AIN Audiocasts

February 15, 2012 - 12:20am
Matt Thurber

TC Chan is heading up Rockwell Collins’s efforts in the Asia Pacific region, which include China, India and the South Pacific. Airline, military and business aviation all offer growing opportunities for the U.S-headquartered avionics manufacturer. And Chan explained how Rockwell Collins views these opportunities in this interview at the Singapore Airshow.

February 14, 2012 - 11:22pm
Matt Thurber
Falcon jets

AIN senior editor Matt Thurber caught up with Jean Michel Jacob, Dassault Falcon vice president of international sales, to learn about the company’s prospects in Asia and the Falcon jets parked on the Singapore Airshow static display.

February 14, 2012 - 9:44pm
Liz Moscrop

AIN contributing editor Liz Moscrop asked Francois Chazelle, Airbus vice president of commercial jets, to describe the special features in the Al Jaber Aviation ACJ318 parked on the Singapore Airshow static ramp.

February 14, 2012 - 9:36pm
Neelam Mathews

Dallas Airmotive opened its Singapore Regional Turbine Center (RTC) at Seletar Airport on Monday and expects business to come from some 650 jets in Asia including a mix of pre-owned jets and an ever-increasing new general aviation planes being purchased by China and emerging economies.

February 14, 2012 - 5:28am
Matt Thurber

Aeria Luxury Interiors has been launched as an affiliate of ST Aerospace San Antonio. Ron Soret, general manager of completions, outlines his plans for the new company in an interview with AIN contributing editor Thierry Dubois.

February 13, 2012 - 1:05pm
Chad Trautvetter
Kaman K-Max Umanned Aerial Truck

Kaman Aerospace is more diversified organization than many realize, offering what it calls a “total OEM solution.” Over the past year, it has acquired several different companies, the majority of which are composites specialists. To learn more about the company and its current projects, including the K-Max unmanned aerial truck, AIN caught up with Kaman Helicopters president Sal Bordonaro at Heli-Expo.

February 12, 2012 - 4:17pm
Robert P. Mark
Mark Rosekind

NTSB Member Mark Rosekind opened the first HAI 2012 education seminar with a discussion about how rotorcraft pilots can fight fatigue. We spoke to him after his talk.

February 12, 2012 - 1:39pm
Chad Trautvetter

Simplex Aerospace is highlighting its third-generation powerwash system for helicopters at this year’s Heli-Expo. The system, which holds 180 gallons of water and can be used to wash windmills and power lines, just received STC approval for the Eurocopter AS350B3. AIN sat down with Simplex vice president of sales and marketing Larry Lichtenberger at the helicopter show to find out more about the company’s new product.

February 11, 2012 - 2:23pm
Chad Trautvetter
Marenco SKYe SH109 helicopter

After making its debut at Heli-Expo last year, Swiss startup helicopter manufacturer Marenco is back with its SKYe SH09 light single mockup at this year’s show. The company has made several improvements to the design since then, so we stopped by its booth on the eve of Heli-Expo to get an update on the budding project from Marenco commercial director Mathias Sénès.

February 11, 2012 - 10:05am
Robert P. Mark
Heli-Expo 2012 landings

Some 40 helicopters winged their way into the Dallas Convention Center parking in the days just before Heli-Expo 2012 starts. To learn more about this, AIN talked with HAI director of flight ops Harold Summers and v-p of regulations Dave York.