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Abu Dhabi Aviation to take delivery of first Bell 412EPI

Abu Dhabi Aviation to take delivery of first Bell 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is pleased to announce the upcoming delivery of the first Bell 412EPI helicopter in the world to Abu Dhabi Aviation for offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The Bell 412 platform has been a vital part of our operations for many years. We chose… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Nov-13

15-Oct-13 AgustaWestland AW139 Dubai, UAE (1F)

Military aircraft down, US embassy in UAE confirms US passport holder (but UAE resident) pilot died.  Pilot was reportedly the only person on board.

15-Oct-13

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Heli Dubai opens helipad at Dubai’s Festival City

Heli Dubai opens helipad at Dubai’s Festival City

Heli Dubai, owned by the Government of the emirate of Dubai, has this week opened a helipad at Festival City in Dubai, a 1,300 acre, premier waterfront urban development owned by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate. It is formed by three distinctive districts; Marsa Al Khor, Festival Centre and Al Badia which are connected by a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-13

Abu Dhabi sees launch of first offshore SAR/EMS helicopter

Abu Dhabi sees launch of first offshore SAR/EMS helicopter

In a ceremony held on Monday at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior inspected the first civil air ambulance helicopter for emergency rescue operations from onshore and offshore oilfields and facilities in Abu Dhabi – a Bell 412EP.  See full story

Source: Gulf Today, 02-Oct-13

16-Sep-13 UAE (1F)

The military in the United Arab Emirates says a helicopter has crashed during a training mission, killing one crew member.  Tuesday’s statement from the UAE Armed Forces Command gave no further details.

16-Sep-13

UAE firm plans to turn Berkut into attack drone

UAE firm plans to turn Berkut into attack drone

Russia’s Berkut Aero design bureau and the UAE’s Adcom Systems are considering the Berkut VL helicopter as a model for a drone to be stationed aboard an aircraft carrier – see full story

Source: RIA Novosti, 03-Sep-13

Abu Dhabi Aviation releases results to 31 December 2012

Abu Dhabi Aviation releases results to 31 December 2012

Abu Dhabi Aviation made 734.17m ($200M) revenue in 2012 compared with 719.52m ($196M) in 2011 (2% increase), Operating Profit of 299.28m ($81M) compared with 280.64m ($76M) 2011 (increase of 7%), net profit of AED 284.41m ($77M) compared to 172.96m ($47M) in 2011 (65% increase). The net profit increase includes a one off release from the… Read more »

Source: Abu Dhabi Aviation, 28-Feb-13

Global Financial Markets Forum contracts two AW139s

Global Financial Markets Forum contracts two AW139s

Abu Dhabi Aviation is providing two AW139 aircraft for the Fifth Global Financial Markets Forum, which is being held in Abu Dhabi on February 27-28. Nadder Ahmad Al Hammadi, ADA’s Chairman, is quoted as saying that the aircraft are available for ferry flights and tours for those who wish among the forum participants. “The flights… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-13

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HeliDubai leases two EC130s from Falcon

HeliDubai leases two EC130s from Falcon

Falcon Aviation Services in the UAE is developing a new part of the company’s commercial offerings – helicopter leasing.  Having reported the lease of two Bell 412s last week to Starlite (see Starlite lease in two Bell 412s for Namibia contract), we can now report that Falcon has leased a pair of Eurocopter EC130s to neighbouring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Feb-13

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22-Dec-12 2807 Bell 407 UAE

Reported write-off

22-Dec-12

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Bell 412 tows 4,600 sq.metre banner – again

Bell 412 tows 4,600 sq.metre banner – again

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that a Bell 412, owned by Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, flew along the shore of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while displaying the world’s largest aerial banner in celebration of UAE’s National Day on December 2. “This is our 5th year of flying… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Dec-12

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MEBA 2012 set to welcome record number of attendees

MEBA 2012 set to welcome record number of attendees

The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event opens its doors in 2 days and the organisers are predicting high numbers of attendees with over 7,000 trade visitors expected. MEBA takes place 11 to 13 December 2012 at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC). MEBA will feature an exhibition of 385 companies inside… Read more »

Source: MEBA, 10-Dec-12

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Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

Cornische Aviation and Maintenance Limited, Sharjah, UAE announced today they were filing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) protest against a sole source US Army Mi-17 helicopter overhaul contract. In late September 2012, the US Army Non Standard Rotor Wing Aviation Program Management Office issued a sole source award for the overhaul of four Mi-17 helicopters belonging to… Read more »

Source: Cornische Aviation and Maintenance, 24-Oct-12

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UAE Air Force take delivery of two CH-47F Chinooks

UAE Air Force take delivery of two CH-47F Chinooks

HeliHub.com has been made aware by industry sources that the first two of a new order for CH-47F Chinooks for the United Arab Emirates have been delivered.  The pair arrived in the Middle Eastern country by air freight on Sunday or Monday of this week, and are serialled 2501 and 2502 and are understood to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-12

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Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 expecting over 80 exhibitors

Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 expecting over 80 exhibitors

Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 will draw over 80 International and domestic corporate exhibitors taking part in the coming Dubai Helicopter Show 2012, including International Contributors from U.S.A, Canada, U.K, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, Australia, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Qatar along with representatives from UAE will meet all together in the show’s new… Read more »

Source: Dubai Helicopter Show, 18-Sep-12

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Falcon Aviation Services – first Gold Sponsor of Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Falcon Aviation Services – first Gold Sponsor of Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) the leading private aviation company based at Al Bateen Executive Airport , established in 2006 by HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has become the first official partner of the second annual General Aviation Exhibition in the Middle East: Abu Dhabi Air Expo.  The event will take… Read more »

Source: Abu Dhabi Air Expo, 07-Sep-12

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04-Sep-12 A6-FTB Agusta-Bell 206B Al Ain, UAE

Substantially damaged in training accident.   The Instructor and student were transported to a hospital for medical evaluation and were later released with minor injuries.

04-Sep-12

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Eurocopter South East Asia passes 100 flight hours on AS365 simulator

Eurocopter South East Asia passes 100 flight hours on AS365 simulator

Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA) is proud to announce that 100 flight hours have been performed on its Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ Full Flight Simulator since the commencement of its operation in April this year. Located in ESEA Training Centre in Singapore, this simulator is certified for FFS level B and FTD level 3 in accordance… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter South East Asia, 05-Jun-12

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Falcon Aviation Services to start new tour from Marina Mall helipad

Falcon Aviation Services to start new tour from Marina Mall helipad

The 15-minute tour – available from June 21 through to September 15 – starts and ends at Marina Mall helipad and journeys up and down the capital’s majestic Corniche.   (see full story)

Source: AME Info, 04-Jun-12

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Gulf Helicopters recieves inital EASA Part 147 MTO approval

Gulf Helicopters recieves inital EASA Part 147 MTO approval

Gulf Helicopters Company today announced that earlier this month the Gulf Helicopters Training Academy (GHTA) has received Initial European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization Approval. GHTA is now a fully approved Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization to conduct courses on the AB139 / AW139 (PWC PT6). Additional training capabilities are presently… Read more »

Source: Gulf Helicopters, 28-Mar-12

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Falcon Aviation Services signs new lease with Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Falcon Aviation Services signs new lease with Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) concluded a long term land lease agreement with Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) at Al Bateen Executive Airport. The lease covers an area to the west of the airport where FAS has just commissioned a new 10,000 square metre hangar to support its corporate helicopter and private jet charter and MRO… Read more »

Source: Abu Dhabi Airports, 07-Mar-12

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Abu Dhabi Air Expo launches today

Abu Dhabi Air Expo launches today

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is hosting Tuesday 6th March Abu Dhabi Air Expo, the region’s first general aviation exhibition to be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). Open daily until 8 March visitors and exhibitors will enjoy a daily Airshow performed by Al Fursan… Read more »

Source: Abu Dhabi Airports, 06-Mar-12

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Eurocopter focus on corporate/private sectors at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Eurocopter focus on corporate/private sectors at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Eurocopter is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters, which is a vital complement to business jets for corporate and VIP air transport. Not only does Eurocopter offer the widest range of products available in business aviation and VIP configuration, it also has “designer helicopters” specially produced in collaboration with top… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-Mar-12

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Eurocopter to focus on corporate and private markets at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2012

Eurocopter to focus on corporate and private markets at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2012

Eurocopter is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters, which is a vital complement to business jets for corporate and VIP air transport. Not only does Eurocopter offer the widest range of products available in business aviation and VIP configuration, it also has “designer helicopters” specially produced in collaboration with top… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Mar-12

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Falcon receives DAS Vertical Reference Door for 12th Bell 412EP

Falcon receives DAS Vertical Reference Door for 12th Bell 412EP

Abu Dhabi based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) continues to lead the way in offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates by embracing innovative, safety focused improvements for their Bell 412EP Fleet.  Following the recent decision to upgrade their entire fleet with the BLR FastFin System, FAS have taken delivery of a fully customized DAS… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 26-Feb-12

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Gulf Helicopters orders fifteen AW189s

Gulf Helicopters orders fifteen AW189s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has signed a preliminary sale contract for fifteen AW189 helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport missions. Bruno Spagnolini, Chief Executive Officer, AgustaWestland, said “It gives us great pleasure to add Gulf Helicopters to the list of customers who… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Feb-12

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Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has become the world’s first offshore oil operator to enhance the safety and productivity of its helicopters with the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System. FAS last year began flying the first new factory-produced Bell 412EP equipped with the FastFin System. Successful… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 11-Feb-12

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S76C++ makes show debut in Bahrain, with S76D in sight

S76C++ makes show debut in Bahrain, with S76D in sight

Sikorsky has a new S76C++ on display at the Bahrain International Air Show, which runs Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st January.  The aircraft has been sold to an unnamed customer in the region, amid reports that the manufacturer is taking no more orders for the C++ model as their production plans call for a move… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-12

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Falcon Aviation Services announced as Gold Sponsors for Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Falcon Aviation Services announced as Gold Sponsors for Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), announced today that Falcon Aviation services will be the Gold Sponsor for the first general aviation exhibition in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi Air Expo during 6th- 8th March 2012. Covering key developments and innovation in non-commercial aircraft, jets, helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Al Bateen Airport, 18-Jan-12

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Tangent Link to hold High-Rise Aerial Firefighting conference as part of Dubai Helishow

Tangent Link to hold High-Rise Aerial Firefighting conference as part of Dubai Helishow

As metropolitan populations increase, the trend is for city architects to design taller buildings – office, hotel and apartments to accommodate this increase, such as examples in Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Dubai and London.  Fire regulations are already strict but should a fire occur in a high-rise or mega building it could be disastrous… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 08-Jan-12

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Tangent Link to hold ISR conference as part of Dubai Helishow

Tangent Link to hold ISR conference as part of Dubai Helishow

Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets are essential components of military operations where information superiority and battlefield awareness provides significant advantage to forces that can deploy them. Most Air Forces, Naval and Army Aviation heirarchies see the ISR asset as a critical force multiplier. The Heli-borne ISR conference, to be held in conjunction with… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 06-Jan-12

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Falcon Aviation Services: Gold Sponsor for the Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Falcon Aviation Services: Gold Sponsor for the Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), the renowned private aviation company based at Al Bateen Executive Airport and established in 2006 by HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has become an official partner of the 1st General Aviation Exhibition in the Middle East: Abu Dhabi Air Expo. Along side its VIP stand, where… Read more »

Source: Abu Dhabi Air Expo, 03-Jan-12

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Sikorsky awarded $81M UH-60M contract for UAE

Sikorsky awarded $81M UH-60M contract for UAE

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded an $81,168,138 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to convert UH-60M aircraft to the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces unique configuration.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012.  One bid was solicited,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-12

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Dubai Customs seize Aerocopter AK1-3

Dubai Customs seize Aerocopter AK1-3

Dubai Customs have seized an Aerocopter AK1-3 two seat helicopter claiming it was being illegally imported into the emirate.  Paperwork showed the shipping container had furniture in it, but the reality was different.  One local media report suggesting the aircraft could be used for terrorist activities or smuggling operations, but that seems unlikely for such… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Nov-11

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Bell honours relationship with Horizon Flight Training Academy

Bell honours relationship with Horizon Flight Training Academy

Bell Helicopter’s President & CEO John Garrison presents Hareb Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri, CEO for Horizon Flight Training Academy, with a model of a Bell 407 to recognize the long-standing relationship between the companies. Horizon Flight Training Academy currently operates the largest fleet of training helicopters in the Middle East. It will have 15 Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Nov-11

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Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland establish UAE Joint Venture

Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland establish UAE Joint Venture

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, are pleased to announce the establishment of a joint venture in the UAE in the field of helicopter maintenance. The two companies have formed a limited liability company named AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC to carry out a range… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Nov-11

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Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 medium twin helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 20,000 flying hours. Gulf Helicopter is one of the largest AW139 operators worldwide and a prime player in the Middle East with 12 helicopters of this type already in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Nov-11

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Quest launches new family of turbine helicopters to be built in UAE

Quest launches new family of turbine helicopters to be built in UAE

Quest Helicopters, a new name in aerospace, helicopter design and technology, launches today (13 November) at the Dubai Air Show. The privately-owned company, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is announcing plans to fund, develop, define and refine new technology for a family of innovative new light twin engine and twin rotor system helicopters. Originally Dubbed “Project… Read more »

Source: Quest Helicopters, 14-Nov-11

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Eurocopter details Dubai display and Middle East commitment

Eurocopter details Dubai display and Middle East commitment

Eurocopter’s participation at the 2011 Dubai Airshow will underscore its market leadership in the Middle East with a competitive, capable helicopter product line, as well as the company’s dedication to a continued local presence through partnerships and cooperation. With more than 600 rotary-wing aircraft currently in service throughout the Middle East, Eurocopter helicopters are performing… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Nov-11

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Dubai Air Wing sell JetRanger to German operator

Dubai Air Wing sell JetRanger to German operator

The Dubai Air Wing have recently sold an Agusta-Bell 206B JetRanger III to Germany.  Previously operating in the Middle East emirate as DU-144, the JetRanger is now registered as D-HAMM with Agrar Heliflug, and was noted at their heliport at Ahlen.  It is serial number 8692, built in 1985 Agusta built less than fifty more… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-11

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GrandNew and two AW169s for Falcon Aviation Services

GrandNew and two AW169s for Falcon Aviation Services

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that FAS (Falcon Aviation Services) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed a contract for a GrandNew light twin and a preliminary sale contract for two AW169 helicopters. These latest contracts were signed at the delivery ceremony recently held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate facility in Italy for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Sep-11

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How popular is Eurocopter’s EC135 Hermes edition?

How popular is Eurocopter’s EC135 Hermes edition?

Significant effort has been put into promoting the Hermes Edition of the Eurocopter EC135.  Eurocopter aimed this project at the high-end corporate market where they partnered with the French couture house to come up with a distinctive design, mainly in the aircraft’s interior – see below.  Some external features were also added, particularly the skid… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-11

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UAE puts in request for five VIP UH-60Ms

UAE puts in request for five VIP UH-60Ms

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Thursday of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of five UH-60M BLACKHAWK VIP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $217 million. The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 28-Jun-11

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World Food Programme organize Helicopter SMS work shop in Dubai

World Food Programme organize Helicopter SMS work shop in Dubai

The rising demand on the Helicopter Sector as being  one of the safest, fastest and most versatile transportation method, improving the safety standards where practical is an urge and responding to that the World Food programme Aviation Safety Unite – Sharjah office and as a continuing effort to improve safety standard is organizing: WFP Helicopter… Read more »

Source: World Food Programme, 29-Apr-11

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Aviation lawyers Gates and Partners opening new Dubai office

Aviation lawyers Gates and Partners opening new Dubai office

The international aviation and commercial law firm Gates and Partners announce the opening of its new office in Dubai as soon as regulatory formalities are completed and the recruitment of new partners  Jim Edmunds and Anthony Frances who are joining the firm from the Dubai office of Clyde and Co. Senior Partner Sean Gates said… Read more »

Source: Gates and Partners, 21-Apr-11

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28-Mar-11 A6-FLZ Bell 412EP Zakum West Super Complex, UAE

After the passengers had boarded the aircraft, the commander heard a noise and the aircraft suddenly settled and adopted a nose high attitude. The engines were shut down, the passengers and crew disembarked. Subsequent examination of the aircraft by the crew showed that the undercarriage aft crosstube had failed, due to metallurgical fatigue.

28-Mar-11

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16-Mar-11 A6-FLV Bell 412EP Zakum Field, UAE

Uneventful approach and landing on the helideck where it was intended to embark ten passengers and some equipment. After nine passengers had boarded, the aircraft suddenly settled and adopted a nose high attitude. The engines were shut down and the passengers and crew disembarked. Subsequent examination of the aircraft by the crew showed that the… Read more »

16-Mar-11

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UAE: Horizon International Flight Academy appoints new CEO

UAE: Horizon International Flight Academy appoints new CEO

Horizon International Flight Academy have announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri.  Retired Brigardier Pilot Mr. Al Dhaheri began his career as a helicopter pilot in UAE Armed Forces and he went on to hold a number of senior positions in the military. Prior to joining Horizon, he spent… Read more »

Source: Horizon International, 15-Mar-11

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UAE to modify Black Hawks into gunships

UAE to modify Black Hawks into gunships

The UAE is to buy weaponization kits for 23 of its UH-60M Black Hawks to turn them into gunships in a deal with SIkorsky worth $272M

25-Feb-11

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Lockheed buys into UAE’s AMMROC aircraft repair firm

Lockheed buys into UAE’s AMMROC aircraft repair firm

Source: AME, 17-Jan-11

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Sikorsky awarded $24M for UAE UH-60 spares

Sikorsky awarded $24M for UAE UH-60 spares

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on Dec. 23 a $24,822,637 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for spares and ground support equipment to 40 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to the United Arab Emirates.  Work will be completed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014.  One bid was solicited… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-11

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UAE seeks to double Apache fleet in $5 billion request

UAE seeks to double Apache fleet in $5 billion request

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress November 3 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of 30 AH-64D Block II lot 10 APACHE helicopters, remanufactured to AH-64D Block III configuration and 30 AH-64D Block III APACHE helicopters, as well as associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 09-Nov-10

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UAE Air Force confirms $300M Black Hawk deal

UAE Air Force confirms $300M Black Hawk deal

The fourth edition of the Dubai Helishow, inaugurated by Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Art, continued to attract the region’s leading stakeholders in civil, medical, military, and search and rescue sector with day one seeing the confirmation of a deal between the UAE Airforce and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation…. Read more »

Source: Dubai Helishow, 04-Nov-10

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Eurocopter focuses on security, transport and offshore missions at Dubai Helishow

Eurocopter focuses on security, transport and offshore missions at Dubai Helishow

Marignane, France, 2 November 2010 Eurocopter will mark its 30-plus year presence in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf region with a major participation at this week’s Dubai Helishow 2010, underscoring its helicopter product line’s capabilities for evolving applications that include anti-piracy, counter-insurgency and border patrol missions; corporate and VVIP transportation; emergency medical airlift; search… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 02-Nov-10

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Dubai Helishow 2010 takes off in full swing

Dubai Helishow 2010 takes off in full swing

The much-awaited fourth edition of the Dubai Helishow, the Middle East’s largest trade show for the helicopter industry, opened its doors today at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre. The three-day event was inaugurated by Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Art Authority. Held under the patronage of His Highness… Read more »

Source: Dubai Helishow, 02-Nov-10

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Dubai prepares for 2010 Helishow

Dubai prepares for 2010 Helishow

With less than a week to go, the Middle East helicopter industry is gearing up for the eagerly anticipated Dubai Helishow Show 2010. The fourth edition of the Dubai Helishow – the International Civil and Military Helicopter Technology and Operations Exhibition will cater to the region’s rising civil, medical, military, and search and rescue sector… Read more »

Source: Dubai Helishow, 28-Oct-10

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UAE and Lebanon’s military bond becomes stronger

UAE and Lebanon’s military bond becomes stronger

Ali al Matroushi, a member of Federal National Council’s defence committee, said: “The UAE has a special relationship with Lebanon.” That relationship extends back many years: the UAE Armed Forces took part in mine-clearing operations in Lebanon during the 1980s and mid-2000s, he said.

Source: The National, 28-Sep-10

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UAE have three Chinooks working in Pakistan

UAE have three Chinooks working in Pakistan

The UAE military sent three Chinook helicopters to Pakistan to deliver much needed humanitarian aid on August 9. The Chinooks and their crews have been continuously running relief missions in the region, delivering aid to thousands of the affected millions.

Source: The National, 09-Sep-10

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Abu Dhabi and Sikorsky announce JV to develop military MRO centre

Abu Dhabi and Sikorsky announce JV to develop military MRO centre

Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) and Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the launch of a joint venture to provide world class military aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces and other military operators internationally, including in the wider Middle East and North Africa region. ADAT is wholly… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Jul-10

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Falcon Aviation opens new private heliport in Abu Dhabi

Falcon Aviation opens new private heliport in Abu Dhabi

Falcon has opened a Dh3 million (US$817,000) private heliport and terminal next to Marina Mall to cater for corporate clients and Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism industry.

Source: The National, 08-Apr-10

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GCAA hosts meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council Helicopter Safety Team

GCAA hosts meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council Helicopter Safety Team

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) hosted a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council Helicopter Safety Team (GCCHST), attended by all helicopter operators in UAE, Qatar and KSA.

Source: Emirates News Agency, 03-Mar-10

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Abu Dhabi Aviation earnings up 20.8%

Abu Dhabi Aviation earnings up 20.8%

Abu Dhabi Aviation rebounded strongly from last year’s loss of a key local helicopter contract as it reported a 20.8 per cent jump in its annual earnings on higher-margin foreign leases of aircraft.

Source: The National, 08-Feb-10

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United Arab Emirates requests 16 CH-47F helicopters, spares etc

United Arab Emirates requests 16 CH-47F helicopters, spares etc

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of 16 Chinook helicopters, and communication equipment, as well as associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $2.0 billion.

Source: DSCA, 08-Dec-09

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs FMP(R) Agreement With Falcon Aviation Services

Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada and MTU Aero Engines, has signed a four-year Fleet Management Program(R) agreement with Falcon Aviation Services of Abu Dhabi

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 20-Nov-09

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Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland create UAE joint venture company

Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland create UAE joint venture company

AgustaWestland and Abu Dhabi Aviation have reached an agreement to set up in the UAE a joint venture to operate in the field of maintenance and training for helicopters.

19-Nov-09

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Falcon Aviation Services Becomes Worldwide Launch Customer for the S-76Dâ„¢ Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Dubai Air Show that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has contracted to purchase two Sikorsky S-76D™  helicopters, with options to purchase two more, becoming the worldwide launch customer for the new aircraft.

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Nov-09

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Open Support Center for S-76® Helicopters in Abu Dhabi

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced that Falcon Aviation Services will establish a Customer Support Center in Abu Dhabi for S-76® helicopters. The facility will be the first S-76 helicopter Customer Support Center in the Middle East

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Nov-09

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Falcon Aviation Services takes two more Bell 412s

Bell Helicopter delivered two Bell 412EP helicopters to Falcon Aviation Services, taking the Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi-based operator’s 412 fleet to 10, eight of which were delivered this year.

Source: AIN, 16-Nov-09

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Bell Helicopter Delivers 412s to Falcon Aviation Services

Bell Helicopter Delivers 412s to Falcon Aviation Services

Bell Helicopter kicked off its participation in the Dubai Air Show with the latest delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters to Falcon Aviation Services. This delivery makes the ninth and tenth 412’s delivered to Falcon Aviation Services, eight of which have been delivered this year.

Source: Bell, 16-Nov-09

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Falcon Aviation Services launches its sightseeing services during Formula 1

The Private Jet and Helicopter provider will also be offering aerial sightseeing tours onboard of their Eurocopter EC130 to discover Abu Dhabi from the sky.

Source: AME, 30-Oct-09

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Helicopter operators meet before Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Helicopter operators meet before Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

All operators are now briefed and all the necessary planning is now in place throughout the concerned departments to cope with the high volume of helicopters into and out of Yas Island

Source: AME, 16-Oct-09

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Falcon Aviation Services adds helicopter sightseeing to the list of activities available in Abu Dhabi

FAS has now developed a similar offer to fill the gap of aerial sightseeing services in Abu Dhabi,” said Faisal Al Rawas, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “The terminal is strategically located next to the marina mall and will be base to exciting helicopter tours over the capital’s most iconic landmarks such as The Emirates… Read more »

Source: AME, 15-Oct-09

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First Eurocopter EC135 Hermès Is Back on the Market

Falcon Aviation Services, a charter operator based in Abu Dhabi, has placed its Eurocopter EC 135 “L’Hélicoptère par Hermès” on the market, less than five months after taking delivery

Source: http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/first-eurocopter-ec-135-hermes-is-back-on-the-market/, 01-Oct-09

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Abu Dhabi Aviation looks further afield

The company has leased helicopters to air operators or to oil and gas firms in Ethiopia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and recently signed new alliances with India’s Heligo, for the use of one Agusta Westland 139, and an offshore support firm for Petrobras

Source: The National, 30-Jul-09

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Eurocopter delivers first Hermès EC135 to Falcon Aviation Services

Eurocopter delivers first Hermès EC135 to Falcon Aviation Services

The first “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès” has just been delivered to Falcon Aviation Services, provider of high level aviation services in the UAE and Gulf regions, in Abu Dhabi. To celebrate its arrival in the UAE, this exclusive EC135 helicopter is presented today at the Emirates Palace .

Source: Eurocopter, 04-May-09

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