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April 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL With its rotorcraft dominating a large piece of show floor in Anaheim, Sikorsky was out in full force at Heli-Expo 2009. At the same time, the company used the show as a backdrop for a number of announcements. Key among these was the rebranding of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as Sikorsky Global Helicopters (SGH). The new company also includes...
April 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL In the midst of what some are calling the Great Recession, kit helicopter builder RotorWay has unveiled plans to manufacture an FAA-certified, two-seat turbine helicopter. Announced by RotorWay CEO Grant Norwitz at Heli-Expo 2009, the turbine two-seater will use a Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft engine (300shp rated takeoff and 240shp rated cruise). It is a radical departure from the...
April 1, 2009
Life in the corporate VIP cabin. It wasn’t all that long ago when a copy of the Wall Street Journal, a pair of headsets and a bag of cashews left on the seat were the only things that made a regular helicopter fit for transporting an executive. Oh, how the times have changed! Top corporate and government officials don’t have to be aboard their $50 million jet planes in order to travel in...
March 25, 2009
Helijet International Inc., of Richmond, BC, Canada, will offset their carbon points for flights between Vancouver, Victoria and Richmond...
March 19, 2009
The FAA is grounding 2,800 Bell models, including the 407, 427 and the 206 A, B and L series, to search for improperly installed bearing that...
March 10, 2009
Arizona is looking forward in an effort to reduce the shortage of helicopter pilots, mechanics and engineers, by hosting a Helicopter Day career fair this week...
March 9, 2009
Maverick Helicopters, a Las Vegas-based operator, will not only fly couples to the Grand Canyon, among other places, but also the company's in-house wedding...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Canadian helicopter operator Discovery Air is moving to the Northwest Territories, under the terms of a C$34-million ($28-million) loan meant to cover C$33 million of company debt. Northwest Territories Opportunities Fund is providing the C$34 million. The territorial government is using the fund to attract industry and jobs...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL No helicopters. This declaration from the Land’s End Aerodrome Action Group (LEAAG) in response to British International Helicopters’ plans to offer service from there to the Isles of Scilly. Made up of local residents, LEAAG fears that adding helicopter service to the Land’s End Airport...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL The year 2008 may have looked like a recession in the U.S., but not for Robinson Helicopters. The Torrance, Calif.-based manufacturer produced 893 civil helicopters last year. That tops Robinson’s prior record of 823, which was achieved in 2007. Driving sales was the four-seat Raven II, the more powerful version of the original R44. The Raven II now...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. (BHTCL) has laid off 500 employees at its Mirabel plant; located outside Montreal, Canada. The layoffs effectively cut the Mirabel workforce by 24 percent, from 2100 to 1600. According to BHTCL director of business development Michele Legault, the 500 "temporary layoffs" will last for three months at least. The BHTCL plant produces Bell 206B, 206L...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT Following the suspension of its CEO Chris Ronnie, U.K.-based JJB Sports has put his two Agusta AW109 corporate helicopters up for sale. "The helicopters are being sold to manage costs at the...
February 20, 2009
Aero Dynamix reports that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates for the Sikorsky S-76C and...
February 16, 2009
The Teamster’s union that represents Sikorsky’s 5,100 employees at its plants in Connecticut and Florida, reports that its members...
February 12, 2009
Members of the Teamsters union who work for helicopter giant Sikorsky will gather on Sunday, Feb. 15 to vote on a new labor contract...
February 11, 2009
Luxury hotel chain von Essen unveiled its plan to open a 70-room hotel next to the London Heliport. The official opening is scheduled...
February 10, 2009
West Palm Beach, Fla. was the site of the first flight of Sikorsky’s S-76D helicopter. The intermediate, twin-engine helicopter is...
February 2, 2009
A Bell 206B Jet Ranger carrying Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was ordered to land at Van Nuys Airport when it allegedly encroached a Los Angeles...
February 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL The lawsuits are piling up in the case of alleged fuel contamination disrupting two businesses in Hawaii’s helicopter tour industry. Attorneys representing Air Kauai and Island Helicopters have filed a $3-million breach of contract lawsuit against Tesoro Hawaii, claiming the fuel provider sold them tainted Jet-A aviation gas that allegedly caused helicopter engines to bind up...
February 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL New Yorkers flying helicopters to the Hamptons, Long Island, take note: Despite losing a vote in the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Edward Romaine is determined to force aircraft to fly at least 2,500 feet over Suffolk County. "The problem is people flying their Sikorskys and other large helicopters from New York heliports to the Hamptons over our heads," said Romaine’s...
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