Super medium – CHC brings the AW189 to Australia

There is a new presence in the skies over Western Australia, with CHC’s recent introduction of the next-generation Leonardo AW189 helicopter. Based in Karratha, three of the Italian-built ‘super medium’ AW189s – the first in Australia – began flying in support of Woodside’s North-West Shelf operations in … [Read more...]

Timberline’s Black Hawk firebomber making a splash

As fires rage across regional New South Wales this summer, an ex-US Army Black Hawk has proven to be a critical firefighting asset. Thanks to a partnership struck between Scone-based aviation firm Pay’s Helicopters and Idaho-based Timberline Helicopters, a refurbished UH-60A Black Hawk, N5630J, has been … [Read more...]

First flight for Bell V-280 Valor

The Bell V-280 Valor made its first flight from Bell’s Amarillo Texas facility on December 18. The tiltrotor aircraft has a fuselage similar to that of a Black Hawk, but features short stubby wings and rotating engine nacelles which allows it to transition from vertical to horizontal flight. Built for … [Read more...]