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March 15, 2007, 6:50 AM

McKinney Aerospace recently announced several personnel changes. Rick Brainard, formerly v-p of sales and marketing, is now v-p of engineering, certification and quality. Billy McDonald, formerly director of interior completions, has been promoted to v-p of completions.

March 15, 2007, 6:48 AM

PMA landing gear struts from Aerometals (Booth No. 2221) for MD 500 series helicopters have been excluded from a January 8 FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making that would require inspection, rework or replacement of the forward and aft struts on the MD 500N.

March 15, 2007, 6:39 AM

Sabreliner Corp., a name long synonymous with the business jet market, has turned to designing and installing custom interiors in government VIP helicopters.

March 15, 2007, 6:28 AM

Expert groups at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are designing new rules for helicopter IFR procedures and heliport construction. Developed primarily with Europe in mind, the guidelines are expected to be released sometime next year, according to ICAO officials.

March 15, 2007, 6:26 AM

European Air-Crane, an affiliate of Erickson Air-Crane, has assisted Vestas Wind Systems of Denmark in erecting a dozen three-megawatt wind turbine generators near the Italian mountain village of Ricigliano.

March 15, 2007, 6:18 AM

A CMC Electronics SureSight M-Series infrared enhanced-vision system (EVS) sensor has been installed on an AgustaWestland AW139 for a corporate customer by Edwards & Associates, a subsidiary of Bell Helicopter.

March 15, 2007, 6:15 AM

Kaman Aerospace has sold a K-Max helicopter for oil and gas exploration to Central Copters of Belgrade, Mont. The company provides construction, fire suppression, personnel transport and natural resource exploration services.

March 15, 2007, 6:07 AM

Bristow Group president and CEO Bill Chiles announced that his company will buy helicopter flight training outfit Helicopter Adventures for $15 million plus debt (approximately $5 million) on April 1. After completing the purchase, Helicopter Adventures will be renamed Bristow Academy.

March 15, 2007, 6:05 AM

Maverick Helicopters, based in Las Vegas, announced plans to buy an additional 10 Eurocopter EC 130B4s for its air-tour operations in Las Vegas; the Grand Canyon; Sedona, Ariz.; and “anywhere else in the U.S.

March 15, 2007, 5:55 AM

French engine manufacturer Turbomeca is on a mission to increase its worldwide production capacity by 25 percent this year and is shopping for a location on the East Coast to build a U.S. plant, according to a company spokeswoman.

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