Sikorsky's Jeff Pino, Senior VP of Sales, faced a crowd of
curious newsmen. "I know we're pretty brave calling a meeting at
three o'clock," (Pacific time, on Super Bowl Sunday), he said, "so
I'll be brief..." but he thought it was important to communicate
the future of the S-76 line. "Really, we've set out about a ten
year path here," he said, referring to the S-76C++ and S-76D that
were introduced a few hours earlier in a presentation remarkably
thin on detail. Now it was time to share the details.
Popular Program Benefits Instructors, GA Pilots, Professionals
Alike; Fixed and R/W
PCF's Tracy Thomason (right) explained the PCF's new
announcement: the Total Health Care plan. It's a self-funded
PPO-based health care insurance program for the student,
professional or GA pilot, which has no aviation exclusion, and
thanks to PCF's non-profit status, is quite affordable.
Forget, for a moment, the Montrose, CO, accident involving ABC
executive Dick Ebersol. Forget last week's mishap at Teterboro
Airport in New Jersey. The demand for charter air services is
soaring nationwide and accidents like those simply don't seem to be
making a dent in the psyche of the charter-flying public.
Is anything safe from Eurocopter? Not if they can help it.
Makers of helicopter weightlifting champions might have been
looking on smugly as the European maker chased smaller fry to the
fringes of the marketplace, but they're now in the sights of the
EADS subsidiary, and that has to be a heck of a spot to be on.
During the just concluded HeliExpo 2005 convention, Pratt &
Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) launched a new generation
turboshaft engine, the PW210, offering "best-in-class" performance
in the 1,000 SHP class for large single and intermediate/medium
New Vice President For Customer Services At EADS-Socata
EADS Socata has recently named Nicolas Chabbert, 38,
Vice-President Customer Support. He replaces Bernard
Veyssi�re who served this position for the last five years
before joining another business unit of EADS.