Bell Helicopter

March 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison said his company wanted to get the U.S. Army’s business back and he sees the proposed Joint Multi-Role (JMR) helicopter as a vehicle to do just that.

Bell is submitting a proposal featuring its tiltrotor technology for Phase 1 of the JMR competition on March 6. Other entries are expected from a newly formed Boeing-Sikorsky alliance and AVX Technologies.

March 6, 2013 - 4:25pm

STS Component Solutions, based in Jensen Beach, Fla., is a first-time exhibitor at Heli-Expo ’13. The company has only recently expanded its service and support offerings into helicopters as a result of new OEM partnerships established with Donaldson, Skurka Aerospace and Esterline Mason.

Rotorcraft OEM support and service at STS Component Solutions is focused primarily on the Bell Helicopter 200 and 400 series; AgustaWestland AW101, AW109, AW119, AW139, AW169 and AW189; Sikorsky S-76 and S-92; Eurocopter EC120, EC135, EC145, AS350 and AS365.

March 6, 2013 - 12:15pm
The UH-1Y utility helicopter is one of 100  upgraded Bell H-1s for the U.S. Marines Corps.

Bell Helicopter delivered the 100th copy of a planned total of 349 H-1 helicopters during a ceremony at its Amarillo Assembly Center earlier this year. The U.S. Marine Corps H-1 helicopter program comprises both the UH-1Y utility helicopter and the AH-1Z attack helicopters.

March 5, 2013 - 9:30pm
 AIS fuel flow signal converter

Shadin Avionics (Booth No. C7027) announced its new AIS fuel flow “behind the glass” system for the new Bell 412EPi at Heli-Expo ’13.

“Shadin continues to invest in our fuel management systems with an emphasis on new products that bring value to the modern cockpit,” said Shadin Avionics project manager Trevor Lund. “We look forward to working with Bell Helicopter owners to improve flight performance and safety.”

March 4, 2013 - 8:45pm
Bell 412EPI

Bell Helicopter announced upgraded variants of its Model 407 and 412 helicopters today, and the Fort Worth, Texas-based company is displaying them this week at Heli-Expo, which opens tomorrow in Las Vegas.

March 4, 2013 - 5:45pm

Bell Helicopter introduced several new model variants of legacy helicopters and is displaying them here at Heli-Expo.

March 4, 2013 - 5:15pm
Bell CEO John Garrison

Bell Helicopter is on a mission, to diversify its business model. CEO John Garrison wants to increase the company’s share of revenues from the civil sector, now estimated at 40 percent of its overall 2012 results of $4.2 billion.

March 4, 2013 - 2:15pm
Hillsboro Aviation has grown into a full-service operation offering training, charter, maintenance, aircraft sales, tour operations and FBO services.

Hillsboro Aviation has come a long way since it opened in 1980 as a helicopter training school. Today, the Oregon-based company offers aviation services ranging from charter and maintenance to aircraft sales and FBO operations. Headquartered at Portland-Hillsboro Airport, the company, which has a staff of 225 employees, operates a satellite facility in Portland as well as two flight-training centers–one in Troutdale and another in Prineville, Ore., as well as a seasonal helicopter tour operation at Mount St.

March 4, 2013 - 1:30pm
Two AgustaWestland 609 tiltrotor prototypes have accumulated 750 test hours in flight tests, while two more test aircraft–slated to join the program this year and next–are under construction in Italy. Certification is planned for 2016.

AgustaWestland acquired the portion of the 609 program it did not already own from Bell Helicopter in 2011, effectively dissolving the joint venture known as the Bell Agusta Aircraft Co. The 609 program is headquartered at a new AgustaWestland facility in Arlington, Texas, across the field from its previous home at Bell’s XworX. The aircraft are to be certified initially by the FAA in the U.S. under Parts 25 and 29 and a new category called powered lift.

March 4, 2013 - 12:50pm
Bell 429

Bell Helicopter (Booth No. N5612) comes to Heli-Expo ’13 bolstered by additional shipments and certifications for the Bell 429 program, as well as two new deliveries for the Bell 407GX.

 
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