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Entries for November 2013

HelicopterBuyer Exclusive Representative of Airborne Engines

Minneapolis, Minn. - HelicopterBuyer, Inc. has announced it has become the exclusive independent business development representative of Airborne Engines Ltd. for the Rolls Royce M250 and Honeywell T53 series engines.

“Airborne Engines is pleased to have HelicopterBuyer on board as our designated business development representative, “says Colin Bartole, VP & General Manager of Airborne Engines. “HelicopterBuyer has the technical and sales background, industry experience, and worldwide network to better serve existing customers as well as expand our engine business beyond our current markets.”

Rockwell Collins Unveils U.K. Simulation and Training Center

Burgess Hill, U.K. - Rockwell Collins, a world leading provider of innovative and trusted solutions for commercial aviation and defence applications, has unveiled a new simulation and training center of excellence in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, U.K. The company combined its operation located in Horsham, U.K., a facility gained through the acquisition of Evans & Sutherland in 2006, into its Burgess Hill facility, a facility added with the acquisition of SEOS in 2008.

The newly integrated operation will design, develop, manufacture and deliver high-fidelity, high-contrast, display and projector systems for use in highly immersive simulation and training applications for commercial and military aviation, call-for-fires scenarios, unmanned aircraft control and operations, and ground vehicle operations and maintenance. The Burgess Hill operation will also be a focal point for presenting Rockwell Collins' wide range of simulation and training systems from across the company to its customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EuMEA).

Air Methods Completes Medically Equipped Bell 407

Denver, Colo. - Air Methods Corporation has announced that its United Rotorcraft Division completed and delivered the first of four medically equipped Bell 407GX helicopters to CareFlite, a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation providing medical transport across North Texas. The other three medically-equipped Bell 407GXs are anticipated to be completed and delivered to CareFlite by the end of the year.

“United Rotorcraft is honored to have earned CareFlite’s trust in completing the medical interior for their four new Bell 407GXs,” said Mike Slattery, President, United Rotorcraft. “We were able to leverage our unique internal Federal Aviation Administration Organization Designation Authorization status to quickly obtain Supplemental Type Certification approval for the medical interior and avionics suite and complete the work on this first unit in only 90 days.”

StandardAero Fortifies Rental Pool for Rolls-Royce Engines

Tempe, Ariz. - StandardAero's Helicopters business in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has invested nearly $3M in new Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines to use in its rental pool of engines. A mix of five M250-C47B engines and one RR300 engine was recently purchased from Rolls-Royce to bolster the rental fleet.

This purchase increases the total investment in the rental pool to more than $10M. The pool now contains 25 engines (eight of which are M250-C47B) and an additional 20 engine equivalents separated into turbine, compressor, and gearbox modules - plus a RR300 engine. A separate purchase of four new hydro-mechanical units (HMUs) has increased the C40/47 exchange pool to 19 units.

Vector Aerospace Graduate Participates in DGP Initiative

Vector Aerospace UK, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has given one of its graduates a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to participate in the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) initiative.

The DGP is a joint Government and Industry initiative to ensure a thriving UK defence sector. According to the Prime Minister: "The DGP sets us and industry a joint challenge to deliver a long term strategic vision to maintain our position on the leader board, maximising opportunities for British business and further strengthening the economy".

Aero Design Partners With Skye Avionics

Aero Design Ltd. and Skye Avionics Ltd. are happy to announce that they have entered into a working agreement. Aero Design president Jason Rekve says that the relationship promises to be mutually beneficial to both companies in that each will be able to draw off of the knowledge, capabilities and industry relationships of the other.

Bell Helicopter Showcases Next Generation Products and Upgrades  at 2013 Dubai Airshow

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will have a strong presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the Middle East’s leading aerospace event, held at Dubai World Central November 17-21. Bell Helicopter will feature a number of commercial and military aircraft on static display, showcasing their outstanding capabilities to meet the unique mission requirements in the Middle East.

Indian Navy commissioned first Advanced Light Helicopter squadron at Kochi
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From Jagran Josh
This squadron of Advanced Light Weight Helicopters will help Indian Navy for search and rescue operations during night hours in a more effective manner. The Navy has transformed Dhruv helicopters into an advance search and rescue helicopter according  ...
Attack helicopters set for delivery
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From Philippine Star
AgustaWestland said the AW109 Power is an eight-seat twin-engine helicopter with a spacious cabin that could be fitted with a number of modular equipment packages. The attack helicopters would be equipped with .50 caliber machineguns and rocket  ...
Russian Helicopters strengthens senior management with three new appointments

Moscow - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, announces the appointments of new deputy CEOs: Vadim Ligay, currently CEO of Kazan Helicopters; and Vyacheslav Kozlov, first deputy managing director for economics and finance at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. In addition, the company has appointed Vladimir Kudashkin, previously chief of staff at Rostec, as deputy CEO for legal affairs and corporate governance.

Aero Design Receives US Approval for Bell 429 Cargo Basket

Aero Design Ltd. is happy to announce that it has received US approval for the Bell 429 Cargo Basket in addition to the Canadian and EASA approvals previously acquired. Company President Jason Rekve says that these are very exciting times for the company and we are looking forward to the introduction of several new products for the utility helicopter market in the near future.

From Wall Street Journal
12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) today announced that its United Rotorcraft Division completed and delivered the first of four medically-equipped Bell 407GX helicopters to CareFlite, a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation  ...
From PR Web (press release)
In-demand research report ???The Commercial Helicopter Market 2013-2023??? worked out by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI) has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the worldwide market for commercial helicopters is  ...
From 4-traders (press releas
DENVER, CO, November 12, 2013 -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM) today announced that its United Rotorcraft Division completed and delivered the first of four medically-equipped Bell 407GX helicopters to CareFlite, a non-profit 501(c) 3  ...
THE LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN ROTARY WING TRAINING ORGANIZATION PLACES ORDER FOR AN ELITE SIMULATOR

The Starlite International Training Academy, South Africa’s leading helicopter training organization, has ordered an ELITE Evolution S723T FNPT II - the first ELITE rotary wing training simulator sold in Africa.

The device will be installed at Starlite’s training academy at Mossel Bay Airfield and will be used to enhance helicopter flight training there – a location which, together with Starlite’s base at Durban Airport, has already trained over 1,000 helicopter pilots.

 

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