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Airbus launches corporate helicopters brand

Airbus launches corporate helicopters brand

Airbus unveils a new brand, Airbus Corporate Helicopters, that it hopes will enable it to better target and serve business and private buyers of rotary craft. The division will follow in the path of its fixed-wing cousin in the aircraft

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Traxxall partners with Starlite Aviation

Traxxall partners with Starlite Aviation

TRAXXALL technologies, a maintenance tracking system provider, has partnered with Starlite Aviation Group. The group specialises in relief work, HEMS, MEDEVAC and on/offshore gas support helicopter services. Starlite operates 45 aircraft. Starlite selected TRAXXALL to provide maintenance tracking and inventory

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Beijing 999 gets first H145 for Chinese SAR

Beijing 999 gets first H145 for Chinese SAR

Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Centre, a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, has agreed to purchase one Airbus H145 to be used for emergency medical and search and rescue (SAR) operations. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery in 2019 and

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Uber partners with five manufacturers for VTOL development

Uber partners with five manufacturers for VTOL development

Uber is partnering up with Bell, Embraer, Aurora, Pipistrel and Mooney to accelerate its UberAIR fleet development. The five aircraft manufacturers announced they would be partnering with the breakthrough car-sharing service for its upcoming “air taxi”project at the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas.

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McMahon Helicopter Services becomes MD Helicopters sales agent

McMahon Helicopter Services becomes MD Helicopters sales agent

MD Helicopters has added McMahon Helicopter Services to its US network of authorised sales representatives. McMahon is based in Canton, Michigan and provides a range of helicopter charter services as well as sales and maintenance support. Authorised as a distributor for

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Héli-Union received recognition medals in Tanzania

Héli-Union received recognition medals in Tanzania

Héli-Union, the french operator, has received medals to recognise safe and efficient service for its operations in Tanzania. The operator supported offshore drilling operations for two natural gas wells in Southern Tanzania. The operation lasted three months, from November 2016 to

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Meghna Aviation is the the Bell 429’s first Bangladesh operator.

Meghna Aviation is the the Bell 429’s first Bangladesh operator.

Meghna Aviation, a helicopter transport provider, has been named the first operator of the new Bell 429 in Bangladesh. The 429 will operate across the country, providing corporate, leisure and utility charter. The deal was made at Rotorcraft Asia. Sameer A. Rehman,

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Falcon inaugurates new VIP Heliport

Falcon inaugurates new VIP Heliport

Falcon Aviation, a UAE business aviation, charter and aircraft management company, has inaugurated a new VIP Heliport at its new Dubai South VIP Terminal. The heliport is operated exclusively by Falcon Aviation and will be available to all private customers

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HeliValue$ reports first value increases since 2009

HeliValue$ reports first value increases since 2009

HeliValue$, the helicopter valuation company, has reported value increases for certain models – the first increases since 2009. In an update to the company’s Helicopter Blue Book, HeliValue$ say that older single turbine models, including the Airbus AS350B2 and Bell

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Bell delivers two 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Bell delivers two 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Bell have placed two new Bell 429s with private Indonesian renter PT. Carpediem Mandiri. The new aircraft will be rented out to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The two 429s will be performing instrument calibration for helicopter ground

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