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Airbus Helicopters’ H225 receives Russian certification

Marignane, Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and reliable rotor...

Microflite Helicopter Services welcomes its 14th Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft

Microflite Helicopter Services has again placed its trust in the performance, versatility and safety credentials of Airbus Helicopters’ family of civil aircraft, welcoming helicopter No. 14 to an all-star fleet. The latest addition, an H125 (formerly AS350 B3e), is destined to help safeguard thousands of lives, providing enhanced capability to the company’s front-line emergency...

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega orders three AW169 helicopters

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has placed an order for three AW169 light intermediate twin-engine and one GrandNew light twin-engine helicopters which will join the current fleet of a GrandNew and nine single-pilot configured Da Vinci helicopters. The aircraft will perform emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland, from the lowlands to the high mountains of the...

India Ready for Joint Production of 200 Ka-226 Helicopters With Russia

New Delhi is ready to co-produce with Russia some 200 Ka-226 helicopters in India, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov said Tuesday. "India is ready for joint cooperation of this modification [Ka-226T] of the helicopter in terms of co-production in India in an amount of at least about 200 units," Mantur...

ANALYSIS: Bell Helicopter pushing V-22 for USAF search-and-rescue

In March 2011, during Operation "Odyssey Dawn", two US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22s were instrumental in the rescue of a Boeing F-15E pilot who had ejected from his aircraft deep within hostile territory in Libya after the Strike Eagle succumbed to mechanical failure. Stationed 133nm (246km) away on an amphibious assault ship, the MV-22s – backed up by two McDonnell Douglas A...

Embraer delivers its 1,200th E-Jet to Azul

Embraer delivered yesterday, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, the 1,200th aircraft of the E-Jets family. The commemorative aircraft, an E195 model, was received by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A., a Brazilian airline, which operates the largest fleet of this jet type in the world. “It’s a joy to share such an im...

Russian military accepts Arctic Mi-8 rotorcraft

The Russian defence ministry’s Arctic division has accepted the first polar-optimised Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VA rotorcraft from Russian Helicopters. The type is derived from the Mi-8AMTSh-V that the Russian military already uses, but can operate in temperatures down to -40˚C and fly out to 700nm (1,300km) using auxiliary fuel tanks. It contains equipment that allows it to operate in low temperatur...

Four people killed in helicopter rough landing in Siberia

Four people died in a rough landing of an AS-350 helicopter in Russia’s Khanty -Mansi Autonomous District (Yugra), Natalia Gunkina of the local transport investigative department told TASS on Sunday, referring to preliminary information. "The AS-350 helicopter made a rough landing near the Kedrovoye settlement; the preliminary information says on board were five people: two crew...

Polish Government Planning To Scrap Missile, Helicopter Tenders

Poland’s new government is moving to cancel two key defense tenders agreed by the previous administration. The Law and Justice party (PiS) was highly critical of the selection of the Raytheon Patriot for Poland’s Wisla requirement for an air and missile defense system and also of Airbus Helicopters for a helicopter replacement program, announced in April by the then Civic Platform a...

Russian Helicopters are Faced With Delays in Payment of Foreign Contracts

Russia may delay the delivery of military helicopters abroad as a number of customer delays the payment. This was director of public procurement and military-technical cooperation of the holding “Helicopters of Russia” Vladislav Savelyev told the agency TASS. “Holding plans to carry out all the supplies but there are some delays in terms of payment from foreign customers so th...

12 people killed in Mi-8 helicopter crash in Eastern Siberia — prosecutors

Twelve people are believed to be dead after the Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in Eastern Siberia, on Friday, a senior aide to local transport prosecutor has said. The Yeniseysk transport prosecutors have launched an investigation into the accident, Oksana Gorbunova told TASS. "The helicopter of the Turukhan air company with rotation workers onboard crashed after...

Chinese firm to receive four KA-32 fire fighting helicopters

China’s Jiangsu Baoli International Investment will take delivery of four Kamov Ka-32A11BC fire fighting helicopters in 2016-2017. The deal was announced in a statement by Russian Helicopters. 'These helicopters are successfully operated in China,” says Russian Helicopters chief executive Alexander Mikheev. “This contract confirms our interest in developing mutually...