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March 1, 2013
Softtech, which makes the Flight Vector series of products, announced a pair of new operators that recently added the company’s FAR Part 135 online flight...
March 1, 2013
Sikorsky and Boeing will once again team over a military rotorcraft project, this time the venture is the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate’s (AATD) requirement for a Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator (TD), the forerunner to the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) requirement in the 2030s. Signed on January 13, the agreement means that the companies will submit a joint proposal to...
March 1, 2013
The European Aviation Safety Agency has certified the Turbomeca Arriel 2E, which is...
March 1, 2013
Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland has reached an agreement to establish a joint venture with South American airline giant Embraer. The memorandum of understanding opens up the possibility of manufacturing AgustaWestland helicopters in Brazil for...
March 1, 2013
Cpl. Chris Elrod shows the injury to his left caused by the beam from a Class IV, hand-held laser device. The MD520N police helicopter he was aboard was approximately 600 feet away from the source. A member of a police helicopter crew suffered an eye injury after a hand-held laser was shined in his face. The incident, which occurred on the evening of Jan. 8, 2013, left a Prince George’s County (Md.)...
March 1, 2013
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted ground-level approval for night vision goggles (NVG) operations on a Bond Offshore Helicopters Eurocopter EC135...
March 1, 2013
Chinook simulator at CAE's MSHAIF facility in the UK. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued two contracts to CAE related to training and simulation at the company’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF). Under the first...
March 1, 2013
London-based Avincis Group, parent company of Bond Aviation Group, Inaer, Australian Helicopters and Norsk Helikopterservice (NHS), has received its first Sikorsky S-92 as part...
March 1, 2013
AE 1107C engine. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued an $83.7-million contract to Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce for 38 AE1107C...
March 1, 2013
March 4–7: HAI Heli-Expo 2013, Las Vegas, Nev. Contact HAI, 1-703-683-4646 or visit www.rotor.com March 12-14: ATC Global, Amsterdam RAI Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visit www.atcglobalhub.com March 18–20: 9th Annual CHC Safety & Safety Summit, Vancouver, Canada. Contact CHC, phone 1-604-232-7424 or visit www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com March 25–28: 56th Annual AEA International...
March 1, 2013
Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters has appointed Stan Wilson (left) as president. He replaces Mike Fahey (right) in the position, while Fahey will retain his title of CEO. Fahey described the move as an “opportunity to implement some changes we have been planning for some time.” Under the new structure, Wilson will focus on day-to-day operations at Columbia while Fahey will spend more...
March 1, 2013
Aero Dynamix Achieves QPL Certification The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has approved Aero Dynamix, Inc. for addition to the qualified products list (QPL) for MIL-DTL-7788 integrally illuminated panels. Aero Dynamix’s proprietary, in-house panel design and production capabilities include: state-of-the-art illumination design and testing technologies essential for effective light balancing of...
March 1, 2013
Marenco Swisshelicopter (Booth N3712) plans to discuss the progress of its SKYe SH09 at Heli-Expo. The helicopter has received a total of 35 orders through early 2013, with deliveries targeted to begin in 2015. The company will announce the appointment of one distributor and representative for the Asia-Pacific region, according to Mathias Senes, commercial and strategy director. “We are working very...
March 1, 2013
Torrance, Calif.-based Robinson Helicopter (Booth C1511) will display two of its specially equipped aircraft at Heli-Expo 2013. One will be a law enforcement version of its turbine-powered R66, and the other will be an R44 electronic newsgathering (ENG) platform. Conventional versions of the company’s current best-selling helicopter—the four-seat, piston-driven R44 Raven, and its two-seat...
March 1, 2013
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada (Booth N3718), based in Longueuil, Quebec, has been designing and manufacturing powerplants since the late 1950s. Since then, its line of helicopter engines—such as the PT6 and its new PW210—have found their way aboard many of yesterday’s and today’s most advanced rotorcraft. Rotor & Wing spoke with Richard Dussault...
March 1, 2013
“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think that I’m probably quite useful.” This observation by the UK’s Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, was made on his return to the UK after a four-month tour of duty as a WAH-64D Apache crewman. His summary included the admission that...
February 28, 2013
As the business/trade days of the Avalon Airshow (February 26-28) give way to the excitement that always accompanies the public days (March 1-3), there has not been reciprocal excitement among rotorcraft industry exhibitors over opportunities in the Australian market. The mood matched the gloomy weather of the first few days. While the rotorcraft market is set to grow over the next few years, as outlined...
February 28, 2013
Oxfordshire, England-based Sensor Technology Ltd. (Booth C2432) is bringing a number of new helicopter load systems for introduction at Heli-Expo 2013. Visitors to its booth will also be able to see products from its established lineup of cargo devices. Leading the list of new products is the HeliNav LoadMaster, a wireless payload monitor for helicopter cargo hooks. As an autonomous system that does not...
February 27, 2013
Rotor & Wing: What was business like in 2012? How does it look for 2013? Andries: We have enjoyed good growth in 2012 vs. 2011, which is a continuation of the trend that we’ve followed since 2010. 2010 was a trough for us, in the aftermath of the economic crisis we were down to 800 new engines delivered. It was 942 in 2011, and precisely 1,012 new engines delivered during 2012—so growth of...
February 27, 2013
This year at Booth C5028, Sikorsky will recognize the 90th anniversary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and nine decades of pioneering innovative aviation excellence. On-hand will be special guest, Sergei Sikorsky. In addition, Sikorsky will celebrate other significant milestones and the achievement of 500,000 flight hours by the S-92...
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