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March 12, 2007, 12:24 PM

According to Schweizer Aircraft president Paul Schweizer, business has never been better.

March 12, 2007, 12:19 PM

Annual U.S. turbine helicopter accidents for singles and twins dropped slightly last year, a reflection of an improving safety picture combined with steady, or possibly slightly declining, usage rates compared with 2005.

March 12, 2007, 12:16 PM

Honeywell has been exploring synthetic-vision system (SVS) technology for  the helicopter cockpit, but the display concept will bear little resemblance to the system the company unveiled last summer for fixed-wing applications.

March 12, 2007, 12:10 PM

Switlik Parachute won a contract to provide its U-Zip-It aircrew dry suit to the U.S. Coast Guard. The dry suit, which can be viewed at Switlik’s booth (No. 722), features a low-slung zipper that makes the suit easier to slip on.

March 12, 2007, 12:07 PM

First-time Heli-Expo exhibitor SRT Helicopters (Booth No.

March 12, 2007, 12:02 PM

Pratt & Whitney Canada has won the contract to power Eurocopter’s EC 175, a new 6.7-metric-ton helicopter that will fill the gap between the EC 155 Dauphin and EC 255 Super Puma.

March 12, 2007, 12:00 PM

Boeing and AgustaWestland (Booth No. 529) have signed a memorandum of understanding for joint work on the next-generation Chinook for the Italian Army. The deal could lead to similar joint opportunities in the future.

March 12, 2007, 11:59 AM

Following last year’s NTSB recommendation that all turbine-powered helicopters be equipped with terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS), Air Logistics has decided to upgrade its newer medium and heavy twin-engine helicopters with Honeywell enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS).

March 12, 2007, 11:53 AM

Honeywell released its ninth annual turbine-powered civil helicopter purchase outlook yesterday and, according to the 10-page report, the only direction for the helicopter industry is up.

March 12, 2007, 11:35 AM

Appareo Systems, a small technology company from Fargo, N.D., announced yesterday it has partnered with Gulf Coast giant Air Logistics, a Bristow Group company, to produce an interesing flight monitoring tool called Aircraft Logging and Event Recording for Training and Safety (Alerts).

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