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Paramount partners with the UAE’s AAL Group on Mil helicopter solutions

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Paramount Aerospace Systems has announced a strategic partnership with AAL Group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the marketing of Mi-type helicopter solutions...

East Libyan forces say two helicopters crash in military operation

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East Libyan forces said they lost two helicopters in a crash during a military operation on Sunday, after days of fighting with a formerly...

Heli Expo 2020 report

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The Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Heli-Expo, which took place at the end of January in Anaheim, California, was plunged into mourning following the tragic...

Rostec to take part in CIEX for the first time

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March 7, 2019 - Russia’s State Corporation Rostec will take part in CIEX, the largest industrial exhibition in North China, which will be held...

Airbus promoting helicopter operations risk management tools in Africa

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Airbus is taking the lead in promoting helicopter operational safety in Southern and Eastern Africa, a region home to operators of more...

Farnborough Air Show 2018 at a glance: helicopters

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Here is a roundup of rotary wing news from the Farnborough Air Show that took place between 16 and 22 July. Canada is...

Helicopter developments at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show

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Even if Farnborough International Air Show is not the place where helicopter manufacturers are expected to make major announcements, five large OEMs...

Nigeria’s Senate seeks explanation of $462 million to buy helicopters

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Nigeria's upper chamber of parliament on Tuesday said it would invite the central bank governor and the ministers of finance and defence...

Canada to send helicopters and troops to Mali

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Canada will send helicopters and support troops, including medical staff, to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali later this year,...

TNPA getting new helicopters

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The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has concluded a deal for the acquisition of two new helicopters to service the ports of...

Botswana to acquire three used helicopters for anti-poaching operations

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The parliament of Botswana has approved a request by the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism for P41 million in...

Germany defends performance of crashed Tiger helicopter

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Germany's defence ministry defended the performance of its Tiger helicopters as part of a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali amid indications Wednesday's...

Paris Air Show rotary wing roundup

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Here are details of rotary wing orders and announcements made during the 2017 Paris Air Show last week. Airbus Helicopters unveiled the aerodynamic...

Airbus Helicopters deliveries up in 2016

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Airbus Helicopters delivered 418 rotorcraft in 2016, a five percent increase compared with 2015, against a challenging market backdrop, the company said....

More German soldiers – and helicopters – going to UN mission...

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Germany's cabinet on Wednesday approved the deployment of eight attack and transport helicopters as well as 350 additional soldiers to Mali as...

Germany ready to send helicopters to Mali

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Germany has agreed in principle to send military helicopters to Mali to help a UN peacekeeping mission seen as vital to counter...

Algeria to establish helicopter plant

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The Algerian government says it will establish a helicopter production plant with a foreign partner primarily for the export market. Addressing a recent...

Airbus finalizes deal to build helicopter plant in China

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Airbus Helicopters, the world's largest supplier of commercial helicopters, finalised an agreement on Monday to build an assembly line in China as...

HAI Heli-Expo news roundup

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) held its expo between February 29 and March 3 in Louisville, Kentucky. Here is a roundup of Heli-Expo...

Offshore helicopters: Is the multi-million Dollar crash inevitable?

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In 2013, the oil and gas helicopter market segment was forecast to account for nearly 30% of the future procurements over the...

Big orders at China’s Helicopter Expo 2015

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From September 9 to 13, Tianjin hosted the China Helicopter Exposition. Sponsored by the state-owned company AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China),...

UK follows US in looking to the future of helicopters

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The UK military will soon consider a study on the requirements for the future of its helicopter fleets that could pave the...

Despite decline, military rotorcraft important for manufacturers

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As the military rotorcraft market enters a downturn, Forecast International sees a strong niche in the medium/heavy military rotorcraft sector with over...

Kenyan government probes breakdown of police Air Wing helicopters

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All six helicopters belonging to the Kenyan Police Air Wing have reportedly been grounded, with three having broken down over the past...

Oil price plunge could leave helicopters sputtering

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Tumbling oil prices are starting to ripple through the helicopter industry, which depends on oil companies that shuttle their crews to off-shore...

Light military helicopter market in decline – report

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The light military rotorcraft market has entered a period that will see annual production generally head downward during the next 15 years,...

Kenyan police to lease five helicopters

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The Kenyan government has invited bids for the provision of five helicopters for the Kenya Police on a lease basis as it...

Helicopter industry figures compared for 2013

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Finmeccanica recently released its financial results for 2013 allowing us now to review and compare the global helicopter industry's figures for the...

Gallery: UN helicopters

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The United Nations operates a wide variety of small, medium and large helicopters provided by member nations for its various missions throughout...

Strong demand for helicopters in emerging markets – report

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Demand for helicopters has increased substantially in the emerging markets of the Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Middle East as growth declines in...

Big market for helicopter systems – report

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This November, the business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan released a study that assesses the global helicopter's systems market. The study aims...

Underfunding eroding SA Air Force

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Severe underfunding has led to the erosion of the South African Air Force (SAAF) and its equipment, according to the Department of...

Western Cape legislature hears “no SAAF helos for firefighting”

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With fire season looming in the Western Cape, it appears that the SA Air Force (SAAF) cannot make helicopters available to assist...

4 384 medium to heavy military rotorcraft to be sold over...

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The market for medium to heavily military helicopters is predicted to slow down over the next several years, with production declining from...

United Nations asks Angola for helicopters

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked Angola to supply helicopters for peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Police aircraft grounded

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The Afrikaans daily reports some 11 to 15 South African Police Service Air Wing helicopters an fixed-wing aircraft are currently grounded because...

Military helicopter market worth US$19 billion this year

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The global military helicopter market will be worth US$19.4 billion in 2012 as militaries worldwide continue to develop and upgrade their rotorcraft...

SANDF offers relief to flood-stricken communities in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is currently providing disaster relief to flood-stricken communities in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Over four...

Military helicopter upgrade market worth US$4 billion in 2012

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The global military helicopter modernisation, upgrade and retrofit market will be worth US$3.98 billion this year, according to a new study. In its...

Norway takes delivery of first NH90

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The Norwegian Armed Forces have taken delivery of their first NH90 NFH helicopter. The delivery ceremony took place on November 30 at...

US$8 billion worth of military helicopters sold in 2010

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Last year militaries and governments around the world ordered 673 helicopters worth US$8.1 billion and will receive another 3 700 between now...