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Airbus Helicopters and PHI sign for 20 H175 and 8 H160

Marignane, 12 September 2023 – Airbus Helicopters and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement that includes commitments for 20 super-medium H175 and 8 H160 helicopters to serve the energy market worldwide, including in the US. These 28 state-of-the-art helicopters will better position PHI to respond to the energy market’s expected growing offshore transportation needs.These Leer másAirbus Helicopters and PHI sign for 20 H175 and 8 H160[…]

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[…]

Royal Bahrain Air Force receives three Bell 505 helicopters

Mirabel, Canada (Mar. 15, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of three Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Bahrain Air Force. Bell Helicopter delivered the aircraft during an inspection and acceptance event in February 2023 at Bell’s Mirabel facility. “We are honored to provide the Bahrain Defense Force another premiere Leer másRoyal Bahrain Air Force receives three Bell 505 helicopters[…]

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[…]

Airbus A330MRTT completes first 100% SAF test flight

Brize Norton, 18​ November 2022 – The Royal Air Force, Airbus and other industry partners have carried out the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight using an in-service A330MRTT military aircraft. It is also the first 100% SAF flight of any aircraft type carried out in UK airspace. An RAF Voyager — the military variant Leer másAirbus A330MRTT completes first 100% SAF test flight[…]

NHV performs first SAF flight in offshore wind industry

Ostend, October 03, 2022 — NHV is the first helicopter operator to carry out a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight in the offshore wind industry, in collaboration with partner TotalEnergies. This project marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the two companies to support their commitment to the energy transition. The first helicopter flight Leer másNHV performs first SAF flight in offshore wind industry[…]

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