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China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

DEA General Aviation China makes its debut in Asia Pacific at LIMA’17 this week with a newly ratified collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s Alaf Strategi to develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the commercial market. To underline the collaboration the two companies are sharing a booth at the Langkawi Show (21st to 25th March).  Stand No HA173…. Read more »

Source: DEA General Aviation, 23-Mar-17

Kaman Restarts K-Max Production

Kaman Restarts K-Max Production

Kaman is rushing to finish the second order of K-Max helicopters within a two-month deadline. During this year’s Heli-Expo, Kaman’s sales teams were working overtime to finalise potential deals. One deal is for the first batch of 10 K-Max helicopters to go to a dealer in China, who will resell them to a firefighting company…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-17

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Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world

Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world

Ruo’er General Aviation Development Group (Ruo’er Group), one of the biggest general aviation companies operating flight support base and airport with comprehensive services in China, signed an letter of intent with Airbus Helicopters, for a total of 12 H125s with first confirmed order of four aircraft today at Heli-Expo. These H125s will be operated by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo and Shanghai Zenisun Investment Co., Ltd (Shanghai Zenisun) announced today they will strengthen their strategic cooperation in the Chinese civil helicopter market by renewing the existing Distributorship Agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental, part of Shanghai Zenisun, as the sole distributor in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) of Leonardo’s civil products. These include the AW119,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will be used for emergency medical services.  Separately,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

Cicaré Rotorcraft is pleased to announce, on the opening day of HAI Heli-Expo, the appointment of DEAGA USA (Booth 4324), as its exclusive distributor for the Cicaré range of helicopters, including the revolutionary Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer. DEAGA USA will be responsible for sales, support, training and assembly of the Cicaré range of products in… Read more »

Source: DEA, 07-Mar-17

Huangling Turns into a Golden Field of Seasonal Wonder as Spring Arrives

Huangling Turns into a Golden Field of Seasonal Wonder as Spring Arrives

Visitors to the exquisite Chinese countryside village of Huangling in Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province are in for an extra-special treat this year as its famous rapeseed flower has bloomed 20 days early. Spring weather has arrived earlier than expected in the Year of Rooster, so the rapeseed flowers that usually blossom in late March are… Read more »

Source: Wuyuan Rural Culture Development, 27-Feb-17

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

First North listed CybAero AB, which develops and manufactures remote-controlled helicopter systems, October 21, 2016 applied to the ISP, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, for export authorization of demonstration flight UAS in China. The application concerns one helicopter system and the demonstration is addressed to the Administration of Fishery and Fishing Supervision. The deal’s representative… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 22-Feb-17

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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

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Russian Helicopters delivers two Ка-32А11ВСs to Jiangsu Baoli

Russian Helicopters delivers two Ка-32А11ВСs to Jiangsu Baoli

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has completed deliveries of the first batch of multirole Ка-32A11BC helicopters, which are built at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise.   The delivery is part of the contract to supply four multirole Ka-32A11BCs, which was signed between Russian Helicopters and Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Investment Co., Ltd in November… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 23-Jan-17

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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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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

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China – Skyway orders Bucher EMS interior for H135

China – Skyway orders Bucher EMS interior for H135

During Zhuai Air Show in Shanghai, on November 2nd, 2016, Skyway General Aviation Co. Ltd signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters, Bucher Leichtbau AG and Waypoint Leasing Co. Ltd for one H135 HEMS. After extensive research, Skyway decided to develop the air rescue market together with local government, insurance companies and hospitals starting operation first… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 03-Jan-17

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China’s AC352 completes first flight with WZ16 engine

China’s AC352 completes first flight with WZ16 engine

The first flight of the Avicopter AC352, powered with WZ16 engine, took place today in Harbin. The AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft jointly developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters. The WZ16 met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight.  Known in the west as the Ardiden 3C, the engine has… Read more »

Source: Safran, 21-Dec-16

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CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

CMIG Leasing received a brand new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, making it the 100th Ecureuil family helicopter to operate in China’s skies. This helicopter will be operated by the Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (Skyway GAC), one of the pioneers in China general aviation, with a fleet of seven H125. Skyway… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Dec-16

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New Bell Assembly Line in China

New Bell Assembly Line in China

Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, will be home to a new Bell assembly line at their national civil aerospace industrial base. The $767 million project will include a helicopter training centre, assembly line for Bell 407GXP, emergency response and rescue and the development of drones. The new assembly line will help boost the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Dec-16

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Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has produced a batch of Mi-171 helicopters for China General Aviation Service Co Ltd, based on a contract signed in 2015. The two helicopters have already completed the full testing cycle at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and are being prepared for shipment to China. “China is the largest operator… Read more »

Source: russian-helicopters, 28-Nov-16

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StandardAero Signs Agreement for Chinese M250 Maintenance Partnership

StandardAero Signs Agreement for Chinese M250 Maintenance Partnership

StandardAero has signed a new agreement with Chinese partner, ChongQing General Aviation Co., Ltd. (CQGA), establishing CQGA as the company’s first StandardAero Approved Service Center for Rolls-Royce M250 engine Maintenance services in China. The agreement was signed by CQGA and StandardAero executives on November 1 at the Zhuhai Airshow. The new agreement will provide Chinese… Read more »

Source: Standard Areo, 13-Nov-16

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Jiangsu Baoli Aviation orders Ansat, Mi-171 and Ka32

Jiangsu Baoli Aviation orders Ansat, Mi-171 and Ka32

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co, Ltd (China) agreed on a sale of 3 helicopters at Airshow China-2016.  The agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for marketing and business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and the CEO of Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co., Ltd. Zhou Dehong. According to… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Nov-16

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Lakeshore to market Russisan Helicopters in China

Lakeshore to market Russisan Helicopters in China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a marketing agreement with Hong Kong based Lakeshore International Aviation Co., Ltd at the China International Aviation Exhibition Center in Zhuhai, China.  The contract was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev and Lakeshore International Aviation’s Board of Directors member Pavel Entin. According to the agreement, Lakeshore… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Nov-16

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Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased two new Airbus H130 helicopters to HEMS999 Company Ltd. (“HEMS999”), a Chinese air ambulance operator subsidiary of MIT Group, to support emergency medical service operations in China’s Shandong Province. “There is… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 10-Nov-16

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Bell Helicopter Expands Customer Support Network in China

Bell Helicopter Expands Customer Support Network in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced plans for significant growth in its aftermarket support network in China. Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited, located in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, has been announced as Bell Helicopter’s newest Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF). Established in October 2015, Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 08-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to deliver first Ansat with hydromechanical controls

Russian Helicopters to deliver first Ansat with hydromechanical controls

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a contract with Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. for the supply of 2 Ansat rotorcraft produced by Kazan Helicopters.  The deal was reached during China Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition-2016 in Zhuhai. China became Russian Helicopters’ first foreign customer to receive Ansats with hydromechanical control system. … Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters signs contract to deliver 18 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters signs contract to deliver 18 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a contract with Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. for the supply of 18 new helicopters including Mi-171s, Ka-32s and Ansat.  The document was signed by Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. CEO Liang Jian…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to premier medevac Ansat at Airshow China

Russian Helicopters to premier medevac Ansat at Airshow China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its latest developments during one of Asia’s largest aviation exhibition, which is taking place November 1-6 at the China International Aviation Exhibition Center in Zhuhai, China. During China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition-2016 Russian Helicopters specialists will demonstrate a range of its civil helicopters models and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Nov-16

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Bell to collaborate with Shaanxi and Xian in China

Bell to collaborate with Shaanxi and Xian in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed Framework Agreement with Shaanxi Aviation Industry Development Co. Ltd. (SAIDC), a subsidiary of Shaanxi Energy Group, and Xi’an Helicopter Company Ltd. (XHC) pursuant to which Bell will work with SAIDC and XHC in their establishment of a company for the assembly and resale… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 04-Nov-16

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Cicaré Rotorcraft of Argentina Appoint DEA General Aviation China

Cicaré Rotorcraft of Argentina Appoint DEA General Aviation China

Cicaré Rotorcraft is delighted to announce the immediate appointment of DEA General Aviation China, as their exclusive China and South East Asia distributor for the revolutionary Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer. DEA General Aviation’s China base will specialize in the sales, support, training and assembly of the Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer products. DEA General Aviation’s sales… Read more »

Source: Cicaré, 04-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to deliver to Jiangsu Baoli

Russian Helicopters to deliver to Jiangsu Baoli

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co, Ltd (China) agreed on a sale of 3 helicopters at Airshow China-2016.  The agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for marketing and business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and the CEO of Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co., Ltd. Zhou Dehong. According to… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Nov-16

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New Hong Kong helicopter route into China

New Hong Kong helicopter route into China

In recognition of Chinese policy supporting general and business aviation, on Wednesday 2nd November 2016, an inaugural flight, coordinated by AsBAA and its sponsor members, from Hong Kong Shun Tak Heliport to Zhuhai Jiwan Airport will depart at 1200 and land at 1245. The commemoration of this momentous flight will take place shortly after from… Read more »

Source: AsBAA, 01-Nov-16

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$48 million contract for Meggitt Sensing Systems

$48 million contract for Meggitt Sensing Systems

Meggitt PLC (“Meggitt” or “the Group”), a leading international company specialising in high-performance components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets, announces that Meggitt Sensing Systems has been awarded a $48 million USD contract for a Health and Usage Monitoring System (“HUMS”) from Guangzhou Hangxin Avionics Co Ltd (“Hangxin”), a leading engineering and maintenance… Read more »

Source: Meggitt, 27-Oct-16

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China to Receive New Attack Helicopters

China to Receive New Attack Helicopters

China’s People’s Armed Police Force has arranged to receive new Z-11WB light attack helicopters, developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). These new Z-11WBs are well designed for attacks, battlefield recon and can provide ground support, reports Defence Blog. AVIC based the new helicopters off the AC311, incorporating the French Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Chinese PLA Receives Upgraded WZ-10s

Chinese PLA Receives Upgraded WZ-10s

China’s People’s Liberation Army will soon receive upgraded versions of the WZ-10, fitted with cannons, machine guns and guided missiles. The PLA will have a strong fleet, combing the WZ-10s and their WZ-19s and WZ-9s. Their fleet is strong in terms of combat, but they are looking into multipurpose helicopters, such as the US Army’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-16

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Russian Helicopters promotes Mi-26 fire safety

Russian Helicopters promotes Mi-26 fire safety

Mi-26TS was bought by the Chinese company, Lectern Aviation Supplies, for the needs of Shandong, where there an active program aimed at the forest area preservation and increase is being implemented. After being delivered to China, the helicopter proceeded to complete operations involving fire fighting and the transportation of equipment and large-scale cargoes; it was… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Oct-16

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Updated WZ-10 Combat Choppers for China

Updated WZ-10 Combat Choppers for China

China has updated several of their WZ-10 combat helicopters, which have been serving as anti-tank warfare for 4 years, to be equipped for air to air combat. The choppers have been equipped with cannons, guided missiles and machine guns. These updated WZ-10s have been delivered to a unit of the PLA’s 13th Group Army, adding… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

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Airbus appoints new Head of North Asia and China

Airbus appoints new Head of North Asia and China

With effect from 1 September 2016, Marie-Agnes Veve will succeed Norbert Ducrot as the Head of North Asia region and Head of Airbus Helicopters China. Marie-Agnes Veve started her career at Airbus Helicopters in the Design Office in 1982. Since then, she has amassed a great wealth of experience in the company, as the Program… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Sep-16

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Xinbei District is Home for New Chinese Unmanned Helicopter Project

Xinbei District is Home for New Chinese Unmanned Helicopter Project

Jiangsu Tianyu Aviation Technology Co., Ltd. and the 60th Research Institute of the General Staff Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (60th Research Institute) held a signing ceremony for cooperation on an unmanned helicopter project recently. A 200,000 square meter facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (Xinbei District) has been selected as the location… Read more »

Source: Changzhou Xinbei District, 08-Sep-16

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CybAero delivers three helicopter systems to China

CybAero delivers three helicopter systems to China

1 Sep, 16 Source: CybAero The three systems of unmanned helicopters meant for the Chinese Customs, and ordered by Jolly have been delivered from Linköping today. It has been further agreed that CybAero will send a flight team to China to train the end-customer’s staff and to be on-site for the implementation of the final… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 02-Sep-16

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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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Russian Helicopters supplies Mi-26TC to China

Russian Helicopters supplies Mi-26TC to China

Russian Helicopters has supplied to China a heavy transport helicopter Mi-26TS. The machine is purchased for Shandong province, where works to save and to enlarge forestry are made. The helicopter will be used for fires control, transportation of equipment and oversized cargo. “Cooperation with Chinese companies has great meaning for the holding, as China is… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Jun-16

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Order for 100 confirms Airbus H135 assembly line in China

Order for 100 confirms Airbus H135 assembly line in China

A Chinese consortium made up of China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS), Qingdao United General Aviation Industrial Development Company (Qingdao United) and CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co. Ltd (COHC) has ordered 100 H135 light-twin helicopters, becoming China’s first customer to form an industrial partnership to launch a H135 final assembly line in Qingdao, Shandong province. This… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Jun-16

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Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation signs for a Bell 407GXP

Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation signs for a Bell 407GXP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of a Bell 407GXP to Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. The aircraft will be outfitted for VIP transportation and helicopter tours. Sichuan Xiangyun joined Bell Helicopter in their chalet at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (ABACE) to sign for the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-May-16

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Russian Helicopters take Ka32 to Asia Pacific China Police 2016

Russian Helicopters take Ka32 to Asia Pacific China Police 2016

Russian Helicopters will take part in the eighth Asia Pacific China Police 2016 (CIEPE) exhibition of police equipment and munition, which will take place in Beijing from May 17 to 29. At the exhibition, the holding is going to demonstrate current and new models of helicopters. The product range of the holding’s helicopters will be represented… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 22-May-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

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Aerochine Aviation buys a Bell 407GXP

Aerochine Aviation buys a Bell 407GXP

Bell has announced the sale of a Bell 407GXP to Aerochine Aviation at the ABACE convention held last week in Shanghai. The aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport.   Aerochine Aviation is an Independent Representative of Bell for China, Hong Kong and Macau. Chris Jaran, Bell VP for China said “Customers continue to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-16

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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

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Sino-US signs for 25 AW119Kx helicopters

Sino-US signs for 25 AW119Kx helicopters

A contract for 25 AgustaWestland AW119Kx single engine helicopters has been signed with Sino-US. Deliveries are expected to start by June 2016. This contract includes a comprehensive support and training services package and is part of a framework agreement for 60 AW119Kx aircraft to be acquired through 2017. The helicopters will be operated by Kingwing… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Mar-16

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Guangxi Diwang Group signs for ten Bell 525s

Guangxi Diwang Group signs for ten Bell 525s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed letter of intent with Guangxi Diwang Group for 10 Bell 525 Relentless super-medium helicopters. Guangxi Diwang Group will use the Bell 525s for tourism and search-and-rescue missions. Guangxi Diwang Group is a Commercial Development and Real Estate Investor. “After learning more about the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Mar-16

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Avion Pacific and Heli-One explore helicopter MRO in China together

Avion Pacific and Heli-One explore helicopter MRO in China together

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services company, has entered an agreement with Avion Pacific Limited to jointly explore developing helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services as well as helicopter product services in China. Avion Pacific is the leader in China’s general and business aviation service industry. They… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 29-Feb-16

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EASA launches €10 million aviation cooperation project with China

EASA launches €10 million aviation cooperation project with China

A new chapter in EU-China aviation relations started today, with the official launch of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP). The 5-year, €10 million project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and partners, will link technical cooperation with policy dialogue between the European and Chinese aviation authorities. It is funded by the Partnership… Read more »

Source: EASA, 24-Feb-16

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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

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Frasca delivers R44 FTD to Chinese operator

Frasca delivers R44 FTD to Chinese operator

Frasca International, Inc. announces that Sky Safari General Aviation Co, Ltd., Shanghai, China, has taken delivery of a new FRASCA R44 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FRASCA R44FTD is a high fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44 helicopter. The simulator cockpit accurately replicates the R44 aircraft, including panels, controls and instrumentation. Additional features… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 23-Feb-16

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Russian Helicopters sells to four customers in China

Russian Helicopters sells to four customers in China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a number of contracts to supply seven Ka-32A11BC and two Mi-171 helicopters to China. The Fire Department of the Department of Public Safety, Qingdao, China, will receive two Ka-31A11BC helicopters in firefighting version in 2016. Four more multirole Ka-32A11BCs will be supplied to Chinese company Jiangsu Baoli… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Feb-16

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HeliHub.com expands into China

HeliHub.com expands into China

While HeliHub.com reports on the daily news around the world’s helicopter industry, there are some regular updates we run which bring continuity to our news output. This includes newsletters producted by organisations (such as the UK’s AAIB) and online free e-magazines (such as Police Aviation News). HeliHub.com also provides registration updates from selected countries, varying… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-16

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Register Update – China – January 2015

Register Update – China – January 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Registered owners are determined using an online translation tool. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian… Read more »

Source: rotorspot.nl, 12-Feb-16

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Riegl takes drone to conferences in Saudi Arabia and China

Riegl takes drone to conferences in Saudi Arabia and China

The first show this month will be The International Remote Sensing Conference. The International Remote Sensing Conference will be held from January 17 through 20, 2016 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Global technology leaders in remote sensing will gather to share their latest advances in the field. his event is an opportunity for professionals from various… Read more »

Source: Riegl, 15-Jan-16

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China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

“Wide Fukatama helicopter inter-city routes flying expressions” Guangzhou Pearl River New City business landmark on December 30, was held in “Yuexiu Financial Building”. Guangzhou and Shenzhen and three cities of Zhuhai was flying the helicopter, one way is only half an hour.See full story.

Source: Xinhuaxia News, 07-Jan-16

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China to sign heavy helicopter agreement with Russia soon?

China to sign heavy helicopter agreement with Russia soon?

The contract for the creation of the AHL (Advanced Heavy Lift) Russian-Chinese heavy helicopter should be signed with the Chinese company Avicopter in mid-2016, said Dmitry Shugaev, Deputy CEO of Rostec. “We can say that both sides have a desire to come together and finalize their contractual obligations as well as sign an intergovernmental agreement… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Jan-16

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Cybaero postpones UAV deliveries to China Customs

Cybaero postpones UAV deliveries to China Customs

Delivery of three unmanned helicopter systems to China Customs has been rescheduled for early 2016 in consultation with the client. Delivery was originally scheduled for late 2015 following extensive testing in the Baltic Sea with takeoffs and landings from moving platforms. The delay was caused by additional requirements and features and the fact that the… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 04-Jan-16

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China – Chongqing General Aviation Group appointed Bell CSF

China – Chongqing General Aviation Group appointed Bell CSF

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA), located in China’s Chongqing Provence, as Bell Helicopter’s newest authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF). CQGA has a 43,700 sq. ft. Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) part 145 certified maintenance facility and offers non-specialized maintenance capabilities for Bell 407 aircraft. CQGA… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Dec-15

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Chinese operator signs for for firefighting Kamov Ka32s

Chinese operator signs for for firefighting Kamov Ka32s

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China’s Jiangsu Baoli for delivery of 4 Ka-32A11BC fire-fighting helicopters in 2016-2017. Once delivered to China, the Ka-32A11BC helicopters will be used in fire-fighting operations, as well as for patrols and supporting special operations. ‘These helicopters are successfully operated in China. This contract… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-Nov-15

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Kaman sells two K-Max firefighters to China

Kaman sells two K-Max firefighters to China

Kaman has contracted with Chinese company Lectern Aviation Supplies to deliver two K-Max helicopters in 2017.  This will be the first time the K-Max has been operated in China, and both aircraft are expected to begin operations fighting fires for the China Department of Forestry. “This agreement with Lectern represents the continued growth of confidence… Read more »

Source: HeiHub.com, 24-Nov-15

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Further expansion in China as airspace opens further

Further expansion in China as airspace opens further

China’s National Day holiday might be over, but there is no end in sight for the business of flying. See Full Story

Source: China.org.cn, 15-Oct-15

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LCI signs China deal with CM International Financial Leasing

LCI signs China deal with CM International Financial Leasing

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has signed a cooperation agreement with CM International Financial Leasing Corp., Ltd (CMIFL). LCI, which has a fleet of 90 ordered and delivered AgustaWestland and Airbus helicopters, has chosen CMIFL as the partner to help it grow in the burgeoning helicopter leasing market in China. CMIFL,… Read more »

Source: LCI, 14-Oct-15

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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

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Last pair of SAR S76Ds delivered to China

Last pair of SAR S76Ds delivered to China

The China Ministry of Transport (MOT) today accepted delivery of its final two S-76D™ helicopters in a ceremony at Sikorsky Aircraft’s commercial helicopter center. The MOT’s helicopter fleet, which is the foundation of China’s airborne search and rescue (SAR) maritime operations, now totals 16 S-76® helicopters, eight of which are S-76D aircraft. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Sep-15

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Motor Sich looks for JV in China

Motor Sich looks for JV in China

The 16th China Aviation Expo kicked off at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on Sept. 16, according to US-based Duowei News. See Full Story

Source: Want China Times, 22-Sep-15

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Guangzhou Police becomes first H145 customer in China

Guangzhou Police becomes first H145 customer in China

Guangzhou Police and Airbus helicopters signed an agreement today for an order of one H145 light helicopter for law enforcement duties, to be delivered at the end of 2016. “Helicopters are a great resource for law enforcement agencies, as they can effectively help ground forces to accomplish a multitude of operations including air patrol, transportation… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Sep-15

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21-Sep-15 B-7445 Airbus AS350B3 Gullin, China (2F)

Helicopter took off at 00h15, the last radio communication with ATC was at 00h30, the flight crew reported to the ATC operation normal. At about 02h00, ATC unable to contact with the helicopter, the dispatcher reported that the helicopter was operating normal. At about 04h32, the CAAC regional office received a report by the local… Read more »

21-Sep-15

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China Begins Work on New Stealth Attack Helicopter

China Begins Work on New Stealth Attack Helicopter

China has begun to develop a fourth-generation attack helicopter and expects to deliver it to the People’s Liberation Army around 2020, according to Aviation Industry Corp of China. See Full Story

Source: DFNS, 17-Sep-15

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Russia and China provide more details on Advanced Heavy Lift project

Russia and China provide more details on Advanced Heavy Lift project

Before the close of this year, Russia and China are to sign the contract for the joint development of a heavy-lift helicopter designated Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL), Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Sales at Russian Helicopters holding company Grigory Kozlov was quoted as saying in an interview. “We are going to build a helicopter from… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 14-Sep-15

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Sikorsky has delivered six S76D for SAR in China, two to follow

Sikorsky has delivered six S76D for SAR in China, two to follow

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the China Helicopter Exposition that it has delivered six S-76D helicopters to the China Ministry of Transport (MOT) for Search and Rescue Operations (SAR), further enhancing the MOT’s maritime capabilities. The MOT’s S-76D helicopter fleet is on track to include a total of eight S-76D aircraft by the end… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Sep-15

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Chinese police helicopter fleet to double in five years

Chinese police helicopter fleet to double in five years

Police authorities across China will double the size of their helicopter fleets within five years, according to a police aviation official. See full story 

Source: Xinhuanet, 14-Sep-15

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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

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13-Sep-15 Bell 407GX Hucao, China (4F)

helicopter went down in the Chinese city of Chongqing on Sunday, killing all four on board, including two cameramen Jiang Ya and Song Hao’en from Chongqing Broadcasting Group, a local satellite TV station.

13-Sep-15

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Beijing Capital Helicopter appointed Airbus Helicopters service center

Beijing Capital Helicopter appointed Airbus Helicopters service center

Beijing Capital Helicopter (BCH), a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines Group, has been appointed as Airbus Helicopters’ service center in China. It will carry out maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on the H125 and H135 – two of the most popular light helicopters operating in the country today. Already a customer of Airbus Helicopters owning… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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