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Dutch university collaborates with Eve and Embraer on sustainability of UAM ops

Dutch university collaborates with Eve and Embraer on sustainability of UAM ops

22-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

People are on the move every day. Traveling is fundamental to people. However, mobility has consequences: cities can be noisy, crowded, and smog-prone. However, in relatively few places, the reality of what is available matches society’s aspirations for safe, clean, reliable, and inexpensive ways to get from A to B – and back. Environmentally friendly... Read more

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

18-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Dutch court has rejected the appeal by NHV on the way that the new Dutch SAR contract was decided, which leaves Bristow Helicopters to start the contract with AW189s on 1st July 2022. ​SAR support in the Netherlands is currently flown by NHV using AS365N helicopters – the first time SAR had been contracted... Read more

AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support

AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support

17-Mar-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Netherlands of AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $190 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of... Read more

CHC launches partnership for wildfire detection

CHC launches partnership for wildfire detection

26-Jan-2021Source: CHC

CHC has partnered with Avy and the North Holland North Safety Region (VRNHN) to jointly investigate how long-range drones can support the early detection of and the improved situational awareness during wildfires. Signing the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of CHC, Den Helder base manager, Quinten Hergaarden said, “We are delighted to be part of... Read more

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-21 PH-TTR Airbus H135 Almere, Netherlands

15-Jan-2021

Bird strike on night flight took out the port lower windshield.  Emergency landing made at Amsterdam Heliport.  Recording of ATC conversation in this YouTube video  ... Read more

Leonardo’s acoustic sub hunter technology adds dipping sonar in new demo

Leonardo’s acoustic sub hunter technology adds dipping sonar in new demo

22-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has recently proven the newly-expanded capabilities of its ULISSES acoustic anti-submarine warfare (ASW) system in a demonstration off the coast of Italy. During the demo, Leonardo showed how the Firefly, AQS-18, dipping sonar from L3Harris Technologies worked in concert with the ULISSES processor to automatically locate simulated enemy submarines and alert the crew to... Read more

Royal Netherlands Air Force sends replacement NH90 to Curacao

Royal Netherlands Air Force sends replacement NH90 to Curacao

9-Oct-2020Source: Royal Netherlands Air Force

HNLMS Groningen will have access to an NH90 maritime combat helicopter again after 2.5 months. This morning a plane took off by air to the Caribbean. The helicopter replaces the one that crashed in July. The NH90 has been prepared for air transport at Eindhoven Air Base in recent days. The aircraft was already loaded... Read more

Neptune Energy extends contract with CHC Helicopters

Neptune Energy extends contract with CHC Helicopters

21-Sep-2020Source: Neptune Energy

Neptune Energy today announced it has extended its contract with CHC Helicopters, covering the Dutch sector of the North Sea, for a further two years. CHC will continue to conduct all helicopter flight transfers for personnel to and from Neptune’s 29 offshore platforms in the Dutch sector. Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy... Read more

Morocco, Netherlands and India to add Longbow fire control radar to AH-64E fleets

Morocco, Netherlands and India to add Longbow fire control radar to AH-64E fleets

8-Sep-2020Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army recently awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), four Foreign Military Sales contracts to provide the AH-64E Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to Morocco, Netherlands, UAE and India Army. “The LBL team is excited to bring... Read more

Netherlands – HeliCentre buys Entrol EC135 simulator

Netherlands – HeliCentre buys Entrol EC135 simulator

25-May-2020Source: Entrol

HeliCentre has acquired an H11 FNPT III MCC simulator from Entrol. It has been installed at HeliCentre’s premises in Lelystad, The Netherlands. The simulator is a replica of the Airbus EC135 P2+ and offers an extremely high level of simulation. The cockpit is equipped with dual GTN 750, it features a vibration system and the... Read more

MD Helicopters aims to overturn $7.6M Dutch Police judgement

MD Helicopters aims to overturn $7.6M Dutch Police judgement

20-May-2020Source: Arizona Daily Independent News Network

The Arizona Supreme Court has been asked to overturn two lower court rulings that allow The Netherlands to pursue a nearly $7.6 million judgment against a Mesa-based aerospace company whose corporate history traces back to billionaire Howard Hughes in the late 1940s. See Full Story. ... Read more

COVID-19 – CHC adapt AW139s with all approvals completed inside two weeks

COVID-19 – CHC adapt AW139s with all approvals completed inside two weeks

8-Apr-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Offshore operator CHC has produced an adaption for their offshore AW139s in the Netherlands to provide a safety screen between the pilots and the passengers during the COVID19 pandemic.  Quinten Hergaarden, Deputy Accountable Manager at CHC Helicopters Netherlands spoke with HeliHub.com to explain the project further. With the AW139 cabin reduced from 12 to 8 passengers (for... Read more

Netherlands Ministry of Defence opens new NH90 training facility

Netherlands Ministry of Defence opens new NH90 training facility

31-Oct-2019Source: Rotorsim

Rotorsim, the joint venture owned equally by CAE and Leonardo, announced the successful start of training on the NH90 Full Mission Flight Trainer (FMFT) following its relocation from the Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende, Italy to a new training facility at Maritime Air Base de Kooy in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Netherlands Ministry... Read more

DART Aerospace’s Amsterdam Facility Now Fully Functional

DART Aerospace’s Amsterdam Facility Now Fully Functional

30-Jul-2019Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is expanding its EMEA operations with the opening of an Amsterdam R&O facility, which is now fully functional. DART’s roster of clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa can now send their inflatables directly to the new Amsterdam facility for repair and overhaul, significantly reducing the time it previously took to ship... Read more

Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

2-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Aerospace and academic experts from Airbus and the International Space University (Strasbourg) have selected Team “Zero” Heroes from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, as winner of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global student competition. The team convinced the expert jury with their smart batteryless wireless switches for aircraft systems that provide power at your... Read more

Eemshaven heliport wins approval for windfarm support flights

Eemshaven heliport wins approval for windfarm support flights

19-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The approval of a new heliport in the Netherlands at Eemshaven is in place following contract signatures on 18th December. Groningen Seaports owns the infrastructure that is needed for the functioning of the heliport, the official opening of which is scheduled for summer 2019. The approvals specify a maximum of 15 return flights per day. The... Read more

Sale of 4 Patriot Fire Units from Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands

Sale of 4 Patriot Fire Units from Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands

7-Sep-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of four (4) Netherlands Patriot Fire Units for an estimated cost of $105 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Netherlands has requested Recapitalization (RECAP) of four (4)... Read more

Air Alderney prepares for EC155 scheduled services

Air Alderney prepares for EC155 scheduled services

24-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

A new operator based in the Channel Island of Alderney is planning to start scheduled services with both fixed and rotary wing.  Expected destinations include Jersey – one of the main pair of Channel Islands, the French town of Cherbourg and south coast UK airports at Lee-on-the-Solent and Shoreham. The longer routes, certainly the two... Read more

Lockheed awarded $117M contract for AH-64 Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators

Lockheed awarded $117M contract for AH-64 Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators

6-Apr-2018Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $116,883,758 modification (0005 04) to Foreign Military Sales (Netherlands) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Laser Range Finder Designators in support of the Netherlands’ AH-64 Apache helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales and... Read more

Netherlands – AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters

Netherlands – AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters

27-Feb-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of items and services to support the upgrade/remanufacture of AH-64D Block II Apache Attack Helicopters to the AH-64E configuration for an estimated cost of $1.191 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this... Read more

Boeing to Modernize Six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

Boeing to Modernize Six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

15-Dec-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSA: BA] and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence today signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021. “The Netherlands’... Read more

Netherlands to host 8th EDA Helicopter Tactics Symposium

Netherlands to host 8th EDA Helicopter Tactics Symposium

25-Oct-2017Source: EDA

On 14-16 November 2017, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will host the 8th Helicopter Tactics Symposium in Rijen (South Holland). Organized under the European Defence Agency’s (EDA) Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP), it will allow European helicopter crews to discuss and share experience in helicopter techniques, tactics and procedures. Helicopter tactics instructors and experts from several... Read more

Dart Aerospace opens warehouse in Amsterdam

Dart Aerospace opens warehouse in Amsterdam

10-Oct-2017Source: DART Aerospace

During the last couple of years, DART Aerospace has seen the importance in needing to support customers on a more local and regional level. As such, a little over a year ago, DART started investing in the European market by building a small team of 3 employees and opening an office in London, England. This... Read more

Den Helder Airport adapts to enable more helicopter usage

Den Helder Airport adapts to enable more helicopter usage

23-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Den Helder Airport will soon be revealing their new hub-and-spoke infrastructure. This will allow helicopters to have various take-off and landing sites or “helispots” along the Dutch coast. This new infrastructure will help with helicopter flights to the North Sea offshore wind farms and the affordability of them, reports Offshore Wind.... Read more

Belgian operator wins Dutch pipeline contract

Belgian operator wins Dutch pipeline contract

17-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The European Union Tenders website has been updated to show that Belgian operator Heli and Co have been awarded a contract to survey the Gasunie gas pipeline network in the Netherlands.  The company expects to operate Robinson R44 helicopters for this work, and supercedes German operator S P Luftbild who previously operated the contract.  Gasunie... Read more

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

16-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Holland have announced on their Facebook page the acquisition of three helicopters to increase their offshore work.  They have acquired two EC155s previously operated by CHC, registered PH-EUB and PH-SHO, and the sole EC175 operated by Mexican operator Pegaso.  The 155s are already carrying Heli Holland Offshore titles, and one is currently not fitted... Read more

Dutch shipbuilder Damen launches superyacht support vessel with helipad and hangar

Dutch shipbuilder Damen launches superyacht support vessel with helipad and hangar

28-Feb-2017Source: Damen

Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN has launched GAME CHANGER, its latest 70-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with helicopter hangar. Available in time for the 2017 summer season, GAME CHANGER is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solution for owners who want to have more fun off the beaten track, but with a significantly lower... Read more

Helitech gets smaller with just four airframes on display

Helitech gets smaller with just four airframes on display

11-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In the past, we have noted that the move of Helitech in the UK from Duxford to London was not supported by many in the industry. In 2015, organisers Reed told HeliHub.com that the move was being made at the request of four named manufacturers – a statement which Sikorsky denied, saying they preferred the... Read more

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

Netherlands to receive another 12 CH-47F Chinooks

18-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

“Boeing, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $308,035,700 modification (P00042) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 (Holland) for 12 CH-47F helicopters.  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $308,035,700 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

AmSafe Bridport to supply cargo nets for Dutch Chinook and NH90 fleets

16-Mar-2016Source: AmSafe Bridport

AmSafe Bridport wins two contracts from the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and Chinook helicopters. Bridport, UK, March 2016: following a tender process AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded two contracts from the Netherlands DMO for the development and supply of internal... Read more

Airbus H175 reaches 3,000 hours

Airbus H175 reaches 3,000 hours

1-Mar-2016Source: Airbus

After little more than one year of operations, NHV have reached 3,000 flight hours with their H175 fleet, demonstrating the aircraft’s mission capability and reliability in oil and gas offshore transportation. Early February, the first H175 that entered service in December 2014, reached the 1,000 flight-hour milestone. “This milestone was easily achieved thanks to the... Read more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

Netherlands orders 14 CH-47F Chinooks, and upgrades 6 more

13-Sep-2015Source: Ministrie van Defensie

[electronic translation] Defence bought 14 new Chinook transport helicopters and six modernize existing equipment. The number of Chinooks thus goes from 17 to 20. This was announced by Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert today in a letter to the Lower House. Defence now has 11 Chinooks of the type CH-47D, and 6 of the type CH-47F (NL).The... Read more

V-22 makes first landing on Dutch warship

V-22 makes first landing on Dutch warship

17-Jun-2015Source: USMC

Spirits ran high aboard the Karel Doorman, a warship with the Royal Netherlands Navy, as U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 made the first MV-22 Osprey landing aboard a Dutch ship during an interoperability test conducted near Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, June 12. “What we normally do is support... Read more

Netherlands – HeliCentre will soon receive its first R66

Netherlands – HeliCentre will soon receive its first R66

16-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Dutch operator HeliCentre Flight Academy, based at  Lelystad, will soon receive its first Robinson R66 Turbine.  PH-HCE, serial 0624 from the factory in Torrance California, is currently being prepared by Air Technology Belgium and the first engine run has been completed after assembling the helicopter out of its shipping crate. File Photo John Burcote –... Read more

Netherlands requests 17 CH-47F Chinooks in $1.05 Billion deal

Netherlands requests 17 CH-47F Chinooks in $1.05 Billion deal

23-Mar-2015Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for CH-47F Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 19, 2015. The Government... Read more

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH90s

Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH90s

28-Jan-2015Source: Terma

Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod onto the Dutch air force’ NH-90 helicopters. The MASE Pod solution includes the Terma developed and manufactured Electronic Warfare Management System, ALQ-213 in the latest version, Missile Warning sensors, and Chaff/Flare Dispenser modules. The modular... Read more

Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

Peru buys Dutch SAR Bell 412 fleet

26-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Netherlands recently announced the retirement of their three Agusta-Bell 412SPs as they transferred the SAR role over to their NH90s.  Just three weeks on and Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert announced that preliminary agreement has been reached to sell the 412s to Peru.  Although no financial numbers have been stated, and no contract yet signed, there’s enough... Read more

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

15-Jan-2015Source: Ministry of Defence

As of 1 January 2015, the Defence organisation has taken its characteristic yellow AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters out of service. These helicopters, which flew for Defence Helicopter Command, are to be disposed of. Consequently, 303 Squadron, stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base, will be disbanded in the near future. During the course of 2014, the 3 Defence... Read more

Dutch Defence Minister re-starts NH90 deliveries

Dutch Defence Minister re-starts NH90 deliveries

22-Dec-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In late June, the Netherlands suspended deliveries of their fleet of NH90s due to significant wear and corrosion issues in the aircraft they already had delivered.  In recent days, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has written to the Dutch parliament to say that she is confident with the manufacturer’s assurances to restart deliveries.  This was likely... Read more

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

11-Dec-2014Source: Airbus

A double-handover ceremony today marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. The milestone EC175s will be utilized on core applications for which Airbus Helicopters developed this medium-sized rotorcraft: the airlift of crews and supplies... Read more

Helitech International delivers a successful Amsterdam debut

Helitech International delivers a successful Amsterdam debut

29-Oct-2014Source: Helitech

Staging Helitech International 2014 from October 14 – 16, in association with the European Helicopter Association (EHA), at Amsterdam RAI, one of Europe’s great commercial and transport hubs, has proved a success. Over 2500 attendees from 59 countries attended Europe’s largest rotorcraft exhibition and conference, which included a diverse Education Programme covering key issues within the civil and parapublic... Read more

No demo flights in Amsterdam as Helitech focuses on trade

No demo flights in Amsterdam as Helitech focuses on trade

17-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Helitech continues to morph into a strictly trade-only event without end-user private/corporate helicopter owners or purchasers.  This week’s Amsterdam event proved that organisers Reed really don’t want the format they had in Duxford up to 2012.  In particular, they don’t want demo flights, an aspect of the old Duxford (and Redhill) shows that many people... Read more

Helitech International opens its doors

Helitech International opens its doors

14-Oct-2014

Helitech International 2014, in association with the European Helicopter Association (EHA), is making its first appearance in Amsterdam with 180 exhibitors representing 21 countries from around the world including over 65 first-time exhibitors. A USA Pavilion is also making its Helitech International debut. The event is strongly supported by helicopter OEMs including AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter,... Read more

EASA’s Norbert Lohl opens Helitech in Amsterdam

EASA’s Norbert Lohl opens Helitech in Amsterdam

14-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

EASA’s Norbert Lohl has this morning been guest of honour at the opening ceremony of Helitech International 2014 in Amsterdam’s RAI conference and exhibition centre. The show is open for three days until Thursday... Read more

Corrosion stops Netherlands NH90 deliveries

Corrosion stops Netherlands NH90 deliveries

30-Jun-2014Source: Dutch military

[electronic translation] The corrosion and wear on the NH90 helicopter is larger than expected and Defense take the remaining 7 devices not currently on manufacturer NHIndustries (NHI). Minister Hennis-Plasschaert writes that today the House. Only when there are agreements with the factory about solutions, and it is clear who will pay the repairs, the new devices are... Read more

Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

Boeing Signs Rotorcraft Maintenance Agreements with Royal Netherlands Air Force, Fokker

24-Jun-2014Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed separate agreements with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and Fokker Technologies to explore advanced maintenance opportunities for Dutch rotorcraft and expand efforts to make the Netherlands a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft support services. Boeing and the RNLAF signed a strategic partnership agreement that builds on an... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Appoints Senior Advisor

Columbia Helicopters Appoints Senior Advisor

26-May-2014Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the appointment of Kees Blekxtoon as a Senior Advisor to the company. Mr. Blekxtoon will support the company’s marketing efforts in the Netherlands and India. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Blekxtoon has served as President for The Boeing Company, Northern & Western Europe, and as President of Stork/Fokker International.... Read more

Camcopter S-100 demonstrates maritime capability in Netherlands

Camcopter S-100 demonstrates maritime capability in Netherlands

30-Apr-2014Source: Schiebel

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) successfully demonstrated its capability across several different maritime scenarios to Dutch Authorities in Den Helder, The Netherlands, on 29 April 2014. Consolidating its unmatched maritime position, the S-100 demonstrated its ability to support maritime commanders and decision makers in the North Sea, west of Den Helder. The North... Read more

Helitech International 2014 confirms provisions for visiting helicopters

Helitech International 2014 confirms provisions for visiting helicopters

29-Apr-2014Source: Helitech

Reed Exhibitions, organisers of Helitech International, are pleased to confirm that demonstration flights will be carried out from the venue during Helitech International. The event takes place between the 14-16 October at the Amsterdam RAI, and is run in association with the European Helicopter Association.  Exhibitors wishing to demonstrate their aircraft to customers will be... Read more

Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

6-Apr-2014Source: Garmin

Garmin continues to expand its global aviation chart coverage with the release of European terminal charts, including instrument approach charts, SIDs, STARs, and airport diagrams. These charts are the most recent addition to the growing list of worldwide aviation charting products available from Garmin, which are compatible with select Garmin avionics and portables. Additional charts... Read more

Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

6-Apr-2014Source: Air BP

Leading international aviation fuel supplier, Air BP, today (April 4th) inaugurated its brand new fuel farm at Den Helder Airport (DHR) in the Netherlands – home to one of the largest offshore heliports in north-west Europe. The fuel farm installed by Air BP represents an investment of around €1 million and follows Air BP’s take-over... Read more

Netherlands – HeliCentre hold Cabri launch event

Netherlands – HeliCentre hold Cabri launch event

25-Mar-2014Source: HeliCentre

Dutch operator HeliCentre at Lelystad held a launch event on Saturday as they commence operations with a Guimbal Cabri G2. The company plans on using the helicopter for training, transport and self-fly hire according to their website. The Cabri was purchased pre-owned from Germany. PH-HCC is serial 1010 and was D-HJOY with its previous owner.... Read more

13-Mar-14 PH-OKE Hughes 300C Hilversum, Netherlands

13-Mar-14 PH-OKE Hughes 300C Hilversum, Netherlands

13-Mar-2014

Three injured (one seriously) in low level accident at base airfield... Read more

Vector Aerospace and Aerotech Holland Sign 4 Year Agreement for Dutch military T700 MRO

Vector Aerospace and Aerotech Holland Sign 4 Year Agreement for Dutch military T700 MRO

25-Feb-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”),one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has signed a four-year agreement through their Dutch partner Aerotech Holland with the... Read more

New Zealand has fast-expanding Cabri fleet

New Zealand has fast-expanding Cabri fleet

30-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In the last few weeks three more Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopters have arrived in New Zealand.  This includes a new build serial 1057 from the factory in France, which will become the fifth helicopter in the country to fly with the registration ZK-HCS.  [The previous “HCS” was a Cabri now re-registered to ZK-ICS.  Ed] Meanwhile... Read more

NHV takes over Dutch SAR contract from Bristow

NHV takes over Dutch SAR contract from Bristow

2-Jan-2014Source: NOGEPA

On 20th December, NOGEPA signed a contract with North Sea Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) for Search and Rescue (SAR) services. The contract entails provision of SAR services from 1/1/2014 and has a minimum duration of 6 months. NHV will operate from Den Helder Airport with two AS365N (Dauphin) helicopters, supported by additional AS365N helicopters from the Botlek area. The... Read more

Helitech prepares for 2014 debut on Dutch soil

Helitech prepares for 2014 debut on Dutch soil

13-Dec-2013Source: Helitech

The global commercial helicopter market is expected to experience 3.08% growth by 2023 according to a recent report(1). However this modest expansion obscures the fact that demand for new platforms in emerging markets will soar within the period 2013-23. Latin America is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate of almost 15% for commercial... Read more

AAR partners with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

AAR partners with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

25-Nov-2013Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that representatives from its Dutch-based AAR Aircraft Component Services – Amsterdam business (AAR ACS) and officials from the Netherlands Ministry of Defense’s Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed a partnering agreement that allows AAR ACS to provide new and expanded component repair services using equipment at Logistic Center Woensdrecht (LCW).... Read more

Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

Royal Netherlands Air Force begins training on upgraded Chinook simulator

22-Oct-2013Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has completed a major upgrade to one of the Chinook dynamic mission simulators located at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is now training its Chinook aircrews to both the CH-47D and CH-47F standards. The upgrade was done over the past two... Read more

Turbomeca signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

Turbomeca signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force

25-Sep-2013Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) signed a 25 million EUR contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force for the repair, overhaul and inspection of their Makila engines. This contract covers the Makila 1A2 engines, powering today the 17 AS532 Cougar helicopters of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. These helicopters are used for missions in for instance Afghanistan, “anti... Read more

Helitech announce 2014 event move to Amsterdam

Helitech announce 2014 event move to Amsterdam

3-Sep-2013Source: Helitech International

Having previously touted Berlin as the location (see story), the HeliHub.com office received this today… With less than a month to go, booked stand space at Helitech International 2013 is 1100m2 larger compared to the 2011 show, with headline manufacturers joining an impressive line-up of international companies showcasing the latest in rotary technology innovation. Organised by... Read more

Boeing awarded $8M contract for Dutch Apache support

Boeing awarded $8M contract for Dutch Apache support

3-Jul-2013Source: Boeing

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract with a maximum value of $7,745,923 for sustainment services in support of the Apache AH-64D. This FMS contract is in support of Netherlands. Fiscal 2012 procurement funds are being obligated on this award. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the... Read more

Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

Boeing to Streamline Royal Netherlands Air Force Rotorcraft Maintenance

17-Jun-2013Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed the first-ever integrated contract for maintenance and spare parts for Chinook and Apache helicopters, which will save the Dutch military money and increase aircraft availability by merging two formerly separate supply chains. The $60 million Integrated Contractor Logistics Support (ICLS) contract will provide... Read more

Airline to link two North Sea helicopter hubs

Airline to link two North Sea helicopter hubs

18-Feb-2013Source: Den Helder Airport

Flybe franchise carrier Loganair has commenced ticket sales for a new weekday service, operating from Den Helder to both Norwich and Manchester in the United Kingdom. The flights to Norwich, which serves as East England’s offshore support hub, will operate on weekdays from March 4 2013. Passengers will be able to leave Den Helder at... Read more

Website shows live heli traffic in Belgium and Netherlands

Website shows live heli traffic in Belgium and Netherlands

17-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Belgian based website helispot.be has recently launched a new page, featuring the helicopter traffic which flies each day.  For every tracked helicopter that flies in Belgium and Netherlands, you can see the first and last recorded track times each day [in UTC], along with the registration, type , serial number, operator, pressure altitude and... Read more

Museum opens new display on 1953 Dutch Flood Disaster

Museum opens new display on 1953 Dutch Flood Disaster

11-Feb-2013Source: The Helicopter Museum

With all the severe weather recently it seems quite apt that a new display has opened at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare to mark the 60th Anniversary of The Dutch Flood Disaster. On 1st February 1953 gale force winds and a high spring tide led to the breaching of coastal defences on both sides of the... Read more

First NH-90 heads for duty off Somalia

First NH-90 heads for duty off Somalia

24-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder yesterday for counterpiracy operations in the waters around Somalia as part of the European Union’s “Operation Atalanta”. The ship is carrying an NH-90 helicopter, and the trip marks the first operational deployment of this type for the Netherlands. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

EDA completes successful 3rd Helicopter Tactics Symposium

28-Nov-2012Source: European Defence Agency

The third Helicopter Tactics Symposium was held from 19 – 21 November in Luxembourg. 43 participants from 16 Member States (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, ES, EE,  FI, FR, HU, IT, LU, NL, PT, SE, UK) and additional guests from New Zeeland and the Joint Air Power Competence Centre exchanged views on the status of... Read more

Terma and NLR deliver mission planning system for Dutch Chinooks

Terma and NLR deliver mission planning system for Dutch Chinooks

30-Oct-2012Source: Terma

Chinook ACMS Mission Planning System delivered by Terma and National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) to 298 Squadron, the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). Following RNLAF’s recent procurement of six Chinook CH-47F helicopters – in addition to the current CH-47Ds already in service – Terma has provided the Mission Support System “ChAMPS” (Chinook ACMS Mission Planning System).... Read more

Chile to buy eight AS532 Cougars from Netherlands?

Chile to buy eight AS532 Cougars from Netherlands?

16-Sep-2012Source: UPI

Chile is in talks with the Netherlands to purchase eight Cougar helicopters that are likely to be reconditioned and upgraded to form part of an air cavalry brigade. (see full story)... Read more

Bo105 sold from Netherlands to Georgia

Bo105 sold from Netherlands to Georgia

13-Sep-2012Source: HeliHub.com

A 1976-built Eurocopter Bo105 has been sold to the CIS state of Georgia and was delivered yesterday, reports Avia-DejaVu.net.  The Bo105C started its operational life with the Dutch Police until it was withdrawn from use in 2010 on the introduction of the Eurocopter EC135 to their fleet.  The remaining Bo105 fleet were taken to Emmen... Read more

Dutch operator Helicon declared bankrupt

Dutch operator Helicon declared bankrupt

6-Sep-2012Source: Rotorspot.nl

Helicopter Company Helicon has been declared bankrupt by the court in Breda. The cause of the bankruptcy is the departure of Gasunie as a major customer. Seventy percent of the Helicon operations were pipeline inspections for the Gasunie. Earlier this year local utility Gasunie chose German operator SP Luftbild to survey their pipelines, a contract previously... Read more

Dutch Lynx returns home from Libya

Dutch Lynx returns home from Libya

4-Jul-2012Source: Rotorspot

The Netherlands military have today reported that their Navy SH-14D Lynx helicopter (serial 277) that was abandoned on the beach of the Lybian city of Sirte in February 2011, is back in the Netherlands. The helicopter was used last year in an unsuccessful evacuation attempt from Hr.Ms. Tromp frigate. The three crew members were held... Read more

Netherlands to sell eight Cougars to Chile?

Netherlands to sell eight Cougars to Chile?

28-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Radio Netherlands has issued a report that their local Defence Ministry is looking to dispose of aircraft in an effort to both raise some money and to save operational costs – their target is to shave a billion euros from its budget. Apart from a proposed sale of fifteen F-16 jets to Romania, they also... Read more

Netherlands suspends Apache demo team for 2012

Netherlands suspends Apache demo team for 2012

3-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has recently announced that their Apache aerobatic display team will not be present at air shows and other events this year. The Royal Netherlands Air Force currently has cited insufficient resources and headcount to commit to running the team. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

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