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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...
October 2, 2015
New international agreements promise to remove obstacles for manufacturers offering helicopter improvements to operators in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Officials of the FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada signed the agreements Sept. 15; the FAA announced them Sept. 28. Once they go into effect, the pacts enable aviation...
September 30, 2015
A top NTSB official will open Oct. 27's Rotorcraft Certification Summit with a briefing on the safety board's call for the FAA to require all newly built helicopters to have crash-resistant fuel systems regardless of when their type certificate was issued. The director of the NTSB's Office of Aviation Safety, John DeLisi, will give the morning keynote presentation from 8:10 to 9 a.m. to kick off the...
September 23, 2015
Operations, engineering and flight test experts will debate the real-world certification challenges facing the rotorcraft industry and its regulators at Oct. 27's Rotorcraft Certification Summit.  "The Most Daunting Certification Challenges Before Us" is among the panel discussions in the program for the one-day executive forum at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas.   Among...
September 17, 2015
Four U.S. aviation associations plan to call formally on the FAA by Oct. 1 to ease the process for certifying single-engine helicopters for instrument flight rule (IFR) operations. That's when they plan...
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