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UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

As part of their plan for military expansion, Bell hopes to sign a contract with the UAE military. They have already done business in this sector; supplying Abu Dhabi Aviation with Bell 412 and Bell 212 units. Director for the Middle East and North Africa Business Development, Douglas Wolfe, has said that the low oil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-17

Rockwell Collins and Taqnia Defense sign agreement to collaborate

Rockwell Collins and Taqnia Defense sign agreement to collaborate

Rockwell Collins signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics and defense and security technology Taqnia subsidiaries, to collaborate on military rotary and fixed wing avionics opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work under the agreement will focus on aircraft manufactured, assembled and upgraded in country. “Rockwell Collins is expanding its presence in the Kingdom of… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 08-Jan-17

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Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

Saudi Arabia has received the first shipment of their 24 Boeing AH-6i Little Bird reconnaissance and light attack helicopter deal. Boeing did not state it was Saudi Arabia, but in their in-house magazine Frontiers, they mentioned that the type was accepted in August 2016 by their first international customer. The US Army had no comment… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-17

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016…. Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Jan-17

Germany approves helicopter exports to Saudi Arabia

Germany approves helicopter exports to Saudi Arabia

The German government has approved several arms export deals with countries in the Middle East, including delivery of 23 unspecified Airbus helicopters to Saudi Arabia, according to an Economy Ministry letter seen by Reuters on Monday.  See full story

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-arms-exports-idUSKCN0WG1BH, 16-Mar-16

Sikorsky explores Saudi production line with Taqnia Aeronautics

Sikorsky explores Saudi production line with Taqnia Aeronautics

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics to jointly explore helicopter production opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new agreement outlines the investment, technology and skills needed to establish production jobs for Saudi citizens, and could lead to direct involvement in the assembly of Sikorsky S-70… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-16

Riegl takes drone to conferences in Saudi Arabia and China

Riegl takes drone to conferences in Saudi Arabia and China

The first show this month will be The International Remote Sensing Conference. The International Remote Sensing Conference will be held from January 17 through 20, 2016 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Global technology leaders in remote sensing will gather to share their latest advances in the field. his event is an opportunity for professionals from various… Read more »

Source: Riegl, 15-Jan-16

Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $145,136,040 modification (P00281) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to procure 10 green MH-60R helicopters for the Royal Saudi naval forces. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $145,136,040… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-16

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DynCorp awarded $61M maintenance work for Saudi Land Forces program

DynCorp awarded $61M maintenance work for Saudi Land Forces program

DynCorp International, Ft. Worth, Texas, was awarded a $61,054,351 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract with options for maintenance support for the Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command aviation program. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2021…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Dec-15

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Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $65,801,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0012) for the procurement of 22 MH-60R full-rate production Lot XIII Airborne Low Frequency Sonar systems for the Navy (20), and the government of Saudi Arabia (2), including associated program management support.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Nov-15

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Saudi Arabia requests nine UH-60M in $495M package

Saudi Arabia requests nine UH-60M in $495M package

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for UH-60M Black Hawk Utility Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $495 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 18-Oct-15

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13-Sep-15 Taif, Saudi Arabia (1F)

Pilot killed in accident on “routing training flight”

13-Sep-15

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CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Lockheed Martin awarded $9.7M target sight contract for Saudi AH-64Es

Lockheed Martin awarded $9.7M target sight contract for Saudi AH-64Es

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida was awarded a $9,733,000 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) to procure modernized target acquisition designation sights and post production support of the pilot night vision sensor for AH-64E helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Bids were solicited… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jul-15

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Sikorsky says Saudi Arabia looking at bigger helicopter order

Sikorsky says Saudi Arabia looking at bigger helicopter order

Saudi Arabia is looking at a possible further order of new helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, after a 10-helicopter purchase announced last month, the company said. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 16-Jun-15

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US proposes $1.9 Billion sale of ten MH-60Rs and support package to Saudi Arabia

US proposes $1.9 Billion sale of ten MH-60Rs and support package to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.9 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 20-May-15

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16-Feb-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Hafar al-Batin, Saudi Arabia (4F)

Crashed on night training flight, killing four – The ministry identified the dead crew members as Lt. Col. Ali al-Arfaj, 1st Lt. Majid al-Fifeefi, 1st Lt. Jadie Qablan and technician Raed al-Jahni.

16-Feb-15

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Boeing wins $234M Saudi AH-6i contract

Boeing wins $234M Saudi AH-6i contract

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $234,700,000 undefinitized contract action to procure long lead items for the production and delivery of 24 AH-6I aircraft, initial spares package and ground support equipment. Fiscal 2014 other funds in the amount of $115,003,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems awarded $47M AH-64 aux fuel system contract

Robertsons Fuels Systems, Tempe, Arizona, (W58RGZ-14-D-0116) was awarded a $47,916,209 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel system combo packs for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $30,351,927 modification (P00072) to foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $30,351,927 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Aug…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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L-3 awarded $48M contract for three UH-60L sims for Saudi Arabia

L-3 awarded $48M contract for three UH-60L sims for Saudi Arabia

L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, was awarded a $48,978,323 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract for the acquisition of three UH-60L operational flight trainers for the Royal Saudi Land Forces. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, with an estimated completion date of May 25, 2018. One bid was solicited and one received. Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-May-14

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Saudi Aramco signs for another AW139

Saudi Aramco signs for another AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Saudi Aramco has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin aircraft, further expanding its fleet of AW139 helicopters and confirming its confidence in the best selling model in its category. This latest AW139 will be used to perform offshore and VIP transport operations in Saudi… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Apr-14

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Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

Lockheed Martin receives $22M support contract for Saudi Apaches

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $22 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) Special Repair Activities for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command’s Apache attack helicopters. Under this three-year contract, Lockheed Martin will provide tools and test equipment to maintain components of the… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 12-Feb-14

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Sikorsky awarded $105M contract to modify eight Saudi UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $105M contract to modify eight Saudi UH-60Ms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn. was awarded a $105,300,000 modification (P00089) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to modify eight UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters to a General Service Configuration in Support of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $10,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-13

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Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

ALPHA STAR Aviation Services (operator of Alpha Star Air Ambulance) announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed for exclusive rights to supply all Spectrum Aeromedical Air Ambulance Interior Solutions/Products to customers in the following countries: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, State of Qatar, Kuwait, Kingdom… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 21-Nov-13

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Boeing-Sikorsky JV to Offer Saudi Rotorcraft Logistics and Training

Boeing-Sikorsky JV to Offer Saudi Rotorcraft Logistics and Training

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. [NYSE: UTX] have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s rotorcraft fleet. Contracts that the joint venture will pursue are administered by the U.S. government as part of its Foreign Military Sales process. The joint venture will help… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jun-13

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Longbow LLC receives $90M contract for Saudi Apache Radar Systems

Longbow LLC receives $90M contract for Saudi Apache Radar Systems

 The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), received a $90.6 million contract to provide Saudi Arabia with LONGBOW Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter. The contract award includes AH-64E LONGBOW FCRs, spares and support for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command. The contract also includes… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 13-Jun-13

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Boeing awarded $26M contract for AH-64E training/support for Saudi Arabia

Boeing awarded $26M contract for AH-64E training/support for Saudi Arabia

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $26,067,485 modification (P00007), to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (FMS) contract W58RGZ-12-C-0089, for training and support of the Apache Block III helicopter program. This FMS contract is in support of Saudi Arabia. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $216,229,550. Fiscal 2013 Procurement… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-May-13

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Saudi to set up independent air crash investigation team

Saudi to set up independent air crash investigation team

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) is to set up an independent body to investigate air accidents.   (See Full Story)

Source: Arabian Aerospace, 26-Apr-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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Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a fleet of AW139 twin engine helicopters to equip the Saudi Aeromedical Evacuation Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The helicopters will be configured with a dedicated aeromedical interior to perform air ambulance operations,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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03-Mar-13 MOI-12 Sikorsky S92 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1F)

Crew Member (named as First Class Pvt Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Qah’tani ) fell from the helicopter and died during the celebration of the World Civil Defence Day

03-Mar-13

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Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

Large helicopter fleet deployed for Haj security

A total of 19 helicopters – including Sikorsky S92, S70i and Schweizer 434s – have been deployed  in Haj security operations this year and the operations have begun relatively early. (see full story)

08-Oct-12

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MD Helicopters awarded $40M for 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

MD Helicopters awarded $40M for 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

MD Helicopter, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $40,674,920 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of MD 530F aircraft and related equipment in support of foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia.  Work will be performed in Mesa, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jul-12

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PHi signs eight-helicopter deal with Saudi Red Crescent

PHi signs eight-helicopter deal with Saudi Red Crescent

Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has signed an agreement PHi to provide eight helicopters over the next three years.  His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – Chairman of the SRCA signed the deal with a Lance Bospflug, president/CEO of PHi.  The agreement will see the air ambulance service expanded within… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-12

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Saudi Aramco chooses Donaldson inlet barrier filters for AW139 fleet

Saudi Aramco chooses Donaldson inlet barrier filters for AW139 fleet

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Saudi Aramco has ordered and will install the Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on its AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter fleet. The IBF will provide engine damage prevention for this major helicopter operator facing some of the most extreme operating conditions… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-Apr-12

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US Government approves 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

US Government approves 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

Back in October 2010, HeliHub.com carried a story noting that Saudi Arabia had put a request in to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency for 190 helicopters as follows: 70 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters 72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters 36 AH-6i Light Attack Helicopters 12 MD-530F Light Turbine Helicopters On Monday we reported on Boeing’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-12

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36 AH-6i and 70 Apaches approved for Saudi Arabia

36 AH-6i and 70 Apaches approved for Saudi Arabia

Back in October 2010, HeliHub.com carried a story noting that Saudi Arabia had put a request in to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency for 190 helicopters as follows: 70 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters 72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters 36 AH-6i Light Attack Helicopters 12 MD-530F Light Turbine Helicopters A press statement from Boeing given… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Jan-12

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Sikorsky to perform A-to-L upgrades on Saudi Black Hawks

Sikorsky to perform A-to-L upgrades on Saudi Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a follow-on contract with the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC) to upgrade its fleet of BLACK HAWK UH-60A helicopters to the more modern UH-60L aircraft configuration. SAS is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Nov-11

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Evergreen acquires two low-time Bell 214STs

Evergreen acquires two low-time Bell 214STs

Evergreen Helicopters have acquired two low-time Bell 214STs from the Saudi royal family.  Previously allocated to operations from superyacht “Prince Abdul Aziz”, the fourth largest private yacht in the world at 147m in length, the pair have last week been registered with the FAA as N511EV and N512EV.  They are serial numbers 28105 and 28115… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Oct-11

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Sikorsky delivers first S70i’s to Saudi Interior Ministry

Sikorsky delivers first S70i’s to Saudi Interior Ministry

Below we run the Sikorsky press release verbatim, although they are at pain to refer to “undisclosed customer” and the associated photos have logos and serial numbers covered over.  HeliHub.com is very surprised by this apparent attempt to secrecy when Sikorsky stated in their July 2010 press release that “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Aug-11

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ATK awarded $8.8M contract for Apache gun components for Saudi Arabia and Egypt

ATK awarded $8.8M contract for Apache gun components for Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded an $8,892,589 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of spare components for the M230 gun in support of the Apache helicopter for Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2013.  One bid was… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-11

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Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for two UH-60L Black Hawks for Saudi Arabia

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for two UH-60L Black Hawks for Saudi Arabia

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on April 26 a $26,816,836 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of two UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters for Saudi Arabia under the Foreign Military Sales program.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2012.  One bid was… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-May-11

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DCI trains Royal Saudi Naval Forces Panther SAR crews

DCI trains Royal Saudi Naval Forces Panther SAR crews

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) has entrusted  DCI-NAVFCO, the naval branch of DCI group, with the training of its flight crews for the use of the helicopters PANTHER N3 Search and Rescue. This training takes place in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and in Toulon (France). DCI-NAVFCO has sent 6 instructors and provided operational means in… Read more »

Source: DCI, 25-Feb-11

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Sikorsky signs Saudi Arabia JV with Alpha Star Aviation Services

Sikorsky signs Saudi Arabia JV with Alpha Star Aviation Services

SHELTON, Conn. – Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) with Alpha Star Aviation Services to engage in discussions to form a joint venture dedicated to providing comprehensive military and commercial aviation support and maintenance services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Alpha Star Aviation Services is an… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Feb-11

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07-Jan-11 Eurocopter AS365 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (4F)

EMS helicopter went town killing all four on board – named as pilot Capt. Khaled Al-Dakhil and First Lt. Mandeel Al-Subaihi, both Saudis, Egyptian doctor Amjad Al-Iraqi and Filipino nurse Rosella.  Official source has said that it “crashed south of Riyadh Friday burst into flames due to the force of the impact with the ground”.

07-Jan-11

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Saudi Arabia National Guard to launch air wing with $25bn helicopter purchase

Saudi Arabia National Guard to launch air wing with $25bn helicopter purchase

Saudi has previously confirmed a requirement for 190 helicopters but it had previously been expected that these would be for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Source: Arabian Aerospace, 29-Nov-10

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PWC signs multi-year engine maintenance contract with Aramco

PWC signs multi-year engine maintenance contract with Aramco

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a multi-year Fleet Management Program® (FMP® Program) contract with Aramco Associated Company (AAC), an affiliate of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Under the terms of the contract, P&WC will provide engine support for the Saudi Aramco-operated AgustaWestland AW139 fleet based in Saudi Arabia. P&WC is a… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 09-Nov-10

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Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

The DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency) has published four separate FMS requests for a huge range of helicopters, aircraft, armaments, spare engines and associated paraphernalia. Three of the requests include helicopters, and in terms of aircraft, these total to the following 70 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters 72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters 36 AH-6i Light Attack… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 21-Oct-10

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Helipads completed at Al-Jamarat Project, ready for Haj

Helipads completed at Al-Jamarat Project, ready for Haj

The building of helicopter landing pads at the highest level of the Al-Jamarat Project, including other construction works, have been completed.  The project will be finished in mid-October this year and will be used for the next Haj season.

Source: Zawya, 21-Sep-10

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior Signs for 12 S-76Ds

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior Signs for 12 S-76Ds

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) has signed a contract to procure 12 S-76DTM helicopters and has taken options to acquire eight additional S-76D aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The aircraft will perform security, transport and other missions. Delivery of the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jul-10

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Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry becomes S-70i launch customer

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry becomes S-70i launch customer

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) has become the launch customer for the new S-70iTM helicopter. The MOI signed a contract to acquire three of the latest model aircraft in the celebrated BLACK HAWK helicopter line, and has taken options to acquire 12 additional S-70i helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Jul-10

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Saudi Aramco takes delivery of three more AW139s

Saudi Aramco takes delivery of three more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Saudi Aramco has taken delivery of three more AW139 medium twin helicopters during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy. These aircraft will be used to support oil and gas operations in Saudi Arabia. The AW139 has achieved great success in many countries… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Jun-10

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Saudi Red Crescent contracts with ADA for four B412s, two AW139s

Saudi Red Crescent contracts with ADA for four B412s, two AW139s

Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest commercial helicopter and fixed wing aircraft operator in the Middle East will provide the Saudi Red Crescent Authority with six helicopters which will serve as air ambulances based on an agreement signed at Abu Dhabi Aviation’s offices in the UAE’s capital. The agreement was signed by Nader Ahmed Al Hammadi,… Read more »

Source: Abu Dhabi Aviation, 11-May-10

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Sikorsky to Perform A-to-L Upgrades on Saudi Black Hawks

Sikorsky to Perform A-to-L Upgrades on Saudi Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced the signing of a contract with the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command  (RSLFAC) to upgrade its fleet of BLACK HAWK helicopters from the UH-60 A model configuration to the more modern UH-60L aircraft configuration. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-May-10

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DynCorp International to Support Royal Saudi Helicopter Fleet

DynCorp International to Support Royal Saudi Helicopter Fleet

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded a contract to DynCorp International to provide helicopter maintenance support services for the Royal Saudi helicopter fleet. The contract, which was awarded under the Foreign Military Sales program, has a two year base period with a contract value of $17.2 million, and three one-year option periods…. Read more »

Source: DynCorp International, 25-Mar-10

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GCAA hosts meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council Helicopter Safety Team

GCAA hosts meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council Helicopter Safety Team

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) hosted a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council Helicopter Safety Team (GCCHST), attended by all helicopter operators in UAE, Qatar and KSA.

Source: Emirates News Agency, 03-Mar-10

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Saudi Red Crescent’s air ambulance service launched

Riyadh Gov. Prince Salman on Sunday launched the air ambulance service of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) and inspected one of the three aircraft that have been put into service in Riyadh province.

Source: Arab News, 22-Dec-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers First Two S-434 Helicopters

Sikorsky Global Helicopters announced that its Light Helicopters Division has delivered the first two S-434(TM) helicopters to the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [Note: This is in line with Sikorsky’s official press release, but HeliHub.com reported this delivery on 17th June 2009….]

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Dec-09

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Saudi Red Crescent set to launch air ambulance service

The Authority is in the process of securing 28 helicopters and 4 to 6 medium-range planes to cover the entire Kingdom in the next four years.

Source: Saudi Gazette, 27-Oct-09

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Saudi Arabia set to buy thirty Mi-171s

Russia is concluding talks with Saudi Arabia on selling 30 Mi-171B helicopters, a source close to the negotiations said on Tuesday.  “We are in a final stage of talks on the purchase of 30 helicopters and hope to sign the deal in September,” the source told RIA Novosti.

Source: Novosti, 27-Aug-09

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22-Aug-09 N906AH AgustaWestland AW109 Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia

22-Aug-09 N906AH AgustaWestland AW109 Ras Tanajib, Saudi Arabia

22-Aug-09

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First Two S-434 Helicopters Delivered to Saudi Arabia

Source: Defence Talk, 17-Jun-09

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University of North Dakota to purchase five helicopters on back of Saudi training contract

Source: InForum, 14-May-09

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AW139 Enters Service With Saudi Aramco

AW139 Enters Service With Saudi Aramco

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-08

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