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Air Comm Celebrates Record Sales in 2011

Air Comm Celebrates Record Sales in 2011

Air Comm Corporation (ACC) is ready to lead the worldwide market for exceptionally capable aircraft environmental control systems after record-breaking performance in 2011. “ACC enjoyed record sales last year,” said ACC President Keith Steiner.  “We posted a 17 percent revenue increase over 2010.”  “Strong sales of our industry-leading heating and air conditioning systems were coupled… Read more »

Source: Air Comm, 13-Feb-12

Hel-Expo 2010 and 2011 were among largest US trade shows

Hel-Expo 2010 and 2011 were among largest US trade shows

The Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) two most recent conventions and trade shows, HELI-EXPO 2010 and HELI-EXPO 2011, were honored recently as being among the largest trade shows in any industry in the United States. And HELI-EXPO 2012 is on track to be even larger. “The trend we are seeing is continued expansion of our industry,… Read more »

Source: HAI, 08-Nov-11

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CDC trying to trace source of measles at Heli-Expo 2011

CDC trying to trace source of measles at Heli-Expo 2011

Did you bring more back home from Heli-Expo than you expected to?  Depends on what it was…., but the Center for Disease Control may want to know about it. The CDC has sent an e-mail letter to everyone who registered for the event in early March to advise that at least five attendees came down with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-May-11

HAI announces winner of Heli-Expo 2011 Survey

HAI announces winner of Heli-Expo 2011 Survey

To ensure that HELI-EXPO® continues to grow and improve, HAI surveyed attendees of HELI-EXPO 2011 to find out their reasons for attending, what they expected of EXPO and how they spent their time. Survey respondents were entered into a draw to win an iPad. On Apr. 18, Jim Beckley from Johnson Service Group was selected winner… Read more »

Source: HAI, 04-May-11

Skyline DFW Exhibits & Events’ clients dominated Heli-Expo

Skyline DFW Exhibits & Events’ clients dominated Heli-Expo

Dallas and Fort Worth trade show display and event marketing company, Skyline DFW Exhibits & Events (http://www.dfwexhibits.com) was flying high at Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, representing 9 premier clients at the industry’s largest tradeshow dedicated to the international helicopter community. According to the Helicopter Association International, this year’s show broke records with approximately 20,000 people in… Read more »

Source: Skyline DFW, 11-Apr-11

Sikorsky Aerospace Services completes S-76B modifications for export to Germany

Sikorsky Aerospace Services completes S-76B modifications for export to Germany

Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ (SAS) commercial maintenance facility in Coatesville, Penn., announced today completion of comprehensive modifications to a Sikorsky S-76B(TM) helicopter for export to Germany’s Heliservice International GmbH. Originally designed for VIP transport missions, the aircraft has been reconfigured and is currently equipped to perform specialty maintenance operations on windmill farms throughout Germany. The SAS’… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Mar-11

MD Helicopters delivers new MD530F to Kauai Fire Dept

MD Helicopters delivers new MD530F to Kauai Fire Dept

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has completed the delivery of a new MD 530F to the Kauai Fire Department.  The delivery of the MD 530F marks an important milestone in the history of the Kauai Fire Department, as it is the first aircraft they have owned.  Prior to… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-11

MD Helicopters and Sagem demo ICDS display system

MD Helicopters and Sagem demo ICDS display system

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, and Sagem are demonstrating the Sagem ICGS Display System in Booths 1618 (MDHI) and 1937 (Sagem) at Heli-Expo 2011, held March 5th – 8th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando,Florida.  MD Helicopters will feature the Sagem unit in its MD 530F®… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-11

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MD Helicopters and Van Horn Aviation debut composite rotor blades

MD Helicopters and Van Horn Aviation debut composite rotor blades

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, and Van Horn Aviation, L.L.C. (Van Horn) are demonstrating co-developed composite main rotor blades for the MD 530F® aircraft in Booths 1618 (MDHI) and 1521 at Heli-Expo 2011, held March 5th – 8th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-11

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MD Helicopters and Boeing make progress on AH-6i collaboration

MD Helicopters and Boeing make progress on AH-6i collaboration

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, and The Boeing Company (Boeing) have announced significant progress on a contract to collaborate on the production of the Boeing AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopter for the worldwide market.  Consistent with the Memorandum of Agreement signed in July, 2010, both companies are now finalizing… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-11

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Associated Aviation teams with 3S Certification & Engineering

Associated Aviation teams with 3S Certification & Engineering

Associated Aviation’s (Associated) Chief Executive Officer, Adrienne Robinson announces that based on discussions held at Heli-Expo 2011, Associated has entered into a teaming agreement with electronics and avionics specialty firm; 3S Certification and Engineering (3S). ‘’3S is a dynamic and growing aviation engineering organization that offers Associated and our customers more than 30 years of… Read more »

Source: Associated Aviation, 15-Mar-11

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MD Helicopters selects EMTEQ LED exterior lighting

MD Helicopters selects EMTEQ LED exterior lighting

EMTEQ will begin delivery of FC Exterior Lighting to be installed on MD Helicopters’ MD 900 and MD 500 series helicopter production programs in 2Q2011.  Lighting for the MD 600 series helicopter will follow later this year.  MD Helicopters selected EMTEQ to design and manufacture LED exterior lighting provisions including dual mode anti-collision, position and… Read more »

Source: EMTEQ, 15-Mar-11

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EMTEQ sheds new light in the cockpit

EMTEQ sheds new light in the cockpit

Working with Eurocopter in Germany, EMTEQ has developed an LED map light holder to replace older technology.  The LED version offers many advantages over previous bulb versions including lower power consumption, extended reliability, lower weight, robust design resistant to vibration, and elimination of NVG filters. The dual mode map light is suitable for both civil… Read more »

Source: EMTEQ, 14-Mar-11

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Trakka Corp becomes certified searchlight supplier to Eurocopter

Trakka Corp becomes certified searchlight supplier to Eurocopter

Trakka Corp, a leading manufacturer of high intensity searchlight technology, has recently signed a contract as a certified Supplier to Eurocopter to supply its innovative Trakkabeam® A800 searchlight to the helicopter giant worldwide. “This contract is the direct result of an enormous investment in man-hours and over 24 months from both Eurocopter and Trakka Corp…. Read more »

Source: Trakka Corp, 14-Mar-11

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Bell launches B407GX with Garmin Avionics

Bell launches B407GX with Garmin Avionics

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the introduction of the 407GX, a new version of the Bell 407 equipped with the innovative Garmin G1000H Integrated Flight Deck. The Garmin G1000H glass flight deck provides critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness, improved operational capability and increased safety. The… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Mar-11

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Night Flight Concepts releases free NVG orientation kit to kick-start NVIS program planning

Night Flight Concepts releases free NVG orientation kit to kick-start NVIS program planning

At HELI-EXPO 2011, Night Flight Concepts, a leading provider of comprehensive night vision goggle solutions, unveiled a Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Orientation Kit to introduce the basics of NVG operations. This complimentary webinar series will help organizations accelerate learning of NVG solutions and development time for night vision (NVIS) program planning. As Night Flight Concepts… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 14-Mar-11

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Bell Training Academy certifies Bell 429 FTD

Bell Training Academy certifies Bell 429 FTD

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its received Level 6 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for its 429 flight training device. Certification of this simulator is a critical element of the flight training curriculum and clears the way for final regulatory approval of the overall 429 flight training program. “This… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Mar-11

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Bell launches B407AH – its first armed commercial aircraft

Bell launches B407AH – its first armed commercial aircraft

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today launched an armed version of its best-selling 407 helicopter. The new 407AH is the first Bell-qualified armed commercial aircraft across the market and is designed to support a wide range of law enforcement and paramilitary missions worldwide. The announcement took place at Heli-Expo 2011. The 407AH,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Mar-11

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Enstrom signs purchase agreement for second JGSDF helicopter

Enstrom signs purchase agreement for second JGSDF helicopter

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has signed a purchase agreement with Aero Facility Co. Ltd., Enstrom’s representative in Japan, for the second of a planned 30 TH-480B turbine training helicopter procurement for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.  The agreement, signed at Enstrom’s Booth during the HAI Expo in Orlando, FL, calls for delivery of the aircraft… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 11-Mar-11

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HAI logs record Heli-Expo in Orlando

HAI logs record Heli-Expo in Orlando

Helicopter Association International this week produced a fast-paced, record event with the 63rd edition of HELI-EXPO®, held at the Orange County Convention Center here. At HELI-EXPO 2011, manufacturers conducted more than 90 customer demonstration flights from the convention center’s own private heliport, which HAI oversaw during the show.  A total of 625 companies and organizations… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Mar-11

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Bell Helicopter receives contracts for 41 aircraft at Heli-Expo 2011

Bell Helicopter receives contracts for 41 aircraft at Heli-Expo 2011

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it received 41 signed contracts at HELI-EXPO 2011 in Orlando, Fla., this past week. “This was an exceptional show for Bell Helicopter,” said John L. Garrison, president & CEO, Bell Helicopter. “Spending time with our customers and listening to their needs and direct feedback is… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Mar-11

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Heli-One Colorado establishes Arriel 2 overhaul capabilities

Heli-One Colorado establishes Arriel 2 overhaul capabilities

Heli-One is pleased to announce it has established full Arriel 2 overhaul capability at its Heli-One America Support LLC in Fort Collins, Colorado. After installing full Arriel 2 overhaul capability at Fort Collins, Heli-One can now service all Arriel 2 types in its state-of-the-art engine workshop. This will allow Heli-One to maximize the potential of… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 10-Mar-11

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American Eurocopter’s AS350B3 procedural trainer makes its debut at Heli-Expo 2011

American Eurocopter’s AS350B3 procedural trainer makes its debut at Heli-Expo 2011

A compact ground-based simulator for the AS350 B3 has made a big impact at Heli-Expo 2011, where this procedural training device attracted significant attention from operators of the high-performance member in Eurocopter’s AStar/Ecureuil helicopter family. The device was developed by Indra Systems as a supplement to the AS350 Level B full-flight simulator, and was delivered… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 10-Mar-11

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StandardAero receives R-R customer service awards

StandardAero receives R-R customer service awards

StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, received multiple awards at the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception. Awards included the Customer Satisfaction Award and the Going the Extra Mile Award. “StandardAero is proud of its long-standing relationship with Rolls-Royce and being recognized for our achievements in customer service by such a well-respected market leader is… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 09-Mar-11

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StandardAero supports Copters For A Cause

StandardAero supports Copters For A Cause

As part of its 100th birthday celebration, StandardAero donated a check in the amount of $1,750 to Copters For A Cause during this year’s Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO 2011. The donations were part of a market research study conducted by the company contributing $25 for every completed survey. As part of this year’s show… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 09-Mar-11

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HFI: Educating helicopter professionals and preserving helicopter history

HFI: Educating helicopter professionals and preserving helicopter history

A visit to Helicopter Foundation International’s (HFI) booth, #2206, at HELI-EXPO® is a great way to learn about the helicopter industry’s past and how the organization helps to educate present and future generations of helicopter professionals. HELI-EXPO® opened on March 5 and runs through March 8. Once again the event is well attended, and there… Read more »

Source: HFI, 09-Mar-11

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StandardAero signs 5 year MRO contract with City of Nashville Metro Police

StandardAero signs 5 year MRO contract with City of Nashville Metro Police

StandardAero announced today that it has signed an exclusive five-year contract for Model 250 engine repair and overhaul services with the City of Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. All work will be performed at StandardAero facilities in Winnipeg, Canada and Concord, N.C. Repair and overhaul services will be performed on the police department’s seven-helicopter fleet comprised… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 09-Mar-11

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Able Aerospace Services launches Able Preferred™ overhaul program with savings of up to 70%

Able Aerospace Services launches Able Preferred™ overhaul program with savings of up to 70%

Operators of Eurocopter AS350 and Bell 407 and 206 helicopters can realize overhaul and repair savings ranging from 35 to 70 percent using Able Preferred™, a new program from Able Aerospace Services. Able Preferred offers a full range of safe, FAA-approved dynamic component overhauls for these helicopters. Able Preferred overhauls are an alternative to OEM… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace Services, 09-Mar-11

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StandardAero expands North American Authorized Support Centers

StandardAero expands North American Authorized Support Centers

StandardAero announced today that is has signed Servicio Tecnico Aereo de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (STAM), of Mexico City as an Authorized Support Center (ASC). The agreement is for one year and includes optional one-year extensions at the end of each expiry date. “Today’s announcement symbolizes StandardAero’s increased presence within the Mexican Model 250 market,”… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 09-Mar-11

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StandardAero designates HeloAir as an Authorized Support Center

StandardAero designates HeloAir as an Authorized Support Center

StandardAero announced today that is has signed HeloAir Inc., of Richmond Va. as an Authorized Support Center. The agreement is for one year and includes optional one-year extensions at the end of each expiry date. “Today’s announcement reflects our growing footprint in the U.S. and establishes a three-fold strategic alliance between the end operator, StandardAero… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 08-Mar-11

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Aurora Flight Sciences named Sikorsky Supplier of the Year for aerostructures

Aurora Flight Sciences named Sikorsky Supplier of the Year for aerostructures

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that it has been named “Supplier of the Year” for its work on aerostructures by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The award was announced by Al Altieri, Sikorsky Vice President of Supply Management on January 28, 2011 at Sikorsky’s annual supplier conference. “Aurora is proud to receive this recognition for our dedicated efforts… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 08-Mar-11

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Sikorsky adds new capabilities and options to the S-92

Sikorsky adds new capabilities and options to the S-92

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has added 21 new capabilities to the S-92® medium lift helicopter encompassing navigational, communications and airframe improvements, the company reported during the Heli-Expo industry show. “These new capabilities are enabling our customers to respond to operational demands in challenging new environments and represent Sikorsky’s… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Mar-11

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AW awarded £76M Lynx Wildcat training facility contract

AW awarded £76M Lynx Wildcat training facility contract

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)  to design and develop an integrated training solution which includes the building and equipping  of a new modern training centre for the AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter. The state-of-the-art training centre will be located at… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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Era Group appointed an AW Authorized Service Centre in USA

Era Group appointed an AW Authorized Service Centre in USA

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Era Group (Era) has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Lake Charles (Louisiana, USA) for the range of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters including the AW119Ke single engine, the AW109 Power light twin and the AW139 medium twin models. This latest step further expands the partnership… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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Japanese operators order eight more AW139s

Japanese operators order eight more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of contracts for eight more AW139 medium twin helicopters in Japan through its distributor Mitsui Bussan Aerospace. The new helicopters will be operated by the Japan Coast Guard and the Japanese Fire Fighting and Disaster Relief Organisation. With these contracts Mitsui Bussan Aerospace increases the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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Firefly SpA of Chile takes delivery of an AW119Ke

Firefly SpA of Chile takes delivery of an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that Firefly S.p.A of Chile has taken delivery of an AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport missions. The delivery marks the entrance of the AW119Ke into the Chilean helicopter market. AgustaWestland has previously sold and delivered to the Carabineros de… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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HAI Inducts Sergei Sikorsky as Honorary Lifetime Member

HAI Inducts Sergei Sikorsky as Honorary Lifetime Member

Sergei Sikorsky, son of aerospace pioneer and Sikorsky Aircraft founder Igor Sikorsky, was inducted as an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) by its Board of Directors at the Heli-Expo industry show this week in Orlando.  The honor was bestowed March 7 at the HAI “Salute to Excellence Dinner.”  Sikorsky Aircraft is… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Mar-11

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UTair orders 15 Eurocopter EC175s

UTair orders 15 Eurocopter EC175s

Russia’s UTair Aviation today signed a firm contract for the acquisition of 15 EC175 helicopters, extending its long-term strategic partnership with Eurocopter and the Eurocopter Vostok subsidiary in Russia and the CIS. This agreement, which firms up a letter of intent announced at Heli-Expo in 2008, covers the deliveries of 15 EC175s in 2013 and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Mar-11

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Turbomeca USA signs global support agreement with Era Helicopters

Turbomeca USA signs global support agreement with Era Helicopters

The Global Support Agreement, signed today between Turbomeca USA and ERA Helicopters LLC* will provide proximity based engine support services covering ERA’s fleet of 43 engines which includes, Makila 2A and Makila 2A1 engines and Arriel 1S1 and Arriel 2S2 engines. Under this Agreement Turbomeca USA, located in Grand Prairie, Texas, will be responsible for… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 08-Mar-11

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S-76D projected to set standard for quieter rotorcraft

S-76D projected to set standard for quieter rotorcraft

Sikorsky Aircraft’s newest commercial rotorcraft, the S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter, continues to progress steadily toward FAA certification this year, having performed more than 225 test flights and meeting performance, reliability and pilot workload expectations, the company announced today at the Heli-Expo industry show in Orlando.  Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The two test… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Mar-11

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Thales enhances its TopDeck avionics suite

Thales enhances its TopDeck avionics suite

hales announced today that it has been working on significant functional enhancements on its TopDeck avionics suite in order to anticipate operators requests, which will contribute to further improving the helicopter’s performance. Previously selected by Sikorsky to equip the new version of it’s S-76D commercial helicopter with the TopDeck avionics suite, Thales is now enhancing… Read more »

Source: Thales, 08-Mar-11

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Becker Avionics launches dedicated website for Polycon wireless headset system

Becker Avionics launches dedicated website for Polycon wireless headset system

Becker Avionics today unveiled www.beckerusa.com/polycon , its new product portal for the professional wireless headset communication system, PolyconTM, designed and produced by Axnes Aviation. The dedicated product website is specially designed to provide aviation professionals with easy access to product information on the PolyconTM wireless communication system. Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing stated, “We… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-Mar-11

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Rockwell Collins extends Pro Line 21â„¢ IDS with S-61 installation

Rockwell Collins extends Pro Line 21â„¢ IDS with S-61 installation

Rockwell Collins today announced the successful installation of its proven Pro Line 21â„¢ Integrated Display System (IDS) into a Sikorsky S-61 long-range helicopter.  This retrofit, which was a collaborative effort with Toronto, Canada-based Vector Aerospace, is the first installation of a Pro Line 21 avionics system on a rotary wing aircraft. Helicopter pilots using Pro… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 08-Mar-11

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Curtiss-Wright awarded development contract for CH-53K

Curtiss-Wright awarded development contract for CH-53K

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today announced that it has received a contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to develop and supply blade fold distributor units and digital air data computers for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract has a total potential value of $16 million if development and all aircraft production options and phases are… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 08-Mar-11

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Bell Helicopter announces 13 orders on first day of Heli-Expo 2011

Bell Helicopter announces 13 orders on first day of Heli-Expo 2011

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced it received 13 orders on the first day of Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, Fla.  The 13 orders were received from the following customers. Deliveries are expected in 2011 and 2012. Urban Development Group, located in Panama, a 407GX Alvac, located in Idaho, a 407GX Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Mar-11

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Dart announces new custom Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ & Heli-Utility-Podsâ„¢

Dart announces new custom Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ & Heli-Utility-Podsâ„¢

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., now offers custom designed Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ and Heli-Utility-Podsâ„¢ for airborne data collection.  Available for: Agusta A119/AW119MKII, Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 & 407, Bell 205/210/212/214/412, Eurocopter AS350/AS355, Eurocopter EC130 DART’s custom modifications allow for specialty requirements such as surveying, GPS, aerial photography, LIDAR, mapping equipment,… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 08-Mar-11

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AW expands customer support and services capabilities in North America

AW expands customer support and services capabilities in North America

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, in a global effort to constantly further enhance its Customer Support and Services’ capabilities worldwide, is pleased to announce the expansion of its support activities in North America through a number of initiatives. Thanks to renovation and process enhancements during 2010, AgustaWestland Customer Support has recently re-opened to full capability the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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S92 receives Cat-A certification for ground-level helipad operations in populous areas

S92 receives Cat-A certification for ground-level helipad operations in populous areas

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the expansion of the S-92A® helicopter’s operating envelope with approval by the Federal Aviation Administration to execute Category A vertical takeoffs and landings from ground-level helipads. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced the new certification at the Heli-Expo industry show in Orlando. To receive this certification, a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Mar-11

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Advanced all-weather system enhances S-92 SAR capabilities

Advanced all-weather system enhances S-92 SAR capabilities

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced at the Heli-Expo trade show today that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved an advanced and highly integrated, all-weather operating system that enhances the S-92® helicopter’s already proven search and rescue (SAR) capabilities. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The approval follows previous certification of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Mar-11

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Recession-proof: Able Aerospace Services grows, plans aggressive expansion

Recession-proof: Able Aerospace Services grows, plans aggressive expansion

While consistently maintaining its focus on helping operators reduce aircraft operating costs with safe, approved value-driven component repair, overhaul and replacement part (PMA) solutions, Able Aerospace Services is a company on the move. Even as Able closes out its most successful year to-date it has mapped out an aggressive plan to achieve 300 percent growth… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace Services, 08-Mar-11

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Texas Dept of Public Safety signs AS350 simulator contract

Texas Dept of Public Safety signs AS350 simulator contract

Extends training relationship that has lasted more than 20 years and implements AEC’s AS350 Level B Full Flight Simulator as an integral part of the department’s training program American Eurocopter announced today that the Texas Department of Public Safety has signed a simulator training contract with the company’s Training Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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Order for seven AS350B3e makes Air Medical Resource Group US launch customer

Order for seven AS350B3e makes Air Medical Resource Group US launch customer

From Eurocopter’s Heli-Expo booth #4637, American Eurocopter announced that Air Medical Resource Group has signed an agreement to purchase seven AS350 B3e helicopters, making it the U.S. launch customer for this enhanced rotary-wing aircraft. These helicopters will be a core part of an initiative to consolidate Air Medical Resource Group’s business lines and to expand… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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JSSI announces new programs for EC135 and EC145

JSSI announces new programs for EC135 and EC145

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, recently announced new JSSI programs for the Eurocopter EC-135 and the EC-145. The JSSI hourly cost maintenance program for the EC-135 provides coverage for the Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 and Pratt & Whitney PW206B2 engines. The offering… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 07-Mar-11

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Conklin & De Decker supports helicopter operators with latest 2011 product releases

Conklin & De Decker supports helicopter operators with latest 2011 product releases

Conklin & de Decker (Booth # 920) continues to support the helicopter industry with their latest 2011 product releases of LIFE CYCLE COST Volume I and the STATE TAX GUIDE for General Aviation. Each tool is invaluable for helicopter operators.  LIFE CYCLE COST assists with budgeting and financial planning, while the STATE TAX GUIDE keeps… Read more »

Source: Conklin & De Decker, 07-Mar-11

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Bell to distribute Van Horn B206 composite tail blades

Bell to distribute Van Horn B206 composite tail blades

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Van Horn Aviation LLC for the 206 composite tail rotor blade supplemental type certificate (STC) No. SR02249LA. This STC allows for installation of the Van Horn composite tail rotor blade onto the Bell 206B and 206L series aircraft. … Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-11

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Cobham HeliSAS earns FAA certification on B206, 206L and 407

Cobham HeliSAS earns FAA certification on B206, 206L and 407

HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) status by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Bell 206B, 206L, and 407 helicopters. By reducing pilot workload and increasing aircraft stability, HeliSAS sets a new standard in helicopter safety. HeliSAS provides precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 07-Mar-11

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Eurocopter gives AS350, EC135, AS365/AS565 and AS332 the “e” treatment

Eurocopter gives AS350, EC135, AS365/AS565 and AS332 the “e” treatment

A comprehensive evolution of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line was announced at the Heli-Expo 2011 exposition in Orlando, Florida, providing enhanced operating capabilities, improved mission effectiveness and increased efficiency across four families in the company’s light, medium and heavy rotary-wing aircraft categories. These enhanced helicopters result from Eurocopter’s continuing major investments in innovation, and respond to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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Eurocopter providse further information on the new EC145T2

Eurocopter providse further information on the new EC145T2

The newest member of Eurocopter’s helicopter family was formally launched today with the unveiling of its EC145 T2 – an evolved version of the popular twin-engine EC145 that incorporates new Arriel 2E engines, along with the company’s Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, upgraded main and tail rotor gear boxes, an innovative new digital avionics suite and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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H+S Aviation receives EASA certification of PT6T Test Cell

H+S Aviation receives EASA certification of PT6T Test Cell

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) group company, received EASA certification for its PT6T test cell in January, 2011. H+S Aviation is authorized by Pratt & Whitney Canada as a Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) for the PT6T Twin-Pac®. The addition of EASA test cell approval means H+S Aviation is… Read more »

Source: BBA Aviation, 07-Mar-11

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F1rst Support Center demonstrates live video streaming of borescope inspection

F1rst Support Center demonstrates live video streaming of borescope inspection

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive has demonstrated live video streaming of a borescope inspection from the field to its F1RST SUPPORT center in Grapevine, Texas. Observing the video feed were Dallas Airmotive engineers and technicians who were able to evaluate the condition of the engine and make a judgment on… Read more »

Source: BBA Aviation, 07-Mar-11

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Premier Turbines creates center of excellence for Rolls-Royce M250

Premier Turbines creates center of excellence for Rolls-Royce M250

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Premier Turbines has established a Rolls-Royce Center of Excellence for its M250 Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) in Neosho, Missouri. In establishing the center, the company has completely reconfigured the facility a to 60,000 sq. ft. footprint incorporating lean operating techniques while increasing its output… Read more »

Source: BBA Aviation, 07-Mar-11

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Three US operators sign as launch customers for the EC145T2

Three US operators sign as launch customers for the EC145T2

Eurocopter’s new EC145 T2 helicopter, which was unveiled with fanfare today at Heli-Expo 2011, has attracted three U.S. operators as its launch customers: Metro Aviation, Lewis Energy Group and Leading Edge. Metro Aviation signed for five of the rotary-wing aircraft to be used in emergency medical services (EMS), continuing the company’s nearly three-decade relationship with… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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JSSI promotes Walter Given to helicopter product line specialist

JSSI promotes Walter Given to helicopter product line specialist

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, recently announced the promotion of Walter Given, a 14-year JSSI veteran, to Helicopter Product Line Specialist. As the helicopter market expands, JSSI expands its offerings of hourly cost maintenance programs specifically designed for this fleet. The… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 07-Mar-11

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Metro Aviation develops first EMS EC155B1 interior for US customer

Metro Aviation develops first EMS EC155B1 interior for US customer

As the result of a recent competitive bid award, Metro Aviation, Inc. will finish three Eurocopter EC155B1 critical care transport helicopters for The University of Michigan Health System Survival Flight program.  Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Survival Flight will enter service with their first EC155B1 in September 2011 and will replace the current fleet of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-11

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Conklin & De Decker introduces helicopter maintenance management seminar

Conklin & De Decker introduces helicopter maintenance management seminar

Conklin & de Decker (Booth # 920) announced they will now offer Helicopter Maintenance Management – Essential Tools for Your New Role, a seminar aimed at providing helicopter maintenance managers the tools needed to master their challenging position. This program was presented by Conklin & de Decker for many years through the Helicopter Association International… Read more »

Source: Conklin & De Decker, 07-Mar-11

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Eurocopter launches EC145T2 (not the EC146)

Eurocopter launches EC145T2 (not the EC146)

Eurocopter has launched a fenestron-tail EC145 under the name of Ec145T2 – previously it had been touted as being the EC146 and Eurocopter did actually register that name as a trademark.  Underneath, the certification name for the regulators is the BK117D2 There’s a video of the reveal on YouTube here

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Mar-11

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Hillsboro Aviation prepared to support general aviation growth in China

Hillsboro Aviation prepared to support general aviation growth in China

More than 30 trips to Asia in the last 30 years have given Hillsboro Aviation’s President and CEO Max Lyons a unique perspective on the culture, markets and opportunities in this region, specifically in China. “During the late 1980s as I was beginning my career at Hillsboro Aviation, I was responsible for the Asian helicopter… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aviation, 07-Mar-11

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Bell honors top Customer Service Facilities

Bell honors top Customer Service Facilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has named the 2011 Platinum-level Customer Service Facilities (CSFs). These 14 independently-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers were recognized last evening during the Bell Helicopter Customer Reception at Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, Florida. “Bell Helicopter is consistently recognized as a leader in customer support throughout the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-11

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Heli-One adds S-76 to industry-leading list of approvals

Heli-One adds S-76 to industry-leading list of approvals

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent helicopter MRO company, has earned S-76 Customer Support Centre status, adding to a long list of approvals already held by the company. The approval applies to all variants of the S-76. “Heli-One is a tip-to-tail maintenance shop and we pride ourselves on continually expanding the capabilities and services we are… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 07-Mar-11

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Ready for the market recovery: American Eurocopter continues its US leadership role

Ready for the market recovery: American Eurocopter continues its US leadership role

American Eurocopter is well positioned for the U.S. helicopter sector’s recovery –benefitting from its continued civil market leadership position, and ready to build on the company’s capabilities in engineering, certification and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul). Speaking during the opening day press briefing at Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, Florida, American Eurocopter President & CEO Marc… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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Omni Group signs for three AW139s

Omni Group signs for three AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the OMNI Group, a Portugal-based company has signed a contract for three AW139 medium twin engine helicopters to be used to perform offshore transport missions. The purchase also includes options for additional AW139 purchases. Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-11

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AgustaWestland exhibits the AW169 at Heli-Expo 2011

AgustaWestland exhibits the AW169 at Heli-Expo 2011

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is exhibiting the AW169 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2011 (Orlando, FL, 6th – 8th March) for the first time. Unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2010, the AW169 programme is progressing as planned with the first flight scheduled in 2012 with certification at the end of 2014 and start of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-11

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AgustaWestland and Era to focus on South Americas for AW139 Authorized Training Centre

AgustaWestland and Era to focus on South Americas for AW139 Authorized Training Centre

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Era Training Center LLC have announced plans to open an AgustaWestland Authorized Training Centre in South America. Era Training Center will provide training services using an AW139 Level 6 Synthetic Flight Training Device (FTD) designed, developed and supplied by AgustaWestland. Offshore operators will benefit from specific mission training services once… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-11

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AgustaWestland AW139 capabilities expanded

AgustaWestland AW139 capabilities expanded

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce a further expansion of the AW139 medium twin helicopter’s capabilities with two recent certification approvals. The AW139 has recently obtained certification for offshore take off and landing procedures for operations according to Performance Class 1 (PC1) and PC 2e (enhanced) requirements, as defined by the stringent JAR… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-11

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Revue Thommen announces pricing for HSL-1600 searchlight

Revue Thommen announces pricing for HSL-1600 searchlight

REVUE THOMMEN of Waldenburg, Switzerland has announced the pricing and availability of production searchlight systems in Booth 4108 at Heli-Expo in Orlando. Deliveries will begin in 2nd Quarter 2011 and the standard system price of the HSL-1600 will be competitive with installed prices of other systems. Specifics of the pricing of the system and available… Read more »

Source: Revue Thommen, 07-Mar-11

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