French Air Force

French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

French Air Force reinforce its fleet of H225Ms

18-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will... Read more

09-Jan-18 N’gokro, Ivory Coast

09-Jan-18 N’gokro, Ivory Coast

9-Jan-2018

French military helicopter crashed at N’gokro in the Alépé region, about 60km from Abidjan.  3 POB not seriously injured... Read more

Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

Turbomeca renews Global Support Package with French Government

21-Sep-2012Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) has renewed the “MCO” (Global Support Package) contract, entitled MCO 2*, with the French Government. Turbomeca undertakes, under the terms of this contract, to ensure availability of the 1,408 turbo-shaft engines equipping French Government helicopters for a 10-year period. These helicopters are used for military and paragovernmental missions of the French Air... Read more

France to upgrade seven Cougars

France to upgrade seven Cougars

31-Oct-2011Source: DGA

[electronic translation] The Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has ordered 11 October 2011 the renovation of seven Cougar helicopters (six machines in the Army and the Air Force). This command is part of the contract to modernize the entire fleet of military helicopters Cougar Eurocopter notified in January 2008 to 220 million euros. The aim... Read more

02-Mar-11 Eurocopter AS532 Salses-le-Château, France (1F)

02-Mar-11 Eurocopter AS532 Salses-le-Château, France (1F)

2-Mar-2011

Shortly after take off from the military base of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, a door of the aircraft opened.  One occupant tried to secure it, but appears to have dragged out by suction, falling  into the waters of a pond.  A second crew member went to assist and was also sucked out.  One later died in the hospital... Read more

17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon (7F)

17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon (7F)

17-Jan-2009

17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon... Read more

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