six year contract

Western Australia fire authority issues six year contract

10-Oct-2011

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority will get a state-of-the-art $4 million aerial command and control helicopter with the latest technology to battle the upcoming fire season.  Heliwest are the chosen supplier with a Bo105.  (Full story)... Read more

Australia’s Heliwest wins Western Power contract

Australia’s Heliwest wins Western Power contract

26-Aug-2011

Leading WA-based helicopter company Heliwest has won a long-term contract to provide emergency response services to Western Power in the southern half of the state. Heliwest already provides scheduled inspection flight services to Western Power and has now added emergency response flying to its operations. Heliwest chief pilot Captain Ashley Williams said the contract specified... Read more

Heliwest moves into offshore operations, taking over former Bristow contract

Heliwest moves into offshore operations, taking over former Bristow contract

29-Mar-2011Source: Heliwest

Leading WA-based helicopter company Heliwest has moved into the offshore operations area, securing a contract with Roc Oil (WA) Pty Ltd to provide service and maintenance crew transfers for its Cliff Head project off the (Western Australian) coast from Dongara. Heliwest CEO David Grimes said the contract, previously operated by Bristow, was a major win... Read more

Heliwest wins three year Bell 206 mosquito control contract

Heliwest wins three year Bell 206 mosquito control contract

19-Nov-2010Source: Heliwest

Heliwest, Western Australia’s largest on-shore helicopter company, has been selected to join the State Department of Health to help control mosquitoes in the South West. A Heliwest Jetranger aircraft will be fitted with specialised equipment, capable of housing liquid and granule mosquito control products, for spraying programs in the Peel and South West region. Heliwest... Read more

Heliwest wins two year Bell 212 contract in Papua New Guinea

Heliwest wins two year Bell 212 contract in Papua New Guinea

18-Nov-2010Source: Heliwest

Resource-rich Papua New Guinea is undergoing an unprecedented economic boom and massive technological transformation as the country’s national building vision becomes reality. Playing a significant role in this growth is Heliwest which has won a two-year contract with major telecommunications operator Digicel for the construction of mobile phone towers across PNG. Heliwest is Australia’s leading... Read more

Heliwest Signs six year JetRanger contract with Network Ten

Heliwest Signs six year JetRanger contract with Network Ten

6-Jul-2010

The next time you watch a news bulletin on Perth’s Channel Ten, odds are some of the video footage will have been shot from a Heliwest aircraft. Western Australia’s largest onshore helicopter company has signed an agreement with Channel Ten to provide a Bell Jetranger 206 lll to the station’s news division for the next... Read more

New IFR AS355 simulator the centrepiece of Heliwest upgrade

New IFR AS355 simulator the centrepiece of Heliwest upgrade

20-Apr-2010

The Western Australian headquarters of Heliwest has undergone a $1-million upgrade at its Jandakot facility in Perth’s southern suburbs.  The centerpiece of the revamp is an Elite Twin Squirrel Flight Simulator... Read more

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