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May 29, 2014
[Source: Rotor & Wing] The Norway Ministry of Justice and Public Safety has decided to incorporate the Star Safire 380HDc sensor from FLIR Systems into its fleet of AgustaWestland AW101s. The helicopters will be part of the country’s All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH)...
May 23, 2014
Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, has launched its 5th Entrepreneurial Challenge, a competition to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the vertical flight market. As part of the “Front End of Innovation 2014” conference, Sikorsky unveiled a new set of challenge questions and updated rules as it...
May 22, 2014
Lord Corporation and Sikorsky Aircraft have finished testing the hub mounted vibration sensor (HMVS) on a UH-70A Black Hawk. The flight test took place at Fort Eustis, Va., in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. During the American Helicopter Society International’s Forum 70 this week in Montreal, Lane Miller, vice president...
May 15, 2014
Airbus Helicopters Germany has granted serial production qualification for Trakkacorp’s A800 helicopter searchlight. The TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, which has already been certified on the EC155...
May 1, 2014
The U.S. Navy has granted Northrop Grumman a low-rate initial production contract to deliver FlightPro Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters. Under the $10.6-million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide mission computers for H-1 helicopter flight tests, system integration laboratories and training. The FlightPro mission computer is known for...
April 4, 2014
Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to deploy a custom airborne mission suite for the Department’s four recently acquired Bell 429 Patrol helicopters. Developed from the ground up to...
April 1, 2014
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University booth at Heli-Expo 2014. Photo by Frank Lombardi Safety Management System (SMS) is the new standard of safety management programs that has officially been approved by the FAA for use in aviation operations. Right now, its use is mandatory for Part 121 air carriers but for the rotary wing community it is voluntary and recommended but not mandatory. FAA Advisory Circular...
March 26, 2014
Auckland, New Zealand-based Spidertracks is hopeful of other deals with helicopter manufacturers after its Spider real-time tracking system was recently selected by Robinson Helicopters as an option for all R22, R44 and R66 models. The Spidertracks system uses the Iridium satellite network to send real-time aircraft location to a web application. Two versions are available – the Spider S3 which costs...
March 6, 2014
Airbus Helicopters today announced its plans to provide a new level of support for the EC175 rotorcraft in North America, with a Level D full-flight simulator located in the United States as part of a commitment to operators serving the offshore oil and gas industry.   The Level D full-flight simulator will be operational in 2016 at a location to be identified...
March 3, 2014
Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin has received a $22-million contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision...
February 28, 2014
Trakka Corp. has signed a 10-year Long Term Agreement for the supply of its A800 Trakkabeam searchlight to AgustaWestland. Trakka has a history of working...
February 28, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), distributor of NVIS equipment, gave Rotor & Wing a look at the next step in night vision technology at the company’s Heli-Expo booth. ASU demonstrated new unfilmed image intensifier tubes (made by...
February 25, 2014
The U.S. Army ran a test flight of the Lockheed Martin Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) mounted on the newest version of the Apache AH-64E yesterday during AUSA Winter in Huntsville, Ala. M-DSA is the lastest step forward for the in-service Modernized target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), of which over 1,200 have been delivered to the Army and...
February 24, 2014
According to Universal Avionics (Booth 4702), there has been an increased interest in Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support, particularly from operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters in the offshore and Search and Rescue (SAR)...
February 24, 2014
Trakka Corp. has delivered a new searchlight to Heli-Linth in Switzerland, which has now been successfully installed on the...
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s...
February 19, 2014
  Source: Revue Thommen  Revue Thommen has inked a memorandum of understanding with Sikorsky Aircraft for the design and supply of high-performance Helicopter Searchlight Systems (HSL1600 series) for use in the S-92...
February 19, 2014
FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Ascent Aerospace for the Ascent 50001C helitank system for the Bell 212. Forest fire...
February 10, 2014
Source: FlightSafety FlightSafety International announces that five of its simulators equipped with the...
February 1, 2014
Maryland State Police operates a fleet of 20 aircraft. The newest nine are AgustaWestland AW139s equipped with the UTC model 4413-2-3 hoist system. The greatest attribute of the helicopter is its ability to take off and land using confined areas. But sometimes, an area can be too confined, or otherwise unsuitable, for even the most skilled pilot. Enter the hoist. Any operator that needs to lower and raise...
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