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Héli-Union receives Appreciation Certificate

Héli-Union receives Appreciation Certificate

Héli-Union received an Appreciation Certificate to acknowledge its safe and efficient services for Woodside’s initial exploration campaign in Myanmar. The certificate was presented by Woodside’s Company Representative to Héli-Union in February 2016, with a presence of an Airbus helicopter delegate. The campaign remarks Myanmar’s first offshore operation utilising H225 (formally known as the EC225). The… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 13-Jan-17

Myanmar Government Plan Firefighting Helicopter Purchase

Myanmar Government Plan Firefighting Helicopter Purchase

Lower House MP, Daw Myint Myint Soe has suggested using the Polish loan of €50 million to purchase a Russian made firefighting helicopter and still have enough funds to purchase 50 fire engines. A helicopter could easily get to a location regardless if there is a large traffic jam, which would be an issue for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

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Myanmar delegation visits Russian Helicopters

Myanmar delegation visits Russian Helicopters

A delegation from the Republic of Myanmar Defense Ministry, headed by Air Force Major General Khin Aung Myint, visited the Kazan Helicopters facility of the Russian Helicopters The delegation inspected the facility’s recently upgraded sites, including modular assembly and paint shops, as well as a stationary helicopter exhibition. The guests were presented Mi-17V-5 and Ansat… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-Jul-16

Russian Helicopters wins repair contract for four Myanmar Mi-24P

Parent company Rostec has reported that Russian Helicopters won a contract for the repair of four Mi-24P helicopters for the Myanmar Air Force.  Work on the first one is being completed by  419 Aircraft Repair Plant in St. Petersburg. The remaining three will be worked on in-country under a new partnership agreement between the manufacturer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-16

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Sapura Aero as an authorized representative serving the South East Asian countries (ASEAN) of Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. As an authorized independent sales representative within the ASEAN region, Sapura Aero will offer the full range of MDHI’s commercial helicopter… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 25-Apr-16

27-Sep-14 HS-CCN Eurocopter EC130 Naung Mon, Myanmar (1F)

Crashed in jungle on flight searching for two missing mountaineers.  Wreckage found three days later.  Two occupants (pilot  Capt Chatchawal Thanthong and experienced mountain trekker U Shwe Yin Taw Gyi) hiked for some time and were located further days after that according to this report.  The third (Myanmar co-pilot Aung Myat Toe who navigated) was… Read more »

27-Sep-14

Airbus Helicopters showcases the EC225 to Myanmar Oil & Gas industry

Airbus Helicopters showcases the EC225 to Myanmar Oil & Gas industry

Airbus Helicopters will be demonstrating the capabilities of its workhorse twin engine EC225 to Myanmar’s rapidly growing oil and gas industry. This will take place at Yangon International Airport this week. With its operational range and payload lift capability, the EC225 is perfectly suited for deep-water research and servicing flights to offshore areas, which are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Aug-14

HAI Expands Safety Outreach to Myanmar

HAI Expands Safety Outreach to Myanmar

The country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, recently began a rapid expansion of its economy and infrastructure, due to a relaxation of sanctions that have been in place for some time. As offshore oil exploration, tourism, and other traditional helicopter markets expand, the Myanmar Ministry of Transportation is faced with the task of developing… Read more »

11-May-14

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HAI to help host Myanmar Helicopter Safety Seminar

HAI Director of Safety Outreach Stan Rose and an international cast of rotor-wing professionals will host the first-ever helicopter safety seminar in Yangon, Myanmar, April 28. The seminar will bring together helicopter professionals, customers, executives, and key stakeholders from across Myanmar and Southeast Asia to discuss safety standards and best practices. Read more about the… Read more »

25-Apr-14

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Burmese Government denies Robinson factory plans in Rangoon

Burmese Government denies Robinson factory plans in Rangoon

Burma’s Department of Civil Aviation says there are no plans to allow Robinson to manufacture in Rangoon, refuting a recent report by the local Yangon Times daily. See full story

04-Dec-13

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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

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19-Jul-11 01-26928 Sikorsky UH-60 Myanmar (9F)

Black Hawk involved in rescuing bodies from the crash of a UH-1 three days previously; 9 killed (Maj-Gen Tawan  Ruangsri,  the 9th Infantry Division chief and commander of the Surasee Task Force, 1st pilot Maj Prapan Jiamsoongnoen, 2nd pilot Maj Chuphan Polwan, senior flight mechanic Sgt-Maj Somkid Wongtoksaeng,  2nd mechanic Sgt Aram Wongsing, Capt Jate… Read more »

19-Jul-11

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11-Jul-11 F-HJCS Sikorsky S76C++ Andeman Sea, Myanmar (3F)

Three died when S76C++ ditched in the sea shortly after take off from Yetagun oil field rig. Fatalities included pilot Ohn Thein, ex Myanmar Air Force

11-Jul-11

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21-Feb-11 Myitgyina, Myanmar

Helicopter stranded on ice field after making emergency landing.  Condition of six aboard not known

21-Feb-11

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16-Jun-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-2 Pindaya, Myanmar (4F)

16-Jun-10

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