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April 28, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has reached a framework agreement with Avicopter covering a thousand EC175. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters has reached an agreement with China’s Avicopter to jointly produce 1,000 new...
April 28, 2014
AW609 rotors tilting. Photo by Ernie Stephens The idea of a flying machine that will take off and land vertically, then achieve airplane speeds, has been around since the development of engine-driven aircraft. Several designs have been toyed with, but arguably the most successful have fallen into one of two categories: a hybrid using a main rotor and propellers, or vectored thrust (i.e., a tilting rotor)...
April 28, 2014
The Victorian Government and Ambulance Victoria awarded Australian Helicopters with a 10-year contract to supply new AgustaWestland AW139s. The agreement also includes a dedicated back-up aircraft to maintain services when heavy aircraft maintenance is required...
April 25, 2014
David MacNeil, owner of MacNeil Automotive Products in Bolingbrook, Ill., has purchased a customized Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e to be used in business travels for his...
April 24, 2014
AgustaWestland has inked distribution agreements for its AW139 with both Saudi Aramco and Heliconia Aero Solutions. Saudi Aramco has placed an order for one additional...
April 24, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft has demonstrated the optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army.  The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk (OPBH) Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter (MURAL) Program...
April 24, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft has delivered an S-76D to Yunnan Jingcheng Group, the first S-76D to operate in China. The aircraft is configured for transportation of corporate and government VIPs. Jingcheng also flies a Sikorsky S-92 for use in transporting corporate and government...
April 22, 2014
Bell Helicopter signed a purchase agreement with Xinjang Tianyun General Aviation Company for a Bell 407GX that will be used for sightseeing tours, VIP transport and...
April 18, 2014
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase a range of commercial and military helicopters at the 14th Defence Services Asia exhibition...
April 18, 2014
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, is pleased to announce it will cohost the Airbus Helicopters East...
April 17, 2014
Aerochine Aviation purchased five Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft, made official during a signing ceremony at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and...
April 17, 2014
MD Helicopters will mark its 15 years of rotary sales activity in the Asian region by exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition...
April 16, 2014
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a validation type certificate for Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-76D, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The S-76D is the latest S-76 model to be validated by CAAC having been preceded by S-76A and S-76C. More than 30 Sikorsky S-76 aircraft currently operate in China. Yunnan...
April 15, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the initial series of tests required by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the heavylift CH-53K. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the Static Test Article (STA), the tests are part of a three-year program to validate that the largest helicopter ever designed and built by Sikorsky has the structural...
April 11, 2014
AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental have opened a joint regional business headquarters in Shanghai that will expand AgustaWestland’s presence in the country’s civil helicopter market by promoting its products and services for...
April 8, 2014
The Royal Australian Navy’s last six Westland Sea Kings were this week removed from storage at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW, and transported to Port Kembla for export to the UK where they will be broken up for parts by Aerospace Logistics (ASL).   Sea King transport. Photo courtesy Royal Australian Navy   The Sea Kings were withdrawn from RAN service in December 2011 and replaced by the...
April 8, 2014
Boeing has granted Lord Corporation a two-year contract to integrate and qualify an improved vibration control system (IVCS) for the CH-47 Chinook. Lord IVCS controls steady state and transient vibration, and the technology operates...
April 7, 2014
One of the United Kingdom’s busiest medical airlift providers – Midlands Air Ambulance Charity – has put its newest rotorcraft in operation: an Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2e, becoming the first fully-owned fleet member for this...
April 7, 2014
AgustaWestland's eight-seat twin-engine GrandNew helicopter began a six day demonstration tour of New Zealand on April 4. The tour started in New Plymouth on the west coast of North Island and will also include stops in, among others, Wellington, Dunedin and Wanaka before...
April 4, 2014
Kaman Aerosystems today announced delivery of its 1,000th H-60 helicopter cockpit to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky). The milestone UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit was incorporated into an H-60 airframe that underwent final assembly at Sikorsky’s...
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