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Malaysia to upgrade two helicopters for AEW work

Malaysia to upgrade two helicopters for AEW work

Although they have not stated which helicopters would be involved, the Royal Malaysian Air Force are reportedly planning to upgrade two helicopters to full AEW Airborne Early Warning specification.  This comes at the same time they are talking to Saab about their Erieye system to fulfil a fixed-wing AEW requirement, potentially hosted on Saab 2000… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-13

Malaysia to re-life S61s for another 12 years

Malaysia to re-life S61s for another 12 years

Word from the LIMA 2013 exhibition in Malaysia this week is that the Royal Malaysian Air Force are planning to upgrade 30 of their S61A-4 fleet. The upgrade program, estimated at RM 500 million ($161M) would include the installation of digital avionic displays, a new gearbox and rotor blades. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com [file photo]

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-13

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BHIC unit appointed MRO centre of Eurocopter

BHIC unit appointed MRO centre of Eurocopter

Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd’s (BHIC) unit BHIC Aeroservices Sdn Bhd (BHICAS) has been appointed as the approved maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre of Eurocopter (see full story)

Source: The Sun, 28-Mar-13

Philippine Navy signs for three AW109 Powers

Philippine Navy signs for three AW109 Powers

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the Philippine Navy for three AW109 Power maritime helicopters plus two options. The helicopters will be used for a wide range of naval missions including economic zone protection, surface surveillance, SAR and maritime security. The aircraft will be delivered in 2014… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Mar-13

Weststar signs for six AW139 and two AW189 at LIMA 2013

Weststar signs for six AW139 and two AW189 at LIMA 2013

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Weststar Aviation Services are pleased to announce that a contract for the supply of six AW139 and two AW189 helicopters, plus options, was signed today at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition. The contract signing by Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Group Managing Director of Weststar and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Mar-13

Weststar Aviation Services order two Eurocopter EC225s

Weststar Aviation Services order two Eurocopter EC225s

Following major orders of the EC225 signed at the Heli-Expo earlier this month in Las Vegas, the sales momentum for this 11-ton class helicopter from Eurocopter’s Super Puma family continues at the Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition this week in Malaysia with an order for two units from Weststar Aviation Services. A Memorandum of Understanding… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Mar-13

Russian Helicopters to showcase new models at LIMA 2013

Russian Helicopters to showcase new models at LIMA 2013

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring a line-up including some of its latest helicopters to the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2013), taking place in Malaysia on 26-30 March. The Company can be found at booth A209 in hall A…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Mar-13