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Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC).  The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-16

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

The defence ministry in Hungary signed a contract on 7th July with Russian Helicopters for the overhaul of their four Mi-17 helicopters.  The contract calls for all four to be completed within 24 months, with each airframe being completed within 10 months of arrival. The work will be carried out at Novosibirsk, and the contract… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jul-16

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Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has fulfilled its first contract for after-sale maintenance of multirole Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy.  “This is our first contract with the Naval Secretariat of Mexico. It was fulfilled in full and on time,” said Igor Chechikov, Russian Helicopter’s deputy CEO. “Mexico is one of our… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Mar-16

Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is looking to sign a long-term maintenance agreement with the Indian Ministry of Defense to provide after-sales service for Mi-17 helicopters. “We have conducted negotiations with our Indian partners and we plan to sign a contract that will lay the foundation for collaboration between Russian Helicopters and India… Read more »

Source: Russian Hc, 29-Mar-16

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

The Hungarian side has changed its mind and will not buy 30 Mi-8/Mi-17 multi-mission helicopters from Russia, according to a source close to the talks. See Full Story

Source: UKRAINE TODAY, 25-Feb-16

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

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is preparing to provide after-sales service and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt. The repair base in Heluane (Egypt) will be retooled in order to provide technical support for repairs to Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air Force. Under an agreement reached, Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Dec-15

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Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

The Punjab government has decided to purchase two new aircraft for VVIP movement, The Express Tribune has learnt. See full story

Source: Tribune, 26-Nov-15

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Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Two contracts have been reached to “in compliance with the memorandum signed in October 2015 with the PANHA factory on its retrofitting,” Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates.See full story.

Source: Sputnik News, 12-Nov-15

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Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

[electronic translation] The Aircraft Repair Plant in Novosibirsk (NARP for its acronym in English), which is part of Russian Helicopters and Rostec Corporation, has completed the repair of 19 military helicopters transport Mi-17 belonging to the Air Force of Mexico. The agreement between countries to enter to repair helicopters, took place on October 8 this… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-15

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06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Zabul province, Afghanistan (17F)

Crashed in unknown circumstances.  Helicopter was flying between Zabul’s capital of Qalat and the town of Shinkay, 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Accident killed all on board –  12 soldiers and five crew members. The Taliban claimed they had shot down the aircraft

06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Lassan Nawab, Pakistan (12F)

The helicopter, involved in medical evacuation work after recent floods, was en route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit when it crashed near Lassan Nawab. Local media reported that weather was a contributory factor, and noted that there was a post-crash fire. The deceased were named as Major Humayun (Pilot), Major Muzammil (Pilot), Major Shahzad (Doctor), Major… Read more »

06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15 EP-662 Mil Mi-17 Piura, Peru (1F)

Student Dioselinda Zapata Feijó was walking near the helicopter shortly after it landed was struck fatally by the tail rotor, after reportedly ignoring the security cordon. Municipal official Kathia Izquierdo said the woman’s brother reported she was trying to deliver a letter to the Cabinet chief asking that a relative be freed from prison.

06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Khot, Pakistan

Pakistan Air Force helicopter, engaged in relief and rescue efforts, crashed in the Khot area of upper Chitral, injuring several people. Media reports say the blades hit a tree, un-stablilising the helicopter on take=off, and it subsequently hit a house and crashed.

06-Aug-15

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28-Jul-15 Mil Mi-17 Hradisko, Slovakia (1F)

The helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise and the helicopter burnt out in the post-crash fire.  One fatal, two seriously injured

28-Jul-15

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27-Jul-15 RDPL-34062 Mil Mi-17 Longcheng, Laos (23F)

Weather played a significant part in this accident, and helicopter wreckage was found on the slopes of a mountain.  Helicopter had made three attempts to take off from the capital Vientiane due to the weather.

27-Jul-15

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02-May-15 Mil Mi-17 Kohat, Pakistan

Damaged after hitting container (some reports say “hit barrier”) during landing phase.  2 POB injured, not seriously

02-May-15

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India – Border Security Force inducts pair of Mi-17s

India – Border Security Force inducts pair of Mi-17s

The Border Security Force (BSF) has inducted two Russian-built Mi-17 V5 medium lift choppers to carry out air support missions along the border and for anti-Naxalite operations in the hinterland. See Full Story

Source: The Hindu, 10-Apr-15

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Ex-U.S. Army colonel tied to Tilton equity firm reaches plea deal

Ex-U.S. Army colonel tied to Tilton equity firm reaches plea deal

 A retired U.S. Army colonel has agreed to plead guilty to negotiating a job with financier Lynn Tilton’s private equity firm while also taking steps to ensure a helicopter company it controlled got paid faster by the Department of Defense. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 09-Apr-15

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US: Ex-Army colonel negotiated job with defense contractor that had business with his office

US: Ex-Army colonel negotiated job with defense contractor that had business with his office

A retired Army colonel pleaded guilty to negotiating his post-military employment with a helicopter company that did business with the Defense Department office he ran while still in uniform, according to court records filed Tuesday by U.S. government attorneys. See Full Story

Source: U S News, 08-Apr-15

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Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

The Kenya Police Service has floated an international tender to buy three new helicopters and overhaul the existing three Mi-17 helicopters. See Full Story

Source: SD, 27-Mar-15

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

In 2014, the training center received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia, confirming that all requirements for continuing professional education had been met. In 2015, this approval was extended for another two years. Now, according to a long-term contract for the training of pilots and technical staff, specialists and flight crews of the… Read more »

Source: UUAP, 18-Mar-15

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Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

Russia and Belarus signed a contract for the delivery of 12 Mi-17 helicopters during the international defense technology expo IDEX 2015 in the United Arab Emirates. The information was released by Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian state corporation Rostec, BelTA has learned. See Full Story

Source: BelTA, 24-Feb-15

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Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centres at the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation, to be held in Moscow at Crocus Expo from 10 to 12 February. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-15

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Russia to produce 400 Ka226 a year in India

Russia to produce 400 Ka226 a year in India

Russia today agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. See Full Story

Source: Mid Day, 15-Dec-14

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Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

President John Dramani Mahama, has pledged governments commitment to equipping the Ghana Armed Forces with adequate logistics to ensure the safety and security of the country’s airspace and maintenance of its territories, at the inauguration ceremony of a new hangar, operational equipment and vehicles at the Air Force Base in Accra on Thursday 20 November… Read more »

Source: Ghana AF, 26-Nov-14

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Commander of American/NATO forces in Afghanistan is impressed with Mi-17

Commander of American/NATO forces in Afghanistan is impressed with Mi-17

For a long time, the Pentagon has lobbied for the purchase of Mi-17 helicopters for Afghan security forces, as the aircraft is better suited for the heavy terrain and climate of the country than its American counterparts. John Campbell, speaking on a video-link from Afghanistan at a press briefing at the Pentagon, said that that… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 07-Oct-14

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Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount, in announcing the move to restart production on 4 September, noted that the design of helicopter rotor blades is an essential element in helicopter manufacturing to ensure reliability and long service life. Composite rotor blades outlast the life of the helicopter, whereas metal blades have to be replaced several times during the helicopter’s life… Read more »

Source: Paramount Group, 16-Sep-14

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Basta Holdings and Heliflight Peru signs LOI for leasing JV

Basta Holdings and Heliflight Peru signs LOI for leasing JV

Basta Holdings Corp. (BSTA), an aviation services and logistics management company, today announced that on August 15, 2014, it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Heliflight PERU SAC to form a joint venture (JV) that will provide ACMI leasing of helicopters throughout Peru. The parties have ninety (90) days to formalize their understanding into… Read more »

Source: Basta, 20-Aug-14

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12-Aug-14 Mil Mi-17 Sinjar, Iraq (1F)

Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq.  Crashed – killing the pilot (reported as “Majed”) – possibly due to overloading. Those on board included Yazidi member of parliament, Vian Dakheel New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin – see story Australian photographer Adam Ferguson, freelancing for the New York… Read more »

12-Aug-14

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Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

Russian-built Mi-8/17 helicopters received plaudits from experts during a round table on local and regional aviation in the Russian Far North in early July. The event was attended by the head of the Nenets Autonomous Region, Igor Koshin, as well as national aviation experts and representatives of equipment producers, operators and clients for aviation equipment…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Jul-14

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Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

The Russian website Lenta.RU is reporting that Mexico is gradually shipping the older examples of Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters to Russian Helicopters for unspecified upgrades.  It is assumed that the 19 Mi-17s come from the batches delivered in 1996 and 1998, when they took a total of 24 examples.  Around the same time Mexico acquired… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 14-Jul-14

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07-Apr-14 Mil MI-17 Kalat, Pakistan

Helicopter down – unclear from press reports if damaged or not.  All crew and passengers reported safe

07-Apr-14

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Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed contracts with countries across Latin America in 2013 for 41 helicopters to be delivered in 2014-2016. The Latin American market is one of the largest and fastest growing anywhere in the world, and Russian Helicopters sees it as a strategic priority for growing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Mar-14

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Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has built the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 at Kazan Helicopters. The helicopter will be delivered to the Indian Armed Forces as part of a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012.   A contract for 80 military transport Mi-17V-5 helicopters was signed by Rosoboronexport in 2008,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 13-Mar-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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Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, displays a range of helicopters for various uses at the Singapore Airshow 2014 aerospace and defence exhibition, which is held at the Changi Exhibition Centre fr om 11 to 16 February 2014. The Russian Helicopters’ section can be found at stand K53. Russian Helicopters will hold meetings… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-14

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Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route.  The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jan-14

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Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

It has been a year of significant milestones for the Afghan National Security Forces as they have taken a definitive lead in providing security for Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force has moved to an increasingly train, advise and assist role after nearly a decade of combatting the enemies of Afghanistan, shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan forces…. Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 24-Nov-13

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Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

More than 30 Sandel Avionics HeliTAWS units will be installed in United Nations helicopters under an agreement announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev. Aviation Partners Group (APG) of Punta Gorda, Fla. placed the purchase order for the ST3400H helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems (HTAWS), which… Read more »

Source: Sandel Avionics, 28-Oct-13

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25-Sep-13 Mil Mi-17 Chennai, India

Technical issue on Presidential helicopter prevented take-off

25-Sep-13

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Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

Investigators are examining potentially improper payments by the Army aviation office to contractors as well as possible personal connections between members of the Army unit and the contractors, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity  See full story

Source: Reuters, 11-Sep-13

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DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp International’s (DI) DynAviation unit today announced that it is in the process of reconditioning, upgrading and modifying eight aircraft to enhance the Company’s future global operations and offering. The upgrade work on six UH-1 and two Mil Mi-17 helicopters that were previously used in various global locations, including the company’s operations in Afghanistan, is… Read more »

Source: DynCorp International, 02-Aug-13

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Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia plans to buy Russia’s two Mi-17 helicopters to fight drug trafficking, Bolivian Defence Minister Ruben Saavedra said – see full report

Source: IndRus, 11-Jul-13

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More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) 8th July – joined by U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) – released a letter in which he urged Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider the… Read more »

Source: Senator Richard Blumenthal, 10-Jul-13

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25-Jun-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Gaurikund, India (20F)

Crashed in poor weather. Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority said eight bodies have been recovered and chances of any survivor among the 19 onboard were remote

25-Jun-13

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US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

Rosoboronexport, Russia was awarded a $572,180,894 firm-fixed-price contract modification for 30 Mi-17 helicopters, spare parts, test equipment and engineering support services. The Mi-17 military helicopters will be used by the Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, an aviation unit that supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations missions. Work will be performed in Russia and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jun-13

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Denel Aviation to expand Mi-8 / MI-17 South African service centre

Denel Aviation to expand Mi-8 / MI-17 South African service centre

Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Denel Aviation today signed an agreement to increase the range of services offered by the centre opened in South Africa earlier this year to provide maintenance and upgrade of Mi-8/17 helicopters. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2013. The parties have agreed… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Jun-13

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LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM PRAHA, Czech Republic, has been awarded with a contract valued at (maximum) $ 1,3M for Mi-17 flight training of Polish Air Force pilots from 33rd Air Transportation Base in Powidz. The agreement focuses mainly on mastering of advanced operations including flying under IFR conditions at night. This contract is a result of the successful cooperation… Read more »

Source: LOM Praha, 29-Apr-13

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Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Denel Aviation of South Africa have opened a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in South Africa for Russian-built helicopters, strengthening Russian Helicopters’ position in the African market. The MRO centre was launched on 26 March 2013… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Apr-13

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Afghan helicopters support independent operations

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

The Uruzgan based 4th Brigade of the Afghan National Army has taken major steps in perfecting its logistic resupply and casualty evacuation capabilities by using helicopters from the Kandahar Air Wing. During an independent operation in Kajran district, Daykundi province, Afghan forces coordinated an ammunition, personnel and equipment resupply from Tarin Kot, Uruzgan, using two… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 02-Apr-13

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25-Feb-13 EJC-3378 Mil Mi-17 San Juan de Sumapaz, Colombia

Crashed from low level hover due to high winds

25-Feb-13

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Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

Last Friday, the Nepalese Government approved the purchase of two Mil Mi-17 helicopters for their Army – with funds being released in 2014.  The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister at Singha Durbar approved the amount of 3 billion Nepalese rupees – rather a round number, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-13

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18-Jan-13 Mil Mi-17 Timberwara, India

18-Jan-13 Mil Mi-17 Timberwara, India

Force landing after being shot at by militants – photos here.  The hydraulic system and genrators were damaged.  1 of the 7 POB was injured

18-Jan-13

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Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched Pawan Hans chopper services for the tribal areas in the state. (see full story)

Source: Jagran Post, 07-Jan-13

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Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

Cornische Aviation and Maintenance Limited, Sharjah, UAE announced today they were filing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) protest against a sole source US Army Mi-17 helicopter overhaul contract. In late September 2012, the US Army Non Standard Rotor Wing Aviation Program Management Office issued a sole source award for the overhaul of four Mi-17 helicopters belonging to… Read more »

Source: Cornische Aviation and Maintenance, 24-Oct-12

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17-Oct-12 Mil Mi-17 Maarat AL Numan, Syria

Helicopter shot down by missile.  Casualties unknown

17-Oct-12

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Denel Aviation and Russian Helicopters sign maintenance agreement

Denel Aviation and Russian Helicopters sign maintenance agreement

Denel Aviation, South Africa’s largest defence equipment manufacturer, and UIC Oboronprom, the parent company of Russian Helicopters, announce that they have signed a Teaming agreement to create a servicing hub for Russian-made military and commercial helicopters in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Teaming agreement was signed today at the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) at… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Sep-12

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15-Sep-12 Mil MI-17 Banke, Nepal

emergency landing due to bad weather

15-Sep-12

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Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012

Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces its participation in the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, which runs from 11-16 September in Berlin. The Company’s display will be located at Booth 1305 in Hall 1. Russian Helicopters will showcase its current line-up of helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Sep-12

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UTair Engineering renews Peruvian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Peruvian MRO certificates

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) of the Republic of Peru issued a “UTair-Engineering” certificate of approval for the next four years. The inspection team of aviation authorities of the Republic of Peru has inspected repair production company to meet its requirements of aviation regulations Peru RAP-145NE. As a result of a positive opinion issued a… Read more »

Source: UTair, 29-Aug-12

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UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

According to the results of inspections of the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation and the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee confirmed certification of “UTair-Engineering” to meet its repair production requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation for Civil Aviation and Aviation Rules AP-145, respectively. Extended for another two-year term compliance… Read more »

Source: UTair, 29-Aug-12

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27-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Damascus, Syria (1F)

Shot down by rebels

27-Aug-12

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Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

The Ukraine branch of Russian news agency Kommersant is reporting that Sikorsky are in talks with local engine manufacturer Motor Sich.  A feasible possibility is discussions for re-engining S61 models with the VK-2500 engine that powers the Mi-17 – given the political storm now brewing in the US over the purchase of ten further Mi-17s… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 31-Jul-12

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US House of Representatives votes 407-5 to stop Mi-17 purchases

US House of Representatives votes 407-5 to stop Mi-17 purchases

The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and Senior Member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, to put an end to purchases from the Russian-controlled arms dealer Rosoboronexport which is currently supplying weapons to the oppressive Syrian regime. The amendment, attached to the FY’13… Read more »

Source: Congressman Jim Moran, 20-Jul-12

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11-Jul-12 Mil Mi-17 Skardu, Pakistan (6F)

Reported as a test flight, but with 8 POB?  Fatalities named as Major Amir Azam, Havildar Abdual Waheed, Havildar Zeeshan Haider, Naik Muhammad Imran, Sepoy Kaleem Ullah and Sepoy Noor Mustafa

11-Jul-12

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13-Jun-12 EJC-3381 Mil Mi-17 Carepa, Colombia (1F)

Post maintenance test flight crash, major post-crash fire.  1 fatality named as Edgar Rojas Calderón.  Four survivors named as as Javier Salguero Moreno; José Espinosa Cortés; Jesús Carreño Manrique; and Jhon Agudelo Castaño

13-Jun-12

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04-Jun-12 Mil Mi-17 Chiyanki, India

Emergency landing after engine failure.  14 POB

04-Jun-12

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Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities. The Czech Republic has been a lead country of the HIP Helicopter Task Force Initiative since 2009, and an administrator… Read more »

Source: Czech Ministry of Defence, 01-Jun-12

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18-May-12 EV-0672 Mil Mi-17V5 San Felipe, Venezuela (4F)

Crashed on take off from an altitude of approx 10m on a training flight.  4 of 5 occupants killed – at least some from the Bolivian military, being trained in Venezuela.  One fatality named as Col. Oscar Martinez Mora.  Photo here shows the tail boom having been cut by the main rotors

18-May-12

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Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

From contracts signed in 2010, Azerbaijan will this year receive a total of 64 helicopters, consisting of 40 Mi-17V1 and 24 Mi-35M models, being built by the Kazan and Rostvertol plants.  This all adds up to the largest aviation contract signed between the two countries. Nikolai Vanesev – HeliHub.com Moscow correspondent

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-12

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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

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New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

Afghan pilots now have a state-of-the-art MI-17 simulator here to hone their aviation skills in a safe environment. Air Force Lt. Col. Chas Tacheny, the deputy commander of the 438 Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, said he has been involved with bringing the MI-17V5 No-Motion Level 5 Simulator to Afghanistan since July 2011 and he is… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 21-Apr-12

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28-Mar-12 Mil Mi-17 Kathmandu, Nepal

Got out of control during an anti-hijacking training session. Two army personnel injured

28-Mar-12

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