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January 1, 2009
Everything We Do Flies Schweizer Aircraft Corp. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft since 1939. Schweizer Aircraft has manufactured over 6,000 aircraft and is known worldwide for its sailplanes, agricultural aircraft, helicopters, surveillance aircraft and unmanned vehicles. Schweizer’s light helicopters, such as the 300C and 300CBi, are primarily used...
January 1, 2009
The Precision Aviation Group (PAG) of companies provides parts and MRO services for Helicopters and Fixed-wing aircraft. PAG was founded in 1993 with Precision Heliparts (PHP) in Atlanta, GA. In 2002, PAG opened Precision Heliparts — Canada (PHP-C) in Vancouver, BC, acquired Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI) from Dallas Airmotive in 2004, and acquired Pegasus Aircraft Components to launch...
January 1, 2009
New team New products New opportunities And a renewed sense of optimism. This is today’s Kaman Helicopters Kaman Corporation — and its high-profile helicopter division — have begun reaping the benefits of a two-year transformation that is changing the face of this venerable industry leader and innovator. Bold New Leadership At the corporate level, Neil Keating was named successor to Paul...
January 1, 2009
We know our genes determine physical attributes, such as hair and eye color and many believe they determine, or at least influence, how we act and behave. How one behaves undeniably plays a role in the outcome of that person’s life. ARG/US believes that a company’s outcome is also influenced by how it behaves. A company’s behavior may not stem so much from its chemical make-up as it does...
January 1, 2009
Center Capital Corporation, founded in 1987, provides equipment financing for aviation, manufacturing, environmental, construction, and transportation businesses nationwide. Center Capital began offering financing to the helicopter industry seven years ago and has evolved into an industry-leading lender. The company’s dual expertise in both lending and aviation means you can count on Center Capital...
January 1, 2009
Manufacturers of airborne antennas since 1966 The H.R. Smith Group has been in existence since 1966. A family-owned, private limited company based in Herefordshire, U.K., and employing 220 people, it has for many years supplied antennas for aircraft such as Hawk, Harrier, NH 90, Gripen, BAe 146, Dash 8 Q400, Superjet 100 and many others. All types of aircraft antennas are manufactured here —...
January 1, 2009
LIFT Helps Helicopter Customers Hover Higher Aviall’s LIFT program offers a variety of services tailor-made to each helicopter operation; all designed to add value and cost reductions to a customer’s bottom line. The program’s benefits include access to more than 230 product lines, local stocking, central inventory, inventory management, electronic ordering via the award-winning...
January 1, 2009
Global Helicopter Sales, Support and Service Eurocopter recorded an all-time sales high in 2007. The company made 488 deliveries of new military and civil helicopters; achieving a consolidated turnover of €4 billion. Order bookings totalled 802 new aircraft. The company’s order backlog by the end of December exceeded €13 billion. Here are some of Eurocopter’s achievements in 2008...
December 19, 2008
American Eurocopter now has its first full-motion, full-visual simulator on duty for its popular EC135/145 model helicopters. "This is a tremendous milestone for our training department,” said...
December 3, 2008
In response to a growing number of pirates hijacking ships at sea – nearly 50 this year alone- Blackwater, the Moyock, N.C.-based security firm, announced that it is actively...
December 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Dart Helicopter Services (DHS) of Piney Flats, Tenn. has been named as an authorized distributor of Spectrolab’s popular line of illumination products. Sylar, Calif.-based Spectrolab, a subsidiary of Boeing, manufactures the Nightsun...
December 1, 2008
Aircraft Sales Brokers Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin, TX 78746 E-mail: helisales@austinjet.com Web: www.austinjet.com Phone: 512-292-7088 Fax: 512-233-2726 Heli-Lynx 684 Mud Street East, Hangar #1 Stoney Creek, ON, Canada L8J 3C9 E-mail: info@helilynx.com Web: www.helilynx.com Phone: 905-643-7334 Fax: 905-643-7223 Buyer’s Agents Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin...
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail: paul.oppenheim@aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail: acsales@phihelico.com; Web: www.phihelico.com; Phone: 337-237-6070; Fax: 337-237-6560 Ace Technical Plastics, P.O. Box 4519, Hartford, CT 06117: E-mail...
November 26, 2008
An Australian-based technology company is developing a light helicopter that it sees as future competition for Robinson Helicopters. Since 2003, Wieland Helicopter Technologies (WHT) has...
November 5, 2008
Eurocopter announced the sale of 15 helicopters at the China Airshow in Zhuhai today.  The aircraft will be built for two companies...
November 4, 2008
Forecast International projects that 2,176 light rotorcraft will be produced for military use during the 10-year period from 2008 through 2107. The Connecticut-based firm estimates the value of this...
November 3, 2008
Planners for the government-sponsored 7th annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, scheduled for Nov. 4-9 in the country’s Guangdong Province, are expecting the event...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY RotorFest, the annual helicopter open house and air show hosted by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Penn. drew a crowd of 3,500 rotorcraft enthusiasts each day of the weekend-long event, which was held on October 11 and 12. Visitors of all ages could stroll through the museum where history-making helicopters, such as an AH-1 Cobra, a Bell 206B...
November 1, 2008
The current economic turmoil is hitting worldwide helicopter markets. The Middle East is no exception; military sales are sparse and civil sales are not materializing. The region is on stand-by. Markets have a way of defying predictions, and during the past year the Middle Eastern helicopter market proved this true once again, as it has borne out none of the short-term predictions industry was making just...
November 1, 2008
Helicopter Industry Faces Perfect Storm PARIS — The world’s helicopter industry, boosted to unprecedented levels of prosperity by a steady growth in orders during the past decade, would do well to prepare for the perfect storm that is now looming just over the horizon. And its effects are likely to be felt all the more keenly that all manufacturers have expanded their production facilities in...
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