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Thales partners FSL to deliver helicopter training services in China

Thales partners FSL to deliver helicopter training services in China

As part of its ever growing presence in the Chinese aerospace market, Thales is delighted to announce its partnership with Chinese Enterprise FSL for the delivery of civilian helicopter training solutions in China. At a ceremony, held today at the Thales Pavillion at the Paris Air Show in the presence of French Minister of Foreign… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Jun-13

L-3 Trilogy™ ESI Selected by AgustaWestland for AW119

L-3 Trilogy™ ESI Selected by AgustaWestland for AW119

L-3 Aviation Products (AP) announced today that AgustaWestland is now offering the Trilogy Electronic Standby Instrument (ESI) aboard the AW119 production helicopter. Both the commercial and military variants of the AW119 will offer the Trilogy ESI. The Trilogy ESI-2000 is an advanced, solid-state standby instrument that makes the all-glass cockpit possible, replacing the three analog… Read more »

Source: L-3 Aviation Products, 24-Jun-13

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Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

Malaysia’s Kris Sakti Aviation signs for Eurocopter AS350B3e, EC135T3 and EC225

The development, monitoring and maintenance of Malaysia’s electrical power infrastructure will be performed by Eurocopter’s AS350 B3e, EC135 T3 and EC225 helicopters, which are being ordered by Kris Sakti Aviation. A subsidiary of Kris Sakti Holding, Kris Sakti Aviation will embark on a new venture to provide aerial power line solutions in Malaysia, as they… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-13

Turbomeca and SKF Aerospace sign bearings agreement for Arrano engine

Turbomeca and SKF Aerospace sign bearings agreement for Arrano engine

Turbomeca (Safran) and SKF Aerospace signed today a contract for 10 years and a value of approximately € 90 million. The contract covers the supply of bearings, including the latest Turbomeca engine, the Arrano – a new engine 1100 shp has been designed to equip helicopters with four to six tons. His first visit to the test is scheduled for 2014. Andriès Olivier, President… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 21-Jun-13

AgustaWestland and ENAV Complete first LPV Approach tests with an AW139

AgustaWestland and ENAV Complete first LPV Approach tests with an AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that AgustaWestland and ENAV (Ente Nazionale Assistenza al Volo – Italian Company for Air Navigation) have successfully completed on June 10th the first stage of qualification and authorization tests for the creation of the first helicopter Localiser Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) approaches,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-13

OEM Defence Services announces the signature with Eurocopter

OEM Defence Services announces the signature with Eurocopter

OEM Defence Services has signed with Eurocopter a five-year maintenance contract covering more than 100 equipment items, including avionics, hydraulics and mechanical systems, installed on all versions of the NH90 helicopter in service worldwide. The single contract covers through-life support services for the equipment and systems manufactured by five major players in the aerospace sector… Read more »

Source: Thales, 21-Jun-13

Boeing-Sikorsky JV to Offer Saudi Rotorcraft Logistics and Training

Boeing-Sikorsky JV to Offer Saudi Rotorcraft Logistics and Training

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. [NYSE: UTX] have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s rotorcraft fleet. Contracts that the joint venture will pursue are administered by the U.S. government as part of its Foreign Military Sales process. The joint venture will help… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jun-13

Bel Air takes delivery of another AW139

Bel Air takes delivery of another AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of an additional AW139 helicopter to Bel Air of Denmark. The aircraft in offshore transport configuration will be used to ferry passenger to oil and gas installations in the North Sea. So far the AW139s operated by Bel Air have been delivering exceptional availability and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-13

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Eurocopter breaks ground for new Paris-Le Bourget industrial site

Eurocopter breaks ground for new Paris-Le Bourget industrial site

The green light for the start of construction on Eurocopter’s new industrial site, known as “Paris-Le Bourget”, was given today by Guillaume Faury, President and CEO of Eurocopter, in the presence of Claude Bartolone, President of the French National Assembly; Vincent Capo-Canellas, Senator Mayor of the city of Le Bourget and Chairman of the Communauté… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Jun-13

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UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Starspeed Ltd. of the UK has signed a preliminary sales contract for a second AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The helicopter will be used to perform VIP transport missions in the United Kingdom. The order underlines the growing success of the AW169 in the UK and worldwide… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Jun-13

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FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90

FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90

During the three-month long deployment of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine, the implementation crew for the NH90 helicopter from 33F Squadron had an opportunity to experience the operational capabilities of the FLASH SONICS system. The FLASH system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters) is an active low-frequency airborne sonar that has been requested by the French Defence Procurement… Read more »

20-Jun-13

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Eurocopter and SDV – a joint commitment to reducing CO2 emissions

Eurocopter and SDV – a joint commitment to reducing CO2 emissions

An innovative total support solution for Eurocopter helicopters in deployed operations was launched with a consortium agreement signed yesterday at the Paris Air Show by its five participants: Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace. This latest accord builds on a previous agreement, signed in 2011, that set a voluntary 20% reduction in CO2 emissions… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 20-Jun-13

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Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

Bell announces foreign approval of seven Aeronautical Accessories products

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced foreign approval of seven products distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories brand. Approvals were received in May from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration, Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the following products: Ukraine validation of STC SH3289SO, Cabin Floor Protectors… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Jun-13

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NHI celebrates first deployment of an Italian NH90

NHI celebrates first deployment of an Italian NH90

NHI celebrated today the first operational deployment of a NH90 helicopter overseas. This event took place on the NHI static area, where the NH90 TTH of the Italian Army, operated by “7° Vega unit is displayed, at the presence of General Calligaris commanding the Italian Army Aviation. “We are pleased to welcome General Calligaris at… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 20-Jun-13

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Life Link III signs for six AW119Kx plus six options

Life Link III signs for six AW119Kx plus six options

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Life Link III has signed a contract for six AW119Kx single-engine helicopters plus six options. AgustaWestland Philadelphia will assemble the helicopters and install the aeromedical interiors at their Northeast Philadelphia Airport facility. Deliveries will start in late 2013 with the aircraft being used to provide air… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Jun-13

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Era signs for 10 more AW189s plus options

Era signs for 10 more AW189s plus options

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Era Group Inc. (“Era”) has signed a contract for ten AW189 helicopters plus options. This contract confirms and increases Era’s commitment to the AW189 following the signing of a preliminary sales contract for five aircraft in July 2012. The aircraft will be used to perform long… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Jun-13

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New E-HOTS support partnership consortium

New E-HOTS support partnership consortium

An innovative total support solution for Eurocopter helicopters in deployed operations was launched with a consortium agreement signed yesterday at the Paris Air Show by its five participants: Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace. This solution – designated E-HOTS (Eurocopter Helicopter On Theatre Services) – consolidates the five partners’ expertise and pools their resources,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-13

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VNH South recognised for flight hour milestone as more EC225s arrive

VNH South recognised for flight hour milestone as more EC225s arrive

During the Paris Airshow, VNH South was recognized in an appreciation ceremony that highlighted the operator’s continuing trust and support in Eurocopter products for the past 27 years – logging an impressive 54,000 flight hours with its Super Puma fleet. This number is set to increase further with the arrival of new EC225s for the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-13

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Heli-One secures multi-million-dollar PBH contract with NHV

Heli-One secures multi-million-dollar PBH contract with NHV

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has today signed a long-term contract with aviation services company Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) at the Paris Air Show. NHV operates in nine countries, serving the oil-and-gas industry and delivering emergency medical services and other missions.  Under the five-year contract, Heli-One will… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 19-Jun-13

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Eurocopter and Ramco partner for cloud-based helicopter maintenance software

Eurocopter and Ramco partner for cloud-based helicopter maintenance software

Eurocopter today announced its global partnership with Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on cloud, mobile and tablets. Both companies will join forces to offer state-of-the-art helicopter maintenance software which will ease the life of operators and maintenance centers. This partnership agreement, formally signed at the 2013 Paris Air Show, enables Eurocopter and Ramco… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-13

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Helipartner Thailand orders 10 Eurocopter AS350B3e to lease out

Helipartner Thailand orders 10 Eurocopter AS350B3e to lease out

Helipartner Thailand’s order of 10 AS350 B3e highlights the effectiveness and capabilities of this Ecureuil family helicopter to meet the increasing demand for light helicopters in the ASEAN region. The acquisition of 10 Eurocopter enhanced high-performance AS350 B3e helicopters by Helipartner Thailand responds to increased demand for high-performance utility helicopters across ASEAN countries in support… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-13

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Eurocopter EC175 certification slips by six months to “early 2014”

Eurocopter EC175 certification slips by six months to “early 2014”

Flightglobal reports that Eurocopter has delayed certification of its developmental EC175 super medium helicopter as it looks to ensure maturity of the type before it enters service. see full story

19-Jun-13

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Selex ES HF communication systems get onboard V-22

Selex ES HF communication systems get onboard V-22

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has been selected by Boeing Defense, Space & Security to supply its SRT-200 High-Frequency radio communication systems to the V-22 Osprey Program. This is the result of a challenging competition between the key worldwide players in the field, a further evidence that Selex ES know-how and portfolio leadership is unchallenged… Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 19-Jun-13

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AW189 enters full scale production

AW189 enters full scale production

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the new generation AW189 8-tonne class helicopter has entered full scale production with the first two offshore-configured aircraft now on the final assembly line at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy. With EASA certification expected this summer, the first two offshore AW189s will be delivered by the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jun-13

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Ka-52 makes successful demonstration flight at Le Bourget

Ka-52 makes successful demonstration flight at Le Bourget

The Russian helicopter Ka-52 Alligator, made a successful demonstration flight at the Le Bourget air show that opened outside Paris on Monday, June 17. A Russian Helicopters delegation said “the organisers of the air show particularly noted the flight of the Russian helicopter Ka-52 Alligator on the first day of the international air show in Le… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Jun-13

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L-3 Wescam launches two new products at Paris

L-3 Wescam launches two new products at Paris

L-3 WESCAM announced today the launch of two new products that directly reduce the costs associated with development testing and the sustainment of fielded electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance and targeting systems. The new MX™-Emulator and MX™-RAid products support L-3 WESCAM’s portfolio of MX™-Series systems for military, homeland security and airborne law enforcement use. The launch of… Read more »

Source: L-3 WESCAM, 18-Jun-13

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North American and European customers signed for Turbomeca’s online BOOST service

North American and European customers signed for Turbomeca’s online BOOST service

On the occasion of the International Exhibition of Aeronautics and Space of Paris in 2013, Turbomeca (Safran) has signed several cooperation agreements with the first customers to test its new range of integrated online services, BOOST ( Bank Of Online Services and Technologies), which will facilitate the operations of its customers. BOOST meet the basic needs of… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 18-Jun-13

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Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

Bell’s Czech Republic facility expands scope of EASA DOA certification

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its service facility, Aviation Service a.s., located in Prague, Czech Republic, was granted expanded and updated terms of its Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The expansion of the DOA certification allows Aviation Service to perform major changes on the primary… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Jun-13

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Bristow to equip 44 helicopters with Rockwell Collins TCAS II

Bristow to equip 44 helicopters with Rockwell Collins TCAS II

Bristow Group, which provides helicopter transport services for offshore oil and gas and government operations, is retrofitting a fleet of 44 helicopters, including Sikorsky S-76 C++ and Sikorsky S-92A aircraft with Rockwell Collins’ Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) system. Installations are in progress. To date, Rockwell Collins, working closely with Bristow Group, has… Read more »

18-Jun-13

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Vector Aerospace get Sikorsky approval for UK S76 service centre

Vector Aerospace get Sikorsky approval for UK S76 service centre

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement with Vector Aerospace that appoints Vector’s United Kingdom facilities as authorized Customer Service Centres (CSC) to support Sikorsky S-76® helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “Vector Aerospace is recognized in the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jun-13

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Elitaliana Signs For Three More AW169 Helicopters

Elitaliana Signs For Three More AW169 Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Elitaliana has signed a preliminary sales contract for three additional new generation AW169 helicopters to add to the three ordered in 2011. This latest sales success further establishes the AW169 as the helicopter of choice in its weight class with sales of over 80 aircraft since… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland Training Academy Malaysia Introduces AW139 Full Flight Simulator

AgustaWestland Training Academy Malaysia Introduces AW139 Full Flight Simulator

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its Training Academy based in Malaysia (AWTA Malaysia) has introduced an AW139 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) Level D into its training courses. The Training Academy is located at Kuala Lumpur’s Subang – Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and is part of AgustaWestland’s continued investment programme in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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Mauritanian Air Force Orders Two AW109 Powers

Mauritanian Air Force Orders Two AW109 Powers

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce an order by the Mauritanian Air Force for two AW109 Power twin-engine helicopters that will be used for reconnaissance and border patrol missions. The two helicopters will be delivered by mid-2014 in a multi-role homeland security configuration. The contract also includes a comprehensive training and support package… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland Secures its First AW139 Order in Senegal

AgustaWestland Secures its First AW139 Order in Senegal

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract for the sale of its first AW139 helicopter in Senegal. The contract, which marks the entrance of AgustaWestland helicopters in the regional market, includes in-country support services and training for both aircrew and maintainers. The helicopter will be operated by the Senegal… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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Curtiss-Wright Controls awarded Surion contract

Curtiss-Wright Controls awarded Surion contract

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to supply its Rotor Ice Protection (RIPS), Windshield and Engine Anti Ice Controllers technology for use on the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH). The initial value of the contract is $5 million. Shipments of the products are scheduled to begin… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright Controls, 18-Jun-13

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Curtiss-Wright Controls’ Data Acquisition & “Black Box” Technology to be used on unnamed new helicopter

Curtiss-Wright Controls’ Data Acquisition & “Black Box” Technology to be used on unnamed new helicopter

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from a leading helicopter manufacturer to supply rugged flight data recorders for use on a new multirole helicopter. Under the agreement,Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division will provide its Data Acquisition Flight Recorder (DAFR) products, used to provide data acquisition and “black box” Accident Data… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright Controls, 18-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun sign official Distributorship Agreement for China

AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun sign official Distributorship Agreement for China

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Shanghai Zenisun Investment Group of China which is expected to lead to the appointment of Shanghai Zenisun as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China. The agreement includes a commitment for the AgustaWestland Family of new generation… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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Zhuhai Helicopter Company orders another four Sikorsky S92s

Zhuhai Helicopter Company orders another four Sikorsky S92s

Sikorsky and Zhuhai Helicopter Company (ZHC) today announced a new contract for four Sikorsky S-92® offshore utility helicopters. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). ZHC, a fully-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines Ltd., is a leading provider of offshore helicopter service in China, serving both Chinese and Western oil companies. Since May 2011, ZHC… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jun-13

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CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company orders two Sikorsky S92s

CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company orders two Sikorsky S92s

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has signed a contract with China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) for two S-92® helicopters to be used for the offshore oil crew transportation mission. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Established in 1983, COHC is a publicly traded company based in Shenzhen, Guandong, China. It… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jun-13

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Samsung Techwin orders two more AW139s

Samsung Techwin orders two more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Samsung Techwin Co. of South Korea has ordered two more AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters.  The helicopters will join Samung Techwin’s two others AW139s delivered in 2009 and 2010 to perform corporate transport and utility missions. These two additional aircraft are planned to be delivered in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland confirm HeliHub.com story on Brunei Shell AW139s

AgustaWestland confirm HeliHub.com story on Brunei Shell AW139s

HeliHub.com ran this story some 20 days ago here.  AgustaWestland are now confirming what we wrote with the following press release AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of two intermediate twin engine AW139 helicopters to Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP), just six months after contract award. The aircraft will… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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AW139 tech pubs now available on tablets and smart phones

AW139 tech pubs now available on tablets and smart phones

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has extended the use its Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) for the AW139 to tablet devices and smart phones, through the web application Amerigo4Mobile©. This new IETP feature gives customers access to all the AW139’s Technical Publications through easy and fast web pages via AgustaWestland’s… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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US corporate operator signs for two AW139s

US corporate operator signs for two AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with a US based corporate operator for two AW139 twin engine helicopters. This latest order follows the sale of two other AW139s to two US based corporate customers in March 2012 and continues the growing popularity of the AW139 in the important… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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Kestrel Aviation Orders Two More AgustaWestland AW119Ke

Kestrel Aviation Orders Two More AgustaWestland AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce an order for two AW119Ke single engine helicopters by Kestrel Aviation, a privately owned helicopter operator based in Mumbai, India. The AW119Ke helicopters, both in VIP configuration, will be delivered to Kestrel Aviation during the last quarter of 2013 and will join two others of the same… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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LCI signs for 10 more new AgustaWestland helicopters

LCI signs for 10 more new AgustaWestland helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces a further contract win with Lease Corporation International (LCI) for three AW169, five AW139 and two AW189 helicopters. The aircraft, ranging from the light intermediate AW169 to the medium AW189 and their precursor AW139, will be used by LCI’s helicopter division to offer its customers modern aircraft ready for offshore… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-13

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French Prime Minister visits Eurocopter at Paris Air Show

French Prime Minister visits Eurocopter at Paris Air Show

During the Paris Air Show’s annual inauguration by the Prime Minister of France, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault took the time to stop by the Eurocopter booth this morning, making it to the static display just in time as a break in the morning thunderstorms allowed for a brief visit. He was greeted by Guillaume Faury, President… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Jun-13

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Turkey’s Alp Aviation to provide warehousing and distribution of Sikorsky parts

Turkey’s Alp Aviation to provide warehousing and distribution of Sikorsky parts

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a spare partsdistribution agreement with AlpTeknik Havacılık AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alp Aviation based in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. The agreement provides for in-country warehousing and distribution of spare parts in support of Turkey’s military and government agency rotary and fixed wing operators. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

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Rockwell Collins launches HeliSure™ product line for helicopters

Rockwell Collins launches HeliSure™ product line for helicopters

At the Paris Air Show today, Rockwell Collins launched HeliSure, a family of products that will provide helicopter pilots with unprecedented situational awareness to help them meet the challenges of flying in increasingly congested and hazard-filled airspace. HeliSure delivers sensor data in real time through an intuitive user interface that features 3D visualization for information that… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 17-Jun-13

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Bell and Turbomeca provide details of new working relationship

Bell and Turbomeca provide details of new working relationship

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, and Turbomeca, a Safran company, announced today Bell Helicopter’s new five seat, short light single engine helicopter will be powered by Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R engine. The Arrius 2R engine delivers performance and power within the 450-550 shaft horsepower class, while improving safety and lowering pilot workload via a Full… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 17-Jun-13

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Bell provides 525 Relentless program update

Bell provides 525 Relentless program update

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced updates to the Bell 525 Relentless™ program today at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The updated technical specifications and design features reveal improved speed, range and payload capabilities, as well as a higher maximum gross weight and optimized flight performance. “The Bell 525 Relentless program truly exemplifies our focus… Read more »

17-Jun-13

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Bell announces Turbomeca-powered JetRanger replacement

Bell announces Turbomeca-powered JetRanger replacement

Today at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its return to the short light single (SLS) engine helicopter market with a new product designed to specifications based on the input of a customer advisory council. Bell Helicopter’s new, five-seat entry-level aircraft is expected to complete its first flight in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Jun-13

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Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Romanian helicopter manufacturer IAR Brasov has chosen Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to equip IAR-330 Puma helicopters operated by the Romanian Navy. The processors will give the Romanian Navy a decisive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to detect submarines in the Black Sea, in particular as part of NATO missions. TMS 2000 processors offer… Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Jun-13

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Japan Coast Guard increases S-76D order to 11

Japan Coast Guard increases S-76D order to 11

Mitsubishi Corporation has contracted with Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), to acquire 11 S-76D™ helicopters for use in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). The new helicopters were ordered in three contracts that were finalized between Feb. 2012 and March 2013. The contracts are the largest series of orders… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

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September launch for Sikorsky’s Training Academy in Oklahoma

September launch for Sikorsky’s Training Academy in Oklahoma

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced that the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA) – located in Altus, Okla., USA – will open on Sept. 6, 2013. The academy will provide advanced flight and maintenance training  and will initially focus on the needs of international military BLACK HAWK helicopter operators. SAS, the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., implements… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

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Nirma Group Takes Delivery of a Second GrandNew

Nirma Group Takes Delivery of a Second GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of a second GrandNew light twin helicopter to the Nirma Group of India. The GrandNew, with a full VIP cabin interior fit, provides passengers with an outstanding level of comfort. Nirma Group will also benefit from a three-year contract with OSS Air. OSS Air are… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-13

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Elbit launches Directional Infra-Red Countermeasure system for small helicopters

Elbit launches Directional Infra-Red Countermeasure system for small helicopters

Elbit Systems will unveil at the 2013 Paris Airshow, its new mini-MUSIC™  system , the newest member of Elbit Systems’ family of Directional Infra-Red Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems,  providing high-performance protection for all types of rotary and fixed-wing aircraft against heat seeking Ground to Air Missiles (MANPADS), mini-MUSIC™ is an advanced, flight-tested DIRCM system in a single… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 17-Jun-13

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ERDF and Cassidian working on unmanned powerline inspections

ERDF and Cassidian working on unmanned powerline inspections

A cooperative experiment that has been on-going for about a year between French electricity distribution network operator ERDF (Electricité Réseau Distribution France) in the “Sillon Rhodanien” region and Survey Copter, a subsidiary of Cassidian, aims to define and develop UAV usage for the inspection of medium-high-voltage aerial power lines. The use of specially dedicated UAVs will… Read more »

Source: Cassidian, 17-Jun-13

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Paris Air Show – AgustaWestland launch show app

Paris Air Show – AgustaWestland launch show app

The AgustaWestland Paris Airshow App 2013 (AWPAS) provides visitors with a unique insight into the Company’s presence at one of the industry’s premium airshows. The app provides coverage of the main events at the show. Under the section “AW News”, you will find all the latest press releases and stories from AgustaWestland. For real-time news,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-13

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Omni signs for two more AW139s

Omni signs for two more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that OHI Group has signed a contract for an additional two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. These aircraft, which will be assembled at the AgustaWestland plant in Philadelphia, USA, will be used for offshore transport operations. This latest contract, part of a multi-year agreement, brings the total number… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-13

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Paris Air Show – Russian Helicopters

Paris Air Show – Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring an exciting line up of commercial and military helicopters to the 50th Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2013, including the latest Ka-62 and Mi-171A2 for the commercial market. In collaboration with Rosoboronexport, the Company plans the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Jun-13

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Paris Air Show – Cassidian presents its Tanan 300 compact VTOL Tactical UAS

Paris Air Show – Cassidian presents its Tanan 300 compact VTOL Tactical UAS

TANANTM 300 Cassidian presents its TANANTM 300 new-generation compact VTOL Tactical UAS (Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial System) for maritime and land missions. Designed in close collaboration with potential customers in order to match their specific requirements, TANANTM 300 is a real ‘eye in the sky’ thanks to a full HD imagery chain and to its… Read more »

Source: Cassidian, 16-Jun-13

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@AgustaWestland has wobbly start in Twitter

@AgustaWestland has wobbly start in Twitter

AgustaWestland yesterday started out on Twitter – follow them at @AgustaWestland – but managed a fundamental spelling mistake on their second (of just two so far) tweets. Perhaps we should get them to write out 100 times “I mean tweeting, not twetting” ? Let’s hope this is a one-off oversight and that they use the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jun-13

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Expansion for Aero Sekur: the safety and survival specialists

Expansion for Aero Sekur: the safety and survival specialists

Major development of Aero Sekur’s MRO offer is announced at Paris Air Show. The formation of HRD Aero Sekur Srl is a Joint Venture amalgamating the services of Aero Sekur and HRD Aero Systems Inc.  Designed to be a European Centre of Excellence, the facility is a one stop hub for repair and overhaul of… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 13-Jun-13

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Bell detail Paris Air Show presence

Bell detail Paris Air Show presence

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will display a number of aircraft and share program updates at the 2013 Paris Air Show, one of the largest aviation trade shows in the world, held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre June 17-23. Demonstration flights will highlight two industry-leading Bell aircraft, the Bell 429 and Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

As the Paris Air Show gets closer, AgustaWestland is getting ready to provide visitors with a unique insight into the Company’s presence at one of the industry’s premium airshows. This year AgustaWestland will be even closer to you thanks to the implementation of two new tools: **the AgustaWestland Paris Airshow App 2013 (AWPAS) for iOS and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jun-13

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Rockwell Collins to unveil new helicopter situational awareness product line at Paris

Rockwell Collins to unveil new helicopter situational awareness product line at Paris

At this year’s 50th Annual Paris Air Show, June 17-23, Rockwell Collins will be launching a family of technologies that will provide helicopter pilots with unprecedented situational awareness to help them meet the challenges of flying in an increasingly congested and hazard-filled airspace. Details about the new offering will be announced on June 17, and… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 12-Jun-13

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Aero Sekur returns to Paris Air Show with AW189 liferaft system

Aero Sekur returns to Paris Air Show with AW189 liferaft system

Survival systems specialist Aero Sekur returns to the Paris Air Show. Major new contracts are announced for the company’s floatation and external liferaft systems. Continued growth is also highlighted with the opening of a new Repair and Overhaul joint venture, increased international presence and the appointment of a Chief Operating Officer. An order for emergency… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 20-May-13

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