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July 21, 2014
Bond Helicopters Europe has released a helicopter system that can ‘catch’ live high-voltage wires, allowing National Grid to carry out repairs and maintenance without affecting power supplies. This custom-built equipment allows National Grid technicians to safely carry out essential works on live high-voltage power lines from...
July 11, 2014
Norway-based Airlift AS will be adding Latitude Technologies’ IONode ION3A FDM recording and reporting devices to the Latitude SkyNode S200 flight-tracking, voice, and data...
July 10, 2014
Extant Components Group Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the AIM line of standby instruments from L-3 Communications Avionics Systems. The AIM instrument product line will become part of Extant’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Symetrics Industries in Melbourne...
July 2, 2014
Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras are used for a host of military and civilian rotary wing applications, everything from law enforcement and pipeline patrol to detecting oil spills around drilling platforms and locating oil reserves under ice in Alaska. Law enforcement operators use them to locate marijuana fields. An operator with a FLIR camera can fly over a quarry and by comparing the current...
June 27, 2014
Lightspeed Aviation has launched Zulu PFX, its new ANR aviation headset. The headset is designed around Lightspeed's new proprietary Personal Flying Experience (PFX) technology, which allows the headset to adapt to its user and the cockpit environment, creating customized ANR responses and a personalized audio profile. This technology includes:  Acoustic response mapping uses sound waves and advanced...
June 23, 2014
Ducommun Incorporated has received a long-term agreement from AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation to...
June 20, 2014
Pall Corporation’s PA100 PUREair System for Airbus Helicopters’ AS350 and EC130 families has received a supplemental type certificate (STC)...
June 11, 2014
There is an impressive variety of tugs and dollies available for every conceivable type of rotary wing operation: wheels, manually controlled dollies, electric and gas-powered tugs, and powered platforms – some with wireless remote control. When maneuvering on a ramp or in and out of a hangar there is equipment that will pull, push, lift and perform the task at hand safely and efficiently. Some units...
June 11, 2014
An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) is simply a device that, when activated in the event of an unplanned landing or accident, sends out a distress signal pinpointing your location. It’s the one device that you hope you never need, but in the event that you do you want it to work perfectly. There are several things to consider when looking at ELTs. Most older ELTs, which were notoriously...
June 1, 2014
PIC Wire & Cable: High Standards Demand Higher Quality Interconnect Solutions PIC Wire & Cable has over 40 years of application success in programs and systems worldwide including the AgustaWestland AW609. We serve the aviation industry’s Military, Corporate and Commercial Sectors (Civil, Military and Parapublic/First Responder Helicopters)—providing interconnect solutions including...
May 23, 2014
Dart Aerospace has partnered with Heliatica LLC, a private company based in Russia that will distribute Dart’s aftermarket products in IAC countries such as Russia. Working with Heliatica, Dart’s auxiliary fuel tank...
May 23, 2014
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training has been awarded a $38.5-million contract for a delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering...
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 13, 2014
DAC International has announced that the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) in Brazil has approved its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Trig Avionics TT22 transponder with the FreeFlight Systems 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor for the ADS-B Out compliance for use with the Sikorsky S-76 A/B/C...
April 1, 2014
MD530G at Heli-Expo 2014. Photo by Frank Lombardi MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton believes, or rather “dreams,” of taking her once-ailing company forward to rapid manufacturing and production of existing and new helicopters. A self-confessed “obsessive for technology and innovation,” Tilton believes that one of the ways to get her company back into the mainstream of helicopter...
April 1, 2014
Scott’s Bell 47 during Heli-Expo 2014. Photo by Andrew Drwiega One announcement during Heli-Expo 2014 that brought the past right up to the present was that which saw engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce signing a multi-engine contract with Scott’s Bell 47, the owner of the Bell 47 type certificate since 2009. This brings Rolls-Royce’s RR300 light turboshaft powerplant to the Bell 407GT-6...
March 1, 2014
Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions but the most important and most common are communications or navigation. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions, but the most important and perhaps most common are communications or navigation. There are several ways to accomplish this via transmission or reception of radio waves: VFR, IFR, ILS or...
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 10, 2014
Source: FlightSafety FlightSafety International announces that five of its simulators equipped with the...
February 10, 2014
Source: DART DART Aerospace has received the FAA STC approval for its Emergency Float System for the Robinson R66.  The new float system designed and...
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