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Chinese Tilt Rotor Development

Chinese Tilt Rotor Development

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) are developing a tilt-rotor, called the Blue Whale, which will be able to fly at speeds of 500 km/h. The Blue Whale will be the equivalent of the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, reports IHS Jane.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-17

AVIC reports first flight of AC312E

AVIC reports first flight of AC312E

On July 27th, the AC312E, a helicopter developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), successfully completed its maiden flight in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. Based on the techniques from the civilian helicopter AC312A, as well as both domestic and foreign market demands, AVIC HAIG’s AC312E is a light twin-engine helicopter. Its high-power, yet fuel… Read more »

Source: AVIC, 18-Aug-16

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Chinese police forces order ten helicopters

Chinese police forces order ten helicopters

Ten helicopters are being bought for the police under the largest agreement of its kind in China, signed on Tuesday, the opening day of the Eighth China International Exhibition on Police Equipment. On Tuesday this week, the Ministry of Public Security signed an order with local manufacturer AVIC for ten helicopters. The first four, two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-May-16

Russian Helicopters joins COHC and AVIC to create repair centre in China

Russian Helicopters joins COHC and AVIC to create repair centre in China

Under the agreement, Russian Helicopters is planning to reequip the maintenance center in Shenzhen, China to repair Russian rotorcraft.  At the first stage, authorized maintenance services and operation support will be provided for the Ka-32A11BC helicopters.  During the second stage, the capacities will allow for maintenance and repair of Russian-build helicopters of the Mi-8/17 series…. Read more »

Source: Rostec, 23-Feb-16

First flight for Chinese Z-11WB armed helicopter

First flight for Chinese Z-11WB armed helicopter

In November of 2010, Chinese state-owned manufacturer Avicopter unveiled the AC-311, a single-engine helicopter capable of carrying up to six people. See Full Story

Source: Sputnik News, 06-Oct-15

China approves WZ-19 attack helicopter for export

China approves WZ-19 attack helicopter for export

For nations hoping to buy China’s advanced weapons on display in the Sept 3 V-Day parade, here’s some good news-China is ready to export one of its top military helicopters.See Full Story

Source: Ecns.cn, 14-Sep-15

Russian Helicopters, China’s AVIC to collaborate on development of advanced heavy-lift helicopter

Russian Helicopters, China’s AVIC to collaborate on development of advanced heavy-lift helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) have signed a framework agreement to work together on creating an advanced heavy helicopter. The agreement was signed at the Moscow Kremlin today in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping by the CEO of Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-May-15

CybAero’s demonstration flights in China a success

CybAero’s demonstration flights in China a success

CybAero and AVIC signed a framework agreement that entails AVIC purchasing at least 70 helicopter systems over the next eight years, giving the agreement a sales value of approximately SEK 700–800 million. AVIC placed a call-off order for the first five systems under the agreement on March 31 this year. AVIC is now targeting additional… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 30-Apr-15

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CybAero Granted Export License For Demonstration Flights In China

CybAero Granted Export License For Demonstration Flights In China

First North-listed CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted aircraft systems, has been granted a temporary export license by ISP (Inspectorate of Strategic Products) for demonstration flights in China. These demonstration flights will be jointly carried out with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) in April and May for selected potential clients. In July… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 08-Apr-15

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CybAero receives first call-off order from Chinese AVIC

CybAero receives first call-off order from Chinese AVIC

First North-listed CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted helicopters with associated sensor systems, received its first call-off order for five systems from Chinese AVIC today. In July 2014, CybAero announced that it received an order with a guaranteed minimum value of SEK 700–800 million under an 8-year framework agreement with a company within the… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 01-Apr-15

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China helicopter industry insider urges government support

China helicopter industry insider urges government support

China’s civil helicopter makers face a situation where they must “beat foreign competitors or perish”, according to an industry insider, who called for more government support for the sector. See Full Story

Source: News.Xinhuanet, 05-Mar-15

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Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

Ghana to buy Z-9 and Mi-17 helicopters

President John Dramani Mahama, has pledged governments commitment to equipping the Ghana Armed Forces with adequate logistics to ensure the safety and security of the country’s airspace and maintenance of its territories, at the inauguration ceremony of a new hangar, operational equipment and vehicles at the Air Force Base in Accra on Thursday 20 November… Read more »

Source: Ghana AF, 26-Nov-14

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CybAero receives positive preliminary decision from ISP for exports to China

CybAero receives positive preliminary decision from ISP for exports to China

First North-listed CybAero has received a positive preliminary decision from ISP (the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls) for its application to export to a Chinese commercial end customer. In July 2014, CybAero signed a framework agreement with Chinese company AVIC for the delivery of at least 70 helicopter systems in total within the… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 24-Nov-14

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Rostec will partner with China on the ground, in the air, and in space

Rostec will partner with China on the ground, in the air, and in space

During the international ChinaAirshow-2014, representatives of Rostec and its holding companies signed a number of key agreements in the radio-electronics, aviation, and space technology industries, demonstrating the dynamic development and expansion of cooperation between the two powers. A total of four agreements were signed with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China Aerospace Science &… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 18-Nov-14

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Sikorsky Celebrates 30th Anniversary in China at Zhuhai Air Show

Sikorsky Celebrates 30th Anniversary in China at Zhuhai Air Show

Sikorsky will celebrate its 30th anniversary in China together with China civil aviation industry peers at Air Show China, which is taking place November 11-16, 2014, in Zhuhai, China. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “We have been a long-term friend to the China civil aviation industry,” said Mick Maurer, president,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Nov-14

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AC311A completed High Altitude Flight flight

AC311A completed High Altitude Flight flight

AC311A, civilian rotorcraft developed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) successfully completed high altitude test flight. After a series of comprehensive test in Yuzhong County, Gansu Province AC311A marks the completion of high altitude test. See Full Story

Source: CANNews, 06-Nov-14

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CybAero applying for new export license after rejection

CybAero applying for new export license after rejection

CybAero signed a framework agreement with Chinese company AVIC for delivery of at least 70 helicopter systems in total, with at least 20 in the first three years and at least 50 the following five years. CybAero applied for an export license from ISP on September 8th and supplemented its application on September 30th with… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 23-Oct-14

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Swedish CybAero lands order for unmanned helicopters worth SEK 700-800 million to China

Swedish CybAero lands order for unmanned helicopters worth SEK 700-800 million to China

First North-listed CybAero, which develops and sells unmanned helicopters, has received an order guarantee worth SEK 700-800 million through an eight-year framework agreement. The order has been placed by a company in the Chinese AVIC group, one of the world’s largest companies which develops and manufactures aircraft and various types of flying vehicles and has… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 03-Jul-14

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04-Mar-14 AVIC WZ-10 Weinan, China

Attack helicopter crashed into farm field.  Debris field very confined, suggesting lack of forward speed at time of accident and close proximity of pylon (photo) suggests wire strike

04-Mar-14

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China’s U8E unmanned helicopter makes debut at Dubai

China’s U8E unmanned helicopter makes debut at Dubai

China’s U8E-type unmanned helicopter wasshowcased on November 17, 2013 at the 13th Dubai Air Show – see full story

Source: People's Daily, 21-Nov-13

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Simplex to develop firefighting system for AC313

Simplex to develop firefighting system for AC313

Simplex® Aerospace has announced it received an order to develop a Fire Attack™ system for the Chinese manufactured AC313 helicopter. The development contract, signed between Simplex® Aerospace and the Changhe manufacturing facility in China, is the first development contract for Simplex® with a Chinese aircraft manufacturer. The newly signed contract includes the delivery of multiple… Read more »

Source: Simplex Aerospace, 03-Sep-13

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Honeywell and Avic Helicopter enter collaboration agreement

Honeywell and Avic Helicopter enter collaboration agreement

(electronic translation) Honeywell Aerospace Group (NYSE: HON) and AVIC Helicopter Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, to explore its existing the AC311 has AC312, AC313 and AC352 commercial helicopter platform, and a new three-ton commercial helicopter project with engines and avionics. In addition, the agreement shows that Honeywell Aerospace Group and AVIC helicopter is… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 13-Nov-12

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AC311 “AirPac” certified and 72 orders booked

AC311 “AirPac” certified and 72 orders booked

Chinese manufacturer AVIC has reported on the certification of their AC311 light turbine helicopter, and a further 62 sales taking the total announced to 72.  The new orders were all signed last week, and while AVIC has not stated how many each purchaser is taking, they will be spread between the following four customers:- –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-12

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AVIC Changhe delivers first AW109E fuselage

AVIC Changhe delivers first AW109E fuselage

AVIC Changhe has handed over the first AW109E fuselage from its factory in China to AgustaWestland.  (See full story)

Source: JEC Composites, 15-May-12

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China – AC311 recommended for type certificate

China – AC311 recommended for type certificate

Last Friday, 4th May, the Certification Department of Civil Aviation held the final meeting in Beijing to discuss the few outstanding issues on the type certification of the AC311 helicopter.  Chaired by Yan Shijun, Deputy Director of Airworthiness, the Type Certificate Examination Committee concluded the meeting with a recommendation that the AC311 be issued a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-May-12

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Bolivia orders six helicopters from China

Bolivia orders six helicopters from China

The Government of Bolivia has reportedly signed a contract for six AVIC H425 helicopters for the Bolivian Army – the H425 is a development of the Harbin Z-9, the Chinese version of Eurocopter’s Dauphin/Panther.  The purchase will form part of a bilateral cooperation agreement between China and Bolivia. Antonio Cueto Calderón, headof the Bolivian Army… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-12

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New Avicopter AC310 appears to copy Schweizer

New Avicopter AC310 appears to copy Schweizer

At the Chinese Helicopter Expo in Tianjin, Avicopter is displaying their new AC310, which appears to be heavily based on the Schweizer 300, but with a slighly pointy nose.  The “copy” aspect really comes as no surprise, after their AC311 looks very similar to Eurocopter’s AS350, and their large AC313 heavily based on the aged… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-11

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Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A to power the AC311

Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A to power the AC311

During the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a new cooperation agreement on Arriel 2B1A with SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation) and AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation). This cooperation includes engines deliveries which are scheduled in the course of 2012. “Our… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 16-Sep-11

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China’s AC313 helicopter reaches 8,000m

China’s AC313 helicopter reaches 8,000m

Recent test flights of China’s heavy-lift AC313 helicopters have pushed the altitude envelope to 8,000m (26,247 feet).  This will enable it to fulfil mission on mountainous plateaus according to manufacturer Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).  The new altitude record was achieved on a September 2nd test flight from Gonghe Airport in northwest China’s Qinghai… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Sep-11

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Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran (Paris:SAF), and Lin Zuoming, President of AVIC, today signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) covering aircraft engines and avionics, to extend their general strategic partnership agreement signed in 2010. The first MOU establishes a clear framework for collaboration between Safran and AVIC, particularly concerning the development of new-generation… Read more »

Source: Safran, 21-Jun-11

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China set to bid AC313 for Presidential VXX program

China set to bid AC313 for Presidential VXX program

AVIC is preparing proposals, in partnership with existing partner US Aerospace, to bid for the US Navy’s VXX helicopter programme as well as a current fixed-wing requirement

Source: Janes, 27-Jan-11

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AVIC expects to produce 300 helicopters per year by 2015

AVIC expects to produce 300 helicopters per year by 2015

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) helicopter company is expected to produce more than 300 helicopters each year, turning into one of the major suppliers worldwide, by 2015.

Source: SinoCast, 06-Jan-11

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First flight of AC311 – China’s first domestic-made light civilian helicopter

First flight of AC311 – China’s first domestic-made light civilian helicopter

It looks suspiciously like a cross between an AS350 and an EC120! The helicopter performing the first flight carries registration B-1209L

Source: Xinhua, 08-Nov-10

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AC313 flies – China’s first indigenous helicopter takes to the air

AC313 flies – China’s first indigenous helicopter takes to the air

The AC313, China’s first independently developed civilian helicopter, makes its first flight Thursday in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province.  The AC313 has a maximum takeoff weight of 13.8 tons and can carry 27 passengers

Source: Global Times, 18-Mar-10

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Avicopter ponders alternative engine following EC175 first flight

Avicopter ponders alternative engine following EC175 first flight

Chinese state-owned helicopter manufacturer Avicopter is considering the launch of a new engine programme for the EC175/Z15 medium twin that it is developing jointly with Eurocopter.

Source: Flightglobal, 29-Dec-09

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AVIC Helicopters forecasts 300 aircraft per annum build plan

Source: Rotorhub, 22-May-09

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AVIC inaugurates helicopter unit in Tianjin Binhai New Area

Source: China Business News, 01-Mar-09

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AVIC Shifts Helicopter Base to Tianjin

Source: AINonline, 02-Feb-09

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