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March 20, 2007, 11:56 AM

As reported yesterday in AINalerts, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is in “active discussions” with Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle Group to acquire its Landmark Aviation and Standard Aero companies.

March 19, 2007, 1:36 PM

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is in “active discussions” with Washington, D.C.-Carlyle Group to acquire Landmark Aviation, and in particular its MRO businesses. At press time a definitive agreement was pending, but no timetable was given.

March 19, 2007, 11:11 AM

Rolls-Royce projects deliveries of 15,038 new helicopters between now and  2016, worth an estimated $144 billion, plus another $15 billion for engines.

March 19, 2007, 10:53 AM

Emteq is a lighting specialist, but don’t call it “Emteq Light.” The New Berlin, Wis.-based systems integrator and FAA certification specialist is becoming a major player.

March 19, 2007, 10:50 AM

World banking giant Bank of America (Booth No. 700), a long-time player in fixed-wing financing, announced yesterday its entrance into the rotorcraft market.

March 19, 2007, 10:22 AM

The second prototype of the Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor is now flying in airplane mode, after starting its flight test regimen in helicopter mode on November 9 last year. It operates from Cameri, an Italian Air Force airfield near Milan.

March 19, 2007, 10:05 AM

While the S-76 and S-92 will remain Sikorsky’s bread and butter for some time to come, the company is also launching a new age of vertical lift technology, which it is calling the X2.

March 19, 2007, 8:25 AM

The FAA’s plans to update certification rules to reflect the improved capabilities and performance of modern helicopters appears to be moving ahead with few hurdles, according to officials with knowledge of the changes proposed last August.

March 19, 2007, 8:17 AM

Stephen Hickok of Hickok & Associates, Orange Beach, Ala., announced on Thursday that the FAA performed a successful flight inspection on February 23 of the company’s design for the first helicopter simultaneous noninterfering (SNI) instrument approach in a complex airspace system.

March 19, 2007, 8:15 AM

Blue Sky Network (Booth No. 3405), a La Jolla, Calif.-based provider of Iridium satellite communication services and equipment, is at Heli-Expo’07 introducing a portable flight-tracking device that it says installs in less than a minute.

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