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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...

AOG Heliservices Partners with LORD Corporation

LORD Corporation has signed AOG Heliservices, a leader in helicopter part sales, overhaul maintenance and other support solutions, as a global distributor for LORD elastomeric helicopter components. Established to provide added solutions for customers worldwide, the strategic partnership will enable AOG Heliservices and LORD to help reduce direct operating costs (DOCs), as well as improve servi...

Airbus Helicopters Sees Bright U.S. Market

While civil helicopter sales are down worldwide with the falling price of oil, Doug Carriger, Airbus Helicopters’ senior director of marketing for North America, sees a resilient U.S. market that is rebounding in key sectors such as EMS and law enforcement, and even showing a few bright spots in the depressed offshore energy market. Carriger said that this has bee...

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...