Dubai Airshow 2011

V-22 spurs international interest in Dubai Airshow debut

V-22 spurs international interest in Dubai Airshow debut

2-Dec-2011Source: Bell

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company [NYSE: TXT], and The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], drew wide international attention at the Dubai Airshow held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Nov. 13 to 17. “The V-22 Osprey received significant interest at the Dubai Airshow from potential customers from... Read more

Russian Helicopters promotes rescue and firefighting to MEA region

Russian Helicopters promotes rescue and firefighting to MEA region

17-Nov-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Light and medium class rotorcraft of Russian make, namely the Mi-34C1, Ansat, Ka-226T, Ka-32A11BC, Mi-171A2, and Mi-38, may become the best options for forming the rescue and firefighting aviation in the Middle East and North Africa. Representatives of Russian Helicopters, an industrial holding company of the Russian rotorcraft industry and a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom... Read more

Eurocopter reinforces presence in Middle East and Asia

Eurocopter reinforces presence in Middle East and Asia

17-Nov-2011Source: Eurocopter

New agreements announced during this week’s Dubai Airshow further enhance Eurocopter’s Middle East and Asia footprint, creating a cooperative maintenance program for Royal Jordanian Air Force AS 332 M1 Super Pumas, establishing customer support services for helicopters with the United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces, and marking the sale of a corporate EC130 B4 to Pakistan.... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland establish UAE Joint Venture

Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland establish UAE Joint Venture

15-Nov-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, are pleased to announce the establishment of a joint venture in the UAE in the field of helicopter maintenance. The two companies have formed a limited liability company named AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC to carry out a range... Read more

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

15-Nov-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 medium twin helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 20,000 flying hours. Gulf Helicopter is one of the largest AW139 operators worldwide and a prime player in the Middle East with 12 helicopters of this type already in... Read more

Sikorsky to perform A-to-L upgrades on Saudi Black Hawks

Sikorsky to perform A-to-L upgrades on Saudi Black Hawks

14-Nov-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a follow-on contract with the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC) to upgrade its fleet of BLACK HAWK UH-60A helicopters to the more modern UH-60L aircraft configuration. SAS is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The... Read more

V-22 Osprey makes Dubai Air Show debut

V-22 Osprey makes Dubai Air Show debut

14-Nov-2011Source: Bell

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company [NYSE: TXT] and The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced that the V-22 Osprey titlrotor will be featured at the Dubai International Air Show in the United Arab Emirates from November 13 – 17. “The Dubai Air Show is one of the... Read more

X2 demo pilot named “Aviator of the Year”

X2 demo pilot named “Aviator of the Year”

13-Nov-2011

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Flightglobal Magazine has named Sikorsky Aircraft’s X2 Technologyâ„¢ Demonstrator Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck its “Aviator of the Year.” Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) Bredenbeck, who also is Sikorsky’s Director of Flight Operations, accepted the award at the Flightglobal Achievement Awards VIP reception, held at the Al Badia... Read more

Bell showcases civil and military products in Dubai

Bell showcases civil and military products in Dubai

12-Nov-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will showcase the Bell 429, Bell 407AH as well as the Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor during the 2011 Dubai Airshow. This marks the first time the V-22 and Bell 407AH will be on public display in the Middle East. “Bell Helicopter will have three of its game-changing... Read more

Eurocopter details Dubai display and Middle East commitment

Eurocopter details Dubai display and Middle East commitment

11-Nov-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s participation at the 2011 Dubai Airshow will underscore its market leadership in the Middle East with a competitive, capable helicopter product line, as well as the company’s dedication to a continued local presence through partnerships and cooperation. With more than 600 rotary-wing aircraft currently in service throughout the Middle East, Eurocopter helicopters are performing... Read more

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