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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...
February 25, 2013
Woodland, Calif.-based Advanced Helicopter Services (Booth C3407) is a first-time exhibitor at Heli-Expo 2013, which is being held from March 4-7 in Las Vegas. The helicopter...
February 4, 2013
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) will repair a fleet of structurally damaged UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters for the Colombian Army...
February 1, 2013
American Eurocopter displayed a Lewis Energy-operated EC145 in Orlando to showcase the corporate/VIP market during the NBAA Convention from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2012. As part of our ongoing series of interviews with the top executives of the major helicopter manufacturers, Rotor & Wing conducted an exclusive interview with American Eurocopter President & CEO Marc Paganini that covered a wide range of...
February 1, 2013
The Las Vegas Convention Center is the venue for Heli-Expo 2013, the annual gathering of the worldwide helicopter industry, hosted by Alexandria, Va.-based Helicopter Association International (HAI). Thousands of attendees, hundreds of vendors, and dozens of helicopters will converge in Nevada from March 4-7. HAI President Matt Zuccaro says that Heli-Expo, the world’s largest helicopter tradeshow, is...
January 30, 2013
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators have determined that inadequate maintenance to be the probable cause of a December 2011 crash of a Eurocopter AS350 in operation with Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas, Nev. The crash occurred during a sightseeing trip near Hoover Dam after a critical flight control unit separated from another, rendering the helicopter uncontrollable, according...
January 30, 2013
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has issued Part 145 Maintenance Organization approval to Bell Helicopter Asia. The certification gives Bell the ability to carry out...
January 29, 2013
Winnipeg-based Cadorath Aerospace has expanded the number of options available for Bell operators, developing 178...
January 24, 2013
U.S. regulators have approved the sale of Livermore, Calif.-based Aero Precision Industries to Greenwich AeroGroup. Greenwich announced the acquisition in early January. Aero...
January 17, 2013
Mineral Wells, Texas-based Chelton Flight Systems (dba Cobham Commercial Systems) has obtained an EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its HeliSAS stability augmentation system and...
January 14, 2013
The Israel Ministry of Defense has issued two contract extensions to Elbit Systems involving the operation and maintenance of the Israel Air Force (IAF) Flight Academy fleet of Bell...
January 9, 2013
Randolph, N.J.-based Brighton Cromwell is part of a supply chain team headed by Northrop Grumman Information Systems that...
January 7, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued a $52.2-million extension to Rolls-Royce covering AE 1107C engine support on U.S...
December 21, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded a $4.8-million contract to Honeywell for the installation of the company’s Zing health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) across the USCG’s fleet of MH-60T helicopters. The USCG order is for 42 Zing HUMS 1230 aircraft kits and 24 ground support kits. Data collected from sensors located around the...
December 20, 2012
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved a £258-million contract to extend the Sea King Integrated Operational Support (SKIOS) program to the expected end of service of the helicopter type in 2016. The SKIOS extension has been necessary following the need to rebid the search and rescues-helicopter (SAR-H) project. The military were...
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