Helicopter History

Historic images, posts, articles and data

I-CRBN – Helicopter History

HELICOPTER HISTORY
SEASONED HELI IMAGES
Agusta A109A/AII/C/MAX Photo Page
Agusta A109C ( c/n 7623 ) I-CRBN
HEMS 118 Regione Piemonte – Novara Base … Photo Page

Another old image scanned from my personal archives. Here we have the Agusta A109C I-CRBN operated by Elilario on behalf of HEMS 118 Regione Piemonte. This helicopters was on duty at Novara Hospital during the month of February 1995. I-CRBN was registered in July 1990 and cancelled during November 1996 as I-CRBM.

I-BXWB – Helicopter History

Again new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Aerospatiale SA315B Lama I-BXWB. This was the first Lama to join Air Walser fleet in March 1999 … bought from Switzerland, where she was previously operated as HB-XGG.

I-BXWA – Helicopter History

Other new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette III I-BXWA. This was the first helicopter to join Air Walser fleet early in 1997, followed by many Lamas and other interesting Agusta-Bell and Bell helicopters. These images were taken at Trontano Base in March 2005.

I-AGUS – Helicopter History

Thanks to Luciano CARLI for this unique image of the Bell B47J Ranger I-AGUS … operated by Aeronautica G. Agusta in the early ’60s. The helicopter was registered in Italy during the year 1957 and was later sold to France as F-OBPQ.

I-PCLE – Helicopter History

Other new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Agusta A109A I-PCLE operated from Elilario on behalf of Elisoccorso Novara – Regione Piemonte … these images show the helicopter resting at Novara Ospedale Maggiore Helipad in July 1994 and August 1995. I-PCLE was the first Elilario’s Agusta A109A that was registered in April 1980 and flew continously until July 2005, when was cancelled towards Equatorial Guinea as 3C-EGS.

LN-OBX – Helicopter History

Thanks to Rickard GILLBERG for this image of the Aerospatiale AS332C1 Super Puma LN-OBX operated by Airlift AS … pictured during some aerial works in Sweden, September 2005. “Obelix” was previously flying with Ali Europe as I-EMEB from July 1999 till December 2003, the only Super Puma ever registered in Italy.

I-AGWH – Helicopter History

Other new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the EH Industries [Agusta] EH101-510 I-AGWH … Operated from Agusta Elicotteri as first test/demo airframe for the civil variant of the large three-engined helicopter from year 1998 till the helicopter was transferred to Westland facility and registered in the UK as G-17-510. These images were pictured during a visit in Milan Malpensa in April 2004.

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

HELICOPTER HISTORY
SEASONED HELI IMAGES
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.