Tag: helicopter

Royal Thai Police Becomes First H175 Operator In Asia Pacific

The Royal Thai Police has received two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, making it the first in Asia Pacific to operate the newest rotorcraft. The Royal Thai Police will be using this super medium aircraft, equipped with the latest aircraft technology and capabilities, for VVIP transportation and various police missions. “We welcome the Royal Thai […]

Belgian Army Pilot Falls From Helicopter During Airshow

During a parachuting demonstration, one of the two pilots of an Agusta A-109 military helicopter fell from the aircraft. The co-pilot was busy preparing the 3 paratroopers who were going to jump. Immediately after their jump, the co-pilot saw the pilot’s seat empty, his door open. The helicopter was starting to fall but the co-pilot […]

Boeing to Modernize, Add Muscle to Next-Generation Chinook

Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s lifting […]

Amazing Skills On Show At Helicopter World Cup In Russia

The second leg of the Helicopter World Cup 2017 kicked off at Konakovo Aerodrome, in Russia’s Tver Region, on July 15. During the two-day event, pilots of 15 crews from Austria, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine showed their skills in two competitions: “Slalom” and “Freight handling.” Russian pilots performed in Mi-2 and Robinson-44 helicopters and took […]

EASA Certifies Engine For Russian Ka-62 Helicopter

EASA has certified the Safran Ardiden 3G turboshaft engine intended to power the Russian Kamov Ka-s62 medium multirole helicopter. The certificate was issued on June 12, 2017, reads an EASA statement. The certification application was filed in 2007. Ground tests commenced in April 2013; flight tests started in 2016, when the first Ka-62 flying prototype […]

Watch How Airbus Makes A Groundbreaking Family Flight

In a groundbreaking first, Airbus flies its A350 XWB, A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon and H160 together in a one-of-a-kind performance. This aeronautical achievement symbolizes the new united Airbus family. More than ever, we make it fly.    

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. The H130 fleet has so far accumulated more than 1.8M flight hours with 340 operators worldwide. Since entry into service of the first EC130 in 2001, this light single […]

Helicopter Crash Kills Five Russian High-Level Business Executives

A helicopter carrying an executive of the Turkish Eczabicasi group and four Russians, including the firm’s Russian operations chief, crashed in Istanbul on Friday, killing five of the seven people on board, the company’s chairman said. The Sikorsky S-76, belonging to the Eczacibasi group of companies, was carrying seven people — the company’s four Russian […]

Russia’s Aerospace Forces to Get 160 Aircraft in 2017

Russia’s Aerospace Forces and naval aviation will receive about 160 planes and helicopters, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev announced on Sunday. “The Aerospace Forces are expected to receive around 140 planes and helicopters this year, making up a total of 160 items of new equipment if you count in those reserved for the Naval Aviation,” the […]

U.S. Helo Accident Rate Down for Third Straight Year

The U.S. helicopter accident and fatal accident rates have fallen for the third consecutive year, according to data released by the FAA. In fact, the overall accident rate fell to 3.19 accidents per 100,000 flight hours in 2016, compared with 3.67 in 2015. The fatal accident rate fell slightly to 0.51 accidents per 100,000 flight […]