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Airbus Helicopters H175 granted CAAC certification

Airbus Helicopters has received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the H175 helicopter. This certification will allow H175 deliveries to begin in China, one of the most demanding markets worldwide for civil helicopters with a growing need for the super-medium segment. Four H175s will be delivered to Chinese customers in 2023. Bruno Even, CEO of...

Safran and HAL to form joint venture company to co-design and produce new generation helicopter engines in India

Safran Helicopter Engines and HAL decided  to set up their new joint venture company in Bangalore, India. It will be dedicated to the design, development, production, sales and support of helicopter engines, with first objective to build the most adequate propulsion solution for the Indian Ministry of Defence future 13-ton Indian Multi-Role Helicopter and its naval version Deck...

HeliFlite partners The International Yacht Company for transfers

HeliFlite partners IYC Yachts, providing clients with an unparalleled, bespoke travel experience. Npw, clients are offered direct transfer from superyacht to helicopter and vice versa. HeliFlite and IYC have aligned as partners to create a long-term global alliance that represents the highest standards of performance, excellence, and sophistication. HeliFlite and IYC will serve as p...

LCI delivers trio of EMS helicopters to Italian Alidaunia

LCI has delivered three Leonardo AW169 helicopters on long-term lease to the Italian operator, Alidaunia. The aircraft were all delivered new from Leonardo and are valued at over US$30 million.  They form part of the LCI and SMFL joint venture (JV) fleet, which now totals 57 aircraft valued at approximately US$600 million. The AW169s have entered service with Alidaunia over the past...

CHC Helicopter will support world largest offshore wind farm

CHC Helicopter announced its recent contract award for the construction of Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn. Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in the North Sea more than 130km from the Yorkshire coast, in three phases known as Dogger Bank A, B and C. The project is set to be the world’s largest...

Titan Helicopters Group expands its offshore fleet in Brazil

Rotortrade announced successful completion of the sale of two AW139 helicopters to Titan Helicopters Group, a global provider of safe, efficient helicopter transportation and heavy-lifting services for the oil and gas sector. The acquisition of these two AW139 helicopters marks a significant milestone for Titan Helicopters Group's offshore operations in Brazil. The helicopters will b...

Jet Aviation delivery five customized Bell 407GXi aircraft to Nautilus Aviation

Jet Aviation has delivered five customized Bell 407GXi aircraft to Nautilus Aviation, a helicopter service provider based in Northern Australia. The delivery is part of a total order of five aircraft sold and reconfigured by Jet Aviation for charter, utility, and tourism work. The five aircraft were sold by Jet Aviation, a Bell Independent Representative in Australia, and fully customized for...

IBA forecasts positive outlook for helicopter market

IBA outlined a largely positive outlook for the helicopter market. IBA expert panel signposted a number of key positive factors for the market including expected continued growth in helicopter leasing, the easing of supply chain issues, growth opportunities in sectors such as EMS, offshore and wind farms, and the successful introduction and growth of the super medium helicopter...

Airbus Helicopters H160 granted FAA certification

Airbus Helicopters has received FAA certification for H160 helicopter, marking a significant milestone in theaircraft's development and positioning it for entry into the U.S. market. The H160 is a revolutionary medium-class rotorcraft that sets a new benchmark in terms of safety, comfort, and environmental performance. It features cutting-edge technologies, including noise-...

LCI delivers first ever dedicated offshore wind helicopters to USA

LCI has begun to deliver the first dedicated offshore wind helicopters in the United States of America.  They will be leased under long-term arrangements to HeliService USA and support a new era of sustainable energy supply in the country. They will be operated by HeliService USA in support of Ørsted and General Electric contracts based in Quonset, RI, and Mart...

Swedish National Police performs over 4,500 public safety missions using Bell 429

Every year, the Swedish National Police boasts over 4,500 completed missions due to the stability and readiness of the Bell 429. Search-and-rescue efforts in the mountainous region of the country account for nearly 500 missing persons cases due to avalanches and hiking accidents throughout the terrain. Bell 429’s unmatched engine power and speed of up to 155 knots allows the a...

China first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation fuel

An Airbus H125 helicopter belonging to State Grid Space Technology has successfully used sustainable aviation fuel for a flight demonstration at Hefei Shiwan Airport in China. This is the first helicopter flight using SAF in China, marking an important milestone in the development of low-carbon aviation in Chinese aeronautics. The H125, which is powered by a Safran ARRIEL 2D en...