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October 9, 2012
Australasia’s first Robinson R66 in flight over Sydney. Imported by Heliflite, the region’s longest-serving R66 distributor. Australia’s helicopter industry is set to have its first representative body since the collapse in 2008 of the former Helicopter Association of Australasia (HAA) with the formation of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA). The move couldn’t...
October 5, 2012
You’re at work again. The mission of the day involves a longer flight than usual, so you decide to brush the rust off your autopilot skills and engage some upper modes. It is a bumpy day, but the system appears to be handling it well. Suddenly a severe gust of wind catches you, kicks the autopilot offline, and almost gives you some impromptu unusual attitude training. You grab the controls, reacting...
October 3, 2012
Going against the grain of other regulatory agencies around the globe and the requests of Bell 429 operators in the U.S., FAA has denied a request from Bell Helicopter to increase the max gross weight of the 429 from 7,000 to 7,500 lbs. Transport Canada approved the weight increase in January 2012, with several others nations giving the go-ahead through the course of 2012. In July, Argentina joined 10...
October 1, 2012
The Texas Department of Public Safety's newest AS350 B3e has entered service. The helicopter is the...
October 1, 2012
Response to Queen’s Jump from an AgustaWestland AW139 at the Olympics Your question as to what I think of the Queen’s para jump during the Olympics opening ceremony (Rotor & Wing, September 2012, page 8) has prompted me to respond: I think it gives us all hope for the future. If the Queen can takes such risks in this nanny state then so can we. Mind you she had been practicing using a wing...
October 1, 2012
Nashua, N.H.-based JTI Air Holdings has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use its automotive...
October 1, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center has received FAR Part 142 approval for its training program for the AgustaWestland AW139. The approval gives Era Group subsidiary the ability to issue pilot certificates following ground instruction and training in the flight simulator training device...
September 28, 2012
Becker Avionics has obtained a contract to equip the University of Utah AirMed’s Eurocopter EC145 with its DVCS6100 digital audio system. The helicopter replaces an older Bell 407...
September 27, 2012
Robinson Helicopter has secured approval from the FAA for the police variant of its R66 turbine. The police model is outfitted with FLIR...
September 26, 2012
Along with Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd. (ESAL), Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited...
September 25, 2012
American Eurocopter has handed over the first AS350B3e to a U.S.-based law enforcement...
September 21, 2012
Cobham Aerospace Communications has inked an agreement with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to supply audio and radio communication systems...
September 21, 2012
Ontario, Canada-based Dart Helicopter Services has expanded its Hawkesbury office and now houses its Canadian divisions at a new corporate...
September 19, 2012
Heli-One has agreed with Germany’s Bundespolizei (BPOL) federal police force to provide long-term maintenance, overhaul and repair services for its fleet of Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L1s. The NATO Support...
September 19, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has completed night vision goggle cockpit upgrades to three Kansas City Police...
September 13, 2012
Turbomeca has inked a support-by-the-hour (SBH) agreement with the German Federal Police. The contract covers 32 Arrius 2B2...
September 1, 2012
Mastering the Routine Rotor & Wing’s “Question of the Month” for August 2012 asks us to describe our training regimen; this may be the best query to date because regimen is defined as “a way of life.” Offering operational tips and safety practices are often little beyond technique from a broad experience base that requires tailoring to fit equally broad environments...
September 1, 2012
MD Helicopters has received an order from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Metro Air Support Unit for a 500E. The order represents the...
September 1, 2012
CAE’s Series 3000 Sikorsky S-76C++ simulator approaches a virtual oil rig in preparation for landing. CAE Canada-based simulator provider CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947. Billed as the world’s largest supplier of helicopter synthetic training devices, CAE has delivered more than 120 of them, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment...
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...
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