The BO105 light helicopter took off for the first time on February 16th, 1967. Developed by the German manufacturer MBB, precursor to Airbus Helicopters, this twin-engine is extremely maneuverable and capable of performing acrobatic loops.
Poland's last-minute decision to ditch an order for 50 Caracal comes as a blow to Airbus Helicopters. It's just the latest in a series of setbacks suffered by the division over the last few months. "Further measures" are under review. Read the article.
There are nearly 80 different types of civil helicopters worldwide, but do you know which categories they belong to? In fact, everything depends on the maximum take-off weight. This is a short breakdown.
A little more than seven months after the first flight of the Airbus Helicopters H160, a second prototype has just taken to the air. The flight test campaign for this new helicopter is now on target for its 2018 deadline.
On the occasion of the Mexican President’s state visit to France, we take a closer look at Mexico’s aviation industry. Since 2000, there are more and more companies that are setting up shop there. More details follow.
The Airbus Helicopters’ H160 flight test programme has begun. The first test helicopter has already carried out several flights and reached 240 km/h (150 mph). Two other aircraft will join the programme during the coming months.
Poland has finally chosen the Airbus Helicopters’ Caracal (H225M) to equip its army with 50 multi-role helicopters. A contract of between two and three billion euros that will speed up the industrial presence of the European helicopter manufacturer in that country.