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Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

On 3 March GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed a multi-million Euro total support agreement for a five-year period, covering standard parts supply and services for all of the RNLAF’s aircraft, helicopters and multiple support systems. After the five-year period, the contract can be extended twice for a… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 14-Mar-17

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

“Boeing, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $308,035,700 modification (P00042) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 (Holland) for 12 CH-47F helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $308,035,700 were obligated at the time of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Apr-16

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AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport wins two contracts from the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and Chinook helicopters. Bridport, UK, March 2016: following a tender process AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded two contracts from the Netherlands DMO for the development and supply of internal… Read more »

Source: AmSafe Bridport, 16-Mar-16

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

[electronic translation] Defence bought 14 new Chinook transport helicopters and six modernize existing equipment. The number of Chinooks thus goes from 17 to 20. This was announced by Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert today in a letter to the Lower House. Defence now has 11 Chinooks of the type CH-47D, and 6 of the type CH-47F (NL).The… Read more »

Source: Ministrie van Defensie, 13-Sep-15

17-Mar-15 Q-15 Boeing AH-64D Gao, Mali (2F)

Captain Rene Zeetsen, 30, was killed in the crash and First Lieutenant Ernst Mollinger, 26, died later in a field hospital

17-Mar-15

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH90s

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH90s

Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod onto the Dutch air force’ NH-90 helicopters. The MASE Pod solution includes the Terma developed and manufactured Electronic Warfare Management System, ALQ-213 in the latest version, Missile Warning sensors, and Chaff/Flare Dispenser modules. The modular… Read more »

Source: Terma, 28-Jan-15

Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

The Netherlands recently announced the retirement of their three Agusta-Bell 412SPs as they transferred the SAR role over to their NH90s.  Just three weeks on and Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert announced that preliminary agreement has been reached to sell the 412s to Peru.  Although no financial numbers have been stated, and no contract yet signed, there’s enough… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jan-15

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

As of 1 January 2015, the Defence organisation has taken its characteristic yellow AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters out of service. These helicopters, which flew for Defence Helicopter Command, are to be disposed of. Consequently, 303 Squadron, stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base, will be disbanded in the near future. During the course of 2014, the 3 Defence… Read more »

Source: Ministry of Defence, 15-Jan-15

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Dutch Defence Minister re-starts NH90 deliveries

Dutch Defence Minister re-starts NH90 deliveries

In late June, the Netherlands suspended deliveries of their fleet of NH90s due to significant wear and corrosion issues in the aircraft they already had delivered.  In recent days, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has written to the Dutch parliament to say that she is confident with the manufacturer’s assurances to restart deliveries.  This was likely… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Dec-14

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Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed separate agreements with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and Fokker Technologies to explore advanced maintenance opportunities for Dutch rotorcraft and expand efforts to make the Netherlands a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft support services. Boeing and the RNLAF signed a strategic partnership agreement that builds on an… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 24-Jun-14

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AAR partners with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR partners with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that representatives from its Dutch-based AAR Aircraft Component Services – Amsterdam business (AAR ACS) and officials from the Netherlands Ministry of Defense’s Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed a partnering agreement that allows AAR ACS to provide new and expanded component repair services using equipment at Logistic Center Woensdrecht (LCW)…. Read more »

Source: AAR, 25-Nov-13

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Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

CAE today announced it has completed a major upgrade to one of the Chinook dynamic mission simulators located at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is now training its Chinook aircrews to both the CH-47D and CH-47F standards. The upgrade was done over the past two… Read more »

Source: CAE, 22-Oct-13

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Turbomeca signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

Turbomeca signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

Turbomeca (Safran) signed a 25 million EUR contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force for the repair, overhaul and inspection of their Makila engines. This contract covers the Makila 1A2 engines, powering today the 17 AS532 Cougar helicopters of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. These helicopters are used for missions in for instance Afghanistan, “anti… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Sep-13

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AAR Signs Partnering Agreement with Boeing to Support Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR Signs Partnering Agreement with Boeing to Support Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR (NYSE: AIR) and the Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) have signed a formal partnering agreement that enables AAR to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul support for Boeing rotorcraft owned and operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The alliance focuses initially on components for the RNLAF’s fleet of Boeing Chinook CH-47s and Apache… Read more »

Source: AAR, 19-Jun-13

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Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed the first-ever integrated contract for maintenance and spare parts for Chinook and Apache helicopters, which will save the Dutch military money and increase aircraft availability by merging two formerly separate supply chains. The $60 million Integrated Contractor Logistics Support (ICLS) contract will provide… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 17-Jun-13

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Terma and NLR deliver mission planning system for Dutch Chinooks

Terma and NLR deliver mission planning system for Dutch Chinooks

Chinook ACMS Mission Planning System delivered by Terma and National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) to 298 Squadron, the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). Following RNLAF’s recent procurement of six Chinook CH-47F helicopters – in addition to the current CH-47Ds already in service – Terma has provided the Mission Support System “ChAMPS” (Chinook ACMS Mission Planning System)…. Read more »

Source: Terma, 30-Oct-12

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Netherlands to sell eight Cougars to Chile?

Netherlands to sell eight Cougars to Chile?

Radio Netherlands has issued a report that their local Defence Ministry is looking to dispose of aircraft in an effort to both raise some money and to save operational costs – their target is to shave a billion euros from its budget. Apart from a proposed sale of fifteen F-16 jets to Romania, they also… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-12

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04-May-12 Boeing CH-47 Florennes, Belgium

Royal Netherlands Air Force pilot heard a strange noise shortly after takeoff from the base of Florennes and elected to put the helicopter down in a field.  No damage

04-May-12

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Heli-Power 2011: Teething troubles hamper Dutch NH90s

Heli-Power 2011: Teething troubles hamper Dutch NH90s

The head of the Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command told the Heli-Power 2011 conference that NH90 mean-time-between-failure rate has delayed flight test programme was now delayed by six months. (see full story)

Source: Shephard Group, 20-Oct-11

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Boeing and AAR to collaborate on Dutch helicopter support

Boeing and AAR to collaborate on Dutch helicopter support

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and AAR Aircraft Component Services — Amsterdam have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities to support Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) rotorcraft operations. “Boeing is working with Dutch industry to develop the most effective ways to increase the readiness rates of… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Sep-11

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First flight of Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47F (NL) Chinook

First flight of Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47F (NL) Chinook

Representatives of Boeing [NYSE: BA], its suppliers and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence marked the first flight of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) CH-47F (NL) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in a ceremony Jan. 25 at Summit Aviation in Middletown, Del. The aircraft made its first flight on Dec. 8 and is scheduled to complete its… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 27-Jan-11

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