Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13
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 [...]
Source: Sikorsky, 09-May-13
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 [...]
Source: Reuters, 08-May-13
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: Sikorsky, 08-May-13
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 [...]
Source: Eurocopter, 07-May-13
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 [...]
Source: APA, 06-Feb-13
Turkish Aerospace Industries have denied reports that Azerbaijan have placed an order for sixty A129 Mangusta attack helicopters (see full story)
Source: Bell, 01-Jan-13
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. [...]
Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Dec-12
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 [...]
Source: UPI, 23-Nov-12
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish defense industry will begin producing attack helicopters next year. (see full story)
Controlled flight into terrain in poor visibility. All 17 aboard killed
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)
Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Sep-12
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 [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Sep-12
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 [...]
Firefighting helicopter impacted terrain, killing 5 including three Russian citizens named as Alexander Gavrilov, Nikolai Atepalikhin and Sergey Khorokhorin
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
Source: Eurocopter, 17-May-12
The EBACE agreement authorizing KoÃ§oÄŸlu Aviation as initial Approved Maintenance Center in Turkey further expands Eurocopter’s global support and services network. KoÃ§oÄŸlu 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 KoÃ§oÄŸlu Aviation to handle maintenance, [...]
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
Source: Bell, 13-Mar-12
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 [...]
Source: US DoD, 30-Jan-12
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, [...]
Source: DSCA, 31-Oct-11
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 [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-11
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 [...]
One serious and two minor injuries to the 3 POB
Source: TAI, 26-Aug-11
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 AkÄ±ncÄ± (Ankara). The ATAK Program was initiated [...]
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
Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jun-11
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 [...]
Source: Today's Zaman, 31-May-11
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: HeliHub.com, 24-May-11
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 [...]
Source: Hurriyet Daily News, 23-May-11
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.
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 GÃ¼Ã§lÃ¼ and Oray SarÄ±Ã§ay’Ä±n who worked [...]
Source: AgustaWestland, 17-May-11
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 [...]
Source: Finmeccanica, 12-May-11
Finmeccanica – through its companies AgustaWestland, Alenia Aeronautica, Alenia Aermacchi, DRS Technologies,Oto Melara, SELEX Communications, SELEX Galileo, SELEX Sistemi Integrati, Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) and Wass – will take part in IDEF (International Defense Industry Fair) 2011, to be held in Istanbul,Turkey, from 10 to 13 of May. For Finmeccanica, Turkey is first and foremost an industrial [...]
Source: Selex Galileo, 11-May-11
SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has been working with Turkey for decades, establishing strong industrial links with a number of local industries. SELEX Galileo is primarily working with foundation companies to develop joint cooperation programmes and establish a vehicle to transfer its latest technologies, with the main objective to support and promote the domestic growth [...]
Source: Arizona Republic, 05-May-11
The company sought dismissal, with its attorneys arguing that Arizona has almost no connection to the lawsuit and that the accident wreckage, aircraft records and accident witnesses are all believed to be located in Turkey in the custody of the national police.
Source: Sikorsky, 26-Apr-11
STRATFORD, Connecticut – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that the Defense Industry Executive Committee (DIEC) has selected Sikorsky for a contract involving 109 derivative BLACK HAWK helicopters for multi-mission use by the Turkish Government. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Sikorsky will finalize contract details with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industry [...]
Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Apr-11
AgustaWestland is disappointed by the Turkish decision to select the US Sikorsky company for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP). The TUHP was conceived from the very beginning as a Black Hawk acquisition project as it was the only suitable model available in the category. AgustaWestland, however, offered Turkey a product partnership to co-develop a [...]
Source: Sikorsky, 23-Apr-11
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that the Defense Industry Executive Committee (DIEC) has selected Sikorsky for a contract involving 109 derivative BLACK HAWK helicopters for multi-mission use by the Turkish Government. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Sikorsky will finalize contract details with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industry (known in Turkey as SSM) [...]
Source: HÃ¼rriyet Daily News, 13-Apr-11
Turkey’s top procurement body has once again delayed a much-expected, multibillion-dollar decision planned for Tuesday to select between Sikorsky and AgustaWestland to lead the production of Turkey’s next generation of military utility helicopters.
Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-11
The Turkish Security General Directorate intends to broaden its fleet with ten new helicopters, specifically stating a need to better track suspected criminals and intervening in incidents that could erupt during mass demonstrations. Reports state that they are finding their current MD600 fleet “insufficient in most cases” citing “performance problems, particularly in high temperatures and [...]
EC155 came down in wooded area of a mountainous region. Foggy conditions reported. One fatality, two injured. The three were Jesus Light, Ahmet Deniz, and Hadji Ahmed Maples.
Source: Today's Zaman, 02-Feb-11
see also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 25-Mar-09 TC-HEK Bell B206L4 Haci Omerli, Turkey (6F) File Photo
Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Jan-11
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that KoÃ§oÄŸlu Aviation of Turkey has taken delivery of another emergency medical service (EMS) configured AW109 Power light twin engine helicopter. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant today in the presence of Turkish Ministry of Health dignitaries as well as [...]
Source: World Bulletin, 26-Jan-11
A recent report prepared by the State Audit Institution (DDK) on a 2009 helicopter accident that killed six people, including Grand Unity Party (BBP) leader Muhsin YazÄ±cÄ±oÄŸlu, has found the deaths “suspicious.” HeliHub.com page for this accident is here. File photo
Source: World Bulletin, 21-Jan-11
Turkey has demanded one more Sikorsky S-70B helicopter from the company as a fine for not delivering the helicopters on time, a Ministry of Defense official told Cihan news agency, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Source: UPI, 18-Jan-11
Turkey’s Defense Procurement Agency has divided its aviation department into two divisions. This represents the first time the Turkey’s Defense Procurement Agency has established a divisional unit to deal exclusively with helicopter projects
Source: Hurriyet, 17-Jan-11
Sikorsky would guarantee that Turkey would do repair and maintenance work worth $1 billion on S-70i Black Haw International helicopters belonging to third countries.
Television stations cited the military as saying officials had reached the wreckage, but fog covered the area. It was a Bell UH-1 on a night training mission
Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Nov-10
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for nine T129 combat helicopters. The contract is valued at â‚¬150 million also including a spare parts package. The nine T129 helicopters will be assembled by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and delivered by mid 2012 in a basic configuration, [...]
Source: Defense News, 26-Oct-10
Turkey and AgustaWestland will sign a contract this week for the urgent production of nine T129 attack helicopters, the company’s top official announced today
Source: Shephard Group, 10-Oct-10
HeliPortugal, SAF Helicopters of France, Santay Air of Turkey and Brazilian operator HeliBarra have joined forces to grab greater global attention in the markets they serve and get the benefit of economies of scale enjoyed by their larger competitors
Source: Defense News, 06-Oct-10
Aside from a manufacturing deal, Sikorsky also is proposing to buy $1.3 billion worth of Turkish-made helicopter parts, set up a regional Black Hawk support base there and invest in a future Turkish project to build a light utility helicopter.
Source: World Bulletin, 09-Sep-10
Turkish FM denounced news reports alleging that U.S. House of Representatives had bowed in to pressure from Jewish lobbies to cancel some weapons sales to Turkey.
Source: Today's Zaman, 30-Jun-10
Defense Minister Vecdi GÃ¶nÃ¼l has said that, in addition to an earlier decision to buy nine Italian AgustaWestland-made A129 attack helicopters, Turkey has also decided to lease nine A129s to meet the urgent needs of the Turkish military.
Source: Hurriyet, 25-Jun-10
Turkey urgently will launch talks to buy nine additional T129 attack helicopters being built by a group led by the Italian-British manufacturer AgustaWestland.
Local press reports seem undecided whether there were 3 or 4 or 5 fatalities
Source: Eurocopter, 09-Jun-10
The Turkish State Airport Administration (DHMI), a subsidiary of the Turkish Ministry of Transport and the Eurocopter Group today confirmed a contract for two EC145 helicopters, at the ILA trade fair in Berlin Germany. The aircrafts are the first of their kind to be delivered to the Turkish government and they are equipped for the [...]
Source: Hurriyet, 30-Apr-10
fficials from a Turkish procurement agency are holding contract negotiations with Boeing for a helicopter deal worth up to $1.2 billion, officials said
Source: Thales, 21-Apr-10
Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) selected Aselsan to develop and produce the Helmet Integrated Cueing System (HICS) for the Turkish T129 tactical reconnaissance and attack helicopter. Used for situational awareness and weapon cueing, the HICS system will incorporate latestgeneration image intensifier tubes for tactical night flight. The wide-field (40°) binocular cueing system will display [...]
Source: DSCA, 10-Dec-09
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress December 7 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey of 14 CH-47F CHINOOK Helicopters, as well as associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $1.2 billion.
Source: Turk Net, 20-Nov-09
The Turkish prime minister said on Wednesday that the mass production of ATAK helicopters in Turkey would begin in 2013.
Source: ISRIA, 27-Oct-09
The Declaration of Intent was signed by the Czech Republic, Albania, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. This will provide the necessary political mandate to start mitigating critical utility helicopter shortfalls, particularly in the conduct of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.
Source: Zaman, 26-Oct-09
Until the attack helicopters that Turkey will produce in cooperation with Italian Agusta Westland over the next five years begin to enter service, the Cobras are planned to be used as an interim measure.
Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Sep-09
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the ATAK Team, comprising Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), Aselsan and AgustaWestland, has successfully performed the maiden flight of the first T129 prototype.
Source: Airliners.net, 17-Sep-09
Turkish Police MD600N
Source: Defense News, 11-Sep-09
Turkey plans to develop and produce its own light utility helicopter over the next 10 years and is open to cooperation with other countries, Ankara’s defense procurement agency said in its latest official report on strategy objectives.
Source: Todays Zaman, 01-Sep-09
Letter found in suspect’s home suggests that individuals accepted a bribe from helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky in a Gendarmerie General Command tender.
Source: Kazan, 31-Jul-09
July, 24 was held the official visit of two important visitors on the Kazan helicopter plant. The Interest to manufacture of the world famous helicopters of mark “Mi” and ANSAT was shown by the mayor of the city of Kazan Ilsur Metshin and the mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas.
Source: EBAN, 10-Jul-09
Source: Hurriyet, 07-Jul-09
Source: Hurriyet, 29-Jun-09
Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Jun-09
18-Jun-09 ER-KGA Kamov Ka32T Mugla Province, Turkey
Source: EADS, 16-Jun-09