Tag: Heli

Bell to showcase 505 and 429 aircraft at MEBAA next week

Bell has detailed its in involvement at the upcoming MEBAA business aviation show next week. In a statement it remarked: "Recognized for world-class innovation, precision and quality, Bell offers premium comfort coupled with safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service. The Bell 429 and...

Airbus Helicopters expands presence in Japan

Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019. T...

Bestfly enters heli market with two AW139s

Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company has entered the rotary market with the addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters to its Luanda-based fleet in partnership with Héli-Union. The Bestfly/Héli-Union partnership is operating the machines for an undisclosed leading energy supplier...

Waypoint files for bankruptcy to push restructuring forward

Helicopter leasing company Waypoint has filed for bankruptcy relief in the hopes it will move forward its current restructuring process. A released statement noted: "Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd., the independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it and certain of its subsi...

Russian helis on ‘demonstration tour’ in southeast Asia

Source: Russian Helicopters. Russian state helicopters are on a demonstration tour in Thailand, a press release has announced. The statement reads: "Within the demonstration tour of Mi-171A2 and Ansat aircraft across Southeast Asia, Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has ...

Airbus Helicopters delivers upgraded night vision helicopters to UK police

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability. Under the new configuration, all sev...

Airbus delivers two H135s in police configuration in Brazil

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions ...

Airbus helicopters: Nearly 550 rotorcraft now sharing data with us

Nearly 550 helicopters representing 146 customers are sharing data with Airbus Helicopters. “In less than two years we’ve brought the number of helicopters connected to Airbus Helicopters from zero to nearly 550,” said Matthieu Louvot, Executive Vice President, Customer Support & Servic...

Royal Thai Air Force takes delivery of two H225Ms

Airbus recently announced that The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the RTAF has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet modernisation programme. Belonging to a c...

Waypoint delivers H145 to South American oil and gas client

Photo: Courtesy of Airbus. Waypoint Leasing today announced at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo that it has delivered an Airbus H145 to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (also known as Andes) in Peru in support of contracts within the onshore oil and gas sector. Steffen Bay, Waypoint Dire...

RUAG Australia receives first order for SPD unit

RUAG Australia has signed a contract with United States Company VRC Metal Systems to deliver a mobile Supersonic Particle Deposition (SPD) Unit for United States Navy trials in 2019. The mobile unit is based on RUAG Australia’s Field Portable SPD Unit and will be used by the US Navy to deliver ...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first of H135s in China

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 lat...

Airbus Helicopters fully operational as UK MFTA aircraft service provider

Airbus Helicopters completion of delivery of 29 Helionix-equipped H135s and three Helionix, hoist-equipped H145s earlier this year, marked the end of the delivery phase of the MFTS contract. Today, the company has completed its service provision build up and is fully embedded at RAF Shawbury and ...

Starspeed celebrates four decades of heli operations

Starspeed Ltd., the oldest and most trusted corporate and VIP helicopter management, charter and training companies in Europe, part of Luxaviation Helicopters, celebrates 40 years of successful helicopter operations this Thursday in Fairoaks. Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group...

Airbus: New helicopter industrial model coming together

The first pre-serial H160 has been fitted with its rear fuselage, the first major component assembly having been pre-assembled in Albacete, Spain according to the site specialisation strategy implemented in Airbus Helicopters. The main fuselage of the first pre-serial aircraft arrived from the co...

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