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Russo-Chinese AHL Program Receives Approval

Russo-Chinese AHL Program Receives Approval

Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister has approved the Russo-Chinese agreement for the partnership in creating an Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL) helicopter. The agreement for preliminary cooperation between Russia’s Russian Helicopters and China’s Avicopter was signed in May, two years ago. As reported by Russian Aviation Insider, Avicopter will have responsibility over the organisation, certification… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-17

Civil Military Integration to Boost Chinese Helicopter Industry

Civil Military Integration to Boost Chinese Helicopter Industry

China has adopted the strategy of civil-military integration in order to grow and strengthen their helicopter industry. Avicopter, the state-owned company, stated that China has an “independent development capacity in key technologies.” They are able to produce heavy lifting, high-speed attack and stealth helicopters. Currently they are planning on the development of a high-speed tilt… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-17

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Russian Helicopters and Avicopter to develop heavy lift rotorcraft

Russian Helicopters and Avicopter to develop heavy lift rotorcraft

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will cooperate with the Chinese state company Avicopter to develop the AHL (Advanced Heavy Lift) heavy helicopter. A corresponding intergovernmental agreement was signed by the Russian and Chinese parties in Beijing in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “China is our oldest strategic military and technical partner,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Jun-16

Avicopter picks CMC avionics for AC312C and AC312E

Avicopter picks CMC avionics for AC312C and AC312E

Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for use on both the AC312C and AC312E helicopters.  The AC312C/E will be the latest-generation, twin-engine helicopters from Avicopter and are well suited for a full range of missions, including law… Read more »

Source: CMC Electronics, 24-Mar-16

Airbus Helicopters and Avicopter sign production agreement for 1,000 EC175s

Airbus Helicopters and Avicopter sign production agreement for 1,000 EC175s

Airbus Helicopters and China’s Avicopter (the helicopters business unit of AVIC) today signed a joint agreement for the production of 1,000 new-generation EC175/AC352 rotorcraft, in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris. The agreement cements the industrial partnership between Airbus Helicopters and AVIC on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Mar-14

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Jiangxi Changhe Aviation Industry Co. Ltd to supply the emergency flotation system (EFS) for the Avicopter AC313, which is the largest civilian helicopter ever developed in China. The new EFS will give the AC313 helicopter increased survivability in the water as the system will provide flotation… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 01-Aug-13

Soloy sells 12 Honeywell engine kits for Chinese AC311 helicopter

Soloy sells 12 Honeywell engine kits for Chinese AC311 helicopter

Representatives of Soloy Aviation Solutions announced that they have signed a contract with China’s Changhe Aircraft Industries Group for 12 AC311 Honeywell engine its for delivery throughout 2013. “This is the final piece of negotiations that consummated the contract during Heli-Expo in Las Vegas in March,” stated Dave Stauffer, CEO, Soloy Aviation Solutions. It was… Read more »

Source: Soloy, 21-May-13

China studies “Avant-Courier” speed helicopter concept

China studies “Avant-Courier” speed helicopter concept

With Sikorsky putting lots of research money into the X2 and it’s follow-up S-97 Raider, and Eurocopter widely broadcasting its X3 concept, it was only a matter of time before China followed suit. A concept model has been shown for the first time at the Zhuhai Air Show, which opened this morning.  The fuselage of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Nov-12

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Avicopter reports sales of AC311 to two customers

Avicopter reports sales of AC311 to two customers

Reports are reaching HeliHub.com today that Avicopter have signed sales contracts with two customers for their new AC311.  There was no indication of how many aircraft were involved, or the identity of the local Chinese customers The AC311 is a six seat helicopter, and the design is akin to a mix between an AS350 and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-10

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China poised to fly AC313 helicopter

China is preparing to fly its AC313 medium-lift helicopter for the first time in March, leading to certification in 2011, says an official at the manufacturer Avicopter

Source: Flightglobal, 10-Feb-10

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