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February 1, 2012
Capital Air’s fleet now boasts a House of Hermes-outfitted Eurocopter EC135 for executive transport in the UK. Eurocopter Eurocopter has...
February 1, 2012
Aero Dynamix Provides Garmin Avionics Products and Repairs Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is the industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for both commercial and military aircraft. ADI is a full-line distributor and certified repair station for Garmin avionics, and offers internal NVG instrument modifications for Garmin products that do not compromise on...
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...
February 1, 2012
Virginia’s Fairfax County Police Department is displaying its new Bell 429 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. For the full story and coverage from the event, visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw/heliexpo2012 and look for Rotor & Wing’s Show Day publication on the convention center floor. Photo by Ernie Stephens, Editor-at-Large In case you haven’t attended in the past few years (and why not?)...
February 1, 2012
Gilbert Martinez, chief inspector and R&D supervisor for Aero Dynamix, looks at a panel at the company’s facility in Euless, which recently underwent an expansion. Aero Dynamix Despite the challenges of the global marketplace, cutbacks by public-use helicopter operators and new guidance in the form of FAA Order N8900.152 that took effect in April 2011, companies that provide night vision goggle...
February 1, 2012
Bristow Group’s Eurocopter EC225s fly over water on a regular basis, making ditching a necessary part of pilot and crew training. Bristow 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...
February 1, 2012
Bell 412 FFS in Toluca. CAE CAE has launched a new training center in Mexico for Bell helicopter and business jet pilot...
February 1, 2012
The beginning of a new year seems like an appropriate time to look at what lies ahead with evolving helicopter systems and technologies. One area that always welcomes improvement is that of helicopter noise and vibration. A quieter, smoother helicopter makes those who fly in them smile bigger, and those who are on the ground complain less; a win-win for all. There are many oscillating forces and moments at...
January 30, 2012
Component Control announced today that it has been approved as the exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association...
January 26, 2012
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman will give the keynote address at Heli-Expo 2012  Hersman will...
January 24, 2012
McLean, Va.-based M International has purchased the Keystone Engine Services division of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. M International has formed a new...
January 24, 2012
Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefited from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services...
January 23, 2012
Defense and intelligence software company Systematic of Denmark has inked an agreement with AgustaWestland to look at "expanding business...
January 18, 2012
Helicopter Association International (HAI), the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) have combined forces to present a two-day seminar, "SOCAL Professional Helicopter...
January 18, 2012
Bell Helicopter will soon take the wraps off the Magellan project, its most ambitious non-military aircraft development program ever. Bell will unveil details...
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...
January 12, 2012
Transport Canada has granted approval for a 500-lb. increase to the weight of the Bell 429. The move increases the maximum gross weight of the helicopter to 7,500 lbs., which gives operators additional range...
January 11, 2012
The Interstate Aviation Committee has approved the Eurocopter AS350 B3e in Russia. This certification allows...
January 5, 2012
Era Group Inc., one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and a wholly owned...
January 5, 2012
China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority, People's Daily reported. The move...
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