Royal Brunei Air Force

Royal Brunei Air Force retires Bo105 fleet

Royal Brunei Air Force retires Bo105 fleet

8-Feb-2022Source: Royal Brunei Air Force

The Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) has retired its entire fleet of MBB Bolkow 105 helicopters after 41 years of service in a ceremony held at the Air Movement Centre (AMC), Rimba Air Force Base. The ceremony of the retirement of the fleet, which had been operated under No. 1 Wing, Operations Group, was attended... Read more

Brunei accepts four Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawks

Brunei accepts four Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawks

6-Dec-2013Source: Sikorsky

The Ministry of Defence this week at the Brunei International Defence Exhibition (Bridex) accepted two Sikorsky S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters into the Royal Brunei Air Force following an unveiling attended by His Majesty the Sultan. Two more Sikorsky S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopters are currently undergoing the process of acceptance at the Royal Brunei Air Force.... Read more

Brunei to take delivery of four Black Hawks this week

Brunei to take delivery of four Black Hawks this week

26-Nov-2013Source: Borneo Bulletin

The aircraft will be unveiled during the opening ceremony of Bridex 2013 on December 3, 2013, scheduled to be attended by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.  See full story... Read more

20-Jul-12 Bell 212 Ulu Belait, Brunei (12F)

20-Jul-12 Bell 212 Ulu Belait, Brunei (12F)

20-Jul-2012

2 survived, 12 killed in crash.  Helicopter was en route home with three members of the crew and 2 trainers, 1 staff and 8 Officer Cadets, Officer Cadet School after a jungle training camp.  The Defence Ministry later stated “The main cause of the aircraft crash was due to human error. The aircraft was involved... Read more

Brunei marks milestones in S70i fleet acquisition

Brunei marks milestones in S70i fleet acquisition

3-Jul-2012Source: Brunei Ministry of Defence

On 2 December 2011, the Ministry of Defence, Brunei Darussalam (MINDEF) signed a contract with Sikorsky International Operations, Inc. for the delivery of twelve (12) S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopters with spare parts, ground support equipment and training package. To date, the project has achieved several major milestones which include the completion of several design reviews... Read more

Sikorsky signs ordering agreement with Brunei military

Sikorsky signs ordering agreement with Brunei military

15-Feb-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Blanket Ordering Agreement (BOA) with the Brunei Ministry of Defense as part of Sikorsky’s recent overarching sales contract to provide 12 S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopters to the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF). This five-year agreement will support the S-70i aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2013, and... Read more

Sikorsky confirms HeliHub report of Brunei S-70i order

Sikorsky confirms HeliHub report of Brunei S-70i order

9-Dec-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky have issued the following press release on the order for 12 S-70i helicopters from Brunei’s military – but HeliHub.com had already run the story almost THREE WEEKS ago!  (see here) Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has formally signed a contract with the Brunei Ministry of Defence to provide 12 S-70iâ„¢... Read more

Brunei orders 12 Black Hawks to replace 212s, 105s

Brunei orders 12 Black Hawks to replace 212s, 105s

17-Nov-2011Source: Brunei military

The Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the contract award for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Support Helicopter Project to Sikorsky International Operations, Inc, United States of America. The project is for the supply of twelve (12) BLACKHAWK S-70i helicopters to replace the current fleet of Bell 212 and BO105 helicopters... Read more

Brunei rejects B412 and AW139 by reducing contest to Eurocopter and Sikorsky

Brunei rejects B412 and AW139 by reducing contest to Eurocopter and Sikorsky

25-Jul-2011Source: Brunei MINDEF

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has down-selected two companies who will compete for the Support Helicopter Project (SH Poject) contract, namely Eurocopter and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky). With Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) fleet of Bell 212 and BO105 nearing the end of its operational life, the SH Project was brought about in line with... Read more

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