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September 4, 2015
Today is your last chance to receive a $100 early-bird registration discount for Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Certification Summit. The one-day summit, held Oct. 27 near...
August 28, 2015
Sept. 4 is the deadline for a $100 discount on registration for Rotor & Wing International’s Rotorcraft Certification Summit Oct. 27 near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. At the one-day summit, top industry and...
July 29, 2015
Rotorcraft certification rules and procedures are antiquated and cannot keep pace with technological advances. That is the view of top executives at helicopter operators, rotorcraft manufacturers, avionics and equipment makers and modification shops.   To explain current efforts to fix those shortcomings and ensure its readers’ concerns are addressed in those efforts, Rotor & Wing...
July 28, 2015
The makers of Encyclopedia Britannica will now provide training management at PHI, Inc. The global helicopter transport provider purchased Fox—a Web-based, commercial-off-the-shelf software platform to manage training and scheduling—from Britannica...
July 6, 2015
In a case of significance for flight data monitoring initiatives, look for the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) to decide this week if it will appeal a U.K. court’s decision ordering an accident flight recorder’s release to criminal prosecutors. Many in aviation believe flight recorder data is controlled by safety investigators and always kept confidential, but legal procedures may...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
April 29, 2015
DMA-Aero recently released a new reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) compliant MPS49 Air Data Test Set, which is applicable for all types of civil and extended range, fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The MPS49 has three independent channels for Altitude, Airspeed and Angle of Attack, and is RVSM compliant with a...
April 10, 2015
Nothing is more essential to aircraft operations than completing the mission safely. In an airliner’s world, air traffic controllers maintain separation of airplanes from each other and from some obstacles. But down in the obstacle-rich environment of the helicopter, where air traffic control assistance is absent more often than present, the rotorcraft pilot needs to “see and avoid”...
March 3, 2015
One of the cardinal rules of engineering says that anything made by man can be broken. And one of the cardinal rules of man is that when something is broken, you should try to fix it. But if it can’t be fixed, you’ll just have to get a brand new one. In the aviation world, virtually everything that makes a machine fly can break, so there must be ways to replace those items once they fail, or...
February 26, 2015
At the beginning of next month, RF System Lab borescope experts Casey O’Tool and Jess Kuznicki will trade the frigid temperatures of Traverse City, Mich., for the warmer weather in Orlando, Fla., to attend HAI Heli-Expo 2015. This will be RF System Lab’s fourth year at Heli-Expo, which is...
February 26, 2015
Phoenix Heliparts (PHP) has partnered with True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co. Inc., to pursue a series of FAA Part 27 STCs for the installation of the True Blue Power TB17 Advanced Lithium-ion Battery into many of the airframes PHP supports. Initial STC certification plans for the...
February 5, 2015
Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) teams face daily challenges when it comes to safely and efficiently doing their jobs. There are several companies that design, manufacture and sell items such as hoists, harnesses and cargo hooks that help make the jobs a bit easier. Listed here are just a few of those companies and items available today. Aerial Aerial’s Spider is a six-person extraction device...
January 28, 2015
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the only Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 helicopter. This new IBF helps prevent engine...
January 28, 2015
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has contracted Terma, a global product development and manufacturing company, to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft...
January 23, 2015
SAE International is searching for a team of rotorcraft manufacturers, operators and hoist manufacturers to serve on the newly formed...
January 8, 2015
Originally designed for use by military forces, SEI Industries’ High-Pressure Aviation Refueling System (HPARS) is now available for civilian commercial use.   Photo courtesy SEI Industries   Best defined as a durable, portable method of fueling and de-fueling jet fuel to and from aircraft and fuel tanker trucks, the HPARS uses a self-priming centrifugal pump...
December 4, 2014
European helicopter management, charter, and training company Starspeed has boosted its capability for off-airfield landings with the purchase of two GL3 Portable Approach Path Indicators. Designed by Bauertech Instruments...
November 6, 2014
The StartStick weighs less than 15 lbs., but can crank a variety of single- and twin-engine helicopter models. Photo courtesy ABS Aviation Battery Systems’ StartStick is an external start battery capable of cranking a wide range of helicopters. And at 10 lbs. for the standard unit and 13 lbs. for the StartStick Fleet, the weight and size make it small enough to be stowed under the seat of the...
October 23, 2014
Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand now distributes Helitowcart BearPaw products. The BearPaw product line is approved for a variety of helicopter manufacturers and models, including the Robinson R44 and R66, Airbus AS350, Airbus AS355 and Airbus...
October 15, 2014
Elbit Systems will be presenting several products at their booth during the NBAA 2014 show. The company will be demonstrating existing products, and will also be launching some of their new merchandise.  The...
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