Category: Helicopters & UAV/UAS

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 […]

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of 36% since 2013. As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the […]

Russian Helicopters Plan to Produce More than 200 Copters in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Holding “Russian Helicopters” plans to produce more than 200 rotorcraft in 2018 for domestic and foreign customers. This was announced on Friday by the general director of the holding Andrey Boginsky, TASS reports. “In total, more than 200. In general, for military products for foreign and Russian customers – more than 80. There are serious […]

Data-Driven Solutions Save 20-50% Maintenance Costs of Power Assets

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United States is facing increasing power outages, surges, and spikes problem, which costs around $150 billion annually. There is an effort to make the power grid more reliable, but the numbers reveal that the problem keeps rising. Over 3,800 outages were reported in 2016 alone, which marked a 9% upsurge in comparison to the […]

Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications. “This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step […]

Boeing to Modernize Six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021. “The Netherlands’ Defence Materiel Organisation […]

EU Moves Forward on UAV Regulation

Reading Time: 2 minutes A European Union-wide agreement has been reached on future commercial operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The agreement aims to have the necessary regulations in place by 2019. The European Commission, national aviation authorities and the drone industry hammered out the details at a conference in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The ‘Helsinki Declaration’ identifies three […]

Japan To Get Surveillance Drones Provided By Northrop Grumman

Reading Time: 1 minute Pentagon announced that Northrop Grumman has won a $130 million contract to provide Japan with three Global Hawk drones. Northrop Grumman has received a contract valued at more than $130 million to provide Japan with three Global Hawk drones, the US Defense Department said in a press release. “Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, […]

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 […]

Boeing MH-139 Helicopter Could Save Air Force More Than $1 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute The Boeing proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses. The company today submitted its bid for the Air Force to buy up to 84 MH-139s to protect the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and meet certain domestic […]