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March 15, 2007, 11:41 AM

The number of accidents in all segments of civil aviation last year was less than in 2005, according to the NTSB, with general aviation having the lowest number of accidents in 40 years of record keeping. Major airlines continued to have the lowest accident rates in civil aviation.

March 15, 2007, 11:40 AM

“The greatest flaw in the current system is the corporate jet versus the airline,” said FAA Administrator Marion Blakey.

March 15, 2007, 11:38 AM

Air Methods will be working with Mayo Clinic Medical Transport of Rochester, Minn., to provide interior completion services for the clinic’s new Eurocopter EC 145.

March 15, 2007, 11:36 AM

Atlantis Systems International (ASI) of Ottawa, Ontario, has developed what it calls a helicopter vocational trainer for autorotation (HVT) and is demonstrating its finesse in Heli-Expo Booth No. 4401.

March 15, 2007, 11:34 AM

Aerospace Integration Corp. (AIC) of Mary Esther, Fla., is scheduled to open a 100,000-sq-ft aircraft completion center next February, on the grounds of the Albertville (Ala.) Municipal Airport. The $12 million completion center is meant to quickly “missionize” both U.S.

March 15, 2007, 11:32 AM

The Wescam division of L-3 Communications is here with the first installation of its new MX-15i imaging turret installed on a UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency S-92 located at the Sikorsky booth. The S-92 installation was done by Sikorsky’s Keystone Helicopter division.

March 15, 2007, 11:29 AM

The FAA made a hard sell yesterday to offshore oil operators that will soon have the opportunity to receive unprecedented traffic and weather information in the cockpit via ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) technology–if they equip their helicopters with special equipment that ca

March 15, 2007, 11:27 AM

Helitowcart (Booth No. 3501) introduced its HeliCushion kit for “instant refurbishing” of Eurocopter AS 350 and AS 355 seats. The “ready-to-go” kit consists of molded foam buildup and cover and is designed to slide into place in seconds and fit all seating positions.

March 15, 2007, 11:26 AM

Metro Aviation is celebrating 25 years in the helicopter completion, maintenance services and commercial flight operations business with the announcement at Heli-Expo of a move to a new facility it describes as “one of the largest of its kind in the United States.” Scheduled to open in June this

March 15, 2007, 11:24 AM

Barco introduced its MDU-2000 line of mission display units at Booth No. 441 here at Heli-Expo. The Belgian company said the MDU-2000 displays deliver high-performance cockpit technology yet are cost-effective as displays for a cabin-grade airborne mission.

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