Thanks to Cristian MAGRO for these first images of the Airbus Helicopters H145 Elifriulia I-MAKE … operating on behalf of Vigili del Fuoco PAT. Trento Mattarello (TN), May 2017.
Here a very nice image of Agusta A109AII 9H-GFF resting at Eurotech Facility in Caiolo (SO), May 2017 … this 1987’s A109AII was previously operated as EC-LQG and, earlier in Italy, as I-SEIA.
Here the first image of the new Airbus Helicopters H125 Elitellina I-MGII … camera helicopter for 100° Giro d’Italia. Aviosuperficie Sibari Fly, Sibari (CS), May 2017.
During the last few months four (4) new Airbus Helicopters H125s [As350B3e] were registered in Italy:
I-RASH Elifriulia Srl
I-GRDD Star Work Sky
I-MGII Operated by Elitellina [Owned by Elisystem]
We are looking for pictures to implement the dedicated helicopter data sheets.
Silvercraft SH-4 SIAI Marchetti Spa I-SILX … wearing sprayer kit for agricultural work. Vergiate (VA), Mid ’60s.
New helicopter registered in San Marino … Eurocopter EC155B1 DC Aviation T7-ALF, here pictured during a visit at Pescara Airport in April 2017.
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.