Russian Helicopters Signs MoUs with Indian Companies for Ka-226T Components

February 20, 2019 @ 12:15 PM

Russian Helicopters and a number of Indian companies signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) at Aero India 2019 to explore producing a number of assemblies and components for Ka-226T helicopter in India. The MOUs were signed with the following companies Elcom, Valdel Advanced Technologies, Dynamatic Technologies, Integrated Helicopter Services and Bharat Forge,...

Rosoboronexport to Begin Ka-226T Helicopters Production in India Soon

February 19, 2019 @ 01:06 PM

Russian Rosoboronexport will soon begin production of Ka-226T helicopters in India. “We will soon start manufacturing Ka-226T helicopters in India at Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited, a Russian-Indian joint venture established in 2017

Boeing Delivers First 4 of 15 Chinook Helicopters to India Ahead of

February 11, 2019 @ 07:36 AM

The first four of 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian Air Force arrived in India ahead of their scheduled arrival in March. They will be assembled in Gujarat before being ferried to Chandigarh, where they will be formally inducted into the IAF later this year

Lockheed Martin Awaiting US State Dept Clearance For India's MH-60R Purchase

February 5, 2019 @ 11:05 AM

Lockheed Martin is waiting for US State Department Clearance for India's request to purchase 24 multi-role MH-60R Romeo anti-submarine helicopters. "The US Navy is preparing its response, which is expected to be delivered shortly," Vivek Lall, Vice President, Aeronautics Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin told PTI

India Inducts First Boeing Chinook Helicopter To Its Fleet

February 2, 2019 @ 05:13 PM

India has inducted its first Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter to its air force fleet on Friday. The helicopter was handed over to the country during the ‘India-Chinook Transfer Ceremony held in Philadelphia, WION reported

Ansat Helicopter Certified To Fly At 3,500 metres By Rosaviatsiya

January 23, 2019 @ 02:54 PM

Ansat Helicopter has been certified to increase the take-off and landing altitude to 3,500 metres from the previous 1,000 metres, by Rosaviatsiya (Federal Air Transport Agency). The approval was issued on the basis of trials conducted in summer 2018 at Mount Elbrus in Southern Russia

Nigeria to Receive Six Attack Helicopters from Russia, Italy

January 22, 2019 @ 11:34 AM

Nigeria is all set to accept the delivery of five attack helicopters from Italy and a gunship from Russia in March. “Nigerian Air Force is set to take the delivery of one Mi-35 gunship from Russia and five AW109 utility/attack helicopters from Italy, which will be used to fight insecurity in the country,” DefenseWeb quoted Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as saying during a visit to Gembu, Taraba State Tuesday

Brazilian Navy to Receive First Two Modernized Super Lynx Helicopters Next Month

January 18, 2019 @ 12:43 PM

The Brazilian Navy will receive the first of eight upgraded AgustaWestland Super Lynx AH-11B helicopters in February. Leonardo Helicopters is modernizing the helicopters under a June 2014 contract issued by the Brazilian Navy Aeronautical Directorate (DAerM) for $113 million,

RUAG to Modernize Eight Swiss Transport Helicopters

January 10, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

RUAG has signed an agreement with the Swiss Air Force to upgrade eight Cougar helicopters fleet. The corresponding agreement was signed in December by representatives of armasuisse and RUAG in Bern, the company said in a statement Wednesday

Indonesian MoD Orders 8 Airbus H225M, 9 Bell 412 Helicopters

January 9, 2019 @ 09:52 AM

The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract to buy eight Airbus H225M heliopters and nine Bell 412EPI helicopters for its Air Force from state-owned PT Dirgantara. The contract was signed on Wednesday by PTDI's Commercial Director, Irzal Rinaldi and Head of the Defense Facility Agency (Kabaranahan) of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, Rear Admiral TNI Agus Setiadji

Philippines Cancels Order for Surion Helicopters from South Korea

January 8, 2019 @ 08:31 AM

Philippines government has cancelled its order of purchasing Surion choppers from Korea Aersospace Industries (KAI) since the South Korean company has apparently failed in its bid to export the choppers. Manila had opted to purchase United States Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in late 2018 and it informed the South Korean embassy in Philippines regarding the same,

Boeing to Upgrade 17 Spanish CH-47D Chinook Helicopters

January 4, 2019 @ 10:53 AM

Boeing will upgrade all 17 Spanish CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration. The upgrade will include digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling, the company said in a statement Thursday