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September 14, 2016
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. With nine award categories, HAI looks to celebrate those who go above and beyond in all aspects of the vertical aviation profession. Anyone, HAI member or...
September 9, 2016
Photo courtesy of CC BY-SA 3.0 An Erickson Inc. S-64 Aircrane is helping Xcel Energy set up a new electric-transmission line to support future oil and gas production and exploration in northwest Colorado. The work comes as Erickson is increasing its pursuit of infrastructure-related contracts to offset downturns in its offshore support and U.S. government business lines. This week the Aircrane began...
September 7, 2016
The rotorcraft market in South America is still alive, despite the industry-wide decline in demand. Companies worldwide are not shying away from the market there, as was evident in the orders from the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo, Brazil. Exhibitors included Airbus and its...
August 18, 2016
Erickson Inc. will provide timber-harvesting services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, as part of two contracts worth $9...
August 18, 2016
Even against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, there is no doubting the sheer size of the Russian-built Mi-26 helicopter. But it's only...
August 8, 2016
Erickson Inc. and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation Ltd. have been awarded a two-yr $24 million contract extension to provide wildland helicopter firefighting services in Australia. Both Erickson and Victoria-based Kestrel will...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
July 19, 2016
Erickson Inc. said it has extended its current four-year contract for government sustainment by six months. The extensions is valued...
July 8, 2016
The FAA says it is encouraging owners of helicopters and smaller airplanes to install new safety equipment voluntarily by making broader use of a policy that went into effect March 31.   The agency said the new policy on installation of Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) would streamline the process and reduce costs for fielding gear not currently required by regulations. The FAA said...
July 7, 2016
UPDATE 1800 EDT U.S., July 7 A flight recorder from the crashed Bell Helicopter 525 has been recovered from the burnt wreckage and sent for readout to the NTSB's Washington, D.C. recorder lab; the recorder is not a hardened CVR/FDR but appears to be in good shape, according to the safety board. The NTSB has dispatched a total of six investigators from its Washington headquarters to Texas to support the...
July 5, 2016
India's civil aviation ministry is seeking stakeholder comments on a proposed fare schedule for regional air transport in the country, including helicopter flights. Businesses and the public have until July 22 to comment on the schedule, called the Regional Air Connectivity Scheme, which the ministry released July 1. In a statement then, it said the fare schedule has "the twin objectives of promoting...
June 10, 2016
Erickson Inc. is investigating options for its current operations, organization and financing in the face of a two-year slump in its business. The Portland, Oregon, provider of aviation services around the world has replaced its CFO with an airline industry veteran "specifically skilled in debt refinancing and restructuring" and turnarounds. Erickson also has hired an international investment...
May 25, 2016
Fiery crashes in which helicopter occupants survive but die of burn injuries are sustaining public and political pressure on the FAA to review certification rules. Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee are the latest lawmakers to focus on the aviation agency’s responses to longstanding recommendations to adopt more stringent...
May 18, 2016
International aviation leaders are seeking nominations for one of the world's most prestigious safety awards, but the deadline is nigh. Nominations for the 2016 Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award must be submitted by June 1.   The award honors a "significant individual or group effort contributing to improving aviation safety, with emphasis on original contributions" that was...
May 13, 2016
Used-helicopter asking prices plunged more than 25% for turbine-powered helicopters and sales of those and piston helicopters sank nearly 20% in this year's first quarter, compared to the same period in 2015, according to JETNET LLC.   Prices for used piston-powered helicopters in the period increased 14.4%, it noted.   Rotorcraft weren't alone in suffering such ill effects. Asking prices slipped...
May 10, 2016
Erickson Inc. has been contracted by Rokstad Power Ltd. for heavy-lift delivery services to Brucejack Mine in Stewart, British Columbia. With the S64 Aircrane, Erickson will transport heavy equipment and...
April 28, 2016
Lockheed Martin’s leadership is still grappling with how to explain the near-term impact of Sikorsky’s acquisition on its own operations and finances. “I am still getting my head around describing Sikorsky and what the expectation should be” for the unit’s impact, L-M EVP and CFO Bruce Tanner said in response to a financial analyst’s question this week after the...
April 6, 2016
Erickson Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide transport and precision placement of oil and gas equipment by helicopter in Peru over the Amazon. As per the contract, Erickson...
February 17, 2016
Erickson Inc. is partnering with Sterlite Grid to install nearly 160 power transmission towers using Erickson’s S64 Aircrane in the Pir Panjal mountain range in northern India. The initiative will be the first time transmission lines are...
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