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February 13, 2012
St. Louis, Mo.-based Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth 8451) president Mike Scimone held a workshop, “Engine Protection—Realizing Return on Investment (ROI) Quickly,” explaining the benefits of his company’s inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems from foreign object damage (FOD), which can range from the usual...
February 12, 2012
The Legacy of Heroes S-92 will be showing in Singapore.  Representatives of Sikorsky (Booths 6148, 6150, 6152 and 6154) are pointing to the company’s Twitter feed, @SikorskyAircrft, for updates about the company’s announcements at Heli-Expo. One of the tweets that appeared as...
February 11, 2012
Attendees await the opening of Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando. This year’s convention and exhibition in Dallas is projected to top last year’s estimated 20,000 visitors.  Photos by Ernie Stephens This year’s version of Heli-Expo, the annual convention and exposition hosted by Helicopter Association International (HAI), kicks off on Feb. 11 in Dallas, Texas, running through...
February 11, 2012
Columbia Helicopters President Mike Fahey and Chairman Nanacy Lematta officially open the engine test cell. Aurora, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters (Booth 7334) has opened its new turbine engine testing facility. Scheduled to be fully operational in late 2012, the facility will be used to test the Lycoming...
February 11, 2012
As the biting sub-zero wind blew across Arlington Airport Municipal, the gathered members of the press waited for the AW609 to take off and begin its pre-Heli-Expo demonstration flight. The occasion centered around AgustaWestland’s invite to the press to visit its new facility at Arlington, the location of the AgustaWestland Tiltrotor Company. This is where AgustaWestland is going to continue with...
February 2, 2012
Social helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds has announced their annual meeting to be held in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, 12 FEB during the 2012 HAI Heli-Expo. The reception will begin at 5:00pm immediately followed by a membership meeting at 6:00pm in Ballroom A, Section 1 in the Dallas Convention Center. Steve Sullivan, Twirly Birds President, along with Vice President Jim Kettles and Treasurer...
February 1, 2012
Cobham Beacon Solutions today announced they have received 24 Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) product line. The FAA has allowed transition of the previous approval from Cobham Avionics in Prescott, AZ...
February 1, 2012
The Interstate Aviation Committee has approved the Eurocopter AS350B3e in Russia. This certification allows Ecureuil operation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Following the...
February 1, 2012
Rotor & Wing Editor-at-Large Ernie Stephens at the controls of the Sikorsky S-76D as part of a Dec. 8 demo flight. The S-76D shares the same sleek, elegant lines as earlier variants, but comes equipped with a state-of the-art Thales cockpit, composite rotor blades, and a set of Pratt & Whitney Canada 210S engines. See story below. Sikorsky Aircraft Since 2009, the economy has ravaged many sectors...
January 19, 2012
Columbia Helicopters is hosting a grand opening Thursday for its new turbine engine testing facility at the Aurora State Airport. The ceremony will begin at noon at Wes Lematta Field...
January 1, 2012
Airtelis EC225 features a Class C sling system designed for work on high-voltage overhead power lines. Eurocopter French public utility, RTE (Electricity Transmission Network), has launched a...
January 1, 2012
Helipark Taxi Aero has ordered a multi-role Ka-32A11BC for cargo sling transport and delivery. Russian...
January 1, 2012
AAR will use Sikorsky S-92s for airlift support in Afghanistan. The helicopters will transport mail and cargo. AAR Corp. Wood Dale, Ill.-based...
December 12, 2011
MHS Avation and Awan Inspirasi have each ordered a Eurocopter EC225 for offshore operations in Malaysia. According...
November 14, 2011
Long Beach, Calif.-based Los Angeles Helicopters has established a new vertical reference/long line (VR/LL) training course. In one...
November 1, 2011
Auyuittuq Aviation is a new joint venture involving Discovery Air subsidiaries Air Tindi and Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) with Inuit shareholders that is based in Nunavut, Canada...
April 1, 2011
Left to right, Erickson’s Stan Crowley, director of business development, President & CEO Udo Rieder, Alan Zhou, general manager, Kun Shan, Dian Shan Lake Aviation Industrial Company, and Wan Tony Chee, President of APAC, Airplane Design Company. Photo by Dale...
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