Helicopter

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Helicopter safety: more work needed?

Helicopters, and their uses, are constantly evolving. Mark Broadbent looks into the work being done to promote safety

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A look at the aerial firefighting effort that saved North Macedonia this summer

With its own firefighting aeroplanes left unserviceable this summer, North Macedonia faced catastrophic wildfires. We explain how aircraft from neighbouring countries helped to save the small Balkan nation from the flames

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1961 Belvedere Rotary Revolution for the RAF

The heavy-lift capabilities of the RAF’s then new Belvedere helicopter were demonstrated at RAF Odiham with ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’ reporting on the event in the November 16, 1961 issue

Airbus delivers first Lakota to US Army National Guard

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first UH-72B, the latest variant of its Lakota helicopter, to the US Army National Guard from its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi

Draken to close UK-based helicopter training academy

Draken Europe has announced plans to close its UK-based Helicopter Academy at the end of this year with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic a key factor in the decision, as limitations on travel to and from the UK reduced its ability to secure new orders

CH-53K sale to Israel approved

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of CH-53K heavy lift helicopters with support and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$3.4bn

Sikorsky to sustain Brazilian Black Hawks

Sikorsky has received a four-year contract from the Brazilian Air Force to provide logistics support for the service’s 16 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters

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GAME, SET AND MATCH

The Royal Navy’s concept of the Manned Torpedo- Carrying Helicopter...

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LOM conducts test flight of Mi-35 3362

After 20 months undergoing rework with LOM Praha, Czech Air Force Mi-35 Hind 3362 has conducted its first flight from Kbely air base on July 29

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Leonardo Helicopters talk up UK contribution to AW149

Leonardo Helicopters has said it is a “misnomer” to consider the AW149 helicopter to be a purely Italian platform