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Mont Blanc Hélicoptères settles in Strasbourg – Entzheim

As part of its development in France, the Mont Blanc Helicopters company, based in Annemasse (Haute-Savoie), has opened a base on the Strasbourg-Entzheim airport. Thanks to this strategic implantation, the company intends to operate private individuals flights but also flights for the institutional members of many institutions sitting in Strasbourg. Mont Blanc Helicopters offers its f...

Bell Helicopter begins delivery of nine Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Chile

Bell Helicopter announced the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Eagle Copters South America headquartered in Santiago. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation. “We are excited to announce the first two of nine Bell 505s have been delivered to our friends at Eagle Copters South America,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Latin America. “With the latest...

Sikorsky celebrates 50 years of service by the Nuri S-61 with the Royal Malaysian Air Force

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, together with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) celebrated 50 years of continuous service of the S-61 helicopter in Malaysia. The milestone was celebrated Sept. 17 with a commemorative dinner attended by Malaysian Chief of Air Force, General Tan Sri Dato Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang and scores of RMAF helicopter crew members.  The first of an initial ord...

China and Russia progress in talks to produce heavy-lift helicopters

China and Russia have made progress in talks to produce a new model of heavy-lift helicopters, a well-placed Chinese source said Wednesday.  The two sides have reached consensus on technical terms, split of responsibilities, and a roadmap to implement the project, said Huang Chuanyue, deputy chief engineer of Avicopter, the helicopter arm of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp. of China...

CMIG Leasing further enhances cooperation with Airbus Helicopters in China

The two companies to strengthen civil helicopter general operations and expand to the public services segment in China CMIG Leasing (previously known as CMIFL) and Airbus Helicopters further strengthened their partnership through an agreement signed during China Helicopter Exposition 2017 by TANG Min, President of CMIG Leasing, and Marie-Agnes Veve, General Manager of Airbus Helicopters China....

Russian Helicopters to participate in China Helicopter Expo – 2017

Russian Helicopter holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new helicopters for civil purposes at the international exhibition of the helicopter industry, China Helicopter Expo – 2017, which will be held from September 14 to 17 in Tianjin (China). The company's display includes models of Mi-171A2 helicopter and light Ansat helicopter in...

Boeing MH-139 Helicopter Could Save Air Force More Than $1 Billion

The Boeing proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses. The company today submitted its bid for the Air Force to buy up to 84 MH-139s to protect the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and meet certain domestic military transport needs. A contract award...

German Federal Aviation Office certifies world’s first H145 full flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters

The H145 simulator at the Airbus Helicopters Training Academy in Germany has been awarded level D status by the German Federal Aviation Office – the highest possible certification for a full flight simulator. With such airworthiness authority approval, more training hours accumulated by pilots in the full flight simulator are now authorized to be logged as actual flight hours. The simulat...

Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed as first major business venture

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has today announced the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters' first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world's largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator. Luxaviation Helicopters will incorporate Starspeed...

Airbus Helicopters marks 50 years of local presence and showcases EMS capabilities and at China Helicopter Expo 2017

Show display includes China’s first HEMS configured H135, the H130, the H160 virtual experience and HCare digital solutions Airbus Helicopters will highlight its wide range of products and services at this year’s China Heli-Expo, from 14th to 17th September in Tianjin. The company will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in China.  Visitors will be abl...

Able Aerospace Services Announces Bell 429 Cr&O Capabilities

Able Aerospace Services has announced the addition of repair and overhaul services for the Bell 429, a helicopter with features that support the mission of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and related public service operators. “We pride ourselves on working at the speed of the customer, and that requires our team to remain at the front of helicopter technology,” said Able Aerospace...

Leonardo confirmed in the Dow Jones sustainability indices

For the eighth year in a row, Leonardo has been incorporated in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Europe. The company’s consistent presence in the Dow Jones equity indices reflects Leonardo’s commitment to a sustainability approach that integrates environmental, social and governance aspects into its business strategy, supporting corporate processes and the capacity to innova...