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March 23, 2015
Sikorsky’s newest commercial aircraft, the S-76D helicopter, arrived in Malaysia, beginning the Southeast Asia leg of its demonstration tour. The international demonstration began at the SkyPark Aviation Center in Subang, Malaysia, and was to be on display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) ‘15 until March 21. Sikorsky...
March 23, 2015
Hooman Yazhari has started with CHC Helicopter as general counsel and chief administrative officer. Mr. Yazhari is succeeding Michael O’Neill as general counsel. Mr. Yazhari has more than a decade of experience as an executive in the aviation sector, most recently as senior vice president and general counsel of International Lease Finance Corporation. He served in leadership roles at Gategroup, an...
March 20, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development and crew training. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers and technology...
March 20, 2015
Bell Helicopter has officially opened its new Bell Helicopter Co., Ltd. office in Tokyo, Japan.  Located in Ebisu Garden Place Tower, the new office is within walking distance of the headquarters of long-standing business partner, Fuji Heavy Industries. In celebration of the company’s rich history in the market and commitment to expanding its offerings in Japan, a series of events were...
March 20, 2015
Erickson Incorporated, a global provider of aviation services, today announced changes to the composition of its board of directors that it believes strengthen its governance and reinforce its commitment to independence. Gary Scott, a director...
March 19, 2015
Semco Maritime, a global project engineering company focusing on the offshore energy sector, has selected Becker Avionics' new ADS-B Traffic Localization And Surveillance System (ATLASS) for offshore flight tracking. ADS-B technology makes flying...
March 19, 2015
Malaysia’s MHS Aviation Berhad today received an Award of Appreciation that acknowledged its world-class achievements in operations for the oil and gas sector using Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft. This award was presented by Airbus Helicopters Vice President Christopher Grainger, the head of Oil & Gas Sales, to MHS Aviation Executive Director Mohsein bin Ma’som, during the...
March 19, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced its show plans for the 12th edition of the International Aviation Tradeshow and Convention, 2015 AeroExpo in Toluca, Mexico, March 19-21. The company will showcase the Bell 407GX and the Bell 429. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X full-size aircraft mockup will...
March 19, 2015
Weststar Group has signed a contract for three helicopters from AgustaWestland: one AW119Kx, one GrandNew and one AW169. This latest contract brings Weststar Group's total number of AgustaWestland helicopters to 40. With this order, subsidiary Weststar General Aviation Sdn Bhd will begin using AgustaWestland helicopters for executive transport services, after years of successful offshore missions using the AW139...
March 18, 2015
Rusada, a global provider of fleet and MRO software, has renewed their partnership with Airbus Helicopters to provide the backbone of Airbus Helicopters’ connected services to the rotorcraft market. The partnership will focus on the development, delivery and support of modular, scalable and connected solutions for maintainers and operators of helicopters around the world.  Identifying the...
March 18, 2015
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on March 10, 2015, a Louisiana Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the Navarre Beach near Pensacola, Florida. Eleven soldiers and Marines were lost, including the helicopter’s crew of four Guardsmen and seven Special Operations Marines.  The helicopter was one of two conducting training with the Marines on insertion and extraction missions using...
March 18, 2015
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has delivered 189 commercial and military aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region over the past three years. In 2014, deliveries increased by 11 percent from 2012, and today more than 1,400 Russian-built helicopters operate in the region. Mi-171. Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters Last fall, Russian Helicopters was granted the right to provide direct...
March 18, 2015
AgustaWestland's Malaysian Training Academy will receive an AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator later this year. This will enable practical elements of AW139 airframe and avionics courses to be undertaken in Malaysia by customers in the region. The full aircraft maintenance trainer simulator...
March 18, 2015
On Tuesday, at the SATELLITE 2015 conference, attendees gathered to discuss the future of satellite technology in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  The “Serving UAV and UAS Operators: New Requirements and Keys to Success” panel was moderated by Susan Irwin, the global space market consulting firm Euroconsult’s head of the U.S. office, and featured a panel of six industry spokesmen...
March 17, 2015
Able Aerospace Services of Mesa, Ariz. has signed a formal service agreement with leading helicopter services company PHI, Inc. to take on all of PHI’s Bell 206L and 407 component overhaul and exchange work. “We have been using Able’s services for years, and in that time have saved millions of dollars through direct purchase savings, increased parts lifecycles and a safe, smart and...
March 17, 2015
Last Friday, the French General Directorate for Armament (DGA) received two upgraded AS532 Cougars for the French Army Aviation. Airbus Helicopters was awarded with a modernization program by the French General Directorate for Armament, for the French...
March 17, 2015
AgustaWestland recently delivered two new AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to Malaysian clients, configured for corporate and VIP transportation. To date, nearly 30 AW139s have been sold in Malaysia with aircraft in service with corporate customers, Weststar Aviation Services, Bomba and the Maritime Enforcement Agency. Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland Customers in Malaysia benefit from a wide...
March 16, 2015
Bell Helicopter has concluded its delivery of four Bell 412EPs to Heliservicio Campeche to support oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Heliservicio Campeche took delivery of the aircraft in December 2014. Heliservicio took delivery of their first Bell helicopter in 1991, and has since expanded its fleet to more than 35 Bell...
March 16, 2015
Airbus Helicopters will join with Korea Aerospace Industries to develop two 5-ton class rotorcraft that meet South Korea’s requirements for its next-generation Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH). The LCH version is expected to enter service in 2020, and the LAH is targeted to enter service in 2022.   Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters The two companies already have a...
March 16, 2015
AgustaWestland celebrated today the official opening of its new Regional Supply Center in Aberdeen, Scotland. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of local dignitaries and representatives from major operators and industry. Located close to Aberdeen Airport, the new facility has been operational 24/7 since January of this year delivering spare parts to operators. The Supply Center supports a range...
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