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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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Czech MoD opens helicopter tender

Czech MoD opens helicopter tender

The Czech Republic has issued a tender for 12 multi-purpose helicopters. Defence Minister Karla Slechtova announced on Twitter that the his ministry is looking for 12 multipurpose helicopters from more than one supplier. The Czech MoD is seeking to expand

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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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Second Bell 505 Jet Ranger X In New Zealand

Second Bell 505 Jet Ranger X In New Zealand

Last month one of Oceania Aviation’s long-time clients flew away in their brand new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and the second to enter the New Zealand aircraft registry. Their North Shore team who have looked after Mark and Annette’s trusty

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Bells sells two 429s to NAS

Bells sells two 429s to NAS

Bell has sold two 429s to Japan’s Nakanihon Air Service (NAS). The two helicopters will be used for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and will transport doctors and nurses to emergency sites along with medical equipment. The utility helicopter operator

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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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