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Airbus H160 Gains Canadian Type Certification

In 2019, Airbus Corporate Helicopters confirmed an order for Canada’s first ACH160 by an undisclosed corporate customer. The medium twin-engine H160 received EASA certification on July 1st, 2020 followed by FAA certification on June 30, 2023.

Bell Textron Wins an Order for a Corporate VIP Bell 429 in Spain.

The Bell 429 will be operated by World Aviation, the Independent Representative (IR) for Bell in Spain. The aircraft will be delivered to a private owner and operated for charter and corporate VIP transport in the Costa del Sol and other regions across Spain.

Sikorsky Launches a Heavy Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator Program

Sikorsky Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator (HEX) is a fully-autonomous hybrid-electric vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL) prototype with a maximum gross weight exceeding 7,000 pounds. The HEX airframe and electric motors will be integrated with Sikorsky’s MATRIX autonomy flight control system.

MD Helicopters Emerges from Bankruptcy with New Ownership and Leadership

MD Helicopters announces a new ownership and leadership. An investment consortium led by MBIA Insurance Corp., Bardin Hill, and MB Global Partners has acquired the company and established new leadership. MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) manufactures high-performance rotorcraft solutions that support
operators flying military, commercial, law enforcement, utility, and VIP mission profiles.

Introducing Agusta, The new VIP helicopters brand from Leonardo

In October 2021 Leonardo launched the Agusta brand to consolidate its offering for the VIP/corporate helicopter market. With ‘Agusta’, Leonardo gives its VIP operators a strong brand that they can easily recognise and identify with