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Helity announces new discounts for regular travellers

Helity announces new discounts for regular travellers

24-Jun-2021Source: elFAROdeCeuta

Hélity has announced that all non-resident travelers will be able to benefit from a new air travel bonus program. As of this Friday, June 18, this discount will be enabled for those who do not appear as registered in Ceuta. It will be 60 euros for round trip tickets originating in Algeciras , and 170... Read more

Penzance Helicopters cancels schedules for over three months

Penzance Helicopters cancels schedules for over three months

26-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The helicopter link between Penzance Heliport on the the south west tip of the UK, and the Isles of Scilly, some 25 miles further south west, has been suspended due to the pandemic. Penzance Helicopters has announced all flights to Tresco and St Mary’s from Penzance Heliport have been cancelled until the spring 2021. The... Read more

Babock re-launches scheduled services in Spain with AW139

Babock re-launches scheduled services in Spain with AW139

27-Oct-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Babock Mission Critical Services Espana has launched a new service to rival Helity, who have had no competition to date. With an initial route between Malaga and Ceuta, the AW139 will fly six return routes every weekday. Babaock has created the new branding of HeliEST for these passenger services. Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city... Read more

Spanish operator Helity adds new scheduled route

Spanish operator Helity adds new scheduled route

22-Oct-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Spanish operator Helity, which specialises in scheduled passenger operations, is to start a new route. Launching to the public on Monday 30th October, the airline will link the holiday resort of Malaga to the British territory of Gibraltar. This route and its schedules have been designed to facilitate connectivity between this city and Malaga in... Read more

Penzance Helicopters introduces AW139 to Isles of Scilly service

Penzance Helicopters introduces AW139 to Isles of Scilly service

11-Sep-2020Source: Penzance Helicopters

Penzance Helicopters is (on 12th September 2020) introducing the Leonardo AW139 to the recently re-launched Isles of Scilly service, flying from Penzance direct to Tresco and St Mary’s. The best-in-class aircraft sets the benchmark for passenger safety and comfort. With 15 ergonomically designed seats and large cabin windows, it treats passengers to unobstructed views of... Read more

Changes coming for heliport at Macau International Airport

Changes coming for heliport at Macau International Airport

24-Aug-2020Source: Macau International Airport

Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) launched the kick-off meeting for the design phase of the Terminal 2 and Heliport of Macau International Airport (MIA) on 18 Aug 2020, marking a significant milestone for the Pac On project. The current designed passenger capacity of MIA is about 7.8 million. In 2019, the annual passenger volume... Read more

Penzance Helicopters flights to restart 4th July, plus AW139 update

Penzance Helicopters flights to restart 4th July, plus AW139 update

18-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Leonardo AW139 destined for the scheduled service between Penzance Heliport and the Isles of Scilly was one of the helicopter industry’s first #COVID19 casualties. The helicopter became quarantined in China early in 2020 when the pandemic took hold. Consequently the route started as planned on March 17 using two Leonardo AW109SP GrandNew helicopters, but... Read more

New scheduled service to the Isles of Scilly starts amid protesters

New scheduled service to the Isles of Scilly starts amid protesters

18-Mar-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The new scheduled service between the British mainland and the Isles of Scilly started yesterday, but the launch was marred by climate change protesters with “Climate Crime Scene” banners, including one approx 8m long and 2m tall. The scheduled service route between the old Penzance Heliport (only “over the road” from the new one) dates... Read more

COVID-19 – Helity suspends all three scheduled routes

COVID-19 – Helity suspends all three scheduled routes

17-Mar-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Following a Royal Decree in Spain, Helity has been forced to suspend operations for all flights for the time being. The company will continue maintance provision, and their helicopters will be available to the authorities as required. They have even said their email is closed too, which seems unexpected in today’s connected world. Helity runs... Read more

Penzance Helicopters to launch with AW109 GrandNew due to Coronavirus

Penzance Helicopters to launch with AW109 GrandNew due to Coronavirus

24-Feb-2020Source: Penzance Helicopters

The new Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly, is set to launch on schedule from March 17th 2020. This is despite a delay to the arrival of the new AW139 helicopter, caused by current Chinese export restrictions linked to Coronavirus control measures. Following manufacture in Italy, the aircraft had been on a short... Read more

Heritage Aviation starts first helicopter route under Indian connectivity scheme

Heritage Aviation starts first helicopter route under Indian connectivity scheme

12-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has made its first route award under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (UDAN-RCS) to a helicopter operator. Heritage Aviation will now operate a service between Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun with routes to Gauchar and Chinyalisaur.  HeliHub.com understands that the company will be operating their Agusta AW109E Power on this route... Read more

Penzance Helicopters launches Travel Club discount for Isles of Scilly residents

Penzance Helicopters launches Travel Club discount for Isles of Scilly residents

12-Nov-2019Source: Penzance Helicopters

Penzance Helicopters has launched its new Residents Helicopter Travel Club offering reduced fares for Isles of Scilly residents. The new and only Isles of Scilly helicopter service will fly direct from the purpose-built heliport in Penzance, from March 2020; flying to both St Mary’s and Tresco in just 15 minutes aboard a state-of-the-art, modern AW139... Read more

Sloane Helicopters appoints General Manager for new base at Penzance

Sloane Helicopters appoints General Manager for new base at Penzance

4-Sep-2019Source: Sloane Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Justin Wood as General Manager (Penzance). Justin will be responsible for the day to day management of the Heliport and delivery of the Service between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. Based in Truro in Cornwall, Justin has consistently championed the return of the... Read more

Online bookings open for new Isles of Scilly AW139 service

Online bookings open for new Isles of Scilly AW139 service

20-Aug-2019Source: Penzance Helicopters

Prepare for take-off!  Penzance Helicopters today (20th August 2019) reveal that advance bookings for the new 2020 Isles of Scilly helicopter service is now available online at www.penzancehelicopters.co.uk The new operation takes off from 17th March 2020 and will be the only scheduled helicopter service for the Isles of Scilly, flying direct to both Tresco and St Mary’s... Read more

Building Work Begins on new Penzance Heliport

Building Work Begins on new Penzance Heliport

21-Mar-2019Source: Penzance Heliport

Work has officially begun on the new Penzance Heliport that will become the helicopter gateway to the Isles of Scilly. The first turf was cut on the site at Jelbert Way in a ceremony this week (Monday 18th March 2019). The new heliport is adjacent to the previous heliport site and will reinstate direct helicopter flights... Read more

Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

28-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (“Steamship”) is reported saying that it will not be restarting its helicopter operation after its self-enforced winter break, leaving the route wide open for the new operator.  Led by the tenant of the island of Tresco, the new operation will fly a Leonardo AW139 helicopter between the new Penzance Heliport and the Scilly... Read more

Penzance Heliport Project Recommended for Approval

Penzance Heliport Project Recommended for Approval

30-Jul-2018Source: Penzance Heliport

Plans for a replacement Penzance Heliport to serve the Isles of Scilly have been recommended for approval by Cornwall Council planning officers. The Planning Report recommends Councillors grant permission for the heliport, citing the “significant social and economic benefit to the businesses, residents and visitors of the Scillies and wider economic benefits to West Cornwall.” The report... Read more

Air Alderney prepares for EC155 scheduled services

Air Alderney prepares for EC155 scheduled services

24-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

A new operator based in the Channel Island of Alderney is planning to start scheduled services with both fixed and rotary wing.  Expected destinations include Jersey – one of the main pair of Channel Islands, the French town of Cherbourg and south coast UK airports at Lee-on-the-Solent and Shoreham. The longer routes, certainly the two... Read more

Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

14-Mar-2018Source: Penzance Heliport

Sloane Helicopters is one of the most respected operators in the UK and the family-owned business already enjoys strong Cornish connections Penzance Heliport Ltd will team with one of the UK’s leading helicopter companies to operate the new helicopter link between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Flights between Penzance and the islands of Tresco... Read more

Penzance HP team point out flaws in Steamship AW169 plans

Penzance HP team point out flaws in Steamship AW169 plans

16-Feb-2018Source: Tresco Estate

Following yesterday’s announcement of a new helicopter service between the UK mainland and the Scilly Isles, the team behind the operation from a new heliport at Penzance have put out a press release – detailed below in italics.  While it was clearly aimed as a spoiler, the Penzance team have pointed to what they believe... Read more

New Isles of Scilly helicopter link to use AW169

New Isles of Scilly helicopter link to use AW169

15-Feb-2018Source: Island Helicopters

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the start of a new helicopter service from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly from May this year. Called Island Helicopters it will operate year-round up to six days a week from Land’s End Airport, with up to eight return flights a day. Fares start... Read more

New Penzance HP on hold while fixed-wing competitor launches judicial review

New Penzance HP on hold while fixed-wing competitor launches judicial review

31-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The proposed new heliport at Penzance on the south-west tip of the UK is currently on hold, and thus the restarting of scheduled flights with AW139 equipment to the Isles of Scilly will also have a delayed start.  The pause has been in place since the parent company of Skybus – the fixed wing competitor... Read more

New Penzance Heliport approved

New Penzance Heliport approved

2-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Cornwall Council this morning voted unanimously to approve planning permission for a new heliport in Pmenzance which will enable the vital air link to the Isles of Scilly to bereinstated. Flights to the islands of St Mary’s and Tresco are expected to restart in spring 2018 using an AgustaWestland AW139. No operator has yet been... Read more

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

24-Nov-2016Source: Helijet

Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers  six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays. “Since starting service to Nanaimo and the... Read more

UK – New Scilly Isles helicopter service proposed with AW139s

UK – New Scilly Isles helicopter service proposed with AW139s

25-Aug-2016Source: Penzance Heliport Ltd

Plans are underway for the reinstatement of the popular scheduled helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. The helicopter flights will play a vital role in a multi-modal transport service for the islands.   A planning application for a new heliport on Jelbert Way, Penzance, is expected to be submitted this autumn following a... Read more

Monacair receives last of six new H130s

Monacair receives last of six new H130s

25-May-2016Source: Airbus

Monacair has received the last H130 of a contract for six units signed in September 2015. Like the previous five aircraft, the new helicopter will join the regular scheduled flight service that Monacair has set up between Monaco Heliport and Nice International airport. Monacair started this shuttle service in January this year after taking delivery... Read more

MTDC propose new helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran

MTDC propose new helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran

9-Mar-2016Source: Mid-Day

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has proposed a helicopter service from Mumbai to Matheran, but face a green block in the form of the Bombay Environment Action Group (see full story)... Read more

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

7-Jan-2016Source: Xinhuaxia News

“Wide Fukatama helicopter inter-city routes flying expressions” Guangzhou Pearl River New City business landmark on December 30, was held in “Yuexiu Financial Building”. Guangzhou and Shenzhen and three cities of Zhuhai was flying the helicopter, one way is only half an hour.See full story.... Read more

Helicopter ban declined in eco-sensitive area of India

Helicopter ban declined in eco-sensitive area of India

14-Dec-2015Source: The Times Of India

The National Green Tribunal on Frriday declined to prevent flying of helicopters in the eco-sensitive zone at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand and asked the state to issue specific directions in consonance with the aviation policy. See Full Story  ... Read more

First of two AW139s for Atlantic Airways now in flight test

First of two AW139s for Atlantic Airways now in flight test

25-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The first of two AW139s announced by AgustaWestland in June 2015 as sold to Atlantic Airways has been seen on flight test in Italy.  In our photo here by Marco Bianchi, the first example is seen with double hoist mounted to starboard. In their press release, AgustaWestland stated that the aircraft will be used to... Read more

India – two new routes launched from Srinagar

India – two new routes launched from Srinagar

24-Nov-2015Source: The Times Of India

Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday flagged off a helicopter service between the summer capital of the state and health resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam in the valley. See Full Story... Read more

Chipsan Aviation to start daily service to Sabarimala

Chipsan Aviation to start daily service to Sabarimala

30-Oct-2015Source: The New Indian Express

Come November 15, a Kochi-based private tour operator will commence a daily helicopter service to Sabarimala, in a bid to attract high-end pilgrims and tourists to the temple situated amidst hills. See Full Story... Read more

Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

1-Oct-2015Source: Business in Vancouver

Riverside Marine is planning daily catamaran sailings between the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre and downtown Victoria.  The three-hour, 59 nautical mile trip would be for passengers only — no vehicles — and would cost about $80 per trip.  Helijet offers 35 minute flights and peak-time cost is $313 one-way, including GST, or $164 for off-peak... Read more

MonacAir dethrones Heli Air on Nice-Monaco route

MonacAir dethrones Heli Air on Nice-Monaco route

24-Sep-2015Source: Life in Rivera

Big changes in the historical transport line Monaco-Nice. Heliair, which held most busy helicopter shuttle line in Europe for 40 years, lost market in favour of its sole competitor Monacair. See Full Story... Read more

Monacair orders six H130s for Monaco – Nice shuttle

Monacair orders six H130s for Monaco – Nice shuttle

17-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

Monacair signed today an order for six H130s to set up an improved service of regular scheduled flights linking Monaco Heliport to Nice International Airport. The first commercial flight is planned for January 2016 with a flight every 15 minutes. Specializing in private helicopter management, Monacair has valuable experience in terms of VIP transport and... Read more

India – King Airways proposes news service from Nashik

India – King Airways proposes news service from Nashik

17-Aug-2015Source: TOI

Delhi-based private company Kings Airways Pvt Ltd is planning to launch a helicopter service from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar and Shirdi from August 21 in a bid to facilitate pilgrims during Kumbh Mela. See Full Story... Read more

Astro Air to launch Shenzhen-Macau helicopter flights

Astro Air to launch Shenzhen-Macau helicopter flights

11-Aug-2015Source: Macau Business Daily

Shenzhen helicopter and private jet operator Astro Air General Aviation Co. Ltd. is planning to launch helicopter flights connecting Shenzhen and Macau, as well as Hong Kong within this year, the company announced on Wednesday. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans seeks guarantee from Odisha government

Pawan Hans seeks guarantee from Odisha government

27-Jul-2015Source: Kolkata News

State-run helicopter operator Pawan Hans has sought guarantee of at least four passengers in a six-seater helicopter for carrying out uninterrupted commercial helicopter service between Bhubaneswar and port town of Paradip in Odisha. See full story ... Read more

Helicopter services start from Ghangaria to Hemkund Saheb shrine

Helicopter services start from Ghangaria to Hemkund Saheb shrine

1-Jul-2015Source: TOI

In a move to make the yatra to Hemkund Sahib, the Sikh shrine that draws over a lakh pilgrims a year, smoother and easier, the Uttarakhand government on Monday announced regular helicopter services up to Ghangaria, 6 km from the shrine in Chamoli district, starting from Tuesday. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans plans Bhubaneswar-Paradip route

Pawan Hans plans Bhubaneswar-Paradip route

29-Jun-2015Source: The Economic Times

With the Pawan Hans Limited agreeing to begin commercial chopper service between the state capital and Paradip, the Odisha government today asked the authorities of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and IOCLBSE -0.59 % to consider some of the requirements of the helicopter company. See Full Story... Read more

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip service

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip service

30-Apr-2015Source: Orissa Daily

The Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has agreed to provide necessary infrastructure and requested the state government to provide adequate police for resumption of copter service.  See full story... Read more

Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

11-Nov-2014Source: Yahoo Finance

State-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) and national helicopter company Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock exchanges early next year. See Full Story... Read more

Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

4-Nov-2014Source: CFTK TV

A major helicopter company has announced it’s proposing a year-round heliport facility at Kitimat. See Full Storey... Read more

Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

17-Oct-2014Source: Helijet

Helijet has begun the process of establishing scheduled helicopter service between its downtown Vancouver Heliport and Nanaimo’s Cruise Ship Centre facility, utilizing its fleet of familiar 12-passenger, twin engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters. In recognition of a growing demand for fast, convenient air service between the two centres, especially for business travellers and commuters, Helijet plans... Read more

UK – Scillies service could resume in 2016 with AW189s

UK – Scillies service could resume in 2016 with AW189s

19-Aug-2014Source: This is Money

The return of a helicopter service connecting the Scilly Isles to mainland Britain has taken a step closer after advisers PwC delivered a report into the viability of reinstating the air link which closed in 2012. See Full Story... Read more

Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

11-Aug-2014Source: Macau Airport

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch Company (Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company) will be launching Macau – Guangzhou helicopter service this year.  Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company carried out a trial operation flight on the 8th August 2014; the first flight departed from Guangzhou and arrived Macau at 10:30am.  Mr. Cui Guang, Senior Assistant to the Chairman of Executive Committee... Read more

China – Helicopter service proposed from Beijing to Yanqi Lake Kempinski

China – Helicopter service proposed from Beijing to Yanqi Lake Kempinski

21-May-2014Source: CEI

Although airport-downtown helicopter shuttles are common in many major cities, there is currently no such service in Beijing, where air space is tightly controlled by the military. See full story... Read more

West Bengal state plans helicopter route to Sunderbans

West Bengal state plans helicopter route to Sunderbans

24-Feb-2014Source: Times of India

The state government plans to connect the Sunderbans – the world’s largest mangrove forests and a Unesco World Heritage site – with Kolkata by helicopter.  See full story... Read more

India – Goa to launch helicopter tourist service

India – Goa to launch helicopter tourist service

26-Jan-2014Source: eTurboNews

Goa’s state committee for tourism infrastructure projects headed by chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday approved in principle the proposal made by Pawan Hans to run the helicopter ride service in the state. See full story... Read more

Pawan Hans starts Kolkata-Santiniketan scheduled service

Pawan Hans starts Kolkata-Santiniketan scheduled service

13-Jan-2014Source: Times of India

The Kolkata-Santiniketan helicopter service was formally inaugurated on Sunday with two celebrities from the film world in attendance  See full story... Read more

Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

1-Jan-2014Source: Vancouver Sun

When Danny Sitnam started a scheduled passenger helicopter service between Vancouver and Victoria 27 years ago, a potential partner told him it was the stupidest idea ever. Sitnam went for it anyway.  See full story... Read more

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

1-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route.  The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee... Read more

17-Dec-13 Eurocopter AS365N Guwahati, India

17-Dec-13 Eurocopter AS365N Guwahati, India

17-Dec-2013

Port side landing gear failed on landing, helicopter fell onto its side.  Later photo shows propped up helicopter with tail sitting on the ground and port stabiliser end-plate bent from ground contact.  All six passengers and two crew safely evacuated.  It is believed that the helicopter was operating on the scheduled route between Guwahati and Shillong... Read more

East Asia Airlines celebrates 25th Anniversary

East Asia Airlines celebrates 25th Anniversary

17-Nov-2013Source: East Asia Airlines

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of East Asia Airlines Limited (“EAA”), a cocktail reception was held in the Grand Ballroom of Grand Lisboa Hotel, Macau, attracting more than 100 distinguished guests, including officials from the Macau Special Administrative Region Government, local and overseas representatives from the aviation industry, business partners and prominent community leaders. Ms.... Read more

Helijet takes off with multi-million dollar partnership

Helijet takes off with multi-million dollar partnership

24-Oct-2013Source: First West Capital

For the past 27 years, British Columbian residents and tourists alike have likely heard of, or used Helijet, a locally based and operated aviation company that offers regularly scheduled flights between Vancouver and Victoria. Since its establishment, Helijet has steadily grown its business and recently they sought out the expertise and funding from First West... Read more

Pawan Hans using illegal helipads, says Auditor General

Pawan Hans using illegal helipads, says Auditor General

9-Aug-2013Source: Times of India

Pawan Hans is putting passengers at a serious risk by flying its helicopters to Arunachal Pradesh, Katra, Phata (Kedarnath), Amarnath, Port Blair, Koraput, Gadchiroli, Gangtok and Patna since helipads at these places are unlicensed and are not approved by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA), according to a report tabled in Parliament on Thursday.... Read more

Bengal Aerotropolis signs MoU with Pawan Hans

Bengal Aerotropolis signs MoU with Pawan Hans

7-Aug-2013Source: Economic Times

Bengal Aerotropolis signed an MoU with Pawan Hans to introduce helicopter services between Kolkata and Durgapur – see full story... Read more

Sky Shuttle Helicopters’ First All-Female Crew

Sky Shuttle Helicopters’ First All-Female Crew

7-May-2013Source: Sky Shuttle Hc

Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited is pleased to announce that today, on 6 May 2013, Captain Meg Lam and First Officer Kirsty Holtkamp became the company’s first ever all-female helicopter crew to operate flights between Hong Kong and Macau. Captain Meg Lam, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, fell in love with the helicopter when she... Read more

UK – AgustaWestland to contribute to new Scilly Isles link?

UK – AgustaWestland to contribute to new Scilly Isles link?

26-Apr-2013Source: This Is Cornwall

Helicopters could return to the skies of west Cornwall by next summer after an international company backed plans for a new transport link.   (See Full Story)... Read more

New local hope for restoration of Scilly Isles service

New local hope for restoration of Scilly Isles service

12-Apr-2013Source: Pirate FM

Pirate FM has learnt an announcement on a new air link to the Isles of Scilly could be just weeks away (see full story).... Read more

23-Jan-13 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

23-Jan-13 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

23-Jan-2013

Avionics problem and pilot returned to his departure point at Dudinka.  Aircraft was operating a regular flight number 9356 on route Dudinka – Ust-Awam – n Volochanka.  No injuries to 3 crew and 12 passengers... Read more

Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

Pawan Hans plans expansion in Uttar Pradesh

19-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans has revealed plans to expand its helicopter services in Uttar Pradesh, with continued focus on passengers with pilgrimage and religious interests.  The Indian operator has already launched a daily helicopter service between New Delhi and Vrindavan in Mathura district and is planning to serve the Buddhist Circuit spread over Eastern Uttar Pradesh and... Read more

Pawan Hans launches service between Vrindavan and Delhi

Pawan Hans launches service between Vrindavan and Delhi

28-Nov-2012Source: NetIndian

Pawan Hans Helicopters today launches a daily helicopter service from Vrindavan to Delhi .  The first flight departs at 13.30 local time, 0800 GMT. (see full story)... Read more

World’s longest running scheduled helicopter service closes

World’s longest running scheduled helicopter service closes

1-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

It is with sadness we record the closure yesterday of the helicopter link between the UK mainland and the Scilly Isles, following the sale of Penzance Heliport to a retail supermarket as the site of a future store. Scheduled services began on 1st May 1964 and have continued for forty eight and a half years,... Read more

British International to stop Scilly Isles route after 48 years

British International to stop Scilly Isles route after 48 years

3-Aug-2012

British International Helicopters is to end its service from Penzance, which has run since 1964, in November.  The company blamed the decision on uncertainty created by legal challenges to its sale of land to supermarket giant Sainsbury’s (see full story)... Read more

Pawan Hans resumes services in Meghalaya

Pawan Hans resumes services in Meghalaya

31-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters has recently resumed its services in the mountainous Meghalaya state after a gap of 15 months, it has been announced.  The move follows its selection in a bid process to run the air service in the state, according to state Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal, who later admitted that the other... Read more

Panel cancels appointment of Pawan Hans Chairman/MD

Panel cancels appointment of Pawan Hans Chairman/MD

29-Jun-2012Source: Deccan Chronicle

Anil Srivastava, currently the joint director-general of civil aviation, was also appointed the Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans as an additional charge a few weeks ago by the civil aviation ministry. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has now ordered the civil aviation ministry to hand over the role to someone else due... Read more

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

17-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Vancouver based operator Helijet has just released its summer 2012 schedule and fares.  This covers its long-standing route between its heliports at Vancouver Harbour and Victoria Harbour which they operate using Sikorsky S76s. For more details, see http://www.helijet.com/helijet-schedule-information—effective-22may12.pdf   Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

Cathelicopters looks to pick up Moroccan routes abandoned by INAER

Cathelicopters looks to pick up Moroccan routes abandoned by INAER

11-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Spanish operator Cathelicopters is seeking to restart the scheduled passenger routes between Spain and Morocco.  The route between the Moroccan city of Ceuta and Algeciras (Cádiz) was inaugurated in July 2010 while the link between Ceuta and Malaga airport dates back to 1996.  The Catalan company is seeking longer operating hours to make the service... Read more

Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

14-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today recognized Helijet International as operator of the world’s highest airtime Sikorsky S-76® airframe — an S-76A helicopter (serial number 760074) with 37,025 flight hours. Vancouver-based Helijet operates North America’s largest scheduled helicopter service. Since 1986, aircraft 760074, an S-76A helicopter operating in Helijet’s airline... Read more

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

5-Feb-2012Source: Helijet

Richmond’s Helijet International celebrated its two millionth passenger on Thursday, a major industry milestone the scheduled helicopter carrier has achieved after 25 years in business and flying more than 22 million kilometres. The milestone passenger, Godfrey D. Archbold, President and CEO, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia, arrived at the Vancouver Harbour terminal... Read more

UK: Penzance HP gets a few months reprieve

UK: Penzance HP gets a few months reprieve

18-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

British International Helicopters (BIH) has announced that Penzance Heliport will be available to them until the end of October this year, rather than June/July as previously thought.  The move has been welcomed as it allows a complete summer season to be operated. BIH had planned on moving to St Erth, but withdrew their application there... Read more

Spain: 1000 more passengers through Algeciras HP in 2011

Spain: 1000 more passengers through Algeciras HP in 2011

12-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The second half of 2011 saw approximately 1,000 more passengers fly on the scheduled route between Algeciras in Spain and Ceuta in Morroco, which is flown by INAER group company Helisureste using an AgustaWestland AW139.  Algeciras Heliport, located close to the city of Cadiz, was launched in July 2010 and the first six months of... Read more

British International targets Newquay after withdrawing St Erth plans

British International targets Newquay after withdrawing St Erth plans

17-Nov-2011Source: Cornish Guardian

BIH managing director, Tony Jones, said flights would continue from Penzance until June next year and the firm would continue to look for a site in West Cornwall.  If necessary, flights would continue after that date from Newquay Cornwall airport to ensure the service was not disrupted.... Read more

Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

20-Oct-2011Source: Eventbrite

Join Helijetters past and present to celebrate 25 years since the first flight November 26th 1986. Come together on November 26th 2011 at Jewel Ballroom, 4th Floor – 1495 West 8th Ave Vancouver (near Granville), for food, drinks, dancing and reminiscing. Alumni please confirm your tickets above, due to venue size limited tickets available. Current... Read more

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