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China sends first peacekeeping helicopter unit

China sends first peacekeeping helicopter unit

This last Sunday saw the arrival of China’s first helicopter unit at Khartoum. This unit will join the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur, reports Xinhua Net.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-17

Bulgarian Helicopter Crew Remains Captured in Sudan

Bulgarian Helicopter Crew Remains Captured in Sudan

The six Bulgarians working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who were captured by Sudanese insurgents on Monday, have still not been released. See Full Story

Source: Novinite, 02-Feb-15

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26-Jan-15 Mil Mi-8 South Kordofan, Sudan

Helicopter came under fire from members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North and were forced to make an emergency landing in a remote area of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.

26-Jan-15

UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

Meeting with UTair Aviation representatives serving the UN Mission in Sudan Brigadier General Iyoma Nvokondo Iyoma, commanding the southern sector of the African Union/United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expressed his gratitude to the entire airline staff and presented UTair representatives with a special award, the Scroll of Honor. UTair has provided air transport services… Read more »

Source: UTair, 01-Apr-14

29-Sep-13 Mil Mi-8 Zalingei, Sudan

UN helicopter developed a technical fault en route Zalingei to Nertiti, in Central Darfur.  Pilot turned back to Zalingei helipad and during the emergency landing the aircraft crashed and was badly damaged. All 19 passengers and 4 crew were safely evacuated, of which three passengers suffered minor injuries

29-Sep-13

Russia sells 38 Helicopters to Sudan, says report

Russia sells 38 Helicopters to Sudan, says report

Sudan and Russia sealed two agreements since 2011 for the sale of two dozen Mi-24 attack helicopters and 14 MI-8 transport helicopters, a Russian newspaper reported  see full story

Source: Sudan Tribune, 20-Aug-13

Rwanda provides six helicopters for UN efforts in Sudan

Rwanda provides six helicopters for UN efforts in Sudan

Boosting the mission’s ability to airlift personnel and supplies in South Sudan, 120 Rwandan aviation troops arrived today to join UNMISS (United Naitons Mission in Southern Sudan) in the capital Juba. The contingent brings with it six helicopters. Three arrived yesterday with 18 personnel, while the remaining helicopters are expected in coming days. Rwanda has… Read more »

Source: UNMISS, 01-Jan-13

21-Dec-12 RA-27003 Mil MI-8AMT Likuangole, Sudan (4F)

Shot down – four Russian nationals on board all died – named later in a UN statement as Pilot in Command Ilin Sergei, Co-Pilot Abrakov Alfir, Flight Engineer Egorov Sergei and Flight Attendant Shpanov Nikolai

21-Dec-12

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27-Feb-12 ST-GFB Mil Mi-17 Al-Qadarif, Sudan (3F)

Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. He  emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudan’s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.

27-Feb-12

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30-Dec-11 El-Obeid, Sudan (6F)

“Russian-made gunship helicopter” crashed three minutes after take-off.  Post fire crash.  6 killed.

30-Dec-11

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Rwanda Air Force commits five helicopters to Sudan peacekeeping

Rwanda Air Force commits five helicopters to Sudan peacekeeping

The Rwanda Air Force has started a three weeks training aimed at preparing pilots, technicians and maintenance officers, Air logistics Staffs and Air Medical Services to the peacekeeping mission in Sudan. The training for 140 Officers and Men from Air Force is jointly organised by Rwanda Defence Force helped by the US Army under ACOTA… Read more »

Source: Rwanda - Ministry of Defence, 17-Nov-11

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India ready to withdrawn final 4 helicopters from UN operations

India ready to withdrawn final 4 helicopters from UN operations

The Telegraph India has reported that India is preparing to withdraw the last four Mi-35 attack helicopters next month, citing strong domestic need for the aircraft. The contract with Monusco (the UN’s mission in Democratic Republic of Congo) expires in less than two weeks on 4th July.  However, the Congo is heading towards a residential… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-11

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Kidnapped Bulgarian UN air crew freed after six months captivity in Sudan

Kidnapped Bulgarian UN air crew freed after six months captivity in Sudan

Three Bulgarian air crew working for the United Nations have been released after they were kidnapped six months ago in Darfur. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said all three were Bulgarian nationals working for Heli Air Services contracted to the United Nations.

Source: DefenceWeb, 08-Jun-11

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18-Apr-11 Mil Mi-17 El-Fasher, Sudan (5F)

Second Sudanese military accident in a week, this one kiling 5.  Details to follow

18-Apr-11

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13-Apr-11 Mil Mi-24 Khartoum, Sudan (1F)

Sudanese Air Force Mi-24 attempting to take off from the military airport in Khartoum crashed on Wednesday morning, killing one of three people on board after an engine caught fire, the army said.

13-Apr-11

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Bulgarian UN helicopter crew kidnapped in Sudan

Bulgarian UN helicopter crew kidnapped in Sudan

Three Bulgarian helicopter aircrew working on a UN contract were kidnapped in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region on Thursday, the United Nations and the Bulgarian foreign ministry said.

Source: Yahoo! News, 14-Jan-11

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Three Latvian air crew freed in Darfur after 36 days captivity

Three Latvian air crew freed in Darfur after 36 days captivity

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the news that three Latvian men working as helicopter aircrew for the WFP United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, have been freed after more than a month in captivity. WFP said that the three Latvians, a pilot,… Read more »

Source: UN World Food Programme, 10-Dec-10

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GM Helicopters confirms three crew kidnapped in Sudan

GM Helicopters confirms three crew kidnapped in Sudan

Latvian helicopter company GM Helicopters has confirmed that three of its crew have been kidnapped in Sudan. The company is currently in contact with the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

Source: Baltic Course, 08-Nov-10

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Sudan: UN strengthens helicopter fleet for logistical work in referendum

Sudan: UN strengthens helicopter fleet for logistical work in referendum

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan now has 24 helicopters, an increase of eight, to help move 120 tons of material for the January referendum that will decide whether southern Sudan declares independence from Africa’s largest country, a senior official said today. “We have a large mission support capability here in the south as… Read more »

Source: United Nations, 20-Oct-10

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Russia will sell ten Mi-17s to Sudan

Russia will sell ten Mi-17s to Sudan

Kazan Helicopters to supply nine Mi-17B-5 helicopters and one Mi-172

Source: Agencie AngolaPress, 06-Sep-10

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Russian air crew freed in Darfur

Russian air crew freed in Darfur

Three Russian helicopter crew members have been freed a day after they were abducted in Sudan’s war-torn western region of Darfur, a Sudanese army spokesman says

Source: Reuters, 31-Aug-10

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Three Russian pilots kidnapped in Darfur

Three Russian pilots kidnapped in Darfur

Three Russian helicopter pilots were abducted Sunday at Nyala in Darfur, a region plagued by civil war. This is the second kidnapping of foreign nationals in two weeks in the west of the Sudanese province.

Source: RFI, 31-Aug-10

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Missing Russian helicopter pilot found safe in Darfur

Missing Russian helicopter pilot found safe in Darfur

29 July 2010 – A Russian helicopter pilot missing since the start of the week was found safe late today in southern Darfur, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged Sudanese region confirmed. On Monday, a UNAMID helicopter had picked up three representatives of the rebel group known as the Liberty and Justice… Read more »

Source: United Nations, 30-Jul-10

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UNAMID Hails Arrival of Tactical Helicopters from Ethiopia

UNAMID Hails Arrival of Tactical Helicopters from Ethiopia

The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have received five MI-35 tactical helicopters from Ethiopia. The helicopters arrived in Nyala, South Darfur, with 15 pilots and crew members onboard.

Source: AllAfrica, 18-Feb-10

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Ethiopia sends five Helicopters to Darfur peacekeepers

The Ethiopian government today said that a tactical aviation unit comprising of five helicopters has headed to Sudan’s Darfur region to join the badly-needing African Union and UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

Source: Sudan Tribune, 17-Feb-10

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Russian Helicopters JSC, Opens Service Center in Africa

Source: Aviaport, 22-Jul-09

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8-Apr-09 RA-06019 Mil Mi-26T El Fasher, Sudan

8-Apr-09 RA-06019 Mil Mi-26T El Fasher, Sudan

08-Apr-09

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8-Apr-09 UR-CCO Mil Mi-8MTV-1 El Fasher, Sudan

8-Apr-09 UR-CCO Mil Mi-8MTV-1 El Fasher, Sudan

08-Apr-09

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9-Feb-09 Mil Mi-8 43M SW of El Fasher, Sudan

9-Feb-09 Mil Mi-8 43M SW of El Fasher, Sudan

09-Feb-09

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