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Russian helicopter pilots entered Guinness World Records

A very special event took place on November 21, 2015 in "Heliport Istra", which is a part of the group of companies "Heliport Russia". Champion pilots rewarding by Guinness World Records. The historic flight took place on June 6, 2015. On this day, 25 Robinson helicopters of Heliport Russia were flying over the suburbs. Each helicopter was operated by a crew of two peopl...

7 Believed Dead in New Zealand Tourist Helicopter Crash

All seven people aboard a helicopter carrying tourists that crashed Saturday on a scenic New Zealand glacier are believed to have been killed, police said. The wreckage of the helicopter was located inside a crevasse on Fox Glacier, but difficult terrain made it difficult for rescuers to reach it, police said in a statement. They said the pilot and six passengers are believed dead. The helic...

First Bell 407GXP purchased in Germany

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 407GXP to Germany. The aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport, which continues to be a popular market segment throughout Europe. Dr. Ernst Langner and Nataly Langner signed for the Bell 407GXP at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition and...

Robinson Introduces Cadet

Robinson Helicopter has developed a version of the piston-powered R44 configured specifically for the training market. The R44 Cadet will be available in next year’s first quarter and be priced below an R44 Raven I. The Cadet retains the same basic airframe, rotor system and Lycoming O-540-F1B5 as the R44 Raven I; however, the rear seats are gone...

Pegasus’ newest destination: Makhachkala

Turkey’s leading low cost airline, Pegasus, has now added Makhachkala, the largest city in the Northern Caucasus, to its flight network. With the addition of Makhachkala, the capital of the Republic of Dagestan, a Republic of the Russian Federation, Pegasus has increased its number of destinations in Russia to five and the total number in its network to 103. Operating four times weekly sched...

Romania to host production of new, robust, and cost-effective H215 heavy helicopter

In a ceremony held yesterday by Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and in the presence of Alexandru Nastase, Secretary of State, Airbus Helicopters set down the foundation stone of its new Romanian factory, established to assemble the latest helicopter to join the H Family of aircraft – the H215. The H215 is an evolution of the former AS332 C1e/L1e, offering a new business and in...

Bell Showcases VIP Helicopter Options

The oil and gas sector may have the rotorcraft industry in the doldrums, but demand for VIP-configured helicopters is percolating, and Bell Helicopters (Booth N2132) is showcasing its offerings for the executive vertical lift market here at the NBAA Convention. Leading Bell’s display is a mockup of the MAGnificent VVIP cabin interior developed with Mecae...

Monaco's Monacair orders H130s for Nice scheduled flights

Monacair (Monte Carlo) has signed a firm order agreement with Airbus Helicopters (Marseilles) for six H130s the first of which is due or delivery next month with the remainder to be phased in through to May 2016. The H130 comes from the Ecureuil family of light helicopters and accommodates one pilot and up to six passengers. The helicopters will be the Monégasque operator's first...

Airbus Helicopters accelerates industrialisation in the UK

Airbus Helicopters, the UK’s leading turbine helicopter company, has received funding from the Department for Business Innovations and Skills (BIS) for two separate projects: one supported by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the other through Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI). These projects, the first time Airbus Helicopters has participated in UK Government...

GAL and Airbus Helicopters renew services partnership to support the UAE Armed Forces

Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) and Airbus Helicopters have announced the renewal of their customer support services distribution agreement. The agreement represents the cornerstone of GAL’s support services strategy and will strengthen GAL’s capabilities to keep the UAE Armed Forces at a peak state of readiness.   GAL, a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries...

Sikorsky plays up importance of Asia-Pacific

Sikorsky plans to place a greater emphasis on the Asia-Pacific market, where it sees opportunities for both its military and civilian ranges. “The company recognises the importance of Asia, which is clearly a cornerstone as we rebalance from being a very US-centric company to looking at the international opportunities,” says the company’s regional director for Asia,...

Russian Helicopters plans to sell 230-280 helicopters a year in coming years

Russian Helicopters expect to keep the portfolio of orders at the current level in two coming years and to sell 230-280 helicopters a year, deputy CEO of the company Alexander Scherbinin told TASS on Thursday. Current production and sales of Russian Helicopters are aligned with the global market situation and production capacity of the company, Scherbinin added. "It [the capacity] is ab...