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June 1, 2011
Elbit Systems has won a contract to launch a helicopter pilot training center for Macedonia’s...
May 26, 2011
I had just been taken for a demonstration ride in Bell 407 helicopter fitted with L3 Wescam MX-15i and MX-10 targeting systems positioned under the aircraft, fore and aft. The idea was to take off, fly away from the airport for around 30 minutes to allow me, as a novice user, to experiment with the different lenses at different targets at a range of distances—from a look down under the aircraft to a...
May 26, 2011
Lockheed Martin has started delivering its target sight system (TSS) follow-on production units to the U.S. Marine Corps for...
May 18, 2011
Pakistan agreed to return the tail section and wreckage of the modified helicopter involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad to U.S. government officials on Tuesday. But due to the nature of the classified operation, military rotorcraft experts say it could be years before the full details about the raid and the Sikorsky UH-60’s secret modifications come to light. While...
May 13, 2011
U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials have unveiled a new technology that allows Bell AH-1 and Sikorsky MH-60 pilots to “fire and...
March 5, 2011
Markus Schmitz is President and General Manager of Becker Avionics. He spoke with Rotor & Wing on Thursday about various topics, including what to expect from the Miramar, Fla.-based company during Heli-Expo and beyond. Rotor & Wing: What is Becker showcasing during Heli-Expo? Schmitz: Things are staying vibrant at Becker these days. We just signed a teaming agreement with Axnes Aviation to work...
March 5, 2011
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has appointed Tonka Hufford as operations manager/project development. He...
March 5, 2011
Revue Thommen has begun production of its new HSL-1600 helicopter searchlight, the first 31 of which are going to an undisclosed Asian customer (30) and an Australian commercial customer. Ken Paul, North American business manager, said that any North...
March 3, 2011
The Polish Ministry of Health is equipping its Eurocopter EC135 fleet with the MR510 personal locator beacon (PLB)...
March 1, 2011
Recognizing spatial disorientation, especially when using night vision goggles (NVGs), is a key skillset that every pilot needs to learn. The effect of spatial disorientation when flying during daytime can be alarming and confusing. Spatial disorientation occurs when pilots lose their perception of direction and motion relative to the ground. It is especially likely to happen when a pilot flies into...
February 22, 2011
Erickson Air-Crane and Stilwell Baker have received FAA certification for its co-developed...
February 1, 2011
Longmont, Colo.-based Master Instructors has granted Master CFI-Helicopter accreditation to Randy...
January 7, 2011
AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL-Swidnik has obtained EASA certification to install a...
December 7, 2010
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman joint venture Longbow, LLC has won a $26.8-million U.S...
December 1, 2010
Eurocopter Introduces Full Mission Trainer American Eurocopter has introduced a new dimension in flight simulators at its Grand Prairie, Texas training center. Referred to as the AS350 Full Mission Trainer, the one-of-a-kind system takes simulated flying two steps past the usual fare of pilot training, by adding fully interactive positions that permit a tactical flight officer or copilot (left seat), and a...
November 18, 2010
BAE Systems has delivered 12 Q-Sight gunner remote sighting systems (GRSS)...
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...
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