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Thailand orders two Mi-17V5 Helicopters

Thailand orders two Mi-17V5 Helicopters

Thailand has signed a contract with Russia for the delivery of two Military Mi-17V-5 helicopters. The helicopters will be used in the Royal Thai Army, reports TASS.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

Royal Thai Army Lakota enter service

Royal Thai Army Lakota enter service

In 2014, the Royal Thai Army acquired six UH-72A Lakota helicopters from Airbus Group through the US’s foreign military sales programme. After receiving training and in-country support, the Lakotas’ first two years in operation have gone smoothly, an example of hard work and dedicated personnel. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is Thailand’s largest military branch…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Nov-17

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Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) during International Paris Air Show to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces. Royal Tai Armed Forces are operating Makila-powered H225M and Arriel-powered fleet of H125M, H145M, AS365N3+ and H155 in operation within the Royal Thai Air Force, Army,… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 26-Jun-17

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Following its recent demonstration flights in Nepal, Bell have taken the 412EPI to the Royal Thai Army’s Aviation Day held June 14 at Sa Phan Nak Aero, Royal Thai Army Aviation Centre at Lopburi. They took the opportunity to present the aircraft to visitors at the event. “The Bell 412EPI continues to attract customers worldwide… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-16

Airbus Defense awarded $9M contract for Thai UH-72A work

Airbus Defense awarded $9M contract for Thai UH-72A work

Airbus Defense & Space Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $9,360,135 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Thailand) for UH-72A helicopter support, hardware, and services for the Royal Thai Army. Work will be performed in Thailand with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

First Royal Thai Army pilots, engineers complete UH-72A training

First Royal Thai Army pilots, engineers complete UH-72A training

Six pilots and 10 maintenance technicians from the Royal Thai Army have successfully completed training to fly and maintain the UH-72A Lakota, the initial group of Thai pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians that will be trained to operate Lakotas for Thailand. The Thai pilots and technicians were honored Friday in a graduation ceremony at Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

Royal Thai Army signs for six VIP EC145T2s

Royal Thai Army signs for six VIP EC145T2s

A further addition to the Royal Thai Army’s rotorcraft fleet has been committed with the acquisition of six Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family. The Royal Thai Army signed for six EC145 T2s with a VIP installation, under the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Feb-15

21-Dec-14 Bell 206B Kampung Poyak, Thailand

Crashed in bad weather in a rubber plantation, during flood relief operations.  Four POB named as pilots Capt Seksan Puraphol and Lt Apisit Prahacha, plus aircraft mechanics Pol Sgt Major Sa-ngun Muengkamrueng, and Pol Sgt Major Kittipong Saeng-Thit

21-Dec-14

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Royal Thai Army order six UH-72A Lakotas

Royal Thai Army order six UH-72A Lakotas

EADS-N.A., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $34,018,858 modification (P00772) to sole-source, foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 for six Lakota helicopters with the environmental control unit, mission equipment package and airborne radio communication (ARC-231) radios for the Royal Thai Army. Fiscal 2010 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $34,018,857 were obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Mar-14

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Royal Thai Army takes delivery of two AW139s

Royal Thai Army takes delivery of two AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Royal Thai Army has taken delivery of two AW139 twin-engine helicopters. Ordered at the end of 2012, these aircraft will perform transport and utility missions across the nation. The contract, which also includes a comprehensive maintenance and training package, marks the entrance of the AW139… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Feb-14

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03-Feb-14 Schweizer 300C Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Crashed onto truck on runway during night training flight

03-Feb-14

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Royal Thai Army add R44 – with training from Heliluck and Mornington Sanford Aviation

Royal Thai Army add R44 – with training from Heliluck and Mornington Sanford Aviation

The Thai Army are taking delivery of a Robinson R44 Raven II – serial 13525 – for evaluation, and it is scheduled to arrive in-country this month. Local operator – and Robinson dealer in Thailand – Heliluck Aviation is handling the whole project, with Richard Mornington Sanford of Mornington Sanford Aviation providing R44 type training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-13

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09-Oct-13 Bell Pattani, Thailand

Contacted wires while inspecting high-voltage transmission towers, causing the helicopter to crash into the Sai Bo La Yu Canal in Tambon Thepa.  Occupants, reported as ten in number (to inspect powerlines??) all escaped without serious injury

09-Oct-13

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Three UH-60M Black Hawks arrive in Thailand

Three UH-60M Black Hawks arrive in Thailand

Following the FMS request made by Thailand in July 2011 (see story), the aircraft arrived in country on Monday of this week.  The three had been shipped on the containership Rickmers Seoul, and arrived at Laem Chabang after a voyage from New Orleans. The trio carry local military serials of 7220, 7221 and 7222 The US… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-13

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Sikorsky awarded $27M contract for work on Thai UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $27M contract for work on Thai UH-60M

Sikorsky, Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $26,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract. This is a modification to convert UH-60M green aircraft and provided associated services for the Royal Thailand Army. This contract is in support of foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Stratford, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2016. One bid was solicited,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Mar-13

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Royal Thai Army signs for two AW139s

Royal Thai Army signs for two AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Royal Thai Army has signed a contract for two AW139 twin-engine helicopters. These aircraft will be delivered in 2014 to perform transport and utility missions across the nation. The contract, which also includes a comprehensive maintenance and training package, marks the entrance of the AW139… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Oct-12

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Enstrom delivers last of 16 480Bs to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom delivers last of 16 480Bs to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently completed delivery of 16 480B turbine training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai Army (RTA).  The deliveries were completed on budget, and ahead of contracted requirements. “I am extremely proud of our team,” said Enstrom’s President & CEO, Jerry Mullins.  “From contract signing to final delivery we completed this program in just… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 28-Aug-12

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Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Sikorsky today announced that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to acquire two UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to fly the very latest version… Read more »

Source: UTC, 09-Jul-12

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Bell to refurbish Royal Thai Army 212s

Bell to refurbish Royal Thai Army 212s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it received a contract to modify and refurbish eight Royal Thai Army Bell 212 helicopters.  Bell Helicopter Asia will work with Bell Helicopter’s independent representative Royal Airport Services on this in-country program. “Modifying and refurbishing these Bell 212s will provide the Royal Thai Army improved… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Feb-12

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Deliveries of Enstrom 480 to Royal Thai Army pass the half-way mark

Deliveries of Enstrom 480 to Royal Thai Army pass the half-way mark

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation transferred ownership of 4 new 480B turbine helicopters to the Royal Thai Army (RTA) on January 20th in Lop Buri, Thailand.  This acceptance brings the total number of aircraft operated by the RTA to 10, of the 16 training/utility helicopters contracted for the Royal Thai Army. The 480Bs were purchased to provide… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 12-Feb-12

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Enstrom delivers four more 480s to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom delivers four more 480s to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently shipped four new 480B turbine helicopters to Thailand. The helicopters are part of a program for 16 training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai Army. Enstrom has already delivered six helicopters, and these have entered service for the RTA. “This is an exciting time for Enstrom,” said Enstrom’s President & CEO, Jerry… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 13-Dec-11

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First three Enstrom 480s deliverd to Royal Thai Army

First three Enstrom 480s deliverd to Royal Thai Army

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has delivered the first three, of a total of 16, 480B turbine training/utility helicopters to the Royal Thai Army. The delivery took place at the Royal Thai Army air base in Lop Buri, Thailand, and was followed by an official acceptance ceremony, blessing, and aerial parade for the Royal Thai Army’s top… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 02-Aug-11

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Royal Thai Army suffer third fatal helicopter accident in nine days

Royal Thai Army suffer third fatal helicopter accident in nine days

Thailand has today suffered a third fatal helicopter accident in just nine days, claiming a total of 17 lives.  All three are operationally related – the third involved in the rescue of the second, which was itself on a mission related to the first accident. On 16th July, a Bell UH-1H crashed in Petchaburi Province,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jul-11

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24-Jul-11 35098 Bell 212 Phetchaburi province, Thailand (3F)

Departed from Lopburi Air Force Base bound for the crash site of a Black Hawk which went down on 19th, Unfortunately this too had an accident, killing three of the four aboard.  Survivor was mechanic Sergent Pattanaporn Tonchan

24-Jul-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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16-Jul-11 Bell UH-1 Phetchaburi, Thailand (5F)

The helicopter, from Thap Phraya Sua Camp in Ratchaburi’s Suan Phung district, crashed into a mountain in a bad weather while on a mission to remove civilians who had been trapped in Kaeng Krachan National Park.  Deceased named as Pilots Maj Kitisak Chin-iam, and Lt Pratya Nualsri plus passengers Maj Kitiphum Ekkaphan, SM1 Rangsan Polsaibua… Read more »

16-Jul-11

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Enstrom begins Royal Thai Army aircraft production

Enstrom begins Royal Thai Army aircraft production

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation would like to announce that the first three, of a contracted sixteen, 480B advanced turbine training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army have been completed at the Enstrom factory.  The aircraft have been equipped with a number of advanced features, including NVG compatible cockpits, Chelton EFIS systems, and dual Wulfsberg RT-5000 tactical… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 22-Mar-11

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Enstrom begins Royal Thai Army aircraft production

Enstrom begins Royal Thai Army aircraft production

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation would like to announce that the first three, of a contracted sixteen, 480B advanced turbine training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army have been completed at the Enstrom factory. The aircraft have been equipped with a number of advanced features, including NVG compatible cockpits, Chelton EFIS systems, and dual Wulfsberg RT-5000 tactical… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 10-Mar-11

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31-Aug-09 Bell B206 Hat Yai district, Thailand

31-Aug-09 Bell B206 Hat Yai district, Thailand

31-Aug-09

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