Ka-226T ‘Alpinist’ High Altitude Helicopter Displayed at MAKS 2021

July 21, 2021 @ 08:13 AM

Russian Helicopters has displayed the prototype of an updated Ka-226T chopper at MAKS 2021 called "Alpinist" being developed for high altitude operations which will begin flight tests this fall. The updated Ka-226T will have increased speed, reduced empty weight, besides wider range; the machine will be able to be used at...

Bell Starts Manufacturing UH-1Y For Czech Republic

July 20, 2021 @ 02:57 AM

Bell Textron said today it restarted UH-1Y Venom helicopter production for the first international operator, Czech Republic. Crestview Aerospace has completed manufacturing the first of eight cabins at the Crestview Florida facility

Indian Navy Receives First Two MH-60R Utility Helicopters

July 17, 2021 @ 07:23 AM

The United States handed over first two MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo utility maritime helicopters to the Indian Navy on Saturday. A ceremony to hand over the aircraft to the Navy was held at the Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego

Jordan to get Sikorsky UH-60M Helicopter

July 16, 2021 @ 04:44 AM

Sikorsky today won a contract valued $29 million to deliver one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. “Sikorsky Aircraft Corp

Turkish Aerospace Industries Plans to Export Helicopter Engines, Components

July 12, 2021 @ 07:41 AM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) which has developed the T700-TEI-701D engine to power the locally-made T-70 Black Hawk helicopter, expects to export the engine and some of its major components after it acquires the required certification. Mahmut Faruk Akşit, general manager and CEO of TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI), a TAI subsidiary told Anadolu Agency (AA) that nearly 50% of all of the engine components have been localized

HAL Preparing to Deliver First Batch of 3 Light Combat Helicopters to

July 12, 2021 @ 07:16 AM

Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is gearing up to hand over the first batch of three Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The helicopters are part of the 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) helicopters approved for the Army and the IAF

Australian Army Takes Delivery of Chinook Helos

July 9, 2021 @ 01:27 PM

The Australian Army received two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, taking the total number of this aircraft in service to 12. Australia acquired four Chinooks via a foreign military sales agreement for approximately AUD595 million ($441

Russian Helicopters’ Exports Down 19 Per Cent in 2020

July 7, 2021 @ 04:12 AM

Russian Helicopters, one of the worlds leading helicopter manufacturers, exported 39 military helicopters in 2020, a figure down 19% compared to the previous year. According to the companys annual report released on Tuesday, "Thirty-nine helicopters were exported to foreign markets in 2020

Safran Runs Helicopter Engine Using ‘Cooking Oil’ Fuel

July 5, 2021 @ 08:53 AM

Safran Helicopter Engines said it run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil

China Planning High Speed Helicopter to Compete Against Boeing-Sikorsky’s Defiant-X

June 28, 2021 @ 12:38 PM

China has announced its intentions to develop a high speed helicopter similar to Boeing-Sikorksys Defiant-X project that has co-axial rotors, stealth features and a maximum speed to 400 km per hour- about a third more than the top speed of the fastest helicopters today. China is also looking to make a technological leap from fourth-generation to fifth-generation models by developing high-speed helicopters, Global Times reported quoting Xu Jianhua, head of AVIC-affiliated China Helicopter Research and Development Institute told the Global Times on the sidelines of a future helicopter design tournament that kicked off in North China's Tianjin Municipality last Thursday