Frasca International has launched a new, lower priced Helicopter Training Device (HTD). The HTD is designed for helicopter air ambulance providers, airborne law enforcement, introductory turbine transition training, and ab-initio flight schools. Frasca will display the HTD at their booth (N3909) at Heli-Expo, February 27-March 1 in Las Vegas. Frasca developed...
Swiss helicopter company Marenco Swisshelicopter (MSH) will present the second prototype (P2) of its SH09 single-turbine helicopter at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, to be held from 27 February to 1 March. MSH says that P2 has demonstrated excellent flying characteristics and performance that underpin...
Airbus Helicopters delivered 409 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 350 helicopters (net: 335) in 2017, with a strong commercial performance on the heavy and super-medium segments. The company booked 54 orders for helicopters of the Super Puma family and 19 orders for the super-medium H175, confirming those types as...
Honeywell is forecasting that 2018 will bring positive growth to the stagnant helicopter market, citing stabilisation as the reason. "Commodity prices have rebounded from their lows, the number of used aircraft up for sale has been trending downward for nearly six consecutive months, Brent Crude oil prices have experienced positive growth...
+VIDEO MD Helicopters has delivered a new MD 600N to its Subang, Malaysia-based sales agent, Sapura Aero. Configured with the company’s upgraded FAA type-certified all-glass cockpit, this MD 600N also features single-patient EMS interior from Air Ambulance Technology (AAT). “I am proud to deliver this exquisite aircraft to our partners at...
Robinson Helicopter has received FAA certification for its R66 Turbine Newscopter. The turnkey ready R66 ENG (Electronic News Gathering) helicopter is a solution for television news outlets wanting a reliable, economical, turbine powered helicopter with a state-of-the-art news broadcasting system. Powered by the Rolls-Royce RR300 turbine engine, the four-place R66...
Airbus Helicopters has launched Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) to manage its private and business aviation helicopter business. It matches Airbus's fixed wing equivalent, Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ). ACH will provide current and future customers with an end-to-end ownership experience ranging from advice to help customers choose the right aircraft and...
Falcon Aviation, the UAE’s leading business aviation services, charter and aircraft management company, is bolstering its service offering at its new Dubai South VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International (DWC), with an inauguration of a new VIP Heliport. The Heliport will be run and managed by Falcon Aviation personnel and...
Midlands-based utility and survey specialist Helicentre Aviation is modernising its helicopter fleet for the National Grid gas contract, the UK’s largest onshore pipeline surveillance contract. Three highly specced Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters, painted in a bespoke utility design are replacing the leased Bell 206 helicopters that have been operated...
Sikorsky and Bristow Group announced at Heli-Expo that they are working to enter into a long-term agreement that establishes Bristow as Sikorsky's preferred supplier for ab initio pilot training. The intent of the agreement is to allow Sikorsky BlackHawk, S-70i, S-92, S-76 and Light Helicopter customers to complete a Sikorsky-certified...
QinetiQ has signed a deal for four Airbus H125 helicopters as part of its modernisation of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), which it manages alongside the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Worth approximately £15 million, the deal will see Airbus Helicopters’ UK design team upgrade the Garmin G500-equipped aircraft...
Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced at Heli-Expo that Waypoint has committed to acquiring an additional 16 Airbus rotorcraft, adding to their fleet of more than 140 aircraft, 45 of which are manufactured by Airbus Helicopters. The agreement, for more than €100m,...