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21-May-17 Leonardo AW101 Hamr el Ain, Algeria (3F)

Helicopter crashed in open farmland on a night reconnaissance mission, killing three POB.  Post crash fire.  Reported location is right by significant amounts of high voltage lines converging on a power station site, and the Algerian Navy later confirmed (below) that the helicopter hit powerlines. The official statement in the news section of the Algerian… Read more »

21-May-17

Egypt to Receive Kamov Delivery in 2017

Egypt to Receive Kamov Delivery in 2017

Russian Helicopters are up to date with their production plan and will be on schedule with the delivery of 46 Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters to Egypt this year. As reported by Flight Global, these helicopters will operate from two “Mistral-class amphibious assault ships.” Another order they have for Ka-52 is from Algeria who have ordered… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Mar-17

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Algerian Mi-26T2s in Transit

Algerian Mi-26T2s in Transit

The Algerian Air Force has a contract for 14 Mi-26T2s from Russian Helicopters. The second batch of deliveries have been seen in Italy in late January. They hope to conclude the deliveries by the end of 2017, reports IT Web. They also have a contract for 42 Mi-28NE attack helicopters from Russian Helicopters.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-17

AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

Over the last five years, Algeria has received a significant number of helicopters from AgustaWestland, but the manufacturer goes into complete silence mode when asked how many aircraft have been delivered.  No article has been published to date enumerating the extent of this order. HeliHub.com has thus done a significant amount of research in an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

Russia to supply 40 Mi-28 attack helicopters to Algeria

Russia to supply 40 Mi-28 attack helicopters to Algeria

Russia will deliver 40 Mi-28NE attack helicopters to Algeria in line with a bilateral contract, Interfax news agency said on Friday See full story

Source: Economic Times, 21-Mar-16

Former AW managers investigated over Algerian deal

Former AW managers investigated over Algerian deal

Italian tax police carried out searches in several cities on Thursday relating to allegations of corruption by former managers of Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland over a helicopter contract in Algeria, Italian prosecutors said. The new investigation comes as Finmeccanica’s CEO Mauro Moretti, appointed last year, seeks to restore the state-controlled defence group’s reputation after a separate… Read more »

Source: Agustawestland, 30-Apr-15

19-Apr-15 Mil Mi-24 Illizi, Algeria (2F)

Further Details not reported

19-Apr-15

Algerian Navy about to receive first Super Lynx 300s

Algerian Navy about to receive first Super Lynx 300s

The Algerian Navy will soon take delivery of the first of six Super Lynx 300 helicopter following the conclusion of armed flight trials of the first aircraft by AgustaWestland at the company factory in Somerset, United Kingdom. See Full Story

Source: Defence Web, 29-Oct-14

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Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria has ordered 42 Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters and six Mi-26T2 cargo helicopters in a nearly $3 billion deal, according to Russian media.  See full story

Source: Defence Web, 04-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland subcontracts training to operator who does not train

AgustaWestland subcontracts training to operator who does not train

Around two years ago, a training programme commenced in the UK with 40 would-be pilots from Algeria, all set up by AgustaWestland as part of a wider deal including a whole batch of helicopters as well. While the operators and AW maintained radio silence on the contract, many in the UK industry knew that Tiger… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-12

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Rostvertol to demo Mi-26T2 to the Algerian Armed Forces

Rostvertol to demo Mi-26T2 to the Algerian Armed Forces

Russia’s helicopter manufacturing company Rostvertol will demonstrate its upgraded heavy transport helicopter Mi-26T2 to the Algerian Armed Force on July 5-16 (see full story)

Source: Indrus, 26-Jun-12

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Algeria to sell VVIP Eurocopter EC225s

Algeria to sell VVIP Eurocopter EC225s

The Republic of Algeria is selling its pair of VVIP Eurocopter EC225LP helicopters.  Sales company Helipartner is marketing the pair on their website.  Built in 2003 and 2004, the two helicopters have flown less than 1,200 hours between them, so they average just 80 hours a year each.  The two aircraft are listed with their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Nov-11

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Algeria seeks Mi-28NE attack helicopter deal

Algeria seeks Mi-28NE attack helicopter deal

Russia’s Rosvertol, which produces attack helicopters for the Russian Helicopters holding company, is in talks with Algeria over the export of its Mi-28NE, the Rostov-on-Don-based manufacturer said on 6 June.

Source: Flightglobal, 07-Jun-11

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Algerian military helicopter training halted as UK CAA close airfield

Algerian military helicopter training halted as UK CAA close airfield

The UK CAA this week visited Shobdon airfield and were so alarmed by what they found that they issued a NOTAM there and then, closing the airfield.  However, exactly why such this action was taken is not yet known, although it has been the subject of plenty of speculation on the Flyer forum frequented by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Mar-11

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Ceuta-Algeciras route flies 5,000 passengers in first 3 months

Ceuta-Algeciras route flies 5,000 passengers in first 3 months

The helicopter route across the Strait of Gibraltar from Ceuta and Algeciras has registered about 4,984 passengers during the first three months of operation of the service

Source: ABC, 17-Oct-10

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17-Aug-10 EC-KUJ Eurocopter AS350B3 Ben Bakhta, Algeria (2F)

Crashed when working on cleaning powerline insulators.  2 killed in the accident (David Canon – 28, Spanish, and Alex Weagg – 47, Spanish), 1 seriously injured (Antoni Habilane Salmero, 47, Spanish) to hospital

17-Aug-10

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Tiger Helicopters to lease two JetRangers from Castle Air

Tiger Helicopters to lease two JetRangers from Castle Air

British operator Tiger Helicopters are to lease two AB206 JetRangers from Castle Air.  The lease commences 1st October 2010 for an initial period of two years, with each JetRanger expected to fly 1,000 hours during that time on an intensive training contract.  Tiger are providing ab initio training for Algerian military pilots who will then… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jul-10

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Helicopter parts bribery case potentially linked to Algeria police chief murder

Several newspapers said an inquiry ordered by [the late police chief] Tounsi into bribery allegations involving helicopter parts suppliers had implicated Woustache.  “The perpetrator did not accept the conclusions of this inquiry,” the Arabic-language Echorouk daily said

Source: Al-Jazeera, 27-Feb-10

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$5 billion Algerian helicopter deal for UK plant

Britain’s last helicopter maker is in advanced talks with the Algerian government over a $5 billion (£3.1 billion) order that would safeguard more than 4,000 jobs in Somerset.

Source: The Times, 28-Sep-09

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Are Morocco And Algeria Gearing Up For Arms Race?

The Algerian ministry of defense signed a contract with Agusta Westland, an Italian company of the Finmeccanica Group, to purchase 100 helicopters of various nomenclatures for its gendarmerie, police, and civil protection agency.

Source: Morocco Board, 18-Sep-09

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