Light Utility Helicopter

Spanish Navy receives first H135 P3H ‘Nival’ helicopter from Airbus

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first of seven H135 P3H ‘Nival’ light utility helicopters to the Spanish Navy on October 26, marking a key milestone for the service as it continues in its push to modernise its rotary-wing capabilities

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VIDEO: British Army bids farewell to 665 Squadron and final Gazelles

Three Westland Gazelle AH1s from No 665 Squadron – a component of the Army Air Corps’ 5 Regiment and the British Army’s last frontline Gazelle unit – completed the type’s final operational flight from Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove in Northern Ireland on October 23

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Inside the final days of the Spanish Navy's Hughes 500M helicopter fleet

As the Spanish Navy undergoes a major transformation, Marnix Sap looks at the final days of the helicopter that has been a dedicated little workhorse for more than 50 years

Zambian Air Force acquires two Enstrom 480B helicopters

The US-based Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced on April 17 that it has sold two turbine-powered 480B helicopters to the Zambian Air Force, which will employ the rotorcraft for both training and utility missions

Argentina buys new Bell 407 GXi fleet for mountainous SAR ops

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Argentine Armed Forces has approved the purchase of six new-build Bell 407 GXi utility helicopters in a deal worth US$32.4m

Cyprus set to receive first H145Ms this summer

As Cyprus moves to replace its now-retired fleet of Soviet-era Mil Mi-35P Hind-F gunships, it has been revealed that the nation will receive the first of an initial batch of six H145M rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters this summer, after the transfer was recently given the green light by the German government

Austria doubles its order for AW169M light utility helicopters 

Leonardo has signed a contract with the Italian Directorate of Aeronautical Armaments and Airworthiness to supply 18 more AW169M light utility helicopters to the Austrian Ministry of Defence

Philippine Army to receive UH-1J helicopters from Japan

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force has committed to transferring an unspecified number of Fuji Heavy Industries-made UH-1J Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Army in a bid to bolster the Army Aviation Regiment’s humanitarian assistance/disaster response capabilities

Dornier Technology donates Bo-105 helicopter to the Philippine Army

The Philippine Army has revealed that the donation of a single Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm Bo-105 light utility helicopter to its Army Aviation Regiment will further enhance the service’s ability to carry out humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions

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ILA Berlin 2022: Strong presence of Airbus H145 military derivatives at show

The extremely popular military derivative of the light, twin-engined Airbus H145 were present in force at the ILA Berlin Airshow, with three different examples on display