Africa

Caverton accepts first Level D helicopter sim in Africa

Caverton accepts first Level D helicopter sim in Africa

21-Apr-2021Source: Caverton Helicopters

In the presence of the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Cpt. Musa S. Nuhu and Mr Franck Riester, French Minister Delegate in charge of Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, Caverton and Thales sign the acceptance of the Reality H full-flight simulator configured for the AW139 helicopter, installed in Caverton’s brand-new training center located at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Nigeria.... Read more

International Aviation Marketing appoints European Director

International Aviation Marketing appoints European Director

23-Mar-2021Source: International Aviation Marketing

International Aviation Marketing (IAM), a global leader in aircraft sales, has announced the addition of Guillaume Guehenneux as Commercial Director to their Sales and Business Development team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Based in Paris, France, Guillaume is a helicopter market expert with over 20 years of experience in customer support,... Read more

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

28-Jun-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter is set to be introduced into offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia. The aircraft, now delivered from Leonardo’s facility in Vergiate, Italy, will support the offshore oil & gas industry in Equatorial Guinea. Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia is the world’s first customer... Read more

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

15-Feb-2019Source: European Defence Agency

The European Defence Agency has just concluded multiple framework contracts with Global Helicopter Service GMBH, Elitaliana S.R.L. and Starlite Aviation Operations Ltd. for the provision of fixed and rotary wings medical evacuation services in the context of EDA’s Support of Operations. The contracts run until January 2023 for a maximum value of 120 million Euro.... Read more

Bell 505 lands in Africa

Bell 505 lands in Africa

10-Sep-2018Source: Bell Flight

With more than 100 Bell 505s already delivered around the world already being used for many different missions, the aircraft has now officially made it to Kenya. Earlier this month, Bell Independent Representative, Africair, delivered the first Bell 505 to KIDL Operations in Kenya, one of the fastest growing operators in East Africa specializing in executive transport. The... Read more

Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

19-Mar-2018Source: Honeywell

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) has confirmed Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership in North Africa. Now, owners of Leonardo Helicopters AW139 platforms equipped with Honeywell International Inc.’s technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside the African continent. With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in region, customers... Read more

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

22-Jan-2018Source: Héli-Union

Héli-Union has just received one Leonardo AW139 helicopter to support its offshore helicopter operations in Africa. The market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter is leased from a renowned helicopter leasing company. The leased helicopter will operate on a new contract in Gabon, for offshore passenger crew change from Port Gentil Airport to the designated offshore base. “AW139... Read more

Bell promotes 407 in African market

Bell promotes 407 in African market

27-Oct-2017Source: Bell Helicopters

The versatile Bell 407 — over 1400 out of 35,000 aircraft delivered by Bell around the world — is considered to be the smoothest ride in its class. Regarded for its reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability, the Bell 407, delivers exceptional performance as well as a spacious cabin that boasts of club-style seating for premium comfort. This... Read more

Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

10-Apr-2017Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in... Read more

Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

5-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has announced, at the Avalon airshow in Geelong, Australia, that the company has been selected by Austrian-based Schiebel to deliver its active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar technology for the Camcopter® S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) being provided to the armed forces of a North African nation. The radar, Leonardo’s PicoSAR, will be used to... Read more

Russian Helicopters expanding after-sales services in the Near East and Africa

Russian Helicopters expanding after-sales services in the Near East and Africa

22-Feb-2017Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is implementing a number of after-sales service projects in the African and Near Eastern countries. Based on 2016 numbers, 43.5% of all after-sales services and aviation inventory provided by Russian Helicopters to foreign customers fell onto these regions, based on fulfilled contracts.   Russian Helicopters is implementing advanced projects... Read more

Héli-Union and Turbomeca Announce the Signature of a Partnership Contract

Héli-Union and Turbomeca Announce the Signature of a Partnership Contract

17-Jan-2017Source: Héli-Union

Héli-Union and Turbomeca (Safran) announce the signature of a partnership contract for helicopter equipment distribution within the African market dedicated to Turbomeca’s engines, parts and tools. The contract covers from classic engines up to MAKILA model. The distribution area focuses mainly on African countries such as Burkina-Faso, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Congo,... Read more

Conservation Fund launches $500K helicopter crowdfunding campaign

Conservation Fund launches $500K helicopter crowdfunding campaign

17-Jan-2017Source: GACF

GES Africa Conservation Fund (GACF) Launches $500,000 Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo to Support Anti-Poaching Helicopter Operations in Africa. Donors can contribute by going to the Indiegogo Website link at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anti-poaching-helicopter-protect-african-rhinos – / GACF is sponsoring a critically needed quick reaction Anti-Poaching Helicopter which will support all anti-poaching operations in the Kruger Park area of South... Read more

Titan Accepts Delivery of Africa’s First S-76D

Titan Accepts Delivery of Africa’s First S-76D

22-Dec-2014Source: Titan

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that Titan Helicopter Group (THG) has accepted delivery of the first S-76D(TM) helicopter that will operate in Africa. The aircraft is configured for offshore service. An acceptance ceremony was held Wednesday (Dec. 17) at Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a Sikorsky company based in Wappingers Falls, New York. Sikorsky is a... Read more

FlightSafety appoints Regional Business Development Director for Europe and Africa

FlightSafety appoints Regional Business Development Director for Europe and Africa

31-Mar-2014Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that John Cameron has joined the company as Regional Director, Business Development, Commercial Simulation. He will support FlightSafety’s flight simulator sales efforts in Europe and Africa. “We are pleased that John has joined our Business Development team,” said John Van Maren, Vice President, Simulation. “Commercial airlines in Europe and Africa will benefit... Read more

HAI hosts African delegation

HAI hosts African delegation

25-Oct-2013Source: HAI

On October 16, a delegation of 14 individuals representing Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia kicked off the second leg of a two-week Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to the United States with a visit to HAI headquarters. Organized by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the RTM’s objective was to gather data on light aircraft,... Read more

Avlite to supply solar helipad lighting systems to Africa

Avlite to supply solar helipad lighting systems to Africa

16-Sep-2011Source: Avlite Systems

Avlite’s Canadian distributor Crouse Hinds Airport Lighting will deliver two solar helipad lighting systems to a large helicopter operator in Africa.  One system will be installed in Senegal, the other in Tanzania.  The helipad lighting systems, manufactured by Avlite Systems, use the AV70-HI and Apollo Heliport Beacon as a mobile, cost-effective solution for day and night operations.  Working... Read more

Blue Sky Network adds new Director in Middle East and Africa

Blue Sky Network adds new Director in Middle East and Africa

14-Jun-2011Source: Blue Sky Network

Blue Sky Network, a leading, global provider of satellite tracking and communication solutions for land, sea, and aviation, is proud to announce the addition of Hamza Mohammed as Director of Business Development for Middle East and Africa (MEA). Based in Kuwait, Mr. Mohammed brings more than a decade of experience to Blue Sky Network, and... Read more

Ansat offered to African market

Ansat offered to African market

24-Sep-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian industrial holding company Russian Helicopters, a part of the multi-profile industrial group UIC Oboronprom, offers the African aviation markets south of the Sahara, the new light multi-role Ansat. This civil helicopter with an MTOW of 3.3 tons is manufactured by the Kazan Helicopters, JSC , a part of Russian Helicopters, and is designed... Read more

Denel Aviation advances its footprint

Denel Aviation advances its footprint

18-Sep-2010

Denel Aviation is embarking on an aggressive marketing strategy to pursue markets beyond South Africa’s borders.  Markets and air forces in North Africa are a particular focus.... Read more

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