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December 1, 2006
Steel, aircraft, the right pilots, and certain equipment — such as night-vision systems — have all posed challenges to operators striving to meet high customer demand. 2006 PROVED TO BE A YEAR PACKED WITH ACTION — ON THE BATTLEFRONT, IN OPERATIONS, sales campaigns, and regulatory debates, and on the picket lines. The helicopter community found itself in the unusual position of seeing...
June 1, 2006
Insurance Tumult Means Consumer Gains, Problems for Safety Initiatives Insurance companies will soon be fighting for helicopter operators' business, driving premiums down and pumping more underwriting dollars into the market, according a top aviation insurance broker. Larry Mattiello, president of the brokerage Airsure Limited, said musical chairs among top insurance executives and the high level of...
February 1, 2006
At the helicopter industry's premier event, manufacturers and vendors parade their newest and best. Here's a sampling of what's on the convention center floor. As the premier gathering of the helicopter industry, Heli-Expo is a showcase for companies offering their products and services to rotorcraft owners, operators, pilots and aficionados. The event is so big that some companies can get lost in the...
January 1, 2006
Helicopter Financing Geared Toward Your Business Success When helicopter owners and operators need capital to support their business, the smart ones turn to Center Capital Corporation. Established in1987, "Center Capital's team of experienced aviation finance professionals are committed to working directly with you, our customer, to create individualized and flexible helicopter finance solutions that...
January 1, 2006
These are times of unexpected change, unusual partnerships and high demand for helicopters and those who make them, support them and fly them. To decipher what all this means for the Industry going forward, we asked top Industry executives the following question: "What specific trends to you anticipate In the helicopter Industry In 2006, and what effects will they have on the Industry?" Precision...
January 1, 2006
CONTRACTS Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. received multiple contracts for its series of helicopters, to include a $69.4 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for "unique configuration" to the Black Hawk helicopters and a $14.4 million firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity option contract for the repair and overall for H-60 tail rotor blades. Other contracts for Sikorsky...
June 1, 2005
The End of a Wild Ride While taking a look into the future of aviation insurance for the upcoming year of 2005 one must understand the wild ride of premium spikes and underwriting changes that took place the last five years. It is without question the most challenging experience in aviation insurance since the first policies ever written in 1927, when the oldest surviving aviation insurance company started...
April 1, 2005
Latin America's helicopter industry is diverse, bureaucratically challenged and expensive. But the region is a growing market for those willing to take advantage of strengthening economies. First off, the good news. The Latin American helicopter industry is growing steadily and is expected to continue to do so for at least the next 20 years. And now the bad news--the Latin American helicopter industry is...
February 1, 2005
The 57th annual gathering of the Helicopter Assn. International this month promises a fast-paced, productive week of workshops, receptions, symposiums, technical briefings, and formal and informal trade meetings. The association returns to its birthplace of California, with more than 15,000 members, exhibitors and attendees coming together at the convention center in Anaheim, the Southern California city...
February 1, 2005
MD Helicopters Corp. is still in contention as a viable helicopter manufacturer, with talks continuing with Sikorsky as a possible "white knight" to save the Mesa, Ariz.-based company. Although MD employees were forced to take unpaid...
January 1, 2005
We Understand Aviation Financing Center Capital's General Aviation Financing Equipment Division understands aviation equipment financing for one simple reason: it is all that they do. "We focus exclusively on the equipment financing needs of the general aviation community," says Bill Allen, Director of Business Development for the company's General Aviation Equipment Financing Eastern Division...
January 1, 2005
Enstrom Training Cuts Insurance Rates Operators of Enstrom turbine and piston helicopters can see insurance rates 40 percent less than those offered on competitor aircraft through a special training program developed in partnership with Sharkey's Helicopters, Inc. The Menominee, Mich.-based manufacturer's special 480 Instructor's Standardization Clinic trains certified flight instructors in giving...
December 1, 2004
January January is our second-annual, Annual Reports issue, featuring detailed company profiles. In this issue, we provide a writer and the space for our advertisers to communicate to our readers about what is new or interesting within their company. James Careless has been surveying these companies extensively over the past weeks to prepare this unique special report, which will be bound into the center...
December 1, 2004
VXX Award Targeted for Dec. 17 December 17 stands to be a key date for the teams competing to provide the next helicopter transport for the U.S. President. U.S. Navy officials appear to be sticking to their plans to announce the winner of the VXX competition for that aircraft on the anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first successful powered flight. There were some similarities in the paths Sikorsky and...
July 1, 2004
Although not considered the major showcase for helicopters, this air show will still see the industry well represented. Without a doubt, Farnborough is THE major air show for the international aerospace industry for any given even numbered year. It is not, however, THE major show for the world’s helicopter industry. That honor goes to HAI’s annual Heli-Expo. Nonetheless, the industry will be...
May 1, 2004
Attendees of HAI's Heli-Expo reported burgeoning order books, valuable contacts on the show floor and a general feeling that good times may be returning to the helicopter industry. HAI's Heli-Expo 2004 highlighted what exhibitors and attendees said is a turning point for the helicopter industry. Against the background of depressed gatherings at the annual event since the 2001 terrorist attacks, this year's...
April 1, 2004
A new foundation is partnering with Schweizer Aircraft to make it easier for flight schools to acquire aircraft and for students to use them. A nonprofit foundation set up to promote flying careers by offering financing to student pilots is spreading its wings to cover rotorcraft-and Schweizer Aircraft Corp. may be a big beneficiary of the move. The Elmira, N.Y.-based aircraft maker and aerospace...
April 1, 2004
Two major factors driving flight training costs are insurance and maintenance. Maintenance is a big, predictable headache. Insurance has also been predictable lately, but not in a good way. Flight school operators have come to expect their premiums to go up year after year, with rates rising in recent years on the order of 10-20 percent. Still, the price tag for insurance and increases of that magnitude...
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