Transaero Inc. announces the launching of its online product shopping website.
Aero Products Component Services, Inc. announces three promotions of key personnel into new leadership and support positions.
LA County Sheriff's Dept. made extensive use of SkyWeb, SkyTrac's asset management program to ensure aircraft avoided TFRs during the recent presidential campaign.
The Night Vision Awards selection committee are taking final nominations for the 2013 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Las Vegas at HELI-EXPO.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing have signed a teaming agreement to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for a Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program. Sikorsky Aerospace Services plans to structurally repair seven damaged UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters for the Colombian Army in Colombia.
The Utah Highway Patrol/Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau recently selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control system for its newly ordered AS350 B3e multi-mission helicopter.
Mitsui Bussan Aerospace has been appointed official distributor for the AgustaWestland AW169 in Japan. The Republic of Korea has selected the AW159 to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement.
The Civilian Aviation Administration of China has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Cobham Commercial Systems HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot, allowing installation of HeliSAS on hundreds of Bell 407 helicopters in that country.
Cadorath Aerospace has expanded its engineering department to increase their development rate of extended repairs for the Bell Helicopter line.
SkyTrac is exhibiting at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013 from January 28-31 in Vancouver. Roundup is the world's premier mineral exploration conference.
Telephonics Corporation announces a second contract from the Russian manufacturer of the world-renowned Mi-8/17 family of helicopters, Kazan Helicopters.
Spectrum Aeromed announces that the company plans to display at the European Helicopter Show, May 9-11.
FlightSafety International announces that it has selected BoldIQ to participate in its Extended Advantage Program.
Dallas Airmotive has announced a restructuring of its U.S. sales organization to more closely align its sales personnel with customer base locations.
Air Methods Corporation announces that company Founder Mr. Roy Morgan was recently honored with the Living Legends Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award presented by Bell Helicopter.
Rockwell Collins has unveiled the latest enhancements to its Flight Manager website, which is an integral part of the company's Ascend flight information solutions.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC has been awarded a Technical Investigative Surveillance contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Cobham's Digital Audio Control System has been selected for Life Flight's AgustaWestland AW119s. Cobham has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate approval for its HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot by EASA.
Imagine having GPS navigation capability embedded on something as small as a hummingbird-size unmanned aerial vehicle. That day may be coming soon, thanks to research and testing completed by Rockwell Collins and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
AERIAL Machine and Tool Corporation has been named the exclusive stocking distributor for GENTEX aircrew helmets for U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilots and crews.
Robinson Helicopter's production for 2012 was 517 helicopters, (286) R44s, (191) R66s, and (40) R22s, a 45 percent increase over 2011's production of 356.
Garmin International Inc. announces a new series of aviation VHF COM and NAV/COM radios, the GTR and GNC series.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has certified the FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 205 helicopters.
Elbit Systems has been awarded two follow-on contracts by the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the operation and maintenance of the Israeli Air Force’s Flight Academy trainer aircraft and helicopters.
Columbia Helicopters announces the establishment of a memorial fund to assist the families of the seven employees who perished in a recent helicopter crash in Peru. The funds will be distributed equally among all families.
Telephonics Corporation announces that the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Command in Huntsville, Ala. has awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for its TruLink Wireless Intercommunication System.
Rockwell Collins recently completed the first installation of the next generation ARC-210 Gen5 radio on an HH-60G Combat Search and Rescue helicopter for the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard.
FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Jim Christiansen has joined the company as Vice President, International Business Development.
As of December 27, 2012, Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co., Ltd., located in Chongqing, China, has acquired Enstrom Helicopter Corporation.
ARINC announces the launch of ARINC AviNet Mail Enterprise Hub - a multi-user web-based service that gives aviation organizations a robust messaging environment for all of their communications needs.
Telephonics Corporation announces that its AN/ZPY-4(V)1 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar has been selected by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for use on the US Navy's MQ-8B Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department in California has selected the Becker DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control panel system to upgrade their four Eurocopter AS350 multi-mission helicopters.
Helicopter Links, a worldwide online directory used by the helicopter industry, is releasing its 2012 web statistics; both Visitor and Unique Visitor rates have almost doubled compared to 2012.
American Eurocopter announces that Geisinger Health System has ordered a fifth EC145 for its Life Flight program. American Eurocopter also announces the hiring of Kathy C. Hassenpflug as Senior Manager of Human Resources for its Texas operations.
Bell Helicopter, under its Aeronautical Accessories brand, announced it received FAA/STC approval for an HF Antenna for the Bell 407 helicopter model.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp and By Kids For Kids Co., an organization that inspires kids to become successful inventors, awarded an Indiana teenager the Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award for his conceptual design of a circular-shaped medical evacuation helicopter.
Global Aerospace announces that Joerg Jakobs is joining the organization effective 1st January 2013 to lead a new branch office in Cologne, Germany.
BBA Aviation announces the promotion of Mark Taylor to Managing Director of its H+S Aviation subsidiary and the appointment of Doug Meador as President of its Dallas Airmotive subsidiary.
The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau has approved the BLR Aerospace FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on Bell 412EP helicopters.
Emirates and CAE are celebrating the 10-year milestone of their joint partnership in the region. Emirates CAE Flight Training has earned a reputation in the industry for training excellence, and the centre is now one of the largest in the world.
Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded various contracts by the Israel Ministry of Defense in a number of fields of activity for a total value of approximately $315 million.
Air Methods Corporation has successfully completed its acquisition of Sundance Helicopters, Inc., a helicopter tour operator based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Professional Resources In System Management, LLC has unveiled a new SMS module, allowing managers to monitor employee training and qualifications from a computer or mobile device, anywhere around the world.
Bell Helicopter announces an agreement with Air Methods for the supply of 20 Bell 407GX aircraft. Air Methods will dedicate the helicopters to air medical transport for critically ill and injured patients throughout the United States.
Air Methods Corp. has placed an order with American Eurocopter Corp. for 22 new helicopters valued at more than $80 million.
AgustaWestland has signed a contract with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for the provision of Sea King Integrated Operational Support (SKIOS) from 1st April 2013 to the type's out of service date in March 2016.
Bell Helicopter will expand its completion and customer delivery facilities located in Piney Flats, Tenn. Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil has validated the Bell 429 to operate in Venezuela. Bell has signed an agreement with the Republic of Turkey Undersecretariat for Defence Industries for the supply of five Bell 429s.
Universal Avionics' V.P. of Sales, Marketing and Support has announced that the company will open a new satellite office in Singapore.
Dave Nieuwsma, who has led the Rockwell Collins Government Systems Airborne Solutions unit for the last two years, has been named V.P. of Government Systems Stategy and Business Development.
The world's largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services is now formally open for business in Rzeszow, its fourth major location around the globe.
UTair Aviation shares have been listed on the MICEX-RTS RTS2 index with stock ticker UTAR, a move expressing increased confidence in the liquidity and attractiveness of the shares.
Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC has made significant progress as performance flight-testing of its current Slowed-Rotor/Compound prototype, the Proof of Concept demonstrator, continues.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC introduces its CTx-II COFDM Transmitter, which now features Bluetooth capabilities.
Eurocopter Canada has delivered an AS350 B3e to Kootenay Valley Helicopters to assist with utility missions throughout British Columbia.
Honeywell has been awarded a $4.8 million contract to install HUMS onboard the entire fleet of U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T helicopters.
DART is to offer Left-Hand Pilot-In Command Kits and Cable Cutters Kits to provide increased safety and to support operators who have to contracts with entities like the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Forest Service.
Delivery of four new EC135s to Skärgårdshavets Helikoptertjänst Ab is enabling this Finnish operator of emergency medical airlift services and air ambulance flights to modernize its fleet. Eurocopter has conducted the first flight of its EC175. At an award ceremony in Ministry of Defence Main Building, London, Eurocopter UK was presented with a "Recognition of Achievement Award."
KPI for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 11 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year.
Garmin International announces the release of European VFR and IFR charts for the aera 795/796 aviation portable GPS, with VFR data sourced directly from Deutsche Flugsicherung.
Med-Trans Corporation will be launching an air medical helicopter program in Western North Dakota in April of 2013. This program will support and assist the region's first responders, hospitals and law enforcement.
Bruce's Custom Covers announces its donation of a custom fitted aircraft cover to the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Spectrum Aeromed has successfully completed all requirements for AS9100 Rev C certification, an industry standard on quality control and continual process improvement.
Able Aerospace Services announces availability of a new Bell 206 Main Rotor Strap Fitting and Pin replacement part. The Main Rotor Strap Fitting and Pin are components of the Bell Main Rotor Hub (206-011-100).
FreeFlight Systems announces availability of its XPLORER datalink weather receiver with upgradability to full ADS-B In weather and traffic data capabilities when installed with a certified ADS-B Out transmitter.
All Metal Maintenance Stands announces the launch of the its Facebook page. The page includes new product information and photos of the company's "Safety First" maintenance stands and support equipment.
DART announces EASA approval of its A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit. FAA approval was previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending.
AERO Design Ltd. proudly announces Transport Canada certification of a Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly for the Bell 206B, 206L Series, and 407, Supplemental Type Certificate SH12-59.
CAE announced on the eve of the Middle East Business Aviation conference that Robert H. Lewis was named Vice President and General Manager of its global Business Aviation, Helicopter and Maintenance Training business unit.
The Danish government signed an official letter of offer and acceptance formalizing its intent to buy nine Sikorsky MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopters and comprehensive logistics support for its Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program. The PinPoint Group announces launch of its complete line of AeroMASTER, AeroCREW and AeroRACK tool and asset management systems for aerospace manufacturers, maintainers and operators worldwide.
National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc has purchased the first Bell 429 to be operated in Great Britain. The aircraft will be used for inspection and maintenance of power lines.
AgustaWestland announces that the third prototype of the new generation 4.5 tonne light intermediate AW169 helicopter completed its maiden flight at Cascina Costa in Italy. Starspeed Ltd. of the UK has signed a preliminary sale contract for one AW169 plus an option for an additional aircraft. Kaan Air has signed an additional preliminary order for one AW169 and a contract for one AW139.
Telephonics Corporation announces that it is the first international company to successfully complete China's newly implemented Air Traffic Management system certification process with their AeroTrac Air Traffic Management System.
The Sikorsky team developing the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps has delivered the first prototype aircraft from the assembly line to the flight test team.
DART Helicopter Services announce their receipt Mexican approval for Vertical Reference Floor Window Kits fitted for AS350 and AS355 series of helicopters.
UTair Aviation and REGION Leasing have finalized a financing agreement for the purchase of an Mi-171 helicopter. The first Robinson R44 helicopter has been delivered to the UTair-Engineering MRO facility in Tyumen for capital repairs. December 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the first all-female helicopter crew at Tyumen Civil Aviation, the original airline from which UTair Aviation was born.
Textron Systems and Bell Helicopter announce the opening of the Textron Systems Integration and Collaboration Lab and Bell Helicopter/AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Manned/Unmanned Operations Capability Development Lab at Textron Systems' Huntsville, Ala. location.
The first Eurocopter-built rotorcraft to join the Bangladesh Army's aviation fleet have been presented during a ceremony at the military service's Dhaka Cantonment headquarters. The initial two Eurocopter EC725 helicopters for the Royal Malaysian Air Force have been formally presented during a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.
Integrated Microwave Technologies is rolling out a range of compact and ultra-compact state-of-the-art digital transmitters to cater to its customers' diverse needs and requirements.
DART helicopter Services announces Hong Kong Approval of their R44 Emergency Float Kits. FAA, EASA and Transport Canada approvals have already been granted.
Bell Helicopter's new Singapore facility has delivered its first Bell 429. The corporate-configured Bell 429 was delivered to PT Whitesky Aviation in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Mountain Ridge Helicopters is now accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Mountain Ridge has been training pilots for careers in the helicopter industry for the last 6 years and focuses on high altitude, mountain training.
Kelley Parlier, Owner and President of Dallas, Texas based YES Communications, Inc., has announced that Jim Kettles has joined the company as Vice President and part owner. Kettles is a longtime helicopter industry professional with almost 35 years of extensive flight operations, management, and sales expertise.
Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire 14 helicopters and associated personnel and assets from HRT Participacoes em Petroleo, S.A.
American Eurocopter has named Robert Cox as Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations. Cox brings more than 30 years of experience in newspaper business reporting.
DART Helicopter Services announces FAA Approval of their Fresh Air Vent Kits for EC130 model helicopters. EASA approval is already underway and is expected to be received by end of fourth quarter. Transport Canada approval is expected first quarter of 2013.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., doing business as Aeronautical Accessories, announces the release of its new website, a redesigned internet presence that provides current and prospective customers access to numerous tools and technical resources and simplified purchasing options.
SkyTrac Systems announces that a group composed of Malachi Nordine, SkyTrac's current Director of Product Development, Stephen Sorocky and Roynat Equity Partners has purchased the business of SkyTrac Systems from Kathleen Wallace, the Founder of SkyTrac.
AgustaWestland has signed a contract with the Swedish Maritime Administration for seven AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. The aircraft will be equipped for Search and Rescue operations.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC introduces a portable, turnkey surveillance solution featuring the DTx drop-down tactical camera transmitter and MobilCMDR receiver.
DART Helicopter Services announces Brazilian approval of its A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit. FAA and EASA approvals were previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending.
American Eurocopter has issued a Supplementary Type Certificate with concurrence from the FAA for the installation of the Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight System on the AS350 B3. The Alaska Department of Public Safety has purchased an AS350 B3e to support operations of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and State Troopers.
Sandel Avionics Inc. has received its AS9100, Rev C and ISO 9001:2008 certification from NSF International.
Transaero Inc. and Barry Cordage Ltd. announce the signing of a distribution agreement to provide Helicopter Long Lines to the Helicopter External Load community in select countries.
Hawke Aerospace announces the closing of a new revolving credit facility provided by Gibraltar Business Capital, based in Northbrook, Illinois.
PCS Aerospace & Marketing has been awarded a contract to manage refurbishment of six Bell 212s, to include fuselage, components and engines, belonging to MATN a Republic of Congo company.
Sikorsky and Zhuhai Helicopter Company announce a contract for two Sikorsky S-92 offshore utility helicopters. Sikorsky and Ruili Jingcheng Group announce the signing of two contracts for the introduction of one S-92 helicopter and one S-76D.
The Fire Fighting Department of Beijing's Public Security Bureau has taken delivery of an AgustaWestland AW139. Two AW139s in VIP transport configuration have also been delivered to a customer in China's Quinghai Province.
Since the beginning of 2012, Eurocopter has booked 56 aircraft, including 24 from American Eurocopter, for business and VIP use, with the sale of more than 500 helicopters in those markets over the past five years.
The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a $181.8 million contract option to deliver 34 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters, bringing the total aircraft ordered to date to 312.
Bell will have a strong presence at the 2012 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition. Bell Helicopter announces the addition of Ryan Denton and Will Fulton as regional sales managers in North America. Bell Helicopter announces that China has approved the increased maximum gross weight for the Bell 429.
Eurocopter and Starlite Aviation Group have signed a contract for the acquisition of two AS332 C1e helicopters, the latest version of the popular Eurocopter Super Puma medium weight helicopter.
Air Methods Corporation has been selected as the air medical operator for St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center's CareFlight program in Grand Junction, Colorado. This new contract has significant historical relevance since St. Mary's was Air Methods' first-ever air medical program and where the Company transported its first patient in 1980.
Avfuel Corporation has continued to bolster North American access to its products and services with the recent additions of several high-profile locations. And its popular loyalty rewards program, AVTRIP, has topped $25 million worth of rewards awarded to its members since the program's inception in 1991.
Associated Aircraft Group announces the addition of a Sikorsky S-76C+ to its managed fleet. Sikorsky Aircraft has expanded its support of the Colombia Armed Forces BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet by opening an office in Bogota. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to grant life extensions for the Main Rotor Hub on the company's S-92 helicopter platform.
SkyTrac Systems will exhibit at Booth #309 at the Air Transport Association of Canada's 78th Annual General Meeting and Tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, Nov. 13-15.
CAE is reporting financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2012.
The Flight Safety Foundation awarded its 2012 Presidential Citation to Bristow's Target Zero safety program. When a Norwegian fishing vessel broke down in late October, rapidly deteriorating weather conditions brought the decision to evacuate the crew and a call to Bristow to join the rescue effort.
Bell Helicopter has signed a memorandum of understanding with SAIT Polytechnic to make its classrooms and labs at SAIT's Art Smith Aero Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Bell Helicopter has received Supplemental Type Certification approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for a Radar Altimeter Mount Kit for the Bell 206L, Bell 206L-1, Bell 206L-3, and Bell 206L-4.
The capabilities of Eurocopter's helicopter product line to meet Indonesia's defense, law enforcement, and search and rescue mission needs will be displayed at this month's INDO DEFENCE 2012 Expo & Forum in Jakarta.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services announces signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Aviation Training Consulting to establish a flight and maintenance training academy in Altus, Okla. Associated Aircraft Group announces a Customer Referral Program for its clients; Associated Aircraft Group has earned IS-BAO Stage 1 Certification.
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense will showcase Inlet Barrier Filter systems for a wide range of military and civil rotorcraft at Helishow Dubai 2012.
AgustaWestland, recently held its 5th Oil & Gas Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, attended by over 120 delegates from more than 15 countries. Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd has signed a contract for two AW139s.
Med-Trans Corporation announce the promotion of Rob Hamilton to Chief Operating Officer. Hamilton is a proven leader with an incredible perspective on the industry.
CloudNine Products announces a big Christmas Special discount for the RobbyTow from now until December 30.
Professional Aircraft Accessories, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has cut the grand re-opening ribbon and welcomed guests in to see their new 20,000 square-foot expansion.
The Night Vision Awards selection committee presented its final Night Vision Awards for 2012 at the Air Medical Transport Conference held in Seattle, Washington: Irish Air Corps first European organization honored.
Telephonics Corporation has been awarded a contract for its AN/UPX-44 Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator for use in the Republic of Korea, to be integrated into ground radar air defense systems.
SkyTrac Systems is attending and exhibiting at the Helicopter Association of Canada Conference and Expo, November 5, 2012 in Calgary, AB. SkyTrac Systems will also be exhibiting at the Dubai Helishow from November 6-8, 2012 at the Meydan Grand Stand, Dubai, UAE.
Latitude announces release of an industry-first Flight Data Monitoring subscription offer, giving fleet operators the opportunity to reduce upfront capital cost. The company has also put in place a multi-faceted distribution arrangement with a leading avionics solutions reseller in Japan.
David Davenport has been promoted to Senior Vice President of FlightSafety International. Leading Edge Aviation Solutions has selected FlightSafety as its preferred training provider. David Powell has joined the company as Executive Director, Helicopter Business Development. FlightSafety International announces release of its eLearning 2012/2013 Cold Weather Operations Course, which is now iPad compatible.
Brevard County, Florida, has purchased two AS350 B3e helicopters. The aircraft will be utilized for mosquito control, firefighting and herbicide application throughout the county.
Representatives from Japan visited Enstrom the week of October 22, 2012 to accept their last delivery for the year. This delivery marks eight aircraft for the year, completing a total 10 out of a contracted 30 TH-480B helicopters that have been delivered.
DART Helicopter Services (DHS) announces it has moved the manufacturing and repair operations of its external load product line from its Oceanside facility to Red Barn Machine, a business partner of DART located in Eugene, Oregon.
Latitude Technologies Corporation will exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) annual trade show and convention in Orlando, Florida, October 30-November 1 at booth 4389.
Associated Aircraft Group, the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service is pleased to announce the addition of a Sikorsky S-76C+ to its managed fleet. The addition of this helicopter will increase the AAG fleet to a total of nine aircraft. AAG has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76C aircraft in the Northeast available for charter.
JSfirm.com and D.O.M. Magazine have partnered to integrate the latest real aviation maintenance jobs from JSfirm.com direct to the D.O.M. Magazine website."We created D.O.M. JOBS because D.O.M. Magazine is a great place to reach the top talent at maintenance departments," JSfirm.com manager Jeff Richards confirmed.
American Eurocopter, one of the nation’s leading providers of helicopters for the corporate and VIP market in the U.S., will be showcasing a Lewis Energy EC145 on its booth (#2546) and performing demonstrations with an EC135 and EC155 at this year’s NBAA show October 30-November 1 in Orlando.
Associated Aircraft Group, the Northeast's largest premier executive Sikorsky S-76® helicopter service, is proud to announce that it has earned IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) Stage 1 Certification, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety and its Safety Management System . AAG® is a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
An experimental Harrier Jump-Jet used by Rolls-Royce in the 1980s to test a modified engine for a potential supersonic version, has become the first fixed-wing aeroplane to join the vertical flight collection at The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare.
Sharkey's Helicopters has utilized the SkyWeb fleet management system from SkyTrac Systems on all six of its helicopters to provide premium service to VIP charter clients and to add to overall safety.
AMS introduces its Document Manager software, a paperless solution that can attach essential documents in the Aircraft Maintenance Manager, Component Repair Module, and Inventory Manager of AMS software.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration National Simulation has qualified the CAE Bell 412 full-flight simulator in Toluca, Mexico to Level D - the highest standard for flight simulation training devices.
The selection of Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics for AgustaWestland's AW609 TiltRotor marks new territory for Rockwell Collins.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System is boosting its PennSTAR AMS fleet with the purchase of a new EC145. ProMedica Air is adding a new EC135 P2e to its fleet. OSF Aviation has added four new EC145s to their fleet.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services announces an exclusive international sales and distribution agreement with Aero Dynamix, Inc. to equip Sikorsky S-76 helicopters with ADI’s Night Vision Imaging System lighting solutions.
The third quarter of 2012 was a mixed bag of results indicating that a broad based business aircraft resale market recovery still remains elusive.
American Eurocopter continues to maintain its position as the leader in the U.S. air medical services industry with a market share of 60 percent and more than 630 of its aircraft currently in air medical service across the country. ShandsCair has purchased an EC155 B1. American Eurocopter has delivered three EC135s to Med-Trans with a fourth scheduled for delivery in November. STAT MedEvac continues the upgrade of its fleet with the addition of three EC135s and two EC145s.
Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic will highlight its broad range of business aviation engine services at the National Business Aviation Association's 65th Annual Convention and Tradeshow taking place in Orlando, Fla.
L.J. Walch Co., Inc. announce its exclusive distribution agreement with Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. of Chatsworth, California, for the Sikorsky S61 Motor Generator.
We have signed an agreement with Softtech, LLC, producer of Flight Vector software, which is a custom created data management system designed to fulfill the needs of the modern-age flight communication center.
Hillsboro Aviation has been named to Victory Media's Military Friendly Schools list, honoring the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students.
Wysong Enterprises have completed their 5th EMS Equipped Bell 407 this year and signed contracts for four more 407 aircraft completions this week.
Elbit Systems of America, LLC has been awarded a $17.5 million contract by The Boeing Company to redesign and upgrade the Apache Block III AH-64D Mission Processor over a five-year period.
ARGUS is pleased to present STAT MedEvac with the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating at the Air Medical Transport Conference. STAT MedEvac is the first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service operator to achieve the rating.
Bell has commenced construction for its new global headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Bell announced in the case of Eurocopter vs. Bell Helicopter, a three Judge panel of France's Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris ruled that the Bell 429 production skid gear does not infringe Eurocopter's French landing skid gear patent. Bell is participating in the voluntary flight demonstration the week of Oct. 22 with the Bell Helicopter Block II OH-58 Kiowa Warrior.
Eurocopter has delivered the first two AS550 C3 Fennec helicopters to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Defense. Eurocopter's extensive range of helicopters for naval and maritime missions will take pride of place at Euronaval 2012, to be held Oct. 22-26 at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre near Paris.
The AgustaWestland AW139 fleet operated by Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has achieved the milestone of 20,000 flying hours. AgustaWestland has been selected to go forward to the contracting phase for their bid of up to £46 million from Round 3 of the U.K. Government's Regional Growth Fund.
Bruce's Custom Covers fitted aircraft covers serve to enhance the joy of fall flying by protecting aircraft from the hazards of the changing seasons.
American Eurocopter will showcase University of Michigan Health System Survival Flight's EC155 and Air Methods' EC130 at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Seattle, Wash.
Baldwin Aviation, Inc. recently launched SAVVY, which utilizes next generation technologies to meet safety and compliance requirements.
MD Helicopters has generously donated an MD 500 Transition Scholarship to students from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science Rotary-Wing program.
Cool City Electronics, Inc. has appointed thirteen new authorized dealers in the United States, three in Canada and one each in Denmark, Germany and Guatemala. Additional dealers will be appointed in the coming months.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters completed IS-BAO registration last August and received their certification Sept. 1, 2012.
Enstrom Helicopter underwent a website redesign to make the site easier to navigate, more interactive, and easier for visitors to find information.
After three-and-a-half years of steady growth at their current location, Colorado Heli-Ops of Denver, Colorado is moving to a new location on the same airport (KBJC) but on the other side of the runways.
SkyTrac's hardware and software are used extensively by Air Evac Lifeteam, but when special circumstances arise such as Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico along with the Republican Conference in Tampa Bay, the value of the software reporting features becomes clear.
Night Flight Concepts has completed delivery of a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution for SkyLife Air Ambulance, enhancing operational readiness for SkyLife to perform care transport services at night.
Aero Dynamix has added the AgustaWestland AW139 to its STC portfolio of NVG cockpits. With this addition, the Aero Dynamix portfolio now includes 26 multi-ship STCs on 36 different aircraft model types.
Recognizing excellence in aviation safety, Prism Helicopters, Inc. has been honored by Alaska Gov. Parnell as the first helicopter-only commercial operator in Alaska to achieve a Medallion Shield.
JETNET LLC will present its annual JETNET iQ State of the Market Briefing at the National Business Aviation Association 2012 Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Schuman Aviation Company, Ltd., announces that it has been accredited by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense reports strong acceptance of its Inlet Barrier Filter systems by air medical helicopter programs, logging thousands of flight hours worldwide.
Metro Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Terry Palmer has joined the company as the new Director of Training. Ms. Palmer brings more than 20 years of experience in developing and marketing new training and technology products for aviation.
Becker Avionics, partner with Axnes Aviation AS for sales and marketing, as well as product support services for the Polycon Wireless Intercom Extension System for North America, now offers an NVG compatible version of the system.
The Office of Naval Research has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop technology to locate and classify an adversary's attempts to interfere with GPS signals and disrupt military operations.
In the period between Jan. and Sept. 2012, UTair Group transported a combined total of 6,554,283 passengers, an increase of 33.5 percent in comparison with the same period in 2011. Key KPI for UTair Group helicopter operations for the first 9 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Type Certificate for the S-76D helicopter. Associated Aircraft Group has been granted access into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport by the Transportation Security Administration under the DCA Access Security Program.
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, Inc. announces that Chris McDowell has joined the Helicopter Services North America team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has renewed their contract to use Night Flight Concepts NVIO NVG Computer-based Training program.
Rolls-Royce Corporation & Scott's - Bell 47 Inc. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the application of its RR300 engine to the Model 47 multipurpose light helicopter.
The Naval Research Laboratory has awarded Scion UAS a contract valued at up to $3 million for the delivery of multiple SA-400 Jackal unmanned helicopter systems.
The Royal Thai Army has signed a contract for two AW139 twin engine helicopters. AgustaWestland's fleet of "Cormorant" search and rescue helicopters has achieved milestones of 10 years active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force and 50,000 operating hours. Mitsui Bussan Aerospace has signed a contract for two more AW139 twin engine helicopters in Japan.
Shimco is participating in the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, Nagoya, from October 9 through 14.
Makani Kai Helicopters recently celebrated a gathering of America’s Medal of Honor recipients by gifting them with free aerial tours of Oahu. The recipients were in Hawaii for their annual convention in October. In all, a dozen Medal of Honor recipients flew tours, along with 17 of their immediate family members.
Aviation Management International (AMI) announces the addition of the AMI-TW60AT turbine washer with self-contained compressed air tank as a welcomed addition to their existing line of ground support equipment. Recognizing a need in the aviation industry for versatile and moderately priced ground support equipment, AMI produced the AMI-TW60 turbine washer. Based on the success of the product and feedback from customers, AMI has introduced a completely self-contained unit.
Aspen Avionics announced today the closing of a $12.8 million round of equity financing to support continued product and emerging technologies development. All of Aspen's previous investors participated in the round. In addition, Jack Mowell and Captain Joseph D. Burns will join Aspen's board to provide additional aerospace expertise.
All Metal Maintenance Stands, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of "safety first" custom maintenance stands, maintenance support equipment, and hangar equipment, announces that it has signed an agreement with Blickle Wheels and Casters USA to exclusively use Blickle wheels and casters on the All Metal MS "safety first" product line. All Metal MS began testing the Blickle wheels and casters in March of 2012, and the positive customer feedback was overwhelming.
Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, has entered into a new partnership agreement with Carson Helicopters, Inc. to provide an upgrade of its legacy Centrisep® engine advanced protection system (EAPS) for Sikorsky Sea King/S-61 helicopters.
Metro Aviation is pleased to announce that Amy McMullen has joined the company as its Customer Configuration Coordinator. Ms. McMullen's primary focus is to assist customers with aircraft configuration, equipment selection, and layout in addition to wide-ranging support during the entire completion process.
DART Helicopter Services (DHS) and AKV Inc. announced today that the two companies have agreed to dissolve their distribution agreement giving both companies the opportunity to pursue new ventures. In order to ensure a seamless transition to their customers, DART and AKV Inc. will continue to work together to support their existing customer base.
(Utica, NY) – JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, is pleased to announce that Susan Sheets Brogan, industry veteran and former President of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), has joined the JETNET iQ team as Director, Special Programs. JETNET iQ (Intelligence Quarterly) is the company’s premium forecasting and advisory service for business aviation.
Component Control announced today that global component service provider Avtrade, has upgraded its Quantum Control™ MRO and Logistics software to run on Oracle™, allowing the Company to benefit from a selection of enhanced product features.
Rogers Helicopters/Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney selected the Becker Avionics Digital Audio System DVCS6100 for their new Bell 429 light-twin EMS helicopters. The DVCS6100 was chosen for both aircraft due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control all audio sources in the aircraft.
Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup company announced it recently became International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certified.
The ITAR certification allows Professional Aviation Associates to supply rotables to military aviation operators of both fixed wing and rotorcraft models, as well as parts and tooling to foreign militaries.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation on Monday, October 8, delivered the first two S-92® baseline helicopters to Bond Aviation Group, the first of 16 to be delivered under the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 aircraft ever received by Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.
GKN Aerospace’s extended aero-engine aftermarket operation is a focus for the company on booth 11250 at MRO Europe, 9 – 11 October in Amsterdam, alongside its established MRO activities across transparencies, composites and ice protection.
AMSTERDAM, NL, MRO Europe, October 8, 2012 - Component Control announced today that Kelly Aviation Center has selected its award-winning Quantum software to manage the company's MRO and fully integrated logistics processes.
The Night Vision Awards announced this week that they will host their awards at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) Tuesday, October 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle in rooms 606 and 607.
ELITE is pleased to announce three exciting new helicopter simulation products.
Montréal, 4th October 2012 - AJW Technique, the new global component repair and overhaul service based in Montréal has chosen Component Control, the industry leading MRO software specialists, to provide integrated MRO management software solutions for the entire facility.
American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo.
For the first participation at the Japan Aerospace Exhibition, Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd. will introduce a brand new concept of helicopter to the Japanese market: the light single-turbine SKYe SH09, the next revolution in rotary aviation industry.
On October 2nd, 2012, Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) delivered one AS350 B3e to Blackcomb Aviation for its utility and heli-skiing operations in British Columbia. Blackcomb currently operates seven Eurocopter aircraft, including one AS350 B3, one AS350 B2, four AS355s, one EC130 B4 and one EC120 B.
The organizers of Helitech, the largest dedicated helicopter exhibition in Europe, will hold next year's event at ExCeL London, near London City Airport, Sept. 24-26, 2013.
The move is intended to raise Helitech to a new level of influence and attract a wider international audience.
Air Methods Corporation announces the opening of a state-of-the-art training center for its aviation, clinical and maintenance personnel, located in Aurora, Colo.
Grant Boast has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul and will provide sales coverage for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Easy Access Industrial Design Inc. introduces the new in-house designed line of aluminum maintenance platform - the Scissor Deck.
Luke Chiang has joined BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul as Regional Sales Manager, responsible for sales of Business and General Aviation engine services throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Oregon Aero, Inc. has broken ground on a brand new, 22,000-square-foot facility that will not only expand its production capability, but also help boost economic activity throughout the region.
The Night Vision Awards selection committee are now taking nominations for the 2012 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Seattle at the Air Medical Transport Conference. Awards will be presented on Oct. 23.
Telephonics Corporation announces the successful flight test of the AN/ZPY-4(V) Maritime Surveillance Radar upgraded with a Ground Moving Target Indicator mode. This is an enhanced version of the radar designed and built for the US Navy's MQ-8 Fire Scout rotary-wing UAS.
American Eurocopter will feature its AS350 B2 from the Ontario (CA) Police Department Air Support Unit at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference Sept. 29-Oct. 3 in San Diego.
Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. has received a contract from AgustaWestland to supply rugged flight recorders for use on the new AW169 rotorcraft.
Bell Helicopter and its exhibit partner Global Experience Specialists were recognized at the American Business Awards for Bell's "Bell 525 Relentless" launch with a Gold Stevie Award. Bell Helicopter announces its participation in the seventh annual Jet Expo in Moscow.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Aviation unit has selected the Becker DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control panel system for their two Bell 407s.
Eurocopter delivered the first of two EC145s to the Bolivian Air Force. These helicopters will be used for government officials' transportation and to provide support in the event of disasters and emergencies.
AgustaWestland announces the signing of a service support contract for the South African Air Force's fleet of AW109LUHs. AgustaWestland has sold another AW139 to an undisclosed southern african customer for VIP/corporate transport operations.
EADS North America has begun its voluntary flight demonstration for the U.S. Army's Armed Aerial Scout helicopter program, flying two aircraft at a high-altitude test site.
Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 Digital Audio System has been selected for the new University of Utah EC145 Air Medical helicopter. The DVCS6100 was chosen for its ability to manage and control all audio sources in the helicopter.
Robinson Helicopter Company has received FAA certification for the R66 Turbine Police Helicopter; specially configured for law enforcement, it meets the latest FAA crashworthiness regulations.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited announces in conjunction with Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd. that they have completed three AS350 B3s for the Botswana Police Service, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Keystone Med-Flight LLC has appointed Heidi Ames as the company's new Chief Pilot.
American Eurocopter held an event at its Delivery Center in Grand Prairie to honor the 200th AS350 helicopter manufactured in the United States. The aircraft was delivered to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Cobham Aerospace Communications has been selected to provide the audio/radio communications package for the Korean National Police Agency's new Surion utility helicopter.
Frasca International, Inc. has received ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System.
Blue Sky Network announces the launch of its New SkyRouter mobile application, a fleet management portal for land mobile, aviation, and marine applications.
AeroVironment has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its MicroGRAM GPS receiver for the Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft system, bringing secure, jam-resistant GPS capability to a micro UAV for the first time.
Component Control announces that Greenwich AeroGroup will be rolling out Quantum Control to standardize operating processes at four of its ten aviation service companies.
Pall Aeropower Corporation has been honored with the 2012 Manufacturing Industry of the Year award by the Pasco Economic Development Council.
Elbit Systems SAR and Data Links will supply Hyundai J-Comm of South Korea with thousands of AN/PRC-648 SAR Personal Locator Beacon units for the Korean Navy.
Bell Helicopter continues to increase its sales and customer support activities in Europe. EHS Today, a magazine for environment, health and safety leaders, has selected Bell as one of America's Safest Companies.
Simplex has received FAA STC for the Aft Hook. The Aft Hook allows firefighting helicopter operators to store a 5" hover pump during flight and deploy the pump upon arrival at a water source.
The upgrade of UK Ministry of Defence Puma aircraft took a further major step forward when Eurocopter handed over its first Puma Mk2. His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain took a flight in the Spanish variant of the cutting-edge NH90. The pivotal role played by Eurocopter helicopters in Africa in homeland security, law enforcement, rescue missions and military support will be highlighted at the upcoming AAD Airshow. A contract has been signed between Eurocopter and the Royal Thai Air Force for the supply of four EC725s, configured for search and rescue missions.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is planning to deliver the final two of 15 UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the U.S. Army for further transfer to the Swedish Defence Material Administration. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announces the award of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration contract from the U.S. Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate.
Northrop Grumman Corporation and AgustaWestland have signed an agreement to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter and the Navy program to develop a new "Marine One" Presidential Helicopter.
Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for three MD500E helicopters operated by the Kansas City Police Department.
LORD Corporation has announced the closing of the acquisition of the assets of MicroStrain, Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
SkyTrac Systems will be exhibiting at the Africa Aerospace and Defense show in South Africa September 19-21. AAD is the largest exhibition of air, sea and land capabilities on the African continent.
DART Helicopter Services has significantly expanded its office in Hawkesbury by regrouping all Canadian divisions under one roof.
Wysong Enterprises was tasked with providing modifications and installations to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's fleet of Bell 407 helicopters for protection during the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Vector Aerospace Corporation will exhibit at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012 (AAD 2012), taking place at the Waterkloof Air Force Base Centurion, City of Tshwane, South Africa from September 19-23.
Rockwell Collins has been selected as the prime contractor for the unmanned air vehicle portion of the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Slon.ru has published its third annual list of the best performing CEOs of Russian companies listed on the Russian Stock Exchange. During the same period, UTair share value has increased by 25 percent, virtually guaranteeing UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov the first place on the list.
Cool City Electronics, Inc. has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate SR09624RC for its SAS-100 Stability Augmentation System, allowing its installation in Robinson R44 helicopters.
Eurocopter has delivered the first production modernized CH-53GA transport helicopter to the German armed forces. The first four upgraded Eurocopter Tiger support helicopters for deployment to Afghanistan have been delivered. Eurocopter is to lead the project defining a large-scale compound demonstrator through a multinational European program. ADAC Air Rescue has signed its latest order in a framework acquisition agreement with Eurocopter for the purchase of 14 EC145 T2 and three EC135 P2e helicopters.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services and PZL Mielec announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Wojskowe Centralne Biuro Konstrukcyjno – Technologiczne; with ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries Ltd.; and a Letter of Intent with Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze NR 1 S.A.
AgustaWestland has signed partnership agreements with Firstec Co., Ltd. and Dodaam Systems Co., Ltd. to provide support services to the military in the Republic of Korea. At the Airex Istanbul 2012 exhibition, Kaan Air signed a preliminary sales contract for two AW169s and a contract for one AW139, plus further options for both types.
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American Helicopters, Inc. invites you and your organization to participate in our 2012 American Helicopters & Aviation Annual Open House and aircraft display at American Helicopters on Sat., Oct. 13 in Manassas, Va.
CAE Inc and Russian Helicopters have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the economic feasibility of working together in a number of high-potential areas.
Hillsboro Aviation announces the addition of Giancarlo Newsome as Director of Sales and Services overseeing Hillsboro Aviation's airplane and helicopter sales, customer maintenance, avionics, parts sales and FBO service departments.
On August 16, 2012, the FAA qualified and approved Potomac Flight Training, LLC's Twin Turbine Helicopter simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device.
Professional Resources In System Management (PRISM) announces the new Vice President of Helicopter Aviation Services, Chris Young. PRISM is a wholly owned subsidiary of ARGUS International.
The Rockwell Collins SWE-DISH CommuniCase Technology CCT120 satellite manportable terminal excelled at this summer's U.S. Army's Network Integration Evaluation 12.2. Malini Krishnan's commitment to helping children and use of her engineering skills to aid people in India earned her the Rockwell Collins Volunteer of the Year Award for 2012.
Bell announces delivery of two 407GX aircraft to Helicopter Flight Services, Inc., a New York based company offering tours, charters, aerial photography, lift work and custom projects.
M International subsidiary, Mint Turbines, LLC, has completed the signing of a new T53 Authorized Service Center license with Honeywell International, Inc.
Heli-One Canada, Incorporated will exhibit at the ILA Berlin 2012 Exhibition from September 11-16, 2012.
Turbomeca do Brasil, in Brazil since 1977, celebrates the expansion of its site based in Xerém, Rio de Janeiro State.
JSfirm.com manager, Jeff Richards is pleased to report a record-setting 2nd quarter. "There was a 61 percent increase in the number of aviation jobs being advertised on JSfirm.com during April, May and June."
3M Aerospace introduces 3M Removable Gel Tape, an easy-to-apply solution to help protect substrate corrosion in-aircraft.
Eurocopter and Tianjin Free Trade Zone ink memorandum of understanding to explore completion and customization center for Eurocopter Ecureuil family of light helicopters in Tianjin. Eurocopter's solution for the Polish Armed Forces will be the theme of its participation at the MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition at Kielce.
Keystone Med-Flight LLC ("Keystone"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawke Aerospace, today announced it has appointed Paul Rayhill as the company's new President. Rayhill was most recently the President of Aviation Services Unlimited LLC (ASU), located in Rome, N.Y.
Tiger Tugs announces the introduction of their new model 8.0B helicopter transporter. The new Tiger Tug Model 8.0B is specifically designed for the Bell 429.
The Tiger Tug system eliminates the need to have an extra person watch for hangar incursions.
Restoration of Fairey Ultra Light G-AOUJ is continuing to progress at The Helicopter Museum, where a dedicated team of volunteers was formed in 2011 to complete work originally started by the now defunct Cotswold Restoration Group.
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI – LEEDA) and the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) this week endorsed the guidelines drafted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The guidelines provide law enforcement agencies an outline of how to use UAS safely and responsibly, and with respect to individuals’ privacy.
On Aug. 30, 2012, Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) completed its 300th cowling for the EC145 at its composite manufacturing facility in Fort Erie, Ont. “We are very proud of the hard work and dedication displayed by our composites team,” said Guy Joannes, President and CEO, ECL.
Becker Avionics announces the selection of its new airborne BD406 Beacon Decoder by Era Helicopters LLC for their Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services AW139 helicopter fleet.
DART Helicopter Services announces Brazilian approval of Apical's Cable Cutters Kits for AB139 & AW139 model helicopters. FAA, Transport Canada and EASA approvals have been previously received.
Sikorsky Innovations has initiated its 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge, designed to identify and accelerate the development of emerging, revolutionary solutions that can be applied to, or can leverage, specialized aerospace and rotorcraft markets.
Bell Helicopter announces the delivery of the first 429 configured for emergency medical services in Europe to Air Zermatt in Switzerland - selected for its ability to operate at high altitudes and in extreme conditions.
A new AgustaWestland Service Centre has been opened by AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services for AgustaWestland commercial helicopter customers in Santiago, Chile.
Bell Helicopter has been named number one in product support in Aviation International News' 2012 Product Support Survey for the seventh consecutive year.
SkyTrac Systems will be exhibiting at the AFAC conference Aug. 28-31, 2012 in Perth, Australia. The AFAC and Bushfire CRC conference is Australasia's premier emergency management conference.
Aero Products recently announced the addition of a retired Sikorsky Legacy Model S-76 A ++ to its inventory. The aircraft completed its final voyage as it touched down on Aug. 9 at the Aero Products facility in Show Low, Ariz.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited have added the Eurocopter EC155 model to their STC portfolio, giving them an unprecedented 54 STC model/make configurations.
Cadorath Group and Meridian Aviation Consulting have established Meridian Helicopters LLC to provide reworked parts distribution support as well as consulting, brokering and technical support for the global Bell Helicopter network.
UTair-Engineering facilities in Russia have been issued a four-year certificate from DGAC, the Peruvian National Civil Aviation Authority, for MRO activity on aircraft licensed for operations in Peru.
The newly formed Night Vision Advisory Council is seeking additional members with a desire to aid in shaping the future of the night vision industry.
Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed of Augusta, Georgia have announced a newly formed partnership between the two organizations to operate the AirMed air medical services.
MicroStrain, Inc. of Williston, Vt. has agreed to the terms of a business acquisition of its assets by LORD Corporation, headquartered in Cary, N.C.
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a research contract from DoD's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program for the Tin Whiskers Inorganic Coatings Evaluation program.
American Eurocopter has appointed the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Blue Ribbon Committee. This award was created with the purpose of promoting a higher level of safety within the air medical industry.
Further bolstering its commitment to safety and risk management, Air Evac Lifeteam has entered the third level of the Federal Aviation Administration's Safety Management System Voluntary Pilot Project.
HeliWagon has delivered a new HeliWagon to Duke University Medical Center, located at Duke Life Flight's base at Johnston County Airport in Smithfield, N.C.
Integrated Microwave Technologies announces that its STx Compact HD/SD COFDM transmitter has been integrated into American Unmanned Systems' Guardbot, enabling it to deliver real-time MPEG-4 video streams.
Triumph Instruments - Ft. Lauderdale has been selected by Spectrolab to be their authorized service center for the Starburst, Nightsun and Nightsun XP searchlight product lines.
Spectrum Aeromed has been listed on the INC 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the second consecutive year. Last year the company was named to the INC 500 Fastest growing companies for 799.3 percent growth in three years.
Aero-Smith, Inc. has been chosen by Bell Helicopter to provide flight training, maintenance training and new aircraft acceptance flights in Singapore and throughout eastern Asia.
Enstrom recently completed delivery of 16 480B turbine training/utility helicopters for the Royal Thai Army. The deliveries were completed on budget, and ahead of contracted requirements.
StandardAero has improved its Singapore helicopter operations, moving to a larger, newly-constructed facility. Accompanying the relocation is the appointment of a new general manager.
All Metal MS has been awarded a GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract, allowing it to supply its products directly to all branches of the U.S. military and bid on federal projects.
SkyNet Satellite Communications Inc. announce the continuation of contracted air safety services to Bristow Group Inc. with the expansion of their Aeronautical Information System.
California Shock Trauma Air Rescue has agreed to purchase up to eight Eurocopter EC135 helicopters. With this order, it will replace its older, non-Eurocopter aircraft and will become an all-Eurocopter operator.
Universal Avionics will open a new European satellite sales office in London to support the region's growing avionics sales activity. The office is slated to open in September.
The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency has certified the FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for the Bell 204, 205 and 212. Certification for the Bell 412 FastFin system is forthcoming.
Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. announces its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
Maxcraft Avionics Ltd. have received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System in Eurocopter AS355 models.
FlightSafety elevates Tom Eff to Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary; Scott Fera to Senior VP, Marketing; Greg McGowan to Senior VP, Operations; and Ken Motschwiller to Senior VP & CFO.
Milestone Aviation Group has signed a contract to purchase nineteen additional Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. This is in addition to the three S-92 aircraft Milestone purchased in February 2012.
Precision Aviation Group has completed an expansion of its headquarters at 495 Lake Mirror Road in Atlanta, Ga. Construction work on the new space was completed July 6.
SkyTrac Systems will be exhibiting at the Latin America Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 15-17.
Vector Aerospace and SECA will exhibit at the 9th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, Aug. 15-17, at the Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Aviall Services has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce for spare parts, modules and tooling for the RR300 engine, and an extension of their distribution agreement for the Rolls-Royce M250 engine.
Universal Avionics’ EFI-890R Flat Panel Display and Radio Control Unit (RCU) have been selected for the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Hürkuş project.
Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Ross Nanfito as Director of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions.
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced they have been selected by Northrop Grumman to build Faraday Cages for their Fire Scout program.
Fairfax County Police Department recently took delivery of its second new Bell 429 light-twin law enforcement/EMS helicopter equipped with Becker Avionics DVCS6100 Digital Audio System.
Montreal, Canada - CAE reported financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2012.
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that it has received its airworthiness certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the Bell 429.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC unveils its CTx Ultra Compact SD COFDM Transmitter at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Annual North American Symposium and Exposition.
Rockwell Collins has launched the first operational Real Time Kinematic Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module technology solution for secure GPS receivers.
A Bell independent representative has delivered the first 407GX to be operated in Africa. Department of Civil Aviation in Thailand is thirteenth country to approve increased maximum gross weight for Bell 429 based on Transport Canada certification.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC introduces its DTx Drop-Down Tactical Camera Transmitter at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's Annual North American Symposium and Exposition.
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract by the Naval Research Lab to provide its TacNet Tactical Radio, a small form factor terminal that will bring Link 16 networking capability to a broader range of military platforms.
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For the second time this year, the U.S. Marine Corps has approved the deployment extension of K-MAX Cargo UAS, the first unmanned helicopter to deliver cargo and resupply troops in a combat zone.
Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated will conduct a conference call at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, to discuss its financial results for the second quarter and first half fiscal year 2012 ended June 30, 2012.
Bell Helicopter announce the addition of Raymond Leduc as vice president of Value Streams at its facility in Mirabel, Canada, responsible for manufacturing activities and for leading the value stream organization towards operational excellence.
Ahlers Aerospace has been selected by Bell Helicopter as the supplier of the Dual Tachometer for the Model 407.
UTair has received three MI-171 helicopters from Ulan-Ude Aviation, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters aircraft manufacturing holding company.
Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for three MD500 helicopters owned by a Latin American military operation.
JETNET has released June 2012 and YTD 2012 results for pre-owned helicopter, business jet, and business turboprop markets.
Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. has received a contract from Honeywell to provide Advanced Data Acquisition Units for use on its Primus Apex Integrated Flight Deck.
Telephonics Corporation and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. have signed an agreement to form a Joint Venture providing the Indian Ministry of Defence and the Indian Civil sector with radar and surveillance systems.
Seasoned executive Vince Northfield has joined Pall Corporation as president of Pall Aerospace and senior vice president, Pall Corporation. Northfield succees Jim Western.
Helicopter Links, the online helicopter directory, is now rolling out their 2013 advertising promotion for helicopter manufacturers and associated companies.
Avstar Finance announces the publishing of a new blog focused on the helicopter industry – Rotor Noise: A HELICOPTER BLOG.
Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft Company have opened a new regional service center in Singapore at Seletar Aerospace Park - a one-stop shop for repair, completion, fulfillment, maintenance and customization solutions.
Belfort Instrument Company has redesigned its website with more information and expanded features.
Concorde Battery has approved the BC-8000 Battery Charger and Capacity Tester, BC-9000 25 Amp Battery Charger, and BatteryMINDer 12V and 24V versions for use on the RG Series.
American Eurocopter has delivered an EC145 to the University of Utah's AirMed Program. This is the program's first Eurocopter and will be providing an upgrade to one of its older aircraft.
Sikorsky launches 2nd Annual Helicopter 2050 Challenge. Challenge yourself to make a leaner and greener helicopter of the future!
Aerolite announces FAA certification for an AW139 lateral stretcher kit. The lightweight lateral stretcher can be installed within minutes in place of the center row of pax seats.
Eurocopter has delivered two NH90s to France's DGA for their deployment by the French Army and Navy.
Kaman Corp. report financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2012. Aerospace sales were $147.4 million, an increase of $1.6 million from sales of $145.8 million in the second quarter of 2011.
Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in the Kansas City, Mo. region will become safer thanks to the efforts of Satellite Technology International and the Association of Critical Care Transport.
Eurocopter completed its U.S. tour of the X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter at the Pentagon, where the aircraft landed and was on static display.
Bristow Group has selected FreeFlight Systems RANGR FDL-978TX ADS-B Out solution for its AW139 helicopters. Hilton Software's WingX Pro7 iPad app has added support for FreeFlight Systems' XPLORER high-performance ADS-B weather receiver.
The Night Vision Awards were presented at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency's Annual Trade Show and Convention in Reno, Nevada before a crowd of approximately 300 people.
Sikorsky is joining EAA in saying thank you to the courageous men and women who have served the U.S. proudly by offering a free breakfast to all veterans on Friday, July 27, to kick off AirVenture's daylong Salute to Veterans festivities.
WIŚNIOWSKI of Poland has signed a contract for an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin helicopter in VVIP transport configuration. The aircraft is expected to be delivered in late 2012.
Eurocopter's subsidiary in the Southern Cone has put its partnership with Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes SAC on an official footing and has also opened its first certified services center in Peru.
HeliWagon company has delivered a new HeliWagon to the Erie County Sherriff’s department. The HeliWagon eliminates the need for costly tugs and other attachments.
Concorde Battery has developed a new lighter weight aircraft battery for turbine applications. The new RG-325 is 25 AH and FAA-TSO authorized.
DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce EASA approval of their subsidiary partner DART Aerospace Round-I-Beam Skidtubes for the A119/AW119MKII models of helicopters.
The Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil in Argentina has approved the increased maximum gross weight for the Bell 429 based on Transport Canada's certification.
Tammy Enright was honored at a recent celebration for being named one the "40 Most Influential People Under the age of 40" in North Dakota by the North Dakota Business Watch Magazine.
Eurocopter continues its U.S. tour of the X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter in Manassas, Va. where the aircraft performed a flight demonstration for dignitaries and the media.
Latitude Technologies Corporation is exhibiting at Oshkosh Airventure July 23-29th in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in Hanger D, Booth 4133.
Sagem Avionics Inc. announces an upgrade for Cirrus owners from the ICDS 2000 to the ICDS 10A MFD.
Representatives of the media are invited to attend CAE's 2012 annual and special shareholders meeting on Thurs, Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto.
Mercy One of Des Moines, Iowa will receive a second Bell 429 helicopter from Air Methods, equipped with a United Rotorcraft emergency medical services interior.
Upper Limit Aviation student, Ryan DeJong, is the recipient of The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation Accelerating Possibilities Scholarship for pilots demonstrating commitment and dedication to becoming professional pilots
Bristow Group Inc. announces that Edward Chipman ("Chip") Earle will join the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective July 30, 2012.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the U.S. Army celebrate delivery of the 500th H-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft Australia signs four-year agreement with Australian Defence Force for BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK logistics and engineering support.
Linfox has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters in full VIP configuration. AgustaWestland handed over the 500th AW139 to Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia during the Farnborough Airshow. The Maryland State Police Aviation Command has executed options for three additional AW139 medium twin helicopters.
The Tokyo Fire Department has signed a contract for another Eurocopter EC225. Supporting airborne security for the Olympic Games, Eurocopter UK's Maintenance Mission Control Center is ready for the task.
The FreeFlight Systems XPLORER high-performance ADS-B weather receiver will be available for the first time through aviation retailer Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland have signed a Heads of Agreement to jointly develop an all-new 2.5 tonne class single-engine helicopter. The AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support and Training contract with the UK Ministry of Defence is now operational. Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre for the AW139.
Global Aerospace, Inc. announces a partnership with the Minnesota Business Aviation Association to offer an advanced forum on Operational Human Factors: Fatigue and Professionalism.
FreeFlight Systems introduces the the XPLORER weather receiver that gives pilots access to free datalink weather today and a built‐in upgrade path to fully compliant ADS‐B capabilities to meet the 2019 mandatory equipage deadline.
Curtiss-Wright Controls has received a contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to supply its ice detection and protection technology for use on the S-76D rotorcraft.
MD Helicopters announces a new order for a 500E helicopter from the Metro Air Support Unit in St. Louis, Missouri. Also, the Kansas City Police Department will take delivery of three new MD 500E helicopters during the 2012 third quarter.
Sikorsky Innovations has selected Pankl Aerospace Innovations as winner of its first Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition. Associated Aircraft Group has been selected as the helicopter service for Delivering Alpha, a conference of investors, fund managers and economic commentators.
New EC225s in offshore crew change configuration are operated out of Esbjerg, Denmark, by DanCopter, in the frame of a contract awarded by the Danish company Maersk Oil & Gas. Eurocopter has set up new development centers as part of its ambitious innovation program.
AgustaWestland has signed agreements with three key suppliers for its AW609 TiltRotor programme. All Nippon Helicopter has signed a contract for a third AW139 to perform electronic news gathering missions. Era Group has signed a contract for five AW189 helicopters plus options. Specialist Aviation Services has signed a contract for six AW169 helicopters.
ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants announce a new telephone hotline to provide expert guidance to customers in the event of urgent aviation lubricant-related technical emergencies.
Night vision specialty lighting company, REB Technologies, announces cooperative business venture with Aerospace Vendor Solutions, Inc. AVS will provide certification services to REBTECH as well as engineering and STC support.
Looking for a system and a company that was reliable and provided technical and hardware support as well as updated software led AES to choose the ISAT-200 for their install, and SkyTrac.
Garmin International Inc. announces expanded capabilities for the GTN series touchscreen avionics. The new features include display support for weather radar, advanced ADS-B capabilities, worldwide connectivity, cross fill with the GNS 430W/530W series and more.
Night Flight Concepts announces the purchase and deployment of Laser Armor Aviator Glasses by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to help airborne units respond to the growing danger of laser attacks on aircraft.
AeroSimulators demonstrated their recently enhanced GIST product line at the ALEA in Reno, Nevada.
Transaero Inc. and Gentex Corporation celebrated a 30 year business relationship on May 31, 2012.
Delivery of two of Baltimore Police Department's EC120s will take place in July, with the remaining two delivered in August. The EC135 has proven to be one of the most popular light twin-engine helicopters in the world. The Utah Highway Patrol has purchased an AS350 B3e for its Aero Bureau fleet. American Eurocopter’s Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Condition training course is an advanced safety innovation for helicopter operators of all models and missions.
Bruce's Custom Covers announce their donation of auction items in support of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program.
At this week's annual Airborne Law Enforcement Association annual convention, Becker Avionics is celebrating their growing success in serving this key public safety industry.
Integrated Microwave Technologies brings its PSRX6-D Portable Surveillance Receiver to ALEA 2012, Booth 256.
STS Aviation Group announces several executive level promotions due to the exceptional growth of all four of its divisions.
AKV Inc. announces receipt of Transport Canada approval for their new ETM1000 Exceedence and Trend Monitoring System, designed to monitor and record engine and drive train parameters.
Night Flight Concepts announces an agreement with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association for the provision of Laser Armor Laser Defense training to members at a special rate to help counter the danger of laser strikes.
Latitude Technologies has hired Jeff Taberner as Senior Account Manager for the U.S. market. Before joining Latitude Technologies, Taberner worked with Honeywell Technologies as their Director of Sales for the Sky Connect brand.
Bristow Group Inc. has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue.
Doug Gill has been promoted to Director of Engineering for FlightSafety International’s visual simulation facility in St. Louis, Missouri, while Woody McClendon has joined the company as Sales Manager, Rotorcraft Training.
Latitude Technologies Corporation will exhibit at the ALEA trade show and convention at booth 369. Latitude will be taking orders for their new IONode onboard flight data and operational loads management devices.
At this year's ALEA Conference, American Eurocopter will be showcasing the performance and technology available in its product offerings for airborne law enforcement.
Uniflight is proud to announce the introduction of the enABLET program developed to assist Airborne Law Enforcement and Public Service Units with their budgetary woes.
Metro Aviation will be exhibiting again this year during the ALEA Conference and Exposition at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Advanced Helicopter Services, Inc. will be exhibiting for the first time this year during the ALEA Annual Conference and Exposition in Reno, Nevada.
REBTECH will again feature their comprehensive night vision lighting equipment, services and capabilities during the ALEA annual conference and exposition.
Garmin International announces GLO, a portable GPS and GLONASS receiver that brings Garmin's industry-leading GPS technology to mobile devices.
AgustaWestland Malaysia and Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd held a ceremony at the Farnborough Airshow for long-term lease agreement for new facility at the Helicopter Centre near Kuala Lumpur. AgustaWestland announces the sale of an AW169 in South America. Three AW139s will be introduced in Russia to perform special security missions. The Italian Police has placed an order for two AW139s.
Eurocopter's first internal qualification of the Puma Mk2 was achieved on July 6, concluding the first phase of the planned developments, with further enhancements to its mission capabilities planned over the coming months.
Integrated Microwave Technologies introduces its Mobile VIEWER handheld dual-diversity COFDM HD/SD receiver and a new and improved version of its SkymasterTX Digital COFDM Video Downlink Transmitter at ALEA 2012.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services announces the launch of new mobile applications for the Sikorsky360 Web portal; the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. The FAA has approved the S-92 helicopter for Sea State 6 conditions.
Era Training Center's Randy Rowles will be instructing at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association's 42nd Annual Conference & Exposition, July 11-14, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.
AgustaWestland's family of new generation helicopters is making its first ever public appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow; CHC Helicopter has signed a contract to acquire 10 AW139 medium twin helicopters over the next three years; the New Jersey State Police has taken delivery of their fifth and final AW139; and two additional AW139 intermediate twins have been ordered in Japan to perform fire fighting missions.
M International's Keystone Turbine Services and Mint Turbines will be exhibiting at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Conference and Exposition, July 11-14, 2012 in Reno, NV.
Bell announces the appointment of Heli-Charter Ltd. as its independent representative for the U.K.; Transport Canada has approved the STC for the Bell 429 air medical critical care interior; Bell Helicopter Training Academy has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval to provide pilot training on the Bell 429; and the delivery of a Bell 429 to the Fairfax County Police.
SkyTrac Systems will be exhibiting at the 42nd ALEA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Reno, NV, July 11th-14th, 2012.
For its appearance in the biennial UK industry event, the EC175 is to be exhibited on the static display at Farnborough Airport beginning July 9, and will join daily flying presentations during the week.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain. The Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to acquire two UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters through the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. LifePort, Inc. has received a subcontract from L-3 Platform Integration in support of a 747-8 Head-of-State Completion Project.
The AW119 fleet operated by the New York Police Department is the worldwide law enforcement leader, having achieved over 20,000 flying hours. AgustaWestland also announces that the second prototype of the AW169 successfully completed its maiden flight at Cascina Costa, Italy.
Elbit Systems' CockpitNG, the unique next generation cockpit for fighter aircraft, helicopters, trainers and airlifters, to be showcased at Farnborough. Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra will present at Farnborough the ALL-in-SMALL unified self protection system.
Rolls-Royce has received a contract valued at $183 Million to service M250 engines, which power the U.S. Army’s fleet of more than 300 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters.
Night Flight Concepts has been selected by Fayette County Sherriff’s Office Aviation Unit to provide Night Vision Goggle maintenance and NVIO NVG Computer-Based Training services.
Donaldson will display at the Farnborough International Airshow. One of the first European AS350B3e helicopters is flying with engine protection from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense. Donaldson Aerospace & Defense continues to see growing utilization of its new AgustaWestland AW109E/S/SP Inlet Barrier Filter system.
Bell Helicopter announces the delivery of a Bell 412 helicopter to the New York Police Department. Bell Helicopter also announces the recent addition of Keith Flail as the director of Military Program Office Operations.
At this year's Farnborough International Airshow, Rockwell Collins is showcasing its newest technologies for commercial aviation and government customers.
Helitowcart is adding a brand new set of options to its Heli-Carrier line to cater to specific needs of U.S. National Guard units operating Lakotas and EMS units operating EC145s.
The German Federal Police has formally accepted its remaining two EC155 B1 helicopters from Eurocopter to complete an extensive fleet upgrade program.
UTair Aviation has dedicated additional helicopter and manpower to search for an Antonov An-2 aircraft that disappeared on June 11 in the Sverdlovsk region.
SkyNet Satellite Communications Inc. will be exhibiting at the 42nd Annual Airborne Law Enforcement Association Conference and Exhibition in Reno, Nevada, July 11-14.
Vertical Aviation LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz. has added an AS350B2 to its 135 certificate. The Helicopter will be based in Boulder City, Nev.
FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Fabio Sciacca has joined the company as Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bell Helicopter announces the latest list of key suppliers for the Bell 525 Relentless, the world's first "super-medium" helicopter.
Metro Aviation Inc. recently delivered the second EC135T2+ to the Massachusetts State Police. The second aircraft is similar to the first with the exception of the complete HELINET Downlink system and a Eurocopter Deutschland aft fuselage mounted SX 16.
Russian Helicopters, one of the world's leading helicopter manufacturers and part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom, and Turbomeca (Safran Group) announced on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, that they have signed a general agreement on support cooperation of Turbomeca helicopter engines in Russia.
Bell Helicopter will provide flight demonstrations, have two state of the art commercial aircraft on display, and will showcase its mock-up of the new Bell 525 Relentless super medium helicopter for the first time in Europe at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced that Aviation Service a.s., its maintenance service facility in Prague, Czech Republic, has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval certificate from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration. Having already achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval, this will allow Bell Helicopter to begin servicing its expanding fleet of helicopters in Ukraine.
Registration is now open for NightCon 2012, a 2 Day - Night Vision Systems Conference and Expo on September 20 & 21, 2012 in Dallas, TX. Join the experts of the NVIS Community for this unprecedented two-day interactive event at which industry professionals can obtain information, education, and guidance on Night Vision Systems implementation, operations, and maintenance issues.
FlightSafety is pleased to announce the following promotions - David Davenport, Vice President, Center Manager; Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales; and Bill Nugent, Vice President, Government Contracts and Training.
UTair Group helicopters transport operations logged a total of 56,319 flight hours in the first 5 months of 2012, 28% more than for the same reporting period of last year. Growth of performance indicators is associated with fleet modernization and expansion of the company's service operations portfolio.
Bruce's Custom Covers announced today its custom fitted covers for aircraft and engines are the cure for many summer maladies affecting aircraft and operators. Covers for helicopters, airplanes, jets, gliders, off-link jet engines and more provide protection from the elements and enhance the safety, utility and operation of any aircraft.
The South Florida Water Management District is requesting proposals for the spraying of aquatic, ditchbank and invasive vegetation by helicopter and provide aerial flight services for site inspection and plant surveys. Responses to this request for proposal will be accepted up to the opening time at 2:30 p.m./ET on July 26, 2012.
Erickson Air-Crane has been awarded a new exclusive use firefighting services contract with the U.S. Forest Service to provide aerial firefighting services using one heavy-lift Aircrane helicopter to be based out of Boise, Idaho.
The U.S. Department of State has granted authorization that would permit Kaman Corporation to negotiate a possible sale of SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite Helicopters to the Government of New Zealand.
Ahlers Aerospace has been selected by MD Helicopters as the supplier of the Engine Power Out Monitor for the 369 and 500.
The New Mexico State Police Department has procured the All Metal MS lightweight transportable hoist, designed for removing the engine, transmission, rotor head or other components.
Component Control has released the latest version of StockMarket.aero, their free online aviation parts eMarketplace.
Associated Aircraft Group introduces the AAG Excalibur Card pre-paid flight card program. Aviation Week's Overhaul & Maintenance Magazine has presented the 2012 MRO of the Year Award for military center of excellence to Sikorsky Aerospace Services.
Eurocopter and Héli-Union celebrate the inauguration of a new Dauphin AS365 simulator developed and built in partnership with Thales. Africa’s first full-motion helicopter flight simulator has been commissioned by Eurocopter in Kempton Park.
A UTair Aviation Mi-26T has successfully transported two Mi-26T helicopter carcasses with external sling over a distance of 2,000 kilometers, the first ever mission of such weight and distance for Mi-26T helicopters.
Edie Hunt has joined RLC as Vice President Human Resources. She brings nearly 15 years of management and leadership experience in the field of human resources to her new role.
Telephonics Corporation is taking a lead role in providing a technological solution to maintain the integrity of U.S. borders near Nogales, Ariz. as the first phase of a CBP initiative known as Integrated Fixed Towers.
Night Flight Concepts has been selected by the Houston Police Department Air Support Division as the provider of choice to perform 180-day Night Vision Goggle inspections.
Children's Hospital, New Orleans, La., is the latest recipient of Helicopter WAAS LPV procedures – developed by Hickok & Associates.
Sandel Avionics Inc. has signed a long-term supply agreement with Korea Aerospace Industries to supply its new Mil 810-G qualified Sandel HeliTAWS ST3453H for KAI's new helicopter production.
HeliExperts International and the U.S. Department of Defense dedicated the DOD's first rooftop heliport last month in San Antonio, Texas.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 205 helicopters.
FreeFlight Systems has received a Supplemental Type Certificate for the first fully rule-compliant ADS-B solution for Gulf of Mexico helicopter operators.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has completed a major project that not only upgraded its systems to the highest industry standards, but overcame vendor and infrastructure challenges unique to the Hawaiian Islands.
Bruce's Custom Covers announces its custom fitted covers for aircraft and engines are the cure for many summer maladies.
The Kaman Corporation board of directors declares a regular quarterly dividend of 16 cents per common share.
Helicopter Links announces its advisory board of helicopter pilots and marketing professionals. The board, comprised of six members, each with a special set of skills, was established to help the business realize its strategic objectives.
Latitude Technologies has hired Peter Parrish as its Vice President of Operations. Parrish had served as Latitude’s interim General Manager.
Eurocopter is showcasing the versatility and efficiency of its rotorcraft at the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, near Paris. Also, the Eurocopter X3 hybrid aircraft has arrived in the United States for a month-long tour to demonstrate operational capabilities for both civil and military operators.
Spika Welding and Manufacturing, Inc. has been awarded a contract with the Australian Government Department of Defence to supply Black Hawk maintenance stands for Army Aviation facilities in Sydney and Townsville.
Rockwell Collins has been selected as the prime contractor for the Australian Defence Force Land 17 Digital Terminal Control Systems program and has completed sale of more than 3,600 GPS receivers and related equipment to Australian DoD.
Summit Aviation has received AS9100C Aerospace Quality Standard System Certification for its Middletown, Del., and Somerset, Ky., facilities.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Rockwell Collins to develop the synthetic vision avionics backbone for next generation helicopter operations under the Multi-Function Radio Frequency program.
Henderson, Ky. (The Gleaner) - In the sky over the Ohio River a couple of miles downstream from the Henderson riverfront, a peculiar-looking helicopter is at work, hauling sections of a steel lattice tower that will soon stand 270 feet high on Henderson Island.
Pratt & Whitney Canada is to sell its Brisbane, Australia MRO facility to Vector Aerospace Corporation. The sale applies to the assets and facility associated with its PT6A engine repair and overhaul facility.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited have received Transport Canada approval for cockpit modifications on the MD900. ASU completed a cockpit modification for Yukon Territory based Horizon Helicopters.
North Flight Data Systems, LLC has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate approval for the installation of their Lightweight Aircraft Recording System for the Eurocopter EC145 series helicopters.
Transas and REVUE THOMMEN AG announce strategic partnership in aviation electronics production.
Bell has signed a memorandum of understanding to open the first Bell Helicopter authorized flight training school in China.
The ISAT-200A, released at HELI-EXPO 2012 in Dallas, and scheduled for production in September 2012, is making waves with its ability to replace boxes and save space and weight in the aircraft.
The EC135 simulator operated by Eurocopter’s Training Academy in Germany has obtained Full Flight Simulator Level B certification from the German Aviation Administration.