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Germany Defends their Tiger Helicopters after Mali Crash

Germany Defends their Tiger Helicopters after Mali Crash

Wednesday saw a fatal crash of one of Germany’s Tiger helicopters, which killed two of its crew members in Mali. The German defence ministry sent four Tiger helicopters to Mali as part of a U.N peacekeeping project. The helicopters were not shot down or brought down by attack and indications show there might have been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-17

Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Crews of the Franco-German Tiger multi-purpose attack helicopter will continue in future to train with tried-and-tested simulation technology from Rheinmetall. The Düsseldorf-based Group recently booked an order to this effect worth several tens of millions €. In December 2014 the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement) contracted with… Read more »

Source: Rheinmetall, 16-Feb-15

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UK – Tiger Helicopters overturns court conviction

UK – Tiger Helicopters overturns court conviction

After two days of evidence, Judge Patrick Thomas overturned the convictions against Alan Ramsden and Tiger Helicopters.  He said there was “absolutely no evidence” that Ramsden had made false entries. (see full story)

Source: Hereford Times, 20-Sep-12

AgustaWestland subcontracts training to operator who does not train

AgustaWestland subcontracts training to operator who does not train

Around two years ago, a training programme commenced in the UK with 40 would-be pilots from Algeria, all set up by AgustaWestland as part of a wider deal including a whole batch of helicopters as well. While the operators and AW maintained radio silence on the contract, many in the UK industry knew that Tiger… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-12

Algerian military helicopter training halted as UK CAA close airfield

Algerian military helicopter training halted as UK CAA close airfield

The UK CAA this week visited Shobdon airfield and were so alarmed by what they found that they issued a NOTAM there and then, closing the airfield.  However, exactly why such this action was taken is not yet known, although it has been the subject of plenty of speculation on the Flyer forum frequented by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Mar-11

Tiger Helicopters to lease two JetRangers from Castle Air

Tiger Helicopters to lease two JetRangers from Castle Air

British operator Tiger Helicopters are to lease two AB206 JetRangers from Castle Air.  The lease commences 1st October 2010 for an initial period of two years, with each JetRanger expected to fly 1,000 hours during that time on an intensive training contract.  Tiger are providing ab initio training for Algerian military pilots who will then… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jul-10

15-Nov-09 G-WEMS Robinson R44 Shobdon, UK

15-Nov-09