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Technisonic announces the only two-module, Phase II airborne radio with full P25 bandwidth capability

Technisonic announces the only two-module, Phase II airborne radio with full P25 bandwidth capability

Source: Technisonic, 25-Feb-14

Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, is launching the latest addition in its line of fully P25 Phase I and Phase II compliant radios, the TDFM-9100. Developed to fulfill the growing need of EMS and Special Mission operators, the TDFM-9100 is the only two […]

Kaman Aerospace Soliciting Interest In New K-MAX® Production

Kaman Aerospace Soliciting Interest In New K-MAX® Production

Source: Kaman Aerospace, 25-Feb-14

Kaman Aerospace Group announced today that it is soliciting interest in new K-MAX® orders at Heli-Expo 2014, the helicopter industry’s largest trade show. “We regularly receive inquiries from operators interested in buying new K-MAX® aircraft for a variety of missions across the world.  With more than 20,000 industry professionals in attendance from around the globe, there is […]

Mississippi DPS purchases AS350B3e to consolidate helicopter fleet

Mississippi DPS purchases AS350B3e to consolidate helicopter fleet

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

After operating a fleet of three different helicopters for more than a decade, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety decided to consolidate by buying an AS350B3e AStar from Airbus Helicopters Inc. The AS350B3e was chosen over the competition as the aircraft best suited for multiple missions, including patrol, drug eradication and hurricane support. Mississippi DPS […]

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Maverick Helicopters continues fleet upgrade by adding EC130T2s

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

Maverick Helicopters continues to grow its Grand Canyon and Las Vegas tour business with the addition of Airbus Helicopters EC130 T2s to its aircraft fleet. Maverick, based in Henderson, Nev., is upgrading its all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. The company, which operates a fleet of 34 EC130 B4s, signed an agreement in 2012 to purchase up to […]

AS350 is helicopter of choice for Oklahoma police agencies

AS350 is helicopter of choice for Oklahoma police agencies

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced that the police departments of Oklahoma City and Tulsa have purchased AS350-series helicopters to upgrade their fleets, increasing to three the number of major Oklahoma law enforcement agencies operating Airbus Helicopters products. The Oklahoma City Police Department ordered two AS350B3e helicopters to replace their current fleet of patrol helicopters and to […]

Donaldson receives FAA certification for new inducer filter technology on Bell 407

Donaldson receives FAA certification for new inducer filter technology on Bell 407

Source: Donaldson, 25-Feb-14

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), on February 12 received Federal Aviation Administration certification of a new inducer filter technology that offers some of the best protection for Bell Helicopter 407 engines. Donaldson will display and begin taking orders for the Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) during Heli-Expo 2014 (Booth […]

AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

Source: Finmeccanica, 25-Feb-14

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded contracts totally valued about EUR 260 million [translates today as $357M.  Ed] to supply helicopters for both commercial and government applications to customers in various nations including USA, Brazil, UK and Japan. Contracts, signed during Heli-Expo, held in Anaheim, California, include a total of 24 aircraft such as […]

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

Source: Airbus, 25-Feb-14

Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) has ordered six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s, increasing its acquisitions of the new-generation rotorcraft to 16. NHV is an EC175 launch customer, booking its first contract for 10 of the mid-sized, twin-engine helicopters in 2012. “We – NHV and our customers – having experienced the EC175’s performance first-hand, have full confidence […]

Med-Trans takes delivery of 25th EC135

Med-Trans takes delivery of 25th EC135

Source: Airbus Helicopters Inc, 25-Feb-14

Med-Trans Corp., a leading provider of air medical transport services, has taken delivery of a new EC135 helicopter, the 25th of the popular twin-engine aircraft model that it has purchased from Airbus Helicopters Inc. and placed into service since 2007. “We have been very pleased with the EC135 as we continue to expand our fleet […]

CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of two EC175s by CHI Aviation, to be utilized in search and rescue missions and passenger transport for its oil and gas customers along the Gulf Coast. Established in 1980 and accident free, CHI Aviation provides search and rescue and passenger transport services to oil and gas […]

Boston MedFlight continues upgrading fleet with EC145s

Boston MedFlight continues upgrading fleet with EC145s

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

In keeping with its commitment to provide the highest level of service for patients, Boston MedFlight continues to upgrade its fleet with the planned addition of a second EC145 purchased from Airbus Helicopters Inc. After a review of all the available aircraft, Boston MedFlight officials selected the EC145 in 2012 to replace their existing BK117 […]

Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

The Alaska Department of Public Safety has taken delivery of its second Airbus Helicopters AS35B3e and placed it in service to support operations of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and State Troopers. DPS purchased the new AS50B3e in order to be able to expand operations from its Anchorage headquarters to Fairbanks, more than 350 miles to […]

Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

Liberty Helicopters adds two AS350B2s

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

Business is growing for Liberty Helicopters, New York City’s premiere tour and charter company, and so is their all-Airbus Helicopters fleet. “Over the past 28 years, we have become the largest and most experienced sightseeing and executive charter operator in New York City,” said Chris Vellios, COO of Liberty Helicopters. “To keep pace with our […]

Breeze-Eastern Enhances Spares Distribution System

Breeze-Eastern Enhances Spares Distribution System

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 25-Feb-14

Responding to customer needs for faster spares parts deliveries,Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, today announced plans for a new spare parts distribution system supported by significantly increased inventory levels. “We recognize that responsive spares support and turnaround times are critical to our customers’ mission success,” said […]

Meridian Helicopters delivers a Bell 206L-3 to S&T Services, LLC

Meridian Helicopters delivers a Bell 206L-3 to S&T Services, LLC

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

Meridian Helicopters LLC announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 206L-3 helicopter to S&T Services, LLC today. According to Matt St. Louis, Vice President of Saint Louis Designs, S & T Services parent company, Meridian Helicopters was selected because of the overwhelmingly positive nature of their references, as well as their reputation for 100% […]

Cadorath Invests Nearly $1,000,000 into Chrome Plating Facility

Cadorath Invests Nearly $1,000,000 into Chrome Plating Facility

Source: Cadorath, 25-Feb-14

The Cadorath Group is pleased to announce the completion of renovations and upgrades to its chrome plating facility. New plating tanks, state of the art rectifiers, improved pollution control and a modern air scrubber system are now in place. With these improvements, the facility is ready to meet the environmental standards of today and the […]

Phoenix Heliparts to deliver customized MD530F to California customer

Phoenix Heliparts to deliver customized MD530F to California customer

Source: Phoenix Heliparts, 25-Feb-14

Modification and Integration specialist, Phoenix Heliparts has contracted with a California pilot for a total refurbishment and upgrade of an MD530F helicopter, including a complete digital avionics package and modern interior.  It will then be populated, painted and made ready for delivery in September. The latest full-scale airframe refurbishment and complete avionics modernization is for […]

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Source: BLR Aerospace, 25-Feb-14

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems […]

EagleMed orders 11 Donaldson AS350 inlet barrier filters

EagleMed orders 11 Donaldson AS350 inlet barrier filters

Source: Donaldson, 25-Feb-14

EagleMed, a critical care air medical transport provider, has ordered 11 Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) AS350 Inlet Barrier Filter Systems (IBF), joining a growing number of air medical operators relying on Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s IBF systems to protect the engines on their helicopters and support the completion of their critical missions. The IBFs […]

Kaman Aerospace establishes new engineering services office in Charleston SC

Kaman Aerospace establishes new engineering services office in Charleston SC

Source: Kaman, 25-Feb-14

Kaman Aerospace Group announced today at the 2014 HAI HELI-EXPO that its subsidiary, Kaman Engineering Services, has opened a new office at the Clemson University Restoration Institute Campus (CURI) in North Charleston, S.C. Kaman Engineering Services recognizes the growing aerospace requirements in the Southeast United States and the new regional office will support that demand, […]

Phoenix Heliparts and RSG sign STC Agreement for MD500 Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning Units

Phoenix Heliparts and RSG sign STC Agreement for MD500 Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning Units

Source: Phoenix Heliparts, 25-Feb-14

Phoenix Heliparts, of Mesa, Arizona, has reinforced its relationship with RSG Products, of Fort Worth, to add to its supplier role for Supplemental Type Certificates. This move adds the MD369 helicopter to its list of approved installations, and covers the installation of Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning units, offered as an amendment to RSG’s existing STC […]

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys two S92s for Bond Offshore Helicopters

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys two S92s for Bond Offshore Helicopters

Source: Macquarie, 25-Feb-14

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter leasing business of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), announced today its first purchase and lease back transaction for Bond Offshore Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Avincis Group (Avincis), for two new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to be configured for offshore oil-and-gas crew change operations.  The two S-92 helicopters will be […]

Erickson Announces Corporate Rebranding

Erickson Announces Corporate Rebranding

Source: Erickson, 25-Feb-14

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated EAC -2.31% (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that the company will now do business under the brand name of “Erickson.” The company took this […]

Vector Aerospace expands capabilities

Vector Aerospace expands capabilities

Source: Vector Aerospace, 25-Feb-14

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul offers a full range of AS350, AS355 and EC130B4 capabilities. Vector HS-NA is an […]

Euroavionics GmbH Acquires LCX Systems

Euroavionics GmbH Acquires LCX Systems

Source: Euroavionics, 25-Feb-14

EuroAvionics GmbH is pleased to announce that it has acquired LCX Systems LLC of Sarasota, FL. Established as the OEM supplier of choice for Situational Awareness and Mission Management systems, EuroAvionics GmbH designs, produces and markets certified avionics systems and ground tools that interface with a wide range of third-­-party avionics and sensors. The EuroNav […]

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Source: Air Rescue Systems, 25-Feb-14

Air Rescue Systems (ARS) of Ashland, Oregon and European Air Services (EAS) of Prague, Czech Republic have teamed up to introduce helicopter precision flight and specialized operational training to operators in Europe. With the growing need for advanced and specialized training and relatively few competitors, the two partners have identified great potential in Europe. “We […]

LA County Sheriff contracts for Belfort AWOS

LA County Sheriff contracts for Belfort AWOS

Source: Belfort, 25-Feb-14

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, is in the process of obtaining a purchase order from the LA County Sheriff’s Department, Aero Bureau for a Belfort AWOS AV in support of their aviation department. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS AV) will provide the LA county […]

Leading Operators Choose ‘Startstick’ Battery

Leading Operators Choose ‘Startstick’ Battery

Source: ABS, 25-Feb-14

Leading air medical and offshore helicopter operators Air Methods, Metro Aviation and All American Aviation are implementing StartStick, the aviation industry’s first stowable emergency start battery.  Aviation Battery Systems LLC (ABS) developed StartStick and reports recent air medical and offshore placements of this innovative, lightweight battery offering.  Louisiana-based Metro Aviation has implemented StartStick at several […]

Airbus Helicopters brings new vision at its first show under new image

Airbus Helicopters brings new vision at its first show under new image

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

HAI HELI-EXPO 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. “Under our new name, Airbus Helicopters, we have redefined our priorities. We are committed to new standards with respect to […]

Dakota and Air Services Co-Exhibit at Heli-Expo

Dakota and Air Services Co-Exhibit at Heli-Expo

Source: Dakota Air Parts, 25-Feb-14

Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. and Phoenix, Arizona based strategic partner Air Services International LLC (ASI) announced that they are co-exhibiting at booth #4914 during HAI HELI-EXPO 2014. This year the Helicopter Association International will host its 66th annual exposition and convention in Anaheim, California, February 24-27 with exhibits open from February 25-27. HAI HELI-EXPO  […]

Rockwell Collins Signs MoU with Transas Aviation

Rockwell Collins Signs MoU with Transas Aviation

Source: Rockwell Collins, 25-Feb-14

Rockwell Collins has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with St. Petersburg, Russia-based Transas Aviation-a division of Transas Group-to address forward-fit and retrofit avionics opportunities for Russian aircraft platforms. The combined strengths of Rockwell Collins and Transas Aviation, which provides aviation solutions for Russian and international fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter operators, marks a major milestone […]

OMNI System from LORD selected by AgustaWestland

OMNI System from LORD selected by AgustaWestland

Source: Lord Corp, 25-Feb-14

LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, announces that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, decided to proceed with the qualification of the new OMNI AVC system on AW’s aircrafts. AVCS technology operates through the use of accelerometers that measure aircraft vibration levels. Signals are sent to a centralized computer that […]

IMT Introduces DropCam Tx-II Mini MobilCMDR Surveillance Kit

IMT Introduces DropCam Tx-II Mini MobilCMDR Surveillance Kit

Source: IMT, 25-Feb-14

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for the MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) market, introduces its DropCam Tx-II/Mini MobilCMDR Surveillance Kit at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition (Booth 4817). The IMT DropCam Tx-II/Mini […]

LAPD pick Helinet Technologies to upgrade microwave downlink across fleet

LAPD pick Helinet Technologies to upgrade microwave downlink across fleet

Source: Helinet, 25-Feb-14

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to develop and support a technology upgrade of the microwave downlink system utilized by the department’s Air Support Division (ASD).  The existing downlink, which was also developed […]

Air Comm Introduces Alternate Configuration AS350 Air Conditioner

Air Comm Introduces Alternate Configuration AS350 Air Conditioner

Source: Air Comm, 24-Feb-14

Air Comm Corporation (Heli Expo Booth 2802) has received FAA-STC approval for the tail boom condenser version of their popular Airbus AS350 Air Conditioner. In addition to their standard configuration, which locates the condenser in the right hand baggage bay, the tail boom-located configuration provides an additional option for operators needing to maximize baggage space […]

Northrop Grumman Provides Inertial Navigation Products for AW609

Northrop Grumman Provides Inertial Navigation Products for AW609

Source: Northrop Grumman, 24-Feb-14

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, to provide flight-critical inertial instruments on the new AW609 TiltRotor aircraft undergoing civil certification through the Federal Aviation Administration. These Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim. Developed by Northrop Grumman Navigation and Maritime Systems Division’s […]

Waypoint Leasing to Acquire Assets from Helicopter Transportation Group

Waypoint Leasing to Acquire Assets from Helicopter Transportation Group

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 24-Feb-14

Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Helicopter Transportation Group AS (“HTG”), a helicopter lessor based in Oslo, Norway, to acquire certain assets of HTG, including 23 aircraft and affiliated contracts.  Waypoint has already taken delivery of 7 of the 23 aircraft and expects to […]

Aspen Glass Now Factory Option on Robinson Helicopters

Aspen Glass Now Factory Option on Robinson Helicopters

Source: Aspen Avionics, 24-Feb-14

Aspen Avionics announced today the EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) system will be available as a factory option on the Robinson R22, R44 Raven I, R44 Raven II, and R66 helicopters. The EFD500H Multi-function Display (MFD) system will be available as a factory option on the R44 Raven I, R44 Raven II, and R66. The EFD1000H […]

Honeywell forecasts steady turbine helicopter market for next five years

Honeywell forecasts steady turbine helicopter market for next five years

Source: Honeywell, 24-Feb-14

In its 16th annual Turbine-Powered Civil  Helicopter Purchase Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) expects that 4,800–5,500 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered during 2014–2018. Overall demand remains steady versus the 2013 five-year forecast, with large fleet operator requirements offsetting a moderate softening in new helicopter purchase plans reported in the 2014 Honeywell survey. Latin America continues […]

Able Aerospace named exclusive distributor by Northwest Dynamics

Able Aerospace named exclusive distributor by Northwest Dynamics

Source: Able Aerospace, 24-Feb-14

Able Aerospace Services, a leading MRO service and PMA parts provider, and one of the world’s largest helicopter repair facilities, today announced that Able Aerospace Inc. has been named as the exclusive distributor for Northwest Dynamics’ pending PMA line of Bell Rotor Brake components and assemblies. This agreement allows Able to provide operators of Bell […]

Display Cursor Control Unveiled for Next Generation MD Explorer

Display Cursor Control Unveiled for Next Generation MD Explorer

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Feb-14

Universal Avionics introduces one of its flagship features of the new avionics package in the redesigned Next Generation MD Explorer, a cursor control for the advanced display system as an integrated part of the collective. This “point and click” philosophy brings some of the most advanced technology in the market into the flight deck of […]

Universal Avionics sees increased interest from Super Puma offshore operators

Universal Avionics sees increased interest from Super Puma offshore operators

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Feb-14

Requests for Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support have increased in 2013, most notably among offshore and SAR operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma models. Universal Avionics’ Multi-Mission Management System (MMMS) is the company’s flagship Special Mission FMS for installation in these helicopter models. On the forefront is Authorized Dealer, Heli-One […]

Russian Helicopters to showcase new helicopters at Heli-Expo

Russian Helicopters to showcase new helicopters at Heli-Expo

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Feb-14

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present its current model range alongside upcoming models to helicopter operators at Heli-Expo 2014 (24-27 February, Anaheim Convention Centre). Two new models – the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 – will be at the centre of the company’s display at stand 4002. “Heli-Expo is one […]

Rolls-Royce enhances support for helicopter engine operators

Rolls-Royce enhances support for helicopter engine operators

Source: Rolls-Royce, 24-Feb-14

Rolls-Royce has launched a 24/7 Operations Center for its civil helicopter engines to deliver round-the-clock support for its global customer base. The new Center is the focal point of a series of improvements to the customer experience for helicopter engine operators and fleets, aimed at further enhancing mission success. The new Operations Center will align helicopter […]

Sikorsky Training Academy Graduates First Class of S-70i Pilots and Maintainers

Sikorsky Training Academy Graduates First Class of S-70i Pilots and Maintainers

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Feb-14

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its first graduating class from the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA). A team of Brunei pilots and maintainers recently completed in-depth flight and maintenance training in Stuart, Fla. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.  “We have taken the concept of single-source training and created a new paradigm with the […]

Milestone Aviation Group Surpasses US$ 2.2 Billion in Helicopters

Milestone Aviation Group Surpasses US$ 2.2 Billion in Helicopters

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 24-Feb-14

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, today provided an operating update to the market in advance of Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo which includes information as of December 31, 2013. Milestone’s fleet, which ranges from light-single to heavy-twin helicopters, now includes 143 aircraft valued at more than US$ 2.2 billion. The aircraft are […]

Waypoint Leasing Adds Senior Team With Key New Hires

Waypoint Leasing Adds Senior Team With Key New Hires

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 24-Feb-14

Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced the appointment of four industry veterans to its senior team: Ian Gurekian, Chief Risk Officer David Powell, Vice President Sales Thomas Kelly, Vice President Tax Shane Leonard, Technical Manager Ed Washecka, CEO of Waypoint, said, “We continue to ramp up Waypoint’s management team with some […]

Wysong Enterprises celebrates 25th Anniversary at Heli-Expo

Wysong Enterprises celebrates 25th Anniversary at Heli-Expo

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 24-Feb-14

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced today the company is celebrating its 25th year in business this month. In addition to celebrating  25 successful years of business, Wysong will be   giving away a Garmin D2 Pilot watch every day at Booth 1523. “Over the past 25 years we have customized over 500 aircraft,” said Vice […]

Thommen air data computers and chronometers selected for AW189

Thommen air data computers and chronometers selected for AW189

Source: Revue Thommen, 24-Feb-14

REVUE THOMMEN AG announces the selection of their digital air data computers type AC32 and digital chronometers type CM20 – both in dual installation – for the serial production of AgustaWestland’s state-of-the-art 8-tons-class multirole helicopter AW189. AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is a leading helicopter design and manufacturing company and aims to sell the AW189 for missions also […]

BLR Aerospace Offers Customized ROI Analysis During Heli-Expo 2014

BLR Aerospace Offers Customized ROI Analysis During Heli-Expo 2014

Source: BLR Aerospace, 24-Feb-14

Throughout Heli-Expo 2014, operators of Bell Medium helicopters may visit BLR Aerospace (Exhibit 5743) for a custom return on investment (ROI) report that will instantly estimate their individual payback period and on-going savings for the investment made in the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System. “Operators who take advantage of the analysis will better […]

Latitude Technologies and AKV Announce Development Partnership

Latitude Technologies and AKV Announce Development Partnership

Source: Latitude Technologies, 24-Feb-14

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and Satcom solutions for regional fleet operators, and AKV Inc., a leading manufacturer of helicopter engine cycle counters, have jointly announced a technical and business development partnership between the companies. AKV and Latitude will share in development of technical interfaces between AKV’s ETM1000 […]

Air BP Lubricants showcase new support kit for helicopter operators

Air BP Lubricants showcase new support kit for helicopter operators

Source: Air BP, 24-Feb-14

Air BP Lubricants will be showcasing a new support kit for helicopter operators and engineers at the 2014 HAI Heli Expo in Anaheim, CA this week as part of its effort to provide increased assistance to the helicopter operators around the globe. The global aviation lubricant supplier will be ramping up its services to the […]

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq.ft training facility

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq.ft training facility

Source: AH+RT, 24-Feb-14

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq./ft. training facility to enhance safety and training opportunities for companies, pilots and crewmembers alike. Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques LLC (AH+RT), based in Portland, Ore., provides comprehensive training services covering a variety of rotary wing, aerial firefighting and technical rescue skill sets, aviation program management consulting and ‘turn-key’ aviation […]

Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to transform its analogue EC135 full flight simulator

Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to transform its analogue EC135 full flight simulator

Source: ADAC HEMS Academy, 24-Feb-14

The ADAC HEMS Academy counts most of the important European HEMS organizations and many international law enforcement and off-shore operators from Argentina to Japan, from Brazil to Australia, as clients for EC135 and EC145 full flight simulator training. To fulfill the increasing customer demands for training on EC135 P2+/T2+ full flight simulators (FFS), the ADAC […]

Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to acquire EC145T2 full flight simulator

Germany – ADAC HEMS Academy to acquire EC145T2 full flight simulator

Source: ADAC HEMS Academy, 24-Feb-14

ADAC, a major air rescue and air ambulance operator in Europe, has ordered 14 new EC145T2 helicopters to replace the aging BK117 B2s in its fleet. The ADAC HEMS Academy will adapt the training possibilities for all international customers. To accommodate future training needs, a new EC145T2 full flight simulator (FFS) is planned for 2015/2016 […]

FlightSafety install new EC135 simulator in Dallas

FlightSafety install new EC135 simulator in Dallas

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Feb-14

FlightSafety International announces the installation of its new Airbus EC135 helicopter simulator in Dallas, Texas. Training is expected to begin in April 2014 following FAA Level D qualification. “Installing a new Airbus EC135 helicopter simulator in Dallas shows FlightSafety’s commitment and ability to respond quickly to Customer needs,” said Steve Gross, Vice President Sales. “They […]

Twirly Birds announce Les Morris Award Recipient for 2014

Twirly Birds announce Les Morris Award Recipient for 2014

Source: Twirly Birds, 24-Feb-14

Social helicopter pilot group, Twirly Birds has announced the 2014 Les Morris Award Recipient as Mr. Roy Simmons.  Mr. Simmons’ contributions to the helicopter business began over fifty years ago as a U.S. Marine Corp aviator and later extended to a prestigious career with Columbia Helicopters that lasted 33 years after retiring as president of […]

HeliHub.com produces list of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

HeliHub.com produces list of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-14

The HeliHub.com team have produced the following list of the helicopters at the Heli-Expo 2014 convention in Anaheim, California.  This is a “work in progress” story, which we will update regularly, so please check back if there is a detail here currently incomplete.  As news stories emerge relating to particular aircraft, we will annotate the story […]

Leading Edge Composites showcases at Heli-Expo

Leading Edge Composites showcases at Heli-Expo

Source: Leading Edge Composites, 23-Feb-14

Leading Edge Composites, Inc. will be exhibiting at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #3812. Exciting examples of the company’s diverse production capabilities and a new cutting edge VIP cabinet will be on display. “After 20+ years of successfully serving the composite parts and interior needs of rotor- and fixed-wing customers we are pleased to announce […]

Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Source: Air Rescue Systems, 23-Feb-14

Air Rescue Systems Corp. (ARS) is proud to debut our MD 902 Explorer, allmission platform, as the latest addition to our fleet. The 902 will be center stage at MDHI’s Heli-Expo booth. The new aircraft is equipped as single pilot IFR and NVG. It’s outfitted for medevac, rescue hoist and FAST rope/Heli-Rappel ops. This platform […]

Leonardo – the new Customer Portal for AgustaWestland operators

Leonardo – the new Customer Portal for AgustaWestland operators

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Feb-14

AgustaWestland have taken the opportunity of Heli-Expo 2014 to launch a new Customer Portal named after the Italian inventor Leonardo da Vinci.  Here is their description of the site:- Leonardo , the AgustaWestland Customer Portal, offer a much wider range of services directly from the web, with the target to ensure a faster response and […]

Robinson Adds Spidertracks Real Time Flight Tracking

Robinson Adds Spidertracks Real Time Flight Tracking

Source: Spidertracks, 23-Feb-14

Spidertracks is proud to announce an agreement with Robinson Helicopter Company to include the Spider S5 as the helicopter manufacturer’s real-time flight tracking offering in their options catalog for the R22, R44 and R66 models. “We think the spidertracks system offers an excellent overall value and believe that satellite-based position tracking provides significant safety benefits […]

PSAAC and ALEA Presidents to present plaque and certificate

PSAAC and ALEA Presidents to present plaque and certificate

Source: ALEA, 23-Feb-14

Please join the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) and the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014 for a special Accreditation Awards ceremony and media event honoring the latest law enforcement agency to successfully complete the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Process. The Presidents of both PSAAC and ALEA will present an Accreditation […]

Airbus Helicopters brings a new vision and enhanced product line to Heli-Expo 2014

Airbus Helicopters brings a new vision and enhanced product line to Heli-Expo 2014

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Feb-14

Heli-Expo 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. “Under our new name, Airbus Helicopters, we have redefined our priorities. We are committed to new standards with respect to customer […]

Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Feb-14

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that at Heli Expo 2014, being held in Anaheim, CA, from 25th to 27th February, it will be displaying for the first time in North America the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters, comprising the AW169, AW139 and AW189. Another helicopter making its first appearance at this year’s Heli-Expo […]

Check out all the Heli-Expo preview videos

Check out all the Heli-Expo preview videos

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Feb-14

HeliHub.com has been searching through YouTube, Vimeo and other video sites and found the following Heli-Expo preview videos. We are surprised there are so few, but here they are.. AgustaWestland AW189 Ready To Go West – I AW189 Ready To Go West – II Bell Helicopter Bell 525 Relentless HAI Heli-Expo Preview #1 Bell 525 […]

Kawak Aviation attends Heli-Expo 2014

Kawak Aviation attends Heli-Expo 2014

Source: Kawak Aviation, 22-Feb-14

Kawak Aviation will be attending the 2014Heli-Expo Next week in Sunny Anaheim California. We are looking forward to connecting with old friends and customers and meeting new ones. We will take this opportunity to announce our collaborative efforts with SEI Industries, makers of Bambi Buckets and other top helicopter firefighting equipment. Kawak Aviation will be […]

P&WC Continues to Gain Momentum in the Global Helicopter Market

P&WC Continues to Gain Momentum in the Global Helicopter Market

Source: P&WC, 22-Feb-14

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC’s) growing helicopter-engine business marked several major milestones in 2013 including reaching 50 million turboshaft flying hours and is gearing up for another busy year. In 2013, the PW210S engine, selected for Sikorsky’s S-76D helicopter, received EASA validation in July, and the PT6T-9 engine entered service on the Bell 412EPI in […]

Bell outlines activities at Heli-Expo 2014

Bell outlines activities at Heli-Expo 2014

Source: Bell, 22-Feb-14

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2014. Hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), HELI-EXPO 2014 will be held February 25-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. With the opportunity to meet with current and prospective customers, […]

Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

Glass Panel Display STC for Enstrom Helicopters Nears Final Approval

Source: Aspen STC, 22-Feb-14

Aspen STC, Inc. in partnership with Alternative Avionics today announced they have passed the flight test phase of the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process with Aspen Avionics’ Evolution EFD 1000H Pro Primary Flight Display, and EFD 500H/1000H Multi-Function Displays. The STC will cover installation in most Enstrom helicopter models. Aspen STC, Inc. designed the […]

NAASCO To Exhibit at Heli-Expo 2014

NAASCO To Exhibit at Heli-Expo 2014

Source: NAASCO, 22-Feb-14

NAASCO will be exhibiting at Heli-Expo for the 28thstraight year and 2014 will mark the 19th anniversary of the Patented “Mercury Mod” starter generator improvement program. Team NAASCO will be on hand to announce “Mercury Mod-Phase Two” along with the latest FAA approvals and OEM sponsored programs. This next generation Mercury Mod achieves superior brush life […]

NTSB to Highlight Lessons Learned from Helicopter Accident Investigations at Heli-Expo

NTSB to Highlight Lessons Learned from Helicopter Accident Investigations at Heli-Expo

Source: NTSB, 22-Feb-14

Senior investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a training session about the lessons that have been learned from several recent helicopter accident investigations at the 2014 Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo in Anaheim, Calif., next week. Investigators will present case studies that emphasize NTSB safety recommendations related to helicopter maintenance, flight simulators, and […]

NBAA Lands in Anaheim for Heli-Expo 2014

NBAA Lands in Anaheim for Heli-Expo 2014

Source: NBAA, 22-Feb-14

The attention of the global rotorcraft community will be on Anaheim, CA next week, as Helicopter Association International (HAI) presents its annual Heli-Expo convention from Feb. 24 to 27. As in years past, NBAA staff will be on hand throughout the show to meet with Members and attendees to discuss matters affecting the business aviation […]

Looking for a Job Opportunity in the Helicopter Industry?

Looking for a Job Opportunity in the Helicopter Industry?

Source: HAI, 21-Feb-14

If you’re looking for a new career or job opportunity in the helicopter industry, plan to attend the 12th annual HAI Helicopter Industry Job Fair at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014! This is your opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of companies, spanning all segments of the helicopter industry – including manufacturers, repair stations, EMS operators, […]

HAI Safety Committee Update at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014

HAI Safety Committee Update at HAI HELI-EXPO 2014

Source: HAI, 21-Feb-14

HAI is dedicated to improving safety in rotary-wing aviation, and HAI HELI-EXPO 2014 is the place to learn the latest practices and techniques designed to make your operations safer. Among the many safety opportunities on offer at Expo, be sure to check out these two: Safety Committee Town Hall Tuesday, Feb. 25: 9:30 am – 11:30 am • […]