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Helitech 2018

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Good evening,

in October I will spend a week in the Netherlands for vacation, more exactly the week during which the Helitech will be held at Amsterdam.

I hope some of you guys could help me out with the following questions (either with detailed information about this year's edition or with experiences from the past years)

Any ideas what helicopters to expect?
Will some of them arrive by air again?
Which day will be the Fly-In? (Or Fly-Out?)
Where exactly will these helicopters land at the RAI complex and is it possible to take photos?
Is it likely they will be at Amsterdam Heliport before? Or can we expect any additional visiting helicopters there during Helitech?

Many questions, but I guess there are some experts in here?! :wink:
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Airbus Helicopters to showcase EMS capabilities at Helitech 2018:

On the stand (Hall 8, booth E60), will be an EMS-configured H145 in operation with Dutch operator ANWB.

A full scale mock-up of the H160 fitted in an EMS configuration.

A H175 equipped for oil-and-gas missions and operated by Heli-Holland.

A scale model of the Racer (Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator, developed by Airbus Helicopters in the frame of the European Clean Sky 2 research program.

Source: Airbus Helicopters Press Release
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Kopter SH09 to be displayed in new customer livery at Helitech 2018.

For the event, P1 (Prototype 1) will be showcased with the livery of a new customer to be discovered on the first day of the show.
P1 has been restored and then wrapped, promoting the paint scheme of this customer.

Source: Kopter Group AG Press Release
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Agusta Westland 169 D-HHTJ on its way to Amsterdam.
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Re: Helitech 2018

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Also arrived this afternoon:

Bell 429 HB-ZOP
EC175 PH-OSF
EC145T2 PH-HOW
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Helitech 2018,Rai
D-HHTJ AW169
PH-HOW EC145 ANWB
PH-OSF EC175
HB-ZOP B429
F-HJRX B505
AS332 puma
SH9

Next year at Farnborough 5 to 7 November.
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Sh9 should be p1 prototype.
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fokker74 wrote:Sh9 should be p1 prototype.
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Kopter announces first firm order with SAS, Malaysia. October 16, 2018; Kopter Group AG Press Release

At Helitech International 2018, Systematic Aviation Services (SAS) from Malaysia has signed a firm order with Kopter for one SH09 helicopter in passenger transport configuration that will be based out of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at Kuala Lumpur.

To promote this new customer, Kopter has wrapped its first prototype (P1) using the paint scheme of SAS, and is exhibiting it on the Kopter booth at Helitech.
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Re: Helitech 2018

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Hiya!

Found a gap in my daily schedule for a quick run over Helitech, the following was logged (c/n's with * were read off, a/c in moving left and around from the entrance):
D-HHTJ AW169 c/n 69033*
PH-HOW EC145 ANWB 20082*
- EC-160 mock up
- Bo105 fuselage (I think I've seen this a/c about five times earlier, but I've never been able to identify it)
PH-OSF EC175 5009*
(LN-OHJ) Puma (Marked as such on a small plate on r/h side)
F-HJRX B505 65064*
HB-ZOP B429 57324*
- SH9 (no marks found apart from a part of the cabin marked as s/n 0001)

The Puma is for sale, there is a sign next to it stating:
AS332L-2 Super Puma c/n 2594 LN-OHJ t/t 14262 cycles 21086 yom 2003

The SH9 is reported to be HB-ZXA, the first prototype, which was taken out of service early 2018. This will NOT be delivered to any customer, but IS painted in the colours of the first(?) customer. From what I understood there have been quite some changes after the first testflights which have been implemented in all a/c built since, making the first prototype obsolete. A quick search on Internet points towards a new rotor head, although that also states that P1 was to be refitted: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... rotor-head

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