15.01.2013 Republic of Korea Selects The AgustaWestland AW159
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has selected the AW159 helicopter to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement. The contract for eight AW159 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy is the first export order for this new generation aircraft, known as the AW159 Wildcat in UK service.
15.01.2013 First AW139 Helicopter Assembled in Russia Performs Maiden Flight
HeliVert, a Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture, is pleased to announce the first AW139 helicopter assembled in Russia has successfully performed its maiden flight. On December 18, 2012, the first AW139 built in Russia, with the tail number 60001, was rolled out at the Helivert assembly plant to perform ground testing. On the following day, December 19, at 16:30 Moscow time the test programme continued with the helicopter’s first lift-off and controlled hover. The new helicopter remained in the air for 37 minutes and completed the scheduled tests approved by Russia’s aviation authorities.
27.11.2012 Russia delivers first Mi-171 civil medium multirole helicopter to Indonesia
Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has made its first civil medium multirole Mi-171 helicopter delivery to Indonesia. One of the largest mining companies acquired this certificated Mi-171 built by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
23.11.2012 AIR TATTOO OFFER IS JUST THE TICKET
People planning to attend next summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, who purchase their tickets before January 7, will enjoy a saving of up to £14 on the price of admission.
09.11.2012 Russia’s new Ka-32A11BC helicopter could put out a fire in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa
Dubai, UAE / 9 November 2012 – A new Russian helicopter could put out a fire at the top of the 163-story Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world at 828 metres – when the complexities of high altitude make using traditional fire-fighting techniques impossible, a Russian Helicopters official told the High-Rise Aerial Firefighting & Rescue conference at Dubai Helishow 2012.
23.10.2012 Global Giants Exhibit at Dubai Helishow 2012 - the international civil & military helicopter technology and operations exhibition - early November
PHI Air Medical, International Vertical Access Network, Gulf Helicopters and MedEvac International to feature pioneering developments in the emerging Air Medical and Rescue sector,
Ministry of Defense, Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing and Dubai Police Air Wing announce their presence at the show’s 5th edition
22.10.2012 Russian Helicopters to showcase special purpose helicopters at 16th International Exhibition of Means for Provision of State Security “Interpolitex 2012”
Russian Helicopters will showcase a range of helicopters designed for the military and security services at Interpolitex-2012, which takes place on 23-26 October at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow. The Russian Helicopters display can be found at stand 2B5 in pavilion 75.
08.10.2012 AIR TATTOO BIDS SET TO FLY HIGH
A unique piece of memorabilia from this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo is being auctioned this month in support of the airshow’s Fairford-based charity – the RAF Charitable Trust.
07.09.2012 Russian Mi-8AMT helicopter wins Mil Cup helicopter race
A Russian-made Mi-8AMT helicopter belonging to the Vertical-T air company and representing Russian Helicopters has won the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant Cup race from Moscow to Gelendzhik in southern Russia. The competition was held on 4-5 September as part of the opening of the ninth international Gidroaviasalon exhibition.
06.09.2012 Russian Helicopters and NefteGazAeroCosmos sign contract for supply of 18 new light Ka-226TG helicopters
Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that it has signed a contract with the NefteGazAeroCosmos research and production centre to deliver 18 light Ka-226TG helicopters. The helicopters are scheduled for delivery in 2013-2014, with the buyer receiving the first six machines in 2013 and the rest the following year.
06.09.2012 Rosobornexport and Poly Technologies, Inc. sign contract for 52 Mi-171E helicopters
Rosoboronexport and Chinese company Poly Technologies, Inc. in August signed a contract for delivery of 52 Mi-171E transport helicopters to China in 2012-2014. The first eight Mi-171Es are scheduled for delivery in 2012, with the rest slated for 2013 and 2014.
28.08.2012 ILA 2012 displays aircraft interiors of the future
Berlin 28 August 2012 – More individual room for passengers, new, personalised on-board entertainment and information concepts, exemplary hygiene in bathroom areas: that is how designers imagine the aircraft interiors of the future. At ILA 2012 the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) will be presenting a joint concept for aircraft interiors of the future, developed by the association’s own Cabin / Cargo expert network. From 11 to 16 September, under the heading of “Imagine…Innovations flying tomorrow”, five groundbreaking cabin solutions will be on display on the BDLI stand in Hall 2. This is the result of an initiative, the only one of its kind to date, following which Airbus and international partners put together a joint vision for the aircraft of the future.
27.08.2012 Mi-38 sets altitude record at World Helicopter Championships
Moscow / 27 August 2012 – Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, is proud to announce that a Mi-38 set a new world altitude record on the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championships.
25.08.2012 AeroExpo UK 2013 : 31 May - 2 June
The dates for AeroExpo UK 2013 are now confirmed. The event will take place at the beautiful setting of Sywell Aerodrome on 31st May - 2nd June 2013.
24.08.2012 Russian F1 driver Vitaly Petrov visits capital of Buryatia
Ulan-Ude / 24 August 2012 – Russian Helicopters, a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters and sponsor of the Caterham F1 Team, this week brought Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov to Ulan-Ude as part of its campaign to popularise high-tech sports. The driver, who brought his racing machine with him to the Buryat capital, was welcomed as an honoured guest.
13.08.2012 Russian Helicopters celebrates 100 years of the Russian Air Force
Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding company Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, took part in celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force in the Moscow Region town of Zhukovsky on August 10-12.
12.07.2012 Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant delivered first three Mi-171 to UTair Aviation under contract for delivery of 40 helicopters, signed at MAKS 2011
JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant” (JSC U-UAP), being a part of Russian Helicopters holding company, has delivered 3 Mi-171 helicopters to UTair Aviation.
21.05.2012 RAF TO FLY EPIC ‘EIIR’ TRIBUTE AT AIR TATTOO
The dramatic flypast of RAF Hawks that flew over Windsor Castle at the weekend as part of the Armed Forces’ tribute to HM The Queen will provide the centrepiece of the Royal International Air Tattoo’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this summer.
17.05.2012 Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 to Introduce its 5th Edition this November in Al Meydan
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 17th 2012: The Domus Group, a leading international exhibition specialist, announced today the dates of the awaited 5th edition of the International Helicopter Technology & Operations Exhibition, known as Dubai Helishow 2012- the Middle East’s one and only elite trade exhibition for all key players in the helicopter industry. The show will be held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai on the 6th to 8th November 2012 at its new venue, the Grand Stand, Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai.
17.05.2012 Russian Helicopters showcases new-look medium multi-role Ka-62
Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defense industry holding Oboronprom, and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters and producer of some of the world’s most iconic, innovative and widely operated models, today presented the new model of the medium multi-role Ka-62 at the 5th international helicopter exhibition HeliRussia 2012.