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February 1, 2012
Cobham Beacon Solutions today announced they have received 24 Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) product line. The FAA has allowed transition of the previous approval from Cobham Avionics in Prescott, AZ...
February 1, 2012
Eurocopter has designated its U.S. subsidiary as a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for EC135s and EC145s in North and Latin America. With this...
February 1, 2012
Torrance, Calif.-based Robinson Helicopter Company is reporting an upswing in...
February 1, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has incorporated night vision goggle (NVG) cockpit upgrades into two...
February 1, 2012
Transport Canada has granted approval for a 500-lb. increase to the weight of the Bell 429. The move increases the maximum gross weight of the helicopter to 7,500 lbs., which gives...
February 1, 2012
The Interstate Aviation Committee has approved the Eurocopter AS350B3e in Russia. This certification allows Ecureuil operation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Following the...
February 1, 2012
Aero Dynamix Provides Garmin Avionics Products and Repairs Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is the industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for both 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...
February 1, 2012
Virginia’s Fairfax County Police Department is displaying its new Bell 429 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. For the full story and coverage from the event, visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw/heliexpo2012 and look for Rotor & Wing’s Show Day publication on the convention center floor. Photo by Ernie Stephens, Editor-at-Large In case you haven’t attended in the past few years (and why not?)...
February 1, 2012
Gilbert Martinez, chief inspector and R&D supervisor for Aero Dynamix, looks at a panel at the company’s facility in Euless, which recently underwent an expansion. Aero Dynamix Despite the challenges of the global marketplace, cutbacks by public-use helicopter operators and new guidance in the form of FAA Order N8900.152 that took effect in April 2011, companies that provide night vision goggle...
February 1, 2012
The beginning of a new year seems like an appropriate time to look at what lies ahead with evolving helicopter systems and technologies. One area that always welcomes improvement is that of helicopter noise and vibration. A quieter, smoother helicopter makes those who fly in them smile bigger, and those who are on the ground complain less; a win-win for all. There are many oscillating forces and moments at...
February 1, 2012
A good friend of mine sent me a news clipping the other day. Basically, the sheriff of a fair-size department is having such a tough time financing his air unit, he has decided to solicit sponsors to help cover the costs of the operation. Now, if the image of a decal-laden NASCAR vehicle comes to mind, you’re headed in the right direction. Just change the car to a helicopter, and the laundry...
February 1, 2012
I had the pleasure of attending the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) seminar in September last year in Mahwah, N.J. and enjoyed spending time with the council’s President, Jeff Smith, and HAI’s Safety Director Stan Rose. The first several sessions were focused around employment in the rotary wing industry. Attending were young pilots looking to get that “perfect” flying job...
January 30, 2012
Component Control announced today that it has been approved as the exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association...
January 26, 2012
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman will give the keynote address at Heli-Expo 2012  Hersman will...
January 24, 2012
Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefited from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services...
January 20, 2012
The Eurocopter EC135 fleet of the German Federal Police has surpassed 100,000 flight hours, according to the manufacturer. The all-Eurocopter fleet is one of the largest parapublic operators in the world with 41 EC135s...
January 18, 2012
Helicopter Association International (HAI), the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) have combined forces to present a two-day seminar, "SOCAL Professional Helicopter...
January 18, 2012
Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of conscious occupants is still unacceptable. Improving floatability is a major focus. Just as important, avoiding helicopter capsizing would save many...
January 13, 2012
Robinson Helicopter Co., the nation's leading maker of commercial helicopters, said it churned out 356 choppers last year, which is more than double 2010's...
January 6, 2012
Bell Helicopter has advanced to the final round of negotiations with the Turkish National Police in a contract bid for...
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