One of the very first Agusta-Bell AB412SP produced in Italy … this helicopter, construction number 25602, was originally delivered to EliSud as I-LEMA during August 1989 … after very few years of duty in Southern Italy was returned to Agusta Factory and subsequently leased to Sweden Army as 11338 for approximately two years (1993-1994). After the lease in Sweden “25602” returned in Italy and was finally registered as I-MAGM. Always wearing the original EliSud color scheme was than bought by Elilario Italia and operated for several years on behalf of 118 Regione Lombardia – Elisoccorso Como. This helicopter was, for a long time, a very well known machine flying in our skies. With the arrival of the new AW139s within Elilario Italia (Inaer Italia) fleet, I-MAGM was used as a backup machine for a while, and, afterward, sold to Inaer Spain in the second half of 2008 as EC-KUV.
The Aerospatiale AS350B2 Ecureuil ( c/n 2456 ) was registered in Italy the 8th of August 1991 as I-SILL, originally operated by Elystem, and flew for 21 years with this registration, until cancelled towards Malta as 9H-PTM in August 2012.
This Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil c/n 3698 was briefly registered in Italy as I-EWAY [owned by BN Commercio e Finanza, Roma] during the year 2005, than immediately cancelled towards Peru. Here you can see the helicopter still wearing the full color scheme of Helicoptere Service SA, the previous Swiss operator. The picture was taken at Eurotech facility in Caiolo (SO) during the month of August 2005.
This beautiful SNCA Sud-Est SE313B Alouette II ( c/n 1242 ) I-BLIM was originally built in France during the year 1957 and subsequently imported in Italy during May 1999. On date 8 November 2017 was cancelled again towards France … hopefully we will see this helicopter in air again soon.
Thanks to Matteo FORGHIERI for these very interesting images of the latest addition to the Elicompany‘s fleet. Here the first ever Bell B427 registered in Italy, I-ECTW, resting at Elicompany mainbase in Carpi (MO), November 2017.
I-MAMA, one of the last airworthy AB47 “Jota” in Italy, was cancelled towards France on date 19 October 2017. This Agusta-Bell AB47J3 ( c/n 2114) was previously operated as 3A-MGG, I-AMGG and during the early days, from Carabinieri as CC20 / MMMM8496.
Eurocopter BK117C1 Heli-Service Gmbh D-HARK … ex I-AICO, performong training activity in Emden, September 2016.
Thanks to Giacomo PIPOLI for these first images of the latest delivered Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia Airbus Helicopters H145 [BK117D2] ( c/n 20155 ) registered I-AHTD ... pictures taken at Bresso Airfield (MI), October 2017.
Aerospatiale AS355F1 Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5271 ) Eli Liguria I-LIEM … resting at Pisa Airport, February 1990. This helicopter was operated in Italy from mid 1989 till late 1995 and subsequently registered as 3A-MEC and operated by Heli Air Monaco.
Agusta-Bell AB139 ( as the ship was originally named, but not for long time) I-ATWO “AC02” … flight test helicopter, is now preserved at Agusta Museum in Cascina Costa.