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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 evacuatio...

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 aut...


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...

New technological enhancements available for Full Bell Commercial Aircraft Portfolio

New equipment enhancements announced across Bell Textron current in-production commercial aircraft! Susan Griffin, executive vice president, Commercial Business said: “Bell is committed to incorporating the latest technologies into our products to further improve the performance, cost of operations and support the lifecycle of aircraft. Ensuring we have the newest develop...

Universal Avionics Introduces Latest Developments in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics is debuting its latest developments in the ‘Fly by Sight’ flight deck concept to the helicopter market during HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. The company’s ‘Fly by Sight’ concept brings various flight deck technologies together in an integrated way for more intuitive head-up operation during critical phases of flight, and is designed to improve safety in l...

Boeing and Embraer Welcome Brazilian Approval

Boeing and Embraer welcome the unconditional approval of their strategic partnership by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense's General-Superintendence in Brazil. The decision will become final within the next 15 days unless a review is requested by CADE Commissioners. The partnership has now received unconditional clearance from every regulatory jurisdiction with the...

Canadian approval received for Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Bell 407 Helicopters

Astronics Corporation announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407 helicopters. Astronics expects that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) validation will follow within six months. Astronics obtained the approval for its MaxViz 1...

Wizz Air selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power an additional 166 Airbus A320neo

Pratt & Whitney and Wizz Air announced selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to power an order of 166 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The order consists of 90 aircraft from Wizz Air’s 2016 selection, an additional 56 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. This brings Wizz Air’s combined total order to 276 GTF-powered A320neo family...

Advancements in favour of a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in France

As the French Government presented the country’s ambitions with regards to sustainable aviation fuel, in Toulouse, Airbus, Air France, Safran, Suez and Total acknowledge the launch of a new Call for Expression of Interest (CEI). The ambition presented set forth the conclusions of a working group which included government agencies and industrial partners, all of whom signed the Green Deal&nbs...

Cobham Titan will enable smaller aircraft to carry out Tactical Missions

The public safety aviation sector has seen a rise in the demand for smaller aircraft to carry out tactical missions, whilst maintaining the same levels of connectivity and capability. These emergency services communicate using up to nine separate radios, which presents challenges  of payload sensitivity and around the installation of audio and radio systems. Cobham Aerospace Connectivity...

Liebherr Technology on board of Boeing 777X Maiden Flight

Liebherr-Aerospace congratulates The Boeing Company on a successful first flight for the new 777X airplane! Dr. Klaus Schneider, Managing Director at Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg said: “We congratulate Boeing to this great historic milestone in civil aviation. This first flight is an impressive proof of our very good, open and trustful cooperation and we are looking forward to conti...

First Flight of New Boeing 777X successfully completed

First Flight of New Boeing 777X successfully completed,entering the next phase of its rigorous test program! The 777X took off in front of thousands at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle's Boeing Field. "The 777X flew beautifully, and today's testing was very productive," said Capt....

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