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November 20, 2008
Eurocopter announced the creation of Eurocopter Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Franco-German-Spanish helicopter manufacturer based in France. The...
November 13, 2008
Sikorsky Aerospace Services, an aftermarket service division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, announced that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) will launch the...
November 7, 2008
Executive Air Taxi Corp announced the launch of a new helicopter division geared toward providing emergency medical service response capability. The company...
November 4, 2008
Forecast International projects that 2,176 light rotorcraft will be produced for military use during the 10-year period from 2008 through 2107. The Connecticut-based firm estimates the value of this...
November 4, 2008
The round table discussion at the Air Medical Transport Conference was the first of its kind for the flight chaplains. This forum allowed participants to interact with a flight...
November 1, 2008
PRODUCTS The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the dual field of view, next generation Max-Viz EVS-1500 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) for EC registered Bell 212/412/412EP helicopters. This EASA approval will also allow operators equipped with the Max-Viz EVS 1000 to upgrade to the Max-Viz EVS-1500 IR sensor. The new EVS-1500, announced last September, is an addition to the existing...
November 1, 2008
TRAINING Eurocopter has stated plans to set up a pilot training facility in India, based on a shortage of qualified helicopter pilots, according to the Press Trust of...
October 22, 2008
Flight Safety International has partnered with flight simulator manufacturer Frasca to place light turbine simulators in many of FSI’s training centers...
October 13, 2008
Effective Oct. 16, 2008, FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2008-19-02, regarding Bell model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 helicopters, will require repetitive inspections of the main rotor hydraulic actuator supports to verify the presence...
October 6, 2008
Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft, launched a new...
October 1, 2008
PRODUCTS The management turnover continues at Bell Helicopter where Mike Blake, executive vice president of customer solutions, left the company suddenly Sept. 5. No reason was given for the departure of Blake, who was widely seen as the top assistant to Chief Executive Officer Dick Millman. Officials insisted that key programs Blake was overseeing, namely development and testing of the Model 429 light...
September 25, 2008
DART Helicopter Services' affiliated partner, Apical Industries, received the approval for their emergency float and emergency float with life rafts systems for...
September 22, 2008
Heliexpress opened for business late last week and according to Moscow Times.com, the helicopters are being used with some frequency...
August 27, 2008
Sikorsky Aircraft today completed the first flight of its X2 technology demonstrator. Lifting the aircraft off from the Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Horseheads, N.Y., Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck maneuvered the...
August 20, 2008
Due to the tremendous growth spurt of helicopter operations in India, the Indian government is planning to establish a “helicopter...
August 14, 2008
Specialist Aviation Services recalled all 18 of its MD Helicopters MD-902s from police and emergency medical service lessees while it investigated the control system failure. On Aug. 8, an SAS Explorer on lease to Great North Air Ambulance of Durham, England, executed a run-on...
August 13, 2008
Pilots Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik are claiming a speed record for a New York City-London helicopter flight. The flight of Kasprowicz's AgustaWestland A109S Grand that ended early Aug. 9 with a landing at Redhill (just south of...
August 13, 2008
The Rotor Embedded Actuator Control Technology, or React, project is a three-year effort to develop active surfaces in helicopter rotor blades and active...
August 8, 2008
Pilot Scott Kasprowicz departed New York at about 0300 local Aug. 7 in an attempt to set a new speed record for an around-the-world helicopter flight. His goal is to complete the trip in under 14 days in his executive-configured A109S...
August 1, 2008
Well thought-out requirements and good planning are essential to getting an end product that is a pleasing, perfect helicopter, whether the aircraft is new or used. Primer Definitions: Completions and Refurbishments or Refurbs: While not defined in Webster’s dictionary, typically a helicopter completion involves making a factory-new helicopter meet a customer’s prescribed specifications. A...
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