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New Whitesky Aviation Heliport

New Whitesky Aviation Heliport

Whitesky Aviation has recently begun with construction of their new heliport in Neglasari. The new heliport will be close to the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and comes to the cost of Rp 260 billion. They hope to have the facility up and running by next year. It can hold up to 20 helicopters at a time… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jun-17

Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 20-Apr-17

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VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

On 27th March 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South)’s two Mi-172 helicopters bearing call signs VN-8427 and VN-8428 safely landed in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. This year is the second year that VNH South signed a wet lease contract with Komala Company (Indonesia) for supplying firefighting service for Indonesian Government. VNH South provides four Mi-172 with full… Read more »

Source: VNH, 19-Apr-17

Indonesia remains a key contributor to Airbus Helicopters’ global supply chain

Indonesia remains a key contributor to Airbus Helicopters’ global supply chain

The milestone delivery of the 50th H225 rear fuselage from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to Airbus Helicopters at this morning’s ceremony, has once again affirmed Airbus Helicopters’ dedication in the development of a robust and sustainable aerospace industrial ecosystem in Indonesia. It also demonstrated the important role PTDI plays in Airbus Helicopters’ global supply chain…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Mar-17

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with PT. Air Born Indonesia (“Air Born”), a provider of air transportation services in Indonesia, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on long-term lease in support of mining… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Mar-17

Indonesian AW101 Investigation

Indonesian AW101 Investigation

Tension between the Indonesian Defence Minister, Service Chiefs and Armed Forces Commander has risen due to the current AW101 situation. In November 2015, the Indonesian Air Force requested a contract for three AW101 VVIP helicopters. This request was denied by President Joko Widodo, as the cost for one alone would amount to $55 million. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Feb-17

Indonesian Air Force Looks into AW-101 Helicopter Purchase

Indonesian Air Force Looks into AW-101 Helicopter Purchase

The Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has revealed that the Air Force is looking into purchasing an AgustaWestland AW-101 VVIP helicopter. The investigation of the purchase has been controversial, as the Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo and Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu were unaware of the interest in the purchase. The Air… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-17

Potential Mi26 Purchase for Indonesian Army

Potential Mi26 Purchase for Indonesian Army

A meeting was held between Russia and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to discuss the acquisition of Mi-26 helicopters for the Indonesian Army. In addition, the matter of defence offsets, the benefits the purchase will provide for local companies and the arrangements of technology transfer, reports IHS Jane.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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Indonesian Air Force Receives First Delivery of H225Ms

Indonesian Air Force Receives First Delivery of H225Ms

Indonesia’s Air Force has received two of their six Airbus H225M helicopters from Dirgantara Indonesia.  The handing over ceremony was held at Dirgantara’s Bandung facility this past Friday. Dirgantara receives the H225Ms from Airbus’ France production site and then adds their own equipment, nation specific, reports Flight Global. The new H225Ms have infrared cameras, pintle-mounted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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Airbus delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy. This follows the contract signature in late 2014 with PT Dirgantara Indonesia… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to supply parts to Southeast Asian Armed Forces

Russian Helicopters to supply parts to Southeast Asian Armed Forces

At the Army 2016 forum, Russian Helicopters signed supply contracts for aviation inventory for helicopters that are in service for the Indonesian Air Force and the Royal Thai Armed Forces. Also, at the expo, the top managers of Russian Helicopters met with representatives of the Myanmar military agencies. The contract signed with the Indonesian authorities… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 20-Sep-16

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Oceania Aviation attending IBCAS 2016

Oceania Aviation attending IBCAS 2016

Oceania Aviation are pleased to announce they will be attending the Indonesia Business and Charter Aviation Summit 2016. Oceania Aviation will be represented by company Director, Jonathan Bowen; Aircraft Sales and Marketing Manager, Stephen Boyce and Oceania’s Sales Agent for Indonesia, Timotius Soenardi. First held in 2015, the IBCAS Conference is hosted by the Indonesia… Read more »

Source: OceaniaAviation, 14-Sep-16

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Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Sep-16

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FAA raises safety rating of Indonesia

FAA raises safety rating of Indonesia

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Indonesia complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The FAA first assessed Indonesia’s civil aviation authority in September 1997 and found it in compliance with ICAO standards and then lowered the rating from… Read more »

Source: FAA, 15-Aug-16

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Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

AEM has been selected to provide its new generation loudspeaker systems to Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd for two B429 helicopters purchased by the Indonesian National Police. The aircraft were signed for at the 2016 Singapore Airshow during a formal signing ceremony. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support law enforcement activities… Read more »

Source: AEM, 31-Jul-16

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Indonesian Air Force grounds Super Pumas

Indonesian Air Force grounds Super Pumas

A recent report in the Jakarta Post noted that the Indonesian Air Force has stopped flying its fleet of Super Pumas, believed to be 12 strong.  Air Force spokesman First Marshal Wieko Sofyan has reportedly said that Air Force chief of staff, Marshal Agus Supriatna, had instructed the suspension pending the result of study by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jun-16

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MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Sapura Aero as an authorized representative serving the South East Asian countries (ASEAN) of Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. As an authorized independent sales representative within the ASEAN region, Sapura Aero will offer the full range of MDHI’s commercial helicopter… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 25-Apr-16

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VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

On 1st March 2016, at Vungtau airport, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) signed two Mi-172 helicopters wet lease contract with Komala Indonesia for passenger, cargo transport and fire fighting in Indonesia. The contract lasts 6 months, starting from 15th April 2016. This is the first time VNH South provides a full package including aircraft,… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 14-Apr-16

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Whitesky Aviation signs LOI for 30 Bell 505s

Whitesky Aviation signs LOI for 30 Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with PT Whitesky Aviation for 30 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. The aircraft will be used for air taxi operations throughout Indonesia and its more than 14,000 islands. Our vision is to provide air transportation services… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Apr-16

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Airbus takes H145 on new Far East demo tour

Airbus takes H145 on new Far East demo tour

Airbus Helicopters’ H145 is back in Asia to showcase its performance and capabilities through a series of demo flights in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first H145 demo tour was held in Southeast Asia in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand. Since then, there has been an increasing interest in this rotorcraft, especially in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Mar-16

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Bell signs agreement to expand Indonesian business

Bell signs agreement to expand Indonesian business

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an expanded Industrial and Commercial Agreement with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI) that will enable the two companies to expand their support and services in Indonesia to Bell Helicopter operators. Bell Helicopter and PTDI had an agreement in place from 2012 and this extension further… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Feb-16

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Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s for delivery to the Indonesian National Police. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support the law enforcement activities and will contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and security of the region. The aircraft were signed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Feb-16

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Bell 429 wins flight calibration role in Indonesia

Bell 429 wins flight calibration role in Indonesia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signed a contract with PT. Carpediem Mandiri for the supply of two Bell 429s to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The aircraft will be used for flight calibration operations throughout the region, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument Landing and Departing… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Feb-16

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Whitesky Aviation signs Bell Parts Service Plan

Whitesky Aviation signs Bell Parts Service Plan

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and PT Whitesky Aviation today signed an agreement for a new aftermarket parts service plan. PT Whitesky Aviation, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a progressively emerging aviation company, specialized in non scheduled (charter) flight. The company operates a fleet of six Bell Helicopter aircraft, including three Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Feb-16

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VIH Aerospace participates in Canadian Trade Delegation to Asia

VIH Aerospace participates in Canadian Trade Delegation to Asia

VIH Aerospace (VIHA –www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services (also exhibiting at Heli-Expo Booth # 1209) will take part in a Canadian trade delegation to Asia from February 7-20th, 2016, as part of a contingent of leading aerospace companies operating in British Columbia, Canada. The focus for… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 03-Feb-16

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Jakarta to Build Public Helipad in Thousand Islands

Jakarta to Build Public Helipad in Thousand Islands

Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama plans to build a helipad in the Thousand Islands regency to ease the evacuation of sick residents, especially to Koja General Hospital in North Jakarta.See full story

Source: Tempo.co, 26-Nov-15

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Indonesia orders three AW101s for VVIP work

Indonesia orders three AW101s for VVIP work

The Jakarta Post is reporting that the Indonesian Government have ordered three AW101 helicopters from AgustaWestland for VVIP work, quoting Air Force spokesman First Marshall Dwi Badarmanto saying that the aircraft had been included in the 2014-19 strategic plan.  The three helicopters will replace a single AS332 Super Puma, with the expectation that the scope… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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First R66 now flying in Indonesia

First R66 now flying in Indonesia

Richard Mornington-Sanford of Mornington Sanford Aviation conduct’s the first Indonesian Approved R66 and RR300 engine type training course to assist with certifying the first Robinson R66 Turbine in the country. The Robinson R66 Turbine, registration PK-JBD, serial number 0620, was shipped from RHC via airfreight to Solaire Helicopter’s facility at Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,… Read more »

Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation, 27-Oct-15

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11-Oct-15 PK-BKA Airbus EC130 Lake Toba, Indonesia (4F)

Helicopter crashed into Lake Toba with 5 POB, and one survivor Fransiskus Subihardayan found afloat in the shallow water on the side of the lake two days later.  Others on board, missing presumed deceased, have been named as pilot Capt Teguh Mulyanto, crew Hari Poerwantono, and passengers Sugianto (who had chartered the aircraft) and Nurhayanto

11-Oct-15

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Oceania Aviation launches Finance and Leasing division

Oceania Aviation launches Finance and Leasing division

Oceania Aviation headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand has announced an innovative Aircraft Financing instrument to support Helicopter Operators anywhere on the planet. For years Oceania co-owner and Director Josh Camp noted that helicopter operators and financiers always approached funding from totally different perspectives. “As the leading provider of helicopter sales and support in Australasian region,… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 01-Sep-15

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Jakarta to buy helicopters to fight fires

Jakarta to buy helicopters to fight fires

The city administration plans to buy helicopters to help the Jakarta Fire Department fight fires in the capital. See Full Story

Source: Jakarta Post, 25-Aug-15

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Indonesia to require helipad on high buildings

Indonesia to require helipad on high buildings

Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimoeljono said on Tuesday that the ministry would draft a new regulation that would require developers to provide a helipad facility and emergency stairs in all high buildings. See Full Story

Source: The Jakarta Post, 11-Aug-15

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Indonesia – Lion Group to receive Airbus EC135P2e

Indonesia – Lion Group to receive Airbus EC135P2e

Indonesia’s Lion Group – known primarily under its Lion Air airline operation – is to receive an Airbus EC135P2e twin helicopter in the near future. The blue helicopter, seen this week test flying out of the Augsburg completion centre, carries the red “Lion Group” logo on each side – as reported by Helionline.de. It would… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-15

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Heli SGI import first BK117-850D2 into Indonesia

Heli SGI import first BK117-850D2 into Indonesia

PT Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI) are pleased to announce that the first BK117-850D2 to be imported into Indonesia will arrive at Benoa Heliport, Bali in the coming quarter. The BK117-850D2 has recently gained STC certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Indonesia. This approval has been a collaborative effort between Airwork… Read more »

Source: Heli SGI, 09-Jul-15

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Indonesia approves STC for Airwork BK117-850D2 upgrade

Indonesia approves STC for Airwork BK117-850D2 upgrade

Airwork is pleased to announce that the BK117-850D2 has gained STC certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Indonesia. This approval has been a collaborative effort between Airwork and local Indonesian operator PT Sayap Garuda Indah, Heli SGI. This is the 5th STC approval to be issued for the BK117-850D2 and joins… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 16-Jun-15

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Indonesia acquires two AS365 N3+ Dauphin for SAR

Indonesia acquires two AS365 N3+ Dauphin for SAR

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has ordered two AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters to boost the search and rescue (SAR) capabilities of Indonesia. Airbus Helicopters will deliver these twin-engine rotorcraft to PTDI within one year. These helicopters will be reassembled, tested, qualified, completed and customized by PTDI with mission equipment including hoists, flotation systems, direction finder, an… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Jun-15

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21-Apr-15 HA-5066 Bell 205A1 Ahmad Yani, Indonesia

Photos show UH-1 after very heavy landing, upright but skids partially collapsed. Main blades appear complete and still attached to rotorhead.

21-Apr-15

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Indonesian delegation visits Kazan plant of Russian Helicopters

Indonesian delegation visits Kazan plant of Russian Helicopters

Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and a delegation from Indonesia headed by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Sofyan Djalil visited Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (part of State Corporation Rostec), on 9 April. The delegation was met by Interim President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Deputy CEO of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 13-Apr-15

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21-Mar-15 PK-FUP Sikorsky S76C Tanjung Dewa, Indonesia

Helicopter crashed while being operated for Total E&P Indonesie (TEPI) on a mission to inspect pipelines.  Helicopter ended upside down as seen in this photo Press report next day stated “The six victims who will soon leave Siloam Hospital in Balikpapan include two Total Indonesie employees, Rakhmat Yunanto, 35, and Agung Danur Wenda, 33, and two… Read more »

21-Mar-15

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28-Nov-14 H-3215 Eurocopter AS332L1 Kiwirok, Indonesia

No immediate details of the accident, but some of the 14 POB were injured.  [MSN needs verification]

28-Nov-14

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Indonesian offshore operators sign for three AW139s

Indonesian offshore operators sign for three AW139s

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that contracts for three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters were signed with various Indonesian operators. These aircraft which will be used to support the offshore oil and gas industry in Indonesia will be delivered in 2015 and 2016. The contracts add another customers in South East Asia for the bestselling AW139… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Nov-14

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Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

The mission capabilities and cost effectiveness of Airbus Helicopters’AS565 MBe Panther has been further validated by Indonesia’s order for 11 rotorcraft to be used in naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Scheduled for deliveries within three years, the AS565 MBe helicopters will be supplied by Airbus Helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Through the strategic industrial agreement… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Nov-14

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Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

Airbus Helicopters at Indo Defence 2014

The highly fruitful Airbus Helicopters relationship with Indonesia takes center stage at Indo Defence 2014, where this long-term cooperation’s advantages for Indonesian military services, parapublic operators and industry will be highlighted at the exposition in Jakarta. During the 5-8 November event, Airbus Helicopters’ exhibit is to focus on its beneficial relationship with PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Nov-14

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Heli-One Completes major mods for Waypoint Leasing on two S-76s

Heli-One Completes major mods for Waypoint Leasing on two S-76s

Helicopter leasing customers around the world rely on Waypoint Leasing to help them modernize, grow and manage their fleets. Waypoint, in turn, depends on Heli-One to skillfully and efficiently provide mission-ready helicopters that their customers demand. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI). Waypoint recently chose Heli-One,… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 17-Oct-14

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Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems, Tempe, Arizona, (W58RGZ-14-D-0116) was awarded a $47,916,209 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel system combo packs for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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Lockheed Martin wins $80M Contract for US and Indonesian Apache sensor systems

Lockheed Martin wins $80M Contract for US and Indonesian Apache sensor systems

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $80.6 million production contract for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) on the AH-64 Apache helicopter. This Lot 9 contract includes production of eight targeting and pilotage systems and spares for the U.S. Army and nine systems for the Indonesian Army. Indonesia… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 06-May-14

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Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

Remote Lands, the world’s foremost ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, today launched an extensive range of private helicopter experiences throughout Asia. Drawing on its years of experience in Asia luxury travel, and on its network of helicopter suppliers across the region, Remote Lands has created a collection of its favourite helicopter trips in 13 countries, with… Read more »

Source: Remote Lands, 25-Mar-14

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Travira Air to take delivery of two AW139s

Travira Air to take delivery of two AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Travira Air is to take delivery of two AW139 twin intermediate helicopters. The helicopters will soon enter service for offshore passenger  transport operations in Indonesia. Vincenzo Alaimo, Head of Regional Sales SE Asia, AgustaWestland, said “I am delighted to know these helicopters will soon enter service… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Feb-14

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Turbomeca extends support contract with Travira Air in Indonesia

Turbomeca extends support contract with Travira Air in Indonesia

During Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca (Safran) announced its agreement with Indonesia’s PT Travira Air for a Customer Support agreement extending a “Support By The Hour” (SBH®) contract for five more years. The €5.7 million ($9.5 million) contract covers a total of 20 engines (Arriel 1D1, 2S1, 2S2 and 1S1), including spares, fitted to seven Sikorsky S76… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-14

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PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus Helicopters sign support agreement

PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus Helicopters sign support agreement

The long-established cooperation of PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus Helicopters will be expanded to include support and services for the users of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft based on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today at the Singapore Airshow. This MoU covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the various Airbus Helicopters products operated within Indonesia –… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Feb-14

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22-Jan-14 HA-5166 Bell 412EP Long Tulip, Indonesia

Precautionary landing in jungle due to weather.  Location meant that helicopter crew was out of contact for 15+ hours, causing SAR response etc.  10 POB all safe

22-Jan-14

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Air Bali moves to Benoa Heliport

Air Bali moves to Benoa Heliport

We are pleased to announce that the Air Bali operation has now officially moved into our new home at Benoa Heliport. Apart from being closer to our operations, we can now showcase our Heliport to future clients and guests. You can now see first hand our fleet of Bell 206 and 407 Helicopters that are… Read more »

Source: Air Bali, 05-Jan-14

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30-Dec-13 PK-DAL Bell 206B Brastagi, Indonesia (1F)

One killed and four seriously injured in crash outside a hospital building.  Judging by photos on Twitter such as this one and this one, it would appear that the helicopter struck wires, which brought it down.  Fatality named here as Arif Setiawan and the other four were pilot Budi Indra and hospital employees Nilawaty Ginting, Yahya Sembiring, and… Read more »

30-Dec-13

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15-Dec-13 HA-5170 Bell 412EP Paradise Aroanop, Indonesia

Five POB all safe after helicopter damaged in emergency landing in mountainous area

15-Dec-13

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Indonesian military develops underslung basket and platform

Indonesian military develops underslung basket and platform

[Electronic translation] Research and Development Department of the Air Force (Dislitbangau) implementing static and dynamic test on the two prototypes airlift helicopter rides at air base Senjaya Atang Bogor, (5-6 / 12). Two prototypes were tested are AIRTEP (Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform) and Helly Basket (Basket Heli) the results of research and development Dislitbangau to answer… Read more »

Source: TIN-AU, 09-Dec-13

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Russian Helicopters delivers latest commercial Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russian Helicopters delivers latest commercial Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered a second commercial multirole Mi-171 helicopter built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Airfast Indonesia. The delivery continues a relationship established last year, when Airfast Indonesia – one of the country’s biggest providers of aviation services to the oil, mining and construction industries… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Nov-13

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Eurocopter receives first Indonesian-built EC225/EC725 fuselage

Eurocopter receives first Indonesian-built EC225/EC725 fuselage

PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered the first complete main fuselage assembly it has produced for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters, marking a significant milestone in the companies’ industrial partnership. This no. 1 assembly – consisting of the integrated upper and lower fuselage sections – was built at IAe’s Bandung, Indonesia facility in West… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Nov-13

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09-Nov-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Malinau, Indonesia (13F)

13 died and 6 survived crash of Indonesian Army Mi-17.  Reports of sudden gusty wind conditions on final approach to land

09-Nov-13

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Indonesian military puts new 412 on East Kalimantan border

Indonesian military puts new 412 on East Kalimantan border

East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak said the helicopter will be used by the Indonesian military (TNI), which is tasked with patrolling the border.  see full story  File photo

Source: Jakarta Globe, 15-Jul-13

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11-Jun-13 Schweizer 300C Semarang, Indonesia

Training flight, minor injuries to 2 POB

11-Jun-13

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Indonesia approves heavier Bell 429

Indonesia approves heavier Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that the Bell 429 has earned Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval to fly at an increased maximum gross weight of 7,500 lbs. Indonesia marks the seventeenth country to approve the increased maximum gross weight. The DGCA’s approval is based on Transport Canada’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Apr-13

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PT Travira Air buys two S-76Ds for offshore expansion

PT Travira Air buys two S-76Ds for offshore expansion

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that it has entered into agreements to sell two S-76D™ helicopters to PT Travira Air, a Jakarta, Indonesia-based charter airline company. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), made the announcement from the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition. The purchase of the two S-76D aircraft represents the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Mar-13

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Memories of jungle campaign re-lived through Borneo veteran

Memories of jungle campaign re-lived through Borneo veteran

Roger Bigden read about the trip to Borneo and made contact with the Squadron through the ‘Junglie Association’ on their website www.junglies.org.uk. He came to visit 845 NAS at RNAS Yeovilton to share his experiences of the 1960s Borneo campaign, and to present the Squadron with a map and photographs from his time there. Roger… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 11-Mar-13

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Bell delivers first 429 from Singapore Service Center

Bell delivers first 429 from Singapore Service Center

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the first Bell 429 from its new Singapore facility. The corporate-configured Bell 429 was delivered to PT Whitesky Aviation in Jakarta, Indonesia. With the latest delivery, PT Whitesky Aviation operates a fleet of five Bell Helicopter aircraft, including two Bell 429s and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Dec-12

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30-Nov-12 Enstrom 480B Pondok Cabe, Indonesia

Crashed on a training flight at Pondok Cabe airfield, injuring both occupants.  “Pamulang police chief Comr. Nasir said that pilot Insp. M Ibnu and copilot First Brig. Togu were about three meters off the ground and about to land when the helicopter suddenly fell into a nosedive.”

30-Nov-12

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Russia delivers first Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russia delivers first Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has made its first civil medium multirole Mi-171 helicopter delivery to Indonesia. One of the largest mining companies acquired this certificated Mi-171 built by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The new medium multirole Mi-171 can be deployed in various… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Nov-12

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28-Nov-12 Balikpapan Bay, Indonesia (1F)

Flying very low and struck passenger in speedboat, killing him

28-Nov-12

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Eurocopter exhibits at Indo Defence 2012 in Indonesia

Eurocopter exhibits at Indo Defence 2012 in Indonesia

The capabilities of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line to meet Indonesia’s defense, law enforcement, and search and rescue mission needs will be displayed at this month’s INDO DEFENCE 2012 Expo & Forum in Jakarta. Eurocopter is to exhibit scale models of the EC725, EC145, AS550 C3 Fennec and AS565 MB Panther rotary-wing aircraft at INDO DEFENCE… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Nov-12

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Indonesia requests 8 AH-64D Apaches – package value $1.42 Billion

Indonesia requests 8 AH-64D Apaches – package value $1.42 Billion

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress September 19 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Indonesia of 8 AH-64D APACHE Block III LONGBOW Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support. The estimated cost is $1.42 billion. The Government of Indonesia has requested a possible sale of 8 AH-64D… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Sep-12

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Kershaw Aviation receive first AS350B3e in New Zealand

Kershaw Aviation receive first AS350B3e in New Zealand

A ‘first’ for Queenstown-based aviation company A New Zealand aviation company is continuing on its expansion path by taking delivery of a brand new helicopter, the first of its kind to arrive in New Zealand. Kershaw Aviation Group has completed the avionic and equipment fit out of a Eurocopter AS 350 B3e. The aircraft will… Read more »

Source: Kershaw Aviation, 16-Aug-12

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Heli-One wins S76C++ Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service

Heli-One wins S76C++ Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces the recent signing of a five-year, multi-million dollar Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service (PAS). The terms of the contract entails provision of tip-to-tail MRO support to four Sikorsky S-76 C++ helicopters that provide air transportation to offshore… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 10-Jul-12

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Indonesian Aerospace buys two S300Cs, plus options for four

Indonesian Aerospace buys two S300Cs, plus options for four

Sikorsky Aircraft has announced the sale of two S-300Câ„¢ helicopters with an option for four more, to IPTN North America, a subsidiary of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI)/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe). These S-300C helicopters will support the Indonesian Army’s requirements to train more than 100 new pilots in the next few years. In March 2012, the Indonesian Minister of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Apr-12

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Eurocopter sells six EC725s to Indonesia for local customization and delivery

Eurocopter sells six EC725s to Indonesia for local customization and delivery

A contract is signed today between Eurocopter and PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace for the supply of six EC725. To be received in 2014, Indonesian Aerospace will customize and deliver these combat search and rescue configured helicopters to the Indonesian Air Force under a contract signed with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence last month. The aircraft,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Apr-12

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Indonesia to buy two Bell 206 for training work

Indonesia to buy two Bell 206 for training work

(electronic translation from local language)    Board of Education Human Resources (BPSDM) Transportation to buy 20 trainer aircraft, consisting of 18 fixed-wing aircraft ( fixed wing ) and 2 units of rotary wing aircraft (helicopters). Total value of 20 training aircraft that will be placed in flight schools owned by the government, worth Rp 184.6 billion. Unit price of 18… Read more »

Source: Transportation Ministry, 28-Mar-12

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17-Mar-12 PK-ODA Eurocopter AS350B2 Tembagapura, Indonesia (3K)

42-year-old Shri Rama Krishnan, was flying the Squirrel with two passengers on board on a routine food supply trip when the helicopter went missing, after turning back on encountering bad weather.  The helicopter was on charter to the Indonesian arm of US mining company Freeport-McMoRan.

17-Mar-12

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