Bell, Safran claim top honors in Vertical's 2020 survey

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June 30, 2020

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Bell, Safran claim top honors in Vertical's 2020 survey

The results of Vertical’s 2020 Helicopter and Engine Manufacturers Survey are in, and they show Bell and Safran Helicopter Engines leading the industry in customer support.

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Horizon International Flight Academy's Bell 505 fleet logs over 1,000 hours

Horizon’s Bell 505 fleet is primarily used to train military pilots.


Aerodynamic and sustainable rotor head developed by FURADO for RACER aircraft

The Full Fairing Rotor Head Aerodynamic Design Optimization (FURADO) project is focused on optimizing the aerodynamic design and thermal flow analysis of a semi-watertight full fairing rotor head for RACER while reducing drag.


Helicopter support businesses that are open during the Covid-19 crisis

Here is a non-exhaustive list of companies who are still working to serve helicopter operators during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Safran to support Dutch Cougar helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a multi-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force to support its Makila-powered AS532 U2 Cougar Mk.II helicopter fleet.

As of July 1, the current Boeing Military Aircraft and Network & Space Systems segments will evolve into smaller entities, including the AH-6i, AH-64 Apache (pictured here), and CH-47 Chinook helicopters; and the V-22 Osprey tilt rotor. Boeing Photo

Longbow LLC delivers its 500th Fire Control Radar

The APG-78 Longbow Fire Control Radar from Longbow is designed for use on the AH-64 Apache.


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Vanessa Bryant urges lawmakers to pass helicopter safety bill named after Kobe


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In our July issue, find out the results of our annual Helicopter & Engine Manufacturers Survey; take a look at Airbus's five-day course to help non-pilots learn to fly & land a helicopter in an emergency; go on heli-safari with Kenya's Tropic Air; and learn about TracPlus & the MD 500's origins.

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