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PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The new H145 model with a five-blade, bearingless main rotor provides a 150kg increase in useful load. The aircraft will be based at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) in Hela Province of the PNG Highlands, and will be used to transport personnel and equi...

Japan Bell Boeing V-22 conducted Flights at Kisarazu Air Field

As the Bell Boeing V-22 garners attention from global military forces for its unparalleled capabilities, operators continue to showcase the tiltrotor’s benefits. Bell Boeing customer Japan Ground Self Defense Force’s (JGSDF) Transportation Aviation Group (TAG) officially began flight operations at Kisarazu Air Field on Nov. 6. Bell Boeing, in conjunction with the U.S. government,...

Multiple Cobham communications systems chosen for Airbus H160

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announced that Airbus Helicopters has selected four Cobham systems on the H160 Medium-Utility Helicopter:  ⮚     Digital Audio Communications System (DACS) for audio management and intercom functions. DACS is forward-fit on more civilian helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world. ⮚    ...

Hillsboro Aero Academy and RotorSky Launch First-of-its-Kind FAA/EASA Joint Training for Helicopter Pilots

Hillsboro Aero Academy announced that it had received approval to conduct professional helicopter pilot training in accordance with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The approval comes through a partnership with Austria-based helicopter flight school RotorSky. HAA's helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli Academy, will effectively become the only flight school in th...

U.S. Department of Defense exercises options for 36 TH-73A helicopters

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 171 million USD modification to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 36 TH-73A aircraft, with work expected to be completed...

US EMS operator Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters to 14 aircraft

Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country and delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. This order marks the entry of the AW109...

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan to be assembled on the territory of the customer. The delivery is based on a trilateral contract signed by Kazakhstan Engineering, Kazakhstan's Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and Russian Helicopters for semi-knock-down...

Bell 407 GXis Offer Luxury and Efficiency in Switzerland

The dynamic capabilities of the Bell 407 have earned it a reputation for reliability and versatility. And in Switzerland, the Bell 407 GXi, with its ability to quickly and efficiently access the picturesque terrain,  is hard at work thrilling global customers and serving communities. While there is an impressive range of Bell aircraft operating in the country, performing a variety o...

Several firsts for Kopter SH09 third prototype

Flight test activities have fully resumed at Mollis, Switzerland, having reassembled the third SH09 prototype (P3) after its return from Pozzallo. The flights at Mollis mainly concentrated on testing the new tail rotor and aerodynamic modifications for improved handling in the low speed envelope. Flights at altitude, in the local area, evaluated the handling characteristics at higher speeds and...

Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) as part of Russian Helicopters holding company launches Mi-8/171 type helicopter test operation program, which is aimed at the assessing of all the advantages of helicopters real operation in conjunction with all available corporate support tools and implemented aftersales services of Russian Helicopters holding company. The pilot project is being implemented in Ind...

First two H145s delivered to the Ecuadorian Air Force

Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will be delivered over the next year. The H145 helicopters, known as “Cobra” in the Ecuadorian Air Force, will be assigned to the 22nd Combat Wing in Guayaquil. The contract includes training f...

Bell Delivers Three Bell 407 GXis to Polish National Police

Bell announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland. “The Bell 407 GXi delivers a robust customer experience while providing best-in-class speed, performance, and r...