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July 1, 2012
Garmin G1000H and NVG Modifications from Aero Dynamix Aero Dynamix, Inc. is an industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for commercial and military aircraft. ADI is a full-line distributor and certified repair station for Garmin Avionics and offers internal NVG instrument modifications for Garmin products that do not compromise on the Garmin factory...
July 1, 2012
U.S. Park Police Bell 412EP performing an ice rescue scenario while training for SAR. United States Park Police When asked to list some U.S. government law enforcement agencies, outfits such as the FBI and Secret Service come to mind. But it’s the rare person who will think of the oldest uniformed, federal law enforcement organization in the country; a proud agency that was established in 1791 by...
July 1, 2012
Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey flying over Westminster Abbey and the Thames river in London, UK. The aircraft is from USMC Squadron VMX-22 based in New River, N.C. Bell-Boeing This year’s Farnborough International Airshow could potentially be one of the quietest for military rotorcraft sales given the hugely uncertain economic situation in Europe. The civil market too is under pressure with corporate...
July 1, 2012
I began recounting an adventure which unfolded in Haiti during the 1970s as part of an unusually challenging Coast Guard case which aspired to recover a number of deceased American air crash victims, and which also happened to lend itself as the perfect model illustrating that helicopter missions can be exponentially more difficult than airplane operations. I don’t know why anyone would want to...
June 25, 2012
Russian Helicopters has delivered the last of five Ka-32A11BCs to the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM). All five...
June 22, 2012
IT and information services provider Telvent has launched a new weather information and analysis software for helicopters. MxVision...
June 12, 2012
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho has received Transport Canada approval to carry out night vision cockpit...
June 6, 2012
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has completed an order for the Pasadena Police Department’s Air...
June 4, 2012
Norway has formed a new SAR venture with Eurocopter and Heli-One in Team NORDSAR (Nordic Search and Rescue)...
June 1, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to BLR Aerospace for...
June 1, 2012
Archangel Systems Introduces AHRS & INS To support cost-sensitive and space-constrained aviation applications, Archangel Systems, Inc. has developed two highly compact embeddable aviation sensor products scheduled for release in 2012. The AHR50, slated for second quarter 2012 release, is an enhanced AHRS (Attitude and Heading Reference System) in a 2.5” x 2.0” x 1.2” form factor. A...
June 1, 2012
Having always stood with one foot set lightly in airplanes and the other planted firmly in helicopters, I’ve often enjoyed contending to fixed-wing-only operators that safely accomplished rotary wing aviation will always maintain a smug status as much more challenging and demanding than their version of flying, which consists, as anyone can see, of mindlessly driving a relatively simple and foolproof...
June 1, 2012
Thierry Dubois, a contributing writer for Rotor & Wing, is among the finalists for this year's Aerospace Media Awards, which will be given out at a July 8...
May 24, 2012
Alaska-based North Slope Borough’s SAR Aviation Unit has selected Night Flight Concepts for...
May 23, 2012
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has announced a final call for nominations for its second annual Night Vision awards, which will be presented on July 12 during the Airborne...
May 18, 2012
Russian Helicopters took the wraps off a new variant—the medium-category, multi-role Kamov Ka-62—on Thursday during HeliRussia 2012. Intended for the cargo transport, EMS, offshore, SAR and corporate sectors, the helicopter will feature a five-bladed...
May 7, 2012
Eurocopter has received an order for an additional eight EC145s from the Kazakhstan government. The octuplet is part of a...
May 1, 2012
A study from John Hopkins University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that critically injured patients transported via helicopter to level I or level II trauma...
May 1, 2012
I know that some of you must think that I’m an anarchist. I have BMW-ed—that’s “bitched, moaned and whined” in California speak—about most of the regulators of aviation at one point or another. Whether it’s the FAA or the NTSB, I have my concerns. After 40-plus years in the helicopter business I have seen instances of abuse of power that reinforces Lord...
May 1, 2012
SAR. Search and rescue by helicopter. They say it all started in April 1944 when a Sikorsky R-4 helicopter rescued four airmen from the Burma jungle. That was a military application and the airborne SAR mission remained a military/government operation for many years. Let’s fast forward to the here and now. Over the United States’ land mass, the military still retains its internal SAR...
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