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December 1, 2008
Chinook Downwash and Other Failings PARIS — Under British military procedures, the bodies of soldiers killed overseas are flown back to the Royal Air Force base at Brize Norton and, thanks to the peculiarities of English law, civilian coroners must hold inquests on these deaths. The Oxford coroner, who has jurisdiction over RAF Brize Norton, has demonstrated in past inquests an unwavering thirst for...
December 1, 2008
Aircraft Sales Brokers Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin, TX 78746 E-mail: helisales@austinjet.com Web: www.austinjet.com Phone: 512-292-7088 Fax: 512-233-2726 Heli-Lynx 684 Mud Street East, Hangar #1 Stoney Creek, ON, Canada L8J 3C9 E-mail: info@helilynx.com Web: www.helilynx.com Phone: 905-643-7334 Fax: 905-643-7223 Buyer’s Agents Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin...
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail: paul.oppenheim@aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail: acsales@phihelico.com; Web: www.phihelico.com; Phone: 337-237-6070; Fax: 337-237-6560 Ace Technical Plastics, P.O. Box 4519, Hartford, CT 06117: E-mail...
November 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Dart Helicopter Services of Piney Flats, Tenn., along with its affiliate DART Aerospace Ltd of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada, have received FAA approval for its line of interior panels for the Eurocopter AS350 and AS355 model helicopters. Transport Canada and EASA approval have...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL Turbomeca Manufacturing, a subsidiary of SAFRAN USA in Grand Prairie, Texas, opened its Monroe, N.C. facility on September 25, making it the company’s only manufacturing plant outside of France. The 100,000-sq-ft facility is located on 42 sprawling acres of land just outside of Charlotte, N.C. The plant will use state-of-the-art equipment to build...
November 1, 2008
PRODUCTS EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, introduced its eNfusion AMT-700 high-gain antenna (HGA) at the National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting and Convention in October. The antenna was designed with Inmarsat’s new SwiftBroadband service in mind, providing higher gain than competing antennas of similar size and weight, the company said. Its design was based on the strong...
November 1, 2008
PRODUCTS The National Business Aviation Assoc. reported robust participation at its 61st Annual Meeting and Convention, which was held October 6-8 in Orlando, Fla. Organizers counted 30,811 attendees who represented a variety of disciplines in the business aviation field. Although fixed-wing executive aircraft and equipment accounted for the majority of interest at the NBAA convention, the...
November 1, 2008
MILITARY | SAR I posed a question to the DUSTOFF crew during the course of the interview and it went like this: "If you were king for a day, what piece or pieces of kit would you ensure all medevac rescue crews had to make their lives easier?" The responses varied by aircrew duty and experience but here’s some of what they and other crews expressed that they’d like to see on their...
October 21, 2008
The Canadian Air Force, Sikorsky’s launch customer for the maritime variant of the S-92, dubbed the H-92, is...
October 13, 2008
Effective Oct. 16, 2008, FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2008-19-02, regarding Bell model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 helicopters, will require repetitive inspections of the main rotor hydraulic actuator supports to verify the presence...
October 9, 2008
Sydney-based Wieland Helicopter Technologies (WHT) uses coaxial rotor systems for their helicopters. This design, according to the company’s Web site, is quieter than...
October 1, 2008
PRODUCTS The U.S. subsidiaries of SEI Servizi Elicotterisitici Italiani SpA, and Aerolite Max Bucher AG are collaborating on the development and marketing of EMS interiors for operators of AgustaWestland AW109s and AW139s. SEI of America Corp. and Aerolite America LLC will collaborate on the effort. SEI is an Italian aerospace company that is...
October 1, 2008
Honeywell entered into a teaming agreement with LOM PRAHA s.p. of the Czech Republic to provide platform logistics-helicopter overhaul and maintenance, inspections, parts supply chain management, pilot training, and aftermarket services. More than 12,000 Mi-8/Mi-17 turboshaft multi-mission helicopters have been delivered throughout the world. DART Helicopter Services acquired Canam Aerospace Inc and...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Houston was the site of the 38th Annual ALEA Conference and Exposition. The two-day event drew 1,143 law enforcement aviators from around the globe, many of whom come every year for classes, workshops and access to the industry’s leading manufactures of aircraft, aviation products and support services. In addition to...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Chief Pilot Jack Reichert of the Texas Dept of Public Safety accepted the keys to the police agency’s 10th Eurocopter AS350 police helicopter at the annual ALEA Conference in Houston in July. The white, black and gold B2 variant was presented by Larry Roberts, VP of commercial affairs for American...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 ALEA has embarked on a two-part initiative to promote airborne law enforcement to Congress. The first part is to encourage lawmakers to "support the funding efforts needed to keep aviation units active," according...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Persistent Surveillance Systems made its aviation industry debut at ALEA. It brought along its high-altitude, aircraft-based, video surveillance system, which the company describes as being "like a live version of Google Earth with TiVo capability." Onlookers...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Texas Aviation Services has delivered a Bell Helicopter Model 407 to the Volusia County, Fla. Sheriff’s Dept. This new 407 is one of three to be used in the sheriff’s emergency medical service and law enforcement air support missions for the county on Florida’s east-central coast. More than 500,000 people live in the county...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Axsys Technologies of Grass Valley, Calif. used the 38th annual ALEA Conference as a backdrop to introduce its new, military-grade applications that it said would "significantly enhance" its’ high-definition V14HD MSII video system. Specifically, the applications are designed to reduce cockpit workload by simplifying the user/system interface. The first application, dubbed the...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Sheriff Sidney Causey of New Hanover County, N.C. and several of his deputies traveled to the ALEA Conference in Houston to take delivery of a new R44 Raven 2 police helicopter from Kurt Robinson of Robinson Helicopter. The shiny, all-black aircraft is the Sheriff’s Office’s first, and came equipped with a forward-looking infrared sensor, searchlight and...
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