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EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

15-Jul-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced it has successfully completed the technical examination of its EH216F AAV, the firefighting model, by the China National Fire-Fighting Equipment Quality Supervision Testing Center (“NFFE”) as entrusted by the Company. The NFFE is a... Read more

EHang Partners with Globalvia to develop UAM

EHang Partners with Globalvia to develop UAM

14-Jul-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Globalvia, a world leader in the management of transport infrastructure concessions, on urban air mobility (“UAM”). Both parties will promote, develop and implement the operation of AAVs to... Read more

Rotortrade opens office in Shanghai – its 10th location

Rotortrade opens office in Shanghai – its 10th location

1-Jul-2021Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Shanghai and the nomination of Jingxin (Tommy) LIU as Regional Director for Greater China. Tommy is a highly respected professional in the rotorcraft industry with an impressive sales record in the past ten years selling in excess of $200M worth of helicopters and... Read more

EHang continues flying COVID operations in Guangzhou City

EHang continues flying COVID operations in Guangzhou City

28-Jun-2021Source: EHang

Since the beginning of the recent coronavirus resurgence in China’s Guangdong Province, EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”) has stepped up as a first-responder and leveraged its autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology by dispatching a flight operations team and multiple AAVs for COVID-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou City. The Company... Read more

EHang CEO shares company vision at Paris conference

EHang CEO shares company vision at Paris conference

22-Jun-2021Source: EHang

The VivaTech 2021 conference, one of Europe’s largest technology events, is in full swing. EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”) exhibited the passenger-grade autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) EHang 216 at the conference. With its light weighted appearance, safe and eco-friendly design, and the concept of point-to-point air transportation, EHang still attracted a... Read more

EHang 216 AAV Conducted Trial Flights in Japan

EHang 216 AAV Conducted Trial Flights in Japan

8-Jun-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced today its flagship passenger-grade AAV EHang 216 successfully performed its maiden Japan unmanned and autonomous trial flight to showcase safe, autonomous, eco-friendly urban air mobility (“UAM”) solutions. Ahead of the trial flight, the EHang 216... Read more

Rotortrade opens 10th office in Shanghai

Rotortrade opens 10th office in Shanghai

7-Jun-2021Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Shanghai and the nomination of Jingxin (Tommy) LIU as Regional Director for Greater China. Tommy is a highly respected professional in the rotorcraft industry with an impressive sales record in the past ten years selling in excess of $200M worth of helicopters and... Read more

EHang Promoted UAM Applications at the Digital China Summit

EHang Promoted UAM Applications at the Digital China Summit

6-May-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”) successfully showcased Urban Air Mobility while attending the Fourth Digital China Summit from April 25 to April 29 in Fuzhou, China. This summit is hosted by Cyberspace Administration of China, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration... Read more

EHang collaborates with Spanish airport group

EHang collaborates with Spanish airport group

30-Apr-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced the strategic partnership agreement with Aeroports de Catalunya, a public company of the Generalitat de Catalunya. As EHang’s airport partner in Europe, both parties will collaborate on passenger transportation, aerial logistics, take-off and landing infrastructure,... Read more

Chinese CAA establishes EH216 Type Certification Team

Chinese CAA establishes EH216 Type Certification Team

22-Apr-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) has established a “type certification” (“TC”) team for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The kickoff meeting was held in Guangzhou on April 13-14 with the aim to... Read more

Volocopter makes first steps into China

Volocopter makes first steps into China

21-Apr-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, and the global mobility technology group, Geely Technology Group, presented Volocopter’s electric air taxi, the 2X, for the first time in China at Geely’s booth at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition 2021. The companies are highlighting their cooperation and aim to introduce urban air mobility to the Chinese market and give visitors the... Read more

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

07-Apr-21 B-70S5 Bell 407GXi Lingbao City, China

7-Apr-2021

Emergency landing in a car park, landed heavily and skids splayed out after the helicopter started spinning in the air, suggesting a tail rotor issue (see video below) 2 minor injuries of 4 POB.  This was a training flight by a company intending to use the helicopter for sightseeing.  One report said that they do... Read more

China builds massive new military heliport right across from Taiwan

China builds massive new military heliport right across from Taiwan

24-Mar-2021Source: The Drive

Satellite imagery shows significant progress on the construction of what is, by every indication, a massive new military heliport in China very close to the Taiwan Strait. Continued work on the facility, which is around a half a mile from the water’s edge, only some 150 miles from Taiwan proper, and even closer to various... Read more

EHang Supports Chinese National Transportation Network Plan

EHang Supports Chinese National Transportation Network Plan

2-Mar-2021Source: EHang

On February 24, 2021, China’s State Council issued guidelines for the development of a comprehensive transportation network by 2035. Entitled “Guidelines of the National Comprehensive Transportation Network Plan” (the “Guidelines”), this important national strategic initiative advocates for the development of a modern, high-quality and intelligent transportation network. In particular, it calls for further research and... Read more

EHang 216 AAV completes first trial flights in Beijing airspace

EHang 216 AAV completes first trial flights in Beijing airspace

25-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it recently successfully completed the first trial flights of its EH216 in Beijing. It was the first time that a passenger-grade AAV flied over the capital of China, a highly regulated airspace in China.... Read more

EHang Further Rebuts Short-Seller’s Allegations Concerning its Relationship with Kunxiang

EHang Further Rebuts Short-Seller’s Allegations Concerning its Relationship with Kunxiang

23-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, releases additional details to rebut the allegations made by the short-seller, Wolfpack Research, concerning its relationship with a customer, Shanghai Kunxiang Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (“Kunxiang”): Kunxiang is one of EHang’s customers but it is not... Read more

How EHang Pioneers the Future of Urban Air Mobility

How EHang Pioneers the Future of Urban Air Mobility

22-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today invites its founder, Mr. Huazhi Hu, to explain EHang’s mission, technological advancements, as well as his thoughts on a report by a short-seller, Wolfpack Research, dated February 16, 2021. Question 1:        Why did you start EHang?... Read more

EHang Provides Updates on Major Production Facility

EHang Provides Updates on Major Production Facility

19-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, provides an update on the development of its new AAV production facility in Yunfu city, China. The retrofitting process of the existing building is being completed and production of EHang AAVs is expected to start in... Read more

Significant questions raised over Chinese manufacturer EHang

Significant questions raised over Chinese manufacturer EHang

18-Feb-2021Source: Wolfpack Research

US-based research and publishing firm Wolfpack Research has published a paper of their research into the Chinese passenger-carrying drone manufacturer EHang. The report starts as follows EHang (NASDAQ: EH) is an elaborate stock promotion, built on largely fabricated revenues based on sham sales contracts with a customer who appears to us to be more interested... Read more

EHang to Provide UAM Services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai, China

EHang to Provide UAM Services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai, China

20-Jan-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to jointly initiate Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) operations for aerial... Read more

Chinese Army building heliport 350km from Indian border

Chinese Army building heliport 350km from Indian border

2-Nov-2020Source: India Today

Even as winter settles in slowly across eastern Ladakh, this seems to be no deterrent to China that is constantly ramping up its military and air force capabilities in the Tibet Autonomous Region. After the expansion of Lhasa heliport, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Army Aviation is further enhancing its Tibet helicopter brigade. See... Read more

EHang to benefit as China approves Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones

EHang to benefit as China approves Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones

30-Oct-2020Source: EHang

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) recently announced the first Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones (“UCAEZs”) to solidify China’s global leadership in developing an unmanned civil aviation industry. The list of UCAEZs covers as many as 13 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hezhou, Hangzhou, Zigong, Anyang, Nanjing, Tianjin, Yulin, Shenyang, Dongying, Anqing and Ganzhou. As... Read more

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

30-Oct-2020Source: Dimerco

International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has won global bids to provide specialized complete-solution supply chain services for a leading helicopter assembly, refitting and operation company in China. The contract involves shipping near 30 Bell 407 helicopters from Canada to China by the end of 2020, first moving the cargo by air ride truck... Read more

Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

23-Oct-2020Source: The Publicity Department of Shenyang Municipality

At the 9th Shenyang Faku International Flight Conference, which opened on the 17th, a comprehensive exercise of aviation fire emergency rescue across water, land and air attracted the attention of visitors. “The unmanned helicopter we used in the exercise has a maximum load of 15 kilograms, a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour, can... Read more

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171 to China

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171 to China

10-Sep-2020Source: Savback Helicopters

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has supplied a Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines to a Chinese civil aviation company. In 2019, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a national type certificate for Mi-171 with the new power plant. The decision of the Chinese aviation... Read more

29-Aug-20 B-7537 Robinson R44 Longnan, China (1F)

29-Aug-20 B-7537 Robinson R44 Longnan, China (1F)

29-Aug-2020

Hit lines while on low level agricultural spraying ops.  Pilot died... Read more

Self-flying EHang 216 Showcases Aerial Sightseeing Trips Over the Sea in East China

Self-flying EHang 216 Showcases Aerial Sightseeing Trips Over the Sea in East China

17-Jul-2020Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced today the aerial sightseeing trial flights in Yantai, a coastal city in East China. An EHang 216 took four passengers to the air for aerial sightseeing trips over the sea around the beautiful Fisherman’s Wharf... Read more

Bell buys Chinese maintainer Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

Bell buys Chinese maintainer Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

16-Jul-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is strengthening its customer service and support offerings with the acquisition of Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited to increase Bell’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in China. Previously appointed as an Authorized Maintenance Center, the acquired Zhenjiang Aerochine – now Zhenjiang Bell Textron Aviation Service... Read more

China to sanction Lockheed Martin

China to sanction Lockheed Martin

15-Jul-2020Source: CGTN

China announced it will impose sanctions on U.S. aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin for involvement in the latest U.S. arms sale to the Taiwan region.  See full story... Read more

Bell Delivers the First TV News Helicopter to China

Bell Delivers the First TV News Helicopter to China

9-Jul-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered an Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Bell 429 to the Chinese national television broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). This Bell 429 is the first dedicated ENG configured helicopter in China as well as the first ENG configured Bell 429 to operate in North Asia. “It’s... Read more

EHang wins approval for autonomous air logistics operations

EHang wins approval for autonomous air logistics operations

29-May-2020Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it obtained the world’s first commercial pilot operation approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) to use EHang 216 passenger-grade AAVs for air logistics purpose. Thus, EHang became the world’s first AAV... Read more

EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

12-May-2020Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it participated in a flood emergency response exercise recently organized by the local government in Shaoguan, China. EHang fully demonstrated the efficiency, automation, and centralized management of its AAV technology in an emergency application... Read more

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to China

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to China

22-Apr-2020Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company delivered three R44 Cadets and three R22s to Robinson dealer General Aviation Services of Hunan, China. This marks the first delivery of an R44 Cadet to China. All six helicopters were ordered on behalf of YiFei General Aviation Company which specializes in helicopter management, operation, and training. YiFei has been using Robinsons... Read more

Rostec ready to supply Ansat to China

Rostec ready to supply Ansat to China

3-Mar-2020Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People’s Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. Rostec ready... Read more

UAS advises on Coronavirus for business aviation in China

UAS advises on Coronavirus for business aviation in China

4-Feb-2020Source: UAS International Trip Support

Carlos Schattenkirchner is Regional Director of UAS International Trip Support based in Beijing, China.  He and his team provide domestic handling services across China, assisting overseas business aviation operators achieve easier access to all categories of business airports in the region. UAS’ Chinese and English-speaking agents are active at the principal business aviation hubs including... 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

Scheduled services planned between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen

Scheduled services planned between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen

6-Nov-2019Source: Asia Times

Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are set to revive the New York-style helicopter transportation services when choppers ply routes above Manhattan’s skyscrapers in the heyday of door-to-door rides catering to business travellers and big-spending tourists. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

11-Oct-2019Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the appointment of China State Grid General Aviation Co., Ltd. as a new Bell 429 Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC), making it the fifth CAAC part 145 certified Bell-authorized MRO center in China. “Bell is committed to providing first-class support and services for all customers worldwide;... Read more

Celebrating 40 Years of Bell Operating in China

Celebrating 40 Years of Bell Operating in China

11-Oct-2019Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated 40 years of Bell helicopters operating in the Chinese market. “In the past 40 years, the Chinese civil helicopter industry has tremendously changed, becoming the second largest civilian helicopter market in Asia-Pacific. Bell has been very proud to participate in the development of the vertical... Read more

Safran and AECC introduce the WZ16

Safran and AECC introduce the WZ16

11-Oct-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) announce the issue of the Type Certificate for the WZ16 turboshaft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Installed in the AVIC AC352 helicopter, the WZ16 is the first jointly-developed aero engine to be entirely certified by Chinese authorities. Also known as the Ardiden... Read more

China GA report released at China Heli Expo

China GA report released at China Heli Expo

10-Oct-2019Source: Asian Sky Group

Hong Kong business aviation consulting company Asian Sky Group (ASG) has released the third edition of its China GA Report, showcasing the country’s growing general aviation industry, including a fleet breakdown by aircraft type and itemized list of recent government initiatives. The latest edition also includes a special feature on commercial drones in China, courtesy... Read more

Z-20 makes debut in Chinese military

Z-20 makes debut in Chinese military

3-Oct-2019Source: Global Times

China’s domestically made utility helicopter, the Z-20, made its debut at the National Day parade on Tuesday, a move that confirmed its active service status within the Chinese military. See Full Story. And a later press release confirms six Z-20s were flying in the parade.  ... Read more

China’s ACH160 launch customer

China’s ACH160 launch customer

28-Jun-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of China, which is home to... Read more

Bell completes air medical training exercise

Bell completes air medical training exercise

27-May-2019Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in collaboration with Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC) and Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital, announced the successful completion of an Air Medical Services (AMS) training exercise in China. This exercise is an initial step toward developing air medical capability for the Implementation Program for a Joint Pilot of... Read more

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

25-Apr-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China. A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction... Read more

H135 final assembly line starts operations

H135 final assembly line starts operations

18-Apr-2019

Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe. The opening of this FAL follows a cooperation agreement... Read more

P&WC adds Designated Maintenance Facility in China for AW139 operators

P&WC adds Designated Maintenance Facility in China for AW139 operators

17-Apr-2019Source: Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has appointed Citic Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) in Shenzhen, China as a Designated Maintenance Facility to maintain PT6C-67C engines for Leonardo AW139 helicopter customers in China. COHC will offer line maintenance and Mobile Repair Team (MRT) services. “Listening to the needs of our... Read more

The Mi-171 with the VK-2500-03 engine certified in China

The Mi-171 with the VK-2500-03 engine certified in China

10-Apr-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a national type certificate for the Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines. The decision of the Chinese authorities gives Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) an opportunity to supply machines of this type to China. “China has about 20 civilian Mi-8/17 helicopters, and we had previously... Read more

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

8-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration. These new H175s will perform SAR missions in one of the world’s busiest areas for... Read more

China picks Airbus H175 for SAR

China picks Airbus H175 for SAR

6-Mar-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration. These new H175s will perform SAR missions in one of the world’s busiest areas for... Read more

Bell 407GXI certified in China

Bell 407GXI certified in China

15-Feb-2019Source: Bell

The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Outfitted with Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck and dual-channel FADEC Rolls Royce M250-C47E/4 turboshaft engine, the Bell 407GXi takes the popular 407 series’ user experience to a new level. “We are pleased that Bell has received... Read more

Russian Helicopters sign contract for the supply of 20 Ansats to China

Russian Helicopters sign contract for the supply of 20 Ansats to China

19-Nov-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract to supply 20 Ansat helicopters for the Emergency Medicine Association of the People’s Republic of China. The helicopters are designed for the provision of primary care and emergency medical evacuation and can be used in regions with complex terrain and remote areas with... Read more

Russian Helicopters are ready to supply six Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters are ready to supply six Mi-171A2

16-Nov-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

The Chinese company China General Aviation Service confirmed its intention to acquire a batch of Mi-171A2 helicopters manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ). Six aircraft holding “Helicopters of Russia” (part of Rostec State Corporation) plans to manufacture and transfer to the customer until 2022. Taking into account the demand for this model of helicopter among... Read more

Russian Helicopters to open service centers in China

Russian Helicopters to open service centers in China

16-Nov-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

Holding “Helicopters of Russia” (part of Rostec State Corporation) at the Airshow China 2018 exhibition held negotiations with the United Company United Aviation Technology on the organization of a center for the maintenance and repair of Russian helicopters in Shenzhen (China). The corresponding contract is planned to be signed before the end of the year. In... Read more

Thales to set up Chinese training centre with Avicopter

Thales to set up Chinese training centre with Avicopter

15-Nov-2018Source: Thales

During the Zhuhai Air Show in China, Avicopter, on behalf of the relevant investors of Aviation Industry Corporation of China Ltd, and Thales, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a joint venture helicopter pilot training center. Avicopter is one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, developing, manufacturing and selling a wide range... Read more

AviChina Acquires AVIC

AviChina Acquires AVIC

14-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

AVIC has made the announcement that AviChina Industry and Technology Company Limited (AviChina) are acquiring the company. AviChina will have a total take over of AVIC’s helicopter subsidiary.... Read more

Leonardo sells 15 AW139s into China, with 160 to follow

Leonardo sells 15 AW139s into China, with 160 to follow

9-Nov-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for 15 AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in the presence of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio. The aircraft,... Read more

China and Russia ready to sign on heavy-lift helicopter

China and Russia ready to sign on heavy-lift helicopter

6-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

China and Russia have concluded discussions on a joint venture creating a heavy-lift helicopter and are ready to sign a general contract. China’s Avicopter will oversee most of the development and designs and Russia’s Russian Helicopters will be developing certain angles and components, reports TASS.  ... Read more

New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

5-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Chinese Academy of Aerospace and Aerodynamics (CAAA) has recently revealed their new unmanned tilt-rotor, the CH-10. The UAV is a combination of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, which enables  it to land and take-off vertically as well as cruise over long distances, reports Global Times.... Read more

Avicopter AC311A completes plateau landing tests

Avicopter AC311A completes plateau landing tests

10-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The new AC311A light utility helicopter from Avicopter has completed its plateau flight tests. The tests were carried out at three separate plateau airports, Gonghe, Yushu and Yuzhong Airport. The aircraft completed 41 test hours in 91 flights, reports Xinhau Net.... Read more

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

3-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a framework agreement signed in June 2016. The H135 was delivered in HEMS configuration, fully equipped with the latest medical interior, and will perform life-saving EMS... Read more

Chinese AV500 Performs Defence Operations Tests

Chinese AV500 Performs Defence Operations Tests

1-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Chinese AV500 unmanned helicopter recently underwent combat exercises. The aircraft completed the air defence penetration exercise by simulating defence penetration operations as low and mid altitudes during high-altitude wind speeds. The AVIC has commented that the AV500 performed well in a military exercise of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, reports Defence World.... Read more

AVIC AC312E Passes Stability Test

AVIC AC312E Passes Stability Test

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s AC312E helicopter recently passed its stability flight test, moving it one step closer to becoming a new helicopter model. It has so far completed 18 hours of light tests, reports Xinhua Net.... Read more

New Chinese Autonomous Aircraft Completes Test Flights

New Chinese Autonomous Aircraft Completes Test Flights

1-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Shenyang Institute of Automation has just completed test flights on their new unmanned helicopter, the Xiangying-200. The aircraft can carry up to 200kg and is 8.7m long. The Xiangying-200 is the first unmanned aircraft to be tested for autonomous take-off as well as landing on a ship, reports Xinhua Net.... Read more

LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

3-Jul-2018Source: Lease Corporation International

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, today announces its first helicopter lease in China with the placement of three new Leonardo AW139 aircraft with Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. (“Kingwing”), each configured for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. This latest announcement reinforces LCI’s long-held strategy of curating a balanced and diverse... Read more

China approves BLR FastFin for H125

China approves BLR FastFin for H125

29-Jun-2018Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the Supplemental Type Certificate for the H125 FastFin® System, clearing the way for installation of FastFin on Airbus H125 helicopters in China. It is the first FastFin System to be validated in China, according to BLR President Mike Carpenter.“We are pleased to continually... Read more

CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

28-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CybAero, a Swedish UAV manufacturer has had to file for bankruptcy after their deal with China to sell 20 drones fell through. The deal was expected to bring in a large amount of money to help the struggling company. The deal fell through as the Swedish government blocked the sale, retracting CybAero’s clearance to export... Read more

United Rotorcraft receives China CAAC Validation for Bell 407

United Rotorcraft receives China CAAC Validation for Bell 407

11-Jun-2018Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft is pleased to announce they have received  CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China) validations of Supplemental Type Certificates (VSTC) for the United Rotorcraft 407 EMS kit, their Articulating Litter Loading System (ALLS), and their controllable Search Light kit. The validation supports the delivery of the first three Chinese EMS Bell 407s. United Rotorcraft’s... Read more

Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

8-Jun-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive... Read more

Bell 505 receives certification in China

Bell 505 receives certification in China

17-May-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has received certification for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. This is a major milestone for the international expansion of the Bell 505, as anticipation is growing in country to receive the deliveries of over 110 aircraft. “We are thrilled to... Read more

Donaldson IBFs approved for installation on H125

Donaldson IBFs approved for installation on H125

25-Apr-2018Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the H125 (formerly AS350) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on Airbus H125 helicopters in China.Baoli Aviation is the first operator in China to... Read more

Pentagon Needs Speedier Acquisition to Stay Competitive

Pentagon Needs Speedier Acquisition to Stay Competitive

12-Mar-2018Source: Defense Aerospace

The Defense Department needs to speed its acquisition processes and allow decisions at a lower level if it wants to stay competitive, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said today. “The Chinese love our acquisition system, they are the biggest fans of our acquisition system that there could possibly be; they certainly don’t... Read more

Chinese fleet grows stronger with orders for additional 26 helicopters

Chinese fleet grows stronger with orders for additional 26 helicopters

3-Mar-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for additional 26 helicopters, including 7 AW119Kx single engine, 15 AW109 Trekker light twins and 4 AW139 intermediate twins with deliveries expected to start this year through to 2019. The contracts are valued in excess of 120 million euro. The orders... Read more

Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

23-Jan-2018Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company (“GECAS”) and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced today the delivery and lease of eight AW139 helicopters to Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. Ltd.(“Kingwing”). The medium twin-engine helicopters will join Kingwing’s existing fleet of 32 helicopters providing emergency medical services (“EMS”) in China and will... Read more

Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

16-Jan-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus China, Xu is responsible for all Airbus commercial aircraft activities and for leading the company’s helicopter, defence and space businesses... Read more

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