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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 Bell Helicopter has confirmed reports that it received three orders in January 2009...
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...
February 20, 2009
Aero Dynamix reports that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates for the Sikorsky S-76C and...
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
COMMERCIAL | SERVICES On Dec. 3, Robert A. Schlotzhauer, the 68-year old former owner of Falcon Helicopter Inc and Lee’s Summit Turbine LLC of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to pay a $500,000 fine, make $63,854 in restitutions, and spend 12 months in home detention for wire fraud and laundering money in a helicopter repair scheme. The charges stem from a 2001...
January 1, 2009
PRODUCTS After three court appearances and one jury trial, defendant Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif. prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Honeywell International. The $10.6 million suit, which was filed in 2002, alleged that Sandel’s ST3400 terrain avoidance warning...
January 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL It’s been in the news; those tiny pirate ships using automatic weapons to hijack non-military vessels ten times their size in the Gulf of Aden and elsewhere in the region. Of an estimated 100 ships that were attacked off the coast of Africa this year, 14 ships and 250 crewmembers are still being held for ransom as of this writing...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
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
Formed in 1994, Aero Dynamix is a fast growing company, focused on safety, quality and customer satisfaction – the three pillars of the company’s success. During the past 15 years, Aero Dynamix has become the leader in the Night Vision modification industry. Currently, the company employs 50 Night Vision professionals and is growing significantly every month. As an FAA Certified Repair Station...
January 1, 2009
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, greatly expands its rotorcraft training capacity with its newest Learning Center at Lafayette, Louisiana. The new center devotes its efforts exclusively to helicopter safety, providing a broad range of mission-specific training for offshore operations, EMS, law enforcement, newsgathering and more. "This state-of-the-art facility...
January 1, 2009
Goodrich Corporation, a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets, has a long and successful history of providing mission-critical solutions to helicopter operators and manufacturers around the world. For more than 50 years, we have used our leading-edge technology to propel the helicopter industry to new heights — from industry-changing rescue...
January 1, 2009
Back in 1977, Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) was established with one goal in mind — to build a reputation of excellence in service. Its customers say that AIS has achieved this goal: "AIS has continually offered a very high level of personal and professional service in sub-contract repairs and overhauls," says Greg Lindley, Managing Director of Helispares Ltd. 32 years later...
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
Helicopter operators who would like a new aircraft but can’t wait years for delivery are instead making dramatic improvements to their existing helicopters — with help from BLR Aerospace. Blur’s patented FastFin™ tail rotor enhancement and stability system, for example, improves productivity and safety while reducing pilot workload. The FastFin system modifies the tailboom with two...
January 1, 2009
During the past 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a reputation as an industry leader in quality rotorcraft services. Today, the company employs more than 900 people at one of the finest and fastest growing facilities in the country. In late 2005, Keystone was purchased by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. During the past two years, Sikorsky has transitioned the Final Assembly of both the S76 and S92...
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