Airbus hopes to open up new possibilities through data analytics provided by its Skywise Connected Services offering. Airbus Helicopters Photo

Airbus beefs up connected services

Organizers say the strong point of the new location is its airport, which provides attendees the ability to fly in and arrange demonstration flights.

BHA: EHA Helitech decision unrelated to BHA deal

When certified, the Bell 525 Relentless will be the first commercial fly-by-wire helicopter. EASA's Trevor Woods touted the safety benefits of fly-by-wire technology, among many other systems, during a presentation at Helitech 2018. Bell Photo

EASA sets new safety goal

CMIG Leasing signed a framework agreement announced at China Helicopter Exposition in 2015 for 100 Ecureuil family helicopters. Light singles dominate the country's fledgling helicopter industry. Airbus Photo

Asia-Pacific leads helicopter market growth

Hybrid propulsion systems are expected to contribute to the emergence of new VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) and STOL (short takeoff and landing) aircraft. Remy Bertrand Photo

Safran bets on hybrid propulsion

Maintenance engineers inspect the main rotor hub of a Sikorsky S-92. The manufacturer has used HUMS data to extend the part’s service life in the past, and is now using that data to predict negative events. Heath Moffatt Photo
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Predictive maintenance: Future-proof?

The AIBN published a final report on July 5, 2018, on the crash of an Airbus H225 Super Puma that went down on the edge of the island of Turøy in the Fjell municipality in April 2016, killing all 13 people on board. Sander van Maaren Photo

EASA responds to AIBN report on H225 crash

The company’s design team is looking to certify the aircraft with a 130-knot cruise speed and a maximum speed of 140 to 145 knots. Eugene Burgler Photo
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Meet Kopter

The production rate is increasing at the H175 assembly line in Marignane, France.

Airbus Helicopters ramping up H175 production