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Leonardo awarded contract for 32 TH-73A helicopters by U.S. Department of Defense

Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for propo...

The City of the Future revealed by Bell

How do you imagine the City Of Future? Her is the visionof Bell Textron, reveals at CES. A vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport coexisting to move people, products and information across connected cities.  “With a focus on the passenger experience, we revealed the technology and the vehicl...

Get ready to the launch of ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter

The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, was revealed today at Courchevel in the French Alps. This stylish special edition of the ACH130 helicopter comes equipped with a range of four interior and exterior designs generated by Aston Martin which will delight he...

Joint state tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter started

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense started joint state tests of Mi-26T2V heavy-lift military transport helicopter which are to last until the end of 2020. As part of Russian Helicopters' program on upgrading the heavy Mi-26 helicopter for the Russian Aerospace Forces, in 2018 Rostvertol produced a p...

Bell delivered First Bell 505 to Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell Textron Inc. delivered the first of 12 Bell 505 helicopters to Horizon International Flight Academy per an agreement signed in November at the Dubai Air Show. The 505 was configured for flight training, fully equipped with an integrated glass cockpit that enables pilots in training to experience modern controls on a single engine aircraft. “We are glad to add Bell 505 hel...

Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K now EASA certified

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA Type Certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produces between 2,500 and 3,000 shp. The 1K is rated at 2,500 shp and its first flight in the AW189K took place in March 2017. Christian Caneilles, VP Heavy Helicopter Engines Program, said: "Certif...

Bell Boeing Delivers First Modified Osprey

Boeing and Bell Textron have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the United States Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tiltrotor fleet. The Marines have multiple configurations of the MV-22 aircraft in service. Under the Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program, Bell Boeing is reducing the number of configurations by upgradin...

German Armed Forces SAR received first H145 from Airbus Helicopters

Several months before the agreed deadline, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their ageing Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The Bundeswehr is also responsible for SAR&...

The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3 has now completed a full year of flight tests covering a wide range of adaptations and improvements all focused on delivering performance and enhancing safety. The result of this progressive fligh...

Aston Martin and Airbus prepare to take to the skies

Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters revealed a new partnership that brings together the best of automotive and aeronautical design. For the past 12 months designers from both brands have worked together on the aesthetic styling of the first product from this collaboration, which is set to be revealed early in Q1 2020. Commenting on the new partnership, Aston Mar...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Orders AW139 helicopters to enhance capability and responsiveness

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be deliver...

Mi-171A2 helicopter certified in India and Colombia

Mi-171A2 helicopter was certified in India and Colombia. It allows Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) to start exporting the latest modification of the multirole civilian helicopter. The Civil Aviation Department of India confirmed that the standard design of Mi-171A2 complied with Indian civilian aviation requirements (CAR). The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviatio...