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  • Sikorsky's fast S-97 Raider's first low speed flight

    The US manufacturer Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider has just undertaken its maiden test flight. The hybrid helicopter has established a technological breakthrough compared to current aircraft.
     

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  • Airbus Helicopters’ Caracal takes the lead in Poland

    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.
     

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  • H160: The new Airbus Helicopters gem

    On 3rd March, during the Heli-Expo in Orlando, USA, and having kept it under wraps for the last four years, Airbus Helicopters unveiled their H160. A six metric ton helicopter that marks a technological breakthrough.
     

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  • French army releases its HAD Tigers in Central African Republic

    This is the French Army’s new weapon, the Tiger Support and Destruction Helicopter (HAD Tiger). Since its approval on 21st November by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), two of these aircraft have been in the Central African Republic as part of the Sangaris peacekeeping operation.
     

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  • Airbus Helicopters: German special forces EC645 T2

    The flight lasted only seven minutes but was enough to show the EC645 T2’s potential to the launch customer. On November 27th, 200 metres (600 ft.) above the Airbus Helicopters Donauworth site, 100 kilometres (60 miles) north west of Munich in Germany, the aircraft carried out its first demonstration flight; a hands-on operation to test the manoeuvrability of the new light military helicopter that will equip the a year from now.
     

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  • The Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X takes off

    It was no coincidence that on November 10th, eve of the opening of the Zhuhai Airshow in China, the American company, Bell Helicopter conducted the maiden flight of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. According to our information China will need 5,000 new civil helicopters costing an estimated $50 billion over the next 20 years.
     

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  • One million rose petals over the Statue of Liberty

    On the occasion of the 70th., anniversary of the Normandy landings (France) one million red rose petals were dropped on New York's Statue of Liberty from 3 helicopters. In fact, it was the petals of 70,000 roses or 1,000 for each celebrated year which were thrown into the air. Aeronewstv was there - images without comment.
     

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  • Airbus Helicopters ensures its future in China

    On the occasion of the state visit to France of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Airbus Helicopters has signed an agreement with Avicopter, the helicopter division of the Chinese Avic Group. The result is a joint industrial co-operation for the production of 1,000 EC-175's.
     

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  • Pierre Bergé: "Helicopters are part of me"

    In an exclusive interview with aeronewstv, the business man and long-time helicopter pilot, Pierre Bergé unveils his "useful" passion, discusses the reasons which led him to choose between fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft, and tells us about the different American, French and Italian helicopters he has owned.
     

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  • Eurocopter launches into helicopter leasing !

    Almost imperceptibly, Eurocopter is currently undergoing a small revolution. The group is becoming more and more interested in the helicopter leasing market. Leasing is a form of loan for assets or goods, in this case helicopters, for a period of 3 to 5 years generally...
     

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  • AgustaWestland’s latest arrival !

    Nearly two years after its maiden flight, the Anglo-Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland is about to deliver their latest newborn: the AW189. This civilian version derived from the current AW149 weighs 8 tons and can accommodate 16 people on board...
     

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  • The world of helicopters does business in the City

    Helicopter, engine and equipment manufacturers of the helicopter sector presented their latest products at the three day Helitech show in London. A quick tour of the stands was a must !
     

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  • The eye in the sky of the Tour de France...

    If the Tour de France is the third biggest sporting event in the world, it is probably due, at least partly, to the quality of the live broadcast images. During a refueling at the Eurocopter base let’s take a look behind the scenes of this event…
     

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  • Speed record for Eurocopter X3

    The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/hr) in level flight on June 7 ! It surpasses the unofficial speed record for a helicopter…
     

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  • Un-manned helicopter...

    On 25th. April on the military base at Istres in the south of France, Eurocopter flew an un-manned EC145. Called AFlight, this project which is still at the experimental stage, aims to demonstrate that a helicopter can be controlled entirely from the ground…
     

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  • Bell goes to war !

    With its V-280 Valor, Bell, the american helicopter manufacturer, intends to win the tender for the US Army in 2017. A market estimated by the Department of Defense at more than $58 billion.
     

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  • Realistic virtual flights …

    Realistic virtual flights …
     

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  • X3 : to conquer the U.S

    X3 : to conquer the U.S.
     

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  • Eurocopter : the incomprehensible

    Eurocopter : the incomprehensible
     

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