HELICOPTERS

28/01/2020

Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters. The InSight Display System for the MD 900/902 […]

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28/01/2020

Kopter presented the final design features of its next generation single engine helicopter at a press briefing held on the eve of Heli-Expo 2020. The SH09 design now embeds all enhancements identified during the intensive flight test campaign undergone by the third prototype (P3) first in Mollis, Switzerland and then in Pozzallo, Italy. These optimizations […]

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27/01/2020

Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades. Both were successfully tested at the end of last year on the company’s whirltower in Ennetmoos, Switzerland. […]

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23/01/2020

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit organization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation. “For many years, not everyone realized that HFI is directly connected to HAI, its parent organization,” says HAI President […]

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08/01/2020

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, reveals at CES a vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) – both groundbreaking technologies – will coexist to move people, products and information across connected cities. “With a focus on the […]

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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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