Airbus Helicopters deliveries up despite a difficult year

Despite the continuing stagnation of the offshore sector, Airbus Helicopters took orders for eight H175s in 2016. (Airbus Helicopters)

Airbus Helicopters recorded an increase in new helicopter deliveries during 2016 despite its chief executive Guillaume Faury describing the year as “probably the most difficult of the last decade”. With the continuing stagnation of the offshore sector and the fallout from April’s fatal accident in Norway … [Read more...]

Largest USMC helicopter rotation heading to Darwin

The USMC will bring four MV-22s as part of a 13 strong helicopter element for its next rotation in Darwin. (Defence)

The US Marine Corps (USMC) will deploy its largest helicopter and tiltrotor element to northern Australia yet when its next six-monthly rotation to Darwin gets underway in April. The sixth rotation since deployments to Australia were first announced on November 16 2011, the aviation combat element of 13 … [Read more...]

Navy’s flight trial unit gears up for a busy year

An Army MRH90 (background) and CH-47F (foreground) onboard HMAS Adelaide, as part of first of class flight trials in August 2016. (Defence)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU), part of Defence’s aircraft test and evaluation capabilities, is preparing to conduct no fewer than seven first of class flight trials (FoCFT) before September. In January, the Unit will embark on HMAS Melbourne to start the … [Read more...]

Toll Helicopters starts saving lives in southern NSW

Toll Helicopters' AW139 VH-TJK, Rescue 204. (Paul Sadler)

Toll Helicopters has commenced aeromedical operations to provide helicopter rescue and retrieval services in partnership with New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance across the southern half of the state. Officially launched as the Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter by NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner at … [Read more...]