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Monday, March 8, 2010

Rotor & Wing, AvToday Cover Heli-Expo

By Andrew Parker/Rotor & Wing

Helicopter Association International (HAI)’s Heli-Expo 2010, held in late February at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, drew more than 16,000 visitors and featured 595 exhibitors with a display of around 60 helicopters.

Aviation Today Publisher & Editorial Director John Persinos joined Rotor & Wing Editor-in-Chief Joy Finnegan and Managing Editor Andrew Parker to file numerous reports at Aviation Today’s Heli-Expo Blog  www.aviationtoday.com/blog/at/ Home to numerous videos from the show floor and in-depth reporting, the blog ran from Feb. 20-23.

Publisher Randy Jones, Editor-at-Large Ernie Stephens, Military Editor Andrew Drwiega and some of the magazine’s contributing writers, including Chris Baur and Dale Smith, were also in Houston. Look for more reporting from Heli-Expo in the upcoming April 2010 print edition of Rotor & Wing.

Also available at rotorandwing.com is a Heli-Expo Photo Gallery www.aviationtoday.com/rw/heliexpo/photos filled with 70 photos of helicopters on display during the event. Want to contribute to the Photo Gallery? Send your images and descriptions to aparker@accessintel.com and we’ll add them to the gallery.

Another online feature is the Heli-Expo Video Archive www.aviationtoday.com/rw/heliexpo2010/videoarchive  which includes interviews and clips of top executives from companies such as Aero Dynamix, Aspen Avionics, Cobham, Columbia Helicopters, Garmin, Esterline, Eurocopter, FreeFlight, Luma Technologies, Metro Aviation, Sikorsky, Sagem and Universal Avionics. The archive has all the videos that appeared in the blog (minus the text) and new ones posted in the week following Heli-Expo.

Andrew Parker is managing editor of Rotor & Wing magazine. He has covered the aviation industry for more than five years. He can be reached at aparker@accessintel.com.


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