Bookings have continued coming in for the H160, which is set to be certified by the FAA in early 2021. Airbus Photo
newsNovember 23, 2020Airbus: helicopter industry sales down by 40-50%

The global helicopter industry has seen a downturn in new aircraft sales of 40 to 50 percent in 2020, according to new figures from Airbus Helicopters, thanks to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

newsNovember 23, 2020Airbus keen to play key role in ‘European answer’ to new NATO rotorcraft program

Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even says the OEM “should play a key role” in a recently-announced program to develop Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities signed by five NATO member countries.

The German army currently has 74 NH90 TTH helicopters, while the German navy will start to receive its 18 helicopters in October 2019. Christian Keller Photo
featuresNovember 18, 2020Vertical survey finds Covid-19 is having ‘profound’ impact on helicopter industry

How has the helicopter industry been faring under Covid-19? Not great. The results from our State of the Industry survey shed new light on the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic.

news November 23, 2020 Airbus: helicopter industry sales down by 40-50%

The global helicopter industry has seen a downturn in new aircraft sales of 40 to 50 percent in 2020, according to new figures from Airbus Helicopters, thanks to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

news November 20, 2020 Airbus set to launch Tiger Mark III upgrade program

Airbus Helicopters expects to launch a Tiger “Mark III” upgrade program with France, Germany and Spain by the end of 2020, ushering in the next evolution of the multi-role attack helicopter.

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