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March 29, 2016
Genesys Aerosystems has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the retrofit installation of its HeliSAS stability augmentation system and two-axis autopilot on...
March 24, 2016
The U.S. Army and NATO are planning tests this coming fall and winter of systems to counter threats to rotorcraft from degraded visual environments, R&WI has learned.   Allied nation researchers are scheduled to test four DVE solutions in flight starting in October, when they are to be taken to Yuma...
March 21, 2016
Lord Corp. has acquired SKF’s Fly-By-Wire Systems France (FbW) subsidiary. Based in Saint-Vallier, France, FbW designs and manufactures cockpit controls, sensors, dampers and electromechanical...
March 9, 2016
FreeFlight Systems has obtained an ADS­-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft, the company said in a press release. FreeFlight's RANGR series offers a range of fully­ featured, TSO certified ADS­-B solutions. The company selected...
March 2, 2016
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions [Booth 111] at Heli-Expo will present a technology briefing on its new Fortress HUMS compact and lightweight ED-112A-compliant Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) with integral Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). The "Helicopter Health...
March 1, 2016
Cool City Avionics, manufacturer of automatic flight guidance and control systems for helicopters and airplanes, today introduced the company's new corporate logo that reflects its successful and ongoing transition from a product design and development company to an innovative, high-quality manufacturer of state-of-the-art, FAA-certified...
February 29, 2016
Genesys Aerosystems [Booth 806] said helicopter MRO and completion facility Wysong Enterprises has recently sold and installed its 50th...
February 28, 2016
Genesys Aerosystems has applied for an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) and two-axis autopilot aboard Airbus EC120 Colibri light-turbine...
February 26, 2016
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, New York will display its Collective Tactile Cueing system, Powerline Detector System and Icing Conditions Detector during Heli-Expo at Booth 6939.    Safe Flight has successfully transferred nearly 70 years of fixed-wing stall warning tactile cueing into a “tactile collective-shaker” alerting system designed to dramatically enhance...
February 25, 2016
Bell Helicopter told R&WI that the automatic systems onboard its in-development 525 Relentless are demonstrating the ability to reduce start-up times.   The company said the 525 fly-by-wire system includes a self-diagnostic capability that before flight rapidly "pulse-checks" system components that a pilot otherwise might have to manually examine. Pilots of the 525 in its...
February 25, 2016
Air Evac Lifeteam has selected a completely integrated Garmin avionics suite for its fleet of Bell 206 and Bell 407 helicopters, said Garmin International Inc. This Night Vision Goggle (NVG)-compatible upgrade consists of the G500H glass flight display, GTNTM 650 touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM and GTR 225 COMM radio, as well as the GDL 88 ADS-B datalink and GRA 55 radar altimeter. Optimized for rotorcraft, this...
February 24, 2016
Alpine Aerotech has officially launched its new product website at www.aalproduct.com. The website...
January 27, 2016
Cool City Avionics has announced management changes that reflect the progress being made in the certification of its various SAS and autopilot systems for the helicopter and fixed-wing markets.   Jeffrey Kelly has been named chairman, president and CEO of Cool City Avionics. Kelly has been President of Kelly Aerospace since 2002 and will retain that position as well as his new position with Cool City...
December 30, 2015
  Photo courtesy of Triumph Group   Triumph Group has appointed a veteran Raytheon and Lockheed Martin executive as its new president and CEO effective Jan. 4, following an eight-month search by its board of directors that the company called extensive.    Daniel Crowley, who also will serve as a director of the Berwyn, Pennsylvania-headquartered company, which designs...
November 30, 2015
Maxcraft Avionics has received FAA validation of its Transport Canada supplemental type certificate for installation of the...
November 5, 2015
The U.S. Army’s current search for a “degraded visual environment” solution is aimed not only at enabling aircrews to take off and land safely in blowing dust, sand, snow, fog and other obscuration. The service seeks to enable pilots “to exploit dwelling in those conditions indefinitely” to gain “a tactical advantage over an adversary” that lacks that ability, the...
October 20, 2015
The European Aviation Safety Agency has named the first members of its EASA Virtual Academy, which aims to sustain competency among national aviation regulatory staffs across Europe and promote harmonized regulatory and certification practices among European nations. The members are CAA International (an aviation consultancy wholly owned by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority), the Joint Aviation Authorities...
October 14, 2015
Procedural and equipment options for meeting current safety equipment mandates for helicopters, and certification hurdles in complying with those deadlines, are the focus of an afternoon panel discussion at Oct. 27's Rotorcraft Certification Summit in Irving, Texas. You can find more information about the summit and can register for the event here. The "Meeting the...
October 14, 2015
A key question since Lockheed Martin said it is buying Sikorsky Aircraft is whether the aerospace and defense giant has any interest in selling civil helicopters. The deal was announced July 20, with a key civil market (offshore oil and gas support) slumping and the general economy lagging, which hurt sales of...
October 6, 2015
A lack of consistency among international aviation regulators' application of certification standards slows rotorcraft manufacturers in bringing new products to market, AgustaWestland's senior VP of Strategy and Business Development told attendees at Helitech International in London Tuesday. Answering questions during a panel discussion at the show called "New...
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