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June 1, 2010
As part of a recent night vision imaging system (NVIS) upgrade on a Bell 407, Aero Dynamix installed a new Garmin 530W helicopter terrain awareness and...
June 1, 2010
TImage at top shows interior view of the Air Methods EMS cabin on Mercy One’s Bell 429, with exterior view below. Air Methods The Products division of Air Methods Corp. has handed over a Bell 429 with an EMS cabin to Des...
June 1, 2010
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has handed over an emergency medical services (EMS)-configured Eurocopter EC145 to Cleveland Metro Life Flight. The helicopter...
June 1, 2010
Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) in the Gulf of Mexico is: “A thing of beauty.” Those were the actual words of the controller during the interview at Houston’s ARTCC radar control room. Gerard Quiroz, a front line manager and Kim Pettis, Houston Center, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) ADS-B representative, were in agreement. They gave a frank and...
May 1, 2010
While Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) President David Adler looks on, Sharon Nell, director of the U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs Office of Aviation, officially signs a contract for up to 110 S-61Ts on Feb. 21 at Heli-Expo. Photo by Andrew D. Parker, Managing Editor The U.S. State Department’s decision to replace chartered Russian-made helicopters used to...
May 1, 2010
The U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven One (HSM-71), under the command of CDR Jeffrey Dodge, celebrated reaching 10,000 mishap free flight hours in the MH-60R Raptor since starting to fly the helicopter in October 2007. HSM-71 is the first operational squadron to fly the MH-60R, the...
May 1, 2010
The U.S. Army has granted a three-year contract worth up to $36.8 million to Lockheed Martin for support of its target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor...
May 1, 2010
Aero Dynamix Receives STC for Bell 429 Night Vision Lighting System Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) has been awarded an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of a Night Vision Lighting system in a Bell 429. The HEMS aircraft, owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, was outfitted with NVG-compatible lighting to provide safety enhancements for night flight operations...
May 1, 2010
It’s not good when a pilot loses situational awareness in a dust cloud near the ground. Brownout is a major threat to helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense has estimated that 37 percent of helicopter losses there between 2001 and 2008 involved brownout and obstacle strikes. This article looks at pilot brownout aids and other emerging technologies. Combat unit training...
May 1, 2010
Launched on a telephone tip early one Sunday morning last June, an Eurocopter EC120B of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Yuma Air Branch intercepted an ultralight aircraft about 6,800 feet over Arizona. The target had apparently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border around the Pinacate Lava Flow and flown north through the Air Force Goldwater bombing range in the CBP Yuma Sector. The helicopter pilot...
April 1, 2010
SRVIVR Cockpit Recorder Available from L-3 L-3 Electrodynamics is introducing the SRVIVR family of Cockpit Voice Flight Data Recorders (CVFDR), a state-of-the-art crash survivable recorder designed to meet the new FAA mandate for flight recorders. Offering the smallest and lightest CVFDR on the market today, SRVIVR is available with a variety of air vehicle interfaces providing flexibility for its use on a...
April 1, 2010
Devon & Cornwall Police will operate this EC145 for anti-crime initiatives. The Devon & Cornwall Police in England have taken delivery of...
April 1, 2010
On Feb. 22, HAI hosted a public service technology workshop at Heli-Expo. Capt. Don Roby of Baltimore County PD led a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of the growing number of safety-related equipment turning up on police, fire and EMS helicopters. Joining him was a panel with Cmdr. Sam Creech from USCG Air Station, San Francisco; David Cruz, homeland security sales manager for...
April 1, 2010
UK MoD As the Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War comes to its conclusions, arguments continue to rumble back and forth between the politicians involved and a selection of senior military commanders. While the politicians say that they gave all that the British military commanders requested to deploy and sustain operations in Iraq (then also Afghanistan), a good selection of...
April 1, 2010
Talk to people who have upgraded their rotorcraft from analog ‘steam gauges’ to all-digital ‘glass cockpits’, and their enthusiasm brings the J-word to mind time and again. The improvements in performance, ease of use, and maintenance are stunning; as the following stories clearly attest. Glass Cockpit Just Part of Transformed Bell 212 Located in Sudbury, Canada, Day Aviation flies...
March 1, 2010
Aero Dynamix Offers L-3 M949 Gen III Night Vision Goggles Night vision systems provider Aero Dynamix of Euless, Texas has become a full line distributor for L-3 Electro-Optical Systems’ M949 Generation III night vision goggles. The goggles are built to DO-275 standards with Class B filters, and versions with Class A and C filters are also available. The M949 has an image intensifier tube, interface...
March 1, 2010
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Aero Dynamix...
March 1, 2010
Dubai-based Aerospace Consortium FZE has contracted SkyTrac Systems to supply satcom and flight...
March 1, 2010
Rockville, Md.-based BAE Systems successfully installed its Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system on U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook aircraft in December 2009. Now, the U.S. Army has reported its first success in defending a CH-47D against multiple infrared man-portable anti-aircraft missiles (IR manpads)...
March 1, 2010
The U.S. Army has taken delivery of the 500th Goodrich Corp. AN/AVR-2B laser detecting...
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