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Airbus commits to extending ACH130 Aston Martin Edition production following rapid market success

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has committed to continuing production of the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition after selling out almost the entire initial production run faster than expected. The distinctive and stylish helicopter is a special version of the ACH130 featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin which has captivated the imagination of helicopter owner...

Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots. The contract, which was signed between the Republic of Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration and Bell, cal...

When you should choose a helicopter for your flight

Helicopters are becoming more modern and comfortable, being the main trend in the market today the so-called light helicopters. And for the versatility and practicality they provide, their extended use is anticipating new trends, such as urban air mobility. Welojets broker in Europe, Eric Bailleul, subject-matter expert in helicopters and private aviation, shares his insight. By Eric Bailleul,...

Savback Helicopters debuts ultra-light Zefhir helicopter in the UK

Savback Helicopters is bringing the Italian-built two-seat Zefhir helicopter to the Private Flyer show. This event brings together best-in-class luxury brands, private jets, helicopters, supercars, powerboats, yachts and lifestyle accessories - all in one location.   The Zefhir helicopter, developed by CURTI Aerospace, has been designed for the discerning priv...

Air Mobility Initiative lays the foundations for electric air transport of the future

To advance the development of regional and Urban Air Mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities and organizations are joining forces to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Munich Airport International, Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Dr...

Bristow Group to acquire British International Helicopter Services

Bristow Group announced its plans to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited, further enhancing its leading global Government Services business. Bristow will continue to build upon BIH's strong relationships established through a longstanding history of serving both military and civilian markets. Bristow expects to realize efficiencies by leveraging its scale to continue...

Swiss Aviation Company purchases two Bell 505s

Bell Textron signed of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses. “The Bell 505 is well suited for high-altitude environments, which makes it an ideal aircraft for transportatio...

Safran renews MCO contract for French government helicopter engines for 10 years

Safran Helicopter Engines and the French Aerospace Maintenance Agency (DMAé, Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique) have renewed for 10 years their contract to maintain the French government's helicopter engines in operational condition. Designated Saturne (Soutien Avancé des Turbines de l’Etat), the contract ensures the availability and MRO (maintenance, repair a...

Bell ambition to become more sustainable rotorcraft manufacturer

On World Earth Day, Bell is celebrated its commitment to become a sustainability leader in the aviation industry, from the way its aircraft are operated to its manufacturing processes. Last year Bell made vast strides in the implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuel by operating its aircraft on the low-carbon fuel. In March 2021, Bell announced the incorporation of SAF into its en...

U.S. Department of Defense awards $ 29 million contract for new AW119Kx helicopters in Foreign Military Sale to Israel

Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the U.S. Department of Defense for new AW119Kx aircraft in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the U.S. Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Israel’s Ministry of Defence is already an AW119Kx cus...

Looking back on 2,000 successful flight hours with the 505 - Mountainflyers and Bell

Mountainflyers started its operations with the Bell 505 over two years ago, having taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020. Today, it operates a fleet of three Bell 505s at three different locations, which between them have already accumulated a milestone 2,000 flight hours. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive versatility, Mountainflyers’ utilization of the 505 is diverse -...

Bestfly expands offshore helicopter fleet in Angola with AW139 order

Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. The recent order of Bestfly’s first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end of 2021, which made Bestfly the first local op...