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Malaysian operator Aerotree orders 60 aircraft from EHang

Malaysian operator Aerotree orders 60 aircraft from EHang

15-Mar-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced its strategic partnership (“Partnership”) with Aerotree Flight Services Sdn. Bhd. (“AEROTREE”), a subsidiary of Malaysia’s leading aviation company AEROTREE Group, to jointly develop urban air mobility (“UAM”) business, including Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (“MRO”)... Read more

Royal Malaysian Air Force passes 20,000 hours in Airbus H225M fleet

Royal Malaysian Air Force passes 20,000 hours in Airbus H225M fleet

23-Feb-2022Source: Airbus

Great milestone: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) logged 20,000 flight hours, becoming Asia’s highest #H225M flyer. Congratulations to all RMAF crew involved. The RMAF’s fleet of 12 H225M helicopters has been in service since 2012. Designed for the most demanding missions, these H225Ms have participated in various exercises and humanitarian missions, including flood rescue... Read more

MD hands over six 530Gs to Malaysia

MD hands over six 530Gs to Malaysia

14-Jan-2022Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the initial acceptance of six MD 530G Light Scout Attack helicopters for the Malaysia Ministry of Defense via their agent Halaman Optima/ Destini Prima. The aircraft are now in transit to Malaysia for final acceptance and expected to arrive in-country by the end of the first quarter of 2022. As part... Read more

Den Helder Airport welcomes Weststar from Malaysia

Den Helder Airport welcomes Weststar from Malaysia

7-Sep-2021Source: Den Helder Airport

June 19, 2021 has gone down in history as a historic milestone for Weststar Europe BV when the newly established entity, Weststar Maintenance BV, proudly took delivery of its first helicopter in its new hangar at Den Helder Airport. The helicopter, an AW-189 with registration number 9M-WST, recently arrived from Malaysia via the Belgian port... Read more

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

22-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Malaysia Airports announced that it has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyports, the world-leading designer and operator of vertiport infrastructure for electric air taxis, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM). As a first step, the parties will combine their distinct aerospace and aviation expertise to conduct a feasibility study... Read more

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

6-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Global Turbine Asia (GTA) have renewed their contract to support Makila 2A of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Powering their H225M helicopters, over 30 Makila engines will continue to be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). Since 2014, this agreement has proved its efficiency to satisfy RMAF’s requirements for... Read more

Mandatory safety exercise for all Malaysian helicopter operators

Mandatory safety exercise for all Malaysian helicopter operators

5-Apr-2021Source: The Sun Daily

All helicopter service operators, maintenance service providers and pilots have been instructed to undergo a mandatory safety awareness exercise. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Malaysian CAA suspends ATO approval of MY Heli Club

Malaysian CAA suspends ATO approval of MY Heli Club

7-Jan-2021Source: CAAM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has temporarily suspended the Certificate of Approval for Approved Training Organisation under Regulation 67 of Civil Aviation Regulations 2016 issued to MY Heli Club for a period of six months, effective 5th January 2021. This temporary suspension comes after two accidents involving three helicopters operated by MY Heli... Read more

01-Jan-21 9M-SAW Robinson R66 Port Klang, Malaysia

01-Jan-21 9M-SAW Robinson R66 Port Klang, Malaysia

1-Jan-2021

Badly damaged in dynamic rollover on a training flight.  Pilot named here as Kharudin Dahlan, 72, and his co-pilot was, Moithu Kutti Mohamad, 52... Read more

08-Nov-20 9M-HCB Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia (2F)

08-Nov-20 9M-HCB Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia (2F)

8-Nov-2020

Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student.  It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This blue-livery helicopter descended vertically into... Read more

08-Nov-20 9M-HCA Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia

08-Nov-20 9M-HCA Guimbal G2 Taman Melawati, Malaysia

8-Nov-2020

Two Guimbal G2 Cabris were conducting training flights. Both took off from Subang’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport bound for Genting Sempah. Each helicopter was carrying an instructor and and a student.  It is reported that the two helicopters contacted each other in some way before each making separate landings. This red-livery helicopter managed to make... Read more

Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

6-Aug-2020Source: CodeBlue

The Flying Doctor Service (FDS) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) target Sabah, Sarawak, and rural areas in Perak and Kelantan. See Full Story.... Read more

Volga-Dnepr delivers two Mi-8s for fire-fighting in Malaysia

Volga-Dnepr delivers two Mi-8s for fire-fighting in Malaysia

29-Jul-2020Source: Volga-Dnepr

To combat seasonal fires, Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered two helicopters from Almaty (Kazakhstan) to Kuala Lumpur for PT Komala Indonesia. Both vehicles will actively participate in the fight against seasonal fires in Malaysia. Two Mi-8 helicopters, the total weight of which amounted to more than 20 tons, were transported along with spare parts, tools and accessories... Read more

HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

11-Mar-2020Source: The Economic Times

State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is looking at setting up logistics bases in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as part of initiatives to woo the countries to buy India’s light combat aircraft Tejas and military helicopters. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Far East air force looking to lease eight utility helicopters

Far East air force looking to lease eight utility helicopters

20-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

After flying a helicopter type for 51 years, and having operated a total of 43 aircraft, it would appear surprising that an air force has made the decision to ground a helicopter type on safety grounds rather than retire it from service. The New Straits Times reported last week that the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF)... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 deployed for river pollution crisis in Malaysia

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 deployed for river pollution crisis in Malaysia

14-Jan-2020Source: Schiebel

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100, supported by Three Tis Group, was deployed as a first emergency response providing critical situational information during the Kim Kim river toxic pollution crisis in Malaysia. In March 2019 more than two tons of illegal chemical waste were dumped in the Kim Kim river, which is located near the largest industrial area... Read more

FAA downgrades Malaysia safety rating

FAA downgrades Malaysia safety rating

12-Nov-2019Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and therefore has received a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority. A Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA)... Read more

Rostec signed agreement to supply VRT500 to Malaysia

Rostec signed agreement to supply VRT500 to Malaysia

30-Aug-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed dealership agreements on promotion and sales of the light multipurpose helicopter VRT500 with a Malaysian company Ludev Aviation. It is planned to start the supplies in 2023. The Malaysian... Read more

Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

7-Aug-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery centre (CDC) at its Subang facility. The new CDC will see Airbus’ new helicopters for customers in the Southeast Asia region being completed in, and delivered from this centre of excellence, consolidating Malaysia’s role as... Read more

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

28-Jun-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter is set to be introduced into offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia. The aircraft, now delivered from Leonardo’s facility in Vergiate, Italy, will support the offshore oil & gas industry in Equatorial Guinea. Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia is the world’s first customer... Read more

Leonardo and PWNE add AW189 simulator to Service Agreement in Malaysia

Leonardo and PWNE add AW189 simulator to Service Agreement in Malaysia

25-Jun-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd (PWNE) are expanding their established partnership in Malaysia for the provision of advanced training services announcing the extension of the Authorised Synthetic Training Centre (ASTC) agreement, currently for the AW139 helicopter, to include AW189 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) services. By the end of 2020 PWNE will incorporate a second... Read more

Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

3-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of the new Airbus Helicopters South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) regional set-up, the AS365 and H225 Full Flight Simulators (FFS), now both located in Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center (AHSC) Kuala Lumpur facilities, were successfully re-qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Both are qualified as dual FFS Level B / FTD... Read more

Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

1-Apr-2019Source: Leonardo

With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department. Asia Pacific is the... Read more

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

13-Mar-2019Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its flight display and flight management system (FMS) upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation. This STC is from the S-76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in... Read more

Malaysian Fire Dept starts AW189 operations

Malaysian Fire Dept starts AW189 operations

11-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department recently received two new AW189 helicopters form AgustaWestland Malaysia. Per unit, they cost around RM105 million. The addition to their fleet raises their helicopter numbers to nine, reports NST.... Read more

Russian Helicopters targets 15 sales in next three years

Russian Helicopters targets 15 sales in next three years

5-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters is planning on delivering up to 15 helicopters to Malaysia within the next three years. This will boost their market share domestically from 2% to 4%. Malaysia was the last stop in their demonstration tour across Asia, reports The Edge Markets.... Read more

Kopter announces a first firm order with SAS from Malaysia

Kopter announces a first firm order with SAS from Malaysia

18-Oct-2018Source: Kopter

On the occasion of Helitech 2018, Systematic Aviation Services (SAS) from Malaysia has signed a firm order with Kopter for one SH09 helicopter in passenger transport configuration that will based out of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at Kuala Lumpur. To promote this new customer, Kopter has wrapped its first prototype (P1) using the... Read more

Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

12-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Bell is looking to increase their market in Malaysia in 2018. They are planning to do this by selling their Bell 525 Relentless, Bell 429 Global Ranger and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to both private companies and military authorities. Currently, Malaysia are using models such as the Bell 429, Bell 206 and Bell 407,... Read more

APL wins two-year EMS contract for Langkawi Hospital

APL wins two-year EMS contract for Langkawi Hospital

15-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Langkawi Hospital launched their new air ambulance service today. Together with Aerial Power Lines (APL) they will provide EMS service to the four million tourists that visit the island annually, as well as the 120,000 Langkawi residents. The contract is for two years, using their Airbus H135 9M-DRA helicopter, reports SG News.... Read more

Foreign Pilots to follow new Malaysian Safety Measures

Foreign Pilots to follow new Malaysian Safety Measures

25-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation has recently announced their new safety measures with regards to foreign commercial helicopter pilots. These pilots must undergo special training as well have specific flight hours according to their contract duration in order to fly in the country. This safety measure was created after an accident in 2016. The... Read more

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

29-Mar-2017Source: Helang Flying Academy

Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA). The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter... Read more

Leonardo attends Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace in Malaysia

Leonardo attends Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace in Malaysia

22-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo attends the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2017 in Malaysia as a stronger regional player in aerospace, defense and security solutions. Guests at Leonardo’s chalet and static area (no. PC02) and its stand (HD78) will be able to find out about Leonardo’s aircraft, helicopters and naval and airborne systems. The company’s ATR 72MP,... Read more

Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

11-Oct-2016Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics and Heli-One are announcing cockpit upgrades to be performed on a fleet of Sikorsky S-61A-4 NURI helicopters for an Asian operator, featuring Universal’s EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays and Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS). Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, is set to perform the design and installation for the initial aircraft with an Asian Maintenance,... Read more

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

8-Sep-2016Source: US Navy

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an... Read more

Erickson wins estimated $18 million two-year contract in Malaysia

Erickson wins estimated $18 million two-year contract in Malaysia

18-Aug-2016Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, beginning September 2016 for an annual $9 million a year total combined contract value. Asiatic Heli-Logging is a previous customer and the minimum... Read more

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

21-Jun-2016Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics is providing advanced avionics for two Sikorsky S-76B helicopters operated by His Majesty the Sultan of Johor’s Royal Flight. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays (PFD-MFD-PFD) with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS). The Universal Avionics... Read more

MD Helicopters sells sixth MD600N in over six years

MD Helicopters sells sixth MD600N in over six years

26-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, we ran the press release to say that Sapura Aero in Malasyia have been appointed by MD Helicopters  as an authorized representative serving Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Further down the text of the manufacturer’s press release, it was revealed that part of the agreement was... Read more

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

25-Apr-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Sapura Aero as an authorized representative serving the South East Asian countries (ASEAN) of Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. As an authorized independent sales representative within the ASEAN region, Sapura Aero will offer the full range of MDHI’s commercial helicopter... Read more

CTRM Aviation becomes Authorized Service Centre for Malaysian MD530G fleet

CTRM Aviation becomes Authorized Service Centre for Malaysian MD530G fleet

25-Apr-2016Source: MD Helicopters

In partnership with Malaysia-based Halaman Optima Sdn Bhd, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce that CTRM Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of DRBHicom Defence Technologies, will be the exclusive Authorized Service Centre supporting the company’s ASEAN military segment. Specifically, the contract is awarded for the support of the first six (6) MD 530G... Read more

Heli-One to upgrade Malaysian S-61 fleet

Heli-One to upgrade Malaysian S-61 fleet

22-Apr-2016Source: Heli-One

AIROD has signed a contract with Heli-One for the glass cockpit upgrade of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Sikorsky S-61 helicopters. This collaboration between AIROD and Heli-One will provide a customised solution through developing a new design to leverage the latest technology that will add new capabilities to these helicopters and greatly enhance their... Read more

Sazma Aviation adds SkyTrac flight data monitoring to S-76

Sazma Aviation adds SkyTrac flight data monitoring to S-76

14-Apr-2016Source: Skytrac

Sazma Aviation receives a complete HFDM package including an online reporting interface (powered by Flight Data Services), a custom event matrix, real-time air-to-ground exceedance notification services, and ISAT-200A data acquisition hardware with STC management. “Offshore Oil & Gas operators work in some of the industry’s most challenging conditions and are under strict contractual requirements to... Read more

Airbus takes H145 on new Far East demo tour

Airbus takes H145 on new Far East demo tour

22-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ H145 is back in Asia to showcase its performance and capabilities through a series of demo flights in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first H145 demo tour was held in Southeast Asia in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand. Since then, there has been an increasing interest in this rotorcraft, especially in the... Read more

Malaysian Army becomes MD530G launch customer

Malaysian Army becomes MD530G launch customer

2-Feb-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce that it succeeded in its bid to supply six (6) MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to Malaysia’s Ministry of Defense. MDHI will deliver the launch helicopters to Malaysian Army Aviation (Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat; PUTD) beginning in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the full fleet to... Read more

Malaysian military receive first of five H120s

Malaysian military receive first of five H120s

9-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Malaysian Air Force has received the first of five new H120 helicopters from Airbus, ready to be flown for train at the College of the Air Force in Alor Setar. The training syllabus of the first use of these aircraft will begin next year, and will lead the the gradual phase-out of their... Read more

Ideagen to present software at Malaysian offshore helicopter event

Ideagen to present software at Malaysian offshore helicopter event

9-Dec-2015Source: Ideagen

Aviation safety management software developer, Ideagen, is to present to some of the largest helicopter organisations in the world at a leading conference in Southeast Asia. Ideagen – developers of the Q-Pulse and Gael Enlighten safety and GRC software solutions – will deliver a presentation on ‘Helicopter SMS and Quality Regulatory Obligations’ to key operators... Read more

28-May-15 9M-LLM Bell 206B Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

28-May-15 9M-LLM Bell 206B Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

28-May-2015

Solo student pilot lost control on landing and helicopter ended up on its starboard side.  Pilot named here as Fatin Nadeera Mohamad Jeffrey.  Post crash fire extinquished by airport fire crew... Read more

04-Apr-15 9M-IGB Airbus AS365N2 Semenyih, Malaysia (6F)

04-Apr-15 9M-IGB Airbus AS365N2 Semenyih, Malaysia (6F)

4-Apr-2015

Helicopter enroute from Kuantan to Subang when it crashed and caught fire. All occupants were guests at the wedding luncheon of the daughter of the Prime Minister in his hometown of Pekan, Kuantan earlier, and were named as – Rompin Member of Parliament and PR1MA Malaysia Corporation (PR1MA) chairman Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis –... Read more

New helicopter tours lift off from Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi

New helicopter tours lift off from Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi

23-Mar-2015Source: TTG Asia

LUXURY helicopter tours for Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi Island, together with exclusive chartered flights to several popular tourist destinations around Malaysia, have been launched by AsiaHeli.com. See Full Story... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

18-Mar-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) signed an agreement today to acquire a 30 percent share in the Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center in Malaysia. This joint venture agreement was signed by BHIC Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin and Philippe Monteux, Airbus Helicopters Senior Vice President for South East Asia & Pacific... Read more

Aerial Power Lines orders two H135s from Airbus Helicopters

Aerial Power Lines orders two H135s from Airbus Helicopters

18-Mar-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters today signed a contract with Aerial Power Lines Sdn Bhd (APL) for the purchase of two H135 rotorcraft to be utilized on emergency medical service (EMS) duties, and placed options for six more. In addition, this operator placed options for two H175s to support the company’s business needs, whose operations also include power... Read more

AW, CAE and PWN Excellence may put AW169 & AW189 Full Flight Simulators in Malaysia

AW, CAE and PWN Excellence may put AW169 & AW189 Full Flight Simulators in Malaysia

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the signature at Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd and CAE to evaluate the introduction of both AW169 and AW189 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) in Malaysia. Under the MoU the companies will evaluate the market for AW169 and AW189 helicopters... Read more

Malaysia – Weststar orders three AW helicopters

Malaysia – Weststar orders three AW helicopters

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland and Weststar General Aviation are pleased to announce that a contract for three helicopters, one AW119Kx, one GrandNew and one AW169, was signed today at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2015 by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Weststar Group’s... Read more

AW Training Academy Malaysia Set to Receive AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator

AW Training Academy Malaysia Set to Receive AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that its Training Academy in Malaysia will receive an AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator later this year. This will enable practical elements of AW139 airframe and avionics courses to be undertaken in Malaysia by customers in the region. The full aircraft maintenance trainer simulator enables students to undertake maintenance and fault finding tasks... Read more

V-22 included as USMC demo capabilities to Malaysian military

V-22 included as USMC demo capabilities to Malaysian military

1-Mar-2015Source: USMC

Members of the Malaysian armed forces, alongside Malaysian and U.S. government officials, observed a theater security cooperation event with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit here Feb. 27. The amphibious air-ground demonstration provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MAF to build relationships and pave the way for future exercises in Malaysia. ... Read more

31-Dec-14 9M-PHD Eurocopter AS355F2 Tanah Merah, Malaysia

31-Dec-14 9M-PHD Eurocopter AS355F2 Tanah Merah, Malaysia

31-Dec-2014

Crashed into trees during flood relief operations, injuring both pilots and two aid workers on board.  Pilot Asst Superintendent Amirul Adli Ahmad suffered a fractured spine.  Co-pilot Asst Superintendent Hasli Hassan had minor injuries to his knees.  The other two – both with minor injuries – were named as Sergeant Major Mohd Hood Abd Majid and... Read more

Sabah to get own fire and rescue helicopter hangar

Sabah to get own fire and rescue helicopter hangar

27-Oct-2014Source: BP

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department is expected to get its own helicopter hangar next year, says Urban Wellbeing,Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan. See Full Story... Read more

Year-end launch for Kuala Lumpur helipad project

Year-end launch for Kuala Lumpur helipad project

14-Aug-2014Source: The Star

The helipad project in Taman Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur is expected to be operational by the end of the year, said Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib. See Full Story... Read more

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

17-Jul-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services SdnBhd (WASSB) of Malaysia has taken delivery of the first of two AW189 super medium helicopters. Weststar will use its AW189s to perform long range offshore transport missions in Malaysia. The official handover ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Air Show. The customer also... Read more

28-May-14 M20-17 Eurocopter SA316 Pokok Sena, Malaysia

28-May-14 M20-17 Eurocopter SA316 Pokok Sena, Malaysia

28-May-2014

Emergency landing in school field.  Press refers to “trainee pilot” so we assume on a training flight.  Later flown to base for closer inspection... Read more

Selex ES to support Malaysian Super Lynx sensors

Selex ES to support Malaysian Super Lynx sensors

23-Apr-2014Source: Selex ES

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signature of a contract with AIROD SDN BHD for the supply and support of equipment for the Government of Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Navy Super Lynx MK100 helicopter. YBhg Colonel Dato’ Mohammed Selamat bin Bakin RMAF (R), CEO of AIROD, signed the contract with Barry Anstey,... Read more

Airbus Helicopters displaying at DSA in Kuala Lumpur

Airbus Helicopters displaying at DSA in Kuala Lumpur

14-Apr-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is presenting its aircraft at the Defense Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from April 14-17. On display at the Airbus Group booth for military and governmental customers are one-fifth models of the combat-proven multi-role Cougar EC725, the Tiger HAD combat helicopter, and the EC135 light twin-engine helicopter. Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 and EC135 aircraft... Read more

BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

31-Mar-2014Source: BHIC

Publically quoted BHIC (Boustead Heavy Industries Corp) posted the following in an official notice to the Bursa Malaysia Securities recently:- The Company wishes to inform that its subsidiary, BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd (“BHICAS”) has received a letter dated 20 March 2014 from the Secretary General to the Ministry of Defence Malaysia awarding BHICAS an In-Service Support... Read more

Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

3-Mar-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Malaysian based Weststar Aviation continues their international expansion with a direct interest in operations just starting in Morroco. This country represents their third country and the first outside their Far East home region. Weststar Aviation are providing technical assistance to Heliconia Aero Solutions who are operating two AW139s on their Moroccan AOC with each party... Read more

Weststar success continues with order for another 10 AW139s

Weststar success continues with order for another 10 AW139s

12-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Weststar Aviation Services are pleased to announce that a contract for 10 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters was signed today at the Singapore Air Show by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin (R), Weststar Aviation Services CEO. This additional order... Read more

Bell recognizes Plus Heli for dedication to saving lives

Bell recognizes Plus Heli for dedication to saving lives

11-Feb-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), recognized PLUS Helicopter Services Sdn Bhd during the Singapore Airshow Customer Reception on February 10, for its dedication to saving lives amidst challenging conditions. In May 2013, PLUS Heli deployed a Bell 429 to rescue severely burned crew members injured when a container ship’s boiler exploded 140... Read more

Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand

Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand

7-Feb-2014Source: Weststar

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd., a member of the Weststar Group of Companies, today announced the successful launch of its first regional expansion in Asia after its new Songkhla base in Thailand commenced operations on a seven-year PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) contract last Friday. Weststar Aviation Services expansion into Thailand comes after a joint... Read more

30-Jan-14 Agusta 109LUH Segamat, Malaysia

30-Jan-14 Agusta 109LUH Segamat, Malaysia

30-Jan-2014

Crashed in to jungle on night training flight.  Tail and main blades heavily damaged.  Described in the non-aviation press as a write-off.  4 POB injured and in hospital... Read more

22-Dec-13 M23-15 Sikorsky S61A-4 Pulau Pera, Malaysia

22-Dec-13 M23-15 Sikorsky S61A-4 Pulau Pera, Malaysia

22-Dec-2013

Within a short time of completing a  “Maintenance Check 2”, helicopter crashed on the rocky coast of an island.  All 4 POB got out safely.  At the time of the incident, the S61 was piloted by Kapt Asmawi Azmi and co-pilot Kapt Nuradlina Ab Manah. Sjn (U) Mohamad Khairi Abdul Rahman was the helicopter’s Air... Read more

12-Dec-13 9M-STE Sikorsky S76 Bintulu, Malaysia

12-Dec-13 9M-STE Sikorsky S76 Bintulu, Malaysia

12-Dec-2013

S76 with two pilots and six passengers ditches in sea.  All 8 rescued by passing boat.  Passengers were working for Petronas Carigali, and Police said they were from France, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Canada... Read more

Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

5-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter

Participants of the Oil & Gas Symposium had a great night networking during a party organized at the Sky Bar, on level 33 of the Traders Hotel after the first day of presentations and workshops. It was a great vantage point from which they had a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. The... Read more

Eurocopter customer MHS praises EC175

Eurocopter customer MHS praises EC175

5-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter

Under the overcast skies at Subang, the rain threatened to wreak havoc on a day when the EC175 is set to show its might to experienced offshore pilots, many of whom arrived from all over Asia to attend the 2-day Oil & Gas Symposium organized by Eurocopter, in addition to the demo flights. Fortunately for... Read more

Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

3-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter

Two of Eurocopter’s newest members in its twin-engine helicopter family – the next-generation EC175 and evolved EC145 T2 – are coming to Asia for a three-week demonstration tour with operators in the oil and gas, VIP, corporate, charter, military and law enforcement segments. In addition to providing opportunities to experience the performance and capabilities of... Read more

Malaysia signs acceptance documents for three EC725s

Malaysia signs acceptance documents for three EC725s

25-Nov-2013Source: Royal Malaysian AF

Chief of Air Force, elect Jen Tan Sri Dato ‘Sri Rodzali bin Daud Force has completed the signing of Transfer of Ownership EC725 aircraft, M55-09, M55-10 and M55-11, held in Eagle Nest, the Defence Ministry. Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Chief of Air Force, Chief of Operations, Chief of Air Support, AKS PPO... Read more

Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

12-Nov-2013

Royal Malaysian Navy chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the planned acquisition was on the list for the 10th Malaysian Plan (2011 to 2015) but due to lack of funds, the project had been delayed.  See full story... Read more

KKR Invests in Weststar Aviation Services

KKR Invests in Weststar Aviation Services

11-Oct-2013Source: KKR

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (“Weststar” or the “Company”) today announced that KKR, a leading global investment firm with more than US$83.5 billion in assets under management, has invested approximately RM642 million (US$200 million) for a substantial minority equity stake in the Company. This will be KKR’s first investment in Malaysia. Additional terms of the... Read more

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