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Airbus extends agreement with IAR in Romania

Airbus extends agreement with IAR in Romania

Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, have decided to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. Initially signed for 5 years, the agreement… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Aug-17

Sikorsky considers local Black Hawk if it wins Romanian order

Sikorsky considers local Black Hawk if it wins Romanian order

Sikorsky is currently considering producing S-70 Black Hawk helicopters in Romania, should the Romanian Army choose their helicopter model to replace their aging Puma fleet. They own a factory in South-East Poland where they have produced over 40 Black Hawk helicopters already for foreign sales to United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and South American…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Aug-17

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Bell Attack Helicopters Deal in the Works with Romania

Bell Attack Helicopters Deal in the Works with Romania

Bell Deputy President, Richard Harris has announced that they are looking into a partnership with Romania to produce attack helicopters. The deal is being discussed between US president Donald Trump and Romanian president Klaus Iohannis. The first 6 helicopters will be produced in America but by Romanian specialists. The process will be gradual, what with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jun-17

Airbus and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

Airbus and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

Airbus Helicopters and IAR have signed a general agreement for an exclusive cooperation for the heavy twin engine H215M multi-role helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. “We are proud to have signed… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Apr-17

IAR Signs $72 Million Contract with Romanian Defence Ministry

IAR Signs $72 Million Contract with Romanian Defence Ministry

IAR, a Romanian aircraft maintenance and repair company, signed a $72.7 million contract on 30 December 2016 with the Romanian Defence Ministry for the modernization of their IAR 330L PUMA helicopters. The contract, which will run until 2019, will ensure that the 330L helicopters will fly for the next 12 years, reports HeliWeb. .

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-17

Airbus launches H215 – built in Romania

Airbus launches H215 – built in Romania

In a ceremony held today by Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and in the presence of Alexandru Nastase, Secretary of State, Airbus Helicopters set down the foundation stone of its new Romanian factory, established to assemble the latest helicopter to join the H Family of aircraft – the H215. The H215 is an evolution… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Nov-15

Airbus to Build Helicopter Plant in Romania

Airbus to Build Helicopter Plant in Romania

Airbus has announced it intends to build helicopters at a new plant at Ghimbav, close to the central Romanian city of Brasov, in an investment worth about 40 million euro. See Full Story

Source: Balkan Insight, 20-May-15

15-Dec-14 348 Eurocopter EC135 Lacul Siutghiol, Romania (4F)

Crashed into a lake around sunset, killing all 4 POB

15-Dec-14

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50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the 50th Bell 429 in Europe to an operator in the United Kingdom. The aircraft will be used to accomplish corporate/VIP transport across the region. [Ed:- see our analysis below by country] “The Bell 429 offers customers exceptional performance and a smooth, comfortable ride, and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Nov-14

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21-Nov IAR330 Puma Malancrav, Romania (9F)

Eight of 10 POB killed in accident during military training exercise after helicopter crashed from low level and caught fire. Ninth victim died later 9on 8th December) in hospital

21-Nov-14

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Elilombarda win Black Sea offshore contract with two AW139s

Elilombarda win Black Sea offshore contract with two AW139s

Elilombarda have won a multiyear contract from a Russian Oil company to support an offshore installation in the Black Sea.  The company will operate two AW139s from Constanta in Romania. Unusually for an Italian operator, the aircraft concerned have both come from the US production line in Philadelphia.  I-VEGB (msn 41375) and I-VEGC (msn 41379)… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters and Romania extend working relationship

Airbus Helicopters and Romania extend working relationship

The Government of Romania and Airbus Helicopters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a ceremony at the Victoria Palace in Victory Square, the headquarters of the Romanian Government. Present for the signing were Romanian Prime Minister Victor Viorel Ponta; Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs Gabriel Oprea; Minister of National Defence Mircea… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Sep-14

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IAR to produce Super Puma components

IAR to produce Super Puma components

The Ministry of Economy and Airbus Helicopters will sign on 4 September an official document through which in IAR Ghimbav will be produced parts for Super Puma helicopters announced the social-democrat deputy (PSD) for Brasov Emil Nita, quoted by the Mediafax correspondent.       See Full Story

Source: ACT Media, 12-Aug-14

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29-Jul-13 YR-BTM Eurocopter EC130 Taureni Lake, Romania (5F)

Helicopter crashed into lake, killing 5 of 6 POB –  three German businessmen, Romanian businessman Sorin Terbea (the helicopter owner), and the pilot died in the crash.  Terbea’s assistant survived.

29-Jul-13

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Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Romanian helicopter manufacturer IAR Brasov has chosen Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to equip IAR-330 Puma helicopters operated by the Romanian Navy. The processors will give the Romanian Navy a decisive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to detect submarines in the Black Sea, in particular as part of NATO missions. TMS 2000 processors offer… Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Jun-13

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Seven fatal helicopter accidents in first nine days of March 2013

Seven fatal helicopter accidents in first nine days of March 2013

March 2013 has not started off well from the point of view of accident statistics, with seven fatal accidents in the first nine days.  HeliHub.com carries extensive coverage of helicopter safety data and has included the following in recent reports 09-Mar-13 ZK-IHU Robinson R66 Oamaru Valley, New Zealand (1F) 07-Mar-13 Eurocopter/IAR SA330L Bacau, Romania (2F) 05-Mar-13… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Mar-13

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07-Mar-13 Eurocopter/IAR SA330L Bacau, Romania (2F)

Two killed and three injured when helicopter crashed on training flight.  The two fatalities were named by the Romanian military as Petty Officer Lawrence Chiru and Sergeant Basil Manolache

07-Mar-13

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Bell continues momentum in Europe

Bell continues momentum in Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), continues to increase its sales and customer support activities in Europe delivering seven aircraft and signing nine contracts within the last three months, as well as launching Bell 407GX and Bell 429 flight demonstration tours, and gaining EASA approval for a new customer support facility. “Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Sep-12

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Five Ukraine nationals die in Ka32 accident in Romania

Five Ukraine nationals die in Ka32 accident in Romania

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Apr-12

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Romanian Ministry of Health orders two more EC135s

Romanian Ministry of Health orders two more EC135s

The Romanian Ministry of Health’s Eurocopter EC135 helicopter fleet will be increased with two additional helicopters ordered as part of a framework contract signed last year covering a total six of the twin-engine rotorcraft. This new agreement will lead to deliveries of the latest two EC135s during 2012, and provides follow-on to an initial helicopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 26-Apr-12

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26-Apr-12 ER-KGD Kamov Ka32 Ostrov, Romania (5F)

Crashed shortly after take off, killing all five Ukraine nationals on board.  Helicopter was one of two being ferried from Ukraine to Turkey for firefighting operations there.

26-Apr-12

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New EC135 delivered to Romanian Ministry of Health

New EC135 delivered to Romanian Ministry of Health

A ceremony was held in Bucharest today for the delivery by Eurocopter Romania, a subsidiary of Eurocopter – the world’s leading civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer – of an EC135 helicopter to Romania’s Ministry of Health. The ceremony was attended by the Romanian Minister of Health Ladislau Ritli, the Secretary of State in the Romanian… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Dec-11

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Israeli military set up memorial for Romania crash

Israeli military set up memorial for Romania crash

Time stopped in the IAF as reports came in on Monday July 26th 2010 that contact had been lost with an IAF CH-53 Sikorsky helicopter that was training in Romania. As time passed, it became clear that the crew had been killed in the accident. The training session last year was planned in advance, one… Read more »

Source: Israeli Defence Forces, 13-Sep-11

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US Marines build helipad for Romanian hospital

US Marines build helipad for Romanian hospital

CONSTANTA, Romania  — Combat engineers with Black Sea Rotational Force 11 have been in the Black Sea region since April providing community relations projects that help small towns and villages throughout the region. Now, their biggest impression can be seen at the local Constanta County Hospital and Trauma center, where they worked with local contractors to… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 12-Sep-11

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04-Oct-10 YR-ARA Robinson R44 Maliuc, Romania

Main blade hit electicity line pole during take-off

04-Oct-10

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Eurocopter may relocate part of its activities from Romania to UK

Eurocopter may relocate part of its activities from Romania to UK

The source says Eurocopter believes that moving a 300 million pound contract back to the UK would may be accomplished without an impact on price.

01-Sep-10

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Czech Republic received an order to overhaul four NATO Mi-17s

Czech Republic received an order to overhaul four NATO Mi-17s

LOM has been contracted by NATO in a deal amounted to 250 million CZK (US$13.3M).

Source: AEX, 05-Aug-10

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MD Helicopters authorizes new Sales Representative for Romania and Bulgaria

MD Helicopters authorizes new Sales Representative for Romania and Bulgaria

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) is pleased to announce that INDES Aviation has joined MDHI as an authorized Sales Representative for Romania and Bulgaria.  INDES Aviation will offer the full line of MD Helicopters and customization options. INDES Aviation is a maintenance management and logistics support company serving the civil and military aerospace sectors. Utilizing regional… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Jun-10

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Eurocopter to participate in the “Black Sea Defense & Aerospace 2010” exhibition

Eurocopter to participate in the “Black Sea Defense & Aerospace 2010” exhibition

13-15 April 2010 in Bucharest – Eurocopter displaying EC635, Tiger, EC565 and EC725

Source: Financiarul, 14-Apr-10

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France, Germany Ambassadors visit Eurocopter Romania

France, Germany Ambassadors visit Eurocopter Romania

Ambassador of France in Bucharest Henri Paul, and Ambassador of Germany Andreas von Mettenheim on Friday visited the Eurocopter Group Romania on the IAR Ghimbav platform in the county of Braso

Source: Financiarul, 25-Jan-10

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UK military urged to back AgustaWestland’s Merlin – rather than take Puma to Romania

Source: This is the West Country, 27-Jun-09

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Puma helicopter maintenance base could be set up at IAR Ghimbav, Romania

Source: Financiarul, 21-May-09

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Eurocopter Romania increased turnover by 50% last year to 32 million euroos

Source: HotNews, 19-Feb-09

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