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India chooses CH-47D to replace Mi-26

India chooses CH-47D to replace Mi-26

1-Nov-2012

India reportedly will enter into negotiations with Boeing of the United States for acquisition of 15 CH-47D Chinook helicopters. (see full story)... Read more

BASF Basotect reduces noise in VIP Mi-8

BASF Basotect reduces noise in VIP Mi-8

30-Oct-2012Source: BASF

Hearing protection is no longer needed thanks to Basotect®, the open-celled melamine foam from BASF: Passengers can leave hearing protection behind when boarding a luxurious version of the Russian Mi 8 helicopter. The helicopter, which is over 25 meters long and is used for passenger transport, has been equipped with an improved sound insulation system... Read more

Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

Cornische Aviation files protest over US procurement of Mi-17 overhauls

24-Oct-2012Source: Cornische Aviation and Maintenance

Cornische Aviation and Maintenance Limited, Sharjah, UAE announced today they were filing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) protest against a sole source US Army Mi-17 helicopter overhaul contract. In late September 2012, the US Army Non Standard Rotor Wing Aviation Program Management Office issued a sole source award for the overhaul of four Mi-17 helicopters belonging to... Read more

Ukraine military tests upgraded MI-8MSB in Tajikistan mountains

Ukraine military tests upgraded MI-8MSB in Tajikistan mountains

22-Oct-2012Source: Asia-Plus

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine says the trails were conducted in high mountains and at high temperatures in the CIS hottest area, near Shahritous, Tajikistan (see full story) File photo... Read more

17-Oct-12 RA-24267 Mil Mi-8 Evenk, Russia (1F)

17-Oct-12 RA-24267 Mil Mi-8 Evenk, Russia (1F)

17-Oct-2012

Fell onto its side while landing, killing one of the eight on board.  Fatality named as Svetalana Kulishova... Read more

17-Oct-12 Mil Mi-17 Maarat AL Numan, Syria

17-Oct-12 Mil Mi-17 Maarat AL Numan, Syria

17-Oct-2012

Helicopter shot down by missile.  Casualties unknown... Read more

Peru takes delivery of four refurbished Mi-24s

Peru takes delivery of four refurbished Mi-24s

15-Oct-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Local press report an Antonov An-124 transport aircraft from airline Volga Dnepr recently delivered four Mi-24 Hind helicopter back to the south American country.  The group had been in Russia for nine months for refurbishment and upgrades.  The four carry military serials 648, 650, 697 and 698. This delivery concludes the upgrade contract, which included... Read more

Aviakon to repair five Mi-8s for Ukrainian Army

Aviakon to repair five Mi-8s for Ukrainian Army

15-Oct-2012Source: Interfax

The Aviakon Aircraft Repair Plant (Konotop, Sumy region) will conduct major overhaul of five Mi-8 multi-purpose helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (see full story)... Read more

14-Oct-12 Mil Mi-8 Yakawolang, Afghanistan

14-Oct-12 Mil Mi-8 Yakawolang, Afghanistan

14-Oct-2012

Emergency landing after developing mechanical problems in flight.  Some passengers with minor injuries... Read more

09-Oct-12 ER-MHL Mil Mi-8 Tembagapura, Papua New Guinea

09-Oct-12 ER-MHL Mil Mi-8 Tembagapura, Papua New Guinea

9-Oct-2012

Helicopter was seriously damaged but its 24 passengers and three crew members were safe (full manifest here)... Read more

Motor Sich hopes for Russian certification of Mi-8MSB by year end

Motor Sich hopes for Russian certification of Mi-8MSB by year end

8-Oct-2012Source: Helihub.com

Engine manufacturer Motor Sich has already achieved certification of a re-engined Mi-8 in the Ukraine and is now targetting Russian certification by the end of December 2012 – the company announced at the recent Aviasvit XXI-2012 International Aerospace Show in Kiev. He said that the Ukrainian certificate could be validated by the Russian certificate body... Read more

05-Oct-12 Mil Mi-8 East Ghouta, Syria (4F)

05-Oct-12 Mil Mi-8 East Ghouta, Syria (4F)

5-Oct-2012

Helicopter shot down by rebel forces, and burned out on the ground... Read more

Arseniev will be a monument to legendary Mi-24s

Arseniev will be a monument to legendary Mi-24s

30-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation]  September 29 in Arsenyev host events dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the founding of the city. History Arsenyev traced to 1902, when the village was founded Semenovka, bringing together several nearby villages. In 1938, the village was the workers’ village, and in 1952 became a town and a new name – Arsenyev,... Read more

Russian Industry and Trade Ministry has decided to join the CB “Kamov” and CB “Mil”

Russian Industry and Trade Ministry has decided to join the CB “Kamov” and CB “Mil”

30-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation]  According to the authors of the “development of the aviation industry in the years 2013-2025.“Scientific-Technical Complex (NTC) of JSC” Helicopters of Russia “will be established on the basis of CB” Mil “and” Kamov “” in order to reduce the time and cost of development of helicopters. “ It is fairly safe to assume that... Read more

Denel Aviation and Russian Helicopters sign maintenance agreement

Denel Aviation and Russian Helicopters sign maintenance agreement

20-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Denel Aviation, South Africa’s largest defence equipment manufacturer, and UIC Oboronprom, the parent company of Russian Helicopters, announce that they have signed a Teaming agreement to create a servicing hub for Russian-made military and commercial helicopters in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Teaming agreement was signed today at the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) at... Read more

15-Sep-12 Mil MI-17 Banke, Nepal

15-Sep-12 Mil MI-17 Banke, Nepal

15-Sep-2012

emergency landing due to bad weather... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012

Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012

12-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces its participation in the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, which runs from 11-16 September in Berlin. The Company’s display will be located at Booth 1305 in Hall 1. Russian Helicopters will showcase its current line-up of helicopters... Read more

Russian Mi-8AMT helicopter wins Mil Cup helicopter race

Russian Mi-8AMT helicopter wins Mil Cup helicopter race

12-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

A Russian-made Mi-8AMT helicopter belonging to the Vertical-T air company and representing Russian Helicopters has won the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant Cup race from Moscow to Gelendzhik in southern Russia. The competition was held on 4-5 September as part of the opening of the ninth international Gidroaviasalon exhibition. Seven teams took part, flying machines made... Read more

08-Sep-12 Mil Mi-24 Dagestan, Russia (4F)

08-Sep-12 Mil Mi-24 Dagestan, Russia (4F)

8-Sep-2012

Mountainous region, poor weather, 4 killed... Read more

Order confirmed for 52 Mi-171E to China

Order confirmed for 52 Mi-171E to China

7-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Rosoboronexport and Chinese company Poly Technologies, Inc. in August signed a contract for delivery of 52 Mi-171E transport helicopters to China in 2012-2014. The first eight Mi-171Es are scheduled for delivery in 2012, with the rest slated for 2013 and 2014. The contracts follow on from agreements signed in 2009 by Russian Helicopters and Poly... Read more

Three more Mi-35s delivered to Brazil – last three due by year-end

Three more Mi-35s delivered to Brazil – last three due by year-end

6-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Russia has delivered the next batch of Mi-35M Hind attack helicopters to Brazil, whre they are known locally as the AH-2 Sabre.  A total of 12 helicopters were bought in a 2008 contract worth $150 million, and the last three are due for delivery by the end of 2012. “The latest three machines were delivered... Read more

Mil Cup helicopter race gets underway in Moscow region

Mil Cup helicopter race gets underway in Moscow region

5-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopter

The Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant Cup got underway at 10:30am this morning when a procession of helicopters rose into the sky over the runway of the National Helicopter-Building Centre in Tomilino near Moscow. Seven crews started the competition, which is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Air Forces, the 65th anniversary of... Read more

30-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Sarmat, India (5F) – 2 of 2

30-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Sarmat, India (5F) – 2 of 2

30-Aug-2012

Two Mi-17 helicopters hit each other on take off on a training mission from an air base near the village of Sarmat in Jamnagar district of Gujarat state.  9 killed, assumed currently as 4 in one helicopter and 5 in the other.  One helicopter caught fire and completely burned out, the other did not –... Read more

30-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Sarmat, India (4F) – 1 of 2

30-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Sarmat, India (4F) – 1 of 2

30-Aug-2012

Two Mi-17 helicopters hit each other on take off on a training mission from an air base near the village of Sarmat in Jamnagar district of Gujarat state.  9 killed, assumed currently as 4 in one helicopter and 5 in the other.  One helicopter caught fire and completely burned out, the other did not –... Read more

Mi-38 sets altitude record in 10-20 tonne class

Mi-38 sets altitude record in 10-20 tonne class

29-Aug-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, is proud to announce that a Mi-38 set a new world altitude record on the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship. The Mi-38, one of the latest Russian models designed for cargo and passenger... Read more

UTair Engineering renews Peruvian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Peruvian MRO certificates

29-Aug-2012Source: UTair

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) of the Republic of Peru issued a “UTair-Engineering” certificate of approval for the next four years. The inspection team of aviation authorities of the Republic of Peru has inspected repair production company to meet its requirements of aviation regulations Peru RAP-145NE. As a result of a positive opinion issued a... Read more

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

UTair Engineering renews Russian MRO certificates

29-Aug-2012Source: UTair

According to the results of inspections of the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation and the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee confirmed certification of “UTair-Engineering” to meet its repair production requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation for Civil Aviation and Aviation Rules AP-145, respectively. Extended for another two-year term compliance... Read more

27-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Damascus, Syria (1F)

27-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Damascus, Syria (1F)

27-Aug-2012

Shot down by rebels... Read more

27-Aug-12 Mil Mi-8 Mirny, Russia

27-Aug-12 Mil Mi-8 Mirny, Russia

27-Aug-2012

Safe landing with 16 POB plus crew after smoke was noticed in the cockpit – later discovered as the aircon unit burning out.... Read more

22-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Astana, Kazakhstan (4F)

22-Aug-12 Mil Mi-17 Astana, Kazakhstan (4F)

22-Aug-2012

Crashed during a training exercise at an airfield near the capital Astana and caught fire.... Read more

16-Aug-12 Mil Mi-28N Mozdok, Russia

16-Aug-12 Mil Mi-28N Mozdok, Russia

16-Aug-2012

Crashed from a low hover, moderate damage, no injuries... Read more

12-Aug-12 AF-808 Mil Mi-24 (1 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya (7F)

12-Aug-12 AF-808 Mil Mi-24 (1 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya (7F)

12-Aug-2012

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter completely burnt out (photo), except the last part of the tail which revealed its serial AF-808. ... Read more

12-Aug-12 AF-807 Mil Mi-24 (2 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

12-Aug-12 AF-807 Mil Mi-24 (2 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

12-Aug-2012

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter ended up almost completely inverted on its rotorhead in an area of long grass – photo... Read more

12-Aug-12 AF-8** Mil Mi-24 (3 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

12-Aug-12 AF-8** Mil Mi-24 (3 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

12-Aug-2012

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter ended up in a 45 degree left bank situation in a wooded area (photo).  7 on... Read more

10-Aug-12 RA-3054K Mil Mi-2 Proletarsky, Russia (1F)

10-Aug-12 RA-3054K Mil Mi-2 Proletarsky, Russia (1F)

10-Aug-2012

Helicopter crashed while carrying out agricultural work.  No further details at this time.  Pilot fatally injured... Read more

03-Aug-12 OM-TMT Mil Mi-8 Poprad, Slovakia

03-Aug-12 OM-TMT Mil Mi-8 Poprad, Slovakia

3-Aug-2012

Landing accident – ended up on starboard side... Read more

Sri Lanka orders another 14 Mi-171s

Sri Lanka orders another 14 Mi-171s

31-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Russia’s Rosoboronexport has announced an order from Sri Lanka this month for another 14 Mi-171 helicopters, to be built at the Ulan-Ude plant.  The additional buy is part of a $300 million, 10-year loan to buy equipment for Sri Lanka’s military, which was signed during a 2012 state visit to Russia. This confirms the story... Read more

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

31-Jul-2012Source: Helihub.com

The Ukraine branch of Russian news agency Kommersant is reporting that Sikorsky are in talks with local engine manufacturer Motor Sich.  A feasible possibility is discussions for re-engining S61 models with the VK-2500 engine that powers the Mi-17 – given the political storm now brewing in the US over the purchase of ten further Mi-17s... Read more

23-Jul-12 RA-22966 Mil Mi-8 Bakchar Luginetskoye, Russia

23-Jul-12 RA-22966 Mil Mi-8 Bakchar Luginetskoye, Russia

23-Jul-2012

Badly damaged in landing in swampy area short of intended helipad landing.  Three occupants injured of the 22 on board.  Helicopter with 3 crew was transporting 19 oil workers to a remote field location... Read more

US House of Representatives votes 407-5 to stop Mi-17 purchases

US House of Representatives votes 407-5 to stop Mi-17 purchases

20-Jul-2012Source: Congressman Jim Moran

The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and Senior Member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, to put an end to purchases from the Russian-controlled arms dealer Rosoboronexport which is currently supplying weapons to the oppressive Syrian regime. The amendment, attached to the FY’13... Read more

US Army procure ten more Mi-17s from Russia

US Army procure ten more Mi-17s from Russia

20-Jul-2012Source: US DoD

Rosoboronexport FGUP, Moscow, Russia, was awarded a $171,380,636 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 10 additional Mi-17 helicopters.  Work will be performed in Russia, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers first three of 40 Mi-171s to UTair

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivers first three of 40 Mi-171s to UTair

19-Jul-2012Source: UTair

UTair has received three MI-171 helicopters from Ulan-Ude Aviation, a subsidiary of the Russian helicopters aircraft manufacturing holding. The delivery is part of a contract for the manufacture of 40 Mi-171 helicopters, signed by “Russian Helicopters” and UTair Aviation in August, 2011 at the MAKS air show in the presence of then Russian Prime Minister... Read more

16-Jul-12 Mil MI-8 El Fasher, Sudan (7F)

16-Jul-12 Mil MI-8 El Fasher, Sudan (7F)

16-Jul-2012

Military spokesman Col. Sawarmy Khalid Saad said that a technical failure caused the crash. Seven officers were killed and two others were injured. [Helicopter type assumed, not confirmed]... Read more

16-Jul-12 Mil Mi-2 Mbouambe, Congo Brazzaville (2F)

16-Jul-12 Mil Mi-2 Mbouambe, Congo Brazzaville (2F)

16-Jul-2012

Mi-2 owned by Congo Interior Ministry (referred to in one report as a “police helicopter”) crashed killing Russian citizen, SP Korostel, and Belarusian citizen, MF Cherenkov.  Earlier reports of 2 Ukrainians being killed were later dismissed... Read more

11-Jul-12 Mil Mi-17 Skardu, Pakistan (6F)

11-Jul-12 Mil Mi-17 Skardu, Pakistan (6F)

11-Jul-2012

Reported as a test flight, but with 8 POB?  Fatalities named as Major Amir Azam, Havildar Abdual Waheed, Havildar Zeeshan Haider, Naik Muhammad Imran, Sepoy Kaleem Ullah and Sepoy Noor Mustafa... Read more

Emergency Services Ministry lends Mi-26 for a film

Emergency Services Ministry lends Mi-26 for a film

5-Jul-2012Source: Helihub.com

In an unusual twist, EMERCOM in Belarus – their Emergency Services Ministry – have loaned a Mil Mi-26 helicopter for a film.  The aircraft has been fully repainted to represent a Russian military aircraft, and is being used in Hungary for the filming of the latest Bruce Willis epic “A Good Day to Die Hard”... Read more

New helicopter maintenance base in Kyrgyzstan

New helicopter maintenance base in Kyrgyzstan

28-Jun-2012Source: Helihub.com

A helicopter service centre has been opened in Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan capital. The base will both maintain and upgrade Mil helicopters and provide warranty services. The new centre has been set up by Novosibirsky Aviaremontnyi Zavod, part of the Russian Helicopterscongolmerate. Local operations of Mil helicopters are centred on Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry for Emergency Situations, the... Read more

Russian Helicopters presents latest helicopter manufacturing innovations

Russian Helicopters presents latest helicopter manufacturing innovations

28-Jun-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of the Russian state defence industry holding Oboronprom, a subsidiary of Russian Technologies Corporation, and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, including a number of the most renowned, innovative and widely used models, is presenting its latest innovations in mechanical engineering and modern helicopter technologies at the second international Engineering... Read more

UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

22-Jun-2012Source: UTair

UTair Aviation Mi-26T has successfully transported two Mi-26T helicopter carcasses with external sling over a distance of 2,000 kilometers. This extreme cargo exploit is the first ever of such weight and distance in the history of Mi-26T helicopter operations. The extremely large size and weight of the cargo excluded the practicality of land based transport.... Read more

13-Jun-12 EJC-3381 Mil Mi-17 Carepa, Colombia (1F)

13-Jun-12 EJC-3381 Mil Mi-17 Carepa, Colombia (1F)

13-Jun-2012

Post maintenance test flight crash, major post-crash fire.  1 fatality named as Edgar Rojas Calderón.  Four survivors named as as Javier Salguero Moreno; José Espinosa Cortés; Jesús Carreño Manrique; and Jhon Agudelo Castaño... Read more

04-Jun-12 Mil Mi-17 Chiyanki, India

04-Jun-12 Mil Mi-17 Chiyanki, India

4-Jun-2012

Emergency landing after engine failure.  14 POB... Read more

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

Approval for Multinational Aviation Training Centre in Czech Republic

1-Jun-2012Source: Czech Ministry of Defence

The Chicago NATO Summit, held 20 and 21 May 2012, agreed the Czech project to create and lead the Multinational Aviation Training Centre for allied air forces within the Smart Defence initiative to share capabilities. The Czech Republic has been a lead country of the HIP Helicopter Task Force Initiative since 2009, and an administrator... Read more

Sierra Leone to compensate families of Togolese accident victims

Sierra Leone to compensate families of Togolese accident victims

28-May-2012

Sierra Leone’s transport minister said Friday that relatives of 19 Togolese football fans who died in a helicopter crash in 2007, including Togo’s sports minister, would receive compensation (see full story)... Read more

18-May-12 EV-0672 Mil Mi-17V5 San Felipe, Venezuela (4F)

18-May-12 EV-0672 Mil Mi-17V5 San Felipe, Venezuela (4F)

18-May-2012

Crashed on take off from an altitude of approx 10m on a training flight.  4 of 5 occupants killed – at least some from the Bolivian military, being trained in Venezuela.  One fatality named as Col. Oscar Martinez Mora.  Photo here shows the tail boom having been cut by the main rotors... Read more

Mi-28NE Havoc on display at HeliRussia

Mi-28NE Havoc on display at HeliRussia

17-May-2012

The Mil Mi-28NE Havoc (Night Hunter) attack helicopter and 49 other military exhibits will be displayed by 14 Russian organizations at HeliRussia in Moscow, the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation reported. (see full story)... Read more

Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

15-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

From contracts signed in 2010, Azerbaijan will this year receive a total of 64 helicopters, consisting of 40 Mi-17V1 and 24 Mi-35M models, being built by the Kazan and Rostvertol plants.  This all adds up to the largest aviation contract signed between the two countries. Nikolai Vanesev – HeliHub.com Moscow correspondent... Read more

Ghana’s air force to take delivery of four Mi-171s soon

Ghana’s air force to take delivery of four Mi-171s soon

15-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Ghanaian Vice President John Dramani Mahama was interviewed recently about the investment of new aircraft for the country’s military forces.  During this interview, he said that the country was expecting to take delivery of four Mi-171SH helicopters by July.  This corroborates with the story we filed in November 2011 when a budget request was... Read more

09-May-12 Mil Mi-17 Mazamari, Peru (1F)

09-May-12 Mil Mi-17 Mazamari, Peru (1F)

9-May-2012

After experiencing some blade damage in flight, an emergency landing was made.  The impact killed pilot Rodolfo León Gavilán.  The other 18 on board survived.  The police had been engaged on an anti-drug trafficking mission.... Read more

Mi-17 and Ka-32 orders expected in Malaysia

Mi-17 and Ka-32 orders expected in Malaysia

2-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters will reportedly sign contracts for civil Mi-17s and Ka-32s to customers in Malaysia soon – according to a company representative commenting on the results of the 13th Defense Services Asia exhibition and conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur on April 16th – 19th. According to him, negotiations are at the final stages.... Read more

24-Apr-12 “40” Mil Mi-8 Garovka, Russia

24-Apr-12 “40” Mil Mi-8 Garovka, Russia

24-Apr-2012

Crash landed on a road during a training flight.  3 POB to hospital but not seriously injured.... Read more

New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

New Mi-17 simulator pushes Afghan pilots’ capabilities

21-Apr-2012Source: US Air Force

Afghan pilots now have a state-of-the-art MI-17 simulator here to hone their aviation skills in a safe environment. Air Force Lt. Col. Chas Tacheny, the deputy commander of the 438 Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, said he has been involved with bringing the MI-17V5 No-Motion Level 5 Simulator to Afghanistan since July 2011 and he is... Read more

20-Apr-12 Mil Mi-8, Atyrau, Kazakhstan

20-Apr-12 Mil Mi-8, Atyrau, Kazakhstan

20-Apr-2012

Landed and fell onto its side during a training flight.  2 of the 6POB injured.... Read more

Southern Museum of Flight adds Mi-24 Hind

Southern Museum of Flight adds Mi-24 Hind

16-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama is expected to take delivery of a Mil Mi-24 Hind gunship helicopter this week.  It is one of two ex-Soviet exhibits due this spring, the other being an Antonov AN-2 Colt fixed wing. See also http://southernmuseumofflight.org/ William P Johnson – HeliHub.com US correspondent... Read more

12-Apr-12 Mil Mi-8 Zhytomyr region, Ukraine

12-Apr-12 Mil Mi-8 Zhytomyr region, Ukraine

12-Apr-2012

Emergency landing after a technical problem, reportedly in the fuel system.  Helicopter was carrying Ukraine Defense Minister Dmytro Salamatin and several officials... Read more

12-Apr-12 8335 Mil Mi-8 Murzuq, Libya

12-Apr-12 8335 Mil Mi-8 Murzuq, Libya

12-Apr-2012

Crashed on take-off from Murzuq airport, landing on a rail track.  Possibly due to overloading – reported as 25 POB with two injured to hospital.  On board were members of the reconciliation and civil peace team  including Third Deputy Prime Minister Haramain Mohammed al-Haramain, Minister of Local Government Mohammad Hashemi Harari, one of the chiefs of military... Read more

28-Mar-12 Mil Mi-17 Kathmandu, Nepal

28-Mar-12 Mil Mi-17 Kathmandu, Nepal

28-Mar-2012

Got out of control during an anti-hijacking training session. Two army personnel injured... Read more

22-Mar-12 Mil Mi-2 Sheksna, Russia

22-Mar-12 Mil Mi-2 Sheksna, Russia

22-Mar-2012

Two people hijacked the helicopter, forced the pilot to fly to a prison at gunpoint, and then hovered as a rope ladder was dropped town for prisoner Alexei Shestakov to escape.  Prison guards shot at the helicopter in an attempt to force it to land.  The aircraft was later found abandoned on the edge of... Read more

Russian Helicopters increases stake in Ulan-Ude Aviation to 100%

Russian Helicopters increases stake in Ulan-Ude Aviation to 100%

20-Mar-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, JSC (hereinafter the Company), one of the global leaders in helicopter production, announced today its intent to increase its stake in Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC (hereinafter UUAP) to 100% through a squeeze-out procedure. By sending the squeeze-out demand notice to the remaining UUAP minority shareholders, the Company has exercised its right under the... Read more

HAI awards UTair crew

HAI awards UTair crew

19-Mar-2012Source: UTair

A UTair Aviation Mi-8 helicopter crew from the airline’s international division has been awarded the Igor Sikorsky ‘Glory of Perfection’ Prize for Humanitarian Services from the International Helicopter Association. For exceptional services rendered while assisting the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009, Commander Sergey Ignatyev received the honor on behalf... Read more

27-Feb-12 ST-GFB Mil Mi-17 Al-Qadarif, Sudan (3F)

27-Feb-12 ST-GFB Mil Mi-17 Al-Qadarif, Sudan (3F)

27-Feb-2012

Sudanese minister of agriculture, Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, has escaped death in a crash which killed three people. He  emerged almost unscathed from the mishap which took place in Sudan’s eastern state of Al-Qadarif, where an Mi-17 helicopter carrying him along with six of his aides and two Iranian investors caught fire during take-off.... Read more

Russian military snubs Mi-34 to order 100 Eurocopters

Russian military snubs Mi-34 to order 100 Eurocopters

22-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Moscow-based newspaper Vedomosti is today saying that Russia is preparing to order over 100 Eurocopter AS350 and AS355 helicopters to train military pilots.  The initial phase is a public procurement notice filed on Friday 17th February for 15 single- and 30 twin-engined helicopters, but with pricing to be based on an eventual order for over... Read more

14-Feb-12 Mil Mi-8 Sundo Island, North Korea (5F)

14-Feb-12 Mil Mi-8 Sundo Island, North Korea (5F)

14-Feb-2012

A North Korean helicopter crash has killed five of the Stalinist country`s Cabinet-level officials, including Commerce Minister Kim Bong Chol... Read more

11-Feb-12 EY-106 Mil Mi-8 Zabul Province, Afghanistan (4F)

11-Feb-12 EY-106 Mil Mi-8 Zabul Province, Afghanistan (4F)

11-Feb-2012

Operated by Central Asian Aviation Services on behalf of logistics company Supreme Group.  4 fatalities were nationals of Tajikistan, including the son of the deputy defense minister, and helicopter was registered there.... Read more

10-Feb-12 A-2605 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 Bukvica, Bosnia

10-Feb-12 A-2605 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 Bukvica, Bosnia

10-Feb-2012

Crashed during humanitarian aid mission – main blades severed tail boom.  11POB all safe.  Weather reported as gusty.  Potential for white-out with ground snow.  Another potential contributor was the changing CofG due to the aid being moved some metres forward in the minutes prior to the accident – see YouTube video... Read more

Russian Helicopters deny Mi-2 production restart

Russian Helicopters deny Mi-2 production restart

8-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters have denied the report in RIA Novosti earlier this week, in which they reported a new production line under the name Mi-2A would start in the Hebei Province in NE China later this year.  Our reporter Nikolai Vanesev even quoted the amount of money being invested in the project. “No smoke without fire”,... Read more

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