Piper has delivered two Piper Warrior single-engined aircraft to Farmingdale State College in New York for professional pilot training. The acquisition brings the number of aircraft in Farmingdale's fleet to 22 and boosts student capacity from 80 to 125. The college is also planning to acquire an Arrow piston single. Meanwhile. Piper has added four new authorised service centres for the southern California region - Carlsbad-based Jet Source; American Aircraft Maintenance of Santa Ana; Mather Aviation, Van Nuys and Bakersfield-based Lloyds Aircraft Maintenance.


Cirrus has appointed Beechcraft Augsburg as its fifth authorised service centre for its airframer parachute system. The system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment. It is standard equipment on every Cirrus aircraft and needs to be exchanged and repacked every 10 years to guarantee maximum safety, says Beechcraft. All Cirrus aircraft acquired in 1999 and 2000 with serial numbers 1005 to 1102 are scheduled to have heir systems replaced and overhauled.


Czech aircraft manufacturer and supplier Aero Vodochody has delivered the 300th S-76 helicopter to Sikorsky after securing the contract to build medium twin's airframe.


Bristow has been awarded a five-year renewal contract from an undisclosed customer for offshore work in Norway. The deal is valued at more than $167 million and will start in 2013. Bristow will provide two dedicated Sikorsky S-92 large helicopters operating from its Sola base in Stavanger.

Source: Flight International