China Heli Expo 2011

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

16-Sep-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and China Southern Airlines’  Zhuhai Helicopter Branch company held a signing ceremony today at the first China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin for the purchase of two Sikorsky S-92® and one S-76® offshore utility helicopters by Zhuhai Helicopter.  The new acquisitions are aimed at supporting the ever-expanding offshore oil operations in the South China Sea... Read more

Public Security Bureau of Ordos orders two GrandNew

Public Security Bureau of Ordos orders two GrandNew

16-Sep-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Public Security Bureau of Ordos, in China’s Inner Mongolia, has ordered two GrandNew twin-engine helicopters. The two helicopters will be used to perform fire fighting, rescue, observation, transport and civil protection duties. The GrandNew was selected, following a tender process and a comprehensive evaluation of... Read more

New Avicopter AC310 appears to copy Schweizer

New Avicopter AC310 appears to copy Schweizer

16-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

At the Chinese Helicopter Expo in Tianjin, Avicopter is displaying their new AC310, which appears to be heavily based on the Schweizer 300, but with a slighly pointy nose.  The “copy” aspect really comes as no surprise, after their AC311 looks very similar to Eurocopter’s AS350, and their large AC313 heavily based on the aged... Read more

Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical orders two AW139s

Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical orders two AW139s

16-Sep-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical of China has placed an order for two AW139 medium twin helicopters. The aircraft, configured for VIP transport purposes, will be used to support operations of a new general aviation subsidiary. The customer, following a rigorous assessment of operational capabilities,... Read more

Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A to power the AC311

Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A to power the AC311

16-Sep-2011Source: Turbomeca

During the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a new cooperation agreement on Arriel 2B1A with SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation) and AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation). This cooperation includes engines deliveries which are scheduled in the course of 2012. “Our... Read more

SAIC signs for 85 more Arriel 2C engines

SAIC signs for 85 more Arriel 2C engines

16-Sep-2011Source: Turbomeca

During the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a cooperation contract for 85 additional Arriel 2C engines with AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation) under the witness of SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation). First deliveries are scheduled for 2012. “In the frame... Read more

HAI attends China Helicopter Exposition & Forum

HAI attends China Helicopter Exposition & Forum

16-Sep-2011Source: HAI

Harold Summers, HAI’s director of Flight Operations and Technical Services, and Karen Gebhart, HAI’s vice president of Business Development & Expositions, are participating in the 1st Biennial China Helicopter Exposition & Forum in Tianjin, China this week. This is the first time China has held this kind of dedicated helicopter event. A country of 1.4... Read more

Eurocopter showcases AS350B3, EC135 and EC225 at China Helicopter Expo

Eurocopter showcases AS350B3, EC135 and EC225 at China Helicopter Expo

16-Sep-2011Source: Eurocopter

During China’s inaugural helicopter exposition being held this week in Tianjin, Eurocopter will showcase three of its most successful models currently operating in the country: the AS350 B3, EC135 and EC225. Eurocopter currently has a 40 percent share in this marketplace with over 120 helicopters operating in the region, and it foresees a large potential... Read more

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