SHOW NEWS: - Twin helicopter sales ease but prices remain resilient

Day Two - February 28, 2024

Within the electric pillar
Sikorsky looks to future family of VTOL systems
Four year plan
Bristow commits to AW189 fleet expansion
Ins, outs and ups
Robinson sees strong growth and continues product development
UAE Bell support
Abu Dhabi Aviation signs CSF agreement with Bell

Welcome to our daily news report from the world's leading helicopter trade show, HAI Heli-Expo 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Historic agreements
THC commits to huge fleet expansion with Airbus and Leonardo

THC commits to huge fleet expansion with Airbus and Leonardo

Up to 120 Airbus and 130 Leonardo helicopters will be delivered over the next five to seven years. Part of the deals are firm orders for eight H125s and 20 AW139s, along with 10 H145s converted from earlier options.
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NGFT Solutions
Market report
Twin helicopter sales ease but prices remain resilient

Twin helicopter sales ease but prices remain resilient

Aero Asset's latest annual report shows fewer pre-owned twin-engine helicopter sales globally, but resilient pricing and a steady supply. Best-performing in the pre-owned market was the Bell 429.
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Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH
Within the electric pillar
Sikorsky looks to future family of VTOL systems

Sikorsky looks to future family of VTOL systems

The OEM is building a hybrid-electric demonstrator that will test electrification and autonomy for next-gen products.
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Air Charter Expo
Four year plan
Bristow commits to AW189 fleet expansion

Bristow commits to AW189 fleet expansion

To meet fleet expansion plans for 2025-28, Bristow has signed firm orders for 10 AW189s with options for 10 more. The aircraft will offer added flexibility as well as superior operational and environmental performance.
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Business Air News Bulletin
Ins, outs and ups
Robinson sees strong growth and continues product development

Robinson sees strong growth and continues product development

Robinson Helicopter Company reports strong growth and continued product development in 2023, and welcomes former Bell Flight leader David Smith as president and CEO as Kurt Robinson retires.
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UAE Bell support
Abu Dhabi Aviation signs CSF agreement with Bell

Abu Dhabi Aviation signs CSF agreement with Bell

As an authorised Bell customer service facility, ADA will provide service for Bell 212, 412 and the Subaru Bell 412EPX commercial aircraft. It will also support a regional demo tour of the Subaru Bell 412EPX.
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Field-proven batteries
Enstrom adds Airwolf lithium-ion battery as 480B option

Enstrom adds Airwolf lithium-ion battery as 480B option

480B pilots can now expect faster, cooler engine starts with a higher voltage for powerful starts. An automatic, built-in battery heater can keep them flying, even in bitterly cold weather.
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Stable mount
Meeker receives EASA certification for EC-145 step mount

Meeker receives EASA certification for EC-145 step mount

The H145 utility step mount offers unobstructed views and low vibrations making it an excellent choice for surveillance missions, electronic news gathering and aerial film work.
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