The Airbus / Eurocopter / MBB / Kawasaki / EC145T2 / H145 / BK.117D-2 page’s have been updated:
The Airbus / Eurocopter / Kawasaki / MBB / EC145 / BK.117C-2 production page’s have been up-dated.
Total production from the Donauworth factory stands at 770 units.
The Eurocopter 145T2 / Airbus H145 / MBB-Kawasaki 117D-2 production page has been updated and expanded with msn – c/n – Werknummer 20100 onwards.
The Eurocopter 145T2 / H145 / BK117D-2 Production page has been updated:
Sikorsky 92 helicopters fly into the void left by the Eurocopter Super Puma.
Due to the recent crash in Norway on 29 April 2016, and the subsequent grounding of the Eurocopter EC225 and Aerospatiale AS332L2 (Super Puma) helicopter, several Sikorsky 92 helicopters have been directed from all over the world to the North Sea Area.
A small summary:
#159 PR-JBH to G-CIYD
From Falkland Islands:
#124 G-CIHP to Norway LN-???
#228 G-IACG to Norway LN-???
#209 5N-BTI to G-CICH
Babcock / Bond:
New from the factory, white livery:
#273 N273H to G-MCSA
#281 N281LM to G-MCSB
#229 C-FEAE to G-WNSU
#216 C-FBXY to G-WNST
VIH / Cougar:
From Gulf of Mexico:
#114 N901CH to Hammerfest, Norway
#094 C-FEQI to Stavanger, Norway LN-…?
Several MD Explorers operating in the Law Enforcement role have become available on the pre-owned market due to fleet renewal.
The Baden Würtemberg Polizei has sold 5 MD Explorers to the Hungarian National Police including spares, equipment, training and 1 year warrenty for a total sum of 13.6 million euro’s.
They include #00052, #00093, #00096, #00097, #00098. They have accumulated a TTAF ranging from 4400 to 7500 hours. The Hungarian Rendörség fleet will receive tailnumbers in the R-900 range.
Four former United Kingdom Police MD Explorers have been put up for sale.
#00078 with a TTAF: 18.861 hours.
#00122 with a TTAF: 8563 hours.
#00057 with a TTAF: 10.805 hours.
#00104 with a TTAF: 10.555 hours.
Recently a reservation was made for a probably new MD Explorer in Brasil. Tail-number PR-NQN
Last month information was received that during April 1999 an MD Explorer has been operating in Greece with tail-number SX-HPD. Any information about the correct tie-up with an airframe-number is most welcome.
The AeroBoek Bell 429 Global Ranger Production page has been updated.
Nowadays approximately 275 Bell 429 Global Rangers have been build, delivered and are operating around the globe.
Thirteen of these have been equipped with a Wheeled Landing Gear.
Five 429 WLG are operating in Brasil; #176, #212, #216, #266, #267
Out of a total fleet of 275 units, two airframes have been lost in accidents; #046 and #197.
The AeroBoek MD Helicopters NOTAR production page has been updated.
Updated data & photos:
# 00035 RP-C900
# 00090 RP-C902
# 00116 B-HUT