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Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

29-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers’ Association, has released it’s quarterly production report covering January to March 2020. This covers the general aviation aircraft shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2020. Piston, turboprop, business jet and rotorcraft deliveries declined across all segments during the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the first quarter... Read more

Robinson production falls off a cliff in 2019

Robinson production falls off a cliff in 2019

21-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Figures released by GAMA this week paint a very poor picture for Robinson Helicopter Co, with unit production down 38% in 2019 compared to the previous year. Turnover fell from $167.3M to $110.1M, a drop of 34%. Production of the R22, R44 and R66 counted 19, 123 and 54 units respectively in 2019, each figure... Read more

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

15-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The annual factory production review has been released by GAMA, and confirms the Robinson R44 remains the dominant piston-engined helicopter type in the world.  However, looking at the detailed numbers, it confirms that French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal produced more of their G2 Cabri model in 2015 than Robinson produced R22s.  Guimbal produced 44 Cabris, and... Read more

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

Boeing release first quarter production numbers

7-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In the first calendar quarter of 2014, Boeing produced 27 new-build helicopters, split as 10 Apaches and 17 Chinooks. This compares to 15 Apache and 9 Chinook aircraft in the same period last year. A total of 81 helicopters were built in 2013, consisting of 37 Apache nad 44 Chinooks. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

GAMA Releases 2013 Year-End Aircraft Shipment and Billing Numbers

GAMA Releases 2013 Year-End Aircraft Shipment and Billing Numbers

20-Feb-2014Source: GAMA

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today released the worldwide 2013 year-end aircraft billing and shipment numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference at the Newseum. GAMA Chairman Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, reported that for the year, total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments rose 4.3 percent, from 2,164... Read more

GAMA releases global GA delivery data for 2012

GAMA releases global GA delivery data for 2012

17-Feb-2013Source: GAMA

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2012 year-end shipments of general aviation airplanes. GAMA also expanded the data to include delivery data for helicopter manufacturers.  Most general aviation aircraft flying in the world today were built by GAMA member companies. “While the 2012 shipment and billing data were mixed, the numbers don’t reflect... Read more

Bell civil helicopter sales up 50% in 2012

Bell civil helicopter sales up 50% in 2012

4-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bell is waiting until Heli-Expo at the start of March to release detailed figures on its 2012 production, but HeliHub.com can reveal that the output from its civil helicopter lines was up just over 50%, rising from 125 helicopters in 2011 to 188 in 2012.  These high-level figures have been put together from press releases... Read more

Robinson more than doubles 2010 production in 2011

Robinson more than doubles 2010 production in 2011

12-Jan-2012Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company continues to be the world’s leading producer of civil helicopters. In 2011, the company produced 356 helicopters (212 R44s, 88 R66s and 56 R22s), more than double 2010’s production of 162. While the R44 remains Robinson’s top selling helicopter, the response to its latest model, the R66 Turbine, has been very strong.... Read more

Russian Helicopters estimates 267 deliveries in 2011

Russian Helicopters estimates 267 deliveries in 2011

15-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters expect to deliver 267 helicopters in 2011, reports TASS quoting CEO Dmitry Petrov.  The company expects to maintain a ratio of 70% military to 30% civil as last year.  This production rate shows a continued increate having manufactured 169 helicopters in 2008, 183 in 2009 and 214 in 2010.  Approximately 50% of the... Read more

Flightglobal parent acquires Ascend Aviation

Flightglobal parent acquires Ascend Aviation

12-Jul-2011Source: Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information (“RBI”), the business information division of Reed Elsevier, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited (“Ascend”). Ascend will be integrated with RBI’s aerospace information and data services business, Flightglobal. Ascend, headquartered in London with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, delivers... Read more

Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

24-Jan-2011Source: Eurocopter

Paris, January 24, 2011 Eurocopter generated an increased turnover in 2010 with the delivery of 527 helicopters. The year also was marked by achievements in innovation, new products, services and the company’s SHAPE transformation program – all of which position the group for a future upturn of the civil and military rotary-wing marketplace. The 2010... Read more

MD’s Lynn Tilton to be honored as Living Legend of Aviation

MD’s Lynn Tilton to be honored as Living Legend of Aviation

19-Jan-2011Source: Living Legends of Aviation

Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of private equity firm Patriarch Partners, LLC (“Patriarch”) and industrialist will be honored as “Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 8th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards ceremony on January 21st at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. Ms. Tilton is being recognized for her leadership in the... Read more

MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

19-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Around Christmas, the Living Legends of Aviation® organistion put out an invitation to this year’s event, and announcing some of the winners.  In a quote from this press release they said: – “The “Legends” invite you to join them as they honor Lynn Tilton, CEO of MD Helicopters as  “Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year”.  Ms.... Read more

Robinson production at lowest for 23 years

Robinson production at lowest for 23 years

7-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In line with the global recession, Robinson Helicopter Co produced a very modest 162 helicopters last year, just 18% of their peak figure of 893 just two years earlier.  The total was made up of 40 x R22 Beta II 32 x R44 Raven/Clipper I 80 x R44 Raven/Clipper II 10 x R66 Turbine When... Read more

Helibras 2010 production was 150% up on 2009

Helibras 2010 production was 150% up on 2009

6-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Helibras sold a total of 35 helicopters in 2010, significantly up from 2009’s total of 14. Of these, 25 were to the civilian market, up from 5 in 2009 – showing the difference as 10 military helicopters compared to 9.  All of these were AS350 Squirrel models, branded “HB350 Esquilo” locally. Production in Eurocopter’s Brazilian... Read more

R44 lead time from order down to 6-8 weeks, says Russian dealer

R44 lead time from order down to 6-8 weeks, says Russian dealer

7-Jul-2010Source: Ural Helicom

(Electronic Translation from Russian) In anticipation of post-crisis boom Helicopter Company Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) to optimize the process of production of new helicopters, R44, Robinson and reduced time to market finished products. Now get a new one, created by individual order, the helicopter can be in just 6-8 weeks! after the placement of the... Read more

Russian helicopter production up 8.3% in 2009

Russian helicopter production up 8.3% in 2009

1-Mar-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian helicopter industry continued to increase its output in 2009: Russian Helicopters enterprises produced 183 helicopters for local and international customers, increasing the total by 14 compared to 2008. The 8.3% growth was made possible through a joint effort by all Russian rotorcraft industry specialists. The deliveries breakdown stayed similar to that of 2008:... Read more

Robinson built record 893 helicopters in 2008

Robinson built record 893 helicopters in 2008

21-Jan-2009Source: Robinson

Torrance, CA—Robinson Helicopter Company continues to be the world’s leading manufacture of civilian helicopters. Robinson again breaks its own record producing 893 civil helicopters in 2008 surpassing its prior record of 823 set in 2007. Without question, the R44 is the reason for Robinson’s continuing success and record-breaking numbers. Introduced in 2002, the Raven II,... Read more

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