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April 23, 2015
At Mexico's Aerospace Fair 2015, scheduled for April 22-25 at Military Airbase No. 1 in Santa Lucía, Mexico, Russian Helicopters will showcase its latest commercial helicopters and update regional partners on plans for developing its maintenance and service center provision...
April 22, 2015
A new version of the twin-engine EC145 rotorcraft has received its type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency. The EC145 (formerly known as EC145e) has been developed by Airbus Helicopters to offer a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for utility...
April 22, 2015
Bell Helicopter received letters of intent to purchase five aircraft during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held April 14-16. “While at the show, we met with many current and potential customers and provided updates on the capabilities our helicopters can deliver as China’s air space restrictions continue to relax,” said Chris Jaran, vice president of...
April 21, 2015
Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services have welcomed the decision of the Polish Ministry of Defence to pre-select the H225M...
April 17, 2015
AgustaWestland has delivered its second AW119Kx single-engine helicopter to Aeromot. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year.   Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland These AW119Kx helicopters feature a complete EMS system with up to two litters, installed...
April 17, 2015
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase its latest light multirole helicopters – the Ka-226T and the Ansat – at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition ABACE 2015, which runs from April 14-16 at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, China. Russian Helicopters' display can be found at Stand H437.  ...
April 16, 2015
Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 429 to Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). The aircraft is configured to perform utility roles in the Middle East.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter Saudi Geological Survey is an earth science organization serving its community to create a healthy environment. The organization places...
April 15, 2015
In an acceptance ceremony held today in Marignane, France, India’s Heritage Aviation received two H125 helicopters for charter and utility missions, with a special focus on pilgrimage heli-tours. The first H125 will arrive in India by the end of the month, followed by the second in early May.   Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Heritage Aviation has been...
April 14, 2015
Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc. have announced their joint participation this week at the global general aviation tradeshow, AERO Friedrichshafen, from April 15-18 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Subject matter experts from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth A3-127 to discuss a broad range of commercial and general...
April 13, 2015
Less than twelve months after its corporate rebranding, Airbus Group Australia Pacific has delivered the region's first H145 helicopter. The delivery culminates a program preparing the helicopter to its new owner’s requirements, with aircrews...
April 10, 2015
Bell Helicopter has signed a contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for the supply of seven Bell 412EPI helicopters to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The aircraft will support the CCG’s maritime security and fisheries activities and will contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and security of Canadian waters. The aircraft were signed for by the Honourable...
April 8, 2015
At HAI Heli-Expo 2015 last month, Sikorsky held a recognition ceremony for Bristow Helicopters Ltd., highlighting the upcoming launch of the company’s UK search and rescue (SAR) contract. Bristow was awarded a 10-year UK SAR contract in March 2013, with services starting on April 1, 2015, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Jonathan Baliff, Sergei Sikorsky, Richard Parkes and Shane...
April 6, 2015
While growth in the Australian helicopter market may have slowed this financial year, the sector still has encouraging growth prospects and was well represented at the Australian International Air Show, which took place at Avalon Airport, Victoria, from Feb. 24 to March 1. The static park included AgustaWestland AW139s and the AW169, Airbus Helicopters was present with its EC120 and EC130 T2, Robinson...
April 1, 2015
Papillon Helicopters of Boulder City, Nev., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the unveiling of its golden helicopter on April 16. The Airbus H130 T2 (formerly EC-130 T2) – christened “Copter 50” – will commemorate the company’s standing as the world’s largest and oldest-running helicopter tour operator. Copter 50 will be gold with stripes and the company’s...
March 27, 2015
On March 26, 2015 in Tessara, the Italian Army took delivery of an additional NH90 Tactical Transport...
March 26, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced multiple letters of intent (LOIs) with three Middle Eastern operators. The company received a LOI from BBM Inc. for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and a Bell 525 Relentless, from K Aircraft Leasing for two Bell 525s, and...
March 25, 2015
On March 24, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., officials from the International Paris Air Show said that a sizeable presence was expected from helicopter industry companies at this year’s event. Addressing the press were four officials from the French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS), which organizes the show, including: Emeric d’Arcimoles, chairman and chief...
March 23, 2015
Airbus Helicopters has initiated a month-long customer tour in Brazil of its H145. During visits to the cities of São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, the H145 will be presented to civilian and offshore operators, along with governmental and military agencies.   Photo by Jay Miller, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters The H145 – previously known as the EC145...
March 23, 2015
Sikorsky’s newest commercial aircraft, the S-76D helicopter, arrived in Malaysia, beginning the Southeast Asia leg of its demonstration tour. The international demonstration began at the SkyPark Aviation Center in Subang, Malaysia, and was to be on display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) ‘15 until March 21. Sikorsky...
March 20, 2015
Bell Helicopter has officially opened its new Bell Helicopter Co., Ltd. office in Tokyo, Japan.  Located in Ebisu Garden Place Tower, the new office is within walking distance of the headquarters of long-standing business partner, Fuji Heavy Industries. In celebration of the company’s rich history in the market and commitment to expanding its offerings in Japan, a series of events were...
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