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Swiss Helicopter History
by Markus Herzig

Bell 47G s/n: 689 Built: 1954 s/n History: HB-XAE, F-BHMH, 9J-RDE, G-AVKS, F-GDPD
Operator / Owner Registered Cancelled Remarks
Alpar AG / Heliswiss 1954-03-26 1955-07-23  
Heliswiss 1955-07-23 1956-03-05  
  1966 Displayed Verkehrshaus Luzern
Remarks: The helicopter on display at the Swiss Transport Museum is not entire the original Bell 47G s/n 689 which was exported to France. For the restoration different parts from other Bell 47G's earlier operated by Heliswiss had been used, for example the instrument console of s/n 2195 Bell 47G-2 ex HB-XAX. Anyhow, the 500 working hourse restoration shows a pure Bell 47G as the original HB-XAE.

HB-XAE during spraying operations - Photo Archiv Markus Herzig © 1955 The rebuilt HB-XAE on display at VHS Luzern - Photo by Markus Herzig © 11-Oct-02
HB-XAE at Bern-Belp for the 50th anniversary - Photo by Markus Herzig © 19-May-03 - MHP Back home at Heliswiss for the 50th anniversary - Photo by Markus Herzig © 19-May-03

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