Agusta A109E Power Elilombarda / Helops I-PAXE … hovering in front of Capanna Regina Margherita at 4554 mtrs, February 2004.
Agusta A109E Power Helops I-PAXE … approaching Rifugio Quintino Sella au Rochers du Mont Blanc [3371 mtrs], Courmayeur (AO), September 2004.
After more than 12 years of activity with Elilombarda, both Agusta-Bell AB412EPs I-MECE and I-MALF were cancelled from the Italian Register and sold to Fateh Group Sweden.
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.