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July 29, 2013
Denmark-based DanCopter A/S received its fourth EC225 from Eurocopter during a July 26 handover ceremony at the manufacturer's production facility in Marignane, France.      From left to right: Jens Anders Jensen, Dancopter CEO, Soren...
July 24, 2013
The Bristow Group on Tuesday signed a contract with AgustaWestland to purchase 11 AW189 helicopters for the U.K. Department for Transport's search and rescue (SAR) program.      (Bristow Signing Ceremony: Standing, Left to Right - Daniele Romiti, CEO, AgustaWestland; Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport and...
July 22, 2013
Eurocopter on Monday said its EC225 twin engine passenger transport helicopters can return to full service later this month, after being grounded in some countries since October 2012.    On July 10, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved prevention and detection...
July 18, 2013
British defense and aerospace company Cobham has acquired full ownership of FBH, its joint venture aviation services business with Texas-based Bristow Helicopters. Cobham paid approximately $112 million for the acquisition, which includes FB...
July 16, 2013
German helicopter operator Eischsfeld Air has incorporated an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin helicopter into its fleet. The VIP...
July 15, 2013
Eurocopter has signed a €194-million ($252-million) contract with the German Federal Ministry of Defense for 15 EC645 T2 light utility helicopters for the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), part of Germany’s Special Forces Command. The missions that the helicopters are expected to perform for the special operations command include day/night...
July 10, 2013
Eurocopter on Wednesday advised that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated the safety measures the company has recommended in connection to its EC225 shaft failures. The main focus of the investigation has been to prevent cracking in the main gear bevel shaft. It is understood that the fix involves a partial redesign of the bevel shaft as well as additional software and...
July 9, 2013
Brazilian helicopter operator Atlas Taxi Aereo has taken delivery of a Mil Mi-171A1 from Russian Helicopters. Atlas Taxi Aereo's new helicopter will be the first Mi-171A1 to feature the...
July 2, 2013
Eurocopter has handed over three EC225s to offshore oil and gas operators in Vietnam and Malaysia. The South Vietnam Helicopter Co. (VNH South) received its third EC225 out of four on order...
July 1, 2013
The UK’s Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Center (ARCC), currently manned by members of the Royal Air Force and based at RAF Kinloss in Scotland, could be relocated to the new National Maritime Operations Center (NMOC) in Fareham, near Portsmouth, around 2017 when the military ceases to contribute helicopters to the UK’s search and rescue capability. Vice Admiral Alan Massey, chief executive of...
July 1, 2013
Nepal’s Shree Airlines is set to acquire eight helicopters from Eurocopter to address a variety of missions, including search and rescue (SAR), disaster relief, heli tourism and other aerial missions. The company, which has been established eight years, claims to be the first to operate a private fleet of five Russian-built Mi-17s. It now believes that the lighter Ecureuil...
June 25, 2013
Eurocopter has reached an agreement with Indian cloud technology provider Ramco Systems to begin offering Ramco's software-based maintenance solution for helicopter operators.       Executives from Eurocopter and Ramco sign agreement. Sitting at...
May 31, 2013
Bond Helicopters Australia has obtained a five-year agreement to supply helicopter support services for the PTTEP Australasia group...
May 22, 2013
Air medical transport operator Air Methods Corp. has achieved the highest level (Level 4) of FAA's voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) program. FAA created the SMS program to provide guidance and recognition of safety efforts implemented by commercial air operators. Level 4 of the program is the...
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
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 13, 2013
CHC Helicopter has reached a five-year agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production to supply helicopters in support of deepwater exploration. The...
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 10, 2013
Chinese helicopter operator Sky Shuttle Helicopters announced its first all-female crew Monday, as Capt. Meg Lam and First Officer Kirsty Holtkamp will begin operating flights between Hong Kong and Macau.   ...
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