Australia’s first Airbus H175s arrive

A Babcock Australasia Airbus Helicopters H175 being unloaded at Darwin Airport. (Babcock Australasia)

Babcock Australasia has taken delivery of two Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft, the first of their kind to arrive in Australia. The two helicopters, to be registered VH-NYJ and VH-NYI, arrived in Darwin on November 27 on board an Antonov An-124. The pair of H175s will be operated on contract … [Read more...]

ATSB investigating Hobart Airport helicopter crash

ATSB logo. (ATSB)

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating the fatal helicopter accident at Hobart Airport on November 7 which tragically claimed the life of prominent Australian helicopter industry veteran Roger Corbin. Corbin, a highly experienced pilot and managing director of Hobart-based RotorLift … [Read more...]

AHIA appoints Paul Tyrrell as chief executive

The Board of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) has appointed Paul Tyrrell as its inaugural chief executive, enabling the association to escalate its proactive development to promote the Australian helicopter industry. The AHIA said Tyrrell, a former Regional Aviation Association of … [Read more...]

Bushfire Black Hawk to return

Timberline Helicopters’ UH-60A Black Hawk N563DJ is heading to Australia to work this bushfire season through Pay’s Helicopters of Scone, NSW. (Timberline Helicopters)

Scone-based Pay’s Helicopters is again bringing an ex-US Army UH-60A firefighting Black Hawk to Australia this summer after a first successful tour of duty last bushfire season. The refurbished Black Hawk, N563DJ, was shipped from Timberline Helicopters’ Sandpoint, Idaho facility in early November. It is … [Read more...]