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September 14, 2016
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. With nine award categories, HAI looks to celebrate those who go above and beyond in all aspects of the vertical aviation profession. Anyone, HAI member or...
August 31, 2016
Four top aviation regulators have committed to implementing streamlined certification rules for aircraft and other products that move between major aviation markets in the world. Certification leaders of civil aviation authorities in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Brazil this week established a joint strategy for simplifying procedures for mutual acceptance of each others' safety certifications of...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
July 13, 2016
An international working group of helicopter manufacturers is progressing on efforts to identify certification rules and guidance that place undue burdens on the industry or offer it no safety benefits.   The effort kicked off last December when a steering committee was formed jointly under two trade groups to review Parts 27 and 29 of the U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and the corresponding...
April 28, 2016
RAMM Aerospace has received manufacturing and certification approval from Transport Canada, giving the...
March 24, 2016
Helicopter Assn. International is seeking proposals from professional development and education specialists for its new...
March 15, 2016
Composite systems products-provider AVS-SYS Ltd. has been certified to ISO9001, the Alderley Edge, U.K.-based company said in a press...
February 28, 2016
Genesys Aerosystems has applied for an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) and two-axis autopilot aboard Airbus EC120 Colibri light-turbine...
February 9, 2016
Bristow Group Inc. has invested $4.2 million in Sky-Futures, the leading provider of drone inspection data services for the oil and gas industry. This investment gives Bristow immediate entry to the fast-growing UAV services business and bolsters Bristow's offerings to include drone inspection services.   The investment, which also includes an exclusive partnership agreement, gives Bristow access to...
December 17, 2015
The FAA is evaluating an industry proposal to ease the path for certification of single-engine helicopters for operations under instrument flight rules certification and expects to respond in the next few months, the agency told R&WI.   The agency maintains that single-engine IFR helicopter certification is allowed today. But several industry leaders say the FAA’s requirements for...
December 16, 2015
The Arrius 2R. Photo by Philippe Stroppa, courtesy of Turbomeca Certification of the Bell 505 appears on target for 2016 following type certification of Bell Helicopter’s first Turbomeca engine. The French company recently received EASA approval of its Arrius 2R, a 504-shp turbine that reduces...
December 4, 2015
Photo courtesy of Robinson Helicopter After waiting years for the required conditions, Robinson Helicopter said, it has achieved FAA and Transport Canada snow certification of its R66 Turbine following testing last month in Canada. Certification testing was conducted quickly on Nov. 13 after Aerial Recon Ltd., a...
December 3, 2015
Photo by Anthony Pecchi, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters’ 11-ton H225 has become the first foreign “heavy-class” helicopter certified by Russia’s...
November 30, 2015
Maxcraft Avionics has received FAA validation of its Transport Canada supplemental type certificate for installation of the...
November 25, 2015
Small drones are not unmanned aircraft and should not be allowed to fly unrestricted in civil U.S. airspace without further testing, one aerospace and defense firm argues in a new report. The report was issued just as a U.S. Transportation Dept. task force was concluding that drones as small as 0.55 lb should be registered with the FAA, in part because of the threat that vehicles that small pose to...
November 24, 2015
The FAA’s new focus on improving helicopter occupant survivability got a boost this week with the declaration by the Air Medical Operators Assn. (AMOA) that its members are committed to installing crash-resistant fuel systems on both new and existing helicopters. Current FAA rules only require such systems on helicopters type certificated after October 1994, but the National Transportation Safety...
November 12, 2015
A proposal backed by industry trade groups for the FAA to ease the path for certification of single-engine IFR helicopters might finally move forward. But it lacks full consensus, as one helicopter maker has differences with specifics of the proposal that it feels have not been addressed in the drafting process. Four industry groups—the General Aircraft Manufacturers Assn., AHS International, the...
November 12, 2015
Photo courtesy of XTI Aircraft XTI Aircraft is seeking U.S. approval to convert $13.8 million in “expression of interest” in its TriFan 600 business aircraft proposal into real investments. The Denver-based company launched the “crowdfunding” initiative on Aug. 25 to reach out to individual investors. To...
November 6, 2015
A new U.S. working group has six months to compare for the FAA the costs and benefits of requiring better occupant-protection provisions in all newly built helicopters. The aviation agency on Nov. 5 launched the Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group as a subset of its Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee and charged it with producing a cost-benefits analysis report by May 5, 2016. The FAA in the...
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