AgustaWestland has announced that Waypoint Leasing has agreed to acquire an additional 18 helicopters from the AW Family, including the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types. The aircraft are expected to be delivered from 2016 through 2019 and will operate across a range of missions, including EMS, search and rescue, and oil and gas. Waypoint currently owns 31 AW Family aircraft in its global fleet.
Kaman Corporation has announced that its aerospace segment has entered into an agreement to acquire Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies of Mesa, Arizona. TAAT designs and supplies aftermarket parts to support businesses conducting maintenance, repair, and overhauls (MROs) in aerospace markets primarily located in North America.
Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing have announced that Waypoint has agreed to acquire up to 20 Airbus H135 aircraft over the next three years. Waypoint is the first lessor to acquire and lease the H135, and currently owns 25 Airbus aircraft in its global fleet.
Bell Helicopter has announced that it is adding Agrarflug Helilift, located in Ahren, Germany, to its Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility network.
One of the most compelling talking points at this year's Helitech International is the "manned versus unmanned" debate. Is the growing popularity of UAVs impacting the traditional helicopter market? The short answer is "no" but that does not mean traditional helicopter manufacturers should be resting on their laurels.
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has joined forces with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on a one-of-a-kind flying scientific laboratory designed to assist scientists to obtain vital information about climate and human health.
The Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse AS) will be the first operator to purchase the technically improved H135. Three units have been ordered with the option for further helicopters in the future. The first delivery is planned for 2017.
Diversity and internationality are the key themes of Helitech International 2015, which opens today at ExCeL London. Exhibitors from 23 countries will be displaying platforms, systems, components, equipment, materials and services that span a broad spectrum of the civil and parapublic rotorcraft sectors. Companies from Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, the UAE and South Africa join exhibitors from Helitech International's traditional European and North American markets.
The H160 mock-up is making its British debut at Helitech, as the program steadily pursues its flight test campaign. The first prototype flights are progressing according to plan and the aircraft has already reached a maximum speed of 175 kts and an altitude of 10 000 feet. As the validation of technical parameters is followed closely, the flight tests also provide a perfect opportunity for the fully integrated ground support teams to optimise maintenance activities.
CAE has announced, on the eve of Helitech International, that its Airbus Helicopters H225 full-flight simulator (FFS) located in its Olso, Norway, training centre was qualified to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and is now ready for training.
VIH Aerospace has announced the acquisition of two additional Bell 407 helicopters to its growing portfolio of assets.
Only four of the air force's venerable CH-124 Sea King helicopters are due to be written off between now and the end of next March, despite last June's splashy retirement party for the five decade-old workhorses.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has completed its Entry Into Service (EIS) process for the new PW210A engine which will power the AgustaWestland AW169. The first delivery is imminent.
Vector Aerospace has announced it has signed a three-year contract with the Anaheim Police Department to provide MRO support for their Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 components.
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