Lebanese Air Force

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

17-Mar-2021Source: MD Helicopters

The Lebanese Air Force successfully completed their first training class at MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Flight Training Academy. This was the first of three classes that included pilots, maintainers, and armament personnel, which took place in Mesa, Arizona, and an off-site location for gunnery training. Utilizing the Lebanese Air Force’s MD 530Fs for the training... Read more

Bell Delivers Three Huey IIs to the Lebanese Air Force

Bell Delivers Three Huey IIs to the Lebanese Air Force

24-Feb-2021Source: Bell

This month, Bell delivered three Bell UH-1H-IIs to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF). These aircraft will augment their existing fleet and be utilized for search and rescue, troop transport, firefighting and utility missions. “We are privileged to support the LAF with additional Huey II aircraft, which will enhance its operational capability,” said Tim Evans, regional... Read more

23-May-17 Bell UH-1 Naccache, Lebanon

23-May-17 Bell UH-1 Naccache, Lebanon

23-May-2017

Emergency landing made on a road; Photo shows helicopter apparently intact and complete, with no damage... Read more

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

16-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded an $18,935,563 modification (0005) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-11-G-0011 for the procurement of three UH-1H (Huey II) aircraft in support of the government of Lebanon.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (99.85 percent); and Lebanon (0.15 percent), with an estimated completion date of... Read more

04-Jul-14 Sikorsky S61 Halat, Lebanon

04-Jul-14 Sikorsky S61 Halat, Lebanon

4-Jul-2014

Emergency landing for a firefighting helicopter – Lebanon has three ex Bristow S61s registered AD-1601 through 1603... Read more

Lebanon receives six Huey IIs

Lebanon receives six Huey IIs

17-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

In late July 2012, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified US Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lebanon for six Huey II helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $63 million.  Full details of the DSCA request can be viewed here. HeliHub.com can... Read more

03-Dec-10 Eurocopter SA342M Jbeil, Lebanon

03-Dec-10 Eurocopter SA342M Jbeil, Lebanon

3-Dec-2010

The Army Command stated on Friday that a Gazelle was forced to make an emergency landing in the Jbeil area near the Afqa cave after a technical malfunction.... Read more

20-Nov-10 L-1502 Robinson R44 Antelias-Jal al-Dib, Lebanon

20-Nov-10 L-1502 Robinson R44 Antelias-Jal al-Dib, Lebanon

20-Nov-2010

Emergency landing, without reported damage. Engineers attended at the scene... Read more

US plans helicopter upgrades for Lebanese Air Force despite aid freeze

US plans helicopter upgrades for Lebanese Air Force despite aid freeze

30-Oct-2010Source: World Tribune

The administration of President Barack Obama, despite an aid freeze by Congress and concerns about Iran’s presence in the country via the dominant Hizbullah organization, has pledged to build Lebanon’s Air Force.... Read more

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