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Hillsboro Aviation became authorized Airbus Helicopters service center

Hillsboro Aviation has been designated as an authorized Airbus Helicopters Service Center. In 2016, Hillsboro was appointed Airbus Helicopter’s first-ever North American commercial sales agent in the aircraft manufacturer’s 47-year history. With its new service center appointment, Hillsboro Aviation is positioned to provide a comprehensive suite of services to customers, filling a...

Phenix Jet Cayman adds Airbus H175 helicopter for European charter clients

Phenix Jet Cayman (Hong Kong) announced significant expansion of its service capabilities with the addition of helicopter operations.An Airbus H175 12-seat Executive Configuration helicopter added to charter fleet, further solidifying its commitment to delivering exceptional air travel experiences for its valued clientele. The Airbus H175 is a cutting-edge rotorcraft renowned for it...

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo achieve first 100% SAF flight with PT6C-67C-powered AW139 helicopter

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo successfully completed first flight for an AW139 helicopter powered by the PT6C-67C engine using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The 75-minute flight and ground tests that took place on November 21 at Leonardo facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate, Italy, evaluated engine performance at multiple power variations and demonstrated no significant diff...

EUROPEAN ROTORS concludes with growth and promise

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023 closed the doors on a highly successful event late last week, spurred by Industry growth and an exciting new host city. The four-day show saw growth over last year’s show in the number of attendees and exhibitors. Attendance at the show was over 5,400 people from over 80 countries, both figures exceeding the participation in the first two shows. The show also s...

First SAF-powered rotorcraft flight in UAE and Middle East set by ADA AW139

Abu Dhabi Aviation AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter accomplished two flights powered by aviation fuel blended with Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Abu Dhabi on 28 and 30 November. These flights using SAF on an ADA commercial helicopter marked a first in the UAE and Middle East. This initiative and achievement demonstrate ADA and Leonardo’s capability and active commitment in...

Bell Training Academy in Valencia annually welcomes 200 pilots from around the world

Bell Training Academy in Valencia, Spain welcomes every year around 200 Bell pilots to train using the class-leading facilities located there. At its center is the certified Bell 429 Level D Full Flight Simulator which has so far accumulated 1,000 simulator hours in 2023 alone. BTA, offers pilots training program to train for any unforeseen circumstances in different meteorolog...

ADAC HEMS Academy & Airbus Helicopters plan to establish new simulation training centre for H135 & H145 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy to establish a joint venture HMotion, a new simulator training centre for H135 and H145 helicopters. HMotion will offer a wide range of cost-effective training courses for helicopter personnel, including mission and critical flight training. Subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities, it is expected to be operational in early...

Air Zermatt took delivery of its third Bell 429

Air Zermatt took delivery of its third Bell 429. With its 75-person medical personnel and flight crew, Air Zermatt provides transport, tourist flights, and rescue operations in the Swiss Alps and surrounding communities. Each year, Air Zermatt carries out around 2,000 rescue missions, the majority of which are with the Bell 429. In addition to the delivery of their Bell 429, Air Zermatt...

AW09 global market success extends to Europe with preliminary sales contracts for ten units by Léman Aviation

The number of global partners for AW09 next-generation single-engine helicopter in the world market grows further with the announcement at European Rotors of the addition of Léman Aviation, who has signed Preliminary Sales Contracts for ten units. Léman Aviation offers tailored solutions for customers looking for personal and professional management of their private helicopter n...

At your fingertips: Airbus flies a fully automated helicopter with a tablet

Airbus successfully tested a new simplified human machine interface along with advanced autonomous features through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies, developed by Airbus UpNext, are controlled by a touchscreen tablet and aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase safety. Airbus Helicopters’ FlightLab fle...

Savback Helicopters appointed distributor for Konner across 7 countries

Savback Helicopters signed a Distributorship Agreement with Italian-based manufacturer Konner Helicopters. Savback is now the Exclusive Sales Representative to sell the turbine-engined K1-S19 and K2 helicopters across the Nordic region (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland) as well as the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Sales will be handled from both Savback’s...

Blueberry Aviation marks its 20th anniversary with $88 million asset acquisitions this year

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Blueberry Aviation successfully acquired helicopter assets valued at $88 million. This achievement underscores its growth and footprint in the helicopter sector. The $88 million asset value demonstrates Blueberry Aviation’ track record of steadfast growth, even in the face of market challenges and global uncertain...