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May 27, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica renewed its distributorship agreement with Sloane Helicopters for another three years in the U.K...
May 26, 2016
Bell Helicopter has sold a Bell 407GXP to Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. in China. It will be outfitted for VIP...
May 25, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica's distributor agreement with Kaan Air of Turkey — covering the AW119, the GrandNew and the AW139 — has been...
May 25, 2016
Fiery crashes in which helicopter occupants survive but die of burn injuries are sustaining public and political pressure on the FAA to review certification rules. Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee are the latest lawmakers to focus on the aviation agency’s responses to longstanding recommendations to adopt more stringent...
May 18, 2016
International aviation leaders are seeking nominations for one of the world's most prestigious safety awards, but the deadline is nigh. Nominations for the 2016 Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award must be submitted by June 1.   The award honors a "significant individual or group effort contributing to improving aviation safety, with emphasis on original contributions" that was...
May 11, 2016
Bell Helicopter said it plans to demonstrate the Bell 412EPI on a five-month tour in the Asia Pacific region. Bell last...
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...
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 25, 2016
Conflicting information on airport traffic procedures and private-company operating rules appear to be among the factors the NTSB is reviewing in assessing the cause of a fatal 2014 midair collision between a flight school Robinson Helicopter R44 II and an airplane, according to safety board records released April 23.    The collision occurred about 1 mi southwest of Frederick Municipal Airport...
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 8, 2016
The first certified multicopter, e-volo's Volocopter VC200, has begun manned flight tests in southern Germany. The Volocopter is a personal aerial...
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 1, 2016
Two corporate customers in Chile have signed letters of intent for the Bell 505 JetRanger X. One customer was a private owner and the other was Eagle Copter. Both helicopters will be configured for...
March 30, 2016
Bell Helicopter delivered a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government, the company said Tuesday. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua.   According to a...
March 25, 2016
Heli-One has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet, said the MRO provider. According to a press release, the air inlet was identified as a top contributor to aircraft-on-ground events for the S-92. The component was found to have...
March 22, 2016
Airbus Helicopters is showcasing demo flights of its H145 in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first tour was held in Southeast Africa in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand.  This Asian demo tour will be divided into two legs. From March 23...
March 17, 2016
Bell Helicopter has secured commitments from two customers for a total of three Bell 407GXPs in corporate/VIP configuration while at HAI Heli-Expo...
February 29, 2016
Bell Helicopter President and CEO Mitch Snyder emphasized a focus on innovation for the future in terms of both “disruptive” and “leap-forward” technologies in its future aircraft.   At a Feb. 29 press conference during Heli-Expo, Snyder explained Bell's innovation falls in three parts: safety improvements...
February 17, 2016
Sikorsky has appointed UI Helicopter Co., Ltd. to become a Sikorsky-authorized customer support center in South Korea, the first such center in the country. Based in Yesan, 100 km south of Seoul, the center will enable operators of Sikorsky S-76 and S-92...
February 12, 2016
Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mi-171E helicopter with a superior comfort cabin to the government of the Republic of Uganda. The helicopter was delivered under the contract signed by Russian exporter Rosoboronexport in 2015.  The Mi-171E helicopter supplied to Uganda is distinguished by its superior comfort cabin designed for 12 passengers. It is fitted with soft leather-wrapped armchairs and...
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