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Transnet National Ports Authority accepts GrandNew pair

Transnet National Ports Authority accepts GrandNew pair

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) recently attended a signing ceremony at Leonardo’s plant at Vergiate, for the acceptance of two new helicopters.  The aircraft will be used to transfer marine pilots at the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay in South Africa and are expected to be delivered to TNPA by June 2019.  The aircraft are… Read more »

26-Apr-19

Airlift wins Norwegian marine pilot contract with AW169s

Airlift wins Norwegian marine pilot contract with AW169s

Following a competitive tendering process, Airlift AS has been awarded a contract involving transport of Norwegian pilots to and from large vessels and vessels carrying hazardous and/or pollutive cargo serving the oil and gas terminals at Kårstø, Sture, Mongstad, Nyhavna and Melkøya. The contract was awarded in competition with several bidders, and the Norwegian Coastal… Read more »

Source: Airlift, 26-Sep-16

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Australian Helicopters to continue providing Marine Pilot Transfers in Newcastle

Australian Helicopters to continue providing Marine Pilot Transfers in Newcastle

Australian Helicopters has been awarded an extension to continue its partnership with Newcastle Port Corporation in providing marine pilot transfers by helicopter to vessels utilising the port. The one-year extension will allow the Australian Helicopters aircraft to continue using the latest specialised technology for over-water operations, including transferring marine pilots, equipment, dangerous goods and the… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 17-Jul-14

HNZ launches its first AW109 GrandNew in Australia

HNZ launches its first AW109 GrandNew in Australia

The first of three brand new AW109SP’s direct from their Italian factory is airborne at Jandakot WA in final preparation for its end user delivery flight to the remote north-west. The state-of-the-art helicopter is expected to make its way north in late January. Ship number one of three, arrived by sea at Fremantle and was… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 16-Jan-13

Helicopters Australia renews Rio Tinto contract with three GrandNew – replacing EC145s

Helicopters Australia renews Rio Tinto contract with three GrandNew – replacing EC145s

Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX: CHL.A, CHL.B) (the “Company”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Helicopters Australia Pty Limited (“HNZ”), has entered into an agreement with Rio Tinto for a renewed contract for an extended period with new helicopters. Beginning in March 2013, HNZ will replace… Read more »

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 17-Jul-12

Columbia River Bar Pilots acquire AgustaWestland Grand New

Columbia River Bar Pilots acquire AgustaWestland Grand New

The AW109SP is operated by Brim Aviation to whisk bar pilots to and from the Columbia River bar, where they board or disembark from incoming and outgoing vessels.  (see full story).  The particular aircraft is N361CR serial 22243.  [File photo]

Source: Daily Astorian, 23-May-12

Third largest port in France upgrades marine pilots from AS355N to EC135T2+

Third largest port in France upgrades marine pilots from AS355N to EC135T2+

The sea pilots of Dunkirk’s Grand Port Maritime will benefit from the reliability and safety of Eurocopter’s EC135 when the twin-engine helicopter enters service at one of France’s busiest port facilities. With the EC135’s selection, Eurocopter’s extensive experience in maritime support services has been recognized by the sea pilots of Dunkirk, who guide some 5,800… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 28-Jul-11