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Brazilian operators to purchase or lease up to 250 VA-X4 eVTOL

Brazilian operators to purchase or lease up to 250 VA-X4 eVTOL

30-Sep-2021Source: Avolon

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces a partnership with Gol, Brazil’s largest airline and Grupo Comporte, Brazil’s leading transport operator, to commercialise an eVTOL ride sharing platform in Brazil. Avolon, Gol and Grupo Comporte will collaborate to identify and target local partners, infrastructure and certification requirements across a range of commercial models, launching one... Read more

Milestone to lease two H145s to Quark Expeditions

Milestone to lease two H145s to Quark Expeditions

4-Aug-2021Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) has announced that it is providing two Airbus H145 helicopters to Quark Expeditions, the leader in Polar Adventures. The aircraft will be stationed on the dual heli-decks of Quark Expedition’s brand-new Ultramarine expedition ship and will be used to provide passengers with unique adventure opportunities in the Polar Regions.... Read more

Milestone & Wiking strengthen partnership

Milestone & Wiking strengthen partnership

10-Jun-2021Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation and Wiking Helikopter Service today announced the continuation of their partnership with a three-year lease extension of an Airbus H145 helicopter. The aircraft, which was delivered to Wiking in June 2018, will continue to be operated across Wiking’s seapilot and offshore windfarm operations in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea regions. Ernst... Read more

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

24-Mar-2021Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced a new contract with PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd in support of its decommissioning operations in the Celtic Sea. The transfer flights towards the Stena Spey drilling rig, about 50 km off the south coast of Cork, are expected to start in April 2021 for... Read more

Inter-Tec Group opens a new business in Ireland

Inter-Tec Group opens a new business in Ireland

5-Mar-2021Source: Inter-Tec Group

Inter-Tec Group, which offers specialist engineering, design and analysis solutions across the broad aviation sector, is pleased to open a new European base in Sligo, The Republic of Ireland, complementing its established Prestwick, Scotland home. The new business, Inter-Tec Aero Limited becomes the principal site of business for EASA approvals.  It secured EASA Part 21J... Read more

Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance reports 2020 stats

Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance reports 2020 stats

23-Feb-2021Source: Irish Examiner

The Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance was tasked to 490 incidents across 13 counties during 2020, according to the Cork-based charity. See Full Story. ... Read more

Irish HSE awards Tory Island helicopter contract

Irish HSE awards Tory Island helicopter contract

22-Dec-2020Source: HSE

The HSE has a long-standing arrangement in place to provide a helicopter service for transporting the GP, Public Health Nurse and other HSE primary care staff to the island for planned healthcare provision. This requirement will now be met by Executive Helicopters Maintenance ltd. A licensed holder operating for over 23 years, the company has... Read more

Irish Community Rapid Response completes 100 missions in first two months

Irish Community Rapid Response completes 100 missions in first two months

2-Oct-2019Source: Irish Times

Ireland’s first charity-led air ambulance service has launched a major fundraising drive to meet its annual €2 million running costs as it revealed it has already carried out more than 100 missions in just two months. See Full Story.... Read more

Specialist Aviation Services ranked ‘Excellent’

Specialist Aviation Services ranked ‘Excellent’

18-Oct-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced during an official ceremony held at Helitech in Amsterdam, that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) has been appointed an Excellent Service Centre for the AW169 light intermediate and AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in UK and Ireland. An established service centre for the AW169 and AW139 types in UK providing a range of support... Read more

Sloane Helicopters opens up Irish corporate market with AW109 GrandNew sale

Sloane Helicopters opens up Irish corporate market with AW109 GrandNew sale

19-Jul-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and official distributor in UK Sloane Helicopters (Sloane) has announced that QME Mining Equipment Ltd (QME) of Ireland, a leading company in the supply of complete solutions to the Mining and Tunnelling industries worldwide, has signed a contract for an AW109 GrandNew helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP/corporate transport operations with delivery... Read more

Sloane Helicopters wins Irish EMS contract with AW109

Sloane Helicopters wins Irish EMS contract with AW109

14-Jun-2018Source: Sloane Helicopters

Ireland’s first community Air Ambulance will shortly be propelling its way to Ireland, after a contract signing this weekend. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) – a charity dedicated to pre-hospital care – has signed a contract with UK based Sloane Helicopters. The helicopter will be operated by ICRR and is due in Ireland at the... Read more

Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

6-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Department of Health has announced that SAR pilots who work 24-hour duties will not be expected to perform any inter-hospital patient transfers. The Irish Coast Guard has had to withdraw crews from various medical missions’ due to this decision. The Irish Aviation Authority has said that an Air Corps fixed-wing aircraft will be used... Read more

New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

5-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Heli UK Expo event on June 1-3 provided the launch for the new Bell representatives in the UK.  While Heli Charter continue maintenance and operations as before, but have in recent months ceased being both a Bell CSF (Certified Service Facility) and a Bell IR (Independent Representative).  This is due to the medical condition... Read more

Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

30-May-2017Source: Leonardo

[HeliHub editor note – this press release is verbatim from Leonardo, so if you want to comment on the wording…..] Growing success of helicopters Sloane Helicopters in the United Kingdom and Ireland . At the air show EBACE in Geneva just ended, Sloane Helicopters , distribution company of AgustaWestland VIP aircraft for the region, has... Read more

Second Irish Base for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Second Irish Base for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

13-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland has chosen Enniskillen’s St. Angelo Airport as their second base. Michelle O’Neill, Health Minister, has commented that they hope the service will be up and running within 12 weeks. The Department of Health is supplying the funds for this service, as well as Air Ambulance Northern Ireland raising £2 million yearly.... Read more

Ireland Carrying out Ten-Day EMS Helicopter Trials

Ireland Carrying out Ten-Day EMS Helicopter Trials

31-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Irish Community Air Ambulance (ICAA) has a started a 10-day tour of Munster and South Leinster as a fundraiser for their Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) project. The tour, which started on Monday 23rd, is in a Eurocopter EC135 T2 and a G-SASA. A few of the places they have visited already include Ferrybank,... Read more

UK agent appointed for Mototok ground handling tugs

UK agent appointed for Mototok ground handling tugs

19-Jun-2016Source: 247GT

Mototok have appointed British company 247GT Ltd as their agents for UK and Ireland.   Mototok aircraft tugs and helicopter tugs are electric remotely controlled and manoeuvrable, enabling one man operation, smart hanger parking with zero emissions. Mototok aim to leverage the latest technology available as their underlying philosophy in their product design.  The Mototok aircraft... Read more

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

3-May-2016Source: Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard has achieved the significant milestone of 10,000 Sikorsky S92 flight hours in its Irish Search-and-Rescue (SAR). The five new technology Sikorsky S92 aircraft have completed more than 3100 missions, operating from the bases in Sligo, Waterford, Shannon and Dublin. With the introduction of the S92, the service ushered in a stepped... Read more

New Managing Director at Lobo Leasing joins from LCI

New Managing Director at Lobo Leasing joins from LCI

12-Jan-2016Source: Lobo Leasing

Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the addition of Mark Kelly as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Lobo Leasing Ltd. to lead its global headquarters in Dublin and report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf. Kelly has a wealth of experience in the rotor industry and in building and managing highly... Read more

Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

8-Jan-2016Source: Irish Coast Guard

During last night the Coast Guard’s Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 completed two helicopter missions which bringing the total number of completed helicopter missions to 1,000 in a single year; the first time since the Coast Guard’s helicopter service commenced in 1991. Many of the services were carried out in challenging weather conditions, at night... Read more

PDG Helicopters starts newly-expanded lighthouse contract

PDG Helicopters starts newly-expanded lighthouse contract

3-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

PDG Helicopters – based in Scotland – has this week started a new seven year contract to support of lighthouses around the coasts of UK and Ireland, the first time this has been flown as a single contract. Up to now there have been three separate contracts for the Corporation of Trinity House (covering England... Read more

Bond extends offshore Irish EC135 contract for another five years

Bond extends offshore Irish EC135 contract for another five years

30-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bond have renewed their contract with Kinsale Energy for a further five years from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2020.  The British-based operator and will continue to base an offshore-configured EC135T2+ at Cork Airport for this work, which calls for the transfer of personnel and equipment to and from the gas fields 50km off... Read more

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 20 years as UK and Eire AgustaWestland distributor

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 20 years as UK and Eire AgustaWestland distributor

5-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

On Saturday 3rd October, Sloane Helicopters celebrated 20 years as the UK and Eire distributor for AgustaWestland – bringing together customers, key members of staff past and present, representatives from AgustaWestland and other invited guests.  On display in the excellent Hangar One facility at Sywell Aerodrome was an A109E Power, while outside were an EMS... Read more

19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

19-Jul-2015

Heavy landing, and likely “unscheduled”.  Main blades damaged and available photo shows some damage on starboard side.  Skids not visible in long grass and nose of helicopter almost hit dry stone wall.... Read more

Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

16-Jul-2015Source: Irish Health Dept

The Ministers for Defence and Health, Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar, have announced the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis. This very valuable service ensures that seriously ill or injured people in remoter areas have timely access to appropriate high quality clinical care. The National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the... Read more

Commercial drone operations start in Ireland

Commercial drone operations start in Ireland

16-Jul-2015Source: Siliconrepublic

The company launched its range of drones from Mount Lucas Wind Farm in Co Offaly and, with its R-350 helicopter-like drone, Green Aviation hopes to scale back the data collection and monitoring currently done by piloted helicopters. See full story... Read more

15-Jul-15 G-BXTH Airbus SA341G Abbeyshrule, Ireland

15-Jul-15 G-BXTH Airbus SA341G Abbeyshrule, Ireland

15-Jul-2015

Helicopter ended up on its side on a narrow strip of grass between hotel and canal after main blades struck building.  Unclear from early press reports whether it was an intentional or emergency landing.  Pilot “detained on suspicion of endangerment”... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – Second Quarter 2015

Register Update – Ireland – Second Quarter 2015

8-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – First Quarter 2015

Register Update – Ireland – First Quarter 2015

6-Apr-2015Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

PDG Helicopters wins combined British/Irish lighthouse support contract

PDG Helicopters wins combined British/Irish lighthouse support contract

2-Oct-2014Source: NLB

The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland have announced a £13M seven-year contract to PDG Helicopters for the provision of helicopter services to cover all three Authorities. The provision of one helicopter supplier across the GLAs will deliver significant cost savings of around £7.9M to the General Lighthouse Fund, which pays for... Read more

01-Aug-14 G-OAJC Robinson R44 Kinnitty, Eire

01-Aug-14 G-OAJC Robinson R44 Kinnitty, Eire

1-Aug-2014

Hit wires on final approach to field landing.  Ended up on its starboard side, badly damaged.  Pilot named here as John Butler, and he had been due to take newly-weds Damien and Wendy Hussey a short distance from the church in Kinnitty to their reception at Racket Hall Country House in Roscrea, Co Tipperary... Read more

Starlite nominated for Irish “Aircraft Operator of the Year”

Starlite nominated for Irish “Aircraft Operator of the Year”

12-Jun-2014Source: Starlite

Starlite Aviation has been nominated for the prestigious award of “Aircraft Operator of the Year” for the 2014 Irish Aviation Industry Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in the Aviation Industry, and are sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority. They aim to reward the most successful and innovative people, companies and projects in the industry. The... Read more

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

20-May-2014Source: Irish Times

Four crew attached to Rescue 118, based in Sligo, are due to receive the Fredrick L Feinberg award, conferred by the American Helicopter Society since 1961.  See full story... Read more

Irish pilot fined €20,000 for low flying and other charges

Irish pilot fined €20,000 for low flying and other charges

9-May-2014Source: Irish Times

A helicopter pilot has been fined €20,000 for flying dangerously low over thousands of people attending the busiest day of Ballinasloe Horse Fair three years ago.  See full story. The content of that story include reference to the same pilot crashing the helicopter later the same day, which pins it down to the following incident... Read more

Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

3-Apr-2014Source: Sikorsky

The Irish Coast Guard turned to the people of Ireland when it came to choosing names for the S-92® helicopters that recently joined the fleet. The agency held a naming contest and asked residents to come up with names fitting the helicopter’s mission, Search and Rescue. The winners have been selected and will be honored... Read more

New corporate AW139 due for delivery to Ireland

New corporate AW139 due for delivery to Ireland

28-Mar-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The civilian helicopter fleet in Ireland has seen one of the most significant cuts through the global recession with an estimated 75% of the private and corporately owned fleet being sold to new owners in other countries.  In reality, the only continuing operations are those with helicopters on long contracts – SAR, Offshore and lighthouse... Read more

British and Irish lighthouse support contracts to merge

British and Irish lighthouse support contracts to merge

3-Feb-2014Source: HeliHub.com

From the 1st December 2015, the support of lighthouses around the coasts of UK and Ireland is to merge into one contract. Up to now there have been three separate contracts for the Corporation of Trinity House (covering England & Wales), Northern Lighthouse Board (Scotland) and the Commissioner of Irish Lights (Ireland and Northern Ireland).... Read more

Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

16-Jan-2014Source: Dept of Transport

2013 was one of the busiest on record for the Coast Guard with 33% more incidents than the previous year, partly due to the good weather. The helicopter fleet, along with Coast Guard volunteer crews saw a huge increase in workload with 2,627 incidents during the year. There were a total of 808 helicopter missions... Read more

Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

14-Jan-2014Source: Dept of Transport

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar officially launched the Coast Guard’s new state-of-the-art S92 search & rescue helicopter for the Dublin region in Weston Airport today. This is the fourth Sikorsky S92 helicopter base to come into operation for the Coast Guard and means all four Coast Guard bases now have upgraded helicopters.... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – December 2013

Register Update – Ireland – December 2013

3-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

Irish Air Corps completes 100th EMS mission of 2013

15-Dec-2013Source: Irish Air Corps

Last night the Air Corps transferred a young patient from Kerry to Casement Aerodrome in their 100th Air Ambulance Mission of 2013. The patient was transferred from the helipad at Tralee General Hospital in an AgustaWestland AW 139 helicopter and was flown to Dublin, with the flight crew using specialist Night Vision Goggles. This mission... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – November 2013

Register Update – Ireland – November 2013

2-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Irish Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation

Irish Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation

26-Nov-2013Source: Irish Air Corps

On the 26th November 2013 the Air Corps celebrate the 50th anniversary of helicopter aviation in the Irish Air Corps. The pioneering pilots of the Air Corps introduced rotary aviation to Ireland when they flew two Alouette III helicopters from France to Ireland, landing in Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, on the 26th November 1963. The arrival... Read more

Waypoint Leasing to triple workforce in Ireland

Waypoint Leasing to triple workforce in Ireland

18-Nov-2013Source: Irish Times

Alan Jenkins, the company’s chief financial officer, told The Irish Times that Waypoint plans to increase its headcount in Limerick from seven currently to 20 by the end of 2014.  See full story... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – October 2013

Register Update – Ireland – October 2013

5-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – September 2013

Register Update – Ireland – September 2013

2-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Cork University Hospital to have helipad by early 2015

Cork University Hospital to have helipad by early 2015

20-Sep-2013Source: Irish Examiner

A 10-year wait for the reinstatement of a helipad at one of the biggest hospitals in the country should be concluded by no later than early 2015.  see full story... Read more

CHC Ireland boss joins Lease Corporation International

CHC Ireland boss joins Lease Corporation International

19-Sep-2013Source: LCI

Experienced industry executive Mark Kelly has been appointed Vice President – Marketing at Lease Corporation International (LCI). With a particular focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, he brings his combined years as a senior executive in the sector as well as his extensive helicopter piloting experience to both LCI and its leasing customers. Joining... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – August 2013

Register Update – Ireland – August 2013

3-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

20-Aug-2013Source: Irish Independent

The Shannon-based search and rescue Helicopter R115 flew its first missions with a female pilot and co-pilot, Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and Capt Carmel Kirby.  see full story... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – July 2013

Register Update – Ireland – July 2013

2-Aug-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – June 2013

Register Update – Ireland – June 2013

3-Jul-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – May 2013

Register Update – Ireland – May 2013

3-Jun-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – April 2013

Register Update – Ireland – April 2013

5-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

Cork Hospital to get temporary helipad after 10 years without one

12-Apr-2013

The hospital had a helipad on the rooftop of its old ED but it was removed in 2003 when a new emergency department was built and although the provision was made in the new building for a rooftop helipad, but it was never funded.  A commitment has now been made for a temporary pad within... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – March 2013

Register Update – Ireland – March 2013

3-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Losses widen at CHC Ireland

Losses widen at CHC Ireland

11-Mar-2013

Losses at the private helicopter company that has a €500m state contract for offshore SAR have increased to €2.78m. (see full story)... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – February 2013

Register Update – Ireland – February 2013

2-Mar-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Football pitch helipad to cut Dublin EMS transfer times

Football pitch helipad to cut Dublin EMS transfer times

6-Feb-2013Source: Independent

The football pitch at Our Lady of Mercy College in Beaumont will be used as a landing place for the helicopter air ambulance service. (see full story)... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – January 2013

Register Update – Ireland – January 2013

4-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Ireland’s Premier Helicopters ceases operations

Ireland’s Premier Helicopters ceases operations

22-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Irish operator Premier Helicopters has stopped commercial operations after 14 years.  Founded in 1998, the local Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) website notes here “Premier Helicopters Ltd (Licence suspended effective from 10th January 2013)”.  Additionally, Premier’s principal aircxraft – AgustaWestland AW109E Power EI-MSG – is currently being advertised here by Mach Aviation Services on the... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – December 2012

Register Update – Ireland – December 2012

7-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Irish military complete 100 EMS missions

Irish military complete 100 EMS missions

17-Dec-2012

The Air Ambulance Service based out of Custume Barracks in Athlone has performed over 100 missions since the service was established last June. (see full report)... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – November 2012

Register Update – Ireland – November 2012

4-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – October 2012

Register Update – Ireland – October 2012

9-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Ireland – Child awarded damages over S76 crash reaction

Ireland – Child awarded damages over S76 crash reaction

7-Nov-2012Source: Irish Independent

A child who suffered nervous shock when a helicopter crashed and exploded in a car park has been awarded €10,000 damages (see full story)... Read more

Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

16-Oct-2012Source: Avincis Group

Avincis Mission Critical Services (Avincis Group) has established itself in the UK today as the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.  Avincis’ operating companies deliver across... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – September 2012

Register Update – Ireland – September 2012

3-Oct-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – August 2012

Register Update – Ireland – August 2012

5-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – July 2012

Register Update – Ireland – July 2012

6-Aug-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Liquidator to be appointed to Celtic Helicopters

Liquidator to be appointed to Celtic Helicopters

30-Jul-2012Source: Irish Times

A creditors’ meeting has been called for Celtic Helicopters Ltd on 7th August.  Notice of the meeting includes an agenda item to appoint a liquidator. (see full story)... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – June 2012

Register Update – Ireland – June 2012

4-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

BBA Aviation ERO appoints regional manager for UK, Spain, Ireland, Portugal

BBA Aviation ERO appoints regional manager for UK, Spain, Ireland, Portugal

28-Jun-2012Source: BBA Aviation

Lisa Cooper has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO). Cooper will provide sales coverage for the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland and Portugal. She is a 20-year veteran of H+S Aviation Ltd, a BBA Aviation ERO company. “Lisa has worked in customer service at H+S for 20 years,” commented... Read more

Ireland – Launch of the Emergency Aeromedical Service

Ireland – Launch of the Emergency Aeromedical Service

19-Jun-2012Source: Irish Health Service

[Apologies that we overlooked running when issued three weeks back – included here for completeness] The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Mr Alan Shatter TD, have today, Monday 21st May 2012, announced the launch of a 12 month pilot project which will see the Air... Read more

Register Update – Ireland – May 2012

Register Update – Ireland – May 2012

4-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

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