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TEGAM bond meter selected for Kiowa Warrior

TEGAM bond meter selected for Kiowa Warrior

7-Mar-2013Source: TEGAM

The TEGAM Model R1L-BR1 bond meter is a purpose built, rechargeable battery powered portable instrument for ground bond measurements. The R1L-BR1 comes with BCP-10 Kelvin Probes and KAK-1M Kelvin Alligator Klips, all housed within a ruggedized case for protection during transport. It has been selected for deployment in support of the Kiowa Warrior Armed Reconnaissance... Read more

Technisonic Introduces New Transceiver for Forestry

Technisonic Introduces New Transceiver for Forestry

7-Mar-2013Source: Technisonic

Technisonic Industries Ltd., a world leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, is introducing helicopter operators seeking to comply with the latest standards for interoperable aeronautical radios to its all-new TDFM-136B VHF/FM transceiver at Heli-Expo 2013. Technisonic is displaying the TDFM-136B and other new products March 5-7 as part of... Read more

Donaldson selects Global Aviation Services

Donaldson selects Global Aviation Services

7-Mar-2013Source: GLOBAL AVIATION SERVICES

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has entered into a strategic alliance with Bahrain-based Global Aviation Services to strengthen support for its customers operating military, government, commercial and private helicopters in key Middle East markets. Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has named Global Aviation Services (GAS) as its representative and... Read more

MD540F Armed Scout to be powered by new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E

MD540F Armed Scout to be powered by new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E

7-Mar-2013Source: MD Helicopters

 MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that it has selected the Rolls-Royce M250-C47E engine to power its MD 540F armed scout helicopter. “The M250-C47E is decisively matched with the performance capabilities of the MD 540F,” said Carl Schopfer , President of MDHI. “This engine will... Read more

Polk County Florida Sheriff orders a 500E

Polk County Florida Sheriff orders a 500E

7-Mar-2013Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced a new order for a MD 500E helicopter from the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). The new MD 500E is the first order in a program to replace an aging fleet of three military surplus OH58’s. “We are... Read more

MD announces Next Generation of Technology Advancements for Explorer

MD announces Next Generation of Technology Advancements for Explorer

7-Mar-2013Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that next generation enhancements to the MD Explorer platform and its performance capabilities are in active development. Significant upgrades to the avionics and electrical system, along with advanced development to increase flight distance and payload are all... Read more

FAA approves MD902 gross weight increase to 6,770 pounds

FAA approves MD902 gross weight increase to 6,770 pounds

7-Mar-2013Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the MD Explorer 902 certification at an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 lbs. (3,070 kg.). The extra payload of 270 lbs. (122 kg.) allows operators in every market... Read more

Eurocopter launches the EC135T3 and EC135P3

Eurocopter launches the EC135T3 and EC135P3

6-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter marked a new milestone in its product line enhancement strategy by launching the improved-performance, updated EC135 T3/P3 helicopter versions at the Heli-Expo 2013 industry show today, signing Air Methods of the U.S., Norsk Luftambulanse of Norway, and Italy’s Aiut Alpin Dolomites as launch customers. New features for these latest variants of Eurocopter’s EC135 light,... Read more

Bristow signs for up to 12 EC175s

Bristow signs for up to 12 EC175s

6-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter

Bristow Group, a world-leading provider of transportation services for the offshore energy industry, today signed an agreement for up to 12 EC175s – marking the latest major acquisition of Eurocopter’s rotorcraft, which sets new standards in the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment. The contract was formalized at the Heli-Expo 2013 industry show in Las Vegas,... Read more

Phoenix Heli-Flight expands fleet with single and twin-engined Eurocopters

Phoenix Heli-Flight expands fleet with single and twin-engined Eurocopters

6-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter

Phoenix Heli-flight will soon welcome two new AS350 B2’s, an EC135 twin-engine aircraft and signs MOU for the first Canadian EC145 T2. “The AS350 B2’s are a favorite of our clients and we needed to increase our capacity to satisfy the demand for this aircraft”, sited Paul Spring, President and CEO of Phoenix Heli-Flight. The... Read more

Scotts launches RR300 turbine powered 47GT-6

Scotts launches RR300 turbine powered 47GT-6

6-Mar-2013Source: Scott’s – Bell 47

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) became the talk of Heli Expo 2013 today with their announcement that they will return the Model 47 to production as a new turbine powered helicopter with the Rolls Royce RR300 engine. The model will be named the 47GT-6. This historic announcement was made today at 12:30PM on day... Read more

Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

6-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter

An innovative agreement signed by Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group today brings these two industry leaders together for cooperative marketing of Milestone’s growing helicopter portfolio, backed by Eurocopter’s comprehensive Parts-by-the-Hour (PBH) support services. This agreement enables Eurocopter to provide its customers and operators commercial access to Milestone’s inventory of helicopters with all of the financial... Read more

Apoyo Logístico Aéreo orders another EC135

Apoyo Logístico Aéreo orders another EC135

6-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter

Mexican operator Apoyo Logístico Aéreo will expand its fleet of EC135s for operations to off-shore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a third helicopter for its all-Eurocopter inventory of light twin-engine rotorcraft. The newly-ordered EC135 will be delivered this November, joining Apoyo Logístico Aéreo’s current two helicopters – which have performed... Read more

Argentina certifies Enstrom 480B

Argentina certifies Enstrom 480B

6-Mar-2013Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has been working on achieving certification for the 480B in Argentina. The application was completed May 1, 2012, and since then it has been an ongoing process to complete the validation. During the process, Enstrom created a dedicated Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement for Argentina. Six officials from the Administración Nacional de Aviación... Read more

Avcon announces new concept for external accessory mounting

Avcon announces new concept for external accessory mounting

6-Mar-2013Source: Avcon Industries

Butler National Corporation (OTCQB): BUKS, a leader in the growing global market for structural modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces through its wholly owned subsidiary, Avcon Industries, Inc. that they have produced a concept design for a skid mounted portable System for LIDAR operations in rotor wing aircraft. The installation of the LiDAR Laser... Read more

Curtiss-Wright announces Miniature Part 135 FOQA/FDM compliant Recorder

Curtiss-Wright announces Miniature Part 135 FOQA/FDM compliant Recorder

6-Mar-2013Source: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) announced the development of the Information Collection and Monitoring System (ICMS) that meets forthcoming requirements for voice, data and video recording on Part 135 Helicopters as part of a Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) / Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) program. The ICMS records the complete parameter set defined in... Read more

StandardAero now approved MRO for Rolls-Royce RR300 Engine

StandardAero now approved MRO for Rolls-Royce RR300 Engine

6-Mar-2013Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has been selected by Rolls-Royce to become an Authorized Repair Maintenance and Overhaul Center (AMROC) in support of the RR300 engine, both at its Winnipeg (Helicopters headquarters) and Singapore locations. Currently, the two companies are working to finalize the agreement details. As the largest Rolls-Royce M250 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the... Read more

StandardAero wins three awards from Rolls-Royce FIRST Network

StandardAero wins three awards from Rolls-Royce FIRST Network

6-Mar-2013Source: StandardAero

StandardAero was the recipient of three awards at last night’s Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo. Specifically, the three awards were the Rolls-Royce Total Quality Award, the Rolls-Royce Customer Satisfaction Award and the Rolls-Royce M250 Program Investment Award. “StandardAero has been a long-time, legacy partner... Read more

StandardAero Announces Rotorcraft Support, Inc. as Authorized Support Center

StandardAero Announces Rotorcraft Support, Inc. as Authorized Support Center

6-Mar-2013Source: StandardAero

StandardAero announced that it has signed Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) of Van Nuys, Calif., as an Authorized Support Center. The agreement is a one year extension to the current contract and includes optional one-year extensions at the end of each expiry date. “Today’s announcement reflects our continued presence and growth throughout the U.S. and reinforces... Read more

Straube’s Aircraft Service to obtain Repair Station Certification

Straube’s Aircraft Service to obtain Repair Station Certification

6-Mar-2013Source: Straube’s Aircraft Service

Straube’s Aircraft Services recently announced they will soon obtain a 145 Repair Station Certification at the AgustaWestland paint facility located in Philadelphia, PA. Straube’s Aircraft Services has been operating the paint shop at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia OEM facility for the past six years, and working towards their 145 Repair Station Certificate since 2011. “The 145 Repair... Read more

Zephyr International milestones achieved

Zephyr International milestones achieved

6-Mar-2013Source: Zephyr International

Zephyr International LLC has some major accomplishments it would like to share them with the helicopter community. In 2012 the AxelCutTM was formally qualified by Eurocopter for use on their aircraft with rescue hoists installed. They evaluated the AxelCutTM in 2011 and accepted the qualification in 2012. We delivered 20 units to them last year... Read more

Shadin Avionics announces AIS Fuel Flow system on new Bell 412EPI

Shadin Avionics announces AIS Fuel Flow system on new Bell 412EPI

6-Mar-2013Source: Shadin Avionics

Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aircraft fuel management solutions, announces the installation of the Shadin Avionics AIS Fuel Flow system on the Bell 412 Helicopter EPI. Shadin Avionics continues its legacy of fuel management solutions by offering the new AIS Fuel Flow “Behind the Glass” system. The 412 EPI installation includes the new Shadin... Read more

IMT SkymasterTX is Airborne at Heli-Expo 2013

IMT SkymasterTX is Airborne at Heli-Expo 2013

6-Mar-2013Source: Vitec

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, showcases its upgraded SkymasterTX Digital COFDM Video Downlink Transmitter at HELI-EXPO 2013 (Booth C3916). HELI-EXPO is the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition dedicated to... Read more

Sacramento Metro Fire chooses Becker system for UH-1

Sacramento Metro Fire chooses Becker system for UH-1

6-Mar-2013Source: Becker Avionics

The Sacramento Metro Fire Air Operations unit recently received a grant to upgrade its avionics and selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system for one of its UH-1 multi-mission helicopters. The aircraft is currently undergoing an avionics upgrade at Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS) facility in Woodland, CA-near Sacramento. The popular Becker DVCS6100... Read more

Soloy SD2 Kit Approved for Installation in China

Soloy SD2 Kit Approved for Installation in China

6-Mar-2013Source: Soloy

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a Validation STC (VSTC0601) of the Supplemental Type Certificate approving Soloy Aviation Solutions’ Honeywell engine conversion in Chinese registered AS350B2 helicopters, replacing the factory Turbomeca powerplant. The validation of Soloy’s successful STC, which approves the installation of the Honeywell LTS101-700D-2 engine in the Eurocopter AS350B2, will allow... Read more

CAE customizes helicopter pilot training curricula for offshore ops

CAE customizes helicopter pilot training curricula for offshore ops

6-Mar-2013Source: CAE

CAE today announced at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo conference that it has significantly enhanced pilot training for helicopter operators serving the oil and gas market, customizing aircraft training curricula for offshore operations. Working with partner CHC Helicopters, CAE subject matter experts have integrated offshore elements of standard operating procedures, checklists and other operational... Read more

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland orders AS350B3e

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland orders AS350B3e

6-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter Canada

Universal Helicopters has chosen its fifth A-Star aircraft, an AS350 B3e, to assist with utility and transport missions throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The sale was confirmed today with Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) at Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   “The AS350 B3e’s extraordinary versatility and reputation as the ultimate work horse made it the... Read more

New Cabin Comfort Window Option for EC120, EC130

New Cabin Comfort Window Option for EC120, EC130

6-Mar-2013Source: Tech-Tool Plastics

Tech-Tool Plastics, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of helicopter windows for more than 45 years, has just introduced a unique window that is already getting noticed. Available exclusively from Fort Worth, Texas based Tech-Tool Plastics, the popular Cabin Comfort window is now designed for use on the Eurocopter EC120 and EC130 T2 aircraft. Featuring a... Read more

Technisonic Introduces New Module

Technisonic Introduces New Module

6-Mar-2013Source: Technisonic

 Technisonic Industries Ltd. is offering a new radio module at Heli-Expo 2013 that gives aircraft operators a cost-efficient means of accessing the 225-400 MHz frequency band used by U.S. federal agencies, military services and their contractors. A leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, Technisonic is offering the new 225-400... Read more

Able Aerospace Services expands Product Offerings

Able Aerospace Services expands Product Offerings

6-Mar-2013Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, an MRO service and PMA parts provider, and one of the world’s largest helicopter repair facilities, today announced expanded repair and overhaul capabilities and numerous new PMA parts available for Agusta AW139, Bell 206, Bell 407 and Sikorsky S76 helicopter fleets. Able Aerospace Services will display an array of rotorcraft components in... Read more

Milestone Aviation Group and Turbomeca Launch Groundbreaking Comprehensive Partnership

Milestone Aviation Group and Turbomeca Launch Groundbreaking Comprehensive Partnership

6-Mar-2013Source: Turbomeca

Leading helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran) and Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today at Heli-Expo a first-of-its-kind partnership, offering unique services to Milestone customers while expanding Turbomeca’s customer base. A culmination of efforts announced last year to develop novel engine support solutions and services for Milestone’s lease customers around the... Read more

MARPA co-founder George Powell joins Able Aerospace

MARPA co-founder George Powell joins Able Aerospace

6-Mar-2013Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, an MRO service and PMA parts provider, and one of the largest helicopter repair and PMA facilities, today announced that industry veteran George Powell has joined the company as the Safety Management System (SMS) Program Advisor and will be working as the Assistant to Able Aerospace President Anthony Saenz. Powell brings decades... Read more

Donaldson marks another year of enhanced service and support for helicopter operators

Donaldson marks another year of enhanced service and support for helicopter operators

6-Mar-2013Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense in the last year has fielded new helicopter applications for its advanced filtration systems and enhanced the service and support it provides to customers around the world. Donaldson, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), also reached major milestones in the last year. In January 2013, the company delivered its... Read more

Latitude Technologies Showcases End-to-End HFDM System

Latitude Technologies Showcases End-to-End HFDM System

6-Mar-2013Source: Latitude Technologies

Latitude Technologies will be showcasing its dynamic end-to-end helicopter flight data management (HFDM) system at HELI-EXPO 2013, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, in Las Vegas, March 5-7.  Latitude’s HFDM system combines any configuration of the IONode FDM recording and reporting unit with IONode Base Station and IONode Analytics to give helicopter fleet... Read more

Nationwide Children’s Hospital purchases Eurocopter EC145

Nationwide Children’s Hospital purchases Eurocopter EC145

6-Mar-2013Source: American Eurocopter

Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, has begun its new hospital-based air medical transport program with the purchase of a Eurocopter EC145 from American Eurocopter. Dubbed “Monarch 1,” the new aircraft was placed into service in February allowing Nationwide Children’s neonatal and pediatric transport team to initiate critical care services sooner. Based at The Ohio... Read more

Air Methods is launch customer for newest EC135 version

Air Methods is launch customer for newest EC135 version

6-Mar-2013Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter announced Tuesday that Air Methods Corp., the world’s   largest operator of helicopters for emergency air medical transport services, has become the U.S. launch customer for the Eurocopter EC135 P3. The EC135 P3 is the latest version of the popular twin-engine helicopter that is a favorite of the air medical transport industry. The order... Read more

American Eurocopter is leader in law enforcement sales

American Eurocopter is leader in law enforcement sales

6-Mar-2013Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter continues to lead the U.S. airborne law enforcement market, maintaining a 55 percent market share over the last decade with a product line that has become the industry standard. With 280 Eurocopter aircraft operating in federal, state and local law enforcement units, operators cite reliability, versatility and cost effectiveness as key factors in... Read more

Bond Offshore Helicopters becomes a full member of Step Change In Safety

Bond Offshore Helicopters becomes a full member of Step Change In Safety

6-Mar-2013Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services, is proud to be the first helicopter operator to become a full member of Step Change In Safety. Step Change In Safety was founded in 1997 by the principal oil and gas industry trade associations, with the aim of making... Read more

Turbomeca and CHC sign a major Support by the Hour Contract

Turbomeca and CHC sign a major Support by the Hour Contract

6-Mar-2013Source: Turbomeca

At Heli Expo, Turbomeca announced the Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract signed with CHC Helicopter. This contract covers 60 Makila 2 engines powering CHC EC 225 helicopters used for offshore missions, notably in North Sea and Black Sea regions, Nigeria and Australia. William Amelio, CHC President & CEO, said: “The Turbomeca SBH® contract contributes... Read more

Turbomeca introduces the Arrius 2B2 Plus

Turbomeca introduces the Arrius 2B2 Plus

6-Mar-2013Source: Turbomeca

Dedicated to the future Eurocopter EC135T3, the Arrius 2B2 Plus is introduced by Turbomeca at Heli Expo. Born from Turbomeca’s innovation, this new Arrius variant offers technical improvements compared to its predecessor, the Arrius 2B2. Increased performance, reliability and availability Its new FADEC system, offers engine’s optimal reliability and availability. Its time between overhaul (TBO)... Read more

H+S Aviation Highlights GE CT7-8 Engine Repair and Overhaul

H+S Aviation Highlights GE CT7-8 Engine Repair and Overhaul

6-Mar-2013Source: H+S Aviation

H+S Aviation, Portsmouth, UK has added the new generation General Electric CT7-8 series turboshaft engine to its EASA 145 and FAA approvals list. The CT7-8 is currently in production for Sikorsky S-92 and AgustaWestland AW101 multi-engine helicopters. H+S Aviation now offers full scale support for engine repair, overhaul, test and field support. “The addition of... Read more

APPH to Supply Landing Gear for Super Lynx and AW159

APPH to Supply Landing Gear for Super Lynx and AW159

6-Mar-2013Source: APPH

APPH, a BBA Aviation company, has been selected by AgustaWestland to supply landing gear for the Super Lynx 300 and AW159 helicopters. AgustaWestland recently announced its first export order for the AW159 from South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), initially for eight aircraft. This order is in addition to 62 aircraft under contract to... Read more

International Governor Services launches new website

International Governor Services launches new website

6-Mar-2013Source: International Governor Services

International Governor Services (IGS) has launched a new website at www.internationalgovernor.com that features its engine control products in a new, easy to navigate format. IGS offers fast turn on maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange of fuel controls, torque limiters and power turbine governors for PT6T and M250® engines. The website features a full listing of... Read more

Premier Turbines Selected as Rolls-Royce RR300 AMROC

Premier Turbines Selected as Rolls-Royce RR300 AMROC

6-Mar-2013Source: Premier Turbines

Premier Turbines, a BBA Aviation company, has been selected by Rolls-Royce Corporation to be a future Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) for the RR300 engine. “We are delighted to be selected for this service,” commented BBA Aviation Aftermarket Services Vice President Business Development, Mike McCauley. “Rotor wing engines are a key element of... Read more

H+S Aviation Selected as Rolls-Royce RR300 AMROC

H+S Aviation Selected as Rolls-Royce RR300 AMROC

6-Mar-2013Source: H+S Aviation

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation company, has been selected to be a future Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) for the RR300 engine. “This selection is an excellent complement to our existing M250 AMROC,” commented H+S Aviation Managing Director, Mark Taylor. “We are one of the leading Rolls-Royce helicopter engine service companies in the... Read more

Turbomeca unveils a brand-new engine: the Arrano

Turbomeca unveils a brand-new engine: the Arrano

6-Mar-2013Source: Turbomeca

 Turbomeca (Safran) is celebrating the introduction of its latest turboshaft engine at Heli-Expo. Christened “Arrano”, the new 1,100 shp engine is designed to power four-to-six ton helicopters and fits between the Arriel and Ardiden performance ranges. In today’s market, The Arrano is unmatched in its category. The Arrano, the commercial name of the TM800, benefits... Read more

Sikorsky recognises National Helicopter Services of Trinidad & Tobago

Sikorsky recognises National Helicopter Services of Trinidad & Tobago

5-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized its customer, National Helicopter Services Limited of Trinidad & Tobago, for its longtime operation of S-76® helicopters over a 35-year relationship. Sikorsky celebrated the customer during an event at its booth at the Heli-Expo industry show in Las Vegas, Nev. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “NHSL... Read more

China’s Ministry of Transport orders four S76D for SAR work

China’s Ministry of Transport orders four S76D for SAR work

5-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

China’s Ministry of Transport’s (MOT) Rescue and Salvage Bureau has signed a contract for the supply of four Sikorsky S-76D™ search and rescue helicopters, with an option for another four next year, to further enhance MOT’s maritime search and rescue capabilities, Sikorsky Aircraft announced today from the Heli-Expo industry show. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United... Read more

Sikorsky Announces Sale of 30 Helicopters to Milestone Aviation Group

Sikorsky Announces Sale of 30 Helicopters to Milestone Aviation Group

5-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that they have entered into agreements to sell 23 S-92® helicopters and seven S-76D™ helicopters to Milestone Aviation Group, a global finance company that leases helicopters to high-quality helicopter operators. The agreements also include options to buy up to an additional 14 S-92 and 10 S-76D helicopters. Sikorsky, a subsidiary... Read more

Bristow orders up to 26 S-76D helicopters

Bristow orders up to 26 S-76D helicopters

5-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that  they have entered into an agreement to sell 10 S-76D™  helicopters to Bristow Group, with options for another 16, to perform the offshore oil transport mission. The S-76D is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s compact and light-weight PW210S, which delivers the best in class power-to-weight ratio and fuel... Read more

Enstrom selects Garmin G1000H for 480B

Enstrom selects Garmin G1000H for 480B

5-Mar-2013Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has selected the G1000H all-glass, integrated flight deck for its 480B helicopter model. The new 480B flight deck was introduced today at the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. “The Enstrom 480B is... Read more

Bristow renews Total Assurance Program for offshore S92 fleet

Bristow renews Total Assurance Program for offshore S92 fleet

5-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a 10-year Total Assurance Program (TAP) agreement with Bristow Group Inc. for continued support of its S-92™ helicopter fleet. Bristow is among the leading providers of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry. Valued at more than $840 million, the agreement is a renewal of... Read more

Helicopter Simulator Market Active for Frasca

Helicopter Simulator Market Active for Frasca

5-Mar-2013Source: Frasca

Frasca International Inc. (booth C5601 HELI-EXPO) is actively manufacturing and delivering helicopter Full Flight Simulators (FFSs) and Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to customers worldwide. Frasca has seen a continual increase in helicopter business over the last decade and continues to receive orders for flight training equipment for both civil and military training applications. Recent orders... Read more

East/West Highlights at Heli-Expo

East/West Highlights at Heli-Expo

5-Mar-2013Source: East/West Industries

East/West Industries, Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, celebrating 44 years of saving aircrew lives, will be highlighting the following products for the rotorcraft community at HELI-EXPO 2013.  Visit East/West Industries at HELI-EXPO booth C5624 in Las Vegas, NV. East/West’s Energy-Attenuating Seats  East/West has developed, tested and patented a new and unique lightweight, high-comfort, energy attenuating seating... Read more

Global Aerospace announces $1.5M Safety Program Investment

Global Aerospace announces $1.5M Safety Program Investment

5-Mar-2013Source: Global Aerospace

Global Aerospace, a worldwide leading specialist aerospace insurer, announced that its cumulative financial investment in aviation safety programs since 2011 now totals more than USD $1.5 million. The company has long been the insurance industry leader in supporting aviation safety initiatives, many funded on behalf of its clients as well as for the aviation industry... Read more

USAIG Performance Vector Enhancements Strengthen Safety

USAIG Performance Vector Enhancements Strengthen Safety

5-Mar-2013Source: USAIG

USAIG is once again keeping safety at the forefront with recent additions to the Performance Vector program, and the January 1 launch of AeroComp by USAIG, a workers’ compensation program. USAIG is a leading provider of insurance to the aviation and aerospace industries. Performance Vector acknowledges and focuses on the fact that the great majority... Read more

Twirly Birds announce nominations

Twirly Birds announce nominations

5-Mar-2013Source: Twirly Birds

Twirly Birds, a longtime social group comprised primarily of helicopter pilots has announced the nomination of two prospective associate members for 2013. Requirements for nomination as an associate member is an outstanding individual, who is not a rotary wing pilot, but has made a significant contribution to the industry for at least 20 years and... Read more

Aviatrix names Trade Compliance Manager

Aviatrix names Trade Compliance Manager

5-Mar-2013Source: Aviatrix

Aviatrix announced that Mario Aleman has been named Trade Compliance Manager. Aleman will manage the overall Trade Compliance strategies, activities and requirements for aviation imports and exports for the company. Aleman brings over 34 years of experience. “The addition of our Compliance Manager is due to increasing demand from operators worldwide. Until now, we’ve been... Read more

Doors to HELI-EXPO 2013 are about to Open!

Doors to HELI-EXPO 2013 are about to Open!

5-Mar-2013Source: HAI

We are ready for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, are you? HELI-EXPO 2013 opens its doors to the public on Tues., March 5, and all indications point to another hugely successful show. Highlights of the first day will include the HAI Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast from 8:00 – 10:00 am in... Read more

HELI-EXPO 2013 Features HAI Helicopter Industry Job Fair

HELI-EXPO 2013 Features HAI Helicopter Industry Job Fair

5-Mar-2013Source: HAI

If you are looking for a new career or job opportunity in the international helicopter industry, plan to attend the 11th Annual HAI Helicopter Industry Job Fair at HELI-EXPO 2013: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 • 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall 4 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Job seekers are... Read more

US Army Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Class holds first reunion at Heli-Expo

US Army Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Class holds first reunion at Heli-Expo

5-Mar-2013Source: HAI

When the graduates from U.S. Army Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Class 78-19 (Green Flight) decided to have their first reunion 35 years after graduation, they knew the ideal place to get together was at HELI-EXPO. Over a dozen of the original 20 class members and their wives will be attending this year. Class 78-19 set... Read more

Bell 412EPI – with integrated glass flight deck and BLR upgrades

Bell 412EPI – with integrated glass flight deck and BLR upgrades

5-Mar-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today introduced an upgrade to one of the company’s most versatile and reliable helicopters – the new Bell 412EPI. The upgrade improves the Bell 412EP platform with the Bell BasiX ProTM fully integrated glass flight deck, which provides critical flight information at a glance for greater situational... Read more

Rolls-Royce launches M250-C47E engine variant

Rolls-Royce launches M250-C47E engine variant

5-Mar-2013Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has launched the latest variant of its M250 engine – the M250-C47E. Rolls-Royce has secured a commercial launch commitment for one new and two current aircraft applications, with a customer announcement expected at Heli Expo. The US Navy has committed as the first military customer to incorporate the M250-C47E... Read more

First Corporate GrandNew To Be Delivered in North America

First Corporate GrandNew To Be Delivered in North America

5-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first GrandNew to be delivered to a Canadian customer and the first corporate configured GrandNew to be delivered in North America is making its debut at Heli-Expo 2013, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 5th to 7th March.. Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s... Read more

Marenco at Heli-Expo – appoints Australia/NZ distributor

Marenco at Heli-Expo – appoints Australia/NZ distributor

5-Mar-2013Source: Marenco

Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd. is thrilled to participate to its third Heli Expo, held this year in Las Vegas, USA. Our team and Martin Stucki, the founder of the company and designer of the SKYe SH09, will be present on the show where we will describe our progress to our clients, prospects and suppliers. We have... Read more

Rolls-Royce delivers 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom

Rolls-Royce delivers 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom

5-Mar-2013Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered the 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom Helicopter Corporation for installation in a 480B training helicopter destined for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force. The Rolls-Royce M250 engine line has amassed an impressive 223 million flight hours over the past 50 years of operation and has been continuously... Read more

REACH A109A Passes 10,000 Hour Milestone

REACH A109A Passes 10,000 Hour Milestone

5-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

During a ceremony at Heli-Expo today AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, recognized REACH Air Medical Services for passing the 10,000 flight hour milestone with one of its Agusta A109A helicopters. The 10,000 flight hour milestone was recently passed by aircraft N21RX during a flight training mission with pilots Tim Karwal, Jason Dykstra and Director of Operations... Read more

Two corporate operators sign for AW139s

Two corporate operators sign for AW139s

5-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce two corporate operators, located in the Eastern United States, have signed contracts for AW139 twin engine helicopters. AgustaWestland Philadelphia will build and deliver the two helicopters in 2013 and they will be used for corporate transportation. Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s VP Sales & Marketing, added “We are... Read more

AgustaWestland demonstrates 50 minute gearbox “Run Dry” capability to EASA

AgustaWestland demonstrates 50 minute gearbox “Run Dry” capability to EASA

5-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has successfully demonstrated to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) a 50-minute loss of oil or “run dry” capability for the AW189 main gearbox. The AW189 will be the first helicopter ever to enter service with such a capability, which is 20-minutes more than any other currently certified helicopter. In what... Read more

AgustaWestland unveils “Project Zero” Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator

AgustaWestland unveils “Project Zero” Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator

5-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, today unveiled its “Project Zero” tilt rotor technology demonstrator, giving an insight into what advanced rotorcraft of the future may look like. This, however, is no paper study. The technology demonstrator was designed and built in less than 6 months and has already secretly flown several times in 2011 and 2012,... Read more

Spidertracks updates Spidertxt app for iPhone/iPad

Spidertracks updates Spidertxt app for iPhone/iPad

5-Mar-2013Source: Spidertracks

You asked for it in the survey and we have listened. Spidertxt for iPhone®, iPod Touch® and the iPad® is here. Adding to applications already available for Android and Blackberry, Spidertxt allows flight personnel to connect their smart phones to the Spider S4 and the newly released Spider S5 via a Bluetooth connection. Once connected,... Read more

Lighter. Smarter. Better. The Spider S5 from Spidertracks

Lighter. Smarter. Better. The Spider S5 from Spidertracks

5-Mar-2013Source: Spidertracks

In the past, combining real-time flight tracking with two-way communication between aircraft and people on the ground required expensive hardware and even costlier installation certification. The Spider S5 is changing that. By the spidertracks design team maintaining the compact shape of the Spider S3 and successfully integrating Bluetooth communication into the same size enclosure, you... Read more

AAR Showcases its Rotorcraft Products and Services at Heli-Expo

AAR Showcases its Rotorcraft Products and Services at Heli-Expo

5-Mar-2013Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) is showcasing its diverse products, services and capabilities for helicopter manufacturers and operators at the Heli-Expo, 2013 trade show March 4-7 in Las Vegas. Widely recognized for its support of fixed-wing aircraft, AAR is focusing on the rotary-wing market during Heli-Expo, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition. AAR’s exhibition showcases... Read more

Russian Helicopters to present latest developments at Heli-Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters to present latest developments at Heli-Expo 2013

5-Mar-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

In one of the world’s largest helicopter Heli-Expo trade show in 2013, which will be held from 5 to 7 March 2013 in Las Vegas, holding “Russian Helicopters” (a subsidiary of “Oboronprom” included in the State Corporation Rostechnadzor) will demonstrate helicopter Ka-62 , Mi 171A2- and Ka-32A11BC . On the second day, 6 March, is... Read more

Milestone surpasses $1 Billion in leased helicopters

Milestone surpasses $1 Billion in leased helicopters

5-Mar-2013Source: Milestone Aviation Group

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo its portfolio of leased helicopters has surpassed $1 billion. Milestone is the first company ever to achieve this landmark. Since the company’s launch in August 2010, Milestone has closed more than 75 helicopter leases with 21 world-class operators in... Read more

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