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Eurocopter UK’s maintenance mission control center ready for Olympics

Eurocopter UK’s maintenance mission control center ready for Olympics

Eurocopter’s new Maintenance Mission Control Center in Oxford, England is setting new standards in operator support – particularly for the security agencies involved in the upcoming London Olympic Games. Located at Oxford Airport and operated by Eurocopter UK, this facility manages more than 2,000 maintenance events per year at Eurocopter bases in Oxford and Hawarden/Wales,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jul-12

London’s Air Ambulance providing advanced care for the Olympics

London’s Air Ambulance providing advanced care for the Olympics

London’s Air Ambulance, the Charity which runs London’s helicopter emergency medical service, is proud to announce that it is the designated air ambulance for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (“the Games”). In addition to providing Major Incident and serious injury cover for London during this time, London’s Air Ambulance medical teams will provide… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 17-Jul-12

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Olympic airspace restrictions begin

Olympic airspace restrictions begin

Extra airspace restrictions around London and the Southeast, designed to ensure a safe and secure London 2012 Olympic Games, began on Saturday 14th July. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and the Ministry of Defence have worked together to inform airspace users about the restrictions and how people can continue to… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 16-Jul-12

Helicopter carrier opens to public ahead of Olympics duties

Helicopter carrier opens to public ahead of Olympics duties

The helicopter carrier HMS Ocean will berth at Greenwich this evening for her Olympics duties, and will be open to the public on Sunday, 15 July – a unique opportunity to tour the largest ship in the Royal Navy Fleet. After the training exercises earlier this year, HMS Ocean is returning to London for a… Read more »

Source: Ministry of Defence, 16-Jul-12

854 Sqn bases Sea Kings at Northolt for Olympics

854 Sqn bases Sea Kings at Northolt for Olympics

Navy Sea Kings today flew into London as the military ring of steel for the Olympics tightened a fortnight before the Games begin. The helicopters from 854 Naval Air Squadron, normally based at Culdrose in Cornwall, will spend the next seven weeks flying from RAF Northolt in West London as part of the aerial shield… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 16-Jul-12

RAF Pumas arrive at Territorial Army Centre for Olympics role

RAF Pumas arrive at Territorial Army Centre for Olympics role

RAF Puma helicopters have arrived at Ilford Territorial Army Centre as they prepare for a key role providing air security for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The aircraft from 33 Squadron, based at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, are part of a multi-layered air security plan. These additional security measures build on the RAF’s existing air… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 16-Jul-12

The Air Ambulance Service joins in Olympic Torch festivities

The Air Ambulance Service joins in Olympic Torch festivities

Olympic fever is heightening with less than two months left until London 2012 officially gets underway. Over the next few days people across the East and West Midlands will be turning out to watch the torch being carried through the streets on its way to London, and here at The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) we’re… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 05-Jul-12

Olympics – London 2012 pilot’s guide launched

Olympics – London 2012 pilot’s guide launched

A definitive pilot’s guide to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been launched today by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI). The 100-page manual navigates pilots through the various security and operational airspace restrictions in place for the duration of the Games, as well as detailing the specific additional procedures to be followed… Read more »

Source: CAA, 25-Jun-12

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UK – Suspended licences await pilots infringing Olympic zone

UK – Suspended licences await pilots infringing Olympic zone

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today confirmed the enforcement policy that will be in place to deal with infringements of this summer’s Olympics security airspace restrictions. The existing CAA policy of not generally pursuing a prosecution in cases when an airspace infringement is inadvertent, and the pilot has taken all reasonable steps to resolve… Read more »

Source: CAA, 16-May-12

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UK – Olympic partnership for London Heliport and Oxford Airport

UK – Olympic partnership for London Heliport and Oxford Airport

London Oxford Airport and the London Heliport, now under single ownership*, are exhibiting together at EBACE in Geneva during May 13-16 (Stand No 1653) to highlight the synergies and ease of travel to interlining jet operators, especially during the London Olympics this summer.  They will also be incentivised with discounts for the interlining jets, says Business Development… Read more »

Source: London Heliport, 03-May-12

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AgustaWestland adapts house colours for Olympics

AgustaWestland adapts house colours for Olympics

Last Friday, HeliHub.com broke the story that AgustaWestland have brought a demonstrator AW139 to the UK for the London Olympics.  Courtesy of Nigel Hitchman, we have now caught up with the colour scheme of this aircraft – a blend of the standard Finmeccanica grey/red starburst with three extra blue and one extra red stripe to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-12

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AgustaWestland bring AW139 to UK for London Olympics

AgustaWestland bring AW139 to UK for London Olympics

AgustaWestland have brought one of their AW139 demonstrator aircraft from Italy to the UK for the London Olympics, which start with the opening ceremony on Friday 27th July this year.  Arriving as I-AWRH, the helicopter has now been re-registered as G-OLYM – an obvious give-away that it is here for the Games.  HeliHub.com will report… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Apr-12

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Helicopter base to welcome Olympic Flame into UK

Helicopter base to welcome Olympic Flame into UK

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that the Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall on 18 May 2012. In addition to being close to the start point of the Torch Relay at Land’s End, the arrival of the… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 06-Feb-12

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2012 Olympics pilot briefing event announced

2012 Olympics pilot briefing event announced

To help pilots prepare for flying in south east England during the 2012 London Olympics the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), through the Airspace and Safety Initiative (ASI), have joined forces to host a free briefing day in central London on Saturday 10 March 2012. The event will… Read more »

Source: CAA, 03-Jan-12

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2012 Olympics military helicopter support details announced

2012 Olympics military helicopter support details announced

The extent to which Britain’s Armed Forces will support the security effort for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in London was announced today by the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond. While the safety and security operation for the Games remains for the police to lead on, the Government has agreed that the Ministry of Defence… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 16-Dec-11

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CAA approves temporary airspace change for London 2012 Olympics

CAA approves temporary airspace change for London 2012 Olympics

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved temporary changes to controlled airspace in areas to the South West, South East and North East of the busy London Terminal Control Area during the London 2012 Olympics when there is expected to be a significant amount of additional air traffic movements. The changes announced today will… Read more »

Source: CAA, 10-Nov-11

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Lynx on display at Portland – past air base and future Olympic venue

Lynx on display at Portland – past air base and future Olympic venue

A Westland Lynx has recently been put on display outside Portland Marina, on the UK’s south coast.  Previously the site of Royal Naval Air Station HMS Osprey, the Marina will be the venue for the sailing events of the London Olympics in 2012.  At an event hosted by marina owners Dean and Reddyhoff, the helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jul-11

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Development of London 2012 Airspace Restrictions announced

Development of London 2012 Airspace Restrictions announced

Further development of the airspace security restrictions covering the London Olympic and Paralympic Games for 2012 were announced today by the UK Government, as part of its paramount objective to deliver of a safe and secure Games for all. A number of changes to the Government’s original proposals, announced on 7 March, have been made… Read more »

Source: CAA, 25-Jul-11

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London 2012 airspace restrictions announced

London 2012 airspace restrictions announced

Planned airspace security restrictions covering the London Olympic and Paralympic Games for 2012 were announced today by the UK Government, as part of its commitment to deliver a safe and secure Games. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), air traffic control provider, NATS, and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), will now work with the aviation… Read more »

Source: CAA, 07-Mar-11

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Biggin Hill Airport to launch 2012 Olympic helicopter service

Biggin Hill Airport to launch 2012 Olympic helicopter service

The estimated journey time between touchdown at Biggin Hill and arrival at the stadium could be as short as 40 minutes.

Source: Kent Business, 22-Nov-10

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New heliport opens on Portland for 2012 Olympics

New heliport opens on Portland for 2012 Olympics

The heliport at Southwell Business Park is being used for the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.  It will also open during the summer seasons of 2011 and 2012.

Source: BBC, 10-Aug-10

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