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December 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | TRAINING On October 28, the company’s eighth anniversary, Los Angeles Helicopters (LAH) moved from its two small buildings at Long Beach Airport (LGB) to a larger, 12,000-sq-ft facility on the other side of the airport. LAH provides helicopter pilot instruction at its FAA-accredited flight training school. The company also operates helicopter...
December 1, 2008
Aircraft Sales Brokers Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin, TX 78746 E-mail: helisales@austinjet.com Web: www.austinjet.com Phone: 512-292-7088 Fax: 512-233-2726 Heli-Lynx 684 Mud Street East, Hangar #1 Stoney Creek, ON, Canada L8J 3C9 E-mail: info@helilynx.com Web: www.helilynx.com Phone: 905-643-7334 Fax: 905-643-7223 Buyer’s Agents Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin...
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail: paul.oppenheim@aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail: acsales@phihelico.com; Web: www.phihelico.com; Phone: 337-237-6070; Fax: 337-237-6560 Ace Technical Plastics, P.O. Box 4519, Hartford, CT 06117: E-mail...
November 26, 2008
An Australian-based technology company is developing a light helicopter that it sees as future competition for Robinson Helicopters. Since 2003, Wieland Helicopter Technologies (WHT) has...
November 20, 2008
Eurocopter announced the creation of Eurocopter Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Franco-German-Spanish helicopter manufacturer based in France. The...
November 4, 2008
Forecast International projects that 2,176 light rotorcraft will be produced for military use during the 10-year period from 2008 through 2107. The Connecticut-based firm estimates the value of this...
November 3, 2008
Planners for the government-sponsored 7th annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, scheduled for Nov. 4-9 in the country’s Guangdong Province, are expecting the event...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY RotorFest, the annual helicopter open house and air show hosted by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Penn. drew a crowd of 3,500 rotorcraft enthusiasts each day of the weekend-long event, which was held on October 11 and 12. Visitors of all ages could stroll through the museum where history-making helicopters, such as an AH-1 Cobra, a Bell 206B...
November 1, 2008
The current economic turmoil is hitting worldwide helicopter markets. The Middle East is no exception; military sales are sparse and civil sales are not materializing. The region is on stand-by. Markets have a way of defying predictions, and during the past year the Middle Eastern helicopter market proved this true once again, as it has borne out none of the short-term predictions industry was making just...
November 1, 2008
Helicopter Industry Faces Perfect Storm PARIS — The world’s helicopter industry, boosted to unprecedented levels of prosperity by a steady growth in orders during the past decade, would do well to prepare for the perfect storm that is now looming just over the horizon. And its effects are likely to be felt all the more keenly that all manufacturers have expanded their production facilities in...
October 13, 2008
Effective Oct. 16, 2008, FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2008-19-02, regarding Bell model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 helicopters, will require repetitive inspections of the main rotor hydraulic actuator supports to verify the presence...
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...
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