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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 9, 2008
Sydney-based Wieland Helicopter Technologies (WHT) uses coaxial rotor systems for their helicopters. This design, according to the company’s Web site, is quieter than...
October 1, 2008
PERSONAL Russia’s team emerged victorious from the World Helicopter Championship competition, with Germany finishing second and the United Kingdom team third. The victory was Russia’s ninth in 13 world championships. Accredited by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the competition was held Aug. 13-18 at Eisenach-Kindel in...
October 1, 2008
Many world records have been set this year. Here’s the story of one helicopter record and the team that achieved it. In August, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were drawing millions from around the world to sit comfortably and relaxed in their easy chairs, night after night, to watch competitive sporting events and games on TV. Somehow, just watching sporting events allow the observers to...
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...
September 8, 2008
Forsyth County, Ga., located just outside the metropolitan Atlanta area, is tying to change the county’s Unified Development Code for...
September 1, 2008
PERSONAL AgustaWestland Grand pilots Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Aug. 18, claiming a world record for a flight around the world in a helicopter. Kasprowicz, who owns the A109S with the distinctive registration N1US, and copilot Sheik...
September 1, 2008
PERSONAL Gui Cipriani, a commercial operator with Rotors of the Rockies in Broomfield, Colo., and Jake Harmon, a certified flight instructor and private instrument pilot, didn’t hesitate when they saw an amateur-built, single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft crash in a field soon after takeoff from Erie Airpark in Erie, Colo. at 0950 local time on Aug. 5. The pair had less than 1,500 hr combined, but were...
August 20, 2008
Due to the tremendous growth spurt of helicopter operations in India, the Indian government is planning to establish a “helicopter...
August 19, 2008
Pilots Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik returned to New York's LaGuardia Airport early yesterday, capturing the record for traveling around-the-world by helicopter with SIX days to spare. "The Grand Adventure," 23,000 mi over...
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 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...
August 1, 2008
The MD 369FF helo, operated by Smoky Mountain Helicopters, sustained major damage when it impacted trees and terrain in the town of Haena on the island of Kauai, Hawaii and killed one passenger on March 11, 2007...
July 29, 2008
Kit helicopter maker Rotorway International is considering using Rolls-Royce's RR300 turboshaft engine in its products. The Chandler, Ariz. firm signed a memo of understanding with Rolls at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisc. to assess applications...
July 23, 2008
The aircraft, the second pre-production version of the light twin, is being prepped for flight tests at Bell's Mirabel...
July 15, 2008
The British-Italian manufacturer will launch a program to develop that aircraft by the end of the year, its CEO, Guiseppe Orso, said in answer to a...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 7, 2008
Four months ago, Rotor & Wing told you that Bell Helicopter executives were doubting the size of the market for the BA609. It is developing that civil tilt-rotor with AgustaWestland. Bell senior vice president for marketing and sales...
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