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Entries for February 2014

From AOPA Pilot
One second in a Robinson R22 could mean the difference between life and death. It may sound melodramatic, but it's a fact. If the engine fails the pilot has 1.1 seconds to react. If he doesn't lower collective to go down or pull aft cyclic to slow down ...
From Canada NewsWire (press release)
MESA, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) released details of its new MD 530G armed aerial scout helicopter. The MD 530G is the latest in a lineage that spans more than 50 years of scout attack evolution. The journey began in  ...
From Aviation International News
Busy times for helicopter manufacturers bringing new rotorcraft to market are keeping engine maker Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) busy as well. Among the new turboshafts approaching certification is its PW210A engine for AgustaWestland's new AW169  ...
From The Leading Aviation
Anaheim, California, 25 February 2014 ??? Airbus Helicopters today unveiled the latest member of its Super Puma helicopter family: the multi-mission AS332 C1e utility workhorse version, which comes with a standardized equipment definition for more rapid  ...
From Reuters
Sam Mehta, president of Sikorsky's Defense Systems and Services division, said the deal marked the start of a 30-year relationship, and included options for a wide range of Turkish government agencies to buy versions of the helicopter. It also opened  ...
Vector Aerospace and Aerotech Holland Sign Four Year Agreement for Netherlands Ministry of Defense T700 MRO

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace  (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”),one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has signed a four-year agreement through their Dutch partner Aerotech Holland with the Netherlands Ministry of Defense (“RNLAF”)  to provide the repair and overhaul of their fleet of T700-GE-701C and T700-GE-701D engines.

Vector Signs Agreement with Helipark for Arriel 1 and M250 MRO Support

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace  (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services has signed a two-year agreement with Helipark, a maintenance repair and overhaul center in Brazil, to provide repair and overhaul support services for Turbomeca Arriel 1 and Rolls-Royce M250 engines.

Vector Signs Exclusive MRO Support Contract with Blackcomb Aviation

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a 5 year, exclusive MRO support contract with Blackcomb Aviation. This Agreement will cover Blackcomb Aviation’s fleet of Rolls Royce M250 Engines, Turbomeca Arriel 1 & 2 Engines, and Eurocopter AS350, AS355 and EC130 Dynamic Components. 

Parksville, British Columbia --- Ascent Aerospace announces the STC certification and production launch of the Ascent 50001C helitank system for Bell 212 helicopters.

Forest fire management agencies around the world are making increased use of helicopter mounted tanks ‘helitank’ to rapidly attack wildfires before they can get out of control.

LCI INCREASES ITS AGUSTA WESTLAND ORDER BOOK WITH COMMITMENT FOR 18 NEW HELICOPTERS

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has announced a further multiyear contract with AgustaWestland for up to a further 18 helicopters worth over US$280 million.  The order comprises commitments for up to fourteen AW139 intermediate helicopters and up to an additional four AW189 twin-engine helicopters.

Mecaer Aviation Group Introduces Bell 429 “MAGnificent” VVIP Interior

Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), through its MAG Design Studio, is expanding its collaboration with Bell Helicopter. The company has created a new and innovative VVIP interior concept for the Bell 429 which has been branded the Bell 429 MAGnificent. MAG has successfully introduced renowned Italian style and exquisite craftsmanship into highly- advanced-technology interiors that are fully compliant with the most stringent aviation standards. MAG was also previously selected by Bell for its ‘oil and gas producers’ interior for the Bell 525 Relentless.

Unites States Army National Guard Units Make First HeliWagon Purchases

(Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho — HeliWagonTM announced this week that the company has delivered new HeliWagon mobile landing dollies to the New Jersey National Guard and the Maryland National Guard. New Jersey accepted delivery of four units and Maryland accepted delivery of their first HeliWagon.

“We saw the Heliwagon demonstrated and it had all of the capabilities we were looking for,” said New Jersey Army National Guard CW4 Eugene Vandergrift. “We operate EC 145 Lakotas.  The Heliwagon allowed us the capability of moving our aircraft without potentially damaging them with other tug devices.  We liked that it was a self-powered device that did not require additional tools or apparatus to move the aircraft.”

TECHNISONIC ANNOUNCES AIRBORNES FIRST DUAL TRANSCIEVER PROJECT 25 PHASE II-COMPLIANT MISSION RADIO, THE TDFM-9100

ANAHEIM, CA  – At Heli-Expo 2014, Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, is launching the latest addition in its line of fully P25 Phase I and Phase II compliant radios, the TDFM-9100.

Developed to fulfill the growing need of EMS and Special Mission operators, the TDFM-9100 is the only two module, Phase II airborne radio to offer operators complete P25 bandwidth capability. The TDFM-9100 is Dzus panel-mounted and is completely self-contained (with no remote mount box) in a compact 3.0-inch-high, 5.75-inch-wide, 8.0-inch-deep chassis. 

 

From Aviation International News
???We are very bullish on the rotorcraft market, and on the future,??? said Milestone Aviation Group managing director Robert Dranitzke. The company placed an exclamation point on that statement on the show's opening day, as Milestone announced its fleet ...
Honeywell Predicts Stable, Healthy Helicopter Market
Aviation International News
From Aviation International News
Helicopter manufacturers will deliver between 4,800 and 5,500 new turbine-powered civilian models in the next five years, Honeywell (Booth No. 6502) predicts in its annual market forecast. It expects that medium twin-engine helicopters will increase ...
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