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February 25, 2014
AgustaWestland (Booth 6937) CEO Danielle Romiti revealed several surprises pre-Heli Expo. They included the presence of the AW609 tiltrotor that had journeyed to Los Angeles from its base in Arlington, Texas, where it is being readied for Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) certification. The transit, said a well-briefed Roberto Garavaglia, senior vice president for strategy and business, had taken six hours...
February 25, 2014
Bell Helicopter launched, in the words of President and CEO John Garrison, “the revitalization of the legendary Jet Ranger” during Heli-Expo on Tuesday at 11:00 am (Pacific). The launch drew a huge crowd with Garrison introducing the new SLS helicopter from a podium among the crowd. He reviewed the drive of Bell in terms of pushing forward with the 525 Relentless and on the military side, the...
February 24, 2014
Heli-Expo 2014 will mark the first major rotorcraft industry event for the new corporate identity of Airbus Helicopters (Booth 523), with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. To be announced is Airbus Helicopters’ upgraded version of its EC225 Super Puma: the EC225e. This new variant responds to operator...
February 24, 2014
Kaman Aerospace (Booth 4922) continues to expand its reach as a helicopter support powerhouse, now doing business with major OEMs such as Bell, Boeing, Sikorsky, MD Helicopters, and Lockheed Martin, among others. The company’s Aerosystems group provides tip-to-tail services and components, with the ability to handle virtually any aspect of aerospace design and manufacturing requirements. Jim...
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s...
February 19, 2014
The traditional “Russian Hour” returns to Heli-Expo on February 26 hosted by the Helicopter Industry Association of Russia (Booth 3903) and Russian...
February 19, 2014
Source: Columbia Helicopters Columbia Helicopters has acquired three Boeing CH- 47D Chinooks from the U.S. government. These aircraft will expand the...
February 19, 2014
Source: Kitchener Aero Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) has received an FAA supplemental...
February 18, 2014
Source: Bell Helicopter Singapore Air Show – Bell Helicopter and Air Juan have reached a purchase agreement involving a Bell 429 in...
February 18, 2014
Source: AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has received an order from the Republic of Korea’s Public Procurement Service and Chungnam Fire Fighting Department, for one AW139. This helicopter will...
February 14, 2014
Source: Russian Helicopters   Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has demonstrated the...
February 14, 2014
Source: Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter completed its first delivery of a Bell 407GX in India to SpanAir, an...
February 12, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the AgustaWestland AW189. First deliveries are expected shortly, perhaps as early as this week with Bristow Helicopters anticipating the first at their Norwich base for operations on oil rig support in the southern North Sea. The Bristow helicopter (show in image) is serial 49007 and is seen here in full colors with the British registration covered...
February 11, 2014
Source: Aurora Flight Sciences Aurora’s innovative VTOL X-Plane, known as LightningStrike, is designed for efficient hover and high speed, meeting the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s goals for performance and useful load...
February 10, 2014
Source: Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin has received a $60-million sustainment and support contract from AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the UK’s...
February 7, 2014
Helicopters flying over the Sochi Winter Olympics will perform a number of roles, but most will feature the livery of what one would expect – Russian Helicopters. The Russian Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service and Emergencies Ministry are among the agencies that will employ various Russian variants to conduct security missions, patrols, EMS and SAR operations during the XXII...
February 5, 2014
Source: Enstrom Jerry Mullins is retiring from his position as president and CEO of the Enstrom. A veteran in the aviation industry for 40 years, Mullins will continue to work as a consultant to Enstrom through 2014.    ...
February 5, 2014
Source: AgustaWestland   HeliVert, a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland, has received a Certificate of Approval from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC)...
February 4, 2014
Source: Indiana Helicopters Indiana Helicopters, a helicopter charter company located in Goshen, Indiana, has incorporated a...
February 3, 2014
Source: Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter has inked an agreement with the New York Police City Department for four Bell 429s. The helicopters will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol, serving the...
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