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27-Oct-15 Al-Maya, Libya (18F)

A helicopter carrying two senior officers allied to Libya’s Islamist-backed Tripoli government was shot down in the Al-Maya coastal region west of Tripoli, killing at least 14 of its 23 passengers, a Tripoli military official said.  A later report then raised the figure to 18

27-Oct-15

Gulf Helicopters AW189s supporting Libyan rig from Malta

Gulf Helicopters AW189s supporting Libyan rig from Malta

Gulf Helicopters have taken delivery of three AW189s to date, with a fourth not far away.  The first two of these are now based at Luqa in Malta.  HeliHub.com understands that the Qatar-baesd operator hasopters have a contract to support oil/gas rigs off Libya for Eni North Africa BV and that operations commenced on 24th… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Nov-14

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Libya approves purchase of four firefighting helicopters

Libya approves purchase of four firefighting helicopters

The Libyan cabinet has approved the Ministry of Interior’s plans to purchase four helicopters for the National Security Authority’s fire-fighting division.  See full story

Source: DefenceWeb, 12-May-14

12-Feb-14 Mil Mi-35 Essider, Libya (5F)

Unknown circumstances.  Took 4 days to find wreckage of this missing helicopter

12-Feb-14

Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

Libya looking to buy 22 Chinooks

A Boeing  Senior Manager is quoted as saying that Libya  was thinking of buying six CH-47D and 16 CH-47F,  an upgraded version of the CH-47D .  See full story

29-Sep-13

04-Jul-13 Mil Mi-35 Benghazi, Libya (2F)

It is though the crash was caused by human error during a particularly daring manoeuvre.  2 killed, 1 seriously injured

04-Jul-13

Libya operation recognition for Naval Air Squadron personnel

Libya operation recognition for Naval Air Squadron personnel

The 4 servicemen from 815 Naval Air Squadron are among 1,500 Royal Navy personnel to receive medals for their part in the NATO-led Libya operation. The aircrew and engineers, based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, were presented with NATO Operation Unified Protector medals for their participation in the Libya operation while serving with 217… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 10-Jan-13

LIbya seeks ex-US Army Chinooks

LIbya seeks ex-US Army Chinooks

The Libyan government is interesting in acquiring used United States Army Chinook helicopters, according to Boeing. Boeing, the manufacturer of the Chinook, is in discussions with the State Department about providing used Army CH-47E helicopters to Tripoli, according to Raymond Haddad, Boeing’s head of Chinook sustainment. This announcement was made on August 28 during a… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 03-Sep-12

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Dutch Lynx returns home from Libya

Dutch Lynx returns home from Libya

The Netherlands military have today reported that their Navy SH-14D Lynx helicopter (serial 277) that was abandoned on the beach of the Lybian city of Sirte in February 2011, is back in the Netherlands. The helicopter was used last year in an unsuccessful evacuation attempt from Hr.Ms. Tromp frigate. The three crew members were held… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot, 04-Jul-12

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12-Apr-12 8335 Mil Mi-8 Murzuq, Libya

Crashed on take-off from Murzuq airport, landing on a rail track.  Possibly due to overloading – reported as 25 POB with two injured to hospital.  On board were members of the reconciliation and civil peace team  including Third Deputy Prime Minister Haramain Mohammed al-Haramain, Minister of Local Government Mohammad Hashemi Harari, one of the chiefs of military… Read more »

12-Apr-12

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UK eyes Apache modifications after Libyan experience

UK eyes Apache modifications after Libyan experience

The British Army has identified a need to incorporate several enhancements to its Westland/Boeing Apache AH1 attack helicopters, if the type is to be used again in the maritime role debuted during NATO’s Unified Protector campaign over Libya. (see full story)

Source: Flightglobal, 28-Oct-11

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Royal Navy Sea King crews home from Libya

Royal Navy Sea King crews home from Libya

Royal Navy personnel, who by using Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control helicopters helped Army Air Corps (AAC) Apache helicopter launch strikes against Gaddafi’s forces in Libya, have returned home from operations. Nearly 50 members of 857 Naval Air Squadron touched down at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall on Friday, 23 September 2011,… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 26-Sep-11

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21-Jun-11 Lockheed MQ-8 Libya

The UAV was delivering intelligence data from about 5,000-7,000 ft. as expected, and there was no immediate sign of a command and control problem or mechanical malfunction, a program source says. This may mean it was shot down.

21-Jun-11

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09-Apr-11 854 Mil Mi-24 Brega region, Libya (3F)

Shot down by pro-Gadaffi troops.  A second helicopter was also shot down and has a separate entry in HeliHub accident data

09-Apr-11

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09-Apr-11 Brega region, Libya

A seconed helicopter (not MI-24 serial 854, reported in another entry) reported shot down by pro-Gadaffi troops

09-Apr-11

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05-Apr-11 G-BMCX Eurocopter AS332L Misurata, Libya

Helicopter damaged in hangar as a result of the local unrest in the country.  Date is approximate, not confirmed.  Helicopter returned to UK October 2012 showing damage to be superficial only.

05-Apr-11

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Former helicopter pilot leads NATO mission in Libya

Former helicopter pilot leads NATO mission in Libya

Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, deputy commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, has been designated head of the alliance’s military campaign in Libya. Lieutenant-General Bouchard enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1974 under the Officer Candidate Training Plan. He underwent pilot training graduating in 1976 as a helicopter pilot. Lieutenant-General Bouchard flew… Read more »

Source: NATO, 30-Mar-11

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Libya conflict – Osprey active in rescuing downed F-15 pilot

Libya conflict – Osprey active in rescuing downed F-15 pilot

ARLINGTON, Va.  — Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit rescued a U.S. Air Force pilot downed in Libya March 22. The F-15E Strike Eagle crashed in northeast Libya March 21 while flying in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn, the joint coalition enforcing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 to protect the Libyan people from the country’s… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Mar-11

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Libya Crisis – Dutch trio freed

Libya Crisis – Dutch trio freed

Following our article Libya Crisis – Three Dutch soldiers and one Lynx captured, we can now advise that the three members of the Dutch military have been released and are already in the Greek capital Athens en route home.  Defense Minister Hans Hillen: “We are very pleased. Our people are safe, what a wonderful news.”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-11

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06-Mar-11 Mil Mi-24 Ras Lanuf, Libya

Libyan Air Force helicopter shot down by rebels and fell into the sea

06-Mar-11

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Libya Crisis – Three Dutch soldiers and one Lynx captured

Libya Crisis – Three Dutch soldiers and one Lynx captured

The Dutch military have announced that the three of their soldiers have been captured by Libyan Government troops – the action taking place last Sunday and not broadcast until yesterday.  The Lynx was operating from the Dutch Navy ship Tromp, landing in Libya to evacuate two people who were being held against their will.  However,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-11

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Two Heli Union Super Pumas escape Libyan crisis

Two Heli Union Super Pumas escape Libyan crisis

Two French registered Super Pumas have arrived in Malta, apparently “escaping” the crisis in Libya where they have been based at Tripoli International Airport since July 2005.  The pair are both operated by Heli Union.  The Times Of Malta is reporting that their departure from Libya was so hurried that only one passenger of seven… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 21-Feb-11

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Libya takes delivery of second AW139

Libya takes delivery of second AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the General Security of Libya has taken delivery of its second AW139 medium twin engine helicopter. The aircraft is part of a total order for five AW139s sold in Libya to perform a range of roles also including border patrol and Search and Rescue and was… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Nov-10

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Libya’s LIATEC Opens Its New Abou Aisha Facility

Libya’s LIATEC Opens Its New Abou Aisha Facility

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that an official opening ceremony was held today for the grand opening of LIATEC’s (Libyan Italian Advanced Technology Company) new facility at Abou Aisha airport, 60 km South of Tripoli. LIATEC is a Joint Stock Company incorporated in Libya and established through an agreement signed in January… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Apr-10

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Libya considers purchase of Ka-52A Alligator combat helicopters

Libya plans to purchase over 20 warplanes from Russia. Moscow and Tripoli are currently in talks about the package of contracts, Interfax reports.

Source: Tripoli Post, 27-Oct-09

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Libya in the market buying Finmeccanica shares

Source: Reuters, 06-Jul-09

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