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July 11, 2014
Hurst, Texas-based Textron division Bell Helicopter has reached agreements with Helicopter Flight Services, AngMar Aviation and Rocky Mountain Rotors involving the 407GX, which features Garmin’s G1000H flight deck. New York City-based Helicopter Flight Services offers tours, corporate charter services, aerial photography and video, and construction...
July 11, 2014
Helicentre Aviation Academy has purchased three additional Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, expanding their Cabri fleet to ten by early 2016. This purchase will make them the world’s largest single operator of Cabri G2 helicopters...
July 9, 2014
Metro Aviation has delivered a new EC145 to Boston MedFlight, a critical care transport service in New England. This is the second EC145 that Metro has completed for Boston MedFlight.   Boston MedFlight’s EC145...
July 8, 2014
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a highly critical report on Australia’s acquisition and entry into service of the NH Industries MRH90 multi-role helicopter for the Army and Navy. The Australian Government ordered the MRH90 – an Australian variant of the NH90 assembled in Brisbane by Australian Aerospace – over the competing Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk in 2004 and...
July 8, 2014
Australian Helicopters has secured a contract with AgustaWestland for six AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters that will be operated for Ambulance Victoria under a 10-year...
July 8, 2014
Bell Helicopter has inked a purchase agreement with Henan Yongxiang General Aviation for two new Bell 407GXs. The aircraft will be used to support multiple mission needs...
July 8, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has reached purchase agreements for 123 civil helicopters with three customers from China: Fujian Xinmei General Aviation Co. (GAC), Guangdong Baiyun GAC and Yunnan Fengxiang GAC. The helicopters ordered include light single-engine helicopters from the company’s Eurecil family as well as the EC135. These companies will use the...
July 7, 2014
Boeing has delivered the 15th CH-147F medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter to the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Canadian CH-147F is a multi-mission helicopter that features a modernized airframe with a long-range fuel system allowing it to fly twice as far...
July 7, 2014
Urbana, Ill.-based Frasca International has been awarded a contract to supply a Robinson R44/S300 convertible TruFlite CAAC Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD)...
July 7, 2014
Following the delivery of two Ka-32A11BCs to Sino-Russian Helicopter Technology Company, based in Qingdao, China, Russian Helicopters has signed an additional contract with China’s Lectern Aviation Supplies for a Mi-26TS heavy transport...
July 2, 2014
In the case of most helicopter door and window modifications, necessity is certainly the mother of invention. An independent company talks with operators, surveys the market, and designs a modification that makes a product better or easier to use. Air tour operators want maximum visibility for passengers, so the OEM door is removed and replaced with a large window. This applies in law enforcement...
July 2, 2014
AgustaWestland and the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation have penned a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters. The contract, valued at more than $160 million, includes...
July 1, 2014
Diagram showing AVX Aircraft’s offering for the Joint Multi-Role competition. Renderings courtesy of AVX Aircraft Coaxial compound and tiltrotor aircraft are making news thanks to the U.S. Army’s search for the next-generation platform to replace its Sikorsky Black Hawk and Boeing Apache helicopter fleets from 2035 onward. While both technologies have been around for many years and to differing...
July 1, 2014
Bell Helicopter showcased a VIP mockup of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, United Kingdom, that ran through June 29. At the event...
July 1, 2014
Boeing officials have confirmed that there will be at least one further version of the AH-64 attack helicopter and probably two more versions of its CH-47 heavy lift helicopter before any aircraft developed through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative are fielded. Boeing’s outgoing director of attack helicopters, Mike Burke, stated that the Apache AH-64E was a...
June 30, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has delivered an AS350 B3e and EC135 T2e to Malaysian operator Aerial Power Lines Sdn Bhd (APL). The helicopters will be used for electrical power line construction, maintenance and surveillance. APL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarawak Cable Berhad (SCABLE), and the only company approved by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia to...
June 30, 2014
Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland has received the 2014 American Helicopter Museum and Education Center Achievement Award for advancements in rotary wing...
June 30, 2014
The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with a derivative of the Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk for a Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) to replace the HH-60G Pave Hawk fleet. Lockheed Martin is also involved as a major subsystems supplier for the CRH program. There are currently around 100 HH-60Gs in service with the Air Force (active plus reserve) and Air National Guard. The first portion of the long-term...
June 27, 2014
Bell Helicopter has delivered three Bell 407GX aircraft to two Chinese customers from their Commercial Aircraft Assembly Center located in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. Chongqing General Aviation Co. received two Bell 407GX aircraft that will be used in China for parapublic missions...
June 27, 2014
Northrop Grumman has introduced new cockpit technology designed for both rotary- and fixed-wing platforms. The new system features a partitioned architecture software that can be applied to platforms such as the AH-64D/E Apache, H-60L Black Hawk and CH 47D/F Chinook helicopters and is certifiable under DO-178 standards.  Northrop Grumman’s Mission Equipment...
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