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January 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | SERVICES On Dec. 3, Robert A. Schlotzhauer, the 68-year old former owner of Falcon Helicopter Inc and Lee’s Summit Turbine LLC of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to pay a $500,000 fine, make $63,854 in restitutions, and spend 12 months in home detention for wire fraud and laundering money in a helicopter repair scheme. The charges stem from a 2001...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
January 1, 2009
Turbomeca specializes in the design, production, sale and support of low- to medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. In the industry since 1938, Turbomeca is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines. With continued investments to expand global service and production capabilities, standard-setting design and engineering, and our 24/7 after-sales service, Turbomeca is committed to...
January 1, 2009
2008 was a sensational year for Edwards & Associates, Inc. Our customizing house completed more than 100 new aircraft and appreciates the continued support and trust of our customers. This year several of our customizations were dedicated to the support of law enforcement, and fire and rescue missions; two of those customers were the Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine, California, and North...
January 1, 2009
Parts stocking distributor for the Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin range of helicopters Established in 1996, Alpine Air Support is a niche market helicopter parts supplier stocking components exclusively for the Eurocopter AS-365 Dauphin series of helicopters. Based in Zürich, Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, our company is focused on maintaining the most widely utilized rotable, avionics and instrument...
January 1, 2009
Back in 1977, Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) was established with one goal in mind — to build a reputation of excellence in service. Its customers say that AIS has achieved this goal: "AIS has continually offered a very high level of personal and professional service in sub-contract repairs and overhauls," says Greg Lindley, Managing Director of Helispares Ltd. 32 years later...
January 1, 2009
Helicopter operators who would like a new aircraft but can’t wait years for delivery are instead making dramatic improvements to their existing helicopters — with help from BLR Aerospace. Blur’s patented FastFin™ tail rotor enhancement and stability system, for example, improves productivity and safety while reducing pilot workload. The FastFin system modifies the tailboom with two...
January 1, 2009
During the past 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a reputation as an industry leader in quality rotorcraft services. Today, the company employs more than 900 people at one of the finest and fastest growing facilities in the country. In late 2005, Keystone was purchased by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. During the past two years, Sikorsky has transitioned the Final Assembly of both the S76 and S92...
January 1, 2009
AgustaWestland, a powerful force in the helicopter industry, is capable of satisfying the widest range of customer requirements with a modern range of high performance civil and military rotorcraft encompassing all the main weight categories. Products range from the innovative single-engine 2.8-ton AW119 Ke to the 16-ton three-engine AW101 helicopter. Other products include the AW109 Power, AW109 LUH and...
January 1, 2009
Thanks to innovative design, quality excellence, and total customer support, Air Comm Corporation is a recognized leader in aircraft climate control systems. Air Comm heaters and air conditioners provide outstanding performance, from the 120° deserts of the Arabian Peninsula to -40° in the Canadian Arctic. In extreme environments, our systems are often considered mission-essential equipment. Air...
January 1, 2009
For compehensive aerospace after-market solutions. Timken is the name to know. In fact with its recent acquisition of EXTEX, Timken Aftermarket Solutions, based in Mesa, Ariz., now has the world’s largest inventory of quality replacement parts for aircraft engines (RR250, PT6, T53, T56, and APUs). The company currently stocks more than 15,000 individual parts. Customers worldwide also turn to Timken...
January 1, 2009
Everything We Do Flies Schweizer Aircraft Corp. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft since 1939. Schweizer Aircraft has manufactured over 6,000 aircraft and is known worldwide for its sailplanes, agricultural aircraft, helicopters, surveillance aircraft and unmanned vehicles. Schweizer’s light helicopters, such as the 300C and 300CBi, are primarily used...
January 1, 2009
The Precision Aviation Group (PAG) of companies provides parts and MRO services for Helicopters and Fixed-wing aircraft. PAG was founded in 1993 with Precision Heliparts (PHP) in Atlanta, GA. In 2002, PAG opened Precision Heliparts — Canada (PHP-C) in Vancouver, BC, acquired Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI) from Dallas Airmotive in 2004, and acquired Pegasus Aircraft Components to launch...
January 1, 2009
New team New products New opportunities And a renewed sense of optimism. This is today’s Kaman Helicopters Kaman Corporation — and its high-profile helicopter division — have begun reaping the benefits of a two-year transformation that is changing the face of this venerable industry leader and innovator. Bold New Leadership At the corporate level, Neil Keating was named successor to Paul...
January 1, 2009
When it comes to replacing parts on the MD500, Aerometals has you covered. The reason: We have more than 300 PMAs for the MD500. Recently we added the vertical stabilizer to our list of approvals, so now we manufacture the tailboom, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, landing gear, and a long list of internal parts. How can Aerometals sell PMA parts that are as good as the originals at 30% less than the...
January 1, 2009
Center Capital Corporation, founded in 1987, provides equipment financing for aviation, manufacturing, environmental, construction, and transportation businesses nationwide. Center Capital began offering financing to the helicopter industry seven years ago and has evolved into an industry-leading lender. The company’s dual expertise in both lending and aviation means you can count on Center Capital...
January 1, 2009
Manufacturers of airborne antennas since 1966 The H.R. Smith Group has been in existence since 1966. A family-owned, private limited company based in Herefordshire, U.K., and employing 220 people, it has for many years supplied antennas for aircraft such as Hawk, Harrier, NH 90, Gripen, BAe 146, Dash 8 Q400, Superjet 100 and many others. All types of aircraft antennas are manufactured here —...
January 1, 2009
LIFT Helps Helicopter Customers Hover Higher Aviall’s LIFT program offers a variety of services tailor-made to each helicopter operation; all designed to add value and cost reductions to a customer’s bottom line. The program’s benefits include access to more than 230 product lines, local stocking, central inventory, inventory management, electronic ordering via the award-winning...
January 1, 2009
Global Helicopter Sales, Support and Service Eurocopter recorded an all-time sales high in 2007. The company made 488 deliveries of new military and civil helicopters; achieving a consolidated turnover of €4 billion. Order bookings totalled 802 new aircraft. The company’s order backlog by the end of December exceeded €13 billion. Here are some of Eurocopter’s achievements in 2008...
December 19, 2008
American Eurocopter now has its first full-motion, full-visual simulator on duty for its popular EC135/145 model helicopters. "This is a tremendous milestone for our training department,” said...
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