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September 23, 2011
Chongqing Helicopter Investment Corporation and AgustaWestland have agreed to a statement of intent to examine future collaboration opportunities in order...
September 21, 2011
Eurocopter has reached an agreement with Air Greenland to provide the commercial and EMS operator with its first two...
September 16, 2011
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has completed modifications on two Eurocopter EC135s for Korean Air Lines...
September 14, 2011
Aaron Todd, CEO of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) provider Air Methods, spoke with Rotor & Wing Senior Editor Andrew Parker for a wide-ranging interview covering a number of topics, including the company’s recent acquisition of Omniflight Helicopters and the challenges facing the HEMS industry. Look for more from the interview in the October print edition of Rotor & Wing and the...
September 6, 2011
German HEMS provider DRF Luftrettung has inked a 13-year fleet management program agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Customer...
September 1, 2011
The Chinese and Asian military helicopter markets are ones that are double-edged for most western helicopter manufacturers (OEMs). While directly supplying the Chinese military is not a market that is open to them, the huge rise in China’s economic strength and its subsequent renewed drive to modernize its military forces are giving many of its neighbors, who can buy from the western OEMs, the reason...
August 24, 2011
An important opportunity to impact the future of heliport designs and regulatory standards will be lost at the end of this month. The comment period regarding FAA Advisory Circular, FAA-AC-150/5390-2C which seeks to rewrite heliport design criteria ends August 31st, and the proposed changes as currently written may have significant financial and operational impact on heliport owners and operators. A few of...
August 19, 2011
UTair Aviation in Russia has received the first of 20 Ecureuils variants from Eurocopter’s Vostok...
August 17, 2011
United Rotorcraft Solutions has overhauled two Eurocopter EC135s for Air Methods. The work...
August 16, 2011
The National EMS Pilots Association’s Heliport Safety Survey has received more than 1,000 responses in its first week. The survey is focusing...
August 8, 2011
The National EMS Pilots Association has launched a survey that focuses on heliport design and safety. The information...
August 4, 2011
Fargo, N.D.-based Spectrum Aeromed has completed an EMS interior on the first of five AgustaWestland GrandNew helicopters for Intermountain Healthcare (IHC)...
August 1, 2011
Ornge has taken the first steps toward opening its newest helicopter base in...
August 1, 2011
On the left display, the pilot can have a camera view of the tailrotor for obstacle clearance. Thierry Dubois Photo Between commercial launch in February and the Paris Air Show in June, Bell Helicopter is reporting sales of around 50 examples of its 407GX, the newest version of the light single, fitted with a Garmin G1000H avionics suite. Meanwhile, the manufacturer is planning to deliver the 50th copy of...
August 1, 2011
Artist’s rendering of the University of Michigan EC155 paint scheme.  Eurocopter/Metro Aviation Eurocopter has transferred the University of Michigan’s first EC155 to Shreveport, La.-based Metro...
August 1, 2011
Performance, stability and control. These are the main ingredients in the recipe for the most suitable aircraft for your mission (cost notwithstanding). Blending the proper amounts of each gets your mission accomplished safely, efficiently, reliably and happily. Messing up that recipe leaves you as frustrated as a chef with a deflated soufflé. The military usually has the luxury to design an...
July 25, 2011
Blountville, Tenn.-based Wysong Enterprises has completed the second of four Bell 407s for Med-Trans Corp...
July 21, 2011
At the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Conference this week, Metro Aviation is displaying its newest completion—a Eurocopter EC145 for the...
July 20, 2011
Auckland, New Zealand-based Hawker Pacific has chosen Sandel Avionics’ HeliTAWS for its fleet of Sikorsky S-76s in...
July 14, 2011
Andrew Drwiega talked exclusively to three of Sikorsky’s presidents on the eve of the Paris Air Show 2011, including Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino. Rotor & Wing: There is a widespread international concern today over the direction and pace of rotorcraft development in order to meet future needs. A main focus of concern seems to be the lack of government funding...
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