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January 23, 2023, 8:52 AM

Used Single-engine Helicopter Sales Fell in 2022

Sales for preowned, single-engine helicopters were down 12 percent in 2022 as supply dwindles.

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Supernal cabin concept on display at NBAA2022
Jan 23, 2023 - 12:30 PM
The Canadian Business Aviation Association's participation in an industry-government advanced air mobility task group will help shape priorities for AAM.
Airbus H125 on helipad in Rio de Janeiro overlooking city
Jan 23, 2023 - 8:52 AM
Sales for preowned, single-engine helicopters were down 12 percent in 2022 as supply dwindles.
Black Hawk helicopter sits in hangar beneath U.S. flag
Jan 20, 2023 - 9:36 PM
Sikorsky delivered its 5,000th Black Hawk Helicopter to the U.S. Army, which plans to fly the type for at least another 40 years.
Crash site photo of Yellowhead Helicopters Bell 212 main rotor blade A Strap and failed hub strap retaining pin
Jan 19, 2023 - 12:56 PM
A defective rotor pin triggered the 2021 fatal crash of a Bell 212 in Canada resulting in a worldwide fleet grounding.
Kaman K-Max heavy-lift helicopter in flight carrying external load
Jan 19, 2023 - 11:43 AM
Kaman will discontinue its K-Max, saying production of the heavy-lift helicopter is not a "compelling" growth opportunity.
Safran Helicopters technicians working on a Safran Arriel engine
Jan 18, 2023 - 12:41 PM
Yellowhead Helicopters operates missions for the forestry, mining, oil and gas, utility, and tourism industries.
helicopter on helipad atop offshore energy platform
Jan 18, 2023 - 12:09 PM
NTSB preliminary report notes that no eyewitnesses or video exists in investigation of a Bell 407 that crashed on takeoff from Gulf Coast energy platform.
Blade NYC
Jan 18, 2023 - 10:06 AM
Redbird Capital Partners has taken a 5 percent stake in Blade Air Mobility.
Ultimate Aviation Group helicopter crew lined up and entering Airbus Helicopter
Jan 17, 2023 - 12:14 PM
CHC Helicopter Group is selling Offshore UK following competition finding.
European Rotors booth at HAI Heli-Expo 2022
Jan 17, 2023 - 10:32 AM
The 2023 European Rotors conference will be held in Madrid from November 28 to 30.