Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-13
Heli Air made a brief announcement on their website “In the beginning of 2013 arrived our new helicopter Agusta A109K2 with registration mark LZ CEA at Sofia Airport. The helicopter is designed for transport of passengers, Search and Rescue flights, Emergency Medical Service flights, Firefighting, Aerial Construction, as well as Aerial inspection and Surveillance. The [...]
Source: European Defence Agency, 28-Nov-12
The third Helicopter Tactics Symposium was held from 19 – 21 November in Luxembourg. 43 participants from 16 Member States (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, ES, EE, FI, FR, HU, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE, UK) and additional guests from New Zeeland and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre exchanged views on the status of [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jun-11
The Bulgarian-based website Novinite.com is today saying that the country has been “pardoned” over its obligations over the last three AS565 Panthers. This follows a meeting between Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and his French counterpart Gerard Longuet in Paris. Bulgarian originally ordered 12 Cougars and 6 Panthers, but had not paid for three of [...]
Source: DefenceWeb, 08-Jun-11
Three Bulgarian air crew working for the United Nations have been released after they were kidnapped six months ago in Darfur. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said all three were Bulgarian nationals working for Heli Air Services contracted to the United Nations.
Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-11
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 [...]
Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jan-11
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Bulgarian Border Police has taken delivery of two additional AW109 Power light twin-engine helicopters and one AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Sofia Airport on January 15th in the presence of representatives from the Bulgarian Government, Border [...]
Source: Yahoo! News, 14-Jan-11
Three Bulgarian helicopter aircrew working on a UN contract were kidnapped in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region on Thursday, the United Nations and the Bulgarian foreign ministry said.
Source: Novinite, 20-Dec-10
All 12 Cougars are now paid for and delivered. However, only 3 Panthers of 6 are delivered and Bulgaria is seeking to avoid penalties while still cancelling the remaining three
Source: Novinite, 22-Nov-10
The 12th Cougar helicopter arrived from France on Friday, and was received at the Krumovo base of the Bulgarian Air Force. The Cougar was flown from France by a Bulgarian crew. [File photo. The last Cougar is serial 712]
Source: Waz, 19-Oct-10
Bulgaria has deployed helicopters fitted with cameras to fight internal tax evasion, which has become something of a national sport.
Bulgaria has already received 11 Cougar and 3 Panther helicopters, and has paid 60% of the entire deal – about EUR 240 M – which is the guarantee deposit. But they still owe BGN 175 M and Eurocopter is holding back 1 Cougar and 3 Panthers as a result
Source: AEX, 05-Aug-10
LOM has been contracted by NATO in a deal amounted to 250 million CZK (US$13.3M).
Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Jun-10
MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) is pleased to announce that INDES Aviation has joined MDHI as an authorized Sales Representative for Romania and Bulgaria. INDES Aviation will offer the full line of MD Helicopters and customization options. INDES Aviation is a maintenance management and logistics support company serving the civil and military aerospace sectors. Utilizing regional [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-10
The Bulgarian Interior Ministry is to build an operational base for its aviation unit on a plot in the northern part of the Sofia airport. The construction of the airbase will be financed under an international project, the implementation of which will take two years to complete. The new facility will have helicopter hangars and [...]
Source: Novinite, 28-Apr-10
The Bulgarian Army has lost BGN 76 M in default payments because of its failure to meet its obligations under contracts with helicopter producer Eurocopter.
Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Apr-10
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Bulgarian Border Police has taken delivery of its first AW109 Power light twin helicopter during an official ceremony held at Sofia Airport today in the presence of Representatives of the Bulgarian Government. This helicopter will provide a reliable air surveillance capability on the outer EU [...]
Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Jan-10
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered two AW109 Power light twin helicopters to meet the latest helicopter requirement for the Bulgarian Border Police. The main mission of the helicopters, which are procured under the Schengen Facility programme funds, is to provide a [...]
Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Dec-09
The Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered an AW139 medium twin helicopter to meet the latest Bulgarian Border Police helicopter requirement.
Source: BNN, 16-Apr-09
Source: Rotorhub, 10-Mar-09
Source: AIN, 24-Feb-09
Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Dec-08
Bulgarian Police Orders An AW109 Power