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Fly high or reduce speed to cut civil helicopter birdstrike: EASA

Civil helicopter operators are being advised to reduce airspeed if they are unable to avoid flying at low altitude, as a defensive measure against the risk of serious birdstrike.



Leonardo Helicopters eyes hybrid future as it rebrands Kopter SH09

Leonardo Helicopters and Kopter are already contemplating the development of a hybrid-electric rotorcraft demonstrator even as they work to bring the newly rebranded AW09 to market.



New rotorcraft to complete Qinetiq’s ETPS fleet update

The UK’s Qinetiq-run Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) is poised to complete its major fleet renewal programme, with a trio of replacement rotorcraft due to enter use within months.

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Shin-Nihon Helicopters receives Japan’s first Bell 407GXis

Japan’s Shin-Nihon Helicopters has taken delivery of two Bell 407GXi helicopters, making it the country’s first operator of the type.

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