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2012-09-18 06:20:39

WILKES-BARRE and SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saker Aviation Services, Inc. (SKAS), an aviation services company specializing in ground-based services to the general aviation marketplace, announced today that it had been named as the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) Heliport of the Year at that organization's annual meeting this past weekend. "We are extremely honored to accept the Heliport of the Year Award," said Ronald J. Ricciardi, CEO at Saker Aviation. "ERHC is...

2012-08-20 06:20:50

STRATFORD, Conn., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has initiated its 2(nd) Entrepreneurial Challenge, expanding on its inaugural challenge that was completed in the spring. The challenge is open to any small company with revenue under $5 million, including newly formed and pre-revenue entities. Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 10(th). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of...

2012-08-13 02:21:12

Three new maize-and-blue American Eurocopter 155s - the first to be put into emergency medical service in the U.S. -- replace iconic Bell 430s ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three new maize-and-blue helicopters will soon be saving lives in the air above the Great Lakes states, and speeding patients toward advanced care at the University of Michigan Health System's hospitals. The arrival of three new American Eurocopter 155 helicopters marks the beginning of...

2012-08-09 06:22:43

49.9-Second Flight Submitted for World Record Approval COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association has certified the June 21, 2012, flight of Gamera II at 49.9 seconds, a new national record for human-powered helicopter flight duration, and submitted flight information to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for approval as a world record. Gamera II was designed, built and piloted by students at the A. James Clark School of...

2012-07-31 10:21:36

WEBSTER FIELD, Md., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time this year, the U.S. Marine Corps has approved the deployment extension of K-MAX Cargo UAS, the first unmanned helicopter to deliver cargo and resupply troops in a combat zone. By supplying forward operating bases with K-MAX instead of ground convoy or manned aircraft, the Marine Corps has reduced the threat posed to personnel by improvised explosive devices by thousands of hours. Earlier this year, the Marine...

2012-07-19 06:20:58

SHELTON, Conn., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Australia Limited announced today the signing of a four-year agreement with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for ongoing logistics and engineering support for the Commonwealth of Australia's fleet of BLACK HAWK (S-70A(TM)) and SEAHAWK(®) (S-70B(TM)) helicopters. Valued at more than $120 million, with six annual renewable options, the contract is a follow-on agreement to the current standing offer, which is expiring after...

2012-07-17 06:21:24

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service, has been selected as the exclusive helicopter service for Delivering Alpha, a conference of illustrious investors, fund managers and economic commentators. Sponsored by CNBC and Institutional Investor, the conference will be held July 18 at The Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) "This is one of the foremost...

2012-07-11 06:20:18

STRATFORD, Conn., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has selected Pankl Aerospace Innovations, LLC, as the winner of its first Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO) Pankl Aerospace Innovations, a newly formed spin-off entity of Pankl Aerospace based in Cerritos,...

2012-07-11 02:20:47

HOUSTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue. In Europe, Bristow has been particularly successful with a number of wins including: Extension of an existing contract in Norway for four S-92 large...

2012-07-10 14:20:14

MONTREAL, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX: CHL.A, CHL.B) (the "Company"), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Helicopters Australia Pty Limited ("HNZ"), has entered into an agreement with Rio Tinto for a renewed contract for an extended period with new helicopters. Beginning in March 2013, HNZ will replace its existing two Eurocopter EC 145 helicopters...