Utility Helicopter

Zimbabwean AB412SP crashes near Harare

An Agusta-Bell 412SP utility helicopter belonging to the Air Force of Zimbabwe crashed into a house in the Hukuru area of Arkturus – 32km southeast of Harare – on April 23

Indian Navy MH-60R completes first flight

The first production Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk for the Indian Navy has completed its maiden flight

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225s

Airbus Helicopters announced on March 30 that the Japan Coast Guard had placed an order for an additional pair of H225 helicopters

Saudi Arabian National Guard orders additional UH-60Ms

Sikorsky has been awarded a US$99.89m contract modification to produce and deliver 25 additional modified UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to the Saudi Arabian National Guard

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Leonardo to pitch AW149 for UK’s New Medium Helicopter requirement

Leonardo plans to offer its AW149 multi-role utility helicopter as a solution for the UK MoD’s New Medium Helicopter requirement, adding that its bid will also support the British defence industry going forward

US Army orders 24 more HH/UH-60Ms

Sikorsky has been awarded a US$30.96m contract by the US Army to deliver 24 additional HH/UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to the service

Indonesian Army receives third Bell 412EPi

Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has recently completed the delivery of the first three new Bell 412EPis to the Indonesian Army’s aviation command as part of an order for nine examples of the utility helicopter

First Lebanese crews complete MD 530F helicopter training

An initial group of Lebanese Air Force personnel has completed training on the MD 530F helicopter as the air arm prepares to induct six examples of the platform into operational service

Lebanon receives a trio of Huey IIs

A further three Bell UH-1H-II Huey IIs, valued at more than US$32m, have been donated to the Lebanese Air Force (LAF) by the US government

US Army to receive four additional UH-60Ms

The US Army has awarded Sikorsky a US$53.8m contract modification, which covers the production and delivery of four more UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters for the service