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VNH South successfully organized the 2020 Customer Conference

VNH South successfully organized the 2020 Customer Conference

25-Jan-2021Source: VNH South

With purpose of expressing gratitude to customers and partners, VNH South successfully organized the 2020 Customer Conference with the theme “Your belief lead us to success” at The Pullman Vungtau on December 12, 2020. The year 2020 continues to be a challenging time for the oil and gas industry as well as the helicopter industry.... Read more

HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

11-Mar-2020Source: The Economic Times

State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is looking at setting up logistics bases in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as part of initiatives to woo the countries to buy India’s light combat aircraft Tejas and military helicopters. See Full Story.  ... Read more

UEC Logistics Support Center in Vietnam Repaired Five Helicopter Engines

UEC Logistics Support Center in Vietnam Repaired Five Helicopter Engines

3-Jun-2019Source: Rostec State Corporation

The Center for Integrated Logistics Support for the UEC in Vietnam repaired five helicopter engines. The new center, certified this year by the aeronautical authorities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is equipped with all the necessary equipment, spare parts and assembly units for repairing engines developed by UEC-Klimov. The intermediate level maintenance and repair... Read more

VNH launches tourism flights with B505

VNH launches tourism flights with B505

14-May-2019Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has launched the first ever helicopter tourism flights with the Bell 505 in Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay. Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and VNH North operate a fleet of modern helicopters... Read more

Klimov engine repair centre opens in Vietnam

Klimov engine repair centre opens in Vietnam

29-Apr-2019Source: Klimov

In the Vietnamese city of Vungtau, the Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILP) started work on the repair of helicopter engines of ODK-Klimov JSC (part of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec). The Aviation Administration of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam certified the new center. The ILP Center is equipped with the necessary equipment, spare parts... Read more

Rostec Opens Helicopter Engines Repair Center in Vietnam

Rostec Opens Helicopter Engines Repair Center in Vietnam

22-Apr-2019Source: Rostec State Corporation

Integrated logistics support center for repairing helicopter engines created by UEC-Klimov (subsidiary of the United Engine Corporation, part of Rostec) has begun operations in the Vietnamese city of Vũng Tàu. Pilot repair project of the first engine in the new center has been successfully completed. The center is equipped with all necessary equpment, spare parts... Read more

VNH South Receives Award from Rosneft Vietnam

VNH South Receives Award from Rosneft Vietnam

3-Dec-2018Source: VNH South

On 16th November 2018, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) was awarded the Outstanding Safety Achievement from Rosneft Vietnam at the “2018 Contractor HSE Forum” organized by Rosneft Vietnam. The award is granted to subcontractors in recognition of their special contributions to Rosneft Vietnam for 16 years of safe operations at Block 06.1. From 2003 to... Read more

New contract between VNH and Rosneft

New contract between VNH and Rosneft

25-Oct-2018Source: VNH South

On October 18th, 2018, in Vung Tau City, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) successfully held the signing ceremony for the new contract to provide helicopter services for the period 2019 – 2021 for Rosneft Vietnam B.V. The ceremony took place with the presence of the Board of Directors and functional Departments from two companies.... Read more

Bell sells two B505 Jet Ranger Xs to Vietnam

Bell sells two B505 Jet Ranger Xs to Vietnam

8-Feb-2018Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed a purchase agreement with both Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and its subsidiary, Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. “As the first Bell commercial helicopter sale in Vietnam, we are pleased that Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and... Read more

Airbus celebrates 30 years with South Vietnam Helicopter Corp

Airbus celebrates 30 years with South Vietnam Helicopter Corp

10-Oct-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has presented VNH South with an award celebrating its 30 years of flying Airbus helicopters in offshore missions. “We are honoured to recognize VNH South for their dedication and to highlight our longstanding partnership,” said Guillaume Faury, President and CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “They have placed their trust in a variety of our... Read more

VNH to open Hanoi to Halong Bay route in October

VNH to open Hanoi to Halong Bay route in October

7-Jul-2017Source: Northern Vietnam Helicopters

The Northern Vietnam Helicopters (VNH) Company has planned to open two Scheduled Helicopter Flights to Halong Bay From Hanoi on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday every week, starting from 10 October 2017. With this new plan involved in the helicopter service of EC155 B1, 12 seats, and 2 engines, travel to the “Bay of Descending Dragon” becomes... Read more

VNH South completes test flight to Times Square rooftop pad in Ho Chi Minh City

VNH South completes test flight to Times Square rooftop pad in Ho Chi Minh City

22-May-2017Source: Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company

On 5th May 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter company (VNH South) successfully performed a test flight for Times Square building which owned by Times Square Vietnam Investment Joint Stock Company by EC-155B1 helicopter. This is the first test flight to evaluate specifications of the helipad and determine flying procedures in order for the helicopter to take off and... Read more

New Contract of Helicopter Service between Vietsovpetro and VNH

New Contract of Helicopter Service between Vietsovpetro and VNH

19-Apr-2017Source: VNH

On 06/04/2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) and Vietsovpetro Joint Venture (VSP) had signed the renewal Helicopter Service Contract for the period 2017 – 2019 with participation of their Board of Directors and functional Departments. Vietsovpetro has always been the biggest client during 32 years and contributed nearly 40% to the total flying hours... Read more

VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

19-Apr-2017Source: VNH

On 27th March 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South)’s two Mi-172 helicopters bearing call signs VN-8427 and VN-8428 safely landed in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. This year is the second year that VNH South signed a wet lease contract with Komala Company (Indonesia) for supplying firefighting service for Indonesian Government. VNH South provides four Mi-172 with full... Read more

Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

1-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Faculty members and students from Amarillo College were proud to see their hard work pay off this past Saturday. The Happy State Bank-Randall County Event Centre held a dedication ceremony to the full restored Vietnam War-era Huey 68-16179. According to Terry Smith, the coordinator of AC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, his students leapt at the... Read more

Homemade Helicopter In Vietnam

Homemade Helicopter In Vietnam

14-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Nguyen Bui Hien, a 62 year old mechanical engineer in Southern Vietnam, has recently successfully flight tested his homemade helicopter. Mr. Hien runs his own automobile shop and has built a helicopter before in 2012, which weighed 250kg, was 2.95m x 1.2m x 2.4m and had an engine of 106 horsepower. His new helicopter though,... Read more

VNH South Goes Live on Ramco Aviation Suite

VNH South Goes Live on Ramco Aviation Suite

5-Sep-2016Source: Ramco

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation software provider on Cloud and Mobile, on 30 August announced the successful go-live of Ramco Aviation Suite at state-owned Vietnamese helicopter operator, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNHS). This implementation marks Ramco Aviation 5.7’s first live customer in Vietnam. The implementation of a unified platform has enabled VNHS integrate operations including... Read more

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

22-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell announced the successful demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI in Vietnam. The demo was organized with the support of the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) at Gia Lam airport in Hanoi. “Bell Helicopter continues to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market, and we see potential for our modern, multi-mission capable aircraft in this region,”... Read more

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

12-Jul-2016Source: AgustaWestland

The following press release from Waypoint follows this story from VNH South which we ran last week Waypoint Leasing announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (“VNH South”), for one AW189 helicopter, which will support Premier Oil offshore operations from Vung Tau, Vietnam. Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President, Sales... Read more

VNH South take delivery of second AW189 on six month lease

VNH South take delivery of second AW189 on six month lease

8-Jul-2016Source: VNH

On July 5th 2016, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) accepted a new AgustaWestland AW189 (serial 49029) at Vungtau airport after a ferry flight from Malaysia. VNH South has signed a lease contract on this helicopter for six months, along with a further option for another six months. This is a brand new helicopter which... Read more

Murphy Oil recognises VNH South

Murphy Oil recognises VNH South

28-Jun-2016Source: VNH

On 14th June 2016, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) honorably received excellent award given by Murphy Oil for its complete safety operation in support of Murphy Oil’s drilling campaign at Block 11-2/11 that took place from April 5th to May 10th 2016. This is the first time ever VNH South provided helicopter service for... Read more

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

MD Helicopters appoints sales representative for South East Asia

25-Apr-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Sapura Aero as an authorized representative serving the South East Asian countries (ASEAN) of Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. As an authorized independent sales representative within the ASEAN region, Sapura Aero will offer the full range of MDHI’s commercial helicopter... Read more

VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

14-Apr-2016Source: VNH South

On 1st March 2016, at Vungtau airport, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) signed two Mi-172 helicopters wet lease contract with Komala Indonesia for passenger, cargo transport and fire fighting in Indonesia. The contract lasts 6 months, starting from 15th April 2016. This is the first time VNH South provides a full package including aircraft,... Read more

189th Attack Helicopter Company pilots reunite at HAAF

189th Attack Helicopter Company pilots reunite at HAAF

15-Mar-2016Source: US Army

Several UH-1 Huey helicopter pilots formerly from the 189th Attack Helicopter Company who served together in Vietnam held a reunion tour at Hunter Army Airfield March 11. The “Avengers” of Guns platoon 189th AHC served together in the late sixties during the early years of the Vietnam War. Steve Webster was a UH-1 Huey helicopter... Read more

Bell signs MoU with local operator to explore Vietnam market opportunities

Bell signs MoU with local operator to explore Vietnam market opportunities

9-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed an agreement with Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market. “We were delighted to host the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation leadership at our global headquarters and showcase our facility and state-of-the-art technology,” said Patrick Moulay, Bell Helicopter’s vice... Read more

Russian-Vietnamese JV Helitecho looks at Mi-8 repair options

Russian-Vietnamese JV Helitecho looks at Mi-8 repair options

17-Feb-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, continues to develop cooperation with Vietnam in the field of helicopter maintenance and repairs. The company is reviewing options to conduct the Mi-8/17 military helicopters repairs at the joint Russo-Vietnamese venture HELITECHO. Plans to develop an after-sales system for Russian-made military helicopters in Vietnam were addressed during the... Read more

Vietnam to buy two firefighting helicopters

Vietnam to buy two firefighting helicopters

27-Nov-2015Source: Tuoi Tre News

Firefighting departments in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be equipped with two helicopters for aerial firefighting and rescue missions, according to a circular that will be in force at the beginning of next year.See full story.... Read more

First AW189 for Vietnam Helicopter Corp now test flying

First AW189 for Vietnam Helicopter Corp now test flying

16-Oct-2015Source: AgustaWestland

In December 2014, HeliHub.com ran a story from AgustaWestland announcing the sale of two AW189 helicopters to Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (Vietnam Helicopters/VNH), with both aircraft to fly medium/long range offshore transport operations. The first helicopter will be operated by VNH South by the end of 2015 while the second AW189 will be used by VNH... Read more

Russian Helicopters sees Vietnam as potential market

Russian Helicopters sees Vietnam as potential market

14-Sep-2015Source: Vietnam Net

The representative of Kazan Helicopters, the only Russian helicopter manufacturer, has said that Vietnam is a potential market despite decreased demand in recent years. See full story... Read more

Airbus to overhaul two AS332L2 for Southern Vietnam Helicopters

Airbus to overhaul two AS332L2 for Southern Vietnam Helicopters

18-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

Southeast Asian oil & gas operator Southern Vietnam Helicopters (VNHS) today signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to overhaul two of its AS332 L2 rotorcraft. Flying offshore operations on a daily basis, these two aircraft will feature a new enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) once the overhaul work has been completed. The overhaul will... Read more

Cal Fire helicopter manager to speak at Aviators Association

Cal Fire helicopter manager to speak at Aviators Association

4-Jun-2015Source: Auburn Journal

Fire season will soon arrive in the foothills, and with this in mind, the Auburn Aviators Association invited Vietnam War veteran, Barry Lloyd, to speak about his role as helicopter program manager at Cal Fire, and how the organization works to protect the region. See Full Story... Read more

Liberty War Birds acquire Huey from California for restoration

Liberty War Birds acquire Huey from California for restoration

24-Apr-2015Source: Lancaster Online

Following a five-day trip from California on a flatbed truck, a battle-scarred Vietnam veteran Bell UH-1 helicopter, the Huey to those who flew them, has found a new landing zone at Lancaster Airport. See Full Story... Read more

26-Mar-15 Mil Mi-8 Phu Quy Island, Vietnam

26-Mar-15 Mil Mi-8 Phu Quy Island, Vietnam

26-Mar-2015

Crashed on final approach due to gusty conditions.  Rolled over onto its side. Three of 8 POB taken to hospital were named as  Tran Van Thong, 36; Nguyen Xuan Toan, 53; and Dong Van Vu, 34... Read more

Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

12-Feb-2015

Director of the VNH Central Pham Ngoc Diep said a 15-minute trip in an EC 130T2  around Danang City, departing from Nuoc Man Airport to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) and Linh Ung pagoda and returning to Nuoc Man Airport will cost VND2.5 million ($111) – See full story... Read more

Vietnam grounds the Huey

Vietnam grounds the Huey

2-Feb-2015Source: BT

VIETNAM’S military announced Friday it has temporarily grounded Vietnam War-era US-built helicopters after a crash killed four personnel. See Full Story... Read more

Vietnamese engineer makes second helicopter

Vietnamese engineer makes second helicopter

9-Jan-2015Source: Vietnam

Hien has created a next-generation helicopter after two years of working on it. The outstanding feature of the new helicopter is that it can take off and land very smoothly without noise. See Full Story... Read more

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two AW189s for offshore ops

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two AW189s for offshore ops

11-Dec-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (Vietnam Helicopters/VNH) has signed a contract for two AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters. These aircraft will perform medium/long range offshore transport operations. The first helicopter will be operated by VNH South by the end of 2015 while the second AW189 will be used by VNH North starting... Read more

The destiny of the helicopter made by a Vietnamese farmer

The destiny of the helicopter made by a Vietnamese farmer

26-Nov-2014Source: Vietnam

The two helicopters made by Tran Quoc Hai, a Vietnamese farmer and mechanic in the Mekong Delta, have never been flown. One of them was part of an exhibition in Australia, while the other was sold to a museum in the US. See Full Story... Read more

Plans scrapped for helipad in Ho Chi Min City

Plans scrapped for helipad in Ho Chi Min City

21-Nov-2014Source: Thanhnein News

Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders have abandoned plans to add a helicopter pad and tunnel to the downtown administrative center, an official said. See Full Story... Read more

Guimbal steps up a gear with Cabri in both Vietnam and China

Guimbal steps up a gear with Cabri in both Vietnam and China

27-Oct-2014Source: Guimbal

Within a few days of each other, the first Cabri G2 helicopters delivered in Asia commence operation in both China and Vietnam. The first two aircraft in China have been certified by the CAAC, and they have begun operation with X-Square Aviation, which is starting an ambitious training activity in the Shanghai area.  The CAAC... Read more

New Book Remembers the Lives of Vietnam War Crew Members

New Book Remembers the Lives of Vietnam War Crew Members

14-Jul-2014Source: Xlibris

The Vietnam War was fought from the year 1955 until the Fall of Saigon in 1975. In Vietnam Helicopter Crew Member Stories Volume II, author H.D. Graham remembers the courageous men who served with their lives and braved the perils of this turbulent period in history. Graham is a retired USAF E9 and has enjoyed... Read more

07-Jul-14 Mil Mi-171 Hanoi, Vietnam (18F)

07-Jul-14 Mil Mi-171 Hanoi, Vietnam (18F)

7-Jul-2014

Military helicotpter on parachute training flight came down killing 16 and injuring a further 5.  2 of the 5 succumbed to their injuries in hospital within 48 hours, taking the toll up to 18... Read more

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Co partners in new tourism venture

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Co partners in new tourism venture

24-Apr-2014Source: Vietnam Tourism

Oxalis International Travel Company, in association with the Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company, will launch three trial journeys to En cave under the Phong Nha – Ke Ban Heritage by helicopter. The activity aims to celebrate the 410th anniversary of the founding of Quang Binh province. Return flights will be operated on April 26, 27 and... Read more

Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

Luxury travel designer launches Asia Helicopter Collection

25-Mar-2014Source: Remote Lands

Remote Lands, the world’s foremost ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, today launched an extensive range of private helicopter experiences throughout Asia. Drawing on its years of experience in Asia luxury travel, and on its network of helicopter suppliers across the region, Remote Lands has created a collection of its favourite helicopter trips in 13 countries, with... Read more

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two Cabri

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two Cabri

7-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Vietnam Helicopter Corp has ordered two G2 Cabri helicopters from Hélicoptères Guimbal in France – for delivery this summer. Following a year-long selection process, including flight evaluation and a government bidding procedure, the purchasing contract was signed in Hanoï between General Ha Tien Dung, VNH chairman and CEO, and Roland Mampe, director of programme at... Read more

Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

Eurocopter takes EC175 and EC145T2 on three-week tour of Asia

3-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter

Two of Eurocopter’s newest members in its twin-engine helicopter family – the next-generation EC175 and evolved EC145 T2 – are coming to Asia for a three-week demonstration tour with operators in the oil and gas, VIP, corporate, charter, military and law enforcement segments. In addition to providing opportunities to experience the performance and capabilities of... Read more

21-Nov-13 Mil Mi-17 Dragon Oil Rig, Vietnam

21-Nov-13 Mil Mi-17 Dragon Oil Rig, Vietnam

21-Nov-2013

Tail blades broken when they hit the rig structure when landing in high winds.  Flying debris caused serious injuries to two workers on the rig... Read more

HAI Honors Vietnam Veterans

HAI Honors Vietnam Veterans

22-Jul-2013

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is joining the U.S. Department of Defense and hundreds of other organizations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and honor U.S. and allied service members who fought there. “There is no question that the helicopter industry in the United States and even around the world was profoundly... Read more

Eurocopter delivers three EC225s to Asian offshore operators

Eurocopter delivers three EC225s to Asian offshore operators

26-Jun-2013Source: Eurocopter

The deliveries of three new EC225s to customers in Vietnam and Malaysia further expands the fleet of Eurocopter’s workhorse helicopter deployed worldwide in demanding operating conditions of the offshore oil and gas industry. EC225 deliveries involve the Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South), along with Awan Inspirasi Sdn Bhd (AISB) and MHS Aviation – both... Read more

VNH South recognised for flight hour milestone as more EC225s arrive

VNH South recognised for flight hour milestone as more EC225s arrive

19-Jun-2013Source: Eurocopter

During the Paris Airshow, VNH South was recognized in an appreciation ceremony that highlighted the operator’s continuing trust and support in Eurocopter products for the past 27 years – logging an impressive 54,000 flight hours with its Super Puma fleet. This number is set to increase further with the arrival of new EC225s for the... Read more

UK – Helicopter Museum Huey becomes Vietnam film star

UK – Helicopter Museum Huey becomes Vietnam film star

7-Jan-2013Source: The Helicopter Museum

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

Refurbished H-3 dedicated at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

Refurbished H-3 dedicated at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

15-Oct-2012Source: Daily News-Sun

The helicopter was dedicated to James Pratt, an aviation anti-submarine warfare technician 1st class, and to pilots Lt. Thomas Vincent and Lt. Charles Moran, who were aboard an H-3 heading off on a night combat mission on Feb. 25, 1965. (see full story)... Read more

Helicopter pilot to speak at Embry-Riddle’s Veterans Appreciation Day

Helicopter pilot to speak at Embry-Riddle’s Veterans Appreciation Day

12-Apr-2012Source: Embry-Riddle

Vietnam veteran Sanford “Sandy” N. Kaplan, an Embry-Riddle alumnus, will be the guest speaker Tuesday, April 17, for Veterans Appreciation Day at the university’s Daytona Beach campus. Kaplan started by taking flying lessons in 1957 at the age of 16. After high school, he attended Embry-Riddle’s flight training school in Miami in 1959 for 11... Read more

Eurocopter and local partner to develop Vietnam training centre

Eurocopter and local partner to develop Vietnam training centre

21-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter, through its subsidiary Eurocopter South East Asia, takes an important step in its commitment to the Vietnam helicopter market as it partners with Vietnam Helicopter Corporation to develop a training centre in Vung Tau, Vietnam, for the ab-initio training of Vietnamese pilots. The great growth potential of the Vietnam helicopter market has prompted Eurocopter’s... Read more

Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corp signs for fourth EC225

Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corp signs for fourth EC225

16-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter

The Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation of Vietnam (VNH South) signed a contract today with Eurocopter South East Asia for its fourth EC225 heavy helicopter. This acquisition follows closely on its last purchase of the same aircraft type six months ago, as it continues to expand its fleet for offshore oil and gas operations. On the... Read more

Two EC225s handed over to Vietnam Navy

Two EC225s handed over to Vietnam Navy

27-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

A ceremony was held yesterday at Vung Tau Airport to mark the start of the Eurocopter EC225 as a new helicopter type for the Vietnam Navy.  Commander of the Vietnamese Navy Admiral Nguyen Van Hien and Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Vietnamese People’s Army Lieutenant General Tran Quang Khue attended the event, It... Read more

Russian Helicopters opens office in Vietnam

Russian Helicopters opens office in Vietnam

7-Dec-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters industrial holding company, a subsidiary of United Industrial Corporation Oboronprom, have opened a representative office in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. One of the main goals of this opening is to gain access to broader markets, search for new partners and new cooperation modes in Southeast Asia and Australia. As one of the... Read more

Weststar looks to new markets with order for ten more from AgustaWestland

Weststar looks to new markets with order for ten more from AgustaWestland

7-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Weststar has done very well winning contracts in Malaysia, mainly in the offshore oil and gas support role, and is now looking to branch out branch out further.  They intend continuing to focus on the offshore role, and have identified Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar (aka Burma) as target markets. As part of this push, group... Read more

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Corp receives EC155

Northern Vietnam Helicopter Corp receives EC155

10-Nov-2011Source: Vinacopter

One Eurocopter helicopter EC155-B1 was officially handed over from Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Company (VALC) to Northern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH North) on 5th November at Gia Lam Heliport, Hanoi. To be presented at the ceremony were top leaders from Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, Ministry of Defense, Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, Vietnam Airlines, European Aeronautic Defense... Read more

Vietnam’s SSFC orders third EC225

Vietnam’s SSFC orders third EC225

6-Oct-2011Source: Eurocopter

The Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) of Vietnam has signed a contract with Eurocopter South East Asia for a third EC225, with an option for another, to be added to its fleet for offshore oil and gas operations. It is scheduled to be delivered in early 2013. SSFC purchased its first rotary-wing aircraft from Eurocopter... Read more

Vinacopter to start operations wth AS350

Vinacopter to start operations wth AS350

9-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

New Vietnamese operator Vinacopter will start operations by the end of October in what is believed to be the country’s first private helicopter service. Despite the claims of other companies to be the first in the air, it appears that others have been non-starters. Vinacopter is working with Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO) under Vietnam... Read more

Vietnamese delegates tour Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay

Vietnamese delegates tour Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay

9-Jun-2011Source: US Marine Corps

A Vietnamese delegation visited Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay June 7 to gain a better understanding of how the air station maintains 40-year-old Vietnam-era CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters. Lt. Gen. Trần Quang Khuê, deputy chief of the general staff, People’s Army of Vietnam, was one of five Vietnamese... Read more

Helicopter Museum to host Vietnam-theme weekend

Helicopter Museum to host Vietnam-theme weekend

11-Mar-2011Source: Helicopter Museum

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

Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company upgrades two EC155s

Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company upgrades two EC155s

19-Oct-2010Source: Eurocopter South East Asia

Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA) has recently signed a contract with the SSFC to retrofit two of their helicopters. Based in Vung Tau City, SSFC belongs to the Service Flight Corporation of Vietnam, a long standing partner of Eurocopter, and is a leading helicopter services provider in Vietnam. With a fleet primarily composed of Eurocopter... Read more

Vietnam’s Luxury Travel to launch helicopter service to former battlefields

Vietnam’s Luxury Travel to launch helicopter service to former battlefields

1-Oct-2010Source: Luxury Travel

The company is going to launch a day trip by private charter helicopter to Ba Ria Vung Tau for interested travelers from Ho Chi Minh City. The Luxury Travel Company (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com ), Vietnam’s leading bespoke travel experience, is experienced in providing special services and unique tourism products to luxury global travelers over the years. Long... Read more

Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company fleet lead AS332 achieves 10,000 flight hours

Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company fleet lead AS332 achieves 10,000 flight hours

22-Sep-2010Source: Eurocopter

An AS332L2 Super Puma helicopter operated by Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) has surpassed the 10,000 flight hour milestone. Operations performed by this Super Puma range from the servicing of offshore oil rigs, cargo sling missions and evacuation duties to VIP transportation of top government officials. Delivered by Eurocopter to SSFC in November 1994,... Read more

US to help Vietnam upgrade old Hueys

US to help Vietnam upgrade old Hueys

14-Sep-2010Source: Reuters

The United States is set to help Vietnam upgrade iconic UH-1 “Huey” helicopters left behind at the end of their war, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said.... Read more

Vietnam: New operator Bauchoisain Airlines to start flying in 2011

Vietnam: New operator Bauchoisain Airlines to start flying in 2011

9-Sep-2010Source: Viet-Jo

Bauchoisain Airlines plans to start services from mid 2011 after receiving their air carrier permit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam... Read more

Vietnam gets first private helicopter

Vietnam gets first private helicopter

20-Jul-2010Source: MSN

Publicly-listed Hoa Phat Group, is buying a Eurocopter EC135P2+, due for in-country delivery in the next week [File photo]... Read more

Huey Helicopter Pilots Reunite In San Diego

Huey Helicopter Pilots Reunite In San Diego

7-Jul-2010Source: 10 News

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association’s reunion included a 4th July parade... Read more

Monument at Maxwell honors Vietnam War helicopter crews

Monument at Maxwell honors Vietnam War helicopter crews

24-Apr-2010Source: Montgomery Advertiser

A monument paid for by the Pedro Rescue Helicopter Association was dedicated in Enlisted Heritage Plaza, where it will stand with 15 other monuments in front of the museum... Read more

US Army pilot receives Bronze Star for Vietnam, 40 years later

US Army pilot receives Bronze Star for Vietnam, 40 years later

20-Mar-2010Source: US Army News Service

A retired warrant officer received a Bronze Star last week for actions he took some 40 years earlier as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Daniel O’Donnell of Stafford, Va., his wife Monica, son Antonio, other family members, friends and Army representatives gathered in the Russell Senate Office Building in... Read more

Eurocopter Southeast Asia signs contract with Vinacopter

Eurocopter Southeast Asia signs contract with Vinacopter

7-Feb-2010Source: Eurocopter

Vinacopter orders four helicopters to develop commercial helicopter market in Vietnam Eurocopter Southeast Asia (ESEA), subsidiary of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, today announced that it has signed its first contract with Vinacopter for the purchase of four helicopters. This sale is a vote of confidence for Eurocopter’s proven product offering in a rapidly developing... Read more

Eurocopter delivers first EC225 to Vietnam's Southern Service Flight Company

Eurocopter delivers first EC225 to Vietnam's Southern Service Flight Company

23-Jul-2009Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter is pleased to announce the delivery of the first EC225 to Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) based in Vung Tau City, Vietnam. Founded in 1985, SSFC belongs to the Service Flight Corporation of Vietnam (SFC VN), a long-standing partner of Eurocopter.... Read more

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