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31-May-17 Airbus AS532 Uludere, Turkey (13F)

Crashed after hitting high voltage wires shortly after take-off (one report says three minutes after take off).  All 13 POB deceased.  DHA news agency is reported as saying the helicopter was carrying a delegation, headed by a major-general, which was inspecting the Senoba region. All 13 POB deceased, named as 23rd Border Division Command Major… Read more »

31-May-17

Quantum3D to Provide Visual Solution for Newest Turkish Military Helicopter Simulator

Quantum3D to Provide Visual Solution for Newest Turkish Military Helicopter Simulator

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it has been selected to provide Image Generation technology as part of the first flight simulator being delivered to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in support of its new T-625 helicopter design. The simulator will feature Quantum3D’s Independence®… Read more »

Source: Quantum3D, 11-May-17

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Aselsan Looks to Upgrade 10,000 Mi-series Helicopters

Aselsan Looks to Upgrade 10,000 Mi-series Helicopters

Aselsan, Turkey’s largest defence company, has announced that they will play their part in the upgrade of 10,000 Mi-series helicopters across the globe. Their three top priorities being the Gulf, Turkic countries and Central Asia. They have done a demonstration upgrade on a Mi-17. Their upgrades included keyboard display units, mission computers, multi-function displays, internal… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Apr-17

Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has transferred to defense electronics firm Aselsan an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter for use as the prototype aircraft for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). The aircraft will enable Sikorsky to integrate an Aselsan-developed avionics suite into the Republic of Turkey’s new T70 utility helicopter, and later into Turkish-built Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-17

Turkish Aerospace Industries Signs Sikorsky Deal

Turkish Aerospace Industries Signs Sikorsky Deal

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has entered into a cooperation agreement with Sikorsky for various helicopter parts. The agreement will finish in 2044, with the target project volume of $500 million. They hope to have $270 million worth of components made between now and 2027, reports Reuters.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-17

Turkish Bell 429 operators reach 95% availability rate

Turkish Bell 429 operators reach 95% availability rate

Bell has announced that the Bell 429 fleets of the Turkish National Police and Turkish General Directorate of Forestry have reached a 95% operational Availability Rate and that the aircraft is continuing to be successful in country supporting public safety, assisting to prevent fires and preserve Turkish Forests. “I am proud that the Turkish National… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Aug-16

Sikorsky factory in Poland completes prototype Turkish Utility Helicopter

Sikorsky factory in Poland completes prototype Turkish Utility Helicopter

Just two weeks after the Turkish Government announced the start of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) to build a fleet of multi-role T70 utility helicopters based on the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has accepted the program’s prototype aircraft produced by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec. “On-time delivery and the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Jun-16

UK CAA to open EASA Part 66 exam centre in Istanbul

UK CAA to open EASA Part 66 exam centre in Istanbul

On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The first exams will be delivered on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at British Side Language School, in Besiktas, Istanbul. This new exam service… Read more »

Source: CAAi, 21-Jun-16

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Turkey signs $3.5 Billion deal for 109 Black Hawks

Turkey signs $3.5 Billion deal for 109 Black Hawks

Within the scope of the “TUHP-Turkish Utility Helicopter Program”, agreements were signed between the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) as prime contractor, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as major subcontractor and three key Turkish aerospace contractors (Aselsan, TEI and Alp Aviation). With these agreements, the program has come into effect and the… Read more »

Source: TAI, 09-Jun-16

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Leonardo adds AW169 and AW189 to Kaan Air distributor agreement in Turkey

Leonardo adds AW169 and AW189 to Kaan Air distributor agreement in Turkey

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced at EBACE this week that their Distributorship Agreement with Kaan Air of Turkey has been “renovated” – whether this means it lapsed it not clear.  Previously, the Kaan covered a range of models including AW119, AW109SP and AW139.  Leonardo has now extended this to include AW169 and AW189. With this latest achievement… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-May-16

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JSSI enrolls Bell 407 for Turkish operator at EBACE

JSSI enrolls Bell 407 for Turkish operator at EBACE

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), that Turkish operator, Genel Havacilic A.S, has enrolled its Bell 407 Helicopter onto the JSSI Premium Engine Program. The JSSI Premium Program for the Rolls-Royce 250-C47B… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 25-May-16

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StarFlight Australia launches – an Australian-Turkish joint venture

StarFlight Australia launches – an Australian-Turkish joint venture

Two iconic aviation organisations have joined forces to officially launch Australia’s latest aviation company, StarFlight Australia, which features access to factory new, fully equipped and compliant Russian Kamov Ka-32A11BC helicopters for firefighting and AgustaWestland (Finmecannica Helicopters) range of helicopters for emergency medical service and search and rescue missions in Australasia. The joint venture company was… Read more »

Source: StarFlight Australia, 11-Apr-16

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Bell approves new Customer Service Facility in Turkey

Bell approves new Customer Service Facility in Turkey

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Genel Havacılık A.Ş. is nearing completion of its application to become appointed as a Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) in Turkey. “Bringing on Genel Havacılık as an authorized CSF reinforces our commitment to enhancing the regional support customers need to continue their operations,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Mar-16

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Turkish operator GDH launches heliski flights in Georgia

Turkish operator GDH launches heliski flights in Georgia

AA Turkish helicopter company is the latest aviation firm to come to Georgia and offer heli-skiing in the country’s high-mountain winter resort Mestia. See Full Story

Source: Agenda.ge, 22-Feb-16

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Korfez Aviation takes delivery of H145 Mercedes Benz Style

Korfez Aviation takes delivery of H145 Mercedes Benz Style

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first H145 Mercedes Benz Style to Körfez Aviation in Turkey. This is the first of two helicopters acquired by Körfez Aviation to expand its fleet dedicated to business and private aviation, as well as charter flights in the region. The second H145 Mercedes Benz Style is expected to be… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Feb-16

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Erickson Secures Turkish Firefighting Contract

Erickson Secures Turkish Firefighting Contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce today that it has been selected by Pan Aviation to provide emergency fire suppression support for the Municipality of Istanbul and the surrounding areas of Turkey. The agreement calls for the use of one specialized S-64E Aircrane to assist with regional… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 28-Aug-15

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Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

The last in a batch of nine early entry packages of T129 attack helicopters was recently delivered to the Turkish Army, the local manufacturer said Aug. 17. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 20-Aug-15

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Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

The last in a batch of nine early entry packages of T129 attack helicopters was recently delivered to the Turkish Army, the local manufacturer said Aug. 17. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 19-Aug-15

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Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,579,980 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales contract (Turkey, United Arab Emirates) W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for Chinook helicopters, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 other procurement funds in the amount of 14,579,980. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting… Read more »

Source: US DOD, 10-Aug-15

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Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $7,451,859 modification (P00024) to a foreign military sales contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0002) to add additional unique statement of work effort for foreign military sales to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters. Purpose of the modification is to incorporate unique tasks required by the… Read more »

14-Jul-15

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LHTEC CTS800 to power Turkish Light Utility Helicopter

LHTEC CTS800 to power Turkish Light Utility Helicopter

The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50-50 partnership between Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and Rolls-Royce, has been selected by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) to provide propulsion engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter (TLUH) programme. TAI and LHTEC officials today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Paris Air Show and will… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 18-Jun-15

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

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 »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-15

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50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the 50th Bell 429 in Europe to an operator in the United Kingdom. The aircraft will be used to accomplish corporate/VIP transport across the region. [Ed:- see our analysis below by country] “The Bell 429 offers customers exceptional performance and a smooth, comfortable ride, and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Nov-14

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12-Oct-14 Sikorsky SH-60 Kartepe, Turkey (4F)

Turkish Navy Black Hawk had controlled flight into terrain in poor weather.  All 4 POB killed

12-Oct-14

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Turkey – HeliStar to operate three AW119Ke

Turkey – HeliStar to operate three AW119Ke

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that HeliStar SA of Turkey, owned by Kaan Air and Air Methods, will operate three AW119Ke single engine helicopters plus a same type back-up aircraft to perform electricity infrastructure aerial monitoring for Teias (Turkish Electricity Transmission Company). The AW119Ke helicopters have been specially configured to carry out this mission and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter

Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter

TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) and Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland are pleased to announce that the Turkish Armed Forces have taken delivery of their first “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter on 22nd of April 2014. This delivery, celebrated during an official ceremony on June 10th, is the first of 59 helicopters, 9 in T129A… Read more »

Source: TAI, 12-Jun-14

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Bell delivers two 429s to Saran Aviation in Turkey

Bell delivers two 429s to Saran Aviation in Turkey

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its facility in Prague, Czech Republic delivered two commercially registered Bell 429 aircraft to Turkey. The aircraft were delivered to Saran Aviation and were highly customized in a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) configuration. The customization also included a TCAS system, full cabin audio communication system,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Jun-14

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Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation orders three EC225s

Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation orders three EC225s

Airbus Helicopters and Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation today signed a letter of intent for three EC225 rotorcraft to be deployed for offshore operations. THK President Osman Yildirim praised the excellent operations of the company’s current fleet of EC135s, used to perform EMS missions. “We also look forward to benefitting from Airbus Helicopters’ expertise in offshore operations,” he… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-May-14

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Turkey – Kaan Air orders VIP-configured AW139 and AW189

Turkey – Kaan Air orders VIP-configured AW139 and AW189

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce an order by Kaan Air for one AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter and one AW189 super medium twin-engine helicopter. Both helicopters will be fitted out with VIP passenger transport interiors and will be operated in Turkey. The contract expands the success of the AW139 in Turkey and marks the entrance of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-May-14

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Airbus completes deliveries of EC135s to Turkey’s THK Gokcen Aviation

Airbus completes deliveries of EC135s to Turkey’s THK Gokcen Aviation

Critical-care airlift services from Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation are now at their full-up capability following completion of Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of EC135 to this commercial arm of the Turkish Aeronautical Association. Handover of the milestone EC135 occurred at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany production facility, where the twin-engine rotorcraft is assembled. The EC135 already has demonstrated… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Apr-14

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Sikorsky and Turkey sign Black Hawk licensing and manufacturing agreements

Sikorsky and Turkey sign Black Hawk licensing and manufacturing agreements

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX +0.71% , has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey’s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters (Turkish variants of Sikorsky’s S-70i™ International BLACK HAWK helicopter) for operation by the Turkish Government, and to assemble 109 S-70i™ helicopters… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-14

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Avpro ratifies sales at Heli Expo

Avpro ratifies sales at Heli Expo

Avpro announced the closure of several deals during the first day of business at HAI Heli Expo (February 25th-27th) in Anaheim, California.  Booth 1411, Hall A.  Avpro signed an agreement to purchase a new Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 T2 on behalf of an undisclosed corporate client with delivery scheduled for 2015. In addition, the company signed a… Read more »

Source: Avpro, 26-Feb-14

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Turkish PM Erdogan says $3.5 Billion Sikorsky deal signed

Turkish PM Erdogan says $3.5 Billion Sikorsky deal signed

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday a deal had been signed with Sikorsky for a general purpose helicopter order worth $3.5 billion.  See full story

Source: Reuters, 22-Feb-14

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TAI to display T129 ATAK Helicopter in Bahrain

TAI to display T129 ATAK Helicopter in Bahrain

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) participates in the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) under the umbrella of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) that will be held on 16-18 January 2014. During the show, TAI will display “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter in the static display and a flight demo will also… Read more »

Source: TAI, 15-Jan-14

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17-Dec-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Gölbaşı, Turkey (4F)

Hit high voltage line and crashed on post-maintenance test flight accident, killing all four on board.  The identities of the fatalities were given as as Pilot Major Ahmet Duman, Lt. Pilot Emre Acar, and aircraft technicians and first sergeants Erdinç Salkım and Hüseyin Ulucan

17-Dec-13

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Erickson Air-Crane announces first firefighting contract in Turkey

Erickson Air-Crane announces first firefighting contract in Turkey

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated(NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it has won a 10-month contract to provide firefighting services to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 09-Dec-13

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Sikorsky delivers second of two S92s to Turkish Prime Minster’s flight

Sikorsky delivers second of two S92s to Turkish Prime Minster’s flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it recently delivered the second of two VIP S-92® helicopters to the Turkish National Police (TNP) for service to the Turkish Prime Ministry, as part of a contract signed in 2011. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), delivered the first aircraft in May 2013. The new… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Nov-13

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Turkish National Police receive first seven Bell 429s

Turkish National Police receive first seven Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has delivered the first seven of 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police on or ahead of schedule. The aircraft will be used for a wide array of law enforcement missions, including surveillance, personnel transport and air support of ground operations. “With the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Nov-13

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Turkey to sign $3.5 billion Black Hawk contract “in next 30 days”

Turkey to sign $3.5 billion Black Hawk contract “in next 30 days”

nder the agreement, Turkey and Sikorsky will produce 109 Black Hawks which will be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces, with deliveries starting in 2018  See full story

Source: Zaman, 23-Oct-13

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Turkey offers T129 to Pakistan on generous terms

Turkey offers T129 to Pakistan on generous terms

Turkey made its latest push during Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Sept. 16-18 visit to Turkey for the Third High Level Cooperation Council meeting. Sharif was given a demonstration of the T-129’s capabilities and a potential deal was discussed.  See full story

Source: iHLS, 15-Oct-13

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Bell announces Turkish 407GX sale

Bell announces Turkish 407GX sale

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with Saran Holding Group for the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Turkey. The signing took place at the 23rd annual Monaco Yacht Show, held September 25-28. “As the Turkish helicopter market continues to grow by leaps and bounds, our… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Oct-13

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First Turkish helicopter on way, analysts skeptical

First Turkish helicopter on way, analysts skeptical

The Turkish government has eventually penned the contract that tasks the country’s aerospace powerhouse, TAI, to launch work to design, develop and produce what will become the first made-in-Turkey helicopter, but defense analysts remain skeptical.  see full story

Source: Hürriyet Daily News, 08-Aug-13

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First 5 of 17 EMS EC135s delivered to Turkey’s Gokcen Aviation

First 5 of 17 EMS EC135s delivered to Turkey’s Gokcen Aviation

THK Gökçen Aviation, the commercial company of the Turkish Aeronautical Association THK, yesterday received the first five EC135s to provide medical airlift duties throughout Turkey. The helicopters will start operations in August. The delivery of this first batch takes place only three months after the selection of Eurocopter as preferred manufacturer. THK Gökçen Aviation and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Aug-13

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03-Aug-13 Bell UH-1 Izmir, Turkey

Emergency landing at Izmir Ataturk Stadium after suspected engine problems

03-Aug-13

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CAE wins AW139 and A129 simulator contracts

CAE wins AW139 and A129 simulator contracts

CAE announced it has won approximately C$100 million worth of military contracts from customers in more than 15 countries. They include a contract to design and manufacture a CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator for Coptersafety, a foreign military sale contract from the United States Navy to provide KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services to… Read more »

Source: CAE, 28-Jun-13

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Turkey’s Alp Aviation to provide warehousing and distribution of Sikorsky parts

Turkey’s Alp Aviation to provide warehousing and distribution of Sikorsky parts

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a spare partsdistribution agreement with AlpTeknik Havacılık AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alp Aviation based in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. The agreement provides for in-country warehousing and distribution of spare parts in support of Turkey’s military and government agency rotary and fixed wing operators. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

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Turkish National Police orders two VVIP S92s

Turkish National Police orders two VVIP S92s

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has delivered the first of two VIP S-92® helicopters to the Turkish National Police (TNP) for service to the Turkish Prime Ministry, under a contract signed in 2011. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new helicopters will support the Head of State function currently… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 09-May-13

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Turkey’s Aselsan secures Sikorsky helicopter subcontract

Turkey’s Aselsan secures Sikorsky helicopter subcontract

Turkish defence and electronics company Aselsan will supply parts and software for Sikorsky BlackHawk military helicopters in a deal that will guarantee the company around $100 million in orders annually for the next five to six years.(See Full Story)

Source: Reuters, 08-May-13

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Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

Sikorsky Aerospace and WIKING Kale Air Launch New Customer Service Center

International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF), May 7, 2013 – Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a teaming agreement with WIKING Kale Air to establish a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Service Center (CSC) in Turkey. Supporting the country’s S-76® helicopter platform, the CSC will be centrally located in the city of Istanbul, and will offer maintenance… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-May-13

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Seventeen EC135s for Turkish EMS contract

Seventeen EC135s for Turkish EMS contract

Eurocopter’s EC135 will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey with a fleet of 17 helicopters to be flown by the Turkish Aeronautical Association’s THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm, marking the latest major contract win for this twin-engine rotorcraft in the international emergency medical services (EMS) marketplace. Operations are to begin this August with an initial… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-May-13

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Turkey denies Azerbaijan order for sixty A129 Mangustas

Turkey denies Azerbaijan order for sixty A129 Mangustas

Turkish Aerospace Industries have denied reports that Azerbaijan have placed an order for sixty A129 Mangusta attack helicopters (see full story)

Source: APA, 06-Feb-13

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Turkish Forestry Dept orders five Bell 429s

Turkish Forestry Dept orders five Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Republic of Turkey Undersecretariat for Defence Industries for the supply of five Bell 429 aircraft. The Bell 429s will be operated by the Turkish General Directorate of Forestry (TGDF) to protect forest resources and coordinate firefighting operations…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Jan-13

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Kaan Air signs for one more AW169 and AW139

Kaan Air signs for one more AW169 and AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Kaan Air has signed an additional preliminary order for one AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter and a contract for one AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter for VIP/corporate missions. The contracts follow the one signed by the customer just two months ago for two AW169s and one… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Dec-12

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Turkey to start T129 production in 2013

Turkey to start T129 production in 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish defense industry will begin producing attack helicopters next year. (see full story)

Source: UPI, 23-Nov-12

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10-Nov-12 Sikorsky S70 Bilgili, Turkey (17F)

Controlled flight into terrain in poor visibility.  All 17 aboard killed

10-Nov-12

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Korea Aerospace to take part in Turkish helicopter contest

Korea Aerospace to take part in Turkish helicopter contest

Hong-kyung Kim, president of Korea Aerospace Industries, said this week that his company would bid on Turkey’s multibillion-dollar light utility helicopter contest (see full story)

11-Oct-12

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Kaan Air signs for two AW169s and another AW139

Kaan Air signs for two AW169s and another AW139

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that at the Airex Istanbul 2012 exhibition Kaan Air signed a preliminary sales contract for two AW169 intermediate twin-engine helicopters and a contract for one AW139 medium twin engine helicopter plus further options for both types. The contract marks the entry of the AW169 helicopter into the Turkish helicopter market… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Sep-12

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Turkey’s largest heliport “K Heliport” opened

Turkey’s largest heliport “K Heliport” opened

Transport Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim opened the new “K Heliport” in Istanbul on 5th September – the largest heliport in Turkey.  Also present were Civil Aviation General Manager Bilal Sour, State Airports Authority General Manager Orhan Birdal, and many guests from across the Turkish civil aviation sector. Owned and run by operator… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Sep-12

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09-Aug-12 RA-31596 Kamov Ka32 Koycegiz, Turkey (5F)

Firefighting helicopter impacted terrain, killing 5 including three Russian citizens named as Alexander Gavrilov, Nikolai Atepalikhin and Sergey Khorokhorin

09-Aug-12

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22-Jul-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Daglica, Turkey (4F)

UH=-60 of Turkey’s paramilitary police crashed in Kurdish border region killing 4.  A further 8 survived (other reports differ on number of survivors).  One reported said it lost power while landing

22-Jul-12

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First Eurocopter maintenance center in Turkey approved

First Eurocopter maintenance center in Turkey approved

The EBACE agreement authorizing KoçoÄŸlu Aviation as initial Approved Maintenance Center in Turkey further expands Eurocopter’s global support and services network. KoçoÄŸlu Aviation is the leading supplier of emergency medical airlift in Turkey, with a fleet of 10 EC135s and one EC145. Its authorization for the maintenance center Skyline positions KoçoÄŸlu Aviation to handle maintenance,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-May-12

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16-May-12 G-CCWJ Robinson R44 Nallihan, Turkey

Very heavy landing which caused the main blades to snap 30cm from the root.  It would appear that rotor rpm decayed to the extent it fell vertically out of the sky.  Skids splayed out, mast damaged but tail boom appears unscathed

16-May-12

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Turkish National Police signs contract for 15 Bell 429s

Turkish National Police signs contract for 15 Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has signed a contract with the Turkish National Police for the purchase of 15 Bell 429s with deliveries to begin in May 2013. The Bell 429 was selected after an extensive evaluation period during which members of the Turkish National Police Undersecretariat for Defence… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Mar-12

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Turkish navaids for helicopter training at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan

Turkish navaids for helicopter training at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan

Kuanta Insaat Taahhut Elektronik Tur, San VE TIC.A.S., Ankara, Turkey, is being awarded a $7,444,761 firm-fixed-price contract to provide acquisitions of Air Traffic Control and Landing System and navigational aids in support of Afghanistan’s Air Force’s rotary and fixed wing flying training program at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan.  The location of the performance is Ankara,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jan-12

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Turkey requests three AH-1Ws plus parts, training

Turkey requests three AH-1Ws plus parts, training

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Turkey for three AH-1W SUPER COBRA Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $111 million. The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of three AH-1W SUPER COBRA… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 31-Oct-11

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Fatal 2009 Turkish crash continues to raise questions

Fatal 2009 Turkish crash continues to raise questions

Turkish police have detained 16 people, including 13 military officers (11 active, 2 retired from duty), as part of an investigation into a helicopter crash that killed a politician. President Abdullah Gul has voiced suspicion about the circumstances of the crash after two components, including the flight recorder went missing following the March 2009 accident… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-11

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03-Oct-11 Bell UH-1 Mardin province, Turkey

One serious and two minor injuries to the 3 POB

03-Oct-11

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First Turkish-built AW129 flies

First Turkish-built AW129 flies

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is pleased to announce the successful first flight of the first T129 prototype, produced at TAI’s facilities in Ankara, Turkey. The first flight, conducted by TAI’s test pilots, of T129 “P6” prototype helicopter has timely and successfully been completed at TAI’s facilities in Akıncı (Ankara). The ATAK Program was initiated… Read more »

Source: TAI, 26-Aug-11

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TAI launches an armed unmanned helicopter

TAI launches an armed unmanned helicopter

Turkish Aerospace Industries has launched a small, armed, unmanned helicopter which it says could prove attractive to Middle Eastern countries as an attractive alternative to the products being produced in Israel.  Read More

27-Jun-11

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Kocoglu Aviation AW109 Power fleet reaches 10,000 hour milestone

Kocoglu Aviation AW109 Power fleet reaches 10,000 hour milestone

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the fleet of eight AW109 Power light twin helicopters of Kocoglu Aviation Inc. of Turkey has achieved the milestone of 10,000 flight hours in just two years. The eight AW109 Powers, operated by Sky Line Transportation Trade Inc., a Kocoglu Group company, have been successfully operating… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jun-11

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Suspicion of sabotage emerges in Istanbul Police Alouette crash

Suspicion of sabotage emerges in Istanbul Police Alouette crash

A police helicopter that crashed into the waters of the Bosporus Strait last week might have been sabotaged, with the surviving pilot saying the engine and rotor of the aircraft experienced unusual vibration, which investigators say might have been caused by electromagnetic waves.

Source: Today's Zaman, 31-May-11

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Was Turkish Police Alouette II overloaded in fatal accident?

Was Turkish Police Alouette II overloaded in fatal accident?

A fatal Turkish police SA318C Alouette II crash on Friday has raised a number of questions. The National Police Department Aviation Unit has launched an investigation into the crash, which occurred during a flight to examine Ä°stanbul’s city MOBESE security cameras, which are installed in many streets across the city. The four people killed in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-11

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Turkey develops missile for T129 helicopters

Turkey develops missile for T129 helicopters

Turkey’s first active laser-guided missile, the “Cirit,” has been receiving attention from other countries as well, Turkish executives have told the Anatolia news agency.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News, 23-May-11

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20-May-11 Eurocopter SA318C Istanbul, Turkey (4F)

Four of five occupants killed when helicopter crashed into Istanbul Strait.  Pilot, and commander of the Police Aviation Unit, Kemal Ozdemir survived the accident by swimming to safety.  Other passengers were Branch Director of Information Technology Ragip Ali Bilgen and his son, Marine, with a strong second pilot Murat Güçlü and Oray Sarıçay’ın who worked… Read more »

20-May-11

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Genel Havacilik orders first GrandNew for Turkish market

Genel Havacilik orders first GrandNew for Turkish market

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Genel Havacilik A.S. of Turkey has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP transport missions and it is expected to be delivered in June 2011. The contract marks the entrance of the GrandNew model into the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-May-11

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