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Philippines cancels Mi-17 fleet purchase

Philippines cancels Mi-17 fleet purchase

11-Aug-2022Source: PNA

  The Department of National Defense (DND) on Wednesday said it is now formalizing the cancelation of the contract for the acquisition of 16 Russian-made Mi-17 heavy-lift helicopters. “The DND is formalizing the termination of the contract with SOVTECHNOEXPORT LLC of the Russian Federation for the procurement of 16 units of Mi-17 heavy-lift helicopters for... Read more

GPMS Foresight MX now approved on Mi-8/17/171

GPMS Foresight MX now approved on Mi-8/17/171

15-Dec-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc., announced today that it has received ODA Approval to install Foresight MX on the Mi- family of helicopters. Foresight MX is GPMS’s next-generation Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and the Mi- series kit is adapted to Mi-8, Mi-17, and Mi-171 aircraft and variants. The company is already accepting orders for this... Read more

Serbia plans 30 helicopter purchase in 2022-2023

Serbia plans 30 helicopter purchase in 2022-2023

15-Dec-2021Source: Urdu Point

Serbia plans to purchase 30 helicopters in 2022-2023 including four new and 11 used Mi-35 Russian helicopters and three Mil Mi-17 Russian aircraft, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday. See Full Story. ... Read more

10-Jan-21 SSAF-104 Mil Mi-17 Cueibet, South Sudan

10-Jan-21 SSAF-104 Mil Mi-17 Cueibet, South Sudan

10-Jan-2021

Landing accident, likely caused by brown-out. Tail boom sliced by main rotor disc. Helicopter was arriving from Juba, and was carrying the body of the late hon. Gabriel Matur Malek.  Entourage included General Garang Mabil, General Majak Arol and Brigadier Mamer Ayom.  The latter is quoted saying “When it reached Cueibet town, there is a football field and... Read more

Pawan Hans launch route from Kargil to Srinagar

Pawan Hans launch route from Kargil to Srinagar

15-Dec-2020Source: DAILYEXCELSIOR.COM

In Kargil Ladakh, the second service of Pawan Hans MI 17 Helicopter Service between Kargil to Srinagr started today and lifted total 27 passengers, 13 Passengers from Kargil to Srinagar and 14 from Srinagar to Kargil. The General Public are satisficed with the start of the service as it will ease the issue of transportation... Read more

01-Sep-20 7?? Mil Mi-17 Rustaq, Afghanistan

01-Sep-20 7?? Mil Mi-17 Rustaq, Afghanistan

1-Sep-2020

Helicopter landed heavily and rolled over onto its starboard side. 12 POB, 2 with minor injuries... Read more

Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17s with Night Vision Goggles

Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17s with Night Vision Goggles

4-Jun-2020Source: The Tribune

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is indigenising Russian night vision goggles that are used by pilots flying the Mi-17 medium lift helicopter. See Full Story. ... Read more

CIA Museum adds Mil MI-17 helicopter

CIA Museum adds Mil MI-17 helicopter

9-Oct-2019Source: USA Today

Seventeen years ago, on Sept. 26, America began to hit back. Just 15 days after the U.S. mainland was attacked by al-Qaida terrorists on 9/11, a team of seven CIA paramilitary operatives and a three-man flight crew landed in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley to prepare for the assault that would topple the Taliban regime by December. See Full... Read more

Philippine Air Force considers purchase of 16 Mi-17s

Philippine Air Force considers purchase of 16 Mi-17s

3-Oct-2019Source: Business Mirror

The Armed Forces is reportedly set to procure 16 units of Mi-17 medium-lift helicopters with a total worth of P12.5 billion as it beefs up its air capability in the first official acquisition from Russia. See Full Story.... Read more

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

30-Aug-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and UTair-Engineering signed a cooperation agreement to develop modified versions of Mi-8/17 helicopters and maintain airworthiness. The agreement gives UTair-Engineering an opportunity to independently carry out all the work related to upgrading helicopters... Read more

Serbia to Order more Mi-17/Mi-35s from Russia

Serbia to Order more Mi-17/Mi-35s from Russia

23-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Serbia has recently ordered 3 additional Mi-17 transport helicopters and 7 Mi-35 combat helicopters from Russia. Serbian President Aleksander Vucic has commented that he is happy with the military-technical cooperation between Serbia and Russia, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

Sri Lankan Air Force carry out first aerial seeding operation

Sri Lankan Air Force carry out first aerial seeding operation

17-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Sri Lankan Air Force recently achieved the first ever Seed Bombing operation in Nochchiagama. The operation hopes to increase green cover in Sri Lanka from 27% to 32% by 2030. They dropped 5,000 seed bombs over 5 acres of land, spreading three different types; Mee, Karanda and Kumbuk from a SLAF Mi-17, reports Daily... Read more

Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

7-Dec-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) in Helwan (Egypt). The Holding Company is to certify the MRO center in Egypt in 2019. During the first stage, the... Read more

Russian Helicopters transfers repaired Mi-17s to Laos

Russian Helicopters transfers repaired Mi-17s to Laos

16-Jul-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) fulfilled the first service contract in the interests of the Lao Ministry of Defense, having transferred a batch of four Mi-17 helicopters at the official ceremony. The helicopters were repaired by a mobile group of specialists of JSC “356 ARP”, which is part of the Holding Company.... Read more

Nepal Army Constructs Helipad at Nepal-China border (Hilsa)

Nepal Army Constructs Helipad at Nepal-China border (Hilsa)

11-Jul-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

Nepalese Army (NA) has constructed a Helipad in the Hilsa Village in far western region of Humla district of Nepal within the border between Nepal and China with the aim to give the service to the locals and the tourists trekking at the district. According to the Source, the capacity of the two helipad builds... Read more

Russian Helicopters complete six Mi-17 overhauls

Russian Helicopters complete six Mi-17 overhauls

6-Jul-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding company, a member of the Rostec State Corporation, delivered six Mi-17-1V vehicles to the border troops of the Republic of India. The vehicles were repaired by the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP). “NARP repairs Mi-8/17 type helicopters for a wide circle of foreign operators, but it was its first contract with... Read more

Senegalese Air Force to train using Thales solution

Senegalese Air Force to train using Thales solution

10-May-2018Source: Thales

The Senegalese Armed Forces will train Mi-35 attack helicopter and Mi-17 transport helicopter aircrews for collective and tactical operations leveraging Thales’s expertise in training and simulation. The Thales helicopter mission trainer will enable pilots to acquire and develop the tactical skills and be mission-ready. Key points Senegalese attack helicopter and transport helicopter pilots will benefit from... Read more

Nepal Army defends its decision over helicopter procurement process

Nepal Army defends its decision over helicopter procurement process

17-Apr-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

Nepal Army’s (NA) decisions to purchase three helicopters—one medium and two light helicopters—without or limited competition was questioned by the Office of Auditor General (OAG) to which army has defended and said that the decision was taken with compulsion. NA has already expedited the procurement process ahead and is now waiting for the delivery of... Read more

Fort Rucker passes MI-17 training to Afghanistan

Fort Rucker passes MI-17 training to Afghanistan

24-Jan-2018Source: DVIDS

Helicopter pilot training for the Afghan army at Fort Rucker is shifting to UH-60 Black Hawks now that the Russian Mi-17 training program has come to an end. The Aviation and Missile Command’s Aviation Center Logistics Command recently shipped the last two operational Mi-17 helicopters from Fort Rucker to Afghanistan, ending a seven-year training program... Read more

US plans up to 159 refurbished Black Hawks for Afghanistan

US plans up to 159 refurbished Black Hawks for Afghanistan

1-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

US Defence Officials have revealed that they are planning to send up to 159 refurbished UH-60A Black Hawks to Afghanistan. The Afghan Air Force will use these helicopters to replace their aging fleet of Mi-17s. As reported by Military Times, the arrival of the Black Hawks will provide security forces the leverage they need to... Read more

29-May-17 SMH-589 Mil Mi-17 Baddegama, Sri Lanka

29-May-17 SMH-589 Mil Mi-17 Baddegama, Sri Lanka

29-May-2017

While involved in flood relief support, helicopter landed in a residential garden, with the boom breaking off against the roof of the house. Registration validated by photo on this page None of the 11 POB injured.  Helicopter substantially damaged... Read more

27-May-17 Mil Mi-17 Neluwa, Sri Lanka

27-May-17 Mil Mi-17 Neluwa, Sri Lanka

27-May-2017

37-year- old SLAF airman, YMS Yaparathna, fall off a helicopter while conducting a rescue operation, along with the two individuals he was rescuing.  All three were injured when they fell, and were admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital where the airman later died of his injuries.  He was posthumously promoted from Flight Sergeant to the... Read more

27-May-17 Mil Mi-17 Chilov Island, Azerbaijan

27-May-17 Mil Mi-17 Chilov Island, Azerbaijan

27-May-2017

Successful emergency landing after reported engine failure.  Helicopter was en route to the Oil Rocks field with 15 pax and 3 crew.  No damage, no injuries... Read more

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

30-Aug-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC).  The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian... Read more

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

18-Jul-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The defence ministry in Hungary signed a contract on 7th July with Russian Helicopters for the overhaul of their four Mi-17 helicopters.  The contract calls for all four to be completed within 24 months, with each airframe being completed within 10 months of arrival. The work will be carried out at Novosibirsk, and the contract... Read more

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

26-May-2016Source: Rostec

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the... 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

Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

29-Mar-2016Source: Russian Hc

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is looking to sign a long-term maintenance agreement with the Indian Ministry of Defense to provide after-sales service for Mi-17 helicopters. “We have conducted negotiations with our Indian partners and we plan to sign a contract that will lay the foundation for collaboration between Russian Helicopters and India... Read more

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

25-Feb-2016Source: UKRAINE TODAY

The Hungarian side has changed its mind and will not buy 30 Mi-8/Mi-17 multi-mission helicopters from Russia, according to a source close to the talks. See Full Story... Read more

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

25-Jan-2016Source: Capital News

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the government plans to purchase two more helicopters for the police by June this year to enhance its surveillance capability. See Full Story... Read more

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

9-Dec-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is preparing to provide after-sales service and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt. The repair base in Heluane (Egypt) will be retooled in order to provide technical support for repairs to Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air Force. Under an agreement reached, Russian Helicopters... Read more

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

26-Nov-2015Source: Tribune

The Punjab government has decided to purchase two new aircraft for VVIP movement, The Express Tribune has learnt. See full story... Read more

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

12-Nov-2015Source: Sputnik News

Two contracts have been reached to “in compliance with the memorandum signed in October 2015 with the PANHA factory on its retrofitting,” Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates.See full story.... 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

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Zabul province, Afghanistan (17F)

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Zabul province, Afghanistan (17F)

6-Aug-2015

Crashed in unknown circumstances.  Helicopter was flying between Zabul’s capital of Qalat and the town of Shinkay, 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Accident killed all on board –  12 soldiers and five crew members. The Taliban claimed they had shot down the aircraft... Read more

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Lassan Nawab, Pakistan (12F)

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Lassan Nawab, Pakistan (12F)

6-Aug-2015

The helicopter, involved in medical evacuation work after recent floods, was en route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit when it crashed near Lassan Nawab. Local media reported that weather was a contributory factor, and noted that there was a post-crash fire. The deceased were named as Major Humayun (Pilot), Major Muzammil (Pilot), Major Shahzad (Doctor), Major... Read more

06-Aug-15 EP-662 Mil Mi-17 Piura, Peru (1F)

06-Aug-15 EP-662 Mil Mi-17 Piura, Peru (1F)

6-Aug-2015

Student Dioselinda Zapata Feijó was walking near the helicopter shortly after it landed was struck fatally by the tail rotor, after reportedly ignoring the security cordon. Municipal official Kathia Izquierdo said the woman’s brother reported she was trying to deliver a letter to the Cabinet chief asking that a relative be freed from prison.... Read more

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Khot, Pakistan

06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Khot, Pakistan

6-Aug-2015

Pakistan Air Force helicopter, engaged in relief and rescue efforts, crashed in the Khot area of upper Chitral, injuring several people. Media reports say the blades hit a tree, un-stablilising the helicopter on take=off, and it subsequently hit a house and crashed.... Read more

28-Jul-15 Mil Mi-17 Hradisko, Slovakia (1F)

28-Jul-15 Mil Mi-17 Hradisko, Slovakia (1F)

28-Jul-2015

The helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise and the helicopter burnt out in the post-crash fire.  One fatal, two seriously injured... Read more

27-Jul-15 RDPL-34062 Mil Mi-17 Longcheng, Laos (23F)

27-Jul-15 RDPL-34062 Mil Mi-17 Longcheng, Laos (23F)

27-Jul-2015

Weather played a significant part in this accident, and helicopter wreckage was found on the slopes of a mountain.  Helicopter had made three attempts to take off from the capital Vientiane due to the weather.... Read more

02-May-15 Mil Mi-17 Kohat, Pakistan

02-May-15 Mil Mi-17 Kohat, Pakistan

2-May-2015

Damaged after hitting container (some reports say “hit barrier”) during landing phase.  2 POB injured, not seriously... Read more

India – Border Security Force inducts pair of Mi-17s

India – Border Security Force inducts pair of Mi-17s

10-Apr-2015Source: The Hindu

The Border Security Force (BSF) has inducted two Russian-built Mi-17 V5 medium lift choppers to carry out air support missions along the border and for anti-Naxalite operations in the hinterland. See Full Story... Read more

Ex-U.S. Army colonel tied to Tilton equity firm reaches plea deal

Ex-U.S. Army colonel tied to Tilton equity firm reaches plea deal

9-Apr-2015Source: Reuters

 A retired U.S. Army colonel has agreed to plead guilty to negotiating a job with financier Lynn Tilton’s private equity firm while also taking steps to ensure a helicopter company it controlled got paid faster by the Department of Defense. See Full Story... Read more

US: Ex-Army colonel negotiated job with defense contractor that had business with his office

US: Ex-Army colonel negotiated job with defense contractor that had business with his office

8-Apr-2015Source: U S News

A retired Army colonel pleaded guilty to negotiating his post-military employment with a helicopter company that did business with the Defense Department office he ran while still in uniform, according to court records filed Tuesday by U.S. government attorneys. See Full Story... Read more

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

27-Mar-2015Source: SD

The Kenya Police Service has floated an international tender to buy three new helicopters and overhaul the existing three Mi-17 helicopters. See Full Story... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

18-Mar-2015Source: UUAP

In 2014, the training center received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia, confirming that all requirements for continuing professional education had been met. In 2015, this approval was extended for another two years. Now, according to a long-term contract for the training of pilots and technical staff, specialists and flight crews of the... Read more

Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

24-Feb-2015Source: BelTA

Russia and Belarus signed a contract for the delivery of 12 Mi-17 helicopters during the international defense technology expo IDEX 2015 in the United Arab Emirates. The information was released by Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian state corporation Rostec, BelTA has learned. See Full Story... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

11-Feb-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centres at the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation, to be held in Moscow at Crocus Expo from 10 to 12 February. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on... Read more

Russia to produce 400 Ka226 a year in India

Russia to produce 400 Ka226 a year in India

15-Dec-2014Source: Mid Day

Russia today agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. See Full Story... Read more

Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

26-Nov-2014Source: Ghana AF

President John Dramani Mahama, has pledged governments commitment to equipping the Ghana Armed Forces with adequate logistics to ensure the safety and security of the country’s airspace and maintenance of its territories, at the inauguration ceremony of a new hangar, operational equipment and vehicles at the Air Force Base in Accra on Thursday 20 November... Read more

Commander of American/NATO forces in Afghanistan is impressed with Mi-17

Commander of American/NATO forces in Afghanistan is impressed with Mi-17

7-Oct-2014Source: Rostec

For a long time, the Pentagon has lobbied for the purchase of Mi-17 helicopters for Afghan security forces, as the aircraft is better suited for the heavy terrain and climate of the country than its American counterparts. John Campbell, speaking on a video-link from Afghanistan at a press briefing at the Pentagon, said that that... Read more

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

16-Sep-2014Source: Paramount Group

Paramount, in announcing the move to restart production on 4 September, noted that the design of helicopter rotor blades is an essential element in helicopter manufacturing to ensure reliability and long service life. Composite rotor blades outlast the life of the helicopter, whereas metal blades have to be replaced several times during the helicopter’s life... Read more

Basta Holdings and Heliflight Peru signs LOI for leasing JV

Basta Holdings and Heliflight Peru signs LOI for leasing JV

20-Aug-2014Source: Basta

Basta Holdings Corp. (BSTA), an aviation services and logistics management company, today announced that on August 15, 2014, it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Heliflight PERU SAC to form a joint venture (JV) that will provide ACMI leasing of helicopters throughout Peru. The parties have ninety (90) days to formalize their understanding into... Read more

12-Aug-14 Mil Mi-17 Sinjar, Iraq (1F)

12-Aug-14 Mil Mi-17 Sinjar, Iraq (1F)

12-Aug-2014

Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq.  Crashed – killing the pilot (reported as “Majed”) – possibly due to overloading. Those on board included Yazidi member of parliament, Vian Dakheel New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin – see story Australian photographer Adam Ferguson, freelancing for the New York... Read more

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

15-Jul-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian-built Mi-8/17 helicopters received plaudits from experts during a round table on local and regional aviation in the Russian Far North in early July. The event was attended by the head of the Nenets Autonomous Region, Igor Koshin, as well as national aviation experts and representatives of equipment producers, operators and clients for aviation equipment.... 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

07-Apr-14 Mil MI-17 Kalat, Pakistan

07-Apr-14 Mil MI-17 Kalat, Pakistan

7-Apr-2014

Helicopter down – unclear from press reports if damaged or not.  All crew and passengers reported safe... Read more

Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

27-Mar-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed contracts with countries across Latin America in 2013 for 41 helicopters to be delivered in 2014-2016. The Latin American market is one of the largest and fastest growing anywhere in the world, and Russian Helicopters sees it as a strategic priority for growing... Read more

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

13-Mar-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has built the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 at Kazan Helicopters. The helicopter will be delivered to the Indian Armed Forces as part of a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012.   A contract for 80 military transport Mi-17V-5 helicopters was signed by Rosoboronexport in 2008,... Read more

Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

18-Feb-2014Source: Daily Nation

The Kenya Police Air Wing has a total of eight helicopters, but none are currently flying.  Some have been damaged in accidents, others require parts or complete overhauls.  See full story... Read more

Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

11-Feb-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, displays a range of helicopters for various uses at the Singapore Airshow 2014 aerospace and defence exhibition, which is held at the Changi Exhibition Centre fr om 11 to 16 February 2014. The Russian Helicopters’ section can be found at stand K53. Russian Helicopters will hold meetings... Read more

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

1-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route.  The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee... Read more

Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

24-Nov-2013Source: US Air Force

It has been a year of significant milestones for the Afghan National Security Forces as they have taken a definitive lead in providing security for Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force has moved to an increasingly train, advise and assist role after nearly a decade of combatting the enemies of Afghanistan, shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan forces.... Read more

Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

28-Oct-2013Source: Sandel Avionics

More than 30 Sandel Avionics HeliTAWS units will be installed in United Nations helicopters under an agreement announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev. Aviation Partners Group (APG) of Punta Gorda, Fla. placed the purchase order for the ST3400H helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems (HTAWS), which... Read more

25-Sep-13 Mil Mi-17 Chennai, India

25-Sep-13 Mil Mi-17 Chennai, India

25-Sep-2013

Technical issue on Presidential helicopter prevented take-off... Read more

Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

11-Sep-2013Source: Reuters

Investigators are examining potentially improper payments by the Army aviation office to contractors as well as possible personal connections between members of the Army unit and the contractors, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity  See full story... Read more

DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

2-Aug-2013Source: DynCorp International

DynCorp International’s (DI) DynAviation unit today announced that it is in the process of reconditioning, upgrading and modifying eight aircraft to enhance the Company’s future global operations and offering. The upgrade work on six UH-1 and two Mil Mi-17 helicopters that were previously used in various global locations, including the company’s operations in Afghanistan, is... Read more

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

11-Jul-2013Source: IndRus

Bolivia plans to buy Russia’s two Mi-17 helicopters to fight drug trafficking, Bolivian Defence Minister Ruben Saavedra said – see full report... Read more

More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

10-Jul-2013Source: Senator Richard Blumenthal

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) 8th July – joined by U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) – released a letter in which he urged Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider the... Read more

25-Jun-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Gaurikund, India (20F)

25-Jun-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Gaurikund, India (20F)

25-Jun-2013

Crashed in poor weather. Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority said eight bodies have been recovered and chances of any survivor among the 19 onboard were remote... Read more

US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

24-Jun-2013Source: US DoD

Rosoboronexport, Russia was awarded a $572,180,894 firm-fixed-price contract modification for 30 Mi-17 helicopters, spare parts, test equipment and engineering support services. The Mi-17 military helicopters will be used by the Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, an aviation unit that supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations missions. Work will be performed in Russia and... Read more

Denel Aviation to expand Mi-8 / MI-17 South African service centre

Denel Aviation to expand Mi-8 / MI-17 South African service centre

17-Jun-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Denel Aviation today signed an agreement to increase the range of services offered by the centre opened in South Africa earlier this year to provide maintenance and upgrade of Mi-8/17 helicopters. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2013. The parties have agreed... Read more

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

29-Apr-2013Source: LOM Praha

LOM PRAHA, Czech Republic, has been awarded with a contract valued at (maximum) $ 1,3M for Mi-17 flight training of Polish Air Force pilots from 33rd Air Transportation Base in Powidz. The agreement focuses mainly on mastering of advanced operations including flying under IFR conditions at night. This contract is a result of the successful cooperation... Read more

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

3-Apr-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Denel Aviation of South Africa have opened a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in South Africa for Russian-built helicopters, strengthening Russian Helicopters’ position in the African market. The MRO centre was launched on 26 March 2013... Read more

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

2-Apr-2013Source: US Marine Corps

The Uruzgan based 4th Brigade of the Afghan National Army has taken major steps in perfecting its logistic resupply and casualty evacuation capabilities by using helicopters from the Kandahar Air Wing. During an independent operation in Kajran district, Daykundi province, Afghan forces coordinated an ammunition, personnel and equipment resupply from Tarin Kot, Uruzgan, using two... Read more

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