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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 performs surveillance foe Romanian Border Police

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 performs surveillance foe Romanian Border Police

9-Apr-2021Source: Schiebel

The Romanian Border Police operates the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and is also extended to Bulgaria. Stationed in Mangalia, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in carrying out general Coast Guard functions, conducting day-to-day monitoring and... Read more

Heli-Union completes two month AS365N contract in Bulgaria

Heli-Union completes two month AS365N contract in Bulgaria

13-Feb-2019Source: Heli-Union

Heli-Union, offshore helicopter provider was awarded a 2-month contract from TOTAL E&P Bulgaria in the support of TOTAL’s exploration campaign. The project started the beginning of November 2018. Under the terms of the contract, Heli-Union provided two medium type helicopters for crew transfers and 24/7 Medevac services. The helicopters flew from Varna international airport to... Read more

09-Jun-17 902 Airbus AS565MB Varna, Bulgaria (1F)

09-Jun-17 902 Airbus AS565MB Varna, Bulgaria (1F)

9-Jun-2017

Crashed into the sea during artillery exercise, after colliding with the Bulgarian Navy Wielingen-class Drazki 41 frigate.  Pilot (named as Captain Georgi Atanasov) later died in hospital, with the other two occupants seriously injured but stable.  Serial confirmed in this article... Read more

Bulgarian Helicopter Crew Remains Captured in Sudan

Bulgarian Helicopter Crew Remains Captured in Sudan

2-Feb-2015Source: Novinite

The six Bulgarians working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who were captured by Sudanese insurgents on Monday, have still not been released. See Full Story... Read more

Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

14-Oct-2014Source: Focus

24th Air Base in Krumovo expects 2 new Bell 206 helicopters and 2 more Cougar helicopters at the beginning of the following year,” said Brigadier General Zlatko Zlatev, commander of the air base, speaking for Radio FOCUS – Plovdiv. See Full Story... Read more

Buglaria’s Heli Air acquires A109K2 from Switzerland

Buglaria’s Heli Air acquires A109K2 from Switzerland

20-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Air made a brief announcement on their website “In the beginning of 2013 arrived our new helicopter Agusta A109K2 with registration mark LZ CEA at Sofia Airport. The helicopter is designed for transport of passengers, Search and Rescue flights, Emergency Medical Service flights, Firefighting, Aerial Construction, as well as Aerial inspection and Surveillance. The... Read more

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

28-Nov-2012Source: European Defence Agency

The third Helicopter Tactics Symposium was held from 19 – 21 November in Luxembourg. 43 participants from 16 Member States (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, ES, EE,  FI, FR, HU, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE, UK) and additional guests from New Zeeland and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre exchanged views on the status of... Read more

France clears Bulgaria of obligations over last three AS565 Panthers

France clears Bulgaria of obligations over last three AS565 Panthers

21-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Bulgarian-based website Novinite.com is today saying that the country has been “pardoned” over its obligations over the last three AS565 Panthers.  This follows a meeting between Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and his French counterpart Gerard Longuet in Paris.  Bulgarian originally ordered 12 Cougars and 6 Panthers, but had not paid for three of... Read more

Kidnapped Bulgarian UN air crew freed after six months captivity in Sudan

Kidnapped Bulgarian UN air crew freed after six months captivity in Sudan

8-Jun-2011Source: DefenceWeb

Three Bulgarian air crew working for the United Nations have been released after they were kidnapped six months ago in Darfur. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said all three were Bulgarian nationals working for Heli Air Services contracted to the United Nations.... Read more

Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

27-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Bulgarian Air Force, already well known to be short of cash, is to sell 12 helicopters – six Mi-17s and six Mi-24 gunships.  The funds raised will then be used to refurbish and upgrade a further six of each type. In the last couple of years, Bulgaria has taken delivery of twelve AS532 Cougar... Read more

Bulgarian Border Police takes delivery of two AW109 Powers and an AW139

Bulgarian Border Police takes delivery of two AW109 Powers and an AW139

17-Jan-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Bulgarian Border Police has taken delivery of two additional AW109 Power light twin-engine helicopters and one AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Sofia Airport on January 15th in the presence of representatives from the Bulgarian Government, Border... Read more

Bulgarian UN helicopter crew kidnapped in Sudan

Bulgarian UN helicopter crew kidnapped in Sudan

14-Jan-2011Source: Yahoo! News

Three Bulgarian helicopter aircrew working on a UN contract were kidnapped in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region on Thursday, the United Nations and the Bulgarian foreign ministry said.... Read more

Agreement not yet reached between Bulgaria and Eurocopter

Agreement not yet reached between Bulgaria and Eurocopter

20-Dec-2010Source: Novinite

All 12 Cougars are now paid for and delivered.  However, only 3 Panthers of 6 are delivered and Bulgaria is seeking to avoid penalties while still cancelling the remaining three... Read more

Bulgaria takes delivery of last Cougar in troubled Eurocopter deal

Bulgaria takes delivery of last Cougar in troubled Eurocopter deal

22-Nov-2010Source: Novinite

The 12th Cougar helicopter arrived from France on Friday, and was received at the Krumovo base of the Bulgarian Air Force. The Cougar was flown from France by a Bulgarian crew. [File photo. The last Cougar is serial 712]... Read more

Bulgaria deploys helicopters to hunt tax dodgers

Bulgaria deploys helicopters to hunt tax dodgers

19-Oct-2010Source: Waz

Bulgaria has deployed helicopters fitted with cameras to fight internal tax evasion, which has become something of a national sport.... Read more

Bulgaria budgets for funds to rescue troubled Eurocopter deal

Bulgaria budgets for funds to rescue troubled Eurocopter deal

5-Aug-2010

Bulgaria has already received 11 Cougar and 3 Panther  helicopters, and has paid 60% of the entire deal – about EUR 240 M – which is the guarantee deposit.  But they still owe BGN 175 M and Eurocopter is holding back 1 Cougar and 3 Panthers as a result... Read more

Czech Republic received an order to overhaul four NATO Mi-17s

Czech Republic received an order to overhaul four NATO Mi-17s

5-Aug-2010Source: AEX

LOM has been contracted by NATO in a deal amounted to 250 million CZK (US$13.3M).... Read more

MD Helicopters authorizes new Sales Representative for Romania and Bulgaria

MD Helicopters authorizes new Sales Representative for Romania and Bulgaria

8-Jun-2010Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) is pleased to announce that INDES Aviation has joined MDHI as an authorized Sales Representative for Romania and Bulgaria.  INDES Aviation will offer the full line of MD Helicopters and customization options. INDES Aviation is a maintenance management and logistics support company serving the civil and military aerospace sectors. Utilizing regional... Read more

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry to build new operational base

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry to build new operational base

23-May-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry is to build an operational base for its aviation unit on a plot in the northern part of the Sofia airport. The construction of the airbase will be financed under an international project, the implementation of which will take two years to complete. The new facility will have helicopter hangars and... Read more

Bulgarian Army Faces Financial Collapse over Helicopter Deal

Bulgarian Army Faces Financial Collapse over Helicopter Deal

28-Apr-2010Source: Novinite

The Bulgarian Army has lost BGN 76 M in default payments because of its failure to meet its obligations under contracts with helicopter producer Eurocopter.... Read more

Bulgarian Border Police accepts first of two AW109 Powers

Bulgarian Border Police accepts first of two AW109 Powers

6-Apr-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Bulgarian Border Police has taken delivery of its first AW109 Power light twin helicopter during an official ceremony held at Sofia Airport today in the presence of Representatives of the Bulgarian Government. This helicopter will provide a reliable air surveillance capability on the outer EU... Read more

Bulgaria buys two AW109E Powers for border patrol

Bulgaria buys two AW109E Powers for border patrol

29-Jan-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered two AW109 Power light twin helicopters to meet the latest helicopter requirement for the Bulgarian Border Police. The main mission of the helicopters, which are procured under the Schengen Facility programme funds, is to provide a... Read more

Bulgaria Orders An AW139 To Meet Border Police Requirement

Bulgaria Orders An AW139 To Meet Border Police Requirement

23-Dec-2009Source: AgustaWestland

The Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered an AW139 medium twin helicopter to meet the latest Bulgarian Border Police helicopter requirement.... Read more

Enstrom Gears Up In Bulgaria

Enstrom Gears Up In Bulgaria

10-Mar-2009Source: Rotorhub

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Bulgarian Police Orders An AW109 Power

Bulgarian Police Orders An AW109 Power

2-Dec-2008Source: AgustaWestland

Bulgarian Police Orders An AW109 Power... Read more

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