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Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B helicopter. Newly registered in the Czech Republic as OK-AMS the helicopter will be engaged in the private air transportation to perfectly fit into the wide range of the Company’s services. The helicopter will often provide a quick shuttle between Prague Int’l Airport and remote heli spots offering… Read more »

Source: Aeropartner, 26-May-17

Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

The Czech Republic will soon be releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for a new fleet. They are looking for a multi-role rotorcraft that will meet the technical, cost and performance requirements. The procurement will also mean the replacement of the Mil Mi-24s. Leonardo has come forward with the proposal of its AW139M, saying that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-17

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Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

The Czech Republic is looking into a military contract costing around CZK 6 billion. Although sources say the costs may double. Companies that are gunning for the contract include Airbus, Bell and Sikorsky. The competition is high between the three companies, but a spokesperson has said that the decision may not necessarily be made by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Apr-17

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

Bell opens new paint facility and delivery centre in Prague

Bell opens new paint facility and delivery centre in Prague

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that its Prague location officially opened a new paint facility and delivery center –providing full aircraft completion and delivery capabilities to its European customers. “Bell Helicopter’s continued investment in the region reinforces our commitment to our European customers to provide an in-region facility that offers the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-May-16

Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

Two Czechs found a week ago the wreck of a Polish helicopter in a forest between Lanskroun and Ceska Trebova that crashed 48 years ago, Military History and Technology Museum owner Vladek Vacha told journalists on Monday. See Full Story

Source: Prague Daily Monitor, 24-Feb-16

MD Helicopters to speak at Combat Helicopter 2015 conference

MD Helicopters to speak at Combat Helicopter 2015 conference

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce Roger O’Dell, Director of Program Management, will be a plenary speaker at the 2015 Combat Helicopter Conference (CH2015), Prague, Czech Republic, November 17-19, 2015. Mr. O’Dell will speak on issues related to multimission light scout helicopter solutions and delivering rapid operational readines during CH2015 Day Two sessions… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 12-Nov-15

Airbus Helicopters and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

Airbus Helicopters and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

In the frame of the on-going multipurpose helicopter tender of the Czech Ministry of Defence, Airbus Helicopters signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding with the LOM PRAHA s.p. for a future cooperation in the field of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul. The agreement is also covering national customization, service & support, training and the potential… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 29-Oct-15

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Russia approves maintenance at Bell Helicopter Prague

Russia approves maintenance at Bell Helicopter Prague

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces today that the Bell Helicopter Prague, Customization and Delivery Center, has received Russian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certification to perform maintenance on Russian registered aircraft. “This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter Prague,” said Michael Reagan, director, global services at Bell Helicopter. “We are committed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Sep-15

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AgustaWestland and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

AgustaWestland and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

AgustaWestland announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LOM Praha s.p. of the Czech Republic. Under the MoU the partners are paving the way for cooperation in the field of helicopter maintenance, training, servicing and support, as well as the designing and manufacturing of helicopter kits. The partnership would be firmly… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Sep-15

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LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Prague-based service and support provider LOM PRAHA for discussions on collaboration involving reassembly, customization and maintenance of Bell Helicopter military aircraft. To see images of the signing ceremony in Prague, please follow this link. “We are looking… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jun-15

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29-Mar-15 OK-RRJ Robinson R44 Modrava, Czech Republic (1F)

Crashed into trees shortly after take-off from a site described as ” inaccessible” – pilot reported to have stayed the night in a cottage in the woods.  Weather mentioned as a possible factor in some reports

29-Mar-15

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12-Feb-15 N111ZP Rotorway A600 Bohusovice nad Ohri, Czech Republic (1F)

Test flight of newly imported helicopter.  Pilot killed

12-Feb-15

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EFA Prague – the New Name for EHS and AviationExpo Europe

EFA Prague – the New Name for EHS and AviationExpo Europe

EFA Prague, ‘Europe’s Festival of Aviation in Prague’ is Europe’s General Aviation and Helicopter Expo in Eastern Europe. The event will take place at Prague- Kbely Airport from 11th – 13th of June 2015. EFA Prague replaces the former Show names of AviationExpo Europe and European Helicopter Show (EHS), to allow for a unified name which represents both shows as ‘EFA… Read more »

Source: EFA, 20-Jan-15

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EHS Announces New Location

EHS Announces New Location

Prague confirmed as host city for the 2015 European Helicopter Show, 11 to 13 June 2015 The EHS team has secured unique and exclusive access to Prague – Kbely airport as the new home of the European Helicopter Show, from 11 to 13 June 2015. Located in the heart of Europe, Prague is not only… Read more »

Source: EHS, 24-Nov-14

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Fuchs Helikopter to be first Swiss R66 operator

Fuchs Helikopter to be first Swiss R66 operator

Fuchs Helikopter have announced that they will be the first operator of the Robinson R66 Turbine in Switzerland.  Serial number 0338 is expected to soon take up local registration HB-ZSF – it has been bought from Nisa Air in the Czech Republic, who operated it as OK-TNT for a short time. Fuchs intend using the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Aug-14

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Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce three new Enstrom dealers: DSA a.s., in the Czech Republic, Hi-Tech Helicopters, Inc. in North Carolina, and Indiana Helicopters in Indiana. “All three are well-established companies and will enhance our market presence for these regions,” said Orlando Alaniz, director of sales and marketing at Enstrom. “We are looking… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 17-Jul-14

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Bell invests in Prague facility upgrades

Bell invests in Prague facility upgrades

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its facility in Prague, Czech Republic, will become the company’s regional customization, delivery and aftermarket service center to address growing European customer demand. In addition to upgrades to the facility, the company laid out its plans for future investments in Europe including expanded customization capabilities and… Read more »

Source: Textron, 15-Jul-14

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Czech Republic – DSA adds Enstrom 480 to fleet

Czech Republic – DSA adds Enstrom 480 to fleet

Czech operator DSA has added a new type to its fleet with the acquisition of an Enstrom 480B from the UK. Delivered on its British registration G-TRYX, the helicopter continues to be registered in the UK in DSA’s name.  It is based at Prague’s Kbely Airport and used for training and charter Jeremy Parkin –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-14

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20-Jun-14 OK-LPS Robinson R22 Prague, Czech Republic

Emergency field landing with high vertical force impact.  Skids splayed out

20-Jun-14

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EHS Hall Plan and Static Display Plans Live

EHS Hall Plan and Static Display Plans Live

The Hall Plan and Static display is now live on the European Helicopter Show website!  See Exhibitor list here Exhibitors and visitors are now able to view the Hall Plan and Static Display for this upcoming European Helicopter Show event, taking place on the 19th – 21st June, 2014.   For more information on the European Helicopter Show visit: www.eurohelishow.com Get the most… Read more »

Source: EHS, 10-Jun-14

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Bell announces first 407GX sale in Czech Republic

Bell announces first 407GX sale in Czech Republic

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with King’s Casino for a Bell 407GX. This is the first Bell 407GX to be sold into the Czech Republic. “We are excited King’s Casino has put their confidence in the performance of the Bell 407GX, and our global maintenance and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-May-14

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Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

Guimbal’s representatives in Czech Republic – Lion Helicopters – recently announced that they have placed an order for two G2 Cabri helicopters for private purchasers in the Czech Republic.  The contract for these was signed at the Aero exhibition in Friendrichshafen, and will take the national fleet to four. Lion Helicopters already operate the first two,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-14

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01-May-14 OK-SPW Robinson R44 Solice, Czech Republic

Impacted terrain from a low altitude near Sollice, Prague-East District in Central Bohemia. The helicopter came to rest inverted, sustaining apparent substantial damage and the four occupants onboard (2 adults, 2 small children) were not injured.

01-May-14

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23-Apr-14 OK-VAC Robinson R44 Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic

Blade hit tail cone during training autorotation.

23-Apr-14

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EHS 2014 Exhibitor List Now Live

EHS 2014 Exhibitor List Now Live

European Helicopter Show has now released its up to date exhibitor list. With strong support gathering for the June event, the show organizers can now confirm the current list of companies that will be participating at Hradec Králové, Czech Republic between 19th – 21st June 2014. For more information on EHS visit: www.eurohelishow.com

Source: EHS, 25-Mar-14

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Lion Helicopters to exhibit at EHS 2014

Lion Helicopters to exhibit at EHS 2014

LION Helicopters company provides professional helicopter flying school services, aerial works and is dealer of Guimbal Helicopters for Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Hungary. Putting emphasis on maximum safety confirms the fact, that LION Helicopters highly experienced pilots and instructors use the best available technology. LION Helicopters company is the only one in the Czech Republic operating… Read more »

Source: EHS, 04-Mar-14

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Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems (ARS) of Ashland, Oregon and European Air Services (EAS) of Prague, Czech Republic have teamed up to introduce helicopter precision flight and specialized operational training to operators in Europe. With the growing need for advanced and specialized training and relatively few competitors, the two partners have identified great potential in Europe. “We… Read more »

Source: Air Rescue Systems, 25-Feb-14

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03-Dec-13 OK-SHA-68 Heli-Sport CH-77 Stepanov, Czech Republic (1F)

Brand new helicopter crashed being flown by purchaser on ferry flight to his home base.  Helicopter burnt out in crash, and pilot killed.

03-Dec-13

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Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its service facility, Aviation Service a.s., located in Prague, Czech Republic, was granted expanded and updated terms of its Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The expansion of the DOA certification allows Aviation Service to perform major changes on the primary… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Jun-13

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EHS Airshow Display Acts revealed

EHS Airshow Display Acts revealed

European Helicopter Show are pleased to announce the Airshow display Acts, which will perform on Saturday 11th May from 12:00hrs. An exciting programme awaits visitors who will attend the event. Please find the list and order of participants below. You can also view the Airshow programme on the website > DISPLAY TYPE DURATION AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN PILOT Helicopter… Read more »

Source: EHS, 09-May-13

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Visit European Helicopter Show 2013 this week

Visit European Helicopter Show 2013 this week

Whatever your involvement in the helicopter industry you won’t want to miss the European Helicopter Show 2013. Meet experts from across the helicopter industry at Hradec Králové, 9th – 11th May 2013. 100+ Exhibitors See more than 100+ from across the helicopter industry, including manufacturers, distributors and service suppliers, showcasing the latest products & services…. Read more »

Source: EHS, 07-May-13

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LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM PRAHA, Czech Republic, has been awarded with a contract valued at (maximum) $ 1,3M for Mi-17 flight training of Polish Air Force pilots from 33rd Air Transportation Base in Powidz. The agreement focuses mainly on mastering of advanced operations including flying under IFR conditions at night. This contract is a result of the successful cooperation… Read more »

Source: LOM Praha, 29-Apr-13

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W3A Sokol to be displayed at EHS

W3A Sokol to be displayed at EHS

European Helicopter Show is pleased to announce that thr Czech Armed Forces Chief of Staff has approved participation of W 3A Sokol military helicopter at EHS on the  11th May 2013

Source: EHS, 04-Jan-13

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Heli Golf Tournament launched for EHS 2013

Heli Golf Tournament launched for EHS 2013

As part of the European Helicopter Show there will be an organized EHS Golf Tournament which will feature in line with the event programme. The golf event will take place on Thursday 9th May 2013, starting 13.00 at Kuneticka Hora about 20 km from Hradec Králové. The golf course at Kuneticka Hora has outstanding facilities such… Read more »

Source: EHS, 17-Dec-12

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EHS Announce Patron for 2013 event

EHS Announce Patron for 2013 event

European Helicopter Show is pleased to announce the patronage of Mr Přemysl Sobotka, Vice-President of the Senate of Parliament, Czech Republic. The political career of Mr Přemysl Sobotka started in the Velvet Revolution in 1989, where he was a member of the “for-all” Civic Forum and joined the right-wing Civic Democratic Party after its foundation… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Show, 11-Dec-12

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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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Two AS355s sold from Czech Republic to New Zealand

Two AS355s sold from Czech Republic to New Zealand

Two Aerospatiale AS355 F2 Twin Squirrels have arrived for Pacific Aircraft Services at Christchurch.  On the right in the photo is  OK-BIC (c/n 5388) which originally with the Guardia Nacional de Venezuela as GN-8884 followed by a spell as F-WQED before moving to the Czech Republic. On the left is OK-AIA (c/n 5512) which  is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-12

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European Helicopter Show 2013 dates announced

European Helicopter Show 2013 dates announced

The dates are now confirmed for European Helicopter Show 2013. The event will take place at Hradec Králové in Czech Republic during 9th – 11th of May 2013. This new helicopter event in Czech Republic, 9th -11th May 2013, is already attracting a positive reaction within the helicopter industry, with major manufacturers including Bell Europe… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Show, 12-Oct-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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Bell’s maintenance centre in Czech Republic wins Ukraine approval

Bell’s maintenance centre in Czech Republic wins Ukraine approval

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Aviation Service a.s., its maintenance service facility in Prague, Czech Republic,  has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval certificate from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration. Having already achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval, this will allow Bell Helicopter to begin… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Jun-12

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Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities. The Czech Republic has been a lead country of the HIP Helicopter Task Force Initiative since 2009, and an administrator… Read more »

Source: Czech Ministry of Defence, 01-Jun-12

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14-May-12 N557XS CHR Safari Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (2F)

Helicopter appears to have descended vertically to impact point – no skid-marks near site.  Accident killed 72-year old pilot and his passenger.  Helicopter caught fire on landing and the two fatalities were found in the wreckage by firemen after they put out the blaze.

14-May-12

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Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

The investment for more than 100 million will bring new production capacity. AERO Vodochody, the Czech largest aircraft manufacturer opened new shop for components made of composite materials. The company believes the new and bigger workplace will bring new production capacity and attract new customers. The competitiveness of Aero will be also improved by extension… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 03-May-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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Register Update – Czech Republic – January-March 2012

Register Update – Czech Republic – January-March 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-12

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EASA certifies new Bell service facility in Prague

EASA certifies new Bell service facility in Prague

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft Company announced today that their joint service facility, operated by Aviation Service a.s. in Prague, Czech Republic, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) certification. “Growing our customer support and services around the globe is a strategic priority… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Mar-12

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Guimbal adds distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark

Guimbal adds distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark

French light helicopter manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal have added distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark according to their website. The Danish dealer is Air Service Vamdrup Aps, based at Vandrup close to the city of Kolding.  The company was founded in 1988 by Bent Iversen and has now grown to around 20 employees.  The company will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-12

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Aero Vodochody is greener, safer and more reliable

Aero Vodochody is greener, safer and more reliable

As the first company in the Czech Republic caught Aero Vodochody in the quality management system up with leaders of the world aviation industry. Aero Vodochody has recently acquired three important certificates, which indicate the company responsible approach to its employees as well as customers. First, company was certified according to EN ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 13-Dec-11

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Czech Republic: CPI Group orders an AW119Ke

Czech Republic: CPI Group orders an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that CPI Group of Czech Republic has signed a contract for one AW119Ke single engine helicopter. This aircraft, configured with a six seat cabin interior, will be operated by HeliCzech for corporate transport missions. The helicopter is expected to be delivered in mid-2012. This order marks the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Nov-11

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Register Update – Czech Republic – June-September 2011

Register Update – Czech Republic – June-September 2011

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-11

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Czech operator DSA buys EC120 from Hong Kong

Czech operator DSA buys EC120 from Hong Kong

Czech operator DSA is adding a second Eurocopter EC120 to its fleet.  Purchasing a burgundy coloured example from Hong Kong, the aircraft arrived this week at the company’s base in Hradec Kralove for reassembly, test flights etc and will be registered as OK-BST. This 2005-built aircraft, serial 1404 was previously operated by “Millenium Empire”. It… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Sep-11

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30-Aug-11 OK-PIH Schweizer 300CBi Olomouc, Czech Republic

Crashed in open farm field and overturned

30-Aug-11

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Bell appoints new Managing Director in Europe

Bell appoints new Managing Director in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Patrick Moulay has been selected as the new Managing Director for Commercial Business for the Europe and Russia regions. Moulay’s selection was the result of a broad search to find the right talent in terms of knowledge, commitment and energy to represent Bell Helicopter in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Aug-11

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Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Following a last minute rally led by the Czech Air Force, a Mini-HeliDays event will take place at Weston-super-Mare this year after all, using the Heliport at The Helicopter Museum instead of the traditional sea front venue. Taking place on the weekend of 23rd-24th July, the helicopter line up is expected to include at least… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 18-Jul-11

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Aero Vodochody completes its first Black Hawk cockpit

Aero Vodochody completes its first Black Hawk cockpit

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the completion of the first UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit produced in the Czech Republic by AERO Vodochody. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the completion of the first UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit produced in the Czech Republic by AERO Vodochody, a longtime Sikorsky supplier that has manufactured more than… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 17-Jun-11

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New date for CEPA EXPO – premier business aviation event for Central and Eastern Europe

New date for CEPA EXPO – premier business aviation event for Central and Eastern Europe

CEPA EXPO 2011, the leading business aviation networking and conference event for Central and Eastern Europe will take place on a new and later date – 1-2 December, 2011, in central Prague.  In recognition of what has become a rapidly changing market – bolstered by new players and established names expanding in CEE, the picture… Read more »

Source: Corporate Jet Investor, 17-Jun-11

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Register Update – Czech Republic – February-May 2011

Register Update – Czech Republic – February-May 2011

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jun-11

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Aero Vodochody recognized as Top Supplier for Sikorsky

Aero Vodochody recognized as Top Supplier for Sikorsky

The current 13 Sikorsky Gold Suppliers were recognized at the event for their best-in-class performance. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recently held its 4th annual Supplier Summit in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida., USA with senior executives from the top 150 supplier companies. The current 13 Sikorsky Gold Suppliers were recognized at the event for their best-in-class performance…. Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 06-Apr-11

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Czech Police EC135 damaged in night training flight

Czech Police EC135 damaged in night training flight

On 2nd March, a Czech Police Eurocopter EC135T2 suffered a heavy landing on a night training flight at approx 20.00 hours local.   A photo of the result can be seen here on the Planes.CZ website.  Local press reports say that the Czech Police only insure themselves for damage caused by third parties. HeliHub.com adds a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Mar-11

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02-Mar-11 OK-BYD Eurocopter EC135T2 Slany, Czech Republic

Heavy landing during night training flight.  Accident occurred around 2000 hours local.  Skids collapsed.  Tail boom failed at root, but did not separate from the cabin.  Helicopter shipped back to manufacturer for checks (see here)

02-Mar-11

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Aero Vodochody to close UK subsidiary Rotortech

Aero Vodochody to close UK subsidiary Rotortech

Czech manufacturer Aero Vodochody has announced that it will close its UK subsidiary Rotortech Aero in April 2011, after it completes its last orders for its contracted partners.  All production, except that involving UK military restricted work, is being transferred to the Czech Republic.  While citing high wage costs in the UK, president Ladislav Å imek… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Feb-11

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Czech Police retire the Bo105

Czech Police retire the Bo105

Some 20 years after buying their fleet of four Bo105s, the Czech Police have finally retired the type.  A total of four were acquired, two in 1991 with the second pair following the year after.  Two were lost in accidents, one in April 1992 and the other in August 1999. The Bo105 has been on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Feb-11

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Register Update – Czech Republic – October 2010 to January 2011

Register Update – Czech Republic – October 2010 to January 2011

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-11

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Aero Vodochody achieves “UTC Supplier Gold” again

Aero Vodochody achieves “UTC Supplier Gold” again

Aero Vodochody a.s. has once again been recognized for superior performance by achieving UTC Supplier Gold status for the second year in a row. AERO gained this award for complete S-76 helicopter production for American company Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, which is a part of United Technologies Corporation concern, from where the name of the award… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 13-Jan-11

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First major contract with helicopter training center HTP Ostrava

First major contract with helicopter training center HTP Ostrava

The 8th of December 2010 saw the first major contract signed between Training center HTP Ostrava and MoD in Czech Republic on training flight crews for the Mi-171helicopter. The first crews started training on December 9th. The core of the program is training for emergencies including landing at windmill caused by engine or anti-torque rotor breakdowns, training… Read more »

Source: CSTS Dinamika, 23-Dec-10

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14-Nov-10 OK-JHA-10 Elisport CH7 Naklo, Czech Republic (1F)

14-Nov-10

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13-Nov-10 Olomouc, Czech Republic (1F)

Helicopter described as “ultralight” and press report states it was the first accident of this type of helicopter in Czech Republic

13-Nov-10

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Czech Republic received an order to overhaul four NATO Mi-17s

Czech Republic received an order to overhaul four NATO Mi-17s

LOM has been contracted by NATO in a deal amounted to 250 million CZK (US$13.3M).

Source: AEX, 05-Aug-10

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Czech Police mark 75 years flying, and EC135 milestone

Czech Police mark 75 years flying, and EC135 milestone

The Czech Police Aviation Department (CPAD) is celebrating two key milestones this month: its 75th year of service, and the 10,000th flight hour logged by the department’s Eurocopter EC135 helicopter fleet. With the CPAD’s broad operational responsibilities – which range from aerial surveillance and emergency medical airlift to firefighting and search & rescue – its… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Jul-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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29-May-10 OM-M415 Elisport CH7 Piestany, Czech Republic

29-May-10

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04-May-10 (Serial TBA) Mil MI-24 Jihlavsku, Czech Republic

04-May-10

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Aero Vodochody receives a Supplier Excellence Award

Aero Vodochody receives a Supplier Excellence Award

American Helicopter Society (AHS) Awards Committee has selected Aero Vodochody to receive the Society’s Supplier Excellence Award. This award is presented annually to a supplier, which, through the quality, innovativeness and cost-effectiveness of its products, has made a notable contribution to the vertical flight industry. The company produces the complete S-76 helicopter for Sikorsky Aircraft… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 12-Apr-10

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Bell Helicopter Expands Service Offerings with Czech Republic acquisition

Bell Helicopter Expands Service Offerings with Czech Republic acquisition

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the acquisition of Aviation Service, a world-class provider of modifications and upgrades, avionics and special mission packages, based in Prague, Czech Republic with annual revenues of about $14 million. “Bell is committed to meeting the needs of our European customers; this acquisition allows us to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-10

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