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Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:38 am

Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down.

A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG.

The four helicopters will be available for private inter-island transfers or charters as well as medical evacuations, aerial photo shoots, firefighting support and construction work.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air ... licopters/

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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:05 am

Very interesting and pretty..

And United started flights on helicopters too...s://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php ... g&region=2

They join British Airways, Sabena, Pan Am, British European, Aeroflot, TNT Air Evac (the Arizona one), Olympic and maybe one or two I am forgetting as airlines that operated both fixed wing and heli craft....

Did Delta ever have helicopters in regular ops??
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:37 am

I'm actually surprised Air Niugini of Papua New Guinea is NOT in the scheduled helicopter business...given how air travel is an absolute must around Papua New Guinea (the two largest cities, Pt. Moresby and Lae, are not linked by road at all; typical flights between the two cities are about 1 hour in duration), As for the choppers with Air Tahiti Nui, I would wonder if there are any scheduled chopper flights there. This concept could also work around the Pacific as well for areas with large water areas.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:36 am

AntonioMartin wrote:
Very interesting and pretty..

And United started flights on helicopters too...s://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php ... g&region=2

They join British Airways, Sabena, Pan Am, British European, Aeroflot, TNT Air Evac (the Arizona one), Olympic and maybe one or two I am forgetting as airlines that operated both fixed wing and heli craft....

Did Delta ever have helicopters in regular ops??


British Caledonian Airways was also another former airline that operated both fixed wing and heli craft.
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:42 am

mercure1 wrote:
Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down.

A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG.

The four helicopters will be available for private inter-island transfers or charters as well as medical evacuations, aerial photo shoots, firefighting support and construction work.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air ... licopters/

Image


Please don't refer to these aircraft as "Choppers" They are rotor wing aircraft. Peace out!
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:49 am

Cunard wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
Very interesting and pretty..

And United started flights on helicopters too...s://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php ... g&region=2

They join British Airways, Sabena, Pan Am, British European, Aeroflot, TNT Air Evac (the Arizona one), Olympic and maybe one or two I am forgetting as airlines that operated both fixed wing and heli craft....

Did Delta ever have helicopters in regular ops??


British Caledonian Airways was also another former airline that operated both fixed wing and heli craft.

And KLM as well. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM_Helikopters
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:36 am

UTair is operating a large fleet of about 150 helicopters. Search the web for Images by copying and pasting these words: ЮТэйр Вертолетные услуги. You might also search Images of their United Nations operations by typing "UTair UN".
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:52 am

Nice, great idea. Looks amazing in their livery too.
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:44 am

I’m surprised no one has mentioned Air Greenland.
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:22 pm

^^ Well, they are just somewhat out of sight, just like Atlantic Airways who also operate helicopters.

But for some strange reason we all forgot the only major airline that still carries the H-word in the IATA code: (All) Nippon Helicopters - NH - doing business now as ANA.
 
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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:43 pm

travaz wrote:
mercure1 wrote:
Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down.

A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG.

The four helicopters will be available for private inter-island transfers or charters as well as medical evacuations, aerial photo shoots, firefighting support and construction work.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air ... licopters/

Image


Please don't refer to these aircraft as "Choppers" They are rotor wing aircraft. Peace out!


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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm

rlwynn wrote:
travaz wrote:
mercure1 wrote:
Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down.

A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG.

The four helicopters will be available for private inter-island transfers or charters as well as medical evacuations, aerial photo shoots, firefighting support and construction work.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air ... licopters/

Image


Please don't refer to these aircraft as "Choppers" They are rotor wing aircraft. Peace out!


No, it is a whirlybird.

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Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:34 pm

travaz wrote:
mercure1 wrote:
Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down.

A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG.

The four helicopters will be available for private inter-island transfers or charters as well as medical evacuations, aerial photo shoots, firefighting support and construction work.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air ... licopters/

Image


Please don't refer to these aircraft as "Choppers" They are rotor wing aircraft. Peace out!

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