The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. Under IASA, the FAA assesses the civil aviation authorities of all countries with air carriers that have applied… Read more »
Turkish Aerospace Industries is currently producing 30 T129 ATAK helicopter gunships for Pakistan but have hit a snag in the process. In order to go further with the contract, Turkey needs U.S. export licenses, which the U.S. is threatening to not give. This comes after Washington sanctioned two Turkish ministers. This lead to Turkey sanctioning… Read more »
Turkey and Pakistan have recently signed an agreement for the sale of 30 Turkish Aerospace Industries T129 ATAK helicopters to Islamabad. The signing of the agreement was done on Thursday, during an election manifesto of the ruling Justice and Development party, reports Defence World.
Leonardo announced today that the Government of Pakistan will introduce into service an undisclosed number of additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, passenger transport and emergency medical service operations across the nation. The helicopters will be delivered in early 2019. This latest fleet expansion is a further… Read more »
During the week of February 5th, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation completed a successful acceptance of 4 piston 280FX helicopters to Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan. A team of inspectors from Global Services & Solutions led by co-owner Mr. Abdul Khaliq Awan and Mr. Ali Muhammad led the acceptance after a week-long inspection process at the… Read more »
Pakistan has shown interest in acquiring 39 of Turkey’s T129 Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopters (ATAK). Their Defence Production Minister, Rana Tanvir Hussein announced last week that the selling process was almost complete, reports Daily Sabah.
The Russian Helicopters holding company, a member of the Rostec State Corporation, have successfully demonstrated the Ansat’s capability to operate at extremely high ambient air temperatures. The vehicle is being tested in Pakistan. Besides, Russian Helicopters held a presentation of Ansat for potential Pakistani customers. The guests learned about the competitive advantages of Ansat and… Read more »
The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) started testing multi-purpose Ansat helicopter in Pakistan. The objective of testing is to prove the ability to use the machine in high temperatures. At the moment the helicopter has already started test flights. It is planned to expand Ansat’s temperature regime to +50° Celsius. Thus,… Read more »
Zia Chishti, CEO of TRG Holdings, took a group of potential investors, clients and company executives to the peaks of Pakistan where they debarked off a helicopter and skied downhill. The adventure was to show them that Pakistan is now safe for business, reports Bloomberg.
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the sale of piston powered 280FX helicopters to Pakistan. This sale was managed by Enstrom’s representative in Pakistan, Global Services & Solutions. “It was a pleasure working with Mr. Abdul Khaliq Awan, the General Manager of Global Services & Solutions. This has been a great team effort and… Read more »
Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently commenced a contract with the Pakistan Navy for the return to service of three Leonardo Helicopters (ex-Westland) Sea Kings at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire, UK. Work on the contract is being performed by Vector’s UK-based… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, handed over a civilian multirole helicopter Mi-171E to the Punjab province government of the Republic of Pakistan. The helicopter was manufactured at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and has already been accepted by the customer’s representatives. The rotorcraft will be delivered to its destination by air transport. Under the terms… Read more »
Russian Helicopters has signed a contract with the government of the Pakistani province of Punjab for the delivery of a new civilian Mi-171E multipurpose helicopter. The helicopter is produced by Ulan-Ude Aircraft Works, reports Defence Aerospace. The new helicopter has to be delivered in the second quarter of the year. It will be used for… Read more »
Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017. This latest purchase further expands the presence and success of… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has won an international tender and signed a contract with Balochistan provincial government to supply a Mi-171 helicopter. The helicopter is expected to be delivered in the first part of this year. The government of Balochistan will use its first Russian civilian Mi-171 for transporting passengers and… Read more »
Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter showed outstanding hot and high altitude performance and mission capabilities during recent trials in Pakistan, reached on a ferry flight from Italy. The trials were conducted in the central desert area of Multan, where temperatures touched 49 °C with the helicopter still being able to… Read more »
Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to be used for transport and EMS missions. This event sets a major milestone for Leonardo and further expands the already successful presence of the AW139 and other models in the Country. This… Read more »
Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The signing was held in Islamabad in presence of the H.E. Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo. The contract is part of a fleet renewal programme spread over several batches including a logistic support and… Read more »
The US Dept of Defense has announced the aware of a $170M contract for nine AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, including auxiliary fuel kits. The release indicated that the helicopters are for the Pakistan military, through the standard Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40… Read more »
Oceania Aviation are pleased to announce the recent signing of an agreement with Pakistan authorities for the training and development of government-nominated engineers in the overhaul and servicing of leading dynamic components, rotor blades, piston engines and calendar parts for the Sikorsky S300C. The agreements will see Engineers from Pakistan accommodated in New Zealand for… Read more »
Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded a $14,221,556 cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for the procurement of non-recurring engineering requirements on the Target Sight System (TSS), including software development and testing, system modification, testing, and installation requirements necessary to configure the TSS to the requirements of the government of Pakistan. … Read more »
Heightened security checks are coming to Islamabad Heliport after reports of unidentified individuals roaming in the vicinity and inquiring about the details of the heliport from the security staff, The Nation has learnt reliably. See Full Story
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $581,113,421 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and government of Pakistan. The aircraft… Read more »
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $85,498,093 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to conduct research for, and develop updates to, weapons systems as part of a system configuration set (SCS) in support of the H-1 aircraft and the Navy and government of Pakistan. This effort is for SCS work to include creating prototypes… Read more »
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 »
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.
Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif visited the newly set up premier helicopter overhauling facility at Aviation Base Workshop on 25th June and witnessed the first batch of overhauled helicopters. Addressing on the occasion, Chief of Army staff, congratulated engineers and technicians of Aviation Base Workshop for having developed the first ever inland helicopter… Read more »
Turkey made its latest push during Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Sept. 16-18 visit to Turkey for the Third High Level Cooperation Council meeting. Sharif was given a demonstration of the T-129’s capabilities and a potential deal was discussed. See full story
Two helicopter supplying companies have gone to the court against the army blacklisting them. It seems after the politicians, the judiciary and the civil society, militaryâ€™s business partners also are frowning at it. (see full story)
The Government of Sindh, one of Pakistan’s four provinces, previously operated a Bell LongRanger and 412, which were withdrawn in 2010 and 2009 respectively due to required overhaul costs – both had been acquired new in 1992.Â The government has now decided the cost of a new helicopter, maintenance etc would be much higher, and… Read more »
Helicopter crashed into a river on a training flight.Â Student pilot Captain Shmer and instructor Major Zahid Bari missing, presumed dead due to the fast flow rate of the river. Update – student’s body recovered some days later.Â Helicopter type confirmed from 26s in to this video
Helicopter crashed while landing at the Civil Colony in Ghallanai.Â Major General Nadir Zeb, Brigadier Aftab Ahmed, Brigadier Saeed Khan, Colonel Fazl-e Rabbi and Major AbbasÂ of the paramilitary Frontier Corps all sustained injuries.Â Taliban disputed report and said they shot it down.
Extract from a longer press release from Eurocopter…. The sales agreement signed during the Dubai Airshow involves one EC130 B4 in a corporate configuration for Pakistanâ€™s Princely Jets, which is to be delivered in June 2012. Also covered in the accord is Eurocopterâ€™s provision of spares and services for this rotary-wing aircraft.
The Pakistan government has reportedly decided to expand the Islamabad heliport by cutting short the size of a cricket stadium planned nearby several years ago, reports local news website Dawn.com.Â The transfer of 8 acres (3.24 hectares) has been approved by the Capital Development Authority according to an official requesting anonymity, with the reason given… Read more »
A five-member committee has been constituted to probe the helicopter crash that killed Major General Muhammad Nawaz, DG rangers Punjab. The committee will be headed by AVN Riazul Haq, deputy director general Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).Â See article in Express Tribune See also HeliHub.com page for this accident
Crashed into Indus or Sindh River en route to Peshawar, and poor weather reported.Â Five people on board including Major-General Mohammad Nawaz, director general of the Punjab Rangers along with two Captains and one Colonel.
As more photos becomeo available of the helicopter casualty in the raid which saw Osama Bin Laden killed, more questions get raised.Â From the announcement late in theÂ Washington evening on Sunday 1st May, we know that four helicopters were used in the raid at Abbottabad in Pakistan, and that one crashed.Â As usual, HeliHub.com… Read more »
One US Army helicopter crashed during the 40 minute US navy seal operation to kill or capture Osama bin Laden. No one was hurt.Â Local reports quote the time as “late on Sunday night”.Â Three other helicopters involved in this operation.Â Some reports say it crashed after being shot at from the ground
MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) — Sailors from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 Det. 2 forward-deployed to the U.S. Navy’s aviation unit in Bahrain have provided essential support to flooding relief efforts in Pakistan since these efforts began in early August. The HM 15 team logged more than 240 flight hours, evacuated 3,360 people to safety… Read more »
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on 14 September of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan of BELL 412EP Helicopters as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $397 million. The Government of Pakistan has requested a possible sale of up… Read more »
GHAZI AVIATION BASE, Pakistan, Sept. 7, 2010 â€“ Four Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and more than 60 soldiers arrived here today as part of the expansion of U.S. military flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The arrival marks the beginning of a transition of the northern relief mission to the Armyâ€™s 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation… Read more »
Two U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters arrived in Pakistan today as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in support of flood relief from the monsoon floods. The two aircraft are part of the contingent of 19 helicopters urgently ordered to Pakistan on Wednesday by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.Â The… Read more »
Two Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit launched from the flight deck of the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu today as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in support of flood relief from a recent monsoo The helicopters are the first two aircraft of 19… Read more »
Four Pakistan Army Mi-17 helicopters were returned to the Pakistan Army by the United States on Wednesday after the United States funded maintenance overhauls.The overhaul programme provides critical support to the Pakistan Army by expediting maintenance and returning urgently-needed aircraft to flight operations, a statement from the US embassy said.The helicopters were handed over to… Read more »
Pakistan has procured 13 AH-1F Cobras from the United States for use as spare parts for its helicopter fleet. Â The helicopters will be shipped from a U.S. facility in Alabama later this year.Â The 13 aircraft are part of a larger 2007 transaction under which Pakistan also procured and refurbished 12 AH-1F Cobras for its… Read more »
Less than a year ago, the US rushed four Russian-built Mi-17 helicopters to Pakistan after an urgent request from the country’s senior leadership. Now they are being returned after a serious crash resulted in at least one fatality.