Leonardo and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence announced the establishment of a joint venture for the local assembly, sale and support of Leonardo helicopters for various applications. The joint venture (with a 51% share owned by the Ministry of National Defence and 49% owned by Leonardo) will be headquartered in a brand new industrial… Read more »
Helicopter crashed on a photo survey flight – it was chartered by the National Agency for Studies and Follow-up on Railways Investment, who were conducting cartography of the new railway line linking Algiers downtown to the western suburb of Zeralda. Images show the helicopter completely burnt out.
Helicopter crashed in open farmland on a night reconnaissance mission, killing three POB. Post crash fire. Reported location is right by significant amounts of high voltage lines converging on a power station site, and the Algerian Navy later confirmed (below) that the helicopter hit powerlines. The official statement in the news section of the Algerian… Read more »
Russian Helicopters are up to date with their production plan and will be on schedule with the delivery of 46 Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters to Egypt this year. As reported by Flight Global, these helicopters will operate from two “Mistral-class amphibious assault ships.” Another order they have for Ka-52 is from Algeria who have ordered… Read more »
The Algerian Air Force has a contract for 14 Mi-26T2s from Russian Helicopters. The second batch of deliveries have been seen in Italy in late January. They hope to conclude the deliveries by the end of 2017, reports IT Web. They also have a contract for 42 Mi-28NE attack helicopters from Russian Helicopters.
Over the last five years, Algeria has received a significant number of helicopters from AgustaWestland, but the manufacturer goes into complete silence mode when asked how many aircraft have been delivered. No article has been published to date enumerating the extent of this order. HeliHub.com has thus done a significant amount of research in an… Read more »
Italian tax police carried out searches in several cities on Thursday relating to allegations of corruption by former managers of Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland over a helicopter contract in Algeria, Italian prosecutors said. The new investigation comes as Finmeccanica’s CEO Mauro Moretti, appointed last year, seeks to restore the state-controlled defence group’s reputation after a separate… Read more »
The Algerian Navy will soon take delivery of the first of six Super Lynx 300 helicopter following the conclusion of armed flight trials of the first aircraft by AgustaWestland at the company factory in Somerset, United Kingdom. See Full Story
Around two years ago, a training programme commenced in the UK with 40 would-be pilots from Algeria, all set up by AgustaWestland as part of a wider deal including a whole batch of helicopters as well. While the operators and AW maintained radio silence on the contract, many in the UK industry knew that Tiger… Read more »
The Republic of Algeria is selling its pair of VVIP Eurocopter EC225LP helicopters.Â Sales company Helipartner is marketing the pair on their website.Â Built in 2003 and 2004, the two helicopters have flown less than 1,200 hours between them, so they average just 80 hours a year each.Â The two aircraft are listed with their… Read more »
Russia’s Rosvertol, which produces attack helicopters for the Russian Helicopters holding company, is in talks with Algeria over the export of its Mi-28NE, the Rostov-on-Don-based manufacturer said on 6 June.
The UK CAA this week visited Shobdon airfield and were so alarmed by what they found that they issued a NOTAM there and then, closing the airfield.Â However, exactly why such this action was taken is not yet known, although it has been the subject of plenty of speculation on the Flyer forum frequented by… Read more »
Crashed when working on cleaning powerline insulators. 2 killed in the accident (David Canon – 28, Spanish, and Alex Weagg – 47, Spanish), 1 seriously injured (Antoni Habilane Salmero, 47, Spanish) to hospital
British operator Tiger Helicopters are to lease two AB206 JetRangers from Castle Air.Â The lease commences 1st October 2010 for an initial period of two years, with each JetRanger expected to fly 1,000 hours during that time on an intensive training contract.Â Tiger are providing ab initio training for Algerian military pilots who will then… Read more »
Several newspapers said an inquiry ordered by [the late police chief] Tounsi into bribery allegations involving helicopter parts suppliers had implicated Woustache.Â “The perpetrator did not accept the conclusions of this inquiry,” the Arabic-language Echorouk daily said
The Algerian ministry of defense signed a contract with Agusta Westland, an Italian company of the Finmeccanica Group, to purchase 100 helicopters of various nomenclatures for its gendarmerie, police, and civil protection agency.