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October 5, 2012
You’re at work again. The mission of the day involves a longer flight than usual, so you decide to brush the rust off your autopilot skills and engage some upper modes. It is a bumpy day, but the system appears to be handling it well. Suddenly a severe gust of wind catches you, kicks the autopilot offline, and almost gives you some impromptu unusual attitude training. You grab the controls, reacting...
October 3, 2012
Australia-based Heliwest has expanded its operations in Southwest Queensland with the opening of a helicopter base in...
October 1, 2012
aparker@accessintel.com The helicopter equivalent of “if you build it, they will come” has got to be “if you provide the funding, they will acquire.” None of the “need” for helicopters that fueled year-over-year growth before the global economic slowdown in 2008 has gone away—simply the money to acquire them. Dublin, Ireland-based Milestone Aviation Group is...
October 1, 2012
Response to Queen’s Jump from an AgustaWestland AW139 at the Olympics Your question as to what I think of the Queen’s para jump during the Olympics opening ceremony (Rotor & Wing, September 2012, page 8) has prompted me to respond: I think it gives us all hope for the future. If the Queen can takes such risks in this nanny state then so can we. Mind you she had been practicing using a wing...
October 1, 2012
The Ka-27 (shown here) is one of the models under consideration in the Ramenskoye avionics deal. Russian Helicopters has agreed to facilitate major fleet upgrades for two operators—Poly Technologies of China, which has purchased 52 Mi-171Es, and NefteGazAeroCosmos, which will take delivery of 18 light Ka-226TGs for utility work in Russia. The manufacturer has also formed a partnership with Ramenskoye...
October 1, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center has received FAR Part 142 approval for its training program for the AgustaWestland AW139. The approval gives Era Group subsidiary the ability to issue pilot certificates following ground instruction and training in the flight simulator training device...
October 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters and CAE have agreed to work together toward developing training and simulation programs for pilots, mechanics and other operators of Russian-built...
September 21, 2012
Ontario, Canada-based Dart Helicopter Services has expanded its Hawkesbury office and now houses its Canadian divisions at a new corporate...
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 5, 2012
Cougar Helicopters of Canada has entered into an agreement with the Bristow Group giving Bristow a minority interest in the...
September 5, 2012
The Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant Cup helicopter race has begun over the skies of Tomilino, Russia, outside of Moscow. Coinciding with...
September 4, 2012
The Tianjin Free Trade Zone and Eurocopter have signed a memorandum of understanding to look into opening a...
September 1, 2012
Despite the traffic, humidity, political gridlock and so on, living in the Washington, D.C., metro area has its advantages, including for the aviation and defense industries. Cultural diversity is another major attraction, as just about every big act that goes on tour will come through the D.C. area. Taxi into Manassas after returning from the trips around DC. Photos by Andrew Parker Such is the case for...
September 1, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has granted a $600,000 contract to Charlotte, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright Controls for ice detection and protection systems on the S-76D. Under the agreement, which could ultimately be...
September 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has established a regional service center in Singapore. The Seletar...
September 1, 2012
FreeFlight Systems has agreed to provide Bristow Group with the RANGR FDL-978TX ADS-B Out system for its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139s...
September 1, 2012
CAE’s Series 3000 Sikorsky S-76C++ simulator approaches a virtual oil rig in preparation for landing. CAE Canada-based simulator provider CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947. Billed as the world’s largest supplier of helicopter synthetic training devices, CAE has delivered more than 120 of them, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment...
September 1, 2012
Russian airline UTair has obtained a seven-year, $45-million financing package from British bank HSBC on a security from French insurance agency COFACE to purchase 19 Eurocopter AS350s and AS355s. The agreement represents the...
September 1, 2012
Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval for its H-series primary flight displays (PFDs) and...
September 1, 2012
AgustaWestland has a “deal with Russian Helicopters to develop a new technology 2.5-ton single engine helicopter for the export and internal markets,” said CEO Bruno Spagnolini, speaking on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow in the UK. “This is a great opportunity to expand the cooperation that we already have with Russian Helicopters where we have established a joint venture for...
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