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Production Mi-171A2 takes first flight

The first production helicopter Mi-171A2 has taken a test flight at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant owned by the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec). The first multirole Mi-171A2 will be delivered to UTair-Helicopter Services for experimental operation in polar regions. Mi-171A2 has become the first Russian helicopter created with the use of advanced digita...

Sikorsky and Canada's DND Receive AHS International Award for Successful CH-148 Cyclone Helicopter Shipboard Tests

AHS International has recognized Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for "conducting an extraordinary international effort" to demonstrate flight and shipboard operation of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter from a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate. The award cites successful expansion of the flight envelop to S...

Apple International to provide specialised repairs and services in Russia

The International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia each year features new international companies. One of the new enterprises art the expo this year, Apple International with headquarters in US to introduce specialised repairs and services on the Russian market for the first time at HeliRussia 2018. Via Apple International services, clients in Russia would have an a...

Air Zermatt celebrates 50 years of operations with new Bell 429 delivery

Notable transportation and rescue company, Air Zermatt, commemorates 50 years of high mountain operations in the Swiss Alps and celebrates the delivery of a new Bell 429 aircraft. The aviation organization maintains a close relationship with Bell. “There is no better way for us to celebrate such a significant milestone than with an exciting addition to our fleet,” said Gerold Biner,...

Bell 505 receives certification in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has received certification for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. This is a major milestone for the international expansion of the Bell 505, as anticipation is growing in country to receive the deliveries of over 110 aircraft.  “We are thrilled to receive this certification in one of the fastest growing...

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars.  The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.   "NASA has a proud history of firsts," said NASA Administrator...

Dubai HeliShow 2018 announces partnership with Dubai South

The Dubai HeliShow, the biennial international helicopter technology and operations exhibition dedicated to the helicopter industry, will showcase for the first time the latest trends in helicopters at the Royal Pavilion at the Al Maktoum International Airport as part of Dubai South’s strategic move to become a world-class regional hub for helicopter operations and maintenance. Dubai Sout...

Airbus Helicopters delivers 200th H145 helicopter to Norsk Luftambulanse

Last week, Airbus Helicopters delivered the 200th H145 to Norsk Luftambulanse (NOLAS). The Air Rescue Operator will use the helicopter for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. The 200th H145 is the final H145 delivered to NOLAS under its current order, bringing the operator’s Airbus fleet to a total of eight H145s and seven H135s, all dedicated to delivering H...

RUAG holds first Swiss-based helicopter crew training for Maintenance Check Flights ahead of 2019 EASA regulation

RUAG Aviation flight test pilots applied their significant knowledge and experience in helicopter Maintenance Check Flights (MCF) to train fellow Swiss pilots and other interested parties in the first-ever training of its kind in Switzerland. The theory-based courses are offered by RUAG to prepare flight crews and technical personnel for the introduction of MCF regulations by the EASA, expect...

Multiflight adds new VIP Airbus H155B1 helicopter to its charter fleet

Multiflight has expanded its helicopter charter fleet with a VIP Airbus H155 helicopter to meet the increasing demand for its charter services. The new charter aircraft, an Airbus H155 with VIP configuration, joins Multiflight’s existing fleet, which includes two luxury eight seat AS365 Dauphin helicopters. “The VIP Airbus H155 helicopter is a fabulous new addition to the Mul...

Celebrating 25 years of Parts By the Hour with DRF Luftrettung

For 25 years, Airbus support and services has been making a significant contribution to the operational readiness of DRF Luftrettung's rescue helicopters, thanks to the security and rate of aircraft availability provided by its HCare Smart contract. DRF Luftrettung operates over 50 Airbus helicopters for emergency operations at 31 bases in Germany and Austria. Each year the c...

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence sign agreement to establish local helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will empl...