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October 6, 2008
Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft, launched a new...
October 1, 2008
PRODUCTS American Eurocopter last month delivered the 33rd EC130 to Maverick Helicopters. Dale Cowley, head of operations at the Las Vegas-based tour operator, and Mike Eggers...
October 1, 2008
Corporate operators insist that greater appreciation of the helicopter’s capabilities is sustaining demand despite a growing global economic downturn. With skyrocketing fuel prices and an economy sliding into a recession, companies around the world are starting to tighten their respective belts. How this will impact the corporate helicopter market remains to be seen. If there is one message that the...
September 30, 2008
Founded in 1985, Nevada-based Sundance Helicopters operates sightseeing tours in the southwestern U.S. (Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California). The...
August 21, 2008
Vassilis Paleokostas, charged with kidnapping , robbery and other crimes, escaped from a high-security prison in June 2006, using a helicopter. He was re-apprehended late Wednesday night...
August 20, 2008
Due to the tremendous growth spurt of helicopter operations in India, the Indian government is planning to establish a “helicopter...
August 13, 2008
The Rotor Embedded Actuator Control Technology, or React, project is a three-year effort to develop active surfaces in helicopter rotor blades and active...
August 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL Australian regulators in late June launched a first-ever, month-long review of the safety of helicopter and other operations in the northern part of that country. Two teams of Civil Aviation Safety Authority inspectors, investigators and safety advisors planned to carry out...
August 1, 2008
Interest Rises in India In Helicopter Work As commercial airlines cut workforces and fleet sizes to counter rising fuel costs and falling traffic, aspiring pilots in India may be turning their attention to rotary-wing flight decks. The Rotary Wing Academy there reports what its leaders call an unprecedented rise in interest in training from potential students. The school is run by...
August 1, 2008
Southern Helicopter Land Southern Cone is the unofficial and curious designation for the southernmost region of Latin America. It includes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, sometimes Paraguay and finally Brazil. Given its size (both territorial and economic), Brazil is treated in various ways in relation to this designation. It may be considered to be fully included in the Southern Cone or as part of it...
August 1, 2008
The MD 369FF helo, operated by Smoky Mountain Helicopters, sustained major damage when it impacted trees and terrain in the town of Haena on the island of Kauai, Hawaii and killed one passenger on March 11, 2007...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 7, 2008
The U.K. aviation services company PremiAir is forming a new aircraft sales business. Based at Farnborough Airport, PremiAir Global is focused on acquiring and selling new and used helicopters and business jets and says it is not affiliated to any aircraft...
July 3, 2008
Welcome to R&W’s updated homepage. You’ll still find all the rotorcraft information you require here, with our daily news briefs, powerful search engine and current...
July 2, 2008
Industry leaders plan to meet in Montreal July 8 to discuss the ramifications of this week's midair collision of air ambulances in Arizona and other accidents. One area of concern is to how to inject into television and newspaper coverage the message that the industry has mounted...
July 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | TOURISM Operators and the FAA should crack down on faulty maintenance practices involved in two recent accidents that are common in air tours, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. That is based on probes into the March 8, 2007 crash of a Heli-USA...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AVIONICS Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Intelligent Automation Corp (IAC), a leading supplier of helicopter on-board diagnostic systems for both military and commercial customers. Pending regulatory review, Honeywell will take over Poway, Calif.-based...
July 1, 2008
Optimists believe structural changes in the industry have made helicopters largely immune to the current economic turmoil. Here’s a rundown of leading indicators that will tell whether they’re right. Pam Holm isn’t Chicken Little. Holm was the only one of 14 members of Houston’s City Council to vote against an April proposal to more than double the size of the police...
June 27, 2008
Alamo Helicopter Tours has launched a commercial division of its operations, according to The San Antonio Business Journal. Based at Stinson Municipal Airport, the...
June 26, 2008
Operators and the FAA should crack down on faulty maintenance practices involved in two recent accidents that are common in air tours, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. That is based on probes into the March 8, 2007 crash of a Heli-USA Eurocopter AS350BA1...
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