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March 1, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the AgustaWestland AW189. First deliveries are expected during February, with Bristow Helicopters anticipating the first at their Norwich base for operations on oil rig support in the southern North Sea. The Bristow helicopter (show in image) is serial 49007 and is seen here in full colors with the British registration...
March 1, 2014
Maj. Gen. William “Tim” Crosby stepped down as Program Executive Officer for Aviation on Friday, Jan. 27, handing over the role he has held since 2008 to newly promoted Brig. Gen. Bob Marion. Crosby also retired from the U.S. Army after 35 years of service. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, presided over both ceremonies, making reference to...
March 1, 2014
Jerry Mullins Jerry Mullins is retiring from his position as president and CEO of Enstrom. Working in the aviation industry for more than 40 years, Mullins will continue to serve in a consulting role with Enstrom through 2014. The manufacturer has promoted Tracy Biegler to president and CEO effective February 1. Biegler was previously vice president. A 26-year veteran of the aviation industry, and 10-year...
March 1, 2014
CORRIDOR Aviation Maintenance Software Created by the aviation professionals at Continuum Applied Technology, CORRIDOR Aviation Service Software is an enterprise application developed to streamline all aspects of aviation maintenance and service. Implemented throughout the industry, CORRIDOR is proven to improve efficiency, reduce errors, increase control and visibility, reduce costs, and elevate customer...
March 1, 2014
The retirement of Maj. Gen. William ‘Tim’ Crosby means that we will no longer be treated to his folksy, home-spun tales that immediately got the attention of his audience and often warmed them to his words. As a larger-than-life character he replaced the dapper civilian, Paul Bogosian, in December 2008. Crosby took up the job when defense still had plenty of money in the pot due to the...
February 28, 2014
Technicians work on the AW609 assembly line in Italy. Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland Why not use the AW101 “as an optionally piloted vehicle?” asked AgustaWestland’s chief executive officer, Daniele Romiti. We were beginning a discussion of his company’s attitude to rotary unmanned aerial systems and optionally piloted vehicles at the company’s headquarters in Vergiate...
February 28, 2014
Trakka Corp. has signed a 10-year Long Term Agreement for the supply of its A800 Trakkabeam searchlight to AgustaWestland. Trakka has a history of working...
February 28, 2014
The 78 bookings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo cover rotorcraft that range from the EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the...
February 28, 2014
The 2014 “Moral Courage Award” was presented to three recipients at HAI’s Heli-Expo during the Safety Committee’s Town Hall Meeting. The Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)’s Aviation Safety Division is the proponent of the award, presented by D. Smith, senior air safety investigator...
February 28, 2014
Amur Helicopter Financial Services has entered into an agreement to complete a major fleet transaction with Bristow Group Inc. The transaction involves purchasing the entire Bristow fleet...
February 28, 2014
MD Helicopters has received orders from the Bolivian Ministry of the Interior for two MD 530F aircraft. The Bolivian National Police will operate the aircraft to provide additional airborne security...
February 28, 2014
MD Helicopters has sold its first helicopter into China, with the purchase of an MD500E to Shandong Qi Xiang General Aviation and Avion Pacific, MD’s sales distributor in China...
February 28, 2014
MD Helicopters has handed over a new MD500E to Nome, Alaska-based Bering Air, one of the largest rotary wing fleet operators in Western Alaska. The new MD500E will provide support for the...
February 28, 2014
Vector Financial Services, the leasing division of Vector Aerospace Corporation, has signed a special Bypass Plus program with Starlite Aviation Group, an enhanced offering of the By the Hour Support Program now covering engines. Starlite is a partner operator for the...
February 28, 2014
StandardAero received Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Customer Satisfaction Award at Heli-Expo. The 2014 award represented the fifth consecutive year that the company has been...
February 28, 2014
As hundreds of attendees gathered at Bell Helicopter’s booth at Heli-Expo, the company shared recent updates alongside a full-size mockup of the Bell 525 Relentless newly configured for search and rescue (SAR) missions. “With the Bell 525 Relentless we are delivering a generational shift in pilot situational...
February 28, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has unveiled the latest member of its Super Puma helicopter family: the multi-mission AS332 C1e utility workhorse version, which comes with a standardized equipment definition for more rapid production times and cost-effective acquisition prices. The unveiling occurred at Heli-Expo...
February 28, 2014
Turbomeca (Safran) has announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Turbomeca. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is expected...
February 28, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has chosen Honeywell Aerospace's LASEREF VI navigation system for the EC145 T2 and EC645 T2 family. The LASEREF inertial reference unit (IRU) allows...
February 28, 2014
AgustaWestland has received an order from Gulf Helicopters for an AW189 EASA CS-FSTD(H) FFS Level C simulator, supporting the company’s pilot development training needs for the recently announced purchase of 15...
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