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March 17, 2011
Eurocopter has obtained an order from Russian operator UTair. The agreement, finalized in early March at Heli-Expo in Orlando, follows a letter of intent that was signed in early 2008. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2013. UTair Chairman and CEO Andrey Martirosov told Rotor & Wing immediately following the signing ceremony that the EC175 “will be worked into our offshore operations and for...
March 5, 2011
CAE has finalized the acquisition of CHC Helicopter’s rotorcraft flight training operations. The agreement calls...
February 22, 2011
Erickson Air-Crane and Stilwell Baker have received FAA certification for its co-developed...
February 22, 2011
AgustaWestland has secured an order for five AW139s from Qatar-based Gulf...
February 3, 2011
Houston, Texas-based Bristow Group is reporting a 57 percent increase in net income to $41.8...
February 2, 2011
Officials from Eurocopter hosted a ceremony Tuesday to inaugurate its new EC225 North Sea Service Center in Aberdeen, Scotland. The...
February 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters’ second Mi-38 prototype has gone airborne, conducting a long-haul mission in late December. Russian Helicopters carried out the first long-haul flight of the Mil Mi-38, following the maiden flight of the second prototype airframe in early December. OP-2 flew 800 km (497 miles) from Kazan to Moscow in late...
February 1, 2011
Not all helicopter flights are over water on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. As happens in all the other 50 states, we have our share of medical, law enforcement, ENG, aerial applicators and other overland helicopter operations. But, in considering the high flight intensity of our geographical area, it would be a safe bet to say at least 90 percent of all flights are energy related, oil and gas for now...
January 11, 2011
Lafayette, La.-based PHI has inked a deal for two Bell 407s. The helicopters will be used to transport...
January 1, 2011
On Nov. 17, 2010, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) received the “Report of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry.” The report was also released to the public at that time. The C-NLOPB commissioned the inquiry to examine matters directly related to helicopter passenger safety for workers in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area. The study differs...
January 1, 2011
Not all helicopter flights are over water on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. As happens in all the other 50 states, we have our share of medical, law enforcement, ENG, aerial applicators and other overland helicopter operations. But, in considering the high flight intensity of our geographical area, it would be a safe bet to say at least 90 percent of all flights are energy related, oil and gas for now...
December 3, 2010
AgustaWestland has handed over the first of nine AW139s to Weststar Aviation Services. The helicopter will enter service...
December 3, 2010
Brazil’s Atlas Taxi Aereo has finalized an agreement with JSC Russian Helicopters for two Mil...
November 23, 2010
Bell Helicopter has sold two 429s to Chevron. Plans call for the helicopters to enter service in early 2011...
November 10, 2010
The Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) has issued a five-year contract to Bristow Helicopters for offshore oil support in the UK North Sea. The deal, which carries a...
October 22, 2010
Attorneys for Steve Yelton, the lone survivor of a January 2009 crash involving a Sikorsky...
October 20, 2010
At NBAA on Tuesday, Sikorsky Aircraft finalized an order for one S-92 from Lider Taxi...
October 6, 2010
Sikorsky S-92 operators have collectively gone over 250,000 flight hours since the model entered service in September 2004, according to the Stratford, Conn.-based...
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