Spanish Air Force

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for SAR missions

15-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities. The Spanish Air Force will receive 12 NH90s intended to replace its aging fleet of AS332 Super Pumas and... Read more

Spanish Air Force takes delivery of its first H215

Spanish Air Force takes delivery of its first H215

6-Oct-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

In a ceremony held at the Airbus Helicopters plant in Albacete, the Spanish Air Force yesterday took receipt of its first H215, a robust, cost-effective latest-generation helicopter with an extensive mission capability. The purchase was negotiated in July by the Spanish Ministry of Defense, through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). A member of... Read more

22-Oct-15 Airbus AS332B off Morocco

22-Oct-15 Airbus AS332B off Morocco

22-Oct-2015

Helicopter ditched and sank.  All three on board were originally reported as rescued by Moroccan military but that later proved incorrect and there were then fears they had been kidnapped after the helicopter was found with an empty liferaft beside it (report).  Helicopter was en route from a military exercise in Senegal, bound for the... Read more

Spanish Air Force celebrates 50,000 hours on S-76C fleet

Spanish Air Force celebrates 50,000 hours on S-76C fleet

29-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

On October 14, at 10:30 am, the crew of Air Force instructor Juan Jose Villaescusa Adam and Army Sergeant student Juan Carlos Román Hernández reached the milestone 50,000 flight hours for the Spanish military Sikorsky S-76C fleet.  The flight was an instrument rating training flight operated by 781 Squadron. Upon landing, the crew was received... Read more

19-Mar-14 HD.21-10 Eurocopter AS332B Morro Jable, Spain (4F)

19-Mar-14 HD.21-10 Eurocopter AS332B Morro Jable, Spain (4F)

19-Mar-2014

Military SAR helicopter crashed into the water off the Canary Islands at 2155 CET on night training flight.  One rescued, four later confirmed dead when the helicopter was located under water.... Read more

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

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

2-Jun-2010

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... Read more

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