Source: UNMISS, 01-Jan-13
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 [...]
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
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.
“Russian-made gunship helicopter” crashed three minutes after take-off. Post fire crash. 6 killed.
Source: Rwanda - Ministry of Defence, 17-Nov-11
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 [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-11
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 [...]
Source: DefenceWeb, 08-Jun-11
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.
Second Sudanese military accident in a week, this one kiling 5. Details to follow
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.
Source: Yahoo! News, 14-Jan-11
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: UN World Food Programme, 10-Dec-10
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, [...]
Source: Baltic Course, 08-Nov-10
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: United Nations, 20-Oct-10
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 [...]
Source: Agencie AngolaPress, 06-Sep-10
Kazan Helicopters to supply nine Mi-17B-5 helicopters and one Mi-172
Source: Reuters, 31-Aug-10
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: RFI, 31-Aug-10
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: United Nations, 30-Jul-10
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 [...]
Source: AllAfrica, 18-Feb-10
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: Sudan Tribune, 17-Feb-10
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: Aviaport, 22-Jul-09
8-Apr-09 UR-CCO Mil Mi-8MTV-1 El Fasher, Sudan
8-Apr-09 RA-06019 Mil Mi-26T El Fasher, Sudan
9-Feb-09 Mil Mi-8 43M SW of El Fasher, Sudan