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February 1, 2012
Portland, Ore.-based Max-Viz has teamed with Helijet of Vancouver, Canada to equip three Sikorsky S-76s with the Max-Viz EVS1500 system. The...
February 1, 2012
Aero Dynamix Provides Garmin Avionics Products and Repairs Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is the industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for both 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...
February 1, 2012
Rotor & Wing Editor-at-Large Ernie Stephens at the controls of the Sikorsky S-76D as part of a Dec. 8 demo flight. The S-76D shares the same sleek, elegant lines as earlier variants, but comes equipped with a state-of the-art Thales cockpit, composite rotor blades, and a set of Pratt & Whitney Canada 210S engines. See story below. Sikorsky Aircraft Since 2009, the economy has ravaged many sectors...
February 1, 2012
Virginia’s Fairfax County Police Department is displaying its new Bell 429 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. For the full story and coverage from the event, visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw/heliexpo2012 and look for Rotor & Wing’s Show Day publication on the convention center floor. Photo by Ernie Stephens, Editor-at-Large In case you haven’t attended in the past few years (and why not?)...
February 1, 2012
Gilbert Martinez, chief inspector and R&D supervisor for Aero Dynamix, looks at a panel at the company’s facility in Euless, which recently underwent an expansion. Aero Dynamix Despite the challenges of the global marketplace, cutbacks by public-use helicopter operators and new guidance in the form of FAA Order N8900.152 that took effect in April 2011, companies that provide night vision goggle...
February 1, 2012
Bristow Group’s Eurocopter EC225s fly over water on a regular basis, making ditching a necessary part of pilot and crew training. Bristow Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of...
February 1, 2012
The beginning of a new year seems like an appropriate time to look at what lies ahead with evolving helicopter systems and technologies. One area that always welcomes improvement is that of helicopter noise and vibration. A quieter, smoother helicopter makes those who fly in them smile bigger, and those who are on the ground complain less; a win-win for all. There are many oscillating forces and moments at...
February 1, 2012
I had the pleasure of attending the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) seminar in September last year in Mahwah, N.J. and enjoyed spending time with the council’s President, Jeff Smith, and HAI’s Safety Director Stan Rose. The first several sessions were focused around employment in the rotary wing industry. Attending were young pilots looking to get that “perfect” flying job...
January 30, 2012
Component Control announced today that it has been approved as the exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association...
January 26, 2012
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman will give the keynote address at Heli-Expo 2012  Hersman will...
January 24, 2012
McLean, Va.-based M International has purchased the Keystone Engine Services division of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. M International has formed a new...
January 24, 2012
Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefited from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services...
January 18, 2012
Helicopter Association International (HAI), the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) have combined forces to present a two-day seminar, "SOCAL Professional Helicopter...
January 18, 2012
Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of conscious occupants is still unacceptable. Improving floatability is a major focus. Just as important, avoiding helicopter capsizing would save many...
January 13, 2012
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its emergency medical system kit for the...
January 12, 2012
Transport Canada has granted approval for a 500-lb. increase to the weight of the Bell 429. The move increases the maximum gross weight of the helicopter to 7,500 lbs., which gives operators additional range...
January 3, 2012
The Palm Beach County Health Care District will begin discussions Tuesday on whether and when to replace its...
January 1, 2012
The improving financial position of U.S. rescue hoist and winch specialist Breeze Eastern was one of the reasons that the company decided to hold its first user conference in five years during the fall. Hailed by President and CEO Mike Harlan as an indication that the company is moving ahead positively in both product development and customer service, the Breeze Eastern User Conference took place September...
January 1, 2012
Sandel Avionics has provided Minneapolis, Minn.-based MSP Aero with its WireWatch system for a fleet of...
December 20, 2011
Eurocopter Romania has handed over the first of six EC135s to the Romanian Ministry of Health. The contract, which was...
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