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Rolls-Royce to boost power, fuel efficiency of new Bell 407GXP helicopter

Rolls-Royce to boost power, fuel efficiency of new Bell 407GXP helicopter

ORLANDO, 5 March 2015. Engineers at Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas, are powering the new Bell 407GXP helicopter with upgraded M250 engines from Rolls-Royce in London. The companies signed a long-term agreement to purchase the enhanced M250 engines, designed to boost power and fuel efficiency.

Robinson Helicopter enters into 10-year contract, continues powering R66 helicopter with Rolls-Royce RR300 engines

Robinson Helicopter enters into 10-year contract, continues powering R66 helicopter with Rolls-Royce RR300 engines

ORLANDO, 5 March 2015. Officials at Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, Calif., have elected to power the company’s R66 gas-turbine helicopter with RR300 engines from Rolls-Royce in London. The company’s signed a 10-year agreement whereby Rolls-Royce will supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines for Robinson Helicopter’s R66 aircraft.

Marenco Swiss Helicopter offers Sagem ICDS-8A glass cockpit for SKYe SH-09 helicopter

Marenco Swiss Helicopter offers Sagem ICDS-8A glass cockpit for SKYe SH-09 helicopter

ORLANDO, 4 March 2015. Engineers at Marenco Swiss Helicopter (MSH) have selected the ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite from Sagem, a Safran high-tech company, as part of the standard avionics and instrument package for their new SKYe SH-09 helicopter.

Airbus Helicopters unveils all-new H160 medium-class rotorcraft, formerly called X4

Airbus Helicopters unveils all-new H160 medium-class rotorcraft, formerly called X4

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. Airbus Helicopters at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 today revealed its all-new H160 medium-class rotorcraft – the first product introduced under the transformed Airbus Helicopters corporate identity. The 5.5-6-ton-class, twin-engine H160 rotorcraft integrates up to 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies.

Airbus Helicopters unveils X4 medium-sized aircraft, new era of rotorcraft excellence at Heli-Expo 2015

Airbus Helicopters reveals X4 medium-sized aircraft, new era of rotorcraft excellence at Heli-Expo 2015

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. Airbus Helicopters officials delivered on their promise of one year ago, providing Heli-Expo 2015 attendees a glimpse of the company’s all-new X4 rotorcraft.

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