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February 1, 2013
Graphic illustration of the Ka-62 in Atlas livery. Brazilian company Atlas Táxi Aéreo has ordered seven Russian-made multirole Ka-62 helicopters (with an option for a further seven). The contract was discussed and agreed when Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visited Russia and met President Vladimir...
February 1, 2013
The Las Vegas Convention Center is the venue for Heli-Expo 2013, the annual gathering of the worldwide helicopter industry, hosted by Alexandria, Va.-based Helicopter Association International (HAI). Thousands of attendees, hundreds of vendors, and dozens of helicopters will converge in Nevada from March 4-7. HAI President Matt Zuccaro says that Heli-Expo, the world’s largest helicopter tradeshow, is...
February 1, 2013
A common pilot error, according to U.S. statistics, is “insufficient power available.” This does not mean helicopters are underpowered. Rather, “the pilot is unaware of the power required in the situation,” an FAA analyst said. Recently released numbers show that the global helicopter industry will be far short of its self-assigned, highly ambitious goal of cutting the number of...
January 30, 2013
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators have determined that inadequate maintenance to be the probable cause of a December 2011 crash of a Eurocopter AS350 in operation with Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas, Nev. The crash occurred during a sightseeing trip near Hoover Dam after a critical flight control unit separated from another, rendering the helicopter uncontrollable, according...
January 18, 2013
Hainan Airlines Group affiliate Beijing Capital Helicopter took delivery of its first VIP-configured Eurocopter EC135 P2...
January 14, 2013
Enstrom Helicopter is under new ownership as Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co. (CQHIC) has purchased the Menominee, Mich.-based...
November 14, 2012
Three Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit EC145s flying over London’s Tower Bridge adorned with the rings of the Olympic Games. When London won the right to host the 2012 summer Olympics in Singapore on July 6, 2005, coming from behind to “win by a nose at the post” from what had been considered the favorite bid city, the French capital Paris, most of the country was overjoyed. But with...
October 15, 2012
Rolls-Royce has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Scott’s-Bell 47 to explore the...
October 12, 2012
Nagoya, Japan will host several Eurocopter variants during the 2012 Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, which runs through...
October 10, 2012
Eurocopter Canada has completed delivery of an AS350B3e to utility and heli-skiing operator, Blackcomb...
October 9, 2012
Australasia’s first Robinson R66 in flight over Sydney. Imported by Heliflite, the region’s longest-serving R66 distributor. Australia’s helicopter industry is set to have its first representative body since the collapse in 2008 of the former Helicopter Association of Australasia (HAA) with the formation of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA). The move couldn’t...
October 8, 2012
American Eurocopter has handed over an EC130T2 to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tour operator, Maverick Aviation, which is one of seven...
October 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over a pair of 407GXs to New York-based Helicopter Flight Services. The delivery...
October 1, 2012
Nashua, N.H.-based JTI Air Holdings has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use its automotive...
October 1, 2012
Helicenter has received approval for training on the Guimbal Cabri G2.    Helicenter Aviation has added a second training Cabri G2. Leicester, UK-based Helicentre...
September 12, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over a pair of 407GXs to New York-based Helicopter Flight Services. The delivery represents the...
July 30, 2012
Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval for its H-series primary flight displays (PFDs) and multifunction...
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 1, 2012
The EC130T2 features improved air conditioning, doors and seats, among other enhancements. At maximum cruise speed, it flies at 127 kts. Photos by Eurocopter EASA certification of the Eurocopter EC130T2 light single—a major upgrade from the EC130B4—is imminent. The first example is scheduled to go to sightseeing operator Maverick Helicopters by the end of the year. FAA certification is expected...
July 1, 2012
I want to start this column by acknowledging the retirement of Jeff Pino as president of Sikorsky Helicopters. I met Jeff while he was with Bell Helicopter. He called from Bell one day and invited me to a customer feedback session. I attended along with several other chief pilots from Bell operators around the world. Nobody ever said that the chief pilots of PHI or CHC Helicopters et al, lack opinions or...
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