Thanks to Riccardo BRACCINI for this amazing view of Eliossola Eurocopter EC130B4 I-KEOM with Canadair I-DPCY on the backgound … operating AIB on behalf of Regione Lazio. Terracina (LT), August 2017.
In June BABYLO realized this new pain scheme on the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil (s/n 3928) … later registered as I-WILY and operated by Airstar Elicotteri from Mottalciata (BI). Thanks to Babylo for providing these very interesting images taken before, during and after the whole process of realizing a new paintjob.
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.