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September 15, 2011
The impact of offshore wind farms on the rotary wing industry will be the featured topic during Helitech Duxford, which runs from September 27 to 29. The future growth plans of...
September 14, 2011
Bristow Academy has launched a new training course focusing on wildfire operations and suppression. Wildfire instructors...
September 12, 2011
Helitech 2011 in Duxford, UK will include a Steering Committee featuring a 13-member panel of helicopter manufacturers, operators and suppliers. AgustaWestland, Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky will be represented...
September 1, 2011
Three new helicopters are scheduled to make their first appearance in the UK during Helitech Duxford, set for September 27 to 29. Eurocopter is planning to take the wraps off a...
September 1, 2011
The Chinese and Asian military helicopter markets are ones that are double-edged for most western helicopter manufacturers (OEMs). While directly supplying the Chinese military is not a market that is open to them, the huge rise in China’s economic strength and its subsequent renewed drive to modernize its military forces are giving many of its neighbors, who can buy from the western OEMs, the reason...
September 1, 2011
SEACOR Holdings has filed an initial public offering for its Lake Charles, La.-based subsidiary, Era Group, Inc...
August 30, 2011
Australia-based utility provider Western Power has contracted Heliwest to provide emergency response and repair...
August 29, 2011
The North Sea fleet for Bristow Helicopters has selected Zetron’s DCS-5020 Digital Console for its offshore...
August 19, 2011
UTair Aviation in Russia has received the first of 20 Ecureuils variants from Eurocopter’s Vostok...
August 12, 2011
Patrick Mouley is the new managing director for Bell Helicopter's commercial business in Europe and...
August 9, 2011
Vancouver, Canada-based CHC has appointed John Graber as president of its Helicopter Services division. He replaces interim...
August 2, 2011
Eurocopter has delivered an EC135 that will serve Dunkirk’s Grand Port Maritime in France. The EC135...
August 1, 2011
Sikorsky Sikorsky Aircraft is closing out production of the S-76C++, replacing it with the S-76D. Aero Vodochody is producing the fuselages for the S-76D, which will have Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines and Thales avionics and...
August 1, 2011
At the Paris Air Show in June, Bruno Spagnolini (below at left), AgustaWestland’s new CEO, with former CEO and now Finmecannica CEO Guiseppe Orsi (below at right), unveiled the AW189, a commercial civil version of its military AW149. Described by Spagnolini as being the...
August 1, 2011
Eurocopter has delivered its first wide area augmentation system (WAAS)-capable EC135 to Houston, Texas-based Paradigm...
August 1, 2011
Line ‘em up: Bristow Academy has a fleet of around 50 helicopters based at its largest campus in Titusville, Fla. Photos courtesy Bristow Academy 21:30 local time. Your Sikorsky S-92 is two hours out of Bergen, Norway. Tonight’s destination is the company rig’s 50-by-50 helipad located 225 feet above the churning North Sea. OAT: –5º C. Wind Direction: 290. Speed: 30 kts...
July 28, 2011
Having attended Helitech, the dedicated helicopter show staged biannually at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire, UK, as a press visitor over the last decade, this year I have an additional role. I’m chairing the Helitech Conference on organizer Reed’s behalf, in addition to my more regular beat of covering the news and opinions on behalf of the Rotor & Wing team. “Wait...
July 21, 2011
Last week, Eurocopter delivered the 100th EC225 medium twin to Bristow Group, highlighting the “special relationship” between the two companies. The 19-seat aircraft is earmarked for “a Bristow customer in Malaysia,” understood to be MHS Aviation; it is Bristow's 18th EC225. As of mid-July, the operator had logged a total of around 50,000 flight hours with its fleet, representing...
July 19, 2011
Norway-based Blueway AS has purchased another AW139 for offshore transport operations. The order adds...
July 14, 2011
Andrew Drwiega talked exclusively to three of Sikorsky’s presidents on the eve of the Paris Air Show 2011, including Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino. Rotor & Wing: There is a widespread international concern today over the direction and pace of rotorcraft development in order to meet future needs. A main focus of concern seems to be the lack of government funding...
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