The Aviation Service of Argentina National Gendarmerie (SEAV GNA) celebrated 56th anniversary at Campo de Mayo Military Airfield.


The Aviation Service of Argentina National Gendarmerie (SEAV GNA) celebrated last month the 56th anniversary of its creation at its base on Campo de Mayo Military Airfield. The event was attended by the Secretary General Major General Daniel D. Perez and Gendarmeria Chief Aviation Commander Major Jorge Rivarola. Gendarmeria Nacional […]

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Maintenance of French Air Force DHC-6 Twin Otters gains momentum in Tarbes


DAHER-SOCATA has started scheduled maintenance activity on French Air Force multi-role de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft on behalf of INEO Global Support. It’s an addition to a contract awarded to DAHER-SOCATA in 2011 to provide avionics modernization to international civil aviation standard of five French Air Force transport […]

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French Customs AS355 F2 helicopters modernized by DAHER-SOCATA are operational

(c) Airbus Helicopters

Two AS355 F2 Ecureuil helicopters modernized by DAHER-SOCATA with the dual Garmin GNS 430 GPS/Nav/Comm system and MX10 Wescam imaging/sensor system received the EASA European aviation authority Service Bulletin this month. It enables them to operate with their new equipment alongside new EC135 T2i helicopters delivered last year. Introduction of […]

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DAHER-SOCATA is ready to modernize the French Flight Test Center’s AS350 helicopters

(c) HJ 2011

DAHER-SOCATA has submitted a proposal on the integration of modern equipment on three Airbus Helicopters AS350s operated by the CEV, France’s Official Flight Test Center in Cazaux. DAHER-SOCATA’s proposal includes two Garmin GNS 430 GPS/Nav/Comm (satellite positioning/communications/navigation) systems coupled to the autopilot; a cockpit voice recorder; a new Mode S […]

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Two years of supporting French military academy fleets

D. Perez © Armée de l’Air

DAHER-SOCATA has marked the second year of its logistics and support contract for French military academy fleets in cooperation with CATS (Cassidian Aviation Training Services), a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space. From its operational base in Cognac, DAHER-SOCATA provides logistics and support for a fleet of 51 light aircraft […]

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The TBM avionics contract with France’s Ministry of Defense is completed


The 27th TBM 700 in service within the French Ministry of Defense has been delivered after being retrofitted by DAHER-SOCATA with Garmin G1000 avionics. DAHER-SOCATA’s avionics modernization improved the operational level of the TBM liaison fleet operated within the French Air Force, the French Army Aviation and the DGA French […]

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“Cartouche Doré” aerobatic team kicks off the airshow season

R.Nicolas-Nelson © Armée de l'air

As the second official display team after the “Patrouille de France,” the “Cartouche Doré” (Golden Plate) aerobatic team is unique in Europe – with its pilots, all instructors of Cognac military flight school, flying piston-trainer SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon in a spectacular show demo. Their program this year includes 20 air […]

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French Air Force DHC-6 Twin Otter modernization gains momentum


DAHER-SOCATA is now working on modernization of the French Air Force’s third DHC-6 Twin Otter utility aircraft, which calls for the installation of new avionics – plus training of flight crews and maintenance personnel – as part of a contract awarded in 2011. This avionics modernization includes the replacement of […]

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