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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...
January 1, 2009
Parts stocking distributor for the Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin range of helicopters Established in 1996, Alpine Air Support is a niche market helicopter parts supplier stocking components exclusively for the Eurocopter AS-365 Dauphin series of helicopters. Based in Zürich, Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, our company is focused on maintaining the most widely utilized rotable, avionics and instrument...
January 1, 2009
Back in 1977, Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) was established with one goal in mind — to build a reputation of excellence in service. Its customers say that AIS has achieved this goal: "AIS has continually offered a very high level of personal and professional service in sub-contract repairs and overhauls," says Greg Lindley, Managing Director of Helispares Ltd. 32 years later...
January 1, 2009
Helicopter operators who would like a new aircraft but can’t wait years for delivery are instead making dramatic improvements to their existing helicopters — with help from BLR Aerospace. Blur’s patented FastFin™ tail rotor enhancement and stability system, for example, improves productivity and safety while reducing pilot workload. The FastFin system modifies the tailboom with two...
January 1, 2009
During the past 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a reputation as an industry leader in quality rotorcraft services. Today, the company employs more than 900 people at one of the finest and fastest growing facilities in the country. In late 2005, Keystone was purchased by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. During the past two years, Sikorsky has transitioned the Final Assembly of both the S76 and S92...
January 1, 2009
AgustaWestland, a powerful force in the helicopter industry, is capable of satisfying the widest range of customer requirements with a modern range of high performance civil and military rotorcraft encompassing all the main weight categories. Products range from the innovative single-engine 2.8-ton AW119 Ke to the 16-ton three-engine AW101 helicopter. Other products include the AW109 Power, AW109 LUH and...
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