Lithuania

Lithuania to sign for UH-60M Black Hawks this week

Lithuania to sign for UH-60M Black Hawks this week

10-Nov-2020Source: Lithuanian Defence Ministry

Lithuania is planned to sign a contract on acquisition of a new helicopter platform from the Government of the United States. The Lithuanian Armed Forces will buy four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with additional equipment, spares, and a training, repair and logistical support package. Lithuania will pay EUR 181 million (USD 213 million) over next... Read more

DSCA approves sale of 6 UH-60M to Lithuania

DSCA approves sale of 6 UH-60M to Lithuania

10-Jul-2020Source: DSCA

 The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lithuania of six (6) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $380 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Lithuania... Read more

Lithuanian Air Force renews AS365N3+ HCare Infinite contract

Lithuanian Air Force renews AS365N3+ HCare Infinite contract

12-Dec-2018Source: Airbus

The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters following achievement of 97% average fleet availability over a three-year period. These helicopters entered service performing SAR missions in 2015 with a three-year full warranty and Airbus’ commitment to... Read more

Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

13-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Raimundas Karoblis, the Lithuanian Defence Minister has disclosed his decision regarding Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas. Navickas, who was suspended in November last year, is under investigation regarding two SAR helicopters being sent to Russia. The minister has decided that Navickas will not be allowed to return to duty once the investigation is over.... Read more

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

7-Jun-2016Source: FL Technics

FL Technics has successfully completed a cooperation project launched together with the United States Armed Forces. Under the project, FL Technics provided support services as well as secured appropriate conditions for the maintenance of heavy-lift helicopters CH-47 Chinook conducted by the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (A). The U.S. Armed Forces chose Lithuania as its base... Read more

Lithuania puts AS365N3+ into SAR service

Lithuania puts AS365N3+ into SAR service

18-Jan-2016Source: Airbus

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces assigned their three new AS365 N3+ helicopters to the 24/7 SAR mission service. Only two years after ordering the helicopters, Lithuanian Armed Forces are now ready to ensure SAR 24/7 service with their AS365 N3+. Following the first two deliveries in June and September 2015,... Read more

VGTU launches Lithuania’s first university helicopter course – with Cabri

VGTU launches Lithuania’s first university helicopter course – with Cabri

20-Feb-2014Source: VGTU

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) invests in the studies infrastructure. This week, the flight training unit in Kyviskes acquired two new helicopters Cabri G2, the value of which is almost 3 million Litas. The air crafts will be used to prepare qualified helicopter pilots. The integrated master’s degree study programme, which will prepare such specialists,... Read more

Avia Solutions buys helicopter maintenance org Helisota

Avia Solutions buys helicopter maintenance org Helisota

6-Nov-2013Source: Avia Solutions Group

Avia Solutions Group, a WSE listed global provider of one-stop-shop aviation business solutions, has announced about the recent acquisition of the controlling interest in the Lithuania-based helicopter maintenance organization Helisota. In the course of several takeover stages Avia Solutions Group will gain 96.2% of the company’s shares, some of them through acquiring directly from the... Read more

Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

Eurocopter confirms HeliHub.com report of Lithuanian AS365 sale

29-Oct-2013Source: Eurocopter

Following the HeliHub.com report on 24th October, Eurocopter issued the following on 28th:- Eurocopter will supply three AS365 N3 Dauphin helicopters to the Lithuanian Air Force for a renewed countrywide search and rescue service with around-the-clock availability, adding another customer to the list of global operators using this twin-engine rotorcraft for vital life-saving missions. The... Read more

Lithuania orders three AS365s for SAR

Lithuania orders three AS365s for SAR

24-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Lithuania is to place an order for three AS365 Dauphin helicopters with Eurocopter, the Lithuanian military announced today. They will replace Mil Mi-8s in the SAR role. The order, valued at 180 Lithuanian Litas ($71.96M) includes pilot and maintenance training, three years of maintenance and various associated equipment. Financing for one of the three helicopters... Read more

Helisota to exhibit at EHS

Helisota to exhibit at EHS

21-Jan-2013Source: EHS

European Helicopter Show (EHS) is pleased to add Helisota Ltd to the event line up at Hradec Králové, Czech Republic during 9th – 11th May 2013. Find out everything you need to know about Helisota and the range of services that this company can provide to you or your company: www.helisota.lt Established in 1997, Helisota... Read more

New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

20-Jun-2011Source: Heli-One

Heli-One continues to cement its reputation as a leading helicopter integrator after winning a contract to upgrade the Lithuanian State Border Guard’s fleet of EC-135 helicopters. Heli-One will begin integrating new mission communication equipment in the EC-135 helicopters as a part of a two-aircraft upgrade, set to commence in June. The total value of the... Read more

Lithuanian Air Force training Afghan helicopter pilots

Lithuanian Air Force training Afghan helicopter pilots

9-Feb-2011Source: Lithuanian Air Force

February 8, deployment ceremony will be held for the first rotation of the multinational Lithuanian-led Air Mentor Team (AMT) at Å iauliai Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force, in the international mission in Afghanistan the unit will render assistance in training troops of the Air Unit of Air Corps of the Afghan National Army. AMT... Read more

Lithuanian Mi-8 lands on US Navy ship as part of Jackal Stone exercise

Lithuanian Mi-8 lands on US Navy ship as part of Jackal Stone exercise

23-Sep-2010Source: US Navy

Helicopter-to-ship boarding training was given to special operations forces (SOF) from seven countries aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) during exercise Jackal Stone (JS10) 2010, Sep. 19. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, Det One, the “Ghost Riders”, is embarked aboard Mount Whitney supporting the JS10 mission by conducting flight operations at sea with members... Read more

Latvia, Lithuania oppose possible selling of Mistral helicopter ship to Russia

Latvia, Lithuania oppose possible selling of Mistral helicopter ship to Russia

28-Feb-2010Source: ITAR-TASS

“The European Union and NATO should sell armaments and military hardware to countries, which do not pose the risk of regional tensions,” Latvian Defense Minister Imants Liegis said. “Before concluding strategic deals, EU member countries should hold internal consultations on items that may call into question the security of other members,” he noted.... Read more

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