The S-92 has netted an availability rate of more than 90 percent. Sikorsky says the high percentage is due to the use of its state-of-the-art fleet management operations center, opened in December 2006.
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. has developed two military variants of the Dhruv, one with air-to-air rockets and the other with a high-powered Shakti engine, designed by Hindustan Aeronautics and Turbomeca.
A new weight measurement system for Eurocopter EC135s has received EASA certification. The system displays the load applied to the hook in the central panel display system.
Bell says the market for corporate and VIP transport in Europe is the most promising market for the BA609 civil tilt-rotor.