Heli-Expo 2011

Sights and scenes from the Helicopter Association International's biggest show ever.

Heli-Expo attendees could try their hand at the virtual controls of several flight training devices, such as this one built by sim maker Fly It.
The Garmin G1000H cockpit in Bell's new Model 407GX light single-engine helicopter.
Bell unveiled the Model 407GX on the the opening day of Heli-Expo. By the close of the show the company had sold 11.
The EC145T2 unveiled by Eurocopter at Heli-Expo 2011 adds a fenestron tail, more powerful Turbomeca engines and more to the model.
Heli-Expo featured glass galore, including this Honeywell Primus Epic cockpit in the AgustaWestland AW139.
Swiss engineering firm Marenco unveiled a light single-engine helicopter called the SKYe SH09 Swisshelicopter.
**Due for certification in 2015, the Marenco Swisshelicopter will feature rear clamshell doors and be able to seat up to eight passengers, the company said.
Europcopter showed off a mockup of its under-development EC175.
The biggest helicopter at Heli-Expo was the Ericson Air-Crane, a specially modified Sikorsky CH-54B appropriately named "Goliath."
Bell offered demo flights in the new 407GX throughout Heli-Expo.
Garmin's G1000H avionics system is remarkably well suited to helicopter operations, thanks to its specially refined synthetic vision and terrain and obstacle warning systems.
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