50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

World Helicopters news

Helicopters related aviation news

GrandNew and Sokol arrive in Uganda

The Uganda Police Force Air Wing has completed the acceptance process for a GrandNew and a W-3A Sokol helicopter during an official ceremony, EBAN has reported. The ceremony was attended by President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni and other Ugandan state officials.    The two helicopters were delivered as part of a contract signed between PZL-Swidnik and the Ministry of Internal Af...

Körfez Aviation takes delivery of its first H145 Mercedes Benz Style

Marignane, Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first H145 Mercedes Benz Style to Körfez Aviation in Turkey. This is the first of two helicopters acquired by Körfez Aviation to expand its fleet dedicated to business and private aviation, as well as charter flights in the region. The second H145 Mercedes Benz Style is expected to be delivered in March 2016. Part of Doğus Group, K&oum...

Airbus Helicopters’ H145 demonstrates its ability to perform offshore missions

The twin-engine multipurpose helicopter H145 has successfully proved its operational capabilities for challenging offshore missions. During a two-day flight trial in late January the established offshore operators Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH and HTM Offshore were able to test the H145 in all the relevant fields of offshore operations. Both aviation companies collaborate closely to offer their c...

Poland scraps $3 billion Airbus heli deal, launches Lockheed talks: report

Poland has decided to scrap the $3 billion deal for 50 Airbus utility helicopters and will buy only a few aircraft from the European company, the daily Rzeczpospolita reported on Thursday citing defense sources. The move, coming months before a NATO summit in Warsaw where Poland is expected to seek more allied presence on its territory, could strain Warsaw's ties with France and delay...

Certification of the Rig’N Fly automatic oil platform approach mode for the H225

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Fly-ability and safetY), an avionics enhancement designed to provide automatic rig approaches for offshore operations. First developed on H225. it will also be implemented on H175 (end 2016) and on H160. Rig’N Fly uses a combination of sensors (GPS, barometric...

NYC Helitour Operators Forced To Accept 50% Flight Cut

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (D) office announced a deal earlier this week that would force the city's five existing helitour operators using the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, located near Wall Street on the East River, to curtail flights by 50 percent by Jan. 1, 2017. Reductions will begin in April, with an elimination of all Sunday flights followed by further cuts of 20 percen...

The 4th 'Air Ambulance & Medical Evacuation' Conference will be held at the HeliRussia 2016

In spring this year the HeliRussia 2016 helicopter industry exhibition will open in Moscow. Alongside the launches and demonstrations of the latest developments in the helicopter industry, there will be organised discussion of topical issues for the industry. A regular forum of the exhibition since 2012 has been the international scientific and operational conference 'Air Ambulances & Medi...

Airbus To Deliver First Upgraded H225 at Year-end

Airbus Helicopters plans to deliver the first upgraded H225 heavy twin (formerly known as the EC225e) at the end of this year. In the cockpit, the optional Rig’N Fly GPS-navigation-assisted software program aims to make oil rig approaches safer, thanks to a reduction in pilot workload. The system, which is retrofittable, has just beenEASA certified. The helicopter...

5 helicopters evacuate victims of traffic accident on Skandinavia motorway

Three helicopters have taken off from Pulkovo airport to evacuate the injured in the traffic accident that happened at Saturday, January 30 in Vyborg District, Leningrad Region on the 158th km of the Skandinavia motorway. Two of the helicopters (K-32 and Mi-8) are provided by Emergencies Ministry Air Rescue Center of the Northwestern Regional Center and one Bell-244 by med evac aviati...

Russian Helicopters delivers 151 helicopters to India

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered the final batch of helicopters to India under a previously signed agreement.  India received 151 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters produced by JSC Kazan Helicopters through  Rosoboronexport.  “India is one of the key markets for Russian helicopter building industry and the largest operator of Russian-mad...

Bell Helicopter in Hover This Year, Growth Mode in 2017

Civil helicopter deliveries at Bell Helicopter Textron won’t really take off until next year, after the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light single enters service late this year and the super-medium 525 Relentless is certified early next year. Thus, shipments this year will be mostly flat, just as they were last year, Textron chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly said yesterday during a...

France considers accelerating light helicopter acquisition

France will decide next year whether to advance the timeline for a wide-ranging procurement that seeks to replace hundreds of light and medium helicopters operated by all three branches of its armed forces. Under the nascent hélicoptère interarmées léger (HIL) programme, Paris intends to begin the acquisition process in 2020. However, with a number of aged types r...