Australian Navy Shops Surplus Sea Kings | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.22.14 **
** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **

Tue, Sep 06, 2011

Australian Navy Shops Surplus Sea Kings

Aircraft Have Flown More Than 60,000 Hours In Military Service

Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare has released the Request for Tender for the sale of the Navy's remaining Sea King Helicopters.

Australian Navy Sea King File Photo

"The Sea Kings will be withdrawn from service in December 2011," Clare said. "They've been the workhorse of the Navy, having flown in excess of 60,000 hours in operations in Australia and overseas. The latest example of their work was the disaster relief and search and rescue missions they conducted during the Queensland floods."

Clare announced on 7 June 2011 that Sea King Shark 07 would be preserved at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra with the remaining aircraft to be offered for sale by tender. "This is a really versatile helicopter and a proven capability. The Sea Kings could be used for a range of things like fire fighting, disaster relief, search and rescue, by another Navy or commercially," Mr Clare said.

The sale of the Sea Kings will be marketed across the world including major Defence expos in the United Kingdom and Canada in September.

FMI: www.defence.gov.au

Advertisement

More News

AOPA Files Comments On FAA Hangar Use Policy

Urges Expanded Definition of 'Aeronautical Use' The AOPA has filed comments with the FAA concerning its policy concerning the use of hangars at airports that have received federal >[...]

Airborne 09.22.14: New US Rocket, ForeFlight iOS8 Ready, Missing WWII Airmen

Also: Triton Arrives Pax River, G1000 Warranty Program, Zero-G 3D Printer, Amazing AVW Carrier Vid The U.S. space flight industry moves in a positive direction as with the announce>[...]

Airborne 09.22.14: New US Rocket, ForeFlight iOS8 Ready, Missing WWII Airmen

Also: Triton Arrives Pax River, G1000 Warranty Program, Zero-G 3D Printer, Amazing AVW Carrier Vid The U.S. space flight industry moves in a positive direction as with the announce>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.14)

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Helicopter Foundation International is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the helicopter and of the industry’s service to manki>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.14): Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service

A service providing recorded weather forecasts broadcast to airborne pilots over selected VORs defined as a HIWAS broadcast area.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC