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Bell has new independent representative in Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation

During HAI Heli-Expo 2020 Bell Textron announced an Independent Representative for Switzerland - Centaurium Aviation. “We are delighted to have Centaurium Aviation as a Bell IR for Switzerland. We thank Centaurium for being a loyal Bell customer,” said Duncan Van De Velde,...

Heli-Expo 2020 resulted with 38 orders for Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145. Show highlights included the increased...


HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 successfully concluded

Helicopter Association International has drawn the curtains on HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and this year’s show was packed with business deals, new technology, and safety and professional training. The four-day event brought together thousands of attendees from around the globe, focusing their attention on every aspect of the rotorcraft industry. Spread across the breadth of the...

Let us meet during Singapore Airshow - Liebherr Aerospace

This year at Singapore Airshow you shouldn't miss to meet Liebherr-Aerospace, who will have a strong presence with full display of multiple key components. Liebherr-Aerospace will welcome its customers, partners and all interested visitors to this large airshow in Asia.  This year, the company decided to showcase at its booth number L65 major components. Among the...

Airbus Helicopters for air ambulance services - latest updates

Different models of Airbus Helicopters are well know as reliable aircraft for EMS missions. This is a very important part of aviation business which is sometimes forgotten. Two great news from Heli Expo 2020 directly rlated to air ambulance services: Hungarian Air Ambulance becomes first helicopter operator to fully digitalise its support operation and Swedish air ambulance service...

The Future of Firefighting - Erickson and Sikorsky signed development agreement

Recently all the planet was following Australia fighting against devastating fires. How many people were asking what else can be done, what aerial help can be used to stop the fire? This news is giving more information on the development of aerial firefighting. Erickson Incorporated and Sikorsky have signed a development agreement aimed at tackling the future of firefig...

Looking to introduce the H160 into service - Shell Aircraft

Airbus Helicopters and Shell Aircraft have been working closely in order to put the H160 into service for offshore transportation. “Shell seeks opportunity for early introduction to service of the H160. Having worked closely with Airbus over the last year to understand the design and manufacturing philosophy behind the H160, Shell Aircraft believes this innovative helicopter offers a po...

The establishment of comprehensive AW139 training capabilities in Japan

Leonardo announced the purchase of an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator by Suzuyo & Co of Japan. The AW139 FFS will be manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE and installed at Suzuyo & Co facilities located in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC). The contract marks the introduction of the first AW139 FF...

VR-Technologies selected Thales FlytX new connected avionics suite

VRT500, the future light single-engine civil helicopter from VR-Technologies will be equiped with the single-screen version of the FlytX avionics suite. VRT500 the unique helicopter operates in 8 different configurations. Whatever the mission, whether it involves passengers, cargo, medical evacuation or public safety, the VRT500 is the solution. State-of-the-art avionics offering pilots new opport...

Brand new Health Monitoring service launched by Safran

Two years after launching the Health Monitoring service that enables customers to track their engines’ health indicator, Safran Helicopter has broaden its service offer. The service now has brand new features such as daily health indicators, in addition to the monthly recommendations; full automation of the engine performance trend follow up; and a newly user-friendly online interface. Safra...

Airbus Helicopters H125 got more power and enhanced aerial work capabilities

A major performance increase on the H125 announced by Airbus Helicopters by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D. The aircraft’s external and internal load lifting capabilities will increase by up to +140 kg, with a large part of it already available at low altitude and low external temperatures, while the hover ceiling OGE will...

Leonardo acquires Kopter to extend helicopter market leadership

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG. This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single engine helicopter, is a perfect fit f...

Revolutionary Advanced Autopilot System for the H125/AS350

WeatherTech is the launch customer for their StandardAero and Thales advanced 4-axis Compact Autopilot System for the Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 platform. Derived from certified transport category solutions, the Lightweight Compact Autopilot brings advanced, state-of-the-art 4-axis capability, performance and enhanced levels of safety to the light helicopter market, while eliminating...

Join to celebrate - 400th Blueberry Aviation Helicopter Transaction

The benchmark of 400 helicopter transactions is reached by Blueberry Aviation for a moved asset value totalling 1 billion USD and 150 commercial aircraft transactions for a total asset value of 3.3 billion USD since 2003. In 2019 Blueberry Aviation successfully completed 28 helicopter transactions covering all major helicopter brands, mission types and regions. Blueberry Aviation sees co...

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18/01/2022 - 21/01/2022
United States, San Diego

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23/05/2022 - 25/05/2022
Switzerland, Geneva

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Successful premiere of EUROPEAN ROTORS – exceeded expectations

The debut of EUROPEAN ROTORS, the new trade fair and conference for VTOL aircraft was a great success: More than 150 exhibitors, visitors from 36 nations, over 65 accredited journalists and several wo...

Emirates concludes Dubai Airshow 2021 with its latest A380 wowing over 17,000 visitors

Emirates has concluded the 2021 edition of the Dubai Airshow on a positive note, culminating a week of investment announcements, new partnerships forged, and the strengthening of established connectio...

Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2021 - 408 aircraft including the first A350F ordered

We all know long long months of COVID-19 and all possible lockdown and restrictions. First major airshow since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. What and how happens now, in a new normal? Wh...

ATR at Dubai Airshow - 29 orders & new engine series announcement

On the occasion of the Dubai Airshow, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, has once again demonstrated its commitment to setting the pace for regional aviation now and in the f...

Dassault Aviation at Dubai Airshow 2021

Dassault Aviation is participating in Dubai Airshow 2021, from 14 to 18 November. The static display features a Rafale C combat aircraft and a Falcon 8X business jet (which flew from France with susta...

An order of 255 A321neo family aircraft by Indigo Partners portfolio airlines

 Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family airc...

Welcome World best smart basic trainer – Pilatus PC-7 MKX

With a new glass cockpit, new avionics, improvements in the area of crew comfort and other technical innovations, the PC-7 MKX offers smart state-of-the-art training capability in the Basic Training s...

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Emperor Aviation - flying through the pandemic and working in a new normal - MACE2021

The final day of MACE 2021 was a good time to catch up with Razvan Stefan, CEO of Emperor Aviation malta Ltd,  aircraft management and charter company, member of the Board of Malta Business Aviat...

DC-Aviation Malta Managing Director Stanley Bugeja - pandemic, present and future - MACE 2021

Being a Co-Founder and one of key person organizing an event is a quite challenging. I have to tell that Stanley Bugeja was mostly taking care of others and especially doing the best possible to...

Boeing freighter and passenger jets order for Air Tanzania

Boeing  and the United Republic of Tanzania announced an order for a 787-8 Dreamliner, a 767-300 Freighter and two 737 MAX jets at the 2021 Dubai Airshow. The airplanes will be operated...

Airbus at Dubai Airshow 2021 - 408 aircraft including the first A350F ordered

We all know long long months of COVID-19 and all possible lockdown and restrictions. First major airshow since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. What and how happens now, in a new normal? Wh...

Gulf Air and Safran Landing Systems signed landing gear MRO contract for six Airbus A321 and one A320

Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with Gulf Air, the Bahrain's national airline, to carry out maintenance operations on the landing gear of six Airbus A321s and one A320. Thes...

Nine-Hotel-FIVE - the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux purchased by FIVE

FIVE, the Dubai-based Group with verticals in Real Estate, Hospitality, Investments and Philanthropy is pleased to share the news of the successful purchase of the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux...

Emirates concludes Dubai Airshow 2021 with its latest A380 wowing over 17,000 visitors

Emirates has concluded the 2021 edition of the Dubai Airshow on a positive note, culminating a week of investment announcements, new partnerships forged, and the strengthening of established connectio...