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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...
July 11, 2011
Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has ordered three AgustaWestland AW139s for offshore transport in the oil and gas...
July 8, 2011
Minneapolis, Minn.-based HelicopterBuyer has supplied two Bell 412EPs for the Toll Remote Logistics facility in...
July 1, 2011
Vancouver, Canada-based CHC Helicopter has launched operations in Australia for Woodside Energy. CHC will provide air support for production and drilling...
July 1, 2011
Erickson Air-Crane and Ecocopter Peru have formed an alliance to serve the oil...
July 1, 2011
Sikorsky has received an order from SonAir Servico Aereo for six S-76C++ helicopters for...
June 27, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has sold an S-92 and two S-76C++ helicopters to Dublin, Ireland-based...
June 1, 2011
UTair Aviation has completed an agreement with Russian Helicopters for 10 Mil Mi-34C1...
June 1, 2011
Grupo Inaer holding company World Helicopters has purchased UK-based Bond Aviation Group for €300 million. Bond provides helicopter support for offshore oil...
June 1, 2011
AgustaWestland has created an OGP aviation safety advisers training program. The course seeks to give safety advisers in the oil and gas industry technical synopses of the...
May 27, 2011
Grupo Inaer has placed an order for seven AgustaWestland helicopters—two GrandNew light twins in EMS configuration, and...
May 12, 2011
Grupo Inaer holding company World Helicopters has acquired UK-based Bond Aviation Group for €300 million. Bond...
May 1, 2011
Montreal-based Canadian Helicopters Ltd. (CHL) has agreed to purchase Helicopters New Zealand (HNZ), which includes Helicopters Australia, other subsidiaries and Helicopter Nominees Ltd. The deal is valued at NZ$160 million, or around C$120 million (approximately US$126 million). During an April 13 conference call, CHL President & CEO Don Wall told reporters that the company was interested in...
May 1, 2011
Eurocopter has delivered an AS365N3 to India’s Pawan Hans Helicopters. The milestone rotorcraft—the 1,000th...
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