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April 30, 2014
Elsewhere in this issue of Rotor & Wing you may have read my piece on synthetic vision systems (SVS). As I was compiling it, the point was driven home that glass cockpits rule the day. Sure, they all have a primary display containing basic flight instrumentation, such as an airspeed indicator and altimeter. But it’s the other portions of the system that can be tailored to the needs of the...
April 28, 2014
Cobham Aerospace Communications’ RT-5000P radio has been approved by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for installation and use by USFS Cooperators in wild land fire situations.  Effective immediately, agencies cooperating with the USFS, including airborne law enforcement, airborne emergency medical service, State National Guard, U.S. Military, and other first responders may install the...
April 10, 2014
Under an expanded contract, Northrop Grumman Corporation will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond...
April 9, 2014
G&G Aviation is now the Italian sales representative for MD Helicopters’ range of single and twin engine helicopters. The product...
April 4, 2014
Kaman Aerosystems today announced delivery of its 1,000th H-60 helicopter cockpit to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky). The milestone UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit was incorporated into an H-60 airframe that underwent final assembly at Sikorsky’s...
April 4, 2014
Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to deploy a custom airborne mission suite for the Department’s four recently acquired Bell 429 Patrol helicopters. Developed from the ground up to...
April 3, 2014
Latitude Technologies has delivered to HeliQwest Aviation Inc., headquartered in Villeneuve (Edmonton), Alberta, and HeliQwest International Inc., headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, its full HFDM...
April 1, 2014
Thales Avionics 2020. Graphical image courtesy of Thales Group 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...
April 1, 2014
Garmin booth at Heli-Expo 2014. Photo by Frank Lombardi Peek into the cockpit of any aircraft on the ramp today, and you will be hard-pressed to find one whose panel does not contain a GPS, the common reference to global positioning system. At a time seemingly not long ago, GPS was a new device that, to the pilots on the front end, was not much different than the terrestrial-based LORAN navigation systems...
April 1, 2014
CAE 3000 Series. Photo courtesy of CAE After a long lean period when high-end Level D full-flight simulators were out of reach of most operators’ budgets and low-end “broomstick and a bucket” limited-capability flight training devices seemed the norm, helicopter training equipment is now every bit as sophisticated as that used for airline pilot training, if not moreso, particularly the...
April 1, 2014
Frank Lombardi The Power Required curve is not typically included in the rotorcraft flight manual, but contains a wealth of information and can help to explain some of the mannerisms of the helicopter. It plots the amount of engine power required to maintain level flight at various airspeeds for a given weight and altitude (see figure). It can be created by recording a series of airspeed and power settings...
March 28, 2014
Rockwell Collins recently delivered its HF-9087D radio to Helibras, marking the first radio...
March 24, 2014
Mark Gassaway, founder and President of Aerocomputers, passed away on Monday, March 17. He will be missed by his many friends in the aviation community. Mark was both a pilot and an engineer. These combined interests led to the foundation of Aerocomputers in 1993. Aerocomputers went on...
March 19, 2014
PremiAir Aviation International of the UK has entered into a joint venture with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho to bring...
March 17, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) added a new Transport Canada and revised FAA STC to its...
March 14, 2014
Longbow International, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, received a $96-million contract in 2013 from AgustaWestland to support Longbow Fire...
March 14, 2014
SkyTrac is pleased to announce the award of the Hydro One Networks helicopter operations support contract. Hydro One, wholly owned by the Ontario government, is a transmission and distribution company that delivers electricity to people and businesses all across Ontario and is...
March 12, 2014
Dallas Avionics has become the exclusive distributor in the United States for the new Technisonic TDFM 9100 transceiver that was unveiled at Heli-Expo...
March 12, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received its first HeliTAWS Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Part 27 and Part 29.  An AML-STC is similar to multi-model approval, with appropriate reuse of compliance data across TC data sheets. It allows models to be added...
March 7, 2014
AgustaWestland has received an order from SevenBar for an EMS configured GrandNew to operate in an air medical transport capacity. Additionally, the SevenBar paint scheme was displayed on the newly-unveiled...
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