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August 27, 2012
In response to the FAA’s request for specific night vision recommendations, industry leaders have established the Night Vision Advisory Council (NVAC). The...
August 24, 2012
Grand Prairie, Texas-based American Eurocopter has named the members of the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Blue Ribbon Committee. The award recognizes air medical operators who have reached a high level of safety within its organization. Members of the committee include: Bill...
August 24, 2012
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho-based HeliWagon has delivered its remote controlled helicopter landing dolly to Duke Life...
August 23, 2012
AgustaWestland has partnered with AVIASUR to open a service center for maintenance and support in Santiago, Chile. The facility, located...
August 22, 2012
BLR Aerospace has received approval from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) for its...
August 22, 2012
Part 2: Post-Disaster Recovery The Navy In addition to an extensive assortment of fabricated floatels distributed throughout the Prince William Sound, many fitted with helicopter decks, and various “cruise vessel” facilities pulling contingency duty as housing for workers offshore, it was arranged for the U.S. Navy to provide for significant levels of support. Somewhat amazingly, 500-foot troop...
August 16, 2012
California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has placed an order with American Eurocopter to purchase eight EC135s. The helicopters are part of a “standardization” effort to replace CALSTAR’s current...
August 16, 2012
Michigan-based Beaumont Health System is partnering with PHI Air Medical to launch an air medical service using a Eurocopter EC135 based at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. The twin-engine, six-place helicopter known as “Beaumont...
August 15, 2012
The University of Michigan Health System’s Survival Flight program has begun flying a new Eurocopter EC155, with two additional...
August 15, 2012
Aside from the many more commonly publicized extremes of scale noted in conjunction with Alaska’s Exxon Valdez oil spill, aviation activities in the disaster’s aftermath were undertaken in a quantity, and at an undeniably high quality, previously unknown to industrial emergency operations involving large scale logistics support. Exxon, finding itself suddenly thrust into the epicenter of a...
August 14, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display...
August 8, 2012
Canada-based CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947, delivering more than 120 helicopter synthetic training devices, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in both the civil and military markets. On July 20, CAE hosted Rotor & Wing at company headquarters in Montreal for the unveiling of the first full-motion 3000 Series...
August 3, 2012
American Eurocopter has handed over an EC145 to the University of Utah’s AirMed program. The EMS...
August 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters is planning on flying the Ka-62 medium twin in August 2013. The new helicopter, which bears some resemblance with the Eurocopter Dauphin, will be in the 12 to 15-passenger category. The manufacturer is targeting a very aggressive price, at $8.5 million. Four aircraft will fly in the test program, according to Anatoly Mezhevov, deputy executive sales director. Interstate Aviation...
August 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters has completed a “feasibility study” for an Mi-8/17 replacement, dubbed the Russian Advanced Commercial Helicopter (Rachel). CEO Dmitry Petrov said market research conducted...
August 1, 2012
What do Al Pacino, a squirrel and a moose, the “human operating system,” rogue management, graphical world charts, lions and bears, dangerous behavior, SMS toolkits and safety videos all have in common? OK, maybe those last two gave it away, but they’re all subjects that have appeared in the International Helicopter Safety Team’s recent “Safety Notes” campaign. Over the...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration...
August 1, 2012
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has equipped a Scandair Eurocopter AS350B3e and a Summit Air Ambulance AgustaWestland AW109 with inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems. The Swedish utility operator provides aerial applications, including...
August 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca have joined forces on a general support agreement for engines powering the Ka-226T and...
August 1, 2012
The Eurocopter X3 made its U.S. debut in June at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, near American Eurocopter’s headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas. Eurocopter   Overhead panel of the X3 cockpit.       X3 landing at Alliance Airport.   Up close look at the X3’s rotor hub. Picture this: A mad scientist takes a helicopter and a twin-turboprop into his laboratory, wires them...
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