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January 1, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has signaled the beginning of a new race to supply the next Presidential helicopter. The release by the Program Office (PMA-274) on Nov. 23 of draft request for proposal (RFP) for the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VXX) contract had been expected and is likely to be followed by a formal RFP around mid-FY13, according to the NAVAIR advisory notice...
January 1, 2013
Question 1: What technological advancements do you anticipate will most impact helicopter operations in 2013?   Dave Marone From the early days of aviation, fuel starvation, unpredictable weather and mechanical failure drive the overwhelming majority of aviation mishaps. The risk mitigation factors in helicopter operations remain fairly constant; keep the machine mechanically sound, keep fuel in the...
December 21, 2012
Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland has inked a €115-million (approximately $151.9-million) contract with Baku-based Azerbaijan Airlines for eight AW139s and secured a preliminary...
December 6, 2012
AgustaWestland has sold another AW169 and AW139 to corporate/VIP provider Kaan Air. The purchase from the Turkish operator comes two months after an order for two...
December 6, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over the initial 429 to leave its Singapore Service Center to PT Whitesky Aviation, which is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The...
November 19, 2012
AgustaWestland has handed over an AW139 to the Beijing Public Security Bureau’s Fire Fighting Department. The helicopter will carry out firefighting and disaster relief missions around Beijing and also assist...
November 13, 2012
Eurocopter has secured the first operator of its new variant of the AS332 C1e Super Puma. Based in Ireland and South Africa, Starlite Aviation Group becomes the launch customer for the C1e with the purchase of two Super...
November 7, 2012
American Eurocopter has booked its first U.S. order for the Mercedes-Benz Style EC145, which features a VIP package modeled after the iconic car series. Speedway Aviation purchased an EC145...
November 1, 2012
Hawker Pacific Aerospace, the Middle East representative for Bell Helicopters, has announced orders for seven Bell 412EPs from Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), one of the oldest and largest rotary and fixed-wing operators in the region. Alan Parsons, vice president of aircraft sales for Hawker Pacific, cited ADA as “one of the region’s most prestigious operators, with over 800,000 hours on Bell...
November 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has exercised a $41-million option involving its VH Presidential Helicopter contract with Sikorsky...
October 29, 2012
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.-based Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has added a Sikorsky S-76C+ to its charter...
October 1, 2012
AgustaWestland’s AW169 makes its entrance in Turkey thanks to a recent order by Kaan Air. AgustaWestland...
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 25, 2012
The South African Air Force has selected AgustaWestland to support its fleet of 30 AW109 light utility helicopters (LUHs). The manufacturer will provide...
September 14, 2012
Turkey-based Kaan Air has placed an order for two AgustaWestland AW169s and one AW139. The sale...
September 12, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over a pair of 407GXs to New York-based Helicopter Flight Services. The delivery represents the...
September 1, 2012
R66 flanks a lineup of Robinson helicopters at the company’s headquarters in Torrance, Calif. As mentioned in my August column, “Safety Goes Hand in Glove with Mission” (page 52), I had the opportunity to attend the Robinson Helicopter Corp. Pilot Safety Course and fly the R22 and R66 at the end of the program. The course is four to five days long including the aircraft flights. I was...
August 14, 2012
Dublin, Ireland-based Milestone Aviation has agreed to buy 19 more S-92s from Sikorsky Aircraft. The contract follows an order for three S-92s placed in February 2012 at Heli-Expo. The combined 22-helicopter order...
August 14, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display...
August 13, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over a 407GX to a private operator in Africa. Bell’s...
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