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April 1, 2009
The first of two AW139s for All Nippon Helicopter has been delivered to Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, Agusta...
March 20, 2009
Regarding yesterday's story about thousands of Bell 407s, 427s and 206 A, B and L series grounded due to an improperly installed bearing: The FAA today issued Emergency AD 2009-07-52, which says in part “Since the issuance of...
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 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | ENG The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause for the midair collision of two electronic newsgathering (ENG) helicopters over Phoenix was both pilots’ failure to avoid the collision because they were trying to cover a breaking car chase. The crash killed both pilots, who were flying Eurocopter AS350B2s, and their cameramen. The NTSB also concluded...
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
Tips For the Flight Instructor They’ve known since childhood that being a helicopter pilot was the only thing they ever wanted to do. Dreams of landing on a deserted highway to assist in medical transport, a search and rescue assignment over snow-capped mountains, or lowering a basket to a stranded boater are just the beginning of the missions they want to fly. As flight instructors, it’s our...
February 26, 2009
The Silver Spring, Maryland man shined a laser pointer at an ENG helicopter yesterday and was arrested. The WJLA Channel 7 helo was flying near Gary Wort's home...
February 25, 2009
The Phoenix, Ariz. stations, channels 5, 3 and 12, will use one helicopter to capture breaking news and traffic and then use that helicopter as a pool for all the stations to pull their content. This was...
January 29, 2009
The National Transportation Safety Board voted unanimously to recommend all news gathering operations forbid pilots from doing on-the-air reporting while flying. This...
January 20, 2009
Today, Eurocopter released its sales figures for 2008, which showed it fully met its objectives for the year. The...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
January 13, 2009
China Aviation Industry Corp will build a $1.2 billion commercial helicopter plant in the northern port of...
January 7, 2009
To learn about a Robinson helicopter, one must read its pilot’s operating handbook. To learn about the people who fly them and put them to use, one should read the newly released book entitled Robbie: The Robinson...
January 1, 2009
Turbomeca specializes in the design, production, sale and support of low- to medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. In the industry since 1938, Turbomeca is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines. With continued investments to expand global service and production capabilities, standard-setting design and engineering, and our 24/7 after-sales service, Turbomeca is committed to...
January 1, 2009
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available in the world, with a power range stretching from 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp. This industry-leading fleet of 18,000 engines has accumulated more than 200 million flying hours powering light, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and uninhabited unmanned aerial vehicles systems in both the civil and military markets...
January 1, 2009
Everything We Do Flies Schweizer Aircraft Corp. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft since 1939. Schweizer Aircraft has manufactured over 6,000 aircraft and is known worldwide for its sailplanes, agricultural aircraft, helicopters, surveillance aircraft and unmanned vehicles. Schweizer’s light helicopters, such as the 300C and 300CBi, are primarily used...
January 1, 2009
Regardless of the work you do with your helicopter, Aerospace Filtration systems, Inc., inlet barrier filtration systems can help you do it with greater efficiency and safety. AFS customers have proven the value of AFS systems in the harshest environments in the world, including tough desert combat operations. While military customers trust their lives and safety to their equipment, commercial operators...
January 1, 2009
Center Capital Corporation, founded in 1987, provides equipment financing for aviation, manufacturing, environmental, construction, and transportation businesses nationwide. Center Capital began offering financing to the helicopter industry seven years ago and has evolved into an industry-leading lender. The company’s dual expertise in both lending and aviation means you can count on Center Capital...
January 1, 2009
Manufacturers of airborne antennas since 1966 The H.R. Smith Group has been in existence since 1966. A family-owned, private limited company based in Herefordshire, U.K., and employing 220 people, it has for many years supplied antennas for aircraft such as Hawk, Harrier, NH 90, Gripen, BAe 146, Dash 8 Q400, Superjet 100 and many others. All types of aircraft antennas are manufactured here —...
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