Helicopter History

Historic images, posts, articles and data

Another image from the past … Agusta A109C I-SEIL operated by Helitalia on behalf of 118 Ravenna Soccorso – Regione Emilia Romagna, resting at Firenze Peretola, October 1995. This helicopter flew in Italy from 1992 till 1996 and afterward was exported to Malaysia as 9M-PBH.

ETI 2000
Aerospatiale SA315B Lama ( c/n 2641 ) I-JJOB

Added few images of the colorful Aerospatiale SA315B Lama ETI 2000 I-JJOB … during aerial works in Pila (AO), July 2003.

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama Photo Page
Aerospatiale SA315B Lama ( c/n 2641 ) I-JJOB

Aerospatiale SA315B Lama ETI 2000 I-JJOB … resting at mainbase in Quart (AO), July 2003.

Agusta-Bell AB412 ( c/n 25503 ) I-MGPE

The Agusta-Bell AB412 I-MGPE operated by Elilario was flying on behalf of Regione Lombardia – Pubbliche Assistenze – USL 75-9 from Milano Ospedale Niguarda Helipad [pictured here on May 1987] … this helicopter was later leased to Swedish Armed Forces as 11339 and used for HEMS purposes, and, afterward, cancelled towards Spain as EC-GBE. Unfortunately crashed on date 14 November 2004 while operating HEMS for Helisureste, just after lift off in Seville area.

Agusta-Bell AB204B ( c/n 3061 ) I-BPVV [ex OE-EXP]

Thanks to Oscar BERNARDI for this unique action shot of the second AB204B owned by Elinord Servizi Aerotrasporti Milano and registered I-BPVV [the first one was I-FAIV] … while performing test fligths at Calcinate del Pesce (VA) during December 1987. This helicopter unfortunately crashed few years later [on date 30.11.1993] during aerial operations on behalf of Meteor near Chania (Grecee).