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Russian Aerospace Firm to Offer Systems for Helicopter Project With China

Russia's Technodinamika holding company, involved in the manufacture of aviation units and power supply systems, is ready to join a Russian-Chinese heavy helicopter project, the company's head Maxim Kuzyuk said. Earlier on Wednesday, Russia's Rostec deputy CEO Dmitry Shugaev said the company expected to sign a contract and an intergovernmental agreement on the heavy h...

EASA Certifies Turbomeca Engine in Bell 505

Turbomeca has received EASA type certification for its Arrius 2R engine with fadec that powers the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Officially launched at the 2013 Paris Air Show alongside the Bell 505, the Arrius 2R has followed a brisk development schedule. Since the first ground run in April 2014, the engine has logged more than 2,500 ground test hours. The flight test campaign started in November 201...

Mi-8 Hard Landing In Kamchatka

Mi-8 helicopter made a hard landing in Kamchatka one person was killed and at least five people were injured. This was reported on Wednesday 16 December TASS with reference to the Regional Emergency Management. The incident according to preliminary data there was 77 kilometers from the village Sobolev. The helicopter according to the deputy head of the government of Kamchatka Sergei Khabarova c...

Japanese navy takes its last H135 training helicopters

The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of its final Airbus Helicopters H135 training helicopters. The 14th and 15th examples of the type were recently handed over, says Airbus Helicopters in a statement. Deliveries of the H135, designated TH135 in JMSDF service, commenced in 2011. Airbus adds that there are over 80 H135s operating in Japan. Roles includ...

Waypoint Leasing signs purchase and leaseback agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A.

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with Omni Helicopters International S.A., a strategic partnership between Stirling Square Capital Partners and Omni Group. The aircraft are operating for Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil's largest helicopter service operator to the offshore indu...

Bond begins new helicopter services from Aberdeen

Bond Offshore Helicopters, part of the Babcock Mission Critical Services business, has launched an entirely new service which will take passengers to offshore Oil and Gas facilities in the Northern North Sea from Aberdeen via new facilities at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland. Thanks to an agreement with partners at LoganAir, Bond can now transport hundreds of passengers a week from Aberdeen Airport...

EvoLux Helicopter Charter Portal Moves To 'Next Level'

The online helicopter booking portal EvoLux now has 200 helicopters enrolled in the system in eight major metropolitan areas, among them New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, and now founder Ray Leavitt says he is readying the company for the “next level” as he seeks an investment seed round of $5 to $10 million. Sikorsky Innovations selected EvoLux the winner of its second...

Vauxhall helicopter crash: Pilot under commercial pressure to fly in unsafe fog, inquest finds

Peter Barnes made inappropriate decision to fly in 'excessively challenging weather' while under pressure to satisfy important client, jury decides. A pilot who was killed in a central London helicopter crash was under commercial pressure to satisfy an important client when he made the inappropriate and unsafe decision to fly in "excessively challenging weather conditions", a...

Russia Delivers 5 Mi-171 Multirole Helicopters to Bangladesh

All the helicopters supplied to Bangladesh are equipped with modern navigation systems, which enable the aircraft to be operated at any time of the day and in any weather conditions, the company said. "The Russian Helicopters holding has delivered a batch of five Mi-171Sh combat-transport helicopters  to the Bangladesh Defense Ministry. [The aut...

Up to December 20, companies participating in HeliRussia 2016 will receive a special discount

IX International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia will be held from May 19th to 21st 2016 in Moscow. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. For participants registered before December 20, 2015, a special offer is available – they'll get a 10% discount on  exhibition spaces rental. HeliRussia 2016 gathers all leading a...

Turkish Light Utility Helicopter to purchase CTS800 turboshaft engines for light helicopters

Turkish Aerospace Industries and the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company, a 50-50 partnership between Honeywell International Inc. and Rolls-Royce, have signed an agreement to supply CTS800 turboshaft engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter, a program of the Undersecretary for Defense Industry since September 2013. The agreement, which confirms a memorandum of understanding signed...

Chinese Firm Orders Four Ka-32 Fire-Fighting Helicopters

China's Jiangsu Baoli has ordered four Ka-32A11BC fire-fighting helicopters from Russian Helicopter, a subsidiary of the Russian state technology company Rostec. The helicopters will be delivered between 2016 and 2017, the Russian manufacturer said in a statement in late November. The Ka-32A11BC helicopter is designed for search and rescue operations, firefighting missions and providing...