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January 11, 2011
FAA has granted supplemental type certificate (STC) approval to Aviation Specialties Unlimited for...
January 1, 2011
Since you are reading this, chances are high that you are also one of the poor souls who suffer from a disease called helicoptering. Therefore, I trust that you know that the Cabri G2 is built by Guimbal Hélicoptères in France and you know that Cabri is a little goat (also called a kid) in French. What you might not know is, Cabri also stands for Comfort in Autorotation Belongs to Rotor...
January 1, 2011
NORTH Flight Data Systems "Available Technologies Driving Accident Reduction" With the FAA’s pending HEMS rule changes, coupled with the increasing industry focus on improving safety, we predict an expanded application of existing technologies rather than the creation of new ones. This trend, we believe, will result in steady growth in the continued development of lightweight and...
November 1, 2010
A new MD Helicopters 530F has entered service with Corporate Helicopters of San Diego, Calif. Corporate...
September 28, 2010
AgustaWestland has handed over two GrandNew helicopters to France and Monaco. They will be used for passenger...
September 1, 2010
During the Farnborough Airshow in late July, Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino presented...
August 1, 2010
A modified Bell 407 has entered service with Zip Aviation in New York City. Piney Flats, Tenn.-based Bell Helicopter affiliate Edwards...
June 1, 2010
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin have launched a bid to offer the H-92T for the U.S. Navy’s VXX Presidential Helicopter program. In 2005, AgustaWestland and Lockheed...
June 1, 2010
Eurocopter introduced the concept for its Mercedes-Benz style EC145, which features various high-end improvements, in early May during EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland. Eurocopter Automaker Mercedes-Benz is collaborating with Eurocopter to develop a...
June 1, 2010
June 8–9: Safety and Training Summit, presented by Rotor & Wing, Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, Colo. Contact Rotor & Wing, phone 1-301-354-1813, e-mail jheinold@accessintel.com or visit www.aviationtoday.com/sats/ July 14–17: Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference, Tucson, Ariz. Contact ALEA, phone 1-301-631-2406 or visit www.alea.org July 19–25...
May 1, 2010
Pratt & Whitney hosted a recent event at its Customer Training Center in Hartford, Conn. with President Dave Hess and other top executives from various sections of the company. Rotor & Wing had a chance to sit down with Richard Dussault, vice president of strategic planning and marketing for Pratt & Whitney Canada, to get an update on the commercial rotorcraft engine market. Among recent...
March 1, 2010
The Chairman We were joined in the chairman’s office by NTSB Executive Officer Thom Zoeller, Deputy Director of Aviation Safety for Regional Operations Jeff Guzzetti, the Chairman’s Confidential Assistant Cresence Stafford, and NTSB Public Affairs Officer Keith Holloway. We began by discussing Chairman Hersman’s stated mission to “raise the bar” for what I called the...
February 1, 2010
Products | Airframes Assembly of the initial Sikorsky S-76D airframe—s/n 761004—has begun at Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic. The first production unit is scheduled for an April 2010 transfer to Sikorsky Global Helicopters’ facility in Chester County Airport (MQS) in Coatesville, Pa. for final assembly and completions. Sikorsky’s S-76D in flight. The manufacturer launched...
February 1, 2010
Commercial | Offshore VIH Cougar Helicopters will use the AW139 for offshore transport in the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy AgustaWestland During a recent...
January 1, 2010
Commercial | Offshore Two Bell 412EPs have joined the fleet of Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS). The manufacturer’s November handover signifies the 9th and 10th deliveries to FAS, eight of which took place during 2009. FAS has also inked a deal for PT6T-3DF Twin-Pac engine...
January 1, 2010
Aerospace Filtration Systems “Corporate Backbone & Global Footprint” Nothing has shown to be more true in the last year than a need for a strong corporate backbone and a global footprint to weather today’s economy. As we have all seen businesses struggling from small to large, those that survive and thrive are able to quickly mitigate market shifts and pullbacks. After a year of...
January 1, 2010
That is the question we asked industry executives to answer here in the Executive Outlook section this year. It is purposely a very broad question in order to give the respondents a lot of room to address whatever is most important to each of them, personally. This is one time in particular that we do try to allow them to point us toward the important things to watch in the coming months, rather than vice...
December 1, 2009
Public Service | Law Enforcement AgustaWestland handed over an AW139 to the Korea Coast Guard on Oct. 23. Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland has delivered two AW139s to the Korea Coast Guard, which will employ the...
December 1, 2009
Commercial | Airframes U.S. and European aviation safety agencies have issued airworthiness directives (ADs) requiring inspection of the section of the Sikorsky S-92 that connects the main gearbox to the...
December 1, 2009
Corporate | VIP Sikorsky Aircraft has handed over a VIP-configured S-76C++ to the Royal Travel Office...
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