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First of two Hungary H145Ms delivered

The first two of twenty H145M military helicopters have been delivered to the Hungarian Defence Forces. The H145Ms of the Hungarian fleet are equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, dual cargo hook, hoist, disaster management kit, ballistic protection as well as an electronic countermeasures system to support the most demanding operational requirements. They are also fitted...

ADATC and Leonardo to strengthen Training capabilities in the UAE

An AW169 helicopter simulator is to be delivered by Leonardo, in the framework of an agreement with Tawazun Economic Council, and to be operated by ADACT as a recognised training centre. Tawazun Economic Council, as part of its support to the national economy and to attract foreign and domestic investments into the UAE, the multinational aerospace, defence and security player Leonardo and the...

Airlift took the delivery of Greece’s first H145

Airlift has taken the delivery of its first H145 helicopter, becoming the first operator of this model in Greece.  The twin-engine helicopter will be mainly dedicated to VIP transfers, but thanks to the high versatility of its cabin configuration, the aircraft will also be used for emergency medical transport and fire-fighting. Established in 1999, Airlift was a pioneer in helicopter...

Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB ruding Dubai Airshow 2019. The agreement with Rotorcraft Nordic AB reflects the company's intentions to acquire ten VRT500 helicopters in a basic configuration before the year 2023. The opti...

Abu Dhabi Aviation & Leonardo sign contracts for five helicopters

On the Day Two od Dubai Airshow Abu Dhabi Aviation and Leonardo announced  the signing of contracts for 5 helicopters including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate AW169s. The aircrafts are scheduled for delivery in 2020. The agreement, which represents ADA’s first order for the AW169 helicopters, will expand ADA’s fleet of Leonardo helico...

Rostec attracts UAE investor for VR-Technoloiges

During the DAS 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company signed with the Emirati Tawazun Holding Company an agreement on the basic terms of the transaction of the purchase of a stake in VR-Technologies. The document was signed by Director General of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky and  Director General of Tawazun Tareq&...

Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world

Thanks to the purchase agreement signed today, Horizon International Flight Academy to become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world. Bell Textron will deliver 12 Bell 505 helicopters. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy uses its Bell-only fleet to provide unparalleled flight tra...

Pratt & Whitney Canada engines to power Russian Helicopters VRT500

Live from Dubai Airshow, it just become clear which engines will power VRT500 -  Pratt & Whitney PW207V! VR-Technologies and Pratt & Whitney have signed a contract for fitting the cutting-edge light VRT500 helicopter with gas-turbine PW207V engines.PW207V is the advanced modification of PW200 family engines with the capacity of up to 700 hp design...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145M to Luxembourg

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions to the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Together with the helicopters, Airbus also provides a training and support package to its customer. The delivery of the second helicopter is scheduled before the end of the year. The delivered H145M is the first H145 in Luxembourg....

The launch of Mi-38 on international market at Dubai Airshow 2019

The first foreign presentation of its newest Mi-38 civilian helicopter will take place during Dubai Airshow 2019! The rotorcraft featuring a luxury cabin will be showcased at the static exposition, and will also take part in the flight program. Cutting-edge technical solutions in the field of safety and comfort were used in the development of the helicopter interior. The engines of Mi-38...

WZ16 French-Chinese helicopter engine strengthened

Safran and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to strengthen their industrial cooperation on the WZ16 French-Chinese helicopter engine. This agreement was signed in Beijing by Alexandre Ziegler, Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Affairs, and AECC Chairman Cao Jianguo, during French President Emmanuel Macron's State Visit...

VIP helicopter charter company debuts at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

A debut of Luxaviation Helicopters ... sounds strange? However it is true - this is the first time for the company at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Charlotte Pedersen, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, says: “Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show provides an excellent opportunity for us to discuss with new and existing customers how we can support them in combining their yacht ex...