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October 9, 2012
Australasia’s first Robinson R66 in flight over Sydney. Imported by Heliflite, the region’s longest-serving R66 distributor. Australia’s helicopter industry is set to have its first representative body since the collapse in 2008 of the former Helicopter Association of Australasia (HAA) with the formation of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA). The move couldn’t...
October 9, 2012
  Mi-8 (left) and Mi-26 trainers   The UTair Training Center in Tyumen dates back to 1967, when it was a training facility unit for the Tyumen Civil Aviation Department. Later it developed into a Personnel Training Center (PTC) and was registered as a non-commercial partnership that soon grew into one of the largest civil aviation training centers in Russia. UTair Aviation and its subsidiaries...
October 3, 2012
Australia-based Heliwest has expanded its operations in Southwest Queensland with the opening of a helicopter base in...
October 1, 2012
AgustaWestland has partnered with AVIASUR to open a service center for maintenance and support in Santiago, Chile. The facility...
October 1, 2012
The Ka-27 (shown here) is one of the models under consideration in the Ramenskoye avionics deal. Russian Helicopters has agreed to facilitate major fleet upgrades for two operators—Poly Technologies of China, which has purchased 52 Mi-171Es, and NefteGazAeroCosmos, which will take delivery of 18 light Ka-226TGs for utility work in Russia. The manufacturer has also formed a partnership with Ramenskoye...
October 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters and CAE have agreed to work together toward developing training and simulation programs for pilots, mechanics and other operators of Russian-built...
September 21, 2012
Cobham Aerospace Communications has inked an agreement with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to supply audio and radio communication systems...
September 21, 2012
Ontario, Canada-based Dart Helicopter Services has expanded its Hawkesbury office and now houses its Canadian divisions at a new corporate...
September 5, 2012
The Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant Cup helicopter race has begun over the skies of Tomilino, Russia, outside of Moscow. Coinciding with...
September 4, 2012
The Tianjin Free Trade Zone and Eurocopter have signed a memorandum of understanding to look into opening a...
September 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has established a regional service center in Singapore. The Seletar...
September 1, 2012
FreeFlight Systems has agreed to provide Bristow Group with the RANGR FDL-978TX ADS-B Out system for its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139s...
September 1, 2012
CAE’s Series 3000 Sikorsky S-76C++ simulator approaches a virtual oil rig in preparation for landing. CAE Canada-based simulator provider CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947. Billed as the world’s largest supplier of helicopter synthetic training devices, CAE has delivered more than 120 of them, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment...
September 1, 2012
Russian airline UTair has obtained a seven-year, $45-million financing package from British bank HSBC on a security from French insurance agency COFACE to purchase 19 Eurocopter AS350s and AS355s. The agreement represents the...
September 1, 2012
Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval for its H-series primary flight displays (PFDs) and...
September 1, 2012
AgustaWestland has a “deal with Russian Helicopters to develop a new technology 2.5-ton single engine helicopter for the export and internal markets,” said CEO Bruno Spagnolini, speaking on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow in the UK. “This is a great opportunity to expand the cooperation that we already have with Russian Helicopters where we have established a joint venture for...
September 1, 2012
The Rachel project aims at replacing the Mi-8/17 in the 22,000- to 26,000-lb category. Russian Helicopters has completed a “feasibility study” for a Mi-8/17 replacement, dubbed the...
September 1, 2012
The Ka-62, a civil derivative of the military Ka-60, features new elements such as Turbomeca engines, a Transas avionics suite and a crashworthy fuel tank Russian Helicopters is planning on flying the Kamov Ka-62 medium twin in August 2013. The new helicopter, which bears some resemblance with the Eurocopter Dauphin, will be in the 12 to 15-passenger category. The manufacturer is targeting a very...
September 1, 2012
Dublin, Ireland-based Milestone Aviation has agreed to buy 19 more S-92s from Sikorsky Aircraft. The contract follows an order for three S-92s placed in February 2012 at Heli-Expo. The combined 22-helicopter...
September 1, 2012
Safran Group subsidiary Turbomeca has reached an agreement to provide its TM800 engine for the Eurocopter X4 future helicopter, the planned replacement for the AS365/EC155 Dauphin. The formal...
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