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The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017. Today 300 aircraft are in operation across six continents.
Tomorrow's rotorcraft could have systems updated in flight.
A Thales Airbus Helicopters H145 simulator has been installed at Helisim’s simulation center on the Airbus campus in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Ransomware attack on Colonial pipeline could wreak havoc on U.S. East Coast aviation operations.
Columbia Helicopters and Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences team to develop vision system for daylight firefighting.
For low-cost airborne connectivity, a portable Iridium satcom like this one offers a useful alternative.
Robinson has been manufacturing helicopters since 1979.
The company says it has enough stock of replacement collective sticks to cover the entire 505 fleet.
Those deliveries also pushed the company's revenue higher while profits were down from R&D spending on the Army's Future Vertical Lift programs.
The new Leonardo academy will be operated by Rotorsim, a joint venture between Leonardo and CAE.