The first HAD support and attack version of Eurocopterâ€™s Tiger helicopter has initiated its flight test program at the companyâ€™s Albacete facility in Spain. During the next 15 months, a full program of tests and development flights will be carried out to obtain the first qualific tion step (Block 1), which is scheduled for December… Read more »
The air traffic controllers’ strike affect the regular line of helicopters between Ceuta and Malaga airport but not the helicopter link between Ceuta and Algeciras (CÃ¡diz), as reported by the head of the Heliport civil.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMPÂ® program) contract with INAER Aviation. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. Under a new, 13-year event cost plan (ECP) contract,… Read more »
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Sasemar, the Spanish Marine Safety Agency, has placed an order for one more AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopter. This aircraft will be used for a range of roles including SAR and water pollution detection. This order will bring Sasemarâ€™s fleet of AW139s up to eight. The progressive expansion… Read more »
Sloane Helicopters, who have been operating helicopters in Mallorca since 1995, are pleased to announce that they have added a new Agusta A109E helicopter to their fleet based at Palma. The five million euro Agusta is a new generation, eight seat helicopter that is the fastest helicopter in its class and is the best selling… Read more »
MBDA has received a contract notification for the supply of SAPHIR-M decoy systems to provide self defence on the 24 Tiger HAD attack helicopters ordered by Spain from Eurocopter in December 2005. The contract has been awarded to MBDA by Indra Sistemas, the prime contractor responsible for integrating the Self Protection Suite onto the Spanish… Read more »
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
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 »
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 MartÃnez Saiz. The event was also attended by the President of the Autonomous Community of Castilla… Read more »
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.Â It will also include an option to extend the order until a total of thirteen units.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
ITH, the new ITP maintenance centre in Albacete, encompasses all the Groupâ€™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.