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February 26, 2015
Breeze-Eastern Corporation has reduced commercial spare parts delivery times from 90 days to less than 30, and the most commonly ordered spares are now reaching customers in just 14 days. Commercial overhaul and repair turn times have also steadily declined and have been cut in half over the last two years. President and CEO Brad Pedersen said the company’s investment in staff and inventory —...
February 26, 2015
Essex Industries is proud to showcase their wide range of engineered products in booth #1848 at HAI Heli-Expo 2015. The cyclic and collective grips designed for the Bell 525 Relentless program will be featured, along with other platform controls, a...
February 26, 2015
At the beginning of next month, RF System Lab borescope experts Casey O’Tool and Jess Kuznicki will trade the frigid temperatures of Traverse City, Mich., for the warmer weather in Orlando, Fla., to attend HAI Heli-Expo 2015. This will be RF System Lab’s fourth year at Heli-Expo, which is...
February 26, 2015
Phoenix Heliparts (PHP) has partnered with True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co. Inc., to pursue a series of FAA Part 27 STCs for the installation of the True Blue Power TB17 Advanced Lithium-ion Battery into many of the airframes PHP supports. Initial STC certification plans for the...
February 26, 2015
Bell Helicopter has sold and delivered 16 new Bell 407GXs to BBM Inc. of Reno, Nev. The aircraft will be operated in the Middle East, and configured to suit a changing variety of urgent mission profiles, ranging from casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) to reconnaissance. The aircraft were presented to Fred Hees...
February 25, 2015
Sikorsky Helicopters handed over the first of four S-92s to Bond Helicopters Australia at the Australian International Air Show, which took place at Avalon Airport, Victoria, from Feb. 24 to March 1. A second S-92 was delivered in Brisbane. Bond Helicopters Australia ordered four of the 19-seaters for operation in the...
February 25, 2015
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Office of Air Operations has selected Becker Avionics' Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio system and Polycon wireless communication system for integration into their recent purchase of new fleet replacement helicopters and...
February 25, 2015
 Bell Helicopter's Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s second flight test vehicle has successfully achieved its first flight. The Bell 505’s flight test vehicle one completed its first flight in November of last year, and the program has quickly progressed, performing additional flight tests and numerous practice autorotations.    Photo courtesy Bell Helicopter “We are so excited to...
February 24, 2015
Becker Avionics International is pleased to announce the introduction of a new ADS-B based tracking and surveillance system for flight and ground operations. The ADS-B Traffic Localization and Surveillance System (ATLASS) is a state-of-the-art, stand-alone ADS-B traffic monitoring system that provides a recognized air and ground situational...
February 24, 2015
Northern California helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS), has announced the opening of a new regional helicopter support location at the Provo, Utah airport. The satellite maintenance facility will support a broad range of helicopter maintenance capabilities for multiple helicopter model...
February 24, 2015
On the eve of its 60th Anniversary in 2015, Whirly-Girls International, an organization dedicated to promoting women in helicopter aviation, named Guidance Aviation its Level 1 sponsor. Guidance Aviation has committed a total of $18,000 in cash donations to be evenly distributed over the next three years to support the Whirly-Girls' plans to revamp its current website and enhance its reach to future female...
February 24, 2015
AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC (AWAS), an Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland joint venture, is expanding its range of support solutions serving the growing fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters in the Middle East. A three stage capability expansion plan will further grow AWAS’ range of support services in line with the continued expansion of the regional helicopter fleet...
February 24, 2015
International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford. Stratford received her helicopter rating in 1947 after serving as an airplane pilot for seven years. As the...
February 24, 2015
Elbit Systems (Booth 5028) will present a range of unique and cutting-edge solutions for the commercial helicopter market at this year’s Heli-Expo.  The company will introduce a new display concept depicting “out of cockpit boundaries” solutions for helicopters - the company’s wearable head-up display (HUD) and helmet mounted display (HMD) technology combined with the...
February 24, 2015
HAI is again highlighting the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge, which features more than 53 safety education events that will help attendees learn industry best practices including safety tools and techniques to apply while on the job. Some of these courses include sessions such as “Aviation Law: What Pilots Need to Know,” “Updates in FAA Medical...
February 24, 2015
Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems has announced a new remote high flow regulator for use with composite fiber-wrapped cylinders, designed specifically to meet the requirements of medevac helicopter operators. The regulator is designed to provide regulated oxygen pressure to pilots, passengers, fill...
February 24, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 outfitted to perform utility roles in the Middle East by Saudi Geological Survey. The company will use the aircraft to support geological mapping, mineral exploration and many other sustainable management activities.  The aircraft was signed for by Dr. Zohair A. Nawab, President of SGS in a formal signing ceremony at International...
February 24, 2015
Airbus Press Event March 3 – 7:30am Hyatt Regency Hotel, Meeting Room U News Conferences - Room S-220B March 3 9:00 – Sikorsky Aircraft 10:00 – Avpro, Inc. 11:00 – Erickson Incorporated 2:00 – Robinson Helicopters 3:00 – RMCI, Inc. 6:30 – Twirly Birds...
February 24, 2015
FRASCA International, Inc. of Urbana, Ill. will be displaying two helicopter flight simulators at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 (March 3-5, in Orlando, Fla. - booth #5031). Both simulators are newly developed and feature enhanced training features and technology. FRASCA's new TruFlite R44 Flight Training Device (FTD) is a high fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44 helicopter. “Last year during the HAI...
February 23, 2015
The Royal Thai Army has acquired six of Airbus Helicopters' light-utility EC145 T2 airframe, the newest and most powerful model in the EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family. The Army signed for six EC145 T2s with a VIP installation, under the Light Utility Helicopter Type II requirement, to be deployed principally on official passenger transport duties, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016...
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