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24-May-13 Bell UH-1 Arlington, US-Virginia

Near miss – military helicopter and Embraer 175 airliner at same level (400ft) and 950 ft horizontal separation.  Airliner on approach to Reagan National Airport

24-May-13

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

Door fell from helicopter into school grounds

15-Apr-13

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05-Apr-13 Bell UH-1 Balauana, Tunisia

2 of 5 on board injured in heavy landing while on post-maintenance test flight

05-Apr-13

Sacramento Metro Fire chooses Becker avionics for UH-1

Sacramento Metro Fire chooses Becker avionics for UH-1

The Sacramento Metro Fire Air Operations unit recently received a grant to upgrade its avionics and selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system for one of its UH-1 multi-mission helicopters. The aircraft is currently undergoing an avionics upgrade at Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS) facility in Woodland, CA-near Sacramento. The popular Becker DVCS6100… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 26-Mar-13

Sacramento Metro Fire chooses Becker system for UH-1

Sacramento Metro Fire chooses Becker system for UH-1

The Sacramento Metro Fire Air Operations unit recently received a grant to upgrade its avionics and selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system for one of its UH-1 multi-mission helicopters. The aircraft is currently undergoing an avionics upgrade at Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS) facility in Woodland, CA-near Sacramento. The popular Becker DVCS6100… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 06-Mar-13

HFI to display three heritage helicopters at Heli-Expo 2013

HFI to display three heritage helicopters at Heli-Expo 2013

At HELI-EXPO 2013, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is proud to again feature a Heritage of Helicopters display in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. HFI has secured the loan of these historic aircraft from several museums and foundations, and curators from these museums will speak about their respective rotorcraft and their unique… Read more »

Source: HFI, 01-Mar-13

25-Feb-13 Bell UH-1N Parshall, US-North Dakota

Helicopter from Minot AFB made emergency landing, which injured two of the five occupants

25-Feb-13

Oregon UH-1 operator for sale

Oregon UH-1 operator for sale

Classifieds website Craigslist is currently hosting the following advert (here) “Timberline Air Service is a complete turn-key external load helicopter company that is currently operating Bell UH-1Ls. Timberline has been operating since 1983, the company includes complete ground support equipment, extensive spares inventory to support both UH-1Ls. Timberline has an excellent work history and potential… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-13

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10-Jan-13 N7247J Bell UH-1H La Paloma, US-California

Emergency landing in field off Espinoza Road

10-Jan-13

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UK – Helicopter Museum Huey becomes Vietnam film star

UK – Helicopter Museum Huey becomes Vietnam film star

The Helicopter Museum came alive with the sounds of “Action!” and “Cut!” last week as a small film crew recorded a number of scenes for their début feature using one of the more iconic aircraft in the museum’s vast collection. With the use of  some clever lighting angles and a large Green Screen backdrop, the… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 07-Jan-13

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Santa Barbara County refurbish UH-1 for fire and sheriff tasks

Santa Barbara County refurbish UH-1 for fire and sheriff tasks

Commissioned into service Monday at Santa Ynez Airport, state-of-the-art Copter 3 is able to provide law enforcement functions as well as aerial firefighting, search and rescue, air ambulance service, and the transport of Special Enforcement Team (SET) members. (see full story)  File photo

12-Dec-12

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01-Nov-12 Huey II Sandoná, Colombia

Failed to gain height, and control very erratic on take-off from sports field.  Put down safely, but not before damaging buildings with its downwash.  Government minister on board

01-Nov-12

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Rockwell-Collins awarded $17M contract for Nav/Comm repairs

Rockwell-Collins awarded $17M contract for Nav/Comm repairs

Rockwell-Collins Inc., Government Systems Division, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $17,172,085 requirements contract for the repair of navigational and communication components for the E2C, EA-6B, F/A-18, P-3, H-1, H-46, H45-D aircraft, and the H53 and H60 helicopters.  Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (80 percent) and Atlanta, Ga., (20 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Oct-12

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07-Oct-12 N1577 Bell UH-1H Medford, US-Oregon

Emergency landing by fire-fighting helicopter.  Pilot Cody Seeger (only person on board) not injured.  The helicopter landed on its side in a forested hillside – trees surrounding the crash site may have softened the impact

07-Oct-12

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Huey donation provides new training possibilities at Crisis City

Huey donation provides new training possibilities at Crisis City

The morning air was filled with the thumping of CH-47 Chinook blades as it sling-loaded a UH-1 Huey helicopter to the Crisis City’s training ground Sept. 6, near Salina, Kan. Provided on permanent loan to Crisis City by the Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range, the 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry… Read more »

Source: Kansas Adjutant General, 20-Sep-12

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Huey moves into Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

Huey moves into Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

It will be a few weeks yet before the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is open to the public at its new location.  But museum officials want to let people know that more than a year after they had hoped to reopen, that long-anticipated date is almost here.  (see full story)  File photo

Source: Star Gazette, 07-Sep-12

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27-Jul-12 Bell UH-1 Catha Village, South Africa (1F)

Weather conditions were described as adverse with winds up to 80km/h. The helicopter was dousing veld fires in the mountains on behalf of the Department of Water Affairs

27-Jul-12

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03-Jul-12 N499DF Bell UH-1H Willits, US-California

Cal Fire helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing.  No injuries, minor damage

03-Jul-12

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Royal New Zealand Air Force sends UH-1s to assist Papua New Guinea elections

Royal New Zealand Air Force sends UH-1s to assist Papua New Guinea elections

Two Royal New Zealand Air Force UH-1H Iroquois helicopters have been loaded on to a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 for deployment to Papua New Guinea, with a third to follow on a further C-17 on Friday. New Zealand and Australia are providing support to the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission and authorities to ensure… Read more »

Source: Royal New Zealand Air Force, 26-Jun-12

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26-Jun-12 N4582D Bell UH-1F Concrete, US-Washington

Contacted powerlines during sling operations.  Bucket operator sustained serious injuries

26-Jun-12

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Four companies awarded $12M for logistics support of H-60, H-1, CV-22 progams

Four companies awarded $12M for logistics support of H-60, H-1, CV-22 progams

Creative Business Solutions, Inc., Mitchellville, Md.; Cirrus Technology, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Infinite Services and Solutions, Inc., Columbus, Ga.; and Standard Technology, Inc., Warner Robins, Ga., are being awarded a $12,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable no-fee contract to provide logistics support for the acquisition, fielding, and sustainment of H-60, H-1 (variant), CV-22, and other special mission aircraft modification… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jun-12

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16-Jun-12 N282AH Bell UH-1H Weatherford, US-Texas

Rotor blade separated during run up

16-Jun-12

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26-May-12 Bell UH-1 Huey II Nariño, Colombia

Pilot experienced some difficulties and elected to put the helicopter down in a mangrove swamp on approach to Tumaco airport.  All four (one report says five) occupants safely recovered

26-May-12

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18-May-12 Bell UH-1 Red Rock Canyon, US-Nevada

Las Vegas police Huey rescue helicopter clipped a Red Rock Canyon wall with its main rotor blades on a training flight with 5 POB.  Sources say a strong wind gust pushed the Bell HH-1H helicopter into a canyon wall in the Spring Mountain range.  Safe landing, no injuries

18-May-12

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Namibia: Helicopter hearing postponed to June

Namibia: Helicopter hearing postponed to June

The case in which Rainier Arangies, the owner of the helicopter that was grounded jointly by the Ministry of Works and Transport and the Civil Aviation authority in February following an uproar was postponed to 22 June in the High Court (see full story)

Source: New Era, 24-Apr-12

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12-Apr-12 PNP-357 Bell UH-1H Kiteni, Peru (1F)

Peruvian National Police helicopter crashed killing co-pilot Nancy Flores after being shot at by rebels while searching for 43 kidnapped energy company workers. Two others – gunner Luis Guerrero and a civilian acting as a guide, Elver Huaman, were wounded.

12-Apr-12

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Honeywell awarded $80M GPS/INS contract

Honeywell awarded $80M GPS/INS contract

Honeywell International Inc., Defense and Space Electronic Systems, Clearwater, Fla., is being awarded a $80,228,616.not-to-exceed firm-fixed-price to acquire Global Position System/Inertial Navigation System production units for the AH-64, AB3, UH-60, CH-47, SPN-46, E-2, and UH-1 platforms for the Army, Navy, and Foreign Military Sales requirements.  The location of the performance is Clearwater, Fla.  Work is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Apr-12

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Oceus Networks to test new generation wireless comms on three ships with UH-1

Oceus Networks to test new generation wireless comms on three ships with UH-1

Oceus Networks, Inc.*, Reston, Va., is being awarded a $7,804,428 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N68335-12-C-0100) to exercise an option for a rapidly deployable fourth generation long term evolution tactical, wireless, maritime command and control communication solution and support the operational test and evaluation.  This modification will provided for the installation of equipment… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Apr-12

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Kawasaki announce initial order for UH-X

Kawasaki announce initial order for UH-X

(Electronic translation from Japanese) Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today, we received an order (1) new multi-purpose helicopter for the Ground Self-Defense Force from the Ministry of Defense. In addition, “UH-X” is, as the successor of multi-purpose helicopter of JGSDF UH-1J, the aircraft is to be used for the transport of goods, and various other… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 30-Mar-12

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Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Run-on Landing Wearplates for Bell 205/210/212/214/412 and UH-1H series of aircraft. DAS Run-on Landing Wearplates feature an easy thru-bolt installation which makes installation or replacement quick and easy, eliminates clamps over the skidtube and prevents the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 20-Mar-12

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11-Mar-12 Bell UH-1H Kitcharao, Philippines

Helicopter was hovering near the ground when it suddenly crashed.

11-Mar-12

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Rockwell Collins awarded $8M uplift to H-1 radio contract

Rockwell Collins awarded $8M uplift to H-1 radio contract

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $8,013,321 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0069) to exercise an option to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment for the H-1.  The contract provides for the following: C-12561A/ARC control, radio sets, quantity of 15; MT-6567/ARC mounting bases, quantity of 86; MT-7006/ARC amplifier… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Mar-12

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Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

Despite the continued economic downturn, Aero Products Component Services, Inc. decided to meet the challenge head on by combining capital investments and customer journey mapping to enrich their customer’s experience. “It makes sense to acknowledge the current economic situation”, said Ted Johnson, President of Aero Products. “We understand that times are tough and people are… Read more »

Source: Aero Products, 01-Mar-12

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Bell awarded $11M contract for H-1 repairs

Bell awarded $11M contract for H-1 repairs

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.*, Hurst, Texas, is being awarded $11,057,924 for delivery order 7001 under previously awarded contract (N00383-11-D-012N) for the repair of four items supporting the H-1 helicopter:  Cobra main rotor blade; combining gearbox assembly; right hand stub wing; and left hand stub wing.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and the expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Mar-12

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28-Feb-12 HL-190 Bell UH-1H San Luis Peten, Guatemala (10F)

Military helicopter which went to rescue civil helicopter which had crashed (see here) – crashed itself in a mountainous area killing all 10 aboard,

28-Feb-12

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Bell awarded $87M contract for H-1 and OH-58 parts

Bell awarded $87M contract for H-1 and OH-58 parts

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, requirements type, sole-source contract with a maximum $87,025,160 for support of 1,162 commercial consumable items required for the Navy/Marine Corps H-1 and Army OH-58 helicopters.  There are no other locations of performance.  Using services are Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.  There was one proposal with… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Feb-12

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22-Feb-12 168039 Bell UH-1Y Yuma, US-California (5F)

Mid air accident between AH-1W and UH-1Y of the US Marine Corps during a night-time exercise  Total of 7 fatalities, 2 in the AH-1W, five in the UH-1Y. The five in the UH-1Y were named later as Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, VA, Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis, CA, Lance Cpl…. Read more »

22-Feb-12

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Heli-Expo HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display detailed

Heli-Expo HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display detailed

The HELI-EXPO 2012 exhibit floor will feature the inaugural HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display at static display #30 in Hall A of the Dallas Convention Center. The Helicopter Foundation International has secured the loan of these historic aircraft from several Texas museums, including the Cold War Museum in Lexington, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, and the Collings Foundation in Houston…. Read more »

Source: HFI, 02-Feb-12

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Bell awarded $8M for procurement of a Huey II

Bell awarded $8M for procurement of a Huey II

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $8,239,840 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of a Bell Helicopter Huey II aircraft with maintainer and pilot training.  Work will be performed in Ozark, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Jan-12

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12-Jan-12 PNP-352 Bell UH-1H Pucallpa, Peru

Apparent mechanical failure at low level

12-Jan-12

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05-Jan-12 Bell UH-1N Corbin City, US-New Jersey

Field landing with no damage after reported tail rotor servo failure.  4POB, no injuries.  En route  to Virginia from joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  Engineers from Fort Dix attended and helicopter flew again about 1 hour later

05-Jan-12

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01-Jan-12 Bell UH-1H Trilahue, Chile

Details to follow

01-Jan-12

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Bell awarded $85M for H-1 software upgrades

Bell awarded $85M for H-1 software upgrades

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $85,201,239 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the software upgrades in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program.  This contract includes design, development, studies, and implementation of the upgrades to existing software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and obsolescence management of the aircraft.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Dec-11

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NTSB Preliminary Report 15-Nov-11 N502AW Bell UH-1

NTSB Preliminary Report 15-Nov-11 N502AW Bell UH-1

On November 15, 2011, at 0837 mountain standard time, a restricted category Williams Helicopter Corporation, UH-1H, N502AW, experienced a loss of power, made a hard landing, and came to rest on its right side about 3 miles northwest of the Valle Airport (40G), Grand Canyon, Arizona. The pilot operated the helicopter under the provisions of… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 24-Nov-11

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15-Nov-11 N502AW Bell UH-1 Valle Airport, US-Arizona

Hard landing – starboard gear collapsed.  Pilot identified as 57-year-old Jeff Boatman

15-Nov-11

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Paraguay negotiating 11 UH-1s from Taiwan

Paraguay negotiating 11 UH-1s from Taiwan

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-11

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19-Oct-11 Bell VH-1N Washington, US-DC

Mechanical issues led to the landing near 11th and Gallatin streets. Both radios went out during a routine exercise

19-Oct-11

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Minnesota National Guard dedicates retired AH-1 and UH-1

Minnesota National Guard dedicates retired AH-1 and UH-1

Honoring the history of Minnesota National Guard aviation, two Army helicopters were dedicated as part of a permanent display Thursday outside the Army Aviation Support Facility in St. Cloud. (Full story)  File photo

Source: St Cloud Times, 03-Oct-11

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

One serious and two minor injuries to the 3 POB

03-Oct-11

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01-Oct-11 Bell UH-1H Mount Sinumaan, Philippines (3F)

Reported mechanical problems, crashed onto mountain and rolled for some distance

01-Oct-11

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01-Sep-11 N205PJ Bell UH-1H French Camp, US-California

Landed hard on uneven terrain and rolled onto its left side

01-Sep-11

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03-Aug-11 Bell UH-1 Johnsrud Park, US-Montana

Emergency landing beside road.  No apparent external damage

03-Aug-11

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Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 parts for US Navy

Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 parts for US Navy

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $12,507,896 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide for the repair coverage of seven items required to support the H-1 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed Nov. 30, 2013.   Contract funds are Navy Working Capital Funds and will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-11

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27-Jul-11 Bell UH-1H Udon Thani, Thailand

Emergency landing in rice field

27-Jul-11

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16-Jul-11 Bell UH-1 Phetchaburi, Thailand (5F)

The helicopter, from Thap Phraya Sua Camp in Ratchaburi’s Suan Phung district, crashed into a mountain in a bad weather while on a mission to remove civilians who had been trapped in Kaeng Krachan National Park.  Deceased named as Pilots Maj Kitisak Chin-iam, and Lt Pratya Nualsri plus passengers Maj Kitiphum Ekkaphan, SM1 Rangsan Polsaibua… Read more »

16-Jul-11

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Bell awarded $8M contract for blade assemblies

Bell awarded $8M contract for blade assemblies

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, basic ordering agreement contract with a maximum $8,183,667 for blade assemblies.  There are no other locations of performance.  Using service is Navy.  The date of performance completion is Jan. 31, 2015.  The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPRPA1-09-G-004Y-5786).

Source: US DoD, 27-Jun-11

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Merced County Sheriff’s Dept flies four aircraft cost-free

Merced County Sheriff’s Dept flies four aircraft cost-free

Keeping the two planes and two helicopters in the air is an annual expenditure of $0 for Merced County, according to records from the sheriff’s department.  They operate Bell UH-1 N911SS and Robinson R44 II N7527G

Source: Merced Sun-Star, 27-Jun-11

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Restored Vietnam UH-1 comes to Shawnee, Oklahoma

Restored Vietnam UH-1 comes to Shawnee, Oklahoma

Although the formal dedication of the HUEY will be on July 4th, many are excited about its arrival and installation on Sunday, June 26th, and plan to be present to watch.  See more

26-Jun-11

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Huey II fleet surpasses 300,000 hours

Huey II fleet surpasses 300,000 hours

Huey II fleet Surpasses 300,000 hours Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its Huey II fleet recently surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone. “This significant accomplishment is testament to the supportability and multi-mission capability of the Huey II,” said R. Danny Maldonado, senior vice president customer support and chief services officer. “At… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Jun-11

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Paraguay Police add four UH-1s

Paraguay Police add four UH-1s

Two UH-1s, serialled A-11 and A-12, have been added to the helicopter fleet of the Paraguayan Police, who previously operated only Robinson R44s.  This fleet expansion provides them with significantly more capability than they have previously had.  The UH-1Hs are fitted with mountings for snipers as well as being suitable for all emergencies, with kit… Read more »

16-Jun-11

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11-Jun-11 PNC-0731 Bell UH-1 Huey II Salinas, Colombia (8F)

Struck high voltage powerline. 8 fatalities named as pilot Néstor Manuel Niño Acosta, Copilot Fabián Fuentes Meneses, technician Leandro Sánchez Sánchez  and passengers Gutiérrez Mendoza Eimer, John Contreras Lobo, John Joya Delgado, Germán Medina Delgado and Wilson Correa Castillo

11-Jun-11

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BLR Aerospace delivers 200th UH-1 FastFin® tail rotor enhancement

BLR Aerospace delivers 200th UH-1 FastFin® tail rotor enhancement

BLR Aerospace, the well-known developer of innovative performance modifications for helicopters and business aircraft, recently delivered its 200th FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for a Bell UH-1H helicopter. More than one-third of the certificated UH-1 fleet has been modified with FastFin, making it one of the company’s top-selling products, according to Dave Marone,… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 06-Jun-11

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Van Horn Aviation expands with move this summer to new facility

Van Horn Aviation expands with move this summer to new facility

Van Horn Aviation, the manufacturer of helicopter rotor blades, is expanding its presence in Tempe (Arizona) with the purchase of a new facility four times the size of its existing location.  The move from a leased unit near Rural and Broadway roads is to a 23,000 sq.ft unit it is purchasing near Elliott Road and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-11

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18-May-11 N341WN Bell UH-1H Ellensburg, US-Washington

Struck trees during low level manoeuvre

18-May-11

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US Army Europe retires the UH-1

US Army Europe retires the UH-1

The US Army has slated the UH-1 for retirement from flying duties at the end of Fiscal 2012, and as that date approaches various bases are bidding farewell to the aircraft that proved so sigificant in the Vietnam war.  In Germany, a ceremony last Wednesday involved four aircraft flying from Hohenfels to Ramstein, where they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-11

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US Huey advisors step back, Iraqi instructors take lead

US Huey advisors step back, Iraqi instructors take lead

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – After more than five years training side-by-side with their Iraqi counterparts in the skies, U.S. Air Force UH-1 Huey instructor pilots have taken a step back as Iraqi instructor pilots take over responsibility for training their own junior pilots. Last month, the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron’s two Huey instructor pilots,… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 16-Apr-11

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13-Apr-11 Bell Huey II Taytay, Philippines

PAF Spokesman Lt. Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol clarified that the Air Force helicopter did not crash as it just “made a hard landing” as an emergency procedure.

13-Apr-11

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Bell awarded $6.6M contract for one Huey II

Bell awarded $6.6M contract for one Huey II

Bell Helicopter, Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded on March 28 a $6,265,330 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of one Bell helicopter Huey II aircraft and equipment options.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; Ozark, Ala.; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Almaty, Kazakhstan, with an estimated completion date of March… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Apr-11

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31-Mar-11 Bell UH-1H Paraparaumu, New Zealand

A Defence Force source said the helicopter, which was en route from Ohakea to Woodburn, was carrying a spare engine for another Iroquois, which began to leak oil – the the resultant fumes cause the need for an emergency landing

31-Mar-11

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14-Mar-11 Bell UH-1N Jacksonville, US-North Carolina

Engine fire en route – emergency (and safe) landing in field

14-Mar-11

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Rio Military Police enhance mission capabilities with Huey II

Rio Military Police enhance mission capabilities with Huey II

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has collaborated with a third party vendor to develop a customized advanced armament solution for the Rio Military Police. Designed, developed and qualified by Bell Helicopter and LifePort Inc., this specific armor adds security and protection for pilots, passengers and crew, while maintaining a spacious cabin for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Mar-11

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Helicopter Museum to host Vietnam-theme weekend

Helicopter Museum to host Vietnam-theme weekend

The in Weston-super-Mare has announced the theme of this years ‘Museums At Night’ event at the famous aviation attraction and the theme this year is ‘The Vietnam Conflict’. During the weekend of May 14th and 15th, visitors to the museum will be able to meet G. I’s in authentic period uniform care of several local… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 11-Mar-11

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07-Mar-11 FAC-4506 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia (5F)

Air-to-air with FAC-4501, killing 5 in this helicopter. Air force Capt. Juan Jose Orjuela, Mexican Lt. Dante Herrera Alarcon, Lt. Manuel Alberto Cuspoca, technician John Mario Diaz Llanos and technician Felipe Pava Rodriguez were killed in the accident.

07-Mar-11

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07-Mar-11 FAC-4501 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia

Air-to-air accident with FAC-4506.  No fatalities in this helicopter.  Crew listed as Captain Jorge Eduardo Estrada Olivares (Army Pilot), Lt Ivan Camilo Gonzalez Rada (Student Army), Lt Hugo Estrada Lopez (Mexican Student) and First Technical Luis Carlos Castro (Crew FAC)

07-Mar-11

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Vector Aerospace offers customizable UH-1 Upgrade Program

Vector Aerospace offers customizable UH-1 Upgrade Program

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com) a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces it has launched a unique UH-1H helicopter upgrade program; ready for delivery to operators around the globe. Vector’s customizable UH-1 upgrade… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 06-Mar-11

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