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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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, 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 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 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 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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s (AVIC) new AC312E helicopter has passed its plateau test flights. The test flight was done at Ningland Luguhu Airport at an altitude of 3,293 meters. The passing of the test now qualifies the helicopter to meet the demands of EMS work in plateau regions, reports Xinhua Net.
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an agreement today with Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd. (Reignwood) under which Reignwood has agreed to purchase an additional 50 Bell 505s, act as the exclusive reseller for the Bell 505 in China and establish a Bell 505 delivery and maintenance center. The new… Read more »
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) today announced the signing of an implementing agreement under the U.S. – China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) recognizing each other’s regulatory systems with respect to the airworthiness of aviation products and articles. The Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) document allows each… Read more »
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has been recognized by the 6th China Air Finance Development (DFTP) Summit as the recipient of its Structured Innovation Award. The award comes as commendation for Waypoint’s establishment of a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China. Philip Stransky, Vice… Read more »
Within the framework of the MAKS-2017 International Aerospace Show “Russian Helicopters” holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) concluded three contracts with United Helicopters International Group on supply of 10 helicopters to Chinese operators in 2017-2018. In particular, according to the signed contracts United Helicopters will receive 5 light helicopters Ansat in medevac configuration, three… Read more »
Leonardo announced today that the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has purchased an AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, which is planned to be delivered in early 2019, will be provided with a dedicated configuration to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Tasks and perform a range of roles including passenger transport, iceberg sighting,… Read more »
Airbus is joining with HAX to create a four-month program for “urban air mobility.” Based in Shenzhen, the program will help guide startups on the different aspects of flying cars or air taxis. Some of these aspects include collisions avoidance, air traffic management, autonomous flight and perception systems, reports TechCrunch. Each participant will receive a… Read more »
Russian Helicopter holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new helicopters for civil purposes at the international exhibition of the helicopter industry, China Helicopter Expo – 2017, which will be held from September 14 to 17 in Tianjin (China). The company’s display includes models of Mi-171A2 helicopter and light Ansat helicopter in multipurpose and business versions. This year,… Read more »
Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the establishment of a Leasing Platform in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP Area (“DFTP”) in China. Working in close collaboration with the highly experienced team at the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP, the establishment of this Leasing Platform will allow Waypoint to… Read more »
Spectrum Aeromed announced that the company will exhibit at the China Helicopter Exhibition in Tianjin from September 14-17, 2017, for the first time. During the four days, Spectrum Aeromed will present its Pivot System at booth 1C609 in Hall 1. The Spectrum Aeromed air ambulance solution is flexible and quickly installed in a wide range… Read more »
As part of its ever growing presence in the Chinese aerospace market, Thales has announced the Level D qualification of the very first EC135 full-flight simulator (FFS) by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Thales Reality H EC135 helicopter simulator is housed in the aviation safety facilities, Haite Group’s flight training centre in… Read more »
Russian Helicopters and United Helicopters signed contracts on delivery of 10 helicopters to China Within the framework of the MAKS-2017 International Aerospace Show “Russian Helicopters” holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) concluded three contracts with United Helicopters International Group on supply of 10 helicopters to Chinese operators in 2017-2018. In particular, according to the… Read more »
United Helicopters International Group, the authorized distributor of Russian Helicopters holding in China has signed an agreement to supply 3 medical helicopters to Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center. Due to agreement signed on 17 July in Beijing, the Emergency Rescue Center, that is a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, will receive two Ansat helicopters… Read more »
Ramco Systems, leading provider of Aviation & Maintenance software on Cloud and Mobile today announced an order win from China Southern Airlines General Aviation Ltd. (CSAGA), the 2nd largest offshore helicopter operator in China for integrating its organization-wide maintenance and engineering operations. The Zhuhai-based company, which operates Asia’s largest fleet of Sikorsky helicopters will implement… Read more »
The heavy twin H215 helicopter, a member of the world-renowned Super Puma family, is demonstrating its multi-mission capabilities for firefighting, power line missions, law enforcement, and passenger transportation as well as its excellent performance in high and hot conditions during its debut demo tour in China. Kicking off the two-week long tour with demo flights… Read more »
Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announced today a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising 2 AW119Kx single engine, 10 AW109 Trekker… Read more »
Rostec may sign the contract with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) for the Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL), a heavy-lift helicopter to be developed jointly by Russia and China, before the end of this year. This was announced by Victor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of Rostec, at the Fourth China-Russia… Read more »
Russian Helicopters has recently delivered a Ka-32A11BC multirole helicopter to Chinese aviation company, Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment. The deal was struck in 2015 for four Ka-32s, reports Sputnik. The helicopter will be used for emergency medical services, cargo transport, for working on large buildings and logging.
Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) – the first of its kind not only for Airbus Helicopters, but also for the Western helicopter industry in China. The FAL will be located… Read more »
The number of civil turbine helicopters in Greater China is expected to grow to 621 aircraft in 2017, up 15% from 540 in 2016, according to a report by Asian Sky Group. Mainland China’s civil helicopter fleet is arguably the fastest-growing in the Asia Pacific region. Over 60% of its existing civil helicopter fleets are… Read more »
Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center (Beijing 999), a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, signed an agreement today with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of one H145, the first of its kind to be configured with a hoist for medical and search and rescue (SAR) in China. The rotorcraft is scheduled for delivery by 2019…. Read more »
China Aviation Industry Helicopter Miles trip activities in the third station in Qinghai Province Haixi Mongolian Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture state Delhi city held. Delingha is located in the northern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with an average elevation of 2980 meters, belonging to the typical plateau region. This natural condition poses a very high demand… Read more »
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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 »
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and United Rotorcraft announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Reignwood Investment, Ltd., (Reignwood). The aircraft will serve as the first Bell helicopter for Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions in China. “We are proud to partner with United Rotorcraft to deliver the first HEMS Bell 429 to… Read more »
China’s AC313, their first heavy lift helicopter for civilian use, has passed its airworthiness tests. Changhe Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd commented that the helicopter flew in heavy rain that exceeded 0.03 inches in six minutes. It flew an altitude of 200 to 500 meters at high speeds during the test flight. Xinhua News reported that… Read more »
DEA General Aviation China makes its debut in Asia Pacific at LIMA’17 this week with a newly ratified collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s Alaf Strategi to develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the commercial market. To underline the collaboration the two companies are sharing a booth at the Langkawi Show (21st to 25th March). Stand No HA173…. Read more »
Kaman is rushing to finish the second order of K-Max helicopters within a two-month deadline. During this year’s Heli-Expo, Kaman’s sales teams were working overtime to finalise potential deals. One deal is for the first batch of 10 K-Max helicopters to go to a dealer in China, who will resell them to a firefighting company…. Read more »
Ruo’er General Aviation Development Group (Ruo’er Group), one of the biggest general aviation companies operating flight support base and airport with comprehensive services in China, signed an letter of intent with Airbus Helicopters, for a total of 12 H125s with first confirmed order of four aircraft today at Heli-Expo. These H125s will be operated by… Read more »
Leonardo and Shanghai Zenisun Investment Co., Ltd (Shanghai Zenisun) announced today they will strengthen their strategic cooperation in the Chinese civil helicopter market by renewing the existing Distributorship Agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental, part of Shanghai Zenisun, as the sole distributor in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) of Leonardo’s civil products. These include the AW119,… Read more »
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will be used for emergency medical services. Separately,… Read more »
Cicaré Rotorcraft is pleased to announce, on the opening day of HAI Heli-Expo, the appointment of DEAGA USA (Booth 4324), as its exclusive distributor for the Cicaré range of helicopters, including the revolutionary Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer. DEAGA USA will be responsible for sales, support, training and assembly of the Cicaré range of products in… Read more »
Visitors to the exquisite Chinese countryside village of Huangling in Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province are in for an extra-special treat this year as its famous rapeseed flower has bloomed 20 days early. Spring weather has arrived earlier than expected in the Year of Rooster, so the rapeseed flowers that usually blossom in late March are… Read more »
First North listed CybAero AB, which develops and manufactures remote-controlled helicopter systems, October 21, 2016 applied to the ISP, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, for export authorization of demonstration flight UAS in China. The application concerns one helicopter system and the demonstration is addressed to the Administration of Fishery and Fishing Supervision. The deal’s representative… Read more »
Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister has approved the Russo-Chinese agreement for the partnership in creating an Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL) helicopter. The agreement for preliminary cooperation between Russia’s Russian Helicopters and China’s Avicopter was signed in May, two years ago. As reported by Russian Aviation Insider, Avicopter will have responsibility over the organisation, certification… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has completed deliveries of the first batch of multirole Ка-32A11BC helicopters, which are built at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise. The delivery is part of the contract to supply four multirole Ka-32A11BCs, which was signed between Russian Helicopters and Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Investment Co., Ltd in November… Read more »
China’s Avicopter and France’s Airbus has come together and created a new generation medium sized helicopter, the AC-352. The helicopter made its debut this past Tuesday in Harbin. China and France have both signed a joint agreement for the production of 1000 units of the helicopter, reports CCTV.
Lanzhou city is now using helicopters to assist with traffic. The Helicopters are armed with high-definition cameras that transfer images in real-time to the Traffic Department. They fly for two hours every Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday evening. They are able to capture traffic violations, find traffic accident suspects and can be used in… Read more »
China has adopted the strategy of civil-military integration in order to grow and strengthen their helicopter industry. Avicopter, the state-owned company, stated that China has an “independent development capacity in key technologies.” They are able to produce heavy lifting, high-speed attack and stealth helicopters. Currently they are planning on the development of a high-speed tilt… Read more »
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) are developing a tilt-rotor, called the Blue Whale, which will be able to fly at speeds of 500 km/h. The Blue Whale will be the equivalent of the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, reports IHS Jane.
During Zhuai Air Show in Shanghai, on November 2nd, 2016, Skyway General Aviation Co. Ltd signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters, Bucher Leichtbau AG and Waypoint Leasing Co. Ltd for one H135 HEMS. After extensive research, Skyway decided to develop the air rescue market together with local government, insurance companies and hospitals starting operation first… Read more »
The first flight of the Avicopter AC352, powered with WZ16 engine, took place today in Harbin. The AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft jointly developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters. The WZ16 met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight. Known in the west as the Ardiden 3C, the engine has… Read more »
CMIG Leasing received a brand new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, making it the 100th Ecureuil family helicopter to operate in China’s skies. This helicopter will be operated by the Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (Skyway GAC), one of the pioneers in China general aviation, with a fleet of seven H125. Skyway… Read more »
Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, will be home to a new Bell assembly line at their national civil aerospace industrial base. The $767 million project will include a helicopter training centre, assembly line for Bell 407GXP, emergency response and rescue and the development of drones. The new assembly line will help boost the… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has produced a batch of Mi-171 helicopters for China General Aviation Service Co Ltd, based on a contract signed in 2015. The two helicopters have already completed the full testing cycle at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and are being prepared for shipment to China. “China is the largest operator… Read more »