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Helicopter tour operator gets six month extension from Port Canaveral

Helicopter tour operator gets six month extension from Port Canaveral

24-Jun-2014Source: Florida Today

Mark Grainger has received a six-month extension of his permit to operate helicopter tours from Port Canaveral. But he’s not totally in the clear yet to be a permanent tenant of the port.  See full story... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

13-May-2014Source: Las Vegas R-J

Maverick Helicopters has won the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s best tour company award for the fifth straight year. See full story... Read more

Big increase in spring/summer bookings at Grand Canyon Helicopters

Big increase in spring/summer bookings at Grand Canyon Helicopters

6-May-2014Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters

Grand Canyon Helicopters, a Las Vegas-based provider of National Park tour and travel information, is reporting a significant spike in spring tour bookings and is expecting that to increase as summer approaches. “Spring travel to the Grand Canyon is really taking off,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Every kind of trip is... Read more

USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis

USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis

7-Apr-2014Source: USHST

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has completed a comprehensive follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis released in 2011. This new report analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents that occurred in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and compares them to the previous analysis that looked at accidents that occurred in 2000, 2001, and 2006.... Read more

Tour operator Timberview Helicopters forced to move site again

Tour operator Timberview Helicopters forced to move site again

31-Mar-2014Source: WEAR-TV

A helicopter tour company in Destin is now operating out of its third location in two years.  See full story... Read more

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

26-Mar-2014Source: Las Vegas Informer

Sundance Helicopters unveiled their new EC130T2s and newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during an event held last week in Las Vegas – See full story... Read more

Broome Helicopter Services to face court for allegedly underpaying pilots

Broome Helicopter Services to face court for allegedly underpaying pilots

20-Mar-2014Source: Herald Sun

It is alleged two pilots employed by Broome Helicopter Services were underpaid $4910 and $10,186 respectively over a six-month period in 2012.  See full story... Read more

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

25-Feb-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters continues to grow its Grand Canyon and Las Vegas tour business with the addition of Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2s to its aircraft fleet. Maverick, based in Henderson, Nev., is upgrading its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. The company, which operates a fleet of 34 EC130 B4s, signed an agreement in 2012 to purchase up to... Read more

Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

25-Feb-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Business is growing for Liberty Helicopters, New York City’s premiere tour and charter company, and so is their all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. “Over the past 28 years, we have become the largest and most experienced sightseeing and executive charter operator in New York City,” said Chris Vellios, COO of Liberty Helicopters. “To keep pace with our... Read more

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ New Free Report Lists Top Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ New Free Report Lists Top Flight Deals

24-Feb-2014Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters

The Grand Canyon travel season will start in earnest next month. In anticipation of that, Grand Canyon Helicopters has released a free report that lists the best air tour deals for the remainder of Q2 2014. “Right now is one of the best times to book a helicopter tour,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand... Read more

Tour company’s heliport plan up in the air

Tour company’s heliport plan up in the air

21-Feb-2014Source: Chicaco Sun-Times

Background lobbying has led Zoning Committee Chairman now wanting  to ground the helipad plan of Chicago Helicopter Express  see full story... Read more

Nanco Helicopters – new operator at Santa Barbara with an R44

Nanco Helicopters – new operator at Santa Barbara with an R44

28-Jan-2014Source: Noozhawk

On the way to earning a degree in architecture, Taylor Nancarrow decided to give up college to start a helicopter tour business with a brand new R44 Raven I  See full story... Read more

RK Heliski launches sightseeing flights

RK Heliski launches sightseeing flights

23-Jan-2014Source: Vancouver Sun

RK offers a choice of three Heli Flightseeing Tours starting at $80 per person – See full story... Read more

01-Jan-14 N133GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

01-Jan-14 N133GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

1-Jan-2014

Heavy landing and rolled over after losing power on a post-maintenance test flight.  Pilot was only person on board... Read more

Group3 Aviation adds a JetRanger to fleet

Group3 Aviation adds a JetRanger to fleet

26-Nov-2013Source: Group3 Aviation

Group3 Aviation, a Los Angeles helicopter tour company, recently added a new helicopter to its fleet. The addition to the fleet is a 206B JetRanger III helicopter, which will be used for charter flights, sightseeing and aerial photographs and filming. The Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter is capable of seating four passengers in addition to the... Read more

Air Methods to Acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Methods to Acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

18-Nov-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates (“Blue Hawaiian”), a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii.  Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian is one of the world’s largest aerial tour operators and is... Read more

Heli USA Airways gets court OK to meet payroll

Heli USA Airways gets court OK to meet payroll

15-Nov-2013Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

Heli USA Airways Inc. received U.S. Bankruptcy Court permission on Wednesday to meet its payroll but must make do with a shrunken fleet of tour heli­copters.  See full story... Read more

Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

30-Oct-2013Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., which leased the three Agusta helicopters to Heli USA, said that the tour company defaulted a year ago on the $32,000-a-month payments. Further, a company representative said Heli USA was not maintaining the helicopters correctly.  See full story... Read more

28-Oct-13 ZK-HAE Eurocopter AS350B2 Tyndall Glacier, New Zealand

28-Oct-13 ZK-HAE Eurocopter AS350B2 Tyndall Glacier, New Zealand

28-Oct-2013

Struck by landing helicopter ZK-IMJ and damaged.... Read more

28-Oct-13 ZK-IMJ Eurocopter AS350B2 Tyndall Glacier, New Zealand

28-Oct-13 ZK-IMJ Eurocopter AS350B2 Tyndall Glacier, New Zealand

28-Oct-2013

Pilot and 7 passengers injured when their helicopter crashed into parked AS350B2 ZK-HAE while landing in Mt Aspiring National Park.  Pilot seriously injured... Read more

Horry County council approves Huffman Helicopters lease renewal in Myrtle Beach

Horry County council approves Huffman Helicopters lease renewal in Myrtle Beach

2-Oct-2013Source: WBTW

Huffman Helicopters gets their lease renewed despite noise concerns at the location of their heliport in Myrtle Beach  see full story... Read more

12-Sep-13 N798JH Eurocopter AS355 nr Hanapepe, US-Hawaii

12-Sep-13 N798JH Eurocopter AS355 nr Hanapepe, US-Hawaii

12-Sep-2013

Tour helicopter struck by a bird, shattering the windshield. The only passenger on the aircraft suffered minor injuries. The aircraft landed safely at Burns Field in Hanapepe.  Registration and type quoted by FAA do not tie up – N798JH was an AS350BA previously used by the company and no longer current.... Read more

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

21-Aug-2013Source: Toshiba Imaging

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) (Toshiba Imaging –www.toshibacameras.com), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras, announces that the IK-HR1D, compact 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel high definition (HD) cameras have been selected for use by Maverick Helicopters (www.FlyMaverick.com– Las Vegas,... Read more

Star Helicopters appointed tour operator for 12th Annual Wings Wheel Rotors & Expo

Star Helicopters appointed tour operator for 12th Annual Wings Wheel Rotors & Expo

20-Aug-2013Source: Star Helicopters

Star Helicopters, a popular Southern California helicopter tour company, is once again the proud official tour operator of the Wings Wheel Rotor & Expo show. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, October 27 at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield, joint Forces Training Base. A portion of the proceeds from helicopter tours during the show... Read more

Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

19-Aug-2013Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters

In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, Grand Canyon Helicopters, a leading information and discount-booking source for canyon air tours, announced the release of a set of new deals targeting flights from Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ. “Labor Day is one of summer’s biggest holidays,” noted Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “In most... Read more

Second AS350 to join London Helicopter sightseeing tours

Second AS350 to join London Helicopter sightseeing tours

8-Aug-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Following their launch on 1st May, The London Helicopter has had regular work offering sightseeing flights from The Barclays London Heliport in Battersea. Initially they were using an AS350B3 Squirrel G-ORKI, which will soon be re-registered G-LHTA to pick up the initials of London Helicopter Tours. Yesterday, a second Squirrel was added – this time... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers first two EC130T2s to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

American Eurocopter delivers first two EC130T2s to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

29-Jul-2013Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for installing the Garmin G500H “glass cockpit” multifunction electronic flight display system in the EC130 T2 helicopter. Launch customer Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the only helicopter tour company serving all four major Hawaiian Islands, has received the first two G500H equipped EC130 T2s... Read more

FAA Simplifies Drug-Testing Rule for Some Air Tour Operators

FAA Simplifies Drug-Testing Rule for Some Air Tour Operators

26-Jul-2013Source: HAI

On Monday, July 15, the FAA published a final rule that will allow some air tour operators who are currently required to run two separate employee drug and alcohol testing programs to combine them into one. “This duplication adds administrative and financial burdens for the operator but it does not increase safety,” the agency wrote in the... Read more

25-Jul-13 N500PH MD Helicopters MD500E Hilo, US-Hawaii

25-Jul-13 N500PH MD Helicopters MD500E Hilo, US-Hawaii

25-Jul-2013

Autorotation, and rolled over onto its side on landing, 700 feet short of landing pad.  One news report suggests Texas family on board suggested it ran out of fuel... Read more

Huffman Helicopters on shaky ground with Horry County

Huffman Helicopters on shaky ground with Horry County

23-Jul-2013Source: News Channel 15

A helicopter company that for years has been taking off and landing near Myrtle Beach International Airport has an uncertain future on county land.  See full story... Read more

18-Jul-13 N11QG Eurocopter EC130 Lihue, US-Hawaii

18-Jul-13 N11QG Eurocopter EC130 Lihue, US-Hawaii

18-Jul-2013

Bird strike on tour flight... Read more

15-Jul-13 VH-ZON Robinson R44 Arkaroola, Australia

15-Jul-13 VH-ZON Robinson R44 Arkaroola, Australia

15-Jul-2013

During a scenic flight, the pilot heard a loud bang followed by a yaw to the right. The pilot conducted a forced landing into trees. The pilot and two passengers escaped injury, however the helicopter was substantially damaged.... Read more

Sloane Helicopters launches Ibiza-based service

Sloane Helicopters launches Ibiza-based service

2-Jul-2013Source: Sloane Helicopters

Established in Mallorca since 1995, Sloane Helicopters has made an exciting decision to base a four-seater Robinson R44 aircraft in Ibiza for various dates throughout summer 2013. Flying in and out of Ibiza Airport, the Company will offer heli-sightseeing trips and a platform for aerial photography. Chief Pilot, Jonny Greenall, says, “We’ve enjoyed a fabulous 18 years... Read more

Tour operator expands in Orange Beach with second heliport

Tour operator expands in Orange Beach with second heliport

13-May-2013Source: Alabama Media Group

A helicopter tour and charter business continues to expand in the city with the council’s approval of a second heliport this week. (See Full Story)... Read more

Regular sightseeing tours start in London

Regular sightseeing tours start in London

1-May-2013Source: The London Helicopter

The UK’s first public helicopter service to sell individual seats online launches on 1st May when The London Helicopter introduces regular sightseeing flights from The Barclays London Heliport in Battersea. This innovative offering at www.thelondonhelicopter.com allows passengers to pre-book seats for helicopter sightseeing trips over the Capital taking off from London’s only commercially licensed Heliport. The new... Read more

Zip Aviation Welcomes Back a Member of its fleet

Zip Aviation Welcomes Back a Member of its fleet

26-Apr-2013Source: Zip Aviation

Zip Aviation re-entered their Bell Jet Ranger 206B into service at their Downtown Manhattan (New York City) Heliport. The Bell Jet Ranger 206B, or known as 99ZA, has received many new upgrades just in time for the summer season. 99ZA’s Turbine engine was overhauled by Aeromaritime, making it like new. The ship was then sent... Read more

23-Apr-13 N2072M Bell 206L1 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

23-Apr-13 N2072M Bell 206L1 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

23-Apr-2013

Substantially damaged in landing accident.  Although this is a tour helicopter, only two flight crew were on board, no passengers  ... Read more

Tour operator vows to fly helicopters quietly

Tour operator vows to fly helicopters quietly

8-Apr-2013Source: Florida Today

This site is across the highway from Xtreme Fun at Jungle Village, and he plans to lease a Robinson R44 he calls the Honda of helicopters (see full story)... Read more

New Federal Reporting Requirement for Air Tour Operators

New Federal Reporting Requirement for Air Tour Operators

19-Mar-2013Source: HAI

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued guidance for a new data collection activity and reporting requirement to all Part 135 and Part 91 commercial air tour operators who conduct commercial air tour flights over or within one-half mile of the boundary of any unit of the National Park Service (NPS) and any abutting tribal... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Voted “Best Helicopter Tour Company”

Blue Hawaiian Voted “Best Helicopter Tour Company”

19-Mar-2013Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopter

In Fall 2012, HAWAII Magazine asked their 200,000 print-edition readers and their website readers to share their “Hawaii’s Best” selections in more than 60 categories. The 50,000 votes were compiled into the inaugural HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards that appear in the March/April issue of the magazine. The categories cover favorites among hotels and resorts; Hawaiian islands and towns; ways to... Read more

Gulf Shores welcomes second helicopter tour operator

Gulf Shores welcomes second helicopter tour operator

1-Mar-2013Source: AL.com

Gulf Shores welcomes second tour operator Corporate Aircraft Solutions, doing business as Oasis Services.  (see full story)... Read more

Air tour industry meets with members of Congress

Air tour industry meets with members of Congress

28-Feb-2013Source: HAI

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Maverick Helicopters joined Ann Carroll, HAI’s vice president of government affairs, for two days of meetings on Capitol Hill this week with Members of Congress from Arizona and Nevada to discuss air tour industry concerns related to incentives for quiet aircraft technology and air tour operations over Grand Canyon National... Read more

Air NZ launches helicopter tours through Helicopter Me

Air NZ launches helicopter tours through Helicopter Me

18-Feb-2013Source: Helicopter Me

New Zealand-based helicopter tour company Helicopter Me has expanded its offerings of helicopter tours in the Auckland area The organization has a full repertoire of tours including city and coastal scenic tours, fly in and dine outs, and several helicopter adventure tours. In addition, Helicopter Me recently partnered with Air New Zealand and Alert Taxis... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Adopts Flight & Duty Tracker System

Sundance Helicopters Adopts Flight & Duty Tracker System

12-Feb-2013Source: Softtech

Softtech LLC, the maker of the Flight Vector[T] family of products, is proud to announce Sundance Helicopters has adopted the Flight & Duty Tracker[T] system into their operations at their Las Vegas operations! Sundance went live with Flight & Duty Tracker[T] on January 1, 2013. Flight & Duty Tracker[T] is an online solution to all... Read more

Helicopter Adventures legal battle heads back to court

Helicopter Adventures legal battle heads back to court

12-Feb-2013Source: Myrtle Beach Online

The ongoing legal battle that could put a new helicopter tour company out of business in the Myrtle Beach area heads back to court this week. (see full story)... Read more

New Zealand – Heli Tours adds second aircraft

New Zealand – Heli Tours adds second aircraft

23-Jan-2013Source: Heli Tours

Heli Tours new 2nd Helicopter has arrived! ZK-HOI is a H369D modern turbine Helicopter from USA, it is a very fast, very agile type of Helicopter and can fit up to 4 passengers. It also has a large, long cargo pod that fits neatly underneath the Helicopter too. It is polished and ready for work.... Read more

Air Methods acquires Sundance Helicopters for $44M

Air Methods acquires Sundance Helicopters for $44M

1-Jan-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. (Sundance), a helicopter tour operator based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sundance is a leader in helicopter tour... Read more

FAA and National Park Service release Air Tour Reporting Guidance

FAA and National Park Service release Air Tour Reporting Guidance

20-Dec-2012Source: HAI

The recently passed FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 included a provision requiring air tour operators conducting tours over national parks and abutting tribal lands to submit reports to the FAA and the National Park Service (NPS). The “Notification and Guidance” will be posted on the FAA and NPS web sites very soon, and... Read more

FAA and NPS issue list of National Parks exempt from NPATMA

FAA and NPS issue list of National Parks exempt from NPATMA

20-Dec-2012Source: FAA

The US Dept of Transportation has published a list of parks exempt from the provisions of the Air Tour Management Act. The 2012 FAA reauthorization amended the National Parks Air Tour Management Act to exempt national park units with 50 or fewer annual flights from the provisions of the act, and to publish the list... Read more

Helicopter tours coming to Gulf Shores?

Helicopter tours coming to Gulf Shores?

19-Dec-2012Source: AL.com

Jerri Thompson, manager of the Jack Edwards National Airport,  informally broached the idea during Monday night’s City Council meeting telling leaders that the Airport Authority is in favor of the new business endeavor but is seeking input from the council before moving ahead. (see full story)... Read more

07-Dec-12 N557AC Robinson R44 Roosevelt Lake, US-Arizona

07-Dec-12 N557AC Robinson R44 Roosevelt Lake, US-Arizona

7-Dec-2012

The aircraft was on a two-hour sightseeing tour when it went down in 60 feet of water only 25 minutes after taking off from Scottsdale Airpark. The pilot is identified as 62-year-old Fred Cleeves, owner of Skyblue Helicopters. The passengers were George Riedel, 64, and Julie Barba, 49.... Read more

NZ tour operator Heliview buys MD600N

NZ tour operator Heliview buys MD600N

29-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

New Zealand operator Heliview has bought an MD600N from Simm Samm Airways in India, primarily to use as a tour helicopter.  Bought in September, but only registered locally on 20th November and is expected to join the active fleet imminently. Heliview is run by husband and wife Richard and Jolanda Foale, who bring complimentary skills... Read more

Timberview Helicopters restricted to Destin Airport base

Timberview Helicopters restricted to Destin Airport base

25-Nov-2012Source: Destin Log

With a unanimous vote this last week, Okaloosa County Commissioners have essentially forced Timberview Helicopters to operating out of the Destin Airport.  Previously operating from floating barges, the airport base cuts their turnover by 70% (see full story)... Read more

Okaloosa to consider restrictions on helicopter tours

Okaloosa to consider restrictions on helicopter tours

5-Nov-2012Source: NWF Daily News

New helicopter tour operations may be restricted to taking off and landing at Destin Airport if Okaloosa County commissioners approve a change to the Land Development Code. (see full story)... Read more

Papillon Completes IS-BAO Registration

Papillon Completes IS-BAO Registration

22-Oct-2012Source: HAI

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is proud to announce that they have completed IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aviation Operations) registration last August and has received their certification September 1st, 2012. Papillon is now looking forward to completing HAI’s new accreditation program which has IS-BAO certification as one of its core requirements. The HAI Accreditation Program (HAI-AP) is... Read more

Okaloosa County approves new helicopter tour company in Destin

Okaloosa County approves new helicopter tour company in Destin

12-Oct-2012Source: Destin4Me

Okaloosa recently approved a new tourism helicopter company in Destin that has some residents up in arms. Beach Helicopter can proceed with their plans to set-up a 6,000-square-foot helipad off U.S. Highway 98  (see full story).  Beach Helicopter are understood to operate a Robinson R44... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

3-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo. Maverick, a leader in the Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tourism industry, was one of the launch customers for the new product line with a signed agreement... Read more

Austin Helicopter Tours opens for business

Austin Helicopter Tours opens for business

30-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Stacy and Randy Riggs, owners of Alamo Helicopter Tours of San Antonio are expanding to a second Texan city with the launch of Austin Helicopter Tours.  They open for business on 1st October from Bud Dryden Airport, which is about four miles north east of the main Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Initially focusing on the tour... Read more

25-Sep-12 PT-HSN Bell 206B Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

25-Sep-12 PT-HSN Bell 206B Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

25-Sep-2012

Very heavy landing – main blades appear completely intact.  All 4 POB injured, two seriously... Read more

Helicopter tours begin in Queen City

Helicopter tours begin in Queen City

1-Aug-2012Source: WIVB Channel 4

Western New York Helicopters has opened up Buffalo Waterfront Tours, which will take people along the lakefront, the Naval Park, and downtown Buffalo (see full story)... Read more

Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit

Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit

30-Jul-2012Source: Big Island News

A helicopter tour company is continuing with the environmental approval process in order to land in the Royal Gardens subdivision – or what’s left of it – when conducting lava tours. (see full story)... Read more

FAA Requests Comments from Commercial Air Tour Operators

FAA Requests Comments from Commercial Air Tour Operators

24-Jul-2012Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requesting comment on their intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget to renew for three years an information collection that had previously been granted emergency clearance. The FAA Reauthorization passed in Feb., 2012, requires air tour operators to report the number of operations conducted over... Read more

FAA looks to revise drug/alcohol regulations for air tour operators

FAA looks to revise drug/alcohol regulations for air tour operators

4-Jul-2012Source: ARSA

On July 2, the FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise certain provisions in its drug and alcohol (D&A) testing regulations; comments to the NPRM are due by August 31, 2012. The changes are primarily aimed at allowing Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 and part 135 operators with commercial... Read more

Helicopter tours in the Myrtle Beach area spark zoning changes

Helicopter tours in the Myrtle Beach area spark zoning changes

4-Jul-2012Source: Myrtle Beach Online

Horry County is considering creating new zoning rules for future helicopter tours after complaints from residents about noise from a new tour company that opened near their neighborhood (see full story)... Read more

Okaloosa County declares ‘moratorium’ on new helicopter businesses

Okaloosa County declares ‘moratorium’ on new helicopter businesses

3-Jul-2012Source: Destin Log

With a recent 4-0 vote, the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners approved a moratorium on the acceptance of applications for helicopter sightseeing tour operations in the Destin area. (see full story)... Read more

NZ Dept of Conservation grants Heli Tours an historic 18-year permit

NZ Dept of Conservation grants Heli Tours an historic 18-year permit

27-Jun-2012Source: Voxy

Queenstown-based helicopter company Heli Tours has been granted an historic 18-year permit multi conservancy concession for heli landings, the first of its kind permitted by the Department of Conservation. (see full story)... Read more

Helijet launches Vancouver sightseeing tours with LongRanger

Helijet launches Vancouver sightseeing tours with LongRanger

27-Jun-2012Source: Helijet

Helijet, based in Vancouver and best known for their scheduled services with Sikorsky S76s, has recently launched sightseeing tours of the British Columbia city with a Bell LongRanger.  Three tours are available, 10, 20 or 30 minutes in length:- From Vancouver Harbour Heliport, fly along the tree‐lined coast of Stanley Park to English Bay, before... Read more

Hawaii’s first helicopter operator celebrates 50 years

Hawaii’s first helicopter operator celebrates 50 years

26-Jun-2012

A blessing and dedication was held Thursday at the Lihu‘e Airport Heliport, officiated by Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira of Ke Akua Mana Church. (see full story) The company’s website has a great page on its history – from which the following early photo comes – Jack Harter on the left in this shot standing next to... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Continues Green Leadership with Solar Power Array

Blue Hawaiian Continues Green Leadership with Solar Power Array

15-May-2012Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the largest and most successful aerial tour company in Hawaii, has installed a solar power system on the roofs of its two Operations Center buildings at the Maui Heliport. The Blue Hawaiian array consists of 432 panels providing 102 kw of power, which handles, on average, 90 percent of Blue Hawaiian’s electrical... Read more

Grand Canyon Helicopters compares best 2012 packages and prices

Grand Canyon Helicopters compares best 2012 packages and prices

29-Mar-2012Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters

Grand Canyon Helicopters, a leading supplier of National Park flights from Las Vegas, released its list of the top-rated tour deals for visitors who plan to see the Park in 2012. The list, which the company has posted annually since 2008, is the result of months of researching nearly 100 air tours. Trips are segmented... Read more

Alexander Amendment poses danger to air tours

Alexander Amendment poses danger to air tours

9-Mar-2012Source: HAI

As the U.S. Senate continues to debate the highway bill, HAI opposes amendment #1779 being offered by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). The amendment will be voted on late March 13 and contains provisions that would significantly affect air tour operators conducting tours over national parks, and would give the National Park Service sole authority to... Read more

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

7-Mar-2012Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, a leader in the Las Vegas air excursion industry, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most prestigious honor for maintenance, the Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” This achievement signifies the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to honor aviation organizations and their... Read more

Las Vegas tour operators choose Spidertracks

Las Vegas tour operators choose Spidertracks

7-Mar-2012Source: Spidertracks

Spidertracks is the preferred aircraft tracking system for three major helicopter tour operators in Las Vegas. Spidertracks has announced that Sundance, Papillon and HeliUSA, are now tracking their helicopters with spidertracks – portable, and simple, Iridium tracking units – when flying around Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Sundance Helicopters have been a customer of... Read more

Maverick Helicopters orders 50 EC130T2 helicopters

Maverick Helicopters orders 50 EC130T2 helicopters

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

From Eurocopter booth #1917 at the 2012 Heli-Expo, Eurocopter introduced the EC130 T2 to the industry with another classic production and reveal event at the start of the 2012 Heli-Expo tradeshow. During the event, American Eurocopter customer Maverick Helicopters was announced as one of the launch customers for this new product line with a signed... Read more

Blue Hawaiian orders 20 EC130T2 Aircraft

Blue Hawaiian orders 20 EC130T2 Aircraft

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

At the Heli-Expo launch of Eurocopter’s new EC130 T2 helicopter, American Eurocopter announced today that Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has ordered 20 of the updated EC130 model that has made a name for itself in the United States in a variety of industries, particularly the aerial tour industry. The agreement with Blue Hawaiian includes 10 firm... Read more

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