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June 12, 2012
Guanchen Aviation and Bell Helicopter have signed an agreement to establish the first official Bell flight...
June 12, 2012
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho has received Transport Canada approval to carry out night vision cockpit...
June 11, 2012
FDC/aerofilter has obtained FAA approval to install its inlet barrier filter (IBF) system on the...
June 8, 2012
Eurocopter’s Training Academy in Donauwörth, Germany has received full flight simulator (FFS) Level B certification for its EC135 simulator from the...
June 7, 2012
Eurocopter is bringing its X3 (X-cube) hybrid helicopter demonstrator to the U.S. starting in June. The first stop on the summer tour will...
June 4, 2012
Norway has formed a new SAR venture with Eurocopter and Heli-One in Team NORDSAR (Nordic Search and Rescue)...
June 1, 2012
aparker@accessintel.com A week before heading to Fort Worth, Texas for AHS Forum 68 (from May 1-3), I figured I would receive a number of updates about the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative and rotorcraft science and technology (S&T) efforts for both the military and commercial industries. What I couldn’t predict was an unfolding story (see “Sikorsky President Jeff Pino to...
June 1, 2012
Dr. Scott Schappell While participating in the CHC Safety Summit in Vancouver last month, I counted some 40 different subjects being discussed. The titles were all very professional sounding and kept with the themes of the summit of talent, training and trust. All but one, that is. The title of that presentation was “Spin and Puke” with no added description listed on the schedule, and it was...
June 1, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to BLR Aerospace for...
June 1, 2012
Left: From left to right, John Garrison, Phil Dunford, Lutz Bertling, AHS Director Mike Hirschberg, James Wang and Jeff Pino. Bell Photo The May 1 panel was part of the annual event from AHS International, with AgustaWestland’s James Wang, vice president of R&D, Bell Helicopter President & CEO John Garrison, Boeing Military’s Phil Dunford, vice president/general manager, Eurocopter...
June 1, 2012
According to the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a “strong step in the right direction,” IHST notes that despite making progress, “if our current statistical trend continues, the industry will not meet its goal of an...
May 30, 2012
Brad Pedersen is the new president and CEO of Breeze-Eastern. He succeeds Donald Harlan. Pedersen was formerly the...
May 30, 2012
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has handed over a third and final Eurocopter EC145 to Sanford Health LifeFlight. Duke Life Fight also...
May 30, 2012
EASA certification of the Eurocopter EC130T2 light single—a major upgrade from the EC130B4—is imminent. The first example is scheduled to go to sightseeing operator Maverick Helicopters by the end of the year. FAA certification is expected in time for this U.S. delivery. The Marignane, France-based manufacturer says it has listened to operators to improve the original EC130. The EC130T2 is...
May 25, 2012
Meteorological sensor and system manufacturer, Belfort Instrument, has completed the installation of its DigiWx automated...
May 23, 2012
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has announced a final call for nominations for its second annual Night Vision awards, which will be presented on July 12 during the Airborne...
May 18, 2012
Russian Helicopters took the wraps off a new variant—the medium-category, multi-role Kamov Ka-62—on Thursday during HeliRussia 2012. Intended for the cargo transport, EMS, offshore, SAR and corporate sectors, the helicopter will feature a five-bladed...
May 15, 2012
EADS subsidiary Eurocopter has announced plans to showcase its X3 (X-cube) hybrid demonstrator in the U.S. starting in June. The first stop on the summer tour will be American Eurocopter headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas on June 20, said Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling during...
May 14, 2012
Another pair of government aviation regulators—in Ecuador and Malaysia—have joined the list of countries offering the Transport...
May 11, 2012
Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland conducted the first flight of its light intermediate AW169 on Thursday at the company’s plant in Cascina Costa, Italy. Chief test pilot Giuseppe Lo Coco took the aircraft through its paces along...
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