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PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

PAC International, a Metro Aviation Company, recently completed maintenance and exterior refurbishments on the first of two Bell UH1-H aircraft for the Michigan State Police. PAC utilized their state-of-the-art soft media blast booth to remove the majority of the aircraft’s original paint. “This aircraft had the original military CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) paint which… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jul-17

Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

Taiwan has donated two UH-1H Huey helicopters to Burkina Faso’s Air Force. The decision was made after Chief of Staff of the Republic of China’s armed forces, General Wang Hsin-Lung, visited. The helicopters will be used for anti-terrorism and humanitarian aid, among other duties. Valued at $8 million, the helicopters were delivered in May, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

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Vector Aerospace enhances UH-1H hot, high and heavy performance

Vector Aerospace enhances UH-1H hot, high and heavy performance

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to support the needs of Bell Huey helicopter operators worldwide with its UH-1H3 (“Hot, High, Heavy”) upgrade & modernization program. Developed as a cost-effective means of enhancing the performance of the enduring UH-1H platform, 1,500 of which remain in service worldwide,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 22-May-17

Vector Aerospace enhances the Huey’s hot, with its UH-1H3 upgrade

Vector Aerospace enhances the Huey’s hot, with its UH-1H3 upgrade

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to support the needs of Bell Huey helicopter operators worldwide with its UH-1H3 (“Hot, High, Heavy”) upgrade & modernization program. Developed as a cost-effective means of enhancing the performance of the enduring UH-1H platform, 1,500 of which remain in service… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-May-17

Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

The Belize Defence Force has held an acceptance ceremony this week to take on charge a pair of Bell UH-1H helicopters which have been donated to the country by Taiwan.  Belize Defence Force commander Brigadier General David Jones has had a long-term intention of having rotary wing assets for casualty evacuation and insertion of troops… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-16

FAA approves UH-1H tailboom motion detection system

FAA approves UH-1H tailboom motion detection system

Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc. of Stevensville Montana recently received the STC SR02475SE for the installation of the tailboom motion detection system for UH-1H helicopters. On September 16, 2013, about 1535 Pacific daylight time, a Garlick UH-1B, N204UH, experienced a tailboom separation while logging in heavily wooded terrain about 3 miles east of Detroit, Oregon. The… Read more »

Source: Aircraft Structural Repair, 15-Mar-16

New Zealand Whisky Company to commemorate UH-1 fleet

New Zealand Whisky Company to commemorate UH-1 fleet

For just over 49 years, the UH-1H Iroquois helicopter fleet has served the RNZAF, NZDF and New Zealand. On May 2015, a formal function will mark the retirement of the Iroquois (Huey) and bottles from the New Zealand Whisky Company will be auctioned to commemorate each helicopter. See Full Story.

Source: Scoop, 28-May-15

Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

The Philippines has terminated the contract to purchase 21 helicopters worth about P1.2 billion, a Palace official said Friday. See Full Story

Source: Manila Standard Today, 20-Apr-15

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DynCorp renews Cal Fire support contract

DynCorp renews Cal Fire support contract

DynCorp International (DI) announced today that they have been awarded a contract to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program helping suppress and control wildfires. Work will be performed at McClellan Park in Sacramento, California, and aircraft are deployed throughout 12 air tactical and 10 helitack bases throughout… Read more »

Source: DynCorp, 17-Apr-15

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Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois — affectionately dubbed the Huey — arrived yesterday on the back of a semi-trailer and Scottsdale RSL president Bruce Scott said that it would be taken to a secure location while its new home was being built. See full story

Source: The Examiner, 02-Oct-14

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DynCorp to Provide Aerial Firefighting Support in Australia

DynCorp to Provide Aerial Firefighting Support in Australia

DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a subcontract to provide aerial firefighting support to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service in Australia. DI will perform as a subcontractor to Touchdown Helicopters of New South Wales, Australia. “We are pleased that our commercial and international strategy has taken root and is gaining traction,” said Chris… Read more »

Source: DynCorp, 13-Mar-14

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Oklahoma – Stephens County Sheriff adds UH-1

Oklahoma – Stephens County Sheriff adds UH-1

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Department has a new large piece of equipment that will help the department fight fires or crime from a bird’s eye view. (See full story)

Source: KSWO, 22-Apr-13

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Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

Northwest Helicopters LLC today announced the sale of a Bell UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight, at the HELI-EXPO industry show in Las Vegas, NV.  Included in the sale is the option for 1 additional aircraft, to perform fire suppression and support duties. The UH-1H Plus is powered by a 1,800 SHP T53-L-703 engine… Read more »

Source: Northwest Helicopters, 07-Mar-13

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BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR Aerospace opens Heli-Expo 2013 with 600 FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems sold to date, and a rapidly expanding military presence. Overall, the company continues to deliver strong growth. Sales increased over 30 percent in 2012, and BLR’s global military footprint skyrocketed with large fleet-wide conversion sales to Colombia, Peru, Pakistan, and the… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 05-Mar-13

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Taiwan donates two UH-1Hs to Guatemala

Taiwan donates two UH-1Hs to Guatemala

Guatemala has this week received a gift of two Bell UH-1H helicopters from Taiwan.  (see full story)  File photo

Source: PrensaLibre, 29-Nov-12

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Army UH-1H finds new home with Air Force

Army UH-1H finds new home with Air Force

The Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland recently landed a new training tool that upgrades the helicopter maintenance courses it offers to students from Latin American partner nations. The arrival of an Army UH-1H helicopter at IAAFA’s 318th Training Squadron is expected to meet the growing needs of students who are here… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 15-Oct-12

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Hurlburt Field bids farewell to Huey

Hurlburt Field bids farewell to Huey

It’s been a fixture on the base’s flightline for decades, marked by its noticeable difference in design from the larger C-130s and elaborate CV-22s operated by 1st Special Operations Wing Airmen. Yet perhaps now the only way one can see a UH-1 Huey at Hurlburt Field will be the one honored in the base’s Airpark. The final flight of Huey,… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 12-Oct-12

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Texas – Travis County to acquire UH-1H for fighting fires

Texas – Travis County to acquire UH-1H for fighting fires

Travis County Commissioners approved a $2.4 million fire-fighting helicopter as part of its 2013 budget on Tuesday. Travis County Emergency Services has long requested the funds for an aircraft dedicated to fight fires. (see full story) File photo

Source: My Fox Austin, 10-Oct-12

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Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H

Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H

Travis County in Texas has announced it will buy a military-surplus Bell UH-1H primarily for fighting wildfires.  The helicopter will undergo a full refurbishment and fit-out as soon as the purchase order is signed.  It would be expected to become operational in 3-6 months thereafter. The County already operates three EC145s for air ambulance and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-12

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Paraguay Police UH-1H acquisition declared “irregular”

Paraguay Police UH-1H acquisition declared “irregular”

The National Public Procurement of June 12 this year has been declared illegal by the Paraguay Government.  The award made to Proibérica of $15M for three Bell UH-1H for the National Police is at the centre of the controversy (read full story, electronic translation)

Source: Defensa.com, 03-Sep-12

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25 helicopters due for Philippine Air Force this year

25 helicopters due for Philippine Air Force this year

The Philippine Air Force recently announced during the Air Power Symposium 2012 held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay City that it will take delivery of a further 25 helicopters before the end of 2012.  The statement is believed to be part of its preparation for the forthcoming 65th PAF anniversary… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-12

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28-Jun-12 A-2618 Bell UH-1H Ljubinici, Bosnia

Three injured in UH-1 crash.  Helicopter ended up upside-down on its rotorhead with skids ripped off (photo).  One report says “wire strike”

28-Jun-12

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UH-1 takes up place in the Great Gallery of Museum of Flight

UH-1 takes up place in the Great Gallery of Museum of Flight

Following a lengthy restoration, the Museum’s Vietnam veteran Bell UH-1H “Huey” helicopter takes a place of honor in the Great Gallery. This new, permanent exhibit was officially opened during a brief ceremony near the exhibit on Saturday 26th May at 11am. The ceremony was open to the public, and was attended by members of the… Read more »

Source: Museum of Flight, 28-May-12

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FlightSafety announces new manager for Daleville Learning Center

FlightSafety announces new manager for Daleville Learning Center

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Mitch Alexander has been promoted to Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Daleville, Alabama. “Mitch’s proven leadership experience, in-depth knowledge of training center operations, and commitment to provide our Customers with high quality training programs and services, made him the ideal choice for this important role.” said… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 10-Aug-11

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58th Special Ops Wing celebrates a UH-1H passing 15,000 airframe hours

58th Special Ops Wing celebrates a UH-1H passing 15,000 airframe hours

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Forty years after it came into the Air Force inventory, the 58th Special Operations Wing celebrated a rare mark of longevity when UH-1H 69-6650 passed 15,000 hours in the air May 25. “As only the second UH-1 to surpass that number of flying hours, we wanted to mark the… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 24-Jun-11

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10-Aug-09 NA-502 Bell UH-1H Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (3F)

10-Aug-09 NA-502 Bell UH-1H Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan

10-Aug-09

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