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February 26, 2015
Robinson R44 helicopters have returned to the air in Australia and New Zealand after a temporary grounding of the type following concerns over cracked rotor blades. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority grounded all R44s on the Australian register fitted with C016-7 main rotor blades on Feb...
February 26, 2015
Aspen Avionics, Booth 3164, will be hosting an autograph session with Living Legend of Aviation Chuck Aaron at  Heli-Expo on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Aaron is the only pilot licensed by the FAA to perform aerobatics in a helicopter in the United States, and one of...
February 26, 2015
"MoreUPtime" is set to be the focus for current and prospective customers’ of the Cadorath Group of Companies when they unveil a new exhibit this March at the upcoming Heli-Expo 2015 convention and trade show by Helicopter Association International in Orlando, Fla. This exhibit, produced by...
February 26, 2015
Bell Helicopter has sold and delivered 16 new Bell 407GXs to BBM Inc. of Reno, Nev. The aircraft will be operated in the Middle East, and configured to suit a changing variety of urgent mission profiles, ranging from casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) to reconnaissance. The aircraft were presented to Fred Hees...
February 25, 2015
Sikorsky Helicopters handed over the first of four S-92s to Bond Helicopters Australia at the Australian International Air Show, which took place at Avalon Airport, Victoria, from Feb. 24 to March 1. A second S-92 was delivered in Brisbane. Bond Helicopters Australia ordered four of the 19-seaters for operation in the...
February 25, 2015
 Bell Helicopter's Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s second flight test vehicle has successfully achieved its first flight. The Bell 505’s flight test vehicle one completed its first flight in November of last year, and the program has quickly progressed, performing additional flight tests and numerous practice autorotations.    Photo courtesy Bell Helicopter “We are so excited to...
February 24, 2015
International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford. Stratford received her helicopter rating in 1947 after serving as an airplane pilot for seven years. As the...
February 24, 2015
HAI is again highlighting the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge, which features more than 53 safety education events that will help attendees learn industry best practices including safety tools and techniques to apply while on the job. Some of these courses include sessions such as “Aviation Law: What Pilots Need to Know,” “Updates in FAA Medical...
February 24, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 outfitted to perform utility roles in the Middle East by Saudi Geological Survey. The company will use the aircraft to support geological mapping, mineral exploration and many other sustainable management activities.  The aircraft was signed for by Dr. Zohair A. Nawab, President of SGS in a formal signing ceremony at International...
February 24, 2015
Airbus Press Event March 3 – 7:30am Hyatt Regency Hotel, Meeting Room U News Conferences - Room S-220B March 3 9:00 – Sikorsky Aircraft 10:00 – Avpro, Inc. 11:00 – Erickson Incorporated 2:00 – Robinson Helicopters 3:00 – RMCI, Inc. 6:30 – Twirly Birds...
February 23, 2015
The Royal Thai Army has acquired six of Airbus Helicopters' light-utility EC145 T2 airframe, the newest and most powerful model in the EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family. The Army signed for six EC145 T2s with a VIP installation, under the Light Utility Helicopter Type II requirement, to be deployed principally on official passenger transport duties, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016...
February 19, 2015
New Zealand helicopter manufacturer Composite Helicopters International (CHI) has filed a type certificate application with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority for three helicopter models featuring its EvoStrength composite technology. The helicopters are the entry level, Rolls-Royce RR300-powered KC630; the high-powered, high-altitude, Honeywell LTS101-powered utility version, the KC650; and the...
February 18, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced its presence at Aero India 2015, Feb. 18-22, at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The state-of-the-art Bell 407GT tactical light commercial helicopter is an ideal aircraft for armed reconnaissance surveillance, bringing together the Garmin G1000H flight deck with precision weapons capability. The aircraft offers a highly flexible and configurable modern weapons system to...
February 17, 2015
Airbus Helicopters Inc, part of Airbus Defense and Space, has been awarded a $220.5 million contract by the U.S. Army for 41 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters with Airborne Radio Communications 231 radios. The helicopters will be built at the company’s Columbus, Miss. plant and all deliveries are scheduled for...
February 13, 2015
AgustaWestland has signed a contract with Lease Corporation International (LCI) for eleven helicopters valued at approximately €110 million (US $125 million). The contract includes a mix of AW169 light-intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super-medium twin engine helicopters that make up the AgustaWestland Family of helicopters spanning the 4 to 8 tonne helicopter categories. The helicopters...
February 12, 2015
AgustaWestland has completed the delivery of the Italian Police’s AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. Deliveries began in mid-2013, and now eight aircraft are in service at five different bases in central and southern Italy: three aircraft are in Pratica di Mare close to Rome, two in Reggio Calabria and one each in Bari, Palermo and Fenosu. Photo courtesy...
February 10, 2015
The Bell Helicopter and Boeing V-22 team recently delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the HMX-1 Presidential Air Lift Squadron, providing Marine aviators with the ability to more efficiently train for their "critical and highly visible transport mission," Boeing said. With the simulators installed at the squadron's headquarters in Quantico...
January 27, 2015
The first Airbus EC135 T2+ helicopter in a planned fleet of modern, twin-engine, rotary-wing aircraft being acquired by the Australian Defense Force (ADF) for its new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS), has successfully completed its first flight in Europe. Under the HATS project, a joint training scheme for both Army and Navy aircrew will utilize approximately 15 EC135 T2+ trainers, along with...
January 26, 2015
Botswana's Police Service has signed a contract for three new AS350 B3e "Ecureuil" rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters, equipped with Turbomeca Arriel 2D turbine engines. The...
January 23, 2015
Metro Aviation subsidiary PAC International completed the installation of a Garmin GTX-330ES extended squitter transponder system in an Airbus EC135 helicopter, and also received certification for the...
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