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November 15, 2010
Kaman Aerostructures officially opened its new manufacturing facility in Chihuahua, Mexico last week...
November 4, 2010
Donaldson Co. subsidiary Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) has received approval from...
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
Carson Helicopters has kept blade planform but changed profile to make the tailrotor more efficient. Perkasie, Pa.-based Carson Helicopters is developing a composite tailrotor upgrade for the Sikorsky S-61 medium twin. Thanks to a more efficient design, the new tailrotor should yield an increased payload at altitude. Testing is underway. Speaking in September at the European Rotorcraft Forum 2010 in Paris...
November 1, 2010
Nov. 29, 1945 is a very special day in the history of helicopter search and rescue (SAR) services. If you’re not familiar with it you should be. That was the day, not far from the Sikorsky factory in Connecticut, on a bleak and wind-torn reef in Long Island Sound, when a Sikorsky R-5 performed the first civilian helicopter hoist rescue by lifting two men off of a heavily storm damaged oil barge. That...
October 29, 2010
Piney Flats, Tenn.-based Aeronautical Accessories has obtained an FAA supplemental type certificate...
October 5, 2010
DART Helicopter Services has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for a series of rotorcraft...
September 24, 2010
Under a U.S. Army contract worth more than $5 million, Boulder, Colo.-based Air Comm will supply cockpit...
September 22, 2010
Construction has begun on Precision Aviation Group’s 65,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. The company notes that continued growth of its...
September 8, 2010
Boulder, Colo.-based Air Comm Corp. has handed over the...
September 3, 2010
Spring, Texas-based Aviation Auctions has introduced a new website dedicated to idle, surplus and obsolete helicopters and fixed-wing...
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
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
Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) has equipped two Namibia-based Government Air Transport Services AgustaWestland AW139s...
September 1, 2010
By Thierry Dubois Fly-by-wire controls on civil turbine helicopters may be in the offing at last, as all major manufacturers—Sikorsky, Bell, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland—have some sort of research and development (R&D) work under way to have such technology certified, although they hardly admit it. Russian Helicopters has already delivered some 20 copies of the Ansat, a light utility...
August 23, 2010
Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from...
August 17, 2010
James Garrett is the new vice president of operations at REBTECH, a Bedford, Texas-based division of REB Technologies. He has more than 40...
August 1, 2010
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has agreed to purchase Woodland, Wash.-based LifePort Inc., an aircraft accessories...
August 1, 2010
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit has chosen Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) to provide night vision modifications on...
August 1, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a global revision to MMEL (master minimum equipment list) Policy Letter 127, which focuses on night vision imaging systems (NVIS), including night vision goggles (NVGs). According to FAA, around 40 percent of HEMS...
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