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July 24, 2012
Safran Group subsidiary Turbomeca has reached an agreement to provide its TM800 engine for the Eurocopter X4 future helicopter, the planned replacement for the AS365/EC155 Dauphin. The formal contract...
July 24, 2012
AgustaWestland has “a deal with Russian Helicopters to develop a new technology 2.5-ton single engine helicopter for the export and internal markets,” said CEO Bruno Spagnolini, speaking on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow in the UK. “This is a great opportunity to expand the cooperation that we already have with Russian Helicopters where we have established a joint venture for...
July 20, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has granted a $600,000 contract to Charlotte, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright Controls for ice detection and protection systems on the S-76D. Under the agreement, which could ultimately be worth...
July 19, 2012
AgustaWestland has received an order from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command for three additional AW139s. The helicopters are...
July 17, 2012
Eurocopter has launched a modernization and expansion project at its research and development (R&D) facilities in Marignane, France. The investment is part of the manufacturer’s Vision 2020, an innovation program...
July 12, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over a Bell 412 to the New York Police Department (NYPD) for counter-terrorism operations. NYPD...
July 12, 2012
AgustaWestland displayed its AW189 at the Farnborough International Airshow, the first time the variant appeared in a...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 11, 2012
Bell Helicopter has expanded the list of equipment, parts and tooling suppliers that will be involved with the development of the 525 Relentless. The Textron subsidiary unveiled the “super medium” class helicopter in February 2012 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. The Fort Worth, Texas-based manufacturer has secured agreements...
July 11, 2012
NASA Ames Research Center is accepting comments through Sunday, July 15 to its request for information (RFI) that seeks sources to diagnose and repair, or rebuild, malfunctioning electronic input-output processor (IOP) circuit cards for the research flight control computer assembly (RFCCA) on the JUH-60 helicopter. Boeing and Lear Astronics developed the Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne...
July 10, 2012
Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland uncovered plans at Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday to develop a single-engine light helicopter in the 2.5-ton class. The 50/50...
July 9, 2012
AgustaWestland’s second prototype AW169 flew for the first time Friday, while the initial airframe—which took to the skies on May 10—is making its public debut at...
July 9, 2012
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is holding a public forum on July 17 and 18 to examine the “regulations, policies and procedures” for general aviation search and rescue (SAR)...
July 6, 2012
Eurocopter has handed over the final two EC155 B1s out of a 20-helicopter order to the German Federal Police. The helicopters were part of a fleet upgrade...
July 5, 2012
Bell Helicopter has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration (SAA) for...
July 3, 2012
Horizon Helicopters’ MD900 will receive Transport Canada-approved NVG modifications from ASU. Horizon Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho has received Transport Canada approval to carry out night vision cockpit modifications on the MD900...
July 3, 2012
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has handed over its third and final Eurocopter EC145 to Sanford Health...
July 3, 2012
Sandel Avionics has agreed to provide Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with HeliTAWS for the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH)...
July 1, 2012
aparker@accessintel.com This month’s issue marks the formal launch of an increased focus within the pages of Rotor & Wing on vertical lift R&D and science and technology (S&T) efforts to develop rotorcraft into the future. In addition to a special R&D Report: Target 2030 that’s part of our Military Insider publication (starting on page M1), the July issue features Keith...
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