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Maintenance center for Ansat helicopters to open in Mexico in 2020

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in active stage. The project is being implemented by Craft Avia Center...

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered to SGGAC

A heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter has been delivered to China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC). The company became the launch customer for the H215 in China.  A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction and maintenance work along China’s network of...

First two AW139 helicopters delivered to Italy’s National Fire Corps

Another major step forward forward made to strengthen the collaboration between Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps - the delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters! The event, celebrated during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility in the presence of Government representatives and local authorities. The introductio...

RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities for two new Airbus Helicopters H125

RUAG has designed, developed and integrated a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) featuring Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) for the new Airbus Helicopters, Inc. H125. RUAG realized the STC on behalf of customers Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB). Approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the STC is spe...

Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension signed

Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract extension signed between the Australian Department of Defence and Airbus Helicopters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said that the five-year, TLS contract extension reflected the current standing of the Tiger in Australia.  “Airbus is commi...

VRT500 mockup presented by Russian Helicopters at Milan Design Week

Fuorisalone exhibition, a part of Milan Design Week, hld last week, gave the possibility to see a mockup of the light multi-purpose helicopter VRT500.  The helicopter model was presented by VR-Technologies at the exhibition of ItalDesign, which was one of the developer companies of VRT500. Currently specialists of Russian Helicopters are developing the design documentatio...

Latest newcomer to join the team - PhilJets became part of Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance

Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance is growing fast, this time PhilJets is the latest newcomer to join the team. The integration of Philippines-based helicopter charter operator will give members with VIP helicopter charter access in the Asia-Pacific region, to compliment Alliance’s existing global capabilities in the US, Europe and Africa. Chairman, PhilJe...

HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

HQ Aviation, the very successful British helicopter training school and maintenance centre has expanded its list of approvals through its appointment as a Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Center.  Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce today at Heli-Expo 2019 officially confirmed HQ Aviation has joined the RR300 Service Center network, which offers global, approved maintenance support...

Mi-171 helicopter with the VK-2500-03 engines certified in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a national type certificate for the Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines. The decision of the Chinese authorities gives Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) an opportunity to supply aircraft of this type to China. “China has about 20 civilian Mi-8/17 helicopters, and we had previously noted...

Columbia Helicopters sees opportunities in Europe

By Jeremy Parkin Columbia Helicopters was attending AFF Europe 2019 to build its knowledge, contacts and reputation in Europe.  The Oregon-based operator sees opportunities in countries which currently fly just fixed-wing firefighting aircraft, and are bringing the message of the benefits in a mixed fleet of fixed and rotary wing.  The operator also expects to star...

New H135 with Helionix delivered to Japan's Mainichi Newspapers

An entry-into-service ceremony held at the Mainichi Newspapers’ base in Haneda, Tokyo, to celebrate the delivery of a brand new H135 with Helionix from Airbus Helicopters. The new H135 will complement Mainichi Newspapers’ existing fleet of three H135 helicopters, replacing its Airbus AS350B. The four H135 helicopters will be jointly operated by Kyodo News from April 2019, in el...

French Touch of Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance by Michel de Rohozinski, CEO of Azur Hélicoptère

Episode 3, already, on Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance! This time you have a "french touch" inside opinion by Michel de Rohozinski, CEO of Azur Hélicoptère   Azur Hélicoptère has facilities in Cannes, Nice, St Tropez, Monaco, Lyon and Courchevel, making us one of France’s leading helicopter charter companies, specialising i...