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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
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...
September 1, 2012
The Rachel project aims at replacing the Mi-8/17 in the 22,000- to 26,000-lb category. Russian Helicopters has completed a “feasibility study” for a Mi-8/17 replacement, dubbed the...
September 1, 2012
The Ka-62, a civil derivative of the military Ka-60, features new elements such as Turbomeca engines, a Transas avionics suite and a crashworthy fuel tank Russian Helicopters is planning on flying the Kamov Ka-62 medium twin in August 2013. The new helicopter, which bears some resemblance with the Eurocopter Dauphin, will be in the 12 to 15-passenger category. The manufacturer is targeting a very...
September 1, 2012
Boeing’s unmanned H-6U Little Bird has carried out 14 autonomous takeoffs and landings from a private ship off the...
September 1, 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...
September 1, 2012
Eurocopter has partnered with Servicios Aereos de Los Andes to establish its first Peruvian service center in Ayacucho. The center will...
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
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 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
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has obtained supplemental type certification for Eurocopter...
August 24, 2012
Grand Prairie, Texas-based American Eurocopter has named the members of the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Blue Ribbon Committee. The award recognizes air medical operators who have reached a high level of safety within its organization. Members of the committee include: Bill...
August 24, 2012
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Helicopter Championship kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 22 with...
August 24, 2012
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho-based HeliWagon has delivered its remote controlled helicopter landing dolly to Duke Life...
August 22, 2012
British Columbia, Canada-based Maxcraft Avionics has received a Transport Canada supplemental type certificate (STC) to install Garmin G500H...
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