50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Bell begins production on Czech Republic AH-1Z

Download: Printable PDF Date: 26 Feb 2022 08:24 (UTC) category:
Publisher:
Bell begins production on Czech Republic AH-1Z - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Czech Republic Aircraft: Helicopters

Bell has started production of the first AH-1Z Viper for the Czech Republic at  Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The production of the Viper joins UH-1Y production as part of the Czech Republic Foreign Military Sale of mixed fleet aircraft.

“Bell understands what it means to execute a successful international program,” said Mike Deslatte, vice president and H-1 program director, Bell. “We understand the importance of providing the unmatched capability of the H-1 aircraft to our customers. Bell remains focused on producing exceptional combat aircraft and providing modern capabilities for the Czech Air Force as a partner in the H-1 program, along with the U.S. Government.”

Bell’s work beyond aircraft manufacturing includes building a flight training device for the Czech Republic, essential to integrating the new helicopters into the Czech Armed Forces.

Bell began production on the Czech Republic UH-1Y in 2021, marking the first production for an international operator of the UH-1Y. The Czech Republic’s  purchase of both the AH-1Z and UH-1Y takes full advantage of the 85 percent commonality between parts and enabling full mission capabilities between both aircraft. 

In addition to the Czech Republic, Bell is actively producing AH-1Zs for the U.S. Marines Corps and the Kingdom of Bahrain. In total, the H-1 program is on track to produce 217 AH-1Zs and 168 UH-1Ys, with more than 100 consecutive H-1s delivered on time for the USMC and FMS customers.





Recommended

MTU Maintenance Canada completes 1,500th shop visit

MTU Maintenance Canada has completed the 1,500th shop visit of its operational history, marking the occasion with the redelivery of a V2500-A5 engine operated by Spirit Airlines. Founded in 1998...

Royal Aero Club of Western Australia selects P-Mentor to its fleet

Australia largest flight training organizations, with more than 30 aircraft, The Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, which will celebrate its 95 year anniversary in August, will add Tecnam P-Me...

Gulfstream G700 makes Catarina Aviation Show debut

Gulfstream Aerospace newly in-service Gulfstream G700 is making its Catarina Aviation Show debut. The G700, joined by the award-winning Gulfstream G600 and super-midsize Gulfstream G280, will be on di...

COCESNA and Thales signed two contracts to modernize its AMHS and AIM systems and navigation aids infrastructure

Thales signed two contracts with COCESNA, the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services, to modernize their Aeronautical Message Handling System, Aeronautical Information Management sys...

Android Apps development in Riga, Latvia The drones news