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EDA wraps up Fire Blade 2017 exercise in Hungary

EDA wraps up Fire Blade 2017 exercise in Hungary

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017, which was hosted by the Hungarian Defence Forces, came to an end on Thursday 11 May 2017 and was officially closed by the acting Chief of the Hungarian Air Force, Colonel Pal Szűcs and LTC Roel Cuppes, who represented the EDA. This was the 11th helicopter exercise under the umbrella of… Read more »

Source: EDA, 25-May-17

11th EDA Helicopter Exercise Fire Blade ready for take-off in Hungary

11th EDA Helicopter Exercise Fire Blade ready for take-off in Hungary

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017 (FB17) will take place at Papa Airbase in Hungary from 1-12 May 2017 with around 500 personnel and 16 aircraft taking part from 5 Member States. This is the 11th Helicopter exercise to be conducted under the umbrella of EDA’s Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP). The European Defence Agency continues to offer… Read more »

Source: EDA, 08-May-17

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11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017 will be hosted by Hungary at Pápa Airbase and takes place from the 1st to the 12th of May. 17 air assets and 450 personnel are expected to take part in this live fire focused training exercise. FIRE BLADE 2017 (FB17) marks the 11th helicopter exercise under the umbrella of the… Read more »

Source: EDA, 05-Mar-17

Hungarian Police buys five pre-owned MD Explorers

Hungarian Police buys five pre-owned MD Explorers

HeliHub.com understands that the Hungarian Police (local name Rendőrség) have bought a batch of five MD902 Explorers from a German police force.  The five have been acquired from the Baden-Wurttemberg Police, who are taking delivery of six H145 helicopters from Airbus, and are the first law enforcement operator of that type. The five Explorers –… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 19-Jul-16

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

The defence ministry in Hungary signed a contract on 7th July with Russian Helicopters for the overhaul of their four Mi-17 helicopters.  The contract calls for all four to be completed within 24 months, with each airframe being completed within 10 months of arrival. The work will be carried out at Novosibirsk, and the contract… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jul-16

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

The Hungarian side has changed its mind and will not buy 30 Mi-8/Mi-17 multi-mission helicopters from Russia, according to a source close to the talks. See Full Story

Source: UKRAINE TODAY, 25-Feb-16

Hungary interested in 30 helicopters to replace Mi-8 fleet

Hungary interested in 30 helicopters to replace Mi-8 fleet

According to Russia’s Arms Trade Analysis Centre, Hungary is interested in purchasing 30 Russian helicopters. See Full Story

Source: Sputnik, 27-Jan-16

Hungarian Defence Forces prepare for helicopter procurement

Hungarian Defence Forces prepare for helicopter procurement

Decision on the helicopter procurement of the Hungarian Defence Forces can be taken at the start of the next term of government next year, the Minister of Defence said in the program “Ütköző” of Kossuth Radio on Friday, April 12. Minister Hende said that on taking office, the government had learnt that the renewal and… Read more »

Source: Hungarian Government, 18-Apr-13

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust donate life-saving equipment to Hungarian HEMS

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) having recently upgraded to state of the art ZOLL® X Series™ Patient Monitors is delighted to donate two older generation Schiller patient monitors to Dr Peter Temesvari, Medical Director of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Hungary. Before being appointed Medical Director of Hungarian HEMS, Peter Temesvari was a HEMS Doctor… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-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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Hungary seek to buy 32 UH-1Ns

Hungary seek to buy 32 UH-1Ns

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Dec. 6 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Hungary for the modification and inspection of 32 UH-1N Utility Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $426 million. The Government of Hungary has requested a possible sale of… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 11-Dec-11

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Finland gives two Mi-8s to Hungary

Finland gives two Mi-8s to Hungary

Finland is donating their last two Mi-8s to Hungary for use in crisis management duties, after the introduction of the NH90 has now made them surplus to requirements.  The last pair, serialled HS-11 and HS-13, have been maintained airworthy at Utti Air Base with about two hours flown on each one every month.  Both have… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-11

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Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

Finland is donating its last two Soviet-built Mi-8s to international crisis management activities, and discussed options with several other countries. The likely recipient is Hungary, which is expected to deploy the helicopters in Afghanistan. The Finnish donation would be part of the Multinational Helicopter Initiative (MHI), which was set up three years ago by the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Feb-11

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Hungary upgrading two or three Mi-17s for Afghan use

Hungary upgrading two or three Mi-17s for Afghan use

Hungary will upgrade at least two and possibly three Mi-17 helicopters with the aim of deploying them for two years to Afghanistan.

Source: Defense News, 14-Jan-11

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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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Hungary to send two helicopters to Afghanistan

Source: Budapest Business Journal, 28-Oct-09

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Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

The Declaration of Intent was signed by the Czech Republic, Albania, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. This will provide the necessary political mandate to start mitigating critical utility helicopter shortfalls, particularly in the conduct of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.

Source: ISRIA, 27-Oct-09

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19-Aug-09 HA-BDC Eurocopter AS350 Lake Balaton, Hungary

19-Aug-09 HA-BDC Eurocopter AS350 Lake Balaton, Hungary

19-Aug-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gazelle in Hungary – very colorful scheme

Source: Airliners.net, 30-Apr-09

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10-Feb-09 HA-MIX Robinson R44 Budapest, Hungary (1F)

10-Feb-09 HA-MIX Robinson R44 Budapest, Hungary

10-Feb-09

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