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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...
February 26, 2014
Two major Waypoint Leasing orders with Airbus Helicopters were announced Tuesday as the global helicopter lessor intends to acquire 37 EC225 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft. These key transactions, Waypoint’s first deliveries in 2014, were detailed at the Heli-Expo in Anaheim, where Airbus Helicopters President Guillaume Faury and Waypoint Leasing CEO Ed...
February 26, 2014
Lease Corporation International (LCI), the Libra Group’s aviation leasing arm, will acquire as many as 21 new Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft in a contract involving both the next-generation EC175 and the newly unveiled EC225e. The total contract value is estimated in commercial terms to be around $645 million, with delivery scheduled to...
February 26, 2014
Guidance Louisiana of Baton Rouge has launched a new Robinson Helicopter Dealership. On Friday, February 21, the dealership became official when Chief Pilot, Matt Cavenagh, received delivery of a new 2014 Robinson R66 from the...
February 26, 2014
Turbomeca, a Safran company, is bringing its entire proximity network to bear in supporting customers of Bell Helicopter’s new five-seat, short light single engine helicopter. In a first-ever collaboration between the two corporations, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X will receive power from Turbomeca’s latest Arrius 2R gas turbine.   Turbomeca Arrius 2R. Graphic courtesy of...
February 26, 2014
[Aviation Today Feb. 26, 2014] Honeywell is forecasting demand for up to 5,500 civilian-use helicopters through 2018, according to the avionics manufacturer's 16th Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook released at Heli-Expo 2014. ...
February 26, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 26, 2014] Universal Avionics has unveiled the cursor control for the display system on its new avionics package for the Next Generation MD Explorer flight deck.  The display control is...
February 26, 2014
[Aviation Today Feb. 26, 2014] The U.S. Navy placed a $2.4 billion order for 16 additional P-8A Poseidon...
February 26, 2014
[Aviation Today Feb. 26, 2014] Airbus announced its plan to increase production of the A320 family aircraft from the current rate of 42 per month to 46 by the second...
February 26, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 26, 2014] Pacific Aerospace selected the FreeFlight Systems RA-4500 radar altimeter system for its P-750 XSTOL short-takeoff and landing aircraft.  The selection...
February 26, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 26, 2014] Curtiss-Wright brought a range of its innovative commercial and defense avionics solutions to Heli-Expo 2014, proving one of the oldest American companies is still breaking ground with industry firsts.  First established in 1929 as the result of a merger between early aeronautical innovators the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and...
February 25, 2014
Among one of first workshops to open at Heli-Expo 2014 on Monday, Feb. 24, was a military-to-civilian transition seminar. Stacy Sheard, Sikorsky production test pilot and former Army aviator, filled a room to maximum capacity as she ran a...
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