09/03/2018

PPG has been awarded the contract by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and major global helicopter manufacturer, to produce heated pilot and co-pilot windshields for the Bell 525 Relentless commercial helicopter. The PPG windshields will be available for customer specification on helicopters operating in mountainous areas and cold environments and for off-shore rescues. […]

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28/02/2018

Helisim, Joint Venture between Airbus and Thales and Europe’s premier training center for Helicopter pilots, is staking its first claim on North American soil by announcing the creation of a new facility in the US. At an event hosted by Airbus Helicopters a the HAI Heliexpo show in Las Vegas today, Thales, Airbus and Helisim […]

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08/03/2018

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc has released its 2017 full year results, reporting revenue of £16,307m. •       The report underlies profit before tax up 25% to £1,071m. According to the report, the free cash flow improvement has been driven by improved profits and good working capital management. The 2016-17 transformation program achieved £200m run-rate savings. Strong recovery […]

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28/02/2018

CONNECTJETS DELIVERS FIRST AVANTI EVO IN UK February 27, 2018 – ConnectJets, Piaggio Aerospace’s exclusive sales agent for the British Isles, today confirmed the first delivery of an Avanti EVO to a UK customer. The aircraft will be available in Europe for charter through ConnectJets supplementing private use by the owner. The aircraft departed Riviera […]

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07/03/2018

StandardAero Component Services has announced a significant investment and expansion at three of the company’s U.S. sites during 2018 and will increase shop capacity by a total of 260,000 square feet (sq. ft.) collectively, with expansion of facilities in Cincinnati & Hillsboro, Ohio, and Miami, Florida locations. Overall investment to fund the expansions exceeds $16 […]

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27/02/2018

Robinson Helicopter Company produced 305 helicopters in 2017. The R44 led the way with 174, ranking as the world’s best-selling helicopter according to GAMA’s*  General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2017 Year End Report. Seventy-seven R66s came off the line and, according to data supplied by Rolls Royce, the R66 fleet logged approximately 185,000 hours in 2017, […]

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02/03/2018

Just five years after breaking ground, GE Aviation is investing an additional $105M in its Asheville, NC, production facility to meet growing demand for the revolutionary ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components produced at the plant. As part of the investment, GE Aviation will create 131 new jobs at the Asheville facility, a significantly increasing its […]

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26/02/2018

BLR Aerospace announced that the first factory installation of an Airbus Helicopters H125 FastFin® System has been completed and the aircraft will be delivered in June to Heli-Austria. The company also announced that 25 Airbus Helicopters Customer Centers worldwide have been authorized to sell and install the FastFin System. Heli-Austria is a long-time FastFin System […]

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01/03/2018

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), delivered the 300th S-92® helicopter. Era Group Inc. signed for the aircraft, configured for offshore oil worker transportation, in a ceremony at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz (left) and Era Group President and CEO Chris Bradshaw (right) participate in a ceremony at the […]

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21/02/2018

The Daher Airplane Business Unit announced its 2017 delivery totals for the TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, with 57 TBM 910s and TBM 930s provided to owners and operators during the year. This highlights the aircraft’s success since the Daher group’s takeover in 2008, reinforced by the TBM 900-series introduction in 2014. TBM deliveries in […]

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28/02/2018

Helicopter Association International President Matt Zuccaro has released a statement, applauding Congressman Bill Schuster for withdrawing his bill to privatize the US Air Traffic Control system. Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Congress’s determination to move forward with a reauthorization bill to provide long-term stability for the FAA. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Schuster […]

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28/02/2018

Leonardo announced that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for additional 26 helicopters, including 7 AW119Kx single engine, 15 AW109 Trekker light twins and 4 AW139 intermediate twins with deliveries expected to start this year through to 2019. The contracts are valued in excess of 120 million euro. The orders follow […]

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07/02/2018

Rockwell Collins, a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world, and Silicon Valley aviation technology innovator Stellar Labs, Inc. (“Stellar”) announced the launch of the Stellar Cloud, a next-generation software delivery infrastructure platform for Business Aviation solutions, built on the industry-leading and proven Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) infrastructure. […]

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16/03/2018

Lufthansa Technik AG has industrialized the automated inspection procedure for engine components that the company developed in-house. The concept system that was produced during the AutoInspect R&D project is now in productive use. AutoInspect is a robot-based procedure that performs digital crack inspections on engine components with the help of high-end sensors. The optical measurement […]

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