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PDG partners with Woodgate Aviation to support 148th British Open Golf

PDG partners with Woodgate Aviation to support 148th British Open Golf

The two aviation companies will jointly operate the service from Woodgate Aviation’s private hangar and FBO at Belfast International Airport. Clients will be able to park at the facility, enjoy the luxury of the FBO executive lounge before boarding their helicopter for the 30mins helicopter ride to an assigned landing site at Royal Portrush Golf… Read more »

Source: Woodgate Aviation, 22-Mar-19

PDG Helicopters starts newly-expanded lighthouse contract

PDG Helicopters starts newly-expanded lighthouse contract

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Dec-15

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PDG Helicopters receives H135 and signs for PBH Support Agreement

PDG Helicopters receives H135 and signs for PBH Support Agreement

PDG Helicopters has received its new H135 at a hand over event at Helitech 2015.  The aircraft, the 17th Airbus Helicopters aircraft in the PDG fleet, has been selected to support PDG’s service contract with the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs).  This will be the second H135 in PDG Helicopters’ fleet and, in a sign of… Read more »

Source: PDG Helicopters, 08-Oct-15

Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

Management buy PDG Helicopters for £20M+

The management team at PDG Helicopters, the industry leading aerial service provider to the construction and utility sectors, has completed a £20million+ MBO backed by LDC, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for its services. The deal sees LDC take a majority equity stake in the business with management investing alongside and holding… Read more »

Source: LDC, 12-Feb-15

PDG Helicopters wins combined British/Irish lighthouse support contract

PDG Helicopters wins combined British/Irish lighthouse support contract

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 »

Source: NLB, 02-Oct-14

British and Irish lighthouse support contracts to merge

British and Irish lighthouse support contracts to merge

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Feb-14

PDG Helicopters deliver second of two 355s to Network Rail

PDG Helicopters deliver second of two 355s to Network Rail

PDG Helicopters have delivered the second of two custom modified helicopters for Network Rail.  These two aircraft have been specially modified and equipped to Network Rail’s specification and feature advanced technology to deliver rail and infrastructure aerial surveys. G-NLSE will provide helicopter support for London and the South East rail networks and G-NLDR will work… Read more »

Source: PDG Helicopters, 28-Jan-14

PDG Helicopters marks 40 years and 200,000 Squirrel hours

PDG Helicopters marks 40 years and 200,000 Squirrel hours

The expanding Squirrel fleet in service with PDG Helicopters has reached a combined flight time of 200,000 hours, demonstrating the rotorcraft family’s reliability for the most demanding service and its flexibility across a full range of on-shore operations throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. The milestone was celebrated today on Eurocopter’s exhibit stand at the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Sep-13

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UK – PDG win new 5+5 year Network Rail contract

UK – PDG win new 5+5 year Network Rail contract

PDG Helicopters has retained its contract with Network Rail. A new five year contract starts on 4th December, and contains an option to extend for a further five years as well. This extends the working relationship between the companies which began formally in 2006 after PDG won the work from Jarvis Rail – an infrastructure… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-13

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16-Oct-12 G-BXGA Eurocopter AS350B2 Kettlewell, UK

Chain sling contacted tail rotor drive cover, horizontal stabiliser and both tail rotor blades during lifting operations

16-Oct-12

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08-Oct-12 G-ORKY Eurocopter AS350B2 Cairngorms, UK

Hoist cable hitting tail rotor in turbulent weather conditions.  Badly damaged

08-Oct-12

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UK – PDG Helicopters buys out capital investor

UK – PDG Helicopters buys out capital investor

Inverness-based PDG Helicopters has bought out the loan stock and shares owned by Maven Capital Partners – funded by the business and a £900,000 term loan from Clydesdale Bank. (see full story)

Source: The Herald, 22-Jun-12

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PDG Helicopters adds Cinedeck RX solid state recorder

PDG Helicopters adds Cinedeck RX solid state recorder

Leading on-shore helicopter operator PDG Helicopters has become the first company in the UK to use a Cinedeck RX dual channel, solid-state recorder to deliver high quality digital aerial filming to clients in film, TV broadcast, commercials and corporate production. Based in Scotland, PDG Helicopters has over 40 years of knowledge in helicopter charter, a… Read more »

Source: Oxygen DCT, 15-May-12

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