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October 21, 2014
Vector Aerospace Corporation, independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Vector Aerospace Engine Services – Atlantic (ES-A), has renewed its Engine Services Agreement with CommutAir, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the agreement, ES-A will provide CommutAir with engine repair and overhaul for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW123...
October 21, 2014
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will be hosting a pop-up education session on recent Ebola-related developments tomorrow morning. The session will take place at the Innovation Zone, Booth 288, from 11:00 a.m. to...
October 21, 2014
Several officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will participate in a panel session on safety and regulation this week during NBAA 2014. John Hickey, the FAA’s deputy associate administrator for aviation safety, will lead the agency delegation participating in the NBAA2014 session, “A Conversation with FAA's Top Safety Leaders,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 3:30 to 5:00...
October 21, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) will unveil their new microgimbal, Observation Wide-area Low altitude Sensor, (OWLS) at NBAA 2014, and will be demonstrating the system at booth 1478. “The introduction of the OWLS marks the second major product innovation and release for ASU in 2014,” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “ASU has committed to bringing innovative new products to market...
October 21, 2014
AgustaWestland has also signed two training services contracts to support its Family of new generation helicopters. Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five-year training contract featuring a comprehensive package of services including simulator training for the AW139 intermediate and the AW189 super medium twin-engine helicopters. Lufttransport AS of Norway has signed a three-year flight simulator contract...
October 21, 2014
Bell Helicopter will display the Bell 429 in corporate/VIP configuration at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2014 conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla. from October 21 to 23.  In addition, Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group will be featuring a mockup of the Bell 429 MAGnificent interior inside the Bell Helicopter booth. Both the aircraft and the mockup can be seen at...
October 20, 2014
The fourth prototype of the new multirole Mi-38 helicopter has carried out a series of ground runs and completed its first flight at Russian Helicopters' Kazan Helicopters' test flight center. The helicopter was piloted by a team comprising commander and test pilot, honored test...
October 20, 2014
Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with Uralhelicom for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia.  Uralhelicom is a full service company offering services and support during the purchasing, operation...
October 20, 2014
 AgustaWestland recently signed two agreements for the sale of new airframes in the UK and in China. Two AW169 helicopters have been sold in the UK for corporate transportation, continuing the success of the type in the UK market. The helicopters, sold to undisclosed corporate customers, are scheduled to be delivered in 2016. This latest contract brings the total sales of...
October 20, 2014
Erickson, a global provider of aviation services for commercial and government customers, was recently awarded an option period extension with the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). Erickson will provide...
October 17, 2014
Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training will collaborate on multiple projects, including a Flight Training Device (FTD) and a new training center.  TRU will provide a high fidelity FTD and Interactive Multi Media Instruction (IMI) virtual Maintenance Trainer for the Bell V-280 Valor. The FTD will give pilots a sense of the aircraft’s cockpit design and next generation tiltrotor operation...
October 17, 2014
NBAA will feature three technology-focused sessions at the show next week. The first session, to be held on Oct. 21, is titled “Mobile Technology: Learn How to Manage Devices.” This session will feature presenters from Jeppesen and Air Watch who will provide insight on mobile device management such as what it means, what is available and how it can help manage mobile...
October 17, 2014
The coordinators of NBAA invite all attendees to take a few minutes to download its free mobile app for iPhones, iPads and android devices before arriving at the convention. The features are designed to help participants get the most out of all of the events...
October 17, 2014
Baldwin Aviation of Hilton Head, S.C. has added a new dimension to its Safety Management System (SMS) Risk Assessments by integrating flight and maintenance crew fatigue measurement through a direct link to Pulsar Informatics Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS). The agreement between Baldwin and Pulsar will allow Baldwin’s users to open Pulsar’s Aviation Fatigue Meter web application from...
October 17, 2014
The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has acquired eight Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters to replace its existing fleet of Hughes 500Ds. According to...
October 17, 2014
AgustaWestland announced the sale of two AW169s in the U.K. and an AW189 in Denmark. The AW169s will be used for corporate transportation by...
October 17, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification of the Arrius 2B2plus turboshaft engine. Designed for light...
October 15, 2014
An AgustaWestland AW101 on display at this year’s Farnborough airshow. Photo by Andrew Drwiega Although still conducting its investigation into whether senior managers from Finmeccanica’s subsidiary AgustaWestland paid bribes to win a defense contract for 12 AW101 Merlin VIP helicopters, Reuters news agency reports that the...
October 15, 2014
Boeing AH-64. Photo by Ernie Stephens Reuters is reporting that India is nearing a deal to acquire AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Boeing. The deal, believed to be worth $2.5 billion, will give Prime Minister Narendra Modi more military resources to “meet the challenges posed by China and Pakistan." The 22...
October 15, 2014
Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) has presented One Atmosphere with its 2014 Eureka award in support of outstanding science for safeguarding Australia for its Pegasus helicopter emergency buoyancy system. The system is a lightweight, bolt-on/bolt-off buoyancy system – like an air bag – that inflates automatically when the helicopter impacts water. It is...
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