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September 28, 2006, 11:23 AM

Eurocopter’s EC 145, the workhorse twin turbine that evolved from the BK 117 several years ago, is going to experience an increase in production, from 19 a year last year to 25 a year this year, according to the manufacturer.

September 28, 2006, 11:18 AM

A helicopter service connecting Manhattan with New York City airports is due to start in about two weeks. On March 13 US Helicopter will introduce an eight-minute S-76B flight between the Wall Street Heliport and JFK Airport.

September 28, 2006, 11:10 AM

Aviation equipment manufacturer Simplex Manufacturing is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and is marking the occasion by commemorating another milestone, delivery of a Model 308 firefighting system for a Bell 407, to the Venezuelan power authority.

September 28, 2006, 11:07 AM

Under the direction of a new parent company, private investment firm Patriarch Partners, MD Helicopters has made more changes to its senior executive team. The company has named Peter Hokanson chief financial officer and acting CEO as the search for a permanent chief executive continues.

September 28, 2006, 11:06 AM

Sasemar, the Spanish Marine Safety Agency, is the fifth government customer to order AgustaWestland’s AW139 medium-twin helicopter in search-and-rescue (SAR) configuration, like the one shown here.

September 28, 2006, 11:04 AM

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) and Keystone Helicopter Corp. have joined forces to create an East Coast charter operation. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., which recently acquired Keystone.

September 28, 2006, 11:03 AM

Precise Flight (Booth No. 2030) of Bend, Ore., has gained STC approval for the company’s high-intensity-discharge (HID) Pulselite landing light for the Robinson R22 and R44.

September 28, 2006, 11:02 AM

Vancouver Island Helicopters has signed up for Aviall’s Logistics and Inventory Flight Team (Lift) helicopter support program, which the operator said is already proving its worth by helping reduce inventory and operating costs. Aviall (Booth No.

September 28, 2006, 10:57 AM

Sterling Helicopter (Booth No. 2635) has broken ground on a new maintenance facility in Croydon, Pa., the company announced. The 25,000-sq-ft hangar and maintenance site will serve helicopters ranging in size from the Bell 206 to the Agusta A139.

September 28, 2006, 10:55 AM

Aero Maintenance Group (AMG) announced it has acquired Dallas-based Flite Components Inc., an FAA-certified repair station with more than 50 years of experience in the repair, overhaul and distribution of rotable components for aircraft.