Helicopter

Global AW101 helicopter fleet hits flight hour milestone

The AW101 helicopter fleet, manufactured by Leonardo, has reached 500,000 global flight hours in a milestone for the multi-role, medium-lift platform

UK inks deal for 14 Chinook CH-47(ER) heavy-lift helicopters

The UK has agreed to purchase 14 Chinook CH-47(ER) heavy-lift helicopters from the US via a foreign military sales agreement, worth £1.4bn. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2026, where the new helicopters will be based at RAF Odiham, the home of the UK’s Chinook fleet

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How helicopter airlines work

It’s not often that we feature rotary aircraft in Airliner World, but as Howard Slutsken reports, there’s something a little different going on in Vancouver...

US Army awards FLRAA demo and risk reduction contracts

US Army contracts have been awarded to the two companies competing in the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition for Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) Phase 2

Why history's biggest helicopter was never more than a prototype

Was it a rare case of quality over quantity? Or was it simply a design that was too big to be realistic? The Mil V-12 never made it past the prototype stage and we want to know why...

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A behind-the-scenes look at Exercise Baccarat 2020

We report on the French Army's Baccarat helicopter exercise, which took to the Alps for its 2020 excursion and successfully integrated air and ground forces in challenging conditions

Sikorsky-Boeing team unveils Defiant X for US Army’s FLRAA campaign

The Sikorsky-Boeing team behind the SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator has released the first details of the Defiant X coaxial compound helicopter as its offering for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) campaign

Spanish Air Force receives first NH90

Airbus Helicopters announced on October 14 that the first of 12 NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) has been delivered to the Spanish Air Force

RAF’s Newest Helicopter

The RAF’s 32 (The Royal) Sqn took delivery of a new Agusta Westland AW109SP GrandNew helicopter in early February.

Poland's New Look!

AIR International provides an overview of Poland’s ongoing drive to modernise its military aviation assets and looks ahead to the nation’s future endeavours.