The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Slovakia for Bell 429 light utility helicopters. The estimated cost is $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. Slovakia has requested a possible sale… Read more »
4POB – two firefighters, who were fatally injured, and two police. The fatalities were named as Peter Toďor, who died at the scene, and Radoslava Lacka, who died a little time later in hospital. Reported as a training flight and helicopter spiralled down from 100-200m altitude to a very heavy landing.
The 2016 European Aviation Safety Agency’s Annual Conference takes place 25 and 26 October 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia, coinciding with the country’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference focuses on the topics of future technologies and innovative business models, covering all aviation domains, including aircraft manufacturing, aircraft operations and Air Traffic Management…. Read more »
CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal… Read more »
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $46,142,640 modification (P00277) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 (Slovakia) for four UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters and other government equipment configured to customer requirements. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2017. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount… Read more »
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 »
The Slovak Police have held an acceptance ceremony to announce the arrival of their first Bell 429 helicopter at Bratislava Airport on Monday 17th August. Fitted with a hoist and spotlight externally, the helicopter is in a dark green and whilte scheme Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák led the event. A second example is due before… Read more »
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $450 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 18, 2015. The Government… Read more »
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 »
Bell have recently delivered a new Bell 429 from their facility in Czech Republic to Air Transport Europe, one of the main operators in Slovakia. The helicopter – serial 57143 – was test flown in Prague as OK-BHY (as seen in photos here) and was delivered as OM-ATR. This is the second Bell 429 operating… Read more »
Soldier abseiling down rope died after falling to the ground. Reports in subsequent days suggest the rope was intentionally cut after the helicopter suffered a major malfunction and had to make an emergency landing to save the 13 on board.
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 »
This news item is part of the HeliHub.com â€œComplete Registersâ€ series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the â€œComplete Registersâ€ series allows us to include… Read more »
The system facilitates control of helicopter operations and their actions within forward landing sites, enabling ATC to be quickly established, along with all of the communications, navigation and landing aids required for IFR compliance.
The Declaration of Intent was signed by the Czech Republic, Albania, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. This will provide the necessary political mandate to start mitigating critical utility helicopter shortfalls, particularly in the conduct of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.