Airbus Starts Testing Engine Back-Up System for Light Helicopters

September 22, 2021 @ 12:42 PM

Airbus Helicopters has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The tests are being conducted in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC

Sikorsky S-92 Helo Completes Maiden Flight Using Biofuel

September 22, 2021 @ 05:06 AM

Sikorskys S-92 medium-lift helicopter has completed its first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as Biofuel. The Lockheed Martin company said it has approved the use of biofuel for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight

UK to Spend £400M for Chinook Defensive Systems, C-17 Upgrades

September 17, 2021 @ 01:05 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence said it is investing £400 million to equip Chinook helicopters with defensive systems, and to upgrade the C-17 Globemaster fleet. UKs C-17 fleet – which recently played a key role in the UKs evacuation from Afghanistan – will receive a £324 million investment

Safran Runs Helicopter Engine on 100 per cent Recycled Cooking Oil

September 8, 2021 @ 05:26 PM

Safran Helicopter Engines today performed a world first by running a helicopter engine run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the test, a Makila 2 engine ran on a biofuel produced by TotalEnergies from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil

Boeing-Sikorsky Submit Proposal for U.S. Army's FLRAA Helicopter Requirement

September 8, 2021 @ 08:36 AM

The Sikorsky-Boeing team submitted a proposal for DEFIANT X for the U.S

Thales Tests FlytX avionics Suite for Helicopters

September 6, 2021 @ 12:02 PM

Thales recently conducted the first test of its FlytX avionics suite on-board a Cabri helicopter. The testing process is expected to continue well into 2020 as the firm works on the suites functionalities

Russian Helicopters Displays VRT500 Manned and VTR300 Unmanned Choppers at EEF Event

September 3, 2021 @ 06:32 AM

Russian Helicopters displayed its latest creations- the VRT500 Manned and VTR300 Unmanned Choppers along with the Ka-62 medium multipurpose helicopter at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Thursday. The Ka-62 is a multipurpose helicopter, designed using the latest world achievements of the aviation industry, meets Russian and international airworthiness standards, reliability and safety standards for cargo and passenger transportation

Iraq Seeks Turkish Bayraktar Drones, T129 Helicopter, EW Systems

August 30, 2021 @ 10:31 AM

Iraq is eyeing Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, T129 helicopters and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems manufactured by Turkey. Iraqs Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun said on Iraqi television that the country had “reached a consensus” with Turkey concerning the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 drones

Sikorsky to Deliver S-70 ‘FIREHAWK’ Helicopters to United Rotorcraft

August 27, 2021 @ 07:42 AM

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, will provide five S-70 Black Hawk helicopters modified to perform aerial firefighting operations to United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation. The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, as the only company authorized by Sikorsky to modify Black Hawk aircraft to the FIREHAWK configuration, to quickly deliver these new production aircraft for aerial firefighting in support of public agencies battling increasingly destructive wildland fires, Lockheed Martin said in a statement today

Russian MoD Orders Ka-52M Helicopters at Army 2021

August 24, 2021 @ 04:26 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract for Kamoc Ka-52M Alligator combat helicopters with Russian Helicopters Holding today during the Army 2021 Forum. The Ka-52M is considered a competitor to the U