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April 9, 2015
Erickson Incorporated has contracted with Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development Corporation and Asia Aircraft Overseas Philippines (AAOP) to provide heavy-lift aviation services in support of the Angat Dam project in the Norzagaray Municipality in Bulacan Province, Central Luzon Island, Philippines. The performance of this work is projected to occur in the...
April 9, 2015
Era Group Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its fixed based operation ("FBO") business at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Landmark Aviation, a company with a network of 68 fixed based operations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. Under the terms of a...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Sales of avionics for business and General Aviation (GA) aircraft in 2014 were fairly split between retrofitted and forward-fit equipment, according to the latest edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual market report. The report shows total sales of more than $2.5 billion last year, a 4 percent increase compared to the total reported during the previous...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Splunk has received a contract to provide support for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II program. Under the contract, Splunk will provide Lockheed Martin with Splunk Enterprise to monitor and analyze the IT systems and network behavior for the F-35 II Autonomic Logistics Information...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] CarlisleIT, under a new partnership with Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, has introduced a new ARINC 791 solution for Ka- and Ku-band satellite communications installations. The package features...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Tactical Communications Group (TCG) has begun deployment of data link hardware and software to support data link operational and training needs for Link 16 interoperability for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). Initially, RAFO has received TCG's Ground Support System (GSS) with four tactical display workstations providing Tactical...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Avidyne has introduced new additions to its suite of 1090MHz and 978MHz Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions. The integrated avionics manufacturer announced the new MLX200 and MLX210 transceivers, both designed for operators...
April 8, 2015
As the helicopter fleet in the Asia-Pacific region has substantially increased in recent years, airframe and engine manufacturers have boosted their support in the region through their own An Airbus Helicopters EC225 in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by Anthony Pecchi, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters facilities, joint ventures and authorized service centers. With Asia-Pacific helicopter order books...
April 8, 2015
  It’s difficult to believe, but the FAA is actively soliciting our opinion on a variety of issues related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Regardless of your feelings on this subject, don’t miss this rare opportunity to help shape the future of aviation. The comment period will end April 24. Many entrepreneurs in the U.S. want to use sUASs for non-recreational purposes. In the...
April 8, 2015
At HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla., Frasca International showcased its new TruFlite R44 Flight Training Device (FTD). Incorporating many features from Frasca’s higher-end Full Flight Simulators (FFS), the TruFlite is marketed as a much more realistic training experience than other FTDs on the market today. Rotor & Wing was invited to test out the FTD and talk to Frasca representatives about...
April 8, 2015
At HAI Heli-Expo 2015 last month, Sikorsky held a recognition ceremony for Bristow Helicopters Ltd., highlighting the upcoming launch of the company’s UK search and rescue (SAR) contract. Bristow was awarded a 10-year UK SAR contract in March 2013, with services starting on April 1, 2015, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Jonathan Baliff, Sergei Sikorsky, Richard Parkes and Shane...
April 8, 2015
Erickson Incorporated has renewed key contracts with the U.S. Forest Service as well as with Canadian aerial heavy lift company Helifor Canada, a subsidiary of Columbia Helicopters. Jeff Roberts, CEO and president of Erickson Incorporated, commented, “I am happy these valued government and commercial customers selected us once again and gave us a vote of confidence in our ability to serve their...
April 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-08-2015] Currently only 4 percent of helicopters registered in the U.S. fleet are equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) transmitters, according to information released by Tim Shaver, manager of the FAA's avionics maintenance branch, during a Heli Expo forum on ADS-B equipage. Over the last several months, at industry events such as the 2015 Heli Expo...
April 8, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host its first International Rotorcraft Safety Conference from April 21 to 23 at the Hurst Conference Center near Ft. Worth, Texas. The free event is part of the FAA’s Rotorcraft Safety Initiative and will provide conference attendees with tips about how to reduce helicopter accidents. In fiscal year 2013, 37 people lost their lives in rotorcraft...
April 8, 2015
REACH Air Medical Services, headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., has partnered with Outerlink Global Solutions and Metro Aviation to launch Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), which is expected to expand tracking, communication and overall safety practices. IRIS provides global coverage and will allow REACH to record significantly greater amounts of aircraft data. The data will be...
April 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-08-2015] Gogo has introduced a new aircraft connectivity system for the General Aviation (GA) market, the ATG 1000. Using the Gogo Biz network, ATG 1000 enables calling and texting as...
April 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-08-2015] India has been granted a Category 1 rating under the FAA's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, indicating that the country's civil aviation authority is now in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards. U.S. Transportation...
April 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-08-2015] Jeppesen has agreed to supply its airport mapping database as a new flight data element for the Universal Avionics InSight integrated flight deck. Under the new agreement, Jeppesen will also supply digital terminal...
April 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-08-2015] The FAA has approved American International Group to begin operating small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to conduct inspections for risk assessment, risk management, loss control, and surety performance. Under the...
April 7, 2015
CHC Helicopter, search and rescue (SAR) operator for the Irish Coast Guard, currently has four bases in Ireland: Waterford, Shannon, Sligo and Dublin. In 2012, CHC began its latest contract with the Irish Coast Guard: a 10-year contract with the option of a three-year extension. Rotor & Wing sat down with Chris Hodson, CHC’s general operations manager for SAR services, to speak more about the...
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