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Entries for February 2013

New SkyRouter Provides Fleet Management to Air Greenland Charter, Serving the Remote Arctic Region

 La Jolla, Calif. – February 19, 2013 – Blue Sky Network, a leading global provider of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and marine, announced today that its fleet management portal, New SkyRouter, has been selected by Air Greenland, a helicopter and fixed wing operator in the Arctic. New SkyRouter is a feature-rich, cloud-based solution that enables constant connectivity with mobile assets dispersed in remote locations. Combined with Blue Sky Network’s Iridium Satellite-based products, New SkyRouter provides Air Greenland constant connectivity and coverage in the northern-most latitudes.

Bell Helicopter Unveils Product Line Up for IDEX

FORT WORTH, TX (February 18, 2013) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), revealed its exhibitor booth on opening day at the IDEX Air Show in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bell Helicopter prominently displayed 1/10th scale models of a V-22 Osprey, AH-1Z, 407AH and UH-1Y in its booth, in addition to a UH-1Y Yankee utility helicopter on static display. A new 3-D interactive program was unveiled, demonstrating the capabilities of the H-1 helicopters, as well as an updated 3-D V-22 interactive program. The highlight of the exhibit was a full scale mock-up of the H-1 cockpit for show participants to examine.

Breeze-Eastern Unveils New Leadership and Organizational Changes

WHIPPANY, N.J. February 19, 2013 – Brad Pedersen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, today announced a series of changes designed to strengthen key areas of the organization.
 
Steve Chisarik has joined the company as Vice President of Development Programs; Rodger Hahneman has been promoted to General Manager of Production Operations and Customer Support; and Benjamin (Ben) Weiser is the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Pedersen, who was named President and CEO May 2012, said that listening to customers helped shape his vision for the new organization and a revitalized Breeze-Eastern. “We have a bold and aggressive vision for a more agile, customer-centric organization,” Pedersen said. “Steve, Rodger and Ben have the skills and experience to deliver the change and growth we seek.”

Maverick Helicopters earns FAA Diamond Award

Maverick Helicopters, a leader in the Las Vegas air excursion industry, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most prestigious honor for maintenance, the 2012 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.”  This achievement signifies the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. 

From MarketWatch (press
NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Forecast International is predicting that 1,805 light military rotorcraft will be produced between 2013 and 2022. The Connecticut-based market research firm estimates the value of this ...
From Flightglobal
Meanwhile, CHC Helicopters operates more than 30 rotorcraft in Australia in the resources, search and rescue and emergency services sectors. Its biggest contract in the resources sector is a five-year A$300 million ($313 million) deal, with possible ...
India, UK to cooperate in probing helicopter deal
MiamiHerald.com
From MiamiHerald.com
India signed the contract with the company's helicopter division, AgustaWestland, in 2010. Three of the 12 helicopters were delivered in December. Antony said that under the terms of the contract, if any person or the company is found to have bribed ...
From Forbes
Part of that need will be met in the future by a new generation of rotorcraft, including the revolutionary MV-22 tiltrotor that combines the vertical agility of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing plane. And part of it will be met ...
From 10News
About a dozen Marine aircraft will make a commemorative fly-over during a graduation ceremony for the final class of CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter crew chiefs Wednesday at Camp Pendleton's Air Station, Marine officials said. The venerable Sea Knights ...
Bill Stokely, Flagstaff Resident and Oklahoma Ad-Man, Agrees to Forfeit ...
Phoenix New Times (blog)
From Phoenix New Times (blo
The Oklahoman obtained his first private pilot rotorcraft certificate in 1987. Three years later, the FAA stripped it from him because of reckless flying. Ian Gregor, FAA spokesman, did not provide details on what led to the revocation, but wrote that ...
India, UK to Cooperate on Helicopter Deal Probe
DAWN.com
From Wall Street Journal
India's defense ministry on Friday said it had taken steps that could lead to it canceling the helicopter contract under a so-called "integrity pact" signed between the two parties. The ministry also suspended further payments for the helicopters ...
Sharing A Discovery of Connection
UPENN Almanac
From UPENN Almanac
Before I came to Penn as a lecturer in 2007, I worked for more than a decade at Boeing Rotorcraft near the airport in Philadelphia. We had a lot of on-the-job training, much of it necessary, if quite forgettable. But during one lunchtime short-course ...
From Zee News
The helicopters are manufactured by AgustaWestland, which established a joint venture company HeliVert together with Russian Helicopters in 2010 to assemble AW139 helicopters at a new plant in Tomilino, near Moscow. "This is only the first step because ...
Mixed signs for GA rebound
Australian Aviation
From Australian Aviation
2012 also marked the first time GAMA tracked deliveries of rotorcraft ??? whose numbers offered a notable bright spot for the industry. Some 328 helicopters were delivered in 2012, with shipments of piston-powered helicopters rising 22.4 per cent, ...
Defence ministry puts 197 light chopper acquisition deal in cold storage
Times of India
From Times of India
NEW DELHI: The defence ministry has put the proposed acquisition of 197 light utility helicopters in cold storage in the wake of explosive bribery allegations in the VVIP chopper contract, even as the Army is yet to find any tangible evidence against a ...
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