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First operator of the five-bladed H145 in Argentina - Helicópteros Marinos

Helicópteros Marinos is the first operator of the five-bladed H145 in Argentina. The two new helicopters, which have arrived in South America, will perform offshore SAR and Oil & Gas operations in the world’s most southernmost region: Tierra del Fuego. Helicópteros Marinos has been based in Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina for more than 34 years, operating f...

Ansat helicopter to be used for oversized cargo transportation and firefighting

Kazan Helicopters, part of the Russian Helicopters holding owned by Rostec, received the approval of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to equip Ansat with an external sling. The approval makes it possible to use Ansat for transporting oversized cargo and fighting fires.​ With an external sling, the maximum takeoff weight of Ansat has increased from 3600 kg to 3800 kg. The rotorcraf...

World first H160 delivered in Japan

Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter. The multi-role H160 was delivered from Airbus’ helicopter facility in Kobe, Japan, where flight training and specialised equi...

Safety, quality, training and advocacy partnership - Air Ambulance Programs Life Flight Network and Life Link III

Two independent, hospital-owned, not-for-profit air ambulance programs, Life Flight Network and Life Link III, today announced the signing of a letter of intent to launch a strategic alliance. This alliance will bring the organizations together to collaborate on best practices, process improvement, quality initiatives, and safety, all with a focus on the patients and communities they serve. The...

Rostec increases the Ansat flight range by 140 kilometers

Russian Helicopters has increased the flight range of the Ansat and Ansat-M helicopters by 140 kilometers by installing an extra tank. Thanks to this new feature, the unit in the conventional design will be able to fly up to 645 kilometers, while the upgraded version will be able to fly up to 780 kilometers.  A certificate from the Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) allows Kaz...

Beijing Police strengthens its long range, high capacity law enforcement with AW189 helicopter order

Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. placed an order for two AW189 super-medium twin engine helicopters which will be delivered to Beijing Police as the end user to strengthen its law enforcement, search and rescue, and fire-fighting capabilities in the Chinese Capital’s metropolitan area. The first aircraft will be delivered in the first half of 2022, with the second one following in Q1 2023....

The Helicopter Company expands fleet with 26 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company, established by the Public Investment Fund as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters. The agreement was signed by Raid Ismail, Chairman of the Board of THC and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, i...

All-new Ka-62 civil helicopter certified in Russia

November 30, 2021, Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a type certificate for an all-new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation. This document allows selling the helicopter at the Russian market. Ka-62 helicopter flight test program was launched in 2017 using three prototypes that performed 434 flights with a total dura...

Helitrans Pyrinees expands operations with the delivery of its first Bell 429

Helitrans Pyrinees S.L. took delivery of its first Bell 429 in March 2021. Renowned for its class-leading capabilities and flexible platform, the Bell 429 has enabled the Spanish operator to expand into special missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and firefighting. “The 429 was an easy decision for us. The spacious cabin, impressive mountain performance, cruise speed and tail rotor...

Leonardo: new helicopter service & logistics centre in Brazil achieves operational readiness

Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service and Logistics Centre headquartered in Itapevi, 30km far from São Paolo. This is the result of an R$60 million investment (approximately 9 million EUR) - the new site is based on an 80,000 m2 ar...

Russian Helicopters to supply Bangladesh police with two Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh have signed a contract for the delivery of two cutting-edge Mi-171A2 heavy multipurpose helicopters. Under the terms and conditions of the contract, the two rotrcrafts are to be delivered to the customer in Q1 2023. "The contract we signed is the logical outcome of our sustained efforts to prom...

First five-bladed H145 for offshore wind operations at HTM Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to be used in the offshore wind segment to its long-term customer HTM Helicopters. The aircraft will be operated from one of HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich, Emden, Borkum and Helgoland. For its missions, which include passenger transport to and from wind farms and hoisting technicians to the wind-turbines, the helicopter is equippe...