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May 20, 2015
At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) 2015, Bell Helicopter received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from Atlas Air Service, of Lower Saxony, Germany, for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. Atlas Air Service has been an Independent Representative for Bell Helicopter since Oct. 2014. Bell Helicopter executives shake hands with Atlas Air Service, photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter...
May 18, 2015
The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating a May 17 MV-22 accident in Hawaii that killed one Marine and injured 21 others on the tiltrotor. The Marine Corps said the MV22 from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) had a "hard landing" at about 1140 local time during routine training at Bellows Air Force Station near...
May 15, 2015
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May 12, 2015
One of the newest AStars (above) is headed for India and Heritage Aviation, which will get a second early this month. The New Delhi-based operator’s H125s will fly charter and utility missions and pilgrimage heli-tours. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters/Eric Raz From the loosely translated ideas of Darwin, it is not the strongest or the most intelligent that will survive, but those who can best...
May 12, 2015
Bell Helicopter announced today the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Japan to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency. The 412EPI is expected to join the agency's fleet in early 2016. Aomori Prefecture was also the first customer to receive a Bell 412EP in Japan at...
May 4, 2015
Aerospace and professional services provider Nova Systems is expanding its European business (Nova Systems UK) with the purchase of an Airbus Helicopter H135. The fully-instrumented aircraft will be used to test the latest sensors...
April 29, 2015
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved an increased maximum gross weight for the MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) MD 900/902 Explorer, following previous approval by the FAA in March 2013. The new max gross weight is 6,770 pounds, a 270-pound increase from the previous limit of 6,500 pounds. MDHI’s twin-engine MD...
April 27, 2015
Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA). The helicopter is the first certified Bell 412 type aircraft to operate in China and will be used for fire-fighting missions.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter A delivery ceremony was held at Bell Helicopter’s customization and delivery center in Piney...
April 27, 2015
North Pole Investments Inc. of Panama has signed a contract for one AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine and one AW189 super medium helicopter. The aircraft will be delivered by early 2016 and operated by Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia for offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry.   Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland This...
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...
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