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September 27, 2011
Aerospace Optics (Stand 1709) Fort Worth, Texas-based Aerospace Optics is showcasing its VIVISUN Electronic Latch, which performs in a similar fashion to traditional magnetic holding or solenoid latching switches but in a much smaller mechanical package and with 500,000-cycle reliability. It integrates an electronic latch circuit that accepts discrete inputs and responds with conditioned outputs. The...
September 1, 2011
FAA has granted supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for Bristol, Tenn.-based Aeronautical Accessories’ line of...
September 1, 2011
If you were lucky enough to join the nearly 20,000 other heli-fans at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando, you got to experience a seemingly endless array of new avionics, systems and components. And, like most, you no doubt left the show floor dreaming of flying home in one of those showroom fresh helicopters with full glass and a host of other performance upgrades. But, alas, only a very fortunate...
September 1, 2011
Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC Engineering Services has modified and delivered the last of 22 Russian Mi-17s for the Iraqi Air Force. This...
September 1, 2011
August 24, 2011
On August 22, the NTSB issued a new Safety Recommendation for the Robinson R44. The recommendation was issued at the conclusion of the NTSB investigation of a May 2009 Alaska State Trooper “hard landing” incident in which there were no injuries, with the goal of preventing similar mast-rocking incidents. In part, the NTSB recommendation reads, “NTSB recommends that FAA require Robinson...
August 1, 2011
Simplex Manufacturing has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its fire attack system on the AgustaWestland AW139. The...
July 22, 2011
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has published its newest version of its electronic maintenance tracking program. SkyBOOKS V4.5...
July 1, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed testing of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) again moving sea targets in the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin AFB in Florida. The tests highlighted the abilities of the missile’s tri-mode seeker, which was mounted in the nose section of a modified Sabreliner 60 and used against multiple targets, including a Revenge Advanced Composites (RAC) patrol ship. While the trials...
July 1, 2011
Pilots like to discuss weather even when they’re not flying. How much thought do you put into your weather sources? Over the years, our options have certainly expanded. With today’s technology, we have access to weather in nearly every phase of flight. Only a few decades ago, our sources of weather were somewhat limited and not altogether mobile. It often required a trip over to the flight...
July 1, 2011
Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS has selected Donaldson Aerospace and Defense filters for its...
June 28, 2011
Middlefield, Ohio-based Airwolf Areospace has earned a supplemental type certificate (STC) for...
June 17, 2011
Whippany, N.J.-based Breeze-Eastern’s rescue hoist flight line safety and maintenance training has received...
June 1, 2011
Bell AH-1Z.  Bell/Kalee Appleton    The U.S. Marine Corps will deploy its first operational squadron equipped with a mix of UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs this November, bringing together the results of its H-1 upgrade program started in 1996. This will be the first opportunity for the two helicopters to deploy together with a Marine Expeditionary Unit. The value of the combination of the new upgraded...
June 1, 2011
The problem with second-guessing special operations actions is that you don’t actually find out what really happened until much later. But why should those involved tell the world about their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) when they might have to use them again in a similar scenario in the near future? With little information officially given to date about the U.S. Naval Special Warfare...
June 1, 2011
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has chosen Bell Helicopter affiliate Aeronautical Accessories as the...
June 1, 2011
Able Aerospace Services mechanic Nick Baca checks the torque on the main rotor hub. Able Aerospace Services Fillers, seals, bearings, plastic components, rotor blades, electrical components and the radio are commonly replaced rotorcraft parts. Any dynamic mechanical and hydraulic part that moves and wears is frequently subject to repair, overhaul and/or replacement. Helicopter drive train components such...
May 20, 2011
Broomfield, Colo.-based Rotors of the Rockies has initiated an NVG training program that...
May 19, 2011
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited has reached an agreement to distribute L-3 Warrior Systems...
May 10, 2011
Apical Industries, a subsidiary of Oceanside, Calif.-based DART Helicopter Services, has won EASA...
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