Helicópteros del Sureste

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An AgustaWestland AW139 of Helisureste.

Helicópteros del Sureste (English: South East Helicopters) (also called Helisureste) is a helicopter service based in Muchamiel, Alicante, Spain.

Background[edit]

Helicópteros del Sureste is currently the primary responsibility of the "On-Shore" division of the INAERgroup.[1][2]

The company provides a variety of services:

  • passenger services
  • air ambulance
  • civil defense support
  • forest firefighting
  • aerial photography
  • aerial filming

Helicópteros del Sureste obtained a Declaration of Competence to provide scheduled passenger service. Since 1996, they have operated the liner Ceuta-Málaga service from the (Ceuta Heliport and Málaga Airport).

Each year they carry over 20,000 passengers in next-generation aircraft. The company was the first to offer flights from the Algeciras Heliport, providing crucial links through the Strait of Gibraltar.[3] It also runs the Malta-Gozo helilink.[4]

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

Notable employees[edit]

The company employed or contracted Mykola Melnyk, a Chernobyl hero helicopter pilot from Ukraine, using his expertise in piloting the Soviet-made Kamov helicopters.[5]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.grupoinaer.com/
  2. ^ "ROTOR on line - A publication of Eurocopter - INAER". Eurocopter.com. 2006-07-24. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Gibraltar set to lose its air supremacy - Panorama Newspaper". Panorama.gi. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Malta Today". Malta Today. 2005-01-30. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  5. ^ Former Chernobyl Pilot Soars Above His Obstacles

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