Articles Posted in the " Helicopter News " Category

  • Netherlands to request a deal of 17 CH-47F helicopters

    In the last few days, a possible Foreign Military Sale request was made by Netherlands for the purchase of CH-47F cargo helicopters. In the included budget of a whopping  $1.05 billion dollars, are included: 17 CH-47F aircraft with unique modifications, parts, crew training and also logistical support. More updates will be made soon.

  • Dutch Apache Helicopter crashes in Mali

      A Dutch Armed Forces Apache Attack helicopter operating in Mali as part of the UN peacekeeping mission has crashed North of Mali on Tuesday afternoon.   Both crew members have been killed in the accident.  It is believed that the helicopter did not go down as a consequence of an attack but instead the […]

  • UH-60 Black Hawk crashes, 11 military personnel presumed dead

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying 7 US marines and 4 National Guard soldiers has crashed whilst the crew were carrying out a training exercise in the Gulf Of Mexico, close to Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle on Tuesday night. The training exercise consisted of two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of which […]

  • Airbus unveils new sleek H160 helicopter

    Airbus has just unveiled their stunning, brand new H160 helicopter at the helicopter expo in Florida. An important note to add is that Airbus changed from EC(Eurocopter) to H (Airbus Helicopter) for civilian models and to M for military models. This medium helicopter ranges between the H145 and H175; will be offered in numerous configurations […]

  • Bell 205 Crash Landing leaves 2 injured

    A Bell 205 helicopter operated by Guardian Helicopters has crash landed north of Springbank Airport at around 11am on Wednesday 4th February. At the time an instructor and a student where undergoing training and at a certain point it is said that “the helicopter had been at a certain altitude when it descended very, very […]

  • Indian HAL-Druv helicopters are on ‘restricted’ operations only

    Ecuador has suffered from various accidents from HAL-Druv Indian made helicopters. Such accidents prompted actions on the remaining helicopters to be operated only on restricted operations. Checks are currently being done on the remaining fleet. The Ecuadorian Air Force has acquired helicopters from HAL for about $45million in the year of 2009. Until now, two […]

  • Helicopter searching for dirty-bombs

    One may have seen this Bell 412 helicopter flying around, especially from January 22nd onwards. It has been preparing for the upcoming SuperBowl. What this helicopter does is that it records radiation levels in the area providing real-time readings of low level air and ground contamination. The helicopter is operated by NNSA which responds to […]

  • DHL commences Helicopter operations from Heathrow Airport

    Courier company DHL has started helicopter delivery service from Heathrow Airport to Canary Wharf in an attempt to reduce transatlantic delivery times. Previously the journey to the East London banking district took two hours by road and now this will take only 20 mins via a daily scheduled helicopter service.  By doing this DHL will […]

  • SAR helicopter contract for Falklands

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a ten year contract to AAR, a US-based defence contractor, to provide Search and Rescue and other supporting roles in the Islands of Falklands. Candidates for this contract were amongst others Avincis, CGC Scotia, Cobham and one of the favorites; Bristow Helicopters. The UK will see the latter […]

  • Filmed R44 Crash

    This Robinson R44 crashed on the 4th of July 2013 but the video has only been released recently.   Four occupants were on board the helicopter when it crashed in the small city of Corumba de Goias in Brazil and nobody was injured. Following the below video, what do you think contributed to the crash?  Appreciate […]