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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...
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 Long Island Army National Guard has completed Bambi bucket training with two of its Sikorsky UH-60...
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...
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
Eurocopter has handed over a second EC225 to Airtelis, a subsidiary of French public utility, RTE (Electricity Transmission...
May 8, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino—who has led the company during a period that includes significant developmental and engineering achievements such as the X2 technology demonstrator, subsequent military S-97 Raider and heavy lift CH-53K—is planning to retire, effective July 1. Sikorsky parent United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has named Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky’s Military...
May 7, 2012
Eurocopter has received an order for an additional eight EC145s from the Kazakhstan government. The octuplet is part of a...
May 7, 2012
Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Aviation, a division of OSF HealthCare, has received the first of four Eurocopter EC145s outfitted with...
May 1, 2012
One of the first things I noticed approaching the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center was the helicopters circling overhead. I was running a few minutes behind, and hoping that I wouldn’t miss the first fly-by of the space shuttle Discovery mounted on the back of a modified NASA Boeing 747. After sitting in traffic for a few minutes, the car inched toward the highway exit for the Air & Space...
May 1, 2012
Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield and his wife, Kim, highlighting military families at Quad-A. Photos by Andrew Parker The sacrifices that military families make took center stage during the opening ceremonies of the Army Aviation Association of America’s Professional Forum and Exhibition (Quad-A) in Nashville. Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield and his wife...
May 1, 2012
Transport Canada has granted St. Louis Park, Minn.-based Shadin Avionics a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the...
May 1, 2012
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 completed its first flight mounted with a Cineflex film camera in April near the company’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The camera system was developed in partnership with Brain Farm Digital Cinema and Snaproll Media. Schiebel With all the press they’ve been receiving for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, you’d think that unmanned aerial systems...
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...
April 25, 2012
According to the International Helicopter Safety Team, the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a “strong step in the right direction,” IHST notes that despite making progress, “if our current statistical trend continues, the industry will not meet its goal of an 80...
April 25, 2012
Transport Canada has issued a type certificate for Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT6C-67E, which powers the...
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 17, 2012
Staten Island, N.Y.-based Freundlich Supply Company has received AS-9100 Revision C certification, making it one of the first...
April 17, 2012
AgustaWestland has landed a contract with the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) for two law enforcement-configured GrandNew...
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