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Enstrom appoints service centre DSA in Czech Republic

Enstrom appoints service centre DSA in Czech Republic

19-Jan-2023Source: Enstrom

Enstrom is pleased to announce that it has signed DSA a.s. as a Dealer and Service Center for Enstrom Helicopters in the Czech Republic. Located in Hradec Kralove, DSA provides aircraft sales, flight training, and maintenance for all models of Enstrom helicopters, as well as for other manufacturers and fixed-wing aircraft as well. “We knew... Read more

Czech Republic to receive eight more H-1 helicopters from US

Czech Republic to receive eight more H-1 helicopters from US

22-Aug-2022Source: Czech Republic Military

  [electronic translate] The Czech Republic will receive eight helicopters of the H1 system for free from the USA. This was confirmed by Defense Minister Jana Černochová during today’s visit to the 24th Air Transport Base. In total, the Czech Air Force will receive 20 American machines: 10 multipurpose UH-1Y Venom and 10 AH-1Z Viper fighters. It... Read more

Czech Republic Chief of Defense Signs Beams of AH‑1Z and UH‑1Y

Czech Republic Chief of Defense Signs Beams of AH‑1Z and UH‑1Y

21-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed another step in the production of AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters for international customers. Czech Republic Chief of Defense (CHOD) Gen. Aleš Opata, Deputy Minister of Defence František Šulc and delegates visited Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in a landmark meeting to observe the Czech Republic H-1... Read more

Bell begins production on Czech Republic AH-1Z

Bell begins production on Czech Republic AH-1Z

24-Feb-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has started production of the first AH-1Z Viper for the Czech Republic at  Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The production of the Viper joins UH-1Y production as part of the Czech Republic Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of mixed fleet aircraft. “Bell understands what it means to execute... Read more

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

14-Dec-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force. The Flight Training Device (FTD)... Read more

UMS Skeldar and Primoco to jointly bid  for customers requesting fixed and rotary wing UAV

UMS Skeldar and Primoco to jointly bid for customers requesting fixed and rotary wing UAV

24-Nov-2021Source: Primco

Czech-based Primoco UAV SE and Swiss-Swedish UMS Skeldar have teamed up as part of a cooperation agreement to provide selected customers with a combination of the Primoco One 150 fixed-wing and UMS Skeldar’s V-150 rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Enabling organisations the versatility to use both platforms as part of their missions, this agreement... Read more

Bell awarded $18M contract for delivery of AH-1Z training device

Bell awarded $18M contract for delivery of AH-1Z training device

16-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $18,645,884 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N0001920C0061). This modification provides for the production and delivery of one AH-1Z flight training device as well as in-country installation and three months of interim support for the government of the Czech Republic. Work will be performed... Read more

Bell Begins Manufacturing UH-1Y For First International Operator

Bell Begins Manufacturing UH-1Y For First International Operator

20-Jul-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has restarted UH-1Y Venom helicopter production for the first international operator. Crestview Aerospace has completed manufacturing the first of eight cabins at the Crestview Florida facility. The aircraft will complete final assembly at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center. The helicopters are part of the 2020 U.S.... Read more

30-Mar-21 OK-WHA-84 Helisport CH-77 Dobřichovice, Czech Republic (2F)

30-Mar-21 OK-WHA-84 Helisport CH-77 Dobřichovice, Czech Republic (2F)

30-Mar-2021

Helicopter crashed in an open field, killing both on board.  ... Read more

25-Mar-21 OK-GUI Guimbal G2 Kladno, Czech Republic

25-Mar-21 OK-GUI Guimbal G2 Kladno, Czech Republic

25-Mar-2021

Helicopter crashed from 10-15m to the ground suddenly during a dual training flight.  Both POB airlifted to hospital with injuries image- tydenikpolicie.cz... Read more

Czech Republic Signs Letter of Offer and Acceptance for Mixed Fleet of AH-1Z and UH-1Y

Czech Republic Signs Letter of Offer and Acceptance for Mixed Fleet of AH-1Z and UH-1Y

17-Dec-2019Source: Bell

The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, and Czech Republic Minister of Defence, Lubomir Metnar, signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance finalizing the foreign military sale by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, of H-1 helicopters to the Czech Air Force. CzechSigning.jpg “We are privileged to support the Czech people and... Read more

22-Oct-19 OK-ASS Schweizer 300CBi Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

22-Oct-19 OK-ASS Schweizer 300CBi Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

22-Oct-2019

Crashed during night training flight.  Instructor and student not seriously injured... Read more

Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

7-May-2019Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of twelve UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested... Read more

Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

7-May-2019Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of four AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $205 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested to... Read more

22-Mar-19 OK-CLV Enstrom 480 Slavoňov, Czech Republic (2F)

22-Mar-19 OK-CLV Enstrom 480 Slavoňov, Czech Republic (2F)

22-Mar-2019

Training flight leading to fatal injuries of both the student and the instructor, named here as Michal Beneš... Read more

Czech Republic requests 12 UH-1Ys

Czech Republic requests 12 UH-1Ys

26-Oct-2017Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Czech Republic for UH-1Y utility helicopters.  The estimated cost is $575 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 11, 2017. The Government of the Czech Republic has requested the... Read more

LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. and Enstrom Helicopter sign Contract

LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. and Enstrom Helicopter sign Contract

23-Oct-2017Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract for six  480B-G turbine helicopters with LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. in the Czech Republic. The Enstrom Representatives in the Czech Republic, Dan Tucek and Roland VanHees from DSA, provided the coordination for marketing, flight demonstrations, sales support and contract negotiations for this program. Known as the 480B-G, Enstrom’s turbine-powered... Read more

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

26-May-2017Source: Aeropartner

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B helicopter. Newly registered in the Czech Republic as OK-AMS the helicopter will be engaged in the private air transportation to perfectly fit into the wide range of the Company’s services. The helicopter will often provide a quick shuttle between Prague Int’l Airport and remote heli spots offering... Read more

Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

12-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Czech Republic will soon be releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for a new fleet. They are looking for a multi-role rotorcraft that will meet the technical, cost and performance requirements. The procurement will also mean the replacement of the Mil Mi-24s. Leonardo has come forward with the proposal of its AW139M, saying that... Read more

Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

6-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Czech Republic is looking into a military contract costing around CZK 6 billion. Although sources say the costs may double. Companies that are gunning for the contract include Airbus, Bell and Sikorsky. The competition is high between the three companies, but a spokesperson has said that the decision may not necessarily be made by... Read more

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

26-May-2016Source: Rostec

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the... Read more

Bell opens new paint facility and delivery centre in Prague

Bell opens new paint facility and delivery centre in Prague

13-May-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that its Prague location officially opened a new paint facility and delivery center –providing full aircraft completion and delivery capabilities to its European customers. “Bell Helicopter’s continued investment in the region reinforces our commitment to our European customers to provide an in-region facility that offers the... Read more

Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

24-Feb-2016Source: Prague Daily Monitor

Two Czechs found a week ago the wreck of a Polish helicopter in a forest between Lanskroun and Ceska Trebova that crashed 48 years ago, Military History and Technology Museum owner Vladek Vacha told journalists on Monday. See Full Story... Read more

MD Helicopters to speak at Combat Helicopter 2015 conference

MD Helicopters to speak at Combat Helicopter 2015 conference

12-Nov-2015Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce Roger O’Dell, Director of Program Management, will be a plenary speaker at the 2015 Combat Helicopter Conference (CH2015), Prague, Czech Republic, November 17-19, 2015. Mr. O’Dell will speak on issues related to multimission light scout helicopter solutions and delivering rapid operational readines during CH2015 Day Two sessions... Read more

Airbus Helicopters and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

Airbus Helicopters and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

29-Oct-2015Source: Airbus

In the frame of the on-going multipurpose helicopter tender of the Czech Ministry of Defence, Airbus Helicopters signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding with the LOM PRAHA s.p. for a future cooperation in the field of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul. The agreement is also covering national customization, service & support, training and the potential... Read more

Russia approves maintenance at Bell Helicopter Prague

Russia approves maintenance at Bell Helicopter Prague

29-Sep-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces today that the Bell Helicopter Prague, Customization and Delivery Center, has received Russian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certification to perform maintenance on Russian registered aircraft. “This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter Prague,” said Michael Reagan, director, global services at Bell Helicopter. “We are committed... Read more

AgustaWestland and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

AgustaWestland and LOM Praha sign cooperation MoU

29-Sep-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LOM Praha s.p. of the Czech Republic. Under the MoU the partners are paving the way for cooperation in the field of helicopter maintenance, training, servicing and support, as well as the designing and manufacturing of helicopter kits. The partnership would be firmly... Read more

LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

19-Jun-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Prague-based service and support provider LOM PRAHA for discussions on collaboration involving reassembly, customization and maintenance of Bell Helicopter military aircraft. To see images of the signing ceremony in Prague, please follow this link. “We are looking... Read more

29-Mar-15 OK-RRJ Robinson R44 Modrava, Czech Republic (1F)

29-Mar-15 OK-RRJ Robinson R44 Modrava, Czech Republic (1F)

29-Mar-2015

Crashed into trees shortly after take-off from a site described as ” inaccessible” – pilot reported to have stayed the night in a cottage in the woods.  Weather mentioned as a possible factor in some reports... Read more

12-Feb-15 N111ZP Rotorway A600 Bohusovice nad Ohri, Czech Republic (1F)

12-Feb-15 N111ZP Rotorway A600 Bohusovice nad Ohri, Czech Republic (1F)

12-Feb-2015

Test flight of newly imported helicopter.  Pilot killed... Read more

EFA Prague – the New Name for EHS and AviationExpo Europe

EFA Prague – the New Name for EHS and AviationExpo Europe

20-Jan-2015Source: EFA

EFA Prague, ‘Europe’s Festival of Aviation in Prague’ is Europe’s General Aviation and Helicopter Expo in Eastern Europe. The event will take place at Prague- Kbely Airport from 11th – 13th of June 2015. EFA Prague replaces the former Show names of AviationExpo Europe and European Helicopter Show (EHS), to allow for a unified name which represents both shows as ‘EFA... Read more

EHS Announces New Location

EHS Announces New Location

24-Nov-2014Source: EHS

Prague confirmed as host city for the 2015 European Helicopter Show, 11 to 13 June 2015 The EHS team has secured unique and exclusive access to Prague – Kbely airport as the new home of the European Helicopter Show, from 11 to 13 June 2015. Located in the heart of Europe, Prague is not only... Read more

Fuchs Helikopter to be first Swiss R66 operator

Fuchs Helikopter to be first Swiss R66 operator

12-Aug-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Fuchs Helikopter have announced that they will be the first operator of the Robinson R66 Turbine in Switzerland.  Serial number 0338 is expected to soon take up local registration HB-ZSF – it has been bought from Nisa Air in the Czech Republic, who operated it as OK-TNT for a short time. Fuchs intend using the... Read more

Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

Enstrom Adds Dealers, Continues Innovation

17-Jul-2014Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce three new Enstrom dealers: DSA a.s., in the Czech Republic, Hi-Tech Helicopters, Inc. in North Carolina, and Indiana Helicopters in Indiana. “All three are well-established companies and will enhance our market presence for these regions,” said Orlando Alaniz, director of sales and marketing at Enstrom. “We are looking... Read more

Bell invests in Prague facility upgrades

Bell invests in Prague facility upgrades

15-Jul-2014Source: Textron

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its facility in Prague, Czech Republic, will become the company’s regional customization, delivery and aftermarket service center to address growing European customer demand. In addition to upgrades to the facility, the company laid out its plans for future investments in Europe including expanded customization capabilities and... Read more

Czech Republic – DSA adds Enstrom 480 to fleet

Czech Republic – DSA adds Enstrom 480 to fleet

24-Jun-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Czech operator DSA has added a new type to its fleet with the acquisition of an Enstrom 480B from the UK. Delivered on its British registration G-TRYX, the helicopter continues to be registered in the UK in DSA’s name.  It is based at Prague’s Kbely Airport and used for training and charter Jeremy Parkin –... Read more

20-Jun-14 OK-LPS Robinson R22 Prague, Czech Republic

20-Jun-14 OK-LPS Robinson R22 Prague, Czech Republic

20-Jun-2014

Emergency field landing with high vertical force impact.  Skids splayed out... Read more

EHS Hall Plan and Static Display Plans Live

EHS Hall Plan and Static Display Plans Live

10-Jun-2014Source: EHS

The Hall Plan and Static display is now live on the European Helicopter Show website!  See Exhibitor list here Exhibitors and visitors are now able to view the Hall Plan and Static Display for this upcoming European Helicopter Show event, taking place on the 19th – 21st June, 2014.   For more information on the European Helicopter Show visit: www.eurohelishow.com Get the most... Read more

Bell announces first 407GX sale in Czech Republic

Bell announces first 407GX sale in Czech Republic

23-May-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with King’s Casino for a Bell 407GX. This is the first Bell 407GX to be sold into the Czech Republic. “We are excited King’s Casino has put their confidence in the performance of the Bell 407GX, and our global maintenance and... Read more

Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

Lion Helicopters orders third and fourth Cabris for Czech Republic

15-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Guimbal’s representatives in Czech Republic – Lion Helicopters – recently announced that they have placed an order for two G2 Cabri helicopters for private purchasers in the Czech Republic.  The contract for these was signed at the Aero exhibition in Friendrichshafen, and will take the national fleet to four. Lion Helicopters already operate the first two,... Read more

01-May-14 OK-SPW Robinson R44 Solice, Czech Republic

01-May-14 OK-SPW Robinson R44 Solice, Czech Republic

1-May-2014

Impacted terrain from a low altitude near Sollice, Prague-East District in Central Bohemia. The helicopter came to rest inverted, sustaining apparent substantial damage and the four occupants onboard (2 adults, 2 small children) were not injured.... Read more

23-Apr-14 OK-VAC Robinson R44 Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic

23-Apr-14 OK-VAC Robinson R44 Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic

23-Apr-2014

Blade hit tail cone during training autorotation.... Read more

EHS 2014 Exhibitor List Now Live

EHS 2014 Exhibitor List Now Live

25-Mar-2014Source: EHS

European Helicopter Show has now released its up to date exhibitor list. With strong support gathering for the June event, the show organizers can now confirm the current list of companies that will be participating at Hradec Králové, Czech Republic between 19th – 21st June 2014. For more information on EHS visit: www.eurohelishow.com... Read more

Lion Helicopters to exhibit at EHS 2014

Lion Helicopters to exhibit at EHS 2014

4-Mar-2014Source: EHS

LION Helicopters company provides professional helicopter flying school services, aerial works and is dealer of Guimbal Helicopters for Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Hungary. Putting emphasis on maximum safety confirms the fact, that LION Helicopters highly experienced pilots and instructors use the best available technology. LION Helicopters company is the only one in the Czech Republic operating... Read more

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

25-Feb-2014Source: Air Rescue Systems

Air Rescue Systems (ARS) of Ashland, Oregon and European Air Services (EAS) of Prague, Czech Republic have teamed up to introduce helicopter precision flight and specialized operational training to operators in Europe. With the growing need for advanced and specialized training and relatively few competitors, the two partners have identified great potential in Europe. “We... Read more

03-Dec-13 OK-SHA-68 Heli-Sport CH-77 Stepanov, Czech Republic (1F)

03-Dec-13 OK-SHA-68 Heli-Sport CH-77 Stepanov, Czech Republic (1F)

3-Dec-2013

Brand new helicopter crashed being flown by purchaser on ferry flight to his home base.  Helicopter burnt out in crash, and pilot killed.... Read more

Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

18-Jun-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its service facility, Aviation Service a.s., located in Prague, Czech Republic, was granted expanded and updated terms of its Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The expansion of the DOA certification allows Aviation Service to perform major changes on the primary... Read more

EHS Airshow Display Acts revealed

EHS Airshow Display Acts revealed

9-May-2013Source: EHS

European Helicopter Show are pleased to announce the Airshow display Acts, which will perform on Saturday 11th May from 12:00hrs. An exciting programme awaits visitors who will attend the event. Please find the list and order of participants below. You can also view the Airshow programme on the website > DISPLAY TYPE DURATION AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN PILOT Helicopter... Read more

Visit European Helicopter Show 2013 this week

Visit European Helicopter Show 2013 this week

7-May-2013Source: EHS

Whatever your involvement in the helicopter industry you won’t want to miss the European Helicopter Show 2013. Meet experts from across the helicopter industry at Hradec Králové, 9th – 11th May 2013. 100+ Exhibitors See more than 100+ from across the helicopter industry, including manufacturers, distributors and service suppliers, showcasing the latest products & services.... Read more

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

29-Apr-2013Source: LOM Praha

LOM PRAHA, Czech Republic, has been awarded with a contract valued at (maximum) $ 1,3M for Mi-17 flight training of Polish Air Force pilots from 33rd Air Transportation Base in Powidz. The agreement focuses mainly on mastering of advanced operations including flying under IFR conditions at night. This contract is a result of the successful cooperation... Read more

W3A Sokol to be displayed at EHS

W3A Sokol to be displayed at EHS

4-Jan-2013Source: EHS

European Helicopter Show is pleased to announce that thr Czech Armed Forces Chief of Staff has approved participation of W 3A Sokol military helicopter at EHS on the  11th May 2013... Read more

Heli Golf Tournament launched for EHS 2013

Heli Golf Tournament launched for EHS 2013

17-Dec-2012Source: EHS

As part of the European Helicopter Show there will be an organized EHS Golf Tournament which will feature in line with the event programme. The golf event will take place on Thursday 9th May 2013, starting 13.00 at Kuneticka Hora about 20 km from Hradec Králové. The golf course at Kuneticka Hora has outstanding facilities such... Read more

EHS Announce Patron for 2013 event

EHS Announce Patron for 2013 event

11-Dec-2012Source: European Helicopter Show

European Helicopter Show is pleased to announce the patronage of Mr Přemysl Sobotka, Vice-President of the Senate of Parliament, Czech Republic. The political career of Mr Přemysl Sobotka started in the Velvet Revolution in 1989, where he was a member of the “for-all” Civic Forum and joined the right-wing Civic Democratic Party after its foundation... 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

Two AS355s sold from Czech Republic to New Zealand

Two AS355s sold from Czech Republic to New Zealand

9-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Two Aerospatiale AS355 F2 Twin Squirrels have arrived for Pacific Aircraft Services at Christchurch.  On the right in the photo is  OK-BIC (c/n 5388) which originally with the Guardia Nacional de Venezuela as GN-8884 followed by a spell as F-WQED before moving to the Czech Republic. On the left is OK-AIA (c/n 5512) which  is... Read more

European Helicopter Show 2013 dates announced

European Helicopter Show 2013 dates announced

12-Oct-2012Source: European Helicopter Show

The dates are now confirmed for European Helicopter Show 2013. The event will take place at Hradec Králové in Czech Republic during 9th – 11th of May 2013. This new helicopter event in Czech Republic, 9th -11th May 2013, is already attracting a positive reaction within the helicopter industry, with major manufacturers including Bell Europe... Read more

Bell continues momentum in Europe

Bell continues momentum in Europe

14-Sep-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), continues to increase its sales and customer support activities in Europe delivering seven aircraft and signing nine contracts within the last three months, as well as launching Bell 407GX and Bell 429 flight demonstration tours, and gaining EASA approval for a new customer support facility. “Bell Helicopter... Read more

Bell’s maintenance centre in Czech Republic wins Ukraine approval

Bell’s maintenance centre in Czech Republic wins Ukraine approval

26-Jun-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Aviation Service a.s., its maintenance service facility in Prague, Czech Republic,  has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval certificate from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration. Having already achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval, this will allow Bell Helicopter to begin... Read more

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

1-Jun-2012Source: Czech Ministry of Defence

The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities. The Czech Republic has been a lead country of the HIP Helicopter Task Force Initiative since 2009, and an administrator... Read more

14-May-12 N557XS CHR Safari Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (2F)

14-May-12 N557XS CHR Safari Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (2F)

14-May-2012

Helicopter appears to have descended vertically to impact point – no skid-marks near site.  Accident killed 72-year old pilot and his passenger.  Helicopter caught fire on landing and the two fatalities were found in the wreckage by firemen after they put out the blaze.... Read more

Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

3-May-2012Source: Aero Vodochody

The investment for more than 100 million will bring new production capacity. AERO Vodochody, the Czech largest aircraft manufacturer opened new shop for components made of composite materials. The company believes the new and bigger workplace will bring new production capacity and attract new customers. The competitiveness of Aero will be also improved by extension... Read more

Czech and Croatian crews prepare for Afghanistan together

Czech and Croatian crews prepare for Afghanistan together

24-Apr-2012Source: Czech MoD

In the spirit of the slogan “If to fight together, we must train together”, twelve Czech and Croatian soldiers of helicopter crews train at the Mosnov Helicopter Training Point before their deployment in Afghanistan. The very first joint training started this week at the simulator, while practical training will be held in Croatia. Czech and... Read more

Register Update – Czech Republic – January-March 2012

Register Update – Czech Republic – January-March 2012

16-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

EASA certifies new Bell service facility in Prague

EASA certifies new Bell service facility in Prague

26-Mar-2012Source: Bell

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft Company announced today that their joint service facility, operated by Aviation Service a.s. in Prague, Czech Republic, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) certification. “Growing our customer support and services around the globe is a strategic priority... Read more

Guimbal adds distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark

Guimbal adds distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark

13-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

French light helicopter manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal have added distributors in Czech Republic and Denmark according to their website. The Danish dealer is Air Service Vamdrup Aps, based at Vandrup close to the city of Kolding.  The company was founded in 1988 by Bent Iversen and has now grown to around 20 employees.  The company will... Read more

Aero Vodochody is greener, safer and more reliable

Aero Vodochody is greener, safer and more reliable

13-Dec-2011Source: Aero Vodochody

As the first company in the Czech Republic caught Aero Vodochody in the quality management system up with leaders of the world aviation industry. Aero Vodochody has recently acquired three important certificates, which indicate the company responsible approach to its employees as well as customers. First, company was certified according to EN ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental... Read more

Czech Republic: CPI Group orders an AW119Ke

Czech Republic: CPI Group orders an AW119Ke

30-Nov-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that CPI Group of Czech Republic has signed a contract for one AW119Ke single engine helicopter. This aircraft, configured with a six seat cabin interior, will be operated by HeliCzech for corporate transport missions. The helicopter is expected to be delivered in mid-2012. This order marks the... Read more

Register Update – Czech Republic – June-September 2011

Register Update – Czech Republic – June-September 2011

6-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Czech operator DSA buys EC120 from Hong Kong

Czech operator DSA buys EC120 from Hong Kong

11-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Czech operator DSA is adding a second Eurocopter EC120 to its fleet.  Purchasing a burgundy coloured example from Hong Kong, the aircraft arrived this week at the company’s base in Hradec Kralove for reassembly, test flights etc and will be registered as OK-BST. This 2005-built aircraft, serial 1404 was previously operated by “Millenium Empire”. It... Read more

30-Aug-11 OK-PIH Schweizer 300CBi Olomouc, Czech Republic

30-Aug-11 OK-PIH Schweizer 300CBi Olomouc, Czech Republic

30-Aug-2011

Crashed in open farm field and overturned... Read more

Bell appoints new Managing Director in Europe

Bell appoints new Managing Director in Europe

11-Aug-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Patrick Moulay has been selected as the new Managing Director for Commercial Business for the Europe and Russia regions. Moulay’s selection was the result of a broad search to find the right talent in terms of knowledge, commitment and energy to represent Bell Helicopter in... Read more

Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

18-Jul-2011Source: The Helicopter Museum

Following a last minute rally led by the Czech Air Force, a Mini-HeliDays event will take place at Weston-super-Mare this year after all, using the Heliport at The Helicopter Museum instead of the traditional sea front venue. Taking place on the weekend of 23rd-24th July, the helicopter line up is expected to include at least... Read more

Aero Vodochody completes its first Black Hawk cockpit

Aero Vodochody completes its first Black Hawk cockpit

17-Jun-2011Source: Aero Vodochody

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the completion of the first UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit produced in the Czech Republic by AERO Vodochody. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the completion of the first UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit produced in the Czech Republic by AERO Vodochody, a longtime Sikorsky supplier that has manufactured more than... Read more

New date for CEPA EXPO – premier business aviation event for Central and Eastern Europe

New date for CEPA EXPO – premier business aviation event for Central and Eastern Europe

17-Jun-2011Source: Corporate Jet Investor

CEPA EXPO 2011, the leading business aviation networking and conference event for Central and Eastern Europe will take place on a new and later date – 1-2 December, 2011, in central Prague.  In recognition of what has become a rapidly changing market – bolstered by new players and established names expanding in CEE, the picture... Read more

Register Update – Czech Republic – February-May 2011

Register Update – Czech Republic – February-May 2011

6-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

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