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09
Dec
2014

V22 Rocket Firing

Bell Helicopter announced the successful demonstration of forward-firing capability for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. The exercise took place last month at the United States Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz. ...Read more

08
Dec
2014

New Floats for R66

Robinson Helicopter Company’s float option for its 5-place R66 was FAA approved on November 15, 2014. Designated the R66 Turbine Marine, the R66 pop-out float option is similar to the R44 Clipper pop-out float option (in fact, the same float tubes are used) and like the Clipper, the R66 Turbine Marine offers an additional level of safety for over-water operations. ...Read more

16
Oct
2014

R44s for Jordan

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) chose Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44 Raven II to replace its fleet of Hughes 500D helicopters that have been in service since 1981. ...Read more

02
Oct
2014

Cyclic Friction for 206/407

Aero Design Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Aero Design Cyclic Friction for the Bell 206B, 206L and Bell 407 is now available through Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand. ...Read more

21
Aug
2014

New Maintenance Covers

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, assembly /production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling introduced today the Canopy for Aircraft Maintenance (CAM) for the AS350. The CAM is All Metal’s innovative approach to providing a solution for aircraft and mechanic protection in adverse weather. ...Read more

08
Aug
2014

Tulsa gets AS350 from Metro

Keeping a city of nearly 400,000 residents safe is not an easy task, but it is something that the Tulsa Police Department does on a daily basis. The Air Support Unit of the Tulsa PD recently received a new tool to aid their mission, an Airbus AS350. Metro Aviation completed the aircraft at its headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana. ...Read more

19
Dec
2014

31 Aircraft Added to Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft from First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy. The portfolio includes 18 AgustaWestland AW139s, 11 Sikorsky S-92s and two Sikorsky S76C++ aircraft models. All aircraft are subject to long-term lease agreements with the CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI), in support of global oil and gas and search and rescue operations. ...Read more

11
Nov
2014

First Flight for Bell 505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ helicopter. The maiden flight took place at the company’s Mirabel, Québec manufacturing facility. ...Read more

25
Sep
2014

First VIP 429 in France

Bell Helicopter announced Heli-Securite has taken delivery of the first VIP Bell 429 in France. The aircraft will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show on the Yacht Voyager in berth T40 from September 24-27. Starting this month, the VIP Bell 429 will be used for corporate transport and charter throughout the French Riviera and French Alps. ...Read more

20
Sep
2014

The New Start Stick

StartStick, the aviation industry’s first stowable emergency start battery, recently achieved key durability approvals. Aviation Battery Systems LLC (ABS) announced obtaining UN DOT 38.3 certification for StartStick, passing some of today’s most challenging testing and shipping standards. ...Read more

08
Aug
2014

New 139s for Heliconia

Heliconia Aero Solutions are pleased to announce the delivery of two AW139s to perform offshore transport missions in Morocco. The first aircraft has already entered service while the second one will enter operational service this week. The contract also included options for two additional AW139s. ...Read more

22
Jul
2014

New EC145 for Boston MedFlight

Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered a new EC145 for Boston MedFlight, a critical care transport service in New England. This is the second EC145 that Metro has completed for Boston MedFlight. ...Read more

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