Tradewind International completes part out of two Dauphins

Tradewind International of Janesville, WI have completed the part out of two Airbus Helicopters AS365N Dauphins.

Both airframes (EI-MIP C/N 6119 built in 1984 and G-BLUM C/N 6101 built in 1985) were last operated by CHC Helicopter in Norway and have been stripped of all useful parts.

The aircraft arrived without the main rotors and engines, however, the airframes were essentially complete and yielded many valuable parts, accessories, instruments and avionics.

Tom Huismann, vice president of Tradewind International said: “The parting out process yielded a large supply of valuable items, which will help to keep other Dauphines in the air, doing what they were meant to do.”

“What remains of the two airframes remind me of fish skeletons that have been picked clean, and we are now seeking a buyer for those bones,” Huismann added.

Tradewind International was established in 1991 and the company purchase excess inventory from helicopter operators, as well as reclaiming useful parts from retired airframes.


Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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