Taiwan

Taiwan abandons plan to buy 12 MH-60R

Taiwan abandons plan to buy 12 MH-60R

10-May-2022Source: TRT World

  Taiwan has signalled that it has abandoned a plan to buy advanced new anti-submarine warfare helicopters from the United States, saying they are too expensive. Asked in parliament on Thursday about recent changes to Taiwan’s purchases of new US weapons, Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng mentioned the helicopter case first. See Full Story. ... Read more

Vestas sign long-term Taiwan windfarm contract with HeliService

Vestas sign long-term Taiwan windfarm contract with HeliService

13-Jan-2022Source: Vestas

Danish offshore wind turbine maker Vestas has recently signed a long-term deal with German offshore helicopter service firm HeliService to support Vestas’ offshore wind projects in Taiwan – via their local subsidiary Vestas Offshore Wind Taiwan Ltd Starting from the summer of 2023, HeliService will provide Offshore Helicopter Services in Taiwan with two new Leonardo... Read more

Aviation Blade Services wins Taiwanese S70 contract

Aviation Blade Services wins Taiwanese S70 contract

29-Jun-2021Source: Aviation Blade Services

Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (“ABS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., announced the commencement of a multi-year Inspection and Repair Training and Maintenance contract to support Main and Tail Rotor Blade repair for the Taiwanese fleet of S-70/UH-60 rotorcraft. The partnership with AMS Group and Air Asia Company Limited (“AACL”) is another... Read more

China builds massive new military heliport right across from Taiwan

China builds massive new military heliport right across from Taiwan

24-Mar-2021Source: The Drive

Satellite imagery shows significant progress on the construction of what is, by every indication, a massive new military heliport in China very close to the Taiwan Strait. Continued work on the facility, which is around a half a mile from the water’s edge, only some 150 miles from Taiwan proper, and even closer to various... Read more

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

22-Oct-2020Source: Taipei Times

Taitung County police on Friday seized an unregistered helicopter and held its owner for questioning on suspicion that he had been flying without a license, a prosecutor said on Saturday. See Full Story.... Read more

China to sanction Lockheed Martin

China to sanction Lockheed Martin

15-Jul-2020Source: CGTN

China announced it will impose sanctions on U.S. aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin for involvement in the latest U.S. arms sale to the Taiwan region.  See full story... Read more

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

24-Jul-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for three new AW169 helicopters to Emerald Pacific Airlines (“Emerald Pacific”) in Taiwan to be used in EMS operations and other missions.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s third, fourth, and fifth AW169 deliveries globally, as... Read more

Taiwan puts first Apache brigade into service

Taiwan puts first Apache brigade into service

2-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

After Wednesday 11 July, the Republic of China Army 601st Air Cavalry Brigade will become the first to have a fully equipped Boeing AH-64E Apache brigade. The ceremony will be officiated by the Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The brigades sister unit, the US Army’s 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, will be attending the ceremony as well,... Read more

Boeing awarded $31M contract for support services for the Taiwan Armed Forces AH-64E fleet

Boeing awarded $31M contract for support services for the Taiwan Armed Forces AH-64E fleet

5-Apr-2018Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $30,749,970 hybrid (cost, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-no-fee) Foreign Military Sales (Taiwan) contract for post-production support services for the Taiwan Armed Forces AH-64E aircraft fleet. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 31,... Read more

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract for Foreign Military Sales for the Utility Helicopter Project Office.

16-Nov-2017Source: US DoD

Iron Mountain Solutions,* Madison, Alabama, has been awarded a $7,018,280 modification (000011) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Mexico, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Sweden, Egypt, Slovakia, Tunisia, and Brazil) contract W31P4Q-17-A-0001 for technical support for the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Madison, Alabama, with an estimated completion... Read more

Taiwan donates two helicopters to Dominican Republic

Taiwan donates two helicopters to Dominican Republic

6-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Taiwan will be donating two Bell UH-1H helicopter to the Dominican Republic’s Armed Forces. The helicopters are expected by January next year, reports Janes IHS.... Read more

Taiwan Coast Guard requests budget for 30 drones

Taiwan Coast Guard requests budget for 30 drones

21-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Taiwan Coast Guard has asked the Ministry of the Interior for approval of a budget of NT$1.6 billion. With this money, they plan to buy 30 aerial drones that can be ship-borne. The drones will be bought over a period of five years and will be used for maritime law enforcement missions, giving the... Read more

Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

8-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Taiwan has donated two UH-1H Huey helicopters to Burkina Faso’s Air Force. The decision was made after Chief of Staff of the Republic of China’s armed forces, General Wang Hsin-Lung, visited. The helicopters will be used for anti-terrorism and humanitarian aid, among other duties. Valued at $8 million, the helicopters were delivered in May, reports... Read more

Taiwanese Navy Reveals Helicopter Carrier Proposal

Taiwanese Navy Reveals Helicopter Carrier Proposal

10-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

During a Naval shipbuilding exhibition in Keeling Harbour, the Taiwanese Navy has unveiled their proposal for a helicopter carrier, called the Amphibious Landing Helicopter Dock Ship. The Navy has explained that this is their vision, but are as of yet unsure whether it will come to fruition, as the government will have to evaluate the... Read more

Sikorsky Contracted for Modified UH-60M Black Hawks

Sikorsky Contracted for Modified UH-60M Black Hawks

7-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky has won a DoD contract of $187 million for 10 “uniquely configured” UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, 4 for Tunisia and 6 for Taiwan. The Taiwan National Airborne Service Corp has signed their contract of $148 725 000 in foreign military sales for their 6 modified Black Hawks. These 6 crafts will be worked on... Read more

Taiwan Declines US MH-60R Offer

Taiwan Declines US MH-60R Offer

22-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Taiwan has turned down the offer from the US to sell 8 – 10 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters. Although the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) needs to replace their MD500 anti-submarine helicopters, Shephard Media reports that the defence industry does not have enough funds to replace the aging crafts. Taiwan still retains 21 S-70C Thunderhawks they... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $11M more for Taiwan and Jordan UH-60M work

Sikorsky awarded $11M more for Taiwan and Jordan UH-60M work

25-Aug-2016Source: US DOD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $11,422,199 firm-fixed-price, Foreign Military Sales contract (Taiwan, Jordan) for modified UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter standard spares kits.  One bid was solicited with one received with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2017.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,... Read more

Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

28-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Belize Defence Force has held an acceptance ceremony this week to take on charge a pair of Bell UH-1H helicopters which have been donated to the country by Taiwan.  Belize Defence Force commander Brigadier General David Jones has had a long-term intention of having rotary wing assets for casualty evacuation and insertion of troops... Read more

Airbus takes H145 on new Far East demo tour

Airbus takes H145 on new Far East demo tour

22-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ H145 is back in Asia to showcase its performance and capabilities through a series of demo flights in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first H145 demo tour was held in Southeast Asia in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand. Since then, there has been an increasing interest in this rotorcraft, especially in the... Read more

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

15-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal... Read more

11-Mar-16 Eurocopter AS365N Shimen, Taiwan (2F)

11-Mar-16 Eurocopter AS365N Shimen, Taiwan (2F)

11-Mar-2016

While in low hover with winchman on the wire, the helicopter started to spin uncontrollably and then crashed into the sea.  2 fatality, 3 critical The scene was a beached cargo ship, and the weather was rough Cell phone video here... Read more

Taiwan plans to buy ten MH-60Rs to replace MD500s

Taiwan plans to buy ten MH-60Rs to replace MD500s

29-Oct-2015

Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Hsiao Wei-ming confirmed that it is looking to purchase several MH-60R Seahawk to replace the nation’s aging fleet of MD500 helicopters. [see full story]... Read more

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $14M contract to support Taiwan UH-60M operations

Sikorsky awarded $14M contract to support Taiwan UH-60M operations

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $14,813,184 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Taiwan) for trained pilots and maintenance operations for the UH-60M to support the fielding of new aircraft as well as the storage of four UH60s. Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug.... Read more

GE wins deal worth up to $2 billion for engines for Taiwan, others

GE wins deal worth up to $2 billion for engines for Taiwan, others

11-May-2015Source: Business Insider

General Electric Co has won a five-year contract valued at up to $2 billion to supply helicopter engines to the government of Taiwan and support a number of U.S. military services, the Defense Department said on Friday. See Full Story... Read more

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (1 of 2)

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (1 of 2)

16-Mar-2015

Manoevring accident – in hover, tail rotor hit the tail rotor of another helicopter on the apron... Read more

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (2 of 2)

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (2 of 2)

16-Mar-2015

Manoevring accident – in hover, tail rotor hit the tail rotor of another helicopter on the apron... Read more

18-Dec-14 B-31019 Bell 206B Changhua City, Taiwan

18-Dec-14 B-31019 Bell 206B Changhua City, Taiwan

18-Dec-2014

Loss off power during low level powerline insulator washing ops.  Both of the 2 POB suffered minor injuries.  Boom and skids damaged... Read more

02-Dec-14 MD Helicopters MD500D Zuoying, Taiwan

02-Dec-14 MD Helicopters MD500D Zuoying, Taiwan

2-Dec-2014

Pilot received serious head injuries from the tail rotor after receiving a warning signal, leaving the cockpit and going to the rear of the helicopter to assist the technical staff – but apparently got too close... Read more

Bell awarded $7.6M contract for aircraft transmission masts

Bell awarded $7.6M contract for aircraft transmission masts

12-Oct-2014Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter, Hurst, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $7,637,586 firm-fixed-price contract for aircraft transmission masts. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. This is a 43-month base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Texas with an Apr. 30, 2018, performance completion date. Using country is Taiwan. Type of appropriation is fiscal year... Read more

25-Apr-14 808 Boeing AH-64E Taoyuan County, Taiwan

25-Apr-14 808 Boeing AH-64E Taoyuan County, Taiwan

25-Apr-2014

Crashed into residential area on a training flight.  Very heavily damaged – images... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $46M contract to upgrade 26 Black Hawks for Taiwan

Sikorsky awarded $46M contract to upgrade 26 Black Hawks for Taiwan

24-Nov-2013Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $46,867,800 firm-fixed-price contract to convert 26 UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft to Taiwan Army and Taiwan National Airborne Service Corps configurations. Estimated completion date is Aug. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds were obligated at the time of the award. One bid was solicited and one received.... Read more

16-Oct-13 Kawasaki BK117B2 Yushan, Taiwan (3F)

16-Oct-13 Kawasaki BK117B2 Yushan, Taiwan (3F)

16-Oct-2013

Crashed in mountainous area shortly after take-off from weather station it had lifted supplies up to. The deceased were identified as pilot Chang Kuo-kang (had flown 3181 hours), co-pilot Lin Yi-chi (2832 hours) and bureau worker Chen Wen-chung... Read more

Boeing awarded $92M more for Taiwan AH-64D order

Boeing awarded $92M more for Taiwan AH-64D order

15-Aug-2013Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $92,278,416 modification (P00025) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, option-filled, foreign military sales (FMS) contract (W58RGZ-09-C-0147) for the procurement of Block III AH-64D helicopters and associated support. This FMS contract is in support of Taiwan. The cumulative total face value of this contract is $716,740,952. Fiscal 2009 procurement... Read more

Bell awarded $85M contract for FMS work in Iraq and Taiwan

Bell awarded $85M contract for FMS work in Iraq and Taiwan

15-May-2013Source: US DoD

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales (FMS) contract with a maximum value of $85,400,000 for engineering and technical support services.  This FMS contract is in support of Iraq and Taiwan.  Performance location and type of appropriation will be determined with each order.  The bid was solicited through the... Read more

15-Apr-13 Bell UH-1H Taipai, Taiwan

15-Apr-13 Bell UH-1H Taipai, Taiwan

15-Apr-2013

Door fell from helicopter into school grounds... Read more

Taiwan to get first batch of new Apache helicopters in October

Taiwan to get first batch of new Apache helicopters in October

13-Jan-2013

Taiwan is expected to get six Apache attack helicopters in October 2013, according to military sources (see full story)... Read more

Taiwan donates two UH-1Hs to Guatemala

Taiwan donates two UH-1Hs to Guatemala

29-Nov-2012Source: PrensaLibre

Guatemala has this week received a gift of two Bell UH-1H helicopters from Taiwan.  (see full story)  File photo... Read more

Taiwan to put SAR EC225s into service in July

Taiwan to put SAR EC225s into service in July

19-Jun-2012Source: Taipei Times

The air force will put three SAR helicopters purchased from Europe into service next month, in a move to beef up its disaster relief capabilities, the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday. (see full story).  The three were delivered in-country in November 2011... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $43M for Taiwan UH-60M conversion work

Sikorsky awarded $43M for Taiwan UH-60M conversion work

7-May-2012Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $43,182,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the engineering services to covert four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to the specific unique configuration for Taiwan.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one... Read more

26-Mar-12 Sikorsky S70C Orchid Island, Taiwan (5F)

26-Mar-12 Sikorsky S70C Orchid Island, Taiwan (5F)

26-Mar-2012

Black Hawk with 6 POB – one rescued, five missing presumed perished... Read more

Boeing awarded $141M to support 30 AH-64Ds for Taiwan

Boeing awarded $141M to support 30 AH-64Ds for Taiwan

7-Dec-2011Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $141,318,475 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the services in support of 30 Apache AH-64D attack helicopters for Taiwan.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2017.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army... Read more

Paraguay negotiating 11 UH-1s from Taiwan

Paraguay negotiating 11 UH-1s from Taiwan

20-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The InfoDefensa website is reporting that Paraguay is negotiating with Taiwan for eleven Bell UH-1H helicopters.  This follows ten from the same source in 2004 and a Bell 427 in July (see HeliHub.com story). Due to the way that the UH-1s were acquired by Taiwan, the far East country needs to apply to the US... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $55M for AH-64Ds for the Netherlands, Egypt and Taiwan

Lockheed Martin awarded $55M for AH-64Ds for the Netherlands, Egypt and Taiwan

6-Oct-2011Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $55,573,867 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the procurement of AH-64D target acquisition kits and engineering services for the Netherlands, Egypt and Taiwan. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. One bid... Read more

Taiwan donates Bell 427 to President of Paraguay

Taiwan donates Bell 427 to President of Paraguay

11-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In a recent ceremony, the Taiwanese ambassador to Paraguay Lien-sheng Huang handed over the keys of a Bell 427 to President Fernando Lugo as a gift from the far eastern country.  The President is seen on the right in the photo. The particular aircraft, carrying US registration N367ND was the 11th 427 off the line. ... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $48M contract for first four Black Hawks for Taiwan

Sikorsky awarded $48M contract for first four Black Hawks for Taiwan

5-Jul-2011Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $48,607,275 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of four “green” Black Hawk helicopters and government-furnished equipment to contractor-furnished equipment in support of Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan.  Work will be performed in Startford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2013.  One... Read more

Taiwan buys 30 AH-64 Apaches

Taiwan buys 30 AH-64 Apaches

15-Jun-2011Source: Flightglobal

Taiwan will receive 30 Boeing AH-64 Block III Apache helicopters under a new contract signed with the US government, a US Army official announced.  See article... Read more

Taiwanese operator suspends UH-1 upgrades due to cost

Taiwanese operator suspends UH-1 upgrades due to cost

23-Jan-2011Source: Taipei Times

National Airborne Service Corps has abandoned its UH-1 upgrade project and will instead take on charge 15 of the 60 UH-60 Black Hawks currently being procured (see HeliHub.com story on that order)... Read more

Local press questions Taiwan’s need of Apaches

Local press questions Taiwan’s need of Apaches

21-Nov-2010Source: Asia Times

Even to experts on Taiwan’s defense, it remains beyond imagination how the Apaches could fit into any of the threat scenarios Taiwan faces.... Read more

Boeing awarded $141M contract for advanced parts for Taiwan Apaches

Boeing awarded $141M contract for advanced parts for Taiwan Apaches

9-Nov-2010Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on Oct. 29 a $141,701,518 firm-fixed-price contract for the advanced procurement for the manufacture of 31 AH-64D model aircraft and two fixed-site Longbow crew trainers matching the Taiwan AH-640 aircraft configuration. Work is to be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2015. One... Read more

Taiwan purchase of 30 AH-64D Apache Longbows to be finalized in May

Taiwan purchase of 30 AH-64D Apache Longbows to be finalized in May

13-Apr-2010Source: Focus Taiwan

The U.S. sale of 30 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to Taiwan is expected to be finalized in May, a weekly said here Monday.... Read more

Doubts cast over whether Taiwan SAR EC225s are for civil use

Doubts cast over whether Taiwan SAR EC225s are for civil use

12-Mar-2010Source: Flightglobal

A leaked document states “The aircraft must be able to “detect missile seeker signals”, with an “early warning and countermeasure system” to help their crews avoid “missile and artillery fire attack”... Read more

Taiwan military chooses Eurocopter EC225 over Sikorsky S92

Taiwan military chooses Eurocopter EC225 over Sikorsky S92

3-Feb-2010Source: Defense News

Taiwan’s air force has selected the Eurocopter EC225 helicopter against a Sikorsky bid for the S-92 for a medium-lift helicopter requirement for search and rescue missions.... Read more

Taiwan massive shopping list includes 60 Black Hawks

Taiwan massive shopping list includes 60 Black Hawks

30-Jan-2010Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of 60 UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters, technical and other related logistics support. The estimated cost is $3.1 billion. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States... Read more

10-Aug-09 NA-502 Bell UH-1H Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (3F)

10-Aug-09 NA-502 Bell UH-1H Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (3F)

10-Aug-2009

10-Aug-09 NA-502 Bell UH-1H Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan... Read more

10-Jul-09 B- Eurocopter BK117 en route Taipei to Kinmen island, Taiwan (2F)

10-Jul-09 B- Eurocopter BK117 en route Taipei to Kinmen island, Taiwan (2F)

10-Jul-2009

10-Jul-09 B- Eurocopter BK117 en route Taipei to Kinmen island, Taiwan... Read more

Taiwan tries to expedite Black Hawk purchase

Taiwan tries to expedite Black Hawk purchase

17-Apr-2009Source: Flightglobal

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