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AgustaWestland Completes Autorotation Trials for The AW609 Program

Date news: 
24/04/2014 16:28
The event marks another major achievement for the program development following the completion of the AW609 flight envelope expansion trials in December 2013.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 10:42 am

AgustaWestland and Heliconia Aero Solutions Sign Distributorship Agreement for Morocco

Date news: 
23/04/2014 11:12
Heliconia has also placed a first order for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters, plus a number of options, to perform offshore transport missions in Morocco.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 5:15 am

Saudi Aramco Signs Contract for a Further AW139 Helicopter

Date news: 
23/04/2014 11:07
This latest aircraft, which further expands customer's fleet of AW139s, will be used to perform offshore and VIP transport operations in Saudi Arabia.

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 5:11 am

EASA certifies Airbus Helicopters' EC225 gear shaft redesign

The redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters' EC225 has been certified, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type in operation globally, as well as those being produced. 

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator Helicopter Takes Successful First Flight

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Airbus Helicopters' new EC145 T2 is certified: Deliveries of mission-ready rotorcraft to begin in the third quarter

The newest member of Airbus Helicopters' proven EC145 rotorcraft family – the EC145 T2 – has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Japan National Police Agency Orders Another AW139 for Law Enforcement in Kagoshima Prefecture

Date news: 
15/04/2014 11:05
Tthe Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another AW139 intermediate twin helicopter which will be operated in the Kagoshima Prefecture. The AW139 helicopter will replace an ageing Bell 412 model  and will enter service in 2015.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 5:16 am

China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D™ Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D™ aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Business

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Airbus Helicopters launches Japan's first helicopter full flight simulator

Airbus Helicopters Japan today inaugurated Japan's first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters, with this high-fidelity training system now ready for service at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity.

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

CHC AW139 Fleet Sets 100,000 Flight Hour Milestone

Date news: 
11/04/2014 09:59
CHC Helicopter’s AW139 helicopter fleet has set a major operational milestone by reaching 100,000 flight hours, with the fleet leader achieving over 9,000 flight hours in less than eight years. A leading AW139 customer, CHC operates more than 40 AW139s globally performing a wide range of missions including offshore transport, search and rescue and emergency medical service.

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 4:04 am

Sikorsky Tests CH-53K Helicopter for Airframe Structural Strength

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has successfully completed an initial series of tests required by the Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity's fully-owned Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2e enters service

One of the United Kingdom's busiest medical airlift providers – Midlands Air Ambulance Charity – has put its newest rotorcraft in operation: an Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2e, becoming the first fully-owned fleet member for this regional charity organisation.

Posted on 3 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

“Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center orders an Airbus Helicopters EC135 for air ambulance services”

First helicopter to be fully equipped and dedicated to emergency medical services in China

Posted on 30 March 2014 | 6:00 pm

Maritime Helicopter Support Company Breaks Ground on Navy’s MH-60R Helicopter Maintenance Facilities

The Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo) — a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company — today broke ground to build the maintenance and warehouse facilities that will provide Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of 24 MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters.

Posted on 26 March 2014 | 12:00 am

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to Explore Potential for Support of the Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Institute

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further explore Sikorsky’s potential participation in the Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Institute, scheduled to open in September. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), made

Posted on 25 March 2014 | 12:00 am

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