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August 17, 2012
Joseph Ackerman, president and CEO of Elbit Systems, has announced plans to retire at the end of March 2013. The...
August 15, 2012
Boeing has received a contract from the U.S. Army covering Phase II of the Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS) program. The $18-million...
August 10, 2012
Hurst, Texas-based Ahlers Aerospace has agreed to provide dual tachometers for the...
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted Bell-Boeing's Joint Project Office a $22.2-million contract for non-reoccurring engineering with the CV-22...
August 2, 2012
Visualization provider Barco has introduced a “multi-touch” display that the company is touting as the “cockpit of the future.” During the Farnborough International Airshow in July, attendees were invited to see the...
August 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted a contract to Raytheon to provide 24 multi-spectral targeting systems for the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk...
August 1, 2012
S-76 Safety It was noted in the CHC Safety & Quality Summit article in the May 2012 issue (page 40) that the Sikorsky S-76 was specifically cited as “lacking in safety design requirements” in part because it does not have a crashworthy fuel system. I’m sure we all prefer to base our beliefs on facts instead of rules, so let’s look at the numbers. About 800 S-76 helicopters have...
August 1, 2012
NASA Ames Research Center issued a request for information (RFI) in June seeking sources to diagnose and repair, or rebuild, malfunctioning electronic input-output processor (IOP) circuit cards for the research flight control computer assembly (RFCCA) on the JUH-60 helicopter. Boeing and Lear Astronics developed the Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory (Rascal) in the 1990s, and the...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has expanded the list of equipment, parts and tooling suppliers that will be involved with the development of the 525 Relentless. The Textron subsidiary unveiled the “super medium” class helicopter in February 2012 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. The Fort Worth, Texas-based manufacturer has secured...
August 1, 2012
NextGen avionics provider, FreeFlight Systems, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) to incorporate a rule-compliant automatic dependent...
August 1, 2012
Tech-Tool Plastics: Reinforced and Ready to Install EC120, EC130 Windows Tech-Tool Plastics is pleased to offer the ultimate in quality replacement windows for your Eurocopter EC120 and EC130 helicopters. Currently FAA, EASA, Transport Canada and ANAC approved, these windows offer reinforced edging which helps prevent cracking during extreme temperature changes. Plus, these replacement windows are...
August 1, 2012
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has contracted Lockheed Martin Logistics Services to supply...
August 1, 2012
The Eurocopter X3 made its U.S. debut in June at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, near American Eurocopter’s headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas. Eurocopter   Overhead panel of the X3 cockpit.       X3 landing at Alliance Airport.   Up close look at the X3’s rotor hub. Picture this: A mad scientist takes a helicopter and a twin-turboprop into his laboratory, wires them...
August 1, 2012
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters is planning to incorporate “intelligent” avionics into all of its helicopter lines from 2015 onward. The system—which seeks to increase pilot situational awareness—will be used for monitoring flight conditions, autopilot landing and collision avoidance. The company says the technology will allow pilots to carry out difficult maneuvers at low...
August 1, 2012
Helicentre Aviation has become the first UK-based utility surveillance operator to achieve certified emissions measurement and reduction scheme (CEMARS)...
August 1, 2012
Energy. “It cannot be created or destroyed, only changed from one form to another.” You should remember your high school physics teacher making a statement like this. You should also remember your primary flight instructor making a statement like, “Rotor speed is life.” The relevance of these two statements could not be more important, especially when the engine in your whirlybird...
July 30, 2012
Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval for its H-series primary flight displays (PFDs) and multifunction...
July 25, 2012
MD Helicopters has received an order from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Metro Air Support Unit for a 500E. The order represents the fourth...
July 25, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 U.S. summer tour—which started with a June 20 ceremony in Grand Prairie, Texas and included trips to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Bragg, Davison Army Airfield and Manassas Regional Airport—will end on Thursday after a visit to the Pentagon. From there, it will make a ferry flight to Richmond, Va. before being disassembled and flown back to Europe. Rotor & Wing caught up with...
July 20, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has granted a $600,000 contract to Charlotte, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright Controls for ice detection and protection systems on the S-76D. Under the agreement, which could ultimately be worth...
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