INDUSTRY UPDATES

Source: Rotorhub
Enstrom's TH180 programme progressing

This aircraft is designed to be capable of carrying out patrol and surveillance missions.

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Source: Flight Global
Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on China H135 assembly line

The facility will operate as a joint venture between Airbus Helicopters, which holds 51%, and Qingdqo United General Aviation Company, which is owned by a joint venture of two Chinese general aviation firms.

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Source: Rotorhub
K-MAX helicopters near delivery

Kaman Aerosystems has completed the first flight of a K-MAX airframe manufactured on its newly reopened commercial production line, the company announced on 19 May. The K-MAX is currently deployed for firefighting, logging and other missions requiring aerial lift capabilities.

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Source: Rotorhub
CHC to receive new generation S-92s

CHC Group has signed a contract with Sikorsky for the lease of two new generation S-92 search and rescue helicopters, it was announced on 11 May.

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Source: Rotorhub
Beijing Jinyu receives Bell 429 helicopter

Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 429 helicopter to Beijing Jinyu General Aviation outfitted for multi-mission capabilities including helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), the company announced on 10 May.

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Source: Rotorhub
CoxHealth buys MD 900 Explorer

CoxHealth has purchased an MD 900 Explorer from MD Helicopters (MDHI), the company announced on 19 April. The new helicopter will standardise the air medical fleet for the growing CoxHealth network.

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