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May 28, 2013
Russian Helicopters has wrapped up a series of test flights with its Kamov Ka-226T multipurpose helicopter in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The test flights were conducted in the Krasnaya Polyana region near Sochi, with medical personnel from the Southern Regional...
May 28, 2013
Three different helicopter types (a total of four aircraft) are headed for Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) under a new contract signed with Eurocopter Japan. The two medium-class helicopters are going to the Hyogo Prefectural Police (EC155 B1) and the Hiroshima Prefectural Police (AS365 N3+), while the pair of light twin EC135...
May 24, 2013
Helicopter brokerage firm Heli Asset announced its first helicopter sale to an operator in Switzerland, a Eurocopter EC155B1...
May 24, 2013
Hundreds of rotorcraft engineers met in Phoenix this week for the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International’s Forum 69. Displays from AgustaWestland, Bell, Boeing, Eurocopter, Lockheed Martin, MD Helicopters and Sikorsky anchored a show floor that also featured a number of exhibits from companies such as AVX Aircraft, Advanced Turbine Engine Company, Applied Composites Engineering, Continuum...
May 22, 2013
Monaco-based Avinco has helped to supply an AS365 N3 to CHC, the third transaction for the offshore operator following deliveries of an AS332 L2 and EC155 B1 in early 2013. “What makes us unique is we have ability to move helicopters from one segment to another, and we have the technical expertise to do that,” Avinco CEO Francois Gautier told...
May 21, 2013
Eurocopter on Tuesday introduced the next-generation executive and VIP variants of its EC175 medium-sized twin-engine helicopter at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.   ...
May 20, 2013
Kazakhstan-based aircraft maintenance provider Sky Tech has received certification from Safran to begin performing maintenance on Turbomeca...
May 17, 2013
Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture HeliVert has secured an agreement to produce five VIP and utility-configured AW139 helicopters for Exclases Russia.      AW139 in flight. Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland   Additionally, Russian Helicopters has inked...
May 15, 2013
Sikorsky Aircraft has won an $11.4-million modification of an existing U.S. Army foreign...
May 15, 2013
Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI) has contracted Bond Offshore Helicopters to provide crew change flights and helicopter support starting in early June. The...
May 15, 2013
The Turkish Ministry of Health's air ambulance service will feature a fleet of Eurocopter EC135s, after THK Gokcen Aviation selected the twin-engine rotorcraft to begin operations in August.      EC135 in flight. Photos...
May 15, 2013
The U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) procurement saga took another twist last week when Lt. Gen. William Phillips, Army acquisition advisor to the Secretary of the Army, appeared before a Senate Armed Services Congressional subcommittee on Airland. Commenting on last summer’s flying technology demonstrations provided by each helicopter manufacturer looking to participate in a new Request...
May 14, 2013
Mexico’s civil aviation authority, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), has awarded a type certificate to Sikorsky’s S-76D helicopter. This follows the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s award for the model in October 2012. Sikorsky expects to make its first customer deliveries of the S-76D later this year. In March at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada...
May 13, 2013
The New Zealand Ministry of Defense has agreed to buy 10 SH-2G Super Seasprites from Kaman Aircraft Corp. According to Kaman, the $120-million contract includes spare parts, a full mission flight simulator and related logistics support for the multi-mission...
May 9, 2013
Erickson Air-Crane has finalized its $250-million acquisition of McMinnville, Ore.-based Evergreen Helicopters from Evergreen International Aviation. The Evergreen Helicopters fleet of 65...
May 8, 2013
The U.S. Navy's Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 (HSM-35) has incorporated unmanned aircraft into its operations, becoming the first squadron to feature both manned and unmanned helicopters. HSM-35 will feature the Sikorsky...
May 8, 2013
AgustaWestland pilot Pat McKernan and copilot Steve Labows carry out a vertical takeoff procedure in an AW139 used for limited runway situations such as...
May 8, 2013
The U.S. Navy is trying once more to replace the U.S. Presidential helicopter fleet. On May 3, the Navy issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for industry to respond in 90 days with their submissions for an aircraft to replace the current 11 VH-3D (a version of Sikorsky’s Sea King) and eight VH-60N ‘White Hawk’ helicopters (modified Sikorsky UH-60As). The acquisition will be for a...
May 6, 2013
The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International has published an article in Vertiflite Magazine that details the...
May 6, 2013
A new investor group is providing $375 million in equity growth capital for Limerick, Ireland-based Waypoint Leasing, as the company looks to expand its grow its fleet. Waypoint has a U.S...
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