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November 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAMES The market research firm Forecast International is projecting that manufacturers will deliver 14,202 rotorcraft to the light commercial rotorcraft market in the next 10 years, including 6,891 rotorcraft powered by piston engines and 7,311 powered by turboshafts. The study projects that Robinson Helicopter will deliver 6,086, the most aircraft of any maker in the...
November 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL/AIR TAXI Air taxi services are in demand in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh area of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. According to media reports, tourists and businesses alike say a better air taxi would provide better connectivity in the region. The completion of a interstate road link from Baddi to Chandigarh has been delayed. Although...
November 1, 2007
HELITECH ’07 Having enjoyed a busy and successful, Sloane Helicopters Ltd. is re-branding itself to better reflect its market position in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company is on target to achieve more than 40 new aircraft deliveries this year, including Robinson and AgustaWestland aircraft, to customers based both in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The year’s start saw the successful...
November 1, 2007
HELITECH ’07 Attendees and exhibitors at Helitech near Cambridge, England found the biennial trade show to be a bit slow this year, but generally were satisfied with the quality of visitors and displays. With over 15,000 sq m (161,460 sq ft) of display space, the...
November 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAMES The FAA is asking for public comment on proposed airworthiness standards for certification of the Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. BA609. The agency’s proposes to set certification standards for the civil tilt-rotor under Section 21.17(b) of the Federal...
November 1, 2007
Bell Sees 429 Deliveries Starting Next October Bell Helicopter now expects to field its newest civil aircraft, the 429 light twin, by next October. Sikorsky Delivers S-92s To South Korean Air Force Sikorsky Aircraft...
November 1, 2007
Bell Helicopter and AgustaWestland officials on the BA609 civil tilt-rotor program are less concerned these days about building infrastructure for rotorcraft operations in the United States and other key markets. BA609 leaders in the past have pointed to the need for a more concerted industry...
November 1, 2007
The word at last month’s biennial Helitech trade show was that AgustaWestland is discussing a new aircraft model and Eurocopter may be working on new concepts. With a typical 8-10-year cycle for the development, design, and fielding of a new helicopter, many of the world’s airframe manufacturers are busy figuring out what their next products will be...
November 1, 2007
Air Methods’ EC135 SPIFR STC Air Methods has received an FAA STC for its Eurocopter EC135 single-pilot IFR avionics package. Mexico Eyes EMS Unit Mexico will soon have its first air ambulance service...
November 1, 2007
IT WAS IN THE 1920S WHEN THE TINY, WOODEN, SINGLE-SEAT LINK trainer became one of the world’s first flight simulators. Its main purpose was to familiarize student pilots with an airplane’s primary flight controls and the results that could be expected from various inputs. By 1948, flight deck mock-ups were replicating actual aircraft cockpits, complete with electrically driven analog...
November 1, 2007
Eurocopter is planning to open a flight school in China this year. The demand for helicopters in China is increasing; Eurocopter expects the number of rotorcraft there to exceed 1,000 within 20 years, with demand spurred by the 2008 Summer Olympic Games being held in Beijing. Shanghai is hosting...
November 1, 2007
EVERYBODY IN AEROSPACE, IT seems, is enticed by the huge potential market that is China. The complexities of dealing in that market are never far below the surface, however, as events reminded us last month. In early October, the Kanwa Information Center, which describes itself as a "non-government-run news agency," put out a report that the "mysterious Z-10 combat helicopter that was...
November 1, 2007
Keystone Helicopter has received FAA approval, in the form of a production certificate, to make S-76s for its parent company, Sikorsky Aircraft. The Stratford, Conn. manufacturer began looking at...
October 30, 2007
Bell Helicopter has frozen the exterior design for its new Model 429. According to Bell's marketing and sales senior...
October 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL/AIR TAXI A Cambodian operator has begun daily helicopter services for the wealthy between several destinations in that Southeast Asian nation, according to the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily. The new airline was officially launched in Phnom Penh Aug. 29 during a ceremony presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Sok...
October 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL/HELIPORTS A private businessman in Raleigh, N.C. has opened a heliport for private as well as commercial helicopters. It has also become the location for another helicopter training school run by Silver State Helicopters, Las Vegas, Nev. The Raleigh Heliport is 3 mi from downtown Raleigh, off one of the main arteries into the city and within the city limits. Raleigh is a city of...
October 1, 2007
It takes more than a rotor and dependable engine to fly. Helitech highlights products that help keep flight safe and reliable. HELITECH OFFERS THE LATEST CHANCE FOR OPERATORS IN EUROPE to get rundowns from manufacturers on the status of their next generation of aircraft, as well as current products and what they and vendors are doing to support and improve them. The latest edition, the 12th, of the...
September 6, 2007
Helsinki, Finland-based Copterline has sold control of the company to a new owner group and ordered two AW139s to restart airline service, according to the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat...
September 6, 2007
US Helicopter has made headway in metropolitan New York travel markets, but not in financial ones. The helicopter airline, which serves John F. Kennedy and Newark international airports from Manhattan, has code-sharing arrangements with Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines and listing agreements with the online reservation...
September 5, 2007
Business people in North West Ireland are putting together a commercial helicopter service for the region, according to the Western People. The group sees the new service providing travel...
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