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Heli-Expo 2012: Market recovery reflected in helicopter sales

14th February 2012 - 23:19 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Dallas, US


The note of optimism sounded by the various heads of the OEMs about the recovery of the commercial helicopter during Heli-Expo had a ring of reality following the raft of contracts announced during the exhibition.

AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and Sikorsky all signed double-digit contracts for helicopters at the medium to heavy segment, while a number of operators signed for light and intermediate types.

Bond Aviation Group was one company that burnt through the corporate chequebook, coming to a framework agreement with AgustaWestland for 15 helicopters (comprising ten firm orders and five options), including AW169, AW139 and AW189 aircraft, and signing the

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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