Angola

Abu Dhabi Aviation leases two AW139s to Bestfly

Abu Dhabi Aviation leases two AW139s to Bestfly

30-Jun-2021Source: Arabian Aerospace

Abu Dhabi Aviation has leased two new AW-139 helicopters to Angola operator Bestfly with the first helicopter being handed over to the Luanda headquartered company by Leonardo today. See Full Story. ... Read more

Heli-Union creates new partnership in Angola

Heli-Union creates new partnership in Angola

10-Oct-2018Source: Heli-Union

Heli-Union and Bestfly held a demonstration show in Bestfly premises, located in Luanda Airport, Angola, gathering both the local authorities and Oil and Gas companies operating in the country. The participants showed great interests in this latest industrial revolution in Angola. The demonstration was with an aim to present the strong business partnership between Heli-Union... Read more

Heli-Union announces new partnership

Heli-Union announces new partnership

7-Sep-2018Source: Heli-Union

On 29th-30th August 2018, Heli-Union and Bestfly held a demonstration show in Bestfly premises, located in Luanda Airport, Angola, gathering both the local authorities and Oil and Gas companies operating in the country. The participants showed great interests in this latest industrial revolution in Angola. The demonstration was with an aim to present the strong... Read more

26-Sep-16 D2-EYI Bell 430 Malongo, Angola (6F)

26-Sep-16 D2-EYI Bell 430 Malongo, Angola (6F)

26-Sep-2016

All six occupants died when the helicopter crashed en route to a Chevron oil platform off the Angolan coast.  The helicopter left Malongo port in Angola’s Cabinda province on Monday at 1523 local time to make the short journey to the Tombua-Landana offshore oil platform but never arrived.... Read more

Russian Helicopters delivers four Mi-171Sh to Angola

Russian Helicopters delivers four Mi-171Sh to Angola

30-Mar-2016Source: Sputnik

“Russian Helicopters has delivered a batch of four Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Angolan Defense Ministry, in the framework of a long partnership,” the company’s press service told RIA Novosti.  see full story... Read more

Bestfly awarded Chevron ground handling contract in Angola

Bestfly awarded Chevron ground handling contract in Angola

20-Oct-2015Source: Bestfly

Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company has been selected by Chevron, through its subsidiary, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Ltd. (CABGOC), to provide all ground handling and flight support services to its entire aviation related operations in Angola. The contract, which commenced in September, covers the complete Chevron fleet of four Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft, and... Read more

SonAir Selects Heli-One unit in Poland for Super Puma G-Checks

SonAir Selects Heli-One unit in Poland for Super Puma G-Checks

7-Oct-2015Source: Heli-One

SonAir Serviço Aéreo, S.A., a provider of onshore and offshore helicopter services to Angolan oil facilities, will benefit from the world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services offered at Heli-One’s Rzeszow, Poland facility. Heli-One will perform G-Check inspections and custom painting on four AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters for SonAir. “Heli-One’s Poland facility provides us with... Read more

02-Jul-15 D2-EWA Airbus AS365N3 Nhime, Angola (6F)

02-Jul-15 D2-EWA Airbus AS365N3 Nhime, Angola (6F)

2-Jul-2015

Crashed and burnt out.  Wreckage not found for six days.  Helicopter was being operated for National Institute of Medical Emergencies... Read more

21-Jan-15 Eurocopter SA316 Saurimo, Angola

21-Jan-15 Eurocopter SA316 Saurimo, Angola

21-Jan-2015

During an air display, the helicopter was approaching a hover but porpoised – during this the main blades contacted and cut the boom, causing the helicopter to crash from low level.  Video of incident on YouTube here.  Pilot and co pilot seriously injured... Read more

SonAir receives three EC225s, financed through Milestone

SonAir receives three EC225s, financed through Milestone

6-Jun-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

The worldwide fleet of EC225s that perform heli-lift duties for oil and gas operators increased by three today with Airbus Helicopters’ triple delivery of workhorse rotorcraft acquired by Milestone Aviation Group and leased to SonAir – an African operator – which will utilize them in Angola. The handover ceremony in Marignane, France marked the latest... Read more

Angola SonAir takes delivery of EC225

Angola SonAir takes delivery of EC225

6-May-2014Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 presence in the African oil and gas heli-lift market will expand following delivery of an additional workhorse rotorcraft to SonAir, which is to deploy this long-range helicopter on operations in Angola. A handover ceremony today in Marignane, France marked the EC225’s delivery, with this latest aircraft joining SonAir’s Airbus Helicopters-built fleet of... Read more

Angola Police to have new Luanda helicopter base

Angola Police to have new Luanda helicopter base

27-Feb-2014Source: Angop

Angola Police are looking to create a new self-contained base (subject to budget) away from Luanda’s international airport – see full story... Read more

SonAir resumes Eurocopter EC225 operations

SonAir resumes Eurocopter EC225 operations

1-Aug-2013Source: Eurocopter

SonAir, Africa’s largest oil and gas helicopter operator, has become the first operator to resume passenger transportation flights with the suspended EC225 fleet. Three flights were performed successfully with two EC225s from Luanda to two offshore platforms. Based in Angola, SonAir is the aviation division of Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company. Its resumption of EC225... Read more

01-Sep-12 Eurocopter AS350B3 Dundo, Angola (4F)

01-Sep-12 Eurocopter AS350B3 Dundo, Angola (4F)

1-Sep-2012

Accident caused the deaths of the captain of the aircraft, chief-inspector Tiago Casimiro, his assistant, João Adelino João Brandão, as well as the workers of the Provincial Electoral Commission, Lourenço Mussenoho and Maria Augusta João.... Read more

CHC transfers Super Puma from Angola to UK

CHC transfers Super Puma from Angola to UK

24-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

CHC have in the last 24 hours registered a AS332L2 Super Puma in the UK – serial 2398 as G-CHCY.  This aircraft had previously been operated for eight years by SonAir in Angola in full CHC colours and titles. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

28-Mar-12 Eurocopter SA319 Lunundo, Angola (2F)

28-Mar-12 Eurocopter SA319 Lunundo, Angola (2F)

28-Mar-2012

Helicopter was carrying out filming work.  The accident killed Feliciano Saiminho of Public Television of Angola and Air Force technician Manuel André... Read more

Angola’s SonAir completes delivery of six Sikorsky S76C++

Angola’s SonAir completes delivery of six Sikorsky S76C++

1-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

SonAir has recently taken delivery of the second batch of three Sikorsky S76C++ helicopters to complete the order for six which the manufacturer announced in March 2011. The first three, serial number 797, 809 and 810 were all cancelled from the FAA register to Angola in late October and early November.  The remainder, serials 811,... Read more

Brazil trains Angolan Police pilots and engineers

Brazil trains Angolan Police pilots and engineers

11-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In a ceremony in Luanda on Tuesday 8th November, thirteen new pilots were presented by Angolan National Police aviation commander João Lello to general commissioner Ambrosio de Lemos.  In his speech to those present, Mr Lello said that the pilots had been trained in Brazil along with twenty maintenance engineers.  A further nine pilots and... Read more

02-Aug-11 H-610 Mil Mi-171 Malanje, Angola (1F)

02-Aug-11 H-610 Mil Mi-171 Malanje, Angola (1F)

2-Aug-2011

One fatality (named as Canjole Kitumba Aguinaldo) in take-off accident... Read more

Angola’s National Police takes delivery of 10th AS350B3

Angola’s National Police takes delivery of 10th AS350B3

22-Jun-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter is celebrating the delivery of the tenth AS350 B3 Ecureuil (Astar) helicopter to Angola’s National Police Force’s Helicopter Unit, strengthening its airborne law enforcement capabilities and at the same time, expanding its modern and versatile rotor wing fleet. This latest delivery concludes the 2009 contract to supply a fleet of 10 AS350 B3s delivered... Read more

08-Jun-11 Mil Mi-17 Saurimo, Angola (5F)

08-Jun-11 Mil Mi-17 Saurimo, Angola (5F)

8-Jun-2011

Fatalities include a major, two lieutenants and two sergeants.... Read more

Angola’s SonAir signs for six S-76C++

Angola’s SonAir signs for six S-76C++

6-Mar-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and SonAir Servico Aereo, S.A. (SonAir)  today announced the signing of a contract for six S-76C++â„¢ helicopters in a ceremony held at Heli-Expo.  Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). SonAir has been flying Sikorsky products for more than 15 years in support of offshore oil operations in Angola.... Read more

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