Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has introduced a newly available kit that allows customers to upgrade their current Bell 412SP to the 412HP configuration — increasing aircraft performance and reducing customers’ cost.
The new 412HP upgrade kit provides an additional 165 horsepower available at the main rotor, allowing out-of-ground-effect hover performance to...Read More
Sikorsky Press Release
Thai Aviation Services has informed Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, of the decision to renew its existing fleet of commercial helicopters with five S-76D medium lift and two S-92 heavy lift aircraft.
Selection of an all-new Sikorsky aircraft fleet will enable the Bangkok-based operator to continue its track record of providing safe,...Read More
Bell Helicopter Press Release
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has announced that Petroleum Air Services has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter authorized customer service facility in North Africa.
“Since 1982, we have been providing both fixed-wing and helicopter transportation to the oil and gas and travel industries in Egypt,” said General...Read More
By Oliver Johnson
The experience of visiting Capitale Hélicoptère’s dazzling new facility, adjacent to the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Qué., is truly that — an experience. The utility operator, established in 2010 by local entrepreneur Stephan Huot, moved into the $22-million, 60,000-square-foot building almost two years ago.
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9 Mar, 16, Source: Lockheed Martin
The acquired Sikorsky business may underperform relative to our expectations, the transaction may cause our financial results to differ from our expectations or the expectations of the investment community and we may not be able to achieve anticipated cost savings or other anticipated synergies.
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23 Feb, 16, Source: HeliHub.com
Heli-Expo is almost upon us, and it is a good time to both reflect on the year since the last event and look ahead to the future – hoping that we can see an improvement to give us a warm feeling inside. We look for new models being revealed, contracts being announced, the camaraderie of coming together as an industry, and the opportunities that presents...Read More
5 Jan, 16, Source: NHV
NHV, a fast growing international helicopter operator, pursues its development by rolling out its strategic plan to become a sizeable, alternative player. Finally after five years we established our new base in Aberdeen. NHV is proud to announce that two Airbus H175 helicopters will reinforce the Aberdeen’s fleet.
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ReportBuyer Press Release
The global civil helicopter fleet will grow 50 percent by 2034, despite the short-term pressures emanating from a weak energy market, according to a new report from analysts at Noealt Corporate Services.
The global civil helicopter market has grown almost threefold in size...
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NHV Group Press Release - 2015/12/18
NHV, a fast growing international helicopter operator, is pursuing its development by rolling out its strategic plan to become a sizeable, alternative player. After five years, the company has established its new base in Aberdeen. NHV is proud to announce that two Airbus H175 helicopters will reinforce the Aberdeen base’s fleet.
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9 Dec, 15, Source: Bristow
Bristow is retiring its last two Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma aircraft — VH-BHY and VH-BHX — in December after many long years of dedicated service to the company. These retirements are part of Bristow’s ongoing fleet rationalization strategy. The company has been actively managing its fleet by renewing older aircraft with newer technology aircraft, while...Read More
2 Dec, 15, Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland announced today that Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has placed an order for three AW169 light intermediate twin-engine and one GrandNew light twin-engine helicopters which will join the current fleet of a GrandNew and nine single-pilot configured Da Vinci helicopters. The aircraft will perform emergency medical service and search and rescue...Read More
25 Nov, 15, Source: HeliHub.com
The first of two AW139s announced by AgustaWestland in June 2015 as sold to Atlantic Airways has been seen on flight test in Italy. In our photo here by Marco Bianchi, the first example is seen with double hoist mounted to starboard.
In their press release, AgustaWestland stated that the aircraft will be used to perform SAR missions and scheduled...Read More
11 Nov, 15, Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin and the AW189 super medium twin helicopter fleets operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar have set two major milestones. Their 17 AW139s used for offshore operations have now achieved 75,000 flight hours while the four AW189s delivered so far have exceeded 1000 flight hours performing long...Read More
11 Nov, 15, Source: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has closed its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft. Aligned under the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) business segment, Sikorsky Aircraft is now known as Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.
“Today we are proud to welcome the Sikorsky...Read More
AgustaWestland Press Release
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has announced that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has agreed to acquire 15 helicopters from the AW Family, comprising the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types.
The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2016 through to 2019 and will be used for a variety of missions...Read More
AgustaWestland Press Release
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will be the first operator in the Middle East to use the all new AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter for offshore oil and gas transportation services. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at the Dubai Airshow in...Read More
AgustaWestland Press Release
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced that the AW139 intermediate twin and the AW189 super medium twin helicopter fleets operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar have set two major milestones. Their 17 AW139s used for offshore operations have now achieved 75,000 flight hours, while the four AW189s delivered so far have exceeded 1,000 flight hours performing long...Read More
29 Oct, 15, Source: QinetiQ P
QinetiQ has signed a £5.2m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to independently evaluate Boeing’s Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrades to the Chinook helicopter.
As Boeing conducts a series of upgrades to the aircraft, QinetiQ will provide independent technical evaluation and advice to the MOD Chinook Project Team. QinetiQ will...Read More
28 Oct, 15,
The first of two AgustaWestland AW189s for Search and Rescue work off the Falkland Islands has started test flying in full colours, as seen below in this photo by Marco Bianchi. The aircraft will be operational under a new ten year contract starting April 2016. When AAR announced the contract win, the value was quoted as approximately $275 million (£180 million). The...Read More