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Singapore Airshow: Leonardo and Airbus talk expansion

Singapore Airshow: Leonardo and Airbus talk expansion

🕔09:34, 9.Feb 2018

The big news from the Singapore Airshow today has come from Leonardo and Airbus. Both OEMs have announced they are planning to greatly expand their market shares across the Asia-Pacific region. On the first day of the show, Leonardo said it

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Airbus flies ‘Skyways’ drone

Airbus flies ‘Skyways’ drone

🕔09:33, 9.Feb 2018

Airbus Helicopters flew its parcel delivery drone Skyways for the first time in Singapore today. The unmanned air vehicle took off from a maintenance centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS), picked up a package from a specially designed

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Singapore Airshow – Day 1 Helicopter news

Singapore Airshow – Day 1 Helicopter news

🕔17:50, 7.Feb 2018

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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Ehang 184 drone takes manned test flights

Ehang 184 drone takes manned test flights

🕔17:46, 7.Feb 2018

Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang has released video footage of the first piloted test flights of its upcoming two-seater passenger drone – the Ehang 184. The Ehang 184 is a battery-powered passenger drone that can be piloted or flown autonomously. Early

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Leonardo partners with SACC to open Japanese MRO base

Leonardo partners with SACC to open Japanese MRO base

🕔12:52, 7.Feb 2018

Italian helicopter maker Leonardo is partnering with Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC) to setup a maintenance repair, and overhaul (MRO) base at Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport for Leonardo helicopters. The base will support two Leonardo helicopter models, the AW109 and

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Waypoint closes Singapore office, reopens in Hong Kong

Waypoint closes Singapore office, reopens in Hong Kong

🕔15:33, 6.Feb 2018

Helicopter lessor Waypoint is relocating its Asia Pacific office from Singapore to Hong Kong to better serve its clients. Waypoint’s Asia Pacific arm has moved to China, where the company is focusing its attention in the region. The new office

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Bell 505 enters Asia Pacific market

Bell 505 enters Asia Pacific market

🕔13:33, 6.Feb 2018

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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Leonardo targets double digit profitability by 2020

Leonardo targets double digit profitability by 2020

🕔15:10, 5.Feb 2018

Leonardo Helicopters is aiming to hit at least 10% profitability by 2020, the company has revealed in its new growth plan. The company has been struggling to stabilise profit, revenues, orders and earnings before Interest, tax, and amortisation (EBITA) after

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Washecka, McGinn leave Waypoint, Yazhari joins as CEO

Washecka, McGinn leave Waypoint, Yazhari joins as CEO

🕔15:55, 30.Jan 2018

Waypoint Leasing, one of the largest helicopter lessors, has changed its management team. Ed Washecka, the company’s founder and CEO, has left the company and been replaced by Hooman Yazhari who joins from CHC Helicopters. Yazhari was general counsel and

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Airbus deliveries and orders fell in 2017

Airbus deliveries and orders fell in 2017

🕔14:25, 22.Jan 2018

Airbus Helicopters saw a drop in both deliveries and orders in 2017 compared to 2016. The French manufacturer delivered 409 helicopters in 2017, less than the 418 it delivered in 2016. The story is the same for orders, netting 350

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