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March 1, 2014
Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions but the most important and most common are communications or navigation. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions, but the most important and perhaps most common are communications or navigation. There are several ways to accomplish this via transmission or reception of radio waves: VFR, IFR, ILS or...
March 1, 2014
There was a song that used to play all the time on a children’s educational television show in the U.S. … “One of these things is not like the others – One of these things just doesn’t belong.” When you boil it all down, the success or failure of most NVG panel modifications comes down to just that – a painstakingly tedious process of identifying each little...
February 28, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has chosen Honeywell Aerospace's LASEREF VI navigation system for the EC145 T2 and EC645 T2 family. The LASEREF inertial reference unit (IRU) allows...
February 28, 2014
The Sikorsky S-92 will feature new Rockwell Collins MFD-268P2B multifunction displays (MFDs)...
February 28, 2014
Integrated Microwave Technologies (Booth 4817), a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom division, has introduced its DropCam Tx-II/Mini MobilCMDR surveillance kit at Heli-Expo 2014 in...
February 27, 2014
One of the most jaw-dropping pieces of technology on display at Heli Expo was Avionics 2020; which can legitimately be described as a new generation cockpit for helicopters. Basically it is an intuitive, all touchscreen cockpit display that Thales marketing director Richard Perrot demonstrated. Using only fingertip control, he accessed the avionics and mission management on the large display panels...
February 27, 2014
LORD Corporation has formalized an agreement with Bell Helicopter to provide an active vibration control system (AVCS) for the Bell 525 Relentless program. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for...
February 27, 2014
The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter will feature new Rockwell Collins MFD-268P2B multifunction displays, enabling growth to capabilities that will enhance situational awareness and flight safety. The...
February 27, 2014
North Flight Data Systems (Booth 413) has received FAA STC approval for its flight data system installation in the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS350B3 and the EC130B4 helicopter. The North system is the first affordable Lightweight Aircraft Recording System (LARS) that is fully...
February 27, 2014
Esterline CMC Electronics’ latest versions of its CMA-9000 flight management system (FMS) and CMA-5024 global...
February 26, 2014
Because of the timing of this year’s Heli-Expo occurring at the end of February, the deadlines for the March print edition fell into “no man’s land” – that is, going to press right before the show started, and then coming out right after the show ends. Most of the news heading into the show was under embargo as we went to press, so a number of the stories that come from the...
February 25, 2014
Universal Avionics introduces one of its flagship features of the new avionics package in the redesigned Next Generation MD Explorer, a cursor control for the advanced display system as an integrated part of the...
February 25, 2014
Texas-based FreeFlight Systems and the University of North Dakota (UND) have received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the first rule-compliant 978 MHz ADS-B In/Out Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) for rotorcraft. Certified in the Bell 206B Jet Ranger, the FreeFlight System RANGR FDL-978-XVR automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS‐B) integrates ADS-B In and Out capabilities with a...
February 25, 2014
Helinet Technologies has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to develop and support a technology upgrade of the microwave downlink system utilized by the department's Air Support Division (ASD). The existing...
February 25, 2014
The Rockwell Collins Cockpit Display System has successfully passed the European Aviation Safety Agency’s Civil Certification Audit onboard the AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. This critical milestone...
February 25, 2014
Sky Connect Tracker III from Honeywell Aerospace (Booth 6502) is the first system that enables simultaneous worldwide automated tracking, text messaging and voice capabilities to improve crew and passenger safety and increase aircraft availability. The voice, text and tracking system from...
February 25, 2014
On the opening day of Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, Thales uncovered its Avionics 2020 new-generation helicopter cockpit. Modeled on the principles behind Avionics 2020 for fixed-wing aircraft presented at the 2013 Paris Air Show, this cockpit represents the new-generation in helicopter avionics. Avionics 2020 is the result of a number of partnerships, spearheaded...
February 24, 2014
According to Universal Avionics (Booth 4702), there has been an increased interest in Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support, particularly from operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters in the offshore and Search and Rescue (SAR)...
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s...
February 19, 2014
Source: Vector Aerospace Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (Booth 5906), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace, will present a custom-modified integrated cockpit at Heli-Expo in Anaheim. The cockpit consists of two Sagem 10-inch MFD (EI...
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