Piasecki to breathe new life into shuttered Sikorsky plant in Coatesville
Piasecki Aircraft will later this year open the doors of a new production and R&D site in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, having purchased the plant from helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky.
Bristow picked as preferred bidder for Irish SAR contract
Bristow Ireland has been selected by the Irish government as the preferred bidder for a 10-year, €670 million ($715 million) search and rescue contract taking over from incumbent CHC Helicopters.
Malaysia’s Weststar orders five AW139s
Malaysian helicopter operator Weststar Aviation has placed an order for five Leonardo AW139 intermediate twins in an offshore configuration.
Airbus Helicopters nets 43-unit Italian order
Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm 43-rotorcraft order with Airbus Helicopters
Babcock renews helicopter EMS contract for Australia’s remote north
Babcock Australia has renewed a contract with the government of Queensland for emergency medical services (EMS) helicopter operations, which will see it introduce a pair of Leonardo AW139s.
Military helicopter sales push Leonardo first-quarter order intake higher
Leonardo’s helicopter division produced a strong first quarter of 2023, with two large military deals helping to lift the Italian aerospace champion’s order intake by more than 25% on the same period a year earlier.
Night vision goggle error likely behind NZ BK117 crash in 2018
The crash of a Kawasaki Heavy Industries BK117-C1 in the Southern Ocean off New Zealand underlines the challenges of operating with night vision goggles (NVGs) over a flat sea.
Raytheon reveals AI-powered target identification sensor
Dubbed “intelligent sensing” technology, Raytheon says its new Raiven system will pair artificial intelligence with electro-optical and infrared imaging to rapidly identify objects from the air in real time.
Bavarian police receives first five-bladed H145 pair
Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first two of eight five-bladed H145 light-twins to the Bavarian police.
Milestone nets S-92 lease deal with OHS
Milestone Aviation has signed a deal with Offshore Helicopter Services (OHS) – newly acquired by South Africa’s Ultimate Aviation – covering the lease of five Sikorsky S-92 heavy-twins.