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March 12, 2007, 12:48 PM

Without doubt, Coulson’s most famous helicopter is S/N 61428. In 1977, while operating as New York Airways’ N619PA, the S-61L was involved in one of New York City’s most highly publicized accidents, the deadly rollover of the helicopter high atop a landmark skyscraper.

March 12, 2007, 12:46 PM

Revered as one of the most venerable and versatile helicopters in the history of vertical flight, the Sikorsky S-61 has served for nearly a half century around the globe in a variety of roles, from VIP transport to heavy lifter.

March 12, 2007, 12:43 PM

At Heli-Expo last year, MD Helicopters CEO Lynn Tilton revealed the details of an ambitious agenda for revitalizing the troubled company. It included plans for building helicopter fuselages in Mexico, bringing more component production in-house and making product-support improvements.

March 12, 2007, 12:32 PM

Safe Flight Instrument of White Plains, N.Y., announced on Tuesday it had completed the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC requirements for its Powerline Detection System on a Eurocopter AS 355F2. Official issuance of the STC is expected later this month.

March 12, 2007, 12:31 PM

Frasca International is offering a video gamer’s delight here at Heli-Expo: an opportunity to fly a Bell 206 simulator with a friend down the hall.

March 12, 2007, 12:28 PM

Cabin entertainment equipment from Flight Display Systems (Booth No. 906) is now available as a factory option on the new Agusta A109S Grand.

March 12, 2007, 12:26 PM

Schweizer will deliver its milestone 6,000th aircraft to Helicopter Adventures here at Heli-Expo today. The Model 300CBi is on display in the Schweizer static exhibit (No. 36).

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.

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