Sikorsky announces weight increase and new engine development for S-92


Sikorsky provided more details about the newly-announced 1,200-pound (544 kilogram) gross weight expansion (GWE) for the S-92 at a program update at Heli-Expo 2015 on Wednesday — and revealed that test flights have begun on a new variant of the General Electric CT7-8A engines used to power the aircraft.

AW609 Tiltrotor Making Strides Toward Certification


AgustaWestland test pilots Dan Wells and Paul Edwards gave an update on the progress of the AW609’s flight test program Thursday at Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla.

Tracking a New Spider


It may not look much different, but the Spider s6 real-time tracking unit is anything but the same old Spider.

Eagle Copters announces launch customer for 407HP


Air Resources Helicopters Inc. will be the launch customer for the newly certified Eagle 407HP, Eagle Copters announced on Wednesday.

Bristow signs for 17 H175s with 'comprehensive' support agreement


Bristow Group registered the largest order to date for the Airbus Helicopters H175 (formerly known as the EC175) at HAI Heli-Expo 2015, as it signed up for 17 aircraft along with a “comprehensive support services” agreement from the manufacturer.

Turbomeca Care Program enhances engine warranties


Turbomeca launched a new customer care program at Heli-Expo 2015 that delivers additional warranty solutions for its engines throughout their lifecycle.

Rolls-Royce highlights C47B/8 Bell 407 Upgrade


New variant is part of a long-range strategy to expand the Model 250 C47E into civil aircraft applications.

Pushing the Limits of Possible


In just five short years, Sikorsky Innovations has redefined the boundaries of vertical flight. There’s more where that came from.

Arrano Powers Ahead


Development continues apace on Turbomeca’s new Arrano powerplant — the 1,100- to 1,300-shaft-horsepower (s.h.p.) engine selected by Airbus Helicopters to power the newly-unveiled H160 aircraft (previously known as the X4).

Airbus Helicopters unveils H160


Airbus Helicopters took the wraps off the highly-anticipated end product of the X4 program at Heli-Expo 2015, revealing the highly-stylized H160.

Chicago Helicopter Experience opens Chicago's first private heliport


Chicago Helicopter Experience has made history with the opening of the C.H.E. Chicago Heliport.

Maverick Helicopters celebrates opening of new Maui location


Maverick Helicopters spent Lei Day, Friday, May 1, celebrating its brand new Maui, Hawaii location.

Blue Hawaiian welcomes eighth H130 (EC130 T2) helicopter


Blue Hawaiian Helicopters announces the placement of its newest Airbus Helicopters H130 (EC130 T2) "Eco-Star" into service, making it the eighth H130 to enter operation with Blue Hawaiian in the past two years.

Gotham Air announces commuter and summer destination expansion


Gotham Air has announced shared charter flights for weekend getaways and daily commuter destinations.

Maverick Helicopters wins sixth consecutive Concierge Choice Award


Maverick Helicopters gained its sixth consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards.

Air Methods announces new Blue Hawaiian Helicopters president


Air Methods Corporation has announced that Gregg Lundberg has been appointed as president of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.

Maverick Helicopters' Maui location is now open


Maverick Helicopters has opened the doors to its new Maui, Hawaii operation with three breathtaking packages.

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92 Helicopter


Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that North Slope Borough (NSB), Alaska, has signed for its first-ever S-92 helicopter.

Airbus Helicopters introduces the H generation and reinforces customer satisfaction


Airbus Helicopters’ presence at this year’s Heli-Expo showcased the company’s customer-focused transformation, with the unveiling its all-new H160 mid-sized rotorcraft, the introduction of the company’s enhanced customer services offer, and the announcement of new orders for operators in the U.S. and Europe.

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Team Begins Final Assembly of Second Aircraft


Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDER helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center.