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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 »
Airbus Helicopters, 06-Oct-16
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 »
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 »
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.
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