Elivie-Societá Italiana Esercizio Elicotteri was a helicopter airline of Italy.

Elivie
IATA ICAO Callsign
EV
Founded23 November 1956
Commenced operations20 July 1959
Ceased operations30 June 1971
HubsAeroporto di Napoli-Capodichino
Fleet size15
DestinationsCapri, Ischia, Sorrento
Key peopleGiovanni Buonamico
Marcello Mainetti
Employees18

HistoryEdit

The airline was established in November 1956 under the ELI-Linee Italiane S.p.A. with capital of IRI and Alitalia operating 1 A.B.204 and 2 Agusta-Bell AB.102 helicopters.[1][2] In 1959, the airline was rebranded as Elivie.

In 1967, the airline acquired two Sikorsky S-61.[3] In October 1969 Elivie carried 34,821 passengers.[4][5]

In 1970, Alitalia stopped the Elivie operations, because it was considered unprofitable. A year before, IRI retired their investment on Elivie.

Historical fleetEdit

Elivie historical fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Agusta Bell 47J Ranger 4 1959 1970 I-EUNO, I-EDUE, I-ETRE, I-EQAT[6]
Agusta-Bell AB.102 2 1961 1965 I-ECIN, I-ESEI[6]
Agusta-Bell 204 5 1963 1971 I-ESET, I-EOT, I-ENOV, I-EVCA, I-EVCO[6]
Agusta-Bell 206A 2 1968 1971 I-EVBA, I-EVBU[6]
Sikorsky S-61N 2 1968 1971 I-EVMA, I-EVME[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "merlo.org" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  2. ^ Flightglobal
  3. ^ dgualdo.it
  4. ^ Flightglobal
  5. ^ "portalecnet.it" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Elivie, gli elicotteri di Alitalia". Aviazionecilile. Retrieved 20 July 2019.

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