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Russian Helicopters announces certification of the Ka-226T

Russian Helicopters announces certification of the Ka-226T

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announces that it has received Additional Type Certification from the Interstate Aviation Committee’s Aviation Register (IAC AR) for the light multirole Ka-226T helicopter. Receiving additional certification opens up opportunities for the delivery and operation of the basic model of this helicopter. ‘Certification of the Ka-226T is the result… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-15

Slave Lake Helicopters receives new H125

Slave Lake Helicopters receives new H125

The new H125 aircraft is the next generation aircraft in the proven Ecureuil family of helicopters.  The H125 features a more powerful Turbomeca Ariel 2D turbo shaft engine, a new digital FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and is fitted with an engine data recorder. “The decision to upgrade our existing fleet with the H125… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-May-15

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Bell reports ABACE 2015 sales of four 505s and one 407GXP

Bell reports ABACE 2015 sales of four 505s and one 407GXP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc., (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to grow its presence in China with the announcement of letters of intent to purchase five aircraft during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held April 14-16. “We were proud to be a major rotorcraft attraction at ABACE. While at the show, we met… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-15

Dare County MedFlight takes delivery of Airbus Helicopters H145

Dare County MedFlight takes delivery of Airbus Helicopters H145

Dare County MedFlight, the air medical transport service for much of the Outer Banks region of North Carolina, has taken delivery of a new Airbus Helicopters H145 (formerly EC145 T2), which will be the first H145 operating in the U.S. Dare County plans to place the new aircraft into service in July, following installation of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Apr-15

Basarnas Indonesia ​signs for an SAR AW139

Basarnas Indonesia ​signs for an SAR AW139

AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas), the national search and rescue agency of the Republic of Indonesia, for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter equipped for SAR operations. The contract also includes training for aircrew and technicians as well as an initial support package. The aircraft will be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Mar-15

SECO International in Japan orders ten Bell 505s

SECO International in Japan orders ten Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that SECO International in Japan, has entered into a letter of intent to order 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. The announcement was made as part of a formal signing ceremony at Bell Helicopter’s booth during the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Mar-15

First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E-powered EC175 helicopters have been recently delivered to Belgian operator NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). NHV, one of the launch customers for Airbus Helicopter’s new model, has started commercial operation with its first two EC175 helicopters in the North Sea in December 2014 which have already accumulated more than 300 hrs… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

Bell sells two 407s and five 505s to Qiqihar Kun Feng General Aviation

Bell sells two 407s and five 505s to Qiqihar Kun Feng General Aviation

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), today announced the purchase of two Bell 407GX and a letter of  intent to purchase five Bell 505 aircraft by Qiqihar Kun Feng General Aviation Co., a subsidiary of Kun Feng Group, a agricultural holding company. “For many years Qiqihar Kun Feng has utilized leased helicopters in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-15

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UAE takes delivery of three SAR AW139s

UAE takes delivery of three SAR AW139s

AgustaWestland announced today the delivery of the next batch of three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to the Joint Aviation Command of the United Arab Emirates (JAC). These aircrafts will be used to perform search and rescue missions in UAE. Additional three AW139s are expected to be delivered later this year. The delivery of the three… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Feb-15

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Eagle 407HP Receives FAA Certification

Eagle 407HP Receives FAA Certification

EAGLE COPTERS LTD a world leader in helicopter sales, leasing,product development and engineering—proudly announces the receipt of Federal Aviation Administration certification for its Eagle 407HP. Less than two weeks after announcing itsTransport Canada certification, Eagle Copters is extremely proud to announce the receipt of FAA certification for their Eagle 407HP conversion program.By virtue of a… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 13-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Hydro One’s AS355 NPwill provide support for the utility’swork across Ontario, including pole and power line patroland maintenance.The aircraft will be based in Oro Station, Ontario and is the firsttwin-engine from the 350 series acquired by Hydro One. “Selection of a twin-engine aircraft was a natural next step for today’s hydro operations. The AS355 is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Dec-14

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Bell Wraps Up a Successful Year of Maintainers and Operators’ Conferences

Bell Wraps Up a Successful Year of Maintainers and Operators’ Conferences

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), completed another successful year of Maintainers and Operators (M&O) Conferences for 2014 with its tenth and final conference in Sacramento, Cal., last week. Throughout 2014, Bell Helicopter’s Customer Support and Services organization was able to connect with more than 900 customers worldwide through the 10 conferences. This… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Dec-14

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Avincis finalizes order for two EC135 T3s with Airbus Helicopters

Avincis finalizes order for two EC135 T3s with Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is proud to build on its partnership with Avincis, a Babcock International Group company, with an order for two latest-generation EC135 T3s for emergency medical service (EMS) operations. “Air ambulances save lives every day.  Adding these new EC135 T3s to our fleet will help us to deliver vital EMS missions for our customers,”… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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Bell Boosts Sales in the Middle East at MEBA

Bell Boosts Sales in the Middle East at MEBA

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 429 and an order for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ helicopters to Saudi Arabian aircraft operator and authorized Independent Representative (IR), Wallan Aviation. The Bell 429 will be configured for general/utility missions and has an expected delivery date of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Dec-14

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First enhanced EC135 T3/P3 enters service with Aiut Alpin Dolomites

First enhanced EC135 T3/P3 enters service with Aiut Alpin Dolomites

The world’s newest light-weight twin-engine rotorcraft is now in service with the operational start-up of Airbus Helicopters’ upgraded EC135 T3/P3 of Aiut Alpin Dolomites – a northern Italy-based Alpine mountain rescue service. Aiut Alpin Dolomites’ operations benefit from Airbus Helicopters’ enhancements incorporated in this latest variant of the versatile EC135 family, which include significant power… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Dec-14

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Successful First Flight of Airbus Helicopters’ EC645 T2

Successful First Flight of Airbus Helicopters’ EC645 T2

Airbus Helicopters’ newest lightweight military multi-role helicopter, the EC645 T2 (LUH SOF), has successfully completed its first flight. In the presence of representatives of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), which has ordered the first of this new helicopter type, the EC645 T2 demonstrated its capacities at the company’s Donauwörth location in Bavaria. “This first flight… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Nov-14

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Hawker Pacific eagerly awaits the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Hawker Pacific eagerly awaits the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East congratulates Bell Helicopter on the first successful flight of their Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and eagerly anticipate the introduction of the aircraft to the region. The maiden flight took place at Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel, Québec manufacturing… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 14-Nov-14

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Turbomeca (Safran) is proud to be part of the Bell Helicopter Bell 505 Jet Ranger X first flight with its new Arrius 2R engine, which is the newest member of the successful Arrius family. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X took the sky for the first time on 10 November, at the Bell Helicopter Mirabel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Nov-14

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Bell Breaks Ground on Lafayette JetRanger X Assembly Facility

Bell Breaks Ground on Lafayette JetRanger X Assembly Facility

Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, LA, where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM. Governor Bobby Jindal, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel and others joined Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion today at the Lafayette Regional Airport. The new… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Aug-14

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