British CH-47 Chinook HC5 heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters deployed in Mali, West Africa, have flown more than 2,000 operational flight hours in support of French-led counterinsurgency missions.
The Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet has started training crews to fly its new Kamov Ka-31R airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopter.
Russian Helicopters – a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation – has signed an events roadmap with Indo-Russian Helicopters Ltd (IRHL) for the localisation of Ka-226T helicopter production in India.
US-based manufacturers Boeing Defense and Sikorsky have placed bids to provide the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) with its next-generation heavy-lift helicopter.
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has announced it has grounded its 12 remaining Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri heavy-lift transport helicopters indefinitely.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has deployed three NHIndustries NH90 TTH medium-lift tactical transport helicopters and roughly 80 additional New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel to Australia to provide support in the fight against the country’s ongoing bushfires.
Piaggio Aerospace has announced that it's been contracted by the Ministero della Difesa (Italian Ministry of Defence) to provide technical-logistic engine support for the Esercito Italiano's (Italian Army) ICH-47F Chinook fleet.