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March 15, 2007, 5:55 AM

French engine manufacturer Turbomeca is on a mission to increase its worldwide production capacity by 25 percent this year and is shopping for a location on the East Coast to build a U.S. plant, according to a company spokeswoman.

March 14, 2007, 1:50 PM

After a year in which only 29 EC 225 Super Pumas were sold, industry leader Eurocopter announced yesterday two separate deals for the helicopter, totaling 19 aircraft in all with an option for an additional eight. CHC Helicopter Corp.

March 14, 2007, 1:42 PM

HAI president Matt Zuccaro sees a bright future for the helicopter industry and is optimistic that Heli-Expo’07 may break attendance records set at last year’s show
in Dallas. “Indications are that we have a chance at it,” he said at yesterday’s HAI press conference.

March 14, 2007, 1:36 PM

The Suffolk County Police Department in New York took delivery of a Eurocopter EC 145 yesterday in a brief handover ceremony here at Heli-Expo 2007. The EC 145 will supplement two Eurocopter AS 350B2 AStars the department now operates, as well as one MD 900.

March 14, 2007, 1:08 PM

AgustaWestland flexed its market muscle yesterday, announcing orders for 46 helicopters and emphasizing that the commercial helicopters division of parent company Finnmecanica is now a separate business unit reporting directly to AgustaWestland CEO Giuseppe Orsi.

March 14, 2007, 12:56 PM

Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling said the company is basking “in an exploding market with a booming turnover,” but he sounded a cautious tone with respect to the challenge of delivering its helicopters on time.

March 14, 2007, 12:40 PM

For years, Robinson Helicopter president and CEO Frank Robinson has delighted in leaking tidbits of information on the subject of his next helicopter, the R66.

March 14, 2007, 12:09 PM

On March 23, 2004, an Era Aviation Sikorsky S-76A transporting eight oil workers crashed in the Gulf of Mexico at night, killing the passengers along with the two pilots.

March 14, 2007, 12:04 PM

For many residents of the Gulf Coast stretching between the Florida Panhandle and Galveston, Texas, the sound of helicopter rotors overhead serve as a frequent reminder of the importance of oil exploration to the region’s ecomony.

March 14, 2007, 10:49 AM

Columbia Helicopters is celebrating two anniversaries and is honoring four employees here at Heli-Expo’07.

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