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Middle East commercial helicopter potential remains untapped says Bell

Middle East commercial helicopter potential remains untapped says Bell

David Sale, who heads the company’s regional sales for the Middle East and C.I.S., said though the region has a proliferation of helipads on major buildings, particularly in the five-star hotel and resort segment, helicopter travel is held back by a lack of dedicated infrastructure and operating systems. – See full story

Source: Arabian Aerospace, 20-Apr-16

Royal Air Force of Oman launches helicopter exercise

Royal Air Force of Oman launches helicopter exercise

Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) on Monday launched its helicopter exercise at Al Mesanaah air base with the participation of a number of units from Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and Sultan Special Force (SSF). See Full Story

Source: Times of Oman, 08-Jan-15

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AgustaWestland AW101 rescues Indian national

AgustaWestland AW101 rescues Indian national

With the contract to supply twelve AW101s to the Indian Government a hot topic this week, an amazing coincidence gives us the title of the AW101 saving an Indian national. In what appears to be a pleasant coincidence for the manufacturer, the Italian Navy yesterday put out a press release about their latest rescue –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-13

Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

Alpha Star announces exclusive distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed

ALPHA STAR Aviation Services (operator of Alpha Star Air Ambulance) announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Spectrum Aeromed for exclusive rights to supply all Spectrum Aeromedical Air Ambulance Interior Solutions/Products to customers in the following countries: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, State of Qatar, Kuwait, Kingdom… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 21-Nov-13

Aerogulf hopes to establish Omani operator with local partner

Aerogulf hopes to establish Omani operator with local partner

Discussions aimed at setting up a full-fledged chopper firm in the Sultanate are currently under way with a private Omani company, as well as with government officials.  see full story

Source: Oman Observer, 03-Jul-13

Oman Police celebrate 6,000 flying hours on AW139 fleet

Oman Police celebrate 6,000 flying hours on AW139 fleet

H E Paola Amadei, the Ambassador of Italy to Oman and Marco Aka, president and chief executive officer of international business of AgustaWestland company were also present at the ceremony. see full story . Photo (c) Copyright of, and used with full permission of, Damiano Gualdoni

Source: Muscat Daily, 28-Jun-13

19-Jul-12 Sikorsky MH-53E Muscat, Oman (2F)

Helicopter crashed killing 2 of the 5 POB – later named as Senior Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Sean P. Sullivan, 40, of St. Louis, MO, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Joseph P. Fitzmorris, 31, of West Monroe, LA.  The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 15, based in Norfolk, Va and… Read more »

19-Jul-12

19-Jul-12 NH Industries NH90 Muscat, Oman

Details unknown, but an MH-53E of US military crashed while recovering the fuselage of this NH90.  Date may be in the few days prior to 19-Aug-12, the date the MH-53 crashed – check YouTube video link below.  Reported in some places as ROAF code “629” but not confirmed

19-Jul-12

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Delivery of two NH90 to the Royal Air Force of Oman.

Delivery of two NH90 to the Royal Air Force of Oman.

NHI is proud to announce the successful delivery of two new NH90 helicopters to the Royal Air Force of Oman. As of today the RAFO operates ten NH90 s out of twenty ordered. These new generation helicopters are among the best equipped helicopters in the region, they are able to fulfill a wide spectrum of… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 02-Jul-12

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Royal Air Force of Oman takes delivery of its first NH90

Royal Air Force of Oman takes delivery of its first NH90

NHIndustries is pleased to announce the delivery on time of the first batch of two NH90.multipurpose helicopters ordered by the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). The Certificate of Transfer of both helicopters occurred on June 23 on the Royal Air Force of Oman base of MUSANA after a very demanding 2 months evaluation period… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 30-Jun-10

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Gulf Helicopters win short-term offshore contract with Reliance Oil

Gulf Helicopters win short-term offshore contract with Reliance Oil

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC), an associate of Gulf International Services, has entered into a service pact with Reliance Exploration and Production DMCC, a subsidiary of India’s private sector petroleum giant Reliance Industries.

Source: Gulf Times, 16-Nov-09

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