RSS Feed for this search

Mil+Mi-17+News

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC).  The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-16

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

The defence ministry in Hungary signed a contract on 7th July with Russian Helicopters for the overhaul of their four Mi-17 helicopters.  The contract calls for all four to be completed within 24 months, with each airframe being completed within 10 months of arrival. The work will be carried out at Novosibirsk, and the contract… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jul-16

Visit our website - www.sloanehelicopters.com
Visit our website - http://www.milestoneaviation.com
HeliHub.com advertising space - 240x100 Pixels

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has fulfilled its first contract for after-sale maintenance of multirole Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy.  “This is our first contract with the Naval Secretariat of Mexico. It was fulfilled in full and on time,” said Igor Chechikov, Russian Helicopter’s deputy CEO. “Mexico is one of our… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Mar-16

Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is looking to sign a long-term maintenance agreement with the Indian Ministry of Defense to provide after-sales service for Mi-17 helicopters. “We have conducted negotiations with our Indian partners and we plan to sign a contract that will lay the foundation for collaboration between Russian Helicopters and India… Read more »

Source: Russian Hc, 29-Mar-16

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

The Hungarian side has changed its mind and will not buy 30 Mi-8/Mi-17 multi-mission helicopters from Russia, according to a source close to the talks. See Full Story

Source: UKRAINE TODAY, 25-Feb-16

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the government plans to purchase two more helicopters for the police by June this year to enhance its surveillance capability. See Full Story

Source: Capital News, 25-Jan-16

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is preparing to provide after-sales service and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt. The repair base in Heluane (Egypt) will be retooled in order to provide technical support for repairs to Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air Force. Under an agreement reached, Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Dec-15

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

The Punjab government has decided to purchase two new aircraft for VVIP movement, The Express Tribune has learnt. See full story

Source: Tribune, 26-Nov-15

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Two contracts have been reached to “in compliance with the memorandum signed in October 2015 with the PANHA factory on its retrofitting,” Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates.See full story.

Source: Sputnik News, 12-Nov-15

Tags: , , , , ,

Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

[electronic translation] The Aircraft Repair Plant in Novosibirsk (NARP for its acronym in English), which is part of Russian Helicopters and Rostec Corporation, has completed the repair of 19 military helicopters transport Mi-17 belonging to the Air Force of Mexico. The agreement between countries to enter to repair helicopters, took place on October 8 this… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centres at the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation, to be held in Moscow at Crocus Expo from 10 to 12 February. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-15

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount, in announcing the move to restart production on 4 September, noted that the design of helicopter rotor blades is an essential element in helicopter manufacturing to ensure reliability and long service life. Composite rotor blades outlast the life of the helicopter, whereas metal blades have to be replaced several times during the helicopter’s life… Read more »

Source: Paramount Group, 16-Sep-14

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

Russian-built Mi-8/17 helicopters received plaudits from experts during a round table on local and regional aviation in the Russian Far North in early July. The event was attended by the head of the Nenets Autonomous Region, Igor Koshin, as well as national aviation experts and representatives of equipment producers, operators and clients for aviation equipment…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Jul-14

Tags: , , , , , ,

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

The Russian website Lenta.RU is reporting that Mexico is gradually shipping the older examples of Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters to Russian Helicopters for unspecified upgrades.  It is assumed that the 19 Mi-17s come from the batches delivered in 1996 and 1998, when they took a total of 24 examples.  Around the same time Mexico acquired… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 14-Jul-14

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed contracts with countries across Latin America in 2013 for 41 helicopters to be delivered in 2014-2016. The Latin American market is one of the largest and fastest growing anywhere in the world, and Russian Helicopters sees it as a strategic priority for growing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Mar-14

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has built the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 at Kazan Helicopters. The helicopter will be delivered to the Indian Armed Forces as part of a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012.   A contract for 80 military transport Mi-17V-5 helicopters was signed by Rosoboronexport in 2008,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

The Kenya Police Air Wing has a total of eight helicopters, but none are currently flying.  Some have been damaged in accidents, others require parts or complete overhauls.  See full story

Source: Daily Nation, 18-Feb-14

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, displays a range of helicopters for various uses at the Singapore Airshow 2014 aerospace and defence exhibition, which is held at the Changi Exhibition Centre fr om 11 to 16 February 2014. The Russian Helicopters’ section can be found at stand K53. Russian Helicopters will hold meetings… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-14

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route.  The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jan-14

Tags: , , , , , ,

Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

More than 30 Sandel Avionics HeliTAWS units will be installed in United Nations helicopters under an agreement announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev. Aviation Partners Group (APG) of Punta Gorda, Fla. placed the purchase order for the ST3400H helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems (HTAWS), which… Read more »

Source: Sandel Avionics, 28-Oct-13

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

Investigators are examining potentially improper payments by the Army aviation office to contractors as well as possible personal connections between members of the Army unit and the contractors, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity  See full story

Source: Reuters, 11-Sep-13

Tags: , , , , ,

DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp International’s (DI) DynAviation unit today announced that it is in the process of reconditioning, upgrading and modifying eight aircraft to enhance the Company’s future global operations and offering. The upgrade work on six UH-1 and two Mil Mi-17 helicopters that were previously used in various global locations, including the company’s operations in Afghanistan, is… Read more »

Source: DynCorp International, 02-Aug-13

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia plans to buy Russia’s two Mi-17 helicopters to fight drug trafficking, Bolivian Defence Minister Ruben Saavedra said – see full report

Source: IndRus, 11-Jul-13

Tags: , , , , , ,

More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) 8th July – joined by U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) – released a letter in which he urged Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider the… Read more »

Source: Senator Richard Blumenthal, 10-Jul-13

Tags: , , , , ,

US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

Rosoboronexport, Russia was awarded a $572,180,894 firm-fixed-price contract modification for 30 Mi-17 helicopters, spare parts, test equipment and engineering support services. The Mi-17 military helicopters will be used by the Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, an aviation unit that supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations missions. Work will be performed in Russia and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-13

Tags: , , , , ,

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM PRAHA, Czech Republic, has been awarded with a contract valued at (maximum) $ 1,3M for Mi-17 flight training of Polish Air Force pilots from 33rd Air Transportation Base in Powidz. The agreement focuses mainly on mastering of advanced operations including flying under IFR conditions at night. This contract is a result of the successful cooperation… Read more »

Source: LOM Praha, 29-Apr-13

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Denel Aviation of South Africa have opened a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in South Africa for Russian-built helicopters, strengthening Russian Helicopters’ position in the African market. The MRO centre was launched on 26 March 2013… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Apr-13

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

The Uruzgan based 4th Brigade of the Afghan National Army has taken major steps in perfecting its logistic resupply and casualty evacuation capabilities by using helicopters from the Kandahar Air Wing. During an independent operation in Kajran district, Daykundi province, Afghan forces coordinated an ammunition, personnel and equipment resupply from Tarin Kot, Uruzgan, using two… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 02-Apr-13

Tags: , , , , ,

Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

Last Friday, the Nepalese Government approved the purchase of two Mil Mi-17 helicopters for their Army – with funds being released in 2014.  The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister at Singha Durbar approved the amount of 3 billion Nepalese rupees – rather a round number, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-13

Tags: , , , , ,

Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched Pawan Hans chopper services for the tribal areas in the state. (see full story)

Source: Jagran Post, 07-Jan-13

Tags: , , , , ,

Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

Cornische Aviation and Maintenance Limited, Sharjah, UAE announced today they were filing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) protest against a sole source US Army Mi-17 helicopter overhaul contract. In late September 2012, the US Army Non Standard Rotor Wing Aviation Program Management Office issued a sole source award for the overhaul of four Mi-17 helicopters belonging to… Read more »

Source: Cornische Aviation and Maintenance, 24-Oct-12

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012

Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces its participation in the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, which runs from 11-16 September in Berlin. The Company’s display will be located at Booth 1305 in Hall 1. Russian Helicopters will showcase its current line-up of helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Sep-12

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UTair Engineering renews Peruvian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Peruvian MRO certificates

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) of the Republic of Peru issued a “UTair-Engineering” certificate of approval for the next four years. The inspection team of aviation authorities of the Republic of Peru has inspected repair production company to meet its requirements of aviation regulations Peru RAP-145NE. As a result of a positive opinion issued a… Read more »

Source: UTair, 29-Aug-12

Tags: , , , , , , ,

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

According to the results of inspections of the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation and the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee confirmed certification of “UTair-Engineering” to meet its repair production requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation for Civil Aviation and Aviation Rules AP-145, respectively. Extended for another two-year term compliance… Read more »

Source: UTair, 29-Aug-12

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

The Ukraine branch of Russian news agency Kommersant is reporting that Sikorsky are in talks with local engine manufacturer Motor Sich.  A feasible possibility is discussions for re-engining S61 models with the VK-2500 engine that powers the Mi-17 – given the political storm now brewing in the US over the purchase of ten further Mi-17s… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 31-Jul-12

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

US House of Representatives votes 407-5 to stop Mi-17 purchases

US House of Representatives votes 407-5 to stop Mi-17 purchases

The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and Senior Member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, to put an end to purchases from the Russian-controlled arms dealer Rosoboronexport which is currently supplying weapons to the oppressive Syrian regime. The amendment, attached to the FY’13… Read more »

Source: Congressman Jim Moran, 20-Jul-12

Tags: , , , , , ,

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities. The Czech Republic has been a lead country of the HIP Helicopter Task Force Initiative since 2009, and an administrator… Read more »

Source: Czech Ministry of Defence, 01-Jun-12

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

From contracts signed in 2010, Azerbaijan will this year receive a total of 64 helicopters, consisting of 40 Mi-17V1 and 24 Mi-35M models, being built by the Kazan and Rostvertol plants.  This all adds up to the largest aviation contract signed between the two countries. Nikolai Vanesev – HeliHub.com Moscow correspondent

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-12

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Mi-17 and Ka-32 orders expected in Malaysia

Mi-17 and Ka-32 orders expected in Malaysia

Russian Helicopters will reportedly sign contracts for civil Mi-17s and Ka-32s to customers in Malaysia soon – according to a company representative commenting on the results of the 13th Defense Services Asia exhibition and conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur on April 16th – 19th. According to him, negotiations are at the final stages…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-12

Tags: , , , , , ,

New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

Afghan pilots now have a state-of-the-art MI-17 simulator here to hone their aviation skills in a safe environment. Air Force Lt. Col. Chas Tacheny, the deputy commander of the 438 Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, said he has been involved with bringing the MI-17V5 No-Motion Level 5 Simulator to Afghanistan since July 2011 and he is… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 21-Apr-12

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Russian Helicopters increases stake in Ulan-Ude Aviation to 100%

Russian Helicopters increases stake in Ulan-Ude Aviation to 100%

Russian Helicopters, JSC (hereinafter the Company), one of the global leaders in helicopter production, announced today its intent to increase its stake in Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC (hereinafter UUAP) to 100% through a squeeze-out procedure. By sending the squeeze-out demand notice to the remaining UUAP minority shareholders, the Company has exercised its right under the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Mar-12

Tags: , , , , , , ,

USAF airmen advise Afghans on rotary wing maintenance

USAF airmen advise Afghans on rotary wing maintenance

Two Air Force maintainers currently deployed to Afghanistan are taking their more than 30 years of combined experience on rotary wing aircraft and passing off that knowledge to Afghan maintenance personnel in Herat, Afghanistan. Their mission is to train and advise their Afghan counterparts on the skill sets necessary to maintain and fix their MI-17… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 18-Nov-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

India set to order another 59 Mi-17s

India set to order another 59 Mi-17s

The Times of India has reported that India is close to agreeing a follow-on contract for another 59 Mil Mi-17V5 transport helicopters.  This news follows only days after Russian Helicopters announced delivery of the first batch from the current order for 80 such helicopters. Contract value is said to be around $1 billion, on the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-11

Tags: , , , ,

First Mi-17-V5 batch delivered to India

First Mi-17-V5 batch delivered to India

The first batch of Mi-17V-5 helicopters have been delivered to the Indian side under the contract signed by Rosoboronexport, JSC in December 2008 during the visit to India of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The helicopters are manufactured by Kazan Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding company. India is considered Russia’s a strategic partner… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Nov-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Indonesian Army receives six more Mi-17s

Indonesian Army receives six more Mi-17s

The Indonesian military has received six more helicopters Mi-17, with a further six to follow taking its total fleet to 18.  Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro accepted delivery in a ceremony with representatives from Russian helicopter broker agency Rosoboronexport.  The helicopters will help boost the Indonesian Army’s transport and logistics fleet. The procurement on the 18… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Aug-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Sri Lanka to purchase 14 Mi-17s?

Sri Lanka to purchase 14 Mi-17s?

Reports from local website TamilNet suggests that Sri Lanka is negotiating to purchase 14 military spec Mi-17s, with a 43-strong delegation visiting Russia to negotiate the deal in June 2011.  The helicopters are to be built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Works factory.  A defence analyst expressed surprise at the size of the order, given the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Aug-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ulan-Ude sells 40 Mi-171s and 39 Mi-8s

Ulan-Ude sells 40 Mi-171s and 39 Mi-8s

At MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Salon Russian Helicopters holding company signed two macrocontracts for delivery of Mi-171 helicopters produced by JSC Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (JSC U-UAP). According to the agreements achieved, 40 helicopters of Mi-171 type are planned to be delivered to JSC UTair Aviation, 39 helicopters of Mi-8 type – Gaspromavia Aviation Company… Read more »

Source: Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, 25-Aug-11

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Afghan AF completes first year of Mi-17 intermediate maintenance

Afghan AF completes first year of Mi-17 intermediate maintenance

Defense Technology Inc. announced today that they completed teaching one year of Mi-17 intermediate level maintenance training for the Afghan Air Force.  Over thirty Afghan soldiers have now graduated from the class and are ready to lead maintenance teams in the field. Under the leadership of the USAF 440th Air Expeditionary Squadron, these classes were… Read more »

Source: DTI, 24-Aug-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Cornische Aviation succeeds in GAO protest of Mi-17 acquisition

Cornische Aviation succeeds in GAO protest of Mi-17 acquisition

Cornische Aviation and Maintenance Limited, Sharjah, UAE announced they have won their protest against the US Army for improperly including sustainment in the contract for 21 Russian Mi-17 helicopters. In June 2011 the US Army issued a $367M sole source award to the Russian arms company Rosoboronexport for the purchase of 21 Mi-17 aircraft, initial… Read more »

Source: Cornische Aviation and Maintenance, 21-Aug-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

ARINC completes modification of 22 Mi-17s for Iraq ahead of schedule

ARINC completes modification of 22 Mi-17s for Iraq ahead of schedule

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, today announced it has completed the modification of 22 Russian Mi-17 Helicopters for use by the Air Force of Iraq, under a 2007 U.S. Army contract. The final two aircraft were handed over to Iraqi representatives in Taji, Iraq on June 15, six weeks ahead of schedule. Last year, ARINC Engineering Services… Read more »

Source: ARINC, 08-Aug-11

Tags: , , , , ,

Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Following a last minute rally led by the Czech Air Force, a Mini-HeliDays event will take place at Weston-super-Mare this year after all, using the Heliport at The Helicopter Museum instead of the traditional sea front venue. Taking place on the weekend of 23rd-24th July, the helicopter line up is expected to include at least… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 18-Jul-11

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

India ready to withdrawn final 4 helicopters from UN operations

India ready to withdrawn final 4 helicopters from UN operations

The Telegraph India has reported that India is preparing to withdraw the last four Mi-35 attack helicopters next month, citing strong domestic need for the aircraft. The contract with Monusco (the UN’s mission in Democratic Republic of Congo) expires in less than two weeks on 4th July.  However, the Congo is heading towards a residential… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-11

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Terma to supply aircraft survivability equipment for Polish Mi-17 and Mi-24s

Terma to supply aircraft survivability equipment for Polish Mi-17 and Mi-24s

Terma is contracted by the Polish Defense for the supply of aircraft survivability equipment for 22 helicopters. As main supplier, Terma is to deliver electronics, aerostructures, test, and training of 250 Polish Defense employees in the application and maintenance of the equipment. The entire program comprises delivery of pods containing sensors and flares for exterior… Read more »

Source: Terma, 21-Jun-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Russia, NATO to set up trust fund for Mil helicopter maintenance

Russia, NATO to set up trust fund for Mil helicopter maintenance

Russia and NATO will sign an agreement on setting up a trust fund for maintenance of Mil helicopters in Europe by the end of 2011, according to a deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation

Source: RIA Novosti, 06-Jun-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Afghans graduate from first Mi-17 “Train the trainer” course

Afghans graduate from first Mi-17 “Train the trainer” course

Seven Afghan Mi-17 instructors graduated from the first Mi-17 “Train the Trainer” upgrade course May 4 taught by AAF and U.S. Air Force instructors at the Afghanistan Premier Flight Training Center here. “Afghan aircrew instructors are pivotal to growing independent combat flying forces, ultimately leading to a self sustaining air force,” said Maj. Sam Kraemer, who… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 09-May-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Indian Air Force embarassment as two VVIP Mi-17s “go tech”

Indian Air Force embarassment as two VVIP Mi-17s “go tech”

Two Mi-17 helicopters deployed to ferry defence minister A K Antony and his high-level entourage to forward areas in Rajasthan developed technical snags, one after the other, on Monday.

06-May-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

India’s State of Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans

India’s State of Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans

Media reports are saying that the Indian state of Meghalaya, in the north east of the country, have suspended Pawan Hans helicopter services in the state with immediate effect.  This follows the crash of one of their Mi-17s on 19th April killing 17, and controversy surrounding one of their new AS350B3s which was reported missing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-11

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Pawan Hans rejects allegations about airworthiness of fleet

Pawan Hans rejects allegations about airworthiness of fleet

Under the spotlight, state-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL), has rubbished allegations made by the Arunachal Pradesh state government about the airworthiness of its fleet.

Source: Domain-B, 26-Apr-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

India appoints committee of inquiry for fatal accident at Tawang

India appoints committee of inquiry for fatal accident at Tawang

The Government has appointed a Committee of Inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to Inquire into the circumstances of accident of Pawan Hans helicopter at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on April 19, 2011. The Committee comprises following members: Air Commodore (Retd.) Rai Krishan              – Member Wing Commander (Retd.) Rabinder Singh      – Member Shri… Read more »

Source: Indian Press Information Bureau, 26-Apr-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kandahar Air Wing achieves medevac milestone

Kandahar Air Wing achieves medevac milestone

A combined team of Afghan air force and coalition members conducted the first dedicated Mi-17 medical evacuation mission April 11 here. The team moved an Afghan National Army officer, who incurred a compound leg fracture, from Camp Bastion back to Kandahar. The planning for the inaugural mission began one month ago when Afghan air force… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 24-Apr-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

SkyBooks now supports Mi-8s and Mi-17s

SkyBooks now supports Mi-8s and Mi-17s

SkyBOOKS, Inc., a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and affiliate of Bell Helicopter, announced the expansion of its electronic maintenance tracking capability for Russian Mi helicopters. SkyBOOKS now provides maintenance tracking coverage for the MI-8 and MI-17 series helicopters to meet the ever expanding needs of its global customer base. “SkyBOOKS allows customers to spend… Read more »

Source: SkyBooks, 20-Apr-11

Tags: , , , , ,

US trained AAF pilots advance in Mi-17 course, designated co-pilots

US trained AAF pilots advance in Mi-17 course, designated co-pilots

The first two Afghan air force helicopter pilots to complete basic aviator training in the U.S. recently became qualified as co-pilots in the Mi-17 helicopter, the focal point of the AAF’s rotary-wing force. The qualification marks a major milestone for the duo now nearing the half-way point in their Mi-17 training. In order to receive… Read more »

Source: NATO Training Mission, 13-Apr-11

Tags: , , , ,

Kandahar Airfield Fire Dept takes part in a Mi-17 Exercise

Kandahar Airfield Fire Dept takes part in a Mi-17 Exercise

On March 24, NATO Fire officials and members of Kandahar Air Wing participated in a real-time fire exercise evaluating the fire department’s proficiency in responding to a Mi-17 aircraft crash. Using the KAF Mi-17 allowed officials to simulate a helicopter crash scenario while undergoing a NATO unit compliance inspection. The scenario was a high-impact crash… Read more »

Source: NATO Training Mission, 29-Mar-11

Tags: , , , ,

Twelve graduate AAF Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course

Twelve graduate AAF Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course

Twelve Afghan Air Force Airmen graduated from the Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul, Afghanistan March 26, marking just the second time AAF troops completed the training. Split into separate one month units consisting of classroom based familiarization and practical, hands-on application, the course, totaling over… Read more »

Source: NATO Training Mission, 28-Mar-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Iraq Mi-171 advisor pilots provide training – day or night

Iraq Mi-171 advisor pilots provide training – day or night

A dozen Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air helicopter pilots are working day and night to ensure their Iraqi counterparts are trained and equipped to conduct missions that will ensure safety and security within the country. At home, most of the American advisors provide security, passenger airlift and helicopter training on UH-1N and UH-1H Huey helicopters…. Read more »

Source: NATO Training Mission, 20-Mar-11

Tags: , , , , ,

Afghan Mi-17 instructor pilot trains student for first time

Afghan Mi-17 instructor pilot trains student for first time

An Afghan air force Mi-17 transport helicopter instructor pilot recently trained an AAF student pilot on flying procedures at the AAF training center in Shindand, marking the first time an AAF Mi-17 IP served as chief instructor for an Afghan pilot. The achievement registers another milestone for the developing training center that Afghan officials see… Read more »

Source: US military, 17-Mar-11

Tags: , , , , ,

ARINC awarded $41M contract for Mi-17 work in Iraq

ARINC awarded $41M contract for Mi-17 work in Iraq

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, Annapolis, Md., was awarded on Feb. 28 a $41,722,209 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for one year of contractor logistics services option for the MI-17 aircraft. Work will be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Mar-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

At Aero India 2011 Rosoboronexport offers its foreign customers a wide range of helicopter systems. In recent years exports of Russian rotary-wing aircraft have been steadily growing. Amongst the most popular export items one finds a family of the Mi-17 military helicopters, being delivered these days also to the Indian Air Force. Proven and effective… Read more »

Source: Rosoboronexport, 09-Feb-11

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Defense Technology Inc may protest Russian helicopter deal

Defense Technology Inc may protest Russian helicopter deal

A small Alabama-based firm is gearing up to protest the Army’s plan to hand an exclusive helicopter contract to a Russian government agency, saying it can do the job quicker and cheaper if it is allowed to compete.

Source: Reuters, 06-Feb-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

New heli hangar opens – largest free-span building in Middle East

New heli hangar opens – largest free-span building in Middle East

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Army Aviation Command celebrated the construction of a 15-meter tall and 76-meter long Mi-17 helicopter hangar and maintenance facility Jan. 17 with a dedication ceremony at Camp Taji. The Mi-17 hangar, the largest free-span building in the Middle East, will provide all the space that the Iraqi Army Aviation Command needs… Read more »

Source: US Forces, 30-Jan-11

Tags: , , , , ,

Hurricane-I missile pod developed for Peruvian Army Mi-17s

Hurricane-I missile pod developed for Peruvian Army Mi-17s

Casanave Industrial Development, in association with the 1st Army Aviation Brigade of Peru, has developed a missle pod system for the MI-17-1B The system, called Hurricane-I is operational on Mi-17 helicopters assigned to counter-insurgency operations in the valley of the Ene and Apurimac rivers.  It includes the HMP-250 Helicopter Machine-gun Pods made by Herstal in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-11

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

The Bulgarian Air Force, already well known to be short of cash, is to sell 12 helicopters – six Mi-17s and six Mi-24 gunships.  The funds raised will then be used to refurbish and upgrade a further six of each type. In the last couple of years, Bulgaria has taken delivery of twelve AS532 Cougar… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

First US trained Afghan pilots begin Mi-17 qualification course

First US trained Afghan pilots begin Mi-17 qualification course

The first two Afghan Air Force helicopter pilots to complete basic pilot training in the U.S. recently began the “Initial Mi-17 Qualification Course” meant to convert them into Mi-17 helicopter pilots at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul. A hybrid of Croatian and U.S. helicopter training syllabi, the course is a six-month evolution that… Read more »

Source: NTM-A, 27-Jan-11

Tags: , , , ,

UN to give helicopters back to India by June

UN to give helicopters back to India by June

The helicopters that are being called back have to undergo overhauling, including the changing the UN colours. The Indian Air Force has 11 Mi-17s and eight Mi-35s in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Sudan, the IAF has deployed six M-17s.

Source: Hindustan Times, 25-Jan-11

Tags: , , , , , ,