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23-Apr-21 N119AA Leonardo AW119 Apodaca, Mexico (1F)

23-Apr-21 N119AA Leonardo AW119 Apodaca, Mexico (1F)

23-Apr-2021

Helicopter came to rest nose down, tangled in overhead lines over a road.  Shortly after, it caught fire and was consumed. Reports say 3 POB with at least 1 fatality.  Image from Protección Civil Protection department of the state of Nuevo Leon, who also posted these images of the aftermath once the fire was extinguished.... Read more

Coldstream Helicopters buys four AS332Ls for $2.75M

Coldstream Helicopters buys four AS332Ls for $2.75M

23-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Mexican Air Force has been trying to sell a number of Government aircraft for some years, and recently held the next attempt with an auction that closed on 4th March. In the sale were 19 aircraft, including six fixed wing – two Boeings, two Learjet 31s and two light Cessna twins. The other 13... Read more

AW169 lands contract in the VIP market in Mexico

AW169 lands contract in the VIP market in Mexico

12-Jan-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the AW169 new generation light intermediate twin engine helicopter is set to enter the Mexican VIP/Corporate market, further expanding the success of the type among operators across Latin America and the globe and strengthening the role of Leonardo in the world’s multiengine VIP helicopter segment which already accounts for an approximately 40%... Read more

Trakka delivers total surveillance solutions package to Mexio

Trakka delivers total surveillance solutions package to Mexio

15-Jul-2020Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka USA, LLC is pleased to announce the delivery of Trakka’s Total Surveillance Solution Package in Yucatan, Mexico to support the operations of public security. The Total Surveillance Solutions Package is comprised of the TrakkaCam TC-300 Multi-sensor Camera System, TrakkaMap TM-100 Mission Management, Moving Map, and recording system, and the TrakkaBeam A800 Searchlight. The systems... Read more

Airbus-funded helicopter booking platform Voom ceases operations

Airbus-funded helicopter booking platform Voom ceases operations

2-Apr-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Launched in 2016 out of the Airbus innovation centre Acubed, Voom was created with the ambition to democratise access to the skies and transform how people move in urban environments. Over four years, it grew from a two-person project in Silicon Valley to 30+ employees, and operating in three of the most congested metropolitan areas... Read more

Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

10-Mar-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Pegaso Air Transportation (Pegaso) has become the first H145 operator in Mexico. This aircraft is the first of four that will be delivered to Pegaso to provide air transport services to the energy industry, focusing more specifically on oil and gas exploration activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Pegaso currently uses a fleet... Read more

Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

8-May-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in... Read more

Rostec takes Helicopters to FAMEX 2019

Rostec takes Helicopters to FAMEX 2019

29-Apr-2019Source: Rostec State Corporation

Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is setting up a joint Russian exposition at the Mexico Aerospace Fair FAMEX-2019 to take place at AFB 1 in Santa Lucia, Mexico, on April 24-27. “Rosoboronexport takes consistent steps to strengthen its positions in Latin America. Here people are well aware of and appreciate Russian aviation, helicopter and automotive... Read more

Bell to display at FAMEX

Bell to display at FAMEX

25-Apr-2019Source: Bell

“With more than 1,370 Bell aircraft currently operating in the region, Mexico remains an important country for Bell and we continue to expand our footprint in the region. Bell is proud to showcase a variety of our commercial platforms during FAMEX.” — said Nicholas Peffer, Managing Director, Latin America.... Read more

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to introduce the H145 in Mexico

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to introduce the H145 in Mexico

12-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso (Pegaso) has acquired two H145 helicopters to be operated in the Gulf of México in support of the oil and electricity industries, becoming the first operator for this type in Mexico. The contract includes an HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour package, as well as Flyscan, the predictive maintenance service that analyses Health & Usage... Read more

Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

31-Jan-2019Source: Sikorksy

A major oil company has selected three Sikorsky S-92® helicopters to provide deepwater transportation to rigs off the shores of Mexico. Three fielded S-92 helicopters will support the client’s operations, including crew change and search and rescue. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The S-92 operational tempo continues to grow with 2018 fleet... Read more

Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

28-Jan-2019Source: Skyquest Aviation

The U.S. State Department, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Bureau has awarded Skyquest Aviation a contract for providing Helicopter Lights to the U.S. Embassy, Mexico.  This Purchase Order is worth $212K with delivery NLT 10 February 2019. Skyquest Aviation President, William Tresky announced, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship... Read more

ASESA strengthens helicopter fleet in Mexico

ASESA strengthens helicopter fleet in Mexico

5-Dec-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo hosted Mexican helicopter operator ASESA today to celebrate their 4th AW139 purchase. The delivery ceremony was held at Leonardo’s North America headquarters in Philadelphia, USA, where AW119, AW139 and AW609 aircraft are assembled. The AW139 is the best-selling helicopter in its category with nearly 1100 sold. Its spacious cabin provides flexibility for a variety... Read more

Mexican president-elect vows to scrap MH-60R order

Mexican president-elect vows to scrap MH-60R order

12-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The President-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced that he will be cancelling the pending acquisition of 8 MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. government. The decision to cancel the $1.2 billion contract is a step in Obrador’s cost-cutting programme for the government, reports ABC News.  ... Read more

South Carolina NG to help secure Mexican border

South Carolina NG to help secure Mexican border

20-Jun-2018Source: South Carolina National Guard

Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard headed to Texas May 21, 2018, in support of Operation Guardian Support, President Trump’s mission to secure the southern border. One UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the 2-151 Aviation Battalion, along with three crew members departed from the Donaldson Flight facility in Greenville, after being delayed by weather... Read more

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

24-Apr-2018Source: Bell Flight

“The Bell 505 works for us because of its high and hot performance and we were exclusively looking for max pick up weight with the ability to hover at 10,000 feet,” said Mr. Bernardo Moreno, CEO, Red Wings S.A. de C.V.” The first Bell 505 to be operated in Mexico will be used to support... Read more

Mexico – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

Mexico – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

20-Apr-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.20 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2018. The Government of Mexico has requested to buy eight (8)... Read more

BIRD Aerosystems wins follow-on contract for ASIO SMA

BIRD Aerosystems wins follow-on contract for ASIO SMA

14-Feb-2018Source: Bird Aerosystems

BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), has been awarded a 3 year follow-on contract under which it will provide a variety of maintenance and support services to the Mexican Government ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) fleet, which includes Cessna Citation Aircraft Modified to Ground Surveillance... Read more

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

16-Nov-2017Source: US DoD

Iron Mountain Solutions,* Madison, Alabama, has been awarded a $7,018,280 modification (000011) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Mexico, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Sweden, Egypt, Slovakia, Tunisia, and Brazil) contract W31P4Q-17-A-0001 for technical support for the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Madison, Alabama, with an estimated completion... Read more

S92 Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

S92 Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

15-Nov-2017Source: Sikorsky

Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. DGAC signed the... Read more

Rostec to Arrange Distribution of Ansat Helicopters in Mexico

Rostec to Arrange Distribution of Ansat Helicopters in Mexico

27-Oct-2017Source: The Rostec State Corporation

The Rostec State Corporation and its subsidiary holding company Russian Helicopters held negotiations with the Mexican company Craft Avia Center for the sale and maintenance of Ansat helicopters on the Mexican market. As of today, Craft Avia Center has submitted an application to the aviation authorities of Mexico for validation of the Russian flight certificate... Read more

07-Aug-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Nuevo Leon, Mexico

07-Aug-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Nuevo Leon, Mexico

7-Aug-2017

Blown over on its starboard side in strong winds while parked on the ramp – photo... Read more

Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

24-Jul-2017Source: Apollo Spray System

Mexico’s aviation authority (DGAC) has issued STC IA-428/2017 and IA- 415/2017 for Apollo Spray’s DTM-4 and DTM-3 agricultural spray system for Robinson R44, R44 II and R22 helicopters. Agricultural Spray Operators in Mexico can now benefit from Apollo Spray’s superior spray systems. Apollo spray systems are the lightest most cost effective systems available for Robinson... Read more

28-May-17 XB-CCP Robinson R44 II Chiconquiaco, Mexico

28-May-17 XB-CCP Robinson R44 II Chiconquiaco, Mexico

28-May-2017

Crashed and destroyed by fire.  3 POB seriously injured.  Passengers named as Carlos Marcelo Ruiz Sánchez and Juan Domínguez were transferred to a hospital in Naolinco, while the pilot was taken to a hospital in Xalapa.... Read more

23-May-17 XB-LUB Bel 47D Amacuzac, Mexico (1F)

23-May-17 XB-LUB Bel 47D Amacuzac, Mexico (1F)

23-May-2017

Helicopter crashed during mosquito control operations, and burnt out in the following fire.  Sole occupant pilot died in the accident... Read more

Mexico Ready to Order Mi-17s for Air Force

Mexico Ready to Order Mi-17s for Air Force

2-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Mexico has made plans with Rosoboronexport to order a batch of Mi-17 military helicopters. These helicopters will be used for defence and law enforcement, reports Sputnik News. This will not be their first business, as in 2012 they received an order of Mi-17V-5 helicopters for their Navy.... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase first Ansat at an exhibition in Mexico

Russian Helicopters to showcase first Ansat at an exhibition in Mexico

1-May-2017Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will feature its serially produced commercial and military helicopters at the International Aerospace Exhibition FAMEX 2017, April 26-29, in Santa Lucía, Mexico City, Mexico.  “We see Mexico as one of our main partners in Latin America.  This country operates a significant number of Russian-made helicopters, so in the... Read more

Westwind selects L3’s Lynx NGT-9000 for the  ADS-B Solution

Westwind selects L3’s Lynx NGT-9000 for the ADS-B Solution

14-Mar-2017Source: L3 Aviation Products

L3 Aviation Products announced today that the Lynx® NGT-9000 has been selected by Westwind Helicopters as the ADS-B solution for its Bell 407 transport helicopters operating onshore and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico to support oil & gas operations. Installations of the Lynx units are underway, ahead of the 2020 ADS-B mandate. In addition,... Read more

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther

3-Oct-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Mexican Navy yesterday took delivery of the first of the ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it purchased in 2014, becoming the first customer in the world to receive the new version of this multi-role, medium-class military rotorcraft. The Navy will receive three other units before the end of the year and the remaining six... Read more

Airbus delivers first H175 to Americas

Airbus delivers first H175 to Americas

25-Aug-2016Source: Airbus

The new 7-ton class helicopter has now arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company specialized in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes Transportes Aéreos Pegaso the first company to operate this new helicopter on the American continent. A second... Read more

Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

5-Aug-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, will leverage its assets in Colombia to provide BLACK HAWK helicopter operators in Mexico with maintenance, component repair and pilot simulator training, the company announced today as a step toward establishing Colombia as a nexus for supporting BLACK HAWK operators throughout Latin America. The initiative will enable Mexico’s growing BLACK... Read more

Airbus delivers first H175 into the Americas

Airbus delivers first H175 into the Americas

30-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In the latest issue 104 of the Airbus Helicopters house magazine Rotor, the company has revealed that they have delivered the first H175 helicopter into the Americas.  In particular, they show the image reproduced below in the colours of Mexican operator Pegaso. Prior to that, only Belgian based operator NHV has received any H175 helicopters. ... Read more

SIkorsky awarded another $85M for work on Mexican UH-60Ms

SIkorsky awarded another $85M for work on Mexican UH-60Ms

1-Jun-2016Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a not to exceed $85,286,000 modification (P00243) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 (Mexico) for retrofitting UH-60M helicopters to full operational capability.  Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2019.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount... Read more

Chihuahua State Government takes delivery of Bell 429

Chihuahua State Government takes delivery of Bell 429

30-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua. “The performance capabilities that the Bell 429 offers, combined with a high level of comfort and flexibility, continue to be a... Read more

Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

30-Mar-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has fulfilled its first contract for after-sale maintenance of multirole Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy.  “This is our first contract with the Naval Secretariat of Mexico. It was fulfilled in full and on time,” said Igor Chechikov, Russian Helicopter’s deputy CEO. “Mexico is one of our... Read more

Bell delivers last of 15 407GXPs to Mexican Air Force

Bell delivers last of 15 407GXPs to Mexican Air Force

28-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the final delivery of the 15th Bell 407GXP to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The contract was awarded in March 2015, and the Bell 407GXP fleet is currently supporting the FAM’s parapublic missions across the region. As the primary aircraft operating branch of the Mexican... Read more

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

15-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal... Read more

Conklin & de Decker takes Operating Costs Seminar to Mexico

Conklin & de Decker takes Operating Costs Seminar to Mexico

5-Feb-2016Source: Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker recently announced its Managing Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar will be held March 14th in Toluca, Mexico. The inaugural program will be hosted by EOLO, at their Toluca Airport FBO, and co-sponsored by Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI). The Managing Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar is designed for aviation professionals who own, operate... Read more

Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

29-Oct-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] The Aircraft Repair Plant in Novosibirsk (NARP for its acronym in English), which is part of Russian Helicopters and Rostec Corporation, has completed the repair of 19 military helicopters transport Mi-17 belonging to the Air Force of Mexico. The agreement between countries to enter to repair helicopters, took place on October 8 this... Read more

Mexico approves Onboard Systems H125/AS350 cargo hook

Mexico approves Onboard Systems H125/AS350 cargo hook

26-Oct-2015Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing kit with Onboard Weighing System and Fuel Drain Guard for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft has been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario... Read more

Bell opens office in Mexico City

Bell opens office in Mexico City

26-Oct-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the grand opening of its new sales office based in Mexico City, where the company will support local and regional customers. Many state and federal officials, as well as long-standing customers, joined Bell Helicopter’s Executive Vice President of Commercial Business, Matt Hasik, for a reception... Read more

06-Oct-15 XC-VER Bell 430 Emiliano Zapata, Mexico (2F)

06-Oct-15 XC-VER Bell 430 Emiliano Zapata, Mexico (2F)

6-Oct-2015

Crashed and caught fire, killing both pilots – named as David Barrera and Fausto Calderón... Read more

Sikorsky contracted for two more UH-60Ms for Mexican Navy

Sikorsky contracted for two more UH-60Ms for Mexican Navy

22-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $22,557,911 modification (P00295) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 (Mexico) for two UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters configured for the Mexican Navy.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2016.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $ $... Read more

Mexico approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mexico approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

11-Sep-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has successfully validated the Bell 429 VVIP interior with the national civil aviation authority of Brazil, Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC). The VVIP luxury interior branded the “MAGnificent” by Italy-based MAG achieved the original Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with the... Read more

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March... Read more

Mexican operator Servicios Aereos Across adds Bell 429

Mexican operator Servicios Aereos Across adds Bell 429

3-Sep-2015Source: Bell

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the recent delivery of the Bell 429 to Servicios Aereos Across, an aircraft charter service based in Toluca, Mexico. The customer currently operates a Bell 407GX, multiple Cessna aircraft and will now add the Bell 429 to their fleet. “The Bell 429 continues to be in... Read more

Mexico certifies Onboard Systems Bell 206L & 407 Cargo Hook Systems

Mexico certifies Onboard Systems Bell 206L & 407 Cargo Hook Systems

27-Aug-2015Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kits and Onboard Weighing Systems for the BELL 206L and 406 aircraft models have been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario was issued for... Read more

15-Aug-15 XC-VVE Bell 429 Balleza, Mexico

15-Aug-15 XC-VVE Bell 429 Balleza, Mexico

15-Aug-2015

Crashed from a reported 5m altitude and subsequenty consumed by fire.  VVIP on board – Chihuahua State Governor Cesar Duarte; his wife, Lady Bertha Gómez Duarte; journalist Lolita Ayala; two of his aides and a security element. The passengers and crew were taken to the General Hospital of Parral for evaluation – and early reports... Read more

05-Jul-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Tamaulipas, Mexico

05-Jul-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Tamaulipas, Mexico

5-Jul-2015

Came under fire from the ground in an area regarded as the centre of a turf war between rival drugs cartels... Read more

Pegaso sign for ten Airbus H145s

Pegaso sign for ten Airbus H145s

19-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

Mexican operator Transportes Aéreos Pegaso has established a framework agreement to acquire 10 H145s, becoming the initial Latin American customer for this latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ four-ton-class twin-engine rotorcraft product range. Announced today at the Paris Air Show, the agreement foresees Pegaso placing its first firm order in the coming months, enabling deliveries to... Read more

Mexican Official Quits Over Helicopter Ride

Mexican Official Quits Over Helicopter Ride

10-Apr-2015Source: New York Times

When a helicopter landed on a grassy patch in an exclusive suburb here on a recent Sunday morning, Ignacio Vizcaìno, a mathematician and aircraft enthusiast, snapped a few photos from his window — and set off the latest scandal to rock Mexico’s political class.See full story... Read more

27-Mar-15 XA-DSO Airbus AS350B3 San Martin de Porres, Mexico (4F)

27-Mar-15 XA-DSO Airbus AS350B3 San Martin de Porres, Mexico (4F)

27-Mar-2015

Crashed in poor weather while working on telephone lines for Telefonos de Mexico – three died on impact, fourth later in hospital... Read more

H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

18-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

The H175 has embarked upon a three-month demo-tour in Mexico, the United States and Brazil following its appearance at the Heli-Expo 2015 industry show in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month.... Read more

Mexico – Bell Announces Plans for 2015 AeroExpo

Mexico – Bell Announces Plans for 2015 AeroExpo

18-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced its show plans for the 12th edition of the International Aviation Tradeshow and Convention, 2015 AeroExpo in Toluca, Mexico, March 19-21. The company will showcase the Bell 407GX and the Bell 429. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X full-size aircraft mockup will also be displayed... Read more

Mexico requests three UH-60M in total package worth $110M

Mexico requests three UH-60M in total package worth $110M

17-Mar-2015Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 16, 2015. The... Read more

Four Bell 412EPs Delivered to Heliservicio Campeche

Four Bell 412EPs Delivered to Heliservicio Campeche

17-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the final delivery of four Bell 412EPs to Heliservicio Campeche to support their oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. “Heliservicio has been an operator of the Bell 412 for nearly 25 years, so we know it has the superior performance capabilities that fit... Read more

Advanced Helicopter Services Expands Turbomeca Support Region

Advanced Helicopter Services Expands Turbomeca Support Region

3-Mar-2015Source: AHS

Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS) has announced an agreement with Turbomeca Mexico to support Mexico, Central America and the northern region of South America with Level I, II, and III turbine engine maintenance services.  The company is now the only service center providing  comprehensive Turbomeca-authorized deep maintenance for this area of the world. AHS has expanded... Read more

Mexican Air Force signs for 15 Bell 407GXs

Mexican Air Force signs for 15 Bell 407GXs

2-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the sale of 15 Bell 407GXs to the Mexican Air Force (FAM) with deliveries to begin this year. The aircraft will be configured for a variety of parapublic missions. “We are extremely pleased to provide the Mexican Air Force with such a high performing and reliable aircraft,” said... Read more

Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

17-Feb-2015Source: Haskell

Washington has awarded a contract to Haskell for the design and construction of a $22 million helicopter operations facility. This 66,000 SF, 2-story HOF will accommodate consolidation of two squadrons, the 1st Helicopter Squadron (1HS) and the 811th Operational Support Squadron (811 OSS), into one facility. Design is underway with an anticipated construction start in... Read more

08-Jan-15 XA-SMG Airbus EC130B4 Juarez, Mexico (2F)

08-Jan-15 XA-SMG Airbus EC130B4 Juarez, Mexico (2F)

8-Jan-2015

Crashed at night killing owner Mauro Garza Fernandez, and passenger Alejandro Lopez Lopez.  Pilot Ciro Huerta Martinez and the other two passengers named as Balden Lorenzo González and Jorge Armando Gonzalez Bustos were injured.  Some reports say that the helicopter was not equipped for night flights.  Video of the crash site here.... Read more

New Mexico National Guard hosts annual Helicopter Safety Day

New Mexico National Guard hosts annual Helicopter Safety Day

22-Dec-2014Source: USAF

The New Mexico National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1-171st Aviation Regiment hosted the New Mexico Helicopter Safety Day on Dec. 3, at the Aviation Readiness Center. Bob Martin, Helicopter Pilot for KRQE News 13, organized this year’s helicopter safety day which gives civilian, law enforcement and military entities safety information designed especially for New Mexico aviators... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $56M for five UH-60M for Mexican Navy

Sikorsky awarded $56M for five UH-60M for Mexican Navy

15-Dec-2014Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $56,394,775 modification (P00217) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for five UH-60M aircraft for foreign military sales case MX-B-UEU, Mexican Navy. Estimated completion date is May 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. Fiscal 2010 funds in the amount of $2,221,115 were obligated at... Read more

Mexico orders $93M package including eight UH-60Ms

Mexico orders $93M package including eight UH-60Ms

29-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $93,250,000 not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract action (P00171) to a firm-fixed-price, multiyear contract, for eight uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft and other support equipment and services for Mexico’s secretary of national defense. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 7, 2015;... Read more

Sikorsky wins $203M order for 18 UH-60Ms for Mexico

Sikorsky wins $203M order for 18 UH-60Ms for Mexico

15-Sep-2014Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $203,569,092 modification (P00179) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to procure 18 Green UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters, and 18 foreign military sales Green government furnished property to contractor furnished property, to support the Mexican Air Force. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $203,569,092 were obligated at the... Read more

03-Sep-14 XC-ALM AgustaWestland AW109S Lerma, Mexico (2F)

03-Sep-14 XC-ALM AgustaWestland AW109S Lerma, Mexico (2F)

3-Sep-2014

While en route from the Mexico City area to Toluca, helicopter went down just 5 miles from destination... Read more

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

14-Jul-2014Source: Helihub.com

The Russian website Lenta.RU is reporting that Mexico is gradually shipping the older examples of Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters to Russian Helicopters for unspecified upgrades.  It is assumed that the 19 Mi-17s come from the batches delivered in 1996 and 1998, when they took a total of 24 examples.  Around the same time Mexico acquired... Read more

03-Jun-14 XB-IYO Robinson R44 Veracruz, Mexico

03-Jun-14 XB-IYO Robinson R44 Veracruz, Mexico

3-Jun-2014

Force landing in water about 1 metre deep.  Minor damage to fuselage plus obvious water damage throughout.  Pilot named in press report as Fausto Calderón with his brother as passenger... Read more

AS350 B3e breaks record on Mexico’s highest mountain

AS350 B3e breaks record on Mexico’s highest mountain

2-Jun-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

An Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e helicopter achieved a new record in Mexican aviation history today by landing on the country’s highest peak, the 5,610-meter-high Pico de Orizaba (also known as Citlaltépetl). The historic landing―coordinated with the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) and undertaken in accordance with international operating standards―underscores the extraordinary power and reliability of... Read more

Mexico requests 18 UH-60M Black Hawks

Mexico requests 18 UH-60M Black Hawks

23-Apr-2014Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $680 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 17, 2014. The... Read more

CAE to provide UH-60L/M Black Hawk simulator for Mexican Federal Police

CAE to provide UH-60L/M Black Hawk simulator for Mexican Federal Police

5-Mar-2014Source: CAE

CAE today announced it is designing and manufacturing a UH-60 Black Hawk full-mission simulator to be used by the Mexican Federal Police. ACADEMI, a security services company and prime contractor, awarded CAE USA a subcontract in late September 2013. ACADEMI was contracted by the United States Department of Defense Counter Narcoterrorism Program Office (CNTPO) to... Read more

31-Jan-14 1417 Bell 212 Reynosa, Mexico (1F)

31-Jan-14 1417 Bell 212 Reynosa, Mexico (1F)

31-Jan-2014

Unspecifiedl accident inside military base, killing one and injuring the other two occupants... Read more

17-Jan-14 XC-BBF Bell UH-1H Tancitaro, Mexico

17-Jan-14 XC-BBF Bell UH-1H Tancitaro, Mexico

17-Jan-2014

Hit cable at low level and crashed into wooded area.  Some reports suggest the cable was intentionally put there by the dissident groups, and that this helicopter was one of 11 put into the region to restore order after the dissident group took control. Helicopter fitted with cable cutters. 5 pOB received minor injuries, and... Read more

HAI Takes Safety to Mexico City

HAI Takes Safety to Mexico City

15-Nov-2013Source: HAI

HAI’s director of safety outreach programs, Stan Rose, and Jose Orozco, HAI’s safety programs coordinator, are in Mexico City were they took part in the 7th Annual Safety Meeting for Aeronautical Pilots from November 12-13, hosted by HAI Affiliate Member Colegio de Pilotos Aviadores de Mexico, A.C. Increased demand and use of rotorcraft in Mexico... Read more

Eurocopter Foundation Joins Forces with NGO World Vision Mexico

Eurocopter Foundation Joins Forces with NGO World Vision Mexico

10-Oct-2013Source: Eurocopter Foundation

The Eurocopter Foundation and NGO World Vision Mexico have joined forces to distribute food and humanitarian aid to the communities affected by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel. This agreement provides 30 helicopter flight hours to reach communities in the most devastated regions of the country, inaccessible by land. In order to assist those affected... Read more

19-Sep-13 Sikorsky UH-60 La Pintada, Mexico (5F)

19-Sep-13 Sikorsky UH-60 La Pintada, Mexico (5F)

19-Sep-2013

A federal police helicopter crashed into the mountain range inthe southern state of Guerrero, killing all three crew members and two passengers onboard... Read more

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