South Africa

Page 3 of 4

1234
South Africa – AW119 found smeared in mud, and blades cut off

South Africa – AW119 found smeared in mud, and blades cut off

25-May-2012

An AW119 belonging to alleged underworld tycoon and businessman Frikkie Lutzkie mysteriously crashed near the border with Botswana. The crash is being investigated by the Northern Cape Organised Crime Unit (see full story and three photos).  HeliHub.com editor note – a photo in happier times (taken December 2010) can be found here... Read more

24-May-12 ZS-PVH Robinson R44 Masenkweng, South Africa (1F)

24-May-12 ZS-PVH Robinson R44 Masenkweng, South Africa (1F)

24-May-2012

One person was killed and another critically injured when the R44 crashed on Thursday into the veld.  Helicopter ended up on its port side.  Fatality named in online forum as Riaan Van Brakel... Read more

21-May-12 ZS-RSL AgustaWestland AW119 McCarthy’s Rest, South Africa

21-May-12 ZS-RSL AgustaWestland AW119 McCarthy’s Rest, South Africa

21-May-2012

Unclear what happened.  Owner Frikkie Lutzkie decided to cut skids off “for ease of ground transportation”, cut blades off and remove the boom.  Helicopter was then smeared with mud and camouflaged with copious amounts of foliage.  Helicopter uninsured.  Date is approximate, but likely within a week of the correct date.  Read reports at the three links... Read more

South African Air Force Museum adds two helicopters

South African Air Force Museum adds two helicopters

22-Feb-2012Source: Unofficial SAAF Website

The SAAF Museum has acquired two new exhibits that symbolise the technological prowess of the South African aeronautical industry in the late twentieth century. First to arrive at the Museum at Zwartkop, Centurion, on Friday 11 February was an Aerospatiale SA-330L Puma (serial 190). The medium-transport Puma was a stalewart of the airforce from the... Read more

16-Feb-12 Robinson R44 Cape Town, South Africa

16-Feb-12 Robinson R44 Cape Town, South Africa

16-Feb-2012

Heavy landing close to airport due to mechanical issues on climb out... Read more

South African military reveals cause of A109LUH crashes

South African military reveals cause of A109LUH crashes

30-Jan-2012Source: defenceWeb

The three A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes were caused by mechanical failure and pilot error, but all technical problems have been resolved, the chief of the South African Air Force has said. (see full story)... Read more

23-Dec-11 ZS-RNZ Robinson R22 Port Alfred, South Africa

23-Dec-11 ZS-RNZ Robinson R22 Port Alfred, South Africa

23-Dec-2011

Training accident from low level, helicopter ended up on its starboard side.  Instructor and pupil light injuries only and walked away.... Read more

20-Dec-11 ZS-HHW Bell B206 Sun City, South Africa (1F)

20-Dec-11 ZS-HHW Bell B206 Sun City, South Africa (1F)

20-Dec-2011

Helicopter caught zip wire cable, causing it to crash.  Sole occupant fatal, later named as businessman Arie Neven.  Was reported as inbound from Wonderboom to pick up one person and then planned outbound to Bakubunt... Read more

South Africa – Eurocopter’s help for ATE headed for court

South Africa – Eurocopter’s help for ATE headed for court

19-Dec-2011

The shareholder and creditors of aerospace company Advanced Technologies and Engineering (ATE) are headed for court on a business rescue plan which would see Eurocopter take a 99.99% stake. The plan was adopted by 99.72% of creditors but crucially the shareholders voted against it.  (see full story)... Read more

17-Dec-11 ZS-RZD Robinson R44 Ventersdorp, South Africa

17-Dec-11 ZS-RZD Robinson R44 Ventersdorp, South Africa

17-Dec-2011

Two male occupants  were treated for superficial wounds and bruises... Read more

Eurocopter Southern Africa opens new base at Grand Central

Eurocopter Southern Africa opens new base at Grand Central

30-Nov-2011

Eurocopter Southern Africa has moved to a new and bigger base at Grand Central Airport, close to Johannesburg and Pretoria.  The company’s previous base was spread across four buildings at Lanseria Airport, (see full story)... Read more

29-Nov-11 ZS-RDG Robinson R44 II Wonderboom, South Africa

29-Nov-11 ZS-RDG Robinson R44 II Wonderboom, South Africa

29-Nov-2011

Crashed while giving an 80-year-old her birthday present flight.  Ended up on its starboard side with the tail boom apparently separated midway down its length.... Read more

25-Nov-11 Robinson R22 Mossel Bay, South Africa

25-Nov-11 Robinson R22 Mossel Bay, South Africa

25-Nov-2011

Rolled over in run-on landing.... Read more

23-Nov-11 ZS-RSU Robinson R44 II Grand Central, South Africa

23-Nov-11 ZS-RSU Robinson R44 II Grand Central, South Africa

23-Nov-2011

Helicopter ended up on its port side with the tail boom sliced.  23-Nov-11 is assumed date – the first reference we can find is in the evening of that date.... Read more

Eurocopter to help save South African defence company

Eurocopter to help save South African defence company

9-Nov-2011

Eurocopter has confirmed that it is willing to contribute to the attempt to save South African aerospace and defence company Advanced Technologies & Engineering (ATE), which is in serious financial difficulties.  Eurocopter is a major creditor of ATE (Full story) Photo from Eurocopter brochure shows EC635 destined for Iraqi Air Force on test flight with... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – August 2011

Register Update – South Africa – August 2011

20-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

20-Sep-11 ZS-PXL Robinson R44 Kimberley, South Africa

20-Sep-11 ZS-PXL Robinson R44 Kimberley, South Africa

20-Sep-2011

“There was a severe vibration, and then we lost power. I made an emergency landing and executed a hard landing followed. “  Boom broken and cabwhich boom became bent and detached.  Skids and cabin appear... Read more

13-Sep-11 ZS-HMP Bell 230 Morwaneng, South Africa

13-Sep-11 ZS-HMP Bell 230 Morwaneng, South Africa

13-Sep-2011

All six occupants – Eskom CEO Brian Dames and colleagues Steve Lennon, Louis Maleka, and Kerseri Pather plsu the two pilots (Hilton Atherstone plus one) – suffered minor injuries in the crash and managed to get clear of the wreckage before it caught fire and burnt out... Read more

Helicopter pilot accused of attempted murder

Helicopter pilot accused of attempted murder

31-Aug-2011Source: South African Police Service

A helicopter pilot has appeared in the Pretoria magistrate court for flying and crashing a helicopter while his license was suspended. It is alleged that on the 2rd of December last year Rainier Prinsloo, whose license was suspended by the SA Civil Aviation Authority got involved in a helicopter crash at Baltimore in Limpopo. He,... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – June 2011

Register Update – South Africa – June 2011

3-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

03-Aug-11 ZS-HTY Robinson R44 Cape Town, South Africa

03-Aug-11 ZS-HTY Robinson R44 Cape Town, South Africa

3-Aug-2011

R44 ends up on its port side on University of Cape Town’s Middle Campus.  Light injuries to the four occupants.  Contacted trees, but as yet unclear whether that was cause or result of situation.  Photo of scene here... Read more

20-Jul-11 Denel Rooivalk Dimbaza, South Africa

20-Jul-11 Denel Rooivalk Dimbaza, South Africa

20-Jul-2011

Wire strike during low level flying... Read more

DeBeers AW139 made available to NetCare 911 with full EMS kit

DeBeers AW139 made available to NetCare 911 with full EMS kit

4-Jul-2011Source: DeBeers

The idea, which ensures that South Africans in the remotest regions of the country will have access to an emergency helicopter service without equal, is the brainchild of Oppenheimer, Chairman of De Beers and an intrepid young doctor, Dr Anchen Laubscher, Medical Director of Netcare 911. Dr Laubscher, who was a flying doctor at the... Read more

South African Police Service report death of pilot

South African Police Service report death of pilot

13-May-2011Source: SAPS

Our fallen colleagues – “At the setting of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”. The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Bheki Cele, is greatly saddened to confirm the death of one of our respected and experienced pilots, Colonel Shabir Khan. Khan, together with a colleague from the... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – April 2011

Register Update – South Africa – April 2011

6-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – March 2011

Register Update – South Africa – March 2011

6-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Support costs for South African A109LUH climb

Support costs for South African A109LUH climb

21-Apr-2011Source: DefenceWeb

Concerns locally in South Africa as support costs rise and rise.... Read more

South African Air Force ceremonially receives Rooivalk

South African Air Force ceremonially receives Rooivalk

5-Apr-2011Source: Denel

The upgraded Rooivalk combat support helicopter has been handed over to the South African Air Force for operational duties. The helicopter, designed and manufactured in South Africa, was received by the Chief of the SA Air Force, Lt Gen Carlo Gagiano. The Chief Executive Officer of Denel, Talib Sadik, says the handover is the culmination... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – February 2011

Register Update – South Africa – February 2011

21-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – January 2011

Register Update – South Africa – January 2011

17-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

25-Feb-11 ZS-RVA Robinson R44 Strand, South Africa

25-Feb-11 ZS-RVA Robinson R44 Strand, South Africa

25-Feb-2011

Landed on its port side with floats deployed.  Two people medevac to hospital by MedCopter “Chopper 2”... Read more

South African Air Force ponders future of A109LUH

South African Air Force ponders future of A109LUH

11-Feb-2011Source: DefenceWeb

The SAAF required the type to take pressure off its Denel Oryx medium utility fleet. The Air Force has long had the need for a platform more capable than the Alouette III but less expensive and more efficient than the Oryx for the bulk of taskings. The A109 was expected to fill that niche.... Read more

Zeiss awarded $417K contract for A109LUH observation system support

Zeiss awarded $417K contract for A109LUH observation system support

29-Jan-2011Source: ARMSCOR

Reference No:    ELGS/2010/28 Requirements:    On demand support for the SAAF Aircraft 109 light utility helicopter ARGOS-410 A4 observation system Awarded Date:    27 Jan 2011 Contract Value:    R3 000 000,00 Classification:    Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Carl Zeiss Optronics (Pty) Ltd    P O Box 8859 Centurion 0046... Read more

South African Police in crash want to get back flying

South African Police in crash want to get back flying

29-Jan-2011Source: IOL

Lt.Col Shabir Khan was discharged on Thursday but de Lt.Col Kosie de Villiers’s recovery is expected to take a little longer, though the enthusiastic pilot was in good spirits in the Unitas Hospital on Thursday.  See accident page at 21-Jan-11 ZS-HWX MD Helicopters 369D Wonderboompoort, South Africa... Read more

Denel’s Mokopa missile ready for market

Denel’s Mokopa missile ready for market

26-Jan-2011Source: Times Live

Denel Dynamics says the Mokopa is a precision-strike, multi-purpose 10 km plus surface-target missile, that can be fired from the ground, helicopter and fighter jet.... Read more

Fatal BK117 crash footage sent to the US for analysis

Fatal BK117 crash footage sent to the US for analysis

26-Jan-2011Source: Eyewitness News

The Pretoria News has reported that CCTV footage and Global Positioning System (GPS) data has been sent overseas for forensic analysis.  See HeliHub.com accident page at 23-Jul-10 ZS-HMY Eurocopter BK117 Witbank, South Africa (7F) [File photo]... Read more

21-Jan-11 ZS-HWX MD Helicopters 369D Wonderboompoort, South Africa

21-Jan-11 ZS-HWX MD Helicopters 369D Wonderboompoort, South Africa

21-Jan-2011

The pilot, Lt Col. Koosie De Villiers, and his crewman Lt Col. Shabir Khan, were both seriously injured in the crash.  Eyesitness described the aircraft as being a “total mangled wreck”, with no windows left as it “was all smashed up”.... Read more

Rooivalk revamp for peacekeeping missions

Rooivalk revamp for peacekeeping missions

13-Jan-2011Source: The New Age

More than R180m is being spent on upgrading the Rooivalk helicopter to make it “a modern, sophisticated combat support helicopter ready for use by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in any of its deployments”... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – December 2010

Register Update – South Africa – December 2010

10-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – November 2010

Register Update – South Africa – November 2010

7-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Denel awarded $12.6M contract to support 11 Rooivalk helicopters

Denel awarded $12.6M contract to support 11 Rooivalk helicopters

15-Dec-2010Source: Armscor

South African military procurement organisation Armscor has recently announced the following contract placement Reference No:    EHEL/2010/297 Requirements:    Operational product supply support for 11 Rooivalk aircraft Awarded Date:    10 Dec 2010 Contract Value:    R86 312 502,00 Classification:    Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a Denel Aviation    P O Box 7246 Bonaero Park 1622 HeliHub.com editor... Read more

Turbomeca awarded $9.7M contract to overhaul Makila engines for SA military

Turbomeca awarded $9.7M contract to overhaul Makila engines for SA military

15-Dec-2010Source: Armscor

South African military procurement organisation Armscor has recently announced the following contract placement Reference No:    EVLI/2010/97 Requirements:    Oryx life extension: Upgrade and overhaul of Makila 1A1 engines Awarded Date:    9 Dec 2010 Contract Value:    R66 140 000,00 Classification:    Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Turbomeca Africa (Pty) Ltd    P O Box 7005 Bonaero Park 1622 HeliHub.com editor... Read more

15-Dec-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Ballito, South Africa

15-Dec-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Ballito, South Africa

15-Dec-2010

Suggested tail rotor problem after helicopter observed to be “spinning wildly”... Read more

AgustaWestland wins contract to supply two Arrius 2K2 engines to SAAF

AgustaWestland wins contract to supply two Arrius 2K2 engines to SAAF

26-Nov-2010Source: Armscor

CONTRACT DETAIL FOR ACQUISITION/LOGISTICS (LGS) – ELGS/2010/336 Reference No: ELGS/2010/336 Requirements: Procurement of two Arrius 2K2 engines for the SAAF A109 light utility helicopter, inclusive of electronic engine control unit subsystem and long term storage container Awarded Date: 25 Nov 2010 Contract Value: R8 206 191,68 Classification: Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Agusta Westland Via del... Read more

Denel Aviation wins US$55M contract extension to support SAAF Oryx fleet

Denel Aviation wins US$55M contract extension to support SAAF Oryx fleet

26-Nov-2010Source: Armscor

CONTRACT DETAIL FOR ACQUISITION/LOGISTICS (LGS) – LGS/2010/4511 Reference No: LGS/2010/4511 Requirements: Product support for the Oryx helicopter fleet – extension of ELGS/2002/594 Awarded Date: 25 Nov 2010 Contract Value: R390 682 957,61 Classification: Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a Denel Aviation P O Box 11 KEMPTON PARK 1620 HeliHub.com editor note – 390,682,957.61... Read more

24-Nov-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Potchefstroom, South Africa

24-Nov-10 AgustaWestland AW109LUH Potchefstroom, South Africa

24-Nov-2010

Hard landing incident during a scheduled military exercise involving the SA Army and the SA Air Force... Read more

Vector Aerospace celebrates opening of South Africa PT6A overhaul facility

Vector Aerospace celebrates opening of South Africa PT6A overhaul facility

9-Nov-2010Source: Vector Aerospace

Summerside, PE, Canada – Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is pleased to announce the grand opening of Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic’s newest engine repair, overhaul and test facility, located in Lanseria, South Africa. “Vector’s expansion into the South African marketplace has... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – October 2010

Register Update – South Africa – October 2010

2-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Vector Aerospace ready to open PT6A Overhaul Facility in South Africa

Vector Aerospace ready to open PT6A Overhaul Facility in South Africa

2-Nov-2010Source: Vector Aerospace

Summerside, PE, Canada – Members of the media are invited to attend the Grand Opening of Vector Aerospace Corporation’s (Vector) newest Overhaul facility; Vector Aerospace – Africa (Pty) Ltd. This latest addition to Vector’s fixed and rotary-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization offers a variety of specialized services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada... Read more

02-Nov-10 ZS-RNN Robinson R22 Rooival, South Africa (2F)

02-Nov-10 ZS-RNN Robinson R22 Rooival, South Africa (2F)

2-Nov-2010

The two fatalities on a licence re-validation flight were owner Bevan Bertholdt (39) and flight instructor Boeta Austin... Read more

HeliHub.com expands registration update coverage

HeliHub.com expands registration update coverage

26-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Through 2010, HeliHub.com has become known for its range of official register updates, where we list new helicopter registrations, cancellations, changes of owner etc for a range of countries – Australia, Austria, Ireland, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland and UK. We are now very pleased to report that, in association with AMCAR, we... Read more

South Africa builds up Lynx spares inventory

South Africa builds up Lynx spares inventory

21-Oct-2010Source: defenceWeb

The South African Air Force is building up its spares inventory for the AgustaWestland SuperLynx Mk64 maritime helicopters... Read more

Chief of the South African Air Force calls for budget increase

Chief of the South African Air Force calls for budget increase

17-Oct-2010Source: Engineering News

I’m not happy with the likely budgeting for flying hours for the next financial year,” affirms Lt-Gen Carlo Gagiano. “To operate all the systems in the SAAF optimally, I need a bigger budget. But we must never stop exploring ways of doing things better and cheaper.”... Read more

Durban-based JNC Helicopters celebrates ten years and first Enstrom

Durban-based JNC Helicopters celebrates ten years and first Enstrom

17-Oct-2010Source: JNC Helicopters

Durban-Based JNC helicopter had two very good reasons to celebrate recently when it held a gala dinner at its Virginia Airport headquarters for about a hundred specially-invited guests to mark the tenth anniversary of its formation and the delivery of the first Enstrom F28C-2 in its fleet. The helicopter is also the first of its... Read more

Denel needs cash injection to make Rooivalk fully operational

Denel needs cash injection to make Rooivalk fully operational

15-Oct-2010Source: Business Day

State-owned arms manufacturer Denel has completed the requirements for the certification of the Rooivalk attack helicopter but would require a further cash injection by the Department of Defence to make it fully operational, CEO Talib Sadiq said yesterday.... Read more

139 changes maketh a Rooivalk Block 1F

139 changes maketh a Rooivalk Block 1F

4-Oct-2010Source: defenceWeb

It takes 130 modifications on the Denel AH2A Rooivalk to turn the current fleet of 11 rotorcraft into a “Block 1F” standard aircraft and a further nine modifications to the aircraft’s ground support equipment... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – September 2010

Register Update – South Africa – September 2010

4-Oct-2010Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

South African AW109LUH support costs climb

South African AW109LUH support costs climb

1-Oct-2010Source: defenseWeb

Support and other post-acquisition capital costs for the South African Air Force’s 29 AgustaWestland A109M light utility helicopters acquired for R2.451 billion as part of the 1999 strategic defence package has topped R120.5 million since December 2006... Read more

Grintek Ewation wins major South African EW maintenance deal

Grintek Ewation wins major South African EW maintenance deal

1-Oct-2010Source: defenceWeb

Grintek Ewation has been awarded a R23 859 454 contract to maintain its electronic warfare (EW) and communication intelligence systems aboard the Denel Oryx medium utility helicopter and Douglas C47TP Dhttp://www.helihub.com/wordpress/wp-admin/post-new.phpakota aircraft.... Read more

Denel now approved for MRO work on Bo105s

Denel now approved for MRO work on Bo105s

24-Sep-2010Source: Defence Web

Denel Aviation has received the green light from the South African Civil Aviation Authority to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul work on Eurocopter Bo105s... Read more

Eurocopter increases business by 35% in Southern Africa

Eurocopter increases business by 35% in Southern Africa

22-Sep-2010Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter, the world’s leading supplier of civil, law enforcement, emergency response, military and utility helicopters, has experienced a 35 per cent increase in its Southern African business as countries in the region invest in airborne law-enforcement and civic emergency response capabilities. The company’s regional subsidiary, Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd, supports an ever-expanding Southern African customer... Read more

Red Cross AMS of South Africa adds fourth AW119Ke and first Grand to its fleet

Red Cross AMS of South Africa adds fourth AW119Ke and first Grand to its fleet

22-Sep-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) of South Africa is expanding its emergency medical services operational capabilities  by introducing into service a fourth AW119Ke single engine helicopter and one Grand light twin helicopter. These aircraft will be used for EMS and rescue tasks from bases... Read more

22-Sep-10 ZS-REU Schweizer 300CBi Quigney, South Africa

22-Sep-10 ZS-REU Schweizer 300CBi Quigney, South Africa

22-Sep-2010

Low RPM on take off, rolled over onto starboard side... Read more

Denel Aviation advances its footprint

Denel Aviation advances its footprint

18-Sep-2010

Denel Aviation is embarking on an aggressive marketing strategy to pursue markets beyond South Africa’s borders.  Markets and air forces in North Africa are a particular focus.... Read more

South African electricity utility Eskom denies fleet renewal

South African electricity utility Eskom denies fleet renewal

12-Sep-2010Source: Engineering News

Cash-strapped South African electricity utility Eskom has denied suggestions that it is on the verge of acquiring a new fleet of helicopters.... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – August 2010

Register Update – South Africa – August 2010

5-Sep-2010Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed.  Our coverage  represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet.  Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Register Update – South Africa – July 2010

Register Update – South Africa – July 2010

31-Aug-2010Source: HeilHub.com

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed.  Our coverage  represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet.  Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some... Read more

Rooivalk faces problems at home in South Africa

Rooivalk faces problems at home in South Africa

16-Aug-2010Source: UPI

Questions are being asked in Parliament as to why 12 Denel AH-2 Rooivalks in the South African’s Air Force 16 squadron have been put in storage rather than remaining operational... Read more

Ka32 supports South African research trip to Marion Island

Ka32 supports South African research trip to Marion Island

12-Aug-2010Source: News24

Kamov Ka32 registered ZS-RRI features in photo accompanying article.  Second helicopter mentioned, and likely to be sister ship ZS-PXU [file photo]... Read more

Swaziland Army being sued over helicopter maintenance

Swaziland Army being sued over helicopter maintenance

5-Aug-2010Source: Times of Swaziland

Gert Stemmet, in his court papers, alleges that he entered into an oral agreement with the army, which was represented by Colonel Mdzue W. Khumalo, around October 2009 for the provision of mechanical services to the “fleet of helicopters” belonging to the army.... Read more

05-Aug-10 ZS-RVB Robinson R22 Kenhardt District, South Africa (2F)

05-Aug-10 ZS-RVB Robinson R22 Kenhardt District, South Africa (2F)

5-Aug-2010

One fatality was famous rugby player Andre van Wyk... Read more

Rotorway South Africa granted manufacturing approval

Rotorway South Africa granted manufacturing approval

30-Jul-2010Source: Rotorway

Rotorway South Africa has been granted a Manufacturing Organization Approval Certificate by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. This certificate allows for helicopters built in the South African factory to be used for commercial operations. RotorWay South Africa is in the process of several helicopters sales to flight schools. K5, a a prominent South African... Read more

Page 3 of 4

1234

Copyright © 2022 HeliHub

Website by Design Inc

Helihub logo

X