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Heliservices

Eye in the sky

In the China Clipper - the swanky art-deco-themed arrivals and departures lounge that serves passengers using The Peninsula's rooftop helipad - a group of foreign journalists is leafing through a copy of Over Hong Kong.

Sunday, 9 September, 2007, 12:00am

A flight of fancy you will never forget

Want to make a marriage proposal memorable? Heliservices has seen several proposals on board its AS355N Squirrel helicopter since it relocated from its Wan Chai heliport to the Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel rooftop helipad.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Win a helicopter ride: Santa's sleigh competition

Have you ever wondered how Santa gets around Hong Kong with his sleigh and eight reindeer?

We have - and we think the jolly old soul could do with a new mode of transport: a super sleigh for the 21st century. One that could hover outside balconies and land safely on rooftops while he popped inside with goodies.

1 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Helicopter charter flights grounded

One of the SAR's two private helicopter charter companies has been grounded for potentially dangerous night flying.

Heliservices was penalised after it broke rules that restrict most helicopters to flying during daylight or up to 30 minutes after dusk, the Civil Aviation Department said.

28 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Helipad row may foreshadow increased rivalry over services

A DOGFIGHT between two helicopter companies, Heliservices (Hong Kong) and Helicopters (Hong Kong), over the use of the Fenwick Pier helipad at Wan Chai is set to escalate.

At stake is the expansion of helicopter services in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta that could see direct flights between Hong Kong and cities in Guangdong, including Guangzhou and Dongguan.

16 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Essential operations

I refer to your front-page article of March 11, headlined, 'Budget tax breaks in peril', in which Financial Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen stated the increase in aviation fuel duty would affect only people using pleasure aircraft - 'very well-to-do people in an expensive sport'.

13 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Helicopter crash firm given rebuke

A helicopter rental company whose aircraft crashed three times in a nine-month period has been criticised in an official report into one of the incidents.

Heliservices (Hong Kong) Ltd failed to follow operations manual rules governing landing sites, according to Civil Aviation Department inspector of accidents Edmund Wong Ming-cheong.

10 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Big picture is a real buzz

When visiting business tycoons get a bird's-eye view of investment opportunities, or camera crews shoot aerial footage for 1997 handover documentaries, they invariably do so in a light twin-engine helicopter piloted by Keith Miles.

25 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Helicopter firm criticised over maintenance

The territory's only helicopter rental company, Heliservices, was criticised for poor maintenance yesterday.

A Civil Aviation Department inquiry into a crash last June revealed two vital components had come apart in mid-flight because an engineer had forgotten to replace parts he had removed.

11 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Up and away

HOW did you last cross the harbour? By MTR, taxi, or Star Ferry? All these are passe to a group of five Hong Kong businessmen who zipped across in a few breathtaking seconds by helicopter the other day.

24 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

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