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March 16, 2011
According to Honeywell’s 13th Turbine-Powered Civilian Helicopter Purchase Outlook, worldwide deliveries of new civil helicopters will grow five percent from 2011-2015, when...
March 8, 2011
Uniflight has assembled a team of suppliers to design, certify, sell and support a Rolls-Royce engine upgrade STC for the Bell 206 A, B and L. “There are over 3,500 Jet Rangers in...
March 6, 2011
Turbomeca shook hands with representatives of the US Coast Guard (USCG) on the Sunday morning to mark the signing of a second support-by-the-hour contract. The...
March 6, 2011
Rolls-Royce has released its annual 10-year civil and military turbine helicopter market forecast. The forecast calls for 10,900 civil and 6,070 military turbine helicopters with a value of more...
February 16, 2011
Bloomington, Minn.-based Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is now testing the engine air particle protection system (EAPPS) for the...
December 8, 2010
Mirabel Heli Support has inked a deal with StandardAero to become an...
December 1, 2010
For future helicopter turbine engines, Turbomeca is working on compressors with increased overall pressure ratio based on centrifugal compressors with variable geometries. Increasing the overall pressure ratio helps cut specific fuel consumption (SFC). In turn, centrifugal compressors allow high pressure ratio without impacting weight or compactness. Variable geometries should help maintain a flat SFC...
November 9, 2010
Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Associated Company has chosen Pratt & Whitney...
August 23, 2010
Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from...
July 1, 2010
In mid-July, aviators from police, sheriff and federal law enforcement agencies will descend upon Tucson, Ariz. for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. The event, which will run from July 15–17, will be preceded by the organization’s pre-conference professional development courses July 12–14. Enstrom Helicopter will be at the show...
July 1, 2010
 The size of the problem depends on who’s talking. Several agencies are struggling, said Martin Jackson, president of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA). Some units are shutting down or cutting back drastically on flight operations. Others estimate as many as 40 shutdowns, with four to five in California, alone. Some departments flying older military helicopters are having trouble...
July 1, 2010
A trio of magazine contributors led a panel discussion, “Adding to Your Fleet,” during the 2010 Safety & Training Summit in Denver. Editor-at-Large Ernie Stephens and columnist Lee Benson spoke along with HeliValue$ President Sharon Desfor. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Todd Vorenkamp—also a contributor—moderated the panel. “As it’s time to acquire new aircraft, you have to...
July 1, 2010
FAA testing reveals that the FastFin upgrade for the Bell UH-1H can improve useful load by up to 57 percent. BLR Aerospace BLR Aerospace has obtained FAA certification...
June 1, 2010
Two Types of Helo Pilots I wanted to comment regarding Ed Van Winkle’s article, “Use of the Instrument Rating for Helicopter Pilots,” on page 58 of the February 2010 issue. I no longer hover and never have used my commercial license, but after 300-plus IA hours and working with hundreds of military rotary-wing aviators, I have reached the conclusion that there are two types of instrument...
June 1, 2010
In partnership with Aeronautical Accessories of Piney Flats, Tenn., Bell Helicopter has made a hot-and-high...
June 1, 2010
Icing trials for the AgustaWestland AW139 full ice protection system (FIPS), which has achieved FAA certification. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has obtained full ice protection system (FIPS) certification and introduced a new web-based health and usage monitoring...
June 1, 2010
Rolls-Royce has given its 2009 Model 250 Award to Winnipeg, Canada-based Cadorath Aerospace. The...
May 1, 2010
President’s Offshore Plans During a speech on March 31 at Andrews AFB, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled plans for “the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration, but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy sources and the need to protect America’s natural resources.” His administration is considering areas for drilling “in the mid and south Atlantic...
May 1, 2010
While Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) President David Adler looks on, Sharon Nell, director of the U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs Office of Aviation, officially signs a contract for up to 110 S-61Ts on Feb. 21 at Heli-Expo. Photo by Andrew D. Parker, Managing Editor The U.S. State Department’s decision to replace chartered Russian-made helicopters used to...
May 1, 2010
AgustaWestland announced in April that the Apache Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract...
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