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Hexcel Corporation will extend its 40-year partnership with Airbus Helicopters by supplying composite materials for the new H160 helicopter. Hexcel’s reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials have been selected for the H160’s composite fuselage structures and main rotor blades.
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announce it has entered into a partnership with Peel Regional Paramedic Services to develop the first-of-a-kind AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) delivery by drone program for the Region of Peel.
FAA has issued an STC for the DART R66 heli-utility-basket as a validation of the previously issued Transport Canada approval.
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of three additional H225s. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed an order for a sixth H225 in 2016, which will be delivered in 2018.
Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. have announced a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising 2 AW119Kx single engine, 10 AW109 Trekker light twin and 5 AW139 intermediate twin engine models. The order is valued in excess of €100 million, with deliveries starting later this year.
Airbus Helicopters has unveiled at the Paris Air Show the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research program.
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) during International Paris Air Show to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces.
Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Canada.
Leonardo and Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, have today announced an order for an additional nine helicopters.
Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA engine type certification for its Ardiden 3G engine, which powers Russian Helicopters’ Ka-62.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) hosted the 44th annual Canada’s Aviation Hall Of Fame Dinner Thursday evening and it was a veritable who’s who of the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry.
Waypoint Leasing, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has extended the maturity on two of its existing revolving credit facilities.
Leonardo announced yesterday the official opening of its AW101 Norway Training Centre at Stavanger Sola Airport by Per-Willy Amundsen, Minister of Justice & Public Security.
A number of aerospace firms exhibiting at the recently held CANSEC 2017 defence trade show in Ottawa highlighted the helicopters they hoped they could offer the Canadian government as a replacement for the RCAF’s Griffons.
The 2017 State of Canada’s Aerospace Industry Report, which was released yesterday by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), provides continued proof that the aerospace industry is Canada’s most innovative manufacturing sector, leading manufacturers in R&D investment and posting nearly 30% of the sector’s R&D investments in 2016.
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