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September 28, 2016
Wärtsilä announces the launch of its helicopter guidance software technology for marine market applications. Originally...
September 27, 2016
Photo courtesy of Turbomeca Turbomeca USA President/CEO Russ Spray is retiring after a 50-plus-year career in helicopters, including 23 spent building the U.S. air medical service industry and 14 at the helm of the engine maker's Grand Prairie, Texas-based operation. "After 53 years in this wonderful world of helicopters, it is with both excitement and a bit of nostalgia that I am announcing effective...
September 12, 2016
The first Arrius 2R engine to be made in the U.S. was delivered by Safran Helicopter Engines on schedule. Powering the Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X, the engine was assembled in Safran's facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. Up...
September 9, 2016
Steady state and transient vibration in the Boeing H-47 Chinook is now more controllable after the final product qualification of LORD Corp.’s patented Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS). This IVCS technology has a triple-digit weight-savings benefit, creating performance buy-back for operators.  LORD Defense...
August 31, 2016
Four top aviation regulators have committed to implementing streamlined certification rules for aircraft and other products that move between major aviation markets in the world. Certification leaders of civil aviation authorities in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Brazil this week established a joint strategy for simplifying procedures for mutual acceptance of each others' safety certifications of...
August 26, 2016
Army has announced a $154 million contract for a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell International Inc...
August 19, 2016
Newer aircraft like the Marenco Swisshelicopter SH09 would have to prove commercial airliner-level reliability to achieve single-engine IFR certification. Photo courtesy of Marenco The FAA's Rotorcraft Directorate is prioritizing a review of certification policy for light helicopters to "facilitate a more rapid incorporation of advances in technology" in those aircraft, a top official has...
August 19, 2016
Lightspeed Aviation offers an enhancement to the LEMO version of its Tango headset. The new features allows the panel interface unit...
August 17, 2016
Aircraft Can Be Modified For Any Number Of Diverse Missions The AC312E, a helicopter developed by the Aviation Industry...
August 17, 2016
The aerial vehicle, dubbed CityAirbus, would resemble a small drone. Graphic courtesy of Airbus Airbus Group has performed preliminary design work on a flying car and an electric-powered flying bus and is building and testing subsystems for the car prototype, which it aims to fly by the end of next year. The parent of Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence and Space and the airliner maker Airbus posted a...
August 16, 2016
Marlink and IDG Europe's Smalltrack device operates on the Iridium satellite network. Photo courtesy of Marlink A Swedish air ambulance helicopter, along with a fixed-wing aircraft, recently took part in trials testing Marlink and IDG Europe's portable tracking system operated on the Iridium satellite network. An Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin N2 operated by Sweden's...
August 15, 2016
A draft request for proposals for a small airborne networking radio...
August 15, 2016
Aviation Specialties Unlimited delivered 21 Ecliptus night-vision video cameras to the U.S. Army National Guard. The transaction was a result of the company's new GSA...
August 11, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica's first flying AW609 prototype has arrived in Philadelphia. The manufacturer recently resumed flight testing of the aircraft...
August 11, 2016
FEC Heliports' HEMS-Star portable battery-powered LED helipad lighting system and remote lighting controller have both received FCC certification for operation in...
August 9, 2016
SkyTrac systems will automate crew position and flight reports and track airframe maintenance metrics for Universal Helicopters' AS350, and Bell Helicopter 206 and 407 aircraft. The systems will allow...
August 8, 2016
XTI Aircraft has picked Honeywell International's Aerospace division to supply its HTS900 engine for use in XTI's first prototype of the TriFran 600 vertical takeoff and landing airplane. Honeywell will also provide an additional...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 5, 2016
Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America.  The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation’s army, air force and national police together have more than 100 Black Hawks and that country has...
August 4, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board officially released its preliminary...
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