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News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft.

February 18, 2008 - 4:47am

Decatur, Texas-based United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has delivered the first of two Bell 407s customized for aeromedical operations to Halo-Flight of Corpus Christi, Texas. Exhibiting at Booth No. 1337, URS is highlighting its completions and refurbishment services, which also include maintenance and overhaul. Halo-Flight accepted its first URS-completed 407 on December 19.

February 18, 2008 - 4:41am

Birmingham, Ala.-based Children’s Hospital took delivery last month of a 1995 Bell 206L4, the first helicopter in the state dedicated and equipped exclusively for the transport of sick infants and children. Before its arrival last month, the hospital’s Care Flight critical care transport team shared helicopter services with other area hospitals.

February 18, 2008 - 4:38am

The U.S. Navy has temporarily halted “Increment 2” development of the VH-71 Marine One presidential helicopter replacement program and is reevaluating available options. However, Pentagon officials say the current contract remains in effect.

February 17, 2008 - 10:27pm

Sikorsky has scheduled the maiden flight of the first Thales TopDeck-equipped Sikorsky S-76D for the second quarter of this year. The company expressed confidence that it will see the full certification of the product in 2009, according to Phil Naybour, vice president and general manager of Helicopter Solutions at Thales.

February 17, 2008 - 5:38pm

Eurocopter has reported progress on two major programs on which it cooperates in Asia: the civil EC 175, in China, and the military Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH), in South Korea–both seven-metric-ton-class helicopters.

February 8, 2008 - 6:32am

Pentagon sources confirmed to AIN that Lockheed Martin has been ordered to stop work on the development of a second block of AW-101-variant helicopters scheduled to join the U.S. presidential fleet in 2015, while the Department of Defense reassesses the program and perhaps seeks alternatives that could include the Sikorsky S-92. When the President is aboard, these helicopters are designated “Marine One.”

February 8, 2008 - 6:32am

Pentagon sources confirmed to AIN that Lockheed Martin has been ordered to stop work on the development of a second block of AW-101-variant helicopters scheduled to join the U.S. presidential fleet in 2015, while the Department of Defense reassesses the program and perhaps seeks alternatives that could include the Sikorsky S-92. When the President is aboard, these helicopters are designated “Marine One.”

February 8, 2008 - 6:27am

Eurocopter delivered the first two EC 225 medium twins in China to the Ministry of Communications in Zhuhai late last year. The China Rescue and Salvage Bureau will operate the helicopters on search-and-rescue missions.

February 8, 2008 - 6:27am

Eurocopter delivered the first two EC 225 medium twins in China to the Ministry of Communications in Zhuhai late last year. The China Rescue and Salvage Bureau will operate the helicopters on search-and-rescue missions.

February 8, 2008 - 6:17am

French-based Hélicoptères Guimbal received EASA certification for its Cabri G2 light piston single. The two-seater will compete with the ubiquitous Robinson R22. Because Eurocopter has supported designer Bruno Guimbal, the Cabri shares some technical similarities with Eurocopter rotorcraft such as the shrouded tail rotor.

 
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