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Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:00 am
by SYD330
I have 2 questions:
1. Were the Jetstream 41's not taken up by the original airline customer & purchased by the Government Flying Service?
2. On Helis.com. why is B-HZD listed as second hand & with a previous registration number called N76004 or is this the test number by the manufacturer Sikorsky?

helis.com/database/cn/11509/

I would be grateful of your help, Thanks

Re: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:35 am
by diamondchap
I think the J41s came direct from BAe
https://rzjets.net/aircraft/?page=3&typeid=37

Re: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:49 am
by rutankrd
The Jetstreams were supplied via the UK Overseas Development Agency and Crown Estate which had control of the marine environment and 12 mile limit prior to hand back.

Essentially the British Tax payers paid for them

Re: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:02 pm
by MO11
N76004 is a Sikorsky "dealer plate"; not assigned to an aircraft.

Re: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:20 pm
by texl1649
I don’t see an S-76 today.

https://www.gfs.gov.hk/eng/aircraftmenu.htm

I imagine the Airbus/any S-76 will be replaced with the “Chinese Blackhawks” in the future (Z-20’s). Or Z-8, or Z-9’s. I am not sure why they are simply procuring more H-175’s for the time being, or how (many) will be allocated to the HK side.

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/pres ... search-and

Re: Does anyone know if the Hong Kong Government purchased brand new Jetstream 41's & S-76 helicopters?

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:58 am
by ThePointblank
texl1649 wrote:
I don’t see an S-76 today.

https://www.gfs.gov.hk/eng/aircraftmenu.htm

I imagine the Airbus/any S-76 will be replaced with the “Chinese Blackhawks” in the future (Z-20’s). Or Z-8, or Z-9’s. I am not sure why they are simply procuring more H-175’s for the time being, or how (many) will be allocated to the HK side.

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/pres ... search-and

Because the H-175 is also licensed produced in China as the Avicopter AC352