Hughes H269A I-FVAM … demo Hughes helicopter, previously operated in Switzerland by Rotorcraft SA as N8007F. Bresso (MI), Mid ’70s.
Robinson R22 Beta II Eurotech I-IFRR … fresh new paintjob performed by Babylo. Caiolo Airfield (SO), April 2017.
Thanks to Piero ALBISINO for this rare image of the Elitaliana Agusta-Bell AB47G-4 I-BEAT … at Vergiate (VA), during late ’60’s.
Good-Bye BK117 …
The MBB/Kawasaki BK117 (later Eurocopter BK117) helicopter type was in service in Italy since 1989 flying with several operators such as Elilombarda, Aeroveneta, Croce Alata, Avioriprese Jet Executive, Elilario, Alidaunia, Helitalia and Inaer Aviation Italia … but, after 28 years since the first one was registered, the last airworthy BK117 (I-DENI) was cancelled from the Italian Register on date 13 March 2017, heading north back to Airbus factory in Germany.
SNCA Sud-Est SE313O Alouette II 3A-MAP … operated in Italy from 1992 to 2011 as I-PYRO. Costigliole d’Asti (AT), January 2016.
I-ROBS, the first Leonardo Helicopters AW169 registered to Airgreen in February … here at Cafasse (TO) mainbase, March 2017.
Here one nice action shot of the Bell B206B Jet Ranger II I-AGUO, registered in Italy during April 1975 … landing in Turbigo (MI), March 2017.
Here the first image of the second Inaer Aviation Italia AgustaWestland AW169 registered I-BBPE … resting at Colico mainbase, February 2017.
Sud-Aviation SA318C Alouette II Astazou Sky West Aviation N318FB … Costigliole d’Asti (AT), February 2017. Thanks to Fabio BALDI for the images of this extremely elegant Alouette II, previously operated in Italy as F-GDUN.
Leonardo Helicopters AW169 Inaer Aviation Italia I-KYRA … just after her arrival in Pescara in order to operate on behalf of 118 Abruzzo Soccorso – Regione Abruzzo, February 2017. Thanks to Fabio De NICOLA / Pescara SPOTTERS for these images.