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June 1, 2009
Operators overwhelmingly send the Robinson R44, the four-seat descendant of the R22, to the head of the light piston helicopter class. It’s been called everything from a "kiddie copter" to the best all-around helicopter ever designed. See it once, and you will not mistake it for anything else. Fly it once, and you will not forget it. But whatever you do, do not call the Robinson R44 a...
May 21, 2009
There has been a lot of talk about commercial airlines' CO2 emissions and curbing them to limit its effect on global warming. The laws are trickling down to helicopter operators and under a...
May 19, 2009
With its helicopters growing in popularity in the area, Italian-based AgustaWestland has opened a new regional business headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The opening ceremony was attended by Italian...
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
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...
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