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Few historical images added to the website … related to the Sud-Aviation SA315B Lama I-GELP operated by Elilombardia from 1979 till 1995, when she was sold to Air Glaciers in Switzerland and registered HB-ZFU.

I-ARIC – Heli image of the day

Thanks to Bruno SALA for this new image of the Aerospatiale AS350BA Ecureuil I-ARIC operated from Ariane Srl … resting in the beautiful environment of Lago Palu’, Chiesa Valmalenco (SO), February 2020.

F-GCCZ – Helicopter History

Great colors from 30 years ago … Sud-Aviation SA342J Gazelle Secours Aerien Francais F-GCCZ taking off from Courchevel Altiport in a perfect winter day, early January 1990.

I-SOCO – Heli image of the day

Thanks to Emanuele GHIROLDI for this new image of the Sud-Aviation SA315B Lama I-SOCO operated by Eli-Fly … one of the very few Lama still operational in Italy. The image was taken at Pian di Borno (BS), January 2020.


Thanks to Egidio FERRIGHI for this image of the Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma “Thor” OE-XJP operated by Heli Austria on behalf of AIB Regione Sardegna … resting at Fenosu (OR), August 2019.

Aerospatiale AS355F1 Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5180 ) ZK-ICK

After more than 36 years of continous operationg in Italy, this Aerospatiale AS355F1 Ecureuil 2 ( c/n 5180 ), originally registered I-VRVR, is now starting a new life in New Zealand with Airlift Ltd as ZK-ICK. The picture was taken at Ardmore Airfield during September 2018.

Milan, 12 July 2019 – Acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri, longtime distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy, will help strengthen the company’s local footprint.

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri.

Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role in the development of the country’s helicopter market. It has successfully increased Airbus Helicopters’ market share in Italy, particularly in mission segments such as aerial work, business aviation and emergency medical services, thanks to the Airbus single-engine H125 and twin-engine H145 helicopters that are particularly suited to the country’s mountainous conditions.

The company will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers.

“With over 250 helicopters in service and more than 90 operators in the country, Italy is an important market for Airbus Helicopters, and we are here to stay” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO. “I would like to thank Aersud Elicotteri which has played a key role in increasing the fleet of Airbus helicopters in Italy over the last 50 years. We are fully committed to providing our local customers with the best-in-class service and support they expect, and to do so while building on the very successful relationship that Aersud Elicotteri has developed with them over the years. I would also like to warmly welcome all of our new colleagues to the Airbus team”.

“Aersud Elicotteri has been an extraordinary adventure on a personal and professional level for two generations of my family and I am very proud of our contribution to the Italian aerospace industry”, said Riccardo Aichner, President of Aersud Elicotteri. “Throughout the years, the people at Aersud Elicotteri have been led by their passion for aviation, putting their expertise and dedication at the service of our customers. I am sure that these same principles will guide the new period we are now starting, under the name of Airbus”.

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.