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June 12, 2015
Erickson Inc. has secured two contracts important to its goal of building a stronger presence in Alaska. For the first contract, Repsol, already an Erickson customer in the South American region, will use Erickson's medium-lift helicopters to provide oil and gas transport—as well as...
June 12, 2015
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is dispatching two Black Hawks to southeast Texas to fortify border patrols there a week after one of its Airbus EC120s was hit by ground fire. The...
June 11, 2015
Metro Aviation has begun flight testing IRIS, a flight data monitoring, tracking and communications tool that the company says promises to improve the safety of helicopter missions. Using ViaSat's geosynchronous satellite...
June 11, 2015
AgustaWestland is briefing European Aviation Safety Agency officials on the results of its latest icing tests for the AW189. The manufacturer in late May completed three months of in-flight icing tests of the super-medium twin. It is seeking broader approval for the AW189 to operate...
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...
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