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Bell Textron Canada Develops Crew Barrier for Customers

Bell Textron Canada is proud to work with the Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to further protect servicemen and women during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the Canadian Armed Forces ramp up operations ahead of peak flooding season, the Mirabel-based company is rapidly bringing to market isolation systems for the CH-146 Griffon aircraft --the Royal Canadian Air Fo...

Two AW169 EMS Helicopters for Health Care District of Palm Beach County

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County, FL — a Federal Aviation Administration certificated air carrier in southern Florida also known as Trauma Hawk—has signed a contract to purchase two light-intermediate AW169 helicopters. Palm Beach County is the largest county by area in Florida with more than 2,300 square miles. The District maintains a well-organized instrument fligh...

Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company continues full-scale fulfillment of the state defense order

Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company, part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation), continues the fulfillment of the state defense order; the works are being carried out on schedule and at full scale. At present, the effort involves over 4,000 company employees. Throughout the last week, basing on the accord with the regional administration, Progress Arsenyev...

Helicopters fights corona – exchange of experience on a global level as part of the new EUROPEAN ROTORS trade fair

Helicopters play an outstanding role in the current health crisis due to their special flight characteristics. They are not only important for the transfer of infectious and ventilated patients from hospital to hospital, but they also secure relevant infrastructure through monitoring flights. The outbreak of the coronavirus has triggered a global crisis that has brought normal life to a stand...

Leonardo completed the acquisition of Kopter

Leonardo announced the closing of the acquisition of Kopter Group AG (Kopter) from Lynwood (Schweiz). The purchase price, on a cash and debt free basis, consists of a $185 million fixed component plus an earn-out mechanism linked to certain milestones over the life of the programme, starting from 2022. The acquisition of Kopter allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership...

Two more H225 helicopters for Japan Coast Guard

Japan largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan. “We thank the Japan Co...

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives $1.1 Million Grant

The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000....

Temporary closure of London Heliport

The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry. The London Heliport in Battersea, South London has been working closely with all relevant authorities and will continue to follow the latest advice from Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Accordingly, with immediate effect and no forward bookings, The...

Ansat to be equipped with modules for transporting infants

Kazan Helicopters received a permission from Rosaviatsiya to equip Ansat helicopters with a special module for transporting neonatal patients. This equipment can be used to provide evacuation and airborne medical care to infants. Ansat equipped with the neonatal transport module passed whole range of necessary certification tests. During the ground testing stage, the certification team dem...

New and unique helicopter show in Cologne: EUROPEAN ROTORS

Eight months before its premiere, the new show format for the international rotorcraft community is on course for success. Numerous companies and institutions have already committed to participate in the first edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS. Some 300 exhibitors from all over the world are expected in hall 8 of Koelnmesse, in Cologne, Germany. The positive response is an answer to the pooled forces of...

Guardian Flight helicopter base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight will open its first rotor wing base in Alaska at Kenai Municipal Airport this spring. The Airbus H125 helicopter will serve Alaska's Kenai Peninsula's hospitals including South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and Providence Seward Medical Center in Seward. "GMR and Guardian Flight Alaska are pleased to expand our services t...

Ansat got a certificate for the Emergency Floatation System

The Federal Air Transport Agency - Rosaviatsiya, certified the installation of the Emergency Floatation System on Ansat helicopter. It is designed for emergency water landing and is used to save lives of the crew and passengers. Rosaviatsiya also issued Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company the approval for the main change: the reduction in&nbs...