Kawasaki-Airbus BK117 D-3 Helicopter Lands First Customer in Japan

March 8, 2019 @ 10:36 AM

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, has released new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (BK117 D-3), which was jointly developed with Airbus Helicopters. The Central Helicopter Service which operates 10 BK117 helicopters for EMS, disaster prevention operations and VIP transportations in Japan, will be the first customer to useH145//BK117 D-3 in Asia, the company said in...

Japan’s Ninja Helicopters Resume Operations After Four Years

March 7, 2019 @ 12:07 PM

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) resumed flight operations of its OH-1 Ninja light observation helicopter fleet resumed on March 1, 2019, after a gap of nearly four years. The helicopter fleet was grounded following a crash in February 2015 that was attributed to faulty engine parts, according to Scramble Magazine

Airbus to Power H135 helicopter By Pratt & Whitney Engine for US...

March 7, 2019 @ 07:40 AM

Airbus helicopters selected Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power the H135 light utility helicopter at the ongoing Heli-Expo 2019 in Georgia, USA for US Navy trainer replacement proposal. The H135 aircraft is IFR certified by the Federal Aviation Administration

China Selects Airbus H175 Chopper For SAR Operations

March 6, 2019 @ 05:01 PM

Chinese Ministry of Transport's Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) has picked Airbus' H175 helicopter to conduct Search And Rescue (SAR) operations during the ongoing Heli-Expo 2019 in Georgia, USA. The H175s SAR configuration was chosen for its endurance of about 5

MD Helicopters Unveils Military Variant of MD-902 at Heli-Expo 2019

March 6, 2019 @ 01:05 PM

MD Helicopters unveiled an armed-variant of its rotorless, twin-engine MD-902 Explorer helicopter at the ongoing Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 in Georgia, US. The new MD-969 aircraft is being developed as a part of US' Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Germany Releases Draft Tender To Replace Ageing CH-53 Choppers

March 4, 2019 @ 05:20 AM

Germany has released a

Mi-17 Helicopter Overhauled In Slovakia For Afghanistan

March 1, 2019 @ 05:58 PM

Mi-17 helicopters belonging to the Afghanistan air force have been given a general overhaul in Slovakia by LOTN, a Trencin based Aircraft repair company. The helicopter was repaired by the company on the basis of a contract with the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency) won in 2016 in public tender, company said in a statement Friday

Sikorsky HH-60W Rescue Helicopters to Enter Flight Test with New Tactical Mission...

February 28, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) built by Sikorsky, will enter flight test with the new Tactical Mission Kit. The integration of sensors, radar, and multiple defense systems will bring added intelligence into the cockpit, enhancing pilots' situational awareness to complete missions

HAL's Exclusive Helicopter Manufacturing Facility Gathers Pace

February 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds (HAL) new helicopter manufacturing facility set up at south Indian district of Tumakuru has gained momentum after the company signed an MoU with Central Public Works Department (CPWD) at Aero India 2019. The memorandum was signed between the companies for the execution of the stage 2 works of Infrastructure development works at HALs Green Field Helicopter factory, the company said in a statement Friday

Australian Police Air Wing Orders 3 Leonardo AW139 Helicopters

February 26, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Victoria Police Air Wing has ordered 3 Leonardo AW139 twin engine helicopters. The helicopters will be supplied by StarFlight Victoria to carry out a range of law enforcement, patrol and surveillance, and maritime search and rescue missions from the Essendon Airport on behalf of the Victoria Police Air Wing, the company said in a statement Tuesday

HAL Delivers 3 ALH Dhruv Aircraft to Indian Army at Aero India

February 23, 2019 @ 06:06 PM

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) delivered 3 Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv aircraft to the Indian Army at the Aero India 2019 airshow on Friday. Indian Army placed an ordered for 40 Druv aircraft- 22 ALH Mk III and 18 Mk IV Rudra, with HAL in August of 2017

Brazil Orders three 3 H135s From Airbus To Replace AS355s

February 21, 2019 @ 06:04 PM

Brazil has placed an order for 3 H135 multirole helicopters from Airbus as a replacement for light, twin-engine AS355 helicopter. The aircraft could carry out missions in the frame of the Brazilian Antarctic Programme in the near future, the company said in a statement Thursday