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April 28, 2016
Lockheed Martin’s leadership is still grappling with how to explain the near-term impact of Sikorsky’s acquisition on its own operations and finances. “I am still getting my head around describing Sikorsky and what the expectation should be” for the unit’s impact, L-M EVP and CFO Bruce Tanner said in response to a financial analyst’s question this week after the...
April 11, 2016
Bell Helicopter has signed a letter of intent with PT Whitesky Aviation for 30 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters last week. The...
April 8, 2016
The first certified multicopter, e-volo's Volocopter VC200, has begun manned flight tests in southern Germany. The Volocopter is a personal aerial...
April 1, 2016
Two corporate customers in Chile have signed letters of intent for the Bell 505 JetRanger X. One customer was a private owner and the other was Eagle Copter. Both helicopters will be configured for...
March 30, 2016
Bell Helicopter delivered a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government, the company said Tuesday. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua.   According to a...
March 25, 2016
Heli-One has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet, said the MRO provider. According to a press release, the air inlet was identified as a top contributor to aircraft-on-ground events for the S-92. The component was found to have...
March 22, 2016
Airbus Helicopters is showcasing demo flights of its H145 in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first tour was held in Southeast Africa in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand.  This Asian demo tour will be divided into two legs. From March 23...
March 17, 2016
Bell Helicopter has secured commitments from two customers for a total of three Bell 407GXPs in corporate/VIP configuration while at HAI Heli-Expo...
February 29, 2016
Bell Helicopter President and CEO Mitch Snyder emphasized a focus on innovation for the future in terms of both “disruptive” and “leap-forward” technologies in its future aircraft.   At a Feb. 29 press conference during Heli-Expo, Snyder explained Bell's innovation falls in three parts: safety improvements...
February 17, 2016
Sikorsky has appointed UI Helicopter Co., Ltd. to become a Sikorsky-authorized customer support center in South Korea, the first such center in the country. Based in Yesan, 100 km south of Seoul, the center will enable operators of Sikorsky S-76 and S-92...
February 12, 2016
Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mi-171E helicopter with a superior comfort cabin to the government of the Republic of Uganda. The helicopter was delivered under the contract signed by Russian exporter Rosoboronexport in 2015.  The Mi-171E helicopter supplied to Uganda is distinguished by its superior comfort cabin designed for 12 passengers. It is fitted with soft leather-wrapped armchairs and...
February 12, 2016
Guidance Aviation has been experiencing great success by using the Robinson R66 turbine helicopter for a variety of commercial helicopter operations.   Guidance Aviation offers helicopter charter services utilizing the Robinson R66. Applications vary from construction deliveries, airport shuttles, executive transportation, scenic tours, pipeline/power line assessment and external loads.  ...
February 10, 2016
NBAA has opened the call for speakers for the 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Members are encouraged to submit their speaking proposals, focusing on intermediate- to advanced-level engaging topics that are...
February 4, 2016
Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has completed an agreement with Honeywell Aerospace for a dealership at its Philadelphia facility.   MAG’s recent certification is a result of providing...
February 3, 2016
Avinco closed 2015 with 31 helicopter transactions worldwide, moving more than 38 million euros worth of assets. Eight of these sales came from Avinco’s own portfolio and three with Avinco financing attached.  Avinco, a fully independent, privately owned firm, offers...
February 3, 2016
Uber broke local law when it ferried visitors by helicopter to and from residential Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, said local zoning authorities.   The FAA told R&WI that Uber had violated no federal aviation regulations with respect to its Jan. 23 ferry flights. “Certificated commercial air taxi (part 135) operators performed all of the operations and completed...
February 2, 2016
Statoil has awarded Bristow Norway contracts for personnel transportation from Bergen and Florø starting on May 1, 2017. The contracts are valued at around NOK 1 billion in the 5-year fixed period. In addition, the contracts include four yearly options. By combining the new contracts with the current helicopter portfolio, Statoil...
January 25, 2016
In 2015, Airbus Helicopters delivered 395 rotorcraft from the company’s civil, parapublic and military product lines. Meanwhile, the company booked 383 orders (adjusted to 333 due to contract amendments for governmental NH90 and Tiger helicopters) with a strong performance of the new-generation medium H175. Demand remained steady for the H135 and H145 family of light twin helicopters, with bookings...
January 22, 2016
XTI Aircraft has earned a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) qualification under Regulation A+. Investors interested in supporting development of the new TriFan 600 aircraft will now be able to purchase...
December 29, 2015
A Chinese operator plans to start helicopter commuter service Thursday for the Pearl River Delta cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, according to news outlet China Daily.    The privately owned, Shenzhen-based Astro Air said the service will be the first of its kind on the Chinese mainland, according to the new...
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