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Leonardo announces two orders for 37 aircraft

Leonardo announces two orders for 37 aircraft

Leonardo announced two separate deals for a total of 37 helicopters on 12 November. The Italian helicopter manufacturer will be delivering 15 EMS-configured AW139s to China and 22 AW169Ms to the Italian Government respectively. The AW139s are will be delivered

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Bristow buys Columbia Helicopters, loses Baliff

Bristow buys Columbia Helicopters, loses Baliff

Bristow Group has fully acquired privately-held operator Columbia Helicopters for $560 million. Group CEO Johnathan Baliff has announced his resignation. Baliff will oversee the integration planning of Columbia Helicopters and will officially leave the company in the coming months. Thomas Amonett, Bristow’s

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Babcock targeted by anonymous short-seller

Babcock targeted by anonymous short-seller

Babcock Group, the parent of Babcock Mission Critical Systems, is under attack from a short-seller called Boatman Capital Research. A paper posted by Boatman has criticised the Group’s relationship with the Ministry of Defence –Babcock’s biggest customer – and claimed

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ALIAS – automation by another name

ALIAS – automation by another name

DARPA and Sikorsky have completed the first test flight of Sikorsky’s experimental autonomous flight system. Last week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) oversaw the test flight of Sikorsky’s new Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) in Fort Eusitis,

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Enstrom receives New Zealand type certificate for F-28F, 280FX and 480B

Enstrom receives New Zealand type certificate for F-28F, 280FX and 480B

Menominee, Michigan – Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was granted New Zealand Type Acceptance for its Enstrom F-28/280/480 series of helicopters by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in September. “The Enstrom helicopters, with their rugged features and great safety record

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Airbus to deliver first Canadian H145 in EMS configuration

Airbus to deliver first Canadian H145 in EMS configuration

Airbus Helicopters will deliver the first EMS-configured H145 to Canada in 2019. The H145 was selected by Canadian operator STARS Air Ambulance as the replacement aircraft for its aging fleet of eight BK117s and three Leonardo AW139s. The H145 was

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Helitech 2018: A new Milestone

Helitech 2018: A new Milestone

It was an honour to be at the final Helitech International last week. Next year, Europe’s largest helicopter expo which has been running since 2009, will be rebranded as the Vertical Flight Expo and Conference – ten years after its

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Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix in police configuration to Brazilian Ciopaer

Airbus delivers first H135 with Helionix in police configuration to Brazilian Ciopaer

Brazil, 22 October 2018 – Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing

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Kopter’s SH09 perfectly suited for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

Kopter’s SH09 perfectly suited for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

Kopter is very pleased to showcase its SH09 helicopter in HEMS configuration at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Phoenix, AZ, October 22-24th. The SH09 stands out as a new generation, single turbine helicopter with safety, cost efficiency and

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Kopter appoints Lee McCammon as Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

Kopter appoints Lee McCammon as Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

Mollis, 19 October 2018 – Kopter North America (NA) announced the appointment of Lee McCammon as the latest addition to its sales team assuming the role of Air Medical Specialist. Kopter NA’s President of Sales/Marketing and Customer Support, Larry Roberts

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