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June 1, 2013
The North American arm of AgustaWestland uncovered plans April 30 to build the AW169 at its 275,000-square-foot U.S. manufacturing complex at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), becoming a second location to the OEM’s plant in Vergiate, Italy. (The company also lists its facility in Yeovil, UK as “playing a major role” in the AW169 program). The announcement was revealed during a media...
June 1, 2013
  Think back to the first time you saw a multi-function display (MFD) screen in a cockpit. For me, it was around 1987, when I saw a McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle on static display at an air show. The high-tech fighter had a head-up display and thermal imaging system, too. That was all exceptionally impressive to me, a lowly student pilot with just a few hours in a Robinson R22. It might have...
May 29, 2013
Bell Helicopter has appointed HeliDrive as an independent representative for the northwest district of Russia. HeliDrive becomes Bell’s second representative in...
May 24, 2013
Helicopter brokerage firm Heli Asset announced its first helicopter sale to an operator in Switzerland, a Eurocopter EC155B1...
May 21, 2013
Eurocopter on Tuesday introduced the next-generation executive and VIP variants of its EC175 medium-sized twin-engine helicopter at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.   ...
May 15, 2013
Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI) has contracted Bond Offshore Helicopters to provide crew change flights and helicopter support starting in early June. The...
May 13, 2013
 A DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system from Becker Avionics has entered service with a...
May 13, 2013
CHC Helicopter has reached a five-year agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production to supply helicopters in support of deepwater exploration. The...
May 10, 2013
Chinese helicopter operator Sky Shuttle Helicopters announced its first all-female crew Monday, as Capt. Meg Lam and First Officer Kirsty Holtkamp will begin operating flights between Hong Kong and Macau.   ...
May 9, 2013
The Turkish National Police (TNP) have received the first of two VIP outfitted Sikorsky S-92s, with the second scheduled for delivery later this year. They will be used for Head of State duties and join one existing S-92 in operation with the TNP since 2005. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS)...
May 3, 2013
“Some of our bigger peers saw a fall in general aviation traffic, rather than the expected rise through the Olympic effect,” said James Dillon-Godfray, London Oxford Airport business development director. He said that the restriction zone around London had been a factor in reducing GA traffic during the period that it was in force. However, he said that the figures for the airport’s...
May 1, 2013
Africair, independent representative of Bell for Africa, has signed a purchase agreement with Scott’s–Bell 47 (SB47) for two 47GT-6...
May 1, 2013
What do the chief executives of a longstanding U.S. helicopter manufacturer, a London-based emergency medical services, offshore and SAR operator, and a hoist and winch supplier from New Jersey have in common? All of them sat down with Rotor & Wing during Heli-Expo in March for exclusive interviews that are part of our ongoing series featuring CEOs from the top companies around the helicopter industry...
April 30, 2013
Enstrom Helicopter Corp. is planning to double the current size of its Menominee, Mich.-based manufacturing plant to 77,000 square feet. Expansion plans include...
April 19, 2013
Russian Helicopters showcased two of its multirole helicopters, the Kamov Ka-32A11BC and Ka-226T, at the  Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE 2013) in Shanghai, China this week.     Ka-32A11BC. Photo...
April 17, 2013
Marenco Swisshelicopter is reporting a total of nine new orders booked for its SKYe SH09 during last month’s Heli-Expo, bringing the total number of commitments for the in-development helicopter to 45. The company appointed Heliflite as the...
April 16, 2013
Bell Helicopter has earned Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval to increase the maximum gross weight of the 429 to 7,500 lbs. The 500-lb increase is based on Transport Canada’s certification of the weight boost tracing back to December 2011. Indonesia becomes the 17th country to approve the exception, joining five others in Southeast Asia/Oceania and five nations in South...
April 10, 2013
Editor’s Note: E-volo does not use the words “rotorcraft,” “rotary-wing aircraft” or “helicopter.” Yet, the author believes their concept clearly belongs to the rotorcraft family (according to the definition in Webster’s dictionary). Therefore, the author is using “rotorcraft” to describe E-volo’s concept. E-volo, a Karlsruhe-based company...
April 3, 2013
I sit here pondering how to relate my recent experience with flying Eurocopter’s newest product, the EC175 medium twin. Let’s face it, for a steam gauge guy transitioning to glass within a span of 40 minutes, it’s easy to get lost in the Technicolor world of huge navigation and systems screens in concert with “many buttons.” The EC175 is currently on a world tour to showcase...
April 3, 2013
FAA has issued a two-year renewal of Exemption 7897, which allows operators of small aircraft who are National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) members to take advantage of Part 91 cost reimbursements options usually reserved for operators of larger turbine-powered aircraft. The...
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