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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...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
July 29, 2016
Alpine Aerotech has received EASA approval for its Bell Helicopter 429 Bear Paw Kit. The kit has already received approval from Transport Canada and...
July 27, 2016
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a seven-year contract with Denmark to support 14 RTM 322-powered EH101 Merlin in the Royal Danish Air Force. The agreement includes coverage over 50 engines by Safran's Global Support Package (GSP). It...
July 26, 2016
BLR Aerospace is accepting pre-certification orders for its FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for Airbus Helicopter H125s. FAA certification for that system is expected in the third quarter this year, the company...
July 26, 2016
The advanced composite main rotor blades for the S-64 Aircrane and CH-54 Skycrane have commenced flight testing, said Erickson Inc.  Testing for the project, which began in 2010 in conjunction with Helicopter Transport Services, is...
July 25, 2016
The No. 1 525 prototype’s main rotor blades appear to have struck its tail and nose during a high-speed, engine-out test that ended with the July 6 crash that killed its two pilots, Rotor & Wing International has learned. “We saw signs consistent with a blade strike on the tailboom,” the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigator-in-charge for the probe, John Lovell...
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