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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

Boeing secures contract to continue extreme environmental testing for critical defense platforms

Boeing has been awarded a contract worth up to $559 million over five years by the U.S. Air Force to operate, maintain, and perform testing at the Little Mountain Test Facility at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The state-of-the-art site is designed to test the functionality of the nation’s current and future intercontinental ballistic missile

Bombardier launches innovative maintenance program for defence sector clients

In a significant expansion of its services, Bombardier has introduced Smart Services Defense, a pioneering program tailored to meet the distinctive needs of its defence clientele. The program offers cost-per-flight-hour coverage for various components of Challenger and Global series aircraft, including airframe system components and landing gear overhaul, specifically catering to operators involved in special

Embraer and Mahindra unveil plans for joint venture on C-390 Millennium in India

New Delhi announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Embraer Defense & Security and Mahindra on February 9, 2024, marking a significant step towards the acquisition of the C-390 Millennium multi-mission aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The agreement was formalised at the Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi, underscoring both companies’


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