Tag: helicopter

Airbus Helicopters Sees Strong Sales Increase

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters (net: 381) in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market while reinforcing its position in the military market thanks to key successes with international campaigns. The company also booked 148 orders for light […]

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin  delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft, demonstrating the program’s continued progress and momentum. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The F-35 weapons system is a key enabler of our National Defense Strategy and is providing […]

London Heliport Sees 5% Increase in Activity in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute In a news update from London Heliport, 2017 saw the facility handle 11,900 total movements, an increase of 5% on 2016 figures. With Halo and Starspeed now making the Leonardo AW169 available for charter, the heliport has seen a shift towards large twin-engine executive helicopter movements. The heliport is currently undergoing a major communications network […]

Royal Thai Police Becomes First H175 Operator In Asia Pacific

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]