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16-Jan-21 UR-ASD Robinson R44 Borispol, Ukraine

16-Jan-21 UR-ASD Robinson R44 Borispol, Ukraine

16-Jan-2021

Details unclear, apart from ending up on its port side as below Source... Read more

Russian Helicopters name two Ukrainian enterprises performing “illegitimate overhauls” on M-17V5s

Russian Helicopters name two Ukrainian enterprises performing “illegitimate overhauls” on M-17V5s

8-Dec-2020Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company considers it necessary to warn that Ukrainian aircraft repair enterprises are carrying out illegitimate overhaul of Mi-17V-5 helicopters and thereby endangers the lives of the American and Afghan soldiers that are operating these helicopters. According to the received information about the arrival of two Mi-17V-5 helicopters of the Afghan Air Force... Read more

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

2-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In July 2018, Airbus Helicopters announced a large order from the Ukraine, including 21 H225s, 10 H145s and 24 H125s. Prior to this official announcement, HeliHub.com reported that the H225s were in fact lease repossessions from offshore operator CHC which were being converted for the Ukraine, and included three in the search and rescue role. At... Read more

Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

6-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

On Friday 3rd January, the Border Guard of Ukraine received their first two Airbus H125 helicopters, arriving in a yellow and blue scheme for a launch event at Kiev. The pair will initially be used for crew training. Available images, including the ones in this report, show that an uncomplicated avionics fit has been specified.... Read more

Ukraine signs order for the new H145

Ukraine signs order for the new H145

7-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Ukrainian Ministry of Interior has taken the decision to change eight of its ten H145s on order to the five-bladed upgrade that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo. “We are extremely proud to be offering the law enforcement agency of Ukraine with such a high level of modern rotary-wing technology” said Arsen Avakov, Minister of... Read more

Ukrainian Air Forces Returns Rare Mi-8 into Service

Ukrainian Air Forces Returns Rare Mi-8 into Service

8-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Ukrainian Air Force has recently sent two overhauled Mi-8 helicopters into service. The helicopters are rare as they are electronic warfare versions of the Soviet-era Mi-8. They were overhauled at the SE”Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

Ukrainian Ministry of Interior takes delivery of its first H225s

Ukrainian Ministry of Interior takes delivery of its first H225s

3-Jan-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Kick-starting the modernisation of Ukraine’s helicopter fleet, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two H225s, out of an order for 21 aircraft, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior. One aircraft is destined for search and rescue missions and the other one will be operated by the National Guard for law enforcement missions. The H225 helicopters were... Read more

Ukraine Tests New Helicopter Missile Oskol

Ukraine Tests New Helicopter Missile Oskol

23-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Tests for the Oskol unguided 80mm aircraft missiles were held recently at the Ukrainian Armed Forces firing ground in Chernihiv. The missiles were fired from a Mi-8 helicopter, reports Ukrinform.  A rough amount of thirty missiles were shot on the day.  ... Read more

Ukrainian military signs for 55 Airbus helicopters

Ukrainian military signs for 55 Airbus helicopters

23-Jul-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s,... Read more

Airbus have sold 21 ex-CHC H225s to Ukraine

Airbus have sold 21 ex-CHC H225s to Ukraine

27-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Following our detailed analysis of the H225/AS332L2 fleet movements yesterday there is one other key contract for H225s which we can now provide more details to. In late May, the French Government announced that Airbus signed a €555 million ($643M) deal with Ukraine for 55 helicopters.  The Ukraine Government have said that this covers 24... Read more

Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

8-Jan-2018Source: Aviation Nepal

 Nepal Army (NA) has already started the groundwork for procuring two more Russian made Mi-17 V5 helicopter however, the Ukraine based company has been lobbying NA via political and business agents. At present, NA and the Government of Nepal have been discussing about the procurement of appropriate helicopter after the Ukrainian company approached with MI-8... Read more

Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

31-Aug-2017Source: Ukroboronprom

UKROBORONPROM SE Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” – together with scientific institutions of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine – diversifies components of Russian production, modernizing Mi helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For the purpose of import substitution program implementation – particulary in providing units for Mi-24 EMS, specialists of the enterprise developed... Read more

EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

8-Jun-2017Source: EASA

A new chapter in EU-Ukraine aviation relations started today with the official launch of a new cooperation project between EASA and SAAU (State Aviation Administration of Ukraine) in the area of airworthiness. The three-year project, managed by EASA, is designed to support the implementation in Ukraine of EU airworthiness rules, and thus prepare the country’s... Read more

Air Taurus adds 15 Mi-8MTV helicopters

Air Taurus adds 15 Mi-8MTV helicopters

31-May-2017Source: AYR Group

AYR is pleased to announce that it has entered into an aircraft management agreement. 15 Mi-8MTV helicopters will be added to the fleet of Ukrainian AOC holder ‘Air Taurus’, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AYR. All 15 helicopters are fully UN-compliant and are equipped with the latest avionics upgrades.... Read more

Ukraine and Poland Plan on Joint Helicopter Development

Ukraine and Poland Plan on Joint Helicopter Development

3-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Stepan Kubiv, has revealed that the Ukraine and Poland will be working together to develop and modernize helicopters for their two armed forces. The reason for the joint development is because the Ukrainian Defence Ministry cannot sustain the development of new helicopters by themselves and need the assistance of Polish... Read more

Russia to Replace Ukrainian Engines by 2019

Russia to Replace Ukrainian Engines by 2019

2-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Russia hopes to replace their imported engines from Ukraine with a domestically produced version. CEO of United Engine-Making Corporation has commented that these engines are more reliable and have digital control technology. They plan to replace 130 VK-2500 engines by 2019, reports Tass.  ... Read more

Ukrainian LCH KT122 – UOP Premiere at Idex 2017

Ukrainian LCH KT122 – UOP Premiere at Idex 2017

28-Feb-2017Source: Ukrianian Defense Industry

In the framework of international exhibition IDEX- 2017 – held in the United Arab Emirates – UKROBORONPROM (UOP) SE STIF “Ukrinmash” introduced the light combat helicopter KT112UD or KT112 “Combat”. KT112 “Combat” was developed by DB “Vertical”, it is equipped with Rotax-914 engine, allowing  to gain speed up to 200 km / h. This combat helicopter can... Read more

Shimco expands Eastern Europe presence

Shimco expands Eastern Europe presence

12-Sep-2016Source: Shimco

Shimco has expanded its presence in Eastern Europe with the appointment of Providence Group as the exclusive Shimco representative in Ukraine and Belarus. Providence Group will introduce Shimco solutions to the market during AVIASVIT XXI, an exhibition event for aviation industry and space technology to be held 11-14 October 2016 in Kyiv. Established in 2000,... Read more

Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

8-Jul-2016Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that Ukrainian Helicopters Aviation Company has signed a contract for the retrofit of their 28 multipurpose Mi-8 MTV-1 medium lift helicopters with the Becker DVCS 6100 Digital Audio System. “We are extremely excited that Ukrainian Helicopters has selected Becker Avionics for its digital communications needs” said Thomas Terschlusen, Director... Read more

Motor Sich looks for JV in China

Motor Sich looks for JV in China

22-Sep-2015Source: Want China Times

The 16th China Aviation Expo kicked off at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on Sept. 16, according to US-based Duowei News. See Full Story... Read more

22-Sep-15 UR-UMSR Aerokopter AK1-3 Kremenchug, Ukraine

22-Sep-15 UR-UMSR Aerokopter AK1-3 Kremenchug, Ukraine

22-Sep-2015

“Lost power on a training flight” says the news reports.  What the photos show is the helicopter ended up in a private garden with the port skid collapsed and the tail boom sliced by the main rotor close to the tail rotor gearbox.... Read more

Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

9-Jul-2015Source: The Telegraph

Nadia Savchenko, 34, a Ukrainian army helicopter pilot who has spent nearly a year in Russian jails, now stands accused of the murder of two Russian journalists.See Full Story... Read more

SkyTrac to Supply Ukrainian Helicopters with UN-approved Tracking Solution

SkyTrac to Supply Ukrainian Helicopters with UN-approved Tracking Solution

21-Apr-2015Source: SkyTrac

SkyTrac’s UN certified ISAT-200A transceivers have been selected by Ukrainian Helicopters for use on their Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters. This hardware installation will make Ukrainian Helicopters the first organization to fly missions in full compliance with the new UN Aviation Global Satellite Tracking Solution (UNAGSTS) protocol for flight tracking, event logging, data transfer, and data formatting. SkyTrac’s... Read more

24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

24-Mar-2015

1 killed and 2 injured when helicopter came down close to Ukraine’s capital Kiev (Kyiv) . Video from crash scene here... Read more

Rostvertol wins award for humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine

Rostvertol wins award for humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine

18-Feb-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] By the end of 2014 the staff of the plant “Rostvertol” (part of the holding “Russian Helicopters” Rostec, SC) was awarded an honorary award governor of Rostov region for the provision of humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine affected by the civil war in the Donbass. Total prize in the Rostov region have... Read more

50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

50th 429 delivered in Bell’s definition of Europe

26-Nov-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the 50th Bell 429 in Europe to an operator in the United Kingdom. The aircraft will be used to accomplish corporate/VIP transport across the region. [Ed:- see our analysis below by country] “The Bell 429 offers customers exceptional performance and a smooth, comfortable ride, and... Read more

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

22-Oct-2014Source: SF Gate

Police in Macedonia have arrested a former Defense Ministry official and eight others for allegedly embezzling $2.8M from the government by filing fake expenses related to a helicopter maintenance program – See full story... Read more

20-Aug-14 09 Yellow Mil Mi-24VP Heorhiyivka, Ukraine (2F)

20-Aug-14 09 Yellow Mil Mi-24VP Heorhiyivka, Ukraine (2F)

20-Aug-2014

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system... Read more

20-Aug-14 Mil Mi-24VP Luhansk region, Ukraine

20-Aug-14 Mil Mi-24VP Luhansk region, Ukraine

20-Aug-2014

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system – this second helicopter was also hit, but further details not known... Read more

19-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Donetsk, Ukraine

19-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Donetsk, Ukraine

19-Aug-2014

Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed and crew member were severely injured. Later they were evacuated to hospital. The very same pilots flew on Mil Mi-8MT, 62 YELLOW which was shot down the day before (see HeliHub.com page for that accident). That time they were into luck to... Read more

18-Aug-14 62 Yellow Mil Mi-8MT Donetsk, Ukraine

18-Aug-14 62 Yellow Mil Mi-8MT Donetsk, Ukraine

18-Aug-2014

Mil Mi-8MT helicopter of 16 Army Aviation Brigade was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed but crew managed to leave the downed machine and return to air base. The next day the same crew flying on another helicopter would be shot down again. (see HeliHub.com page for that accident).... Read more

Russian dependence on Ukraine-produced helicopter engines to be eliminated?

Russian dependence on Ukraine-produced helicopter engines to be eliminated?

11-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters could replace supplies of Ukraine-produced engines within 18 months according to Deputy General Director Andrei Shibitov.  Quoted in a speech at the Innoprom industrial exhibition and conference in Yekaterinburg this week. Headquartered in Zaporizhia, the Ukraine-based manufacturer Motor Sich was clearly in Shibitov’s sights.  He noted that the Russian Ministry of Industry has... Read more

21-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Lyzohubivka, Ukraine (3F)

21-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Lyzohubivka, Ukraine (3F)

30-Jun-2014

Crashed en route from Nezhin air base to Chuhuiv air base.  Quoted by one source as “21 yellow” msn 9788612 but with no evidence provided to validate... Read more

24-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Slaviansk, Ukraine (9F)

24-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Slaviansk, Ukraine (9F)

24-Jun-2014

All nine on board killed when Ukrainian Army helicopter shot down by rebel forces... Read more

Russian Emergencies Ministry adds Ka32 at Crimean port of Sevastopol

Russian Emergencies Ministry adds Ka32 at Crimean port of Sevastopol

16-Jun-2014Source: MES Севастополе

[Electronic translation] Helicopter KA-32 Russian Emergencies Ministry entered service Sevastopol garrison and successfully passes the first “battle” of the test. Sevastopol Russian Emergencies Ministry specialists have developed a plan of prevention and liquidation of emergency situations during the formation of the wildfires in the city of Sevastopol in this year with the use of the Russian... Read more

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

16-Jun-2014Source: Ukrainian Helicopters

The following is an electronic translation of Ukrainian Helicopters response to an assertion by the new military leadership in Ukraine that the 26 Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters leased from the military should be returned, claiming breach of contract per this story  Airline “Ukrainian Helicopters” for more than ten years of experience in the international air transport market,... Read more

29-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Slavyansk, Ukraine (14F)

29-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Slavyansk, Ukraine (14F)

29-May-2014

Ukraine AF helicopter shot down by rebel forces... Read more

HeliRussia gives exhibitors confidence over political situation

HeliRussia gives exhibitors confidence over political situation

7-Apr-2014Source: HeliRussia

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in the 7-th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2014 . In light of the current political situation between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine it’s understandable that some of you fear the possible interferences on the border. According to the latest information we have... Read more

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

13-Mar-2014Source: Ukroboronprom

Croatian company Aviation and Technical Center ‘ZTC’ with the assistance of Ukrspecexport State Company and Sevastopol Aircraft Plant, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, has transferred two Mi-8 Helicopters repaired after the major overhaul to the Air Forces of Croatia. The third helicopter for the needs of Croatian Air Forces is under the preparation to flyoff. The repair of Mi-8 Helicopters for... Read more

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

20-Jan-2014Source: Ukraine military

The personnel of the 56th DHU have celebrated its 10 Anniversary of peacekeeping activities in this country. At the official ceremony Col. Olexander Venher, Commander of Helicopter Unit, greeted the servicemen and awarded them the certificates. “In January 2004, the commander of the first rotation of the Ukrainian Contingent Col. Igor Shendrihin, completed the first flight in Robertsfield and the whole Mi-8crew accomplished its first flight task... Read more

FAA Upgrades Ukraine’s Aviation Safety Rating to Category 1

FAA Upgrades Ukraine’s Aviation Safety Rating to Category 1

1-Oct-2013Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Ukraine complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a July FAA review of Ukraine’s civil aviation authority. Ukraine is now upgraded to Category 1 from the Category 2 safety rating the country... Read more

18-Sep-13 01 Mil Mi-24P Sevastopol, Ukraine

18-Sep-13 01 Mil Mi-24P Sevastopol, Ukraine

18-Sep-2013

Started to spin uncontrollably at 10m altitude.  Landed heavily, and 2 of 3 POB to hospital.... Read more

Ukraine moving UN detachment from Liberia to Ivory Coast

Ukraine moving UN detachment from Liberia to Ivory Coast

9-Jul-2013Source: Ukraine Ministry of Defence

Ten servicemen of the 56th Detached Helicopter Unit of the United Nations Mission in Liberia left for Côte d’Ivoire. The main aim of this operation is to prepare the base camp and the airfield for the Detached Aviation Group of the 56th DHU, including three Mi-24 and 38 servicemen who will participate in the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire and trans-boundary operations. “This movement is organized in three phases,” tells Col. Petro Plis.... Read more

Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

20-Jun-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced foreign approval of seven products distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories brand. Approvals were received in May from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration, Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the following products: Ukraine validation of STC SH3289SO, Cabin Floor Protectors... Read more

Eurocopter EC130T2 demo flights in Russia and Ukraine

Eurocopter EC130T2 demo flights in Russia and Ukraine

6-Jun-2013Source: Eurocopter Vostok

[electronic translation]  The company Eurocopter conducted in Russia and Ukraine demo tour single-engine helicopter EC130 T 2. New demonstrated improved performance in cities from Moscow to Voronezh, in Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr and Kyiv and Odessa, consistently collecting rave reviews. Model EC130 T2 unveiled on May 16 in Moscow at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2013. Then there was a series of demonstration... Read more

Helicopter prison escape in Ukraine fails

Helicopter prison escape in Ukraine fails

18-Mar-2013Source: RIA Novosti

Prison guards foiled on Saturday a daring Hollywood-style attempt to spring two inmates from a penal colony in central Ukraine, the country’s penitentiary service said on its website (see full story)... Read more

Euro 2012 helipad in Kaniv might become private

Euro 2012 helipad in Kaniv might become private

12-Mar-2013Source: Kyiv Post

A new helicopter pad in Kaniv (Cherkasy region) built for Euro 2012 with funds allocated for the event might become private (see full story)... Read more

25-Dec-12 Mil Mi-8MT Oleksandriia, Ukraine (5F)

25-Dec-12 Mil Mi-8MT Oleksandriia, Ukraine (5F)

25-Dec-2012

Crashed shortly after take-off, killing all five on board.  Three were the helicopter crew, two were ground handlers from the airport... Read more

Challenge Aero takes first 407GX in the CIS

Challenge Aero takes first 407GX in the CIS

5-Dec-2012Source: Helihub.com

The first Bell 407GX in the Commonwealth of Independent States has been delivered into the Ukraine.  Challenge Aero took delivery this week of UR-CLM, serial 54340 in a blue and white scheme.  The helicopter is in a VIP configuration for corporate transport, and was delivered to Challenge by Jet Transfer, the Bell representative in Russia... Read more

Ukraine military tests upgraded MI-8MSB in Tajikistan mountains

Ukraine military tests upgraded MI-8MSB in Tajikistan mountains

22-Oct-2012Source: Asia-Plus

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine says the trails were conducted in high mountains and at high temperatures in the CIS hottest area, near Shahritous, Tajikistan (see full story) File photo... Read more

Aviakon to repair five Mi-8s for Ukrainian Army

Aviakon to repair five Mi-8s for Ukrainian Army

15-Oct-2012Source: Interfax

The Aviakon Aircraft Repair Plant (Konotop, Sumy region) will conduct major overhaul of five Mi-8 multi-purpose helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (see full story)... Read more

Motor Sich hopes for Russian certification of Mi-8MSB by year end

Motor Sich hopes for Russian certification of Mi-8MSB by year end

8-Oct-2012Source: Helihub.com

Engine manufacturer Motor Sich has already achieved certification of a re-engined Mi-8 in the Ukraine and is now targetting Russian certification by the end of December 2012 – the company announced at the recent Aviasvit XXI-2012 International Aerospace Show in Kiev. He said that the Ukrainian certificate could be validated by the Russian certificate body... Read more

Russian Helicopters brings new level of after-sales service to CIS and European markets

Russian Helicopters brings new level of after-sales service to CIS and European markets

30-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer helicopters, is pleased to offer customers in the CIS and Europe an advanced after-sales service system built on integrated logistical support throughout the helicopter life cycle. After-sales support is offered through a single centre, Helicopter Service Company, a Russian Helicopters... Read more

06-Aug-12 UR-KLUB Robinson R44 Saky Raion, Ukraine

06-Aug-12 UR-KLUB Robinson R44 Saky Raion, Ukraine

6-Aug-2012

Synidcate/Club-0wned R44 ditched in the Black Sea at night 200 metres from the shore, and sank.  Sole occupant pilot (from who lives in Kharkov) swam ashore.... Read more

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

31-Jul-2012Source: Helihub.com

The Ukraine branch of Russian news agency Kommersant is reporting that Sikorsky are in talks with local engine manufacturer Motor Sich.  A feasible possibility is discussions for re-engining S61 models with the VK-2500 engine that powers the Mi-17 – given the political storm now brewing in the US over the purchase of ten further Mi-17s... Read more

Challenge Aero Ukraine adds a Mercedes-Benz Style EC145

Challenge Aero Ukraine adds a Mercedes-Benz Style EC145

17-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Challenge Aero Ukraine has recently added a Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 to their fleet – which also includes two Eurocopter EC135s, two Bell 430s, along with single examples of Eurocopter EC120B, Eurocopter EC155, and an AgustaWestland 109S Grand Conceived in a styling project led by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy, the interior of... Read more

Ukraine close to deal for five Kazak-built EC145s

Ukraine close to deal for five Kazak-built EC145s

3-Jul-2012Source: Helihub.com

Ukrainian defence firm Ukroboronprom is reported by Novosti as being close to deal to buy five EC145s from the new factory in Kazakhstan, quoting the president of defense holding company Kazakhstan Engineering, Bolat Smagulov Smagulov expects contract signature within the next few months, he said at the opening of the new Eurocopter plant in Kazakhstan. ... Read more

Bell’s maintenance centre in Czech Republic wins Ukraine approval

Bell’s maintenance centre in Czech Republic wins Ukraine approval

26-Jun-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Aviation Service a.s., its maintenance service facility in Prague, Czech Republic,  has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval certificate from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration. Having already achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval, this will allow Bell Helicopter to begin... Read more

Kiev presidential helipad has legal challenge

Kiev presidential helipad has legal challenge

1-Jun-2012Source: Ukrainian Journal

Kiev City Council aims to check the legality of the construction of a helipad for the Ukrainian president and the compliance of the facility under construction with its design documentation (see full story)... Read more

Bell delivers six helicopters into Europe

Bell delivers six helicopters into Europe

16-May-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter announced at EBACE it completed deliveries of six of its newest aircraft in Europe during the last month. Three Bell 407GX aircraft, the first of its kind in Europe, took flight in Belgium, Denmark and, most recently, Iceland. Bell also delivered three additional Bell 429 aircraft in Russia and Ukraine. “We are excited... Read more

Five Ukraine nationals die in Ka32 accident in Romania

Five Ukraine nationals die in Ka32 accident in Romania

27-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

12-Apr-12 Mil Mi-8 Zhytomyr region, Ukraine

12-Apr-12 Mil Mi-8 Zhytomyr region, Ukraine

12-Apr-2012

Emergency landing after a technical problem, reportedly in the fuel system.  Helicopter was carrying Ukraine Defense Minister Dmytro Salamatin and several officials... Read more

Ukrainian Army to adopt upgraded Mi-24 in March

Ukrainian Army to adopt upgraded Mi-24 in March

1-Feb-2012Source: Ukrinform

The upgraded version of the Mi-24 helicopter will be adopted by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in March 2012, Andriy Artiushenko, the director of development and procurement of weapons and military equipment of the Ministry of Defense, briefed the press Tuesday. “The modernized Mi-24 undergoes tests at one of the Ministry of Defense’s training grounds. In... Read more

Presidential helipad in Kiev to be built with private funds

Presidential helipad in Kiev to be built with private funds

16-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

A private investor is putting up the money for a helipad which can be used by Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych in the city’s Park Alley. The head of the Kiev City State Administration, Oleksandr Popov, declined to identify the investor behind land owner Amadeus Co, and nor would he be drawn on what other aspects... Read more

30-Nov-11 UR-14322 Mil Mi-2 Kapitanovka, Ukraine (1F)

30-Nov-11 UR-14322 Mil Mi-2 Kapitanovka, Ukraine (1F)

30-Nov-2011

Impacted ground in fog while on low level pipeline patrol.  2POB, 1 fatal... Read more

Quest launches new family of turbine helicopters to be built in UAE

Quest launches new family of turbine helicopters to be built in UAE

14-Nov-2011Source: Quest Helicopters

Quest Helicopters, a new name in aerospace, helicopter design and technology, launches today (13 November) at the Dubai Air Show. The privately-owned company, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, is announcing plans to fund, develop, define and refine new technology for a family of innovative new light twin engine and twin rotor system helicopters. Originally Dubbed “Project... Read more

Ukraine – new helipad at Kaniv

Ukraine – new helipad at Kaniv

20-Sep-2011Source: Ukraine Government

The helicopter platform with the passenger terminal with the acceptance rate of fifty passengers per hour and with the access road is put into operation in Kaniv. The solemn opening of the helipad was held with the participation of the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Infrastructure Boris Kolesnikov, the Chairman of Cherkasy Regional State Administration Serhiy Tulub and the... Read more

First two deliveries made as Russia certifies Bell 429

First two deliveries made as Russia certifies Bell 429

27-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee has this week announced the completion of the certification process for Bell’s light twin model 429.  This will open the way for sales Jet Transfer, Bell’s distributor for in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.  Shortly after this achievement, and the handover of certificate number PT325 to the manufacturer, Jet Transfer announced the... Read more

Ukraine plans helicopter manufacturing capability

Ukraine plans helicopter manufacturing capability

5-May-2011Source: RIA Novosti

Ukraine is planning to begin manufacture of its own helicopters within a decade, the country’s Economic Development and Trade Minster Andrey Kluyev said on Wednesday.... Read more

Ukraine’s State Aviation Enterprise to lease an AW139

Ukraine’s State Aviation Enterprise to lease an AW139

19-Jan-2011

Interfax Ukraine reports that the local State Aviation Enterprise plans to lease an AW139 from Tsentravia.  A cost of 7.5M Ukrainian grivnas (approx US$ 950K) is quoted, but it is not clear what that refers to in terms of lease period, fuel, crew etc. Tsentravia was established in 2007, with 99.88% of the share capital... Read more

26-Dec-10 UR-MANN Eurocopter SA341 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (4F)

26-Dec-10 UR-MANN Eurocopter SA341 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (4F)

26-Dec-2010

Pilot listed as Vadim Vlasenko, and the three passengers were all fashion models – 19-year-old Catherine Vetchynkina , 19-year-old Yana Bondarenko and 22-year-old Zlata Mashyrova... Read more

Ukraine’s Ministry of Industrial Policy develops helicopter program

Ukraine’s Ministry of Industrial Policy develops helicopter program

5-Oct-2010Source: AVE

Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine is developing a program to build helicopters, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Motor-Sich, Vyacheslav Boguslayev, said at a press conference recently.... Read more

Ukrainian Navy KA-27 Helix helicopter lands on US Navy frigate

Ukrainian Navy KA-27 Helix helicopter lands on US Navy frigate

6-Aug-2010Source: US Navy

A Ukrainian navy KA-27 Helix helicopter from Saki Naval Air Base in Ukraine, conducts deck land qualifications with the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) during exercise Sea Breeze 2010. Sea Breeze is an annual multinational exercise designed to strengthen maritime partnerships in the Black Sea region in the spirit of partnership for peace. (U.S.... Read more

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