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Important agreement: Hawaii Life Flight & Kona Community Hospital

Kona Community Hospital and Hawaii Life Flight have renewed their five-year preferred provider agreement. The agreement confirms the hospital will call Hawaii Life Flight first for all air medical patient transports within the scope of the air medical provider's services. "Hawaii Life Flight is honored to partner with Kona Community Hospital to serve the needs of its patients and the K...

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

Leonardo is promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation. The Company’s AW159 already provides world-class technology to the RoK Navy and the helicopter is the ideal solution for the service’s ongoing requirement of 12 units to provide antisubmarine (ASW) and anti-surface (ASuW) cap...

South Korea goes for the modernization of Ka-32 helicopter fleet

Rostec State Corporation will offer its partners from South Korea the modernization of Ka-32 multipurpose helicopter fleet. The program for upgrading this type of helicopters will be presented at Seoul ADEX 2019 (Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2019) on the exposition of Russian Helicopters' official dealer RH Focus Corp. The producer suggests that avionics, engines and a...

The development of the first medical aid of the future

Leonardo and Olmedo have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue missions. The aim of the agreement is to improve the times and effectiveness of emergency medical interventions carried out in a joint mode through the use of helicopter and ambulances in a seamless e...

Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus to team up as National Helicopter Center

The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC “Mil Moscow Helicopter plant” and JSC “Kamov” to establish JSC “National Helicopter Center named after Mikhail Mil and Nikolay Kamov” (NHC). National Helicopter Center shall combine the potential of two helicopter design schools for...

More than 500,000 Flight Hours for Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet

The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, and Boeing has topped the 500,000 flight hour milestone. More than 375 Ospreys logged the hours, including the U.S. Air Force CV-22 and the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22. “The V-22 provides unmatched capability for the U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command,” said U.S. Ma...

Kopter is moving forward with SH09 Flight Test Program

The Kopter Flight Test crew has successfully performed a series of flight tests with the newly fitted and improved Main Gear Box (MGB) casing on SH09 Prototype 3 (P3). The flights performed with the retrofitted gearbox have already confirmed the expectations of Kopter engineers and crew: the new MGB runs more smoothly, is quieter and its enhanced capabilities to sustain flight loads enable the...

Airbus H225 helicopter selected by Air Greenland for search and rescue

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil and gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the ageing S-61 helicopter currently used for the service.  Airbus will pr...

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters...  Pecfect match to to provide the on-board helicopter for the REV Ocean research and expedition vessel! The research expedition vessel, which is 600ft (183m) long, is the flagship of Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Kjell Inge Røkke’s not-for-profit oceanic research foundation, REV Ocean. It wil...

Vision Systems partners Airbus Helicopters to develop RACER

Vision Systems takes part in Clean Sky 2 European research programme in partnership with Airbus Helicopters, to develop Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. Since its creation in 2005, Vision Systems has been producing different composite products for the aircraft industry using RTM and thermocompression processes (helicopter cyclic sticks, sun visor casings, window stiffeners,...

Airbus ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will this week begin demonstrating the world’s most advanced medium helicopter – the ACH160 – to prospective customers at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s foremost super yacht event. The aircraft will form the centrepiece of a triumvirate of Airbus helicopters also including the market-leading ACH145 and the lighte...

1,000th AW139 helicopter – a sales champion to the world market

Congratulations Leonardo! An achivement, a historic one - the delivery of 1,000th AW139 helicopter! The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza during an official celebration. If you analyze the industry, it becomes clear that AW139 programme is the most important helicopter programme internationally in the last 15 years. The AW139&rsquo...