Irish Helicopters donate EI-LIT to the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Today Irish Helicopters donated their BO-105 helicopter EI-LIT to the Department of Transport at Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street. The department provides courses to the Irish Aerospace Industry, from aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul apprenticeships. Training and Examinations manager at Bolton street Mr Ivan Sheridan said, “Dublin institute of Technology are delighted to accept the donation of the BO-105 from Irish Helicopters. We hope to make use of the functioning basic Instrumentation and Navigation equipment on board the aircraft to enhance our students learning experience."
EI-LIT first went on the Irish register 1996 and entered service on 22nd of February that year. It completed 5710.8hrs during its service with Irish Helicopters, and the majority of hours were flown in support of the contract with the Commissioners of Irish Lights. Its last flight was completed by Capt. Colm Martyn from the Kish lighthouse to Dublin Airport on the 16th Sept 2008. The accountable manager of Irish Helicopters Mr Iain Baird said, “A number of Irish Helicopters engineers have benefitted from the Training delivered by Bolton Street over the years so it was appropriate Irish Helicopters made this aircraft available once it was decided to retire her from active service. Hopefully many more students can benefit from the addition of the Bolkow to the institutes training facility”.