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December 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | TRAINING On October 28, the company’s eighth anniversary, Los Angeles Helicopters (LAH) moved from its two small buildings at Long Beach Airport (LGB) to a larger, 12,000-sq-ft facility on the other side of the airport. LAH provides helicopter pilot instruction at its FAA-accredited flight training school. The company also operates helicopter...
December 1, 2008
News outlets in the United Kingdom are reporting that less than a third of the British Army Air Corps’ 67 Apache helicopters were combat-ready or available for training in Iraq or Afghanistan during late...
December 1, 2008
Aircraft Sales Brokers Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin, TX 78746 E-mail: helisales@austinjet.com Web: www.austinjet.com Phone: 512-292-7088 Fax: 512-233-2726 Heli-Lynx 684 Mud Street East, Hangar #1 Stoney Creek, ON, Canada L8J 3C9 E-mail: info@helilynx.com Web: www.helilynx.com Phone: 905-643-7334 Fax: 905-643-7223 Buyer’s Agents Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin...
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail: paul.oppenheim@aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail: acsales@phihelico.com; Web: www.phihelico.com; Phone: 337-237-6070; Fax: 337-237-6560 Ace Technical Plastics, P.O. Box 4519, Hartford, CT 06117: E-mail...
November 20, 2008
Eurocopter announced the creation of Eurocopter Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Franco-German-Spanish helicopter manufacturer based in France. The...
November 13, 2008
Sikorsky Aerospace Services, an aftermarket service division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, announced that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) will launch the...
November 3, 2008
The French Defense Ministry’s draft for the upcoming military budget law has reached the government review level. The document sets program funding for military...
October 29, 2008
Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a division of United Technologies, announced the signing of contracts with the...
October 28, 2008
Los Angeles Helicopters has moved from its previous base of operation at Long Beach Airport (LGB) into a two-story, 12,000-sq-ft facility also on the airport. LAH’s new home...
October 13, 2008
Effective Oct. 16, 2008, FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2008-19-02, regarding Bell model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 helicopters, will require repetitive inspections of the main rotor hydraulic actuator supports to verify the presence...
October 1, 2008
Honeywell entered into a teaming agreement with LOM PRAHA s.p. of the Czech Republic to provide platform logistics-helicopter overhaul and maintenance, inspections, parts supply chain management, pilot training, and aftermarket services. More than 12,000 Mi-8/Mi-17 turboshaft multi-mission helicopters have been delivered throughout the world. DART Helicopter Services acquired Canam Aerospace Inc and...
September 24, 2008
M7 Aerospace and San Antonio Aircraft Support (SAAS) will combine their resources to provide custom corporate interior work or avionics upgrades for helicopters. “The new venture will fall under M7’s roof,” said an M7...
September 16, 2008
Turbine helicopter manufacturer MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) of Mesa, Ariz. has added Rotorcraft Support, Inc (RSI) as its newest authorized repair center for the MD-500 and...
September 1, 2008
Heli-Snipers Here to Stay Giovanni de Briganti calls on the U.S. military to consider employing a technique he explained is being used by several other forces, particularly the British and French (“Heli-Snipers Prove Effective” June 2008, page 54). He writes “...if the Pentagon can afford to spend $22 billion to buy 22,500 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles to protect troops from...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Houston was the site of the 38th Annual ALEA Conference and Exposition. The two-day event drew 1,143 law enforcement aviators from around the globe, many of whom come every year for classes, workshops and access to the industry’s leading manufactures of aircraft, aviation products and support services. In addition to...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 ALEA has embarked on a two-part initiative to promote airborne law enforcement to Congress. The first part is to encourage lawmakers to "support the funding efforts needed to keep aviation units active," according...
September 1, 2008
TRAINING Rotorsim, the consortium owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland, has signed contracts with the Netherlands defense ministry to provide comprehensive NH90 helicopter training systems and services. The total value of the...
September 1, 2008
SERVICES Thunder City plans to launch a new modernization program for the Eurocopter SA330 Puma at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2008 show, scheduled for Sept. 17-21 at Ysterplaat Air Force Base in Cape Town, South Africa. The Cape Town-based...
September 1, 2008
Perhaps it was the economic troubles, the weak dollar, the fair weather or competition from other international aerospace exhibitions. But nearly every exhibitor, attendee and fellow journalist that Rotor & Wing queried during July’s Farnborough Air Show and since described this year’s event in the same way: slow. Farnborough organizers betrayed no worries, claiming new orders worth about...
September 1, 2008
Spurred by big operators, and some small ones, manufacturers are pursuing new tools to reduce maintenance burdens and costs for helicopter fleets. AOG is a term that raises temperatures and blood pressures. The abbreviation for aircraft on ground implies interrupted service and lost revenue for an operator and challenges to the reliability of and support for a manufacturer’s products. "A lot of...
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