Helicopters News

Helicopters Airbus delivers 1300th H135 helicopter

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 1300th helicopter from the H-135 family.

Helicopters Gwinnett County Police department orders new MD 530F

MD Helicopters Inc. announced today, that the Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit has ordered a new MD 530F.

Helicopters Lativa orders two AW119Kx helicopters

The State Border Guard of Lativa has ordered two AW119Kx helicopters, plus the option to acquire one more. The aircraft will be delivered in 2019 from Leonardo´s facility in Philadelphia.

Helicopters AW109 receives EASA certification

Leonardo helicopters has announced, that the AW109 Trekker helicopter has received its type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Helicopters Babcock International receives first H175

Australian offshore service provider Babcock International has received its first of two H175 helicopters. The delivery ceremony was held in Darwin, Australia.

Helicopters Hiratagakuen receives first H145 helicopter

Airbus Helicopters Japan (AHJ) handed over the first H145//BK117D-2 to Hiratagakuen, as part of a delivery ceremony held in Kobe. The aircraft will enter into service in June 2018 and is the first aircraft of this type in Japan.

Helicopters Italy orders eight Leonardo AW139 helicopters

Leonardo has signed a contract with the Italian Government for eight AW139 helicopters. Two AW139s are for the Coast Guard and six for the Customs and Border Protection Service.

Helicopters Final AS565 delivered to Mexican Navy

Airbus has delivered the final two Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther to the Mexican Navy. The order refers to an agreement in 2014 regarding 10 units.

Helicopters First AW101 for Royal Norwegian Air Force delivered

The first Leonardo AW101 has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo´s factory in Yeovil, UK for Sola Air Base in southern Norway. It´s the first of 16 AW101 for Norway, who all will be delivered until 2020. They are operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

Helicopters South Korea´s National 119 Rescue Headquarters orders two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and South Korea´s National 119 Rescue Headquarters have signed a contract to purchase two H225 helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered by 2019.

Helicopters Falcon Aviation announces a MoU for three additional H160

Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai Airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter of Intent signed in May 2016.

Helicopters Queensland government orders new AW139

The Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two Leonardo AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters. The helicopters will be used for EMS/SAR missions for Queensland Government Air (QGAir).

Helicopters Air Zermatt signed purchase agreement for additional Bell 429

During Helitech International, an event for the rotorcraft industry in London, Bell Helicopter announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. It is not the first Bell 429 in the fleet of Air Zermatt, they are already operating with one of them.

Helicopters Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters’ first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world’s largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator, according to its press statement.

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