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Russian Helicopters to test Ka-226T

Russian Helicopters to test Ka-226T

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) together with Iran Helicopters Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) will test the light utility helicopter Ka-226T for its usability at extremely high temperatures. The tests will be conducted on the Iranian company site within the framework of a memorandum signed by the parties in May 2017 at the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Aug-17

Russian Helicopters and the IDRO of Iran sign memorandum of understanding

Russian Helicopters and the IDRO of Iran sign memorandum of understanding

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) of Iran have announced new cooperation in potential JV to assemble Russian light civilian helicopters in Iran. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky and the chairman of the Board of Directors of IDRO Mansour… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Apr-17

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Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed an agreement on control of certified repairs with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) at the 8th International Airshow on Kish Island, Iran. The document is another step for the Russian and Iranian sides on expansion of after-sales service of helicopters produced in Russia, which operate… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

Russian Helicopters to showcase at at an airshow in Iran

Russian Helicopters to showcase at at an airshow in Iran

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will feature a range of medium-sized and light multirole helicopters at the 8th International Airshow, November 16-19 on Kish Island, Iran. Visitors can view a Mi-171A2, an Ansat and a Ka-226T in the passenger mode at the Russian Helicopters’ booth. Russian Helicopters will show a wide range of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

Iran negotiates for up to 60 Ansat and Kamov Ka226T

Iran negotiates for up to 60 Ansat and Kamov Ka226T

Iran’s Health Ministry is in negotiations with Russian Helicopters for a supply of 60 light helicopters Ansat and Kamov Ka-226T. Currently Iran holds 50 Russian helicopters, including Mi-17, Mi-171, Mi-171E, Mi-8MTV, Mi-17V5s. The Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company are also discussing the possibility of creating a helicopter maintenance and repair centre. As reported by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters strengthening cooperation with Iran

Russian Helicopters strengthening cooperation with Iran

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, for the first time will hold a seminar for Iranian operators and potential customers of Russian helicopters. During the event, which will be held in Tehran from 23 to 25 August, Russian experts will demonstrate current models of civilian helicopters and talk about plans for setting up a… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 01-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC).  The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-16

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Two contracts have been reached to “in compliance with the memorandum signed in October 2015 with the PANHA factory on its retrofitting,” Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates.See full story.

Source: Sputnik News, 12-Nov-15

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26-Feb-15 Imamzadeh Ebrahim, Iran (3F)

No details released apart from fatality numbers.  One unconfirmed report quotes the type as AB212

26-Feb-15

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Iran Unveils Homegrown Unmanned Helicopter Drone

Iran Unveils Homegrown Unmanned Helicopter Drone

A domestically-made unmanned helicopter drone was put on display at an international aviation exhibition in southern Iran on Wednesday. See Full Story

Source: Tasnim News, 20-Nov-14

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13-Aug-14 6-2414 Agusta-Bell 212 Dayer, Iran

Helicopter came down with significant vertical force, causing the skids to splay out, the cabin to touch the ground and the boom to detach at the root.  That said, the main and tail rotor blades were not damaged.  4 of 6 POB injured

13-Aug-14

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26-Nov-13 Bell 205 Saravan, Iran

Photos show helicopter on its side with blades _undamaged_ but tail ripped away and damage to port stabiliser

26-Nov-13

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Bell Helicopter loses to Iran in appeals court

Bell Helicopter loses to Iran in appeals court

The case focused on the manufacture and marketing of a helicopter that resembles Bell’s Jet Ranger 206  See full story

Source: McClatchy, 03-Nov-13

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02-Jun-13 Alborz Mountains, Iran

Helicopter carrying President Mahmud Ahmadinejad made an emergency landing.  No details.  President on board and an continued his journey by car

02-Jun-13

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Iran’s new Toufan 2 helicopter looks rather like a Cobra

Iran’s new Toufan 2 helicopter looks rather like a Cobra

Iran has unveiled its latest combat helicopter Toufan 2 during a ceremony attended by the country’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. (see full story)

03-Jan-13

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14-Nov-12 Bell 214B Khorassan Razavi, Iran (10F)

Struck wires in poor visibility and crashed after rescuing five from a minibus road crash.  A further five crew on board were killed.  Extensive photo cover in news agency photo albums here , here and here

14-Nov-12

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25-Aug-12 Bell 214 Sardasht, Iran (4F)

Helicopter crashed about 6 miles from the Iraqi border in northwestern Iran.  Four killed – one Revolutionary Guard member and three crew members.  Bell 214 as a type is not fully confirmed

25-Aug-12

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PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-12

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23-Dec-11 Southeast Iran, Iran (2F)

Two killed after a police helicopter hit telecom tower,  located on a base of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards.  Some reports say 3 killed, not 2

23-Dec-11

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Americans plead guilty to selling helicopter parts to Iran

Americans plead guilty to selling helicopter parts to Iran

Michael Edward Todd, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last month to conspiring to illegally export the parts. He is scheduled for sentencing in August.   Hamid “Hank” Seifi, pleaded guilty to that charge and to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Seifi was sentenced to 56 months in prison, followed by three years… Read more »

Source: Sacramento Bee, 27-Jun-11

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30-May-11 Bell AH-1 Isfahan, Iran (2F)

A military helicopter belonging to Iran’s Air Force has crashed near the central city of Isfahan, killing the pilot and co-pilot, a senior Iranian official says.  Deputy Governor of Isfahan Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili said that the crash was caused by technical problems in the helicopter.

30-May-11

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Spain arrests eight and impounds 16+ helicopters being exported to Iran

Spain arrests eight and impounds 16+ helicopters being exported to Iran

Spains’s National Police have aborted the sale of a number of helicopters and fighter parts to Iran and Venezuela. A total of eight arrests have been made in relation to this deal, five Spanish businessmen and three Iranian nationals who had traveled to Spain to formalise the deal. Export of this type of equipment to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-May-11

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Two Belgians charged with smuggling helicopter parts to Iran

Two Belgians charged with smuggling helicopter parts to Iran

The indictment alleges that Willy De Greef, 70, and Frederic Roland Nicolas Depelchin, 39, sent the parts to unidentified customers through their companies, Meca Airways Ltd. and Meca Overseas Airways Ltd, which were also named as defendants.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18-May-11

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08-Feb-11 Maku, Iran

Blades struck building on take-off.  One passenger was Housing and Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzad

08-Feb-11

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International Iran confirms willingness to sell helicopters to Bolivia

International Iran confirms willingness to sell helicopters to Bolivia

Bolivian Government has confirmed that they are evaluating a proposal from Iran to supply helicopters. No reference is made to whether they, or any other manufacturer, was asked to submit tenders.

Source: AVN, 29-Oct-10

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09-Jun-10 (Type/Serial TBA) Semnan Province, Iran (4F)

09-Jun-10

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Iran building attack helicopters, reports loacl news agency

Iranian defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi, said his country had made new combat helicopters, equipped with antitank missiles and with “full national technology.”

Source: El Universal, 04-May-10

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Iran to present new unmanned helicopter on National Armed Forces Day

Iran will hold a parade on National Armed Forces Day April 18 with the participation of Iranian Air Force bombers and a new unmanned helicopter

Source: Trend, 13-Apr-10

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Iran counterfeiting Bell’s helicopters

Iran counterfeiting Bell’s helicopters

Iran appears determined to not only maintain its enormous fleet of hundreds of Bell helicopters in the wake of the ongoing U.S. arms embargo against it, but also to make indigenous and unauthorized copies of them.

Source: http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/iran-counterfeiting-bells-helicopters/, 25-Feb-10

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Iran To Set Up Helicopter Base In Zimbabwe

Iran has announced plans to set up a helicopter center in Zimbabwe, in a move that will further cement military cooperation between the two countries

Source: Bernama, 07-Feb-10

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Tehran Technical University flies indigenous helicopter UAV

First Iranian unmanned helicopter designed in the design office of the Tehran Technical University of Amir Kabir

Source: Aviaport, 01-Feb-10

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US agents hold suspected Iran-bound Bell 412

Federal agents are investigating whether a helicopter they have held for 14 months at an airport in Texas was earmarked for shipment to Iran.

Source: Dallas Morning News, 14-Dec-09

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Russian Helicopters Boosts Presence on Iranian Rotorcraft Market

Russian Helicopters Boosts Presence on Iranian Rotorcraft Market

Russian Helicopters and Iran-based Fanavaran ASEMAN GITI Co. Ltd. have signed an agreement to promote Russian rotorcraft in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Dec-09

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Iran to manufacture Ukrainian-developed Aerokopter AK1-3

Iran to manufacture Ukrainian-developed Aerokopter AK1-3

Iran and Ukraine have reportedly reached an agreement to manufacture the AK1-3 ultra-light multi-purpose helicopter in Iran, according to an Iranian official.

Source: PressTV, 08-Sep-09

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Iran, Ukraine Sign Deal on Transferring Helicopter Technology

Iran has signed an agreement with a Ukrainian company to transfer technology for helicopter manufacturing to the Islamic Republic, an Iranian Air Industries official announced on Monday.

Source: FARS, 26-Aug-09

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16-Aug-09 (Serial TBA) Bell 214 Shahriar county, Iran (4F)

16-Aug-09 Shahriar county, Iran

16-Aug-09

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10-Aug-09 Agusta-Bell AB205 nr Kerman, Iran (3F)

10-Aug-09 Bell B205 nr Kerman, Iran

10-Aug-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Iranian Red Crescent Shabaviz 2-75, a modified Bell 205

Source: Airliners.net, 07-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bell AH-1J of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force

Source: Airliners.net, 01-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Iranian Army Bell AH-1 Cobra

Source: Airliners.net, 06-Apr-09

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Irish Company and Three Officers Charged With Illegally Exporting Helicopter Parts to Iran

Source: NASDAQ, 25-Mar-09

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US charges Iran businessman with illegal export of helicopter engines and aerial cameras

Source: Reuters, 17-Mar-09

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Iran ready to place order with Kazan helicopter plant

Source: HIA, 16-Mar-09

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