Industry News
April 24, 2008, Winnipeg - The Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) Council has announced the election of 30 year industry veteran Tom Roche, Vice President of Helicopter Programs for Standard Aero, as Chairman of the Council for a two-year term.
April 17, 2008, Coatsville, PA - Keystone Helicopter Corp., a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has won approval to act on behalf of the FAA in certifying modifications performed on certain fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
April 17, 2008, Bloobfield, CT - Kaman Corp. announced today the promotion of Richard (Rick) C. Forsberg to assistant vice president, reporting to Candace A. Clark, senior vice-president, chief legal officer and secretary.
April 16, 2008, Kent, WA- Geneva Aviation has received EASA approval of their Two-Place Front Seat and their Rear Bench Seat Modification Kit for AS350/355 series helicopters.
April 14, 2008 - Eurocopter has approved 23T3, a tough high-tech coating from ANAC (Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings), for use on the landing gear of its helicopters.
March 28, 2008, St. Louis, MO – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) has received an amendment to its current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the AgustaWestland AW119 to include the new Ke model.
March 20, 2008 - AgustaWestland has announced that the first two helicopters fitted with Versace-styled interiors have been delivered to their customers during an official ceremony held at its Vergiate plant today.
March 17, 2008 - Bell Helicopter Amarillo Military Aircraft Assembly Center played host to the 100th Aircraft Ceremony last  Wednesday. 
March 4, 2008, Vista, CA - Sandel Avionics has announced it will partner with Aero Dynamix, Inc., of Euless, TX, to offer NVG-compatible versions of its advanced LED retrofit displays.
March 4, 2008 - AgustaWestland has announced that the third helicopter built for the VH-71 presidential helicopter replacement programme, made its initial flight Feb. 27.
March 4, 2008, Piney Flats, TN – Helicopter operators worldwide may now order night vision applications and products from DART Helicopter Services’ extensive inventory of aftermarket components and accessories.
Feb. 28, 2008 - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Skyline Helicopters of Kelowna, B.C. has been commissioned as the first AgustaWestland Service Centre in Canada. 
Feb. 15, 2008, Torrance, CA— President George W. Bush, accompanied by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, visited Robinson Helicopter Company to promote free trade agreements pending before Congress.
Feb. 12, 2008 - AgustaWestland, as a founding member of the Clean Sky initiative and co-leader of the Green Rotorcraft ITD (Integrated Technology Demonstration),  warmly greets the launch in Brussels of the Clean Sky Program on Feb. 5, 2008.
Feb. 11, 2008,Costa Mesa, CA - In January of this year, helicopter parts provider Heli-Mart acquired a majority interest in Mesa, Ariz.-based Phoenix Heliparts.

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