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Ukraine and Poland Plan on Joint Helicopter Development

Ukraine and Poland Plan on Joint Helicopter Development

The Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Stepan Kubiv, has revealed that the Ukraine and Poland will be working together to develop and modernize helicopters for their two armed forces. The reason for the joint development is because the Ukrainian Defence Ministry cannot sustain the development of new helicopters by themselves and need the assistance of Polish… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-17

Heli-One Poland Approved for Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair

Heli-One Poland Approved for Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has added capability for the Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair. This proprietary repair can be performed in within 30 days and is a more affordable option for customers than replacement. Prior to the availability… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Senegal Air Force Receives Upgraded Mi24V

Senegal Air Force Receives Upgraded Mi24V

The Senegal Air Force has recently received the newly modernised Mil Mi-24V attack helicopter. The second-hand helicopter was refurbished by Poland’s WZL-1 based in Lodz, reports Flight Global. The Mi-24V will join Senegal’s two Mi-35s.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-17

Poland Considers Helicopter Purchase

Poland Considers Helicopter Purchase

Poland’s Defence Minister has reported that they are considering purchasing 14 new helicopters, either from Airbus, Sikorsky or Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The 1 billion zlotys contract is part of Poland’s military overhaul that started after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. By 2022, the total cost of military renovation will come to 61 billion zlotys, reports Yahoo Finance…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-17

Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Heli-One announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to provide base maintenance service for Leonardo AW139 aircraft. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225 and H135 aircraft. Additionally, Heli-One offers component repairs, including AW139 exhaust ducts. The Rzeszow facility recently… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Dec-16

Dilemma for Polish SAR

Dilemma for Polish SAR

Poland is in the middle of a SAR predicament. They recently backed out of a deal with Airbus and instead opened a procurement procedure to acquire several S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for their army in order to meet Urgent Operational Requirements. The focus on army requirements leaves the maritime SAR capabilities low. The Mi-14 Haze… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-16

Sikorsky subsidiary PZL Mielec partners with university to develop skills

Sikorsky subsidiary PZL Mielec partners with university to develop skills

Polish domestic aviation leader PZL Mielec, part of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has extended its relationship with Rzeszow University of Technology by working in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering and Aeronautics to develop and launch a postgraduate course in composite design.  With the use of composites in aerospace increasing, this new course aligns… Read more »

Source: PZL Mielec, 13-Oct-16

SIkorsky statement regarding Polish order

SIkorsky statement regarding Polish order

In the light of the Polish Government announcing that they had terminated negotiations with Airbus Helicopters, and their subsequent decision in favour of Sikorsky, they Connecticut based manufacturer make the following announcement “We are very pleased that the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło and the Minister of National Defence Mr. Antoni Macierewicz announced that the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Oct-16

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Airbus Helicopters Statement on Poland’s multirole helicopter tender

Airbus Helicopters Statement on Poland’s multirole helicopter tender

In light of recent statements regarding the status of the multirole helicopter tender in Poland, Airbus Helicopters feels the need to refute a number of misleading allegations reported in the media. It is our belief that Polish citizens and the Polish armed forces deserve full transparency on the tender process in which Airbus Helicopters and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Oct-16

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Lockheed Martin Signs LoI with Polish defence company PGZ

Lockheed Martin Signs LoI with Polish defence company PGZ

Global aerospace and security company Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a wide ranging Letter of Intent (LoI) with Poland’s state owned defence company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) which could lead to Poland’s involvement in some of the world’s most innovative defence and security programmes. The agreement was signed today at the International Defence Industry Exhibition… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Sep-16

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H225M Caracal lands in Poland for MSPO 2016

H225M Caracal lands in Poland for MSPO 2016

Airbus Helicopters will have a commanding presence at MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, which takes place in Kielce, Poland from 6-9 September 2016. Highlighting its wide range of products, the company will present the H225M Caracal, which landed yesterday in Kielce following a ferry flight from France, together with the Tiger HAD and H145M on… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Sep-16

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CHC offers storage space for offshore helicopters

CHC offers storage space for offshore helicopters

Heli-One, a subsidiary of operator CHC, has expanded its Poland facility by 6,000+ m² to accommodate helicopter storage for up to 40 “heavy” aircraft. The facility provides for a controlled and monitored environment tailored for aircraft storage, allowing helicopter owners and operators to be assured that their aircraft assets will be maintained to proper storage… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 22-Jul-16

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LockMart explores Adaptable Weapons Kit for S70i Black Hawks

LockMart explores Adaptable Weapons Kit for S70i Black Hawks

Lockheed Martin is exploring options to bring its weapons integration expertise to bear on the European-built S-70 BLACK HAWK helicopters made by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company. The goal is to produce an armed kit scalable to the requirements of customers that procure International BLACK HAWK aircraft direct from Lockheed Martin. “Last year’s acquisition of… Read more »

Source: LockMart, 12-Jul-16

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PGZ partners with Sikorsky on Polish S70i bid

PGZ partners with Sikorsky on Polish S70i bid

Sikorsky and its subsidiary PZL Mielec have today signed a memorandum of understanding with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, under which PGZ companies would have significant involvement in the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopter programme if Sikorsky and PZL Mielec are selected by the Polish government to provide a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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Key deliveries of W-3PL Głuszec and W-3RM Anakonda to Polish military

Key deliveries of W-3PL Głuszec and W-3RM Anakonda to Polish military

PZL-Świdnik, a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, is pleased to inform that it is handing over to the Polish Armed Forces the last in the second series of four W-3PL Głuszec helicopters, which will bring the total number of Głuszec helicopters in the service of the Polish Army to eight. Moreover the handover of the first two out… Read more »

Source: PZL, 29-Jun-16

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US and Polish helicopters join forces in battalion air assault exercise

US and Polish helicopters join forces in battalion air assault exercise

Over 35 NATO helicopters from the Polish 1st Army Aviation Brigade, 25th Air Cavalry Brigade and the U.S. 12th Combat Aviation Brigade “Task Force Griffin,” participated in a battalion size air assault of over 400 Sky Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during exercise Anakonda 16, June 10-11, at the 21st… Read more »

Source: US Army, 14-Jun-16

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Poland – Airbus Helicopters seeks to work with PGZ on Tiger

Poland – Airbus Helicopters seeks to work with PGZ on Tiger

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Airbus Helicopters are hosting a two-day workshop in Radom on the 28 – 29 April to identify potential areas of cooperation around the Tiger HAD project, in the frame of the Kruk attack helicopter project. The event included the global network of Tiger HAD suppliers who took part in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Apr-16

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Polish helicopter factory at Swidnik celebrates 60 years of production

Polish helicopter factory at Swidnik celebrates 60 years of production

The Special Rotorcraft Conference, which was held today in the Aviation Institute in Warsaw, inaugurated the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the launch of helicopter production in PZL-Świdnik. The event was attended among others by Jarosław Gowin, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Science and Higher Education and representatives of the Armament… Read more »

Source: PZL Swidnik, 28-Apr-16

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FAA approves Heli-One repair station in Poland

FAA approves Heli-One repair station in Poland

Heli-One’s Rzeszow, Poland facility has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station approval. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225, and H135 aircraft. In addition, it offers component repairs such as the AW139 exhaust duct. This approval offers U.S.-based operators or U.S.-registered aircraft a new cost-efficient maintenance… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 01-Apr-16

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Polish factory completes 300th Black Hawk cabin

Polish factory completes 300th Black Hawk cabin

Employees at PZL Mielec, together with representatives from Polish suppliers, today celebrated the completion and shipment of the 300th BLACK HAWK helicopter cabin built in Poland. The cabin, a complex structure the size of a cargo van, is made from around 3,000 separate components. Completed cabins are joined to the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft produced… Read more »

Source: PZL Mielec, 27-Mar-16

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Polish Government ministers visit PZL Świdnik plant

Polish Government ministers visit PZL Świdnik plant

Jarosław Gowin, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Science and Higher Education, paid  a visit on March 14th to PZL-Świdnik, a Finmeccanica company, to obtain first-hand knowledge about the technological potential and capabilities of the only producer of Polish helicopters and the main supplier to the Polish Armed Forces. During the visit the… Read more »

Source: PZL Swidnik, 23-Mar-16

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Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

Two Czechs found a week ago the wreck of a Polish helicopter in a forest between Lanskroun and Ceska Trebova that crashed 48 years ago, Military History and Technology Museum owner Vladek Vacha told journalists on Monday. See Full Story

Source: Prague Daily Monitor, 24-Feb-16

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Heli-One adds H225 MRO in Poland

Heli-One adds H225 MRO in Poland

Heli-One’shelicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility inRzeszow, Poland is now approved to provide base maintenance services on Airbus H225 aircraft operating in Europe, the United States, Canada andthe Cayman Islands. This comes after receiving regulatory authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Feb-16

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Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

Poland’s $3 billion (2 billion pounds) army helicopter deal with Airbus (AIR.PA) is “very likely” to be canceled, the deputy defence minister said on Tuesday, signalling one of Warsaw’s key military programs, speeded up in response to the Ukraine crisis, may face delays. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 27-Jan-16

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Four H135s for EMS work in Poland takes fleet to 27

Four H135s for EMS work in Poland takes fleet to 27

Poland’s public air medical rescue operator LPR (Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe) has received four new H135 (formerly known as EC135P3) helicopters to extend its Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations in Poland. This latest delivery brings the total H135 LPR fleet to 27 units. Prior to this on-time and on-quality delivery of four new H135s, an… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Jan-16

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New Polish Government confirms review of H225M tender

New Polish Government confirms review of H225M tender

A junior defence minister in Poland is reported by Polsat News to have confirmed that the country’s helicopter tender will be reviewed, some seven months after the short-list was refined down to one “preferred bidder”.  While no contract has been signed with Airbus Helicopters for their H225M Caracal, it had been selected after an extensive… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Dec-15

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New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

Poland has recently completed a round of national elections, and the Law and Justice (PiS) party are now in power.  The country’s potential foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski yesterday questioned the country’s initial deal with Airbus to buy H225M helicopters as the contract would only leave “leftovers” for Polish producers.   While a provisional deal for 50 H225M… Read more »

Source: Reuters, 04-Nov-15

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Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

In support of the H225M Caracal acquisition by the Polish Armed Forces, Turbomeca (Safran) is delivering an optimum engine solution and comprehensive industrial benefits for the nation’s manufacturing sector. Turbomeca, a company founded by Joseph Szydlowski, a Polish engineer, is the world leader in helicopter engines. The H225M is powered by the Turbomeca Makila 2…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 22-Oct-15

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Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

The Polish opposition party (PiS) leading in the polls ahead of October’s parliamentary elections would block a $3 billion contract with Airbus Group to supply the Polish army with helicopters. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 01-Oct-15

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27-Sep-15 SP-SOO MD Helicopters MD500E Burkatów, Poland

Encountered problem (variously reported, but likely a tail rotor problem) at low level while on powerline work.  Crashed into residential area.  Pilot injured, passenger seriously injured.  Helicopter was intentionally equipped for powerline work (see this video)

27-Sep-15

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08-Sep-15 SP-NHE Guimbal G2 Sielicach, Poland

Practising autorotation when it hit the ground tail first at very low rotor RPM and one blade struck the tail boom. The helicopter came to rest on its skids and there were no injuries to the instructor or student.  BEA data refers to ” A broken cam of the throttle was found.”  That report also… Read more »

08-Sep-15

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Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

The Boeing [NYSE:BA] AH-64 Apache attack helicopter will be making its first appearance at the largest defense show in Poland – the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition – in Kielce, September 1-4. The AH-64 Apache is currently under consideration for the Polish Kruk Attack Helicopter Program. It is the most advanced multirole combat helicopter and… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 28-Aug-15

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Boeing explores opportunities in Poland in support of AH-64E bid

Boeing explores opportunities in Poland in support of AH-64E bid

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and members of its AH-64E Apache industry team – General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow Ltd. – launched an initiative with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) to explore opportunities for collaboration with Polish industry. More than 10 Polish companies participated in the two-day workshop with Boeing and its teammates to forge partnerships… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 10-Jul-15

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Defence secretary emphasises deep UK commitment during Baltic NATO visit

Defence secretary emphasises deep UK commitment during Baltic NATO visit

During a visit to HMS OCEAN on Exercise Baltops in Poland and to the RAF Typhoon detachment conducting Baltic Air Policing in Estonia, Michael Fallon said an increase in the number of troops co-operating across the region sent a clear message about the Alliance’s resolve OCEAN, the Royal Navy’s flagship, is taking part in the… Read more »

Source: Ministry Of Defence, 18-Jun-15

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Sikorsky axing 500 jobs in Poland

Sikorsky axing 500 jobs in Poland

Sikorsky Aircraft is cutting up to 500 jobs at its PZL Mielec plant in Poland, according to multiple reports See full report Image shows first flight of a Poland-produced S70i at Mielec

Source: Connecticut Post, 02-Jun-15

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Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services welcome the decision of the Polish Ministry of Defence to pre-select the H225M Caracal from Airbus Helicopters. We are fully committed to providing Poland with the best product and support for this long-term strategic program. We believe our offer will deeply strengthen the defence capabilities of Poland… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 21-Apr-15

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UH-60 helps US and Polish forces hone interoperability skills

UH-60 helps US and Polish forces hone interoperability skills

On a sunny, winter morning, with the last of the morning’s frost dissipating into fog, U.S. troopers and Polish infantrymen met at the edge of the airfield here to await the UH-60 Black Hawk’s arrival and the beginning of medical evacuation training.  This is the latest in weeks of training between Dragoons assigned to K… Read more »

Source: US Army, 01-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters opens design office in Poland

Airbus Helicopters opens design office in Poland

Building on a decade of cooperation in Poland, Airbus Helicopters today expanded its in-country presence by opening an engineering design office at Łódź, which will employ approximately 100 engineers. This new Airbus Helicopters Polska facility is to be assigned a wide variety of mechanical design activities, with a focus on future breakthrough technologies in such… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 20-Feb-15

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Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland will move the purchase of 30 attack helicopters forward by two years as part of a review of its army modernisation programme triggered by the crisis in Ukraine, Polish deputy defence minister Czeslaw Mroczek said. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 20-Aug-14

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10 bidders to modernize Poland’s combat helicopter fleet

10 bidders to modernize Poland’s combat helicopter fleet

Although not naming the companies, the defence ministry has said in a statement that the bidding process involves “foreign and domestic companies offering both ready-made helicopters and components for assembly” ” See Full Story“

Source: Polskie Radio, 08-Aug-14

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PZL-Świdnik presenting advanced maritime aerospace solutions at BALT Military Expo 2014

PZL-Świdnik presenting advanced maritime aerospace solutions at BALT Military Expo 2014

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce it is attending BALT Military Expo in Gdańsk this week (24-26th June), exhibiting its latest rotorcraft technology and confirming the Company’s key role in the Polish Armed Forces’ main maritime helicopter programmes and its leadership in the Polish aviation sector. PZL-Świdnik has developed and produced the W-3RM… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters promotes Polish credentials

Airbus Helicopters promotes Polish credentials

The long-term partnership between Poland and Airbus Helicopters – built on the dual strengths of cooperation and the application of innovation – will be spotlighted during the company’s participation at this week’s Balt Military Expo and Natcon Conference in Gdańsk. During Balt Military Expo 2014, the company will unveil a new cooperation with three Polish… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jun-14

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PZL-Świdnik to work with Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

PZL-Świdnik to work with Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

On 17 June 2014, PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, a key aviation employer in Poland and a global leader in advanced aviation technologies signed a cooperation agreement with Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) The agreement provides for a multifaceted cooperation between PZL-Świdnik and UMCS to leverage on the their capabilities, knowledge and experience to help develop the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Jun-14

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US Army Europe aviators arrive in Poland with UH-60Ls

US Army Europe aviators arrive in Poland with UH-60Ls

More than 60 pilots and support personnel and five UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) deployed here from Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany, June 6 to support U.S. and NATO forces training in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The CAB Soldiers arrived by helicopter at the 12th Air Base of the… Read more »

Source: US Army, 12-Jun-14

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Heli-One opens customised 65,000 sq.ft hangar facility in Poland

Heli-One opens customised 65,000 sq.ft hangar facility in Poland

Current and future customers, especially those in Europe and the Middle East and who operate “heavy” helicopters, will be beneficiaries of Heli-One’s new, 65,000 square-foot customised hangar in Rzeszow, Poland, which was formally opened today. Heli-One, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter, is the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). CHC… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 04-Jun-14

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PZL-Świdnik and AGH University of Science and Technology Sign Cooperation Agreement

PZL-Świdnik and AGH University of Science and Technology Sign Cooperation Agreement

The AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, the key employer in the Polish aviation sector and one of the leaders in delivering state-of-the-art aerospace solutions, have signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement will be based primarily on joint projects and scientific research in the field of developing cutting-edge… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-May-14

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19-May-14 Robinson R22 Tomaszów Bolesławiecki, Poland

Crashed heavily in open ploughed field and remained upright. Reported engine issues.  Blades still attached at root, skid splayed out NOTE – this is wrongly reported elsewhere as G-OLRT.  The boom from the real G-OLRT (which is still in UK) was sold to a Polish buyer, who fitted it on another R22 without correcting the… Read more »

19-May-14

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Papal helicopter put on display in museum

Papal helicopter put on display in museum

The Mi-8 helicopter used by His Holiness John Paul II during his pilgrimage to Poland in 1979 has been put on display in the Polish Aviation Museum at Krakow. Carrying military serial 620, the Mi-8 is shown in the colours of the VIP flight – 36 Specjalny Pułk Lotnictwa Transportowego, or 36th Special Regiment of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-May-14

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01-May-14 SP-SFC Mil Mi-2 Czesty, Poland

Privately owned Mi-2 fell onto its side in accident in open field.  Main blades contacted tail boom.  7 POB, of which five to hospital.  Registration confirmed by this tweet

Source: SP-SFC, 01-May-14

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April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

Now that we are past the notional mid-day cut-off in Europe and east coast USA for 1st April pranks, it’s time for us to come clean and confirm this was not a true story – although given our inbox, Twitter etc, there were certainly some people who believed it. The clues were there to be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Apr-14

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Final VIP Sokol delivered to the Polish Air Force

Final VIP Sokol delivered to the Polish Air Force

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce it has delivered the fifth and final VIP transport Sokol helicopter to the Polish Air Force. The aircraft joined the other four Sokols already in service with the 1st Airlift Base in Warsawon 23rd December. All five helicopters, which have been delivered to the Polish Air Force this… Read more »

10-Jan-14

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Polish Air Force takes delivery of two Guimbal G2 Cabri

Polish Air Force takes delivery of two Guimbal G2 Cabri

Poland’s Guimbal representatives, JB Investments, have announced that the two new Cabri G2 for the Polish Air Force have arrived at The Academic Center for Aviation Training of Polish Air Force Academy at Deblin air base. These are the first helicopters of this kind delivered to Poland. Dęblin is the only academy in Poland, which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-13

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12-Oct-13 SP-GMB Enstrom F280FX Wolicy Koziej, Poland (2F)

Crashed and burned out approx one mile from take-off point in a wooded area, killing 66-year-old pilot from Miedzychód and 64-year-old passenger from Gorzow Wielkopolski

12-Oct-13

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PZL-Świdnik presents AW149 at “Bemowo On Air 2013”

PZL-Świdnik presents AW149 at “Bemowo On Air 2013”

PZL-Świdnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce the latest generation AW149 multipurpose military helicopter will be showcased at Bemowo on Air in Warsaw this weekend (14-15th September). The AW149’s demonstration will conclude the aircraft’s successful tour around Poland following its presentation during the Radom Air Show-2013 and MSPO 2013 in Kielce. The latest… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Sep-13

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13-Sep-13 SP-WNP Robinson R44 Wygonin, Poland (3F)

Crashed and consumed by fire, killing all three on board.  One was named as Krzysztof Mielewczyk, husband of a member of the Polish Parliament

13-Sep-13

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Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

Boeing to highlight partnership opportunities at MSPO 2013

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will highlight products and services capable of supporting Poland’s plans to modernize its armed forces at this year’s MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, including a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system and the AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The exhibition will be held Sept. 2-5 in Kielce. “We look forward to talking with… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 03-Sep-13

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Eurocopter displays EC725 Caracal at MSPO 2013

Eurocopter displays EC725 Caracal at MSPO 2013

As part of the presence at MSPO – being held September 2-5 in Kielce – Eurocopter has brought for a second time the EC725 Caracal helicopter. The machine operating recently in Afghanistan, Mali or Libya belongs to the French Air Forces. The Caracal is proposed for Poland’s acquisition of 70 multi-role helicopters, with Eurocopter and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 03-Sep-13

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AW149 on Display at MSPO 2013

AW149 on Display at MSPO 2013

PZL-Świdnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is showcasing the AW149 multipurpose military twin engine helicopter at MSPO 2013 (Kielce, Poland – 2/5 September), following its demonstration during the recent Radom Air Show-2013, where the aircraft was presented in both the flying and static displays. PZL-Świdnik is offering the AW149 helicopter, based on a common platform, for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Sep-13

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First Bell 407GX delivered into Poland

First Bell 407GX delivered into Poland

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Poland at the Konstancin airfield near Warsaw. This is the first of two Bell 407GXs to be delivered in Poland this month. “We are very pleased that interest in Bell Helicopter aircraft continues to grow in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Aug-13

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Heli-One breaks ground on facility in Poland

Heli-One breaks ground on facility in Poland

he world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services began work on its new facilities in Rzeszow, its fourth major location around the globe. Leaders from Heli-One had an official ceremony to mark the beginning of building work on the new facility, from which the Rzeszow team will provide customers with… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Aug-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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Ministry of Economy delegation visits PZL-Świdnik

Ministry of Economy delegation visits PZL-Świdnik

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, hosted a visit from a delegation of the Ministry of Economy today including, among others, the Undersecretary of State, Ms. Grażyna Henclewska. The aim of the visit was to provide the guests with a comprehensive overview of the company, which has been a part of AgustaWestland, one of the key global… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Apr-13

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Eurocopter and Turbomeca to work with WZL1 for Polish production lines

Eurocopter and Turbomeca to work with WZL1 for Polish production lines

As reported by HeliHub.com on 25th March – see Eurocopter to set up production in Poland? – what follows below is the official press release from Eurocopter Eurocopter and Turbomeca (Safran) today announced the signature of industrial cooperation agreements with Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 1 (WZL-1) that include the creation of two separate full assembly… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Apr-13

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Raytheon GPS to be installed on Polish Sea Sprites

Raytheon GPS to be installed on Polish Sea Sprites

The Polish military has recently signed a contract with the WZL-1 factory at Lodz to install GPS on their fleet of Kaman SH-2G Sea Sprite helicopters. The upgrades will be done in the course of the usual maintenance of each aircraft over the coming months. Raytheon’s MAGR2000 GPS unit is being installed on the four… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Mar-13

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Eurocopter to set up production in Poland?

Eurocopter to set up production in Poland?

Polish press has been running a story over the last 2-3 days saying that Eurocopter is expecting to sign a deal on 4th April which will see them producing helicopters at the WZL-1 factory at Lodz in Poland. The newspapers are quoting the source as Barbara Texier, an employee of Eurocopter who had more recently… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Mar-13

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Polish military order Guimbal Cabri

Polish military order Guimbal Cabri

The Polish military have ordered a pair of Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, and associated maintenance tooling. They will operate from the training centre at Deblin, 50 miles south east of Warsaw. Total contract value is listed as 3.196 million zloty, approximately 771,000 euros or 1.005 million US Dollars at today’s exchange rates. Poland’s military will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-13

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Heli-One Poland in Full Operation

Heli-One Poland in Full Operation

The newest location for Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is now in full operation in Rzeszow, Poland. Work is underway on Heli-One Poland’s first project – a major overhaul (G-Check), repaint and modification of a CHC Helicopter Super Puma AS322L – with others expected to follow… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 04-Mar-13

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PZL-Świdnik to collaborate with Poland’s top technical universities

PZL-Świdnik to collaborate with Poland’s top technical universities

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that it has signed cooperation agreements with Poland’s top technical universities aimed at establishing close collaboration. The agreements were signed during the conference: An Extraordinary Engineer Required – the cooperation of science and business in educating engineers, which was held at PZL-Swidnik’s headquarters on 25th January. The… Read more »

Source: PZL-Świdnik, 05-Feb-13

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13-Jan-13 OK-IHA08 Elisport CH-7 Katowice, Poland

Crashed on take-off

13-Jan-13

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Heli-One secures Part 145 certification in Poland

Heli-One secures Part 145 certification in Poland

The world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is now formally open for business in Rzeszow, its fourth major location around the globe. Leaders from Heli-One on Dec. 18, 2012 received the company’s Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval certification from the Polish Civil Aviation Authority. With that certification, Heli-One’s Rzeszow… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 21-Dec-12

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AgustaWestland unveils optionally-piloted SW4 “Solo”

AgustaWestland unveils optionally-piloted SW4 “Solo”

PZL-Åšwidnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, will attend MSPO 2012 (Kielce, Poland – 3/6 September) exhibiting latest technology in rotorcraft confirming its leading role in the vertical lift sector. The company will be displaying a new generation AW149 twin engine multirole military helicopter together with  the prototype of the SW-4 RUAS/OPH (“Solo”) single engine rotorcraft unmanned… Read more »

Source: PZL-Åšwidnik, 04-Sep-12

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AgustaWestland displays AW149 at MSPO 2012

AgustaWestland displays AW149 at MSPO 2012

PZL-Åšwidnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is exhibiting the AW149 military twin engine helicopter at MSPO 2012 (Kielce, Poland – 3/6 September) with the aircraft making its first public appearance during this exhibition, following the demonstration tour performed in Poland in April this year. The AW149 is the only new generation multirole military helicopter in its… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Sep-12

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Polish Army plans purchase of 26 helicopters

Polish Army plans purchase of 26 helicopters

The Polish army is planning to strengthen its aviation capabilities by purchasing 26 helicopters for the price of zł.3 billion (approx $900M). The tender for the new helicopters will be held this autumn. (see full article)

Source: Warsaw Business Journal, 03-Sep-12

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Heli-One Opens Helicopter MRO Operation in Rzeszow

Today leaders from Heli-One, the largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, introduced government and business officials to expectations for its new operation here, which is now open for business. More than 20 people have been hired so far for the Heli-One Poland operation, several of whom are already on board with… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 14-Aug-12

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PZL Mielec lands US Army contract

PZL Mielec lands US Army contract

Polish manufacturer PZL-Mielec, a Sikorsky subsidiary, is being quoted by local media Warsaw Voice as landing a manufacturing contract worth up to $350M.  PZL Mielec will manufacture Black Hawk cockpits and tail booms under a five-year contract which calls for up to 250 units of each for the UH-60M and HH-60M Medevac versions of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-12

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