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May 4, 2016
Maverick Helicopters received the Best Air Tour award from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Assn.'s Concierge Choice...
May 4, 2016
The FAA is setting up a standing committee to advise it on how to integrate drones in civil airspace and is tapping a top Silicon Valley executive to lead it.   The drone advisory committee will gather about 30 leaders from throughout the aviation and unmanned systems industries to work with FAA officials in prioritizing policy and research integration issues that must be tackled and in building broad...
May 3, 2016
A senior Norwegian accident investigation official said the April 29 crash of an EC225LP that killed 13 people was due to technical failure and not human error, according to two press reports.   Norway's Accident Investigation Board held a press conference at 3 p.m. local time at the Haakonsvern naval base in Bergen to provide an update on its probe of the Airbus Helicopters/CHC Helikopter Service...
May 2, 2016
Finmeccanica's shareholders have approved the company's name change to Leonardo in a meeting last week. The official full name, Leonardo...
May 2, 2016
International investigators are seeking clues to why an EC225LP's main rotor detached in flight during a return flight from an offshore rig in Norway April 29.   The Airbus Helicopters medium twin crashed on the island of Turoey, west of its destination of Bergen, killing the two pilots and 11 passengers on board. Operated by CHC Helikopter Service for the Stavanger, Norway-headquartered global oil...
April 29, 2016
A Eurocopter EC225 carrying 13 passengers crashed Friday while flying from the Gullfaks oil field to Bergen...
April 28, 2016
Lockheed Martin’s leadership is still grappling with how to explain the near-term impact of Sikorsky’s acquisition on its own operations and finances. “I am still getting my head around describing Sikorsky and what the expectation should be” for the unit’s impact, L-M EVP and CFO Bruce Tanner said in response to a financial analyst’s question this week after the...
April 21, 2016
XTI Aircraft Company is soliciting $3 million in investor donations to accelerate development of its TriFan 600 VTOL aircraft. The company made headlines last August with its plans to crowdfund development of its high-speed, five-passenger, vertical-takeoff-and-landing business transport. Although it originally intended to fund a full-scale prototype, XTI said it is now...
April 19, 2016
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. said it has closed on a $100 million term loan facility led by Lombard North Central Plc. The facility has a maturity of about six yr. Waypoint will...
April 18, 2016
CHC Group said it has decided to not make a $46 million interest payment due today on its 9.25% senior secured notes maturing Oct. 15, 2020, according to a company press release. Under the terms, the company has a 30-day grace period after the due date to make a payment and prevent default for...
April 18, 2016
Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 UAS has successfully performed capabilities of identifying vessels, animals and objects at sea in icy winter conditions last month at Fogo Island in Canada. The trials were...
April 13, 2016
Finmeccanica has secured a purchase agreement with a Chinese company for more than two dozen helicopters. Chinese distributor and operator Sino-U.S. Intercontinental Helicopter Investment signed the agreement on April 12 at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai. Finmeccanica will deliver 25...
April 11, 2016
SeaPlanner will be the system provider for DONG Energy's Marine and Helicopter Coordination Centre (MHCC), which will be a centralized hub for its U.K. offshore wind farm construction and a number of regional Operations MHCCs. SeaPlanner will...
April 11, 2016
Bell Helicopter has signed a letter of intent with PT Whitesky Aviation for 30 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters last week. The...
April 6, 2016
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) recently opened a new helicopter base on the Viejas Reservation. Helicopter services will...
April 6, 2016
Erickson Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide transport and precision placement of oil and gas equipment by helicopter in Peru over the Amazon. As per the contract, Erickson...
April 5, 2016
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team said it will focus its attention during the next four years on reducing fatal helicopter accidents within the U.S. The team is targeting a reduction to 0.61 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hr, 20% less than the average since 2009. It will do so by analyzing...
April 4, 2016
Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has commenced flights for Petrofac in the Central North Sea. The three-year contract, which...
April 4, 2016
Dallas-based Protective Packaging Corp. can help preserve idled helicopters through a cost-efficient packaging solution, as it has demonstrated on a helicopter operator serving offshore rigs in the North Sea. The downturn in the...
March 31, 2016
Bond Offshore Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract by Premier Oil to provide...
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