The growth of the offshore wind farm market will surge over the next decade, opening opportunities for operators such as HTM Helicopter Travel Munich.
HTM's helicopters begin a new day at the company’s main German Bight operational centre at Emden, northwest Germany.
Crews prepare for the offshore work using a training tower at Emden, Germany.
HTM's new hoisting training tower with a functioning wind turbine in the background. The tower is two thirds the size of a regular turbine. Winching can be practised from the main tower without the need for helicopter participation.
HTM Helicopter Travel Munich Managing Director Bernd Brucherseifer in the hangar at Emden airport with the latest H135, which has been fitted for offshore wind farm operations.
Aurigny re-registered one of its Trislanders as G-JOEY after a character in a series of children's books.
Delivered to Aurigny in March 1976, G-BDTO previously wore TSB and Royal Bank of Scotland liveries, and is one of the carrier's last three Trislanders.
Two Aurigny Trislanders, G-BDTO and G-RLON, received SB 190 maintenance checks last year to enable them to continue flying until retirement.
G-JOEY, Aurigney's most famous Trislander, was retired from service in June 2015.
The Trislanders were retrofitted with a GPS system and a digital primary flight display enabling single-pilot instrument flight rules operations in poor weather.
The first SKYe SH09 prototype will be joined by a second example by the end of the year.
A panel between the pilots’ seats means the crew can look directly down to monitor swing loads.
A computer-generated image of a SKYe SH09 in its home environment in Switzerland, although the manufacturer says 40-48% of sales have come from North America.