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February 25, 2014
The Rockwell Collins Cockpit Display System has successfully passed the European Aviation Safety Agency’s Civil Certification Audit onboard the AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. This critical milestone...
February 25, 2014
Sky Connect Tracker III from Honeywell Aerospace (Booth 6502) is the first system that enables simultaneous worldwide automated tracking, text messaging and voice capabilities to improve crew and passenger safety and increase aircraft availability. The voice, text and tracking system from...
February 25, 2014
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed engine maintenance contracts with four U.S. emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter operators that will keep their fleets flying...
February 25, 2014
AgustaWestland (Booth 6937) CEO Danielle Romiti revealed several surprises pre-Heli Expo. They included the presence of the AW609 tiltrotor that had journeyed to Los Angeles from its base in Arlington, Texas, where it is being readied for Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) certification. The transit, said a well-briefed Roberto Garavaglia, senior vice president for strategy and business, had taken six hours...
February 25, 2014
On the opening day of Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, Thales uncovered its Avionics 2020 new-generation helicopter cockpit. Modeled on the principles behind Avionics 2020 for fixed-wing aircraft presented at the 2013 Paris Air Show, this cockpit represents the new-generation in helicopter avionics. Avionics 2020 is the result of a number of partnerships, spearheaded...
February 25, 2014
  Photo courtesy of Thales [Avionics Today Feb. 25, 2014] Thales gave 2014 Heli-Expo attendees a glimpse into the future of helicopter cockpits as it unveiled the Avionics 2020 cockpit concept for rotorcraft.  The cockpit is the helicopter version of Thales Avionics 2020 concept for fixed wing aircraft, which was first, unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show. With multi-touchscreen...
February 25, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 25, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Rockwell Collins Cockpit Display System onboard the AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter.  EASA's certification enables final approval of the...
February 25, 2014
Bell Helicopter launched, in the words of President and CEO John Garrison, “the revitalization of the legendary Jet Ranger” during Heli-Expo on Tuesday at 11:00 am (Pacific). The launch drew a huge crowd with Garrison introducing the new SLS helicopter from a podium among the crowd. He reviewed the drive of Bell in terms of pushing forward with the 525 Relentless and on the military side, the...
February 24, 2014
Aero Precision (Booth 4006) has extended its partnership with Hamilton Sundstrand (HSC) to include exclusive distribution of electric power products on air platforms including CH-47, UH-60, CN-235, BAE Hawk F-4, F-5, F-16, T-38 and...
February 24, 2014
According to Universal Avionics (Booth 4702), there has been an increased interest in Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support, particularly from operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters in the offshore and Search and Rescue (SAR)...
February 24, 2014
Heli-Expo 2014 will mark the first major rotorcraft industry event for the new corporate identity of Airbus Helicopters (Booth 523), with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. To be announced is Airbus Helicopters’ upgraded version of its EC225 Super Puma: the EC225e. This new variant responds to operator...
February 24, 2014
During Heli-Expo, Turbomeca (Safran) is displaying its principal product lines: Arriel, Arrano, Ardiden 3 and RTM 322 at Booth 2814. The line-up is completed by the latest Arrius 2R, selected by Bell Helicopter to power its new SLS (Short Light Single) helicopter. The Arrius 2R is the latest member of a 3,000-strong engine family. This new engine version delivers performance and power within the 450-550...
February 24, 2014
Kaman Aerospace (Booth 4922) continues to expand its reach as a helicopter support powerhouse, now doing business with major OEMs such as Bell, Boeing, Sikorsky, MD Helicopters, and Lockheed Martin, among others. The company’s Aerosystems group provides tip-to-tail services and components, with the ability to handle virtually any aspect of aerospace design and manufacturing requirements. Jim...
February 24, 2014
Vector Aerospace (Booth 5906) has announced that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA), is offering a full range of AS350, AS355 and EC130B4...
February 24, 2014
FlightSafety International is installing a new Airbus Helicopters EC135 simulator in Dallas, Texas. Training is expected to begin in April 2014 following FAA Level D qualification...
February 24, 2014
Trakka Corp. has delivered a new searchlight to Heli-Linth in Switzerland, which has now been successfully installed on the...
February 24, 2014
Latitude Technologies and AKV Inc. have jointly announced a technical and business development partnership between the companies. AKV and Latitude will share in development of technical...
February 24, 2014
Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing (Booth 7802), the helicopter operating leasing business of Macquarie Group, is exhibiting for the first time at Heli-Expo 2014. CEO Jeffrey Pino, the former president...
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s...
February 20, 2014
Sikorsky is being awarded a $10,906,165 modification to an existing delivery order against a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0004) for security and integrated logistic...
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