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April 1, 2012
Photos by Ernie Stephens Eurocopter Canada handed over a new AS350B3e to Canadian Helicopters during Heli-Expo in Dallas. The helicopter will primarily carry out utility missions and join a fleet that consists of 75 Eurocopter variants. Canadian Helicopters is...
April 1, 2012
Kaman Corporation has promoted five officers to parent company positions. Gregory Steiner (left), currently president of Kaman Aerospace Group, is taking on the additional title of executive vice president of Kaman Corp. Steiner has been with the company since 2008 after a 17-year career with Rockwell Collins. President of Kaman Industrial Technologies, Steven Smidler (right) is now an executive vice...
April 1, 2012
Lider Aviacao’s fleet of 61 helicopters includes the Sikorsky S-92. Brazil is one of the driving forces behind Latin America’s emergence as a fast-growing market for helicopter support operations. The largest rotorcraft operator in Latin America is Lider Aviacao, with a fleet of 61 helicopters—comprising the Sikorsky S-92, S-76A/C+/C++ and Bell 412/212—as well as 31 fixed-wing...
April 1, 2012
Artist’s rendering of the new facility. AgustaWestland Representatives of AgustaWestland and Tata Sons were on hand March 14 to launch construction of a new helicopter production facility for Indian Rotorcraft at Hyderabad International Airport. The 10-acre...
April 1, 2012
Chile is home to an expanding AgustaWestland GrandNew fleet, with two recent purchases from corporate operators. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has expanded its presence in Chile with Santiago-based Naviera...
April 1, 2012
Ka-52 Alligator. While Russian Helicopters is expanding globally in civil markets, the manufacturer’s military variants continue to draw international attention. Photos by Russian Helicopters During a Feb. 13 interview at Heli-Expo, Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov sat down with Rotor & Wing to discuss a number of topics, ranging from global expansion, emerging markets and training, to...
April 1, 2012
Protecting the Olympics and Paralympics from terrorism is a serious business. This summer, the Olympics arrive in London, and the armed forces are being made ready for the challenge. Leave has been canceled during the period of the games for those actually, and even potentially, involved in the huge security operation. The largest warship in the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean, at 21,500 tons, and having recently...
April 1, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) aimed at producing a smaller, cheaper, and yet more powerful engine for the UH-60 and AH-64 fleets is not only running on-time and on-budget, but has become a major player in the Army’s future budgetary planning. Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) is a 50/50 joint venture involving Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney that is producing the...
March 28, 2012
Safran Group subsidiary Turbomeca plans to establish a series of online services to help operators streamline maintenance, trend monitoring and other engine support tasks. Known as Bank of Online Service and Technologies (Boost), the service—part of a major Safran effort—is being developed in partnership with IBM. Bruno Even, executive VP of operations for Turbomeca, introduces Boost at...
March 27, 2012
Transport Canada has granted St. Louis Park, Minn.-based Shadin Avionics a supplemental type...
March 20, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Canada has agreed to provide engine maintenance support for DanCopter, a...
March 14, 2012
Bloomfield, Conn.-based Kaman Aerospace Group has named two new vice presidents. The company has appointed Pat Wheeler, former president and CEO of Vermont Composites...
March 2, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Canada is “ramping up” production of the PW210S, according to President John Saabas. The engine...
March 1, 2012
A new upgrade kit is available for the Rolls-Royce M250, which supplies power for the Bell 407 and MD600. The value improvement program (VIP) will lower fuel burn by 2 percent and raise hot/high performance by up to 5 percent, without increasing the weight of the...
March 1, 2012
Eurocopter’s EC130T2 will feature Turbomeca Arriel 2D engines. Two dramatic launches—mood music, helicopters behind screens and clever audio visual presentations—accompanied the launches of the Bell 525 Relentless super medium transport (SMT) and the Eurocopter EC130T2.  While you can find the full specifications elsewhere in this news section, Bell President & CEO John Garrison...
March 1, 2012
Tech-Tool Plastics: Reinforced and Ready to Install EC120, EC130 Windows Tech-Tool Plastics is pleased to offer the ultimate in quality replacement windows for your Eurocopter EC120 and EC130 helicopters. Currently FAA, EASA, Transport Canada and ANAC approved, these windows offer reinforced edging which helps prevent cracking during extreme temperature changes. Plus, these replacement windows are...
March 1, 2012
Sikorsky has signed with Brazilian operator Lider Aviacao to provide three S-92s. Lider will use the helicopters for offshore oil and gas transport for Petrobras. The purchase adds to Lider’s fleet of four S-92s and 42 S-76s. Sikorsky expects deliveries to begin later this year. Mexican operator Aeroservicios...
March 1, 2012
Cadorath Aerospace highlighted a number of recent developments during Heli-Expo. The company introduced its new AeroParts website, which serves as a resource for parts...
March 1, 2012
While the future is inherently hard to predict (especially when it comes to the economy), the more than 1,000 chief pilots and flight department managers who were questioned for Honeywell’s 14th annual Turbine-Powered Civilian Helicopter Outlook plan to buy “strong” in 2012, but are uncertain about 2013 and beyond. The survey, which represents a pool of operators flying almost 2,500...
March 1, 2012
Bell uncovered its 525 Relentless during Heli-Expo 2012 with a production that resembled a rock concert. Photo by Andrew Parker 2011 was supposed to be the year of recovery for rotorcraft manufacturing, but volatility in the financial markets plus ongoing debt woes for some European countries prompted buyers of all stripes to wait and forecasters to rethink their initial prognostications. Even with...
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