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Airbus delivers first ACH160 Exclusive helicopter

Airbus Corporate Helicopters has delivered the first example of the ACH160 Exclusive helicopter. The helicopter is not only the first ACH160 in Exclusive configuration to be delivered globally but also the first ACH160 of any version to be delivered in Europe. It was accepted by a private customer based in France and entered service immediately. Speaking at Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Head of Ai...

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands its AW139 offshore fleet with an order for an additional six helicopters

Abu Dhabi Aviation has signed a contract to procure six AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in the 2024-2026 timeframe and will be used to perform offshore transport missions further expanding ADA’s AW139 fleet primarily supporting the energy industry. These latest aircraft will also allow ADA to achieve compliance with the latest OGP guideli...

Vulcan Aviation enters into joint venture arrangement for rotary wing sales with Kaan Air in UK & Ireland

Vulcan Aviation has entered into a new equity joint venture arrangement for rotary wing sales with Kaan Air, of Istanbul, Turkey. The new ventured to be called Vulkaan Helicopters has a remit to specifically promote the sale of large cabin helicopters such as the AW139 and AW189 in the UK and Ireland.  Vulkaan will also promote used helicopter sales in addition to new ones. For nearly two...

20 years and its 500th helicopter transaction - Blueberry Aviation

The new year for Blueberry Aviation is off to an exciting start as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this week at HAI Heli-Expo 2023 in Atlanta. The company has passed another milestone this March, as it has closed on its 500th helicopter transaction after the successful delivery of an AW139 to a VIP customer. 2023 is a banner year for Blueberry Aviation, as it marks 20 ye...

Airbus Helicopters sees growing demand for H160s in North America

The demand for H160 helicopter is growing according to Airbus Helicopters. Featuring the latest technology and a breakthrough design, the ACH160 recently made an impression on customers in the private and business aviation market, with four ACH160s ordered for this purpose in 2022. With more than a dozen H160s already ordered by North American customers to date to fulfill a range of miss...

Sikorsky celebrates 100 years of innovation

One hundred years ago, immigrant and aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky founded Sikorsky Aero Engineering Company on a chicken farm near Roosevelt Field, on Long Island New York. With a small team of engineers, many of whom who were also immigrants who fled the Russian Revolution, Igor established his new company and started work on development of a new fixed-wing aircraft, the S-29A. Although the...

Rotortrade on track with its business growth plan

Rotortrade has reached its objectives setting a new sales record in line with its new 5 year plan set in 2020 when The Helicopter and Jet Company, owned 100% by the Public Investment Fund, acquired a majority stake. Rotortrade has seen continued strong demand for pre-owned helicopters which it has successfully met thanks to a significant increase in wholly owned inventory and by further...

Polish National Police signs purchase agreement for four Bell 407GXis

Bell signed purchase agreement for four Bell 407GXi aircraft by the Polish National Police. Helicopters will be purchased as part of the project "Safer on the roads – aerial supervision over the road traffic," implemented with the use of funds from the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment.The four Bell 407GXi aircraft will join three aircraft of the same type whi...

Next generation emergency medical system improvement programme - Airbus Helicopters & International SOS join forces

Airbus Helicopters & International SOS to launch a next generation emergency medical system improvement programme, LifeSaver, which enhances healthcare systems to improve patient outcomes. Estonia is the first country to work with International SOS and Airbus Helicopters to launch a national innovation programme dedicated to improving their emergency medical system through LifeSaver....

Advanced Flight took delivery of two Designer Series Bell 429 helicopters

New Zealand Advanced Flight took delivery of two Bell 429 helicopters with the new Designer Series interior. With these deliveries, Advanced Flight will manage and operate three VIP configured Bell 429s in its fleet. The new Designer Series interior for the Bell 429, which was launched in March 2022, features interior upgrades for all cabin materials, combining material quality...

LCI to deliver two new AW139 helicopters for lease to Babcock Australasia

LCI is set to deliver two new Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term lease to Babcock Australasia in Australia in early 2024. The aircraft, which are valued at over US$40 million, will be deployed by Babcock on mission critical and socially responsible Emergency Medical Services operations. The Leonardo AW139 combines flexibility, high performance, proven technologies, and excep...

Beacon expands to helicopters segment with Embraer and Ocean Explorer agreement

Embraer agreed with Brazilian helicopter operator Ocean Explorer for the use of Beacon. Ocean Explorer is the first helicopter operator to use Beacon to help bring contextual communication between its maintenance teams and external partners, simplify flows and improve maintenance operations.  Marco Cesarino, Head of Beacon, commented: “We are excited to onboa...