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Russia signs Mi-171Sh procurement contract with Bangladesh

Russia signs Mi-171Sh procurement contract with Bangladesh

Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, signed a contract with Bangladesh’s Air Force for supply of five Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters. The signing ceremony was held in presence of the Chief of the Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force, Chief Air Marshal Abu Esrar. “Bangladesh is focused on upgrading the national aircraft pool. We are… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Jul-17

Bangladesh Signs Contract for 5 Mi-171SHs

Bangladesh Signs Contract for 5 Mi-171SHs

A contract for five Military Mi-171SH helicopters has been signed between Russian Helicopters and the Bangladesh Air Force. The contract was signed this past Monday at the BAF Air Headquarters. As reported by Quwa, the Minister of Law, Anisul Huq revealed that larger procurements might be in the pipelines for 2017.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jun-17

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Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of a Bell 429 to Meghna Aviation Ltd. (Meghna) in Bangladesh, making it the first Bell 429 to operate in Bangladesh providing corporate, leisure and utility charter.   “As Bangladeshi operators move to twin-engine helicopters to bring more performance to their missions,… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 20-Apr-17

Bangladesh Navy to Procure Maritime Helicopters

Bangladesh Navy to Procure Maritime Helicopters

The Bangladesh Navy is looking to procure two maritime helicopters for their fleet. The two twin-engine helicopters will be used for Special Forces missions, maritime SAR, anti-surface vessel warfare, over the horizon targeting, casualty evacuation and anti-submarine warfare. They should be fully operational for all weather conditions. They should be suitable to land on all… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-16

Two AW139s inducted into Bangladesh Air Force

Two AW139s inducted into Bangladesh Air Force

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid a visit to Air Force’s Bangabandhu Base in Dhaka in Dhaka on Sunday 6th December to induct two new aircraft types.  Aside from the Yak-140 jet trainer (they have 24 on order), the more important part of the day was to launch the AW139 into military service in this… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-15

Bangladesh receives five MI-171Sh helicopters

Bangladesh receives five MI-171Sh helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) delivered a batch of five military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh’s Ministry of Defence. In addition to regular cargo transportation operations and border security provision, the new Mi-171Sh will be used in UN humanitarian missions and in regions facing complex crime problems. Bangladesh received the Mi-171Sh helicopters under… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Dec-15

Bangladesh orders seven Mi-171s

Bangladesh orders seven Mi-171s

Russia will supply six Mil Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters and one Mi-171E rotocraft to Bangladesh under a contract signed in April this year, Russian state arms seller Rosoboron export First Deputy CEO Ivan Goncharenko said on Monday. See Full Story

Source: rbth, 25-Aug-15

Bangladesh SAR AW139s being test flown by AW

Bangladesh SAR AW139s being test flown by AW

Following AgustaWestland’s announcement in July 2014, HeliHub.com can confirm that the two AW139s due to be delivered to the Bangladesh Air Force are now being test flown at the factory prior to delivery.  The two are serialled 613 and 616, and are currently flying on Italian permit registrations I-EASS and I-PTFR respectively.  As is the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jun-15

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Border Guard Bangladesh to buy four helicopters

Border Guard Bangladesh to buy four helicopters

Border Guard Bangladesh is planning to set up an air wing as part of an increase in vigiliance against cross-border crime.  Their prime focus is drug trafficking across the borders with Myanmar and India (particulary Yaba), where there is a 400km unfenced and unguarded and border.  The apparent inaccessibility of this border BGB Director General… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-15

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Bangladesh Air Force orders two SAR AW139s

Bangladesh Air Force orders two SAR AW139s

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. These helicopters, which will be delivered by the end of 2015, will be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force to perform maritime search and rescue (SAR) and other… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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Bangladesh Navy set to buy Z-9C ASW helicopters

The Bangladesh Navy is procuring two Z-9C is the naval helicopter developed by the Harbin Aircraft Manufacture Co. (HAMC) for shipborne anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and search and rescue (SAR) missions – see full story

Source: Military Forces Asia, 05-Jul-13

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03-Jul-13 S3-BMK Bell 206L4 Dhamrai, Bangladesh

Emergency landing on training flight, helicopter ended up on its side with the main rotorhead lying separated next to the wreck with the blades largely intact.  Skids ripped off too.  Tail boom separated at root.  2 POB – Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Bari to hospital and Major Nazrul Islam only needed first aid.  Reg not yet confirmed

03-Jul-13

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Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family arrives in Bangladesh

Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family arrives in Bangladesh

Eurocopter makes a breakthrough into the Bangladeshi civil helicopter market with the arrival of the country’s first Eurocopter rotorcraft this year. An EC130 B4 was delivered to R&R Aviation; while an AS350 B3e was showcased to civilian and governmental prospects in a two-day flight demonstration. Both aircraft are light helicopters belonging to Eurocopter’s world renowned… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 03-Apr-13

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First R66 delivered in Bangladesh

First R66 delivered in Bangladesh

Richard Mornington-Sanford of Mornington Sanford Aviation assist South Asian Airlines of Dhaka, Bangladesh to certify the first Robinson R66 Turbine in Country. The Robinson R66 Turbine, registration S2-AFC, serial number 0237, was shipped from RHC via sea freight to Chittagong where the helicopter was re-assembled and test flown. S2-AFC was then delivered to South Asian… Read more »

Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation, 27-Mar-13

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12-Feb-13 S2-AFZ MD Helicopters MD600 Nawraparha, Bangladesh

Autorotation landing from 1000ft, main blades cut tail boom.  Corporate operation.  MD600 remained upright and all six got out with some injuries.   Six were identified as Tahmina Mostofa, 24,  Asif Iqbal, 45, Kazi Safayet Hossain, 45, Abul Kalam, and pilots Gulzar Hossain, 42, and Shafiqul Islam, 35.

12-Feb-13

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Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin enters service with Bangladesh Army

Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin enters service with Bangladesh Army

The Bangladesh Army has marked its formal service introduction of two new Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters, which will be deployed on United Nations humanitarian missions and operated in multi-role transport duties for the republic. Supplied through the Eurocopter South East Asia subsidiary, these are the first Eurocopter-built rotorcraft to join the Bangladesh Army’s aviation… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Nov-12

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Eurocopter concludes Singapore Airshow by selling two EC130s to Bangladesh

Eurocopter concludes Singapore Airshow by selling two EC130s to Bangladesh

An agreement was signed with R&R Aviation on the last day of the Singapore Airshow for two brand new Eurocopter EC130 B4, marking Eurocopter’s breakthrough into the Bangladeshi market with its first new civil helicopter sale. This achievement capped Eurocopter’s successful outing at the Airshow this year, where it also inked deals for four new… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 23-Feb-12

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Bangladesh Police to go airborne with two Bell 407s

Bangladesh Police to go airborne with two Bell 407s

Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion is to acquire a pair of new Bell 407s, providing airborne law enforcment capability for the first time in this Asian country.  Commander M Sohail of the RAB has confirmed that the police authorities signed a contract with Bell Helicopter Asia on June 23rd 2011.  The deal, valued at 57 crore… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-11

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Bangladesh to buy two Bell helicopters for Rapid Action Battalion

Bangladesh to buy two Bell helicopters for Rapid Action Battalion

The government is going to purchase two choppers at a cost of Tk 90 crore (US$12.2M) to equip Rapid Action Battalion better for carrying out anti-crime operations through the air

Source: Daily Star, 23-May-11

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Bangladesh: New operator Square Air to start with a Bell 407

Bangladesh: New operator Square Air to start with a Bell 407

Bangladesh’s leading conglomerate Square Group is going to launch commercial helicopter service within this month focusing chartered as well as emergency medical evacuation.

Source: Financial Express, 20-Apr-10

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Bangladesh Navy Orders Pair of AgustaWestland AW109 Powers

Bangladesh Navy Orders Pair of AgustaWestland AW109 Powers

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the award of a contract by the Bangladesh Navy for two AW109 Power maritime helicopters. The helicopters will be used for a wide range of naval missions including search and rescue, economic zone protection, surface surveillance and maritime security. The aircraft will be delivered in 2011 and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Feb-10

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09-Mar-09 CH- Bell B206 Roha village, Tangail district, 72 km from Dhaka , Bangladesh (2F)

9-Mar-09 CH- Bell B206 Roha village, Tangail district, 72 km from Dhaka
, Bangladesh

09-Mar-09

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