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Training the Best Pilots and Operators in Europe

Did you know Bell offers an extension of our world-renowned U.S. training academy experience in beautiful Valencia, Spain? Combining our world-class expertise with advanced simulations and experienced instructors, Bell’s programs equip pilots with the tools they need to master vertical lift. Our top-quality simulator mimics emergencies and malfunctions in adverse conditions that are imp...

New Ansat-M with increased flight range took off for the first time

First modernized light multipurpose helicopter Ansat-M completed the maiden flight.The helicopter usies new technical solutions and has improved characteristics. “The modernization of Ansat was carried out within the framework of the contract of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia in 2019-2020. 230 million rubles were allocated from the federal budget for development. The...

AW139 offshore fleet grows further with new delivery to WIKING Helikopter Service

WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has taken delivery of a new AW139 7-tonne intermediate twin engine helicopter from Leonardo’s Vergiate facility, further expanding an existing fleet of three aircraft. The helicopter will be used to carry out offshore transport missions supporting energy industry operations in Northern Europe. WIKING has been an offshore transport specialist in the North and...

Five Airbus H135 helicopters to modernize ÖAMTC Air Rescue fleet

Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022. "Our demanding missions require the most modern helicopters available for enhancing our capability for critical missions, e.g. during the night. We have been operating the H135 for more than 20 years...

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with State Grid General Aviation Company

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour contract with State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), covering their H215 and H225 fleets. This contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul and service agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila engines. This contract also includes the renewal of SBH® support for 14 Arriel 2D engines powering the operator&...

Russian Helicopters starts assembling the first Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter

Russian Helicopters has started assembling the first prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Equipment for assembling the fuselage was put into operation at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. Mi-171A3 comes with several significant upgrades when compared to Mi-171A2: a new airframe that integrates a crash-resistant fuel system into the cargo bay floor and modernized avionics, upgraded for o...

Best of What is New in Aerospace award goes to Bell EDAT

Popular Science recognized Bell’s Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque (EDAT) innovation as the winner of its “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category for 2020. This marks the third consecutive year Bell has won Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category. Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 was...

Industry First 4-axis autopilot Flight Test for Airbus AS350 and H125 helicopters

Thales and StandardAero announced the successful first flight test of a revolutionary compact autopilot system that will bring Airbus AS350 and H125 helicopters into a new era of performance and safety.  The achievement of this key milestone lays the groundwork for this important phase of the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process and the launch of an unparalleled autopilot solution to...

Six AW119Kx helicopters to strengthen security and rescue operations in Brazil

Polícia Rodoviária Federal of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year, with the delivery of the remainder helicopters to the operator planned to be completed by mid-2021. The AW119Kxs will be operated by the Air Operations Division from its bases in the five Regio...

New virtual format - EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series

EUROPEAN ROTORS launches the EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series with an industry panel involving executives from Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, Safran, EASA and European Helicopter Association. While personal gatherings are limited at the moment, the new virtual format EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series will discuss the most pressing topics and the latest trends in the rotorcraft community within the u...

Europe first authorized Bell 505 dealership in Germany - Rheinland Air Service

Rheinland Air Service is officially appointed as the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director, Europe & Russia. “Thi...

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a European client

The first Ansat helicopter was delivered by Russian Helicopters to a European client .The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is the first of three helicopters under the delivery contract. Ansat for Republika Srpska comes with a medical module equipped with a stret...