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April 30, 2013
Las Vegas, Nev.-based All Metal Maintenance Stands has installed a series of multi-purpose stands at the U.S. Coast...
April 30, 2013
Enstrom Helicopter Corp. is planning to double the current size of its Menominee, Mich.-based manufacturing plant to 77,000 square feet. Expansion plans include...
April 23, 2013
Safran, parent company of Turbomeca, has reached an agreement to acquire Rolls-Royce's 50 percent share in the joint RTM322 helicopter engine program for $380 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, and would give Safran the revenue...
April 23, 2013
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Uniflight has obtained a U.S. Department of the Interior contract to maintain the U.S. Park Police...
April 22, 2013
Three years after entering FAA's voluntary Safety Management Systems (SMS) pilot project, Metro Aviation has entered Level III of the program.   SMS is recognized by the U.S. Joint Planning...
April 12, 2013
UK-based Bond Air Services has secured seven-year contract to continue providing helicopter EMS support for North West Air Ambulance (NWAA). The agreement, valued at more than £10 million (approximately $13...
April 9, 2013
Eurocopter and Turbomeca have reached industrial cooperation agreements with Polish aviation maintenance company Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 1 (WZL-1) to open two full assembly lines in Poland. The assembly...
April 1, 2013
The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing a $17.9-million contract to provide design and engineering...
April 1, 2013
Eurocopter anticipates that a fix to the main gearbox issues with the EC225 will be available in April. The model was temporarily grounded after two ditching incidents in the UK’s North Sea during 2012. “We have to fix the technical issues which we are currently facing with the 225. No doubt,” said Eurocopter President & CEO Lutz Bertling during a March 5 press briefing at Heli-Expo...
March 21, 2013
StandardAero has received a five-year maintenance contract from Air Methods for its fleet of Rolls-Royce M250 engines. The announcement was made at the Heli-Expo show in early March. The contract covers Air Methods’ current fleet of 53 engines, which will add about 20 engines...
March 15, 2013
Rolls-Royce has introduced its M250-C47E engine along with a new smartphone application and additional services for RR300 operators. The company detailed the offerings during the 2013 Heli-Expo in Las Vegas last week.   Rolls-Royce M250-C47E at the company's Heli-Expo booth. Photo by Barry Schwartz   The U.S. Navy is the military launch customer...
March 14, 2013
Helicopter transportation services provider Metro Aviation announced a new partnership with Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Sierra Aeronautica, marking its entrance into the Brazilian helicopter completions market. The...
March 6, 2013
Maintenance and repair provider StandardAero (Booth N5234) has poured more than $3 million in its Singapore service center at Seletar Air Park since August 2012. The facility supports Rolls-Royce (Booth N4717) Model 250 engines in Asia. Over the past six months, StandardAero has invested around $1.5 million in...
March 5, 2013
Don Nichols, who founded Heli-Mart (Booth C5111), has retired from his position as president, the MD authorized service center (ASC) announced at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas. Ed Brown, who has operated Heli-Mart along with Nichols, assumed full ownership of the company on...
March 4, 2013
Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce promises engine displays, support applications and interactive learning tools for Heli-Expo attendees who visit Booth N4717. The company also promises news of its latest developments, and programs to power a very old helicopter model. “One of the things we’re rolling out at the booth is the industry’s first support app,” said Greg Fedele, senior vice...
March 4, 2013
StandardAero’s Helicopters division in Winnipeg has hired Chad Kaatz as director of engineering. He will be based in Winnipeg but assist each of...
March 4, 2013
Atlanta, Ga.-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) subsidiary, Precision Heliparts (Booth 5305), has opened two new service and sales facilities in the past eight months. The service...
February 28, 2013
Oxfordshire, England-based Sensor Technology Ltd. (Booth C2432) is bringing a number of new helicopter load systems for introduction at Heli-Expo 2013. Visitors to its booth will also be able to see products from its established lineup of cargo devices. Leading the list of new products is the HeliNav LoadMaster, a wireless payload monitor for helicopter cargo hooks. As an autonomous system that does not...
February 27, 2013
Rotor & Wing: What was business like in 2012? How does it look for 2013? Andries: We have enjoyed good growth in 2012 vs. 2011, which is a continuation of the trend that we’ve followed since 2010. 2010 was a trough for us, in the aftermath of the economic crisis we were down to 800 new engines delivered. It was 942 in 2011, and precisely 1,012 new engines delivered during 2012—so growth of...
February 26, 2013
Phoenix Heliparts (Booth C1527), an aftermarket MRO and rotorcraft parts supplier, is one of more than 725 businesses that will exhibit at Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas. Tina and Darin Cannon, a veteran aircraft maintenance technician (AMT) with experience in MDs, the Bell 206 and the Aerospatiale/Eurocopter AS350, started their aftermarket repair and parts business in 2003, in the garage of their home...
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