Bell Receives U.S. Order to Manufacture 12 AH-1Z Viper Helicopters for Nigeria...

March 14, 2024 @ 04:07 AM

The United States intends to manufacture a considerable quantity of AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters for Nigeria. The US Department of Defense

Airbus Helicopters' Demos Single Piloting Stick to Replace Three Helicopter Pilot Controls

October 12, 2023 @ 06:58 AM

Airbus Helicopters' demonstrator FlightLab has tested an electric flight control system in preparation of a new human machine interface (HMI) that will equip CityAirbus NextGen, Airbus eVTOL prototype. The pilot controls have been considerably simplified thanks to the enhanced piloting assistance provided by the electric flight control system

VK-2500P Engine for Russia’s Mi-28NM Helicopter Passes State Trials

October 23, 2020 @ 07:11 AM

The advanced VK-2500P engine developed for Russias latest Mil Mi-28NM combat helicopters successfully passed the tests. The certificate was delivered by representatives of Russias Defense Ministry

New Bullet-proof Ceramic Windows to be tried on French Army’s NH 90...

July 21, 2020 @ 06:36 PM

The French Directorate General for Armament (DGA) together a local firm, SOLCERA has developed an armored lightweight transparent ceramic window suitable for helicopter windshields and that of land vehicles. In February 2020, for the first time, this shielding solution was tested in flight on a CARACAL helicopter

Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter Completes Aerial Refueling Tests with KC-130KJ Tanker

June 10, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter has successfully completed several inflight refuelling tests with a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker of the U.S

Airbus e-Delivers H125s to Norwegian Helicopter and Maintenance Company

June 3, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the normal process to be met without the need for physical meetings or travel, the company said in a statement Wednesday

US Offers Philippines Apache, Viper as Attack Helicopter Options

May 1, 2020 @ 01:36 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, 200 Hellfire Missiles and related equipment for an estimated $1.5 billion

Indian Air Force AH-64 Apache Makes Emergency Landing

April 17, 2020 @ 08:46 AM

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Apache AH-64 attack helicopter made an emergency landing in Punjab state on Friday. The aircraft reportedly took off from Pathankot Army Base and developed a technical snag, after which it was force-landed in a field in Punjab

Boeing Suspends H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey Aircraft Production over COVID-19

April 3, 2020 @ 02:34 AM

Boeing announced a two week suspension in production of H-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey aircraft at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an orderly shutdown consistent with requirements of U

Bell, Sikorsky Short-listed over Boeing in US Army’s Future Attack Helicopter Contest...

March 27, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

The US Army has down-selected Bells 360 Invictus and Sikorskys Raider X for the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition programme. On March 25, the Army announced it had selected the Invictus and the Raider X out of five potential candidates

Crash-resistant Fuel System Developed for Russian Ka-226T Helicopter

March 23, 2020 @ 09:32 AM

A crash-resistant fuel system to prevent fuel spill and detonation during hard landing has been developed for the Russian KA-226T helicopter. The KA-226T chopper is the first Russian helicopter to be fitted with a crash-resistant fuel system, itsmanufacturer Technodinamika Holding said in comments reported today by tvzvezda

Russia to Supply a Batch of KA-31 AEW Helicopters to India

March 19, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

Russia has received a request from India to supply a batch of KA-31 airborne early warning (AEW) helicopters which would likely be based on the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC). “Recently received an appeal for an additional supply of Ka-31 marine helicopters,” Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) of Russia Dmitry Shugaev in an interview with Interfax Monday