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July 21, 2014
Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement with Georgia State Patrol for a Bell 429 at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)...
July 21, 2014
Bond Helicopters Europe has released a helicopter system that can ‘catch’ live high-voltage wires, allowing National Grid to carry out repairs and maintenance without affecting power supplies. This custom-built equipment allows National Grid technicians to safely carry out essential works on live high-voltage power lines from...
July 18, 2014
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered the final four Russian Helicopters Mi-171E transport helicopters to Poly Technologies in China. The successful transfer of these rotorcraft...
July 18, 2014
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association officially welcomed members to its 44th annual conference and exposition in Phoenix on Thursday. Immediately after the ribbon cutting, its 1,300 registered attendees were ushered into one of the Phoenix Convention Center’s huge exhibition halls, where aircraft manufactures, equipment suppliers and services providers...
July 18, 2014
Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has released a virtual configurator for the MAGnificent Interior available on the Bell 429. Through this app, users will be able to customize their own interior or choose from one of MAG Design Studio’s three preloaded options. Clients can select...
July 17, 2014
The Italian Directorate of Air Armaments (ARMAEREO) has granted military certification to AgustaWestland’s AW149 multirole military helicopter. Over the past few months, the AW149 has...
July 17, 2014
The U.S. Army will test Kaman’s K-Max unmanned coaxial helicopter in two trials over the coming months, said Terry Fogarty, general manager of Kaman Aerospace’s UAS product group, speaking at Farnborough Airshow. The first autonomous technologies trial will take place next week (end of July) at Fort Benning, Ga., with the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD)...
July 17, 2014
Bell Helicopter has released a new autopilot kit designed to integrate with the Garmin G1000H avionics suite in the Bell 407GX. The option is currently available as a kit for the Bell 407GX in the U.S. and Canadian markets directly through Bell Helicopter and has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...
July 16, 2014
Eastern Europe is the focus of Bell Helicopter’s increasing presence in Europe, particularly the eastern half, with that announcement that its Prague facility (ex-Aviation Services) in the Czech Republic will serve as Europe’s customization, delivery and aftermarket service center. Speaking at Farnborough Airshow, Bell President and CEO John Garrison said that the company was strategically...
July 15, 2014
Russian-built Mi-8/17 helicopters received plaudits from experts during a round table on local and regional aviation in the Russian Far North in early July. Igor Koshin, head of the Nenets Autonomous Region, attended the event along with national aviation experts and representatives...
July 15, 2014
Bell Helicopter has reached two purchase agreements for a total of eight Bell 429s. Inaer France, an Avincis Group operator, has purchased a Bell 429 in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)...
July 14, 2014
During an exclusive interview heading into the Farnborough International Airshow, Sikorsky President Mick Maurer told Rotor & Wing that speed, autonomy and intelligence are the factors that Sikorsky is driving forward to meet its military and civilian customer needs. Recent wins including the U.S. Air Force’s Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) program (112 aircraft), the VXX Presidential helicopter...
July 14, 2014
Bell AH-1Z Super Cobra in action. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Elbit Systems of America (ESA) two contracts worth a total of $14.1 million for equipment connected...
July 11, 2014
Hurst, Texas-based Textron division Bell Helicopter has reached agreements with Helicopter Flight Services, AngMar Aviation and Rocky Mountain Rotors involving the 407GX, which features Garmin’s G1000H flight deck. New York City-based Helicopter Flight Services offers tours, corporate charter services, aerial photography and video, and construction...
July 11, 2014
Helicentre Aviation Academy has purchased three additional Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, expanding their Cabri fleet to ten by early 2016. This purchase will make them the world’s largest single operator of Cabri G2 helicopters...
July 11, 2014
Norway-based Airlift AS will be adding Latitude Technologies’ IONode ION3A FDM recording and reporting devices to the Latitude SkyNode S200 flight-tracking, voice, and data...
July 10, 2014
In producing a complicated landing gear system for a test version of a new military light tactical helicopter, Triumph Aerospace Systems - a member of Triumph Group – was seeking a supplier that could make some critical parts in a limited quantity. “When choosing a supplier, we always want to be sure they are going to provide a quality part, and deliver on time, because we design complex...
July 10, 2014
Extant Components Group Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the AIM line of standby instruments from L-3 Communications Avionics Systems. The AIM instrument product line will become part of Extant’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Symetrics Industries in Melbourne...
July 9, 2014
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B3 engine, chosen to power the Airbus Helicopters EC135 P3, has received certification from Transport Canada and is expected to enter service in the first quarter of 2015. The engine design, based on the PW206B2, features an automatic start and automatic sharing between both engines.  The PW206B3 is the most...
July 9, 2014
Metro Aviation has delivered a new EC145 to Boston MedFlight, a critical care transport service in New England. This is the second EC145 that Metro has completed for Boston MedFlight.   Boston MedFlight’s EC145...
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