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October 3, 2012
Going against the grain of other regulatory agencies around the globe and the requests of Bell 429 operators in the U.S., FAA has denied a request from Bell Helicopter to increase the max gross weight of the 429 from 7,000 to 7,500 lbs. Transport Canada approved the weight increase in January 2012, with several others nations giving the go-ahead through the course of 2012. In July, Argentina joined 10...
October 1, 2012
Nashua, N.H.-based JTI Air Holdings has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use its automotive...
August 28, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a guide entitled Decision Making for Single-Pilot Helicopter Operations. The free...
August 8, 2012
Canada-based CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947, delivering more than 120 helicopter synthetic training devices, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in both the civil and military markets. On July 20, CAE hosted Rotor & Wing at company headquarters in Montreal for the unveiling of the first full-motion 3000 Series...
July 1, 2012
I want to start this column by acknowledging the retirement of Jeff Pino as president of Sikorsky Helicopters. I met Jeff while he was with Bell Helicopter. He called from Bell one day and invited me to a customer feedback session. I attended along with several other chief pilots from Bell operators around the world. Nobody ever said that the chief pilots of PHI or CHC Helicopters et al, lack opinions or...
June 21, 2012
BLR Aerospace has obtained European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification to install its FastFin tail...
June 1, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to BLR Aerospace for...
June 1, 2012
Eurocopter has trained five operators using its Dauphin AS365/N3N3+ full flight simulator (FFS) at the Singapore-based Eurocopter...
May 23, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and U.S. FAA have published emergency airworthiness directives (ADs) requiring operators of the Eurocopter EC135 to inspect the main rotor hub (MRH) after a crack was discovered during a...
May 16, 2012
Safran Group subsidiary Microturbo has conducted the initial flight trials of the e-APU60 auxiliary power unit as part of AgustaWestland’s efforts to certify the AW189. The in-flight...
May 15, 2012
The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) met on Monday to discuss preliminary findings of last week’s Eurocopter EC225 ditching in the North Sea. Fourteen people on board the Bond Offshore-operated helicopter escaped without injury after the pilots experienced a loss of gearbox oil...
May 11, 2012
Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland conducted the first flight of its light intermediate AW169 on Thursday at the company’s plant in Cascina Costa, Italy. Chief test pilot Giuseppe Lo Coco took the aircraft through its paces along...
May 9, 2012
Tempe, Ariz.-based Van Horn Aviation (VHA) has obtained EASA certification for its Bell 206B/L composite tail rotor blades. FAA...
April 23, 2012
Eurocopter has trained five operators using its Dauphin AS365/N3N3+ full flight simulator (FFS) at the Singapore-based Eurocopter South East...
April 20, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to BLR Aerospace for...
April 17, 2012
Staten Island, N.Y.-based Freundlich Supply Company has received AS-9100 Revision C certification, making it one of the first...
April 12, 2012
El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based FDC/aerofilter has obtained an EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its inlet barrier filter (IBF) system on the Eurocopter EC135...
April 1, 2012
Protecting the Olympics and Paralympics from terrorism is a serious business. This summer, the Olympics arrive in London, and the armed forces are being made ready for the challenge. Leave has been canceled during the period of the games for those actually, and even potentially, involved in the huge security operation. The largest warship in the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean, at 21,500 tons, and having recently...
March 29, 2012
Qatar-based Gulf Helicopters has received EASA Part 147 maintenance training approval (MTO) for its academy. With the new...
March 5, 2012
The British Helicopter Association (BHA) has awarded charter and pipeline surveillance operator, Heli Air, with IS-BAO registration. Heli Air marks the first operator to receive the registration under...
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