Russia's Ansat Helicopter Certified for Sale in China

February 19, 2020 @ 03:24 PM

Russian Helicopters Ansat light multipurpose helicopter has received a nod from China, that will kickstart delivery of 20 such rotorcraft to the country under a contract signed two years ago. "Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China," Rostec said...

Thailand Orders 6 Airbus H135 Military Training Helicopters

February 13, 2020 @ 03:33 PM

Airbus Helicopters has won a contract for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) Instrument flight Rules-certified H135s will...

French Navy to Operate four H160 Helicopters

February 10, 2020 @ 05:20 PM

The French Navy is to operate four H160 helicopters for search and rescue missions. "The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines," Airbus said in a statement Monday...

HAL's Light Utility Helicopter Receives Initial Operational Clearance

February 8, 2020 @ 07:11 AM

Indian Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Received Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) Friday paving the way to commence its production. LUH is a single engine, light weight, agile 3-ton utility helicopter, designed to meet the operational requirements of Indian Army & Air Force

Airbus to Arm H160 Helicopter For French Military 

February 7, 2020 @ 03:38 PM

Airbus will arm the H160 helicopters of the French military under France's Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL). "Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarisation of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in...

Project to Build Ka-226Ts in India Moves Forward: DefExpo 2020

February 6, 2020 @ 12:13 PM

Russian Helicopters signed a roadmap with Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) for the production of Ka-226T helicopters in India at the Defexpo 2020 exhibition. "The roadmap signed today will be the basis for further development of the Ka-226T localization project in India after the signing of the contract," said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrei Boginsky

Rosoboronexport Bags First International Sale of Mi-38T Large Transport Helicopter

January 28, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

Rosoboronexport has signed the first foreign contract for the supply of a Mi-38T medium-range multi-purpose helicopter manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters release said. The helicopter will be in the VVIP configuration and delivery is planned during 2021-22

Russia Developing New Attack Helicopter ‘Airborne Combat Vehicle’

January 27, 2020 @ 06:32 AM

Russian Helicopters has embarked on the development of a new type of attack helicopter called ‘Airborne Combat Vehicle, which will feature special weapons and more power. The company has developed a new version of the Mi-8AMTSh-VN Special Forces helicopter with enhanced weapons, says CEO Andrey Boginsky

Bell-Boeing’s Navy-specific CMV-22B Osprey Marks First Flight

January 21, 2020 @ 04:39 PM

The Bell Textron- Boeing Navy-specific CMV-22B Osprey completed first flight operations at Bells Amarillo Assembly Center. The United States Navy will use the CMV-22B to replace the C-2A Greyhound for transporting personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea

US Navy Awards Leonardo $176M for 32 TH-73A Helicopters

January 14, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

The US Navy has awarded Leonardo $176.47 million to supply 32 TH-73A helicopters and related support

Taiwan's Army Chief Killed in Black Hawk Helicopter Crash

January 2, 2020 @ 10:44 AM

The Chief of General staff of the Taiwanese military, Shen Yi-ming, was one among eight people killed in a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash that took place in the Wulai district near Taipei city, on Thursday. The chopper carrying 13 armymen enroute to Yilan district airbase crashed while attempting an emergency landing in the mountains

Engine of Russia's Mi-38 Helicopter Gets New Upgrades

January 2, 2020 @ 09:10 AM

Russias Rostec has green-signalled the new upgrades of the United Engine Corporation (UEC)-Klimov manufactured TV7-117V turboshaft engine for the Mi-38 helicopter. “UEC-Klimov has received an approval for the upgraded TV7-117V engine