Image: Heliconia Aero Solutions
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]

Bell Jet Ranger X505
Cardiff Heliport

HELX to showcase Bell X505 at Cardiff Heliport

HELX AV, the sole UK & Ireland dealer for Bell helicopters, has announced it will showcase the latest aircraft in the Jet Ranger series at Cardiff Heliport. The Bell Jet Ranger X505 is described as “The New Industry Leader” for five seat helicopters and is designed for safety, efficiency and [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 H160
Engineering & Leasing

50 years of the Fenestron

The Fenestron is now a familiar sight on helicopters produced by companies like Aérospatiale, sud-aviation and later Airbus but before 1968 the safety-improving device didn’t exist, We look back at 50 years since the invention of the Fenestron. Invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille the shrouded tail rotor was initially developed [read more]

60 Squadron Griffin Helicopter (Wikimiedia/CC)
Helicopters

RAF Helicopter bursts into flames in Snowdonia

An RAF Helicopter has burst into flames moments after being forced to land with a technical issue. Emergency services were called to a “helicopter crash” shortly before 2pm this afternoon. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) confirmed that a Griffin training helicopter “safely completed a precautionary landing in Snowdonia”. All four [read more]