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October 7, 2015
Waypoint Leasing will become the first helicopter lessor to add the H135 to its fleet by acquiring up to 20 of the light-medium twins...
October 6, 2015
A lack of consistency among international aviation regulators' application of certification standards slows rotorcraft manufacturers in bringing new products to market, AgustaWestland's senior VP of Strategy and Business Development told attendees at Helitech International in London Tuesday. Answering questions during a panel discussion at the show called "New...
October 6, 2015
Sources tell R&WI that Sky Helicopters has won an FAA contract to provide flight training for the agency's aviation safety inspectors in the Robinson Helicopter R44. The company will provide the "Helicopter Indoctrination...
October 6, 2015
Bell Helicopter has resumed flight tests of the first 525 Relentless prototype. Speaking at Helitech International in London, John Garrison said the flight test team had worked...
October 5, 2015
Well-placed sources tell R&WI that the FAA has named Lance T. Gant the full-time head of its Rotorcraft...
October 5, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed three UAS-related bills as part of a larger effort to maintain simplicity of the state's criminal code. Senate Bills 168, 170 and 271, all proposed by Sen. Ted Gaines...
October 5, 2015
The FAA has issued a special notice warning pilots transiting South Carolina airspace to steer clear of heavy low-level rescue efforts as a result of what Gov. Nikki Haley called "a...
October 2, 2015
The U.S. Navy has reestablished a minesweeping helicopter training squadron this week two decades after it was disbanded. Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 12 (HM-12) will be based at Norfolk Naval Station to train new pilots in the Navy's MH-53E Sea Dragon—a modified Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion used...
October 2, 2015
New international agreements promise to remove obstacles for manufacturers offering helicopter improvements to operators in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Officials of the FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada signed the agreements Sept. 15; the FAA announced them Sept. 28. Once they go into effect, the pacts enable aviation...
October 2, 2015
In a letter sent yesterday to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International along with a long list of industry groups lamented the FAA's failure to meet its Sept. 30, 2015, deadline for commercializing UAS in the country's...
October 1, 2015
MD Helicopters has supported the viability of its MD-530F during combat operations in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid recent criticism from Afghan Air Force Col. Qalandar Shah Qalandari that the aircraft's tail rotor, performance limitations and weapons...
October 1, 2015
The FAA has started work to apply crash-resistant fuel system standards to all helicopters, its chief has told the National Transportation Safety Board. In a Sept. 28 letter, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart that he has tasked the agency’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee with acting on the safety board’s...
October 1, 2015
Lockheed Martin's $9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft has come under criticism by Pentagon officials who say the consolidation would reduce diversity and competition among U.S...
September 30, 2015
The Assn. of Air Medical Services has released a report describing its official stance on the operations of UAS. The organization argued that despite the U.S. public's focus on how UAS will affect passenger airlines, the "dangers posed to low-level aviation...
September 30, 2015
The FAA would be funded for another six months under legislation sent by Congress to the White House for President Obama's signature. The House of Representatives...
September 30, 2015
A top NTSB official will open Oct. 27's Rotorcraft Certification Summit with a briefing on the safety board's call for the FAA to require all newly built helicopters to have crash-resistant fuel systems regardless of when their type certificate was issued. The director of the NTSB's Office of Aviation Safety, John DeLisi, will give the morning keynote presentation from 8:10 to 9 a.m. to kick off the...
September 29, 2015
Waypoint Leasing has leased its first Airbus Helicopters H145 to Papua New Guinea-based Pacific Helicopters, a member of the Asia Pacific Helicopters Network that...
September 29, 2015
A political shift expected during Poland's upcoming parliamentary elections may contribute to the undoing of the country's $3 billion dollar acquisition of Airbus' helicopters. Time reported that Law and Justice, Poland's...
September 29, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft has delivered the last of eight S-76D helicopters to the China Ministry of Transport. The ministry accepted the final two aircraft during a...
September 28, 2015
Frasca International has delivered what it says is the first full-flight simulator for the Bell 407GX to Bell Helicopter's training academy. The simulator features Frasca's TruVision Global visual...
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