Helicopter History

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Very few Hiller helicopters were registered in Italy … I-LLES is one of the three UH-12E operated by Rotorservice over one decade (starting with the delivery of I-LLER at the end of 1979) mostly for agricultural activities. Rotorservice owned the only UH-12E4 (4 seater verion of the UH-12E) ever registered in Italy, I-LLET.

Thanks to Cristian MAGRO for this image of the Aerospatiale AS350B2 Ecureuil Eliabruzzo I-ELBR … wearing a brand new paintjob. Trento Mattarello, October 2017.

Thanks to Stefano CULATTI for this image from the past … Aerospatiale AS350B2 Ecureuil Eliabruzzo I-ELBR, taking off from Imola F1 Race Circuit, May 2004.

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.