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September 14, 2012
Nashua, N.H.-based JTI Air Holdings has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use its automotive...
September 1, 2012
This MD600, along with the MD520N and MD Explorer, utilize the NOTAR anti-torque system. Pilot inputs, however, are the same as those for a conventional tail rotor system. It’s been a while—about 22 years—since certification was awarded for a helicopter design that then and now gets a second look from many who see it. Aviation enthusiasts stare at it and say, “Oh, I get it,”...
September 1, 2012
R66 flanks a lineup of Robinson helicopters at the company’s headquarters in Torrance, Calif. As mentioned in my August column, “Safety Goes Hand in Glove with Mission” (page 52), I had the opportunity to attend the Robinson Helicopter Corp. Pilot Safety Course and fly the R22 and R66 at the end of the program. The course is four to five days long including the aircraft flights. I was...
August 28, 2012
Triumph Instruments-Ft. Lauderdale, a subsidiary of Triumph Group, has signed with Spectrolab as an authorized service center for the Nightsun...
August 9, 2012
Russian Helicopters subsidiary, Ulan-Ude Aviation, has handed over three Mil Mi-171s to UTair. The helicopters...
May 1, 2012
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 completed its first flight mounted with a Cineflex film camera in April near the company’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The camera system was developed in partnership with Brain Farm Digital Cinema and Snaproll Media. Schiebel With all the press they’ve been receiving for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, you’d think that unmanned aerial systems...
April 1, 2012
The sixties were great. I wasn’t old enough to fly then, but several of the aircraft I flew were of that vintage—the UH-1, OH-58, C-130 and the B727. (I won’t mention the Cessna 150, TH-55 or the T-37). Many didn’t have radar and the aircraft that did had a single monochrome display that was not integrated into a flight management system. In the industrial heyday of their prime...
March 27, 2012
Transport Canada has granted St. Louis Park, Minn.-based Shadin Avionics a supplemental type...
March 1, 2012
Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary recently reached an agreement to provide spare parts and support for the Brazilian Armed Forces fleet of 50 EC725s (example shown here). Three have already entered service, with the remaining 47 set for delivery starting this year. Eurocopter The helicopter transportation business in South America is a highly competitive business like in many other areas throughout...
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...
November 1, 2011
Through its Brazilian affiliate Helibras, Eurocopter has become the only helicopter manufacturer in the world that is implementing comprehensive industrial and technological activities in Brazil, placing the country as its fourth industrial base, behind France, Germany and Spain. Helibras was established in 1978 at São José dos Campos city (Embraer’s birthplace) at São Paulo...
October 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters’ Ka-226Ts will patrol IDGC’s massive electrical grids in Russia.  Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters has...
September 27, 2011
In 2002 Vattenfall (then ELSAM) awarded Danish helicopter operator UniFly the contracts for hoist operations to the Horns Rev field.  The existing contract, signed in 2007, runs for five years. The business opportunities for global helicopter operators in supporting the offshore wind farm power generation market, especially within Europe, are set to expand rapidly over the next couple of decades. In...
September 23, 2011
Kelowna, Canada-based SkyTrac Systems has hired Mark Phillips as chief financial officer (CFO). Phillips...
September 20, 2011
The Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical of China has ordered two AgustaWestland AW139s for VIP transport. A rescue hoist and FLIR...
September 19, 2011
Milestone Aviation has signed a leasing agreement with Transportes Aereos Pegaso (Pegaso) of Mexico to supply four...
September 14, 2011
Russian Helicopters has reached an agreement with IDGC Holdings to upgrade and expand the utility provider’s current fleet of...
September 1, 2011
February 1, 2011
Two AgustaWestland AW109 Powers and one AW139 have entered service with the Bulgarian Border Police. AgustaWestland handed over the helicopters during a January 15 ceremony at Sofia...
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