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Bell Delivers Three Bell 407 GXis to Polish National Police

Bell announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland. “The Bell 407 GXi delivers a robust customer experience while providing best-in-class speed, performance, and r...

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems approved for Airbus Helicopters AS350 by US and Canada

Astronics Corporation announced that the Unites States and Canada approved Astronics' Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for Airbus Helicopter's AS350 Écureuil. In cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary, Canada, Astronics obtained the Supplemental Type Certificates for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 EVS from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...

Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

Air Methods Corporation – the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide with more than 450 aircraft in operation – has signed a $24 million, five-year HCare Smart support contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to cover its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters.  “This is the first of what we hope to be multiple HCare contracts, which allows us to partner with Airbus...

Philippine Coast Guard took delivery of second H145 for parapublic missions

Philippine Coast Guard welcomed its second H145 helicopter, just four months after the official commissioning of its first H145. With their two light-twin helicopters, the parapublic agency becomes the first coast guard organisation in the world to operate the multi-purpose H145. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with weather radar, bambi bucket, emergency flo...

Orders across the world - ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Customers on three continents have signed firm contracts for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter since its launch earlier this year. The helicopter, one of the most distinctive sights in the skies, will enter service in Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific over the coming months. Launched in January, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is a stylish special version of the ACH130 f...

85th anniversary - Bell Flight celebrates 85 years of innovation

This past July Bell celebrated its 85th anniversary. Founded by Larry Bell in 1935, the company has been at the forefront of mobility, constantly finding ways to create innovative solutions. From breaking the sound barrier with pilot Chuck Yeager and the incredible Bell X-1 plane to developing the world's first tiltrotor aircraft, Bell has consistently sought out the most innova...

More efficient use of helicopters in the civil - Leonardo and ENAV

Leonardo and ENAV signed a Letter of Intent in Italy primarily aimed at modernising and making safer, efficient and sustainable the use of helicopters and air space leveraging the most advanced navigation technologies.  The aim of the partners is to join forces and offer helicopter operators products and services in the advanced instrument navigation field, while also contributing to mod...

Challenges of coronavirus force postponement of EUROPEAN ROTORS 2020

Due to latest developments in regard to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are taking a serious but necessary step: The first edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS will not be held as planned from November 10 to 12, 2020, but will be postponed to November 16 to 18, 2021. The organisers are already developing a concept...

The first leasing customer for multi-mission H160 - Milestone

Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023.  “Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we believe will be an...

Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team around Ardiden 3TP with ITP Aero in Spain

Safran Helicopter Engines and the Spanish aero-engine company ITP Aero have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to cooperate on Ardiden 3TP, a turboprop engine suitable for European military applications – specifically the unmanned, training and transport sectors. The Spanish aero engine specialist strengthen the European team with Safran Helicopter Engines, and ZF Aviation Tech...

Two Airbus H135 delivered to support space exploration at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the NASA from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi. These aircraft, along with a third scheduled for delivery early next year, will be based at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida...

First ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter received by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the European...