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Honda Airways purchases its first Bell 505 in Japan

Singapore (March 12, 2024) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to Honda Airways in Japan. Honda Airways, a subsidiary of Honda Motors, was established in 1964 by Souichiro Honda, the legendary founder of Honda Motors. Today, Honda Airways offers scenic flights using light aircraft and helicopters, Leer másHonda Airways purchases its first Bell 505 in Japan[…]

New Airbus PioneerLab based on H145 helicopter

Hamburg. — During the German National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform. It complements Airbus’ range of FlightLabs and focuses on testing technologies that reduce helicopter emissions, increase autonomy and integrate bio-based materials. «With PioneerLab, we continue our ambitious strategy to test Leer másNew Airbus PioneerLab based on H145 helicopter[…]

Weststar signs for five Leonardo AW139 and one AW609 tiltrotor

Rome, 24/05/2023 – Weststar signs with Leonardo for one AW609 tiltrotor and five more AW139 helicopters at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition – LIMA, where the two companies also celebrated technological development agreements and an important sustainability milestone. Weststar Aviation Services will introduce the Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor in Malaysia through the operation of one Leer másWeststar signs for five Leonardo AW139 and one AW609 tiltrotor[…]

50 Airbus Helicopters H160 signed with GDAT China

Beijing, 7 April 2023 – During French President Macron’s visit to country, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with GDAT China for 50 H160 helicopters. GDAT is one of China’s most prominent helicopter lessors and operators. This contract is the largest single order for the Airbus H160 on the civil and parapublic market since the helicopter Leer más50 Airbus Helicopters H160 signed with GDAT China[…]

Pratt & Whitney and ATR combine efforts to achieve 100% SAF

Longueuil, Quebec, February 9, 2023 – Pratt & Whitney Canada and ATR, the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, announced an agreement to collaborate on an initiative to achieve 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) readiness in PW127 series engines, including the new PW127XT powering next-generation ATR deliveries, by 2025. “Our collaboration with ATR will be underway throughout 2023 and 2024 Leer másPratt & Whitney and ATR combine efforts to achieve 100% SAF[…]

Successful first Hybrid-Electric engine by Raytheon Technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2022 — Raytheon Technologies announced the successful first engine run of the company’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator, marking a key milestone towards flight testing, targeted to begin in 2024. The propulsion system’s initial run took place at Pratt & Whitney’s innovation facility in Longueuil, Quebec and performed as expected. The system fully Leer másSuccessful first Hybrid-Electric engine by Raytheon Technologies[…]

Airbus unveils its DisruptiveLab helicopter

Toulouse, 30 November 2022 – Airbus used the occasion of its annual Summit to unveil its DisruptiveLab, a new flying laboratory designed to test technologies destined to improve aircraft performance and to reduce helicopters’ CO2 emissions. The DisruptiveLab will evaluate a new aerodynamic architecture intended to reduce fuel consumption, as well as pursuing the implementation of Leer másAirbus unveils its DisruptiveLab helicopter[…]

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