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March 1, 2012
Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary recently reached an agreement to provide spare parts and support for the Brazilian Armed Forces fleet of 50 EC725s (example shown here). Three have already entered service, with the remaining 47 set for delivery starting this year. Eurocopter The helicopter transportation business in South America is a highly competitive business like in many other areas throughout...
January 18, 2012
Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of conscious occupants is still unacceptable. Improving floatability is a major focus. Just as important, avoiding helicopter capsizing would save many...
November 1, 2011
Through its Brazilian affiliate Helibras, Eurocopter has become the only helicopter manufacturer in the world that is implementing comprehensive industrial and technological activities in Brazil, placing the country as its fourth industrial base, behind France, Germany and Spain. Helibras was established in 1978 at São José dos Campos city (Embraer’s birthplace) at São Paulo...
October 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters’ Ka-226Ts will patrol IDGC’s massive electrical grids in Russia.  Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters has...
September 27, 2011
In 2002 Vattenfall (then ELSAM) awarded Danish helicopter operator UniFly the contracts for hoist operations to the Horns Rev field.  The existing contract, signed in 2007, runs for five years. The business opportunities for global helicopter operators in supporting the offshore wind farm power generation market, especially within Europe, are set to expand rapidly over the next couple of decades. In...
September 23, 2011
Kelowna, Canada-based SkyTrac Systems has hired Mark Phillips as chief financial officer (CFO). Phillips...
September 20, 2011
The Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical of China has ordered two AgustaWestland AW139s for VIP transport. A rescue hoist and FLIR...
September 19, 2011
Milestone Aviation has signed a leasing agreement with Transportes Aereos Pegaso (Pegaso) of Mexico to supply four...
September 14, 2011
Russian Helicopters has reached an agreement with IDGC Holdings to upgrade and expand the utility provider’s current fleet of...
September 1, 2011
February 1, 2011
Two AgustaWestland AW109 Powers and one AW139 have entered service with the Bulgarian Border Police. AgustaWestland handed over the helicopters during a January 15 ceremony at Sofia...
February 1, 2011
        AgustaWestland has handed over a second AW139 to the Italian Customs and Border Patrol Service (Guardia di...
February 1, 2011
Eurocopter has delivered two AS350B3s to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aircraft Section. The helicopters come equipped with a thermal imaging system, searchlight, moving map...
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 20, 2010
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine has taken delivery of three Bell...
August 1, 2010
Shin-Nihon Helicopter Corp. is the recipient of the 1,000th Bell 407, s/n 54000. The Textron subsidiary delivered the helicopter during a June ceremony at its manufacturing plant in Mirabel...
May 1, 2010
FAA has granted Level 7 qualification for Frasca International’s Bell 206B flight training device (FTD)...
May 1, 2010
Performance-based navigation (PBN) is a new form of aerial navigation currently being deployed by the FAA, ICAO and other aviation regulators worldwide. The reason is PBN supports smaller separation intervals, more direct flight paths and more flexible landing/takeoff routing for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft alike. It does this using GPS and WAAS (wide area augmentation system) satellite signals...
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