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February 28, 2014
Rwanda Air has received its first dual-class Q400 NextGen turboprop from Bombardier. Mike Arcamone, president of Bombardier's commercial aircraft division calls Africa one of the...
February 28, 2014
Florian Guillermet has been appointed the new deputy executive...
February 28, 2014
Northrop Grumman's Australian subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Australia Pty Limited, has completed its acquisition of Australian aerospace and defense company Qantas Defence Services.    The acquisition will allow Northrop Grumman to...
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
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
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
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
Amur Finance Company has formed a new subsidiary, Amur Helicopter Financial Services (Amur HFS). Amur HFS will address an unfilled need in the marketplace by offering a complete suite...
February 27, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft’s Matrix Technology autonomy research program has progressed to the second phase of flight test activities with the installation of advanced sensors that will allow the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) to conduct real-time perception work.   SARA. Photo courtesy of Sikorsky Aircraft...
February 27, 2014
[Aviation Today Feb. 27, 2014] Brazilian airframe manufacturer Embraer released its 2014 guidance, forecasting $6-6.5 billion in net revenues for the...
February 27, 2014
[Aviation Today Feb. 27, 2014] Airbus has added two new flight test aircraft to its A350 XWB testing fleet, doubling the fleet size from two to four.    The two new aircraft, MSN2 and MSN4, have both completed...
February 27, 2014
Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce   [Avionics Today Feb. 27, 2014] Rolls-Royce shared details about its next generation engine designs, which the company believes could be ready within the next 10 years.    Building on the success of its Trent family of engines, Rolls-Royce is looking to...
February 27, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 27, 2014] Super Puma operators are in need of new Flight Management Systems (FMS) to replace their legacy systems, and Universal Avionics believes it has the solution to fulfill their need, according to a report released by the Tucson, Ariz.-based manufacturer during Heli-Expo 2014.   Search and Rescue (SAR) and offshore oil and gas helicopter pilots fly in some of the most...
February 27, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 27, 2014] Airbus Helicopters added Precision Aviation Services (PAS) to its authorized service center network, the two companies announced during the Heli-Expo 2014 show.    PAS is the first Atlanta, Ga.-based center to be added to the Airbus global service network.     "There's 22 service centers in North America, they...
February 27, 2014
  Photo courtesy of Esterline   [Avionics Today Feb. 27, 2014] The Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 have earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on the EC175 helicopter.  Airbus Helicopters' EC175 is a medium-sized twin-engine helicopter that is used across a variety of operations, including oil...
February 26, 2014
Heli-Expo, Anaheim – During the afternoon on Tuesday AgustaWestland introduced what CEO Daniele Romiti called the new member of the AW109 family, the light twin AW109 Trekker. Dancers from Circque du Soleil, whose representation of rugged dance, heralded the unveiling...
February 26, 2014
Milestone Aviation Group has increased its S-92 order book with Sikorsky Aircraft by eight units. Milestone is already one of the world’s largest S-92 owners, and has increased its firm and option S-92 orders to 37 aircraft valued at more than $1.2 billion. The forward orders are scheduled to deliver over the next five years, with 15 scheduled for completed...
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