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April 1, 2011
Bell Helicopter introduced two new variants of the 407 during Heli-Expo—the 407AH and 407GX. The AH version, complete with weapons such as the Dillon M134T minigun and M260 rocket launching system, is designed for commercial market applications such as law...
April 1, 2011
Below is a list of brief Heli-Expo news stories (in no particular order) as part of an effort to include as many helicopter support companies in this month’s print issue. Unfortunately, we ran out of room to get every announcement in, but if you don’t see your favorite company’s announcement in the pages of this month’s edition, go online to our Heli-Expo pages, which will include a...
April 1, 2011
Helicopter Association International is reporting record numbers of registrants and exhibitors at this year’s Heli-Expo in Orlando. A...
April 1, 2011
Approaching an obstacle in the Jet Ranger. Garmin G500H synthetic vision database shows a virtual representation of the tower ahead.  Soon it will turn yellow, and then red, and a voice in my headset will provide an aural warning. Let’s face it, depending on where you live and why you fly, a lot of visual flight rules (VFR) flying is not always exactly “VFR.” We live on a planet with...
March 31, 2011
Charlotte, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright Controls has agreed to provide the blade fold distributor units and digital air data computers for the Sikorsky...
March 23, 2011
Regardless of the year or manufacturer, Heli-Expo booths that really seem to turn heads typically involve the unveiling of new helicopter designs or variants. This year, the new kid on the block was the SKYe SH09 single-engine turbine from Marenco Swisshelicopter. The SH09 will feature a carbon fiber airframe from Switzerland’s OCP, avionics from Sagem and Honeywell’s HTS900 engine. According...
March 21, 2011
Thales has incorporated “significant functional enhancements” into the TopDeck avionics package for the...
March 14, 2011
Vista, Calif.-based Sandel Avionics has obtained a contract involving 4-ATI SA4550 primary...
March 11, 2011
Cobham announced on Monday that FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its HeliSAS autopilot and stability augmentation system on the Bell 206B, 206L and 407. According to the company, the...
March 10, 2011
Vista, Calif.-based Sandel Avionics has introduced WireWatch, a wire-strike avoidance feature for the ST3400H HeliTAWS. CEO Gerry Block noted during Heli-Expo...
March 5, 2011
Markus Schmitz is President and General Manager of Becker Avionics. He spoke with Rotor & Wing on Thursday about various topics, including what to expect from the Miramar, Fla.-based company during Heli-Expo and beyond. Rotor & Wing: What is Becker showcasing during Heli-Expo? Schmitz: Things are staying vibrant at Becker these days. We just signed a teaming agreement with Axnes Aviation to work...
March 5, 2011
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has appointed Tonka Hufford as operations manager/project development. He...
March 5, 2011
Revue Thommen has begun production of its new HSL-1600 helicopter searchlight, the first 31 of which are going to an undisclosed Asian customer (30) and an Australian commercial customer. Ken Paul, North American business manager, said that any North...
March 5, 2011
Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has unveiled a new portable diagnostic system for helicopters. Zing Test Elite, which is...
March 3, 2011
The Polish Ministry of Health is equipping its Eurocopter EC135 fleet with the MR510 personal locator beacon (PLB)...
March 1, 2011
Recognizing spatial disorientation, especially when using night vision goggles (NVGs), is a key skillset that every pilot needs to learn. The effect of spatial disorientation when flying during daytime can be alarming and confusing. Spatial disorientation occurs when pilots lose their perception of direction and motion relative to the ground. It is especially likely to happen when a pilot flies into...
March 1, 2011
Miramar, Fla.-based Becker Avionics and Axnes Aviation have reached a teaming agreement to...
February 25, 2011
Got a burning question about helicopter financing, aerodynamics or night vision goggle (NVG) certification? A new feature available at www.rotorandwing.com allows readers to submit questions directly to subject matter experts. Chuck McGuire, chairman of HAI’s Finance &...
February 25, 2011
FAA has granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) to install a...
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