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November 1, 2011
Government orders for helicopters in the homeland security, parapublic and emergency medical services (EMS) sectors are offsetting the downturn in corporate business orders, Olivier Michalon, vice president of customers for Europe and Central Asia, told Rotor & Wing during Helitech 2011 in late September. He is responsible for country markets that stretch from western Ireland to the Pacific. Eurocopter...
November 1, 2011
Guangxi Police will use its new AW139 for law enforcement and disaster relief. AgustaWestland Chongqing Helicopter Investment Corp. has announced plans to partner with AgustaWestland to “examine future collaboration opportunities” in the...
November 1, 2011
Turbomeca, in partnership with AKV Inc., has designated the AKV Arriel 1 engine cycle counter for use in Arriel 1B...
November 1, 2011
Upon completing my last assessment, I’m still comfortable in declaring that the Gulf of Mexico coastline has a larger concentration of helicopters than any comparable piece of real estate, at least in the U.S. That said, I will turn my attention to a profile of at least one operator who somewhat defies the standard image of the large multi-engine operators who seemingly dominate aerial transportation...
October 26, 2011
Bell Helicopter employees have been hearing President & CEO John Garrison use the phrase “one Bell, on a mission” for a while now. During an Oct. 11 interview at AUSA, he explained that the company’s mission is to support the customer, with an eastern European hub coming online recently in Prague, a Singapore service facility expected to open early in 2012, and agreements in China and...
October 19, 2011
American Eurocopter has announced several new contracts during AMTC. The manufacturer received an order for four EC145s from Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare. The helicopters are part of a fleet replacement for the hospital’s air medical program, OSF Aviation. OSF Aviation expects delivery of the new EC145s...
October 14, 2011
Corpus Christi, Texas-based HALO-Flight has increased its Bell 407 fleet with the purchase of a third helicopter and...
October 13, 2011
Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) has teamed with Sikorsky Aerospace Services to offer advanced technical documents for civil helicopter...
October 12, 2011
Colombia-based Helistar has purchased three EC145s from Eurocopter Mexico. Helistar will use the aircraft for oil and gas transportation as part...
October 10, 2011
FlightSafety International s planning to launch AgustaWestland AW139 training starting in 2013 at its Learning Center...
October 6, 2011
Vietnam's Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) has ordered a third EC225 from Eurocopter South East Asia. The helicopter will be used for...
October 4, 2011
Milestone Aviation Group has inked a sale-leaseback agreement with CHC Helicopter involving two Sikorsky S-92s and three Eurocopter...
October 3, 2011
Vancouver, Canada-based CHC Helicopter has purchased 20 Eurocopter EC225 Super Pumas. The agreement includes an option for...
October 1, 2011
Stuffed hogs provide target practice for hunters.  Photo by Eric Lewis As one person referred to shooting a feral hog from a helicopter: “This is a hunters trifecta!” Hunting, hogs and a helicopter—all at one time. Texas is the only state in the U.S. that will allow any wild animal to be killed from a helicopter. That animal is the feral hog, sometimes referred to by Texas land...
September 30, 2011
AgustaWestland has signed a multi-year contract with Bond Aviation Group. With this new contract, Bond will...
July 28, 2011
Eurocopter has struck long-term agreements with two helicopter manufacturers in India. Mahindra Satyam and Mahindra Aerospace—the engineering...
July 21, 2011
Menominee, Mich.-based Enstrom Helicopter has obtained Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) civil type...
July 13, 2011
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has designated RUAG Aviation’s Alpnach facility as an S-76 customer...
July 7, 2011
Delta, BC, Canada-based Heli-One has won a contract to upgrade the Lithuanian State Border Guard fleet of Eurocopter EC135s. Heli-One Norway...
July 1, 2011
Two of the largest providers of air medical transport sector have announced plans to join forces. Air Methods has acquired of Air Holdings Corp., parent company of Omniflight. The $200-million agreement is scheduled to close in July. Air Methods, already the largest HEMS operator in the U.S., adds Omniflight’s fleet of 95 aircraft to its already sizable portfolio of more than 300 helicopters and...
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