Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased a Leonardo AW169 to HeliKorea to accelerate its expansion into Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations in South Korea. The helicopter was sourced from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturer. “We are excited to begin this new partnership with… Read more »
South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11… Read more »
The South Korean Army has appointed Jung Eun-hee as their first-ever female pilot instructor. Jung was chosen from a select few who qualified for the position to teach. Her duties include teaching, training and evaluating potential pilots. Jung’s journey began in 1999 when she enlisted as a staff sergeant. She applied for the pilot training… Read more »
America’s OH-58D Kiowa Scout helicopters of the 82nd Airborne Division are in for their final deployment to South Korea. When they arrive home, they will be replaced with AH-64 Apaches which are better suited for complex battlegrounds. The Kiowas will be available to the National Guard, be put on the market for foreign sales and… Read more »
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year.The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate… Read more »
Thales announces that Scorpion® helmet-mounted sight and display (HMSD) has been selected for Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) for South Korean Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) and to equip after completion on LAH EMD. At the end of an open competition, KAI made the choice of efficiency, modern technology and reliability. Thales will provide 400 HMSD… Read more »
Russian Helicopters holding and South Korean company RH Focus Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding. The document was signed by Alexander Mikheev, director general of Russian Helicopters, and the director general of RH Focus Corp. The subject of the memorandum of understanding is creation of a service center based on a dealer model that renders… Read more »
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, was selected by South Korea’s National 119 to provide a 12-month inspection for their Airbus H225 helicopter. National 119 is the primary provider of firefighting and rescue services in South Korea, flying a fleet of Airbus aircraft…. Read more »
After many months of hard work and coordination to overcome numerous obstacles, Bristow began its first-ever commercial flight for a contract at Busan, South Korea September 25, 2015, marking an important milestone for the Asia Pacific Region. The company will utilize an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, along with a back-up Sikorsky S-76C+ from local partner HeliKorea… Read more »
The government signed a 21.7 billion won ($19.2 million) deal on Tuesday to buy its fourth Surion helicopter for police use, to be stationed on Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, the state procurer said. See Full Story
Rockwell Collins will showcase the latest in communication and avionics technology at this year’s Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition. Attendees are invited to the Rockwell Collins exhibit (Hall D, Stand D89) to discover why the company is leading the way in helping bring mission success to militaries around the world. “We have continued to… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has welcomed a delegation from South Korea’s Civil Aviation Authority and Heli Korea to its Aviation Repair Plant No. 150. Following the visit the South Korean side extended a certificate for maintenance of Ka-32 helicopter engines. Russian Helicopters will therefore continue to provide maintenance of TV3-117 engines, VR-252… Read more »
South Korea’s defense acquisition agency has struck a deal with Korea Aerospace Industries, the country’s sole aircraft maker, to develop home-built military and civilian helicopters by 2022, officials said Wednesday. See Full Story
Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $45,352,938 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Korea, Turkey, UAE) to supply Extended Range Fuel Systems and associated support equipment for the CH-47 helicopter. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 3019. Bids were solicited via the… Read more »
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 »
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has selected the AW159 helicopter to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement. The contract for eight AW159 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy is the first export order for this new generation aircraft, known as the AW159 Wildcat in UK service…. Read more »
Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. was the only bidder ahead of the deadline. At least two bids are needed for a deal to go ahead because of rules covering sales by government entities. (see full story)
Metro Aviation delivered a third completed EC135 for the Republic of South Korea today. This third aircraft, delivered ahead of schedule, will join the first two delivered earlier this month for an official viewing by the customer later next week. Operational services of the first EC135 began September 1, 2011. With the delivery of the… Read more »
HeliHub.com was the first aviation news website to identify the sale of these EC135s into Korea – see story here Metro Aviation, Inc. completed two EC135 aircraft for the Republic of Korea. These aircraft are not only the first Eurocopter EC135 aircraft in country, but will become the first civilian operated EMS aircraft to be… Read more »
With 1,000 aircraft produced, it seems a little surprising that no Eurocopter EC135s have yet been registered in South Korea – that is, until last week.Â Serial number 0942, a Pratt & Whitney engined EC135P2+ was registered last week to Korean Air as HL9496.Â HeliHub.com has approached the operator for more information on the expected… Read more »
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will protect the “Surion” utility helicopter of the Korean Army against missile attacks. Following a multi-million euro contract from Korean Aircraft Industries, Cassidian will deliver a first batch of 24 of its proven AN/AAR-60 MILDSÂ® systems (MILDS = Missile Launch Detection System), until 2013. The order comprises… Read more »
Business growth has led to Commercial Helicopters, who are based at Mudgee Airport, to increase their fleet of 12 aircraft with the arrival of two Bell 212 helicopters on Monday.Â The pair were purchased from the Korean Government VIP flight.
Although the Defense Acquisition Program Administration did not specify the model or numbers, sources speculate that the likeliest decision is to buy 36 of the newest Apache Block III helicopters from the U.S., enough for two battalions
The Korea Forest ServiceÂ helicopter carrying three crew members crashed into a reservoir in Seosan, some 277 km south of Seoul, at 6:47 a.m., a few minutes after taking off for an extinguishing operation in the nearby Mount Gaya region.Â Believed to be HL9449
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres have announced it has secured a major deal with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to be the exclusive supplier of tyres for its new Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) – Surion. The aircraft is being developed to replace South Korea’s aging fleet of 500MD and UH-1H aircraft. The Surion made its first flight early… Read more »
AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) are pleased to announce that the Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) has recently taken delivery of an AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The aircraft will perform law enforcement duties. The contract was signed in August 2009 by the Korean Public Procurement Services in order to support an on-going programme to modernize… Read more »
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Samsung Techwin Co. of South Korea has taken delivery of a second AW139 medium twin engine helicopter. A ceremony on the 30th June 2010 held at Samsung facilities in Seoul Gimpo airport was held to mark the entry into service of the second AW139 helicopter. This… Read more »
The first prototype of the Surion utility helicopter, co-developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter, successfully completed its first flight March 10, about seven months after its rollou
The company has secured a high-value contract with the Korean Polar Research Institute (Kopri) to provide air support for its mission looking at options for setting up a new Antarctic research station.
AgustaWestland announces that the Korea Coast Guard has taken delivery of two AW139 helicopters during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy). The AW139s will be used for maritime patrol, search and rescue and emergency medical service purposes
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Samsung Techwin Co. of South Korea has taken delivery of the first of two AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. The aircraft was accepted by Samsung Techwin Vice President Wook Cho during a ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy.
South Korea’s attack helicopter acquisition plan has had a fresh twist, as military authorities here appear to give second thoughts about the purchase of refurbished U.S. Apache helicopters and instead give an idea of building indigenous attack helicopters the benefit of the doubt.
AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Korean Public Procurement Services to supply the Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) with one AW119Ke law enforcement helicopter as part of an on-going programme to modernise the Police helicopter fleet