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March 23, 2011
Regardless of the year or manufacturer, Heli-Expo booths that really seem to turn heads typically involve the unveiling of new helicopter designs or variants. This year, the new kid on the block was the SKYe SH09 single-engine turbine from Marenco Swisshelicopter. The SH09 will feature a carbon fiber airframe from Switzerland’s OCP, avionics from Sagem and Honeywell’s HTS900 engine. According...
March 17, 2011
Eurocopter has obtained an order from Russian operator UTair. The agreement, finalized in early March at Heli-Expo in Orlando, follows a letter of intent that was signed in early 2008. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2013. UTair Chairman and CEO Andrey Martirosov told Rotor & Wing immediately following the signing ceremony that the EC175 “will be worked into our offshore operations and for...
March 1, 2011
The past two presidents of HAI, Roy Resavage and Matt Zuccaro, must be complimented for promoting a balanced approach to public aircraft operators. In the early 90’s some of the folks in HAI were … less than gracious to public aircraft operators. It was during this time of “the troubles” as the Irish would call them, that a meeting attended by public aircraft operators and...
January 13, 2011
A close look at documents from the U.S. National Transportation Board (NTSB) and a company it’s placing much of the blame on for a 2008 helicopter crash reveals a sharp contrast in viewpoints from the government investigators and the operator—Perkasie, Pa.-based Carson Helicopters—as to what led the Sikorsky S-61 to fall from the sky. With all the “he said, she said”...
January 12, 2011
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace have received an order for an AW139 from Saitama Prefecture of Japan. The helicopter will conduct firefighting, EMS, disaster relief and...
January 1, 2011
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the National Transportation Board has placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson Helicopters. During a public meeting Dec. 7 coinciding with the release of the accident’s probable causes, board members touched on the many complicated aspects of the...
January 1, 2011
NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman used an analogy to describe how federal oversight relates to public-use aircraft, a topic that came up multiple times during the Dec. 7 meeting: “Public-use operations have been made an orphan by the aviation industry, like they have no parent and no one wants to be responsible for them. And this orphan, everyone says when they make a mistake or when something goes...
December 30, 2010
Helicopter Association Intl (HAI) has scheduled a January 20 industry forum in Alexandria, Va. to address questions and issues related to public-use...
December 13, 2010
William Coultas, the co-pilot in a 2008 Carson Helicopters-operated crash of a Sikorsky S-61 in Oregon, is claiming that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) came to the wrong conclusions...
December 9, 2010
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. National Transportation Board has placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson Helicopters. During a public meeting Dec. 7 coinciding with the release of the accident’s probable causes, board members touched on the many complicated aspects of...
December 8, 2010
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. National Transportation Board on Tuesday placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson...
December 2, 2010
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is planning to hold a public meeting on Tuesday regarding the Aug. 5, 2008 crash of a Sikorsky...
December 1, 2010
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has incorporated an Erickson S-64 helitanker into its operations. The helicopter will be...
November 15, 2010
Russian Helicopters holding company Rostvertol has handed over another Mi-26TC to...
November 8, 2010
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has purchased an Erickson S-64 that will primarily be...
November 3, 2010
Goiás, a state in central Brazil, has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW119Kes for...
November 1, 2010
Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters division Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has handed over the last of 40 Mi-171s (Mi-8AMT...
October 1, 2010
Russian Helicopters organized an early July visit to Andalusia to show the Spanish region’s capacities in firefighting—notably with four Kamov Ka-32s operated by Inaer. The Spanish company owns 10 copies of the EASA-certified version, the Ka-32A11BC, the other six being used by other Spanish regions. Inaer provides full operation of the helicopter—aircraft, crews, equipment, fuel and...
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