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Japan welcomes its first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter thanks to JGAS
Business Aviation

Bell Textron Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc., has finalised a sales agreement with Japan General Aviation Service (JGAS) for the first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter in Japan. Recognised for its role in the aerospace industry, JGAS specialises in aircraft sales and aftermarket support services. This luxury helicopter, following its delivery, will be utilised

Airbus and Bristow Group ink deal for up to 15 H135 helicopters at HAI Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters and Bristow Group have entered into a framework contract during the HAI Heli-Expo, which took place in Anaheim on 28 February 2024. The agreement outlines the delivery of up to fifteen H135 helicopters, with five confirmed orders and an option for ten additional helicopters. The first helicopter is slated for delivery to Bristow

DRF Luftrettung boosts its fleet with a substantial order of H145 helicopters from Airbus

In a significant enhancement to its helicopter fleet, DRF Luftrettung, a leading German helicopter emergency medical services operator, has entered into an agreement with Airbus Helicopters for the acquisition of up to ten H145 helicopters. This agreement, announced in Anaheim on 27 February 2024, includes seven firm orders and the option for three additional helicopters.

US gifts Soviet-designed helicopters to Ukraine

This latest package is the 11th drawdown of equipment from the US Department of Defense’s inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Northrop Grumman deploys new autonomous helicopter

The aircraft will initially be used aboard the US Navy's USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) by Sea Combat Squadron 22, Detachment 5.

Ingenuity again exceeds expectations in ‘most complex’ 10th flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its 10th flight, and has now travelled a total of one mile in distance, or over 1.5 kilometres.


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