Articles Posted in the " Helicopter News " Category

  • China with a new Helicopter model exposed

    A new model was revealed by Avicopter, a Chinese helicopter company. The helicopter, an advanced heavy-lift helicopter was revealed in Tianjin during a Chinese helicopter Exposition. The ALH will weigh around 38 tons, reach 162kts and a range of 340nm.  The service ceiling is around 19000ft. It will have an internal payload of 10 tons […]

  • Sikorsky sold to Lockheed Martin

    Sikorsky has just been sold to Lockheed Martin for the sum of $9 billion USD. With this huge step, Lockheed will be the largest supplier of the Pentagon. The transfer will be made at the end of this year or early 2016, seeing Lockheed expanding its territories. Currently, Lockheed produces the F-35 fighter jets, government […]

  • Teen cranks up H145 at airshow (with video)

    On Saturday 27th June, at the Minnesota Air Spectacular, a teen apparently cranked up a Mayo Clinic helicopter. The H145 was cranked up, causing the rotor blades to turn. The 17-year old somehow managed to sneak in the cockpit of the unattended aircraft and managed to get to the controls. Two persons were injured by […]

  • Helicopter stolen following argument with Wife

                A Russian pilot from Turkhansk decided to vent himself following an argument with his wife, by hijacking an Mi-8 helicopter. After presenting his pilot licence at airport officials, the pilot was allowed on the apron, where he then broke an Mi-8 door in order to  access the cockpit of […]

  • Pilots take Airbus Helicopters to Supreme Court

    It all happened when a ditching occurred on 10th May in 2012 in the North Sea, some 30 miles off Aberdeen. According to the AAIB report, the helicopter operated by Bond Helicopters, had to ditch due to lubrication problems in the MGB (Main Rotor Gear Box) and a subsequent indication that the emergency lubrication system […]

  • EASA grants approval for military Airbus H145M

    Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 military variant, the H145M has received certification from EASA meaning that the first two helicopters can be delivered to its first customer, the German Air Force, by the end of 2015.  The German Air Force expect to use the twin-engine helicopter for Special Forces operations. The Royal Navy will be next […]

  • Rich accused of hampering rescue efforts in Nepal region

    Wealthy climbers that were caught in the areas hit by the Nepal earthquake,  have been in the limelight due to the fact that some of them paid a hefty sum of up to £4000 to get airlifted to cities like Katmandu or Lukla. Climbers are under fire for not helping the locals and disrupting the […]

  • Exclusive footage: CH-53E lands on beach

    On April 15, a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion landed on Solana Beach California. It was a precautionary landing that stunned people that were presently on the beach. The exclusive video below was taken during that moment. Credits to Rochelle Hogan (facebook shared). Link below.

  • Coast Guard uses helicopter downwash to save stranded fisherman

    The above footage shows crew from the Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michagen, find an ingenious way of saving the lives of two stranded fisherman. Following a distress call at 10am on the 11th April, the Coast Guard was required to attend to a stranded 16ft vessel which was blown a mile and half […]

  • Mysterious helicopter found in Spain

    A mysterious finding was made last Saturday near the town of Nijar, Almeira. A cargo helicopter, probable a PZL Sokol, was found with nothing but an empty fuselage: no cargo or bodies. The helicopter suffered extensive damage with all main rotor blades torn off and part of the tail detached. But what is even mysterious […]