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December 1, 2010
New Helicopter EFIS for Light to Medium Helicopter Market   Operators of small, light to medium helicopters operating under FAR Part 27 (under 6,000 lbs) will soon be able to better afford a lightweight VFR EFIS following initial supplemental type certification of Aspen Avionics’ EFD1000H. Aspen Avionics has received its first STC for the new Evolution Flight Display EFD1000H, a low-cost...
December 1, 2010
L-3's SRVIVR CVR Meets Mandate L-3 Electrodynamics is introducing the SRVIVR family of cockpit voice flight data recorders (CVFDRs), a state-of-the-art crash survivable recorder designed to meet FAA’s mandate for flight recorders. Offering the smallest and lightest CVFDR on the market today, SRVIVR is available with a variety of air vehicle interfaces, providing flexibility on a broad range of...
November 1, 2010
Mike Atwood Two new online podcasts and supporting white papers are now available through Rotor & Wing’s parent website, www.aviationtoday.com. Rotor & Wing Editor-in-Chief Joy Finnegan moderates a discussion with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) President Mike Atwood in “Night Vision Goggle Classification: Myths and Misconceptions.”...
November 1, 2010
Metro Aviation managing director Milton Geltz received the initial Sandel Avionics helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HeliTAWS) to enter the market on September 20. The...
October 20, 2010
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has selected the Cobham 3D synthetic vision EFIS for its fleet of 14 Eurocopter AS350B2s. Headquartered in Monterey...
October 19, 2010
Sikorsky Aircraft has selected Universal Avionics Systems’ cockpit voice/flight data recorder (CVFDR) as a forward-fit option on Sikorsky’s X-76++ and S-76D. Universal’s CVFDR-145R with recorder independent...
October 19, 2010
After establishing itself as a leader in general aviation avionics, Garmin International is taking on the “big iron” with the introduction of its G5000 integrated flight deck for the Part 25 business aircraft and helicopter market. “We’re...
October 5, 2010
DART Helicopter Services has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for a series of rotorcraft...
October 4, 2010
Port St. Lucie, Fla.-based Night Flight Concepts is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday that will focus on issues related to night vision goggles (NVGs)...
October 1, 2010
The Horizontal Situation Display-Hover (HSDH) displays hover reference symbology and steering cues, allowing the user to maintain precise orientation to the surface during challenging, complex and dynamic hovering and external load missions in adverse or nighttime conditions, such as brownout. The operator can analyze a hover reference point (small home plate symbol), velocity and acceleration cues, hover...
October 1, 2010
A group of government and industry organizations has completed certification of the first Bell 429 to conduct steep approaches using wide area augmentation system (WAAS) capability. Involved in the collaborative effort are Bell Helicopter, Air Methods, FAA (including its Global Navigation Satellite System Program Office and Flight Standards Organization), Hickock & Associates, and Des Moines...
October 1, 2010
Anthony DiNota is the new vice president of commercial sales, marketing and customer support for American Eurocopter. He was previously president and chief operating officer at OmniFlight Helicopters. DiNota will lead the company’s Commercial Sales, Marketing and Customer Support division, which has also seen the recent promotion of Rich Gross to senior director of commercial sales. Jane Tischler...
September 29, 2010
FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS) on Garmin’s GNS 430W and 530W. Available as a new or retrofit...
September 22, 2010
Sandel Avionics has handed over its first helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HeliTAWS) to MSP Aero of...
September 1, 2010
Tucson, Ariz. was the site of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 40th Annual Convention and Exposition, which ran from July 14 to 17. Co-hosted by the Tucson Police Dept. and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, the event drew aircrews from across North America for networking, exhibitions and social events. Members were also offered their choice of 47 professional development...
September 1, 2010
Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters recently delivered helicopters to separate law enforcement agencies—the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Pasadena Police...
September 1, 2010
Helicopter manufacturers, support companies and operators are gearing up for this year’s European Helitech, set for Oct. 5–7 in Estoril, Portugal. Rotor & Wing has assembled a handful of exhibitors who will be at Helitech. For a full listing of exhibitors and more information about the conference, visit www.helitechevents.com/portugal • Aero Quality Sales will showcase its 176CH ultra...
September 1, 2010
REBTECH, the Bedford, Texas-based division of REB Technologies, has hired James Garrett (left) as new vice president of operations. He has more than 40 years’ experience in instrument manufacturing and repairs. Garrett received crew station lighting certification from the Aerospace Lighting Institute in 1987. Erickson Air-Crane or Portland, Ore. has appointed David Ford as vice president of aircraft...
September 1, 2010
Getting Your Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin Back in the Air “Great helicopter, rather slow OEM support” is the often-heard operator’s complaint about the Eurocopter AS365 and EC155 series of Dauphin helicopters. Fortunately, there’s a third-party solution to the problem: Alpine Air Support. Based in Zürich, Switzerland, Alpine Air Support is the fast-turnaround solution for Dauphin...
September 1, 2010
Enhanced vision (EV) and synthetic vision (SV) systems are becoming more common in rotary-wing as well as fixed-wing aircraft. The technologies are particularly valuable in helicopters, which fly much of the time at low altitude in the terrain. EV, typically based on IR sensors, gives the pilot a thermal image of the area in front of the aircraft, which is very compatible with human eyesight. SV is a...
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