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Airbus delivers first H160 helicopter to PHI Aviation for U.S. offshore operations

Airbus has delivered its first H160 helicopter in the United States to PHI Aviation, marking the beginning of H160 operations in the country. The aircraft is the first of four H160 helicopters that PHI will operate for offshore transportation in the Gulf of Mexico. Before commencing commercial operations, the helicopter will undergo a route-proving programme

Boeing delivers first upgraded CH-47F Block II Chinook to U.S. Army

Boeing has delivered the first CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army, marking a significant milestone in the military’s modernization efforts. The upgraded aircraft is the first of up to 465 Chinooks in the Army’s fleet that will be modernized to the new Block II configuration. Heather McBryan, vice president and program manager

French Army orders new generation of tanker trucks from Arquus in €70m deal

French defense company Arquus has won a major contract to develop and produce a new generation of tanker trucks for the French armed forces, with an initial order for 70 vehicles worth around €70 million. The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) awarded the contract on April 28th, 2024, confirming Arquus as a key player in

Airbus Helicopters and Babcock to support French Ministry of Interior’s EC145 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and Babcock have secured a 12-year contract to support 48 EC145 helicopters operated by the French Ministry of Interior. The contract, signed with the Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique (DMAé), starts this year and covers technical support, spare parts supply, logistics solutions, technical data management, and software support for the fleet. The EC145s

Boeing receives $178M contract for seven additional MH-139A helicopters from U.S. Air Force

Boeing has been awarded a $178 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to produce seven MH-139A helicopters and provide sustainment and training support. This order brings the total number of aircraft under contract with the Air Force to 26. Azeem Khan, MH-139 program director, said, “Building the Grey Wolf fleet and paving the way

Japan Coast Guard expands fleet with three additional H225 helicopters

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an order for three additional H225 helicopters, bringing its total H225 fleet to 18 units. As the largest Super Puma operator in Japan, JCG received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024. The new helicopters will support territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, and disaster


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