Credit: Leonardo Helicopters. Leonardo executives believe their AW09 single-engine helicopter could achieve similar levels of success as the company’s twin-engine AW139. Read the full story.
Nigerian Army Orders Cayuse Warrior Scout Helicopters
Credit: MD Helicopters. Nigeria’s Army has ordered a dozen MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/scout helicopters from U.S. manufacturer MD Helicopters to bolster the country’s counterinsurgency operations. Read the full story.
Sikorsky Pushes Back S-92A+ Market Entry, Shelves S-92B Plans
Credit: Markus Mainka / Alamy Stock Photo. Sikorsky has pushed back certification and market entry of its S-92A+ upgrade two years to 2025 and shelved plans for a future S-92B. Read the full story.
U.S. Firefighting Operator Billings Buys Surplus Dutch Chinooks
Credit: Stocktrek Images, Inc./Alamy Stock Photo. The Netherlands Defense Ministry is selling off six of its retired Boeing CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters to a U.S. operator. Read the full story.
Malaysia’s Weststar To Partner With Leonardo On AW609
Credit: Leonardo. Malaysia’s Weststar Aviation Group has become the latest partner to sign up to develop capabilities for Leonardo’s AW609 commercial tiltrotor. Read the full story.
Schweizer Exploring Turbine Engine Installation for S300C
Credit: Alf van Beem. Schweizer is considering the installation of a turbine engine as a possible alternative to the piston engine that currently powers its S300C light helicopter. Read the full story.
Robinson Targets ‘Stable’ 300 Helicopters Per Year
Credit: Robert Büchel / Alamy Stock Photo. Robinson Helicopters aims to steady annual production of its light helicopter family at around 300 aircraft as it continues to see a rebound in deliveries for the third year in a row. Read the full story.
New MD Helicopters Owners Plan Aggressive Ramp Up In Production
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The new owners of MD Helicopters envision raising production to 50 helicopters a year by 2025 as the company rebuilds after exiting bankruptcy in August 2022. Read the full story.
MH-139A Grey Wolf Moves Into Production Phase
Credit: Boeing. Boeing plans to deliver the final pair of developmental MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters to the U.S. Air Force in July-August as program partner Leonardo gears up to produce the initial set of 13 production aircraft ordered under a newly awarded $285 million Defense Department contract. Read the full story.
Airbus Teams With Boeing On UK H175M Proposal
Credit: Lloyd Horgan/Airbus Helicopters
Boeing has emerged as a surprise teammate in Airbus’ efforts to offer a military version of its H175 super-medium helicopter to the UK. Read the full story.
Agility Prime Aims To Demonstrate eVTOLs At USAF Exercises In 2023
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Congress says no to U.S. Air Force buying electric aircraft, but the program continues. Read the full story.
A roundup of the news from the international trade show dedicated to the helicopter industry held in Atlanta, Mar. 7-9, 2023.