Monthly Archives: September 2015


The Argentine Coast Guard receives its first H225 helicopter

• The Argentine Coast Guard is renewing its fleet with new-generation helicopters.
• The new rotorcraft will be used for rescue operations on the high seas.

During a ceremony presided by the Prefecto Nacional Naval Luis Alberto Heiler, Airbus Helicopters officially handed over an H225 helicopter to the Argentine Coast Guard.

This new helicopter, which will be based […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Russian Helicopters to deliver 2 Mi-171 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China General Aviation Service Co. Ltd. The two Mi-171 helicopters will be delivered in 2016.

Mi-171 helicopters are operated successfully across China, in particular in places with challenging topographies and harsh climates. They are used in a variety of cargo transport operations – delivering […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

The AW609 TiltRotor sets speed record on 1000 km journey: 2 hours 18 minutes from UK to Italy

• The futuristic aircraft is set to radically change commercial transport, combining the turboprop airplane’s speed and helicopter’s take-off and landing capabilities

• Game-changing prospects for ‘point-to-point’ commercial transport requirements

• 1161 km flight between Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland’s facilities in Yeovil (Somerset, UK) and Cascina Costa di Samarate (Milan) completed in just 2 hours 18 minutes

• Compared to other […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland Completes UK MoD RWUAS Capability Concept Demonstration

• SW-4 RUAS Solo platform used for the flight demonstrations
• Trials included simulated automatic deck landings
• Demonstration will support Royal Navy decision making on a future tactical maritime UAS

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that it has completed the UK Ministry of Defence’s Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial System (RWUAS) Capability Concept Demonstration (CCD) contract it was awarded in […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Statoil Exercise Options, Extend Contract with CHC Helicopter in Norway

Three SAR Aircraft to Serve Tampen and Oseberg Fields Until 2019

Statoil has exercised options to extend its contract with CHC Helikopter Service AS, securing helicopter search-and-rescue services to its Tampen and Oseberg fields until 2019 in a deal worth over $90 million.

CHC will continue to provide offshore search-and-rescue services to the fields using three new […]

By |September 14th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

CHC Group Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results

Initial cost reduction program has favorable impact and has mitigated top line pressure.
 purchase commitments reduced; creates order book and capital spending flexibility

CHC Group reported fiscal 2016 first quarter (ended July 31, 2015) consolidated revenue of $376 million, a decline of 18 percent year-over-year driven by unfavorable currency translation effects and challenging operating conditions in the […]

By |September 14th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Beijing Capital Helicopter is appointed Airbus Helicopters’ service center in China

Certified to conduct scheduled maintenance on H125 and H135 helicopters
Operating out of Beijing Badaling Airport, to serve the northern China region

Beijing Capital Helicopter (BCH), a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines Group, has been appointed as Airbus Helicopters’ service center in China. It will carry out maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work on the H125 and H135 […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Helicopter Maintenance, Industry News|0 Comments

​Sikorsky Completes S-76D Helicopter Deliveries to the China Ministry of Transport for Search and Rescue

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that it has delivered six S-76D helicopters to the China Ministry of Transport (MOT) for Search and Rescue Operations (SAR), further enhancing the MOT’s maritime capabilities. The MOT’s S-76D helicopter fleet is on track to include a total of eight S-76D aircraft by the end of the year. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Kazan Helicopters celebrates the 75th anniversary

Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding.

Kazan Helicopters traces its history back to 4 September 1940, when Leningrad Aircraft Plant No. 387 was founded. It was evacuated to Kazan at the start of the Great Patriotic War, and there it merged with Components Plant No. 169. During the war […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

International line-up confirmed to speak about the future of military rotorcraft at DSEI 2015

The future of rotorcraft, and especially the requirement for faster, versatile platforms is a pressing issue for militaries around the world, many of which will be at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI). This will be discussed in one of DSEI 2015’s four Strategic Conferences, The Future of Military Rotorcraft: 2030 and Beyond, taking place […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments