Russia's UEC-Klimov Offers Engine Replacement for India's Mi, Kamov Helicopters

November 9, 2019 @ 08:39 AM

Russia's UEC-Klimov has offered its new VK-2500 engine as a replacement for India's Mi and Kamov helicopters. The matter was reportedly discussed when Indian defense minister Rajnath Singh visited the UEC-Klimov plant on November 7

Croatia to buy 2 UH-60M Black Hawks for $115M

October 31, 2019 @ 05:38 AM

The US State Department announced it approved Croatias request of buying two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment worth $115 million, on Wednesday. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Croatia of two (2) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment for an...

Certification Trials of Turkey's T625 Helicopter Begins

October 29, 2019 @ 09:19 AM

Turkeys T625 Gökbey utility helicopter is currently undergoing certification trials, Temel Kotil, CEO and General Manager of Turkish Aerospace, has said. The six-tonne helicopter made its

Airbus Delivers first NH-90 Helicopters to German Navy

October 26, 2019 @ 06:07 AM

Airbus Helicopters announced the delivery of first of the 18 ordered NH-90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter to the Germany navy, on Thursday. The rotorcraft was delivered to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

Indian Army’s ALH Dhruv Makes Emergency Landing

October 24, 2019 @ 10:31 AM

An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv belonging to the Indian Army made an emergency landing in Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday. All passengers on-board are safe

Lithuania to buy UH-60M Black Hawks for $335M

October 22, 2019 @ 06:15 AM

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense will buy six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for an estimated cost of €300 million ($335 million), a part of which will reportedly be paid by the US. The new choppers will replace the countrys obsolete, Soviet-era Mi-8 helicopters

Rostec to offer Modernization of S.Korean Ka-32s at Seoul ADEX 2019

October 14, 2019 @ 09:54 AM

Russias state-owned Rostec State Corporation will put forward a proposal to modernize South Koreas fleet of Kamov Ka-32 helicopters at Seoul ADEX 2019 exhibition scheduled to begin on October 15. The Ka-32 choppers will get a new glass cockpit, advanced avionics, powerful VK-2500PS-02 engine and a new firefighting system under the modernisation program, all of which will be on display at the exhibition, Rostec announced Monday

Russian Mil & Kamov Merger to Form National Helicopter Center

October 14, 2019 @ 05:01 AM

Russian Helicopters has announced its plan to merge “Mil Moscow Helicopter plant” and “Kamov” design bureaus to establish “National Helicopter Center.” The roadmap for establishing National Helicopter Center (NHC) on the basis of two design bureau was approved by the Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company

China's Z-20 Helicopter Features Home-made Engine, Fly-by-wire

October 10, 2019 @ 06:03 AM

Chinas Z-20 helicopter displayed at the National Day parade on October 1, packs innovative technologies including fly-by-wire, and is powered by a locally manufactured engine. "It uses many technologies that should be considered advanced in the world, including the active vibration control, fly-by-wire, low-noise design for rotor and high performance aerodynamic design of the rotor," Wang Xibao, chief engineer at Harbin Aircraft Industry Group under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), was quoted as saying by local media on Wednesday

New Russian Engine for Mi-171A2 Helicopter Certified in India

October 9, 2019 @ 07:59 AM

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation of India has certified a new engine for the Mi-171A2 helicopter being manufactured by Russias UEC-Klimov enterprise. The new VK-2500PS-03 turboshaft engine is the latest modification of the VK-2500 engine with an improved performance

Safran's LUH Helicopter Engine Certification by Year-end

October 1, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Safran expects certification of the Ardiden 1U turboshaft engine, for Indias HAL Light Utility helicopter (LUH) by the year end. The French engine manufacturer is also bullish about the Russian-Indian KA-226T helicopter projects progress, in which Safrans Arrius 2G1 engine has been selected as the preferred power source

Indian Army's Cheetah Chopper Crashes, Both Pilots Killed

September 27, 2019 @ 01:00 PM

Two pilots were killed on Friday after a Cheetah helicopter belonging to the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) crashed in Bhutan. "An Indian Army Helicopter crashed at 1 pm near Yongphulla in Bhutan