Source: IOL, 29-Jan-13
The SA National Defence Force has defended the disposal of military helicopter airframes and spares to Zimbabwe amid threats of legal action to stop the move. (see full story)
Source: AfriForum, 27-Jan-13
An urgent interim court order was awarded to AfriForum late this afternoon by the North Gauteng High Court to prevent delivery of Alouette III Air Force helicopters by the South African National Defence Force to the Zimbabwean army. The interim order shall stand pending the finalisation of the main application by 19 February 2013. AfriForum [...]
22S Squadron, based at LanvÃ©oc Poulmic, recently celebrated 22 S 150,000 flight hours on their Alouette III helicopters. More than 200 pilots, crew and engineers were on hand to participate in the event. [French Navy photo]
Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Nov-10
The Armed Forces of Malta’s Air Wing has completed a â‚¬2M refit project which saw the installation of new turbine engines and top of the range avionics on one of its Islanders as well as the full return to service of a third Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette helicopter. The project, which was co-financed by the European [...]
Source: SwissInfo, 09-Sep-10
The Swiss government decided in August to give Pakistan the three machines which were already out of operation, but it has now decided to give the remaining seven as well.
Source: Times of Swaziland, 05-Aug-10
Gert Stemmet, in his court papers, alleges that he entered into an oral agreement with the army, which was represented by Colonel Mdzue W. Khumalo, around October 2009 for the provision of mechanical services to the “fleet of helicopters” belonging to the army.
Source: Dutch military, 12-Nov-09
The first Alouette III helicopters built 45 years ago recently made a historic flight back to the French factory
Source: Grenoble Montagne, 06-May-09