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Leonardo boosts helicopter leadership in China with orders for 15 AW139s

Leonardo announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for 15 AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in the presence of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Po...

Dubai HeliShow 2018 to attract strong international participation

The Dubai HeliShow will be held from November 6 to 8, 2018, at the E2 Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South. Set to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will provide an ideal platform to analyse the emerging trends; to learn about the latest technological inno...

Mi-171A2 and Ansat to take part in Airshow China and go on a demo tour of countries in Southeast Asia

The holding company Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will for the first time be presenting full-scale equipment samples at the exhibition in Asia - the Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters will be participating in the Airshow China 2018 flight program. Following the airshow, the helicopters will go on a demonstration tour of countries in Southeast Asia. The Mi-171A2 and Ansat mo...

Leonardo: the opening of a new AW101 & NH90 helicopter transmission MRO & test facility

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, under agreements with Leonardo, has opened a new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmission Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and multipurpose test facility in Norway  The new facility expands the availability of MRO and test services for the growing number of AW101 and NH90 helicopters in service  The 25 year agreement with Kongsberg Defence...

First mission for the new Rega helicopter

At noon of 23 October 2018, the latest helicopter to join the Rega fleet, the Airbus Helicopters H145, took off on its very first mission. The crew from the Rega base in Berne used the rescue helicopter to transport an emergency patient from the Centre hospitalier Bienne to the Inselspital University Hospital in Berne.  Rega’s new H145 rescue helicopter commenced operations at t...

Bell and Thales Collaborate on Flight Controls of the Future

 Bell Helicopter announced a teaming agreement with Thales, for the development of flight control systems for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions. “We continue to expand our team and capabilities for our ODM aircraft to bring the most advanced technology available and new vertical lift solutions to the market,&rd...

Meet the Mi-38VeryVIP

Mi-38 belongs to the niche of medium helicopters according to the classification of the Russian market. Today I will tell you about our modern corporate helicopter - the Very-VIP category Mi-38. Why VVIP, and not just VIP? Because there are very few helicopters of this class in principle in the world. The exhibition RUBAE-2018 presented foreign VIP-class helicopters. And if you look at the...

Airbus to deliver Canada’s first H145 in HEMS configuration to STARS air ambulance

STARS’ initial H145s will be delivered in 2019 and will be based in Calgary, Alberta Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus’ H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance’s aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada. The twin-engine H145 was chosen thanks to its exceptional HEMS heritage and safety record wi...

Two new H225Ms received by The Royal Thai Air Force

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the RTAF has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleetmodernisation programme. Belonging to a contract signed in 2016, these new additions will join the air force’s existing fleet of six H225Ms for combat search and res...

Rotortrade brings value to the HEMS market

Rotortrade paves the way for greater value in the pre-owned helicopter market: Comprehensive HEMS start-up package and another great example of industry cooperation The HEMS market has seen constant and significant growth over the last few years, be it in developing markets or mature ones. Growth has seen double digits, making it the fastest growing helicopter mission segment with even mor...

Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix in police configuration to Brazilian Ciopaer

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine heli...

Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Installed and Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Corporation has worked with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to install and certify the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  Offered by Astronics' wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, the 2300 can now present images on multi-function displays (MFDs), primary flight displays (PFDs), and on standalone dis...