Category: Helicopters

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ATEC to Demonstrate New Capability for Future Vertical Lift Helicopters

The U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a contract to the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) – a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney – for the development and demonstration of advanced engine capabilities that could be applicable to a new fleet of future vertical lift combat helicopters. The contract, part of […]

Korean Air To Partner With Boeing On Unmanned Helicopter Development

Korean Air and Boeing have signed a MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) for the joint development of 500MD unmanned helicopters. Present at the ceremony held on Sept. 21st in Korean Air’s HQ were Mr. Yang Ho Cho, Chairman & CEO of Korean Air and Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing, among many others. According to the […]

Russia No Longer Needs Ukrainian Engines for Combat Helicopters

Russia has become independent from Ukrainian-produced engines VK-2500 for Mi and Ka type helicopters, now they are completely manufactured in Russia, said a spokesman of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) on Thursday, September 15. “UEC provided launching of production of the fully-Russian turboshaft engine VK-2500 for Mil and Kamov helos; previously, we used Ukrainian-made engines”, […]

Spanish Army Takes Receipt of First NH90s

The Directorate General of Armament and Equipment (DGAM) completed the transfer of the first two NH90 tactical transport helicopters from the Airbus Helicopters plant in Albacete to the Spanish Army. The handover was made at the Coronel Maté Air Base in Colmenar Viejo, the headquarter of the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) and marked the […]