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Final Delivery Bell Huey II helicopters delivered to Kenya Air Force

Final Delivery Bell Huey II helicopters delivered to Kenya Air Force

The final two of eight Bell Huey II helicopters were delivered today to the Kenya Air Force.  The Huey II helicopters – six delivered in December 2016 and two this week – represent the United States’ largest security cooperation program in sub-Saharan Africa.  The United States values the Kenyan commitment to building a more peaceful… Read more »

Source: US Embassy in Kenya, 26-Jul-17

Kenya orders twelve MD530F helicopters

Kenya orders twelve MD530F helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kenya for MD 530 aircraft. The estimated cost is $253 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 1, 2017. The Government of Kenya has requested a possible sale of twelve… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 21-May-17

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Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-17V-5 to Kenyan Police

Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-17V-5 to Kenyan Police

A ceremonial transfer of the helicopter has been performed in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, in the presence of the Minister of the Interior of Kenya. In accordance with the contract, “Russian Helicopters” has also performed training of the Customer’s specialists in addition to the delivery of the helicopter.  The helicopter will serve the needs… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Apr-17

FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Kenya complies with international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. A Category 1 rating means Kenya’s civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. With the Category 1… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-Feb-17

UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

Everett Aviation has announced the award of a major new contract to provide helicopter medevac services to the UK Ministry of Defence for the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK). At peak periods the contract will engage three of Everett’s BK117 helicopters in medevac configuration. The contract is for three (3) years, with an… Read more »

02-Jan-17

Kenyan Military Receives 6 Hueys

Kenyan Military Receives 6 Hueys

Friday saw the arrival of six Bell Huey helicopters to the Kenyan Military. Each helicopter is valued at $106 million. The remaining two Hueys will be delivered in May 2017, reports The Star. The new helicopters will provide aid to the troops in Somalia, who are fighting against the al Qaeda-linked terrorist group al Shabaab.

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

Imminent Arrival of Huey IIs for Kenya

Imminent Arrival of Huey IIs for Kenya

In September this year, Bell was awarded a $52.1million foreign military sales contract from the US Department of Defence. They were contracted to create five Huey II for the Kenyan Air Force. The first delivery of Huey IIs will arrive in Kenya in the coming months. The aircrafts themselves are a remanufactured combination of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Kenya and Uganda to Receive Huey IIs from Bell Helicopter

Kenya and Uganda to Receive Huey IIs from Bell Helicopter

Kenya and Uganda will receive 10 Huey II helicopters from Bell Helicopter, who have received a total of $86 million in foreign military sales contracts. An additional 5 Huey IIs will be delivered to another African military but Steve Suttles, Vice President for Bell Helicopter, could not name the customer. Bell Helicopter aims to finish… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Oct-16

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Kenya to acquire five Huey IIs

Kenya to acquire five Huey IIs

The following notice appeared last week on the US Federal Business Opportunities website, in preparation for a formal order The Program Management Office, Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft is issuing this sources sought synopsis, as a means of conducting market research, to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support the procurement and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Mar-16

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Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the government plans to purchase two more helicopters for the police by June this year to enhance its surveillance capability. See Full Story

Source: Capital News, 25-Jan-16

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27-Jul-15 5Y-HCC Robinson R44 Karuga, Kenya

Landing accident with helicopter ending on its starboard side.  3 POB not serious injured

27-Jul-15

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Kenya Police plan on AW139 purchase

Kenya Police plan on AW139 purchase

A storm is brewing in the National Police Service (NPS) over the purchase of a Sh900 million helicopter that aviation and security experts say is unsuitable for police operations. See full story

Source: Standard Digital, 17-Jul-15

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07-Jul-15 MD Helicopters MD500D Bargoni, Kenya (2F)

Technical issues on approach led to emergency landing in an unsuitable location, leading to severe injuries to the 2 POB.  Both died in the hospital later the same day

07-Jul-15

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30-May-15 5Y-GYM Airbus EC130 Kinangop, Kenya

Emergency landing in potato field due to weather.  Passengers included Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa. Pilot named as Evans Sigilai

30-May-15

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Vector Aerospace apprentice wins prestigious award

Vector Aerospace apprentice wins prestigious award

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is delighted to announce that one of its apprentices has won a regional Apprentice of the Year award. James Clement (pictured), aged 23, who lives in Havant, has won the Outstanding Performance by a Final Year Apprentice award… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 17-Feb-15

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Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

By Angira Zadock The only remaining police helicopter is grounded because the main rotor system bought from suppliers in Ukraine last year only had two flight hours left and has since expired. See Full Story

Source: Mareeg, 22-Jan-15

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08-Jan-15 ZK067 Bell 212 Nyeri, Kenya

British Army Air Corps helicopter slightly damaged in emergency landing in forest clearing on a training flight.  One report states they lost a tail rotor blade but this video clearly shows both still in place post incident

08-Jan-15

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Kenyan police to lease five helicopters

Kenyan police to lease five helicopters

The Kenyan government has invited bids for the provision of five helicopters for the Kenya Police on a lease basis as it battles increasing violence in the coastal areas around the city of Mombasa.  See full story

Source: DefenceWeb, 05-Aug-14

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24-Jun-14 Komu, Kenya

Crashed on routine training flight

24-Jun-14

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Kenya: Businessman Runs Mad in Helicopter

Kenya: Businessman Runs Mad in Helicopter

Raj Devani, director of Jade Petroleum, charged with malicious damage to a helicopter and jeopardising the safety of an aircraft  See full story

Source: Kenya Star, 21-May-14

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12-May-14 Mil Mi-24 Elwak, Kenya (1F)

1 fatality of 12 POB. Helicopter came down shortly after take off from Elwak in Mandera County, heading to Garissa County

12-May-14

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03-May-14 5Y-EVU Eurocopter AS350 Tipilikwani, Kenya

Helicopter damaged by passenger who “ran amok” with blade tie-down bar.  Damage included windscreen, fuselage and doors

03-May-14

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Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

The Kenya Police Air Wing has a total of eight helicopters, but none are currently flying.  Some have been damaged in accidents, others require parts or complete overhauls.  See full story

Source: Daily Nation, 18-Feb-14

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30-Dec-13 5Y-RDU Bell 407 Kwa Mathenge, Kenya

Three POB injured after reported loss of lower caused helicopter to come down

30-Dec-13

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Kenyan Police post tender for new single turbine helicopter

Kenyan Police post tender for new single turbine helicopter

Police headquarters has invited bidders for the supply and deliver of the new single turbine engine helicopter to tender by August 2.  See full story

Source: Standard Media, 10-Jul-13

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17-Jun-13 5Y-KWW Bell 206L4 LongRanger Karatina, Kenya

Force landing in field due to sudden fog – between electricity lines and Karatina-Nairobi highway

17-Jun-13

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Kenya Police considers suing Eurocopter over AS350B3e crash

Kenya Police considers suing Eurocopter over AS350B3e crash

Kenya Police are considering taking Eurocopter to court.  The basis is apparently that the manufacturer supplied a newer AS350B3e model and not the older AS350B3 that the police contracted for. (see full story) see also 10-Jun-12 5Y-CDT Eurocopter AS350B3e Ngong Hills, Kenya (6F)

Source: Kenya Broadcasting, 02-Nov-12

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Citizen TV acquires first news helicopter in Kenya

Citizen TV acquires first news helicopter in Kenya

Royal Media Services has become the first Kenyan media house to acquire a news helicopter – although the AS350 shows no signs of any externally mounted cameras!  (see full story)

Source: Kenya Daily News, 20-Oct-12

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12-Aug-12 AF-808 Mil Mi-24 (1 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya (7F)

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter completely burnt out (photo), except the last part of the tail which revealed its serial AF-808. … Read more »

12-Aug-12

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12-Aug-12 AF-807 Mil Mi-24 (2 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter ended up almost completely inverted on its rotorhead in an area of long grass – photo… Read more »

12-Aug-12

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12-Aug-12 AF-8** Mil Mi-24 (3 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter ended up in a 45 degree left bank situation in a wooded area (photo).  7 on… Read more »

12-Aug-12

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05-Aug-12 G-CMCC Robinson R44 Nairobi, Kenya

Low-rotor-rpm horn sounded on climb-out.  Skids hit uneven ground during run-on landing, causing helicopter to fall on its side.  Two occupants exited safely only to watch the helicopter be consumed by post-crash fire.  see also http://www.3CapesHeliChallenge.com/

05-Aug-12

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10-Jun-12 5Y-CDT Eurocopter AS350B3e Ngong Hills, Kenya (6F)

Crashed in woodland killing Kenya’s Security Minister, George Saitoti and his deputy Orwa Ojode, pilots Luke Oyugi, Nancy Gituanja and bodyguards Inspector Joshua Tonkei and Sergeant Thomas Murimis.  Only small size items remain after post-crash fire.  Helicopter had only been delivered earlier this year (see HeliHub.com story and local Kenyan story).  See also this YouTube… Read more »

10-Jun-12

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Kenya Police AS350B3e has fist Donaldson IBF in Africa

Kenya Police AS350B3e has fist Donaldson IBF in Africa

The first AS350B3e in Africa is flying with the first Donaldson AS350B3e Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on the continent. Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) delivered the advanced filtration system via Eurocopter South Africa for installation on the Kenya Police Air-Wing’s new aircraft. Donaldson’s AS350 IBF will be… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-Feb-12

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Kenya Police Air Wing becomes first African AS350B3e customer

Kenya Police Air Wing becomes first African AS350B3e customer

The Kenya Police Air-Wing is expanding its airborne law enforcement and crime prevention unit with the delivery of a Eurocopter AS350 B3e Ecureuil helicopter. Kenya’s selection of the AS350 B3e, which is the enhanced version of Eurocopter’s successful AS350 model, follows an open and competitive tender won earlier this year by Eurocopter Southern Africa (Pty)… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Jan-12

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17-Dec-11 Eurocopter AS350 Keiyo, Kenya

Crashed shortly after take-off with two high profile politicians on board – total 5POB.  Potential damage is to port skid?  But it may just be uneven ground.

17-Dec-11

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Kenya Wildlife Service adds Bell 407

Kenya Wildlife Service adds Bell 407

Kenya Wildlife Service has recently taken delivery of a brand new Bell 407 helicopter at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.  This has given the organisation an increase of internal capacity for aerial surveys, and to transport workers to locations where they need to deal with vital situations. At the handover, KWS Executive Director Julius Kipngetich said that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Nov-11

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Fuel syphoned from police helicopter

Fuel syphoned from police helicopter

Kenyan Police are holding a KK security group guard after he was found with 40 litres of jet fuel siphoned from a police helicopter at Wilson Airport.  (see full story)

28-Oct-11

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16-Oct-11 Liboi, Kenya (5F)

“Late Sunday evening, a military helicopter crashed and caught fire inside Kenya from an apparent mechanical malfunction, a diplomat and a resident said. No civilian casualties were reported but the status of the pilots on board was not immediately known.”

16-Oct-11

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04-Apr-11 KAF-1103 Mil Mi-17 Juja, Kenya

Kenya military spokesman said “The crew was on normal routine training when it reported a mechanical problem. The crew jumped out after it touched the ground. It then burst into flames”

04-Apr-11

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17-Aug-10 5Y-RWR Eurocopter EC130 Lake Tukan, Kenya

17-Aug-10

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08-Mar-10 (Type/Serial TBA) Kabarak airstrip, Nakuru, Kenya

Probably a Eurocopter SA330J Puma

08-Mar-10

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Kenya Police Air Wing stops flights after crash

The Kenya Police Air Wing has halted all training for new pilots after Monday night’s accident involving an instructor and his student in Nairobi.  Consequently, and because of the shortage of staff in the department, this means the force will now have to rely on the military to airlift its officers until a solution is… Read more »

Source: Daily Nation, 18-Sep-09

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Kenyan Air Force arrive for training at Starlite Aviation Group

Source: Starlite Aviation Group, 15-Aug-09

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02-Jul-09 ZE449 Eurocopter SA330 Kenya

02-Jul-09

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25-Jun-09 5Y- Kiwayu island, Kenya (1F)

25-Jun-09 5Y- Kiwayu island, Kenya

25-Jun-09

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26-May-09 MD Helicopters MD500 Hulugo, Kenya

26-May-09 MD Helicopters MD500 Hulugo, Kenya

26-May-09

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11-May-09 5Y-UKW Mil Mi-17 Kapsabet, Kenya

11-May-09 5Y-UKW Mil Mi-17 Kapsabet, Kenya

11-May-09

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Royal Air Force takes three Pumas to Kenya for Exercise Grand Prix 6

Source: RAF, 09-Apr-09

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??-Mar-09 XW209 Eurocopter SA330 Kenya

31-Mar-09

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