July 30, 2015

FAA to Seek Comments on Cert Rule Changes

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 notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comment on proposed changes to Federal...

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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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  • R&WI's October Summit to Focus on Cert Reforms

    July 29, 2015 | Rotorcraft certification rules and procedures are antiquated and cannot keep pace with technological advances. That is the view of top executives at helicopter operators, rotorcraft manufacturers, avionics and equipment makers and modification shops.  ...

  • Robinson Reconfigures Police R66

    July 29, 2015 | Robinson Helicopter has reconfigured its R66 Turbine Police Helicopter to include a streamlined instrument panel and options that include Genesys Aerosystems’ HeliSAS autopilot. Other options include Garmin’s GTN 650/750 navigators...

  • GAMA Asks U.S. Senators to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

    July 28, 2015 |  The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) yesterday called on U.S. senators to reauthorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank by supporting an amendment to the highway bill that it will likely consider in a rare Sunday session. Since 2012, the...

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