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April 22, 2015
Bell Helicopter received letters of intent to purchase five aircraft during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held April 14-16. “While at the show, we met with many current and potential customers and provided updates on the capabilities our helicopters can deliver as China’s air space restrictions continue to relax,” said Chris Jaran, vice president of...
April 21, 2015
Auburn University has received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “This is an honor for Auburn University,” said Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “We will conduct commercial flight training for operators of unmanned aircraft systems outdoors and...
April 21, 2015
HAITE Aviation Training Singapore, a subsidiary of Sichuan Haite High-Tech Co. Ltd. of Chengdu, China has announced the opening of its 21,000 square meter training center in Changi Business Park. Known as HAITE Singapore, the facility will serve as a training hub for pilots and aviation crews, and expects to attract up to S$55 million in direct and indirect revenues per annum for the Singapore economy over...
April 21, 2015
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Bradley Sutphin as a Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Sutphin will be handling the sales responsibilities for the Midwestern United...
April 21, 2015
Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services have welcomed the decision of the Polish Ministry of Defence to pre-select the H225M...
April 20, 2015
April, 15 2015 saw the launch of the first AgustaWestland conference to be transmitted by webcast to its worldwide AW139 Customer locations (Canada, United States, UK, Italy, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and Australia). The AW139 Reliability Data Sharing Group (RDSG) launch event, organized by Product Support Engineering...
April 20, 2015
Marshall Aviation Services, the business aviation segment of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, has announced their partnership with Avfuel as a member of the global network of Avfuel Branded FBOs. Located at Birmingham Airport with its’ 10,000 ft. runway, Marshall Aviation guests will enjoy a newly constructed 44,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility that includes 27,000 square feet of hangar...
April 20, 2015
Becker Avionics has announced the addition of Ms. Antonia Aldinger, as their newest sales representative for Europe. Aldinger was previously a marketing and exhibition manager for...
April 17, 2015
AgustaWestland has delivered its second AW119Kx single-engine helicopter to Aeromot. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year.   Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland These AW119Kx helicopters feature a complete EMS system with up to two litters, installed...
April 17, 2015
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase its latest light multirole helicopters – the Ka-226T and the Ansat – at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition ABACE 2015, which runs from April 14-16 at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, China. Russian Helicopters' display can be found at Stand H437.  ...
April 17, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced the certification by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) of its Rig Approach™ for the S-92® helicopter. Rig Approach is a first-of-its-kind functionality on the S-92 helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. Rig...
April 16, 2015
  Let’s face it. We have all become quite accustomed to the idea that we can get just about anything our little heart desires within a 24-hour period as long as we are willing to throw enough money at it to make it happen. With one glaring exception: aircraft parts. The more we devote to the topic of finding hard-to-find parts, the more we realize how deep and complex the issue truly is. My...
April 16, 2015
  ARINC 429 to Discrete Signal Converter (SR429) From Aerospace Optics, manufacturer of the best-in-class VIVISUN® line of pushbutton switches comes the new NEXSYS ARINC 429 to Discrete Signal Converter (SR429). ARINC Signal Converters bridge the gap between the digital data bus and the myriad of equipment driven by a discrete electrical signal. The SR429 is designed to provide up to 23 discrete...
April 16, 2015
Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 429 to Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). The aircraft is configured to perform utility roles in the Middle East.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter Saudi Geological Survey is an earth science organization serving its community to create a healthy environment. The organization places...
April 15, 2015
In an acceptance ceremony held today in Marignane, France, India’s Heritage Aviation received two H125 helicopters for charter and utility missions, with a special focus on pilgrimage heli-tours. The first H125 will arrive in India by the end of the month, followed by the second in early May.   Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Heritage Aviation has been...
April 15, 2015
Bristow Group has named Carl Dixon as its government portfolio director. Dixon will lead Bristow’s activity to build its global search and rescue (SAR) business, engaging with governments and public sector institutions around the world. Dixon has a military background; as Air-Vice Marshal, he served as Commander of the UK Joint Helicopter Command since 2011, with responsibility for 16,500 people from the...
April 15, 2015
Helicopters could regain a key spaceflight role if the United Launch Alliance prevails. The Boeing-Lockheed Martin partnership that provides satellite launches proposes replacing its current Atlas heavy launcher with a new rocket—the Vulcan. The main reason? Cost. All of an Atlas is discarded (once its payload is set free). That’s pricey, and...
April 14, 2015
The FAA has proposed a $1.54 million civil penalty against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., for allegedly operating Eurocopter EC130 helicopters on dozens of flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Air Methods operated two helicopters on 70 passenger-carrying flights for compensation or hire, over...
April 14, 2015
Erickson Incorporated has contracted with Group Desarrollo Infaestructura, SA de CV (GDI) who is contracted with Transcanada Corporation’s Mexican Subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas del Noreste for a new rural infrastructure pipeline project that will bring clean-burning natural gas to businesses and citizens in Mexico. The agreement will guarantee the use of an S-64 E Aircrane to assist in the...
April 14, 2015
Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc. have announced their joint participation this week at the global general aviation tradeshow, AERO Friedrichshafen, from April 15-18 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Subject matter experts from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth A3-127 to discuss a broad range of commercial and general...
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