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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 12, 2009
New ideas have always been a cornerstone of aviation. With the advances in technology, aircraft designers have more tools and options than ever before to build...
April 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL With its rotorcraft dominating a large piece of show floor in Anaheim, Sikorsky was out in full force at Heli-Expo 2009. At the same time, the company used the show as a backdrop for a number of announcements. Key among these was the rebranding of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as Sikorsky Global Helicopters (SGH). The new company also includes...
April 1, 2009
Life in the corporate VIP cabin. It wasn’t all that long ago when a copy of the Wall Street Journal, a pair of headsets and a bag of cashews left on the seat were the only things that made a regular helicopter fit for transporting an executive. Oh, how the times have changed! Top corporate and government officials don’t have to be aboard their $50 million jet planes in order to travel in...
March 31, 2009
Beginning in April, government-run Airports of Thailand (AoT) will provide support facilities for helicopters at Suvarnabhumi Airport. In a statement released by...
March 23, 2009
While some companies are scaling back on their use of aircraft, Louisiana governor Boddy Jindal is keeping his helicopter busy. ...
March 4, 2009
Edwards & Associates, a primary completions center for Bell Helicopter, and its subsidiary Aeronautical Accessories announced that it has...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL The year 2008 may have looked like a recession in the U.S., but not for Robinson Helicopters. The Torrance, Calif.-based manufacturer produced 893 civil helicopters last year. That tops Robinson’s prior record of 823, which was achieved in 2007. Driving sales was the four-seat Raven II, the more powerful version of the original R44. The Raven II now...
February 24, 2009
Two Greek inmates scrambled aboard a helicopter and escaped a maximum-security prison. The same prison that one of the men, Vassililis...
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 12, 2009
Members of the Teamsters union who work for helicopter giant Sikorsky will gather on Sunday, Feb. 15 to vote on a new labor contract...
February 10, 2009
West Palm Beach, Fla. was the site of the first flight of Sikorsky’s S-76D helicopter. The intermediate, twin-engine helicopter is...
February 1, 2009
PRODUCTS Avionics suppliers FreeFlight Systems has developed an entry-level Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution for budget-conscious pilots. Priced under $10,000, FreeFlight Systems "ADS-B Out System" combines a 978 MHz data radio with its TSO-certified 1201 or 1203 GPS/WAAS sensor, dual antennas, and a compact control head. It will...
January 27, 2009
Sikorsky Aircraft has named Stephen B. Estill to the newly created post of V.P., Strategic Partnerships, where he will forward the company’s alliances in the international marketplace. Carey Bond replaces Estill in the position of V.P. and Chief...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
January 15, 2009
In a press release issued yesterday, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that former association president, John H. Winant, died on Jan. 13 at his home in...
January 1, 2009
The Three Little Angels of Spending This month, we bring you our R&W Annual Report. And as you probably saw during your initial flip-through, it contains two sections. The first is called "Executive Outlook," which contains comments and predictions about the helicopter industry as seen by the people in the corner offices. There’s also a part called "Company Profiles," a...
January 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | SERVICES On Dec. 3, Robert A. Schlotzhauer, the 68-year old former owner of Falcon Helicopter Inc and Lee’s Summit Turbine LLC of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to pay a $500,000 fine, make $63,854 in restitutions, and spend 12 months in home detention for wire fraud and laundering money in a helicopter repair scheme. The charges stem from a 2001...
January 1, 2009
Stronger Together As part of Cobham Avionics, S-TEC and Chelton Flight Systems have merged to create an Integrated Systems Center of Excellence in Mineral Wells, Texas. The move is part of Cobham’s drive to develop a fully integrated cockpit and improve its customer focus. The capabilities of S-TEC and Chelton are highly complementary, with products from both businesses certified together on more...
January 1, 2009
Formed in 1994, Aero Dynamix is a fast growing company, focused on safety, quality and customer satisfaction – the three pillars of the company’s success. During the past 15 years, Aero Dynamix has become the leader in the Night Vision modification industry. Currently, the company employs 50 Night Vision professionals and is growing significantly every month. As an FAA Certified Repair Station...
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