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January 6, 2015
Airbus Helicopters X4. Graphic courtesy Airbus Helicopters While most major players in the helicopter industry are keeping their powder dry before revealing their future plans at the world s largest helicopter convention, Heli-Expo (March 2-5, Orlando, Fla.), there are a number of... Read More »
December 12, 2014
Germany s North Rhine-Westphalia Police Force has ordered six Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 airframes, with deliveries planned in 2016-2017. A variant of the EC145 medium twin-engine helicopter, the T2 incorporates new Turbomeca Arriel 2E engines and upgrades to its main and tail rotor gearboxes... Read More »
December 9, 2014
Airbus Helicopters upgraded EC135 T3/P3 is now in service with Aiut Alpin Dolomites a northern Italy-based Alpine mountain rescue service. Enhancements incorporated in the latest variant of the EC135 family include significant power reserves for increased safety margins during flight and while... Read More »
December 5, 2014
Attendees at Heli-Expo 2014 examine the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Photo by Rotor & Wing Staff On Nov. 10, Bell s newest helicopter design, the 505 Jet Ranger X successfully completed its first flight. Conducted at the company s Mirabel, Quebec, manufacturing facility, the... Read More »
November 11, 2014
The Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X completed its first flight with the Arrius 2R engine. Turbomeca, the manufacturer of the Arrius 2R engine, indicates FAA, EASA and Transport Canada engine type certifications for the Arrius 2R are on track for the end of 2015. Turbomeca's Arrius 2R engine... Read More »
November 1, 2014
Maintaining a PT6 turboshaft engine. Photo courtesy Pratt & Whitney Canada The bridge between a manufacturer simply supplying an engine to a customer versus committing to it with the operator was brought into the modern era by Rolls Royce s Power by the Hour (PBH) concept... Read More »
October 23, 2014
Terna, the Italian power grid operator, has taken delivery of two Airbus Helicopter AS350 B3e helicopters from national distributor Aersud Elicotteri. This elevates the company from having to subcontract the work out. Terna is ranked sixth worldwide as an independent distributor of electricity and... Read More »
October 22, 2014
Thailand s navy and air force have acquired two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016... Read More »
October 21, 2014
Vector Aerospace Corporation, independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic (ES-A), has renewed its Engine Services Agreement with CommutAir, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the agreement, ES-A will... Read More »
October 17, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification of the Arrius 2B2plus turboshaft engine. Designed for light single and twin engine helicopters, the first Arrius 2B2plus delivery from Airbus Helicopters is expected in "the coming weeks," according to Turbomeca. Arrius2B2plus has... Read More »
October 10, 2014
M International has announced that representatives from three of their world-class portfolio companies, Keystone Turbine Services, Airborne Engines and MINT Turbines will be exhibiting at stand L77 from October 14 to 16 during the 2014 Helitech International Expo and Conference held at the RAI... Read More »
October 10, 2014
Airbus Helicopters will present an EC145 T2 airframe at Helitech International. The next-generation helicopter, ideal for emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement/parapublic missions, is a twin-engine, four-ton-class multi-role helicopter that features Turbomeca Arriel-2E engines with... Read More »
October 8, 2014
Puma HC2 on the tarmac in Portugal. Photos by Andrew Drwiega Three of the Royal Air Force s (RAF) new Puma HC2 helicopters from 230 Squadron flew to the Ovar airbase in Portugal during July to take part in their first major foreign exercise since being upgraded by... Read More »
October 1, 2014
Helitech International 2014, organized by Reed Exhibitions and run in association with the European Helicopter Association, will take place for the first time in Amsterdam at the RAI Convention Centre from Oct. 14 to 16. Amsterdam is an ideal location with exceptional links to Europe and farther... Read More »
July 3, 2014
Metro Aviation has delivered an Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e to the aviation section of the Seminole County Sheriff s Office in Sanford, Fla. Read more about the helicopter s mission profile at Various helicopter manufacturers showcased their products during Rotortech... Read More »
June 24, 2014
AgustaWestland AW101 in the Norwegian SAR configuration. Photo courtesy AgustaWestland Your correspondent has battled his way through the corporate jungle that is the Farnborough Air Show for more than a quarter of a century. The show was once a closed showcase for products of a... Read More »
June 3, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has updated its EC145 T2 in the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) configuration. To increase the EC145 T2 s adaptability in HEMS missions, Airbus Helicopters will introduce new cabin installation features that include the latest equipment definitions. Airbus... Read More »
May 22, 2014
Helicopter manufacturers will be showing their products at this week s Rotortech 2014 show, which takes place on Australia s Sunshine Coast from May 24-25, keen to gain a larger slice of the booming Australian helicopter market. Bell Helicopter s local representative Hawker Pacific is taking a... Read More »
May 8, 2014
The latest Arrius engine, the Arrius 2R, completed its first rotations on May 5. The engine, destined for Bell Helicopter s Jet Ranger replacement, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, is designed to deliver performance and power within the 500 shp range, while improving safety and lowering pilot workload... Read More »
April 22, 2014
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace, signed a three-year maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support contract with Optima Aero to provide maintenance repair and overhaul for their PT6T-series engines. Optima Aero provides MRO services for Pratt &... Read More »
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