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The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

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May 23, 2017

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters rolls out 700th H130

Airbus Helicopters celebrated a major milestone last week with the roll-out of the 700th H130 light single-engine helicopter, which will be operated by a private customer. Marignane, Airbus Helicopters celebrated a major milestone last week with the roll-out of the 700th H130 light single-engine helicopter, which will be operated by a private customer. The H130… Read More ›

The first fleet of H135s for French emergency medical services is now fully operational

Third H135 delivered to EMS operator SAF Group earlier this year Airbus Helicopters has completed deliveries of three H135s, the latest version of its family, for emergency medical services (EMS) operations by SAF Group. The first aircraft is in service in Toulouse while the second and third helicopters are destined to perform EMS missions in… Read More ›

Beijing 999 signs agreement for the first H145 for medical rescue and SAR missions in China

The helicopter will be used to develop airborne mountain rescue services in the frame of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Donauworth, Germany, Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center (Beijing 999), a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, signed an agreement today with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of one H145, the first of its… Read More ›

Russian Helicopters delivered utility helicopter to Kenya

“Russian Helicopters” Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the delivery of Mi-17V-5 utility helicopter for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of the Republic of Kenya. The helicopter was produced at the facilities of PJSC “Kazan Helicopters”. A ceremonial transfer of the helicopter has been performed in the capital… Read More ›

Leonardo provides helicopter for the Prince of Wales’ tour of Italy

Leonardo provided an AW139 helicopter to support HRH Prince Charles’ tour of Italy  The aircraft allowed versatile, comfortable and safe transport to various locations in Northern and Central Italy  The AW139 is a bestselling helicopter with over 1000 units having been ordered by more than 250 customers in nearly 70 countries On the occasion of… Read More ›

Russian Helicopters delivered utility helicopter to Kenya

“Russian Helicopters” Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the delivery of Mi-17V-5 utility helicopter for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of the Republic of Kenya. The helicopter was produced at the facilities of PJSC “Kazan Helicopters”. A ceremonial transfer of the helicopter has been performed in the capital… Read More ›

CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the CH-53K King Stallion program successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that enables low rate initial production funding. “This affirmative Milestone C decision validates the maturity and the robust capability of the King Stallion in meeting the United States Marine Corps… Read More ›

FAA Approves New Inlet Barrier Filter for Robinson R66

Robinson Helicopter Company announced FAA approval of a new Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) for use in R66 Turbine helicopters. Developed specifically for the R66 by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, the optional IBF provides added protection for engines operating in dusty environments. A standard air filter uses a foam filter element while the recently-approved IBF employs… Read More ›

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

First “E” model multi-year contract ensures readiness, cost savings Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache… Read More ›

GE Engines Power First Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Flight

The Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter, built for the Canadian Air Forces, made its first flight at Agusta’s facility in Vergiate, Italy. The flight was flawless. The aircraft is powered by three GE T700/T6A1 turboshaft engines that each produce 2145 shaft horsepower (shp). The Cormorant, built to replace the retiring fleet of Labrador helicopters, flew… Read More ›

Today`s highlight: Leonardo

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has about 47,000 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 218 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland)… Read More ›

Boeing selects AW139-based MH-139 for 84-aircraft US Air Force tender

Moretti: “The outstanding superior technology and operational capabilities of our products, including the AW139, once again allow us to compete for significant market opportunities” As the prime contractor, Boeing will compete for the supply of up to 84 helicopters to perform critical security and transport missions offering the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 produced… Read More ›

Today`s Highlight: Lockheed Martin

About Lockheed Martin Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin is led by Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer…. Read More ›

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters

  Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) has signed for ‘HCare Infinite’ for its H225 fleet over the next five years. This agreement covers maintenance, repair, parts supply and technical support for three H225 special transportation helicopters currently operated by the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract… Read More ›

AW609 programme moves forward preparing for icing trials.

Several ground and flight tests already performed in Philadelphia by the third AW609 prototype  Aircraft remains on schedule to begin icing trials this winter  FAA certification is on track for 2018 The AW609 TiltRotor programme is expected to start icing trials soon following recent ground and flight testing activities. These advances have been made in… Read More ›

Bell Helicopter Prague Delivers First Fully Customized Aircraft From New State-of-the-Art Facility.

The company continues to expand its capabilities to better serve European customers. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the completion of the first fully customized aircraft from its new European state-of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly customized Bell 429… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters achieves delivery targets and maintains market leadership in 2016

    Deliveries up five percent to 418 units   388 gross orders Key military campaigns secured     Marignane, Airbus Helicopters delivered 418 rotorcraft in 2016, a five percent increase compared with 2015, against a challenging market backdrop. The company strengthened its lead on the civil and parapublic helicopter market while maintaining its position… Read More ›

Russian Helicopters to supply its first civilian rotorcraft to Pakistan

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has won an international tender and signed a contract with Balochistan provincial government to supply a Mi-171 helicopter.  The helicopter is expected to be delivered in the first part of this year.   The government of Balochistan will use its first Russian civilian Mi-171 for transporting passengers and… Read More ›

Bell Helicopter’s Customer Support Moves Forward with Velocity into 2017

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced significant progress with its customer service – continuing to provide the best customer support in the industry. “In 2016 we launched a brand new support solution, our Customer Advantage Plans (CAP), and strengthened our support network, adding four new service centers  across the globe,” said Glenn… Read More ›

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