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Southern Utah University selects Bell 505 to offer advanced pilot and technical training

Southern Utah University (SUU) purchaised a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common core of general education and general aviation core courses. SUU Aviation is a University flight training program in Cedar City, Utah wit...

Erickson debuts composite main rotor blades

Erickson Incorporated announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor blades. After many years of manufacturing metal blades, Erickson has invested in the future of the S-64 rotorcraft by designing, certifying, and building composite main rotor blades that will bring many dramatic benefits. Erickson began the process of designing the new blades in 2008, working closely...

Mi-171A2 reaches record speed at the Baikal Mile festival

Russian Helicopters Mi-171A2 helicopter established a Russian record: it reached a maximum speed at a limited distance of 1.6 kilometers. During the “Baikal Mile” festival the civilian helicopter operated by the crew of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) reached the speed of 268 kph at a minimum altitude of 20 meters. The U-UAZ crew set the r...

First serial produced Mi-38 delivered to a client

Russian Helicopters delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was held at the Kazan Helicopters facility. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic...

Production Organization Approval granted to Kopter Group

Kopter Group received today from FOCA the certificate granting the Production Organization Approval.This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ram...

Ansat Aurus helicopter deliveries will start

Aurus brand comfortable cabin are good to go! Russian Helicopters received the approval from Rosaviatsiya. This will allow to start mass production and deliveries of this Ansat modification.Certification testing of Ansat Aurus Design were successfully completed in early February 2020. The certification tests were aimed at assessing performance of equipment in the cabin of the helicopter and e...

Second Sikorsky contract to build Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky will build six production VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters under a contract from US Navy. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot II, Sikorsky will begin deliveries of six VH-92A helicopters in 2022. The remaining production aircraft will b...

New Safran CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

Safran Helicopter Engines celebrated the opening of CAP 2020, its new industrial campus in Tarnos, southwest France. Present were Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Ross McInnes, Safran Chairman, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO and Franck Saudo, President of Safran Helicopter Engines. Launched...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. At Airshow China 2018 Russian Helicopters signed a contract for...

NH90 HFTS pilot training centre adapts latest helicopter standard

The good cooperation conducted since 2004 between the German forces and the Helicopter Flight Training Services consortium for NH90 aircrew training will continue until 2028, thanks to the recent signing of the contract to modernize the four Full Mission Simulators on three sites. This contract complements the initial 14-year private finance agreement (PFI) signed in 2004. The HFTS consortium w...

New financial products from Russian Helicopters at Singapore Airshow 2020

Russian Helicopters and its partners presented financial products for foreign customers of Russian-made helicopter equipment at Singapore Airshow 2020. A specialized multimedia presentation at the company's stand demonstrates opportunities for receiving financial support for helicopter technology purchases. The multimedia stand both allows show participants to learn about the l...

French Navy search and rescue missions reinforced with four H160s

Amazing result of a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines - the supply by DGA of four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years. This interim fleet of H160s will enable the French Navy to ensure the continuity of these critical mission...