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Important traffic growth and new achievements - meet Milano Prime at Air Ops Europe

SEA Prime, SEA Group company and sole operator of Business&General Aviation infrastructures at the Linate and Malpensa airports with the brand Milano Prime, is present at AIR OPS strong of the positive results achieved in 2019.  In 2019, the opening of the new Milano Prime...

Russian Helicopters to present its civilian line at Defexpo 2020

Russian Helicopters will exhibit a line of its latest civilian helicopters at the Defexpo international exhibition to be held in the Indian city of Lucknow from February 5 to 9.The light multipurpose Ansat helicopter, as well as heavy Mi-171A2 and Mi-38, will be available to the show guests and...


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, Managing Director, Europe & Russia. “Bell is proud to work with Centaurium and support it...

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 power of the H125 that will enable operators to lift up to an additional 190 kg (419 lbs), She...

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...

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MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association announced that the region’s leading business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 Feb...

Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairpe...

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MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association announced that the region’s leading business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 Feb...