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March 14, 2014
SkyTrac is pleased to announce the award of the Hydro One Networks helicopter operations support contract. Hydro One, wholly owned by the Ontario government, is a transmission and distribution company that delivers electricity to people and businesses all across Ontario and is...
March 14, 2014
One announcement during Heli-Expo 2014 that brought the past right up to the present was that which saw engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce signing a multi-engine contract with Scott’s Bell 47, the owner of the Bell 47 type certificate since 2009.   Scott's Bell 47 on display at Heli-Expo 2014. Photo by Andrew Drwiega   This brings Rolls-Royce’s RR300 light turboshaft powerplant to the...
March 13, 2014
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $76,100,722 modification to the previously awarded V-22 fixed-price-incentive-fee lot 17-21 multiyear contract...
March 13, 2014
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 as part of an ongoing contract Mi-17V-5 helicopters signed with Russian Helicopters back...
March 13, 2014
Vector Aerospace subsidiary Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America has signed a five-year, exclusive MRO support...
March 12, 2014
Dallas Avionics has become the exclusive distributor in the United States for the new Technisonic TDFM 9100 transceiver that was unveiled at Heli-Expo...
March 12, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received its first HeliTAWS Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Part 27 and Part 29.  An AML-STC is similar to multi-model approval, with appropriate reuse of compliance data across TC data sheets. It allows models to be added...
March 12, 2014
Lycoming Service Instruction No. 1009AW eliminates the previous 2200 time-between-overhaul (TBO) requirement that specified engines be used in “frequent” service, defined as 40 hours or...
March 11, 2014
The Germany Army received the last of 12 Tiger UHT support helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters for Afghanistan missions to support ground troops, protect convoys and perform reconnaissance operations.   This milestone rotorcraft – presented during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauworth...
March 11, 2014
Bell Helicopter has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for three new accessory options for the Bell 412EPI including a cockpit voice flight data recorder (CV/FDR), Bell Helicopter Vibration Monitoring (BHVM) system and helicopter terrain awareness system (HTAWS). All three...
March 11, 2014
Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mi-8AMT helicopter (also known as the Mi-171 for the foreign markets) to...
March 10, 2014
Jeff Pino, the ex-Sikorsky Aircraft President who "retired" in 2012, is back in the helicopter business, this time as CEO of newly formed Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, part of the U.S.-based Macquarie Group. “Leasing reduces risk and improves operator balance sheets,” stated Pino. Having served at the pinnacle of one of the world major helicopter manufacturers, his experience leads...
March 10, 2014
With the increasing demand for greater comfort in helicopter operations, manufacturers are increasingly turning to active vibration control systems (AVCS) to reduce the vibrations being produced by the rotor and transmission systems within the aircraft. Sikorsky has already put active vibration control on its S-76D, and Bell Helicopter will add Lord...
March 7, 2014
AgustaWestland has received an order from SevenBar for an EMS configured GrandNew to operate in an air medical transport capacity. Additionally, the SevenBar paint scheme was displayed on the newly-unveiled...
March 7, 2014
CAE is designing and manufacturing a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk full-mission simulator intended for the Mexican Federal Police. ACADEMI, a security services...
March 7, 2014
Australian company StopRotor Technology says it has “attracted significant interest from industry” in progressing development of its innovative Hybrid RotorWing design, which can fly as a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft and transition between the two. The Sydney-based company declines to comment on development proposals, but general manager Deanne Watkins says it is also looking to work with...
March 6, 2014
Bell Helicopter, announced the delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters to Egypt’s Petroleum Air Services (PAS), both configured and fully equipped to meet oil and gas producers...
March 6, 2014
Airbus Helicopters today announced its plans to provide a new level of support for the EC175 rotorcraft in North America, with a Level D full-flight simulator located in the United States as part of a commitment to operators serving the offshore oil and gas industry.   The Level D full-flight simulator will be operational in 2016 at a location to be identified...
March 6, 2014
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, is continuing to modernize its production capacity under the Federal Targeted Program Developing the Military Industrial Complex in the Russian Federation 2011-2020.   In this latest phase of modernization, the Ulan-Ude Aviation...
March 5, 2014
New York City-based charter and tour operator Liberty Helicopters has taken delivery of two AS350B2 AStars purchased from Airbus Helicopters Inc. The first went into service in December and the...
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