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S-97 RAIDER™ Demonstrator

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November 12, 2017

Based on Sikorsky’s Collier Award-winning X2 Technology™, RAIDER™ incorporates the latest advances in fly-by-wire, flight controls, vehicle management systems, and systems integration. These technologies enable the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and maneuverability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. RAIDER™ can reach speeds of more than 220 knots, nearly double… Read More ›

Milestone Aviation and Leonardo to provide three AW169s to Falcon Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Leonardo announced today that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will expand its AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter fleet with the addition of a further three aircraft. The light-intermediate twin helicopters will have multi-mission capability with entry… Read More ›

Sikorsky Conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Training Systems Critical Design Review

  Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful conduct of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Program Training Systems Critical Design Review (CDR). This event prepares the CRH program to proceed to assembly, test, and evaluation of the HH-60W helicopter’s training systems. This marks an important step in developing maintenance and aircrew training devices, courseware… Read More ›

Sikorsky Receives Contract to Deliver Two S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for delivery to L.A. County in December 2017. Compared to the S-70A model, the S-70i aircraft will feature wide… Read More ›

AW169 helicopter success in UK EMS market continues with selection by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Specialist Aviation Services selected by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust to provide an AW169 in 2019  This selection will increase the UK-based AW169 EMS fleet to eight aircraft   Over 160 AW169s are on order and more than 40 in service worldwide​   Leonardo announced today that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) of the UK has been… Read More ›

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

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 ›

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