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Falcon Aviation and Leonardo Helicopters partner for new helicopter offshore and onshore contract for Kuwait Oil Company

Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation companies specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, confirmed today (17th January 2018) at the Kuwait Aviation Show that three new Leonardo AW169 helicopters (signed for at the recent Dubai Airshow) will be deployed on a five-year contract with The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).  The helicopters will p...

Mont Blanc Hélicoptères becomes official air transporter for F1 Grand Prix de France

Today Mont Blanc Hélicopères, a part of HBG Helicopter Group, became official air transporter for Formula 1 Grand Prix de France which will take place 21 to 24 of Juin 2018 at Le Castellet. We had a quick interview on the phone with HBG Group Vice president Sales & Marketing Stéphane Woitok: Q. MBH becoming the official air transport operator for F1 Grand Prix de...

Russia and Brasilia want to promote exports of Russian helicopters

The Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport and Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency expressed mutual interest in signing in the near future a memorandum of understanding aimed at supporting exports of Russian helicopters, the Russian authority said in a statement. This reported by Sputnik. The memorandum was submitted by ANAC (Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency) to the Russian...

Russian Helicopters to test Mi-171A2 helicopters at extremely low temperatures

Russian Helicopters plans to test Mi-171A2 multi-purpose helicopters in adverse weather conditions with air temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius, the company reported. Two helicopters, as well as specialists of the Moscow Mil Helicopter Enterprise have already arrived in Yakutia where the helicopters’ trials will be held during a month. The program of trials envisages a...

Sikorsky S-92® Featured in New Science Channel Series "Mega Machines"

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series "Mega Machines."  This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features Cougar Helicopters...

Latvia orders additional Leonardo helicopters for State Border Guard

Two AW119Kx helicopters will join two AW109 Powers in 2019 to perform SAR, transport, firefighting and disaster relief missions  Contract also includes an option for an additional unit and aircrew/maintenance technician training services Orders for nearly 300 AW119s placed by over 120 customers in almost 40 nations to date​ Leonardo is pleased to announce that the St...

Russian Helicopters delivered five Ka-32A11BC helicopters to China in 2017

Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec state corporation) have completed production of two Ka-32A11BC medium multirole helicopters for the fire department of China's Qingdao Municipal Public Security Bureau, the company said in a statement. "The helicopters will be used for fire-fighting, including in urban terrain, and rescue operations," the report says. "The helicopters w...

AW109 Trekker helicopter achieves EASA certification

Newest type in the light twin-engine segment strengthening Leonardo’s position in this market for public services and utility duties   EASA Certification allows deliveries to start in the first quarter of 2018  Over 40 aircraft ordered by customers worldwide to date  Leonardo is pleased to announce that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issue...

Leonardo wins the National Award for Innovation with an electric tail rotor for helicopters to reduce environmental impact

The winning project was developed within the European “Clean Sky” programme that is developing sustainable solutions for future air transport The groundbreaking technology is part of a programme to increase the use of electrical systems on aircraft; improving reliability, safety while reducing energy consumption and environmental impact Profumo: "Technological innovation is...

Airbus Helicopters and UK Ministry of Defence sign Follow-on Support Arrangement for RAF Puma Mk2

Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a Follow-on Support Arrangement contract to provide support to the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet over the planned service life of the aircraft. The contract, worth an initial £100 million, is the first of two pricing periods which will see Airbus Helicopters provide full technical support and logistics until March 2022. The c...

First Tiger HAD retrofit delivered to the French Army Aviation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). This retrofit from the HAP to the HAD version involves performing over 100 airframe modifications and installing over 1500 new parts and 250 electrical cables. Compared...

Eight more AW139S to strengthen rescue and border patrol services in Italy

Contract for two AW139s for the Coast Guard and six for the Customs and Border Protection Service valued at approximately 112 million euro for delivery by 2020 53 AW139s ordered by the Italian Government operators for public services to date Over 250 customers from around 70 nations have already ordered more than 1,000 AW139s, nearly 900 of which are in service  Leonardo anno...