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March 9, 2012
FAA has issued type certificate approval for installation of the Garmin G500H on the MD500E/F and...
February 13, 2012
A new upgrade kit is available for the Rolls-Royce M250, which powers the Bell 407 and MD600. The value improvement program (VIP) will lower fuel burn by 2 percent and raise...
February 13, 2012
Summit Aviation parent company, Greenwich AeroGroup, (Booth 8051) has acquired an economic interest in Rio de Janerio-based Helivia Aero Taxi, marking the company’s entrance into the Brazilian market. Helivia services the oil and gas industry, flying missions to rigs as far out as 120-160 miles offshore, with a safety record that caught Greenwich’s attention, according to Gerry Goguen...
February 12, 2012
Metro Aviation has completed and delivered the first of three Eurocopter EC145s for Sanford Health’s base in Sioux Falls, S.D. The other two EC145s will be delivered in late 2012 and be stationed out of Fargo, N.D.  Photos courtesy of Metro Aviation Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation (Booth 2110) has acquired Paradigm Aerospace Corporation (PAC International) Helicopter Support Services. Based...
February 12, 2012
Fairfax County Police Department’s new Bell 429 will be on display at the exhibition.  Photos courtesy of Becker Avionics and Bell The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) in Virginia recently took delivery of a new Bell 429 equipped for law enforcement, SAR and emergency medical transport services. Its twin is nearing completion at PAC International in Mount Pleasant, Pa. The county’s...
February 12, 2012
BLR Aerospace’s FastFin upgrade on a Bell 412. BLR can be found at Booth 8846 during Heli-Expo.  Photo courtesy of BLR Aerospace Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has become the first offshore oil and gas operator to use BLR Aerospace’s FastFin tail rotor...
February 10, 2012
Officials from Able Aerospace Services (Booth 2106) and the City of Mesa, Ariz., held a groundbreaking ceremony...
February 6, 2012
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Booth 7139) is displaying a number of its services during Heli-Expo. Operators will be able to speak with Vector support teams on a number of topics, including some of its newer...
February 6, 2012
The Westchester County Police Department in New York has selected Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 digital audio system for...
February 1, 2012
Portland, Ore.-based Max-Viz has teamed with Helijet of Vancouver, Canada to equip three Sikorsky S-76s with the Max-Viz EVS1500 system. The...
January 10, 2012
The U.S Army has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. an $81.2-million firm-fixed-price contract to convert UH-60M...
December 9, 2011
Metro Aviation has agreed to modify two Eurocopter EC145s for Duke University’s Life Flight HEMS...
December 6, 2011
My observations this month surround two different assembly lines that I’ve witnessed recently. In November I visited Eurocopter’s Marignane sprawling headquarters complex outside of Marseille in the south of France. A month before I’d been to Boeing’s Ridley Park facility outside of Philadelphia. The immediate impression that was made upon me was the difference in assembly method...
December 1, 2011
A2D conversions will help the Army maintain its fleet of 368 OH-58 Kiowa Warriors by replacing helicopters lost in combat. Bell Helicopter Combat is hard on helicopters, a known fact. It is particularly hard on those tasked to get down low to find the bad guys. As a result, aircraft attrition occurs through both accidents and enemy action. To alleviate those losses, Textron division Bell Helicopter and the...
November 2, 2011
Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Aviation has selected Air Methodsí United Rotorcraft division to supply air medical interior modifications on...
November 1, 2011
The U.S. Army Armed Scout Helicopter program has received its final safety enhancement program (SEP) from Bell for...
October 28, 2011
Houston, Texas-based Instrument Specialties Co., Inc. (INSCO) has partnered with Scott’s Bell 47 to design and produce model 47 instrument...
October 21, 2011
United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods division, has been completed a non-exclusive agreement with AgustaWestland to design an interior air ambulance concept for AW169s. AgustaWestland will provide...
October 17, 2011
HEMS provider Air Methods has combined its Products division with United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), which it...
September 19, 2011
Milestone Aviation has signed a leasing agreement with Transportes Aereos Pegaso (Pegaso) of Mexico to supply four...
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