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Heli-Expo 2018: From zero to H160 in 24 weeks

Airbus Helicopters has renewed its commitment to beat the Dauphin’s 22-week final assembly process to a mere seven weeks with the company’s soon-to-be certified H160. Three H160 prototypes and ten pre-series (PS) aircraft are planned, the latter aircraft will spend no longer than 24 weeks on the assembly line, before being …

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Russian naval aviation to get about 50 modernized Ka-27 helicopters by 2020

About 50 modernized Ka-27 shipborne anti-submarine helicopters (NATO reporting name ‘Helix’) will enter service with the Russian naval aviation by 2020, Navy spokesman Capt. 1st rank Igor Dygalo said on Wednesday. “Those shipborne helicopters have already demonstrated their best capacities and high efficiency. At present, about 20 modernized Ka-27M helicopters …

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​SINGAPORE: Bell floats idea of EMS helicopters in city state

Sameer Rehman, Bell’s Asia-Pacific managing director, believes that the city’s impressive skyscrapers offer ample points for the development of helipads capable of handling EMS rotorcraft. While Singapore’s excellent hospitals are within an easy driving distance from virtually anywhere on the island, traffic congestion can be an issue. “Singapore is definitely …

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Robb Report’s 10 Top Aircraft-Concept Stories of 2017

Some of the most eye-catching stories on Robb Report are those that feature the futuristic designs of models still on the drawing board or in the testing stages. We pulled together the 10 most-read posts highlighting aircraft concepts, from helicopters to corporate jets, and flying cars to remote-controlled passenger drones. …

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