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August 28, 2015
Sept. 4 is the deadline for a $100 discount on registration for Rotor & Wing International’s Rotorcraft Certification Summit Oct. 27 near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. At the one-day summit, top industry and...
August 20, 2015
  Photo courtesy of Metro Aviation   Following recent FAA authorization, Metro is introducing electronic flight bags to its fleet. Metro partnered with Complete Flight to implement the EFBs' enterprise software, which will provide pilots access to...
August 17, 2015
The agenda for Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Certification Summit is now available online here, as is a list of confirmed and invited speakers. The Oct. 27 summit at the Sheraton DFW Airport in...
August 10, 2015
Rotor & Wing International is organizing the inaugural Rotorcraft Certification Summit to be held Oct. 27 at the Sheraton DFW Airport in Irving, Texas, near Dallas/Fort Worth International...
July 29, 2015
Rotorcraft certification rules and procedures are antiquated and cannot keep pace with technological advances. That is the view of top executives at helicopter operators, rotorcraft manufacturers, avionics and equipment makers and modification shops.   To explain current efforts to fix those shortcomings and ensure its readers’ concerns are addressed in those efforts, Rotor & Wing...
July 1, 2015
Lightspeed Aviation is offering summer discounts on its Zulu PFX, Zulu.2 and Sierra headsets. Each of those products includes active noise cancellation, full Bluetooth...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
June 10, 2015
June 30 is the nomination deadline for the Night Vision Awards to be presented at July's Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo 2015 in Houston. Presented every other year, the awards are intended to...
May 21, 2015
Bell Helicopter has received approval from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), the national civil aviation authority of Brazil, for three of its products applicable on Bell 407 platforms to be distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories brand. Specifically designed for the Bell 407GXP, the Expanded Area Instrument Panel replaces the standard...
May 1, 2015
The global aerospace and defense company AAR has earned Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Awards at two of its operating units — Aircraft Component Repair (ACS) in Amsterdam and Defense Systems Logistics (DSL) in Havelock, N.C. — for the fifth straight year. Boeing issues the awards annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance for each...
April 16, 2015
  ARINC 429 to Discrete Signal Converter (SR429) From Aerospace Optics, manufacturer of the best-in-class VIVISUN® line of pushbutton switches comes the new NEXSYS ARINC 429 to Discrete Signal Converter (SR429). ARINC Signal Converters bridge the gap between the digital data bus and the myriad of equipment driven by a discrete electrical signal. The SR429 is designed to provide up to 23 discrete...
April 1, 2015
The U.S. Army has upgraded its CH-47F fleet with the new Required Navigation Performance-Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) system from Rockwell Collins. The upgrade for CH-47F Chinooks equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) was most recently fielded with the Minnesota/Iowa National Guard, as well as the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. The...
March 26, 2015
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group is producing the transparencies for the S-97 RAIDER™ rotorcraft prototype rolled out by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. PPG designs and manufactures the transparencies at its Sylmar, Calif., facility, and has delivered ship sets to Sikorsky for two S-97 prototypes. The 14-square-foot windshields are constructed with polycarbonate laminates for high-impact...
March 13, 2015
Rostec companies Russian Helicopters and Technodinamika, along with France’s Microturbo, have signed a trilateral memorandum on the joint development and production of a new auxiliary power unit (APU), Saphir 15, for the helicopter market. Under the memorandum, Russian Helicopters will become...
March 10, 2015
FEC Heliports Rapid Deployment Battery-Operated Helipad Lights FEC Heliports have improved the specification of their rapid deployment battery-operated helipad lights. The high intensity LED lights are now available with wireless control enabling the operation of color, intensity and flash pattern through a remote key fob. If used in conjunction with FEC’s Remote Lighting Controller, pilot operation...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH), now a department of Outerlink Global Solutions, has received Transport Canada approval of their AS350/EC130 FAA STC for the installation of their lightweight flight data recorders.  The first Canadian installations of the integrated flight data system will be performed on the EC130 and AS350, owned and operated by...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s (NYSE: CW) Defense Solutions division today announced a new family of ultra-lightweight recorders for cockpit image, voice and flight data. At only 5.7 lbs., the new Fortress recorders weigh ~50% less than early generation solid state recorders alternatives, which helps to significantly reduce fuel cost savings (for example...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, is completing initial system development and is on track to flight test and begin qualification on its MissionView Situational Awareness System in the next several months. The MissionView System is designed with integrated sensors that wirelessly...
March 2, 2015
Guidance Aviation has announced that this year's #HeliYeah Photo Sweepstakes will launch Tuesday, March 3 and run through Thursday, March 5 at Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla. #HeliYeah's creator and main sponsor, Guidance Aviation, will be joined by BOSE, Rotorcraft Pro Magazine, and ForeFlight. To enter the daily photo sweepstakes, post a picture from Heli-Expo 2015 to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with...
March 2, 2015
 VIH Aerospace (VIHA), provider of global helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2015, Booth 3837.   VIHA will attend this year’s Heli-Expo with its  helicopter sales, production and management team to discuss customer requirements related to delivery of value-driven helicopter...
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