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  • Indonesian navy stalks AS565 Panther deal

    The Indonesian navy is in negotiations with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for the acquisition of between 11 and 16 Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther anti-submarine warfare (ASW) rotorcraft.

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  • Indonesian navy stalks AS565 Panther deal

    The Indonesian navy is in negotiations with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for the acquisition of between 11 and 16...

  • HELI-EXPO: Airbus Helicopters reveals progress on X4 development

    ​Airbus Helicopters confirmed on 25 February that ground testing has started on the 4t-6t twin-engine X4 family of...

  • HELI-EXPO: AgustaWestland expects to reach parity with European rival

    ​AgustaWestland expects to equal or surpass Airbus Helicopters in overall value of commercial aircraft delivered for...

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  • ANALYSIS: Dauphin's demise spurs X4 development at Airbus Helicopters

    News | 24 Feb 2015 10:21 | Dominic Perry

    ​On 3 March in Orlando, Airbus Helicopters will finally reveal the future of its medium-class rotorcraft. Work on the new model, known so far by its experimental designation of X4, has been under way since at least 2010, but there is still little clarity on what the helicopter looks like or what specifications it will boast.
  • ANALYSIS: Bell 525 Relentless cutaway and technical description

    News | 12 Nov 2014 10:30 | Dominic Perry

    ​If everything goes to plan and Bell Helicopter delivers its first 525R Relentless rotorcraft in 2016 to an as-yet unannounced customer, it will mark the end of the first chapter in the battle for market supremacy in the emerging segment for super-medium rotorcraft. Rivals AgustaWestland and Airbus Helicopters have already attained certification of their offerings in the weight class with the AW189 and EC175 respectively, so to some extent Bell is playing catch up. Of course it argues that the 525 will be worth waiting for – offering a higher maximum take-off weight (MTOW), better performance, reliability and, with a cockpit kitted out with the latest avionics and fly-by-wire controls, massively enhanced safety.
  • ANALYSIS: Airbus Helicopters revamps range for the future

    News | 06 Oct 2014 09:24 | Dominic Perry

    At an as-yet undisclosed point in the fourth quarter, likely to be October or early November, Airbus Helicopters will deliver its most important new model, the clean-sheet EC175.
  • ANALYSIS: Russian Helicopters looks to civil market for renewed lift

    News | 12 Aug 2014 09:43 | Dominic Perry

    If you wanted proof that undoubted success in the military segment does not automatically translate into the civil sphere then you could look no further than Russian Helicopters. While its military products are in some cases class-leading – whatever you think of the Mi-17’s appearance it continues to sell in droves – the company’s two latest civil developmental programmes are showing teething troubles. The Ka-62, a 6.5t rotorcraft that features a great deal of Western content, is slipping ever later. First flight was originally due last year, but that has now been pushed into the second half of 2014. And the Mi-38, a 15.6t helicopter that made its first flight in 2003, has been crawling incrementally closer to certification.
  • Working Week: Glen Ellefritz

    News | 12 Aug 2014 00:00

    Officer Glen Ellefritz is a police pilot with the Phoenix Police Department Air Support Unit in Arizona.
  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus continues to forge ahead in single-aisles

    News | 07 Jul 2014 08:56 | Murdo Morrison

    It may be playing catch up with Boeing on widebodies, but in the single-aisle market Airbus has a clear head-start on its rival. While Seattle dithered about its narrowbody strategy at the turn of the decade, Airbus committed in 2010 to re-powering its existing A320 family with a choice of two engines. The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered version of the 150-seat A320neo – due to fly for the first time in September – will be handed over to launch customer Qatar Airways in the final quarter of 2015, almost two years ahead of the 737 Max.