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July 17, 2012
Eurocopter has launched a modernization and expansion project at its research and development (R&D) facilities in Marignane, France. The investment is part of the manufacturer’s Vision 2020, an innovation program...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
June 26, 2012
Vancouver, B.C.-based CHC Helicopter has hired Peter Bartolotta to serve as chief operating officer and president...
June 19, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 (X-cube) demonstrator taxies for take-off at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas as it begins its U.S. tour. Rotor...
June 15, 2012
San Diego, Calif.-based Helicopter Links, an online helicopter directory, has appointed a six-member advisory board. The group of pilots and marketing professionals includes Eric Post, an attorney with...
June 15, 2012
Bohemia, N.Y.-based Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing (CSS) has moved into a new 9,200-square-foot facility near Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP). The repair site includes an electronics lab and shop, as well as additional space for heavy equipment, a fuel pump testing area and paint booth. The FAA and EASA-approved...
June 1, 2012
Thierry Dubois, a contributing writer for Rotor & Wing, is among the finalists for this year's Aerospace Media Awards, which will be given out at a July 8...
May 15, 2012
Fort Worth, Texas-based AVX Aircraft has obtained a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to study new technological approaches to improve fuel efficiency in vertical lift aircraft. According to a company spokesman, the seven-month agreement is worth approximately $500,000 and will focus on reducing the fuel consumption of the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Armed Scout by 30 percent in 6k/95 hot/high...
May 4, 2012
American Helicopter Society International (AHS), which held its Forum 68 this week in Fort Worth, has elected new directors and officers for the period covering July 1 through...
May 3, 2012
Jean-Brice Dumont has succeeded Jean-Michel Biling as chief technical officer and head of...
April 25, 2012
According to the International Helicopter Safety Team, the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a “strong step in the right direction,” IHST notes that despite making progress, “if our current statistical trend continues, the industry will not meet its goal of an 80...
April 19, 2012
Schiebel has partnered with Brain Farm Digital Cinema and Snaproll Media to outfit a Camcopter S100 with a broadcast-quality...
April 18, 2012
A new study from John Hopkins University published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that critically injured patients transported via helicopter to level I or level II...
April 3, 2012
The sacrifices that military families make took center stage on Monday during the opening ceremonies of the Army Aviation Association of America’s Professional Forum and Exhibition in Nashville. Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield and his wife, Kim, honored a number of spouses for continued support while significant...
April 1, 2012
Aviation support units from across Australia converged in Parramatta for a three-day helicopter tactical training course hosted by the New South Wales Police Force Aviation Support Branch (PolAir). The tactical flight course, led by airborne law enforcement trainer Kevin Means, was aimed at improving...
April 1, 2012
Traveling the floor at the 2012 Heli-Expo, I had to make a second and third visit to many a helicopter on display in order to absorb more of what my eyes were taking in, beyond the glitz of the latest gee-whiz cockpits. Many waited for their turn to sit in the driver’s seat. I slowly circled each aircraft from tip to tail, trying to pick up on as many ingenious design points as I could. One of the...
March 28, 2012
The U.S. Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) has selected its National Award winners for 2011. The winning individuals and units will be recognized during the AAAA Annual Professional Forum & Exposition (Quad-A), held in Nashville next week. The awards recognize outstanding achievements of civilians, soldiers and units. This year...
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 28, 2012
Fargo, N.D.-based Appareo Systems has launched Stratus, a wireless weather receiver for the iPad. The unit pairs automatic...
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