Asia

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

30-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years, ensuring ongoing and improved access to emergency medical services for communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula regions. Babcock will continue to deliver aerial support for emergency medical services, including inter-hospital transfers, primary medical evacuation and search... Read more

Airbus expands its power line footprint

Airbus expands its power line footprint

20-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has further strengthened its power line capabilities by signing contracts with Inner Mongolia Power Group (IMPG) and State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) respectively at the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. IMPG is among the top three largest power companies in China, responsible for supplying electricity to western Inner Mongolia.... Read more

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

7-Mar-2019Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its release of the new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (BK117 D-3), which was jointly developed with Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH. It was also announced that Central Helicopter Service Ltd., which operates 10 BK117 helicopters for EMS, disaster prevention operations and VIP transportations in Japan, will be the first customer to... Read more

Southeast Asian countries to get acquainted with the latest VK-2500PS-03

Southeast Asian countries to get acquainted with the latest VK-2500PS-03

26-Nov-2018Source: Klimov

[Electronic Translation] Customers from South-East Asia will be able to familiarize themselves with the capabilities of VK-2500PS-03 – the newest Russian turboshaft engine, created by ODK-Klimov JSC. Two engines of this type are part of the powerplant of the Mi-171A2 helicopter, which takes part in a demonstration tour of the Russian Helicopters holding company in... Read more

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

22-Jan-2018Source: Héli-Union

Héli-Union has just received one Leonardo AW139 helicopter to support its offshore helicopter operations in Africa. The market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter is leased from a renowned helicopter leasing company. The leased helicopter will operate on a new contract in Gabon, for offshore passenger crew change from Port Gentil Airport to the designated offshore base. “AW139... Read more

Eagle Australasia proud to help the local community

Eagle Australasia proud to help the local community

26-Jul-2017Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Australasia has been a proud sponsor of the Northern Region Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter for the past 5 years. Each year the community’s own Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is on standby 24 hours a day to help save lives across the Northern Rivers and beyond.  The Northern Region fleet carry out an... Read more

Eagle Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Australasia

Eagle Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Australasia

25-Jul-2017Source: Eagle Copters

At Eagle Australasia, we continually strive to expand our capabilities and intern our ability to provide expert support and service to the industry. We are excited to announce BLR Aerospace has recognised Eagle Australasia as an industry expert in the world of Bell Helicopters by appointing us BLR Distributors for Australia, Papua New Guinea and... Read more

Eagle Australasia completes first 407HP Conversion

Eagle Australasia completes first 407HP Conversion

1-May-2017Source: Eagle

Eagle Australia successfully completed the first 407HP conversion for Heli Niugini. The conversion finished within the allotted timeframe to Eagle Australasia’s timeframe as previously announced by Eagle Australasia CEO Grant Boyter. It is Eagle Group’s ninth conversion to date, taking six weeks delivered on time and on budget. A team of three from Eagle Canada... Read more

Airbus congratulates Bangkok Helicopter Services for 10 Years of EMS Ops

Airbus congratulates Bangkok Helicopter Services for 10 Years of EMS Ops

25-Apr-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Bangkok Helicopter Services (BHS) from Thailand held a ceremony at the Rotorcraft Asia Exhibition, to celebrate BHS as a pioneer in South East Asia for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), and committed operations for ten years. BHS has proved once again as a pioneer recently, operating since 2017 the first H145 in... Read more

Aselsan Looks to Upgrade 10,000 Mi-series Helicopters

Aselsan Looks to Upgrade 10,000 Mi-series Helicopters

21-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Aselsan, Turkey’s largest defence company, has announced that they will play their part in the upgrade of 10,000 Mi-series helicopters across the globe. Their three top priorities being the Gulf, Turkic countries and Central Asia. They have done a demonstration upgrade on a Mi-17. Their upgrades included keyboard display units, mission computers, multi-function displays, internal... Read more

Eagle Australasia completes first 407HP Conversion

Eagle Australasia completes first 407HP Conversion

19-Apr-2017Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Australasia has successfully completed the first 407HP conversion for Heli Niugini. The conversion finished within the allotted timeframe of six weeks and on budget as previously announced by Eagle Australasia CEO Grant Boyter. It is Eagle Group’s ninth conversion to date. A team of three from Eagle Canada were flown into the country to... Read more

Bell 429 Gaining Traction for HEMS Missions in China

Bell 429 Gaining Traction for HEMS Missions in China

18-Apr-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Beijing Yugao Aviation Group (YGA), announced today a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This is the customer’s first aircraft and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and search and rescue transport. Established in... Read more

Air BP in collaboration with RocketRoute announces agreement with WingsOverAsia

Air BP in collaboration with RocketRoute announces agreement with WingsOverAsia

18-Apr-2017Source: Air BP

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, in collaboration with aviation services company RocketRoute, today announces an agreement with WingsOverAsia (WOA). WOA is a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) and licenced ground handling agent based at Singapore Seletar Airport. The agreement, effective immediately, offers benefits for the customers of all three companies. WOA... Read more

Able signs exclusive service agreement with Eagle

Able signs exclusive service agreement with Eagle

6-Apr-2017Source: Eagle

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by Eagle Australasia to be its exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australia and neighboring countries. It will also assist in the expansion of existing Bell Helicopters Certified Service Facility rating to continue providing solutions to the Australian... Read more

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

29-Mar-2017Source: Helang Flying Academy

Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA). The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter... Read more

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

27-Mar-2017Source: EASA

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project today to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation. The project will be implemented... Read more

DGA Group Offers Investment Opportunities in Asia’s General Aviation Sector

DGA Group Offers Investment Opportunities in Asia’s General Aviation Sector

9-Mar-2017Source: DGA Group

Dragon General Aviation Group (DGA) http://www.dga.group was launched today as a specialist Asian general aviation group. DGA will hold interests in L’VOYAGE, a Hong Kong-based private jet chartering company; Aerochine, the official Greater China representative for Bell Helicopter; and Aero Infinity, an aviation financing and consulting company based in South East Asia. Together, the Group... Read more

Vincent D’Rozario joins CHC Helicopter as Regional Director, Asia Pacific

Vincent D’Rozario joins CHC Helicopter as Regional Director, Asia Pacific

1-Feb-2017Source: CHC Helicopter

CHC Group (OTC PINK: HELIQ) announced that Vincent D’Rozario has joined the company as Regional Director, Asia Pacific. Vincent will report to the President and CEO of CHC Group, Karl Fessenden, and will join the Global CHC Senior Leadership Team. CHC Helicopter Asia Pacific flies a fleet of more than 30 medium and heavy helicopters... Read more

Bell 412EPI Completes Southeast Asia Demo Tour

Bell 412EPI Completes Southeast Asia Demo Tour

2-Dec-2016Source: Bell Helicopters

While in the Philippines, the Bell 412EPI and its crew made stops in the cities of Manila, Cebu and Davao. At each city, the Bell team visited the Air Force bases flying with dozens of Air Force pilots over the course of six weeks. During the six weeks of demos, the Philippine’s Under Secretary to... Read more

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

4-Nov-2016Source: Reportbuyer.com

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

Russian Helicopters aftersale service network broadens in Central Asia

Russian Helicopters aftersale service network broadens in Central Asia

28-May-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters is increasing the presence of its products in CIS countries and broadening its service centre network. Aftersale service and support for the existing fleet and newly delivered rotorcraft in Central Asia is one of the top priorities for Russian Helicopters. The company is ensuring easy and timely access to maintenance and modernisation of... Read more

Bell 429 starts out on Asian tour

Bell 429 starts out on Asian tour

8-Feb-2010Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter took the Bell 429 to Singapore for the start of a tour visiting operators in Asia. The light, twin-engine helicopter was shipped from the final assembly facility at Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited in Mirabel, Quebec. It arrived in Singapore mid-January. There, Bell Helicopter pilots demonstrated the 429’s best-in-class performance and design features... Read more

Eurocopter targets 30 deliveries In Southeast Asia this year

Eurocopter targets 30 deliveries In Southeast Asia this year

3-Feb-2010Source: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=473110

Singapore-based Eurocopter Southeast Asia (ESEA), subsidiary of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, hopes to deliver 30 helicopters within the region, this year... Read more

Eurocopter reports 58% turnover increase in Asia in 2009

Eurocopter reports 58% turnover increase in Asia in 2009

2-Feb-2010Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter in 2009 recorded a turnover of €4.6 billion globally, of which €896 million was accounted by Asia. This marks a turnover growth of 58 per cent for Eurocopter in the region. Dr Lutz Bertling, CEO of Eurocopter said, “Despite the global economic challenges, there have been many opportunities and achievements in Asia and it... Read more

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