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Kuwait buys Thales H225M simulator

Kuwait buys Thales H225M simulator

The Kuwait forces has signed a contract for the purchase of 30 multirole Caracal H225M helicopters (24 for the Kuwait Air Force and 6 for the Kuwait National Guard) in order to carry out combat search and rescue duties, transport and ground support missions. To meet the pilots and crews’ hands-on training needs, Thales will… Read more »

Source: Thales, 05-Jul-17

Kuwait orders 30 Airbus H225M Caracal

Kuwait orders 30 Airbus H225M Caracal

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package, during the visit of the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Kuwait today. “We are greatly honored that the Kuwait Ministry of Defence… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Aug-16

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Middle East commercial helicopter potential remains untapped says Bell

Middle East commercial helicopter potential remains untapped says Bell

David Sale, who heads the company’s regional sales for the Middle East and C.I.S., said though the region has a proliferation of helipads on major buildings, particularly in the five-star hotel and resort segment, helicopter travel is held back by a lack of dedicated infrastructure and operating systems. – See full story

Source: Arabian Aerospace, 20-Apr-16

Strong Aviation signs LOI for one Bell 525

Strong Aviation signs LOI for one Bell 525

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signature of a letter of intent (LOI) with Strong Aviation for a Bell 525 Relentless super medium helicopter. Established in 1995, Strong Aviation is a private operator headquartered in Kuwait City. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport missions in the area. “We are… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Nov-15

Kuwait To Buy 24 Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Kuwait To Buy 24 Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Kuwait will buy 24 long-range Airbus Caracal helicopters from France, Elysee Palace said Wednesday, in a deal that was agreed to during talks between the countries’ leaders. See Full Story

Source: Morningstar, 12-Jun-15

29-May-15 MOH-2 Bell 430 Abdali, Kuwait

Date assumed from Facebook posting.  Stone strike shattered co-pilot wind shield.  Inside layer of the laminated glass prevented it falling through into the cockpit.

29-May-15

Kuwait to operate first EMS Bell 429s in Middle East

Kuwait to operate first EMS Bell 429s in Middle East

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Ministry of Health in Kuwait will be operating the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the Middle East. The purchase agreement for the aircraft was announced at the end of last year, and is a milestone win for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-15

21-Dec-14 Sikorsky MH-60S Camp Buehring, Kuwait

Crashed on night training flight.  Ended up on its starboard side.  All six personnel aboard the helicopter survived the crash and were transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation

21-Dec-14

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02-Jul-14 Failaka Island, Kuwait

Damaged in emergency landing

02-Jul-14

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Kuwait requests $200M for AH-64D Follow-On Logistics and Technical Support

Kuwait requests $200M for AH-64D Follow-On Logistics and Technical Support

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress July 10 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for continuing logistics support, training, depotlevel repair services and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $200 million. The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale for continuing logistics support,… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 17-Jul-12

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DCI retains Kuwait helicopter maintenance contract

DCI retains Kuwait helicopter maintenance contract

(Electronic translation) DCI services company that operates over the entire spectrum of defense and national security, remember that a 3-year contract in favor of the helicopter Kuwait Air Force (KAF) was renewed earlier this year. The State of Kuwait maintains its confidence in DCI, operator of the Light Aviation Army (ALT) French, for the maintenance… Read more »

Source: DCI, 19-Jun-12

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PAS retains Kuwait Police engineering contract

PAS retains Kuwait Police engineering contract

Police Aviation Services has been successful in renewing its Police Air Wing engineering contract with the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait, which it has held for the last 5 years. The contract involves the management of over 20 staff providing a full range of maintenance, logistics and technical services in support of two EC 135… Read more »

29-Sep-11

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Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

Helidax’s success attracts Qatar, Kuwait, Chad, Malaysia and Brazil

Hélidax, the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008, exceeded last June 20 000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft. A subsidiary of DCI and INAER, Helidax achieved this performance in less of 13 months of operation and trained two batches of trainees for the armed forces. Helidax’s example brought… Read more »

Source: DCI, 31-Aug-11

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Kuwait’s Strong Aviation becomes first Bell 429 operator in Middle East

Kuwait’s Strong Aviation becomes first Bell 429 operator in Middle East

ABU DHABI, UAE (February 21, 2011) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the first delivery of a Bell 429 helicopter to a customer in the Middle East. The announcement took place at IDEX, the largest defense and security event in the region. The customer, Strong Aviation, is headquartered in Kuwait… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Feb-11

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Kuwait: Interest in KA-28 anti-submarine helicopter

The Kuwaiti Defence Ministry is said to be showing interest in the Kamov KA-28 anti-submarine helicopter.

Source: Tactical Report, 04-Nov-09

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Kuwait Ministry of Health looks at air ambulance options

Source: Arab Times, 02-Nov-09

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MD Helicopters Hands Over Three New Explorers To Customers In Kuwait, Denmark And Switzerland

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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Boeing and Australian College of Kuwait Complete Vocational Training Project

30-Apr-08

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