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August 18, 2008
Brazilian-based Sierra Aeronáutica and U.S.-based Texas Aviation Services (TAS), formed a partnership to support Brazilian helicopter clients, unveiling it at LABACE in Brazil. The companies are trying to catch up with the...
August 1, 2008
SERVICES Citing Europe’s growing need for aerial firefighting skills and resources, the organizers of October’s Helitech 2008 are hosting a conference on that subject on the trade show’s first day. Helitech 2008, an offshoot of the...
August 1, 2008
Well thought-out requirements and good planning are essential to getting an end product that is a pleasing, perfect helicopter, whether the aircraft is new or used. Primer Definitions: Completions and Refurbishments or Refurbs: While not defined in Webster’s dictionary, typically a helicopter completion involves making a factory-new helicopter meet a customer’s prescribed specifications. A...
August 1, 2008
Paul Schaaf has been through several aircraft completions, and has learned some lessons through them. The chief pilot for the Fairfax County, Va. Police Dept’s Helicopter Div was project manager for the recent upgrade of its two Bell Helicopter Model 407s to what is called the Mission Enhanced configuration. He also participated in past completions of the division’s old 206 LongRanger and the...
August 1, 2008
There are about 2,000 MD Helicopters in service around the world, and Phoenix Heliparts and its parent company aim to be the "go-to" vendor to complete, refurbish and support them. "The helicopters are getting older. They need refinement. They need repairs more. They need all kinds of work," said Don Nichols, president of Heli-Mart, which bought an 80-percent stake in Mesa, Ariz.-based...
August 1, 2008
ODA is an abbreviation that promises to transform the completions business. It stands for Organizational Delegation Authorization and is the U.S. FAA’s effort to streamline certification of equipment and its installations as safe and compliant with aviation regulations. It also marks a recognition by that agency that it doesn’t have the staffing or budget to keep up with the demand for civil...
August 1, 2008
As you see from this month’s report, there is a great deal going on in the completions and refurbishments business. Just as evident is the fact that there is a great deal to consider and decide, if you are an owner or operator and want to be assured of getting the most out of your revamped aircraft. As you begin the process of nailing down just what it is that you want done to your aircraft to make...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
June 1, 2008
The 60th anniversary show brings some things old, many things new. In its 60th anniversary year, the Farnborough Air Show will have visitors reminiscing of the old and embracing the new. This year’s biennial show coincides with two other significant anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the first officially recorded powered, heavier-than-air flight in the United Kingdom and the start of the Berlin...
May 7, 2008
In what may be a sign that big airlines are losing their fight for user fees, talks have broken down over new funding for the U.S. FAA. The Wall Street Journal reports recent attempts at a bipartisan compromise in...
May 1, 2008
SERVICES | COMPLETIONS Air Methods’ Products Div. and Keystone Helicopter are the latest outfits to win approval to sign off on aircraft modifications for the U.S. FAA. The Air Methods unit in Englewood, Colo. and the Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary in Coatesville, Pa. each have won certification as an...
May 1, 2008
SERVICES | AVIONICS Paradigm Aerospace has delivered a new Bell Helicopter 407 equipped with the Chelton Flight Systems dual-display electronic flight instrumentation system, (EFIS) to a mutual customer of it and AirLounge Commercial and Consulting LTDA based in Brazil. This is the first Chelton EFIS-equipped helicopter to be delivered into Brazil...
April 29, 2008
California’s Orange County fire Authority is buying two new Bell Helicopter 412EPs to strengthen its firefighting capabilities, according to The Orange...
April 16, 2008
Keystone Helicopter has won approval to certify modifications to specific rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft for the FAA. The Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary...
April 10, 2008
Bell Helicopter plans to establish a maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility in India, according to the Dow Jones news service. It...
April 1, 2008
Royal Air Force Flight Lt. Michelle Goodman on March 7 became the first woman to be awarded the U.K. Distinguished Flying Cross. She was honored for flying her Incident Reaction Team Merlin into "an extremely dangerous area of Basra City" in Iraq on night-vision goggles and under very heavy fire on June 1, 2007 to rescue a casualty despite mortar rounds landing nearby. The DFC is awarded for acts...
April 1, 2008
April 6-9 — AAAA Annual Convention, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Contact: AAAA National Office, Phone: 203-268-2450; Fax: 203-268-5870; Web: www.quad-a.org. April 23-26 — Aircraft Electronics Assn 51st Annual International Convention and Trade Show, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Contact: Phone: 816-373-6565; Fax...
April 1, 2008
Continuing the discussion we began with my last column on helicopter acquisitions, I focus this month on helicopter selection ("Aircraft Life Lessons," February 2008, page xx). We all have favorite helicopter makers and models. Next to hot fudge sundaes with no calories, being allowed to pick my favorite helicopter without regards to cost or justification would be at the top of my Christmas list...
March 24, 2008
Aviation Today will host a webinar examining ongoing opportunities presented by the current helicopter boom and the potential impact of global economic turmoil on the industry. The webinar...
March 1, 2008
ROTOR LEASING IS DISPLAYING ITS NEWLY RESTORED EUROCOPTER AS365SH Dauphin at Booth 435. The eight-year-old twin was grounded and decommissioned by the Irish Air Corps in 2005 with 3,600 hr total time. Three other AS365s operated by the Irish Air Corps...
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