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March 5, 2013
Urbana, Ill.-based Frasca International (Booth 5601) is looking to continue its recent success in the helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) market...
March 5, 2013
Flightcell International is introducing DZMx—which it calls the world’s smallest satellite communication and tracking system—at Heli-Expo 2013 in Las...
March 5, 2013
Becker Avionics has reached an agreement to partner with Helibras, Eurocopter’s subsidiary in Brazil, to provide its DVCS6100 digital audio system for the Brazilian Army Aviation fleet of AS550 A2 Fennec and...
March 5, 2013
Don Nichols, who founded Heli-Mart (Booth C5111), has retired from his position as president, the MD authorized service center (ASC) announced at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas. Ed Brown, who has operated Heli-Mart along with Nichols, assumed full ownership of the company on...
March 5, 2013
John Fenton is the new president of Greenwich AeroGroup do Brazil. He will be charged with...
March 5, 2013
Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La. is introducing a helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS) option in its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Eurocopter EC135 series. The completions provider also...
March 5, 2013
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix (Booth C2025) is expanding its agreement to supply Bristow Academy (Booth C4328) with night vision imaging systems (NVIS) and...
March 5, 2013
Greenwich AeroGroup (Booth 4711) subsidiary Helivia Aero Taxi has appointed Capt. Renato Clark as operations director. Clark has more than 25...
March 5, 2013
The expectation of a battle royale between the press and the management team from AgustaWestland at the company’s press conference on the eve of the opening of Heli-Expo in Las Vegas over the alleged Indian AW101 scandal in India did not materialize. Instead, newly appointed CEO Daniele Romiti (since February 21) and longstanding employee Roberto Garavaglia, senior vice president of marketing...
March 5, 2013
Breeze-Eastern CEO Brad Pedersen is making a concerted effort toward improving his company’s logistics structure and customer support. “We have to have our supply base prepared and ready,” he told Rotor & Wing on Monday during Heli-Expo in Las Vegas. “It is a mindset change and we want to change the expectations of our customers.” Peterson said that customer expectations...
March 5, 2013
At a press conference on Monday at HAI’s Heli-Expo, Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison said that while the partnership with Boeing on the V-22 remains intact, the OEM would now be taking the lead in tiltrotor development for the Joint Multi Role (JMR) and Future Vertical Lift (FVL), where Boeing has partnered with Sikorsky. “We still have the same strong relationship with Boeing today on V-22...
March 4, 2013
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce promises engine displays, support applications and interactive learning tools for Heli-Expo attendees who visit Booth N4717. The company also promises news of its latest developments, and programs to power a very old helicopter model. “One of the things we’re rolling out at the booth is the industry’s first support app,” said Greg Fedele, senior vice...
March 4, 2013
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the Astronics Corp.’s Max-Viz-1500 enhanced vision system (EVS) for retrofit installations on Bell 206 and 407 helicopters. Astronics Executive Vice President Elliot...
March 4, 2013
Even as HAI’s Heli-Expo—the annual gathering of the international helicopter industry—was working up to its official opening on Tuesday, March 5 at the convention center in Las Vegas, there was evidence that real-life helicopter operations were still a daily occurrence for the search and rescue unit of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Force.   Photos by Andrew Drwiega Shortly after...
March 4, 2013
The GTN series of GPS Nav/Comm, Garmin’s successor to the popular GNS 430 and 530 GPS Nav/Comm systems, made its debut in March of 2011. Featuring a touchscreen interface and multifunction display (MFD), it is continuing to gain popularity in the fixed-wing community. This year, Garmin announces its optimization for helicopter operations. The GTN series has an already impressive suite...
March 4, 2013
The International Helicopter Safety Team, or IHST (Booth C1103) has released new figures that show the total number of civil helicopter accidents in the U.S. continued to trend downward...
March 4, 2013
StandardAero’s Helicopters division in Winnipeg has hired Chad Kaatz as director of engineering. He will be based in Winnipeg but assist each of...
March 4, 2013
Fargo, N.D.-based Spectrum Aeromed has brought a Lloyd Helicopters-operated Sikorsky S-76 to Las...
March 4, 2013
Gerry Block, CEO of Vista, Calif.-based Sandel Avionics (Booth N6008) is giving the keynote speech at HAI’s annual membership meeting. “The H-TAWS Mandate...
March 4, 2013
Transport Canada has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Donaldson Aerospace & Defense to install an inlet barrier filter (IBF) on the Bell 206L and...
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