Bell Helicopter is launching a Certified Training Facilities (CTF) program to expand its global training footprint. Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, is to becoming the first CTF offering initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the Bell Training Academy.
When the 1980s began, Mike Stanberry was running a construction company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a business partner. Both had their private pilot’s licenses – Stanberry since 1973 – and, operating as subcontractors across Louisiana and into Arkansas and Texas, they decided to use airplanes to check on job sites and make sure the prime contractors were truly ready for them.
Newfoundland Helicopters Ltd. has taken delivery of a light, single-engine H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters Canada’s Fort Erie, Ont. facility. The passenger transport and utility company, with bases in Appleton, Clarenville and Deer Lake, Newfoundland, will utilize the aircraft for a range of operations, including forestry, hydroelectricity, mining and tourism.
Boeing completed its US$4.25 billion acquisition of KLX Aerospace Solutions to expand its services business, which the company describes as a US$2.8 trillion, 10-year aerospace services market.
The board of directors of Airbus SE selected Guillaume Faury as the future chief executive officer of Airbus. Faury, 50, who currently serves as president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders, 59, who remains CEO until the Annual General Meeting on April 10, 2019, when the appointment of Faury as executive member of the board will be submitted to shareholders.
Ex-Change Parts AB signed an agreement to acquire six Super Puma helicopters from the Swedish Armed Forces. The deal includes what Ex-Change Parts describes as a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, GSE and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July 2018 with delivery to Ex-Change Parts to be completed in October.
High winds spin the basket stretcher and rescue specialist as he struggles in driving rain to switch from the dead hoist to the backup. Above him, the hoist operator crouches in the doorway of a Sikorsky S-92, buffeted by prop wash. In the water a sodden victim gulps some air and disappears again under two-metre waves.
Sure, HAC’s convention has been growing, but it has also been changing in other ways. This year’s convention in Vancouver is the largest-ever trade show hosted by the Helicopter Association of Canada, featuring a growing number of international exhibitors and international delegates who are discovering that Canada has the world’s second largest fleet of commercial helicopters; that Canada holds a vibrant helicopter industry where more and more of our domestic operators are looking to expand their businesses outside Canada. But we still have work to do here at home.
Lockheed Martin reports the Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter is advancing rapidly through its flight test schedule, recently exceeding 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center. Raider, developed by Sikorsky, is based on the company’s X2 Technology, which, according to the company, enables speeds twice that of conventional helicopters.
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