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Second AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

Second AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

The Croatian Police yesterday took delivery of the second of two AW139 helicopters, after receiving the first in January 2016.   The two aircraft will have their primary role as border protection.  Croatia has the EU’s second longest land border with non-EU countries, a total of 745 miles, making it only marginally shorter than the 816… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-16

Croatia buys 16 US Army surplus OH-58Ds

Croatia buys 16 US Army surplus OH-58Ds

The Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament consented to the procurement of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters and to the appointment of Lieutenant General Mirko Šundov as the new Chief of the General Staff succeeding General Drago Lovrić as of 1 March 2016. The project of equipment of  the Armed Forces with a squadron of… Read more »

Source: Croatian Military, 03-Mar-16

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First AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

First AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

The Croatian Police last week took delivery of the first of two AW139 helicopters, with the second reportedly due in July 2016.   Flown to Zagreb Airport on Wednesday, the aircraft had actually quietly entered national airspace the previous evening and overnighted at Pula ready for its higher profile landing at the capital’s airport. The two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jan-16

Croatian Police orders AW139 for border and maritime patrol

Croatian Police orders AW139 for border and maritime patrol

AgustaWestland announced today that the Croatian Police has placed an order for one AW139 intermediate twin-turbine helicopter. With this order, the AW139 will enter for the first time in the Country, replacing an older model following a competitive tender issued by the Croatian Ministry of Interior. The AW139 was chosen by the customer after a… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Feb-15

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

Croatian company Aviation and Technical Center ‘ZTC’ with the assistance of Ukrspecexport State Company and Sevastopol Aircraft Plant, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, has transferred two Mi-8 Helicopters repaired after the major overhaul to the Air Forces of Croatia. The third helicopter for the needs of Croatian Air Forces is under the preparation to flyoff. The repair of Mi-8 Helicopters for… Read more »

Source: Ukroboronprom, 13-Mar-14

Croatian Police receive first Eurocopter EC135

Croatian Police receive first Eurocopter EC135

In their first new helicopter acquisition for 23 years, the Croatian Police have recently bought two Eurocopter EC135s to be based at Lucko. Previously they relied on three Bell 206s (one Agusta-built one dating from 1973) and one Agusta-Bell 212, all of which are now marked for retirement in the next two years. The first… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Oct-13

25-Jan-13 228 Mil Mi-171Sh Duga Resa, Croatia

Emergency landing at night on snow after overheating.  Stayed a while and returned to base in Zagreb.  Serial 228 to be confirmed (may possibly be 226).  Aircraft type is Mi-171Sh and not Mi-8 per the press reports.

25-Jan-13

21-Sep-12 9A-HMA Robinson R44 Prgomet, Croatia

Crashed and ended up on its port side.  Initial investigations are looking at whether the helicopter was overloaded and/or outside CofG limits

22-Sep-12

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Czech and Croatian crews prepare for Afghanistan together

Czech and Croatian crews prepare for Afghanistan together

In the spirit of the slogan “If to fight together, we must train together”, twelve Czech and Croatian soldiers of helicopter crews train at the Mosnov Helicopter Training Point before their deployment in Afghanistan. The very first joint training started this week at the simulator, while practical training will be held in Croatia. Czech and… Read more »

Source: Czech MoD, 24-Apr-12

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Complete Register – Croatia – September 2011

Complete Register – Croatia – September 2011

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Complete Registers” series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the “Complete Registers” series allows us to include… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-11

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Helifor plans helicopter infrastructure along Croatian coast

Helifor plans helicopter infrastructure along Croatian coast

Because the Adriatic Sea area is a vital common factor and having in mind the future shared political association of the European Union, parties have concluded that the lack of helicopter related services and necessary infrastructure over the Adriatic cannot provide a safe and integrated environment of future mutual social and economical development and prosperity… Read more »

Source: HeliFor, 12-Feb-11

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Croatia achieves Category 1 safety rating

Croatia achieves Category 1 safety rating

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Croatia complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a reassessment of Croatia’s civil aviation authority. Croatiahas made significant progress and is now upgraded from the Category 2 safety rating… Read more »

Source: FAA, 27-Jan-11

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Complete Register – Croatia – November 2010

Complete Register – Croatia – November 2010

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Complete Registers” series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the “Complete Registers” series allows us to include… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-10

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USAF train up helicopter crews from Hungary and Croatia in NVG ops for Afghanistan

USAF train up helicopter crews from Hungary and Croatia in NVG ops for Afghanistan

Establishing and maintaining solid working relationships with partner nations is a key mission element in the special operations community. This sometimes takes the form of providing needed training opportunities in order to level the ‘playing field’ and ensure better interoperability and capability with partner forces. One such need recently came in the form of night… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 10-Oct-10

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Helifor to build new heliport in Croatia

Helifor to build new heliport in Croatia

Helifor has announced it will build a heliport in Croatia as none of the current landing surfaces are suitable and they lack proper documentation.

Source: Croatian Times, 09-Sep-10

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