Finmeccanica becomes “One Company”

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AgustaWestland and Alenia Aermacchi parent Finmeccanica has transformed from a holding company of separately controlled businesses into a single corporate entity with operating divisions. Under the Italian industrial group's 'One Company' plan, announced on December 22, Finmeccanica now has a new governance … [Read more...]

V8 powered H120 makes first flight

Airbus Helicopters’ high-compression V8 piston engine

Airbus Helicopters’ high-compression V8 piston engine demonstrator made its first flight on November 6 from Marignane Airport, France, as part of the European Clean Sky initiative’s Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator program. Installed on a H120 test bed, the 4.6-litre V8 engine has the … [Read more...]

Robinson to launch two-seat R44 Cadet

Robinson R44 Cadet.

Robinson Helicopter is set to unveil a two-seat R44 aimed at the training and utility markets in the first quarter of 2016, adding to speculation the Californian-based helicopter manufacturer is looking to end the production of its R22. Named the "Cadet", the R44 will retain the same basic airframe, rotor … [Read more...]