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September 9, 2016
Steady state and transient vibration in the Boeing H-47 Chinook is now more controllable after the final product qualification of LORD Corp.’s patented Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS). This IVCS technology has a triple-digit weight-savings benefit, creating performance buy-back for operators.  LORD Defense...
August 31, 2016
Four top aviation regulators have committed to implementing streamlined certification rules for aircraft and other products that move between major aviation markets in the world. Certification leaders of civil aviation authorities in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Brazil this week established a joint strategy for simplifying procedures for mutual acceptance of each others' safety certifications of...
August 19, 2016
Lightspeed Aviation offers an enhancement to the LEMO version of its Tango headset. The new features allows the panel interface unit...
August 15, 2016
A draft request for proposals for a small airborne networking radio...
August 11, 2016
FEC Heliports' HEMS-Star portable battery-powered LED helipad lighting system and remote lighting controller have both received FCC certification for operation in...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
July 29, 2016
Alpine Aerotech has received EASA approval for its Bell Helicopter 429 Bear Paw Kit. The kit has already received approval from Transport Canada and...
July 26, 2016
BLR Aerospace is accepting pre-certification orders for its FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for Airbus Helicopter H125s. FAA certification for that system is expected in the third quarter this year, the company...
July 25, 2016
Bell Helicopter's Aeronautical Accessories brand has added the Crew Mobility Restraint Kit for the Bell 412 and Bell 412EP. The kit recently...
July 20, 2016
Representatives of at least 10 helicopter firms told the FAA last month that proposed stricter guidelines for certification of inlet barrier filters are unneeded and would hike costs and hurt safety for rotorcraft flying in dirty, dusty environments.  As an example, AAR Airlift told FAA officials at a July 7 meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, that inlet barrier filters (IBFs) cut down on foreign object...
July 12, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has received EASA certification for the AW189's Full Ice Protection System (FIPS). This allows the aircraft to operate in full icing conditions while others are grounded. The fully automatic...
July 8, 2016
The FAA says it is encouraging owners of helicopters and smaller airplanes to install new safety equipment voluntarily by making broader use of a policy that went into effect March 31.   The agency said the new policy on installation of Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) would streamline the process and reduce costs for fielding gear not currently required by regulations. The FAA said...
July 6, 2016
Look for industry leaders to square off with FAA officials in Texas tomorrow over a proposal to adopt more stringent procedures for certification of engine inlet barrier filters. The agency is convening a meeting near Fort Worth Alliance Airport the morning of July 7 to discuss its proposed policy statement on certification of helicopter engine inlet barrier filters.  “The purpose of the public...
June 28, 2016
The Swedish Defence Materiel Admin., citing "changed conditions," has revised procedures for purchasing six retired Airbus Helicopters AS332 M1 Super Pumas and extended the bidding deadline to Oct. 7.   Under the revised procedures, Sweden will accept bids for some of the aircraft, spares and ground support equipment (GSE) for sale, which are divided into 14 lots. One lot includes five...
June 21, 2016
Lord Corp. completed and delivered its first V-280 Valor elastomeric rotor bearings to Bell Helicopter in the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator program. The manufacturing...
June 16, 2016
LORD Corp. will develop an active vibration control system for Korea Aerospace Industries' light civilian helicopter. LORD will provide technical support and manufacture and supply...
May 26, 2016
Heli-One will provide the Royal Malaysian Air Force with glass cockpit upgrades for its fleet of Sikorsky S-61s, enabling the aircraft to fly during the...
May 16, 2016
Alpine Aerotech has received EASA approval of its AS350 Floor Protection, which had already received FAA and...
May 12, 2016
The Republic of Kazakhstan's SkyTech LLC installed the PA100 PUREair Engine Protection System on its new Airbus Helicopters H130. Because the multi-mission operator...
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