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March 5, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Turbomeca (Safran) companies across the world have finalized Support By the Hour (SBH) contracts with numerous operators flying a wide range of missions. At HAI Heli-Expo 2015, Canadian operator Coast to Coast signed an SBH contract with Turbomeca Canada covering the Arrius 1A engines in its AS 355...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. Turbomeca (Safran) and Rotortrade have announced at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 a further step in their cooperation with the launch of a specific warranty program that will cover Turbomeca- powered pre-owned helicopters sold by Rotortrade Services worldwide. According to Franck Saudo, Turbomeca...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters have agreed to renew a Fleet Operator Agreement supporting the Canadian company’s M250-powered fleet. Alpine Helicopters, based in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, has been providing year-round world class helicopter services since 1961. Alpine specializes in tourism sightseeing, helicopter skiing and commercial...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Rolls-Royce and Composite Helicopters International Ltd., an emerging New Zealand helicopter manufacturer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to place the RR300 engine into Composite Helicopter’s new KC630 composite helicopter manufactured using their patented EvoStrengthTM technology. Rolls-Royce and Composite Helicopters will also work toward...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Vector Aerospace Corporation,  a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has signed an accordance to provide Rolls-Royce M250 engine overhaul support to Helisul Taxi Aereo Ltda. Vector Aerospace will provide Helisul...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Rolls-Royce and Robinson Helicopter Company have signed a new, 10-year agreement to supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power R66 aircraft. The Rolls-Royce RR300 has been the exclusive engine on Robinson’s R66 gas-turbine helicopter since it entered service in 2010. Rolls-Royce has delivered more than 800 RR300 engines to meet the growing global demand for...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Rolls-Royce and Bell Helicopter have signed a long-term agreement to install upgraded M250 engines in new Bell 407GXP helicopters, boosting power and fuel efficiency. Deliveries of M250-C47B/8 engines for Bell 407GXP helicopters will include a factory installed Value Improvement Package (VIP) kit, which will increase “hot and high” power by up to 8...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo2015 Orlando, Fla. - Turbomeca (Safran) is developing a new strategy to further improve the proximity service it offers to its customers. Taking advantage of the planned introduction of new light helicopters, Turbomeca will enlarge its support network to offer a best-in-class service tailored to small fleet operators. To offer the most comprehensive and reliable support network, Turbomeca...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) with the assistance of their local representatives, Naher Trading, has signed a contract to provide the Colombian Air Force with...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has partnered with Turbomeca (Safran) to provide Airbus Helicopters AS350BA to AS350B2 conversions to customers across the globe. As...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E-powered EC175 helicopters have been recently delivered to Belgian operator NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). NHV, one of the launch customers for Airbus Helicopter’s new model, has started commercial operation with its first two EC175 helicopters in the North Sea in December 2014 which have already accumulated...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2014, further clearing the way for its entry into service early this year on the new EC135P3 helicopter.  The PW206B3 engine...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) recently certified the Flight Data Acquisition Storage and Transmission (FAST™) engine diagnostic solution for the AgustaWestland AW139. This system will provide operators with an end-to-end application for managing all helicopter engine performance data.  FAST continuously monitors and records all engine data...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – P&WC-appointed Dallas Airmotive Inc. and H+S Aviation Limited DOFs soon to be fully operational in North America and the Middle East. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) recently announced that its newly appointed designated overhaul facilities (DOF) Dallas Airmotive Inc. and H+S Aviation Limited (Booth 3700 at HELI-EXPO) will be fully operational in...
March 2, 2015
Bob Stenberg When money is tight—which, if we’re being honest with ourselves, is almost universally the case in this industry—aerospace buyers focus inward on cost centers rather than outward on the cutting edge. And with the latest drop in oil prices and U.S. defense spending, rotorcraft operators may forgo the next best ride and instead look for subtler ways to extend the life of their...
March 1, 2015
Arrano engine. Photo courtesy Turbomeca The long-term engine of choice for X4, the prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ new medium class twin-engine rotorcraft, will be an uprated Turbomeca Arrano engine. Airbus Helicopters has been running with two turboshaft engine options, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW210E and Turbomeca’s Arrano, since the first design concept in 2012. However following...
February 26, 2015
Honeywell will be showcasing several systems at next week's Heli-Expo, and will also make several significant announcements about how the company is helping customers achieve performance improvements. The annual Honeywell Helicopter Industry Forecast, which provides an authoritative look at industry trends from the unique perspective of helicopter operators worldwide, will also be released at the...
February 26, 2015
The newest addition to the Turbomeca (Safran) Arrien 2+ family, the Arriel 2N Turboshaft, has received EASA type-certification. The engine first ran in September 2011, and offers low operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance.  “The certification of the Arriel 2N in December 2014 has roused a clear interest in the airframer community,” Jean-François Sauer, vice...
February 20, 2015
Bell Helicopter's affiliate company McTurbine, Inc. has received authorization from Honeywell International to serve as a Licensed Repair Facility for the Honeywell T53 series engine. Under this...
February 19, 2015
The long-term engine of choice for the X4, the prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ new medium class twin-engine rotorcraft, will be an uprated Turbomeca Arrano engine.   Photo courtesy of Turbomeca (Safran) Airbus Helicopters has been running with two turboshaft...
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