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February 10, 2011
As part of the government’s “recapitalization” efforts, Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has upgraded the fifth oldest UH-60 Blackhawk...
February 8, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has handed over two S-92s to AAR Corp. for passenger and cargo missions in Afghanistan...
February 1, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron has consolidated six support and service divisions under its corporate brand. Five former subsidiaries now fall under the Bell Helicopter banner: Edwards & Associates of Piney Flats, Tenn., Louisiana-based Rotor Blades (Broussard) and Acadian Composites (Lafayette), Bell Aerospace...
February 1, 2011
Helibras will modernize the Brazilian Army Aviation Command’s fleet of 36 Eurocopter AS350s. Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary has won a contract to modernize a fleet of 36 AS350 Ecureuils in operation with the Brazilian Army Aviation Command. The agreement includes a complete rebuilding of three of the helicopters. Terms of the deal call for work to start during 2011 and run through...
February 1, 2011
A friend of mine recently asked me why helicopters were so expensive to buy and operate. The simple answer to both parts of the question is complexity. Helicopters have a large number of moving parts, designed for minimal weight and high stress (fatigue) conditions. Even the ‘simplest’ light helicopter is a true marvel of mechanical engineering. This, combined with a low tolerance for failure...
February 1, 2011
In an effort to make things simple for customers, Bell Helicopter Textron has brought six former subsidiaries under its corporate umbrella. Edwards & Associates, Rotor Blades, Acadian Composites, Bell Aerospace Services and U.S. Helicopter are now part of Bell, while a sixth subsidiary—Aeronautical Associates—will continue to offer parts and accessories using its brand while being...
January 25, 2011
Boeing’s UK Rotorcraft Support has initiated flight testing for the first Chinook Mk4. As part of Project JULIUS, Boeing and its Defence UK unit...
January 11, 2011
FAA has granted supplemental type certificate (STC) approval to Aviation Specialties Unlimited for...
January 5, 2011
Bell Helicopter Textron has finalized the consolidation of six support and service divisions under its corporate brand. Five former subsidiaries now fall under the Bell Helicopter...
December 29, 2010
Two Dallas Police Department Bell 206B3s have returned to service following installation of an upgrade...
December 13, 2010
FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to One Sky Aviation and Max-Viz to install the EVS-1500...
November 1, 2010
Sikorsky Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has received the go-ahead to provide another 11 modified S-61s under an existing agreement with the U.S. State Department...
October 5, 2010
DART Helicopter Services has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for a series of rotorcraft...
October 1, 2010
Decatur, Texas-based United Rotorcraft Solutions has opened a new facility and secured a Dallas Police Department contract. The 40,000-square-foot complex includes...
August 25, 2010
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) moved to their new, larger facility August 7, 2010. The new facility, located within a mile of the current hangar...
August 1, 2010
Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland have begun building a 430,550-square-foot (40,000-square-meter) AW139 assembly plant in Tomilino, which is near Moscow. The complex will produce more than 20 civil AW139s annually by...
August 1, 2010
A modified Bell 407 has entered service with Zip Aviation in New York City. Piney Flats, Tenn.-based Bell Helicopter affiliate Edwards...
August 1, 2010
On a clear day, eastern South Dakota appears to be a benevolent setting for helicopter flight. The landscape is as flat as a hospital bed, and it appears covered by a giant patchwork quilt, created by the checkerboard design of farm fields. The razor-edge horizon allows a view of blue skies as far as the eye can see. The two HEMS operations in Sioux Falls, S.D. are Avera McKennan Hospital and University...
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
Transport Canada has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Maxcraft Avionics to equip various Bell and Sikorsky...
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