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Latest helicopter for sale:
Established:
1999
Retired:
2015
Originated to:
Main activites:
Air Taxi
External Load
Filming
Forest/Animal Census
Photography
Power Line Inspection
Reindeer Mustering
Main location(s):
Karlstad
Kiruna
Luleå
Nikkaluokta
Torneträsk
Helicopter type(s):
Bell 206B Jet Ranger III
Bell 206L Long Ranger
Eurocopter AS 350 B2 Ecureuil
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri
MBB BO 105 CB
Robinson R44 Astro
Robinson R44 Clipper
Robinson R44 Clipper II
Robinson R44 Raven I
Previous type(s):
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Website:
www.westhelicopter.se
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Westhelicopter (retired)
Westhelicopter was a versatile Swedish helicopter company with its heart in northern Sweden. It operated out of three primary bases – Luleå (main base), Kiruna and Karlstad, as well as a few strategic stations throughout the country. The company was involved in a wide range of operations, including tourism/heliski, rocket recovery operations, air taxi, photo flights, filming and sling-load tasks.

HistoryWesthelicopter was founded by two pilots and a technician from Tärnaby in 1999. The company started its operations with a Long Ranger (SE-HMO) and a Jet Ranger (SE-HVE).

In 2000 the company started to acquire modern EC120s (SE-JLA) in order to replace its Bell helicopters.

In 2001 Westhelicopter was acquired by Henrik Morin.

In mid-2006 the company moved from Tärnaby to a newly constructed main base near the airport in Luleå.

For a few years Westhelicopter held the prestigious task to fly representatives of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) during the World Rally Championships. FIA is the international governing organization for world motor sport.

In 2011 the Tärnaby base was closed. The company did now operate from several locations around Sweden, including Karlstad, Luleå and Kiruna.

For the summer season of 2015 Westhelicopter moved its Kiruna base from Máttárahkká to the local airport. The Máttárahkká was inherited by Heli i Arjeplog AB.

In June 2015 Westhelicopter stationed a Robinson R44 in Nossebro, near Trollhättan, in order to offer various ad hoc jobs in the region. The base was closed a month later.

In July 2015 Kallax Flyg purchased all the stocks in Westhelicopter AB. At that time Kallaxflyg had a fleet of 10 helicopters and Westhelicopter had 7 helicopters. The two companies had their main offices located only 40 kilometres apart, but they were administered as parallel companies for the first months.

Westhelicopter's helicopters were gradually transferred to Kallax Flyg's fleet starting from November 2015. One AS350B2 and three EC120s were the first ones to transition. The R44s were formally transferred in January 2016, and Westhelicopter was subsequently retired.

All operations were inherited by Kallax Flyg AB.
Last update: 12 Feb, 2016
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