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Air Charter Service transports helicopters to Europe

Air Charter Service (ACS) has transported two Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopters from Africa to Europe using an Ilyushin IL-76 for refurbishment work. ACS says the operations took a number of weeks to plan, and the rotors, tails and landing gears all had to be removed before the helicopters were loaded onto the aircraft. The helicopters can carry up to 24 people or four tonnes of cargo. The ref...

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries affirm partnership

Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries affirm partnership for export and support of Korean helicopter platforms. Korean-made Light Civil Helicopter and Light Armed Helicopter to be marketed worldwide in a joint effort by both partners. Scope of cooperation to include also after-sales services including MRO and training. Strategic collaboration will ensure the advancement of Air...

Russian Helicopters develops maintenance support for helicopters in Latin America

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) plans to provide after-sales service and maintenance for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will also offer comprehensive services to expand helicopters' operational capabilities via a modernisation programme incorporating the latest technological solutions, and taking into account the region's rich experience of oper...

Helicopter services we talk less about

As with many innovations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the concept of transporting the injured by aircraft has its origins in the military and the concept of using aircraft as ambulances is almost as old as powered flight itself. The first written record of the term "air ambulance" is in Jules Verne's Robur le Conquérant (1866), which describes the rescue of shipwrec...

Chinook gets a boost from Morocco

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter is set to re-enter service with the Royal Moroccan Air (RMAF). Jon Lake reports. Three ex-US Army Reserve CH-47D aircraft were delivered to the port of Tangier on Saturday August 15, arriving on board the roll-on/roll-off ship Liberty Pride. Morocco has already operated the Chinook, having ordered 12 CH-47Cs from Italy’s Elicotteri Merid...

Russian Helicopters Showcases Latest Helicopters at FIHAV-2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in Havana International Fair (FIHAV-2015), where it will showcase its helicopter range - both current commercial models that operators from diverse countries are already familiar with and upcoming commercial helicopters. FIHAV-2015 will be held in Havana, Cuba, from 2-7 November 2015. Russian Helicopters' exhibition can be f...

AW609 Prototype Crashes in Italy, Killing Both Pilots

An AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor prototype crashed in Italy this morning while on a routine test flight, killing both crewmembers. The aircraft went down outside Santhia in Vercelli province. Italy’s National Agency for Flight Safety (ANSV) is investigating. Unconfirmed Italian press reports indicate that one of the engines was on fire before the crash. In a writte...

First Airbus Helicopters final assembly line in China to be set up in cooperation with Sino-German Ecopark

Historic partnership paves the way for the establishment of an H135 final assembly line and a comprehensive industrial hub in China. Sino-German Ecopark, located in Qingdao, Shandong province, makes commitment to acquire 100 H135s to be produced locally over the next 10 years for Chinese general aviation needs. Airbus Helicopters consolidates its position as the leading helicopter...

Bell Helicopter's brand adds new Ops Platform/Step for the Bell 429 aircraft

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company announced its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Special Ops Platform/Step to its product line for the Bell 429 aircraft. This new convenience accessory received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA in September. The Special Ops Platform/Step is a lightweight, all-aluminum constructi...

Welcome to a real Helicopter city - SWHS

End of October 50skyshades had a great chance to visit a real helicopter city - Zabrat airport, home base for SilkWay Helicopter Services  ( SWHS). 20 minutes drive from Baku International airport and we entered the real helicopter world.  First person to guide us in this helicopter city was General director of SWHS Mr.Azer Sultanov, who told us about company's history, present li...

CAMCOPTER continues trial success

CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) has completed successful shipboard trials when demonstrating its compatibilities to the South African Navy. The S-100 continued its trials last week, at False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.   The S-100 has the ability to extend the eyes and ears of maritime commander beyond the range of on-board sensors.   The unmanned helicopt...

British Airways Launches First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Delhi

British Airways' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft made a debut flight to Delhi from London on Monday. For the first time, the airline has introduced a first-class cabin configuration in the aircraft and offers a total 216 seats. The aircraft has eight first class, 39 premium economy, 42 business and 127 economy class seats. "This brand new aircraft is a centrepiece to our EUR5...