Turbomeca

June 26, 2011 - 11:10am

Certification of the Avicopter AC352 medium twin (previously known as the Z15, the Chinese version of the jointly developed Eurocopter EC175) is now pegged for 2014, two years later than the original 2012 target. The AC352 passed some static tests in March. The Ardiden 3C/WZ-16 engine, a Turbomeca-Avic Engine Dongan cooperation, is to be certified in 2013.

June 23, 2011 - 1:00am

Helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Hall 2A A232) is busy developing improved models for new Eurocopter variants in the light-single and medium-twin helicopter categories, as well as an engine family that will power China’s and Russia’s forays in medium twins.

May 26, 2011 - 9:35am

Russian Helicopters and engine manufacturer Turbomeca announced last month that they signed contracts for the supply of “at least 308” Ardiden 3G turboshafts to be installed on the “updated” Kamov Ka-62 medium twin. The Ardiden 3G is an Ardiden 3 variant producing 1,700 to 2,000 shp.

May 16, 2011 - 8:21am

The European Union (EU) is trying to attract more small- and medium-size enterprises to participate in its long-running CleanSky joint technology program. With public funds available to back research-and-development work aimed at reducing the environmental impact of air transport, it hopes to spread such support beyond major aerospace firms.

April 28, 2011 - 10:40am

Russian Helicopters and engine manufacturer Turbomeca announced this week that they have signed “contracts” for the supply of “at least” 308 Ardiden 3G turboshafts to be installed on the “updated” Kamov Ka-62 medium-twin helicopter. This announcement follows the “protocol of intentions” signed in February last year and some back-and-forth considerations since for other engine suppliers.

April 20, 2011 - 10:15am

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America has received approval from Turbomeca to add Arriel 2 full test capability to its engine repair and overhaul service. “We are excited to introduce Vector’s newest engine capability to the market,” said John MacDougall, senior v-p of sales and marketing.

March 23, 2011 - 11:20am

Dallas/Fort Worth is the site for Conklin & de Decker’s 2011 Helicopter Maintenance Management seminar. The March 28 and 29 event, titled Essential Tools for Your New Role, is being offered independent of HAI for the first time. “We’ve been doing this for about 15 years without a sponsor as a joint venture with HAI. We’re now doing it independently, and Turbomeca has agreed to sponsor the event.

March 16, 2011 - 10:30am

Responding to demand from the aeromedical industry, Jet Support Services (JSSI) is adding Eurocopter EC135/145 services to its lineup. “We did a market-share analysis last June and found a total of 633 Eurocopter EC135s and 377 EC145s in service worldwide,” Kandi Spangler, JSSI v-p of marketing, told AIN.

March 8, 2011 - 7:14am

The Helicopter Association International’s 2011 Heli-Expo show, which closes today, looks to have exceeded expectations, with exhibitors, attendees and orders indicating a strong climb out of the long economic downturn.

March 7, 2011 - 10:20am

The leadership team at Dart Helicopter Services has changed. Mike O’Reilly, president of Eagle Copters, Calgary, Alberta, has succeeded Jeff Shapiro as president and CEO. O’Reilly will remain in his post at Eagle. Shapiro will continue at Dart in an advisory capacity while Steve Joseph continues as COO.

 
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