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April 30, 2007, 11:27 AM

Houston-based Bristow has exercised options to acquire four more Sikorsky S-92s. As part of the agreement, an earlier order for nine S-76s has been converted to options on the smaller rotorcraft.

April 30, 2007, 11:26 AM

The Office and Professional Employee International Union says that the pilot strike it led at PHI had a significant effect on the company’s 2006 financial results. The company posted a net loss of $667,000 last year, compared with net earnings of more than $14.1 million the previous year.

April 30, 2007, 11:25 AM

Helicopter Support has received certification from American Eurocopter to support the AS 350, AS 355, EC 120 and BO 105. A wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, Helicopter Support is based at Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut. It provides parts and services.

April 30, 2007, 11:24 AM

Sikorsky last month opened a 25,000-sq-ft Design Engineering Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Workers at the center will conduct dynamic systems design and avionics integration.

April 30, 2007, 11:24 AM

Sikorsky on April 10 announced that the FAA has certified the Sikorsky S-76C++ for operation in falling and blowing snow.

April 30, 2007, 11:23 AM

AgustaWestland has announced orders for six AW139s in Australia. The Queensland Government and CHC, in New South Wales, have each purchased three of the medium twin helicopters. They will operate them in emergency medical and rescue services.

April 30, 2007, 11:21 AM

In late March Eurocopter inaugurated the new Eurocopter España plant in Albacete, in east central Spain. The new plant will produce the rear fuselage sections–made from composite materials–of the EC 135.

April 30, 2007, 11:00 AM

The Bell 429 has received its production rotor blades. They replace the prototype blades that supported the first flight on February 27. In addition, engineers have loaded new software for the cockpit displays. Bell said the new software is more representative of the production aircraft.

April 30, 2007, 10:58 AM

While legislation that would direct the Transportation Security Administration to study the vulnerability of general aviation airports to terrorist acts is dragging through Congress, there is talk in the GA community about possible changes to the widely reviled Washington, D.C., air defense ident

April 30, 2007, 10:57 AM

Everest Rescue Trust, a New Zealand-based charity organization, is planning to operate an unmanned helicopter to rescue stranded climbers on Mount Everest, starting next year. The piston-engine Alpine Wasp will be able to carry two climbers at a time.

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