Aircraft
Nov. 14, 2011, Dubai, U.A.E. - Flightglobal Magazine has named Sikorsky Aircraft’s X2 Technology Demonstrator Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck its “Aviator of the Year.”
Oct. 27, 2011, San Diego, Ca. - The CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team won the Department of Defense Systems Engineering Top 5 Programs Award today at the annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference Award Luncheon in San Diego, Calif.
Oct. 19, 2011, Shreveport, La. - On the heels of the first air medical EC155 completions in North America for the University of Michigan Survival Flight, Metro Aviation continues to book new aircraft completions and sign new operating customers for what will undoubtedly be a record year for business.
Oct. 19, 2011, Auckland, Nz. - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract for two AW169 helicopters.
Oct. 13, 2011, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a full scale mock-up of the all new AW169 twin engine light intermediate helicopter is being exhibited in London this week (10th to 14th October), in front of the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills headquarters in Victoria Street.
Oct. 4, 2011, Stratford, Conn. - Kevin Bredenbeck, the pilot who flew the revolutionary X2 Technology™ demonstrator last year to an unofficial speed record for conventional helicopters, has been recognized by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) with the Iven C. Kincheloe Award for the year’s outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing, Sikorsky Aircraft announced Monday.
Sept. 15, 2011, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. - Nearly 30 years after entering service with the U.S. Air Force, two HH-60G PAVE HAWK helicopters have both achieved 10,000 flight hours during their simultaneous flights on Aug. 30 over Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The Sikorsky Aircraft designed-and-built helicopters are the first-ever U.S. Air Force H-60 aircraft to have reached this high flight time milestone.
July 20, 2011, Marignane, Fra. - Eurocopter today delivered the 1,000th EC135 to its new owner. Fifteen years after the first of these helicopters rolled off the production line at the Eurocopter plant in Donauwörth, the group’s President and CEO Lutz Bertling handed the keys of the new aircraft on this landmark occasion to Peter Meyer, the President of ADAC, Germany’s largest automobile club and one of Eurocopter’s longest-standing major customers.
If you watch TV – and let’s face it, who doesn’t, at some time in the day – then you’ve seen footage of some sort coming from a helicopter.
Things have changed considerably since I entered the aviation industry in 1977. With a noticeable shift in attitude toward safety, one area that has improved over time is the passenger safety briefing.
July 14, 2011, Fla. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technology™ demonstrator has flown for the last time, the company announced today. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
July 11, 2011 – After a four year restoration programme undertaken by a team of AgustaWestland apprentices, the record breaking Westland Lynx helicopter, which is still the official holder of the helicopter World Speed Record, was unveiled by AgustaWestland’s CEO Bruno Spagnolini and apprentices to employees gathered at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil factory.
June 23, 2011, La Guardia Airport, N.Y. - FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract from Bell Helicopter for two CV-22 flight training devices.
June 14, 2011, Marignane, Fra. - Eurocopter’s commitment to innovation will be showcased at the 2011 Paris Air Show, where the company’s high-profile participation is to include the first public flight presentations of its X3 hybrid demonstrator and the new EC175 helicopter.
May 24, 2011, Fort Erie, Ont. - The AS350 B2 will join Innukopteres’ current Eurocopter fleet of 2 AS350 B2’s that were acquired in January and March 2009.

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