Tag: helicopter

Korean Air To Partner With Boeing On Unmanned Helicopter Development

Reading Time: < 1 minute Korean Air and Boeing have signed a MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) for the joint development of 500MD unmanned helicopters. Present at the ceremony held on Sept. 21st in Korean Air’s HQ were Mr. Yang Ho Cho, Chairman & CEO of Korean Air and Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing, among many others. According to the […]

FAA Proposes $892,500 Civil Penalty Against Air Methods Corp.

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes an $892,500 civil penalty against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., for allegedly operating an Airbus EC-135 helicopter on passenger-carrying flights when it was not airworthy. The FAA alleges that during a Nov. 4, 2014 inspection in Tampa, Fla., an FAA inspector discovered that the […]

EASA Rules Governing Non-Commercial Air Operations in all of Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA rules addressing non-commercial air operations with aeroplanes and helicopters will come into effect in all 32 EASA states. Starting from today, a brand new set of rules becomes fully applicable, replacing the existing national regulations in the field of air operations This means that instead of fragmented rules in each of the 32 EASA […]

30th Merlin MK2 Helicopter Delivered to UK Ministry of Defence

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of the 30th upgraded Merlin Mk2 helicopter from industry. Lockheed Martin UK joined representatives from the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence for a ceremony to mark the handover of the final airframe at Leonardo’s facility in Yeovil, England. For the last ten years, employees from both […]

Russian Military Mi-8 Downed in Rebel-Held Idlib Province

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters, citing the Russian Defence Ministry, report that a Russian military helicopter carrying five people was shot down in the north of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday. According to the information provided by the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian military personnel on board a helicopter are dead. They died a “heroic death” on a humanitarian mission, Kremlin spokesman […]

Norwegian All-Weather SAR AW101 Unveiled

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter was unveiled yesterday by Anders Anundsen, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, during a ceremony held at Leonardo Helicopters’ Yeovil facility in south-west England. Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen (on right in photo with Leonardo Helicopters CEO Daniele Romiti), said “This roll out […]

Two Russian Pilots Killed in Helicopter Crash Over Rebel Territory in Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two Russian pilots have died in a helicopter crash over rebel territory in Syria. A spokesperson for Russia’s ministry of defence said the Mi-28N attack helicopter came down in Homs province in the early hours of Tuesday morning. “The bodies of the dead pilots were removed during search and rescue operations and are currently at […]

Airbus Will Develop Full Flight Simulator For H160

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160. since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service. This partnership between experienced and recognized […]

Airbus Helicopters H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and […]

Global Civil Helicopter Fleet Projected to Grow 50 Percent

Reading Time: 3 minutes The global civil helicopter fleet will grow 50 percent by 2034, despite the short-term pressures emanating from a weak energy market, according to a new report from analysts at Noealt Corporate Services. The global civil helicopter market has grown almost threefold in size over the past decade driven by an expansion of the degree as […]