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Textron and Subaru collaborate on 412EPX

Textron and Subaru collaborate on 412EPX

Textron and Subaru are collaborating to bring an enhanced variant of the Bell 412EPI to the market, named the 412 EPX. Subaru was awarded the contract to create the enhanced Bell 412 as part of Bell’s Japan UH-X programme. The

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Air Zermatt takes delivery of one Bell 429

Air Zermatt takes delivery of one Bell 429

Swiss helicopter rescue service Air Zermatt has taken delivery of one new Bell 429 aircraft — coinciding with the company’s 50-year anniversary. The company operates rescue missions in the Swiss Alps with a fleet of two Bell 429s, Two H135s,

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StandardAero announces agreement with Reignwood Star Aviation to provide Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine support

StandardAero announces agreement with Reignwood Star Aviation to provide Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine support

Scottsdale, Ariz.– May 16, 2018 – StandardAero recently signed an agreement with Beijing Reignwood Star General Aviation Company Limited to provide support to its fleet of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines powering the company’s Bell 407GX, 206L4, 206B3 and Robinson

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Helicopter shipments up for Q1

Helicopter shipments up for Q1

Helicopter shipments are back up for the first quarter of 2018 after last year’s deliveries slump. The number of helicopters sent for delivery so far this year is the highest since 2014, reaching 219 total shipments. This is a 17.1%

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Bell sells two 429s to EDIC

Bell sells two 429s to EDIC

Bell has signed an agreement to sell two of its 429 helicopters to EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy. The UAE-based training school flies an all-Bell fleet, comprising Bell 407s, 206s and now the 429. The new helicopters will be used

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Bell cuts 120 jobs

Bell cuts 120 jobs

Bell is planning to lay off 120 employees across the company due to challenging market conditions – the company announced in a statement on the 25 April. Bell said in a statement: ” On Monday, approximately 120 employees across our

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First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

Bell has delivered its first 505 Jet Ranger to Mexico. The new helicopter will be operated by tour agency Redwings (Helitour) to support tourism and executive transportation. Mr Bernardo Moreno, CEO Redwings, said: “The Bell 505 works for us because

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AHS re-brands as ‘Vertical Flight Society’

AHS re-brands as ‘Vertical Flight Society’

American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is rebranding itself as the Vertical Flight Society, to better represent an increasing number of non-helicopter vertical flight companies joining its ranks. Only two months after helicopter manufacturer Bell dropped the word  ‘helicopters’ from its

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Canada invests $49.5 million into helicopter innovation

Canada invests $49.5 million into helicopter innovation

The Canadian Government is investing CAD$49.5 million into a new helicopter technology consortium led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada. The government aim is to support Canada’s growing aerospace innovation market by investing in a consortium of 18 aerospace companies and

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Bell – selling more, getting less

Bell – selling more, getting less

Bell delivered 46 commercial helicopters in the first quarter of 2018, up from the 27 sold in the same period last year, but revenues from commercial sales fell. Textron’s first-quarter report for 2018 showed a growth in overall revenue and

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