Category: Helicopters

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aerobatic Helicopter Chases Drifting Race Car

Since leaping from stratosphere, Felix Baumgartner has been exploring his passion for flying helicopters, and it was these skills he showcased in Poland during the recent Red Bull Heli Drifting performance. With Felix at the controls of a Bolkov BO105 aerobatic helicopter, he teamed up with Polish drifting ace Jakub Przygoński and his Toyota GT […]

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 […]