The Government in the Oita Preferecture in Japan has issued a tender for a “fire disaster prevention helicopter”. Specifications include the need for the helicopter to fit into its current hangar without altering that – or folding the helicopter’s blades. Local reports indicate that would rule out both the Bell 412 and AgustaWestland AW139, and… Read more »
NAFC’s Invitation to Tender for the provision of Aerial Firefighting Services for 2013 onwards has now been published. NAFC is inviting tenders for more than 70 specialised aircraft services to be utilised across Australia over the next three to five years. For the first time NAFC will conduct this public tender process entirely via a web-based, electronic tendering system…. Read more »
The Indian Coast Guard is progressing its tender for 12 helicopters, with three bids received by the cut-off date.Â The three are Sikorsky offering the S76 OSS Air, working with AgustaWestland and their AW109 Indocopter, working with Eurocopter The latter two are their tied manufacturers’ local representatives.Â The tender calls for the helicopters to be… Read more »
HeliHub.com is today adding worldwide data on industry tenders to its expanding website.Â Covering every aspect of helicopter business opportunities across the globe in operations, maintenance, parts supply and so on.Â Working with Euclid Infotech, HeliHub.com provides a facility to query up the latest 10 tenders on your given set of criteria – including geographical… Read more »
State owned Indian helicopter operator Pawan Hans has issued a tender document seeking two 2-3 seat helicopters, primarily for training use.Â The specification requires the helicopters offered to be in current productionÂ and to meet the requirements laid down in JAR Part 27,Â FAR Part 27, in section ‘G’ of British Civil Aviation AirworthinessÂ Requirements… Read more »
CasiÃ±o said it was suspicious that 5 of the 6 interested bidders backed out of the bidding process. These included such big names in the industry like Boeing,Â Asia Aerospace/MD Helicopter Inc., Eurocopter,Â Elbit System/Joavi Phils. andÂ the Russian Federation.
The Royal Danish Air Force has announced that it is ready to dispose of its Sea King fleet, more recently superceded by AgustaWestland AW101s after the Sikorsky-built fleet completed an impressive 45 years in service.Â The last operational flight was on 16th June this year, as reported on HeliHub.com here. Two Danish Sea Kings were… Read more »
The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner today announced that the Defence Materiel Organisation has released project solicitation documents to the United States Navy and Australian Aerospace for the supply of a new naval combat helicopter under Defence Capability Plan project AIR 9000 Phase 8. Under this project, the Government will acquire sufficient helicopters to… Read more »
“The state-owned Dauphin chopper has to undergo annual maintenance for obtaining air worthiness certificate. Hence we have floated tenders for hiring a chopper,” a source in the state civil aviation department said on Thursday
The twoâ€“year contract â€“ with a possible two year extension â€“ is being advertised overseas as well as locally. Applications will be reviewed by the Central Tenders Committee and the submission period will close at noon on Friday, 22 January.
Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the current Maryland State Police fleet, filed a formal protest and is not making an offer to replace the aging helicopters. The company alleges that the state’s specifications for new aircraft are skewed in favor of AgustaWestland.In a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley and to the state Department of Transportation, the… Read more »
American Eurocopter, the maker of the 11 helicopters currently in the fleet, opted not to submit a proposal to supply new helicopters. The company called the process “flawed” because the requirements appeared to be written to favor another company, AgustaWestland.
The Acquisitions Services Directorate of the Department of the Interior’s National Business Center (NBC) has provided HAI with a Presolicitation Notice of Release of Proposed Specifications for on-call 2010 small helicopter support