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Tag: Helicopter

New Russian Engine Certified in India

Based on the results of successful validation, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of India issued the St. Petersburg-based UEC-Klimov enterprise of the United Engine Corporation of the State Corporation Rostec the approval of a type certificate for the VK-2500PS-03 helicopter turboshaft engine model. VK-2500PS-03 is the latest modification of the VK-2500 engine with an… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters delivers 200th H145 helicopter to Norsk Luftambulanse

Last week, Airbus Helicopters delivered the 200th H145 to Norsk Luftambulanse (NOLAS). The Air Rescue Operator will use the helicopter for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. The 200th H145 is the final H145 delivered to NOLAS under its current order, bringing the operator’s Airbus fleet to a total of eight H145s and seven H135s, all… Read More ›

Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 16 Arriel 2D engines for Papillon with an additional three engines added over… Read More ›

Sikorsky S-92® Featured in New Science Channel Series “Mega Machines”

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.” This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features Cougar Helicopters Inc.,… 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 ›

Boeing Launches Proven, Affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force Helicopter Competition

Capable, ready-to-serve solution intended to replace UH-1N “Huey” Fleet, which guards U.S. weapons Boeing [NYSE:BA] unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which currently protects intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces. Boeing’s response to the Air Force, revealed at the Air Force… 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 ›

Honeywell And Air Methods Sign Agreement For Sky Connect Tracker

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Air Methods, America‘s largest emergency air medical provider and helicopter operator, to provide its fleet with Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III satellite communications and helicopter tracking system. This will give Air Methods helicopter operators and fleet managers a full suite of products in… Read More ›

LifePort receives FAA airworthiness approval for the Pilatus PC-12/47 and PC-12/47E

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has received Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness approval for its Patient Loading Utility System™ (PLUS), for the Pilatus PC-12/47 and PC-12/47E aircraft.  The addition of this Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to LifePort’s portfolio extends the PLUS application across multiple Pilatus aircraft platforms. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company. Compatible with either… Read More ›

Interview with Alexander Mikheev Chief Executive Officer Rusian Helicopters.

    HME : When and why was Russian Helicopters created as an integrated industrialist? Alexander Mikheev : “Russian Helicopters” was established in 2007 in order to consolidate all Russian helicopter engineering companies, R&D centers as well as a number of enterprises manufacturing main helicopter component parts.  Before, in the Soviet times, all helicopter engineering companies… Read More ›

NORTH POLE INVESTMENTS SIGNS CONTRACT FOR ONE AW139 AND ONE AW189.

Both aircraft to be operated by Helistar de Aviacion in Colombia for offshore missions. Deliveries planned by early 2016 Order will increase Helistar’s fleet of AW139s to three Over 250 commercial Finmeccanica–AgustaWestland helicopters sold in South America in the last decade. Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that North Pole Investments Inc. of Panama has signed a contract… Read More ›

ADAC Luftfahrt Technik and Airbus Helicopters sign parts-by-the-hour contract for EC145 T2 fleet.

Service agreement worth 25 million euros over ten years. oday, Airbus Helicopters and ADAC Luftfahrt Technik (ALT), the maintenance arm of ADAC Luftrettung, signed a parts-by-the-hour service contract for the air rescue organization’s EC145 T2 fleet. The ten-year service agreement with a volume of some 25 million euros covers a comprehensive range of services for… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters introduces more personalization to its Hermès designed EC135 aircraft.

Airbus Helicopters – the rotorcraft market leader in business and private aviation – is bringing a EC135 T2e l’Hélicoptère par Hermès, in new colors, to Geneva, Switzerland as part of the company’s participation at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). At the airshow, Airbus Helicopters is showcasing opportunities for additional personalization to… Read More ›

Gulf Helicopters AW139 Fleet Achieves 50000 Hour Milestone.

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 50,000 flight hours. Gulf Helicopter is one of the largest AW139 operators worldwide and a prime player in the Middle East with 17 helicopters of this type already… Read More ›

Humanitarian aid from the sky: Airbus Helicopters’ Foundation partners with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center.

The Airbus Helicopters Corporate Foundation today expanded its humanitarian outreach, signing a high-level agreement on heliborne airlift support for French government-coordinated operations at international natural disaster sites and in other emergency situations. This accord establishes a partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center, and offers helicopter transportation services from operators chartered by… Read More ›

Ardiden 3C / WZ16, the new Turbomeca / Avic engine, has completed its first run on test bench.

As planned, the first run of the Ardiden 3C helicopter engine, named WZ16 in China, jointly developed by Turbomeca (Safran) and AVIC Engine on an equally shared basis, was successfully achieved at Turbomeca Bordes (France) plant. This significant milestone confirms the good aeromechanical behavior and performances of this new generation engine and allows engagement in… Read More ›

Eurocopter’s EC175 sets two climb records, confirming this new helicopter’s performance capabilities.

Text author: s.chery Eurocopter’s EC175 – which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment – has achieved two time-to-climb records, further validating its performance as the rotorcraft’s flight manual is submitted to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as part of the certification process. These milestones have occurred as Eurocopter targets EASA certification… Read More ›

FAS Signs Firm Orders for Two AW169 Helicopters.

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that FAS (Falcon Aviation Services) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed firm orders for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at the Dubai Airshow on November 18th in presence of HH Sheik Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa… Read More ›

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing contracts to acquire two S-92A™ and two S-76D™ Sikorsky helicopters.

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter operating leasing business of Macquarie Group, has contracted to acquire two S-92A™ and two S-76D™ helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. along with an unspecified number of options to acquire additional aircraft. The four new helicopters will be configured initially for the oil and gas service markets. Sikorsky Aircraft is a… Read More ›

BELL HELICOPTER FURTHERS MARKET PRESENCE AT AVIATION EXPO CHINA: AGREEMENTS FOR 14 AIRCRAFT SIGNED AT EXPO.

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) continues to expand its regional presence in China, announcing several recent purchase agreements with new and returning customers in the growing Chinese marketplace. While at Aviation Expo China, Bell Helicopter signed an agreement to sell two Bell 407GXs to General Dynamic Aero Industry. “The Bell 407GX continues to gain… Read More ›

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