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NHV wins Belgian windfarm contract with H145

NHV wins Belgian windfarm contract with H145

The NHV Group announced a new contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide helicopter services in support of the Rentel Offshore Wind farm. The operations are expected to start in October 2018. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Ostend to the Rentel offshore wind farm located approximately 40 km from Ostend, in front… Read more »

Source: NHV, 20-Sep-18

Belgian Minister of Defence visits EDA

Belgian Minister of Defence visits EDA

Steven Vandeput, the Defence Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, visited the European Defence Agency today where he was welcomed by EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq. A wide range of topics related to European defence cooperation were discussed, including the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD), the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the European Defence Fund… Read more »

Source: EDA, 08-Mar-18

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Belgian operator wins Dutch pipeline contract

Belgian operator wins Dutch pipeline contract

The European Union Tenders website has been updated to show that Belgian operator Heli and Co have been awarded a contract to survey the Gasunie gas pipeline network in the Netherlands.  The company expects to operate Robinson R44 helicopters for this work, and supercedes German operator S P Luftbild who previously operated the contract.  Gasunie… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Aug-17

Dynali delivers its 50th H3

Dynali delivers its 50th H3

Dynali Helicopter Company, the Belgian manufacturer of ultra-light helicopters announces the delivery of its 50th H3 microlight helicopter. This machine is for delivery to the Air Flash flight school in Amiens, France, which is already an experienced operator of Dynali H3s in flight training. The H3 is currently the lowest priced two-seat helicopter in the… Read more »

Source: Dynali, 06-Jun-17

Ardian-backed NHV Group taps Lafont as executive chairman

Ardian-backed NHV Group taps Lafont as executive chairman

NHV Group, the Belgium-based helicopter transport services company, and Ardian the independent private investment company, its main shareholder since 2014, today announce the appointment of Dominique Lafont as Executive Chairman. The appointment comes following the recommendation by former Chairman of the Board Pascal Colombani, with Mr. Lafont having joined the board in 2015 as an… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 20-Jan-17

10th EDA Helicopter Training Exercise Programme takes off in Belgium

10th EDA Helicopter Training Exercise Programme takes off in Belgium

Exercise BLACK BLADE is hosted by Belgium at Florennes airbase and takes place from the 14th of November to the 2nd of December. Over 400 personnel will take part in this exercise, with a total of 14 air assets from 4 Member States being deployed. This edition marks the 10th helicopter exercise under the umbrella… Read more »

Source: EDA, 18-Nov-16

Bell Helicopter Signs First European Customer Advantage Plan Customer

Bell Helicopter Signs First European Customer Advantage Plan Customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the signing of the first VIP customer for its Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) support solution in Europe. The private customer operates a Bell 407GXP and is located in Belgium. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide customers with comprehensive coverage solutions for daily operations. The plans offer a… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Oct-16

Terma opens Brussels office

Terma opens Brussels office

Opening of Terma Brussels was celebrated at a well-attended reception at the new office facilities. The opening marks the continuous global expansion of the company. With a global footprint and European companies in Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, the UK, and now with the opening of the NATO and EU office in Brussels, Terma is a… Read more »

Source: Terma, 01-Jun-16

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Helipaddy creates WW1 Memorial tour to demonstrate trip planning capabilities

Helipaddy creates WW1 Memorial tour to demonstrate trip planning capabilities

Helipaddy, the world’s largest moderated database of helicopter landing sites and points of interest, has started to create suggested helicopter tours as a way of demonstrating the capabilities and value of their system. The first itinerary around the significant First World War (WW1) locations of Northern France has been well received.  The suggested route will… Read more »

Source: Helipaddy, 18-Apr-16

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Milestone 700th R66 rolls off the production line

Milestone 700th R66 rolls off the production line

Robinson’s 700th R66 Turbine rolled off the production line on December 18, 2015, five years after the 5-place helicopter was FAA certificated. Serial Number 700 is an R66 Turbine Marine, which is an R66 equipped with pop-out floats, and will be delivered to Robinson Dealer Air Technology Belgium. This will be the first Turbine Marine… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 04-Jan-16

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Danish defence company Terma opens Brussels office

Danish defence company Terma opens Brussels office

The Danish aerospace, defence and security company Terma announced the opening of a new representation office in Brussels, Belgium. “Opening an office in Brussels is a logical development of our wish to be close to our markets and partners. Brussels is the heart of Europe and sets the agenda on a broad spectrum of issues… Read more »

Source: Terma, 15-Dec-15

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Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

NHV Group has logged the first 1,000 flight hours with the H175, proving this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of crews and supplies to off-shore oil and gas platforms – the primary mission for which it was designed. The 1,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s initial two… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Sep-15

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01-Aug-15 OO-KMN Robinson R44 Belgium

Date is estimated, and may be any time in the range 23-Jun (last known flight) to 05-Aug, when the helicopter was seen damaged on a trailer in the insurance compound at Fairoaks Airport in the UK. Helicopter looks mostly complete, but tail boom a little bent and the lower part of the tail is bent… Read more »

01-Aug-15

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NH Industries celebrates NH90 Initial Operational Capability in Belgium

NH Industries celebrates NH90 Initial Operational Capability in Belgium

NHI celebrated today the Initial Operational Capability of the Belgian NH90s. This event took place today in the NHI pavilion in presence of Colonel Dejaeger Commander of the Air Component of Belgium and the NHI Directoire. After having ordered 4 Tactical Transport NH90s and 4 Naval NH90s and proceeded to the training of its aircrews,… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 18-Jun-15

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Netherlands – HeliCentre will soon receive its first R66

Netherlands – HeliCentre will soon receive its first R66

Dutch operator HeliCentre Flight Academy, based at  Lelystad, will soon receive its first Robinson R66 Turbine.  PH-HCE, serial 0624 from the factory in Torrance California, is currently being prepared by Air Technology Belgium and the first engine run has been completed after assembling the helicopter out of its shipping crate. File Photo John Burcote –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jun-15

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Belgium puts NH90 into operation

Belgium puts NH90 into operation

[electronic translation] The new NH90 helicopters of the Defence be ready to conduct operations in a ‘friendly’ environment. At the airbase of Beauvechain, the commander of the Air Component May 20, the 18th squadron officially ‘initial operational capable’ explained. “We are pleased that we now have a new operational capability,” said Major General Frederik Vansina… Read more »

Source: Belgium Defense, 21-May-15

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Airbus hands over first two EC175s

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

A double-handover ceremony today marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. The milestone EC175s will be utilized on core applications for which Airbus Helicopters developed this medium-sized rotorcraft: the airlift of crews and supplies… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Dec-14

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Belgium – Liege Heliport permanently closed

Belgium – Liege Heliport permanently closed

Belgian airspace operator Belgocontrol has issued a NOTAM saying B3006/14  From:14 NOV 14 09:30 Till:PERM Text:EBLO HELIPORT PERM CLSD which decodes as Liege Heliport Permanently closed.  EBLO is the ICAO code for the Heliport. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-14

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13-Jun-14 OO-JCS Schweizer S300C Cerfontaine, Belgium (1F)

Annual licence renewal flight.  Instructor Louis Janssens (69) from Theux died in the accident

13-Jun-14

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EC175 launch customer NHV holds demo flights in Belgium

EC175 launch customer NHV holds demo flights in Belgium

Following its successful demo tour in the North Sea, the EC175 headed to NHV in Ostende, Belgium for three days of demonstration flights. In total, five flights were held carrying passengers such as NHV shareholders, investors, and Search and Rescue pilots. Listen to Annabelle De Witte, HSE Manager for Senvion Benelux, Remco Siemerink, SAR base… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-14

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Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

Garmin continues to expand its global aviation chart coverage with the release of European terminal charts, including instrument approach charts, SIDs, STARs, and airport diagrams. These charts are the most recent addition to the growing list of worldwide aviation charting products available from Garmin, which are compatible with select Garmin avionics and portables. Additional charts… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 06-Apr-14

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AeroSimulators Relocates Belgian Offices

AeroSimulators Relocates Belgian Offices

AeroSimulators announced today that it has relocated its Belgian facilities in response to the on-going need for additional space.  The new facility, located at Laagstraat 65, 9140 Temse, Belgium (Telephone: +32 475 241 797), will provide expanded office and simulator production space, as well as customized simulator training facilities. Address and contact details for AeroSimulators’… Read more »

Source: AeroSimulators, 05-Mar-14

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NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) has ordered six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s, increasing its acquisitions of the new-generation rotorcraft to 16. NHV is an EC175 launch customer, booking its first contract for 10 of the mid-sized, twin-engine helicopters in 2012. “We – NHV and our customers – having experienced the EC175’s performance first-hand, have full confidence… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 25-Feb-14

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Belgium – New operator sought for Knokke Heliport

Belgium – New operator sought for Knokke Heliport

The principality of Knokke has started the process of finding an operator to take over Knokke Heliport, with the current concession running until August 2014. In August 2005, the running of the heliport was granted to Crown Helicopters for ten years, but they ceased operations in December 2008. After some negotiations, a new agreement announced… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-13

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Belgium – Heligroup to cease operations in April 2014

Belgium – Heligroup to cease operations in April 2014

Local website Helispot.be is reporting that Belgian operator Heligroup will cease operations in April 2014. Helispot have had sight of an email sent to students, pilots and instructors associated with the company – in which they state a “last date” of 7th April and advise all students to seek another course. There is currently no… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Nov-13

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AgustaWestland Opens New R&O Facility in Belgium

AgustaWestland Opens New R&O Facility in Belgium

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Repair and Overhaul facility for its subsidiary Agusta Aerospace Services, thus further expanding its Customer Support activities in Europe. The R&O facility has a surface of 2,016 m² and is located in Zaventem close to Brussels airport. The facility includes NDI test… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Sep-13

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Belgian Sea King marks 3,000th SAR mission

Belgian Sea King marks 3,000th SAR mission

[electronic translation]   On September 2, 2013, the Sea King RS-02 completed its 3000th scramble (emergency off) from the base of Koksijde. During this mission, an organ transport was performed to UZ Gent. This transport was allowed due to lack of means of civil transport available. The 40th Helicopter Squadron “Search and Rescue” (40 Sqn SAR) has… Read more »

Source: Belgian military, 15-Sep-13

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NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

Belgian operator NHV have announced that they have retained the air ambulance contracts from Arras and Lille in Northern France. The company says that the award of this new contract demonstrates the continued confidence of their customers, noting that the Arras contract has been renewed for the third time since 2001, and the Lille for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Sep-13

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Belgium receives its first NH90

Belgium receives its first NH90

Eurocopter today delivered the first NH90 NFH (NATO Frigate Helicopter) to the Belgium Armed Forces, providing an advanced, highly capable and fully-qualified rotary-wing aircraft for this nation’s multi-role mission requirements. In addition to being the no. 1 NH90 NFH received by Belgium, it also is the first built at Eurocopter’s Donauwörth, Germany industrial site –… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 02-Aug-13

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02-Aug-13 H-39 Agusta 109BA Bevekom, Belgium

Problem on post-maintenance test flight.  Pilot  Eddy Lambrechts OK, but technician Steve Houttekier to hospital

02-Aug-13

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Sagita’s hot air-powered Sherpa rethinks the ultra-light helicopter

Sagita’s hot air-powered Sherpa rethinks the ultra-light helicopter

The Sherpa helicopter’s coaxial rotors are directly driven by turbines which are themselves powered by hot air and fumes from the helicopter’s power plant – see full story – see also http://www.sagita.be . . . .

Source: Gizmag, 25-Jun-13

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Belgium to Canada by AS350 was “on his bucket list”

Marinus Boers’ bucket list is filled with adventure.  He and his wife had already taken going around the world in both a small plane and a sailboat off their list, so they decided to make things a bit more risky. (see full story)

Source: Niagara Falls Review, 11-Jun-13

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Belgian SAR chief frustrated by NH90 delays

Belgian SAR chief frustrated by NH90 delays

A delay in the delivery of four NFH NH90 helicopters to meet the Belgian SAR requirement has compromised the government’s plans to retire its fleet of ageing Sea Kings on-schedule.  (See Full Story)

Source: Shephard Media, 07-Jun-13

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23-Apr-13 OO-PIV Robinson R44 Geel, Belgium

Helicopter rolled over onto its side, causing substantial damage, shortly after cameraman had got out.  Off airfield landing at transport depot of BE-Trans

23-Apr-13

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Belgian NH90 NFH makes first flight

Belgian NH90 NFH makes first flight

NHI is proud to announce the first flight of the first NH90 NFH Nato Frigate Helicopter ordered by the Belgian armed forces. For this first 45 minutes flight performed on april 5th at Eurocopter facility Donauwörth in Germany, the crew successfully tested the basic systems of this new generation aircraft. After landing, the pilot expressed… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 10-Apr-13

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UK – Hayward & Green launch A109 component support programme

UK – Hayward & Green launch A109 component support programme

Hayward & Green made a very short announcement on their website – “We are pleased to announce the launch of our A109A/C and E model component support program. Please enquire for the level of support we can offer across a large range of A109 components. All stock is available with Full trace and EASAF1/8130-3 Release… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-13

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Website shows live heli traffic in Belgium and Netherlands

Website shows live heli traffic in Belgium and Netherlands

The Belgian based website helispot.be has recently launched a new page, featuring the helicopter traffic which flies each day.  For every tracked helicopter that flies in Belgium and Netherlands, you can see the first and last recorded track times each day [in UTC], along with the registration, type , serial number, operator, pressure altitude and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Feb-13

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Eurocopter hands over NH90s to Belgium and France

Eurocopter hands over NH90s to Belgium and France

Eurocopter achieved a new milestone on 21st December in its NH90 program with two ceremonies held at its Marignane facility near Marseille in the south of France, during which the manufacturer delivered Belgium’s first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) in the presence of the Belgian Defense Minister Pieter de Crem; along with the French DGA… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Jan-13

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01-Jan-12 OO-RWK Robinson R22 Hoevenen, Belgium

Dynamic Roll-over on training flight.  No injuries reported to instructor or student

01-Jan-13

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EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

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… Read more »

Source: European Defence Agency, 28-Nov-12

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Belgian Police grounded by budget issues?

Belgian Police grounded by budget issues?

Multiple media oulets, including the La Dernière Heure website, have filed a story in recent days saying that the helicopters of the Belgian Federal Police are grounded by budgetary issues.  The problem reportedly covers the refuelling of the helicopters at airfields where a fuel card would be used – and the fuel card has no… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-12

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First flight of Belgian NH90 TTH

First flight of Belgian NH90 TTH

NHI is proud to announce the first flight of the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter ordered by the Belgian armed forces. For this first flight performed on sept 18th from Marignane, the crew tested all the main systems of this new generation aircraft such as the engines and the flight controls. After landing, the crew… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 23-Sep-12

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Bell continues momentum in Europe

Bell continues momentum in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), continues to increase its sales and customer support activities in Europe delivering seven aircraft and signing nine contracts within the last three months, as well as launching Bell 407GX and Bell 429 flight demonstration tours, and gaining EASA approval for a new customer support facility. “Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Sep-12

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NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

HeliHub.com understands that Belgian operator NHV has acquired two Eurocopter EC155s from Bristow.  One – with UK registration G-ISSU – has already been delivered to NHV’s heliport close to Ostend Airport, and will presumably move to the local OO- register and be repainted yellow in the near future.  A photo of it on arrival in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-12

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28-May-12 OO-PIV Robinson R44 Hoegaarden, Belgium

Emergency landing in field, no damage

28-May-12

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17-May-12 I-B037 Elisport CH-7 Mettet, Belgium

Pilot suffered spinal injuries after crashing the single-seat CH-7 Kompress.  Helicopter extensively damaged (see photo)

17-May-12

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Bell delivers six helicopters into Europe

Bell delivers six helicopters into Europe

Bell Helicopter announced at EBACE it completed deliveries of six of its newest aircraft in Europe during the last month. Three Bell 407GX aircraft, the first of its kind in Europe, took flight in Belgium, Denmark and, most recently, Iceland. Bell also delivered three additional Bell 429 aircraft in Russia and Ukraine. “We are excited… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-May-12

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04-May-12 Boeing CH-47 Florennes, Belgium

Royal Netherlands Air Force pilot heard a strange noise shortly after takeoff from the base of Florennes and elected to put the helicopter down in a field.  No damage

04-May-12

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Europe’s first Bell 407GX arrives in Belgium

Europe’s first Bell 407GX arrives in Belgium

Air Technology Belgium has handled the import of Europe’s first Bell 407GX on behalf of its owner, Jan Construct NV.  The helicopter will be operated by HeliPlus (in similar ownership to Jan Construct) and based at their facility at Spiere Heliport near Warcoing.  The company currently operates two Bell 407s, a Eurocopter EC120 and a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-12

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French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

The French Navy has completed its lease of a AS365N2 Dauphin – and returned it to Belgian operator NHV.  The helicopter was noted outside NHV’s base at Ostend on Saturday, covered over and with its main rotor blades removed.  It is expected to be repainted back from the grey/red French Navy scheme to the standard… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-12

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06-Apr-12 OO-DTZ Robinson R22B2 Huy, Belgium (2F)

Hit cable car wires during low level photographic work.  Both pilot Jean-Yves Dantinne and photographer Lawrence Matagne lost their lives

06-Apr-12

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Belgian operator NHV orders ten EC175s

Belgian operator NHV orders ten EC175s

Eurocopter has expanded its EC175 order book with Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen’s 10-aircraft acquisition of this new seven metric ton-category helicopter. Deliveries of the EC175s will begin next year for Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) and are to continue through 2015, with the rotary-wing aircraft equipped for missions that include transportation flights for the oil and gas… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Feb-12

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Belgian Federal Police reaches 20,000 hours

Belgian Federal Police reaches 20,000 hours

The MD900 fleet operated by the Belgian Federal Police has now reached 20,000 hours. Originally acquired by what was then the Gendarmerie in 1997 the fleet now consists of four airframes. The first two G-10 c/n 900-00034 and G-11 c/n 900-00045 were delivered new in 1997, the third to arrive was G12 c/n 900-00038 in… Read more »

Source: Police Aviation News, 20-Dec-11

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18-Oct-11 OO-HCI Eurocopter EC120B Micheroux, Belgium (2F)

Having taken off from Spa on a surveillance flight for the Fluxys company, helicopter crashed in a private garden killing 2 POB.  The owner of the land described the weather as low cloud and windy gusts.

18-Oct-11

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12-Oct-11 H-33 AgustaWestland A109BA Lessive, Belgium

Landed to close to trees and damaged main blades

12-Oct-11

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Christoph Europa 1 marks 50,000th mission

Christoph Europa 1 marks 50,000th mission

ADAC, the German-based rescue organisation, has announced that it’s “Christoph Europa 1” base achieved its 50,000th mission on 18th May.  Based at Aachen-Merzbrück airfield, the helicopter was on its 725th Use this year after being called to an emergency to Baesweiler. These impressive figures reflect a high daily operating frequency, which averaged five missions per… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-11

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NLR helps with NH90 trials on Belgian Navy frigate

NLR helps with NH90 trials on Belgian Navy frigate

The NH90 helicopter recently made its first deck landing on an M-frigate, while the ship was under sail. This first-ever landing occurred as part of a qualification measurement procedure for a new helicopter transport system. The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) conducted these measurements during the certification process, with dedicated measuring equipment for the ship, helicopter… Read more »

Source: NLR, 01-Mar-11

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Corruption investigation at Belgian Police Air Support unit

Corruption investigation at Belgian Police Air Support unit

On Thursday 27th January, the Air Support Unit at Melsbroek Airport was raided by up to 30 investigations after allegations of corruption. Investigators took computers, office records, accounts and flight log books.  Allegations include private use of police helicopters, failure to comply with official procurement procedures and irregularities when entering into contacts with private companies. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-11

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Connexxion to lose one million Euros on Helinet

Connexxion to lose one million Euros on Helinet

The Amsterdam-based Helinet helicopter company is bankrupt. Helinet, who wanted to set up a helicopter network connecting 22 cities in the Netherlands and Belgium, has run out of money. Regional carrier Connexxion loses one million euros. Helinet wanted to set up its own heliports in 22 Dutch and Belgian municipalities, but did not get any… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 07-Dec-10

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Helicopter wreckage found after 45 years

Helicopter wreckage found after 45 years

The helicopter, which was found very recently, had disappeared in July 1965 around Buta, in north-eastern Congo.

Source: LeVif, 06-Dec-10

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Fourth Belgian Police Explorer now delivered

Fourth Belgian Police Explorer now delivered

Further to our recent report of the Belgian Police air unit purchasing an MD902 Explorer to add to their existing fleet of three MD900s, we can now report it has been delivered. Dutch website Avia DejaVu reports it stopping at Groningen Airport yesteday en its delivery route from Odense to Melsbroek airport in Brussels. This… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Oct-10

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Belgian Police order fourth MD Explorer

Belgian Police order fourth MD Explorer

The Belgian Government agreed Friday to purchase a used MD902 for the Politie (Belgian Police), adding to the three MD900s they already have

Source: DHnet, 02-Oct-10

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Belgian military using disposal agency to sell five A109s

Belgian military using disposal agency to sell five A109s

The Belgian military are using disposal agents GEO Business Objects to market five of their Agusta A109BA helicopters.  The five helicotpers are quoted as 1992-4 manufacture with just 1,200-1,800 hours on each airframe.  A suggested sale price of 1.6 million Euros (approx UK£1.31M or US$2.03M)  We assume that all the normal component data and equipment… Read more »

10-Sep-10

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Azor 2010 exercise will involve 32 helicopters from 9 nations

Azor 2010 exercise will involve 32 helicopters from 9 nations

As part of the European Defence Agency’s Helicopter Training Programme (HTP), Spain will host a Multinational Helicopter Exercise in June 2010. The Exercise is the largest of its kind so far, with more than 32 helicopters and 500 people attending from 9 nations and yet takes place less than a year after the Ministerial endorsement… Read more »

Source: EDA, 01-Jun-10

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Belgium releases details of A109 display team for 2010

Belgium releases details of A109 display team for 2010

Belgium has for many years had a two-ship demonstration team comprising of two AgustaWestland A109BA helicopters.  This year is no exception, but the military command is clear that the two helicopters can be pressed back into military service on request, ready to intervene in various scenarios such as: Peace keeping and enforcement operations Help to… Read more »

Source: Belgian Military, 14-May-10

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Belgian Alouettes take-off for the last time

This Wednesday, September 9, a farewell ceremony for the helicopter “Alouette II” will be held at the military base Bierset, Belgium.

Source: DefPro, 09-Sep-09

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3 escape Belgian jail in hijacked helicopter

Source: DOSE, 24-Jul-09

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4-Jul-09 OO-PMH Robinson R22 Nazareth, Belgium

4-Jul-09 OO-PMH Robinson R22 Nazareth, Belgium

04-Jul-09

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Blue Sky Network to supply Iridium satcoms to Belgian oeprator NHV

Blue Sky Network to supply Iridium satcoms to Belgian oeprator NHV

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Jun-09

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Blue Sky Network Chosen by NHV for Around-the-Clock Helicopter Location Monitoring and Comms

Blue Sky Network Chosen by NHV for Around-the-Clock Helicopter Location Monitoring and Comms

Belgian operator NHV has selected Blue Sky Network’s satellite tracking and communication solution for use aboard its work and transport helicopters, which include Dauphin, Explorer and Calibri models. These new technologies will help keep copter pilots and passengers safe and in constant communication with land and other air personnel as they work throughout the day… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 15-Apr-09

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