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New Zealand Emergency Medical Services received EMS H145 helicopters

In a ceremony at the GCH Aviation Group headquarters, Airbus has tdelivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration in the New Zealand market. “I’m proud that Airbus’ heli...

Airbus Helicopters opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery centre (CDC) at its Subang facility.  The new CDC will see Airbus’ new helicopters for customers in the Southeast Asia region being completed in, and delivered from this centre of excellence, consolidating Malaysia’s role as Airbus’ regiona...

Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System Becomes Standard Equipment on the Bell 407GXi

Precise Flight has announced that Bell has selected its patented Pulselite System® as standard equipment for the Bell 407GXi. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing its visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircr...

Ka-32 helicopters to be used in firefighting in Turkey

Russian Helicopters delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey. The machines will be used in firefighting. In July 2018 contracts were signed with KAAN Air (Turkey) for delivery of three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters. Currently all three are handed over to the customer. The rotorcraft were purchased primarily for firefighting purposes. “Ka-3232A11BC is the...

Five SH09 helicopters for Metro Aviation

Congratulations! The intent of Metro Aviation to purchase and take delivery of five SH09 helicopters following FAA certification is formally recorder. The MOA is signed with Kopter. Metro Aviation has evaluated and selected the SH09 due to its twin-engine cabin volume for a single-engine price tag and low operating costs while offering best-in-class speed, range, payload and other desira...

First ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

A new customer in the Philippines ordered ACH160, becoming the launching customer for this model inthe Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago.  Equipped with Blue Edge blades and a new canted Fenestron rotor, the ACH160 sets a new benchmark in corporate transportation with a blend of innovative techno...

Single engine TH-119 helicopter obtains FAA IFR certification

TH-119 became the first and only IFR certified single engine helicopter in decades, congratulations! Now pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems.  Based on the successful AW119, the TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy&r...

Russian Helicopters to start additive manufacturing of parts in 2020

  In 2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company is planning to re-engineer approximately 30 different helicopter parts to be manufactured using 3D printing technology and integrate them to serial production starting from 2020. "This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies. These parts are...

The acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri helps strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint

One more step to help strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint in Italy has been made - the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. The company will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers.  Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role...

Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions

Extreme conditions for helicopter? No problems -Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions! Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of extremely high temperature and high altitude. Test results were delivered to the Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya&nbs...

Ready to fly - H145 high altitude flight campaign

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with altitudes up to 20,000 feet above sea level, after having alr...

1st European Helicopter Day

If we talk about aviation, how many of you will immediately think about helicopters? I guess that would be the second thought. In fact, helicopters are used in so many every day missions, we are just too used to have the priviledge of that to think how important this job is. So when I saw the information about 1st European Helicopter Day, of course I needed to find out much more in order to s...