Heli Expo 2018: The OEM perspective

Heli Expo 2018: The OEM perspective

On the day before Heli Expo opened its doors to the public in Las Vegas, a group of movers and shakers in helicopter transactions met in a small conference room to talk about financing. One of the most illuminating panels

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Metro Aviation orders 25 Airbus EC145e helicopters

Metro Aviation orders 25 Airbus EC145e helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that Metro Aviation Inc. had ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e helicopters that it will place into service providing air medical transport and other aerial services. It is one of the larger commercial helicopter orders ever

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Ground Testing Complete for S-76B’s with Universal Avionics Upgrade

Ground Testing Complete for S-76B’s with Universal Avionics Upgrade

Tucson, AZ – February 26, 2018 – Ground testing for Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76B helicopter upgrade program featuring a Universal Avionics flight deck is now complete, with flight testing imminent. The aircraft is operated by a VVIP operator in Asia. The upgraded, modern

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Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software Supporting LP Approaches & Transition to Hover

Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software Supporting LP Approaches & Transition to Hover

Tucson, AZ – February 26, 2018 – Universal Avionics has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company’s new Flight Management System (FMS)/Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) software version SCN 1002.0/1102.0. With the introduction of this software, helicopter operators can now

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Waypoint Leasing Completes Purchase and Lease-Back of AW139 Helicopter with Heliconia Group in Morocco

Waypoint Leasing Completes Purchase and Lease-Back of AW139 Helicopter with Heliconia Group in Morocco

Las Vegas, Nevada – February 28, 2018 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a purchase and lease-back for one AW139 helicopter to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”) in Morocco

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LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

27th February, 2018 – Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today announced that it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator. The

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GlobalParts.aero Expands Focus as First-Time Exhibitor at Heli-Expo 2018

HELI-EXPO 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada — GlobalParts.aero will be exhibiting for the first time at the 2018 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 27-March 1. Planning to further develop their parts business within the

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Conklin & de Decker Offers Heli-Expo 2018 Attendees Special Show Discounts and Drawing for Drone

Conklin & de Decker Offers Heli-Expo 2018 Attendees Special Show Discounts and Drawing for Drone

Heli-Expo 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada — Conklin & de Decker has announced they will offer Heli-Expo 2018 attendees a special 10% discount on their most popular data products during the three-day convention from February 27 – March 1 in

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Bell launches the 407GXi helicopter

Bell launches the 407GXi helicopter

Bell launches the Bell 407GXi at Heli-Expo 2018 at Las Vegas. The Bell 407GXi incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options. “We are always looking at ways to innovate our current product line to provide

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Asian Sky Group – China taking off, small growth across the board

Asian Sky Group – China taking off, small growth across the board

Civil aircraft consultancy  Asian Sky Group’s 2017 helicopter fleet report shows fleet growth across the board in the Asia-Pacific region, with China being the regions driving force, adding 86 new helicopters last year. The report is available here. Mainland China

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