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July 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY Bell Helicopter Textron Canada has rehired 400 of its 500 workers laid off in February. The workers were let go from the company’s plant in Mirabel, Quebec (near Montreal) due to the recession. The orders were there, but customers were asking Bell to delay...
July 1, 2009
July 12-14 — ALA 2009, The Latin American Aeronautical Association, Miami, Fla. Contact: Phone: 1-817-284-0431; Web: www.ala@aero. July 18-19 — Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, U.K. Contact: Web: www.airtattoo.com. July 22-25 — Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Savannah, Ga. Contact: Phone: 1-301-631-2406; Web...
June 1, 2009
This year’s 100th show could prove to be a not-to-be-missed event. On June 15, the 2009 "Salon de L’Aéronautique et de L’Espace" will open, becoming the 48th Paris Air Show and celebrating its 100 anniversary since starting as a small exhibition for aeroplanes in the Grand Palais of Paris, just off the Champs Elysées. It is also believed to be the 85th anniversary...
May 21, 2009
There has been a lot of talk about commercial airlines' CO2 emissions and curbing them to limit its effect on global warming. The laws are trickling down to helicopter operators and under a...
May 19, 2009
With its helicopters growing in popularity in the area, Italian-based AgustaWestland has opened a new regional business headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The opening ceremony was attended by Italian...
May 14, 2009
Montreal-based Canadian Helicopters said its first quarter revenues rose by almost six percent this year, partly due, they said, to a contract with the U.S...
April 20, 2009
Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters has appointed Command Pilot Keith Saylor to a brand new position, Fire Operations Manager. The post was...
April 17, 2009
With a statewide increase in the number of wild feral hogs in Oklahoma, the state senate passed a bill authorizing the hunting of the huge...
April 15, 2009
Sikorsky’s X2 helicopter prototype is being shipped to an airfield 12 miles west of West Palm Beach, Fla. to continue testing for its expected...
March 10, 2009
Arizona is looking forward in an effort to reduce the shortage of helicopter pilots, mechanics and engineers, by hosting a Helicopter Day career fair this week...
March 3, 2009
An Aug. 5, 2008 crash of a Carson Helicopters S-61N killed nine firefighters. Four of 13 aboard survived. Now, a California woman has joined the relatives of those that died in another way; she is suing Carson (and its parent United Technologies Corp), engine maker GE and a maintenance company, Columbia...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Canadian helicopter operator Discovery Air is moving to the Northwest Territories, under the terms of a C$34-million ($28-million) loan meant to cover C$33 million of company debt. Northwest Territories Opportunities Fund is providing the C$34 million. The territorial government is using the fund to attract industry and jobs...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL No helicopters. This declaration from the Land’s End Aerodrome Action Group (LEAAG) in response to British International Helicopters’ plans to offer service from there to the Isles of Scilly. Made up of local residents, LEAAG fears that adding helicopter service to the Land’s End Airport...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL AgustaWestland and India’s Tata Sons have struck a joint venture to set up an AW119 final assembly line in India. The deal was formalized at the Aero India air show on February 12, 2009, when AgustaWestland CEO Giuseppe Orsi and Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the deal, the joint venture company will handle AW119 final assembly, completion and...
March 1, 2009
Military — Bell Helicopter delivered its ninth OH-58D Kiowa under the Warrior Safety Enhancement Program contract for the U.S. Army. Military — The Government of Estonia approved the purchase of a third AW139 to perform SAR, medevac and border patrol duties for the Border Guard. Military — The Army awarded EADS North America a contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota light utility...
March 1, 2009
The Chattering Class Gets Nervous I recently ran into one of my counterparts at an aviation industry gathering, and his remarks to me were profoundly disturbing (well, what passes for profound among publishing’s "chattering class," anyway). Because I don’t particularly enjoy the company of lawyers, I won’t print this person’s name. Upon entering this crowded, noisy...
February 20, 2009
Aero Dynamix reports that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates for the Sikorsky S-76C and...
February 16, 2009
The Teamster’s union that represents Sikorsky’s 5,100 employees at its plants in Connecticut and Florida, reports that its members...
February 9, 2009
Helicopters have been called in to fight the raging brushfires that have devastated the landscape and several entire towns northwest of...
February 9, 2009
Sikorsky’s X-2 experimental aircraft successfully completed the first test of its pusher prop on Feb...
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