Features / Updates
September 30, 2022
US Army Orders Additional Enhanced CH-47F Block II Chinooks
The US Army is continuing to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet with an order for two more Boeing CH-47F Block II Chinooks and long lead funding for additional aircraft.
September 8, 2022
Boeing Statement on Poland's KRUK Attack Helicopter Program
The Government of Poland today announced that Boeing's AH-64 Apache has been selected for its KRUK Attack Helicopter program.
August 25, 2022
Boeing Delivers Four MH-139A Test Helicopters to US Air Force
Boeing has delivered four MH-139A Grey Wolf test aircraft to the US Air Force as the service prepares to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N helicopters.
August 17, 2022
US Navy Expands CH-53K® Training with Additional Simulators
The United States Marines will gain additional training opportunities preparing them to operate the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter.
August 17, 2022
MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes First Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations Exercise
Successful ship-to-shore transition demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout's mission flexibility in an expeditionary environment and across ship classes
July 20, 2022
Safran to support New Zealand NH90 engines
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to support the engines of its NH90 fleet operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).
June 27, 2022
United States Army and Sikorsky Strengthen Army Aviation Fleet with 10th H-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Contract
The United States government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Army and FMS customers.
June 1, 2022
Boeing Statement on Germany's STH Heavy-Lift Helicopter Program
The German Government today announced that Boeing's CH-47F Chinook has been selected for its heavy-lift helicopter requirements (STH) for the German Bundeswehr.
April 25, 2022
US Marine Corps Declares Initial Operational Capability of Sikorsky CH-53K®
Major milestone for the most modern and powerful helicopter in DoD inventory
April 18, 2022
Northrop Grumman UH-60V OpenLift Ready for All-Weather Operations
The UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, enabled by the Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed, OpenLift architecture, has been granted an Instrument Flight Rules Airworthiness Release by the US Army Systems Readiness Directorate.
March 8, 2022
Government of Spain Selects Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B3 Engines to Power 36 Airbus H135 Twin-Engine Helicopters
Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today its PW206B3 helicopter engine has been selected by the Government of Spain to power 36 Airbus H135 helicopters.
February 23, 2022
Boeing Awarded Contract for Eight AH-6 Helicopters for Thailand
Boeing has been awarded a $103.7 million contract by the US Department of Defense as part of a foreign military sale for eight AH-6 light attack reconnaissance helicopters to Thailand.
February 10, 2022
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Selects Honeywell Engine to Power DEFIANT X®
HTS7500 turboshaft engine offers US Army transformational capability as part of Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program
January 28, 2022
Safran deploys SAF to UK facility
Safran Helicopter Engines has started using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Fareham facility in the United Kingdom on a permanent basis, initially with the currently available mix of 38% SAF and subsequently with the maximum permitted blend of 50%.
November 17, 2021
Safran and Saab renewed their SBH® contract to support Swedish AW109 helicopter engines
Safran Helicopter Engines and Saab have renewed their agreement to support Arrius 2K2 engines powering the Leonardo AW109 operated by the Swedish Armed Forces.
September 4, 2020
Mi-171A2 certified in South Korea
Validation of Mi-171A2 certificate confirms the compliance of design with local flight safety requirements and authorizes its use in the Republic of Korea.
August 25, 2020
Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec) and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department's needs.
August 25, 2020
Russian Helicopters to supply two Mi-38 helicopters to the Ministry of Defense
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense for supplying two Mi-38 helicopters with a highly comfortable cabin.
August 24, 2020
Rostec launches serial production of upgraded Mi-35P
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has launched serial production of the upgraded Mi-35P attack helicopter at the Rostvertol plant.
March 25, 2019
Chinook helicopters to be a game changer, says IAF Chief Dhanoa
By Vishal Thapar
India's military modernisation plan to beef up war fighting capability in the mountains begins to fall into place. A Chinook can rapidly induct 50 troops or 20 tons of weaponry per sortie to mountainous battlefields
April 18, 2018
Indian delegation witnessed performance of Ka-226T helicopter
The representatives of the Indian MoD visited Kamov Helicopters of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) within the framework of the project of the delivering 200 units of Ka-226T rotorcraft and establishing its serial production in India.
September 4, 2017
HAL gets orders for 41 Advanced Light Helicopters
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed one more contract for supply of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH). The contract is for 40 ALH to the Indian Army and one to the Indian Navy.