Bell reveals FCX-001 future helicopter concept

HELI-EXPO 2017 – Dallas, TX (March 7, 2017) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its vision for the future of rotorcraft – the FCX-001. This is Bell Helicopter’s first concept aircraft and presents a 3-D roadmap for delivering safer, smarter and more efficient rotorcraft solutions. “For the past 80 years, Bell … [Read more…]

QANTAS TO FLY NON-STOP PERTH TO LONDON

– Shortest and fastest version of the Kangaroo Route in its 70 year history – First direct link between Australia and Europe, using WA as a hub – Qantas Dreamliner designed to offer improved comfort on long haul flights Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming … [Read more…]

Sikorsky Signs Contract with Chilean Air Force for Six S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters

Robust military design, high hot performance, and C-130 transportability prove valuable discriminators STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 7, 2016 /Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters for the service’s medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program. When delivered in 2018, the … [Read more…]

Ethiopian Airlines to Stretch its Wings to Oslo – Its fourteenth European Destination

Ethiopian Airlines, by far the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will commence scheduled five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with the ultra – modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner effective March 26, 2017. Oslo is the capital, most populous city and governmental centre in Norway, a hub to the … [Read more…]

ANTONOV AIRLINES ADDING MORE WEIGHT

Ukraine: Antonov Company announces that its Antonov An−124−100 joint venture company, Ruslan International, formed in 2006 together with Volga−Dnepr Airlines, will cease operations on 31 December, 2016. Throughout its decade−long existence, Ruslan International has consistently demonstrated a combined expertise in the outsize and heavyweight cargo market. Antonov Company would like to thank Volga−Dnepr Airlines for … [Read more…]

Boeing, UPS Announce Order for 14 747-8 Freighters

EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 27, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and UPS [NYSE: UPS] today announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes. “These aircraft are a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS customers around the globe,” said Brendan Canavan, president, … [Read more…]

Lockheed Martin Celebrates 25 years of Work on the Royal Navy’s Merlin Helicopter Programme

HAVANT, England, Oct. 17, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has led the celebrations to recognise the 25th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s Merlin anti-submarine and anti-surface helicopter. The original contract for the Merlin Mk1 helicopter was awarded on October 9, 1991. An event, held in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, brought together past and present members … [Read more…]

Summer Program: SAS opens 15 new routes

SAS is continuing to expand and strengthen its holiday destination offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers. When the 2017 summer program starts, SAS will open six new all year routes from Scandinavia. SAS is also increasing flights to Spain, Portugal and Croatia, adding over 330,000 seats in its summer program. Altogether, SAS will open 15 new … [Read more…]

Investigation report following Turøy helicopter accident published

Statoil’s investigation following the Turøy helicopter accident on 29 April has been finalised, offering conclusions and recommendations for how the company can further improve its helicopter safety work. The Turøy helicopter accident is the most serious helicopter accident on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) since 1997. 13 people died in the accident. The helicopter was … [Read more…]