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September 1, 2012
The Ka-62, a civil derivative of the military Ka-60, features new elements such as Turbomeca engines, a Transas avionics suite and a crashworthy fuel tank Russian Helicopters is planning on flying the Kamov Ka-62 medium twin in August 2013. The new helicopter, which bears some resemblance with the Eurocopter Dauphin, will be in the 12 to 15-passenger category. The manufacturer is targeting a very...
September 1, 2012
This MD600, along with the MD520N and MD Explorer, utilize the NOTAR anti-torque system. Pilot inputs, however, are the same as those for a conventional tail rotor system. It’s been a while—about 22 years—since certification was awarded for a helicopter design that then and now gets a second look from many who see it. Aviation enthusiasts stare at it and say, “Oh, I get it,”...
September 1, 2012
The Pilot’s Bill of Rights Act, authored by Rep. Samuel Graves (R-Mo.) with a concurring bill offered by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), has passed both the House and Senate and is awaiting President Obama’s signature. Now as long as the politicos that advise the president don’t identify 10 stray cats as a constituency that will support him if he vetoes the bill, it should be signed shortly...
September 1, 2012
A couple of years ago, I was asked by one of Rotor & Wing’s sister publications to write an article on how aircraft are painted. So, I called a relatively small outfit with a fine reputation for such work to see if they wanted to be featured in it. To make a long story short, I left two messages with a live employee, plus one on their answering machine, before finally talking to the owner. After...
August 29, 2012
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) is stretching out with an expansion of its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. that opened in July. The maintenance and repair complex now encompasses more than 80,000 square feet and will incorporate PAG’s wheel, brake and nondestructive (NDT) shop, which currently fills 3,500 square feet. The company’s previous expansion in 2010 raised its square footage more than 50...
August 28, 2012
Triumph Instruments-Ft. Lauderdale, a subsidiary of Triumph Group, has signed with Spectrolab as an authorized service center for the Nightsun...
August 28, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a guide entitled Decision Making for Single-Pilot Helicopter Operations. The free...
August 24, 2012
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Helicopter Championship kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 22 with...
August 1, 2012
The FDMA’s newest fleet addition is an AgustaWestland AW139. AgustaWestland The Fire Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and Yokohama City in Japan have each ordered a...
August 1, 2012
An Erickson Air-Crane dumps water over a 2009 bushfire in Victoria, Australia. Early next year, Australia’s National Aerial Firefighting Center (NAFC) will decide on the aerial firefighting fleet that will do battle against the country’s annual bushfire threat over the next few years. With the NAFC’s existing tenders reaching the end of their three years plus two years extension life at...
August 1, 2012
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has equipped a Scandair Eurocopter AS350B3e and a Summit Air Ambulance AgustaWestland AW109 with inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems. The Swedish utility operator provides aerial applications, including...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has packaged its Version 4.7 SAAS software into two areas—flight operations and maintenance...
August 1, 2012
This Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma is part of the Tokyo Fire Department’s fleet expansion. The unit bought its first Super Puma in December...
August 1, 2012
German National Police use a fleet of 87 Eurocopter variants to patrol the county. Eurocopter Eurocopter has handed over the final two EC155B1s out of a...
August 1, 2012
Safety is not an entity in and itself. Pilots need to develop a healthy perspective for safety, not think of it as an obstacle to mission accomplishment, but a means to mission accomplishment. I’d like to highlight the links among management, standardization, training and safety. These items “go hand in glove with mission accomplishment and cannot be separated.” One could define...
July 25, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 U.S. summer tour—which started with a June 20 ceremony in Grand Prairie, Texas and included trips to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Bragg, Davison Army Airfield and Manassas Regional Airport—will end on Thursday after a visit to the Pentagon. From there, it will make a ferry flight to Richmond, Va. before being disassembled and flown back to Europe. Rotor & Wing caught up with...
July 18, 2012
Early next year, Australia’s National Aerial Firefighting Center (NAFC) will decide on the aerial firefighting fleet that will do battle against the country’s annual bushfire threat over the next few years. With the NAFC’s existing tenders reaching the end of their three years plus two years extension life at the end of the coming 2012/2013 fire season, a call for tenders for the national...
July 1, 2012
NATO’s Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has contracted Erickson Air-Crane to provide aerial...
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
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...
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