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Indra to supply H175 sim to Hong Kong Government Flying Service

Indra to supply H175 sim to Hong Kong Government Flying Service

20-Oct-2021Source: Indra

The Government Flying Service (GFS) company, responsible for the air rescue service in Hong Kong, and the Logistics Department (GLD) of this Government have selected Indra, one of the main global technology and consulting companies, as supplier of the Simulator of Flight and Mission of the H175 Helicopter in an open competition in competition with... Read more

Asian Sky Group appoints new Media and Comms Director

Asian Sky Group appoints new Media and Comms Director

17-Feb-2021Source: ASG

Asian Sky Group (ASG), announces that Alud Davies has joined the company as director of its Media and Communications division, ASIAN SKY MEDIA (ASM). Davies brings 18 years of diverse experience in commercial and business aviation publishing and communications. In 2019 Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards honoured Alud with the prestigious award of “Business Aviation... Read more

Changes coming for heliport at Macau International Airport

Changes coming for heliport at Macau International Airport

24-Aug-2020Source: Macau International Airport

Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) launched the kick-off meeting for the design phase of the Terminal 2 and Heliport of Macau International Airport (MIA) on 18 Aug 2020, marking a significant milestone for the Pac On project. The current designed passenger capacity of MIA is about 7.8 million. In 2019, the annual passenger volume... Read more

Scheduled services planned between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen

Scheduled services planned between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen

6-Nov-2019Source: Asia Times

Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are set to revive the New York-style helicopter transportation services when choppers ply routes above Manhattan’s skyscrapers in the heyday of door-to-door rides catering to business travellers and big-spending tourists. See Full Story.  ... Read more

China GA report released at China Heli Expo

China GA report released at China Heli Expo

10-Oct-2019Source: Asian Sky Group

Hong Kong business aviation consulting company Asian Sky Group (ASG) has released the third edition of its China GA Report, showcasing the country’s growing general aviation industry, including a fleet breakdown by aircraft type and itemized list of recent government initiatives. The latest edition also includes a special feature on commercial drones in China, courtesy... Read more

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

19-Jun-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Hong Kong based Government Flying Service (GFS) has received three H175s in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant which enlarges the H175 mission capacity to search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting as well as land and maritime border control operations. In 2015, GFS became the... Read more

Waypoint Opens new Office in Hong Kong

Waypoint Opens new Office in Hong Kong

6-Feb-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has opened an office in Hong Kong to support its operations and customer base in China and the Asia Pacific Region.  Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President of Sales & Relationship Management, Asia Pacific, will lead the relocation of Waypoint’s Singapore Office... Read more

15% growth in Greater China’s civil helicopters is good news

15% growth in Greater China’s civil helicopters is good news

18-May-2017Source: Aerochine Aviation

The number of civil turbine helicopters in Greater China is expected to grow to 621 aircraft in 2017, up 15% from 540 in 2016, according to a report by Asian Sky Group. Mainland China’s civil helicopter fleet is arguably the fastest-growing in the Asia Pacific region. Over 60% of its existing civil helicopter fleets are... Read more

ASG Releases Year End 2016 Civil Helicopter Fleet Report

ASG Releases Year End 2016 Civil Helicopter Fleet Report

20-Mar-2017Source: Asian Sky Group

Hong Kong business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) is releasing its highly-anticipated Year End 2016 Asia Pacific Civil Helicopter Fleet Report. This is the fourth consecutive year ASG has produced the report and it again features a detailed breakdown of the Asia-Pacific helicopter fleet (excluding pistons) by fleet size, replacement cost, mission segments,... Read more

New Hong Kong helicopter route into China

New Hong Kong helicopter route into China

1-Nov-2016Source: AsBAA

In recognition of Chinese policy supporting general and business aviation, on Wednesday 2nd November 2016, an inaugural flight, coordinated by AsBAA and its sponsor members, from Hong Kong Shun Tak Heliport to Zhuhai Jiwan Airport will depart at 1200 and land at 1245. The commemoration of this momentous flight will take place shortly after from... Read more

Hong Kong selects Trakka searchlight for SAR H175s

Hong Kong selects Trakka searchlight for SAR H175s

4-Mar-2016Source: Trakka

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that Airbus Helicopters have selected the TrakkaBeam A800 tactical searchlight for the new 7 x H175 multi-mission helicopters acquired by Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services (GFS). “We are extremely pleased that the Trakkabeam has again been chosen for another premier International Search and Rescue programme, and in particular for... Read more

Heliservices adding third Explorer to fleet

Heliservices adding third Explorer to fleet

9-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Heliservices in Hong Kong is preparing to add a third MD Explorer to their fleet.  Serial 900-00116 was acquired from Pegaso in Mexico, the helicopter has routed via the FAA register for some sort of paperwork reason.  The FAA has now cancelled the “N” registration N902HS with the advice that it has been transferred to... Read more

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

8-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

Hong Kong-based Government Flying Services (GFS) has ordered seven Airbus Helicopters H175s, becoming the world’s launching customer for this new-generation super-medium-sized rotorcraft in the public services configuration. GFS is a department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with the main responsibility of providing 24-hour emergency support services. It is an established operator of Airbus... Read more

Hong Kong – HeliServices commit to third MD Explorer

Hong Kong – HeliServices commit to third MD Explorer

17-Nov-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Hong Kong operator HeliServices have reportedly committed to buying their third MD Explorer via Specialist Aviation Services in the UK.  The aircraft will be delivered in the spring of 2015, and is currently on contract to the Wiltshire Police until the end of December.  At that point Wiltshire Police become part of NPAS – the... Read more

Second Explorer for HeliServices in Hong Kong

Second Explorer for HeliServices in Hong Kong

27-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Hong Kong operator Heliservices will soon take delivery of their second MD Explorer.  The aircraft has been bought from Swiss operator Fuchs Helicopter, leaving them without a twin-engined helicopter – at least in the short term.  Heliservices is moving to a twin-engined fleet as their Lamas are gradually retired and the local CAA stopped them... Read more

Equip Your Aircraft To Comply with ADS-B Before It’s Too Late!

Equip Your Aircraft To Comply with ADS-B Before It’s Too Late!

16-Dec-2013Source: Garmin

2,210 days remain until pilots in the United States must equip their aircraft to comply with ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast). If you haven’t given it much thought because the year 2020 seems like an eternity from now, I might just give you a reason or two to start planning! Why are we transitioning?... Read more

Hong Kong – HeliServices buy MD Explorer

Hong Kong – HeliServices buy MD Explorer

6-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

HeliServices (Hong Kong) Ltd has bought an MD Explorer, their first of the type, although they do have long experience of MD500 and MD520 single-engine MD types, along with Eurocopter SA315B Lama and AS350 Squirrel.  The Explorer has been purchased from a private owner in the UK (who flew it as G-SIVR), and is close... Read more

06-Oct-13 B-HJN Robinson R22 Sek Kong, Hong Kong

06-Oct-13 B-HJN Robinson R22 Sek Kong, Hong Kong

6-Oct-2013

Training accident, ended up on its side.  Instructor and student not injured... Read more

Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

5-Sep-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Sino-US of China as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau. The relevant distributorship agreement was signed during an official ceremony held at China Helicopter International Exhibition in Tianjin (5th – 8th September) today and... Read more

Sky Shuttle Helicopters’ First All-Female Crew

Sky Shuttle Helicopters’ First All-Female Crew

7-May-2013Source: Sky Shuttle Hc

Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited is pleased to announce that today, on 6 May 2013, Captain Meg Lam and First Officer Kirsty Holtkamp became the company’s first ever all-female helicopter crew to operate flights between Hong Kong and Macau. Captain Meg Lam, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, fell in love with the helicopter when she... Read more

Hong Kong approves Dart’s R44 emergency floats

Hong Kong approves Dart’s R44 emergency floats

4-Dec-2012Source: DART helicopter Services

DART helicopter Services is pleased to announce Hong Kong Approval of their R44 Emergency Float Kits. FAA, EASA and Transport Canada approvals have already been granted. The Apical Emergency Float System provides a lightweight and easy to install solution for R44 Raven operators who need to fly over water, and are requesting the added increased... Read more

JSSI opens new office in Hong Kong

JSSI opens new office in Hong Kong

30-Oct-2012Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, continues to expand its presence in Asia. After more than 20 years of providing customers around the world with maintenance cost predictability, JSSI has opened its Asian headquarters at the Hong Kong International Airport and put in... Read more

AgustaWestland says Sky Shuttle AW139 sale story “incorrect”

AgustaWestland says Sky Shuttle AW139 sale story “incorrect”

3-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland has issued a statement this morning regarding the article originally published by Macau Business which we reported on earlier today in which it claimed Sky Shuttle had “sold four of its five Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters and continues to operate with Sikorsky S76C+ helicopters” – see Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet AW says that... Read more

Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet

Sky Shuttle sells AW139 fleet

3-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

In a press release back in October 2009, the Hong Kong proudly announced “Sky Shuttle’s fleet conversion programme to progressively phase-out its Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters and bring into commercial service, the first of its six, brand new, high-performance AW 139 helicopters”. But now, local press are reporting they have changed their mind and have sold... Read more

Accident bulletin released for Hong Kong AW139 ditching

Accident bulletin released for Hong Kong AW139 ditching

19-Nov-2011Source: Hong Kong Civil Aviation Dept

Extract: The Civil Aviation Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (CAD) issued Accident Bulletin 2/2010 and Interim Statement 2/2011 on 27 July 2010 and 29 June 2011 respectively on the investigation of the accident on East Asia Airlines EA 206A on 3 July 2010. This Accident Bulletin provides further available... Read more

Czech operator DSA buys EC120 from Hong Kong

Czech operator DSA buys EC120 from Hong Kong

11-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Czech operator DSA is adding a second Eurocopter EC120 to its fleet.  Purchasing a burgundy coloured example from Hong Kong, the aircraft arrived this week at the company’s base in Hradec Kralove for reassembly, test flights etc and will be registered as OK-BST. This 2005-built aircraft, serial 1404 was previously operated by “Millenium Empire”. It... Read more

Interim statement released on July 2010 AW139 ditching in Hong Kong Harbour

Interim statement released on July 2010 AW139 ditching in Hong Kong Harbour

29-Jun-2011Source: Hong Kong Civil Aviation Dept

In accordance with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations, an inspector’s investigation is in progress to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident involving an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter (registration mark B-MHJ) operated by East Asia Airlines at Victoria Harbour on July 3, 2010. According to the requirements of Annex 13 to... Read more

Hong Kong CAD releases preliminary report on Government Flying Service 332L2 accident

Hong Kong CAD releases preliminary report on Government Flying Service 332L2 accident

27-Jan-2011Source: Hong Kong CAD

In accordance with Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations, an inspector’s investigation is in progress to determine the circumstances and causes relating to the accident involving a Eurocopter AS332 L2 helicopter (registration mark B-HRN) operated by Government Flying Service that made an emergency landing in Shing Mun Reservoir on December 27, 2010. The... Read more

03-Jan-11 B-HJV Eurocopter SA315B Fanling, Hong Kong

03-Jan-11 B-HJV Eurocopter SA315B Fanling, Hong Kong

3-Jan-2011

Two contractor workers were injured – one critically – when a helicopter winching cable struck an overhead powerline, sparking a fireball which engulfed the men.... Read more

27-Dec-10 B-HRN Eurocopter AS332L2 Shing Mun Reservoir, Hong Kong

27-Dec-10 B-HRN Eurocopter AS332L2 Shing Mun Reservoir, Hong Kong

27-Dec-2010

Helicopter was picking up water for a fire-fighting exercise ditched in a Hong Kong mountain-top reservoir... Read more

30-Nov-10 B-HJO Eurocopter SA315 Lamma Island, Hong Kong

30-Nov-10 B-HJO Eurocopter SA315 Lamma Island, Hong Kong

30-Nov-2010

Bird strike.  Returned to base... Read more

Hong Kong Government publishes R22 helicopter accident report

Hong Kong Government publishes R22 helicopter accident report

15-Sep-2010Source: HKSAR Government

The Government today (September 14) published a report on an investigation into a helicopter accident that happened on May 1, 2009.The accident involved a private flight by a Robinson R22 helicopter, registration B-LAT, of Hong Kong Rotor Company Limited operated by a pilot.As a result of the accident, the pilot, one passenger and one person... Read more

Sky Shuttle resumes AW139 ops from Hong Kong to Macau

Sky Shuttle resumes AW139 ops from Hong Kong to Macau

7-Jul-2010Source: Sky Shuttle Helicopters

Following a comprehensive fleet inspection and airworthiness review of Sky Shuttle Helicopters and East Asia Airlines Limited’s AW 139 helicopters and operations, the civil aviation authorities of Hong Kong and Macau have approved the resumption of all commercial flight services effective tomorrow (7 July). In demonstrating its continued and full confidence in the helicopter type,... Read more

03-Jul-10 B-MHJ AgustaWestland AW139 Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

03-Jul-10 B-MHJ AgustaWestland AW139 Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

3-Jul-2010

Crashed into harbour, all passengers got out OK.  Final report from investigation... Read more

Helicopter UAV flown high up Mount Everest

Helicopter UAV flown high up Mount Everest

22-Sep-2009Source: The Standard

A student and his mentor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have achieved a world first on Mount Everest – not by climbing it but by flying an unmanned helicopter nearly to the top of the world.... Read more

1-May-09 B-LAT Robinson R22 Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1-May-09 B-LAT Robinson R22 Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1-May-2009

1-May-09 B-LAT Robinson R22 Hong Kong, Hong Kong... Read more

Official Opening of New Hong Kong Heliport and Launch of Commercial Service of New AW 139s

Official Opening of New Hong Kong Heliport and Launch of Commercial Service of New AW 139s

21-Apr-2009Source: Sky Shuttle

Cheyenne Chan, CEO of Hong Kong helicopter airline Sky Shuttle Helicopters announced the opening of Hong Kong’s newest heliport, passenger lounge and the official entry into commercial service of the new Agusta Westland (AW) 139 helicopters.... Read more

AW139 Enters Service With Sky Shuttle Helicopters

AW139 Enters Service With Sky Shuttle Helicopters

18-Apr-2009Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the first two AW139s owned by Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited of Hong Kong have entered operational service. An official ceremony celebrated the entry into service of the aircraft and the opening of a new helipad and passenger lounge at the Hong Kong Heliport, Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal.... Read more

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