Superyachts

Airbus delivers second ACH175 for superyacht operations

Airbus delivers second ACH175 for superyacht operations

14-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters have recently delivered a new H175 helicopter for operations based on a superyacht. Given the size of an H175, there are very few superyachts capable of hosting it, and HeliHub.com research points to it operating from MY Flying Fox, which was completed by the Lurssen shipyard in March 2019 (image below), and is... Read more

Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

27-May-2019Source: Airbus Helicopter

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first of two ACH145 helicopters to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme. The two aircraft will be primarily flown from super yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean regions on behalf of the owner who is a highly experienced user of Airbus helicopters.... Read more

Helicopter Services Malta launches superyacht service package

Helicopter Services Malta launches superyacht service package

12-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopter Services Malta Limited (HSML) have started on the project of a helicopter on board a superyacht. The project includes pricing, model builds that will resist to corrosion due to sea air, tax, on-board operations as well as the build of a helipad, reports Superyacht News.... Read more

Airbus delivers first VIP version of the H175

Airbus delivers first VIP version of the H175

12-Jul-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first VIP version of the H175, the company’s new medium class twin-engine helicopter, which entered service in 2014 for offshore transportation. Combining unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin in its class, the VIP version of the H175 offers a superior level of cabin interior provided by... Read more

Airbus discusses benefits of Private Flying

Airbus discusses benefits of Private Flying

25-Jan-2016Source: Superyachts

When it comes to private aviation, helicopters are an increasingly popular choice for high net-worth individuals keen to benefit from the unparalleled access they afford. See Full Story... Read more

Eurocopter shows EC135 with artist paint scheme at Monaco Yacht Show

Eurocopter shows EC135 with artist paint scheme at Monaco Yacht Show

23-Sep-2013Source: Eurocopter

It is an eye-catching world-premiere in a blue and white Zig-Zag design: At this week’s Monaco Yacht Show, Eurocopter will exhibit a “collectable” art helicopter aboard the Quattroelle, an 86-meter Lürssen yacht, with the EC135’s cabin interior and exterior paint scheme designed by German artist Rita Weber. The project for this original art-inspired rotorcraft began... Read more

Feadship prepare to deliver 99m yacht with enclosed helicopter hangar

Feadship prepare to deliver 99m yacht with enclosed helicopter hangar

5-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Dutch shipyard Feadship is currently conducting pre-delivery trials on their largest superyacht to date – the 99m long ship known as “Project Dream”. In their press release they indicate that “Experience of a different kind underpinned some of the other special requests for this latest member of the Feadship fleet. Leveraging on the expertise accrued... Read more

Superyacht Ilona gets a new helipad for GrandNew

Superyacht Ilona gets a new helipad for GrandNew

18-Jun-2012Source: Amels

The iconic Amels 73.7-metre gets a new helipad and pool with movable floor The beautiful 73.7m motoryacht ILONA set sail again in May, after a very successful eight-month refit. While the yacht has been functioning perfectly since her launch in 2004, the owner wanted a major re-design to accommodate some new ideas into ILONA, as... Read more

US luxury yacht company buys nine AK1-3 helicopters

US luxury yacht company buys nine AK1-3 helicopters

10-Nov-2011Source: Perla Aviation

Perla Group International Inc. (PERL:PK), a leader in the international military, police and security solutions sectors, today announced it has signed a contract for the sale of 9 (nine) AK1-3 helicopters to Florida based company, Yacht Chandlers. The helicopters are to be delivered over the next 3 years, and sold exclusively to the luxury yacht industry. Perla... Read more

Evergreen acquires two low-time Bell 214STs

Evergreen acquires two low-time Bell 214STs

17-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Evergreen Helicopters have acquired two low-time Bell 214STs from the Saudi royal family.  Previously allocated to operations from superyacht “Prince Abdul Aziz”, the fourth largest private yacht in the world at 147m in length, the pair have last week been registered with the FAA as N511EV and N512EV.  They are serial numbers 28105 and 28115... Read more

Gibraltar authorities block superyacht helicopter operations inside marina

Gibraltar authorities block superyacht helicopter operations inside marina

27-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Some controversy was raised in Gibraltar recently when two different officials gave opposing views on helicopter operations off the deck of a superyacht, according to “The Triton” website for operators of large private yachts.  The captain of MY Calixe had sought approval to fly guests off their yacht, and received approval, only for it to... Read more

HeliHub.com launches Superyacht Helicopters photo gallery

HeliHub.com launches Superyacht Helicopters photo gallery

5-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Following the success of the main HeliHub.com gallery – soon to pass the 6,000 images mark – we are today launching a more specialised gallery covering helicopter operations on superyachts (some call them megayachts). This will include photos of the helicopters themselves, helipads, facilities associated with helicopter operations (eg. some boats even have hangars!) and... Read more

Foldaway self-levelling helipad ideal for superyacht operations

Foldaway self-levelling helipad ideal for superyacht operations

24-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Looking worthy of being created for the next James Bond film, Besenzoni’s Helybase is a self-levelling platform pf 60m² which folds itself away – ideal for the limited deck area of a superyacht. Its adaptability makes it particularly useful for the yacht charter market as the increased flexibility it provides to a particular yacht greatly... Read more

Monaco Yacht Show welcomes Eurocopter’s Hermès-theme EC135

Monaco Yacht Show welcomes Eurocopter’s Hermès-theme EC135

22-Sep-2010Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s “L’Hélicoptère par Hermès” is making its first appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2010, with this exclusive EC135 VIP helicopter being exhibited on the 214-foot yacht Feadship Trident. Eurocopter’s participation at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show underscores the company’s important presence in the VIP, business and private-owner markets. Eurocopter was one of the... Read more

Heli Air Monaco becomes corporate member of Professional Yachtsmen’s Association

Heli Air Monaco becomes corporate member of Professional Yachtsmen’s Association

3-Aug-2010Source: Professional Yachtsmen's Association

The PYA would like to welcome Heli Air Monaco as a PYA Corporate member. The company operates helicopters on scheduled flights between Nice and Monaco. Heli Air Monaco is IATA approved (IATA-YO747) and was established in 1976. With flight times of only 7 minutes duration, departures every 15 minutes and a free car service available... Read more

Heli Riviera to manage newly-accepted yacht-based EC145

Heli Riviera to manage newly-accepted yacht-based EC145

14-Apr-2010Source: Heli Riviera

Heli Riviera’s Nigel Watson attends the acceptance of a new EC145 Helicopter, representing one of Heli Riviera’s yacht based clients. Nigel says “The continued success of the EC145 as a Heli Yacht based platform is testament to the initial faith we placed in the machine. The Corporate Stylence variant as delivered here offers comfort, space... Read more

Eurocopter unveils a stunning new EC155 concept at the Monaco Yacht Show 2009

Eurocopter unveils a stunning new EC155 concept at the Monaco Yacht Show 2009

23-Sep-2009Source: Eurocopter

A year after winning the competition to design the ultimate Super Yacht Range Rover, Andrew Winch Designs (AWD) – a specialist in yacht design – has now taken up yet another challenge to come up with a dream helicopter concept especially for yachts.... Read more

New Roman Abramovich superyacht has two helipads and a laser shield

New Roman Abramovich superyacht has two helipads and a laser shield

22-Sep-2009Source: The Times

The yacht — the fourth in Abramovich’s private fleet — drips luxury. It boasts two helipads, two swimming pools — the larger of which doubles up as a dance floor when drained — and 6ft-wide home cinema screens in all 24 guest cabins.... Read more

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