Iranian Plateau

June 27, 2011 - 4:45am

Iran is continuing its global, coordinated and illegal campaign to smuggle Bell helicopters and spares to keep its fleet flying in contravention of international arms embargoes. Several high-profile international arrests in late May, one in London and the remainder in Spain, point to a fresh round of smuggling activity.

September 30, 2009 - 10:32am

Robert Kraaipoel, 66, a citizen of the Netherlands and the director of Aviation Services International (ASI), an aircraft parts supply company in the Netherlands, has pleaded guilty to one count criminal information in federal court in the District of Columbia. Robert Neils Kraaipoel, 40, ASI’s sales manager, also a citizen of the Netherlands, and son of Robert Kraaipoel, entered the same plea.