Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President takes delivery of an Airbus EC225

Zimbabwe President takes delivery of an Airbus EC225

19-Apr-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in the African country of Zimbabwe is reporting the arrival of an Airbus EC225 helicopter at capital city Harare’s international airport on Thursday 15th April. The helicopter was transported on board an Antonov An-124 freighter operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines (registration RA-82077), which had arrived from Rzeszow in Poland. The departure point suggests to... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant hosts a delegation from Zimbabwe

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant hosts a delegation from Zimbabwe

9-Apr-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

High-level delegation from the Republic of Zimbabwe made a working visit to Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec). The main purpose of the visit was examination of Mi-171E helicopters in VVIP configuration intended for transportation of top state officials and also familiarization with the terms of helicopter delivery and after-sales... Read more

30-Aug-14 Z-SCA Bell 206L3 LongRanger Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

30-Aug-14 Z-SCA Bell 206L3 LongRanger Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

30-Aug-2014

Damaged in heavy landing only 30m from take-off point on sightseeing flight.  Passengers named as Janice Mitchel, Elizabeth Hamilton, William Leur, Elizabeth Benevides, Debbie Lonechamps and Stephanie Black all walked from the crash site unaided... Read more

South African pair to apply for bail in Zimbabwe over buried MD500

South African pair to apply for bail in Zimbabwe over buried MD500

29-May-2014Source: Eye Witness News

A Zimbabwe court is due to hear a bail application today for two South African men arrested in Zimbabwe – See full story See also HeliHub.com accident report – 04-May-14 MD Helicopters MD500 West Nicholson, Zimbabwe... Read more

12-Jan-14 Robinson R44 Gwanda, Zimbabwe (1F)

12-Jan-14 Robinson R44 Gwanda, Zimbabwe (1F)

12-Jan-2014

Helicopter crashed and burnt out.  It appears that owner/pilot Christian Malila Ndou jumped out prior to impact as his body was found 30m away from the crash site.  South African registered R44 may have been ZS-RYB (10918) but this is not yet proven... Read more

Zambezi Helicopter Company relocation stopped

Zambezi Helicopter Company relocation stopped

5-Apr-2013Source: The Zimbabwean

The company has been operating for 24 years. In January it was ordered to vacate the area as it had been earmarked for the construction of a temporary exhibition park for the forthcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly (see full story).... Read more

South African mlitary defends Alouette III disposals to Zimbabwe

South African mlitary defends Alouette III disposals to Zimbabwe

29-Jan-2013Source: IOL

The SA National Defence Force has defended the disposal of military helicopter airframes and spares to Zimbabwe amid threats of legal action to stop the move. (see full story)... Read more

South Africa court halts export of Alouette IIIs to Zimbabwe

South Africa court halts export of Alouette IIIs to Zimbabwe

27-Jan-2013Source: AfriForum

An urgent interim court order was awarded to AfriForum late this afternoon by the North Gauteng High Court to prevent delivery of Alouette III Air Force helicopters by the South African National Defence Force to the Zimbabwean army. The interim order shall stand pending the finalisation of the main application by 19 February 2013. AfriForum... Read more

Russia and Zimbabwe in platinum/helicopter deal?

Russia and Zimbabwe in platinum/helicopter deal?

29-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Russian newspaper Kommersant are reporting that Zimbabwe is in talks with Russia for the supply of military helicopters in exchange for platinum deposits.  The privately-owned news source says “Russian Technologies has already secured preliminary support from Zimbabwe’s official representatives during its visit to the country in April,” quoting a source within the Russian presidential administration.... Read more

Iran To Set Up Helicopter Base In Zimbabwe

Iran To Set Up Helicopter Base In Zimbabwe

7-Feb-2010Source: Bernama

Iran has announced plans to set up a helicopter center in Zimbabwe, in a move that will further cement military cooperation between the two countries... Read more

Zimbabwean Minister intervenes on helicopter wrangle

Zimbabwean Minister intervenes on helicopter wrangle

19-Nov-2009Source: Zimbabwe Telegraph

Zimbabwean Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Francis Nhema, has intervened in the helicopter wrangle that has seen the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) pushing the Zambezi Helicopter Company (ZHC) to a condemned helipad site in Chamabondo on the outskirts of Victoria Falls... Read more

Acrimonious row erupts over rainforest sightseeing flights in Zimbabwe

Acrimonious row erupts over rainforest sightseeing flights in Zimbabwe

27-Aug-2009Source: Sunday News

A showdown is looming between the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Victoria Falls Town Council after the local authority allocated land for helipads to seven potential helicopter operators to venture into providing flights over the rainforest.... Read more

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