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North Sea helicopter operators provide dedicated coronavirus response fleet

Oil and gas operators working from Aberdeen in the north of Scotland have assembled a fleet of helicopters for emergency repatriation flights of offshore staff as a response to the coronavirus crisis.

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French air force plans Puma replacement with leased H225s

France has begun a process to replace its air force’s fleet of ageing SA330 Puma rotorcraft with leased Airbus Helicopters H225s.

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Leonardo Helicopters deliveries halted on Italy coronavirus lockdown

Leonardo is currently unable to deliver helicopters built at its plant in Vergiate in the north of Italy thanks to travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Fatigue cracking in turbine blade led to AS355 F1 engine failure

Rolls-Royce will release a newly designed third-stage turbine wheel for its M250-C20F turboshaft engine by the end of the year, which will have improved strength and tolerance to fatigue cracking. 

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