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February 28, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), distributor of NVIS equipment, gave Rotor & Wing a look at the next step in night vision technology at the company’s Heli-Expo booth. ASU demonstrated new unfilmed image intensifier tubes (made by...
February 28, 2014
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has received a signed contract from the Venezuela Ministry of Defense for 16 training helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered within the next 18 months and...
February 28, 2014
The Helicopter Flight Training Center and the National Association of Air Medical Communication...
February 28, 2014
Bell Helicopter revealed the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and a full-size mock up of the Bell 525 Relentless in search-and-rescue configuration at Heli-Expo...
February 27, 2014
During Heli-Expo on February 25, Rolls-Royce held a ceremonial signing event involving Eagle Copters of Calgary, Canada. Tim McGrath, Rolls-Royce vice president of customer business, and Eagle Copters President Mike O’Riley, formalized a long-term fleet agreement between the two companies which will...
February 27, 2014
All Metal Maintenance Stands has finalized moving into a new 40,000-square-foot facility in Las Vegas, Nev. The move took place in January 2014, and the company has been 100 percent operational there since February 1. The new facility will be a key element in the company’s goal to enhance service and the “customer...
February 27, 2014
“Land and Live” is a new safety initiative revealed HAI during Heli-Expo 2014. This is a follow-up to last year’s HAI safety promotion “Just Land the Damn Helicopter.” This initiative focuses on the decision-making process to either not depart at all on a flight or to terminate a flight with a precautionary landing due to weather conditions, fuel concerns, mechanical concerns...
February 27, 2014
One of the most jaw-dropping pieces of technology on display at Heli Expo was Avionics 2020; which can legitimately be described as a new generation cockpit for helicopters. Basically it is an intuitive, all touchscreen cockpit display that Thales marketing director Richard Perrot demonstrated. Using only fingertip control, he accessed the avionics and mission management on the large display panels...
February 27, 2014
Rotary-wing aeromedical retrieval services in New South Wales, Australia, will undergo a major restructure this year with the closure at the end of March of the tender process for a new Helicopter Retrieval Network. The restructure is aimed at ensuring the service can cope with an expected 23 percent increase in demand by 2022. A fleet of 15 helicopters (10 operational and five back-up) of various types...
February 27, 2014
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has completed AW609 tiltrotor flight envelope expansion trials in December 2013, allowing the certification testing phase to commence as it makes progress toward FAA certification in 2017. This was achieved with the first two test aircraft, which have now together flown almost 1,000 hours, with over a third in the last...
February 27, 2014
SkyTrac Systems has announced that DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has joined the company’s partner program as a regional distributor. Through the partnership, DAC will expand the...
February 27, 2014
Government and military sales of FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for...
February 27, 2014
Turbomeca (Safran) announced the achievement of a major milestone in the BOOST (bank of online services and technologies) project: the delivery of the first version of the IBM application. BOOST is Turbomeca’s future range of advanced engine and maintenance management services. With this highly secure...
February 27, 2014
Precision Helicopters (Booth 7311) is taking delivery of its first new-generation training helicopter, the Guimbal Cabri G2, which is the first of this type in the U.S., during Heli-Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Precision’s Managing Director...
February 27, 2014
LORD Corporation has formalized an agreement with Bell Helicopter to provide an active vibration control system (AVCS) for the Bell 525 Relentless program. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for...
February 27, 2014
MD Helicopters has released details of its new MD 530G armed aerial scout helicopter. The MD 530G is the latest in a lineage that spans more than 50 years of scout attack evolution. The journey began in 1963 with the...
February 27, 2014
LORD Corporation has announced that AgustaWestland decided to proceed with the qualification of the new OMNI AVC system on AgustaWestland's aircraft. AVCS technology operates...
February 27, 2014
Phoenix Heliparts has contracted with a California pilot for a total refurbishment and upgrade of an MD530F helicopter, including a complete digital avionics package and modern interior. It will then be populated, painted and made ready for delivery in September. The latest full-scale airframe...
February 27, 2014
EagleMed, a critical care air medical transport provider, has ordered 11 Donaldson Company (Booth 1002) AS350 inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems, joining a growing number of air medical operators relying on Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s IBF systems to protect the engines on their helicopters and support the completion of...
February 27, 2014
Responding to customer needs for faster spares parts deliveries, Breeze-Eastern Corp. (Booth 602) is planning to set up a new spare parts distribution system supported by significantly increased inventory levels. Effective immediately, commercial customers will work directly with...
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