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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 21, 2012
It is rare for any product that was first delivered 50 years ago to be still selling “like hot cakes,” but that is the story of Boeing’s H-47 Chinook. This is the 50th anniversary year of Boeing delivering its first H-47 helicopter and the defence/aviation media have been busy speculating whether it could make its centenary celebrations with further updates and the lack of any, as yet...
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 14, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display...
August 10, 2012
Hurst, Texas-based Ahlers Aerospace has agreed to provide dual tachometers for the...
August 9, 2012
Russian Helicopters subsidiary, Ulan-Ude Aviation, has handed over three Mil Mi-171s to UTair. The helicopters...
August 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters has completed a “feasibility study” for an Mi-8/17 replacement, dubbed the Russian Advanced Commercial Helicopter (Rachel). CEO Dmitry Petrov said market research conducted...
August 1, 2012
What do Al Pacino, a squirrel and a moose, the “human operating system,” rogue management, graphical world charts, lions and bears, dangerous behavior, SMS toolkits and safety videos all have in common? OK, maybe those last two gave it away, but they’re all subjects that have appeared in the International Helicopter Safety Team’s recent “Safety Notes” campaign. Over the...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has received a Part 145 Maintenance Organization Approval from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration...
August 1, 2012
Keith Flail has joined Bell Helicopter as director of military program office operations. The U.S. Army veteran was previously senior manager of business development for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Company. Flail will take charge of the program management and core process teams for his department. Vancouver, B.C.-based CHC Helicopter has hired Peter Bartolotta to serve as chief operating...
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
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
Bell Helicopter has obtained approval to increase the gross weight of the 429 from the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil in Argentina. This follows Transport Canada’s...
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...
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