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ACSS to supply TCAS for Airbus H160

ACSS to supply TCAS for Airbus H160

ACSS, an L3 and Thales Company, announced today that its T3CAS® Integrated Surveillance System has been selected by Airbus Helicopters as standard equipment for its new H160 medium-lift, multi-role commercial transport helicopter. ACSS’s T3CAS provides situational awareness and collision avoidance protection to more than 15,000 aircraft worldwide. This marks the first time T3CAS has been selected… Read more »

Source: L3 Aviation Products, 04-Jul-17

Airbus reveals Racer demonstrator developed from X3

Airbus reveals Racer demonstrator developed from X3

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled today at the Paris air show the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme. Codenamed Racer, for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft, this demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be optimised for a cruise speed… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jun-17

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Tokyo Police becomes first Japanese H215 operator

Tokyo Police becomes first Japanese H215 operator

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed a contract for one H215, making it the first operator in Japan to operate the rotorcraft when it is delivered in 2020.  Currently operating a fleet of 14 helicopters, the largest police air corps in Japan plans to enhance its law enforcement activities with this new H215…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jun-17

Astronautics to Provide Connectivity Solution for Airbus

Astronautics to Provide Connectivity Solution for Airbus

Astronautics Corporation of America announced that it will provide its newest connectivity platform, the Astronautics Air Ground Communications System (AGCS), to Airbus Helicopters as a connectivity solution for the original equipment manufacturer’s production helicopters. Airbus Helicopters is the largest supplier of turbine helicopters to the rotorcraft market. Astronautics is providing Airbus Helicopters with its newest… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 20-Jun-17

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market expected to reach US$26.9 Billion by 2027

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market expected to reach US$26.9 Billion by 2027

Unlike their traditional roles, rotorcrafts are being used as part of the comprehensive mission parameters, which calls for integration of advanced and multiple capabilities in rotorcrafts. ·         Global military rotorcraft market is expected to value US$17.9 Billion in 2017, and grow at a CAGR of 4.14%, to value US$26.9 Billion by 2027. ·         The cumulative… Read more »

Source: ReportBuyer, 16-Jun-17

Helitech International announces the return of Learning & Skills Zone

Helitech International announces the return of Learning & Skills Zone

Helitech International today announces the return of the popular Learning & Skills Zone, an area dedicated to covering the career and development opportunities for young people looking to make their way in the rotorcraft industry. Hosted by Aviation Skills Partnership, (ASP), the focus on youth takes centre stage with a range of talks and activities… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 08-Jun-17

Airbus spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Airbus spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Airbus Helicopters will showcase its comprehensive range of rotary wing products and technologies at next week’s Rotorcraft Asia.  The inaugural tradeshow dedicated to the growing Asia Pacific helicopter market, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre from 18 to 20 April 2017. Taking centre stage as the largest exhibitor at this regional event, Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Apr-17

Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) rotorcraft summer conference Technology Friend or Foe – Operations in an increasingly complex environment builds on previous automation conferences, to consider the impact of technological changes to onshore rotorcraft operations. Cockpit automation in onshore operations are more likely to be affected by the changes in airspace management that are that are being… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Apr-17

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Elbit reams with FAA to Research Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision Systems

Elbit reams with FAA to Research Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision Systems

Elbit Systems has teamed with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a research partner to study operational concepts for the use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) in helicopters. The study will help lay the foundation for the future implementation of EFVS in rotorcraft. While EFVS rules currently exist for approaches to runways at… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 04-Apr-17

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Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota, an international provider of integrated MRO and training services for rotorcraft aviation, has signed a cooperation agreement with a UK-based Cobham Helicopter Academy. The two companies will partner on developing and providing joint training programs for helicopter maintenance personnel and other specialists. Starting the cooperation, Helisota’s customers will receive access to a wider range… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 31-Mar-17

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Russian Helicopters introduce after-sales service concept for Russian rotorcraft in India

Russian Helicopters introduce after-sales service concept for Russian rotorcraft in India

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and its CEO Andrey Boginsky took part in the Indo-Russian military industrial conference in New Delhi, March 17-18.  At the conference, Mr. Boginsky described key directions and prospects for development of the after-sales service system specifically for Indian operators of Russian helicopters. India is one of the major… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing to Bolster Fleet with 16 New Airbus Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing to Bolster Fleet with 16 New Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has committed to acquiring an additional 16 Airbus rotorcraft, adding to their fleet of more than 140 aircraft, 45 of which are manufactured by Airbus Helicopters.  The agreement, for more than € 100 million, covers the purchase… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

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Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Mar-17

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ITT displays rotorcraft solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

ITT displays rotorcraft solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand will showcase their portfolio of energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for the rotorcraft industry at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017, March 6-9, in Dallas, Texas. By reducing noise and vibration, Enidine’s rotorcraft solutions allow for a more comfortable passenger ride and longer lifespan of rotorcraft components. “Enidine’s highly… Read more »

Source: ITT, 08-Mar-17

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Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia Helicopters is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2017. Here are a few items of interest about one of the world’s most successful rotorcraft service and support companies:  Columbia Helicopters was founded on April 24, 1957, by Wes Lematta with a single Hiller 12Bhelicopter. Over the past 60 years, Columbia Helicopters has been leading the way… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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East West starts seat deliveries for Bell 505

East West starts seat deliveries for Bell 505

While the industry experiences a downturn, sales and revenue are up 25 percent at East/West Industries. The rapidly growing supplier of lifesaving equipment for rotorcraft in late February moved into a spacious new facility where it is producing seats for the next-generation Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and other innovative rotorcraft programs. More than 250… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 06-Mar-17

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Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

HAI Heli-Expo visitors will get a fresh look at Thales’s vision of the future of rotorcraft cockpit technology, a development project which is building enough momentum to be scheduled for possible certification in 2020.

Source: Flight Global, 06-Mar-17

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Precise Flight, Inc. to Debut LED PAR 36 Light for Rotorcraft at Heli-Expo 2017

Precise Flight, Inc. to Debut LED PAR 36 Light for Rotorcraft at Heli-Expo 2017

Precise Flight, Inc. will debut its new Helaku Series PAR 36 LED Light, the brightest PAR 36 LED lighting available for rotorcraft, at the 2017 HAI Heli Expo in Dallas. The Helaku, derived from the Native American name for “full of sun,” is the brightest PAR 36 LED light available for aviation. Fully IP68 certified… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 03-Mar-17

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Russian Helicopters to supply its first civilian rotorcraft to Pakistan

Russian Helicopters to supply its first civilian rotorcraft to Pakistan

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has won an international tender and signed a contract with Balochistan provincial government to supply a Mi-171 helicopter.  The helicopter is expected to be delivered in the first part of this year.   The government of Balochistan will use its first Russian civilian Mi-171 for transporting passengers and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Jan-17

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SAE International Tasked by FAA to Develop Technical Standards for Rotorcraft Inlet Barrier Filters

SAE International Tasked by FAA to Develop Technical Standards for Rotorcraft Inlet Barrier Filters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has requested that SAE International develop two new aerospace recommended practice (ARP) standards dealing with Rotorcraft Inlet Barrier Filters. The first request is to provide alternate means to substantiate that engine inlet distortion limits have not been exceeded by the modification of the rotorcraft to include an airframe-mounted engine inlet… Read more »

Source: SAE International, 16-Jan-17

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army

In early December, the Chilean Army took delivery of a tenth heavy-weight, twin-engine H215M, the last delivery in a project that began in 2008 with the purchase of eight of these helicopters, to which two more were added in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The new rotorcraft will serve alongside the previous nine in the Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Dec-16

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German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior . The aircraft will be tasked with a number of challenging roles, among them maritime emergencies and police missions. The helicopters are scheduled for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Dec-16

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Russian Helicopters transfer first batch of Mi-8MTV-5s to Belarusian Ministry of Defense

Russian Helicopters transfer first batch of Mi-8MTV-5s to Belarusian Ministry of Defense

The official ceremony of transferring six helicopters produced by a Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary – Kazan Helicopters – took place at the Machulischi airport near Minsk today.  The ceremony was attended by the Belarusian Minister of Defense, the Air Force and Air Defense commander and top management of Russian Helicopters. The military transport Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters were… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-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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Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Asia-Pacific: 2016 to 2024 Summary

Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Asia-Pacific: 2016 to 2024 Summary

Strategic Defense Intelligence in its report “Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Asia-Pacific: 2016 to 2024” provides quantitative top-level view of projected spends on Helicopters. According to Strategic Defense Intelligence, a helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. A rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft is a heavier-than-air… Read more »

Source: Reportbuyer.com, 04-Nov-16

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Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther

Airbus Helicopters delivers first AS565 MBe Panther

The Mexican Navy yesterday took delivery of the first of the ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it purchased in 2014, becoming the first customer in the world to receive the new version of this multi-role, medium-class military rotorcraft. The Navy will receive three other units before the end of the year and the remaining six… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-16

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