Tag: Helicopters

Airbus Conquers Physics With A Funky Super-Fast Helicopter

Emergency workers and the obscenely rich love helicopters, and for good reason. Unlike airplanes, whirlybirds can take off and land almost anywhere, making them just the thing for tight spots and urban areas. The drawback, though, is speed. Choppers are slow. While Gulfstream’s G650 private jet streaks along at north of 600 mph, conventional choppers […]

Sikorsky S-92A Certified In CIS But Not In Russia

The Aviation Register of the CIS-wide Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC) certified the US Sikorsky S-92A medium-lift helicopter along with its modifications on March 30. However, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) points out that a government decree issued in 2015 stripped the AR IAC of certification powers within Russia. FATA has stressed repeatedly […]

Russia To Develop New Light Helicopter In Cooperation With Europe

Russia is developing a new multi-purpose light helicopter with the participation of leading European companies, the press office of Russian Helicopters Group (part of state hi-tech corporation Rostec) said on Thursday. “Leading Russian and European companies are involved in developing the helicopter’s basic systems taking into account international safety standards and requirements. There are plans […]

Pakistan Receives Its First Russian-Built Civilian Mi-171 Helicopter

Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mil Mi-171 medium utility helicopter to the administration of the Pakistani province of Punjab. This is the first-ever Russian-built civilian rotorcraft to be operated in Pakistan: until now, the country has only used Russian military helicopters. The manufacturer says the Mi-171E will be used both as a passenger transport and […]

Airbus Helicopters and IAR Sign an Exclusive Agreement For the H215M

Bucharest, Romania, Airbus Helicopters and IAR have signed a general agreement for an exclusive cooperation for the heavy twin engine H215M multi-role helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. “We are proud to […]

Increasing Your Helicopters’ Efficiency – Mission (im)Possible?

Growing number of organizations seems to put increasingly more attention on business process optimization (BPO) these days. Despite that, recent research shows almost half (48%) of these companies have no clue what BPO is and how to employ it. Among those are also helicopter operators, who lose millions if the supply chain or maintenance processes […]

Boeing and US Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing 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 “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches while 24 […]

Bell Helicopter Continues to Shape the Future of Vertical Lift

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, unveiled its vision for the future of rotorcraft – the FCX-001. This is Bell Helicopter’s first concept aircraft and presents a 3-D roadmap for delivering safer, smarter and more efficient rotorcraft solutions. “For the past 80 years, Bell Helicopter has imagined the art of the possible and brought those […]

Vector Aerospace Leases 5 Super Puma Helicopters to Starlite Aviation

Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently supplied five extensively modified AS332L Super Puma helicopters on lease to Starlite Aviation. The multi-year lease arrangement was undertaken through Vector Financial Services, based in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Airbus Helicopters. Based in Ireland and South Africa, […]

India, Russia Have Finalised Agreement To Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian defence firms have finalised the Joint Venture agreement to produce light weight multi-role ‘Kamov 226T’ helicopters in India. The document is awaiting formal registration with relevant bodies in the respective countries which is likely to take another “month or two”, a top Russian defence executive was quoted as saying […]