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Air Operator Certificate awarded to Helicopter Seychelles

Cheers and rejoicing erupted among Helicopter Seychelles staff on Friday as the company received approval to resume full commercial passenger flights.

Re-launch of helicopter service in Seychelles a success

Capt. Shaun Tinkler-Rose, Managing Director of Helicopter Seychelles Ltd., has written to the Seychelles Tourism trade saying: “A quick word of good news from us!

Seychelles helicopter services eye merger

(eTN) The two licensed helicopter operations on the main island of Mahe, Helicopter Seychelles and Zil Air, have recently commenced discussions of a joint venture operation, which would make better us

Seychelles tourism industry applauds new fire-fighting equipment

(eTN) Seychelles' premier helicopter service was given brand new equipment, which will enable the use of the choppers in fire fighting and supporting the territorial fire brigade with aerial dousing o

Tourist helicopter hit by avalanche in Russia, 10 dead

MOSCOW - Ten people were killed when a helicopter carrying snowboarders was hit by an avalanche after landing on a ski slope in Russia's Far East, a spokeswoman for the Emergency Ministry said.

Wrongful death lawsuits filed for Italian tourists killed in crash

Five wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the pilot of Piper fixed-wing aircraft that collided over the Hudson River with a helicopter carrying Italian tourists.

British tourist, three others killed as helicopter crashes into Mediterranean Sea

A British tourist and three others have been killed after a helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Israeli coast, police said today.

Tour helicopter makes emergency landing after bird strike

LAS VEGAS - A tour helicopter returning to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon made an emergency landing near Lake Mead after colliding with a bird, park officials said.

Somali Islamic militias down Kenyan military helicopter

Reports from Mombasa overnight speak of a Kenyan military helicopter being shot down by Islamic militant Somali militias controlling the border region on the Somali side of the frontier.

‘Tired’ tourist airlifted from Table Mountain

An American tourist had to be rescued after he took a wrong turn hiking on Table Mountain and became stuck on a ledge on Monday.

FAA to pay $4.5 million in Torrance helicopter crash settlement

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 24, 2008) - The United States Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration agreed to pay $4.5 million in damages to the survivor, Gavin Heyworth, of the No