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Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, UK, is seeking two particular aircraft to expand what is already a most impressive line-up of helicopters. In a posting on a popular forum website, the user heli1 – widely believed to be the Chairman of the Museum’s Trustees, Elfan ap Rees – posted a request initially for an Alouette… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-14

South African mlitary defends Alouette III disposals to Zimbabwe

South African mlitary defends Alouette III disposals to Zimbabwe

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: IOL, 29-Jan-13

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South Africa court halts export of Alouette IIIs to Zimbabwe

South Africa court halts export of Alouette IIIs to Zimbabwe

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… Read more »

Source: AfriForum, 27-Jan-13

French 22S Squadron celebrates 150,000 flight hours of Alouette III

French 22S Squadron celebrates 150,000 flight hours of Alouette III

22S Squadron, based at Lanvéoc 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]

01-Jun-11

Malta’s Air Wing completes a €2M refit

Malta’s Air Wing completes a €2M refit

The Armed Forces of Malta’s Air Wing has completed a €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… Read more »

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Nov-10

Swiss give ten Alouette IIIs to Pakistan

Swiss give ten Alouette IIIs to Pakistan

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: SwissInfo, 09-Sep-10

Swaziland Army being sued over helicopter maintenance

Swaziland Army being sued over helicopter maintenance

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: Times of Swaziland, 05-Aug-10

Dutch Alouette IIIs fly back to their ‘nest’

Dutch Alouette IIIs fly back to their ‘nest’

The first Alouette III helicopters built 45 years ago recently made a historic flight back to the French factory

Source: Dutch military, 12-Nov-09

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France’s Securite Civile says farewell to Alouette III after 45 years of service

Source: Grenoble Montagne, 06-May-09

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