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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...

First AGUSTAWESTLAND AW169 for the UK market lands at its base

Delivery of the first of six AW169 helicopters ordered by leading EMS-service operator Specialist Aviation Services Over 150 AW169 helicopters ordered by almost 60 customers in over 20 countries around the world, including framework contracts and options The AW169 is the only new generation helicopter in its weight class in more than 30 years Finmeccanica, through its Helicopter D...

Heli-One Poland Offers Airbus H225 Base Maintenance

Heli-One’s helicopter MRO facility in Rzeszow, Poland, is now approved to provide base maintenance on Airbus Helicopters H225s operating in Europe, the U.S., Canada and the Cayman Islands. The approval adds to the facility's existing AS332 and the H135 capability. Rzeszow is the third Heli-One facility to offer H225 base maintenance, joinin...

Airbus Helicopters selects Thales and Helisim for its H160 full flight simulator deployment

 Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160. since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service. This partnership between experienced and recognized companies will offer to fu...

VIP from Russia

ANSAT Helicopter is a light multipurpose helicopter in a VIP version that is designed to carry up to 7 passengers in style.  One of ANSAT’S biggest advantages is that it has the largest cabin in its class. This allows achieving maximum comfort for passengers.  And with the layout that has 5 seats, the comfortable cabin allows to have two closets, a full luggage compartment wit...

Four killed in crash of Russian military helicopter

Four people were killed when a Mi-8 helicopter owned by the Russian Defence Ministry crashed on Monday in the Pskov region of northwest Russia, local news agencies reported, quoting the ministry. TASS said the helicopter was on a training flight when ground control lost contact with it. Accidents involving Mi-8 aircraft are frequent in Russia, which has been criticised for its poor air safet...

ANALYSIS: Singapore sizes up Super Puma replacement

The major focus of Singapore’s helicopter force is finding a replacement for its main transport rotorcraft. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is somewhat unique in operating the vertical lift assets used by sister services, the army and navy. That said, Singapore’s balanced, realistic approach to defence procurement means helicopter assets are not neglected at the expense o...

Businessman blames helicopter noise for collapse of property sale to Tess Daly

Norman Peires tells a court that the Strictly Come Dancing presenter was 'horrified' by the noise and said she could not live near aerodrome. A wealthy businessman has complained that "shattering" helicopter noise has dashed his hopes of selling his £4 million home to Strictly Come Dancing presenter, Tess Daly, and her husband, Vernon Kay. Norman Peires and his wife L...