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November 27, 2012
AgustaWestland continues to advance the development program for the AW169, as the third prototype has gone airborne for the first time from the manufacturer’s facility in Cascina Costa, Italy...
November 16, 2012
Bell Helicopter has obtained approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to increase the maximum gross weight of the 429 by 500 lbs. Regulatory...
November 13, 2012
Eurocopter has secured the first operator of its new variant of the AS332 C1e Super Puma. Based in Ireland and South Africa, Starlite Aviation Group becomes the launch customer for the C1e with the purchase of two Super...
November 1, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW210S turboshaft engine that will power the Sikorsky S-76D is in line for...
November 1, 2012
Despite approvals from 11 other countries, FAA denied a request to increase the weight  of the Bell 429 to 7,500 lbs. Going against the grain of other regulatory agencies around the globe and the requests of Bell 429 operators in the U.S., FAA has denied a request from Bell Helicopter to increase the max gross weight of the variant from 7,000 to 7,500 lbs. Transport Canada approved the weight increase...
October 31, 2012
Sikorsky subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has obtained International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 1 certification. The International...
October 30, 2012
Canadian training and simulation provider CAE’s Bell training center in Toluca, Mexico has obtained FAA Level D qualification...
October 17, 2012
Atlanta, Ga.-based Professional Aviation Associates (PAA), a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has received International Traffic in Arms...
October 1, 2012
Nashua, N.H.-based JTI Air Holdings has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use its automotive...
October 1, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center has received FAR Part 142 approval for its training program for the AgustaWestland AW139. The approval gives Era Group subsidiary the ability to issue pilot certificates following ground instruction and training in the flight simulator training device...
September 27, 2012
Robinson Helicopter has secured approval from the FAA for the police variant of its R66 turbine. The police model is outfitted with FLIR...
September 14, 2012
Nashua, N.H.-based JTI Air Holdings has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use its automotive...
September 6, 2012
The FAA has granted Canadian EMS operator Ornge permission to fly its helicopters in U.S. airspace as needed. Prior to this...
August 31, 2012
Tempe, Ariz.-based StandardAero has expanded its Singapore location by moving into a new, larger facility within Seletar Aerospace...
August 22, 2012
BLR Aerospace has received approval from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) for its...
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted Bell-Boeing's Joint Project Office a $22.2-million contract for non-reoccurring engineering with the CV-22...
August 1, 2012
NextGen avionics provider, FreeFlight Systems, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) to incorporate a rule-compliant automatic dependent...
August 1, 2012
Nondestructive testing (NDT) of helicopters via ultrasonics is an essential facet of any maintenance and manufacturing program. NDT is a cost-effective way to quality check rotorcraft components and structures for defects, thickness, cracks, flaws and other problems without tearing apart your helicopter to access them. The helicopter industry is dependent on NDT.  (Top) NDT plays a vital role in...
August 1, 2012
Helicentre Aviation has become the first UK-based utility surveillance operator to achieve certified emissions measurement and reduction scheme (CEMARS)...
July 30, 2012
Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval for its H-series primary flight displays (PFDs) and multifunction...
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