HELICOPTERS

13/07/2020

Leonardo announced the delivery of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lamezia Terme in the presence of representatives from the operator and industry. The second aircraft is expected to be handed over in the […]

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27/05/2020

While the US celebrated emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and recognized their unrelenting commitment to caring for patients in the third week of May, Bell Helicopters took the opportunity to congratulate the dedicated teams that provide patients with immediate treatment, transportation and access to medical care. The paramedics and pilots that answer these calls take […]

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28/04/2020

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has signed an agreement with VIH Aviation Group for four S-92A+™ upgrade kits. VIH Aviation Group Ltd. and its operating company Cougar Helicopters Inc. have been a leading S-92® helicopter customer in Canada since 2004 and now, the first S-92A+ kit customer. The S-92A+ upgrade kits feature the […]

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24/04/2020

With the emergence of electrically-powered aircraft comes the opportunity to explore more non-carbon sources such as wind, solar or hydro-powered energy. Over the past few years technology and innovation teams have been developing the Bell Nexus 4EX and Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) to offer convenient, safe and environmentally beneficial ways to move people, goods and […]

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07/04/2020

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan. “We […]

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30/03/2020

The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry. The London Heliport in Battersea, South London has been working closely with all relevant authorities and will continue to follow the latest advice from Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Accordingly, with immediate effect and no […]

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23/03/2020

The Kopter management team has been monitoring very tightly the developments related to the Coronavirus. We have taken several extraordinary measures in full alignment with, and sometimes preceding, the ones taken by the Swiss authorities. So far, we have had no cases of COVID-19 within Kopter’s work environment, and are pleased that we could preserve […]

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20/03/2020

The Subaru Bell 412EPX, the latest upgrade in the historic 412 family, now has an increased maximum internal weight of 12,200 lbs, external weight of 13,000 lbs and up to 5,000 lbs of goods with a cargo hook. This high-performing platform can internally carry up to 5,385 lbs in up to 220 cubic feet of […]

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11/03/2020

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) certified the installation of the Emergency Floatation System on Ansat helicopter. It is designed for emergency water landing and is used to save lives of the crew and passengers. Rosaviatsiya also issued Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) with the approval for the […]

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11/03/2020

Around the Chinese New Year Festival, Shanghai-based helicopter operator, New Sky Helicopter would normally be in peak busy season chartering guests to different festivities. However, Cao Xintian, the founder and captain of New Sky Helicopter, found himself loading boxes of medical supplies into their Bell 429 instead of passengers. At the beginning of 2020, an […]

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09/03/2020

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, announced deliveries of three new S-70i™ FIREHAWK® helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. […]

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03/03/2020

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Southern Utah University (SUU) for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common […]

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27/02/2020

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was held at the Kazan Helicopters […]

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26/02/2020

Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President of Performance Management and Costing for Airbus Helicopters and Managing Director for Airbus Helicopters Germany. He succeeds Linda Honold, who wiII retire after more than three decades […]

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24/02/2020

This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ramp up its light single-engine SH09 helicopter. The handover […]

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