The first operator: Helicopter Air Transport

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November 16, 2018


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The three Sikorsky S-51 helicopters purchased by Helicopter Air Transport at the Sikorsky Plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1946. These aircraft represented Sikorsky’s first commercial helicopter sales. Sikorsky Archives Photo

The first operator: Helicopter Air Transport

In 1946, as the first commercial helicopters prepared for certification, enterprising industry pioneers established Helicopter Air Transport to begin the first commercial flights.

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 Today's News

The new hangar will house one of 15 new Bell 429 light-lift helicopters purchased and deployed under the Coast Guard's Fleet Renewal Plan.

Canadian government to renew infrastructure for Coast Guard in Saint John

The Government of Canada will invest in a new integrated services center and helicopter hangar for the Canadian Coast Guard in Saint John, New Brunswick.

 

Global UAV signs UAV-MAG survey contract in Brazil

Global UAV Technologies has secured a UAV-MAG survey contract in Brazil with the potential for significant survey expansion.

 
 
From left to right: Mike Hirschberg, VFS executive director; Elfan ap Rees, Helicopter Museum founder and chair; and David Jolley, chairman of North Somerset Council. VFS Photo

Vertical Flight Society recognizes Weston Airport as historic site

The Vertical Flight Society has recognized Weston Airport in the U.K. as a VFS Vertical Flight Heritage Site.

 
 
   

 News From The Web

Drone flyer whose remotely-controlled aircraft forced police helicopter to take evasive action as it searched for a missing woman is convicted in U.K. first
 Source: dailymail.co.uk

 

Bahrain signs a $912 million helicopter deal with U.S. company Bell
 Source: reuters.com

 
   

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