newsApril 21, 2021Kopter SH09 rebranded as Leonardo AW09

Kopter’s SH09 has been rebranded as the Leonardo AW09, as the program marks its official entry into the Leonardo product range.

The Kopter SH09 has now become the Leonardo AW09. The aircraft's new type identifier and logo can be seen on the passenger door. Leonardo Photo
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newsApril 19, 2021NASA Ingenuity helicopter completes historic first flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has completed its first flight on Mars, becoming the first aircraft to achieve powered flight on another planet in an achievement labelled a “Wright Brothers moment” by the program’s team.

featuresApril 14, 2021A day in the life of a helicopter pilot in the offshore wind turbine sector

Offshore wind farm support is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the helicopter industry. Particularly common in Europe, many of these operations require flights to wind farms in the unpredictable North Sea.

features April 22, 2021 Heavy Haulers

An extended visit with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 highlights the lifting capacity of the “Screw Crew” CH-53E Super Stallions.

features April 15, 2021 The RCMP’s New Truck

The RCMP’s new Airbus H145 is a high-powered utility vehicle used for everything from mountaintop infrastructure repair to law enforcement and search-and-rescue.

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Amazing series of photos by Shaun Schofield (@shaunschofield1985 on Instagram) showing a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion and Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey from VMM-162 operating at Okehmapton, England, during a flight from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). ... See MoreSee Less
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Leonardo has shipped the fourth AW609 tiltrotor, AC4, from Philadelphia to its headquarters in Italy. The production-representative prototype will remain there to support the final stage of program testing, and will eventually be used to give demos to European operators and other potential customers. Who wants to go for a ride? ... See MoreSee Less
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