The Italian historical helicopter operators

Operational Base: Aosta Airfield / Issogne (AO)

My special thanks to Mr. Luigi ROSSI who shared with me several of its interesting archive images from '70s and '80s.


ELI ALPI FLEET IN FACTS

Registration

Helicopter type

c/n

 Previous / following identities / Remarks

I-OLEY

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2369

I-NERY

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2437

I-VIOL

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2501

I-MURE

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2509  > also operated as ETI

I-DENY

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2525
I-TILY Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2564  > w/o - crashed 29 June 1980
I-SERY Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2603

I-FOXI

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2606  > w/o - damaged 01 Sept 1991 CA

I-AMAY

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2607

I-ORLY

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2627
I-BREY Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2609  > deleted as HB-XJN
I-ETIA Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2548  > ETI
I-ETIB Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2090/14  > ETI
I-ETID Aerospatiale SA315B Lama 2615  > ETI

I-LESY

Sud-Aviation SA316B Alouette III 1781  > [ex HB-XOT] deleted as HB-XJR

I-BYCS

Sud-Aviation SA316B Alouette III 1926  > deleted as EC-FQI
I-CRSR Sud-Aviation SA316B Alouette III 1949  > Elilario [temp leased]

I-VIOU

Sud-Aviation SA316B Alouette III 2179  > also operated as Eli Cost
I-GELE Sud-Aviation SA319B Alouette III Astazou 2180  > w/o - damaged 17 Jun 1992 AO
I-LION Sud-Aviation SA319B Alouette III Astazou 2187  > w/o - crashed 26 Dec 1987 BZ

I-OYEN

Sud-Aviation SA319B Alouette III Astazou 2273  > deleted as HB-XJK
I-REMY Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil 1293  > w/o - crashed 23 Jan 1983 Cogne (AO)
I-ELTE Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil 1477

I-NEXT

Aerospatiale AS355F1 Ecureuil 5115  > deleted as G-WDKR, G-NEXT, ZJ635(G)

I-VIEY

Aerospatiale AS355F1 Ecureuil 5049  > deleted as PH-HHC

I-ARLY

Sud-Aviation SA330J Puma 1581  > w/o - crashed 30 Nov 1988 Champoluc (AO)
I-DVMC Agusta Bell AB212 5555  > Only operated as Eli Cost > deleted as ZK-HFG an later I-FREM

I-GONI

Agusta Bell AB412 25506  > Also op as Elicost >  EMS on behalf of Prot. Civile Valle d'Aosta

I-INGO

Agusta Bell AB412 25502  > Also operated as Eli Cost > deleted as G-BVYN, VR-BQC, EC-GDE
I-ANDO Agusta Bell AB47G4A 2538  > Elitaliana - used for training school in Bolzano > del as F-GGTT
I-SKAI Agusta Bell AB47G4A 2533  > Elitaliana - used for training school in Bolzano > del as F-GGTU

 


ELI ALPI FLEET IN IMAGES

 

Sud-Aviation / Aerospatiale SA315B Lama

I-OLEY Eli Alpi ... aerial works, winter 1987.

I-VIOL Eli Alpi ... wearing new paint scheme. Champoluc (AO), August 1991.

I-VIOL Eli Alpi ... taking off from Champoluc (AO), August 1991.

I-ETIA ETI ... Champoluc (AO), August 1985.

I-ETIA ETI ... resting in Cervinia (AO), Winter 1983.

I-FOXI Eli Alpi ... ready for departure from Aosta Airfield (AO), August 1986.

I-VIOL ETI ... during aerial works in Domodossola (VB), Summer 1986.

I-MURE ETI ... during a rescue training exercise. Courmayeur (AO), Summer 1987.

I-SERY Eli Alpi ... resting in Issogne (AO), Summer 1990.

I-DENY Eli Alpi ... TV transmission bridge copter at Monza Formula 1 Grand Prix, September 1994.

I-ETIA ETI ... resting outside Eli Alpi hangars in Issogne (AO), Summer 1982.

I-ETIA ETI ... in the air with EliAlpi Ecureuil I-REMY, Cervinia (AO), Winter 1982.

I-FOXI Eli Alpi ... resting in Champoluc (AO), August 1986.

I-NERY Eli Alpi ... power lines survey activity with floats installed. Messina, Summer 1987.

I-OLEY Eli Alpi ... working in Aosta Valley, 1970s.

I-FOXI Eli Alpi ... resting in Grassina (FI), July 1989.

I-ETIA ETI ... Champoluc (AO), August 1986.

I-VIOL ETI ... during aerial works in Domodossola (VB), Summer 1986.

I-DENY Eli Alpi ... taking off from Trento Mattarello, May 1990.

I-DENY Eli Alpi ... resting in Sondrio (SO), January 1992.

I-FOXI Eli Alpi ... taking off  from Aosta Airfield (AO), August 1986.

I-ETIA ETI ... Aosta Valley, Winter 1991.

I-OLEY Eli Alpi ... Courmayeur (AO), Summer 1974.

I-ETIA ETI ... touristic flights out of Champoluc (AO), August 1984.

I-ETIA ETI ... resting in a very unusual place in Vernazza (SP), Summer 1981.

I-OLEY Eli Alpi ... Lancia Stratos advertisment se-up at Cervinia and Plateau Rosą, Summer 1974.

I-OLEY Eli Alpi ... working in Aosta Valley, 1970s.


Sud-Aviation / Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette III

I-LESY Eli Alpi ... operating on behalf of 118 Consorzio Emergenza Elisoccorso - Regione Piemonte.  Borgosesia Hospital, February 1993.

I-LESY Eli Alpi ... ACI Elisoccorso - Regione Piemonte ... Borgosesia Hospital, March 1989.

 

I-LESY Eli Alpi ... ACI Elisoccorso - Regione Piemonte ... still wearing previous Rhein-Heli color scheme. Borgosesia Hospital, December 1989.

 

HB-XOT Eli Alpi ... as soon after the arrival in Italy, still wearing previous Rhein-Heli color scheme. Roccapietra (VC), October 1988.

I-BYCS Eli Alpi ... taking off for a rescue flight in Aosta Valley Alps. Aosta Airfield, 15 August 1989.

 

I-VIOU Eli Cost ... "Secours Alpin Valdotain", resting in Aosta during September 1988.

I-VIOU Eli Alpi ... operating on behalf of Elisoccorso Alto Adige. Alpe di Siusi (BZ), Summer 1986.

I-VIOU Eli Alpi ... loading water in Napoli, August 1979.

I-VIOU Eli Alpi ... on delivery from Marseille Marignane to Aosta. Aosta Airfield, 1974.


Sud-Aviation / Aerospatiale SA319B Alouette III Astazou

I-GELE Eli Alpi ... Protezione Civile Valle d'Aosta. Aosta Airfield, Summer 1988.

I-GELE Eli Alpi ... "Pelikan 2" Ass. Provinciale Soccorso Croce Bianca, Bolzano - Alto Adige. Bressanone (BZ), Winter 1989.

I-OYEN Eli Alpi ... operated on behalf of Croce Bianca Bolzano as "Pelikan 1". Bolzano Hospital helipad. July 1990.

 

I-OYEN Eli Alpi ...  during a rescue deep into Dolomites.

 


Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil

   

I-ELTE Eli Alpi ... Trento Mattarello (TN), May 1990.

 

   

Aerospatiale AS355F Ecureuil

I-NEXT Eli Alpi ... wearing new Eli Alpi paint scheme. Peretola (FI), November 1992.

I-VIEY Eli Alpi ... returning from a flight with Papa Giovanni Paolo II. Antagnod (AO), 1990s.

 

I-VIEY Eli Alpi ... resting in Mendrisio (TI) after the end of one "Giro d'Italia" race day. June 1989.

I-NEXT Eli Alpi ... heli-shuttle at Monza Formula 1 Grand Prix, September 1991.

I-NEXT Eli Alpi ... camera copter at Monza Formula 1 Grand Prix, September 1990.


Agusta Bell AB212

 

I-DVMC Eli Cost ... visiting Bern Belp, 1988.

 

 

Agusta Bell AB412

I-GONI Eli Alpi ... EMS Protezione Civile Valle d'Aosta. Aosta, March 1994.

 

I-INGO Eli Cost ... Ancona Falconara, August 1989.

I-INGO Eli Cost ... ready for work from Piazza San Carlo in Torino, mid 80's.


Sud-Aviation SA330J Puma

   

I-ARLY Eli Alpi ... standing in front of Elitos hangar in Firenze Peretola, November 1988.

 

   

Agusta Bell AB47G

 

 

 

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