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HELI-HOLLAND

A fleet of 17 helicopters and one aircraft is operated by Heli-Holland Holding BV out of Emmen, Lelystad and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Heli-Holland is dealer for Schweizer and Airbus Helicopters. The photos on this page are taken at their heliport in Emmer-Erfscheidenveen along the orbital road of Emmen. On this location, the Heli Holland head office and Heli Holland Technics, a Civil Helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre, are situated. Maintenance is taken place for their own fleet and a number of customers. Heli-Holland Technics is a JAR145 maintenance centre, including Bell 206-series.

The fleet of Heli-Holland Holding BV consists of: one Cessna 402B aircraft and three Hughes 269C / Schweizer 300; one Schweizer 269D/330; one Schweizer 269D/333; two SNIAS AS.355-F1; one SNIAS AS.355-F2; one Agusta-Bell 206B JetRanger II; one Bell 206L1 LongRanger II; five Eurocopter EC-120 B Colibri and two Eurocopter EC155 B1 Dauphin 2 helicopters.

             
PH-RYF Hughes 269C c/n 105-0444

Over the years a number of Hughes 269B, 269C and Schweizer 300 were operated. On 14 April 1975, was the Hughes 269B PH-HOP the first helicopter registered by Heli-Holland in the Dutch register. The first 269C was the PH-JOH, registered on 29 May 1976. Hughes 269C PH-RYF was registered with Heli-Holland BV on 28 november 1983. It was operated by Ryfas Heli Service when it crashed near 's Gravendeel on 6 June 1980. After being rebuilt by Heli-Holland the registration PH-HAH was allotted. This registration was refused by the authorities. The aircraft was restored to the register as PH-RYF with Heli-Holland on 28 November 1983.

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PH-HHB Schweizer 269D c/n 0016

Schweizer Aircraft Co. developed the 269D out of the 269 basic design. The 269D uses the 269 airframe, has an enlarged cabin and is powered by an Allison 250 turboshaft engine. Schweizer markets the 269D as Model 330. Three helicopters of the type are operated by Heli-Holland: PH-HHA and PH-HHB. Schweizer 269D Model 330 c/n 0016 wear the test registration N69A before the aircraft was delivered to Heli-Holland. On 7 June 1996, the Schweizer 269D Model 330 was registered PH-HHB in the Netherlands. In 2005, Schweizer 269D Model 330 PH-HHB is modified to the Model 333 with increased payload.

 
PH-HWH Agusta-Bell AB.206B JetRanger II c/n 8076

The Agusta-Bell AB.206B JetRanger II is a 5-seat light utility helicopter powered by a single Rolls Royce Allison 250-C20 turbine engine. Heli-Holland operates one Agusta-Bell 206B JetRanger II, the PH-HWH. Agusta-Bell 206B Jet Ranger II c/n 8076 was built in 1968 as an Agusta-Bell AB-206A Jet Ranger and registered first G-AWLL in the UK. In 1977, the aircraft was upgraded to an AB-206B JetRanger II. In 1993, the G-AWLL was sold in the Netherlands and the registration was cancelled on 31 August 1993. On 3 September 1993, the JetRanger II was registered PH-HWH (PH-HXH ntu) in the Netherlands with Heli-Holland Holding BV, Emmer-Compascuum.

 
PH-HHK Bell 206L1 LongRanger II c/n 45456

The Bell 206L1 LongRanger II is a 7-seat light utility helicopter powered by a single Rolls Royce Allison 250-C20B turbine engine. Late 1973 the development of the LongRanger, a stretched Jet Ranger was announced. The Long Ranger flew first in 1974 and production started early 1975. Heli-Holland operates the Bell 206L1 LongRanger II PH-HHK. On 17 November 2006, the helicopter arrived on delivery as YR-SAS at the Heli-Holland heliport near Emmen. The Bell 206L1 LongRanger II was registered as PH-HHK with Heli-Holland Holding BV on 6 March 2007.

 
  PH-ECD Eurocopter EC120 B Colibri c/n 1169

The EC120 B is a 5-seat single engine helicopter. The Eurocopter EC120 flew first on 9 June 1995. As the Bell 206L, Hughes 500 and Schweizer 330, the EC120 got certificated in the Netherlands with Heli-Holland. For the certification with the Rijks Luchtvaart Dienst, Eurocopter EC120 B c/n 1069 was tested as F-WQDY before it was registered on 21 December 1999 as PH-RBC with Heli Holland Holding BV. This was the first of a number Eurocopter EC120B Colibri helicopters imported by Heli-Holland and delivered to their customers. Eurocopter EC120 B Colibri PH-ECD was delivered on 4 December 2000 and is next to the PH-ECE; PH-ECR; PH-KGJ; and PH-WRW operated by Heli-Holland.

 
PH-HHC Eurocopter AS.355-F1 Twin Star c/n 5049

The Twin Star is a twin engined light utility helicopter. It accommodates 6 persons, including the pilot. Heli-Holland operates two SNIAS AS.355-F1 TwinStar helicopters: PH-HHC and PH-HVH. The PH-HHC was registered on 18 November 1997. Before it entered service with Heli-Holland it was operated in the USA as N357E and in Italy as I-VIEY. The PH-HHC was stationed at Hato AB in the Netherlands Antilles and operated for the Dutch Navy / Koninklijke Marine until it was replaced in April 2005 by the PH-HVH. The PH-HHC returned to the Netherlands where the machine went through a total makeover and became as good as new when it was ready. The helicopter was photographed during maintenance test-flight on 24 February 2006. The PH-HHC is stationed at Lelystad Airport.

 
  PH-HHJ Eurocopter AS.355-F2 Twin Star c/n 5356

The Twin Star is a twin engined light utility helicopter. It accommodates 6 persons, including the pilot. Developed as a twin engine Ecureuil, the AS-355 Ecureuil 2 flew first on 28 September 1979. The AS-355 Ecureuil 2 is marketed in North America as the "TwinStar". The third Twin Star operated by Heli-Holland is a SNIAS AS.355-F2. This Twin Star arrived as RP-C1556 in Emmen on 10 October 2001. The helicopter was registered as PH-HHJ with Heli-Holland Holding on 7 December 2001. On 28 February 2008, registration PH-HHJ was cancelled as the helicopter received a major overhaul with Heli Holland Technics. The renewed PH-HHJ was restored to the register on 1 October 2008.

 
  PH-EQU Eurocopter EC155 B1 Dauphin 2 c/n 6708

The Eurocopter EC-155 B1 is a medium-weight multi-role utility helicopter powered by a pair of Turbomeca Arrius 2C2 turbine engines, accommodating up to 12 passengers and 2 crew. The EC 155 B1 has a 'glass cockpit' and a five-bladed Spheriflex main rotor with an extremely low vibration level. The new generation of Fenestron tail rotor takes part in the decrease in external noise level. In 2007, the 2005-built EC155 B1 c/n 6708 (ex 3A-MAG; F-WWOY) was bought and registered PH-EQU with Eques Asset BV, Amsterdam, on 30 May 2007. Eurocopter EC155 B1 Dauphin II PH-EQU is operated by Heli Holland Offshore next to Eurocopter EC155 B1 PH-SHO and an eventualy leased offshore helicopter like EC155 B1 OY-HJJ.

 
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