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May 1, 2011
Bell 205-1A N28HJ at the Helitack base. Likely far from retirement, one of the world’s oldest Bell “Huey” helicopters is being treated to some of the most spectacular scenery on planet Earth. Looking showroom-new, Kachina Aviation’s Huey, registration N28HJ, is over 29,000 hours young and currently enjoying the spectacular vistas of Yosemite National Park. You wouldn’t know it...
April 8, 2011
AgustaWestland has handed over an AW139 to VTB Leasing, which will use the helicopter...
February 15, 2011
When most shops celebrate the opening of a new paint facility, they hold an open house or send out a press release. SureFlight went way beyond the ordinary, christening its new multimillion-dollar, 18,000-square-foot facility by painting one of the most recognized private helicopters in the world—Donald Trump’s Sikorsky S-76B. “Mr. Trump and his aviation team recognized that repainting...
February 9, 2011
AgustaWestland has secured a contract for two AW139s from Indian operators—one for...
February 1, 2011
Robinson Helicopter’s R66 Turbine was awarded an FAA type certificate on Oct. 25, 2010, and, based upon the 100 units already on order, is expected to be as popular as its top-selling piston stablemate, the R44. Base price for the five-seat, single-engine helicopter is $790,000. Okay, I’ll tell you up front that I’ve never avoided a chance to check out a helicopter, even a bad one...
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...
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