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2014-04-14 12:21:46

SHANGHAI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D(TM) aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-04-10 16:20:53

STRATFORD, Conn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has successfully completed an initial series of tests required by the Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the Static Test Article, the tests are part of a three-year program to validate that the largest helicopter ever designed and built by...

2014-04-08 15:51:16

Factoring patient transport by air or by land: Technology is providing a firm diagnosis on critical transport times. University of Cincinnati research is offering hospitals and trauma centers a unique, accurate and scientific approach to making decisions about transporting critical-care patients by air or by ambulance. A presentation this week at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, Fla., highlights the research of Michael Widener, a UC assistant...

2014-03-27 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At the urging of the privately operated aerial firefighting industry, Colorado State Senator Steve King (R-Grand Junction) has inserted language into a Bill, which--if enacted--would give the Colorado Division Of Fire Prevention And Control the authority to lease or contract three Type 1 helicopters and up to "four large aircraft from the Federal government or other sources" for aerial firefighting. The legislative proposal, known as...

2014-03-27 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Columbia Helicopters is expanding its fleet of heavy lift, twin-rotor aircraft with the acquisition of five Boeing CH-47D helicopters, formerly operated by the US Army. The helicopters, originally manufactured in the early 1970s as CH-47C models, but upgraded in 1988 to the D-model configuration, will join the operator's fleet of six Columbia Model 234 Chinooks, and 14 Columbia Vertol 107-II. According to Todd Petersen, the...

2014-03-20 12:30:39

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2013-2023 - Country Analysis: Market Profile SynopsisThis report offers detailed analysis of the global Military Rotorcraft market over the next ten years, and provides extensive market size forecasts by country and sub sector. It covers the key technological and market trends in the Military Rotorcraft market. Summary"The Global Military...

2014-03-10 20:21:38

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Analysis of the U.S. DoD and Civil Helicopter MarketsThe Civil Market Flourishes as the Defense Market Suffers from Budget PressuresAs the DoD's discretionary spending continues to decrease, upgrading and/or remanufacturing helicopters has gained favour over developing entirely new rotorcraft systems. However, a modest global economic recovery following the great recession and a limited...

2014-02-27 08:21:44

LONDON and DUBLIN, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Further aircraft commitments expected in Q1 - Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has this week unveiled commitments for up to 39 new helicopters worth around US$925 million and with further 2014 pipeline orders up to a total value approaching US$1 billion. The lessor's helicopter division has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for up...

2014-02-26 16:21:14

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2013-2023 Product Synopsis This report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the global rotorcraft industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the...

2014-02-25 23:03:07

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to announce the purchase of two EC175s by CHI Aviation. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of two EC175s by CHI Aviation, OF Howell, Mich. that will be utilized in search and rescue missions and passenger transport for its oil and gas customers on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Established in 1980 and accident free, CHI Aviation provides search and rescue and passenger transport services to oil and gas...