Photo Galleries

May 19, 2014 - 8:00am
Pilatus PC-12

If it’s May in Geneva, it has to be EBACE time. The Jura Mountain range provides the backdrop. And a Swiss Airbus taxis behind a Pilatus PC-12 waiting for positioning on the EBACE static display line.

April 16, 2014 - 11:30pm

The airplanes, accessories and services are central to any aviation show, and ABACE is no exception. But in the end, it’s really all about people. Meeting, greeting and making deals is the engine that drives the industry. It’s all about getting people face-to-face, which is what general aviation transportation does better than anything else.

April 15, 2014 - 9:30pm

It’s what an aviation show is all about: the airplanes. Each one sparks individual dreams of flight, and each one is unique in its own way.

April 15, 2014 - 1:00am

A picture is worth a thousand words, and ABACE Convention News photographer David McIntosh’s images tell an impressive story. From well before the opening ceremony to the last hours of the show, the camera records impressions that stay with us.

April 14, 2014 - 2:45pm

ABACE 2014 brings top-level business aviation exposure to Shanghai’s Hongqaio International Airport. In the days leading up to the show, a small army of dedicated workers converged to ensure every display aircraft was shipshape. Photos: David McIntosh

February 28, 2014 - 10:00pm
In a choreographed display of lights and music, Bell Helicopter unveiled not one but three full-scale mockups of what the company had been calling its short light single helicopter and now calls the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Bell CEO John Garrison  said that the new model will be priced at about $1 million to make it price competitive with the Robinson Helicopter R66.  Photo by Barry Ambrose.

The economic health of the rotorcraft industry can be measured by numerous factors, not the least the number of aircraft orders announced at Heli-Expo. This year’s event had several blockbusters and some other commercial surprises. On the whole, business is definitely looking up.

February 27, 2014 - 3:15pm
The Heli-Expo 2014 exhibit halls saw a steady stream of visitors during the first two days of the show, a clear indication that HAI’s forecast for an attendence close to last year’s record in Las Vegas is within reach. Meanwhile, the manufacturers continue to announce new helicopters, refinements to current models and signed purchase agreements. It doesn’t get better than that. Hey, heaven can wait.

Helicopters make Heli-Expo go around and nothing catches the attendees fancy like aircraft they have never seen before, ones with cool new features and even ones with just really great paint jobs… except for classic models that get gray-haired vets reminiscing about the olden days. Here are 15 of the showstoppers at Heli-Expo 2014.

February 26, 2014 - 10:30pm

For more than 50 years, HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in the helicopter industry. The nine award categories reflect the diverse range of people who work in the rotorcraft industry, from pilots and safety practitioners, to flight instructors and those who use helicopters to serve their communities and save lives.

February 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Conventions are both a big business in themselves and often provide an indication of the health of the industry being convened. If this is true, then Heli-Expo 2014, February 25 to 28, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California promises good news for the rotary-wing industry.

 
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