Philippines Seeks Heavy Lift Aircraft, Submarine-detection Capability

February 3, 2023 @ 05:32 AM

The Philippines is seeking C-130 cargo transports and S-70i "Black Hawk" helicopters to augment its heavy lift capability besides submarine detection systems to defend the country's maritime domain.Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Carlito Galvez said the military needs more heavy and medium-lift capability to boost its disaster response missions...

Italy’s Police Force Receives First Newly-Configured AW169M Helicopter

January 25, 2023 @ 04:49 AM

Leonardo and Guardia di Finanza (Italys Police Force) announced today the delivery of the operators first AW169M light-intermediate twin engine helicopter in a special configuration featuring skids. The handover was performed at Leonardos Vergiate assembly line (Varese) during an official ceremony in presence of representatives from the customer and the company...

China's AVIC Obtains Production License for AC312E Helicopter

January 23, 2023 @ 06:56 AM

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has obtained production license for the AC312E helicopter and plans to deliver 4 in final assembly during 2023. On January 11, AVIC Tianzhi passed the production license approval process of the Civil Aviation North China Regional Administration, officially obtained the AC312E9 (H425-100) helicopter production...

Sikorsky Details Future Upgrades to Black Hawk Helicopter

January 21, 2023 @ 06:56 AM

Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky has disclosed future upgrades for the Black Hawk helicopter, which includes improved engines for better range. The company says this planned modernization effort will improve Black Hawks availability and reliability by lowering direct operating costs

Austria Orders €304M for AW169M LUH Helicopter

January 20, 2023 @ 12:50 PM

Austria is exercising options for 18 additional AW169M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) produced by Italian company Leonardo. The contract was signed following the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement amendment signed in December 2022, through which Austria is exercising options for these additional units

Guatemala Air Force Receives SUBARU BELL 412EPX Helicopter

January 20, 2023 @ 12:28 PM

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc

Australia Earmarks $2B for Black Hawk Helicopters

January 19, 2023 @ 01:05 PM

Australias defence ministry is buying 40 Black Hawk helicopters for $1.96 billion to replace the Armys ageing MRH-90 Taipan choppers

Ansat Helicopter’s New Blades to increase Cruising Speed, Max Takeoff Weight Significantly...

December 30, 2022 @ 12:52 PM

Installing new and aerodynamically developed blades on the Russian Ansat helicopter is expected to increase its cruising speed and maximum takeoff weight significantly. In an

Russia’s Mi-171A2 Helicopter Cleared for Flight 5,000m Above Sea Level

December 30, 2022 @ 12:26 PM

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Rostec has completed flight tests of the Mi-171A2 multi-purpose helicopter on Elbrus, the highest peak of the Caucasus Mountains. During flights in various modes, specialists collected and analyzed information about the operation of the main components and assemblies of the rotorcraft in the highlands

Sikorsky, Boeing Protest U.S. Army’s Choosing of Bell V-280 as Black Hawk...

December 29, 2022 @ 05:27 AM

Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky filed a formal protest today asking the U.S

Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Receives first Upgraded Mi-26T2 Heavy Helicopter

December 28, 2022 @ 05:36 AM

Rostecs Russian Helicopters holding handed over the first modernized Mi-26T2 heavy helicopter with new on-board radio-electronic equipment (avionics) and a "glass cockpit" to the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Modern equipment and new electronics have made it possible to reduce the number of crew and ensure the possibility of flights at any time of the day

U.S. Navy OKs Full-Rate Production of CH-53K Helicopter

December 27, 2022 @ 03:01 PM

Sikorsky is set to ramp up manufacturing rate of the CH-53K helicopter to over 20 annually, with the U.S