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August 4, 2010
Two helicopters—a Kamov Ka-32A and a Mil Mi-17-1B—left Azerbaijan on Wednesday headed to Russia to join efforts to bring widespread...
August 1, 2010
AgustaWestland parent Finmeccanica agreed in June to sell the intellectual property, data and production rights for the AW101 to Boeing. The Seattle-based manufacturer plans to incorporate AW101 design elements into a new offering for the VXX Presidential Helicopter...
August 1, 2010
Virginia Tech students Ryan Berg, Joseph Diner, Alexander Carra, Michael Creaven, Meagan Hom, Ryan Paetzell, Jason Smith, Alan Steinert, James Tenney and Bryant Tomlin took the top prize in the NASA contest for their RAFT concept. NASA Taking second place was a team of 10 graduate students from Georgia Tech and the University of Liverpool. Georgia Tech’s Etienne Baer, Adam Cortese, Ersel Olcer...
August 1, 2010
Tom Salat, with FAA’s WAAS National Airspace Implementation Team, spoke on performance-based navigation (PBN) for helicopter operators at Rotor & Wing’s 2010 Safety and Training Summit. Photo by Andrew D. Parker Thomas Salat, a helicopter and ATP-rated pilot who worked in FAA’s Satellite Navigation Program Office as part of the WAAS National Airspace Implementation Team, died on June...
August 1, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a global revision to MMEL (master minimum equipment list) Policy Letter 127, which focuses on night vision imaging systems (NVIS), including night vision goggles (NVGs). According to FAA, around 40 percent of HEMS...
August 1, 2010
The 0/3481 Deepwater Horizon NOTAM encompasses a huge chunk of airspace that covers the coast lines of four states and has been put in place to protect fliers of all kinds of aerial vehicles and their passengers. There have been NOTAMs and even temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) in the gulf in past years, but nothing to compare with this one. The mother of all TFRs, if you will. NOTAMs aside, during a...
August 1, 2010
Quotes from Tuesday, June 8 Ernie Stephens, Rotor & Wing Editor-at-Large: “Rule number one: If you leave with a helicopter, bring a helicopter back.” “Until about a year ago, I was absolutely 100 percent against night vision goggles for single-pilot operation. I thought it was crazy, I thought it was suicidal and I would never do it. It was based on my experience back when I was a...
July 1, 2010
During his keynote speech June 8 at Rotor & Wing’s 2010 Safety and Training Summit in Denver, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt called for helicopter operators to continue striving for perfection while praising the efforts of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). He also advocated enhanced training and safety management practices, improved pilot decision-making, more access to helicopter...
July 1, 2010
The first portion of this month’s Rotorcraft Report is dedicated to articles, photos and links to website-hosted videos from the 2010 Rotor & Wing Safety and...
July 1, 2010
International Aviation Safety Consultant Greg Feith took Summit attendees through an informative review on...
July 1, 2010
From left to right, Jerry Allen of Baines SImmons, Bristow’s Tim Rolfe, Immanuel Barshi from NASA and Chris Baur, Rotor & Wing columnist. Photo by Andrew D. Parker A panel of speakers at the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety & Training Summit on June 8 reiterated the importance of an “active safety culture” within an organization and argued that everything in aviation boils down to...
June 1, 2010
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin have launched a bid to offer the H-92T for the U.S. Navy’s VXX Presidential Helicopter program. In 2005, AgustaWestland and Lockheed...
June 1, 2010
Icing trials for the AgustaWestland AW139 full ice protection system (FIPS), which has achieved FAA certification. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has obtained full ice protection system (FIPS) certification and introduced a new web-based health and usage monitoring...
June 1, 2010
As part of its continuing investigation of the Aug. 8, 2009 midair collision of a Eurocopter AS350BA and a Piper PA-32 aircraft over the Hudson River, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket. It includes...
June 1, 2010
Transport Canada has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Maxcraft Avionics to equip various Bell and Sikorsky...
June 1, 2010
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations recently took delivery of two Kamav Ka-32As from Russian Helicopters. Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters has handed over two Kamov Ka-32A...
June 1, 2010
AgustaWestland has delivered the first NFH version of NH Industries’ NH90 to the Royal Netherlands Navy. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has handed over the first NH90 NFH helicopter to...
June 1, 2010
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a close call on April 28 at Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston that involved a Bell 207 and a Boeing 737 airliner. According to reports, the Bell 207—which...
May 1, 2010
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has placed an order with Eurocopter Canada for three EC130B4s. The helicopters will...
May 1, 2010
It’s not good when a pilot loses situational awareness in a dust cloud near the ground. Brownout is a major threat to helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense has estimated that 37 percent of helicopter losses there between 2001 and 2008 involved brownout and obstacle strikes. This article looks at pilot brownout aids and other emerging technologies. Combat unit training...
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