Category: Helicopters & UAV/UAS

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 […]

United Arab Emirates To Ban Drone Imports

The UAE will stop importing drones that fail to the match the new specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a senior Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) official has said. In May, ESMA approved the new regulatory standards that included a surveillance system for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles. “Our new standards will come into […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ICAO To Seek Global Traffic Management Solutions For Drone Operations

In the near future, an overhead drone delivery or even a flying taxi may enter your daily life. To make these services safe and efficient, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced that it will begin establishing low-altitude traffic management guidance for domestic unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Also it announced that industry, academia and other […]

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 […]

The 4th China Civil Helicopter Operation & Development Forum

The 4th China Civil Helicopter Operation & Development Forum have been confirmed to be held on 8th-9th June, 2017, in Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. The Greater China civil helicopter fleet continued to grow strongly in 2016 at a high rate of 18% – the highest growth rate in all of the Asia Pacific region–rising from […]