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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
The Interstate Aviation Committee has approved the Eurocopter AS350B3e in Russia. This certification allows Ecureuil operation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Following the...
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...
January 19, 2012
Columbia Helicopters is hosting a grand opening Thursday for its new turbine engine testing facility at the Aurora State Airport. The ceremony will begin at noon at Wes Lematta Field...
January 1, 2012
Airtelis EC225 features a Class C sling system designed for work on high-voltage overhead power lines. Eurocopter French public utility, RTE (Electricity Transmission Network), has launched a...
January 1, 2012
Helipark Taxi Aero has ordered a multi-role Ka-32A11BC for cargo sling transport and delivery. Russian...
January 1, 2012
AAR will use Sikorsky S-92s for airlift support in Afghanistan. The helicopters will transport mail and cargo. AAR Corp. Wood Dale, Ill.-based...
December 12, 2011
MHS Avation and Awan Inspirasi have each ordered a Eurocopter EC225 for offshore operations in Malaysia. According...
November 14, 2011
Long Beach, Calif.-based Los Angeles Helicopters has established a new vertical reference/long line (VR/LL) training course. In one...
November 1, 2011
Auyuittuq Aviation is a new joint venture involving Discovery Air subsidiaries Air Tindi and Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) with Inuit shareholders that is based in Nunavut, Canada...
April 1, 2011
Left to right, Erickson’s Stan Crowley, director of business development, President & CEO Udo Rieder, Alan Zhou, general manager, Kun Shan, Dian Shan Lake Aviation Industrial Company, and Wan Tony Chee, President of APAC, Airplane Design Company. Photo by Dale...
March 5, 2011
Greg Steiner is President of Kaman Aerospace Corp. He spoke with Rotor & Wing in the lead-up to Heli-Expo about various topics, including some insights on company founder Charles H. Kaman, who passed away on January 31 at age 91. Rotor & Wing: We were all saddened to hear about the passing of Charles H. Kaman. Please describe how his legacy and influence have shaped the company and contributed to...
February 3, 2011
Kaman Corp. founder Charles H. Kaman, noted helicopter pioneer, humanitarian and inventor, died on Jan. 31. He was 91. At age 26, he founded Kaman Aircraft Company in 1945 in the garage of his mother’s home in West Hartford, Conn. Among the breakthroughs credited to the company’s early rotorcraft designs include the first gas turbine-powered helicopter, twin-turbine-powered helicopter, remotely...
February 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters JSC has completed consolidating all of the country’s helicopter manufacturing and service entities. As part of the final stage of a process to “centralize control functions” that began in 2008, the UIC Oboronprom subsidiary acquired 75 percent of Rostvertol, increasing its equity in the...
February 1, 2011
Risk management firm Det Norske Veritas has registered Columbia Helicopters to the EN/AS9110 aerospace quality standard. The certification will allow Columbia to increase its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)...
January 13, 2011
A close look at documents from the U.S. National Transportation Board (NTSB) and a company it’s placing much of the blame on for a 2008 helicopter crash reveals a sharp contrast in viewpoints from the government investigators and the operator—Perkasie, Pa.-based Carson Helicopters—as to what led the Sikorsky S-61 to fall from the sky. With all the “he said, she said”...
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