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Philippines – INAEC achieves IS-BAO Stage 2 Certification

Philippines – INAEC achieves IS-BAO Stage 2 Certification

9-Feb-2021Source: INAEC

In January 2021, INAEC Aviation Corporation (INAEC) successfully achieved its Stage 2 Certification for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) following a rigorous audit of its aviation operations by OmniSafe International, an Australian company that specializes in safety risk management, auditing and other services for the international aviation community. INAEC remains the sole... Read more

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021Source: PNA

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

1-Feb-2021Source: Philippine National Police

The Philippine National Police has acquired three more multi-role police helicopters for law enforcement and public safety operations. PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas said the PNP Special Action Force-Air Unit has formally accepted delivery of three brand new H-125 Airbus single engine turbine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia PTE LTD on Friday,... Read more

16-Jan-21 517 Bell UH-1H Busdi, Philippines (7F)

16-Jan-21 517 Bell UH-1H Busdi, Philippines (7F)

16-Jan-2021

Two UH-1s flying together and the pilot of the second aircraft remarked that he could see smoke from the engine of the first aircraft.   The pilot of the first aircraft advised that they were turning back, but as it maneuvered, it nosedived, according to reports.  The pilot reportedly made sure they would not crash land on a group... Read more

Philippines wants another 16 Black Hawks

Philippines wants another 16 Black Hawks

11-Dec-2020Source: PNA

The Philippines may acquire another 16 S-70i “Black Hawk” combat utility helicopters for the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Thursday. Lorenzana said PAF chief, Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes told him that it would be more advantageous for the Air Force to be operating a single specific... Read more

Philippine Air Force today accepted first six S-70i Black Hawks

Philippine Air Force today accepted first six S-70i Black Hawks

10-Dec-2020Source: Philippines Government

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will formally accept into service on Thursday six Polish-made Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters delivered last month. The acceptance, turnover, and blessing ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. at the Haribon Hangar, Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Pampanga, PAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Aristides Galang said in an... Read more

Philippine National Police to deploy two H125s in Davao Region

Philippine National Police to deploy two H125s in Davao Region

26-Nov-2020Source: Republic of Philippines

Two H 125 helicopters will be stationed in Davao Region next year, a police official said Monday. Police Maj. Eudisan Gultiano, spokesperson of Police Regional Office in Region 11 (PRO-11), told the Philippine News Agency that the two units can be expected in February 2021. Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal, PRO-11 director, said the deployment is... Read more

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

25-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently added a further three new Airbus H125 helicopters to their fleet, taking the total number of aviation assets to 10. This brings the total to seven H125s, alongside two Robinson R44s and one small fixed wing trainer. The three are currently undergoing test flights prior to being put... Read more

First batch of Black Hawks arrives in the Philippines

First batch of Black Hawks arrives in the Philippines

17-Nov-2020Source: PG-INTEL

The Philippines has taken supply of the primary of 16 Polish-built S-70i Black Hawk transport helicopters it has on order, with one other as a result of arrive within the subsequent month. See Full Story. ... Read more

Philippine Coast Guard takes delivery of second H145

Philippine Coast Guard takes delivery of second H145

15-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Philippine Coast Guard welcomed its second H145 helicopter, just four months after the official commissioning of its first H145. With their two light-twin helicopters, the parapublic agency becomes the first coast guard organisation in the world to operate the multi-purpose H145. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with weather radar, bambi bucket, emergency... Read more

Philippine attack helicopter purchase descends into deadlock

Philippine attack helicopter purchase descends into deadlock

20-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is reported in local press as saying that the prices being offered by Boeing and Bell for the AH-64E and AH-1Z acquisitions are way beyond the country’s available budget. The Foreign Military Sale requests issued by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) priced the potential sale of six AH-1Z... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale of 6 AH-64Es to Philippines

US Foreign Military Sale of 6 AH-64Es to Philippines

14-May-2020Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Philippines of six (6) AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale of 6 AH-1Zs to Philippines

US Foreign Military Sale of 6 AH-1Zs to Philippines

14-May-2020Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Philippines of six (6) AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $450 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of the... Read more

Philippines – Ascent signs UN Climate Neutral Now pledge

Philippines – Ascent signs UN Climate Neutral Now pledge

15-Mar-2020Source: Ascent

Ascent, Asia’s technology-powered urban air mobility service, has announced its commitment to climate neutrality, by signing United Nations Climate Neutral Now Pledge. This signifies an important step towards reducing the contribution of urban air mobility to the climate crisis.  Ascent enables users to avail of helicopter flights by the seat, to skip the traffic and... Read more

05-Mar-20 RP-3086 Bell 429 San Pedro, Philippines

05-Mar-20 RP-3086 Bell 429 San Pedro, Philippines

5-Mar-2020

Struck powerlines shortly after takeoff, with brown-out a contributing factor. Minor injuries reported to 6 and serious injuries to 2.  ... Read more

Kopter and INAEC launch SH09 in the Philippines

Kopter and INAEC launch SH09 in the Philippines

30-Jan-2020Source: Kopter

Kopter Group AG (Kopter) receives additional orders in the Southeast Asian region from the leading operator in the Philippines, INAEC Aviation Corporation (INAEC). The SH09 helicopters are to be dedicated to urban air mobility operations with Ascent Flights Global Pte Ltd (Ascent). Kopter has signed an order for the purchase of one SH09 and one... Read more

Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

8-Oct-2019Source: PhilJets

PhilJets has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to manage both PhilJets Aero Charter and PhilJets Aero Services in the midst of its expansion in 2019. Established in 2013, PhilJets has grown its portfolio to 15 aircrafts currently under management including newly added Gulfstream G200, Citation Latitude, Citation CJ4 and with additional upcoming R44, Bell... Read more

Philippine National Police Chooses R44s for Training

Philippine National Police Chooses R44s for Training

8-Aug-2019Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

On July 25th Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to the Philippine National Police (PNP). The aircraft were purchased through Robinson’s longtime dealer Lionair Inc. (Manilla, Philippines), marking the first acquisition of Robinson helicopters by the Philippine government. The PNP is the armed civilian national police force tasked with law enforcement throughout the... Read more

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

24-Jul-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago. This aircraft will feature the ACH160 Exclusive version highlighting two wide hinged doors and electrical footsteps... Read more

Luxaviation Helicopters partners with PhilJets to boost Asia-Pacific rotorcraft charter

Luxaviation Helicopters partners with PhilJets to boost Asia-Pacific rotorcraft charter

11-Apr-2019Source: Luxaviation

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing Philippines-based helicopter charter operator PhilJets as the latest member of the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance. The integration of PhilJets into the Alliance will provide members with VIP helicopter charter access in the Asia-Pacific region. This compliments the Alliance’s existing global capabilities in the US, Europe and... Read more

Japan donates UH-1 spares to Philippine Air Force

Japan donates UH-1 spares to Philippine Air Force

9-Apr-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has recently donated UH-1H Huey spare parts to the Philippine Air Force. The parts as well as maintenance are worth around P2.5 billion. The ceremonial turnover service was held in Clark Air Base in Pampanga, reports GMA Network.... Read more

New Manila Ride-Sharing Flights

New Manila Ride-Sharing Flights

9-Apr-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Ascent Urban Air Mobility, a tech start-up, has begun offering ride-sharing via helicopters in Metro Manila. Seats can be booked via their website and can fly anywhere from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, to the central business districts of Makati. INAEC Aviation Corporation will be providing the helicopter services, reports ABS-CBN News.... Read more

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

14-Mar-2019Source: PhilJets

PhilJets, one of the leading business aviation companies in the Philippines, has ordered 3 brand new Bell 505 helicopters, to sustain its expansion plan. Celebrating its 6th year anniversary, PhilJets, the business aviation arm of Negocia Group, will be operating four Bell helicopters in its growing fleet. The single-engine helicopter, designed to efficiently transport 4... Read more

Coast Guard becomes first Philippine parapublic H145 operator

Coast Guard becomes first Philippine parapublic H145 operator

26-Sep-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law... Read more

PhilJets appoints new CEO to lead expansion

PhilJets appoints new CEO to lead expansion

14-Sep-2018Source: PhilJets

PhilJets Group has appointed a new CEO in the person of Ms. Willyn Villarica. Thierry Tea, founder of the company, steps down from the CEO position and will assume the role of Chairman of the Board. Established in 2013, PhilJets has experienced rapid growth for the last 5 years under the management of Thierry Tea, growing... Read more

Jordan donates two Cobras to the Philippines

Jordan donates two Cobras to the Philippines

10-Sep-2018Source: Philippine News Agency

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday said the Philippines will get two Cobra helicopters from Jordan. Go relayed this information to Palace reporters through text message, saying the second-hand helicopters will be delivered in July next year after the training of the Filipino pilots. Go made the confirmation as the... Read more

Philippine Air Force allocates Funds for Bell 412EP Parts

Philippine Air Force allocates Funds for Bell 412EP Parts

31-May-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine Air Force has put aside PHP8.28 million for services and parts for their Bell 412EP combat utility helicopter’s instrument and electrical systems. The Submission for bids opens 7 June at the PAF Procurement Centre Conference Room in Pasay City, reports PTV News.... Read more

Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

19-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine National Police received their first new Bell 429 helicopter this past Monday. They are expecting two more. The new twin-engine helicopters will be used for air support to ground troops as well as disaster response, reports Rappler.  ... Read more

PhilJets order 10th helicopter in 5 years

PhilJets order 10th helicopter in 5 years

8-Feb-2018Source: PhilJets

PhilJets through its mother company Starline Global Industries, has confirmed 1 more brand new helicopter order during the Singapore Airshow. PhilJets, which became Airbus Helicopters largest operator in the Philippines in 2017, has successfully taken delivery this January, of its first H145 and its 7th H130 helicopters. Following these additions, PhilJets that marked its entry... Read more

Philjets reports 100% growth in 2017

Philjets reports 100% growth in 2017

25-Jan-2018Source: Philjets

The fast growing business aviation startup has been striving to end 2017 at the same rate it started the year. Indeed, PhilJets started last year with its entry into the business jet segment adding 1 Cessna Citation XLS+ to its fleet and ended 2017 with the addition of 1 more additional Cessna Citation Business Jet.... Read more

Philippine Air Force to Acquire 24 Attack Helicopters

Philippine Air Force to Acquire 24 Attack Helicopters

14-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) are currently drawing up plans to acquire 24 attack helicopters. The purchase will a part of the Armed Forces of Philippines modernization programme, reports Jane’s 360.  ... Read more

Airbus adds four helicopters to Philippines fleet

Airbus adds four helicopters to Philippines fleet

13-Dec-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the on-schedule delivery of four new helicopters to its Philippine customers, through its regional delivery and completion centre in Singapore recently. Three helicopters will join PhilJets’ growing fleet, including the first H145 for the leading boutique business aviation operator, while a new H155 will be operated by a healthcare provider. Together with... Read more

Philippine telecom company commercialises flight dept

Philippine telecom company commercialises flight dept

22-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Pacific Global One are now offering charter helicopter flights across the Philippines. They have two helicopters in their fleet, a Beechcraf Super King Air 350 and a Bell 429. Their pilots are former Navy Veterans and Philippine Air Force, reports The Standard.... Read more

Fleet Keeper gets CAAP approval

Fleet Keeper gets CAAP approval

20-Oct-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has successfully obtained Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) acceptance for the deployment of its Fleet Keeper® application in the country. Following a successful introduction in Europe, Philippines is the second country in Southeast Asia, after Singapore, to accept the use of electronic technical logbooks for its helicopter fleet. After four months... Read more

Philippines – PhilJets adds Bell 407GX to fleet

Philippines – PhilJets adds Bell 407GX to fleet

28-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

PhilJets has announced the arrival of their new addition to their fleet, the new Bell 407GX helicopter. Scheduled to start flights by the end of the month, it will be the only Bell 407GX helicopter in the Philippines that will be available for charter use. This new addition will be added to their four Airbus... Read more

Philippine National Police procuring two single engine turbines

Philippine National Police procuring two single engine turbines

6-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine National Police are entering bids for the procurement of two single engine turbine helicopters. The bids start on September 21. The helicopters have a hover ceiling of 6 thousand feet to 16 thousand feet, as reported by Update Philippines, can carry 440-1,500 litres of fuel and has space for 2 pilots and 4... Read more

Philippines’ GCA Skyline takes delivery of its first H130

Philippines’ GCA Skyline takes delivery of its first H130

8-Aug-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Philippines-based charter operator GCA Skyline Aviation Inc. welcomed its first H130 in early July. Currently operating a H125, the new H130 will be immediately operational to perform similar commercial missions, including VIP transport and tourism for GCA Skyline. “As a fast growing company, we look to the most efficient and reliable aircraft to expand our... Read more

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

4-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Chailease, a Taiwanese financial institution, has decided to finance PhilJets Group’s fifth Airbus H130 helicopter in order to create a partnership between the two companies. Chailease Regional Manager, Alexander Tang has commented that by creating this partnership, they will be able to tap into “local markets.” The announcement of this decision was made at the... Read more

04-May-17 Bell UH-1D Tanay, Philippines (3F)

04-May-17 Bell UH-1D Tanay, Philippines (3F)

4-May-2017

Encountered engine trouble while on a landing approach inside the headquarters of the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Divisiion in Sitio Hilltop, Barangay Sampaloc, Camp Capinpin in Tanay.  Helicopter crashed and burned out in a wooded area The helicopter was taking part in a disaster rescue operation training course involving 60 soldiers from the 2nd Infantry... Read more

PhilJets Confirms Addition of Airbus H130, H145, and Bell 407 Helicopters in Its Fleet

PhilJets Confirms Addition of Airbus H130, H145, and Bell 407 Helicopters in Its Fleet

18-Apr-2017Source: Philjets

In line with its plans of holding a stronger position in the aviation industry here in Asia, PhilJets Group confirms during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), happening on April 11 to 13, 2017, the delivery of its latest addition of Bell 407 GXP Helicopter to its fleet this month. In addition, PhilJets... Read more

Rotortrade Signs A Network Partnership with PhilJets and Starline

Rotortrade Signs A Network Partnership with PhilJets and Starline

13-Mar-2017Source: Rotortrade Services

Further cementing its position to become the international leader for the growing pre-owned helicopter market, Rotortrade Services, the independent multi-brand helicopter brokerage service company and exclusive global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters, enters into a strategic partnership with the PhilJets Group and its major shareholder Starline Global Industries to access the Philippine and Cambodian markets.... Read more

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

8-Sep-2016Source: US Navy

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an... Read more

Philjets to add another two H130s

Philjets to add another two H130s

5-Sep-2016Source: Philjets

PhilJets in its objective to continue develop aerospace, aviation and tourism in the Philippines while contributing to develop the image of the country to the world, is pursuing its growth.  Before the year ends, Philjets ordered two new helicopters and is currently awaiting for its delivery this December and first quarter of next year respectively.... Read more

Shell Philippines extends HNZ AW139 contract by five years

Shell Philippines extends HNZ AW139 contract by five years

2-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HNZ New Zealand Limited, has entered into an offshore oil and gas helicopter support contract with Shell Philippines Exploration, BV (“SPEX”).  Shell has awarded HNZ a five year extension to its existing... Read more

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

25-Apr-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Sapura Aero as an authorized representative serving the South East Asian countries (ASEAN) of Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. As an authorized independent sales representative within the ASEAN region, Sapura Aero will offer the full range of MDHI’s commercial helicopter... Read more

Philippine Navy orders two AgustaWestland AW159s

Philippine Navy orders two AgustaWestland AW159s

31-Mar-2016Source: AgustaWestland

Finmeccanica has been awarded a contract, valued at over 100 million euros, to supply the Philippine Navy with two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters. The aircraft will be built and delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s Yeovil plant, in the United Kingdom, in 2018. The order includes training and multi-year support and adds to those by the... Read more

Philippines allocates $800K for AW109E spares

Philippines allocates $800K for AW109E spares

15-Mar-2016Source: PNA

The Philippine News Agency, a government department, has issued the following statement – noting that PHP37,507,894.33 translates today to US$ 801320.53 To ensure the maximum efficiency and mission-readiness of all its available aircraft, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated the sum of PHP37,507,894.33 for the acquisition of additional spare parts for its AgustaWestland AW-109... Read more

Philjets orders Bell 505 on behalf of client

Philjets orders Bell 505 on behalf of client

23-Feb-2016Source: PhilJets

PhilJets, the fast-growing boutique aviation company in the Philippines, signed a Bell 505 letter of intent (LOI) for its client under management contract. The company will be operating the four-passenger-seat, single-engine, turbine helicopter that will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport, adding as a middle-size option to travel across the region. Founder and CEO... Read more

VIH Aerospace participates in Canadian Trade Delegation to Asia

VIH Aerospace participates in Canadian Trade Delegation to Asia

3-Feb-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA –www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services (also exhibiting at Heli-Expo Booth # 1209) will take part in a Canadian trade delegation to Asia from February 7-20th, 2016, as part of a contingent of leading aerospace companies operating in British Columbia, Canada. The focus for... Read more

PhilJets orders another H130, taking fleet to five

PhilJets orders another H130, taking fleet to five

13-Jan-2016Source: AS350

PhilJets Group has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for one brand new H130 light helicopter, scheduled for delivery in June 2016. PhilJets through its parents company, Starline Global Industries, already placed an order for an H130 last year and is renewing its confidence in this helicopter type to boost the expansion of its operations... Read more

PhilJets works with GrabTaxi app to form GrabHeli

PhilJets works with GrabTaxi app to form GrabHeli

26-Nov-2015Source: The Standard

GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s largest land transport brand, on Tuesday teamed up with PhilJets Group to offer an air taxi service before the end of the year in a bid to provide an alternative solution to the heavy traffic in Metro Manila. See full story.... Read more

Philippine National Police to overhaul two R44s; EC145 purchase on hold

Philippine National Police to overhaul two R44s; EC145 purchase on hold

25-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine Senate has agreed to update the proposed 2016 budget of the Philippine National Police (PNP) by 11 million Pesos to refurbish a pair of R44s purchased in 2009 but have been grounded for several years as they were subject of a court case. The PNP actually acquired three R44s in 2009, but they... Read more

PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

PhilJets orders an Airbus H130

15-Sep-2015Source: PhilJets

PhilJets Group has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia for the acquisition of one brand new Airbus Helicopters H130 (formerly EC130T2) scheduled for delivery in early 2016. This helicopter will be operated by PhilJets Aero Charter Corp, the group air transport subsidiary, in order to sustain its activities growth. With this helicopter acquisition,... Read more

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

18-Aug-2015Source: Bell

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND).  The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base. “We are proud to deliver the final of eight Bell 412EP... Read more

Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

11-Aug-2015Source: WSJ

hen Robert Rice Jr. clinched a deal to sell secondhand military helicopters to the Philippines, it seemed like a golden opportunity to tap a new and potentially lucrative markets. See Full Story... Read more

Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

9-Jul-2015Source: Inquirer.net

The US-based supplier for a P1.2 billion helicopter contract with the military has accused the whistleblower in the supposed anomalies in the deal of extortion, and alleged that whenever she failed to get what she wanted, she made things difficult for the company.See Full Story.... Read more

05-Jul-15 RP-C2726 AgustaWestland AW109E Mt. Maculot, Philippines (2F)

05-Jul-15 RP-C2726 AgustaWestland AW109E Mt. Maculot, Philippines (2F)

5-Jul-2015

8 POB and photos show helicopter crashed in mountainous area and completely destroyed – some reports such as this one state the weather was “heavy rain and thick fog”.  This news item has a video report from the crash scene Pilot Felicisimo Taborlupa was killed in the accident, and Archimedes “Archie” King, founder and owner... Read more

Erickson Secures Philippines Dam Contract Award

Erickson Secures Philippines Dam Contract Award

21-Apr-2015Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that the company has contracted with Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development Corporation (Cavdeal) and Asia Aircraft Overseas Philippines (AAOP) to provide heavy-lift aviation services in support of the Angat Dam project in the Norzagaray Municipality in Bulacan Province, Central Luzon Island, Philippines.... Read more

Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

20-Apr-2015Source: Manila Standard Today

The Philippines has terminated the contract to purchase 21 helicopters worth about P1.2 billion, a Palace official said Friday. See Full Story... Read more

15-Feb-15 461 MD Helicopters MD530 Al-Barka, Philippines

15-Feb-15 461 MD Helicopters MD530 Al-Barka, Philippines

15-Feb-2015

Philippine military press office stated “We also commend the heroic pilots of MG MD-520 attack helicopter that was hit by enemy fire while providing close air support to the ground troops which were swarmed by the bandits,”.  Safe emergency landing made in confined area with no further damage apparent from photo... Read more

PhilJets Group Year 2014 Review

PhilJets Group Year 2014 Review

13-Feb-2015Source: Philjets

2014 has been a particularly active year for PhilJets Group and its team. Created only 2 years ago, the company benefited from high and intense growth, which allowed an important development of both activities and projects. The delivery of the new EC130T2 helicopter on March 2014 has underlinedPhilJets’s wish to reinforce its services in chartering... Read more

Philippines – Police pair cleared in helicopter purchase deals

Philippines – Police pair cleared in helicopter purchase deals

10-Feb-2015Source: MST News

The Court of Appeals has cleared two officials of the Philippine National Police, Roman Loreto and Emilando Villafuerte,  who  were dismissed from the service following their alleged involvement in the irregular purchase of helicopters. See Full Story... Read more

04-Feb-15 518 Bell UH-1H Camp Evangelista, Philippines

04-Feb-15 518 Bell UH-1H Camp Evangelista, Philippines

4-Feb-2015

Two POB not seriously injuried in UH-1H crash in which helicopter ended up on its roof in open grass area... Read more

7 Sokol helicopters grounded after Marawi crash

7 Sokol helicopters grounded after Marawi crash

11-Aug-2014Source: ABC-CBN

Philippine Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado has ordered the grounding of 7 Sokol helicopters following the crash of a similar aircraft in Marawi City on Thursday. See Full Story... Read more

07-Aug-14 310921 PZL W-3 Sokol Marawi City, Philippines

07-Aug-14 310921 PZL W-3 Sokol Marawi City, Philippines

7-Aug-2014

Appeared to lose power in hover taxi for take-off  en route to Cagayan de Oro City and lost height, crashing to the ground – see full video... Read more

FAA gives top rating to aviation safety standards in Philippines

FAA gives top rating to aviation safety standards in Philippines

10-Apr-2014Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to a... Read more

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

31-Mar-2014Source: Canadian Govt

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada has signed a US$105-million contract with the Philippines to supply eight specialized helicopters manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. The contract was negotiated under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Philippines’ Department of National Defense. Prime... Read more

Air Juan purchases first Bell 429WLG in Philippines

Air Juan purchases first Bell 429WLG in Philippines

13-Feb-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), and Air Juan signed a purchase agreement Tuesday for a Bell 429 in a wheeled landing gear (WLG) configuration. This aircraft is the first WLG configuration to be sold into the Philippines. Air Juan, which is based in the Philippines, will use the aircraft for corporate travel... Read more

Philippine Navy signs for two more AW109E Powers

Philippine Navy signs for two more AW109E Powers

11-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce an order by the Republic of Korea’s Public Procurement Service and Chungnam Fire Fighting Department, for one AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. This helicopter will perform fire fighting, search and rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and utility mission in support of the Chungnam community . The helicopter... Read more

AAR Supports Typhoon Haiyan Relief in the Philippines

AAR Supports Typhoon Haiyan Relief in the Philippines

15-Jan-2014Source: AAR

AAR Airlift employees, assisting U.S. Department of Defense humanitarian relief efforts following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, have transported key personnel and delivered 250,000 pounds of food, water and medical supplies to remote areas in support of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). The storm affected approximately 9.5 million people and ignited a five-week... Read more

HNZ prepares for second AW139 in Philippines

HNZ prepares for second AW139 in Philippines

14-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In September 2013, HNZ embarked on a new multi-year contract in the Philippines in support of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project. A single AW139 helicopter was contracted to Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to provide crew change helicopter services from Manila and Puerto Princesa to Shell’s offshore petroleum platform.  That helicopter is shown in... Read more

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company buys Bell 429

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company buys Bell 429

7-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Just before Christmas, a red and white Bell 429 arrived in the Philippines at the facility of Hawker Pacific Asia. This is serial 57155 and will be delivered shortly to Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company to replace their Bell 427. The company also operates a Bell 430 and an AgustaWestland AW139. The 429 is reportedly... Read more

Philippine Navy receives three AgustaWestland AW109E

Philippine Navy receives three AgustaWestland AW109E

16-Dec-2013

Three AW109E have arrived for the Philippine Navy, with a further two to follow in the first quarter of 2014.  See full story  File photo.  HeliHub.com understands these three are AW serial numbers 11808, 11809 and 11810... Read more

06-Dec-13 Bell UH-1H Bagacay, Philippines

06-Dec-13 Bell UH-1H Bagacay, Philippines

6-Dec-2013

Crashed after reportedly developing engine trouble.  Some injuries... Read more

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