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S. Korea Tests First Light Civil Helicopter Made with Domestic Tech

S. Korea Tests First Light Civil Helicopter Made with Domestic Tech

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea successfully tested its first light civil helicopter developed with domestic technologies, the industry ministry said Thursday, paving the way for possible commercialization. The prototype edition of the light civil helicopter flew for around 20 minutes at the headquarters of the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) in the southern [...]

Korean Navy Deploys Four Wildcat Choppers

Korean Navy Deploys Four Wildcat Choppers

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea mobilized four of its new “Wildcat” maritime helicopters for military operations Wednesday, aircraft that will be primarily responsible for neutralizing threats from North Korean submarines.  The four aircraft are among eight AgustaWestland AW-159 Wildcat choppers delivered to the navy last year, with the other four to be [...]

Korean Air, Boeing Team Up for Unmanned Armed Chopper

Korean Air, Boeing Team Up for Unmanned Armed Chopper

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean Air and Boeing have teamed up to develop the MD500 helicopter into an unmanned military chopper. According to the airline on Thursday, the two parties signed a memorandum of agreement for the enterprise which will run until 2017. Korean Air has successfully remodeled the local military’s MD500 choppers into [...]

Daewoo Sells Helicopter to Normalize Management

Daewoo Sells Helicopter to Normalize Management

SEOUL, Dec.2 (Korea Bizwire) – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering announced that it has sold all of its helicopters. The company is cleaning up its non-core assets to normalize management. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering owned two Sikorsky helicopters that can each seat 14 people, and used them to transport key figures and guests. However, [...]