Monthly Archives: September 2015


FAA Releases Updated Model Aircraft Guidance

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft.

Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57A replaces the previous guidance that, as written in 1981, did not reflect the rules Congress wrote into Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of […]

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Russia to fulfil contract for Mi-17V5 delivery to India by year-end

By the end of 2015 Russian Helicopters will deliver another three military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters to India to complete the contract.

From 2012-2015, under an existing contract, Russia supplied India with 148 Mi-17V5 helicopters out of a total of 151 due to be delivered by the end of the year.


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Russian Helicopters to sign contracts with India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry

During the Russia-India conference on after-sales service for Russian-made helicopters, Russian Helicopters proposed developing the after-sales service provision for Russian-made helicopters operated in India.

A long-term contract between India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry and Russian Helicopters is one of the steps envisaged as part of these improvements to the after-sales system. This contract will […]

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Russian Helicopters to provide Russian forces with helicopters built for Mistral-type carriers

Russian Helicopters will deliver ship-borne Ka-52K helicopters built for use on-board Mistral-class carriers to the Russian Army.

“In the near future the Russian Defence Ministry will receive Ka-52K and Mi-28NM helicopters with dual controls and significantly enhanced flight capabilities and firepower,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said.


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RN-AIRCRAFT Signs contract for ten AW189 commercial helicopters

RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of the oil company Rosneft. The contract foresees that the new helicopters will be used for transportation purposes.

Delivery of the aircraft is expected between 2015 and 2017. Moreover, as already set out in the framework agreement signed in December 2014 and with the involvement of Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Rostec corporation, […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

AW169 Achieves EASA Certification

First all new helicopter type in its category in over 30 years set to enter service

AgustaWestland has achieved EASA type certification less than five years after the AW169 programme launch. This achievement has been made possible also due to the strong collaboration between the EASA and AgustaWestland teams. With the AW169, AgustaWestland has responded to […]

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Low Visibility Landing System

The UK MOD has announced is intention to award AgustaWestland Limited a single-source contract for the assessment and risk reduction activity of a Helicopter-integrated 3D Conformal Symbology (3-D CS) system to mitigate the risk to helicopter operations due to low visibility landings (LVL) in degraded visual environments (DVE).

By |September 1st, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Bell Helicopter celebrates Bell 505 Lafayette assembly centre grand opening

“Today’s dedication of the Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Centre opens a new era in Louisiana’s rich history in aerospace. From the original home of Delta Airlines, to pre-World War II aircraft assembly operations, to NASA’s space shuttle program and its current mission that will send manned flights to the moon and Mars, Louisiana has played […]

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