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February 19, 2014
The traditional “Russian Hour” returns to Heli-Expo on February 26 hosted by the Helicopter Industry Association of Russia (Booth 3903) and Russian...
February 19, 2014
Source: Vector Aerospace Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (Booth 5906), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace, will present a custom-modified integrated cockpit at Heli-Expo in Anaheim. The cockpit consists of two Sagem 10-inch MFD (EI...
February 19, 2014
Source: Advanced Helicopter Services Woodland, Calif.-based Advanced Helicopter Services (Booth 2715) has acquired Cascade Airframe Repair, a longtime helicopter...
February 19, 2014
Source: Columbia Helicopters Columbia Helicopters has acquired three Boeing CH- 47D Chinooks from the U.S. government. These aircraft will expand the...
February 19, 2014
FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Ascent Aerospace for the Ascent 50001C helitank system for the Bell 212. Forest fire...
February 7, 2014
Helicopters flying over the Sochi Winter Olympics will perform a number of roles, but most will feature the livery of what one would expect – Russian Helicopters. The Russian Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service and Emergencies Ministry are among the agencies that will employ various Russian variants to conduct security missions, patrols, EMS and SAR operations during the XXII...
February 1, 2014
S-92 on display at Sikorsky’s booth during Heli-Expo 2013. The resurgence of the civil rotorcraft market could be described as follows: the party has yet to begin, but the invitations have been mailed. The rotorcraft industry is showing improvement in several segments of the market, with the development of a new rotorcraft for the single-engine turbine category and the creation of new super mid-size...
February 1, 2014
MD902 Explorer in operation with Doha-based LifeFlight. In November 2013, Doha-based Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) used the biennial Dubai Airshow to announce an order for 15 new AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters, increasing its rotary wing fleet from 45 to 60 aircraft, a serious indicator that helicopter operations around the Middle East continue to be a growth industry. The first two of the...
February 1, 2014
The Indonesian Army is looking to make a huge leap forward in technology when it completes the buy of eight of the latest Boeing Apache AH-64Es in a deal so far worth $500 million. It comes to you gradually after you have been in downtown Jakarta for a while. Although there is the noise of 25 million people around you, especially on a Monday morning, when a 40-minute journey in most cities can take you...
February 1, 2014
Maj. Gen. Kevin Mangum, commanding general of U.S. Army Aviation, used a very apt metaphor when he said that in the degraded visual environment that is the sequestration budget – the Army leadership was still looking for the ground. The tempo for change was set after a visit to Army Aviation leaders last year by Gen. Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff, when he stated: “We can’t afford to...
February 1, 2014
Keith Cianfrani is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, master aviator and Army instructor pilot, rated in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Keith is a certificated flight instructor and has flown commercial aircraft for more than 20 years in and around the New York City area.   Andrew Drwiega...
February 1, 2014
While the International Helicopter Safety Team’s stated goal of reducing the civil rotorcraft accident rate 80 percent by 2016 is far short of ever coming to fruition, the organization’s existence is having a positive effect on bringing the numbers down. Anyone with a basic understanding of aerodynamics and probability might view the 80 percent goal as a lofty (and even unrealistic) target, but...
February 1, 2014
Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has increased the services available for helicopter avionics with three new diagnostic test sets that will support...
February 1, 2014
Maryland State Police operates a fleet of 20 aircraft. The newest nine are AgustaWestland AW139s equipped with the UTC model 4413-2-3 hoist system. The greatest attribute of the helicopter is its ability to take off and land using confined areas. But sometimes, an area can be too confined, or otherwise unsuitable, for even the most skilled pilot. Enter the hoist. Any operator that needs to lower and raise...
February 1, 2014
Sikorsky Global Helicopters has reached an agreement with Era Group to provide four S-92s, with an option for...
February 1, 2014
A Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk of the 48th Fighter Wing crashed January 7 on a beach in Norfolk, England during a training flight. The four crewmembers onboard all died in the incident. The helicopter, one of two that set off from the base at RAF Lakenheath late in the afternoon, were taking part...
February 1, 2014
FAA has granted advanced aviation training device (AATD) certification for Elite Simulation Solutions’ Model S623T helicopter trainer...
February 1, 2014
Air Methods CEO Aaron Todd. 2013 was another big year for the largest EMS helicopter provider in the United States, Air Methods, as the company added a second aerial tourism operator to its business with the purchase of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters in December. Rotor & Wing recently caught up with Air Methods CEO Aaron Todd to discuss the integration of Blue Hawaiian into the Air Methods umbrella. The...
February 1, 2014
Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) has reached an agreement with the government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to provide six AS332 Super Pumas. The helicopters will...
February 1, 2014
AgustaWestland has handed over its fifth AW139 helicopter to Lease Corporation International (LCI). The helicopter...
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