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Bishops demand helicopters for police in Ghana

Bishops demand helicopters for police in Ghana

The Charismatic Bishops Conference has recently suggested to the Government of Ghana that a unit of helicopters will be an asset to the Ghana Police Service. As reported by News Ghana, they highlighted the uses of helicopters, such as search-and-rescue operations, surveillance, monitor traffic, car chases and deployment of men into “conflict zones.” The Ghana… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-17

Ghana Orders 4 Z-9EH Helicopters for Oil and Gas Project

Ghana Orders 4 Z-9EH Helicopters for Oil and Gas Project

Four Z-9 EH helicopters have been commissioned by the President of Ghana, John Mahama, to be delivered by the Chinese government. The helicopters will have a large role in the Ghana Gas infrastructure project. The commission comes to $100 million, reports My Joy Online. The helicopters will be used for security of oil installations on… Read more »

26-May-17

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NHV start operating two H175s out of Ghana

NHV start operating two H175s out of Ghana

Belgian based operator NHV have recently taken two Airbus H175 helicopters out to Western Africa, and will be operating them from Ghana.  They will be based at Takoradi under contract to Tullow Oil, which has had interests in two exploration licences offshore Ghana since 2006. NHV now has two H175s based at Aberdeen in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-May-16

10-Jul-15 Mil Mi-171 Apatrampa, Ghana

Flight with Ghana’s President John Mahama and First lady Lordina Maham on board.  Landed due to severe weather.  No mention in local press as to whether pilot obtained a forecast before take-off

10-Jul-15

18-Mar-15 Esuofua, Ghana

A helicopter carrying some consignment of gold from the Obuasi Mine of Anglogold Ashanti to Accra crash landed in a thick forest at Esuofua near Asuboi, a remote village near Akyem Oda

18-Mar-15

Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

President John Dramani Mahama, has pledged governments commitment to equipping the Ghana Armed Forces with adequate logistics to ensure the safety and security of the country’s airspace and maintenance of its territories, at the inauguration ceremony of a new hangar, operational equipment and vehicles at the Air Force Base in Accra on Thursday 20 November… Read more »

Source: Ghana AF, 26-Nov-14

Ghana to establish helicopter service center

Ghana to establish helicopter service center

President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government is in talks with a Russian firm to establish a helicopter service center in the country to serve helicopters of the United Nations “and other organizations in West Africa.” See Full Story

Source: Ghana web, 01-Sep-14

08-May-14 TU-HAA Eurocopter AS365N Takoradi, Ghana (4F)

Offshore rig support helicopter operated by Volta River Aviation, working for Lukoil.  8 POB.  Four deceased (one named as Samuel Sambo and another as Walter Agbetimevor), and four rescued.  Helicopter appears to have broken up, given image in this story.  Helicopter was en route from Takoradi to the Jack Ryan drillship.  Registration confirmed as TU-HAA in… Read more »

08-May-14

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Ghana Police Helipad Commissioned

Ghana Police Helipad Commissioned

The Ghana Police Service have commissioned a helipad at the forecourt of the National Operations Centre at the Police Headquarters in Accra.  see full story

Source: SpyGhana, 25-Aug-13

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Ghana’s President commissions four new Mi-171SH

Ghana’s President commissions four new Mi-171SH

President Mahama said the arrival of the four helicopters formed part of government’s retooling exercise for the military to protect the territorial waters of Ghana and to play a leading peacekeeping role on the African continent and beyond. (see full story)  File photo Editor note – press photo here shows one coded as GHF-695

Source: Viasat1, 07-Jan-13

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28-Jun-12 TU-THO Eurocopter SA365C2 Beposo, Ghana

Helicopter carrying six employees of mining company Newmont and two crew of the IAS Helicopter Company this afternoon made an unscheduled landing at Beposo in the Ashanti Region. All people on board the aircraft are safe.  Damage level is not known – company announcement implies a safe single engine landing.  Some press reports contain a… Read more »

Source: TU-THO, 28-Jun-12

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Ghana’s air force to take delivery of four Mi-171s soon

Ghana’s air force to take delivery of four Mi-171s soon

The Ghanaian Vice President John Dramani Mahama was interviewed recently about the investment of new aircraft for the country’s military forces.  During this interview, he said that the country was expecting to take delivery of four Mi-171SH helicopters by July.  This corroborates with the story we filed in November 2011 when a budget request was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-12

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Ghana’s government seek budget approval for four Mi-171s

Ghana’s government seek budget approval for four Mi-171s

The government of Ghana, led by the National Democratic Congress party, has proposed the purchase of four Mil Mi-171SH heilcopters.  The request was referred to the joint Committees of Finance and Defense for consideration and report to the House by the Speaker.  The proposed cost si 64,365,584.79 euros and various financing options are available  and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-11

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Belgian operator NHV wins contract in Ghana

Belgian operator NHV wins contract in Ghana

Tullow Oil Plc, operators of the jubilee oil field in Ghana, has dropped the Ghanaian-owned Citylink airline company in favour of Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) of Belgium

Source: Peace FM Online, 01-Mar-10

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