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Scheme Designers is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 and it marked the occasion at NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
DART Aerospace introduced the AW139 Emergency Flotation System with integrated liferaft during Helitech International 2017 last week.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has announced the launch of its Next Generation Customer Portal for customers, providing an enhanced and more direct web-based location for all customer needs regarding maintenance and questions about their aircraft. The announcement was made at the 2017 NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
The third H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters this afternoon. PT3, with its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft’s level of maturity ahead of entry into service in 2019.
Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is increasingly being relied upon for cross-fleet support by customers operating both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Vector’s broad range of powerplant services for turboprops/jets and turboshafts, combined with its extensive portfolio of helicopter support capabilities, makes Vector a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ for such cross-fleet operators.
Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter.
Airbus Helicopters and NHV are celebrating three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with this super medium helicopter.
Bell Helicopter has announced it has named AS Aerospace Ltd. as the newest appointed Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) at Helitech International 2017. AS Aerospace Ltd. will offer Bell 429 field maintenance.
In line with its strategy of innovation for the future of vertical flight, Airbus Helicopters is developing an experimental on board image processing management system aimed at performing automatic approaches and landing in challenging conditions, as well as paving the way for future sense & avoid applications on autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems.
Airtelis, with the support of Nova Capital Group, has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 heavy helicopters, including two options. These aircraft will complement Airtelis’ existing fleet of two H225s. The first delivery is planned for later this month. A variant of the Super Puma family, the H215 will be equipped for aerial work operations in support of Airtelis’ power line construction and maintenance missions.
A new air traffic control tower is now watching over the Region of Waterloo International Airport.
Safran Helicopter Engines is unveiling its brand-new Aneto high power engine family at Helitech International, in London. Designed for new super-medium and heavy helicopter market, it incorporates ground-breaking technologies, developed as part of the Safran Helicopter Engines R&D roadmap. Aneto family will feature several models covering 2,500 to over 3,000 shp power range.
Leonardo is attending Helitech 2017, Europe’s premier helicopter show which is being held at ExCeL London from Oct. 3-5, 2017.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Customer Service Center Europe GmbH (CSC Europe) has signed a 12-year Fleet Management Program (FMP) agreement with HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH (HTM) for the maintenance and support of 18 PW206B2 engines.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has announced that its PT6C-67A helicopter engine – that powers the AW609, an aircraft that flies both horizontally and vertically – has achieved certification from Transport Canada.

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