OEM

07/03/2019

Leonardo and Nakanihon Air Service, Co., Ltd. of Japan (Nakanihon Air Service) signed at Heli-Expo a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint working group that will study requirements for introducing the AW609 commercial multirole tiltrotor into service in Japan. Leonardo already supplies a range of advanced rotorcraft technology to the benefit of Japanese […]

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07/03/2019

CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 will become the first Airbus helicopter to be delivered with digital logcards. The announcement, made at HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, makes Airbus Helicopters the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. “A logcard is a document that tracks the entire history of critical […]

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06/03/2019

Airbus  Helicopters  and  Swiss  Rotor  Service  (SRS)  have  signed  a Memorandum  of  Understanding  to  cooperate  in  the  promotion  of  the  Maximum  Pilot  View  Kit (MPVK) for the H125 and older variants of the AS350 single-engine helicopter (B2 & B3 versions). This will enable customers to have the MPVK installed directly by Airbus Helicopters on newly-built […]

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06/03/2019

Bombardier’s Global 7500 aircraft, has once again demonstrated its ability to go the distance by completing the longest range business jet flight in history, successfully completing an 8,152-nautical-mile flight non-stop, pushing the boundaries of business travel. The award-winning business jet departed from Singapore Changi Airport at 7:12 a.m. local time and arrived at Tucson International […]

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06/03/2019

Longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) will add a total of 21 helicopters to its fleet for air medical transport missions, announced at the Heli-Expo 2019 trade show in Atlanta. The agreement consists of a mix of single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135 helicopters, with nine of the orders confirmed in 2018 and […]

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04/03/2019

Airbus Helicopters is unveiling a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta. Visible on the Airbus booth at the show, this latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of […]

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28/02/2019

As innovators and a leader in smart, digital vertical-lift aircraft, Bell is now the first OEM to introduce a Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for a light single-engine aircraft. The Bell 407 HUMS monitoring covers drive system, engine, rotors, and it provides estimates of remaining useful life to help bring predictability to maintenance needs. […]

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27/02/2019

Bombardier announced the next major investment in enhancing its global customer service experience with a significant expansion in the growing Asia-Pacific region.   The award-winning Singapore Service Centre will more than quadruple its current footprint, transforming the facility into a high-capacity, one-stop-shop super centre, offering its customers a full gamut of maintenance, refurbishment and modification services […]

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27/02/2019

Airbus Helicopters is gearing up to showcase its mission-ready product and services line at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show, taking place from 5 -7 March at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. On static display at booth C305, show-goers will have a chance to visit the best-selling H145 and to discover its exciting new […]

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27/02/2019

Leonardo has announced the choice for three AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters as part of Victoria Police Air Wing’s fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by StarFlight Victoria to carry out a range of law enforcement, patrol and surveillance, and maritime search and rescue missions from the Essendon […]

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27/02/2019

Aerion has announced a five-member board representing the interests of major shareholders and providing an impressive depth and breadth of industry experience to guide the company’s rapid growth as it pursues a supersonic renaissance. Tom Vice Tom Vice is Aerion’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined Aerion as President and Chief Operating Officer […]

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26/02/2019

Gulfstream Aerospace has expanded its senior leadership team to meet the company’s growing number of aircraft programs, manage its worldwide supply chain and innovate for the future. New appointees to the leadership team include Colin Miller, former vice president of Flight Operations, Gulfstream, and Greg Collett, former vice president, Initial and Final Phase Manufacturing, Gulfstream. […]

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26/02/2019

The proposed strategic partnership between Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer [B3: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ] was approved by Embraer’s shareholders during an Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting held at the company’s headquarters in Brazil. At the special meeting, 96.8% of all valid votes cast were in favor of the transaction, with participation of approximately 67% of all […]

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26/02/2019

Following its first flight on 22 November 2018, Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) completed more than 50 hours of testing at the company facility in Mollis, Switzerland, where it has been produced and it is currently supported. The aircraft climbed up to 5,000 ft and reached a speed of 126 kts, while performing a series […]

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26/02/2019

Bombardier will invest a total of approximately $22 million CAD over a three-year period into two major aerospace research projects: Aéro21 and the third phase of the SA²GE project. Both projects will bring together large aerospace companies, SMEs, as well as local universities and research centres. “Through this strong alliance between industry, government and researcher […]

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