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September 1, 2010
REBTECH, the Bedford, Texas-based division of REB Technologies, has hired James Garrett (left) as new vice president of operations. He has more than 40 years’ experience in instrument manufacturing and repairs. Garrett received crew station lighting certification from the Aerospace Lighting Institute in 1987. Erickson Air-Crane or Portland, Ore. has appointed David Ford as vice president of aircraft...
August 26, 2010
The civilian rotorcraft market is expected to remain diverse with the bulk of all new deliveries arriving from mature production lines, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan. The report says the industry witnessed unprecedented growth in the global sales of civil rotorcraft from 2004 through 2008. However, as 2008 ended, the...
August 23, 2010
Cutting edge technology will be on show during this year’s Helitech, which takes place at Airport Cascais, near Estoril in Portugal from 5 to 7 October. Bose will be demonstrating its recently launched A20 Aviation Headset. The A20 boasts greater noise reduction capability—vital when cockpit noise levels can reach 105 dBA. Enhancing comfort has also been taken into consideration by using the...
August 11, 2010
Portland, Ore.-based Erickson Air-Crane has hired David Ford as vice president of aircraft...
July 1, 2010
International Aviation Safety Consultant Greg Feith took Summit attendees through an informative review on...
June 1, 2010
Aurora, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters has deployed two additional Model 234 Chinooks to Papua New Guinea for petroleum exploration missions. One of the...
May 1, 2010
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has placed an order with Eurocopter Canada for three EC130B4s. The helicopters will...
May 1, 2010
Forecast Intl’s new study, “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft,” projects a need for more...
April 1, 2010
Columbia Helicopters has a new chairman who understands the goals and aspirations its late founder, Wes Lematta—his wife Nancy. He passed away in December at age 82, but Lematta’s succession plan was in place long before that. “The leadership won’t change because I’ve taken cues from Wes, and having been married for 47 years, I pretty much know how he wants it,” Nancy...
April 1, 2010
Coverage from HAI’s Heli-Expo 2010 in Houston is spread throughout the April issue. This page feautres wrap-ups from the many AgustaWestland, Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky announcements. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland CEO Guiseppe Orsi. Photos by Ernie Stephens Possibly the biggest announcement from AgustaWestland during Heli-Expo was the unveiling of the Grand New, a version of the Grand with an...
March 1, 2010
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated Erickson Air-Crane a SHARP...
March 1, 2010
Victoria, BC-based Latitude Technologies Corp. has signed a supply agreement with SEI Industries to equip...
March 1, 2010
Columbia Helicopters’ board of directors has elected Nancy Lematta as its next chairman. She replaces Wes Lematta, her husband and founder of the company, who passed away in December 2009. Nancy Lematta says that there will be no change in operations at Columbia, stressing that she “feels comfortable in knowing how he would have wanted his company managed in the future.” Bloomfield...
February 1, 2010
Wes Lematta In Memoriam Wes Lematta, founder and chairman of the board of Aurora, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters, died on Dec. 24 in Vancouver, Wash. He was 82. According to company spokesman Dan Sweet, Lematta died of complications from bladder cancer, which was first diagnosed 25 years ago. Around 300 people were present at a private family service on Jan. 9 in Vancouver, with more than 800 showing up...
February 1, 2010
Public Service | Heli-Expo Awards Bob Peterson Helicopter Association International (HAI) has announced a slate of award winners for its annual Salute to Excellence program, which will recognize key contributors to the rotorcraft industry at a Feb. 22 banquet during Heli-Expo in Houston. Among the winners are Evergreen Helicopters Chairman Tim Wahlberg and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) President John...
January 1, 2010
The world recession affected the helicopter industry. However, Eurocopter’s strong product line, solid after-sales service and loyal customer base helped the company retain its position as a world-leading helicopter manufacturer. Eurocopter reinforced its worldwide commitment to training by deploying simulators and training devices for the EC225, AS365 Dauphin, AS350 AStar, EC135/145 and the NH90 in...
November 1, 2009
In front of a Model 107-II are (left to right) Chris Hankland, Columbia’s director of quality, FAA Inspector Aaron Kathman and Tim Vranna, manager of FAA’s Seattle Manufacturing and Inspection District Office with Columbia director of materials Chris Hansel, director of engineering Paul Trese, executive vice...
November 1, 2009
November 15–19: Dubai Airshow, Dubai, UAE. Contact Fairs & Exhibitions, phone +9714-286-7755 or visit http://www.dubaiairshow.aero November 30–December 1: Human Factors in Aviation Safety, Los Angeles, Calif. Contact USC Viterbi School of Engineering, phone 1-310-342-1345 or visit http://www.viterbi.usc.edu November 30–December 3: The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and...
November 1, 2009
FASTTrack Gets First Customer Calgary, Canada-based Absolute Fire Solutions has delivered its first FASTTrack system to Helicorp of Melbourne, Australia. The FASTTrack technology measures, records and transmits bucket and tank data, including the amount of water, retardant or foam loaded and dropped on a particular area during firefighting missions. The tracking system is the result of three years of...
September 1, 2009
MILITARY A standard, commercial EC145, the platform that serves as the baseline for the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), has completed a series of successful high/hot flight demonstrations. These tests proved it is able to meet the U.S. Army’s demanding high altitude/high temperature mission profiles for both current and future armed aerial scout, according to EADS. Operating from...
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