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...

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

Ansat Helicopters Certified for ‘Safe’ Landing on Water

March 14, 2020 @ 07:28 AM

Russias Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has given its approval to install floatation systems on Ansat helicopters for safe landing on water. Ansat has also received certification for the reduction in airworthiness limitations of its main parts, leading to reduction in maintenance and flying costs

Indonesia Accepts US Grant of ScanEagle drones, Bell Chopper Upgrade

February 28, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

Indonesia on Wednesday approved a US grant to supply 14 Boeing Insitu ScanEagle reconnaissance drones ($28.3 million) and upgrade 3 Bell 412 helicopters ($6

Slovak's LOTN Repairs Afghan Air Force Mi-17V-5 Helicopter

February 28, 2020 @ 06:04 AM

Slovakias LOTN company has conducted overhaul and repair works of Afghan Air Forces Mi-17V-5 helicopter, nearly a year after Russian manufacturers reportedly accused the Slovak company of “illegally” conducting repair works on their rotorcraft. “LOTN has completed complex overhaul and heavy repair works of Afghan Mi-17V-5 helicopter which had suffered major combat damage,” the company said in a statement today

Sikorsky to Build 6 Additional Presidential VH-92A Helicopters

February 21, 2020 @ 11:55 AM

The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky a contract to build six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the US Marine Corps

India Approves $2.4B Sale of two dozen MH-60R Choppers

February 19, 2020 @ 06:23 PM

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared a $2.4 billion (INR 17,177 crore) deal to purchase 24 multi-role Sikorsky MH-60 'Romeo anti-submarine helicopters for the Indian Navy