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Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Raimundas Karoblis, the Lithuanian Defence Minister has disclosed his decision regarding Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas. Navickas, who was suspended in November last year, is under investigation regarding two SAR helicopters being sent to Russia. The minister has decided that Navickas will not be allowed to return to duty once the investigation is over…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics has successfully completed a cooperation project launched together with the United States Armed Forces. Under the project, FL Technics provided support services as well as secured appropriate conditions for the maintenance of heavy-lift helicopters CH-47 Chinook conducted by the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (A). The U.S. Armed Forces chose Lithuania as its base… Read more »

Source: FL Technics, 07-Jun-16

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Lithuania puts AS365N3+ into SAR service

Lithuania puts AS365N3+ into SAR service

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces assigned their three new AS365 N3+ helicopters to the 24/7 SAR mission service. Only two years after ordering the helicopters, Lithuanian Armed Forces are now ready to ensure SAR 24/7 service with their AS365 N3+. Following the first two deliveries in June and September 2015,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Jan-16

VGTU launches Lithuania’s first university helicopter course – with Cabri

VGTU launches Lithuania’s first university helicopter course – with Cabri

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) invests in the studies infrastructure. This week, the flight training unit in Kyviskes acquired two new helicopters Cabri G2, the value of which is almost 3 million Litas. The air crafts will be used to prepare qualified helicopter pilots. The integrated master’s degree study programme, which will prepare such specialists,… Read more »

Source: VGTU, 20-Feb-14

Avia Solutions buys helicopter maintenance org Helisota

Avia Solutions buys helicopter maintenance org Helisota

Avia Solutions Group, a WSE listed global provider of one-stop-shop aviation business solutions, has announced about the recent acquisition of the controlling interest in the Lithuania-based helicopter maintenance organization Helisota. In the course of several takeover stages Avia Solutions Group will gain 96.2% of the company’s shares, some of them through acquiring directly from the… Read more »

Source: Avia Solutions Group, 06-Nov-13

Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

Following the HeliHub.com report on 24th October, Eurocopter issued the following on 28th:- Eurocopter will supply three AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopters to the Lithuanian Air Force for a renewed countrywide search and rescue service with around-the-clock availability, adding another customer to the list of global operators using this twin-engine rotorcraft for vital life-saving missions. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Oct-13

Lithuania orders three AS365s for SAR

Lithuania orders three AS365s for SAR

Lithuania is to place an order for three AS365 Dauphin helicopters with Eurocopter, the Lithuanian military announced today. They will replace Mil Mi-8s in the SAR role. The order, valued at 180 Lithuanian Litas ($71.96M) includes pilot and maintenance training, three years of maintenance and various associated equipment. Financing for one of the three helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Oct-13

Helisota to exhibit at EHS

Helisota to exhibit at EHS

European Helicopter Show (EHS) is pleased to add Helisota Ltd to the event line up at Hradec Králové, Czech Republic during 9th – 11th May 2013. Find out everything you need to know about Helisota and the range of services that this company can provide to you or your company: www.helisota.lt Established in 1997, Helisota… Read more »

Source: EHS, 21-Jan-13

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New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

Heli-One continues to cement its reputation as a leading helicopter integrator after winning a contract to upgrade the Lithuanian State Border Guard’s fleet of EC-135 helicopters. Heli-One will begin integrating new mission communication equipment in the EC-135 helicopters as a part of a two-aircraft upgrade, set to commence in June. The total value of the… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 20-Jun-11

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Lithuanian Air Force training Afghan helicopter pilots

Lithuanian Air Force training Afghan helicopter pilots

February 8, deployment ceremony will be held for the first rotation of the multinational Lithuanian-led Air Mentor Team (AMT) at Å iauliai Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force, in the international mission in Afghanistan the unit will render assistance in training troops of the Air Unit of Air Corps of the Afghan National Army. AMT… Read more »

Source: Lithuanian Air Force, 09-Feb-11

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Lithuanian Mi-8 lands on US Navy ship as part of Jackal Stone exercise

Lithuanian Mi-8 lands on US Navy ship as part of Jackal Stone exercise

Helicopter-to-ship boarding training was given to special operations forces (SOF) from seven countries aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) during exercise Jackal Stone (JS10) 2010, Sep. 19. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Det One, the “Ghost Riders”, is embarked aboard Mount Whitney supporting the JS10 mission by conducting flight operations at sea with members… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 23-Sep-10

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Latvia, Lithuania oppose possible selling of Mistral helicopter ship to Russia

“The European Union and NATO should sell armaments and military hardware to countries, which do not pose the risk of regional tensions,” Latvian Defense Minister Imants Liegis said. “Before concluding strategic deals, EU member countries should hold internal consultations on items that may call into question the security of other members,” he noted.

Source: ITAR-TASS, 28-Feb-10

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