This aircraft was constructed by Hughes Helicopters at Culver City, CA, in March 1979. It was imported to Europe by the Swiss dealer Fuchs the same year, but was immediately sold to Italy.
The aircraft was purchased from Italy, through the UK, by the Swedish operator HeliAir Sweden
in late November 2013. The aircraft got its Swedish registration (SE-JPM
) on 11 December.
The helicopter was used for various operations, including power line inspection, branch sawing, sling-load jobs, photo flights and air taxi.rnrnIn May 2016 HeliAir acquired an EC120 Colibri (SE-JMP
), and the low-hour SE-JPM
was offered for sale about the same time.SE-JPM
was sold in January 2017. It was purchased by Oceania Aviation in New Zealand and shipped there in early 2017