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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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Heli Expo 2018: The OEM perspective

Heli Expo 2018: The OEM perspective

On the day before Heli Expo opened its doors to the public in Las Vegas, a group of movers and shakers in helicopter transactions met in a small conference room to talk about financing. One of the most illuminating panels

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Bell launches the 407GXi helicopter

Bell launches the 407GXi helicopter

Bell launches the Bell 407GXi at Heli-Expo 2018 at Las Vegas. The Bell 407GXi incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options. “We are always looking at ways to innovate our current product line to provide

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Helicopters – is the market still just hovering or about to rise?

Helicopters – is the market still just hovering or about to rise?

According to the latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) 926 helicopter units were shipped in 2017, 7.5% up on the 861 delivered in 2016. But when it came to revenues, the total billing amount of these helicopters

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Bell rebrands

Bell rebrands

Crisper and cleaner. Bell has dropped the word ‘Helicopters’ from its name as part of a company-wide rebranding process that will be rolled out over the next year. The manufacturer has modernised its website and logo, dropping the ‘Bell’ logo

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Almost 85% of people will not fly in an unmanned aircraft

Almost 85% of people will not fly in an unmanned aircraft

Despite a large influx of autonomous aircraft development in 2017, the vast majority of people are still unwilling to fly in an unmanned/pilotless aircraft. Helicopter Investor asked more than 1,200 US citizens whether they would be willing to fly in

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Bell delivers two 505s to Cambodian operator

Bell delivers two 505s to Cambodian operator

Bell has closed off its Singapore Airshow presence this year with the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s to Cambodian operator Asian Aviation Resources. One of the helicopters will be operated by Helicopters Cambodia to locate missing military personnel

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Duterte cans Bell Helicopter deal

Duterte cans Bell Helicopter deal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine Department of National Defense to cancel its order of 16 Bell 412EPIs  with the Canadian Government – Reuters reported. The $233 million agreement was announced at the Singapore Airshow last week. Bell

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Singapore Airshow – Day 1 Helicopter news

Singapore Airshow – Day 1 Helicopter news

All eyes are on the Singapore Airshow this week. The trade show opened yesterday with a smattering of new orders and a lot of talk about China. The big four OEMs are present and making announcements. So far, Bell and

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Bell 505 enters Asia Pacific market

Bell 505 enters Asia Pacific market

Bell has delivered the first two of its Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs into the Asia Pacific market. Helicopter charter and touring company Nautilus Aviation has taken delivery of the two super-medium helicopters in Queensland where they will both operate.

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