July 31, 2015

U.S. National Honors for CH-46 Tomorrow

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will honor the 50-year-plus legacy of the CH-46 Sea Knight tomorrow when it receives one of the last U.S. Marine Corps "Phrogs" at facilities outside Washington.       Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Cuaron   A crew from...

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  • Planned Expansion for Pennsylvania's Helicopter Museum

    July 31, 2015 | The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) plans to expand its facilities by the end of 2015, according to its board of trustees. The museum plans to add additional exhibit space, a theater and two...

  • Night Vision Awards Presented at ALEA 2015

    July 31, 2015 | At ALEA 2015, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association honored aviation units for making safe use of night vision goggles. Six units were recognized for successfully implementing NVGs within their programs for a number of years. Those awardees included EMS...

  • FAA to Seek Comments on Cert Rule Changes

    July 30, 2015 | The FAA expects to propose rule changes this year intended to clear obstacles to certification of helicopter autopilots, flight directors and synthesized power indicators. The Rotorcraft Directorate got FAA Headquarters’ approval in December to issue a...

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  • UH-X Order Could Boost 412 Commercial Sales

    July 30, 2015 | Japan’s order for 150 military versions of Bell Helicopter’s 412EPI could boost commercial sales of that twin-engine helicopter, according to the manufacturer’s CEO. Bell and its Japanese...

  • Germany Gets 1st H135 Configured for Offshore Hoist

    July 30, 2015 | Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H135 configured for offshore hoisting duties to Germany-based operator HTM Travel Munich GmbH. The H135 fulfills all requirements for offshore missions, with equipment that...

  • FAA to Drone Operators - Steer Clear of TFRs

    July 29, 2015 | The FAA is joining the campaign to keep drones from jeopardizing aerial firefighting operations. A July 29 statement from the aviation agency reiterates the "If you fly, we don't" message spread by the U.S. Forest Service, the California Department...

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