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Turkey signs $3.5 Billion deal for 109 Black Hawks

Turkey signs $3.5 Billion deal for 109 Black Hawks

Within the scope of the “TUHP-Turkish Utility Helicopter Program”, agreements were signed between the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) as prime contractor, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as major subcontractor and three key Turkish aerospace contractors (Aselsan, TEI and Alp Aviation). With these agreements, the program has come into effect and the… Read more »

Source: TAI, 09-Jun-16

17-Dec-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Gölbaşı, Turkey (4F)

Hit high voltage line and crashed on post-maintenance test flight accident, killing all four on board.  The identities of the fatalities were given as as Pilot Major Ahmet Duman, Lt. Pilot Emre Acar, and aircraft technicians and first sergeants Erdinç Salkım and Hüseyin Ulucan

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BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR Aerospace opens Heli-Expo 2013 with 600 FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems sold to date, and a rapidly expanding military presence. Overall, the company continues to deliver strong growth. Sales increased over 30 percent in 2012, and BLR’s global military footprint skyrocketed with large fleet-wide conversion sales to Colombia, Peru, Pakistan, and the… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 05-Mar-13

16-Mar-12 10981 Sikorsky UH-60 Kabul, Afghanistan (16K)

Turkish military MI-17 crashed in a suburb of Kabul killing 16 – reports suggest 12 in the helicopter, 4 on the ground (two women, two children).  The names of the soldiers  are as follows: Maj. Mithat Çolak, Maj. Şükrü BaÄŸdatlı, Maj. Serkan DoÄŸan, Maj. Ä°smail Cem Yakınlar, Cpt. Adil ErdoÄŸan, Commanding Sgt. Maj. Salih Helvacı,… Read more »


03-Oct-11 Bell UH-1 Mardin province, Turkey

One serious and two minor injuries to the 3 POB


10-Jan-11 Bell UH-1H Polatli, Turkey (5F)

Television stations cited the military as saying officials had reached the wreckage, but fog covered the area.  It was a Bell UH-1 on a night training mission


23-Mar-10 (Type/Serial TBA) Wardack Province, Afghanistan

Reports differ on the casualties here.  Some reports say 1 killed, but the NATO/ISAF report (the first link in our list) does not mention it – when they always would do if there was a loss of life.


15-Jul-09 Bell UH-1H Derekarabag, Bolvadin County, Turkey


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