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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Heli-Expo 2014: A 700-Word Summary

By Andrew Parker, Editor-in-Chief

Of course it’s preposterous to think that the world’s largest helicopter tradeshow could be summed up in less than say, 10,000 words, but due to space constraints, there’s a lot of material that didn’t make it into the April print edition of Rotor & Wing.

That’s why we created our Post-Show Wrap digital edition, for more news and photos from the show. The Wrap can be found at: http://accessintelligence.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vheli14/i1/p1

There were also more than 100 stories, photos and news releases posted online during the week of Heli-Expo 2014, including a selection of headlines below. See the full list at Rotor & Wing’s Event Coverage page online: www.aviationtoday.com/rw/event-coverage/

Happy Hunting!

Headlines from the Show (in no particular order):

Enstrom Takes Wraps Off Two-Seat TH180 Trainer

Thales Group Reveals Avionics 2020 for Helicopters

‘New Identity’ Hallmark of Airbus Helicopters at Heli-Expo

Sikorsky Reaches Deal with Thommen for Searchlights and Laser Systems

United Rotorcraft Strikes Agreements for AgustaWestland, Bell and Sikorsky Completions

DropCam From Integrated Microwave Technologies Emerges at Heli-Expo

Bell Helicopter Brands 505 ‘X’ With Proven Name: Jet Ranger

All-Metal Moves Into New Las Vegas Headquarters

Erickson Air-Crane Shortens Name, Splits Into Divisions

Turbomeca, Ramco Systems Forge Boost Agreement

EuroAvionics Purchases Florida-based LCX Systems

Kaman’s Legacy K-Max Poised to Rise Again

ASU Demonstrates Unfilmed Intensified Tubes

Universal ‘Point & Click’ Function Available on MD Explorer

Guidance Louisiana Becomes Latest Robinson Dealer

AW109 Trekker Aims at ‘Rugged, Reliable’ Operators

Tilton Fuels Development Dreams with Niche Military Contracts

Avpro Completes Bell Transaction for Jet Ranger X Trio

PremiAir, ASU to Sell Night Vision Technology in Europe

Legendary Bell 47 Gets New Pair of Boots from Scott’s

Vector, Sunshine Helicopters Ink MRO Agreement

AS350 Duo Enters Service with Liberty Helicopters

Turbomeca Signs SBH Contract with ADAC Luftfahrt Technik

Breeze-Eastern Adds Inventory to Spare Parts Network

Milestone Buys Five More AW139s, Three AW189s

Pratt & Whitney Canada Secures Milestone Engine Support Deal

Able Aerospace to Distribute Bell PMA Parts for Northwest Dynamics

Jeff Pino on Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing: $100 Million Projected By End of 2014

AS350 Pair to Serve U.S. Helicopters ENG Fleet

AW189 Level C Sim Headed to Gulf Helicopters

MD530F Pair Heading to Bolivian National Police

Bell Helicopter Continues to Move 525 Forward

FAA Issues STC for Air Comm AS350 Air Conditioner

BLR Aerospace Reports Uptick In Government Sales

AgustaWestland AW609 Progress Speeds Up

DAC International Becomes Regional Distributor for SkyTrac Systems

North Flight Wins Approval for CVR/FDR Installs

Donaldson Achieves Approval for Bell 407 Filter

Shandong Qi Xiang MD500E Order is First in China

Trakka Inks 10-Year Agreement with AgustaWestland

Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E Powers EC175 in Certification Effort

AgustaWestland AW189 Display System From Rockwell Collins Gains EASA Approval

FAA Certifies Honeywell Sky Connect Tracker III

Scott’s-Bell 47 to Offer Glass Cockpit in 47GT-6 Helicopter

Ascent 50001C Helitank Achieves FAA Approval

Aero Precision Expands Business Alliance with UTC Aerospace Systems

Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Chooses Helinet Microwave Downlink System

FreeFlight, UND Achieve ADS-B Transceiver Certification from FAA

 

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