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August 1, 2007
Dan Corsentino of Silver State Helicopters has been appointed to the U.S. Homeland Security Dept.’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Silver State Helicopters has appointed Joel Banks as vice president of flight academy operations in the Eastern U.S. and Steve Balint as...
August 1, 2007
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we’ve placed on the monthly issue’s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the January 1967 issue. Why not 40 covers for 40 years? That was the initial plan. But in reviewing...
July 1, 2007
SERVICES/COMPLETIONS Edwards & Associates has acquired the assets of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Cav-Air Helicopters. The Bell Helicopter subsidiary said the move will "further the expansion of its customer support and service offerings" in the customer-rich Florida market...
July 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL/SALES Nearly 27 years after he founded Texas Aviation Services, Carl "Woody" Woodard and his son Tim, the company’s president, are cashing in, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Woodards completed the sale of their fast-growing helicopter completion and overhaul company last week to Ranger Aerospace & Aeronautics, a locally based...
June 1, 2007
SERVICES/MAINTENANCE Erickson Air-Crane is broadening its horizons. The Central Point, Ore-based company is offering its expertise developed in managing conversion of Sikorsky Aircraft CH-54s to its own S-64 configuration to manufacturers needing engineering, prototyping, and production support. As a manufacturer and operator of aircraft...
June 1, 2007
SERVICES/COMPLETIONS REB Technologies and Aero Instruments are moving together. Aero Instruments is an FAA-approved aviation instrument repair and overhaul facility; it is a division of REB Technologies (REBTECH). Aero Instruments moved from Dallas Love Field to DFW International Airport...
May 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL/UTILITY DRF German Air Rescue’s technical department is readying three Eurocopter BO-105s for a Portuguese operator to use in Brazil’s rain forest. The Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht (the group’s German name) prepared the aircraft at its...
May 1, 2007
SERVICES/COMPLETIONS Metro Aviation, the completions center in Shreveport, La., will be completing two EC135s for Air Logistics. The helicopters are scheduled for offshore use in the Gulf of Mexico. Work is not scheduled to begin until the middle of the year and will take place at Metro...
April 27, 2007
Geneva Aviation is building a new development center to design and prototype electronic, video and audio systems. Completion and move is expected on July 1...
April 1, 2007
THINGS ARE REALLY COOKING FOR a good portion of the world’s helicopter industry. Of course, if you are among the fortunate, you may already know this. But then, maybe you’ve been too busy working to realize it. Institutionally, Rotor & Wing has covered the world’s helicopter industry a long time. This is our 40th year. I’m a comparative babe at it, with just four years on the...
April 1, 2007
FlightSafety International has appointed Benjamin Burton staff vice president, compliance and regulatory affairs, based in Washington, D.C. Burton joined FlightSafety last year to lead the team responsible for FlightSafety’s FAA and JAA government compliance activities. Metro Aviation, Inc. has named Jim Kettles as director of sales and customer support. The newly-created position at Metro...
April 1, 2007
IT MAY SEEM LIKE NO ONE IS HAPPY WITH THE current high demand for new helicopters. Operators don’t like having to wait a year or more for aircraft. Customers of commercial ones want more services than it is possible to get at times, because everything available is flying. Manufacturers complain they could garner more sales if they could build helicopters faster. Smiling among the unhappy crowd...
March 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO HAS GROWN APACE with the industry it represents. Just as operators and manufacturers are hard-pressed to field helicopters to meet all the demand before them, visitors to the annual gathering’s exhibit hall can barely find the time to see all the displays and products of interest. To help its readers meet that challenge, Rotor & Wing has gathered snapshots of what some of this...
March 1, 2007
PARIS — THE INAUGURAL JAN. 24 press conference of Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter’s new CEO, was a welcome breath of fresh air in an industry better known for its obfuscating and highly selective approach to public relations than for its forthrightness. Clearly, it helped that Bertling was able to announce a historically high revenue and order backlog; that Eurocopter’s products, across the...
February 1, 2007
Is There No End In Sight? No, there isn’t. At least according to Lynn Tilton. The helicopter industry is in the midst of unprecedented demand for its goods and services nearly across the board — just about everybody agrees on that. But as the helicopter industry prepares for its biggest annual gathering, the Helicopter Assn. International’s Heli-Expo (this year in Orlando, Fla. March...
February 1, 2007
HELICOPTER FLEETS ARE DEFINITELY LEADING THE way in Australian aviation, both on the military and civil sides. I will look at the vitality of civilian helicopter operations in Australia at a later time and focus now on the range of efforts by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). This is based on my recent visit to the Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey, in the northwestern state of Queensland, about 75...
January 1, 2007
With the newest technology and the widest array of aircraft to choose from, it is no wonder Eurocopter sells more helicopters than any company in the world. From the state-of-the-art EC120 through the EC145, the grand-sized workhorse EC225 to the awesome Tiger combat support helicopter and the new multi-role, full-composite, fly-by-wire transport and naval helicopter NH90, Eurocopter delivers a product to...
January 1, 2007
During the past 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a world-class reputation in rotorcraft services. Today, this Chester County, Pa.-based company employs nearly 400 people. Keystone Helicopter also provides MRO and custom completions at "The Heliplex," its new, state-of-the-art technical services depot. The premier full-service maintenance and completion center in the northeast U.S....
January 1, 2007
Edwards & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1977, focusing on refurbishment and sales of used helicopters. Edwards expanded into international markets, built a larger facility, and earned certification as an FAA Repair Station and Bell-approved Customer Service Facility. In 1999, Bell Helicopter and Textron purchased Edwards and its subsidiary companies. When these companies were acquired, Bell’s...
January 1, 2007
"This special report has evolved into a significant reference source for helicopter operators of all types." Welcome to the 2007 edition of the Annual Reports edition of our magazine. During the past few years, this special report has evolved into a significant reference source for helicopter operators of all types. Just a quick glance through the Executive Outlook section that follows below will...
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