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Russian Helicopters to present Ansat and Mi-171A2 at SITDEF 2021

Russian Helicopters Holding Company will participate in the Eighth International Exhibition of Technology for the Defense and Prevention of Disasters SITDEF 2021 in Lima (Republic of Peru) on October 28-31 at the headquarters of the Peruvian Ground Forces. This year, the Holding Company will introduce potential customers to civilian helicopter technology: Light Twin Helicopter Ansat and Heavy Util...

First Bell 505 dealer in United States is named - Universal Helicopter Inc.

Bell appointed Universal Helicopter (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with Authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. Bell’s dealership network creates a complete experience from aircraft purchasing to operator training for current and future Bell 505 customers.  “Deepening our collaboration with Universal Helicopters (UHI) and naming them our first dealers...

LCI delivered two AW139 helicopters to Heligo

LCI has placed two Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term operating leases with its newest customer, Heligo Charters Pvt. Ltd. The state-of-the-art aircraft were recently delivered to Heligo’s base at Juhu Airport in Mumbai, from where they will provide crew transfer services for India’s largest energy company, ONGC.  Nigel Leishman, Executive Vice President &am...

Safran opens second assembly line in U.S. for Arriel 2E helicopter engines

Built in Texas - Safran Helicopter Engines has opened a second assembly line at their facility in Grand Prairie, Texas for the Arriel 2E engine. The first assembled and tested Arriel 2E engines have been delivered to Airbus. These engines power the UH-72B delivered to the U.S. Army as part of the newest Lakota helicopter. Also installed in the H145, the Arriel 2E was until now produced in France....

Mi-8 evolution - how legendary model manages to keep up with time

In the year of the 60th anniversary of the Mi-8 maiden flight we revisit the history of this famous helicopter and its current modifications. Development activities for improvement of the Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopter were completed in Mil&Kamov National Helicopter Center. According to Russian Helicopters (incorporated into the Rostec state corporation), the upgraded helicopter meets all current requ...

Bell Huey: a legend retires in Germany

In Bückeburg, Lower Saxony on June 23, 2021, a rich, thumping sound rang above the helicopter museum near the moated castle. The characteristic outline of the "carpet beater," as the Bell UH-1D is often called in the Bundeswehr, appeared in the sky. The two rotors with the powerful engine, to which this nickname is owed, "beat" at 324 revolutions per minute. As the aircraf...

21 new Airbus helicopters for Global Medical Response

Global Medical Response is adding a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing they have in common – and the most important thing we look for in o...

Agusta - the height of sophistication and technology for the VIP helicopter sector

Leonardo launched a new initiative to reinforce its leading position in the world’s VIP/corporate helicopter market, as it pioneers new advanced and sustainable air mobility solutions in the vertical flight domain. Today Agusta becomes the brand that embodies the company’s distinctive design, technology and service philosophy and values in the executive transport rotorcraft sphere...

Enhanced Airbus Helicopters support and services capability in China

Airbus Helicopters is commited to better support its Chinese customers at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong Province. On the opening day of the show, Airbus Helicopters signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement and an HCare Smart Parts By Hour (PBH) contract with State Grid General Aviation Compa...

Time to celebrate - 35 Years of Bell Textron excellence in Canada

Time to celebrate of  Bell Textron Canada operations in Mirabel. Founded in 1986, the global Centre of Excellence is home to civil and commercial aircraft manufacturing, assembly, flight testing and customer delivery. From its first Bell 206B Jet Ranger aircraft produced in 1986, through new helicopter development programs like the Bell 429, Bell has been instrumental for vertical f...

Russian Helicopters present at Airshow China 2021

Russian Helicopters are present at Airshow China 2021, including in digital format.Because of Covid restrictions, official delegations have been greatly reduced. Therefore, the format of online representation for Russian helicopter technology was chosen as part of Rostec State Corporation's unified exposition.China is Russia's most important strategic partner in the supply of aviation...

S-92 helicopter completed first flight using biofuel

Sikorsky has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including transitioning to sustainable aviation fuels derived from renewable no...