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HAI Heli-Expo 2017 news

March 6, 2017  By Helicopters Magazine

Stay up to date on the latest news and press releases coming off of the show floor at HAI Heli-Expo 2017 show in Dallas, Tx.

Vector named authorized service provider for T700 engines
Vector Aerospace has announced its appointment by GE Aviation as an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider for GE T700 Engines. | READ MORE

MD selects Genesys cockpit displays for MD 902 Explorer
MD Helicopters has announced the selection Genesys Aerosystems’ new-generation Integrated Display Units (IDUs) as standard aboard its iconic twin-engine helicopter, the MD 902 Explorer. The Genesys system features an FAA-certified open architecture and will be available Q3 2017. | READ MORE

Leonardo launches unified support and training offerings framework
Leonardo has announced that it has elevated its Customer Support and Training offerings under a new unified brand, TeamUp. The launch of TeamUp follows Leonardo’s work in fully developing its product line, as it expands solutions to support each and every helicopter in service around the world.  | READ MORE

Nakanihon Air Service signs agreement for two Bell 429s
Bell Helicopter has announced the signing of a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Nakanihon Air Service Co., Ltd. (NNK). The two new aircraft will be delivered later this year and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). | READ MORE


Saab certifies Axnes PNG system for AW139
Axnes AS is pleased to announce that the defense and security company, Saab, through cooperation with Axnes will move ahead with an STC and installation kit project to perform installation of Axnes’ new PNG wireless intercom system into the Leonardo AW139 platform. | READ MORE

DART, Bell team up for Bell 505 emergency flotation system STC
DART Aerospace has announced its partnership with Bell Helicopter on the design and development of an emergency flotation system (EFS) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. | READ MORE

PhilJets adds Bell 407 to its fleet
PhilJets Group charges forward in its thrust to become the top leader in business aviation by introducing a new helicopter manufacturer to its fleet for 2017. | READ MORE

RUAG develops new solution for 4G connectivity
RUAG Aviation is developing a solution for a brand new 4G LTE connectivity experience in helicopters. This allows passengers to enjoy the same connectivity as they have on the ground. For this purpose RUAG Aviation is certifying an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC). | READ MORE

Bell Helicopter delivers first 505 Jet Ranger X
Bell Helicopter has announced the first delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft was delivered to private operator Scott Urschel, who is based in Chandler, Ariz., and owner of Pylon Aviation. | READ MORE

Lightspeed Aviation introduces pair of new products
Lightspeed Aviation has announced the launch of a pair of new products sure to spark the interest of helicopter pilots: Lightspeed active noise reduction (ANR) for helmets and the new Zulu 3 aviation headset. | READ MORE

Honeywell engines continue to power Eagle 407HP helicopters
Honeywell will deliver a total of 10 HTS900 helicopter engines to Eagle Copters Ltd. in 2017. Eagle Copters placed a new order for eight additional engines in January 2017, adding to the two engines from a previous order, which are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter. | READ MORE

ASG releases annual Asia Pacific Civil Fleet report
Hong Kong business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) has released its highly-anticipated Year End 2016 Asia Pacific Civil Helicopter Fleet Report. | READ MORE

Cautious helicopter purchasing climate to continue: Honeywell 

Impacted by a slow global economic growth environment and volatility in oil and gas-related markets, the helicopter industry is reacting with a cautious outlook for near-term new purchases. In its 19th annual “Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook,” Honeywell forecasts 3,900 to 4,400 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2017 to 2021, roughly 400 helicopters lower than the 2016 five-year forecast. | READ MORE

Airbus delivers an H125 to N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Airbus has delivered the 700th helicopter into the Canadian market, an H125 to the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The Department’s mandate includes; development, management, conservation, and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources as well as, administration of the province’s Crown land. | READ MORE

StandardAero celebrates 50 years of Rolls-Royce M250 engine support
The annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2017 marks the 50th year that StandardAero has offered Roll-Royce M250 helicopter engine services to the industry.  The company was first contracted in 1967, then by Allison Engine Company, to provide engine MRO services for the Canadian Air Force CH-136 Kiowa helicopter fleet. | READ MORE

Airbus Helicopters to enhance service at Premium Service Centres

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is taking additional steps to enhance customer support to its many, far-flung Airbus helicopter operators by creating a network of specially trained, stocked and equipped Premium Service Centers. | READ MORE

ASG to host Asia-Pacific helicopter market press conference
Hong Kong-based business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) will be holding a press conference at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo, held March 6-9 in Dallas, Texas in the HAI Heli-Expo Newsroom (Room D222 of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center). | READ MORE

HAI Connect is the place to be at HELI-EXPO
Looking for something new and dynamic at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO in Dallas? Do your best Texas two-step on over to the HAI Connect area right in the middle of the show floor for a unique opportunity to network, engage and learn with 20,000 of your industry peers. | READ MORE

JETNET to demo new features at Heli-Expo 
JETNET LLC will exhibit at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas. JETNET will present their full range of software products and services at this year’s Heli-Expo, including demonstrations of their new operator/airport utilization feature. JETNET’s exhibit will run March 7th-9th, and JETNET will be in Hall E booth 8556. | READ MORE

Donaldson develops IBF for Robinson R66
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has developed the first Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Feb. 24 as an addition to Robinson’s R66 Type Certificate, the IBF will be available as a factory option from Robinson Helicopter Company, authorized Robinson Service Centers, or Donaldson. | READ MORE

Bell announces plans for HAI Heli-Expo
Bell Helicopter has announced its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2017. The annual trade show, hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Tx. | READ MORE

Vector to showcase customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo
Vector Aerospace will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Dallas, Tx. next week (March 7-9). | READ MORE

HFI awards professional training scholarships
The Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) has announced the 19 recipients of scholarships for 2017. Provided to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HFI’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. | READ MORE

KYZEN to present on environmental concerns of parts cleaning 
KYZEN has announced that Global Technology Manager Joe McChesney will present and discuss “Parts Cleaning & Environmental Concerns! Choosing a Green Solvent” on March 7 at 3 p.m., in the HAI HELI-EXPO Newsroom (Room D222 of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center) during the HAI HELI-EXPO 2017. | READ MORE

Jenoptik unveils prototype of new civilian rescue hoist 
The “SkyHoist 800 surpasses the conventional market parameters with its sophisticated capstan technology, dead weight of maximum 50 kilograms, hoisting capacity of up to 350 kilograms, cable length of 120 metres and maximum hoisting speed of 2 metres per second. Its modular design also reduces maintenance-related stop times and therefore saves money. | READ MORE


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