Category: Helicopters

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Falcon’s AW169 in Global Offshore Debut

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation is planning to put its recently received twin-engined, AgustaWestland 169 into offshore service – the first AW169 to operate in the global offshore oil industry. The company is currently finalising pilot training and anticipates having the 8-seater oil and gas variant of the helicopter in service for French oil giant Total […]

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Greece Receives First Ex-US Army Chinooks

Greece has received the first three of an eventual 10 Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift rotorcraft that it has bought from the US Army. Arriving at the port of Piraeus on 11 November, the Chinooks will join the already 15-strong fleet operated by the Hellenic Army. In December 2014, the US State Department approved the sale […]

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Singapore to Buy Airbus and Boeing Helicopters

Singapore has agreed to buy new military helicopters from Airbus and Boeing Co to replace its aging fleet of Super Pumas and Chinooks, the city-state’s defense ministry said on Monday. Singapore has the largest defense budget in Southeast Asia at a time when China’s increasingly assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea spur regional […]

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Airbus Helicopters and Helibras Introduce H225M in Naval Combat Version

Helibras and Airbus Helicopters have opened a new chapter in the history of the H225M multirole utility helicopter with the official presentation of the first aircraft in naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ subsidiary in Brazil, this new H225M version is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Brazilian […]

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Russia-India Sign Agreement to Jointly Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

The signing of the agreement was in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The joint venture for local production of the helicopter is a profoundly new and substantial step in the development of cooperation beyween India and Russia. The fleet of Russian-made helicopters in India is over 400 […]

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Airbus Sells its First Helicopter H125 to Latvia, Delivers H130 to Estonia

Today, Airbus Helicopters made a lasting footprint in the Baltic region by introducing the first H125 to Latvia and the H130 to Estonia. An undisclosed operator in Latvia has placed an order for a H125 light helicopter with delivery scheduled for spring of 2017. Additionally, the first H130 light helicopter has recently been delivered to […]

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Russia’s Upgraded Night Hunter Helicopter Makes Its First Flight

Russian Helicopters rotocraft manufacturer, part of state hi-tech corporation Rostec, plans to deliver a pre-production batch of upgraded Mil Mi-28N “Night Hunter” helicopters to the Defense Ministry in 2018, Russian Helicopters Head Alexander Mikheyev said on Wednesday. We plan the pilot pre-production batch of helicopters for delivery in 2018,” he said. The prototype of the […]

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Airbus Helicopter’s Open Letter to the Polish Prime Minister

In light of recent statements regarding the status of the multirole helicopter tender in Poland, Airbus Helicopters feels the need to refute a number of misleading allegations reported in the media. It is our belief that Polish citizens and the Polish armed forces deserve full transparency on the tender process in which Airbus Helicopters and […]

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Upgraded Mi-28NM Attack Helicopter Started Undergoing Flight Tests

The flight trials of the Mil Mi-28NM (NATO reporting name: Havoc) advanced upgraded attack helicopter have been kicked off in Russia, according to the Izvestia daily. A prototype of the Mi-28NM upgraded attack helicopter, also known as Product 296, has flown its early test sorties for its controls and engines to be tested and its […]

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EASA Lifts Temporary Flight Suspension of Super Puma Helicopters

On 7 October 2016 the decision to lift the temporary flight suspension of the Super Puma EC225 LP and AS332 L2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters put in place on 2 June 2016 following the crash of an EC225 LP helicopter in Norway on 29 April 2016. The set of very stringent protective measures which enable […]