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SAAF A109 deployed to Richards Bay for Ex Shared Accord

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The South African Air Force has deployed an Agusta A109 Light Utility Helicopter to Richards Bay for Exercise Shared Accord currently underway between the...

Ports Authority rescues stranded flood survivors

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Transnet National Ports Authority has rescued at least 80 people during the torrential flooding in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal. The areas has received significant downpours of rain...

SAAF A109 involved in rescue of injured paraglider

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) A109 Light Utility Helicopter was used to rescue an injured paraglider in the Eastern Cape last week. On the...

SAAF A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has lost an A109 Light Utility Helicopter in a crash in Pretoria that injured both crewmembers on board. The...

Nigerian Air Force to get Mi-35 and AW109 helicopters in March

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) expects to take delivery of six Mi-35M and AW109 helicopters from Russia and Italy in March this year. This is...

Angolan Air Force acquires six AW109s

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The Angolan Air Force has been confirmed as a new customer for the AgustaWestland (Leonardo Helicopters) AW109E Power, with one of its...

Ugandan police to receive two helicopters this month

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Uganda's police will later this month take delivery of an A109 GrandNew and W-3A Sokol helicopter from the Polish subsidiary of AgustaWestland....

SAAF A109 LUHs grounded again?

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It is rumoured that all flying activities of the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) fleet of Agusta A109 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH)...

A109 LUH conversion course resumes

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After five months of not flying, the South African Air Force's (SAAF) fleet of Agusta A109 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) are back...

SA Air Force’s A-109s grounded

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Not one of the SA Air Force's (SAAF) 18 Agusta A109 helicopters is currently flying because there are no funds to use...

Kruger helicopter dead named

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Captain Jacobus "Jakes" van Rensburg was one of three 5 Special Forces Regiment members killed when a 15 Squadron Agusta A109 light...

Turbomeca Africa nearing capacity as post-recession recovery continues

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Turbomeca Africa will nearly reach maximum capacity with its helicopter engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility as it marks its tenth year...

SAAF reveals cause of A109 crashes

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The three A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes were caused by mechanical failure and pilot error, but all technical problems have been resolved,...

Agusta awarded more A109 work

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Support and other post-acquisition capital costs for the South African Air Force's 29 AgustaWestland A109M light utility helicopters acquired for R2.451 billion...

Fact file: AgustaWestland A109M light utility helicopter

Project Flange – the AgustaWestland A109M light utility helicopter – was the black sheep of the 1999 Strategic Defence Package and has...

The SAAF, the Gripen, World Cup ready

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The inaugural game of the 2010 Soccer World Cup kicks off in South Africa in about four months time and the South...

Warning lights aflicker at DSA: Solidarity

The Solidarity trade union says the resignation of the Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) CE Lana Kinley and chief financial officer, Sasa Methola,...

SANDF recovers A109 air crash air crew remains

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The South African National Defence Force has recovered the remains of the pilot and flight engineer of an AgustaWestland A109 light utility...

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