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Helicopters

Helispeed announces new contract with Heliconia

Blackpool-based Helispeed has announced a new contract with Heliconia Air Services of Morocco which will see Helispeed supply them with qualified pilots for 12 months. Helispeed will supply pilots from its ‘Heli-Trax’ database which holds over 700 highly trained and vetted pilots from across the world. Gemma Walker, Operations Director, [read more]

Navy Wessex XT761 (Image: Navy Wessex/Facebook)
Helicopters

See the Navy Wessex XT761 fly in May

Anyone with an interest in helicopters, especially historical helicopters, will have seen the amazing progress that’s been made by the team restoring XT761, a Navy Wessex HU5. It was taken from component parts through to being airworthy again, and flying for the first time on the 1st March 2019. Now [read more]

Airbus Helicopters H160
Civil Aviation

Strong growth for Airbus Helicopters in 2018

There was strong growth for Airbus Helicopters in 2018 as the company saw orders for 413 aircraft across the year, up 18% on 2017 and delivered 356 aircraft. The figures means that Airbus’ share of the helicopter marketplace is now 54% with Leonardo and Bell falling behind with just 21% [read more]

G-VSKP seen taking off on BT Sport
Air Safety

Leicester City owner dies in helicopter crash at Stadium

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed outside of the stadium after taking off after today’s match. Leicester City has officially confirmed Mr Srivaddhanaprabha was on board at the time of the accident and died along with 4 other people including the pilots. Leicester City owner’s helicopter has [read more]

The Flying Bulls Bristol Sycamore (Image: P. Harrison)
England

Helicopter Museum welcomes only flying Sycamore

The Bristol Sycamore 171  is the oldest flying British designed helicopter still Flying. This example is also the only surviving Sycamore 171 still flying. The sycamore was Designed by Raoul Hafner and built at Filton, by the Bristol Aeroplane company, this particular one being built in 1957. The Sycamore served [read more]

Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH130
Business Aviation

Airbus Corporate Helicopters shows off first ACH130

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has shown off the first helicopter to be delivered since its formation. The ACH130 aircraft is being displayed to the public for the first time at The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) which is currently underway in Geneva. The displayed aircraft is displayed with [read more]

Wildcat HM2 Flares - Neil Atterbury
Airshow News

Yeovilton Air Day 2018 – Helicopter Role Demos

Yeovilton Air Day in July has already announced a spectacular line-up of display for 2018 but they keep coming and the latest comes from aircraft actually based at RNAS Yeovilton. Both the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) and the Royal Navy Wildcats will be putting on role demos on the day which [read more]