Aircraft
Aug. 21, 2013, Boise, Id. - As part of Aviation Specialties Unlimited’s, (ASU) global expansion and strategic growth plans for the future, ASU has hired former L-3 Warrior Systems vice president of International Business Development Jim Winkel as its new president.
July 19, 2013, Mesa, Az. - MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) paid tribute to the 50-year first flight milestone of the iconic OH-6 helicopter. The first Hughes OH-6 Cayuse light-observation helicopter (LOH) prototype completed its inaugural flight Feb. 27, 1963, beginning a rich heritage as the most heralded and versatile scout helicopter in the world.
June 17, 2013, Paris, Fra. - Bell Helicopter announced updates to the Bell 525 Relentless program today at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The updated technical specifications and design features reveal improved speed, range and payload capabilities, as well as a higher maximum gross weight and optimized flight performance.
June 11, 2013 – Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid helicopter makes aviation history in achieving a speed milestone of 255 knots during level flight.
May 13, 2013, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the S-76D helicopter has been awarded Type Certification by Mexico’s civil aviation authority, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC).
May 7, 2013, Stratford, Conn. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a new functionality on the S-92 helicopter to provide offshore oil operators with an automated approach that reduces cockpit workload by 60 per cent and allows safer operations under challenging weather and operating conditions.
April 18, 2013, Blackfalds, Alta. - Coast to Coast Helicopters has taken delivery of two enhanced AS350 B3es to increase support for the group's utility helicopters operations. Both aircraft will be operated by one of the group's subsidiary operations; Mustang Helicopters.
March 25, 2013, Houston, Tx. - Eurocopter is reporting that the EC175’s performance, advanced avionics, handling qualities and operational safety received rave reviews during a U.S. demonstration tour of this next-generation medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter for airlift providers to the off-shore oil and gas sector, as well as the law enforcement and emergency medical services sectors.
From Bell 206 Jet Rangers to the 21st century, next-generation AgustaWestland AW139, virtually every certified helicopter type in operation today has at one time or another served as an airborne ambulance.
March 7, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Serving customers around the world in missions as diverse as the countries flying it, the S-92 global helicopter fleet has surpassed 500,000 flight hours.
March 6, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - American Eurocopter announced Tuesday that Air Methods Corp. has become the U.S. launch customer for the Eurocopter EC135 P3.
March 6, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Phoenix Heli-flight will soon welcome two new AS350 B2’s, an EC135 twin-engine aircraft and signs MOU for the first Canadian EC145 T2.
Feb. 26, 2013, Marignane, Fra. - The next-generation Eurocopter EC175, a new player in medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment, is starting an international demonstration tour that enables operators to experience first-hand its performance, flight characteristics and operational flexibility.
March 5, 2013, Tempe, Az. -  Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. concerning 412/212 rotor blades.
Jan. 24, 2013, Paris, Fra. - Eurocopter delivered another very strong performance in 2012, with an all-time record turnover of 6.3 billion euros. The company’s second high record in bookings value marks a return to pre-crisis levels. This places Eurocopter in a strong position to benefit from its broad helicopter portfolio evolution, along with the expansion in services and a growing global footprint.

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