Aviation International News » February 2008

February 8, 2008 - 6:35am

Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines announced last month that it will transfer all the routes now flown by its Skyway Airlines regional subsidiary to independent affiliate SkyWest Airlines. The transition will occur during March and April and involve the replacement of all 12 of Skyway’s Fairchild Dornier 328Jets with as many as eight SkyWest CRJ200s.

February 8, 2008 - 6:35am

Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines announced last month that it will transfer all the routes now flown by its Skyway Airlines regional subsidiary to independent affiliate SkyWest Airlines. The transition will occur during March and April and involve the replacement of all 12 of Skyway’s Fairchild Dornier 328Jets with as many as eight SkyWest CRJ200s.

February 8, 2008 - 6:33am

Having apparently found a sweet spot in serving the offshore oil market, Denmark-based Dancopter has grown fast since it started operating helicopters in 2003. On the heels of its success, the company is planning to expand its fleet, service area and service offerings. According to managing director Nil Skeby, the company operates four pre-owned Eurocopter EC 155B1s, the last having been delivered in December 2007.

February 8, 2008 - 6:33am

Having apparently found a sweet spot in serving the offshore oil market, Denmark-based Dancopter has grown fast since it started operating helicopters in 2003. On the heels of its success, the company is planning to expand its fleet, service area and service offerings. According to managing director Nil Skeby, the company operates four pre-owned Eurocopter EC 155B1s, the last having been delivered in December 2007.

February 8, 2008 - 6:32am

Pentagon sources confirmed to AIN that Lockheed Martin has been ordered to stop work on the development of a second block of AW-101-variant helicopters scheduled to join the U.S. presidential fleet in 2015, while the Department of Defense reassesses the program and perhaps seeks alternatives that could include the Sikorsky S-92. When the President is aboard, these helicopters are designated “Marine One.”

February 8, 2008 - 6:32am

Pentagon sources confirmed to AIN that Lockheed Martin has been ordered to stop work on the development of a second block of AW-101-variant helicopters scheduled to join the U.S. presidential fleet in 2015, while the Department of Defense reassesses the program and perhaps seeks alternatives that could include the Sikorsky S-92. When the President is aboard, these helicopters are designated “Marine One.”

February 8, 2008 - 6:28am

Mayo Medical Transport took delivery of a new Eurocopter EC 145 in December. The helicopter, completed by Air Methods’ products division, is the first EC 145 Air Methods completed for an outside customer. The Mayo EC 145 is equipped with a seven-liter external liquid oxygen system to create more cabin space. The helicopter also features an NVIS-compatible dual-pilot IFR cockpit, satcom datalink and TCAS.

February 8, 2008 - 6:28am

Mayo Medical Transport took delivery of a new Eurocopter EC 145 in December. The helicopter, completed by Air Methods’ products division, is the first EC 145 Air Methods completed for an outside customer. The Mayo EC 145 is equipped with a seven-liter external liquid oxygen system to create more cabin space. The helicopter also features an NVIS-compatible dual-pilot IFR cockpit, satcom datalink and TCAS.

February 8, 2008 - 6:27am

Eurocopter delivered the first two EC 225 medium twins in China to the Ministry of Communications in Zhuhai late last year. The China Rescue and Salvage Bureau will operate the helicopters on search-and-rescue missions.

February 8, 2008 - 6:27am

Eurocopter delivered the first two EC 225 medium twins in China to the Ministry of Communications in Zhuhai late last year. The China Rescue and Salvage Bureau will operate the helicopters on search-and-rescue missions.

 
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