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July 17, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 12, 2012
AgustaWestland displayed its AW189 at the Farnborough International Airshow, the first time the variant appeared in a...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 11, 2012
Bell Helicopter has expanded the list of equipment, parts and tooling suppliers that will be involved with the development of the 525 Relentless. The Textron subsidiary unveiled the “super medium” class helicopter in February 2012 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. The Fort Worth, Texas-based manufacturer has secured agreements...
July 11, 2012
AgustaWestland has contracted with CHC Helicopter to provide 10 AW139s for offshore transport missions. With...
July 10, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center is expanding its night vision goggle (NVG) training services. Along with Night Flight Concepts of Bedford, Texas, Era supplies pilot, flight...
July 9, 2012
AgustaWestland’s second prototype AW169 flew for the first time Friday, while the initial airframe—which took to the skies on May 10—is making its public debut at...
July 5, 2012
Bell Helicopter has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration (SAA) for...
July 3, 2012
Horizon Helicopters’ MD900 will receive Transport Canada-approved NVG modifications from ASU. Horizon Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho has received Transport Canada approval to carry out night vision cockpit modifications on the MD900...
July 3, 2012
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has handed over its third and final Eurocopter EC145 to Sanford Health...
July 3, 2012
Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca have reached a support agreement for the Ardiden 3G engines on the Ka-226T and Ka-62...
July 1, 2012
Rotor & Wing’s Terry Terrell Receives HEMS Recognition Terrell received a lifetime achievement award in 2009 for more than 25 years of service to the Atlanta metro area. Air Methods recently recognized Robert “Terry” Terrell, longtime helicopter EMS pilot and Rotor & Wing “Safety Watch” columnist, for a 20-year milestone. Terrell previously worked for Omniflight, which...
July 1, 2012
  Eurocopter will provide a SAR-modified EC225 for Nordic Search and Rescue. Eurocopter Norway has formed a new SAR venture with Eurocopter and Heli-One in Team NORDSAR (Nordic Search and Rescue). Eurocopter will...
July 1, 2012
Arlington, Texas-based North Flight Data Systems has obtained an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its...
July 1, 2012
Garmin G1000H and NVG Modifications from Aero Dynamix Aero Dynamix, Inc. is an industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for commercial and military aircraft. ADI is a full-line distributor and certified repair station for Garmin Avionics and offers internal NVG instrument modifications for Garmin products that do not compromise on the Garmin factory...
July 1, 2012
Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey flying over Westminster Abbey and the Thames river in London, UK. The aircraft is from USMC Squadron VMX-22 based in New River, N.C. Bell-Boeing This year’s Farnborough International Airshow could potentially be one of the quietest for military rotorcraft sales given the hugely uncertain economic situation in Europe. The civil market too is under pressure with corporate...
July 1, 2012
Times are tough, ladies and gentlemen. With very few exceptions—none of which I can even think of at the moment—law enforcement agencies are having a hard time finding helicopter pilots and flight medics. Uh, let me rephrase that: Law enforcement agencies are having a hard time finding helicopter pilots and flight medics they want to hire. Just about every state, county and local department...
June 29, 2012
Hickok & Associates has provided the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans with a wide area augmentation system (WAAS)...
June 29, 2012
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters is planning to incorporate “intelligent” avionics into all of its helicopter lines from 2015 onward. The system—which seeks to increase pilot situational awareness—will be used for monitoring flight conditions, autopilot landing and collision avoidance. The company says the technology will allow pilots to carry out difficult maneuvers at low...
June 25, 2012
Russian Helicopters has delivered the last of five Ka-32A11BCs to the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM). All five...
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