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09-Jan-18 N’gokro, Ivory Coast

French military helicopter crashed at N’gokro in the Alépé region, about 60km from Abidjan.  3 POB not seriously injured

09-Jan-18

Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

Turbomeca (Safran group) has renewed the “MCO” (Global Support Package) contract, entitled MCO 2*, with the French Government. Turbomeca undertakes, under the terms of this contract, to ensure availability of the 1,408 turbo-shaft engines equipping French Government helicopters for a 10-year period. These helicopters are used for military and paragovernmental missions of the French Air… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 21-Sep-12

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France to upgrade seven Cougars

France to upgrade seven Cougars

[electronic translation] The Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has ordered 11 October 2011 the renovation of seven Cougar helicopters (six machines in the Army and the Air Force). This command is part of the contract to modernize the entire fleet of military helicopters Cougar Eurocopter notified in January 2008 to 220 million euros. The aim… Read more »

Source: DGA, 31-Oct-11

02-Mar-11 Eurocopter AS532 Salses-le-Château, France (1F)

Shortly after take off from the military base of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, a door of the aircraft opened.  One occupant tried to secure it, but appears to have dragged out by suction, falling  into the waters of a pond.  A second crew member went to assist and was also sucked out.  One later died in the hospital… Read more »

02-Mar-11

Eurocopter EC725 Caracal carries out first maritime rescue mission

Source: Rotorhub, 03-Jun-09

17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon (7F)

17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon

17-Jan-09