January 4, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
Sometimes no news is good news. Teledyne Continental Motors says 2010 prices for new and rebuilt engines will not increase.
Continental officials say they have concentrated during the economic downturn on improving several aspects of factory operations, resulting in lower production costs. The savings were used to invest in technology and to keep prices low.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
Despite a dramatic decline in 2014 helicopter deliveries, forecasters at Honeywell Aerospace project a steady stream of deliveries over the next five years.
Bell Helicopter has made the first delivery of the Bell 429WLG (wheeled landing gear) in North America.
Garmin International will offer the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink specifically designed for helicopters.
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