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February 26, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its Entry Into Service program for the S-76D line of aircraft. The program includes customer training, service, support and focused customer communication, as well as the tracking of customer...
February 26, 2014
On January 30 of this year, Airbus Helicopters successfully obtained EASA Type Certification on the EC175 powered by the PT6C-67E. Designed for the medium-sized twin market, the engine is equipped with the latest...
February 26, 2014
Turbomeca, a Safran company, is bringing its entire proximity network to bear in supporting customers of Bell Helicopter’s new five-seat, short light single engine helicopter. In a first-ever collaboration between the two corporations, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X will receive power from Turbomeca’s latest Arrius 2R gas turbine.   Turbomeca Arrius 2R. Graphic courtesy of...
February 25, 2014
Universal Avionics introduces one of its flagship features of the new avionics package in the redesigned Next Generation MD Explorer, a cursor control for the advanced display system as an integrated part of the...
February 25, 2014
AgustaWestland (Booth 6937) CEO Danielle Romiti revealed several surprises pre-Heli Expo. They included the presence of the AW609 tiltrotor that had journeyed to Los Angeles from its base in Arlington, Texas, where it is being readied for Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) certification. The transit, said a well-briefed Roberto Garavaglia, senior vice president for strategy and business, had taken six hours...
February 25, 2014
Bell Helicopter launched, in the words of President and CEO John Garrison, “the revitalization of the legendary Jet Ranger” during Heli-Expo on Tuesday at 11:00 am (Pacific). The launch drew a huge crowd with Garrison introducing the new SLS helicopter from a podium among the crowd. He reviewed the drive of Bell in terms of pushing forward with the 525 Relentless and on the military side, the...
February 24, 2014
Heli-Expo 2014 will mark the first major rotorcraft industry event for the new corporate identity of Airbus Helicopters (Booth 523), with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. To be announced is Airbus Helicopters’ upgraded version of its EC225 Super Puma: the EC225e. This new variant responds to operator...
February 24, 2014
During Heli-Expo, Turbomeca (Safran) is displaying its principal product lines: Arriel, Arrano, Ardiden 3 and RTM 322 at Booth 2814. The line-up is completed by the latest Arrius 2R, selected by Bell Helicopter to power its new SLS (Short Light Single) helicopter. The Arrius 2R is the latest member of a 3,000-strong engine family. This new engine version delivers performance and power within the 450-550...
February 24, 2014
Kaman Aerospace (Booth 4922) continues to expand its reach as a helicopter support powerhouse, now doing business with major OEMs such as Bell, Boeing, Sikorsky, MD Helicopters, and Lockheed Martin, among others. The company’s Aerosystems group provides tip-to-tail services and components, with the ability to handle virtually any aspect of aerospace design and manufacturing requirements. Jim...
February 24, 2014
Trakka Corp. has delivered a new searchlight to Heli-Linth in Switzerland, which has now been successfully installed on the...
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s...
February 20, 2014
Revue Thommen, AG (THOMMEN) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for the design and...
February 19, 2014
Source: Kitchener Aero Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) has received an FAA supplemental...
February 7, 2014
Helicopters flying over the Sochi Winter Olympics will perform a number of roles, but most will feature the livery of what one would expect – Russian Helicopters. The Russian Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service and Emergencies Ministry are among the agencies that will employ various Russian variants to conduct security missions, patrols, EMS and SAR operations during the XXII...
February 5, 2014
Source: Becker Avionics Air Zermatt AG in Switzerland selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital aircraft audio system, for their new fleet of Bell Helicopter 429 light-twin helicopters. Air Zermatt selected Becker's DVCS because it allows...
February 4, 2014
Source: Carter Aviation Carter Aviation Technologies has been back to expanding the aircraft envelope since its public demonstration at Kickapoo airport in Wichita Falls, Texas in November of last year. On January 21, 22, 23 and 24, with test pilot Larry Neal at the controls...
February 3, 2014
Source: Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter has inked an agreement with the New York Police City Department for four Bell 429s. The helicopters will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol, serving the...
February 1, 2014
FAA has granted advanced aviation training device (AATD) certification for Elite Simulation Solutions’ Model S623T helicopter trainer...
February 1, 2014
Eurocopter photo by Patrick Penna Waypoint Leasing has secured an agreement to provide new technology medium and heavy rotorcraft, including the Sikorsky S-92...
February 1, 2014
Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has increased the services available for helicopter avionics with three new diagnostic test sets that will support...
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