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June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
June 10, 2015
United Technologies Corp. is expected to update the financial community on its plans for the future of Sikorsky Aircraft on June 15 when it briefs analysts and investors at the Paris Air Show on its overall business activities. UTC’s plans for the briefing, scheduled for broadcast live on www.utc.com at 9 a.m. Paris time on Monday, come after a week of reports about interest from other aerospace...
June 10, 2015
June 30 is the nomination deadline for the Night Vision Awards to be presented at July's Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo 2015 in Houston. Presented every other year, the awards are intended to...
June 10, 2015
AgustaWestland plans to begin work in August on the first AW609 TiltRotor to be produced at its Philadelphia facility. The aircraft set for production at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport site is the fourth AW609 prototype...
June 9, 2015
Bell Helicopter's new Training Academy in Fort Worth, Texas has officially opened at its new location and hosted the first round of pilot and maintenance training students this month. The 85,950 sq. ft. facility features full flight...
June 9, 2015
Georgia-based Precision Aviation Services (PAS) has appointed Charles Carroll as its new director of operations. In his new position, Carroll will be responsible for the overall coordination of PAS's fixed-wing, rotory-wing, and avionics upgrade and MRO operations, as well as the growth and development of avionics product sales in the Southeast region. With more than 35 years of experience, Carroll brings...
June 9, 2015
Airbus Helicopters’ H175 this week is wrapping a three-month tour of top offshore oil and gas support locations with visits to Brazilian operators. The super-medium class helicopter visited Cabo Frio yesterday and...
June 8, 2015
Big changes could be ahead for anyone who faces—or might ever face—an investigation by the U.S. FAA. The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, proposed in the Senate last February by Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe, would greatly expand the rights of investigation...
June 8, 2015
The FAA is processing eight applications for full type certification of unmanned aerial systems (UASs), including some with helicopter designs. Larger certificated UASs flying today do so under type certificates issued in the Restricted category; the...
June 8, 2015
Bell Helicopter’s 505 light single will enter the market under a new type certificate, the company tells Rotor & Wing International...
June 5, 2015
AURORA, Ore. — Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer has passed, leading the way into what forecasters are projecting as an exceptionally dangerous fire season. As in the past, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters is prepared to assist with fighting fires across the western United States. Columbia owns and operates the largest, privately-held fleet of heavy-lift helicopters in the world, which...
June 5, 2015
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters recently announced that it has been awarded the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for a fifth consecutive year: 2011-2015. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded only to establishments that...
June 5, 2015
HOUSTON, Texas — Offshore helicopter service Bristow Group Inc. announced yesterday that the company will be attending the 35th Annual William Blair Annual Growth Stock...
June 4, 2015
DONAUWORTH, Germany (June 2, 2015) – The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) has awarded Airbus Helicopters a full-service contract for the new H145M, which will make its military debut with the German Air Force later this year. The seven-year comprehensive cooperative support and services agreement will ensure optimal availability, reliability and readiness for the German Air Force’s fleet of 15...
June 4, 2015
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Great American Safety Drive (GASD) begins this month and consists of two separate routes crisscrossing the United States, bringing the message of safety “on the road” to more than 60 host program locations. Outerlink Global Solutions will once again support the fundraising initiative by installing tracking devices in a 2015 Chevy...
June 4, 2015
AgustaWestland announced on June 3 two business deals involving its AW139 with customers in Africa and the United States, respectively. The first helicopter has already been delivered to the Government of the Ivory Coast for use in passenger transport. This will currently be the...
June 3, 2015
CybAero, developer and manufacturer of remotely piloted helicopter systems, has completed its acceptance testing of the first of three systems ordered by China Customs in January 2014. The systems will operate from on board three new ships, and will be...
June 3, 2015
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing £51 million in a new synthetic training system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Mk6 helicopter. Lockheed Martin will design and build a purpose-built training facility at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook fleet, that will prepare pilots and crew for deployment on...
June 3, 2015
Columbia Helicopters has promoted Steve Bandy to senior vice president of operations. In addition to his current responsibilities with the flight and operations departments, Bandy will assume leadership over the...
June 2, 2015
A CHC Helikopter Service Sikorsky S-92 equipped with dual Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) carried out the first Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach to Runway 07 in Florø, Norway. The flight, HKS 56T, under the command of John Olav Ofstad and instructor Morten Kufaas, was on a transit flight from Bergen to Florø in aircraft LN-OQM. Florø...
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