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Voom – a year on

Voom – a year on

Airbus’s on-demand helicopter booking service Voom has revealed key highlights from its first year of operations. Since launching its service in São Paulo last year, Voom has expanded into Mexico City and claims to have saved customers more than 10,300

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Trade Wars: Aircraft on the line

Trade Wars: Aircraft on the line

The pot-shots that US and China have been taking at each other with plans of heavy new import tariffs can take us in one of two directly opposite directions – an all-out calamitous trade war or frank negotiations that allow

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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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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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Leonardo and Airbus secure €3 billion NHI order with Qatar

Leonardo and Airbus secure €3 billion NHI order with Qatar

Leonardo and Airbus have both played a role in securing a €3 billion order with the Qatar defence ministry for 28 NHI NH90 helicopters. The two manufacturers own a majority stake in NHI Helicopters, along with Fokker. Leonardo owns 32%

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Airbus nets 35 more Lakota orders after Leonardo drops lawsuit

Airbus nets 35 more Lakota orders after Leonardo drops lawsuit

Airbus Helicopters has secured an order for 35 UH-27A Lakotas from the US Army. This order comes a month after Leonardo dropped a two-year lawsuit against the Army that kept the military from ordering more Lakotas The US Army signed

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Voom launches in Mexico City

Voom launches in Mexico City

Airbus’s on-demand air-taxi service Voom is now offering on-demand helicopter commutes across Mexico City. The service allows commuters to request seats on a helicopter flights across the city through an app on their phone, avoiding the rush-hour traffic. Voom launched

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Heli Expo 2018: Order round-up

Heli Expo 2018: Order round-up

The whole concept of orders being announced at airshows is ridiculous. Any multiple order involves hours of negotiations and pouring over contracts. Customers have not just popped into the booth and signed a piece of paper. But whilst they do

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Italdesign and Airbus partner with Audi for car-and-drone concept

Italdesign and Airbus partner with Audi for car-and-drone concept

Design firm Italdesign and Airbus have partnered with car manufacturer Audi to develop the Pop.Up.Next – an updated prototype of the partnership’s fully-electric automobile and Vtol concept. A model of the flying-car design was presented at the Geneva Motor Show

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