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TAF Squirrels help protect Catalonia’s natural resources

TAF Squirrels help protect Catalonia’s natural resources

Three of TAF Helicopters’ fleet of AS350 B3s are helping the Catalan government protect the environment. Joan Carol, development director, says that one helicopter is dedicated to protection operations and two others are on call

Source: EBAN, 04-Jun-10

Spanish Air Force sanctions 16 over mis-use of helicopter for wedding

Spanish Air Force sanctions 16 over mis-use of helicopter for wedding

Several helicopters, including one Super Puma, were used for the transfer of civilian staff at the wedding of an Air Force official over the weekend of May 22/23

02-Jun-10

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Azor 2010 exercise will involve 32 helicopters from 9 nations

Azor 2010 exercise will involve 32 helicopters from 9 nations

As part of the European Defence Agency’s Helicopter Training Programme (HTP), Spain will host a Multinational Helicopter Exercise in June 2010. The Exercise is the largest of its kind so far, with more than 32 helicopters and 500 people attending from 9 nations and yet takes place less than a year after the Ministerial endorsement… Read more »

Source: EDA, 01-Jun-10

New AW139 arrives at Spanish SAR base Alvedro

New AW139 arrives at Spanish SAR base Alvedro

New AW139 or SAR operator SASEMAR adds to an S61N already operated, as well as two fisheries patrol S76s which could be made available – “Pesca 1” based at Vito and “Pesca 2” at Celeiro

Source: La Opinion Coruna, 20-May-10

Eurocopter Spain gets grant of 11.2M Euros

Eurocopter Spain gets grant of 11.2M Euros

Eurocopter will receive a Community grant amounting to 11.2 million euros to strengthen its industrial project in Albacete. This was approved by the Governing Council at its meeting yesterday

05-May-10

Spanish SAR base at Santander upgrades to AW139

Spanish SAR base at Santander upgrades to AW139

An AgustaWestland AW139 will replace a long-serving Sikorsky S61N

Source: Eldiario Montanes, 03-May-10

49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

U.S Private Equity Group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) said on Wednesday it had entered into a partnership with Investindustrial to take a minority stake in helicopter firm Grupo Inaer.

Source: Reuters, 30-Apr-10

King Juan Carlos I visits Eurocopter Spain factory at Albacete

King Juan Carlos I visits Eurocopter Spain factory at Albacete

His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, made his first official visit to the facilities of Eurocopter Spain accompanied by the CEO and President of the Eurocopter Group, Lutz Bertling, and the CEO of Eurocopter Spain, Juan Carlos Martínez Saiz. The event was also attended by the President of the Autonomous Community of Castilla… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 23-Apr-10

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Spanish Army likely to buy nine EC135s from local Albacete factory

The contract amounting to approximately EUR 85 million and cover the delivery of the first five EC135 this year and the remaining four in 2011. It will also include an option to extend the order until a total of thirteen units.

Source: Europa Press, 22-Apr-10

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European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

Southern European private equity firm Investindustrial is seeking to sell helicopter firm Grupo Inaer for as much as 675 million euros ($908 million), people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters, 21-Apr-10

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Boeing Completes Chinook Industrial Cooperation Program in Spain

Boeing Completes Chinook Industrial Cooperation Program in Spain

MADRID, April 13, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has successfully completed its industrial cooperation program for the third phase of the CH-47D Chinook rotorcraft upgrades performed for the Spanish Army’s Airmobile Force, FAMET. Boeing finished the industrial cooperation program on schedule while exceeding the $80 million requirement, demonstrating the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 13-Apr-10

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New scheduled route linking Spain and Tunisia to start 1st July

The new route linking Ceuta and Algeciras will be officially opened by Spanish Development Minister José Blanco

Source: Europasur, 11-Apr-10

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12-Mar-10 EC-GSK Bell 412 El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain

12-Mar-10

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AgustaWestland And Grupo INAER Sign MoU For Training Services

AgustaWestland And Grupo INAER Sign MoU For Training Services

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Grupo INAER of Spain for the provision of training services for its AgustaWestland light twin and medium twin models fleet. INAER helicopter fleet boasts a large number of AgustaWestland models including more than 40 units of single… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Feb-10

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Spain’s FAASA Group Takes Delivery Of Four AW119Ke Helicopters

Spain’s FAASA Group Takes Delivery Of Four AW119Ke Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that FAASA Group of Spain has taken delivery of an additional four AW119Ke single engine helicopters for fire-fighting missions. The handover brings the number of AW119Kes in service with this operator to twenty units making FAASA Group one of the largest operators of this model in the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Feb-10

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Abandoned helicopter finds new home in Malaga museum

After arriving at Cordoba airport on 19 June 2001, this Bell 47 was never claimed by its owner despite public appeals.

10-Feb-10

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Spanish Ministry of the Interior Sign for 12 more EC135s

Spanish Ministry of the Interior Sign for 12 more EC135s

Eurocopter and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of twelve EC135 P2i helicopters. Spain’s National Police Force will operate six of the new aircraft for law enforcement missions, while the remaining six will join the current fleet of the Spanish Guardia Civil. One of this latter group of… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Feb-10

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21-Jan-10 EC-KYR AgustaWestland AW139 off Almeria, Spain (3F)

21-Jan-10

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Spain sending helicopters to UN mission in Lebanon

Spain sending helicopters to UN mission in Lebanon

A group of helicopters based in Canary participate in the mission that Spain takes place in Lebanon under the auspices of the United Nations Organization (UNO)

15-Jan-10

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Spanish medevac helicopters reach 3,000 flying hours in Afghanistan

Spanish medical evacuation helicopters have marked a milestone 3,000 flying hours in Afghanistan.

Source: Rotorhub, 06-Jan-10

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Heliport for Spain-Morocco link delayed to at least April 2010, says operator Inaer

The regular line between Algeciras and Ceuta helicopters will not work until after April 2010, according to projections made by the company Inaer

Source: Diariosur, 04-Jan-10

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Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

The Declaration of Intent was signed by the Czech Republic, Albania, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. This will provide the necessary political mandate to start mitigating critical utility helicopter shortfalls, particularly in the conduct of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.

Source: ISRIA, 27-Oct-09

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ITP opens new engine maintenance centre in Albacete

ITP opens new engine maintenance centre in Albacete

ITH, the new ITP maintenance centre in Albacete, encompasses all the Group’s activities relating to the maintenance and assembly of helicopter engines. It has meant an initial investment of 15 million euros, including land acquisition, civil work and special teams for turbo-shaft maintenance.

Source: ITP, 26-Oct-09

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French host CSAR training exercise

CSAR units from across Europe have gathered at Cazaux airbase in South West France for a Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardisation Course.

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Sep-09

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14-Sep-09 (unknown type) Vilamartín of Valdeorras, Spain

14-Sep-09 (unknown type) Vilamartín of Valdeorras, Spain

14-Sep-09

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22-Jun-09 EC-IOJ Eurocopter AS350B3 Mollet del Vallès, Spain (2F)

22-Jun-09 EC-IOJ Eurocopter AS350B3 Mollet del Vallès, Spain

22-Jun-09

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FAASA Aviación Starts The 2009 Fire-fighting Season In Spain Operating Sixteen AW119s

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jun-09

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INAER To Add Ten AgustaWestland Helicopters To Its Fleet In 2009

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-09

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Council targets tripling flight hours of Spanish Fishery patrol helicopters

Source: Europa Press, 05-Jun-09

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INAER brings AS355 from Spain to its UK maintenance base for 12-year overhaul

Source: Thruxton Helicopters, 22-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Recently delivered AS355NP of Spain’s Catalunya Police

Source: Aviation Corner, 25-Mar-09

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Council seeks 24-hour operation of the heliport at Playa de la Arena, Tenerife

Source: Tenerife News, 24-Mar-09

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INAER cuts scheduled flights on Malaga-Ceuta route by 40%

Source: ADN, 17-Mar-09

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FAASA Aviación Appointed an Authorised Service Station For The AW119 Helicopter in Spain

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Feb-09

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Cantabria is one of the four regions without medical helicopter

Source: EL DIARIO MONTAÑES, 10-Feb-09

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Eurocopter delivers the first EC135 helicopter manufactured in Albacete

Eurocopter delivers the first EC135 helicopter manufactured in Albacete

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Nov-08

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Eurocopter successfully leads the first firing campaign of the HAD Tiger using the Spike missile

Eurocopter successfully leads the first firing campaign of the HAD Tiger using the Spike missile

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Sep-08

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Top-Of-The-Range AW119 Ke Enters Service

Top-Of-The-Range AW119 Ke Enters Service

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-08

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Eurocopter delivers the first EC135 helicopter for the Spanish Army Disaster Response Unit

Eurocopter delivers the first EC135 helicopter for the Spanish Army Disaster Response Unit

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Jun-08

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Sasemar Orders Three More AW139 Helicopters

Sasemar Orders Three More AW139 Helicopters

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-May-08

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Grupo INAER Committed To Order Eighteen AgustaWestland Helicopters

Grupo INAER Committed To Order Eighteen AgustaWestland Helicopters

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Feb-08

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