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Russia’s ‘polar helicopter’ enters serial production

Held to be a world-first, the Mi-8AMT rotorcraft includes a unique transmission heating system, which will allow for quick starts in adverse conditions.

Leonardo completes Kopter acquisition

Italian helicopter manufacturer Leonardo has announced the completion of its acquisition of Swiss company Kopter Group AG ('Kopter'), which produces the upcoming light single SH09 helicopter.

What lies beneath – Unlocking the earth’s secrets from above

To the uninitiated, low-flying helicopters with protruding booms that look like jousting lances flying back and forth over the same patch of terrain would seem an odd activity. For Australia’s Griffith-based Thomson Aviation Geophysical Survey it’s all in a day’s work

Fire Signs – Climate Change Keeps Kestrel on Their Toes

When it comes to debate over climate change, you won’t find Ray Cronin lining up with the sceptics. As boss of specialist aviation group Kestrel, he has seen first hand how the influence of climate change has grown year by year to produce what is one of the few true growth ‘industries” in the helicopter sector: fighting fires.

Are Australia’s police helicopter fleets adequate to respond to terrorism?

In the August 2019 edition of Australian Aviation, Chris Douglas asks if Australia's police helicopter fleets are adequate to respond to a terrorist act.

Honeywell lowers forecast for new helicopter deliveries

Honeywell Aerospace has lowered its outlook for the civil helicopter market over the next five years amid an "inconsistent economic outlook" around the world.


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