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September 1, 2012
Tech-Tool EC135 & EC145 Windows: A Perfect Fit Every Time Tech-Tool Plastics specializes in the manufacturing of quality replacement windows for EC135 and EC145 helicopters. These custom windows are available with different tint choices and vent options to keep your aircraft cool. Other options include: reverse slide camera windows that allow ready access for aft passenger area photography, window...
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
The Pilot’s Bill of Rights Act, authored by Rep. Samuel Graves (R-Mo.) with a concurring bill offered by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), has passed both the House and Senate and is awaiting President Obama’s signature. Now as long as the politicos that advise the president don’t identify 10 stray cats as a constituency that will support him if he vetoes the bill, it should be signed shortly...
September 1, 2012
Long before TFRs became so commonplace, those of us who made our living flying in the Gulf of Mexico had, and still have, a flight restriction called the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The responsibility for, and response to protecting American real estate from any form of flying mayhem aimed at harming our homeland, rests with the assets of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)...
August 31, 2012
Tempe, Ariz.-based StandardAero has expanded its Singapore location by moving into a new, larger facility within Seletar Aerospace...
August 31, 2012
Era Helicopters has selected Becker Avionics’ BD406 beacon decoders for its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139s. The unit decodes and...
August 29, 2012
Aircraft manufacturer Russian Helicopters has set a new world altitude record with its Mi-38 during the 14th Federation...
August 29, 2012
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is stretching out with an expansion of its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. that opened in July. The maintenance and repair complex now encompasses more than 80,000 square feet and will incorporate PAG’s wheel, brake and nondestructive (NDT) shop, which currently fills 3,500 square feet. The company’s previous expansion in 2010 raised its square footage more than 50...
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 28, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a guide entitled Decision Making for Single-Pilot Helicopter Operations. The free...
August 27, 2012
In response to the FAA’s request for specific night vision recommendations, industry leaders have established the Night Vision Advisory Council (NVAC). The...
August 24, 2012
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Helicopter Championship kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 22 with...
August 23, 2012
AgustaWestland has partnered with AVIASUR to open a service center for maintenance and support in Santiago, Chile. The facility, located...
August 23, 2012
Broussard, La.-based RLC is the recipient of the Helicopter Association International 2011 Operator...
August 22, 2012
BLR Aerospace has received approval from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) for its...
August 22, 2012
Part 2: Post-Disaster Recovery The Navy In addition to an extensive assortment of fabricated floatels distributed throughout the Prince William Sound, many fitted with helicopter decks, and various “cruise vessel” facilities pulling contingency duty as housing for workers offshore, it was arranged for the U.S. Navy to provide for significant levels of support. Somewhat amazingly, 500-foot troop...
August 16, 2012
Canadian Helicopters Group subsidiary Helicopters NZ has inked a contract to provide aerial support services for Shell Global Solutions...
August 15, 2012
Aside from the many more commonly publicized extremes of scale noted in conjunction with Alaska’s Exxon Valdez oil spill, aviation activities in the disaster’s aftermath were undertaken in a quantity, and at an undeniably high quality, previously unknown to industrial emergency operations involving large scale logistics support. Exxon, finding itself suddenly thrust into the epicenter of a...
August 14, 2012
Dublin, Ireland-based Milestone Aviation has agreed to buy 19 more S-92s from Sikorsky Aircraft. The contract follows an order for three S-92s placed in February 2012 at Heli-Expo. The combined 22-helicopter order...
August 9, 2012
Russian Helicopters subsidiary, Ulan-Ude Aviation, has handed over three Mil Mi-171s to UTair. The helicopters...
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