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Asia: Inventory values decreasing

Asia: Inventory values decreasing

Helicopter inventories are now decreasing in Asia for the first time since Asia Sky Group started its report in 2016. The inventory value for all helicopters on the market in Asia has fallen from around $170 million at the end

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China’s first autonomous helicopter completes flight tests

China’s first autonomous helicopter completes flight tests

China’s first autonomous helicopter, the Xiangying-200, has completed its test flights. The aircraft took its first unmanned flight on the 29 July, taking-off from a ship deck, and performed a short autonomous flight carrying a payload of 200 kg before

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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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Asian Sky Group – China taking off, small growth across the board

Asian Sky Group – China taking off, small growth across the board

Civil aircraft consultancy  Asian Sky Group’s 2017 helicopter fleet report shows fleet growth across the board in the Asia-Pacific region, with China being the regions driving force, adding 86 new helicopters last year. The report is available here. Mainland China

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George Xu appointed CEO of Airbus China

George Xu appointed CEO of Airbus China

George Xu will be rejoining Airbus as the head of its China business. Xu (pictured) will be heading up all helicopter and commercial aircraft operations in China. He was previously chairman of the company’s final assembly line for the A320,

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Ray Weiser interview: “The glass is always half full”

Ray Weiser interview: “The glass is always half full”

Earlier this year, Raymond Weiser Jr was promoted to senior director of helicopter services for JSSI. JSSI is a consumer of MRO services and offers an independent option to the OEM for hourly cost maintenance programs. They are a financial company

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Market Analysis: China’s helicopters

Market Analysis: China’s helicopters

Although helicopter usage in China has largely been limited by tight government controls of airspace and a lack of infrastructure to support them, recent mega orders by Chinese customers show a willingness to grow, and a belief that the operating

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Waypoint sets up leasing platform in Tianjin

Waypoint sets up leasing platform in Tianjin

Waypoint has established a new leasing platform in China’s Tianjin Free Trade Zone, just six months after entering the Chinese market. The Irish lessor made the move to accommodate the growth it has seen in the Asia Pacific region, and

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Bell begins delivery of 100 407GXPs to China

Bell begins delivery of 100 407GXPs to China

The first of 100 Bell 407GXP helicopters ordered in June has been delivered to Shaanxi Helicopter (SHC). The subsidiary of the state-owned enterprise Shaanxi Group signed the purchase agreement during a ceremony in Xi’an, China. Mr. Xiaoning Yuan, president of

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Chinese consortium acquires 100 H135s

Chinese consortium acquires 100 H135s

A Chinese consortium made up of China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS), Qingdao United General Aviation Industrial Development Company (Qingdao United) and CITIC Offshore Helicopter (COHC) have ordered 100 H135 light-twin helicopters. This consortium has become China’s first customer to

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