If there is a symbol of success, Matt Jennings’ smile was it yesterday as he presented a briefing at Heli-Expo 2011on the Royal Aeronautical Society’s successful development of new criteria for the classification of civil helicopter flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) and announced that it is now in the hands of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
HAI Convention News » March 6, 2011
Revue Thommen, based in Waldenburg, Switzerland, is demonstrating its new HSL-1600 helicopter searchlight here at Heli-Expo. First production deliveries are slated for the second quarter. Pricing information is available at the Revue Thommen booth (No. 4108).
AgustaWestland’s AW169, introduced last summer at the Farnborough airshow, makes its Heli-Expo debut this year and the Finmeccanica company says the program “is progressing as planned.”
Satcom solutions provider SkyTrac Systems (Booth No. 4106) is launching SkyWeb Mobile for iPhone, Blackberry and Android smartphones at Heli-Expo 2011.
Corporate aviation market analysis provider JetNet has released its January 2011 pre-owned aircraft results, and the news is a bit glum for the helicopter industry.
Days before Heli-Expo 2011, Enstrom Helicopter delivered the first of 30 TH-480B turbine training helicopters ordered by the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF), and the company is still hovering a little above the ground in the afterglow of the late February delivery ceremony in Japan.
Cadorath Aerospace (Booth No. 3212), marking its 57th year in business, has established a technical support team to work as a liaison between Bell operators and its engineering division and thereby “established hundreds of new Bell product offerings,” according to president and CEO Gerry Cadorath.
Naasco Northeast (Booth No. 4551), provider of repair and overhaul services for starter-generators and other engine components, marks 25 years of attendance at Heli-Expo this year with a completely redesigned booth. The updated display forms the backdrop for Naasco’s presentation of its newest capabilities in starter-generator repair and overhaul and parts made under FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) regulations.
Aviall will supply helicopter parts to Broussard, La.-based Rotorcraft Leasing’s 12 bases in Louisiana, Texas, Florida and California. Founded in 1990, Rotorcraft Leasing lays claim to being the largest privately held Part 135 operator in the Gulf of Mexico.
It’s Heli-Expo, and that means it’s also Honeywell forecast time. The 13th edition of the diversified aerospace manufacturer’s best estimate on what the rotorcraft industry can expect in the next five years predicts that global deliveries of new civilian-use turbine-powered helicopters will lie somewhere between 4,200 and 4,400 through 2015, and that represents a 5-percent gain over the delivery tally from 2006 to 2010.