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Sabah to get own fire and rescue helicopter hangar

Sabah to get own fire and rescue helicopter hangar

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department is expected to get its own helicopter hangar next year, says Urban Wellbeing,Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan. See Full Story

Source: BP, 27-Oct-14

Year-end launch for Kuala Lumpur helipad project

Year-end launch for Kuala Lumpur helipad project

The helipad project in Taman Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur is expected to be operational by the end of the year, said Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib. See Full Story

Source: The Star, 14-Aug-14

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Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services SdnBhd (WASSB) of Malaysia has taken delivery of the first of two AW189 super medium helicopters. Weststar will use its AW189s to perform long range offshore transport missions in Malaysia. The official handover ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Air Show. The customer also… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

28-May-14 M20-17 Eurocopter SA316 Pokok Sena, Malaysia

Emergency landing in school field.  Press refers to “trainee pilot” so we assume on a training flight.  Later flown to base for closer inspection

28-May-14

Selex ES to support Malaysian Super Lynx sensors

Selex ES to support Malaysian Super Lynx sensors

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signature of a contract with AIROD SDN BHD for the supply and support of equipment for the Government of Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Navy Super Lynx MK100 helicopter. YBhg Colonel Dato’ Mohammed Selamat bin Bakin RMAF (R), CEO of AIROD, signed the contract with Barry Anstey,… Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 23-Apr-14

Airbus Helicopters displaying at DSA in Kuala Lumpur

Airbus Helicopters displaying at DSA in Kuala Lumpur

Airbus Helicopters is presenting its aircraft at the Defense Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from April 14-17. On display at the Airbus Group booth for military and governmental customers are one-fifth models of the combat-proven multi-role Cougar EC725, the Tiger HAD combat helicopter, and the EC135 light twin-engine helicopter. Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 and EC135 aircraft… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Apr-14

BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

Publically quoted BHIC (Boustead Heavy Industries Corp) posted the following in an official notice to the Bursa Malaysia Securities recently:- The Company wishes to inform that its subsidiary, BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd (“BHICAS”) has received a letter dated 20 March 2014 from the Secretary General to the Ministry of Defence Malaysia awarding BHICAS an In-Service Support… Read more »

Source: BHIC, 31-Mar-14

Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

Malaysian based Weststar Aviation continues their international expansion with a direct interest in operations just starting in Morroco. This country represents their third country and the first outside their Far East home region. Weststar Aviation are providing technical assistance to Heliconia Aero Solutions who are operating two AW139s on their Moroccan AOC with each party… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-14

Weststar success continues with order for another 10 AW139s

Weststar success continues with order for another 10 AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Weststar Aviation Services are pleased to announce that a contract for 10 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters was signed today at the Singapore Air Show by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin (R), Weststar Aviation Services CEO. This additional order… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Feb-14

Bell recognizes Plus Heli for dedication to saving lives

Bell recognizes Plus Heli for dedication to saving lives

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), recognized PLUS Helicopter Services Sdn Bhd during the Singapore Airshow Customer Reception on February 10, for its dedication to saving lives amidst challenging conditions. In May 2013, PLUS Heli deployed a Bell 429 to rescue severely burned crew members injured when a container ship’s boiler exploded 140… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Feb-14

Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand

Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd., a member of the Weststar Group of Companies, today announced the successful launch of its first regional expansion in Asia after its new Songkhla base in Thailand commenced operations on a seven-year PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) contract last Friday. Weststar Aviation Services expansion into Thailand comes after a joint… Read more »

Source: Weststar, 07-Feb-14

30-Jan-14 Agusta 109LUH Segamat, Malaysia

Crashed in to jungle on night training flight.  Tail and main blades heavily damaged.  Described in the non-aviation press as a write-off.  4 POB injured and in hospital

30-Jan-14

22-Dec-13 M23-15 Sikorsky S61A-4 Pulau Pera, Malaysia

Within a short time of completing a  “Maintenance Check 2″, helicopter crashed on the rocky coast of an island.  All 4 POB got out safely.  At the time of the incident, the S61 was piloted by Kapt Asmawi Azmi and co-pilot Kapt Nuradlina Ab Manah. Sjn (U) Mohamad Khairi Abdul Rahman was the helicopter’s Air… Read more »

22-Dec-13

12-Dec-13 9M-STE Sikorsky S76 Bintulu, Malaysia

S76 with two pilots and six passengers ditches in sea.  All 8 rescued by passing boat.  Passengers were working for Petronas Carigali, and Police said they were from France, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Canada

12-Dec-13

Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

Participants of the Oil & Gas Symposium had a great night networking during a party organized at the Sky Bar, on level 33 of the Traders Hotel after the first day of presentations and workshops. It was a great vantage point from which they had a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Dec-13

Eurocopter customer MHS praises EC175

Eurocopter customer MHS praises EC175

Under the overcast skies at Subang, the rain threatened to wreak havoc on a day when the EC175 is set to show its might to experienced offshore pilots, many of whom arrived from all over Asia to attend the 2-day Oil & Gas Symposium organized by Eurocopter, in addition to the demo flights. Fortunately for… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Dec-13

Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

Two of Eurocopter’s newest members in its twin-engine helicopter family – the next-generation EC175 and evolved EC145 T2 – are coming to Asia for a three-week demonstration tour with operators in the oil and gas, VIP, corporate, charter, military and law enforcement segments. In addition to providing opportunities to experience the performance and capabilities of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 03-Dec-13

Malaysia signs acceptance documents for three EC725s

Malaysia signs acceptance documents for three EC725s

Chief of Air Force, elect Jen Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Rodzali bin Daud Force has completed the signing of Transfer of Ownership EC725 aircraft, M55-09, M55-10 and M55-11, held in Eagle Nest, the Defence Ministry. Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Chief of Air Force, Chief of Operations, Chief of Air Support, AKS PPO… Read more »

Source: Royal Malaysian AF, 25-Nov-13

Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

Royal Malaysian Navy chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the planned acquisition was on the list for the 10th Malaysian Plan (2011 to 2015) but due to lack of funds, the project had been delayed.  See full story

12-Nov-13

KKR Invests in Weststar Aviation Services

KKR Invests in Weststar Aviation Services

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (“Weststar” or the “Company”) today announced that KKR, a leading global investment firm with more than US$83.5 billion in assets under management, has invested approximately RM642 million (US$200 million) for a substantial minority equity stake in the Company. This will be KKR’s first investment in Malaysia. Additional terms of the… Read more »

Source: KKR, 11-Oct-13

Weststar takes delivery of its 18th AW139

Weststar takes delivery of its 18th AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today announced that Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has taken delivery of an additional AW139, bringing the total delivered of the type to 18 in support of Weststar’s offshore oil & gas transportation and VIP transport services. The aircraft, which was built at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility in the United States, was… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Sep-13

CIT provides financing to Lease Corporation International for three AW139s

CIT provides financing to Lease Corporation International for three AW139s

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a global leader in transportation finance, today announced that CIT Transportation Lending provided financing to Dublin-based Lease Corporation International (LCI) to acquire three AgustaWestland 139 helicopters. The aircraft are in offshore oil and gas configuration and are on lease to UK-based Bond Helicopters and Malaysia-based Weststar Aviation. CIT Transportation Lending… Read more »

Source: CIT, 02-Jul-13

Eurocopter delivers three EC225s to Asian offshore operators

Eurocopter delivers three EC225s to Asian offshore operators

The deliveries of three new EC225s to customers in Vietnam and Malaysia further expands the fleet of Eurocopter’s workhorse helicopter deployed worldwide in demanding operating conditions of the offshore oil and gas industry. EC225 deliveries involve the Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South), along with Awan Inspirasi Sdn Bhd (AISB) and MHS Aviation – both… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Jun-13

Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

The development, monitoring and maintenance of Malaysia’s electrical power infrastructure will be performed by Eurocopter’s AS350 B3e, EC135 T3 and EC225 helicopters, which are being ordered by Kris Sakti Aviation. A subsidiary of Kris Sakti Holding, Kris Sakti Aviation will embark on a new venture to provide aerial power line solutions in Malaysia, as they… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-13

AgustaWestland Training Academy Malaysia Introduces AW139 Full Flight Simulator

AgustaWestland Training Academy Malaysia Introduces AW139 Full Flight Simulator

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its Training Academy based in Malaysia (AWTA Malaysia) has introduced an AW139 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) Level D into its training courses. The Training Academy is located at Kuala Lumpur’s Subang – Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and is part of AgustaWestland’s continued investment programme in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

LCI to lease two AW139s to WestStar

LCI to lease two AW139s to WestStar

Lease Corporation International (LCI) announces its delivery of two AgustaWestland helicopters to Malaysian operator Weststar Aviation Services in a long-term lease. The new AW139 helicopters, valued at over $30 million, will be initially operated under contract to Tullow Oil. They have both been delivered this week. The two AW139 helicopters will be used to support… Read more »

Source: LCI, 16-Jun-13

04-Jun-13 Sikorsky S61A-4 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Emergency landing in corner of golf course close to trees

04-Jun-13

05-May-13 9M-DBH Eurocopter AS365N2 Sungai Besi, Malaysia

Caught by sudden gust of wind in poor weather while hovering to turn for taxi to parking spot.  Helicopter ended up on its port side.  Passengers were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his wife  Tengku Datin Seri Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, and their daughter and son-in-law – none were injured in the accident

05-May-13

Malaysia to upgrade two helicopters for AEW work

Malaysia to upgrade two helicopters for AEW work

Although they have not stated which helicopters would be involved, the Royal Malaysian Air Force are reportedly planning to upgrade two helicopters to full AEW Airborne Early Warning specification.  This comes at the same time they are talking to Saab about their Erieye system to fulfil a fixed-wing AEW requirement, potentially hosted on Saab 2000… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-13

Malaysia to re-life S61s for another 12 years

Malaysia to re-life S61s for another 12 years

Word from the LIMA 2013 exhibition in Malaysia this week is that the Royal Malaysian Air Force are planning to upgrade 30 of their S61A-4 fleet. The upgrade program, estimated at RM 500 million ($161M) would include the installation of digital avionic displays, a new gearbox and rotor blades. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com [file photo]

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-13

BHIC unit appointed MRO centre of Eurocopter

BHIC unit appointed MRO centre of Eurocopter

Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd’s (BHIC) unit BHIC Aeroservices Sdn Bhd (BHICAS) has been appointed as the approved maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre of Eurocopter (see full story)

Source: The Sun, 28-Mar-13

WFW advised CHC on $202M operating lease facility

WFW advised CHC on $202M operating lease facility

Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has advised CHC Helicopter on an operating lease facility of up to US$202m with Milestone Aviation, for up to 12 helicopters (including Sikorsky, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland helicopters), its third facility with Milestone. The team, led by partner Nicola Davies,… Read more »

Source: WFW, 20-Jan-13

Royal Malaysian Air Force receives first two of twelve EC725s

Royal Malaysian Air Force receives first two of twelve EC725s

The initial two Eurocopter EC725 helicopters for the Royal Malaysian Air Force were formally presented today during a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, with the first unit being delivered on time and the second unit coming three months ahead of schedule. Malaysia is to receive a total of 12 EC725s through 2014, creating a highly capable… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Dec-12

Malaysian authorities had concerns with pilot’s documents before fatal crash

Malaysian authorities had concerns with pilot’s documents before fatal crash

German pilot Rico Steger was already the focus of “enquiries regarding the flying records and permit” three weeks prior to an accident which killed the three passengers aboard the EC120 he was flying.  This local news report covers this aspect and various other details. The HeliHub.com accident page is at 20-Jul-12 N8899 Eurocopter EC120 Sri… Read more »

25-Nov-12

EC725 simulator to go live early 2013 in Malaysia

EC725 simulator to go live early 2013 in Malaysia

The system is being assembled at Eurocopter Malaysia’s new Simulation Center at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Selangor, near Kuala Lumpur and where Eurocopter Malaysia is based.  (see full story)

Source: UPI, 13-Nov-12

AgustaWestland hosts 5th Oil and Gas Seminar in Malaysia

AgustaWestland hosts 5th Oil and Gas Seminar in Malaysia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, recently held its 5th Oil & Gas Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event, attended by over 120 delegates from more than 15 countries, focused on oil and gas industry helicopter operations, support and training developments in Asia and Australasia where the AW139 helicopter is the best selling twin engine model… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Nov-12

Royal Malaysian Police wants more helicopters

Royal Malaysian Police wants more helicopters

The Royal Malaysian Police is looking to expand its fleet of helicopters for better air support in each state. (see full story).  They currently operate Eurocopter AS355Ns

23-Oct-12

Weststar Aviation Services’ AW139 fleet achieves 20,000 hours

Weststar Aviation Services’ AW139 fleet achieves 20,000 hours

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter fleet operated by Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has achieved the milestone of 20,000 flying hours, just 18 months after their first AW139 entered service in April 2011. Weststar is the largest civil operator of AW139 helicopters in Asia and has… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Oct-12

20-Jul-12 N8899 Eurocopter EC120 Sri Aman, Malaysia (3F)

Crashed into river, killing 3 – named as Siti Khuzaimah Anuar, Pepter Ato Mayau and Henry Lau Tee Yong.  German pilot Rico Steger, 35, was the only survivor.  Weather was reported as a factor (also cited in later report)

20-Jul-12

500th AW139 Goes to Weststar Aviation Services

500th AW139 Goes to Weststar Aviation Services

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it handed over the 500th AW139 to Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow today. The aircraft was accepted by Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Group Managing Director of Weststar from Bruno Spagnolini, CEO, AgustaWestland. The 500th delivery comes… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Jul-12

AgustaWestland Malaysia signs for new helicopter centre

AgustaWestland Malaysia signs for new helicopter centre

AgustaWestland Malaysia, an AgustaWestland subsidiary, and Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) held a ceremony today at the Farnborough International Airshow for the signature of long-term lease agreement, for a new facility at the Helicopter Centre being developed within the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre, at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (Subang) Airport near Kuala Lumpur. The construction… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

500th AW139 for handover at Farnborough 2012

500th AW139 for handover at Farnborough 2012

AgustaWestland have the 500th AW139 in the static park at Farnborough Air Show this week in the UK. For photo see this page on Airliners.net It is in the colours of Malaysian operator Weststar Aviation Services, with a large “500th” logo and we thus assume – in the absence of official PR from the manufacturer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-12

Mornington Sanford Aviation assist with R66 certification in Malaysia

Mornington Sanford Aviation assist with R66 certification in Malaysia

rnington Sanford Aviation assist Solaire Helicopters Sdn Bhd the Malaysian Robinson Helicopter Company Dealer, based in Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in achieving Robinson R66 Type Certification (First of Type) in Malaysia. Richard conducted a Malaysian DCA approved R66 Airframe and RR300 engine Type Training Course over 6 days at… Read more »

Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation, 12-Jun-12

Two more countries certify Bell 429 up to 7,500 pounds

Two more countries certify Bell 429 up to 7,500 pounds

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today Ecuador’s Director General of Civil Aviation and the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia have approved the increased maximum gross weight for the Bell 429 to 7,500 lbs. allowing for added safety and capability. The increase of 500 lbs. – to 7,500 lbs – is based… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-May-12

Mi-17 and Ka-32 orders expected in Malaysia

Mi-17 and Ka-32 orders expected in Malaysia

Russian Helicopters will reportedly sign contracts for civil Mi-17s and Ka-32s to customers in Malaysia soon – according to a company representative commenting on the results of the 13th Defense Services Asia exhibition and conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur on April 16th – 19th. According to him, negotiations are at the final stages…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-12

Sikorsky to open office in Malaysia

Sikorsky to open office in Malaysia

Sikorsky plans to establish an office in Malaysia, taking the first step toward expanding its industry presence in Southeast Asia. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “Malaysia is centrally located in ASEAN (Association of SouthEast Asia Nations), with one of the strongest aerospace markets in region. Opening an office in Malaysia allows Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Feb-12

11-Feb-12 Bell 206L Kuching, Malaysia

Helicopter tasked to fly Natural Resources and Environment Minister suffered significant in-flight vibration and pilot elected to return to base.  Safe landing

11-Feb-12

Two more EC225s for Malaysian offshore operators

Two more EC225s for Malaysian offshore operators

Eurocopter Malaysia keeps up its 100% market share in the heavy helicopter category for offshore operations in Malaysia with two EC225 helicopter orders confirmed at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2011 (LIMA), in addition to eight others operating in the country. As an affirmation of its leading position in the provision of heavy… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 13-Dec-11

Eurocopter and Boustead form JV maintenance company

Eurocopter and Boustead form JV maintenance company

Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) is expanding into the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business following its latest agreement with Eurocopter Malaysia Sdn Bhd. (see full story)

Source: Malaysia Star, 09-Dec-11

AgustaWestland Training Academy to open in Malaysia

AgustaWestland Training Academy to open in Malaysia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it will be opening a new AgustaWestland Training Academy (AWTA) in Malaysia in January 2012, expanding the range and number of training courses available for pilots and technicians in the region. The Training Academy will be located at Kuala Lumpur’s Subang – Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Dec-11

Weststar looks to new markets with order for ten more from AgustaWestland

Weststar looks to new markets with order for ten more from AgustaWestland

Weststar has done very well winning contracts in Malaysia, mainly in the offshore oil and gas support role, and is now looking to branch out branch out further.  They intend continuing to focus on the offshore role, and have identified Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar (aka Burma) as target markets. As part of this push, group… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Dec-11

Sikorsky, AIROD and ADC sign MOU for support of upgraded S-61

Sikorsky, AIROD and ADC sign MOU for support of upgraded S-61

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AIROD Sdn. Bhd. (AIROD) of Malaysiaand Aviation Design Centre Sdn. Bhd. (ADC) to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for Sikorsky’s S-61/H-3 platforms including the most recent variant, the S-61T™ helicopter. AIROD performs maintenance, repair and overhaul services for various commercial and military… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Dec-11

First Malaysian EC725 unveiled at LIMA 11 via video link

First Malaysian EC725 unveiled at LIMA 11 via video link

The production roll-out of Eurocopter’s no. 1 EC725 helicopter for the Royal Malaysian Air Force was shown today with a live video broadcast from the company’s Marignane, France facility, which was beamed to the Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) for an audience that included Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Defense… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Dec-11

Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

On the occasion of the exhibition LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition) in Malaysia, Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) announced that its Arriel and Makila the 21 Malaysian Helicopter Services Helicopters (MHS), reached a million hours of flight. MHS is now the operator of the largest civil helicopters in Malaysia. The fleet is deployed MHS currently… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Dec-11

Camcopter is the only UAV flying at LIMA 11

Camcopter is the only UAV flying at LIMA 11

Schiebel s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is the only UAS taking part in the flight displays at LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace) Exhibition from 6th to 10th December 2011. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 unmanned helicopter has already performed flawlessly at exhibitions and air shows around the world and wrote aviation history in 2009… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 06-Dec-11

Eurocopter Tiger flies in Malaysia at LIMA 2011

Eurocopter Tiger flies in Malaysia at LIMA 2011

Eurocopter stands ready to propose its latest-generation Tiger attack helicopter to bolster Malaysia’s defense capability as the company showcases this combat-proven multi-role aircraft during flight demonstrations at the 2011 Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA). In a strong signal of its commitment to meet the operational needs of Malaysia’s military and civil sectors, Eurocopter will… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Dec-11

18-Nov-11 Kuantan, Malaysia

Fire and Rescue Department helicopter hovered too low in built up area causing damage from the downdraft

18-Nov-11

Mornington Sanford Aviation expands in multiple directions

Mornington Sanford Aviation expands in multiple directions

Mornington Sanford Aviation have recently received EASA Part 147 Approval to conduct Robinson R66 differences courses for those engineers who already have the R22/R44 types on their licences.  Additionally, the company is soon to set up an EASA Approved Part 147 training school in Kuala Lumpur for the R22, R44 with Lycoming engine and the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Sep-11

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

Second EC225 delivered ex UK for MHS in Malaysia

Second EC225 delivered ex UK for MHS in Malaysia

The second of three Eurocopter EC225s being leased by Bristow to MHS in Malaysia left the UK on delivery.  After landing mid-morning today at Redhill Aerdrome from Aberdeen, the helicopter departed lunchtime on a long leg to Dijon in France.  All three aircraft involved have been delivered from the Eurocopter factory at Marignane to Bristow’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jul-11

Eurocopter delivers 100th EC225 to Bristow for lease to MHS

Eurocopter delivers 100th EC225 to Bristow for lease to MHS

Eurocopter today marked the 100th delivery of an EC225, which was received by Bristow Group Inc. (Bristow) – the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry worldwide. The landmark EC225 was supplied in the oil and gas configuration, but it can be used by Bristow in other missions due to the multi-role… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Jul-11

Turbomeca signs MoU with Malaysia’s HeliPartner

Turbomeca signs MoU with Malaysia’s HeliPartner

Olivier Andries, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and None Ashirin, Chairman of HeliPartner Engines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for participation of The Financial Engines Turbomeca Within HeliPartner. This MoU has-been signed in the presence of Dato ‘Dr. Haji Ismail Bin Fri Haji Ahmad, Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia, Tan Aziz… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Jul-11

Three EC225s being prepared for MHS by Bristow in UK

Three EC225s being prepared for MHS by Bristow in UK

Bristow Helicopters in the UK are currently carrying out completion work, including full paint, on three Eurocopter EC225 helicopters for MHS Aviation in Malaysia.  Two have been delivered thus far, both carrying British registrations to facilitate test flights.  The aircraft are serial 2790 registered G-CGUB and 2792 as G-CGUC, delivered in to Bristow’s base at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-11

Malaysia’s Professional Way orders AW139 full-flight simulator

Malaysia’s Professional Way orders AW139 full-flight simulator

Professional Way Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based company, has purchased a CAE 3000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) replicating the AW139 aircraft. The simulator will be deployed to a new training centre to be established by Professional Way near Kuala Lumpur’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Professional Way will then deliver AW139 simulator training for AgustaWestland’s recently… Read more »

Source: CAE, 06-Jul-11

30-Jun-11 9M-WAJ AgustaWestland AW139 Subang, Malaysia

Pilot and two trainees on board, first flight of day.  Aborted take-off and tail section separated from helicopter in subsequent very heavy landing

30-Jun-11

Aerotree Defence & Services to purchase three EC135s

Aerotree Defence & Services to purchase three EC135s

On Thursday at the Paris Air Show, Aerotree Defence & Services Sdn Bhd issued a letter of intent for the purchase of three EC135s. The letter was handed over by Aerotree Group Executive Chairman YBhg. Dato’ Hjh. Norida Hamzah to Dominique Maudet, Eurocopter’s Executive Vice President of Global Business & Services. Aerotree intends to use… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jun-11

Malaysia signs contract for 12 EC725s

Malaysia signs contract for 12 EC725s

On Thursday at the Paris Air Show, the Malaysian Ministry of Defence signed a supplementary contract with Eurocopter related to the supply of 12 EC725s. These aircraft will be operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force in search and rescue (SAR) and utility missions. The contract was signed with Eurocopter Malaysia in the presence of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jun-11

Hornbill Skyways to upgrade EC135 Fleet

Hornbill Skyways to upgrade EC135 Fleet

Eurocopter Malaysia today signed a Fleet Upgrade and Retrofit contract for all the 5 units of EC135 belonging to Hornbill Skyways. In addition to retrofitting and upgrading works, the contract also provides for a transfer of technology, with works to be completed by June 2012. The contract was signed at the Paris Air Show by… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Malaysia, 23-Jun-11

Eurocopter Malaysia signs as anchor tenant for new Helicopter Centre

Eurocopter Malaysia signs as anchor tenant for new Helicopter Centre

A new Helicopter Centre will be developed within the Malaysian International Aerospace Centre and will become the hub for all rotary wing operations and activities. As the anchor tenant of the Helicopter Centre, Eurocopter Malaysia will begin operations at the new location from April 2012, with installation of a EC225/EC725 Full Flight Simulator also targeted… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-11

AgustaWestland to open an Authorized Training Centre in Malaysia

AgustaWestland to open an Authorized Training Centre in Malaysia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce plans to establish an Authorized Training Centre in Malaysia to serve customers in the Far and Southeast Asian regions. The Training Centre is expected to be opened during the first half of 2012 and will be located nearby the AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd headquarters, based at Kuala… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-11

Weststar signs offshore contracts worth US $1.4 Billion

Weststar signs offshore contracts worth US $1.4 Billion

In Malaysia, Weststar Aviation Services has signed contracts with five major oil and gas industry organisations to provide them with helicopter support for the next 10 years.  The deals are worth an estimated RM4.2 billion (US $1.4 billion) Group MD Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim said the company will fly for Petronas Carigali, ExxonMobil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-11

11-Apr-11 9M-AXH Bell B206 Dataran Sibu, Malaysia (1F)

B206 crashed in the town square of Dataran Sibu, just opposite a hotel where Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is due to attend a function.  Sole occupant pilot Sahimi Razali died later in hospital from his injuries

11-Apr-11

Boustead allocates $330M to expand MHS Aviation and Pharmaniaga

Boustead allocates $330M to expand MHS Aviation and Pharmaniaga

New owners Boustead Holdings Bhd have allocated 1 billion Ringgits as 2011 capital expenditure for subsidiaries MHS Aviation Bhd and also Pharmaniaga Bhd.  No split has been announced to give a specific figure for the Malaysian offshore helicopter operator.  A company official said on today that Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT), which owns 59.28% of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-11

Acquisition #3 – Boustead buys 51% of MHS Aviation

Acquisition #3 – Boustead buys 51% of MHS Aviation

Boustead Holdings Bhd will buy a 51% stake in helicopter and aircraft charter services provider MHS Aviation Bhd for RM100mil in an effort to strengthen its involvement in the oil and gas industry. In Kuala Lumpur today, a filing on the “Bursa Malaysia” stock market stated that Boustead will buy 10.2mil shares of MHS Aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-11

Weststar takes delivery of last three of nine AW139s

Weststar takes delivery of last three of nine AW139s

Malaysian offshore operator Weststar Aviation Services has taken delivery of the last three of the nine AgustaWestland AW139s it ordered, primarily for supporting offshore oil and gas operations in the country.  The three were delivered today to Kualan Lumpur’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport courtesy of an Antonov AN124 freighter. Six AW139s will be based… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-11