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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.

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.

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.