HELICOPTERS

01/01/2020

Kopter Group announced the launch of its redesigned website. The new platform offers quick and easy access to essential information and features relating to its SH09 next generation single engine helicopter and its customer support & services offering. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced content focused on the Company’s […]

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01/01/2020

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation celebrated its 60th anniversary on December 22, 2019. From humble beginnings in the woods of northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown to become a storied aerospace manufacturer, having produced more than 1300 aircraft operated in over 50 countries around the world. Rudy Enstrom was a mining engineer in Crystal Falls, MI who dreamed […]

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09/12/2019

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3 (P3), while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3 has now completed a full year of flight tests covering a wide range of adaptations and improvements all focused on delivering performance and enhancing […]

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05/12/2019

On 27 November 2019, Bell and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), an Indonesian state owned aerospace company, celebrated the 70th aircraft delivery from Bell to PTDI. The aircraft is a Bell 412EPI which is part of a nine aircraft order from the Indonesian Army earlier this year. Dignitaries at the event include senior leaders from the […]

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04/12/2019

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced the winners of the 2020 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. Now in its eighth year, the contest encourages photographers from around the world to submit their images of helicopters and drones in a variety of categories that represent the helicopter industry. In addition to cash prizes, the winning photos will also […]

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08/11/2019

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced that Boise, Idaho, resident Gary Wiltrout is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, presented by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is given to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will be presented Jan. […]

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07/11/2019

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission […]

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06/11/2019

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited to pilots or […]

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06/11/2019

Luxaviation Helicopters is attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida for the first time. The VIP helicopter charter company will have an ACH145 from its managed fleet on display throughout the show, at Airbus Corporate Helicopters’ exhibition space in Super Yacht Berth 5. Charlotte Pedersen, CEO, Luxaviation Helicopters, says: “Fort Lauderdale International Boat […]

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06/11/2019

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet. “The Bell 429 and Bell 407GXi deliver exceptional speed and readiness. These aircraft provide reliability for important […]

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29/10/2019

New York City airspace is one of several highly complex and congested airspace regions in the United States.  To ensure that operations are as safe and efficient as possible requires the expertise of regulatory and technical safety experts as well as industry professionals. Helicopter Association International (HAI) strongly opposes today’s announced “Improving Helicopter Safety Act […]

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23/10/2019

The aircraft is a game changer for the industry and brings new technological advances that will benefit operators and increase safety standards, setting it apart from the competition. The Bell 525 offers customers a generational leap forward with the first-ever commercial helicopter to be certified with fly-by-wire flight controls, industry-leading drive system performance and fully […]

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18/10/2019

At the occasion of ADEX 2019 held in Seoul, South Korea, Kopter Group AG (Kopter) and Korea Aerospace Industries, LTD. (KAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, paving the way for a close cooperation between the two companies. This framework officially launches the start of a collaboration between Kopter and KAI around local assembly, production, customization […]

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17/10/2019

With optional dual pilot controls, the Bell 505, which recently surpassed 20,000 flight hours globally, is an excellent aircraft for training pilots to fly today’s modern aircraft with integrated glass flight decks, FADEC controlled engines, and other advanced technologies. These modern technologies coupled with proven dynamic systems and a high inertia rotor system for excellent […]

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10/10/2019

Leonardo, one of the leading players in the helicopter field, and Olmedo, a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue missions. The aim of […]

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