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Marenco adds nine more orders as roll-out scheuled for May

Marenco adds nine more orders as roll-out scheuled for May

Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd. is proud and enthusiastic to report on a great success with thousands of visitors and additional orders signed in Las Vegas during the 2013 Heli Expo. We are starting to set-up our worldwide network and have commenced the show by announcing the appointment of HELIFLITE Pty Ltd. as our distributor for Oceania,… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 16-Apr-13

Cadorath Aerospace Awards iPads to Heli-Expo 2013 Attendees

Cadorath Aerospace Awards iPads to Heli-Expo 2013 Attendees

Cadorath Aerospace announced the three recipients of their “Win an iPad” contest held during Heli-Expo 2013. The three lucky daily winners of the 32GB iPads selected from attendees of over 100 meetings at the show were: 1)  Aerocopter International, LLC – Rodolfo Cedeño 2)  Highland Helicopters Ltd. – Deen Mahamoor 3)  Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. –… Read more »

Source: Cadorath Aerospace, 28-Mar-13

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StandardAero invests further in Singapore RR250 facility

StandardAero invests further in Singapore RR250 facility

Since announcing the grand opening of its new, larger helicopter service center in Singapore facility last August, StandardAero has continued to make substantial investment in its operations dedicated to supporting the Rolls-Royce M250 engine program, strengthening its commitment to the Asian Helicopter Market. In six months, since its opening, StandardAero has invested over $3M in… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 26-Mar-13

HFI at Heli-Expo 2013 Las Vegas: A Show to Remember!

HFI at Heli-Expo 2013 Las Vegas: A Show to Remember!

HELI-EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas was a great show, and Helicopter Foundation International had a marked presence. HFI’s fourth annual Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament featured 15 sponsoring companies and a record 144 registered players. Donating companies and individuals stepped up to help a very worthy cause. All tournament proceeds will be directed to the scholarship… Read more »

Source: HFI, 22-Mar-13

Couldn’t make it to Heli-Expo? Check HAI’s YouTube page!

Couldn’t make it to Heli-Expo? Check HAI’s YouTube page!

As you’ve probably heard by now, HELI-EXPO 2013 was a record-breaker. The biggest exhibit hall. The most exhibitors. The highest number of attendees. But if you weren’t able to be one of those attendees, here’s your chance to catch up on some of what went on. The Annual General Membership Meeting, the Aviation Association CEO Town… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-Mar-13

Eurocopter booked 69 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

Eurocopter booked 69 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

New orders and commitments for Eurocopter’s helicopter family, along with an unveiling of the latest evolution in its product line, marked the company’s highly successful participation at Heli-Expo 2013 – the rotorcraft industry’s largest international gathering, held this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bookings covered products ranging from Eurocopter’s light single-engine AS350 helicopter to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 12-Mar-13

Bell booked 50 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

Bell booked 50 orders at Heli-Expo 2013

It was impossible to miss Bell Helicopter this week in Las Vegas at HELI-EXPO 2013, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exhibition. Taking center stage as the show’s largest exhibitor, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) greeted record crowds of almost 20,000 event attendees who filled the Bell Helicopter booth to speak… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Mar-13

EC175 US Demo Tour Continues Over Las Vegas

EC175 US Demo Tour Continues Over Las Vegas

Following a brief pause to be on the booth at eurocoper the EC175 U.S. Demo Tour continues with a few lucky pilots taking the controls in Las Vegas on Saturday. Direct from the Henderson Executive Airport, the EC175 teams welcomed three customers for a series of demonstration flights over the desert. Check out the video below… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Mar-13

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Memorial MedFlight in South Bend Adding EC145

Memorial MedFlight in South Bend Adding EC145

American Eurocopter, the leading provider of helicopters to the U.S. air medical transport industry, announced that Memorial MedFlight in South Bend, Ind., has purchased an EC145. The new aircraft will improve and expand Memorial MedFlight’s patient care capability by increasing the program’s range and service area, allowing it to better serve the critical care transport… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 11-Mar-13

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Bell appoints new Russian Sales Representative

Bell appoints new Russian Sales Representative

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the appointment of Helidrive as its new independent representative for Russia. Helidrive is the first Bell Helicopter authorized independent sales representative in northwest Russia.  Bell Helicopter and Helidrive also announced recent purchase agreements for five aircraft – two Bell 429s and three Bell 407GXs. “Russia… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Mar-13

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AgustaWestland appoints official global distributor for pre-owned helicopters

AgustaWestland appoints official global distributor for pre-owned helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rotortrade Services as its exclusive distributor for second hand helicopters worldwide. Rotortrade Services will support the sale of both AgustaWestland and other manufacturer’s “trade in” helicopters globally. This appointment further expands the range of distributorship agreements AgustaWestland has in place across the world,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Mar-13

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Pop Artist Romero Britto Makes AS350B3e a True Work of Art

Pop Artist Romero Britto Makes AS350B3e a True Work of Art

Robert Spiegel has always been a fan of pop art. So when the South Florida commercial real estate executive purchased a Eurocopter AS350 B3e for corporate use by his family-owned Poinciana Management Inc., located in Palm Beach, Florida, he had an idea for the perfect paint scheme. “I‘ve always had an interest in the arts,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Mar-13

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Executive Helishares Take Delivery Of Another AW109 Power

Executive Helishares Take Delivery Of Another AW109 Power

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the handover of an AW109 Power to Executive HeliShares, a Briles Wing & Helicopter, Inc. Company, located in Van Nuys, California.  Executive HeliShares has selected the AW109 Power and GrandNew product lines as the VIP platforms of choice for their exclusive Fractional Ownership Program on the West… Read more »

Source: Executive Helishares, 09-Mar-13

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Mountain Air Helicopters will put new AS350B3e right to work

Mountain Air Helicopters will put new AS350B3e right to work

Mountain Air Helicopters will take delivery of its new Eurocopter AS350B3e helicopter on Friday following the Heli-Expo 2013 trade show, where the aircraft used by American Eurocopter to demonstrate the capabilities of the latest in the AS350 AStar line of light single-engine helicopters. Mountain Air, based in Los Lunas, N.M., operates five earlier AStar models…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Mar-13

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Avincis and Eurocopter sign a global framework agreement

Avincis and Eurocopter sign a global framework agreement

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced a global framework agreement that includes the acquisition of 10 new EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) work. Announced at the Heli-Expo industry trade show in Las Vegas, the agreement covers aftermarket support and training,… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 09-Mar-13

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Midwest MedAir purchases Eurocopter EC135P2e

Midwest MedAir purchases Eurocopter EC135P2e

American Eurocopter today announced the purchase of an Eurocopter EC135 P2e helicopter by Midwest Medical Transport Co., Nebraska’s largest EMS transport company. Midwest Medical Transport serves all of Nebraska and western Iowa. With 12 stations and a staff of highly trained and certified personnel, the company provides care through a fleet of ALS equipped ambulances… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Mar-13

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Honeywell Aerospace Expands Global Network of Distributors

Honeywell Aerospace Expands Global Network of Distributors

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced a new global network of Condition-Based Maintenance Systems (CBMS) distributors. The network agreements, effective Jan. 1, 2013, include previous CBMS distributors — Diagnostic Solutions, Derco, Hope Aero, Eurotech, Kaigai, Master Tech, Merlinhawk, Telemeter and Vibratech — and new distributors Beijing Andawell Science & Technology in China and Transworld Aviation in the… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 09-Mar-13

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Honeywell receives FAA STC for AW139 Zing HUMS

Honeywell receives FAA STC for AW139 Zing HUMS

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that its onboard Zing Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) 1134 has received FAA approval for the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for installation on AW139 helicopters. This STC, developed in partnership with Air Concepts International, will enable current and new production AW139 operators to select Honeywell’s Zing HUMS 1134 system at… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 09-Mar-13

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Med-Trans continues addition of Eurocopter EC135s to its fleet

Med-Trans continues addition of Eurocopter EC135s to its fleet

Med-Trans Corporation, a leading provider of air medical transport services, has ordered its 14th EC135 helicopter from American Eurocopterec135-med-trans-florida1 in the last six months. American Eurocopter announced the latest order Thursday at the Heli-Expo 2013 trade show in Las Vegas. The order, along with three others placed in December, is part of an agreement with… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Mar-13

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Sikorsky and FlightSafety Continue to Expand Customer Training Programs

Sikorsky and FlightSafety Continue to Expand Customer Training Programs

Sikorsky Aircraft and FlightSafety International have jointly announced the development of eight Level-D full flight simulators for Sikorsky’s S-92®, S-76® and S-70i™ helicopter platforms. Currently in production, the simulators will expand access to OEM approved comprehensive aircraft training to Sikorsky customers in the USA, Brazil, Norway and South East Asia. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), the… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 09-Mar-13

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Sagem glass cockpit for the SKYe SH09

Sagem glass cockpit for the SKYe SH09

Sagem Avionics Inc. (Safran) announces that the ICDS 8A PFD/EMS glass cockpit will be installed on the SKYe SH09 helicopter of Marenco Swisshelicopter AG. The ICDS 8A PFD/EMS glass cockpit benefits helicopter owners by increasing situational awareness through customizable engine displays with intuitive LED interfaces. The ICDS 8A incorporates many features such as a customizable,… Read more »

Source: Sagem Avionics, 09-Mar-13

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SkyBOOKS to be offered on all MD Helicopters 2013 Deliveries

SkyBOOKS to be offered on all MD Helicopters 2013 Deliveries

SkyBOOKS Inc., a subsidiary of Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce all new 2013 MD Helicopter deliveries will receive a complimentary 12 month subscription to the SkyBOOKS Flight Operations and Maintenance Tracking Program. “The agreement between MD Helicopters, SkyBOOKS and our customers allows us to offer enhanced services to… Read more »

Source: SkyBOOKS Inc, 08-Mar-13

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Vector Financial Services to lease two AS332L to Peruvian operator

Vector Financial Services to lease two AS332L to Peruvian operator

Peruvian operator Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes will operate two modernized Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L helicopters through a lease and support contract with Vector Financial Services, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation. These two helicopters – which are from Vector Financial Services’ rotorcraft portfolio – will be in operation by this summer, serving the region’s… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-13

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GAMA convenes Rotorcraft and Certification forum

GAMA convenes Rotorcraft and Certification forum

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and the Helicopter Association International (HAI) called together aviation stakeholders to discuss the existing regulations governing rotorcraft design (Part 27 & Part 29). “We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to address and change regulations impacting… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 08-Mar-13

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Heli-Expo 2013 closes – 6th consecutive year of growth

Heli-Expo 2013 closes – 6th consecutive year of growth

It’s official, this year’s show is the biggest ever! With 736 exhibitors and 20,393 attendees, this represents the 6th consecutive year of growth. Be sure to come and see us again in Anaheim, Calif. for HELI-EXPO 2014, February 24-27 (exhibits open Feb. 25-27).

Source: HAI, 08-Mar-13

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MAG Tapped for Eurocopter X4 Landing Gear Shock Absorbers

MAG Tapped for Eurocopter X4 Landing Gear Shock Absorbers

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced today that, following an intense international competition, it has been selected by Eurocopter to design and manufacture the landing gears’ shock absorbers for the new-generation X4 helicopter. MAG is responsible for the design, engineering, certification, production and after-sales support of the landing gears, and will provide to Eurocopter the absorbers… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 08-Mar-13

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The Washington Companies purchases Eurocopter EC135

The Washington Companies purchases Eurocopter EC135

American Eurocopter announced the purchase of a Eurocopter EC135 T2e helicopter by The Washington Companies of Missoula, Mont. Starting as Washington Construction Company in 1964 with a loan and a leased bulldozer, company founder Dennis Washington has built and diversified his business, growing from a small construction company to a major corporation with a group… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 08-Mar-13

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L-3 Aviation Products Selected for Sikorsky H-60 and S-70i

L-3 Aviation Products Selected for Sikorsky H-60 and S-70i

L-3 Aviation Products (AP) announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has selected the GH-3001™ Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS), Stormscope® WX-500 Lightning Detection System and PS-855 Emergency Power Supply (EPS) for its H-60 and S-70i™ helicopter platforms. This follow-on award is a five-year contract that spans from 2013 through 2017. The Sikorsky H-60 and S-70i… Read more »

Source: L-3 Aviation Products, 08-Mar-13

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Transportes Aereos Pegaso Signs for Two EC155s

Transportes Aereos Pegaso Signs for Two EC155s

On the final day of the Heli-Expo air show in Las Vegas, Mexican operator Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, the largest oil and gas transportation provider in the Gulf of Mexico, signed on for two EC155s. Live from the Eurocopter booth, Transportes Aéreos Pegaso CEO Enrique Zepeda and Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling celebrated the signature,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Mar-13

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Helionix – the Future of Avionics, by Eurocopter

Helionix – the Future of Avionics, by Eurocopter

Eurocopter continues to lead the way in terms of innovation by coming up with the most high-tech and advanced solutions for its customers. A shining example of this commitment to innovative design comes in the form of Helionix, the latest-generation avionics suite designed specifically by Eurocopter. Helionix, which will come standard on the EC175 and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Mar-13

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The Eurocopter App: Now for Android

Discover Eurocopter’s range of products and find out more about Eurocopter. You will be able to discover also Eurocopter’s international network and follow its latest news in real time by downloading the Eurocopter application for Android devices in Google Play Store. This app allows you to: -Read all of the latest news -Check out Eurocopter films on… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Mar-13

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New PartsConnect™ Hub App from ATP Integrates with OEM Technical Publications

New PartsConnect™ Hub App from ATP Integrates with OEM Technical Publications

ATP today introduced the PartsConnect™ Hub App, the only parts inventory and ordering solution that is fully integrated with ATP’s extensive, single-source offering of OEM technical publications in the industry leading ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service. “Through ongoing discussions with our customer, we realized that most aviation maintenance operations today are still hand writing parts… Read more »

Source: ATP, 08-Mar-13

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Turbomeca and Phoenix Heli-Flight sign a Support by the Hour Contract

Turbomeca and Phoenix Heli-Flight sign a Support by the Hour Contract

At Heli Expo, Turbomeca signed a Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract with Phoenix Heli-Flight regarding his fleet of Arriel 1D1 following delivery of the two new AS350B2. This contract will cover all the Turbomeca engines in Phoenix Heli-Flight fleet. By signing this contract, Phoenix Heli-Flight becomes the largest Canadian operator under Turbomeca SBH® program…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 08-Mar-13

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All American Aviation to fly first AS350B3e on Gulf of Mexico

All American Aviation to fly first AS350B3e on Gulf of Mexico

American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that All American Aviation LLC will be the first helicopter operator to provide offshore oil and gas transport service in the Gulf of Mexico using new Eurocopter AS350B3e AStar helicopters. All American has leased two AS350B3e aircraft from Rainier Heli International, an affiliate of Papillon Helicopters, and plans to… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 08-Mar-13

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Vertical Aviation orders two turbine-powered 47GT-6 helicopters

Vertical Aviation orders two turbine-powered 47GT-6 helicopters

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today that Vertical Aviation LLC of Scottsdale, AR, has agreed to purchase 2 47GT-6 helicopters and also signed up to become their dealer and customer service facility for the United States Southwest Region. The 47GT-6 helicopter was announced by SB47 at the start of the Heli Expo 2013… Read more »

Source: Scott’s – Bell 47, 07-Mar-13

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Power Sonix to supply PA system to Korea National Police

Power Sonix to supply PA system to Korea National Police

Power Sonix, Inc. has been awarded a long-term contract with Korean Aerospace Industries of South Korea (KAI) to supply 900-watt PSAIR32A tactical public address systems for the Surion helicopters being made for the Korean National Police Agency program. The Surion helicopter is being designed, engineered and manufactured in South Korea by KAI in partnership with… Read more »

Source: Power Sonix, 07-Mar-13

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Power Sonix releases new aeodynamic PA system speaker arrays

Power Sonix releases new aeodynamic PA system speaker arrays

Power Sonix, Inc. announces at HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas the release and availability of new aeodynamic speaker arrays for their industry-leading airborne public address systems. The new wing-shaped hexagon speaker enclosures offer a 30-40% reduction in the surface area of the speaker driver enclosures from their previous models. With these improvements, the new externally mounted… Read more »

Source: Power Sonix, 07-Mar-13

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Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

Saudi Medevac to Be Equipped with AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a fleet of AW139 twin engine helicopters to equip the Saudi Aeromedical Evacuation Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The helicopters will be configured with a dedicated aeromedical interior to perform air ambulance operations,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Bristow Group orders six more AW139s

Bristow Group orders six more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with Bristow Group Inc. for six AW139 helicopters plus a number of options for additional aircraft. The contract was signed today at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas by Mark Duncan, Bristow Group SVP, Commercial and Emilio Dalmasso, AgustaWestland’s SVP Commercial Business. This latest… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year multi-aircraft agreement with Waypoint Leasing LLC (“Waypoint”) for GrandNew, AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters. The agreement signed today at Heli-Expo by Ed Washecka, Waypoint Leasing’s CEO, and Emilio Dalmasso, AgustaWestland’s Senior VP Commercial Business, includes an initial firm contract for four… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Japan National Police orders two more AW139s

Japan National Police orders two more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply two AW139 twin engine helicopters which will be operated in Hokkaido and Fukushima prefectures. This latest order brings the number of AW139 helicopters ordered by customers in Japan… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Japan National Police orders another GrandNew

Japan National Police orders another GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Kanematsu Corporation are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply a GrandNew law enforcement light twin helicopter which will be operated in Kawagawa prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of Japan. The order brings to three the number… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Korea – AW139 Delivered To Incheon Fire Department

Korea – AW139 Delivered To Incheon Fire Department

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of an AW139 to the Incheon Fire Fighting Department in the Republic of Korea. The helicopter will perform fire fighting, emergency medical service, air rescue and transport missions. Speaking after the contract award, AgustaWestland’s Head of Region, NE Asia, Andrew Symonds said “We are delighted… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Peru – Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes to lease two AS332s

Peru – Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes to lease two AS332s

Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes, an important commercial operator in Peru performing missions such as external load, on-shore and passenger transportation, signed a lease contract for 2 AS332 Super Puma with Vector Aerospace on the Eurocopter booth during the second day of Heli-Expo. Walton Mery, CEO of Los Andes, said that his company is happy… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-13

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Global EC135 fleet to benefit from EC135T3/EC135P3 evolution

Global EC135 fleet to benefit from EC135T3/EC135P3 evolution

Performance benefits for Eurocopter’s newly-evolved EC135 P3/T3 helicopter versions – which were unveiled at Heli-Expo 2013 – will be available for retrofit on previously-built EC135s, bringing the operational advantages of this latest product line enhancement to in-service rotorcraft. Changes in the new-production EC135 T3/P3 versions that are offered in the retrofit package include a 10-cm…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-13

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Vector Aerospace – the newest AS332 service centre

Vector Aerospace – the newest AS332 service centre

During a ceremony on the booth, Eurocopter announced that Vector Aerospace has been approved as a certified Eurocopter service center for the Super Puma AS332 helicopter family. The approval certificate was presented by Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling to Declan O’Shea, the President and CEO of Vector Aerospace – Eurocopter’s sister company. This certification… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-13

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Eurocopter recognises Ecocopter for operations in Chile and Peru

Eurocopter recognises Ecocopter for operations in Chile and Peru

Eurocopter kicked off day 2 of Heli-Expo with a ceremony recognizing Ecocopter, the largest Eurocopter commercial operator in Chile, for 10 years of operation in Chile and Peru. On the occasion, Dominique Andréani, commercial director of Eurocopter Cono Sur, presented Ecocopter President Eduardo Ergas and CEO Fernando Kogan with a commemorative plaque as well as… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-13

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Mexico’s ASESA signs for six S-76D

Mexico’s ASESA signs for six S-76D

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the signing of a contract with ASESA (Aeroservicios Especializados, S.A. de C.V.), a Mexican helicopter service provider, for the purchase of six S-76D™ helicopters to serve the offshore oil transport mission. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced the sale at the 2013 Heli-Expo Industry Show. The sale… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-13

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Executive HeliShares take delivery of another AW109 Power

Executive HeliShares take delivery of another AW109 Power

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the handover of an AW109 Power to Executive HeliShares, a Briles Wing & Helicopter, Inc. Company, located in Van Nuys, California.  Executive HeliShares has selected the AW109 Power and GrandNew product lines as the VIP platforms of choice for their exclusive Fractional Ownership Program on the West… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Sloane Helicopters Ltd of the United Kingdom has signed a contract for the purchase of two GrandNew light twin and two AW169 light intermediate helicopters. This contract demonstrates the continuing success achieved by the AgustaWestland range of light twin helicopters in the UK market as well… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Caverton Helicopters orders three more AW139s

Caverton Helicopters orders three more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Caverton Helicopters has signed a contract for an additional three AW139 helicopters to support new clients in the West African sub-region. Caverton currently operates six AW139’s performing offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and is the largest operator of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Life Flight Network Accepts its First AW119Kx Helicopter

Life Flight Network Accepts its First AW119Kx Helicopter

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Life Flight Network has accepted its first of fifteen AW119Kx sinngle engine helicopters during al ceremony held at Heli-Expo 2013 (Las Vegas) today. All aircraft are expected to be delivered by year end to perform emergency medical service missions with this first aircraft set to be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Chartright Executive Helicopters, located at Toronto’s Lester B Pearson International Airport in Canada, has been appointed as an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Center for the AW109 Power, Grand, GrandNew and all variants of the AW119. As an Authorized Service Center for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters, Chartright Executive Helicopters… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Bell 429 Cargo Basket available through Aeronautical Accessories

Bell 429 Cargo Basket available through Aeronautical Accessories

Bell Helicopter has announced it is distributing a new cargo basket under its Aeronautical Accessories brand, produced by Aero Design Ltd. for the Bell 429 aircraft. The new product was developed jointly through Bell Helicopter and Aero Design. The quick release cargo basket received Transport Canada certification supplemental type certificate SH12-58 in Nov.  2012 and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-13

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Van Horn to develop composite tail blades for Bell 212/412

Van Horn to develop composite tail blades for Bell 212/412

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Van Horn Aviation to develop a composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 212 and Bell 412 product lines. Van Horn Aviation has agreed to design, certify and manufacture the rotor blades with Bell Helicopter Engineering participating… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-13

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Aeronautical Accessories exclusively distributes Tanis preheat system for Bell 429

Aeronautical Accessories exclusively distributes Tanis preheat system for Bell 429

Bell Helicopter is pleased to announce that, through its Aeronautical Accessories brand, it is the exclusive distributor of Tanis Aircraft Products’ new preheat system for the Bell 429 aircraft. The Heli-Preheat system provides numerous benefits for operators in cold climates. When used for the prescribed time, benefits can include an increase in reliability and safety… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-13

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Bell and Air Medical Holdings Group Reach Landmark Deal for 30 Helicopters

Bell and Air Medical Holdings Group Reach Landmark Deal for 30 Helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today announced an agreement for the sale of 30 Bell helicopters – 24 Bell 407 and six Bell 206L-4 helicopters – to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), one of the largest independent provider of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world. Deliveries are scheduled to begin… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-13

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Enstrom provides update on their new owners

Enstrom provides update on their new owners

As of December 27, 2012, Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co., Ltd (CQHIC), located in Chongqing, China has acquired Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, moving from one foreign owner to another. CQHIC is focused on helping Enstrom expand its reach into China and the rest of the world.The number of helicopters in Asia represents only a small percent of… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 07-Mar-13

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

Arkansas Children’s Hospital to add two S-76D

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) has signed a contract to purchase two S-76D™ helicopters for its Angel One® intensive care medical transport unit, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today from the Heli-Expo Industry Show. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The new aircraft will replace the two S-76® helicopters already flying the Angel One team as… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-13

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Global S-92 fleet passes 500,000 hours

Global S-92 fleet passes 500,000 hours

Serving customers around the world in missions as diverse as the countries flying it, the S-92® global helicopter fleet has surpassed 500,000 flight hours. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), celebrated the milestone at the 2013 Heli-Expo Industry Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The S-92 helicopter was conceived as a commercial aircraft… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-13

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Eurocopter Canada announces corporate EC130T2 sale

Eurocopter Canada announces corporate EC130T2 sale

Eurocopter Canada announces the sale of a new EC130 T2 helicopter to Fox Aviation of Montreal, Quebec. The aircraft will be flown privately and is the third Eurocopter helicopter in the past 12 years selected by Fox Aviation. First was an EC120, then the EC130 B4 and now the EC130 T2, an evolution of the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 07-Mar-13

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Eurocopter Canada announces sale of EC130T2 to Peak Aviation

Eurocopter Canada announces sale of EC130T2 to Peak Aviation

Peak Aviation adds latest member of the Ecureuil Family in its Eurocopter fleet in order to fulfill its expanding activities in the Quebec region The EC130 T2 will join Peak Aviation’s fleet, consisting entirely of Eurocopter products, including; two EC130 B4’s, one AS350 B3 and an AS350 B3e, that was recently delivered in March 2012…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 07-Mar-13

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PW206B3 to power EC135P3

PW206B3 to power EC135P3

Eurocopter, an EADS company, will use PW206B3 engines to power the next EC135 helicopter, the EC135 P3. The announcement was made during the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Nev. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies Corporation company UTX +0.05% . “The PW200 family was created to respond to demand for a new-generation… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-13

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Ramco Systems Launches Aviation on Cloud for Heli-Operators

Ramco Systems Launches Aviation on Cloud for Heli-Operators

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets today announced the launch of its ultra-cool, mobile-enabled software-Ramco Aviation on Cloud-for the Heli-operator segment at the HELI-EXPO 2013, the most coveted global show for Heli-operators. Ramco has been a leading provider of MRO and M&E software for the heli-operator segment, and with… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 07-Mar-13

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Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

Northwest Helicopters delivers UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight

Northwest Helicopters LLC today announced the sale of a Bell UH-1H Plus to Travis County STAR Flight, at the HELI-EXPO industry show in Las Vegas, NV.  Included in the sale is the option for 1 additional aircraft, to perform fire suppression and support duties. The UH-1H Plus is powered by a 1,800 SHP T53-L-703 engine… Read more »

Source: Northwest Helicopters, 07-Mar-13

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Conklin & de Decker releases 2013 state tax guide for GA

Conklin & de Decker releases 2013 state tax guide for GA

Conklin & de Decker announces the release of their new 2013State Tax Guide for General Aviation.Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for helicopter and fixed-wing operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others. The State Tax Guide contains the latest taxes and fees imposed on… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 07-Mar-13

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Pratt & Whitney Canada launches Automatic Power Assurance Check engine diagnostic solution

Pratt & Whitney Canada launches Automatic Power Assurance Check engine diagnostic solution

HELI-EXPO – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has launched Automatic Power Assurance Check (APAC) to run on its FAST™ (Flight data Acquisition Storage and Transmission System) engine diagnostic solution for P&WC-powered helicopters. APAC will give operators an end-to-end application for managing all helicopter engine performance data. The announcement was made during the Helicopter Association International… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation debuts new training center

Metro Aviation debuts new training center

Air medical transportation and helicopter completions leader, Metro Aviation has announced the completion of a new comprehensive training center co-located at the company’s main offices in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The 12,000 square foot facility is complete with the latest generation learning tools dedicated to safety and efficiency through training.  The company will provide advanced training presentations… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-13

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PT6T-9 Twin-Pac to power upgraded Bell 412EPI

PT6T-9 Twin-Pac to power upgraded Bell 412EPI

HELI-EXPO – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE:TXT), has selected Pratt & Whitney’s Canada’s (P&WC) PT6T-9 Twin-Pac® engines to power its upgraded Bell 412EPI helicopter. The announcement was made during the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. P&WC is a United Technologies Corporation company (NYSE:UTX). “The PT6T family of turboshaft engines has… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 07-Mar-13

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Honeywell to provide APU and environmental control system for Bell 525

Honeywell to provide APU and environmental control system for Bell 525

Honeywell HON +0.83% announced that it has been selected by Bell Helicopter to provide the auxiliary power unit (APU) and environmental control system for Bell’s new 525 Relentless helicopter platform, which is scheduled for first flight in 2014. The Honeywell RE100 APU provides significant system weight savings over competing systems. The APU also gives operators… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-13

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Moog to build primary flight control actuation for Bell 525

Moog to build primary flight control actuation for Bell 525

Moog Inc. MOG.A +0.31% MOG.B +0.16% announced today that it finalized the terms of a contract with Bell Helicopter for the design, qualification and manufacturing of the primary flight control actuation on the new Bell 525 Relentless helicopter. Last February, Bell Helicopter launched the 525 Relentless Program, a Super Medium(TM) twin capable of carrying up… Read more »

Source: Moog Inc, 07-Mar-13

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Ramco Wins Order From Hevilift for Aviation MRO Software

Ramco Wins Order From Hevilift for Aviation MRO Software

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets today announced a new order win from Hevilift Group, one of the leading aviation charter service provider of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in the Asia-Pacific Region. The win, announced during the HELI-EXPO 2013, being held at Las Vegas, further reinforces Ramco’s leadership… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 07-Mar-13

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Conklin & de Decker marks 22nd Year at Heli-Expo 2013

Conklin & de Decker marks 22nd Year at Heli-Expo 2013

Heli-Expo 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada — Conklin & de Decker will once again be exhibiting at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5th-7thfor the 22nd consecutive year.In addition to exhibiting and conducting three educational programs, Conklin & de Decker will also participate in the HAI Helicopter Industry Job Fair, being held during Heli-Expo… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 07-Mar-13

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Supporting and streamlining helicopter service operations

Supporting and streamlining helicopter service operations

Exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2013, Component Control will demonstrate how their market leading MRO and logistics software, Quantum ControlTM, is the ideal solution to streamline helicopter service operations and increase business wide efficiency and effectiveness. Quantum ControlTM already has a strong track record within the Helicopter sector, with a number of high profile customers using the… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 07-Mar-13

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Helicopter demand up worldwide for next 5 years

Helicopter demand up worldwide for next 5 years

North American buying plans increased for the first time in half a decade, and Latin America posted the highest regional level of five-year fleet replacement and expansion at 34 percent. Based on survey results, delivery rates of new helicopters over the next three years are expected to reach 1,000 new units each year. Purchase plans… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-13

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