Nigerian Air Force

Nigerian AF partners with Caverton Helicopters for maintenance

Nigerian AF partners with Caverton Helicopters for maintenance

15-Jan-2021Source: defenceWeb

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will partner with Caverton Helicopters on the maintenance of its rotary wing aircraft as it seeks to improve serviceability. The NAF on 12 January said Caverton Helicopters would also help develop capacity with its engineers, technicians and pilots. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said Caverton... Read more

Second Nigerian Air Force Mi-171E inducted

Second Nigerian Air Force Mi-171E inducted

14-Jan-2021Source: defenceWeb

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted into service a second Mi-171E helicopter in a ceremony that also saw the induction of another L-39ZA trainer that had been returned to airworthiness. See Full Story. ... Read more

Nigerian Air Force inaugurates helipad for anti-bandit operations

Nigerian Air Force inaugurates helipad for anti-bandit operations

15-Jul-2020Source: Crystal View News

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Friday, inaugurated a Helipad at Katari village along Kaduna-Abuja highway to strengthen the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) response to security challenges in the area. See Full Story. ... Read more

Nigerian Air Force launches second Bell 412

Nigerian Air Force launches second Bell 412

24-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian Air Force has launched their second Bell 412 helicopter into service. The aircraft had been impounded by customs, after Nigeria could not provide end user certificates after the aircraft had modifications done to it in America. It received an overhaul and repair in the United States as well as in Canada, reports Defence... Read more

Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

26-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian Air Force has officially inducted their two new Mi-35M attack helicopters during their 53rd anniversary celebration on 22 April. The induction was held in Makurdi. Present was the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammad Dan-Ali, Chief of Air Staff and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. Abubakar has commented that the new Mi-35Ms will boost NAF... Read more

Nigerian Air Force Receives First Mi35M Delivery

Nigerian Air Force Receives First Mi35M Delivery

13-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received two of their 12 Mi-35M attack helicopters. They ordered the 12 helicopters from Russian Helicopters in September 2015 as part of their modernisation programme, reports Defence Web. The remaining 10 should arrive by late 2018.   The Mi-35M has two Klimov VK-2500 turbo-shaft engines as well as advanced... Read more

Nigeria VIP flight transfers two VIP AW101s to Air Force

Nigeria VIP flight transfers two VIP AW101s to Air Force

12-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Federal Government has backed up their promise and delivered an AgustaWestland 101 and 102, from the Presidential Airforce, to the Nigerian Air Force. Channels TV reports that at the handing over ceremony in Abuja, the Minister of Defence Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali whole-heartedly agreed with the decision to support the Nigerian Air Force in... Read more

Nigerian Air Force opens Indigenous Maintenance Centre

Nigerian Air Force opens Indigenous Maintenance Centre

6-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has created a local economy growing industry with the establishment of the first Periodic Depot Maintenance centre, as reported by The Daily Trust. This centre eliminates the expense of sending helicopters abroad for servicing and maintenance and instead uses the brains and capabilities of the local engineers from the Aeronautical... Read more

Nigerian military build helicopter hangar in Niger State

Nigerian military build helicopter hangar in Niger State

13-Jan-2016Source: WorldStage

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has completed a massive maintenance hanger for the Nigerian military helicopters and others within the West African countries.See full story.... Read more

AgustaWestland ships first Nigerian VIP AW101

AgustaWestland ships first Nigerian VIP AW101

6-Nov-2014Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland has recently shipped the first of two VIP AW101s to the Nigerian Air Force.  The manufacturer flew the helicopter from its Yeovil factory in the UK to London Stansted Airport, where technicians dismantled the aircraft and stored it in a hangar ready for the flight.  On a similar assignment in 2013, inclement weather conditions... Read more

Nigerian Air Force acquiring two AW101 helicopters

Nigerian Air Force acquiring two AW101 helicopters

21-Aug-2014Source: Defence web

The Nigerian Air Force will soon take delivery of two AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters, which will be used for VIP transport duties.            See Full Story HeliHub.com understands these are from the batch previously expected to be delivered to India... Read more

21-Jul-14 Mil Mi-35P Bama, Nigeria (1F)

21-Jul-14 Mil Mi-35P Bama, Nigeria (1F)

21-Jul-2014

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission crashed, reportedly due to a technical fault – although some reports suggest the involvement of insurgents in Borno State. Initial reports stated one dead, one survived, one missing presumed dead – but the latter trekked through the bush and back to base... Read more

Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

24-Mar-2014Source: HeliHub .com

The Nigerian Air Force procured Mil Mi-34C (NATO code Hermit) helicopters around 2002 with the intention of using them for ab initio training. In July 2011, HeliHub.com reported that they had all been withdrawn from use – reportedly due to main gearbox issues – with the intention of disposing of them. The Mi-34C is powered... Read more

Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

21-Mar-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The US Marine Corps have recently issued a photo release with the two images accompanying this article.  The brief description of them was as follows:- Members of the Nigerian Navy board a U.S. Marine Corps HH-46E for a search and rescue flight demonstration during a visit Feb. 4 with Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and... Read more

17-May-13 Sambisa, Nigeria

17-May-13 Sambisa, Nigeria

17-May-2013

Militants hit a JTF helicopter with anti-aircraft weapons during combat operations.... Read more

09-May-13 Mil Mi-24 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

09-May-13 Mil Mi-24 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

9-May-2013

Emergency landing on training flight due to tail rotor failure.  No injuries... Read more

Nigerian Air Force take delivery of first two R66s

Nigerian Air Force take delivery of first two R66s

21-Dec-2012Source: Mornington-Sanford Aviation

The Nigerian Air Force Invites the World Famous “Pink Shirt” (Richard Mornington-Sanford) to their base in Enugu to conduct a Robinson R66 with RR300 engine Type training Course and assemble their first two R66 helicopters. 11 technicians (including two members of the Nigerian Aviation Authority) attended the theoretical element of the course, which was conducted... Read more

Nigerian Air Force refurbishes two Super Pumas

Nigerian Air Force refurbishes two Super Pumas

19-Mar-2012Source: This Day

The Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed while commissioning the two helicopter gunships Friday at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, said it would boost current defence efforts in the country. (see full story)... Read more

Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

17-Oct-2011Source: DefenceWeb

Belarusian company BVST currently maintains the Nigerian Air Force’s fleet of Mi-35 helicopters and Nigeria has sent pilots and engineers to train in Belarus.  (see full story)... Read more

Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet

Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet

27-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Ruslan Pukhov, Director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, has reported Nigeria’s Mi-34 fleet disposal, according to Russian press agency RIA Novosti.  This is part of a wider disposal program which includes 25 MiG-21 jets, which were replaced by Chinese-built F-7Ns in 2010. While the fighter jets are being disposed due to... Read more

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