Malta

Gulf Med Aviation Services to invest in MRO training

Gulf Med Aviation Services to invest in MRO training

23-Feb-2021Source: Times of Malta

A company offering helicopter commercial flight operations and maintenance services in Malta plans to offer job opportunities to students specialising in helicopter engineering, maintenance, and operations, economy ministry Silvio Schembri said on Tuesday. See Full Story. ... Read more

Future expansions stall helipad plans for Gozo hospital

Future expansions stall helipad plans for Gozo hospital

16-Feb-2021Source: NEWSBOOK

Plans to set up helipads at the Gozo General Hospital and at Mater Dei Hospital – which would facilitate medical transfers between Gozo and Malta – will have to wait until planned expansions at both hospitals are concluded, Health Minister Chris Fearne has confirmed. See Full Story.... Read more

The Aviation Centre offers solution for UK pilots flying in post-Brexit Europe

The Aviation Centre offers solution for UK pilots flying in post-Brexit Europe

14-Feb-2021Source: The Aviation Centre

When the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK ceased to form part of the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This left UK-licensed pilots in the frustrating position of only being able to fly UK-registered aircraft. Mallorca’s The Aviation Centre has the solution. “Although the Civil Aviation Authority will now assume all... Read more

Malta-Gozo helicopter contract falls through

Malta-Gozo helicopter contract falls through

30-Oct-2020Source: NEWSBOOK

Plans to restart a helicopter service between Malta and Gozo fell through after no agreement could be reached with the sole company which filed a bid, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri confirmed. See Full Story.   ... Read more

24-Feb-19 9H-VIP Airbus EC135 Valetta, Malta

24-Feb-19 9H-VIP Airbus EC135 Valetta, Malta

24-Feb-2019

Helicopter damaged at Malta International Airport after the temporary hangar covering the aircraft collapsed in high winds.  Structure seen in image to be tangled up and resting on top of the rotors... Read more

Gozo hospital helicopter inquiry finds no fault

Gozo hospital helicopter inquiry finds no fault

18-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Gozo General Hospital’s helicopter was under scrutiny after the death of a heart patient. Allegations were made that the helicopter was faulty, and the elderly patient could not be transferred to Malta due to this. An inquiry into this revealed that “No difficulties were encountered during the transfer of the patient from GGH to... Read more

Air Forces Malta Receives Third AW139

Air Forces Malta Receives Third AW139

4-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Malta’s Armed Forced recently received their third new Augusta Bell AW139. The helicopter, priced at €13 million, was partially paid for by the European Union and the three helicopters now serve as the backbone of the Air Wing’s squadron, reports Times of Malta. The AW139 is equipped to be used as an air ambulance, maritime... 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

Malta orders third AW139

Malta orders third AW139

8-Jul-2015Source: Independent

The Armed Forces of Malta will soon have its third helicopter, as the government has signed a contract for a €14 million deal part of which will be financed by the European Union. See full story... Read more

Complete Register – Malta – January 2015

Complete Register – Malta – January 2015

19-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Complete Registers” series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the “Complete Registers” series allows us to include... Read more

Armed Forces of Malta takes delivery of second AW139

Armed Forces of Malta takes delivery of second AW139

19-Dec-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Armed Forces of Malta have reported the arrival of their second AgustaWestland AW139 from the Italian production line.  Arriving on its Italian test registration I-EASI, the helicopter is serial 31595 and carries local military registration AS1429.  It has been at least partly-funded by the EU’s External Borders Fund 2007-2013. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... 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

Refurbished Armed Forces of Malta Air Wing hangar inaugurated

Refurbished Armed Forces of Malta Air Wing hangar inaugurated

10-Nov-2014Source: Times of Malta

The refurbished and upgraded Hangar 3 (ex-RAF Hangar) and supporting facilities at the AFM Air Wing has been inaugurated. See Full Story... Read more

Armed Forces of Malta celebrate delivery of first AW139

Armed Forces of Malta celebrate delivery of first AW139

7-Aug-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestlandis pleased to announce thatthe Armed Forces of Malta celebrated today the delivery of their first AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter during an official ceremony. The aircraft, delivered in June, will primarily be used to perform maritime border control missions. The best-in-class AW139 was selected following an extensive evaluation process thanks to its unmatched capability, performance... Read more

Armed Forces of Malta take delivery of first new helicopter

Armed Forces of Malta take delivery of first new helicopter

25-Jun-2014

Having previously flown helicopters donated by other countries – Italy and Libya – Armed Forces of Malta have now taken delivery of their first new helicopter, an AW139  See full story... Read more

Armed Forces of Malta to acquire second AW139

Armed Forces of Malta to acquire second AW139

11-Apr-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Armed Forces of Malta has taken up the option for a second AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The helicopter will be used to conduct mainly maritime border control missions. The delivery of the second AW139 is scheduled for June 2015, while the first helicopter will... Read more

Complete Register – Malta – January 2013

Complete Register – Malta – January 2013

30-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Complete Registers” series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the “Complete Registers” series allows us to include the more... Read more

Malta – Eurocopter loses court appeal against AgustaWestland

Malta – Eurocopter loses court appeal against AgustaWestland

8-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Just three weeks after Eurocopter appealed the process when they lost a tender for three helicopters to AgustaWestland, a court in Malta has upheld the original decisions. Eurocopter had resorted to an official court review after the failure of two administrative appeals to the Public Contract Review Board. The appeal was reportedly on the basis... Read more

Malta tender halted as fingers point to AgustaWestland

Malta tender halted as fingers point to AgustaWestland

7-Mar-2013Source: Malta Star

Court notes changes in the tender specifications as ‘illegal’ after the tender was originally issued, and questions fielded by Eurocopter remaining unanswered (see full story)... Read more

Two Heli Union Super Pumas escape Libyan crisis

Two Heli Union Super Pumas escape Libyan crisis

21-Feb-2011Source: Helihub.com

Two French registered Super Pumas have arrived in Malta, apparently “escaping” the crisis in Libya where they have been based at Tripoli International Airport since July 2005.  The pair are both operated by Heli Union.  The Times Of Malta is reporting that their departure from Libya was so hurried that only one passenger of seven... Read more

Malta’s Air Wing completes a €2M refit

Malta’s Air Wing completes a €2M refit

4-Nov-2010Source: Police Aviation News

The Armed Forces of Malta’s Air Wing has completed a €2M refit project which saw the installation of new turbine engines and top of the range avionics on one of its Islanders as well as the full return to service of a third Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette helicopter. The project, which was co-financed by the European... Read more

Malta-Gozo helicopter permit granted

Malta-Gozo helicopter permit granted

8-Sep-2009Source: Times of Malta

Eagle Heli Tours has been granted a landing permit by the authorities to operate ad hoc helicopter flights between Malta and Gozo, from Malta International Airport to the Gozo Heliport.... Read more

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