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TRAXXALL Technologies, has announced new client Heliservicio.
Waypoint Leasing has opened an office in Hong Kong and closed the doors of its office in Singapore. The new location is to support operations and the customer base in China and the Asia-Pacific region. | READ MORE
Voom, an on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercial operations in April 2017 in Sao Paulo, flying thousands of passengers over the last ten months, and plans to expand its presence this year.
Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada.
The International Helicopter Safety Team will gather its worldwide partners in a safety briefing and best practices panel discussion in Las Vegas at Heli-Expo 2018.
Airbus SE has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective April 1. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee.
The president of the Philippines has told his military commanders to cancel a controversial deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada, after the Trudeau government ordered a review of the contract over human-rights concerns.
Leonardo and Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC) of Japan have announced the signing of a Service Center Agreement to set up helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport.
Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Once successfully loaded with the parcel, the Skyways drone took off again and returned to land, demonstrating its automatic unloading capability.
The federal government has ordered a review of Canada's deal to sell helicopters to the Philippine military amid rising concerns about supplying armed forces that have been accused of unlawful killings in the Asian country.
Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to SECO International. These are the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters delivered to a Japanese customer and will be used for passenger transport, sightseeing, aerial photography and television broadcasting.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus Helicopters have just implemented a new single Production Organisation Approval (POA). This replaces previous national approvals from France, Germany and Spain by a single, integrated framework allowing for simplified industrial exchanges between Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing facilities and supporting the company’s industrial strategy of site specialisation across Europe.
The pilot, his daughter and her friend were killed after a helicopter crashed and then caught fire Thursday night in a field in Drummondville, Que.
It’s Groundhog Day in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims where Leonardo has filed another lawsuit against the U.S. Army as the service moves to buy more Lakota helicopters from Airbus for its training fleet. | READ MORE
423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron conducted its final operational flight of CH-124 Sea King helicopters on January 26, 2018, with a flypast over Halifax Harbour and Shearwater, Nova Scotia.
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