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August 22, 2012
British Columbia, Canada-based Maxcraft Avionics has received a Transport Canada supplemental type certificate (STC) to install Garmin G500H...
August 14, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display...
August 13, 2012
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters hosted a three-day event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the country’s Air Force. The Aug. 10-12 event, which featured...
August 1, 2012
What do Al Pacino, a squirrel and a moose, the “human operating system,” rogue management, graphical world charts, lions and bears, dangerous behavior, SMS toolkits and safety videos all have in common? OK, maybe those last two gave it away, but they’re all subjects that have appeared in the International Helicopter Safety Team’s recent “Safety Notes” campaign. Over the...
July 31, 2012
Textron Marine & Land Systems operating unit MillenWorks has obtained a contract from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to design a pair of components for the Helicopter Crew Safety System (HCSS). Plans call for the work to take place over 18 months at the MillenWorks facility in Tustin, Calif. The...
July 17, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 12, 2012
On June 6, 2012, a lone CV-22 from Canon Air Force base in New Mexico—home of the 27th Special Operations Wing—flew a 2,600-nm round trip lasting more than 11 hours to USS Wyoming (SSBN-742, an Ohio class submarine), to simulate a medical evacuation. The aircraft appeared over the submarine within 15 seconds of the allotted time and a litter was lowered from around 150 feet to simulate the...
July 12, 2012
AgustaWestland displayed its AW189 at the Farnborough International Airshow, the first time the variant appeared in a...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 11, 2012
NASA Ames Research Center is accepting comments through Sunday, July 15 to its request for information (RFI) that seeks sources to diagnose and repair, or rebuild, malfunctioning electronic input-output processor (IOP) circuit cards for the research flight control computer assembly (RFCCA) on the JUH-60 helicopter. Boeing and Lear Astronics developed the Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne...
July 9, 2012
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is holding a public forum on July 17 and 18 to examine the “regulations, policies and procedures” for general aviation search and rescue (SAR)...
July 1, 2012
  Eurocopter will provide a SAR-modified EC225 for Nordic Search and Rescue. Eurocopter Norway has formed a new SAR venture with Eurocopter and Heli-One in Team NORDSAR (Nordic Search and Rescue). Eurocopter will...
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
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...
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 28, 2012
Erickson Air-Crane has received a U.S. Forest Service contract to provide another S-64 for firefighting in the western part of the country...
June 25, 2012
Russian Helicopters has delivered the last of five Ka-32A11BCs to the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM). All five...
June 18, 2012
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has contracted Rockwell Collins for avionics development on the multifunction radio frequency (MFRF) program. The $5.1-million agreement will see Rockwell Collins...
June 14, 2012
Greenwich AeroGroup company, Summit Aviation, has earned AS9100C aerospace quality standard system certification. Summit...
June 5, 2012
NATO’s Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has contracted Erickson Air-Crane to provide aerial firefighting...
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