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24-Jan-19 F-OFML Airbus H125 Grand-Brûlé, Reunion

Bambi bucket cable became entangled in tail rotor during firefighting operations.  Pilot managed to put helicopter down safely on its skids, but with damage tail boom and blades

24-Jan-19

Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères takes delivery of new H130

Corail Hélicoptères, based in the French island of Reunion in the southern Indian Ocean near Mauritius, has recently taken delivery of a new Airbus H130 helicopter.  In an announcement on the company’s Facebook page the operator features F-OVNI at a handover event at the Airbus factory in Marignane, France. Corail principally operates tourist flights on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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07-Feb-14 F-OLJB Robinson R22B Maria, Reunion

Loss of control during takeoff from a helipad located Marla at an altitude of 1 600m. Crash landed on a sports field.  Second link is to the final report

07-Feb-14

EC130 makes its debut on Reunion Island

EC130 makes its debut on Reunion Island

Fresh from receiving permission from the American authorities to fly over Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Eurocopter’s EC130 B4—one of the quietest helicopters in its class—made its debut today on Reunion Island, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010. Delivered to the company Corail Hélicoptères, the aircraft will be used to perform… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Oct-12

Corail Hélicoptères orders two Eurocopter EC130s

Corail Hélicoptères orders two Eurocopter EC130s

Corail Hélicoptères – which operates an all-Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft fleet – has ordered two new EC130 B4s, bringing this helicopter of reference for worldwide tourism operations into service with the Réunion island operator during 2012. Factors in Corail Hélicoptères’ selection of the EC130 B4 include its low operational sound levels, which is within the regulations… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Feb-12

UAW union files complaint over Bell Amarillo job transfers

UAW union files complaint over Bell Amarillo job transfers

The union representing the 100+ employees whose jobs Bell wants to move to Amarillo has already taken steps to try and block the company’s action. (full story)

Source: Connect Amarillo, 20-Jul-11

Helilagon wins aerial geological survey contract in Mayotte

Helilagon wins aerial geological survey contract in Mayotte

Ferry flight to Mayotte included a sector of 700km

Source: Clicanoo, 20-Oct-10

31-May-10 F-ORGB Robinson R22 Col des Boeufs, Reunion (2F)

31-May-10

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Offender sprung from prison by helicopter on island of Reunion

Source: BBC, 28-Apr-09

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