Exactly one year ago, a pair of Bell 429 helicopters was captured during a demo flight.
During that day, on 11 May 2016, nobody could have guessed that within a year both helicopters # 143 OM-ATR, and # 202 OM-BYM would have been destroyed, killing 6 occupants, and severely injuring two. This is quite remarkable. Although the circumstances of the accidents are very different, both helicopters have a lot in common. An accident investigation report of the first crash on 7 September 2016 has not yet been published.
Approximately 300 Bell 429 Global Rangers are currently operating around the globe. This was the fifth Bell 429 that was destroyed during a crash landing.
#046, XC-VVE on 15 August 2015.
#197, RA-01617 on 1 January 2016.
#143, OM-ATR on 7 September 2016.
#249, N598PB on 15 February 2017.
#202, OM-BYM on 10 May 2017.
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AeroBoek Europter 145T2 Production page two has been updated.
Also know as: Airbus / Eurocopter / MBB / Kawasaki / EC145T2 / H145 / BK.117D-2
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The Airbus / Eurocopter / MBB / Kawasaki / EC145T2 / H145 / BK.117D-2 page’s have been updated:
AeroBoek Eurocopter EC145T2 Production
The Airbus / Eurocopter / Kawasaki / MBB / EC145 / BK.117C-2 production page’s have been up-dated.
Total production from the Donauworth factory stands at
See the last page: AeroBoek Eurocopter 145 Production part 7:
The Eurocopter 145T2 / Airbus H145 / MBB-Kawasaki 117D-2 production page has been updated and expanded with msn – c/n – Werknummer 20100 onwards.
Eurocopter 145T2 Production. (BK.117D-2) msn : 20100 – 20199
Sikorsky 92 helicopters fly into the void left by the Eurocopter Super Puma.
Due to the recent crash in Norway on 29 April 2016, and the subsequent grounding of the Eurocopter EC225 and Aerospatiale AS332L2 (Super Puma) helicopter, several Sikorsky 92 helicopters have been directed from all over the world to the North Sea Area.
A small summary:
#159 PR-JBH to G-CIYD to LN-???
From Falkland Islands:
#124 G-CIHP to Norway LN-ONY
#228 G-IACG to Norway LN-ONM
#209 5N-BTI to G-CICH
Babcock / Bond:
New from the factory, white livery:
#273 N273H to G-MCSA
#281 N281LM to G-MCSB
#229 C-FEAE to G-WNSU
#216 C-FBXY to G-WNST
VIH / Cougar:
From Gulf of Mexico:
#114 N901CH to Hammerfest, Norway, LN-ONI
#094 C-FEQI to Stavanger, Norway LN-ONH
The AeroBoek Bell 429 Global Ranger Production page has been updated.
On 16 March 2016 the last of 15 units was accepted by the Canadian Coast Guard.
Details and photo’s of all 15 units can be found on the Bell 429 production page.
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MD Helicopters NOTAR Production page has been updated.
MD520N Notar LN-112 Volusia County Mosquito Control.
The overview page now shows all models on one page, listed by msn or serial-number.
Detailed airframe information is available by clicking on the serial-number.
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Bell 429 Global Ranger production page has been updated.
New airframes and new photo’s added:
57116 Turkish National Police
57120 RIFA Holding Group, China
57121 RIFA Holding Group, China