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Russian Helicopters lands first export order for Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters has signed a contract with India’s Vectra Group to deliver a single Mil Mi-171A2 medium utility rotorcraft. This first export contract for the type was signed at Dubai Air Show in November. The helicopter is to be delivered in 2018. The contract also includes an option to purchase one more Mi-171A2. Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky expressed hope that success...

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.  The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225. This new purchase will bring the fleet of the country's primary provider of firefighting and res...

Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

First of 16 AW101 helicopters delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security for its All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter programme The AW101s will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force and replace the Sea King helicopters currently in service The Leonardo AW101 is the most advanced SAR helicopter available today – capable of performing long range SAR...

Russian Ka-226T helicopters can be assembled in India for third countries

Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries after Russia fulfils the basic contract for the delivery of 200 such rotocraft to that country, Rostec Corporation Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy Viktor Kladov told TASS on Monday. "Now a joint venture has been set up to implement the project of the Ka-226T production...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. company announced the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 2009. The aircraf...

Falcon Aviation expands its commitment to the H160

Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed in May 2016. "We took the decision to increase our request following a flight demonstration where we got the opportunity to test the H160’s excellent passenger flight experience first...

European Aviation Safety Agency grants Bell 505 Jet Ranger X certification

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “This is a significant milestone for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and I know our customers in Europe are thrilled to hear the news as well,” said Patrick Moulay executive vice president, commercial sales and marketing. “Our mission...

Airbus Helicopters completes first firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M

 Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam (MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by Thales (Scorpion). All planned and r...

Air Evac Lifeteam sign contract renewal with Able Aerospace Services

 Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has signed a long-term contract renewal with Air Evac Lifeteam, part of Air Medical Group Holdings – the largest air ambulance service in the U.S. The contract designates Able as the exclusive service provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for Air Evac Lifeteam’s...

The NH90 joins the digital marketplace, part by part

Earlier this year, Swedish and Finnish customers of the NH90 began ordering used and new spare parts from Airbus’ MyNH90 internet portal, a move that represented another sign of the manufacturer’s digital push. Some 330 NH90 helicopters – Airbus’ and NHIndustries’ military multi-role helicopter – are in operation across the globe, accumulating more than 150,0...

AW139s to support Queensland Government's helicopter fleet modernization programme

Order signed for two AW139s that will enter service by December 2018  The aircraft will add to three AW139s already in service performing EMS/SAR missions  Over 1000 AW139s have been ordered by more than 250 customers in nearly 70 countries to date   Leonardo announced that the Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two add...

Russian Helicopters plans to sign first contract on export of Mi-171A2 helicopters by end of year

Russian Helicopters, a leader of the global helicopter industry, said on Monday it plans to sign the first contract for exports of advanced multirole Mi-171A2 helicopters by the end of the year. This reported by TASS. According to the company’s press service, these plans were revealed by Director General Andrei Boginsky at the Russia-Mexico Trade and Industry Dialogue forum. "The...