Thursday, 23 July 2020

Defence Ministry: Faults on Helicopters Removed or Being Repaired

ZAGREB, July 23, 2020 - The faults found on two Croatian helicopters participating in the NATO mission in Kosovo have been removed or are being repaired and have not affected the operational capability of the Croatian Air Force or the continuity of the NATO operation, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

"All the faults have been removed or are being repaired and have not affected the operational capability of the Croatian Air Force or the continuity of the NATO operation," the ministry said in response to a query from Hina after the commercial television channel Nova TV reported that two helicopters had been found in May to be faulty.

The ministry said that only minor faults had been found on the helicopters. One has been repaired in the meantime and is in operational use, while the other is expected to be operational later this week.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Croatian Air Force Helicopters Transported 885 Patients in 2018

The helicopters and their pilots, as well as other staff of the Croatian Air Force have a lot to be thanked for when looking back on last year. 

It isn't only the tireless efforts of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) which need to be praised when it comes to dealing with emergency medical situations up and down the country, but the Croatian Air Force and the Croatian Army, as well as their equipment, as a whole.

As Morski writes on the 5th of January, 2019, during 2018, a total of 885 patients were transported by both transport and multipurpose helicopters belonging to the Croatian Air Force (HRZ), whose medical issues, usually those of an emergency nature, required emergency medical aviation. During the transit of these helicopters, 2,283 Croatian Air Force flights were carried out and completed, totalling 855 hours in the air.

Additionally, throughout 2018, 23 requests were received for the assistance of Croatian Air Force helicopters in search and rescue operations on the land, during which a total of 15 injured persons and 132 members of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) were safely transported. During these particular operations, a total of 107 Croatian Air Force flights were carried out and completed, which amounted to 43.25 hours in the air.

Namely, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia continue to provide excellent support in dire situations in which emergency air transport is required, and they remain in a state of constant readiness (during the day and night) with two helicopters, one of which being the helicopter of the 93rd Air Base, and the the second belonging to the 91st Air Base, stationed at Rijeka Airport's Krk helipad.

In most cases, Croatian Ait Force flights sent out for emergency medical situations work alongside established helipads which fulfil the necessary 24-hour operating conditions KBC Firule, Hvar, Stari Grad, Sućuraj, Selca, Korčula, Blato, Šolta, Dubrovnik-Medarevo, Rab, Lastovo-Ubli, Vis, Lošinj, Cres i helidrom Delta – Rijeka), the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia said.

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Friday, 12 October 2018

America Donates Two Black Hawk UH-60M Military Helicopters to Croatia

A gift from the other side of the Atlantic.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Zadar to Play Important Role for New Program, Air Force Helicopters

Zadar is set to play an extremely important defense role, with operations expected to begin next year.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Injured Mountaineer on Biokovo Rescued by Helicopter

A potentially catastrophic situation above Makarska was avoided thanks to the quick response of rescuers yesterday.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Missing Link: Croatia's Tourist Offer Enriched With New Luxury Service

Is this the news that 4 and 5 star hotels, as well as destinations trying to position themselves through luxury tourism, have been waiting for?

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Helicopter Tours Coming To Croatia — Finally

July 19 2018 — Flights from the mainland to islands, as well as up and down the coast.

We’ve seen this movie before in Croatia. But Helitours, now offering transnational helicopter flights from Brač and Mali Lošinj has a different plan.

Will things end differently this time?