Polish Air Force

Polish Air Force Adds Robinson R44s To Fleet

Polish Air Force Adds Robinson R44s To Fleet

14-Dec-2018Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to longtime Robinson dealer, PHU Polinar of Poland. On November 13th, PHU Polinar delivered the aircraft to the Polish Air Force University, marking the first acquisition of American helicopters to be used for military training in Poland. Founded in 1927, the Polish Air Force University is an... Read more

Polish Air Force​ puts ​​CAE-built SW-4 ​fu​ll-flight simulator e​n​ters service

Polish Air Force​ puts ​​CAE-built SW-4 ​fu​ll-flight simulator e​n​ters service

7-Sep-2017Source: CAE

At the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, CAE announced that the Polish Air Force has accepted into service a CAE 3000 Series SW-4 full-flight simulator (FFS). The CAE 3000 Series SW-4 helicopter simulator is located at the 41st Air Base School in Deblin, Poland, and will be used by the Polish Air Force as part... Read more

PGZ partners with Sikorsky on Polish S70i bid

PGZ partners with Sikorsky on Polish S70i bid

12-Jul-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky and its subsidiary PZL Mielec have today signed a memorandum of understanding with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, under which PGZ companies would have significant involvement in the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopter programme if Sikorsky and PZL Mielec are selected by the Polish government to provide a... Read more

Key deliveries of W-3PL Głuszec and W-3RM Anakonda to Polish military

Key deliveries of W-3PL Głuszec and W-3RM Anakonda to Polish military

29-Jun-2016Source: PZL

PZL-Świdnik, a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, is pleased to inform that it is handing over to the Polish Armed Forces the last in the second series of four W-3PL Głuszec helicopters, which will bring the total number of Głuszec helicopters in the service of the Polish Army to eight. Moreover the handover of the first two out... Read more

Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

Czechs find Polish SM-2 helicopter which crashed in 1968

24-Feb-2016Source: Prague Daily Monitor

Two Czechs found a week ago the wreck of a Polish helicopter in a forest between Lanskroun and Ceska Trebova that crashed 48 years ago, Military History and Technology Museum owner Vladek Vacha told journalists on Monday. See Full Story... Read more

Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

Poland will reportedly scrap $3 billion H225M deal

27-Jan-2016Source: Reuters

Poland’s $3 billion (2 billion pounds) army helicopter deal with Airbus (AIR.PA) is “very likely” to be canceled, the deputy defence minister said on Tuesday, signalling one of Warsaw’s key military programs, speeded up in response to the Ukraine crisis, may face delays. See Full Story... Read more

Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

22-Oct-2015Source: Turbomeca

In support of the H225M Caracal acquisition by the Polish Armed Forces, Turbomeca (Safran) is delivering an optimum engine solution and comprehensive industrial benefits for the nation’s manufacturing sector. Turbomeca, a company founded by Joseph Szydlowski, a Polish engineer, is the world leader in helicopter engines. The H225M is powered by the Turbomeca Makila 2.... Read more

Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

Airbus H225M deal becomes political football in Poland

1-Oct-2015Source: Reuters

The Polish opposition party (PiS) leading in the polls ahead of October’s parliamentary elections would block a $3 billion contract with Airbus Group to supply the Polish army with helicopters. See Full Story... Read more

08-Sep-15 SP-NHE Guimbal G2 Sielicach, Poland

08-Sep-15 SP-NHE Guimbal G2 Sielicach, Poland

8-Sep-2015

Practising autorotation when it hit the ground tail first at very low rotor RPM and one blade struck the tail boom. The helicopter came to rest on its skids and there were no injuries to the instructor or student.  BEA data refers to ” A broken cam of the throttle was found.”  That report also... Read more

Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Poland pre-selects Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

21-Apr-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services welcome the decision of the Polish Ministry of Defence to pre-select the H225M Caracal from Airbus Helicopters. We are fully committed to providing Poland with the best product and support for this long-term strategic program. We believe our offer will deeply strengthen the defence capabilities of Poland... Read more

Papal helicopter put on display in museum

Papal helicopter put on display in museum

7-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The Mi-8 helicopter used by His Holiness John Paul II during his pilgrimage to Poland in 1979 has been put on display in the Polish Aviation Museum at Krakow. Carrying military serial 620, the Mi-8 is shown in the colours of the VIP flight – 36 Specjalny Pułk Lotnictwa Transportowego, or 36th Special Regiment of... Read more

Polish Air Force takes delivery of two Guimbal G2 Cabri

Polish Air Force takes delivery of two Guimbal G2 Cabri

1-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Poland’s Guimbal representatives, JB Investments, have announced that the two new Cabri G2 for the Polish Air Force have arrived at The Academic Center for Aviation Training of Polish Air Force Academy at Deblin air base. These are the first helicopters of this kind delivered to Poland. Dęblin is the only academy in Poland, which... Read more

Eurocopter displays EC725 Caracal at MSPO 2013

Eurocopter displays EC725 Caracal at MSPO 2013

3-Sep-2013Source: Eurocopter

As part of the presence at MSPO – being held September 2-5 in Kielce – Eurocopter has brought for a second time the EC725 Caracal helicopter. The machine operating recently in Afghanistan, Mali or Libya belongs to the French Air Forces. The Caracal is proposed for Poland’s acquisition of 70 multi-role helicopters, with Eurocopter and... Read more

Second VIP Sokol delivered to Polish Air Force

Second VIP Sokol delivered to Polish Air Force

30-May-2013Source: PZL-Świdnik

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce it has delivered the second W-3WA Sokol helicopter in VIP configuration to the Polish Air Force as part of a contract signed in 2011 for five aircraft. The first W-3WA Sokol was handed over four months ago and the remaining aircraft are scheduled to be delivered by... Read more

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

29-Apr-2013Source: LOM Praha

LOM PRAHA, Czech Republic, has been awarded with a contract valued at (maximum) $ 1,3M for Mi-17 flight training of Polish Air Force pilots from 33rd Air Transportation Base in Powidz. The agreement focuses mainly on mastering of advanced operations including flying under IFR conditions at night. This contract is a result of the successful cooperation... Read more

Polish military order Guimbal Cabri

Polish military order Guimbal Cabri

12-Mar-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Polish military have ordered a pair of Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, and associated maintenance tooling. They will operate from the training centre at Deblin, 50 miles south east of Warsaw. Total contract value is listed as 3.196 million zloty, approximately 771,000 euros or 1.005 million US Dollars at today’s exchange rates. Poland’s military will... Read more

Polish military signs for 5 new and 14 upgraded helicopters from PZL-Åšwidnik

Polish military signs for 5 new and 14 upgraded helicopters from PZL-Åšwidnik

13-Jan-2012Source: PZL-Åšwidnik

PZL-Åšwidnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce it has signed contracts with the Polish Ministry of National Defence valued at approximately PLN380 million net (€90 million) for the supply of five W-3WA Sokół helicopters and the upgrade of 14 helicopters. The manufacture and upgrading activities will be undertaken at the PZL-Åšwidnik factory in Poland.... Read more

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

5-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

In a ceremony on Tuesday at Warsaw’s Okecie Airport, the Polish Air Force VIP squadron 36SPLT (Specjalnego PuÅ‚ku Lotnictwa Transportowego = Special Air Transport Regiment) was disbanded. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Defence Czeslaw Mroczek, Chief of General Staff of the Polish Army General Mieczyslaw Cieniuch, Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. pil.... Read more

Terma to supply aircraft survivability equipment for Polish Mi-17 and Mi-24s

Terma to supply aircraft survivability equipment for Polish Mi-17 and Mi-24s

21-Jun-2011Source: Terma

Terma is contracted by the Polish Defense for the supply of aircraft survivability equipment for 22 helicopters. As main supplier, Terma is to deliver electronics, aerostructures, test, and training of 250 Polish Defense employees in the application and maintenance of the equipment. The entire program comprises delivery of pods containing sensors and flares for exterior... Read more

12-Jun-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

12-Jun-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

12-Jun-2011

Landing accident with 4 POB – no injuries and only light damage to the helicopter.... Read more

26-Jan-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni, Afghanistan

26-Jan-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni, Afghanistan

26-Jan-2011

NATO says a coalition helicopter has landed on its side after experiencing mechanical trouble during takeoff from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.  No injuries.  Report from Poland quotes that “the helicopter was spinning on its axis” and fell to the ground, sustaining heavy damage.... Read more

Poland takes delivery of three Mi-17s for Afghanistan ops

Poland takes delivery of three Mi-17s for Afghanistan ops

7-Jan-2011Source: Polska Times

The Polish Air Force have taken delivery of the first three Mi-17s from an order for five, all of which they intend operating in Afghanistan.  The three were delivered by airfreight to Wroclaw.... Read more

Terma to protect Polish helicopters

Terma to protect Polish helicopters

16-Jul-2010Source: Terma

This week, Terma signed a contract with the Polish Defense for the supply of self-protection equipment for 22 Polish helicopters. In many ways, the contract with a total value of a three-digit million figure is a milestone. To date, this is the largest contract on self-protection equipment which Terma has entered into. Further, it is... Read more

31-Jul-09  Mil Mi-24 on route from Kabul to the Ghazni province, Afghanistan

31-Jul-09 Mil Mi-24 on route from Kabul to the Ghazni province, Afghanistan

31-Jul-2009

31-Jul-09 Mil Mi-24 on route from Kabul to the Ghazni province, Afghanistan... Read more

27-Feb-09 584 Mil Mi-24 Inowroclaw, Poland (1F)

27-Feb-09 584 Mil Mi-24 Inowroclaw, Poland (1F)

27-Feb-2009

27-Feb-09 584 Mil Mi-24 Inowroclaw, Poland... Read more

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