HI talks to Frédéric Lemos, CEO of Airbus Corporate Helicopters

HI talks to Frédéric Lemos, CEO of Airbus Corporate Helicopters

At every industry event these past few years, people have talked about diversification. Outside of the biggest operators, who have a secure foothold in the market, operators are looking outside of oil and gas to bring in revenue from less-volatile

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Airbus to roll out more Lakotas

Airbus to roll out more Lakotas

Airbus will finally start delivering on a 16 UH-72A Lakota order with the US Army after rival manufacturer Leonardo dropped a lawsuit that had delayed the order for two years in February. The French manufacturer signed the $116 million contract

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Ukraine signs order for 55 Airbus Helicopters

Ukraine signs order for 55 Airbus Helicopters

Ukraine has signed a contract with France to purchase 55 Airbus helicopters for by the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry. Arsen Avakov, the Ukrainian interior minister, announced on Twitter that he had signed an agreement with France for a mixed fleet

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Airbus Helicopters UK is growing, ACH nets six orders in 2017

Airbus Helicopters UK is growing, ACH nets six orders in 2017

Airbus Helicopter’s UK division netted 14 civil helicopter orders in 2017. Six of the orders were signed by Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) – making it the most successful Airbus subsidiary in the UK just a year after its launch. Four

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The helicopter pilot shortage is coming

The helicopter pilot shortage is coming

Whenever you hear the phrase “helicopter pilot shortage”, you probably roll your eyes. Dire warnings have been sounded across all aviation markets for a good 10 years. But way back in 2008 any shortage of pilots was not obvious as

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Blade raises $38 million, partners with Airbus

Blade raises $38 million, partners with Airbus

It has been a busy week for Blade. The privately-owned online helicopter charter company has raised $38 million from its second round of financing and has partnered with Airbus to manage the Airbus Ride helicopter service in Dallas. The capital

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An updated guide to the four major helicopter manufacturers

An updated guide to the four major helicopter manufacturers

A quick look at the four major Helicopter manufacturers that Helicopter Investor covers.   Airbus Helicopters Headquarters: Marseille Provence Airport Head of company: Guillaume Faury Airbus Helicopters is the biggest single operator in the global civil-helicopter market. The French manufacturer holds 50%

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First show of the new Russian light helicopter to take place at HeliRussia 2018

First show of the new Russian light helicopter to take place at HeliRussia 2018

HeliRussia expo is an annual place for new helicopter industry developments’ demonstration. The event of this year will not be an exception: one of the interesting exhibits is a new light single-engine helicopter Kasataka. It is developed by the Russian

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Commercial US drone market to grow to four times its present size by 2022.

Commercial US drone market to grow to four times its present size by 2022.

The FAA expects America’s commercial drone fleet to be the largest growing drone market over the next few years, growing to at least four times its present size over the next five years – with more than 450,000 drones in

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Leonardo orders dropped in 2017

Leonardo orders dropped in 2017

Leonardo’s trading results were down across the board in 2017. And more of the same is expected in 2018. The value of new helicopter orders Leonardo signed in 2017 was down to €3.15 billion from the €3.74 billion it netted

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