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Entries for February 2012

Bell Boeing Delivers 1st Block C V-22 Osprey to US Marine Corps
defpro
From defpro
According to Naval Safety Center records, the MV-22 has the lowest Class A mishap rate of any tactical rotorcraft in the Marine Corps during the past decade. Navy flight-hour cost data also show that the Osprey has the lowest cost per seat-mile (cost ...
Executive HeliShares Expands Its AgustaWestland VIP Fleet with the AW109 Power and GrandNew

 AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Executive HeliShares, a Briles Wing & Helicopter, Inc. Company, located in Van Nuys, CA has selected the AW109 Power and GrandNew product lines as the VIP platforms of choice for their exclusive Fractional Ownership Program on the West Coast of the United States. Briles Executive Helishares currently operates two AW109 Powers and one Grand in Southern California with an additional Grand “Network Helicopter” located in the Bay Area. The fifth aircraft, a factory new AW109 Power, will be delivered in late 2012 thereby expanding the largest fleet of corporate VIP AW109 Powers in the United States. 

Briles Executive Helishares fractional program offers 1/3 ownershi

Columbia River Bar Pilots set to receive a GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the GrandNew light twin engine helicopter has been selected as the platform of choice by the Columbia River Bar Pilots in Oregon, USA. The GrandNew will replace the existing AW109 Power helicopter that has served as their transport since the early 2000’s. 

Exclases Holdings Ltd. Signs Contract for AW169, AW139 and AW189 Helicopters

  AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Exclases Holdings Ltd. has signed a contract for two AW169, two AW139 and two AW189 helicopters. This purchase marks the entrance of the new generation AW169 and AW189 models into the Russian market and further expands the presence of AgustaWestland in Russia. 

The the first-ever detailed analysis of Garmin G1000 flight data for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has been completed by CAPACG and AvConnect. This study is one task associated with a multifaceted, FAA-funded research project – entitled the General Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing Research Project – through the Center for General Aviation Research <http://www.cgar.org> . The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the safety and efficiencies of light aircraft operating in the National Airspace System.

 

China Gains Momentum In UAV Market
Aviation International News
From Aviation International News
by Vladimir Karnozov BVE's BL-60 unmanned helicopter was one of many new Chinese rotorcraft UAVs displayed at Aviation Expo 2011 in Beijing. The Chinese aerospace industry's advance on the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) sector appears to be gaining ...
Sikorsky Aerospace Services Opens Bi-Directional Whirl Tower for Rotor Blade ...
Corporate Jet Investor
From Sacramento Bee
Designed by Sikorsky to test main rotor blades that rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise, the bi-directional whirl tower will enable helicopter operators and manufacturers to rebalance their rotor blades in the US regardless of the rotorcraft's ...
From MarketWatch (pres
Designed by Sikorsky to test main rotor blades that rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise, the bi-directional whirl tower will enable helicopter operators and manufacturers to rebalance their rotor blades in the US regardless of the rotorcraft's ...
From Helicopter Association International
Built on the success of the Bell 407, the 407GX is the only helicopter equipped with the innovative Garmin G1000HTM integrated glass flight deck, making it the most advanced light, single-engine rotorcraft on the market. The Bell 407GX's integrated ...
From Aviation International News
by Charles Alcock AgustaWestland and Honeywell have introduced a new ???Phase 7??? version of the Primus Epic avionics suite for the AW139 rotorcraft. The upgrade, which will be available soon for new-build aircraft as well as for retrofit, ...
Lider Aviacao Buys Three S-92?? Helicopters
Corporate Jet Investor
From Sacramento Bee
Lider will operate the aircraft predominantly to serve the growing Petrobras demand for large rotorcraft capable of transporting workers to offshore oil and gas platforms. The three new aircraft will join Lider's existing fleet of four S-92 helicopters ...
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America Receives Rolls-Royce Quality Award

Richmond, BC - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) was awarded the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network ‘Total Quality’ award at the Rolls-Royce  event held on February 11 at Heli Expo 2012.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America Receives Rolls-Royce Program Investment Award

Richmond, BC - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) was awarded the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network ‘Program Investment’ award at the Rolls-Royce event held on February 11 at HeliExpo 2012.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America Receives Avionics STC for Eurocopter Platforms

Richmond, BC - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for installation of the Skytrac ISAT 100/200 Helicopter Flight-Following and Satellite communication system on the Eurocopter AS332C, L, L1 and L2 models (#SR02393AK).


German Federal Police Order Frasca Helicopter FTDs

URBANA, Ill., February 13, 2012 – Frasca International has contracted with the NATO Maintenance & Supply Agency (NAMSA) to deliver two new Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to the German Federal Police (BPOL) for the Eurocopter EC155 and AS332 helicopters and to upgrade BPOL’s existing Frasca-built Eurocopter EC135 FTD to have common technical standards with the new FTDs. 

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