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Israeli Air Force Fleet Grounded

Israeli Air Force Fleet Grounded

The Israeli Air Force has had to ground their fleet of Apache attack helicopters. One of their technicians found a crack in a blade during routine checks, reports Times of Israel. The fleet will stay grounded until the investigation is over and no other issues are found.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jun-17

Israeli Air Force Changes in IAF Helicopter Training

Israeli Air Force Changes in IAF Helicopter Training

The IAF Flight Academy training programs for transport and combat helicopter pilots have been united into one. From now on, the IAF’s helicopter pilots will be divided between the transport and combat helicopter divisions upon graduation from the Flight Academy and not in the beginning of the advanced stage of their training as they were… Read more »

Source: Israeli Air Force, 10-Feb-17

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25-Mar-14 Sikorsky UH-60 Hebron, Israel

Force landing due to technical difficulties

25-Mar-14

03-Jun-13 Bell AH-1 Kiryat Gat, Israel

Emergency landing after technical failure

03-Jun-13

Elbit to continue supporting Israeli Air Force’s Flight Academy

Elbit to continue supporting Israeli Air Force’s Flight Academy

Elbit Systems Ltd. (the “Company”) recently announced that it was awarded two follow-on contracts by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (“IMOD”) for the operation and maintenance of the Israeli Air Force’s (“IAF”) Flight Academy trainer aircraft and helicopters. These contracts were part of the Company’s December 31, 2012 announcement regarding contract awards by the IMOD… Read more »

Source: Elbit, 14-Jan-13

09-Dec-11 Boeing AH-64D Upper Galilee, Israel

Emergency landing in a peanut field.  Photos appear to show helicopter intact and undamaged

09-Dec-11

Israeli military set up memorial for Romania crash

Israeli military set up memorial for Romania crash

Time stopped in the IAF as reports came in on Monday July 26th 2010 that contact had been lost with an IAF CH-53 Sikorsky helicopter that was training in Romania. As time passed, it became clear that the crew had been killed in the accident. The training session last year was planned in advance, one… Read more »

Source: Israeli Defence Forces, 13-Sep-11

Israeli Air Force revisits US to check out MV-22 capabilities

Israeli Air Force revisits US to check out MV-22 capabilities

For the second time in two months, a team from the Israeli Air Force visited 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing units at Marine Corps Air Station New River to evaluate the Marine Corps’ MV-22 Osprey, and aircraft that the Israelis, according to some reports, see as a possible platform for search and rescue operations, and for… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 07-Jul-11

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Israeli military develops aerodynamic helicopter cargo container

Israeli military develops aerodynamic helicopter cargo container

The new container was developed by the IDF’s Technological and Logistics Directorate and the Israeli Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Research and Development Directorate (MAFAT).

Source: Janes, 19-Nov-10

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25-Oct-10 Sikorsky UH-60 Golan Heights, Israel

Flew into an electric cable during a training flight; The Black Hawk was slightly damaged and no one on board was injured

25-Oct-10

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27-Jul-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky CH-53 Carpathian Mountains, Romania (7F)

27-Jul-10

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