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  • Del'd: 3 - 1993 to 2006

    Civilian owned AS355-F1 operated under contract to the RAF, to replace the VIP-configured Gazelle HCC.4 for communications and VIP transport duties. Its twin engines give it flexibility in routing over urban areas that the single-engined Gazelle had to avoid. There were also commonalities with the Squirrel, already in service.

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    1996/0632 (The Royal) Squadron RAF Northolt

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    5327 as355f1 1985     ZH141: RAF AS355-F1 but ownership retained by OSS/McAlpine Helicop+
    McAlpine Helicopters G-BMCY: McAlpine Aug85-May86

    - G-RMGN: May86-Jan93

    PremiAir Aviation Services G-OILX: Firstearl Ltd Jan93-Feb99, to RAF

    PremiAir, ex-RAF ZH141, 13feb06 and operated as such wi+

    Von Essen Aviation G-VONG: Von Essen Aviation Ltd 04May06

    PremiAir Aviation Services G-VONG: pictured (pic2) at Blackbushe. Dauphin G-DAUF on backg+

    - G-VONG: Airbourne Solutions Nov12-Jul17

    Hoban Ltd from Jul17

    04aug18 at Knoll House Hotel Studland Dorset
    5325 as355f1 1985     ZJ139: Twin Squirrel HCC.1 ZJ139 from Mar96 but ownership retained +
    McAlpine Helicopters G-BLRI: McAlpine Aug/Oct 1985

    McAlpine Helicopters G-NUTZ: Oct85-Mar96, lsd to Lake-Air Ltd, Powersense Ltd and Co+

    PremiAir Aviation Services G-BLRI: Premiair Apr/May 2006

    Von Essen Aviation G-BLRI: Von Essen Aviation May06-Jan07

    Von Essen Aviation G-VONK: Von Essen Aviation Jan07-Dec11

    - G-VONK: Airbourne Solutions from Dec11
    5303 as355f 1983     ZJ140: AS355-F1. ex G-BKUL (Jul 1983) to G-BWHH (Jan 1984) to G-FFH+
    - G-GWHH: Wimpey Homes Holdings Ltd Jan84-Jan94

    McAlpine Helicopters G-FFHI: Ford Farm Helicopters Jan94-Feb96

    McAlpine Feb/Mar 1996, conv to AS355F1 type

    PremiAir Aviation Services G-BKUL: Premiair Apr/May 2006

    Von Essen Aviation G-VONH: Von Essen Aviation May06-Feb12

    PremiAir Aviation Services G-VONH: Premiair Feb/Nov 2012

    London Helicopter Centres G-VONH: London Helicopters Centres Ltd Nov12-Feb14, to Belgium

    - G-VONH: Apr13-Apr14 for sale Eurocopter AS355F-1 1983 - Single +

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