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March 29, 2012
Qatar-based Gulf Helicopters has received EASA Part 147 maintenance training approval (MTO) for its academy. With the new...
March 28, 2012
Sten Gustafson has joined Seacor subsidiary Era Group as chief executive officer, effective April 1. He was previously managing director and head of energy for the Americas at Deutsche Bank Securities...
March 28, 2012
Safran Group subsidiary Turbomeca plans to establish a series of online services to help operators streamline maintenance, trend monitoring and other engine support tasks. Known as Bank of Online Service and Technologies (Boost), the service—part of a major Safran effort—is being developed in partnership with IBM. Bruno Even, executive VP of operations for Turbomeca, introduces Boost at...
March 27, 2012
Russian Helicopters has handed over a Kamov Ka-32A11BC to Helipark Taxi Aereo in Brazil. The coaxial helicopter will...
March 22, 2012
Eurocopter Japan has received an order from All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) for two new AS365 N3+ Dauphins. The helicopters, which will be used in...
March 20, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Canada has agreed to provide engine maintenance support for DanCopter, a...
March 8, 2012
Brazil is one of the driving forces behind Latin America’s emergence as a fast-growing market for helicopter support operations. The largest rotorcraft operator in Latin America is Lider Aviacao, with a fleet of 61 helicopters—comprising the Sikorsky S-92, S-76A/C+/C++ and Bell 412/212—as well as 31 fixed-wing aircraft. Lider employs 250 helicopter pilots and recently purchased an S-76...
March 6, 2012
Las Vegas, Nev.-based Maverick Aviation Group has chosen OuterLink Global Solutions to supply satellite tracking and communications for...
March 5, 2012
AgustaWestland and CAE joint venture, Rotorsim, is set to become the first provider of AW189 full-flight simulator training. The CAE 3000 Series sim will begin service third quarter 2013 in Sesto Calende, Italy...
March 5, 2012
The British Helicopter Association (BHA) has awarded charter and pipeline surveillance operator, Heli Air, with IS-BAO registration. Heli Air marks the first operator to receive the registration under...
March 1, 2012
Writing this while on a plane back from Dallas after a busy and eventful Heli-Expo, I’m finally getting the chance to finish a thought that struck me early on during the non-stop four-day event. Let’s be honest—the world’s largest rotorcraft event is about people. As much as “the blitz” of new helicopters, equipment, upgrades, technology developments, STC programs and...
March 1, 2012
Jeff Pino addresses the press at Heli-Expo 2012. Photo by Andrew Parker Igor Sikorsky “thought the helicopter was only here to save lives,” said Jeff Pino, president of Sikorsky Aircraft, at the start of his Heli-Expo briefing. “We’ve kind of counted how many lives have been saved by Sikorsky—and come up with two million!” Was he joking? According to Sikorsky’s own...
March 1, 2012
Sikorsky has signed with Brazilian operator Lider Aviacao to provide three S-92s. Lider will use the helicopters for offshore oil and gas transport for Petrobras. The purchase adds to Lider’s fleet of four S-92s and 42 S-76s. Sikorsky expects deliveries to begin later this year. Mexican operator Aeroservicios...
March 1, 2012
Viktor Ruklinski announces the CIS’ intent to partner with IHST. Photo by Chris Sheppard During Heli-Expo, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) held a town hall meeting open to all pilots, safety managers and anyone interested in helicopter safety issues. Attendees raised a number of concerns, including the lighting on wind towers and heliports that is currently invisible to night vision...
March 1, 2012
Summit Aviation parent company, Greenwich AeroGroup, 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, executive vice...
March 1, 2012
Bell uncovered its 525 Relentless during Heli-Expo 2012 with a production that resembled a rock concert. Photo by Andrew Parker 2011 was supposed to be the year of recovery for rotorcraft manufacturing, but volatility in the financial markets plus ongoing debt woes for some European countries prompted buyers of all stripes to wait and forecasters to rethink their initial prognostications. Even with...
March 1, 2012
Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary recently reached an agreement to provide spare parts and support for the Brazilian Armed Forces fleet of 50 EC725s (example shown here). Three have already entered service, with the remaining 47 set for delivery starting this year. Eurocopter The helicopter transportation business in South America is a highly competitive business like in many other areas throughout...
February 24, 2012
Rodger Bagwell, president of Broussard, La.-based Rotorcraft Leasing Company (RLC), has...
February 23, 2012
Eurocopter has made its first sale in the country of Bangladesh to R&R Aviation involving two...
February 14, 2012
Honeywell and Rolls-Royce joint venture Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) is reporting that the CTS800 engine recently topped...
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