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October 12, 2007, 7:47 AM

It’s unclear what the following facts really say about a mode of transportation that’s nearly 60 years old, but a new Nevada corporation has set up shop selling three-minute helicopter rides in popular amusement park venues both in the U.S. and overseas using Robinson R44s.

October 12, 2007, 7:46 AM

Some pilots don’t look forward to flying in bad weather, but helicopter pilot and TV news reporter Johnny Rowlands actually fires up his Bell JetRanger and goes after the very worst in bad weather.

October 12, 2007, 7:43 AM

As evidence of a continual, albeit gradual, increase in the sale of commercial helicopters, multi-ship purchases are on the upswing. One of the most notable in recent months has been Air Methods’ order for a half-dozen Eurocopters–five AS 350B2s and one EC 130B4.

October 12, 2007, 7:40 AM

Agusta officials have revealed they are currently negotiating with Bell to increase the share the Italian manufacturer holds in the BA609 tiltrotor program.

October 12, 2007, 7:36 AM

Just when it looks like the V-22 Osprey program might have a good day, the fates conspire to create more clouds on the horizon.

October 12, 2007, 7:33 AM

With the Primus Epic integrated avionics system poised to make its debut in a variety of business airplanes and the Bell/Agusta AB139 helicopter, Honeywell is introducing a desktop PC version of the glass cockpit that pilots can use before they ever strap in for training in a full-flight simulato

October 12, 2007, 7:31 AM

Mark Van Tine, who was with Lockheed Data Plan when Jeppesen bought that company in 1989, is the new chairman and CEO of the Denver-based company that pioneered the instrument navigation chart.

October 12, 2007, 7:30 AM

European information technology giant SITA predicts that by 2005 airline passengers will be able to make calls in flight using their personal cellphones.

October 12, 2007, 7:27 AM

Cordless cabin telephony with global connectivity at an affordable price is the promise of Belgium’s Orb’Phone, a division of Euro GSM.

October 12, 2007, 7:24 AM

As an elderly, 4,300-hour pilot with a fair amount of instrument time, I was initially skeptical about Oz. But not for long.