Industry News
Jan. 5, 2010 – Helicopter Support Inc. (HSI) has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Goodrich Corporation to collaboratively promote an advanced aircraft maintenance solution to the worldwide rotary aircraft market. HSI is a support and distribution company of Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
Dec. 31, 2009 - L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a mutually exclusive Teaming Agreement (TA) with Optex Systems Holdings, Inc., on the proposal for production of Laser Interference Filters used to protect night vision equipment. The solicitation is a two-step invitation for bid for Communications and Electronics Command.
Dec. 30, 2009, Richmond, B.C., – Richmond's Helijet International will play a critical emergency role in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games after being awarded a new contract with the B.C. Ambulance Service to operate two additional Sikorsky S-76 air ambulance helicopters during the Games.
Dec. 18, 2009, Montreal – Canada's economy may be showing signs of improvement but the aerospace industry faces continued turbulence in 2010 with a full recovery from the worse crisis to strike the sector possibly as far as two years away.
Dec. 17, 2009, Horseheads N.Y., – Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today announced that its Light Helicopters Division has delivered the first two S-434TM helicopters to the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (MOI). Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
Dec. 9, 2009, Beeville, Texas – Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, today rolled out the first U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP) UH-60 A-A to L recapitalization aircraft at its Chase Field Operations Center in Texas. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
Nov. 30, 2009, Richmond, B.C. – Richmond-based Helijet International has published its convenient and reliable schedule for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games period.
Nov. 27, 2009 – AgustaWestland has announced that the Qatar Armed Forces has taken delivery of its first AW139 medium twin helicopter during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy.
Nov. 19. 2009 – People may take their time getting to Vancouver for the Olympics, but once the Games are over everyone wants to leave at the same time.
Nov. 16, 2009,  Richmond, B.C. – Helijet International, the first private sector partner with British Columbia's Pacific Carbon Trust, has completed its first round of carbon offset purchases by retiring 900 tonnes of CO2e.
Nov.16, 2009, Dubai, UAE – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Dubai Air Show that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has contracted to purchase two Sikorsky S-76D helicopters, with options to purchase two more, becoming the worldwide launch customer for the new aircraft.
Nov. 4, 2009, Fort Erie, Ont. – Mr. Guy Joannes has been appointed to the position of President and CEO of Eurocopter Canada Limited in October 2009.
Nov. 4, 2009 - Coatesville, Penn., – Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has delivered a new VIP S-76C++ helicopter to the Royal Travel Office for use by the Royal Household of the United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
Oct. 21, 2009, Fla. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technology demonstrator achieved a maximum speed of 106 knots in a recent test flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center.
Oct. 21, 2009 – AgustaWestland, has announced Bharat Hotels Limited (BHL), India’s largest privately owned Hotel Company, has taken delivery of a Grand twin engine helicopter during an official ceremony recently held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant.

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