Helicopter History

Historic images, posts, articles and data

I-MABO – Helicopter History

Another new image is now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil I-MABO delivered to Elilombardia in May 2001. This images was shot while the helicopter was operating in the Bergamo mountain area, on behalf of AIB Regione Lombardia, during July 2001. I-MABO was cancelled from the Italian Register in February 2009 and re-assigned as I-MIAF.

I-LILL – Helicopter History

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Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil ( c/n 9077 ) I-LILL

Thanks to Augusto LAGHI for this unique image of the Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil I-LILL, ready for take-off from Aviosuperficie Amedeo D’Aosta at Borro (AR), July 1983. This helicopter, bulit in 1979, was operated in Italy from October 1979 till December 1983, than sold to Switzerland as HB-XON and converted to AS350BA satndards few years later. She is currently flying in Madagascar as 5R-AAA on behalf of Helimission.

I-GATI – Heli image of the day

Some new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Agusta-Bell AB47J3 Super Ranger I-GATI. The helicopter was restored in 2001 from the former MM80214 / CC-8 and finally registered in June 2002 as I-GATI. On the published images the helicopter was performing some flights in Mezzomerico (NO), during March 2003.

I-DVMC – Helicopter History

Thanks to Augusto LAGHI for this fantastic image of the (Bell) Agusta-Bell AB212 I-DVMC operated from S.E.I. – Servizi Elicotteristici Italiani at Rome Ciampino, June 1976. Very long and interesting carreer for this helicopter that was first registered in Italy the 27.06.1975, than sold to New Zealand in 1991 as ZK-HFG and back in Italy as I-FREM at the end of 1998, operated by Freeair/ Elitaliana. The 212 was subsequently sold to Eagle Helicopters in Canada at the end of 1991 as C-GJQS.

I-ALPU – Helicopter History

Thanks to Augusto LAGHI for this historic image of the Aerospatiale SA315B Lama I-ALPU, the first turbine helicopter operated by Provincia Autonoma di Trento … resting inside Trento Mattarello hangars, January 1976.

I-NYCO – Helicopter History

Thanks to Augusto LAGHI for this fantastic image of the Bell 206B Jet Ranger I-NYCO operated by Elitalia … resting inside Trento Mattarello hangars, January 1975.

I-ELAC – Helicopter History

Thanks to Augusto LAGHI for this unique image of the Agusta-Bell 206B Jet Ranger II I-ELAC operated by S.E.I. – Servizi Elicotteristici Italiani … resting at Firenze Peretola (FI), June 1977.

D-HMMM – Helicopter History

Some new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the MBB-Kawasaki BK117B2 D-HMMM operated from D.R.F. / Helitalia on behalf of 118 Regione Piemonte. The images were shot while th helicopter was stationed in Novara, during August 2003.

I-MFMM – Helicopter History

Some new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Agusta A109C I-MFMM operated in Italy, on behalf of Fainofarma, from February 2005. After three years in the Italian Register the helicopter was cancelled towards Ukraine as UR-ACCV, in August 2008. This A109C was originally delivered from the factory to Monacair in 1989 as 3A-MOR.

I-MAFP – Helicopter History

Some new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, of the Agusta A109E Power I-MAFP operated by Helitalia also on behalf of Regione Abruzzo – 118 Abruzzo Soccorso / Pescara. This helicopter was registered in June 2001 and exported towards Spain 10 years later as EC-LOD, during August 2011.