Yearly Archives: 2017


Safran unveils Aneto – its new range of engines for the super-medium and heavy helicopter market

Safran Helicopter Engines is unveiling its brand-new Aneto high power engine family during Helitech 2017 in London UK.

Designed for new super-medium and heavy helicopter market, it incorporates ground-breaking technologies, developed as part of the Safran Helicopter Engines R&D roadmap. The Aneto family will feature several models covering 2500 to over 3000 shp power range.

Bruno Even, […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Breaking News, Industry News|0 Comments

CH-53K King Stallion Flight Testing Begins Transition to Patuxent River Naval Air Station

The CH-53K King Stallion program has successfully completed its first extended “cross country” flight from Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida, facility to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This is the first of several such flights that will occur during 2017 and 2018 as the CH-53K flight test program transitions to the flight test facilities […]

Vector Aerospace receives Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award for Chinook support

Vector Aerospace Corporation, has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery.

Vector’s component services team, based in Almondbank, Perth, received the award for maintaining a Gold performance rating for […]

Leonardo Helicopters and Sino-US Intercontinental sign contract for 17 helicopters and renewal of Distributor Agreement

Paris Airshow 2017 News Update by Ian Williamson

2 x AW119Kx Helicopters

The AW119Kx is the most spacious and powerful light single-engine helicopter for a wide range of missions.

10 x AW109 Trekker Helicopters

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-tonne class; ideally suited to training, utility and aerial work operations which require best-in-class […]

South Korea’s LCH/LAH Safran engine makes first ground run

Paris Airshow 2017 News Update by Ian Williamson

Safran the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines, today announced the first ground run of the Arriel 2L2 engine at its Bordes facility, beginning of June. The Arriel family was selected in 2016 to power the new Korean civil and military helicopters, known as the LCH (Light Civil Helicopter) […]

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces helicopter engines

Paris Airshow 2017 News Update by Ian Williamson

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) during International Paris Air Show to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces.

Royal Tai Armed Forces are operating Makila-powered H225M and Arriel-powered fleet of H125M, H145M, AS365N3+ and H155 in […]

LCI orders nine helicopters as it takes delivery of a record six units in a month time

Paris Airshow 2017 News Update by Ian Williamson

Contract for nine aircraft comprising AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters valued in excess of US$120 million
LCI is taking delivery of five AW169s and one AW139 from Leonardo this month
49 new Leonardo helicopters delivered or on order by LCI to date

Leonardo and Lease Corporation International (LCI), […]

LCI delivers AW139 to Heli-Union

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has delivered the first Leonardo AW139 helicopter to Héli-Union SA.

The brand-new AW139 will be leased from LCI to support Héli-Union’s growing activities in Asia.

France-based Héli-Union is a world-renowned helicopter operator, specialising in the support of oil & gas activities across five continents. The company […]

CONTROP Reports Sale of Several Helicopter EO/IR Payloads for the Israel Police

Paris Airshow 2017 News Update By Ian Williamson

Ideal for Airborne Surveillance Missions, Company to highlight the iSky Family of six (6) EO/IR Payloads suitable for most platform sizes and applications

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a world leader in EO/IR surveillance, defense and homeland security solutions – has announced the sale of several iSky-20HD (formerly SHAPO-HD) […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Breaking News, Industry News|0 Comments

Safrans Ardiden 3G obtains EASA type certification

Paris Airshow 2017 News Update by Ian Williamson

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA engine type certification for its Ardiden 3G engine, which powers Russian Helicopters’ Ka-62. The helicopter made its official maiden flight on 25 May 2017. Since its first ground test, the Ardiden 3 maturation and certification campaign has accumulated more than 8500 hours […]