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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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  • Revolution underpins new H160 helicopter


    ​While the H160 may not feature the huge leaps forward in technology that were originally envisaged, it is still a...


  • 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...


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  • ANALYSIS: Helicopter products set to star at LIMA

    News | 11 Mar 2015 09:28 | Greg Waldron

    Big orders for passenger jets tend to dominate air shows. At Paris, Farnborough, Dubai and Singapore, helicopters – while present – tend to be overshadowed both on the static display and by the big orders.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Helicopter-products-set-to-star-at-LIMA-409046/
  • Revolution underpins new H160 helicopter

    News | 03 Mar 2015 16:31 | Dominic Perry

    ​While the H160 may not feature the huge leaps forward in technology that were originally envisaged, it is still a revolution in the way that Airbus Helicopters develops and industrialises its products.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Revolution-underpins-new-H160-helicopter-409631/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Dauphins-demise-spurs-X4-development-at-Airbus-Helicopters-409059/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Bell-525-Relentless-cutaway-and-technical-description-405541/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airbus-Helicopters-revamps-range-for-the-future-403444/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Russian-Helicopters-looks-to-civil-market-for-renewed-lift-400638/