Source: UTair, 14-May-13
[electronic translation] Airline UTair South Africa (South Africa), part of the air group, “UTair”, registered as an official supplier of aviation services to the United Nations. Registered preceded by the successful completion of the airline technical audit for compliance with ICAO aviation and UN standards. Since 2004, UTair South Africa performs a series of air services [...]
Source: UTair, 25-Nov-12
Staff and helicopters of “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) were evacuated from the airport of Goma (DRC) due to a conflict in the region. Within a few hours after taking off from Goma Mi-8AMT “UTair” and Mi-8 MTV of “Nefteyugansk United Air” (part of “UTair”), the city was seized by armed rebels. Helicopters and crew made a stopover [...]
Source: ECHO Nairobi, 08-Dec-11
Quick and safe access to humanitarian crises is at times difficult and often altogether impossible when infrastructure such as roads and bridges are destroyed or conflict makes them too dangerous to use. This means that assistance cannot reach people in need fast enough and such a delay may lead to loss of lives. The European [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-11
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 [...]
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: World Food Programme, 29-Apr-11
The rising demand on the Helicopter Sector as being one of the safest, fastest and most versatile transportation method, improving the safety standards where practical is an urge and responding to that the World Food programme Aviation Safety Unite – Sharjah office and as a continuing effort to improve safety standard is organizing: WFP Helicopter [...]
Source: UNOCI, 31-Mar-11
A helicopter belonging to the United Nations Operation in CÃ´te d’Ivoire (UNOCI), was shot at on Monday afternoon while on a reconnaissance flight above DuekouÃ©. Elements of the Forces RÃ©publicaines de CÃ´te d’Ivoire (FRCI) fired at the helicopter, but failed to hit it. UNOCI strongly condemns this attack against its peacekeepers, which could be considered [...]
Source: United Nations, 03-Mar-11
The United Nations publicly apologized to Belarus today for an inaccurate report from its mission in CÃ´te d’Ivoire that Belarus had supplied attack helicopters to former President Laurent Gbagbo in violation of an arms embargo on the strife-torn West African country. “This [is a] troubling event and a mistaken report,” Under-Secretary-General Alain Le Roy, head [...]
Source: United Nations, 01-Mar-11
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for full compliance with the United Nations arms embargo placed on CÃ´te d’Ivoire after reports that attack helicopters have been provided to forces loyal to former president Laurent Gbagbo. “The Secretary-General demands full compliance with the arms embargo and warns both the supplier of this military equipment and Mr. Gbagbo [...]
Source: Hindustan Times, 25-Jan-11
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: UN, 20-Jan-11
The UN Security Council held its its 6,469th meeting yesterday and decided inter alia to adopt Resolution 1967 which includes increased provision of helicopters in the Ivory Coast. The pertinent paragraphs read as follows:- 3. Decides to authorize the Secretary-General, further to resolution 1951 (2010) and paragraph 6 of resolution 1962 (2010), to extend by [...]
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: UN World Food Programme, 10-Dec-10
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the news that three Latvian men working as helicopter aircrew for the WFP United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, have been freed after more than a month in captivity. WFP said that the three Latvians, a pilot, [...]
Source: Globe and Mail, 21-Oct-10
United Nations peacekeepers in Congo say they desperately need one thing above all: helicopters.
Source: United Nations, 20-Oct-10
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan now has 24 helicopters, an increase of eight, to help move 120 tons of material for the January referendum that will decide whether southern Sudan declares independence from Africa’s largest country, a senior official said today. “We have a large mission support capability here in the south as [...]
Source: Reuters, 31-Aug-10
Three Russian helicopter crew members have been freed a day after they were abducted in Sudan’s war-torn western region of Darfur, a Sudanese army spokesman says
Source: RFI, 31-Aug-10
Three Russian helicopter pilots were abducted Sunday at Nyala in Darfur, a region plagued by civil war. This is the second kidnapping of foreign nationals in two weeks in the west of the Sudanese province.
Source: United Nations, 30-Jul-10
29 July 2010 – A Russian helicopter pilot missing since the start of the week was found safe late today in southern Darfur, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged Sudanese region confirmed. On Monday, a UNAMID helicopter had picked up three representatives of the rebel group known as the Liberty and Justice [...]
Source: Uruguay al Dia, 22-Mar-10
Next Monday, the Air Force will deploy two twin-engine Bell 212 helicopters to meet humanitarian missions in Bukavu airport in the Republic of Congo.
Source: AllAfrica, 18-Feb-10
The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have received five MI-35 tactical helicopters from Ethiopia. The helicopters arrived in Nyala, South Darfur, with 15 pilots and crew members onboard.
A group of helicopters based in Canary participate in the mission that Spain takes place in Lebanon under the auspices of the United Nations Organization (UNO)
Source: Rotorhub, 15-Jul-09