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Kaman delivers new K-MAX to Black Tusk Helicopter

Kaman delivered a new medium-to-heavy lift K‑MAX helicopter to Black Tusk Helicopter of Squamish, BC, Canada. Black Tusk performs various external lift projects of every scale, ranging from aerial timber harvesting, ski tower setting, firefighting, and hydroelectric projects.  Phil Murphy, Vice President of Business Development, Kaman Air Vehicles, commented: “Bla...

UK Ministry of Defence orders more H145 helicopters

UK Ministry of Defence has ordered a further six Airbus H145 helicopters as the next step in renewing its rotary fleet and cutting the number of different types in service. New aircraft will be deployed to Cyprus primarily for emergency response duties and to Brunei to support UK military training in jungle warfare and will replace Airbus Pumas currently performing those roles. New...

Savback Helicopters debuts at AERO 2023 with newly won Swedish certification ultra-light K1-S19 helicopter

Savback Helicopters is making its debut at the 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen. The Sweden-based brokerage is also taking the opportunity to court customer interest for a brand-new Airbus Helicopters’ H160 medium utility helicopter and a light utility H125, both in its inventory. Savback’ participation at the Show coincides with Sweden Civil Avia...

Safran continues in-service support for U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has renewed its contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to support the Arriel engines powering its MH-65 helicopters. This new 5-year contract will provide in-service support and MRO for more than 240 Arriel 2C2-CG engines, under a Support-By-the-Hour contract. The U.S. Coast Guard's MH-65 helicopters have been powered by two Arriel 2C2-CG engines since 2003...

Japan Coast Guard adds three H225s

Japan Coast Guard placed an additional order for three H225 helicopters, taking its total H225 fleet up to 18. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024 for its growing fleet. The new helicopters will support territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the country. Jean-Luc Alfonsi...

Bell versatile aircraft lineup makes headway in South American market

Bell has distinguished itself throughout Latin America as a global leader in the rotorcraft industry across multiple market segments. With the emergence of large-scale natural disasters in region, many customers have turned to Bell to provide them with military fleet upgrades and advanced aircraft to aid during missions that help keep people safe, such as high-altitude mountain search-and-rescue....

Safran renews support contract for UK MOD Merlin helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a new contract with UK MOD Defence Equipment & Support agency for the continued support of RTM 322 engines used on the Royal Navy’s fleet of 55 Merlin helicopters. This Single Source Qualifying Defence Contract will run for six years from 1 April 2024 with options to extend the support through to the Merlin’s Out-of-Service date of 204...

Bell announces certification for BasiX-Pro Glass Cockpit Retrofit Kit

Bell Textron announced today the FAA certification for its Basix-Pro Glass Retrofit Kit for Bell 412EP models. The new glass cockpit retrofit kit benefits include reduced pilot workload, increased precision and improved situational awareness. Chris Schaefer, vice president, Customer Experience, Bell commented: “As a part of Bell’s Customer Support and Service offerings, we are...

Robinson Helicopter celebrates 45 years of the R22

Robinson Helicopter Company celebrates the 45th anniversary of its iconic two-seat R22 helicopter. On March 16, 1979, Robinson received FAA certification for the R22, which has been enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum since September 2004. With a legacy of accessibility, reliability, and versatility, the R22 revolutionized the personal helicopter market. Many of the world's...

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO Leasing sign for six H175 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO International Financial Leasing, a state-owned enterprise belonging to China's Guangdong Province, have signed a contract for six H175 helicopters. Entrusted by the Guangdong Provincial Government, SKYCO Leasing is in charge of leading the aviation industry development in the province. The versatile H175 helicopters acquired by SKYCO Leasing will be deplo...

CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut

Airbus presented its full electric CityAirbus NextGen prototype to the public, ahead of its maiden flight later this year. The two-tonne class CityAirbus, with a wing span of approximately 12 metres,  is being developed to fly with a 80 km range and to reach a cruise speed of 120 km/h, making it perfectly suited for operations in major cities for a variety of missions.&nbs...

Thales to supply 8 Full Flight Simulators to Airbus Helicopters to train Bundeswehr H145M pilots

Thales will deliver 8 Reality H Full Flight Simulators to Airbus Helicopters for training German Bundeswehr and NATO pilots on the Airbus multi-role H145M helicopters as part of ​ the LKH programme.The Reality H architecture is designed to the highest-level D standards from Aviation Authorities. It provides an immersive training environment, with a wide range of operational scenario...