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India’s first Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH145 is delivered to Businessman and Philanthropist Adar Poonawalla

State-of-the-art aircraft includes Airbus Helionix glass cockpit avionics system for enhanced performance and safety Airbus has delivered India’s first fully customised, ACH145 helicopter to Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by doses. This marks the entry of the highly successful twinengine helicopter...

Russian Helicopters completes delivery of 31 EMS helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, under a contract with the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), has completed the delivery of 31 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration. The customer was supplied with 12 Ansat and six Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, as well as 13 Mi-8AMT helicopters launched at the Ulan-Ude Aviat...

Eight additional H225Ms ordered by Indonesian Air Force

Eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters were ordered by The Indonesian Air Force as part of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet.  Under the agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI), the 11-ton combat-proven helicopters will be delivered t...

Full-scale Design of Air Taxi unveiled by Bell

Bell Helicopter revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle today during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel. BELL NEXUS&n...

The Entire Spanish Chinook Helicopter Fleet will be modernized by Boeing

Will remanufacture 17 CH-47D Chinooks to the CH-47F configuration for Spain’s Army Boeing will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations. This i...

Russian Helicopters can set up 3-4 warehouses in Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America

The Russian Helicopters is considering an opportunity of setting up 3 or 4 warehouses in different points of the world for support of its service centers and products overseas, CEO of the holding Andrei Boginsky told TASS on Thursday. "We have a development and aftersales service program. There is a task of setting up depots for service centers in specific regions. We are reviewing develop...

Sakhalin Energy signs AW189 contract for modern long range helicopter transport

Leonardo and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (“Sakhalin Energy”) signed a contract for the supply of three AW189 super medium twin engine commercial helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry, with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020. The contract was signed...

Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look At SB>1 DEFIANT™

Sikorsky and Boeing provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The SB>1 DEFIANT™ is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today's conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and maneuverability. It will help inform the...

TH-119 HELICOPTER PERFORMS FIRST FLIGHT

Leonardo announced it successfully completed the initial flight test of the TH-119 IFR training helicopter yesterday. The TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy’s aging fleet of TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters, a variant of the successful AW119, manufactured in the US with strong local supplier base. By completing this important milestone, the&...

First H225s for Ukrainian Ministry of Interior is delivered

Kick-starting the modernisation of Ukraine’s helicopter fleet, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two H225s, out of an order for 21 aircraft, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior. One aircraft is destined for search and rescue missions and the other one will be operated by the National Guard for law enforcement missions. The H225 helicopters were repurposed to suit these public...

Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator flies unmanned

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator took off for a fully unmanned autonomous flight at the military airbase in Istres in the south of France. The purpose of the flight was to establish compliance with the demanding regulatory and safety systems necessary for future unmanned flight in France.  During the exercise the demonstrator performed a 30 minute flight successfully executing...

Canada’s first H145 delivered to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For multi-faceted law enforcement missions, the new H145 can be reconfigured quickly and easily Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The versatile twin-engine Airbus H145 is the latest variant of the H145 family of aircraft. RCMP’s Air Support Unit will utilize the H145 for a variety of missions including surveillance and p...