Bell completes its 5,000th aircraft

Bell completes its 5,000th aircraft

🕔12:35, 13.Dec 2017

Bell Helicopter has completed the build of its 5,000th aircraft, a Bell 407GXP, at its Canadian facility in Mirabel. The helicopter will be operated by Shaanxi Helicopter China (SHC) and is part of a purchase agreement for 100 Bell 407GXPs

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Erickson firefighting aircrane returns to Chile

Erickson firefighting aircrane returns to Chile

🕔12:34, 13.Dec 2017

Global air services operator Erickson will be re-introducing its firefighting rotorcraft, the S-64 aircrane, to Chile’s Bío Bío region. The aircrane will be delivered to Latin American operator Ecocopter to provide various services for wood and forestry company ARAUCO. The aircrane

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Bell delivers four 412EPs to Argentina

Bell delivers four 412EPs to Argentina

🕔12:45, 12.Dec 2017

Bell has delivered four 412EPs to the Argentinian government. The government will use the aircraft for a large variety of missions, including search and rescue, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, peacekeeping support, and scientific operations in the Antarctic. The proposal for

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Waypoint: super-mediums challenged by legacy S-92s

Waypoint: super-mediums challenged by legacy S-92s

🕔12:44, 12.Dec 2017

Irish lessor Waypoint has released a study that shows that used S-92s are a more competitive option for oil and gas operations than new super-medium helicopters. The study found that the cost per seat-mile (CSM) for a used S-92 (costing

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CHC Group appoints new CFO

CHC Group appoints new CFO

🕔12:44, 12.Dec 2017

CHC Group has appointed Scott Thanisch as its new chief financial officer and senior vice president. Thanisch (pictured right) has served as the Group’s interim CFI since October. “We are delighted to have Scott take on the CFO role at

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CHC signs Norwegian sea drilling contract

CHC signs Norwegian sea drilling contract

🕔13:06, 11.Dec 2017

Canadian operator CHC has signed a contract with British utilities firm Centrica to provide helicopter services for its upcoming drilling programme in the Norwegian Sea. The operator will be flying one S-92 from CHC’s Kristiansund base in Norway to Centrica’s

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Skycam launches new website

Skycam launches new website

🕔13:03, 8.Dec 2017

French helicopter charter company Skycam has launched a new website, making it easier for users to view and book flight routes and helicopter services. The website homepage now features a large interactive map that shows users landing spots, the distance

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Volocopter expects to be flying in “two or three years”

Volocopter expects to be flying in “two or three years”

🕔13:05, 7.Dec 2017

Volocopter co-founder and CIO Alex Zosel has predicted that its VTOL-hailing service could be up and running as soon as 2020. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in Berlin, Zosel said: “We think that in two or three years we’ll

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Uber partners with NASA for UberAir

Uber partners with NASA for UberAir

🕔13:10, 6.Dec 2017

At almost every conference or industry event you attend nowadays, there will be talk about air taxis. Companies are rushing to get in on the ground floor of the new air taxi race, developing prototype vehicles that they are hoping to

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Medium and large utilisation to grow to 59% over 2018-2022

Medium and large utilisation to grow to 59% over 2018-2022

🕔12:41, 6.Dec 2017

Following a down period for offshore helicopter utilisation, demand is looking to pick up over the 2018-2022 period for medium and large helicopter fleets. In a new report from Douglas Westwood (the 4th edition of the World Offshore Helicopters Market

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