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February 12, 2012
During Heli-Expo 2012, Russian Helicopters (Booth 3422) will have on display what it considers to be “the most suitable and attractive” helicopters for the North American market. Russian Helicopters is bringing a group of four helicopters that are well-suited for the North American market...
February 12, 2012
Rotor & Wing flew the Bell 407GX with the Garmin G1000H late last year (See October 2011, page 38). The manufacturer plans to unveil its G5000H during this year’s Heli-Expo. On the left, the G1000H uses a solid green circle to depict the distance before all usable fuel has been consumed. Just inside of that is a dotted green circle that shows where the aircraft will begin to use its allotted fuel...
February 12, 2012
Donaldson recently received FAA certification for its AS350B3e filter on the Turbomeca Arriel 2D.  Photos courtesy of Donaldson  St. Louis, Mo.-based Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth 8451) is holding an engine filter seminar at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. The workshop, “Engine Protection—Realizing Return on Investment (ROI) Quickly,” comes after a series of recent...
February 12, 2012
Two dramatic launches—mood music, helicopters behind screens and clever audio visual presentations—accompanied the launches of the Bell 525 Relentless super medium transport (SMT) and the Eurocopter EC130T2. While you can find the full specifications elsewhere in this news section, Bell President & CEO John Garrison told a packed audience that this was “Bell on a mission to revitalize...
February 11, 2012
Attendees await the opening of Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando. This year’s convention and exhibition in Dallas is projected to top last year’s estimated 20,000 visitors.  Photos by Ernie Stephens This year’s version of Heli-Expo, the annual convention and exposition hosted by Helicopter Association International (HAI), kicks off on Feb. 11 in Dallas, Texas, running through...
February 10, 2012
At Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo 2012, Night Flight Concepts (NFC), a leading provider of comprehensive night vision goggle...
February 10, 2012
Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 digital audio system was recently selected by OSF Aviation, a part of OSF HealthCare based in Peoria, Illinois for their new EC145 Air Medical Helicopter fleet. The four EC145s are part of a fleet replacement...
February 10, 2012
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (Booth 4110) has established a new company from its Gardner Aviation Services subsidiary. Rotorcraft Services Division (RSD) will offer helicopter avionics upgrades, airframe maintenance...
February 9, 2012
Utica, N.Y.-based JETNET has expanded its piston and turbine helicopter offerings to include a customer relationship management system for the aviation industry, known as CRM...
February 8, 2012
Becker Avionics (Booth 9058) is reporting an increase in demand for its DVCS6100 among OEMs and operators, with more than 900 systems currently in service. The digital audio system is available for...
February 8, 2012
Marenco Swisshelicopter (Booth 4417) is introducing a high-visibility cockpit for the SKYe SH09, which was unveiled during last year’s...
February 8, 2012
Air Methods division United Rotorcraft (Booth 8063) is launching its medical transport module (MTM) in Dallas. The module will be featured as part of an AgustaWestland...
February 7, 2012
Helicopter Industry Association of Russia and Oboronprom’s Russian Helicopters (Booth 3422) is bringing back what has become an annual ritual at Heli-Expo—Russian Hour. The manufacturer is displaying four variants at the trade show intended for the...
February 6, 2012
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (Booth 9451) has announced the winners of its second annual Night Vision awards, which will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Ballroom A2 of the Dallas Convention Center. The awards are given...
February 3, 2012
Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Tanis Aircraft Products has partnered with Bruce’s Customer Covers out of Sunnyvale, Calif. to design and...
February 2, 2012
Social helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds has announced their annual meeting to be held in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, 12 FEB during the 2012 HAI Heli-Expo. The reception will begin at 5:00pm immediately followed by a membership meeting at 6:00pm in Ballroom A, Section 1 in the Dallas Convention Center. Steve Sullivan, Twirly Birds President, along with Vice President Jim Kettles and Treasurer...
February 1, 2012
As we head into Heli-Expo, it’s important to again bring up the subjects of training and safety. Learning lessons from the mistakes of others is one of the most basic ways of improving. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued similar rulings on January 19 involving two helicopter EMS crashes where pilots flew into storms at night. The first crash, which occurred Sept. 25, 2009 near...
February 1, 2012
Cobham Beacon Solutions today announced they have received 24 Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) product line. The FAA has allowed transition of the previous approval from Cobham Avionics in Prescott, AZ...
February 1, 2012
Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Reach Air Medical has teamed with Methodist Healthcare of Houston to establish...
February 1, 2012
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued similar rulings in late January involving two helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) crashes involving pilots who flew into localized storms. The first crash, which occurred Sept. 25, 2009 near Georgetown, S.C., involved a Carolina Life Care Eurocopter AS350B2 operated by Omniflight Helicopters. Three people died in the crash, the pilot, a flight...
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