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September 24, 2012
Eurocopter has reached an agreement with the Royal Thai Air Force to supply four EC725s in...
September 21, 2012
Cobham Aerospace Communications has inked an agreement with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to supply audio and radio communication systems...
September 21, 2012
Ontario, Canada-based Dart Helicopter Services has expanded its Hawkesbury office and now houses its Canadian divisions at a new corporate...
September 19, 2012
Heli-One has agreed with Germany’s Bundespolizei (BPOL) federal police force to provide long-term maintenance, overhaul and repair services for its fleet of Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L1s. The NATO Support...
September 19, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has completed night vision goggle cockpit upgrades to three Kansas City Police...
September 13, 2012
Turbomeca has inked a support-by-the-hour (SBH) agreement with the German Federal Police. The contract covers 32 Arrius 2B2...
September 6, 2012
The FAA has granted Canadian EMS operator Ornge permission to fly its helicopters in U.S. airspace as needed. Prior to this...
September 5, 2012
Cougar Helicopters of Canada has entered into an agreement with the Bristow Group giving Bristow a minority interest in the...
September 1, 2012
Mastering the Routine Rotor & Wing’s “Question of the Month” for August 2012 asks us to describe our training regimen; this may be the best query to date because regimen is defined as “a way of life.” Offering operational tips and safety practices are often little beyond technique from a broad experience base that requires tailoring to fit equally broad environments...
September 1, 2012
MD Helicopters has received an order from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Metro Air Support Unit for a 500E. The order represents the...
September 1, 2012
CAE’s Series 3000 Sikorsky S-76C++ simulator approaches a virtual oil rig in preparation for landing. CAE Canada-based simulator provider CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947. Billed as the world’s largest supplier of helicopter synthetic training devices, CAE has delivered more than 120 of them, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment...
September 1, 2012
The Ka-62, a civil derivative of the military Ka-60, features new elements such as Turbomeca engines, a Transas avionics suite and a crashworthy fuel tank Russian Helicopters is planning on flying the Kamov Ka-62 medium twin in August 2013. The new helicopter, which bears some resemblance with the Eurocopter Dauphin, will be in the 12 to 15-passenger category. The manufacturer is targeting a very...
September 1, 2012
This MD600, along with the MD520N and MD Explorer, utilize the NOTAR anti-torque system. Pilot inputs, however, are the same as those for a conventional tail rotor system. It’s been a while—about 22 years—since certification was awarded for a helicopter design that then and now gets a second look from many who see it. Aviation enthusiasts stare at it and say, “Oh, I get it,”...
September 1, 2012
The Pilot’s Bill of Rights Act, authored by Rep. Samuel Graves (R-Mo.) with a concurring bill offered by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), has passed both the House and Senate and is awaiting President Obama’s signature. Now as long as the politicos that advise the president don’t identify 10 stray cats as a constituency that will support him if he vetoes the bill, it should be signed shortly...
September 1, 2012
A couple of years ago, I was asked by one of Rotor & Wing’s sister publications to write an article on how aircraft are painted. So, I called a relatively small outfit with a fine reputation for such work to see if they wanted to be featured in it. To make a long story short, I left two messages with a live employee, plus one on their answering machine, before finally talking to the owner. After...
September 1, 2012
Air Methods will operate the University of Utah’s new Eurocopter EC145 for its AirMed unit. American Eurocopter has handed...
September 1, 2012
Long before TFRs became so commonplace, those of us who made our living flying in the Gulf of Mexico had, and still have, a flight restriction called the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The responsibility for, and response to protecting American real estate from any form of flying mayhem aimed at harming our homeland, rests with the assets of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)...
September 1, 2012
FreeFlight Systems has agreed to provide Bristow Group with the RANGR FDL-978TX ADS-B Out system for its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139s...
September 1, 2012
An AgustaWestland AW109 hovers in the air in preparation for training Albanian Ministry of Defence pilots through FB Heliservices. The Albanian Ministry of Defence has...
August 31, 2012
Era Helicopters has selected Becker Avionics’ BD406 beacon decoders for its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139s. The unit decodes and...
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