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Ready to fly - H145 high altitude flight campaign

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with altitudes up to 20,000 feet above sea level, after having alr...

1st European Helicopter Day

If we talk about aviation, how many of you will immediately think about helicopters? I guess that would be the second thought. In fact, helicopters are used in so many every day missions, we are just too used to have the priviledge of that to think how important this job is. So when I saw the information about 1st European Helicopter Day, of course I needed to find out much more in order to s...

Airbus Innovation Award goes to Cobham

An award, an Airbus Innovation Award, that's prestigious, that's important and hard to get. So congratulations to Cobham, who received it following successful integration of multiple antenna functions into helicopter fuselage composite. It is official! Cobham Aerospace Communications Dourdan has been awarded a prestigious prize for innovation, by global leading rotary wing man...

Extended aftersales helicopter support for military and governmental fleets

Airbus Helicopters and Thai Aviation Industries have declared extended aftersales helicopter support for military and governmental fleets. Under this agreement, TAI will continue to be Airbus’ approved provider of HCare support and services for Thailand’s military and government helicopter fleets. HCare services already available to local operators will now include continu...

Russian Helicopters to certify Mi-171A2 in Peru

Experts of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company and United Engine Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) held a business meeting with representatives of the General Directorate for Civil Aviation (DGCAP) of Peru. The sides agreed on the procedure for validation of Mi-171A2 helicopter and VK-2500PS-03 engine. Peruvian aviation authorities plan to complete the helicopt...

Higher and faster - Kopter’s SH09 third prototype flies in Sicily

P3 reaching an overall 100 flight test hours? Yes, with 34 flights in Sicily!  Flight envelope has been opened beyond 10,000 feet and at an airspeed of 135 knots. In March 2019, Kopter transferred its third prototype (P3) together with a team composed of 20 flight test engineers, pilots and mechanics to Sicily to set up an additional flight test base in Pozzallo. Pozzallo provides...

China ACH160 launch customer - Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company

It's official - Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of China, which is home to approximately 70 million peopl...

Modernized Ansat concept presented at Paris Air Show 2019

Russian Helicopters presented a concept of the modernized light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019. The helicopter with new design solutions and options which will be introduced into serial production in the coming years. Main update - a "glass cabin" – new avionics which ensure flights in accordance with instrument flight r...

Thales’s new FlytX avionics suite for latest-generation helicopter programmes

The FlytX avionics suite will equip the future H160M Guépard, the military version of the H160 from Airbus Helicopters. FlytX is based on the Avionics 2020 concept unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show and comprises an intuitive touchscreen interface designed by pilots for pilots. Military helicopters are called on to perform reconnaissance, fire support, surveillance and search-and- rescue missi...

Ansat for the first time in Europe at Paris Air Show 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present the multi-purpose Ansat helicopters for the first time in Europe at the 53th International Paris Air Show, held in the French capital during June 17-23. Ansat will be shown in both its medical and VIP transport variants.   Ansat helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant will be displayed at...

French Air Force bolsters its fleet of H225Ms

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will be capable of inflight refuelling, an essential operational advantage that t...

New Nakanihon Air Service helicopter will be dedicated for EMS operations

Nakanihon Air Service took delivery of 20th H135 at an entry-into-service ceremony held at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture! This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates 45 Ai...