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August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has packaged its Version 4.7 SAAS software into two areas—flight operations and maintenance...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has expanded the list of equipment, parts and tooling suppliers that will be involved with the development of the 525 Relentless. The Textron subsidiary unveiled the “super medium” class helicopter in February 2012 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. The Fort Worth, Texas-based manufacturer has secured...
August 1, 2012
Offshore services operator Bristow Group has signed several long-term contracts and extensions covering 20 helicopters. In Norway, Bristow has added a five-year option to a seven-year contract for four Sikorsky S-92s; a new five-year contract with an option for another...
August 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca have joined forces on a general support agreement for engines powering the Ka-226T and...
August 1, 2012
NextGen avionics provider, FreeFlight Systems, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) to incorporate a rule-compliant automatic dependent...
August 1, 2012
Era Helicopters AgustaWestland AW139. When you think about it, the helicopter industry is truly amazing. Especially when you consider how many of today’s mega-service-providers started out as “one ship” operations. Take Era Group, for example. The company was started in 1948 when an adventurous young pilot named Carl Brady started Economy Helicopters and brought a Bell 47A to Alaska to...
August 1, 2012
The Eurocopter X3 made its U.S. debut in June at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, near American Eurocopter’s headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas. Eurocopter   Overhead panel of the X3 cockpit.       X3 landing at Alliance Airport.   Up close look at the X3’s rotor hub. Picture this: A mad scientist takes a helicopter and a twin-turboprop into his laboratory, wires them...
August 1, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Bell Helicopter Training...
August 1, 2012
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters is planning to incorporate “intelligent” avionics into all of its helicopter lines from 2015 onward. The system—which seeks to increase pilot situational awareness—will be used for monitoring flight conditions, autopilot landing and collision avoidance. The company says the technology will allow pilots to carry out difficult maneuvers at low...
August 1, 2012
Helicentre Aviation has become the first UK-based utility surveillance operator to achieve certified emissions measurement and reduction scheme (CEMARS)...
August 1, 2012
Safety is not an entity in and itself. Pilots need to develop a healthy perspective for safety, not think of it as an obstacle to mission accomplishment, but a means to mission accomplishment. I’d like to highlight the links among management, standardization, training and safety. These items “go hand in glove with mission accomplishment and cannot be separated.” One could define...
July 27, 2012
Eurocopter has partnered with Servicios Aereos de Los Andes to establish its first Peruvian service center in Ayacucho. The facility will...
July 26, 2012
Simulator manufacturer CAE invited Rotor & Wing to Canada in late July for an exclusive look at the latest iteration of its 3000 Series helicopter flight...
July 25, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 U.S. summer tour—which started with a June 20 ceremony in Grand Prairie, Texas and included trips to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Bragg, Davison Army Airfield and Manassas Regional Airport—will end on Thursday after a visit to the Pentagon. From there, it will make a ferry flight to Richmond, Va. before being disassembled and flown back to Europe. Rotor & Wing caught up with...
July 24, 2012
Safran Group subsidiary Turbomeca has reached an agreement to provide its TM800 engine for the Eurocopter X4 future helicopter, the planned replacement for the AS365/EC155 Dauphin. The formal contract...
July 20, 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 worth...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 11, 2012
AgustaWestland has contracted with CHC Helicopter to provide 10 AW139s for offshore transport missions. With...
July 9, 2012
AgustaWestland’s second prototype AW169 flew for the first time Friday, while the initial airframe—which took to the skies on May 10—is making its public debut at...
July 3, 2012
Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca have reached a support agreement for the Ardiden 3G engines on the Ka-226T and Ka-62...
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