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Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Helicopter Helipad Design Consulting.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
monaco yacht show

Designing the helicopter helipad for a superyacht is a specialist skill. There are a wide variety of factors to consider, like stresses on the aircraft, landing direction, superstructure turbulence, fuel storage and fire fighting equipment.

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Design  
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HeliYacht Refurbishment Project Airbus Helicopter EC135T1

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
EC135 exterior paintwork livery

The VIP refurbishment of a Eurocopter Airbus Helicopter EC135 T1 has just been completed and the aircraft moved to the Isle of Man registry.

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Using Simulators for VIP Helicopter Training.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
L-R: Mairie and Kylie of Luviair with Etienne Clerc of HeliSim.

  Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Etienne Clerc of HeliSim to our offices in the Isle of Man. HeliSim are a leading supplier of flight simulation facilities for Eurocopter aircraft, now known as Airbus Helicopters. My company Luviair makes extensive use of flight simulation as a way to keep our pilots fully […]

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Eurocopter Changes Name To Airbus Helicopters.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
Airbus Helicopter CEO blog

I was delighted to see Guillaume Faury speak passionately about his vision of the future for Airbus Helicopter. With an emphasis on quality, safety and customer support, Mr Faury is a highly-experienced flight test engineer who has a deep understanding of his products. I felt very reassured by the experience which Mr Faury brings to his post.

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Sikorsky S-76D VIP Helicopter. Review from the 2014 HAI Heli-Expo, California.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
Sikorsky S-76D Nigel Watson

The Sikorsky S-76D is a very impressive aircraft for VIPs who make frequent use of their helicopter and want an aircraft that is made to the highest specification. The quiet operation and executive configuration make this a luxurious and hard working helicopter.

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Bell 429 VIP Configuration. Review At Heli-Expo 2014, California.

  • Helicopter Brokerage
  • Nigel Watson
Bell 429 VIP Configuration. Review At Heli-Expo 2014, California.

I’m on the ground at the HAI Heli-Expo 2014 event in Anaheim, California. My thanks to Gary Slater of Bell Helicopter UK who showed me around the executive configuration of the Bell 429 during my visit.

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Attessa IV Helicopter Accident.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
Attessa IV Helicopter Accident.

You might have read in Super Yacht news or on Yacht Forums about the recent accident on Attessa IV when their embarked helicopter was blown onto its side during a storm. Although this will undoubtedly be an expensive mistake, at least I was happy to read that there were no personal injuries. In that respect […]

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Business Ethics In The Superyacht Industry.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson

The superyacht market is worth 24 billion Euros, supporting some 6,000 companies and 130,000 people. Now there’s demand for an ethics charter.

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Helicopter Acquisition and VAT consulting.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
Helicopter VAT consulting

The European VAT on a helicopter or jet purchase could be significant. Let Nigel Watson advise you on tax, acquisition and total cost of ownership issues for your aircraft.

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Helicopter Photography. Top Tips.

  • Helicopter Consulting
  • Nigel Watson
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Studio photography lets you control lighting and shadows. But when shooting in the wild, you must harness nature to get the best effects.

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