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October 9, 2007, 9:00 AM

North Sea oil and gas producers could be facing a summer of extreme discontent should a voting majority of union members at CHC Scotia have their way.

October 9, 2007, 8:58 AM

Before suffering a fatal crash April 22, the joint Bell/Agusta AB139 helicopter was enjoying a notably trouble-free development program that was at times well ahead of its original development schedule, and being warmly received by its target markets, both rarities in commercial aviation today an

October 9, 2007, 8:56 AM

Just a few months after its official introduction at last winter’s HAI Heli-Expo, the Schweizer 300CBi, an enhanced version of Schweizer’s Model 300CB, is on its way to launch customer CSE Aviation, one of the UK’s largest and best known flight schools, located in Oxford, England.

October 9, 2007, 8:54 AM

Sometimes all it takes is a reassuring voice on the radio and a heartfelt “follow me” to spell the difference between life and death in a tight aeronautical spot.

October 9, 2007, 8:53 AM

New York City has been granted $9.8 million in federal funds to buy and equip a hybrid “super-copter” equipped for response to a variety of emergency situations but specifically terrorist attacks. Making the announcement, U.S.

October 9, 2007, 8:52 AM

Breaking into a market that has traditionally favored U.S.-made products, British defense systems builder GKN has aced a $1.5 billion helicopter deal with the Japanese navy. GKN’s 13-helicopter order comes just weeks after Sikorsky voluntarily withdrew its S-92 from the same competition.

October 9, 2007, 8:51 AM

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Textron, accusing the Providence, R.I. corporation of misrepresenting to investors information about the V-22 Osprey program.

October 9, 2007, 8:50 AM

Alexander Lebed, a once-powerful Russian politician, was killed April 29 when the Russian-made Mil Mi-8 helicopter in which he and 19 others were traveling smashed into a snowy Siberian hillside not far from the town of Abakan in the vast Siberian province of Krasnoyarsk, where Lebed was governor

October 9, 2007, 8:49 AM

It’s been 45 years since President Dwight Eisenhower became the first standing U.S. President to fly aboard a helicopter, a 60-min hop in a Bell UH-13-J that did much to validate public and private faith in rotorcraft as a form of VIP travel.

October 9, 2007, 7:35 AM

It’s the helicopter equivalent of the “man bites dog” story. In a refreshing role reversal, the three major commercial helicopter operators at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport outside Houma, La., have allied to block a proposed 50-lot suburban housing subdivision.

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