Disaster Response: What’s Changed?

The worst of Katrina’s effects hit on the hurricane’s east side, along the Mississippi...

The Wild Card For Small UAS

A camera mounted on a DJI Phantom (superimposed here) took this nighttime photo from a height of...

London Calling

An AgustaWestland AW101 (VVIP) outside London ExCeL on display in 2013. Photo courtesy of Reed...

News

  • USAF Seeks Off-The-Shelf Utility Helo

    The U.S. Air Force is focused on government-off-the-shelf (GOTS) or commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) options for replacing aged Bell Helicopter UH-1s for nuclear-missile support, special-mission, VIP, continuity-of-goverment, training and test-support work.

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  • Demand Spikes for Australian Rescue Helo

    Increased community demand drove a record level of operations for Australia's Snowy Hydro SouthCare during its 2015 fiscal year, according to ABC News in that country. The rescue company completed more than 509 missions during the 2015 fiscal year.

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  • HAL's LCH Adds Hot/High Testing

    Hindustan Aeronautics's new Light Combat Helicopter wrapped up the latest series of extreme-weather testing in northernmost India.

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  • FAA Appoints New UAS Executives

    Marke "Hoot" Gibson will be the senior advisor on UAS integration and will focus on outreach and education as well as use an enterprise-approach to FAA management of UAS integration efforts. Earl Lawrence will be the director of the UAS Integration Office within the agency's Aviation Safety organization. Both appointees will begin later this month. 

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  • Aviation Safety Pioneer Jack Piehl Dies

    Jack Piehl, a trail blazer in Aviation Safety, died June 2, 2015, at the age of 80 due to a brief illness. His lifelong career spanned both flight and maintenance.

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  • Crashed Bristow S-76 Recorder in DC for Review

    Nigerian and U.S. accident investigators are at NTSB Washington headquarters to review flight recorder data from a Bristow S-76C+ that crashed Aug. 12 on approach to Lagos.

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  • Drone IDs Hot Spots for Firefighters

    Washington firefighters used a camera-equipped drone last week to identify targets for helicopters to drop water. State officials deployed the fixed-wing ScanEagle UAV to about 9,500 ft above the Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park.

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  • Carter Plans Slowed-Rotor Demos This Month

    Carter Aviation plans flight demonstrations of its Slowed Rotor/Compound proof-of-concept aircraft, which is designed to have helicopter-like VTOL capabilities and fixed-wing airplane cruise speeds.

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  • Helos Slump With Brazil's Economic Slide

    Executive and VIP helicopter transports are off more than 30% in one of the world's largest helicopter markets as an economic crisis in Brazil saps in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. 

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  • EagleEye's 'Smart' Drone OS Reaches U.S. Market

    EagleEye Systems, Inc. has sold its "smart" UAV operating system to the first U.S. customer. Public service workers in New Jersey's Bergen County Office of Emergency Management will deploy OS-equipped drones for SAR and emergency situations.

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Video of the Week

Sikorsky Aircraft's S-97 RAIDER achieved a successful first flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., May 22, 2015. After numerous media requests, the company has revised its video highlight reel of the first flight.

 Video courtesy of Sikorsky Aircraft

 

  • ARGUS, PSAAC Enter Sponsorship Agreement

    September 30, 2014 | ARGUS International has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC), also known has the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, that recognizes ARGUS’s support of PSAAC as the official...

  • Coptersafety AW139 FFS Receives EASA Certification

    September 29, 2014 | Coptersafety's AW139 full flight simulator (FFS) has received EASA Level D certification from the Finnish CAA (Trafi) and is...

  • FAA, EASA Approve CAE Training Tools

    September 23, 2014 | The FAA and EASA have granted certification for two CAE products: the CAE-built A350 XWB full-flight simulator (FFS) has achieved Interim Level C qualification, and the company’s flight training device (FTD) achieved FAA Level 6 and EASA Level 2...

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