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March 1, 2012
UK-based Step Change in Safety has appointed Bristow Helicopters Capt. Tim Glasspool as co-chairman of its Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG). Glasspool is the head of flight operations for the European business unit at Bristow and is a member of the British Helicopter Association (BHA)’s Council of Management. He also represents the European Helicopter Association (EHA) as a member of the...
March 1, 2012
If you’re looking for a bright spot in any sector of aviation, the best place to start is the helicopter segment. The rising price of oil along with the continued growth of EMS and SAR have helped helicopter manufacturers maintain rather healthy production numbers. In fact, at last year’s Heli-Expo, Honeywell’s annual Turbine-powered Civilian Helicopter Purchase Outlook predicted that...
March 1, 2012
Flying helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico can give one a sense of ownership of our low-level airspace. I mean like when we cross the beach outbound in our helicopters for distant oil rigs, why would you think of airplanes cluttering up the sky at 1,500 feet or less? We share those altitude levels around airports of course, and some utility patrols and perhaps weekend recreational flying. But over the ocean...
February 27, 2012
During a Feb. 13 press conference at the company’s Heli-Expo booth, Becker Avionics President Markus Schmitz uncovered two new avionics units—the AR6204 VHF transceiver and the BX6404 Mode S transponder. “The AR6204 is a single-box-mounted VHF transceiver which provides 8.33 or 25-kHz spacing,” Schmitz explained. “It has an integrated digital intercommunications system and...
February 21, 2012
Bell-Boeing has handed over the first Block C MV-22 Osprey to the U.S. Marine Corps. The Block C upgrade features a new color weather radar system, improved air...
February 12, 2012
Fairfax County Police Department’s new Bell 429 will be on display at the exhibition.  Photos courtesy of Becker Avionics and Bell The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) in Virginia recently took delivery of a new Bell 429 equipped for law enforcement, SAR and emergency medical transport services. Its twin is nearing completion at PAC International in Mount Pleasant, Pa. The county’s...
February 12, 2012
Rotor & Wing flew the Bell 407GX with the Garmin G1000H late last year (See October 2011, page 38). The manufacturer plans to unveil its G5000H during this year’s Heli-Expo. On the left, the G1000H uses a solid green circle to depict the distance before all usable fuel has been consumed. Just inside of that is a dotted green circle that shows where the aircraft will begin to use its allotted fuel...
February 12, 2012
Two dramatic launches—mood music, helicopters behind screens and clever audio visual presentations—accompanied the launches of the Bell 525 Relentless super medium transport (SMT) and the Eurocopter EC130T2. While you can find the full specifications elsewhere in this news section, Bell President & CEO John Garrison told a packed audience that this was “Bell on a mission to revitalize...
February 11, 2012
Attendees await the opening of Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando. This year’s convention and exhibition in Dallas is projected to top last year’s estimated 20,000 visitors.  Photos by Ernie Stephens This year’s version of Heli-Expo, the annual convention and exposition hosted by Helicopter Association International (HAI), kicks off on Feb. 11 in Dallas, Texas, running through...
February 11, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix (Booth 9258) has handed over a pair of MD500s with upgraded night vision goggle (NVG)-certified cockpits to the U.S. government. The company...
February 10, 2012
Baltimore, Md.-based Belfort Instrument (Booth 4317) is displaying its DigiWx...
February 8, 2012
Becker Avionics (Booth 9058) is reporting an increase in demand for its DVCS6100 among OEMs and operators, with more than 900 systems currently in service. The digital audio system is available for...
February 8, 2012
Marenco Swisshelicopter (Booth 4417) is introducing a high-visibility cockpit for the SKYe SH09, which was unveiled during last year’s...
February 8, 2012
Olathe, Kan.-based Garmin (Booth 29) has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its G500H installation on the R44 from Robinson Helicopter (Booths 7/8 and...
February 7, 2012
Under an agreement that involves PHI and Rolls-Royce (Booth 9040), NORTH Flight Data Systems (Booth 3105) has agreed to integrate and certify its lightweight aircraft recording system (LARS) on the Bell 407. The unit provides...
February 6, 2012
The Westchester County Police Department in New York has selected Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 digital audio system for...
February 2, 2012
Becker Avionics has obtained a U.S. Army contract to supply its DVCS6100 digital audio system, as part of the EADS North America UH-72A Lakota Mission...
February 1, 2012
Cobham Beacon Solutions today announced they have received 24 Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) product line. The FAA has allowed transition of the previous approval from Cobham Avionics in Prescott, AZ...
February 1, 2012
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman’s joint venture, Longbow LLC, has won an U.S. Army contract worth $181 million for Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow systems. The contract also...
February 1, 2012
Dayton, Ohio-based DRS Defense Solutions’ intelligence, communications and avionics solutions (ICAS) division has won a $12-million U.S. Air Force contract to upgrade Sikorsky...
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