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AW139 upgrade with Industry-First Navigation System powered by Synthetic Vision

Honeywell is providing Leonardo's helicopter division with a significant cockpit upgrade — Honeywell's innovative Primus Epic 2.0 — for its AW139 helicopters. Primus Epic 2.0 will deliver innovative and intuitive features that provide better maps, improved situational awareness at night and in marginal weather, and easier access through wireless connectivity, imp...

Russian Helicopters signs an events roadmap for Ka-226T helicopter production localization in India

Russian Helicopters has signed a roadmap at the Defexpo 2020 exhibition with the Russian-Indian company Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) for localization of Ka-226T helicopter production in India. The document defines the main stages and terms for organizing production of the Ka-226T helicopter and its units in India with respect to the date when the corresponding contract will be sign...

Honeywell Forecasts 4,100 New Civil Helicopter Deliveries Over Next Five Years

In its "Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook," Honeywell forecasts 4,100 new civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2020 to 2024, marginally higher than the five-year forecast from 2019. While deliveries are expected to be higher than 2019, purchase plans are lower, but only by less than a percentage point.  "This year, we anticipate higher de...

Russian Helicopters to present its civilian line at Defexpo 2020

Russian Helicopters will exhibit a line of its latest civilian helicopters at the Defexpo international exhibition to be held in the Indian city of Lucknow from February 5 to 9.The light multipurpose Ansat helicopter, as well as heavy Mi-171A2 and Mi-38, will be available to the show guests and participants for viewing at the Russian Helicopters stand. In addition, the holding company experts...

Bell has new independent representative in Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation

During HAI Heli-Expo 2020 Bell Textron announced an Independent Representative for Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation. “We are delighted to have Centaurium Aviation as a Bell IR for Switzerland. We thank Centaurium for being a loyal Bell customer,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director, Europe & Russia. “Bell is proud to work with Centaurium and support it...

Heli-Expo 2020 resulted with 38 orders for Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145. Show highlights included the increased power of the H125 that will enable operators to lift up to an additional 190 kg (419 lbs), She...

HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 successfully concluded

Helicopter Association International has drawn the curtains on HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and this year’s show was packed with business deals, new technology, and safety and professional training. The four-day event brought together thousands of attendees from around the globe, focusing their attention on every aspect of the rotorcraft industry. Spread across the breadth of the...

Airbus Helicopters for air ambulance services - latest updates

Different models of Airbus Helicopters are well know as reliable aircraft for EMS missions. This is a very important part of aviation business which is sometimes forgotten. Two great news from Heli Expo 2020 directly rlated to air ambulance services: Hungarian Air Ambulance becomes first helicopter operator to fully digitalise its support operation and Swedish air ambulance service...

The Future of Firefighting - Erickson and Sikorsky signed development agreement

Recently all the planet was following Australia fighting against devastating fires. How many people were asking what else can be done, what aerial help can be used to stop the fire? This news is giving more information on the development of aerial firefighting. Erickson Incorporated and Sikorsky have signed a development agreement aimed at tackling the future of firefig...

Looking to introduce the H160 into service - Shell Aircraft

Airbus Helicopters and Shell Aircraft have been working closely in order to put the H160 into service for offshore transportation. “Shell seeks opportunity for early introduction to service of the H160. Having worked closely with Airbus over the last year to understand the design and manufacturing philosophy behind the H160, Shell Aircraft believes this innovative helicopter offers a po...

The establishment of comprehensive AW139 training capabilities in Japan

Leonardo announced the purchase of an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator by Suzuyo & Co of Japan. The AW139 FFS will be manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE and installed at Suzuyo & Co facilities located in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC). The contract marks the introduction of the first AW139 FF...

VR-Technologies selected Thales FlytX new connected avionics suite

VRT500, the future light single-engine civil helicopter from VR-Technologies will be equiped with the single-screen version of the FlytX avionics suite. VRT500 the unique helicopter operates in 8 different configurations. Whatever the mission, whether it involves passengers, cargo, medical evacuation or public safety, the VRT500 is the solution. State-of-the-art avionics offering pilots new opport...