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JUNE

A Canadian Team May Have Won Sikorsky Prize

Human-Powered Helicopter: The Canadians are one of two teams that have been working hard the past year to claim the $250,000 Sikorsky prize for the first human-powered helicopter than can fly to a height of three meters and stay aloft for at least 60 seconds. They also have to stay within a 10-square-meter area. They posted this on […]

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JUNE

India: Kestrel Aviation Orders Two More AW119Ke Helicopters

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce an order for two AW119Ke single engine helicopters by Kestrel Aviation, a privately owned helicopter operator based in Mumbai, India. The AW119Ke helicopters, both in VIP configuration, will be delivered to Kestrel Aviation during the last quarter of 2013 and will join two others of the same model already in […]

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JUNE

AW189: New search and rescue helicopter

AgustaWestland has been showing of its new search and rescue chopper – the AW189 – at the Paris Air Show. The AW189 is part of the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters that includes the AW139 and AW169 models. These all possess the same high performance flight characteristics and safety features as well as share […]

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JUNE

U.S. will buy 30 Russian-built military helicopters

Reuters- The Pentagon said on Monday it will spend $572 million to buy 30 Russian-built military helicopters that will be used by Afghan security forces. The Mi-17 helicopters will be used by Afghanistan’s National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, which supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations missions. The contract with Rosoboronexport, the Russian arms company, covers […]

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JUNE

Paris Air Show 2013

[header 3]The 50th International Paris Air Show (Paris Le Bourget) is now open! [/header] The Paris Air Show is taking place at Le Bourget exhibition centre till Sunday June 23th. This Show brings together all the industry’s players across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations. For their 50th edition, the PAS promises to […]

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JUNE

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinook Helicopters

The US Army and Boeing have signed a $4 billion multi-year contract for 177 CH-47F Chinook helicopters, with the Army holding options that could increase its total buy to 215 aircraft. Deliveries from the agreement, which is a cost-effective alternative to annually contracting for the aircraft, begin in 2015. “This multi-year contract provides unprecedented savings […]

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JUNE

New Helicopter Situational Awareness Product Line

A family of technologies that will provide helicopter pilots with unprecedented situational awareness will be launched at this year’s 50th Annual Paris Air Show, June 17-23, by Rockwell Collins. The product line should help helicopter pilots to meet the challenges of flying in an increasingly congested and hazard-filled airspace. Details about the new offering will […]

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JUNE

Russian Helicopters: Ka226T demonstration in mountains of Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters launched earlier this week the first demonstration flights of the light multirole Ka-226T in Kazakhstan, aimed at potential Ka-226T customers in Kazakhstan, including the airborne divisions of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Interior Ministry, Ministry of Health and other law enforcement and environmental authorities, as well as commercial helicopter operators. Russian Helicopters reports […]

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JUNE

X3: helicopter world speed record

The X3 flew at a speed of 255 knots in level flight, beating the previous record set in 2010 by the Sikorsky X2 compound helicopter, which was of 250-knot. Eurocopter also added that the X3 reached a speed of 263 knots in a  dive. The results are still not confirmed, but once they are, the […]

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JUNE

California: Pasadena Police Department’s annual heliport open house

Pasadena Police Department’s annual heliport open house will be held Saturday, June 29 at the Altadena heliport From 11 AM to 2 PM, there will be displays and demonstrations, including: Police helicopters Armored rescue vehicle SWAT and K9 Demonstrations Mobile command post Police motorcycles Crime Scene Investigation Fingerprinting for children Employment Services Unit will be […]

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