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Indonesian firm eyes H130s to beat Jakarta traffic

Indonesian industrial estate developer Jababeka has entered a memorendum of understanding with Airbus Helicopters for up to 12 H130 rotorcraft. The developer plans to use the single-engine helicopters as shuttles to ferry passengers between Jakarta and its main industrial park in Cikarang, West Java, says Airbus Helicopters in a statement. "Even though Cikarang is located just 25km from...

Russian Helicopters at Asia’s largest air show

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, the Russian Helicopters holding company and the Academician Reshetov Information Satellite Systems are take part in Singapore Airshow 2016. According to a spokesman for the United Aircraft Corporation, its civilian airliners have good prospects in the Asia-Pacific region. "According to UAC’s estimates, Sukhoi Superjet aircraft could ca...

PT Whitesky Aviation Signs Agreement With Bell Helicopter for New Innovative Parts Service Plan

 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, and PT Whitesky Aviation today signed an agreement for a new aftermarket parts service plan. PT Whitesky Aviation, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a progressively emerging aviation company, specialized in non scheduled (charter) flight. The company operates a fleet of six Bell Helicopter aircraft, including three Bell 429s and three Bel...

Uber Chopper Provides Helicopter in Bali

Online application based transportation, Uber Taxi, is set to land its new line of service, Uber Chopper, in Bali. The transportation is cooperation between Uber Taxi and Air Bali, providing service of transportation of 5,000 feet above the sea level which planned to be launched on Friday, Feb. 19.   Uber Taxi spokesman for Indonesia, Karun Arya, said that Uber aims to help touri...

Malaysia picks AW189 for disaster-relief role

Malaysia's fire and rescue department is to operate a pair of AgustaWestland AW189 super-medium helicopters for use in disaster relief operations. Due for delivery in 2017, the 8.3t rotorcraft were ordered by Malysian company TPG Aeronautik at the Singapore air show today. They will be used for fire fighting, disaster relief and search and rescue missions. However, unlike pure SAR-roled...

FlightSafety ready to open simulator in Singapore for S76C+ and S76C++

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announce that training for Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ helicopters will be offered in Singapore starting in March 2016. A wide variety of training services will be provided using a new FlightSafety FS1000™ simulator. It will be qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration prior t...

Bell Helicopter, BAE Systems position AH-1Z for potential Tiger replacement?

Bell Helicopter and BAE Systems Australia have signed a teaming agreement that positions them to offer the AH-1Z Viper as a potential early replacement for the Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). Signed at the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday, the agreement would see BAE Systems Australia provide maintenance and support services for the AH-1Z in Australia. “Under the...

Northrop Grumman achieves design review of UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter

Under a contract awarded in the third quarter of 2014, Northrop Grumman is supplying a mission equipment package for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army's UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters. The scalable, fully integrated and open architecture-based cockpit design will replace older analog gauges with digital electronic instrument displays in the upgraded aircraft, which is designated UH-60V...

Rockwell Collins delivers weather radar to KAI for Korean Utility Helicopter program

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first RTA-4100 MultiScanTM Weather Radar to KAI for the medevac variant of the Korean Utility Helicopter. This is the first selection of the new RTA-4100 Weather Radar with enhanced surface search modes in the Asia-Pacific region. “Our RTA-4100 MultiScan Weather Radar will provide enhanced safety and mission capability during the highly adverse weat...

ANALYSIS: Turbomeca spins up plans for high-powered future

“Project Jersey”, named after the Channel Island, is a curious title for an internal initiative – particularly one at a French manufacturer – but on closer inspection, there is sense behind it. For Turbomeca, the Bordes-based helicopter engine specialist, it signifies the process of absorbing the 50% of the RTM322 turboshaft project previously owned by UK firm Rolls-Royc...

Finmeccanica Technology Excellences at Singapore Air Show

Asia’s biggest aerospace show is set to start on the 16th of February in Singapore, and Finmeccanica will be participating with its newly integrated “One Company” organisation.  Leader in the aerospace, defence and security sectors, Finmeccanica will be exhibiting its latest technologies and products in the helicopter, aeronautics and security fields to the Singapore and...

Foreign investors may participate in Russian Helicopters privatization in 2016

The blocking stake of Russian Helicopters may be privatized in 2016, the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Friday, adding that foreign investors may participate in privatization. "As far as Russian Helicopters are concerned we’re always searching for strategic, portfolio investors so it’s not ruled out that the blocking stake will be sold by (State Corporati...