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May 2, 2012
Eurocopter’s in-development successor to the AS365/EC155 Dauphin—the X4—took another step toward entering service in 2017, with the selection of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) as a powerplant option, along with Turbomeca's TM800. The PW210E will power the next-generation airframe, which Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling has said would “completely change the way of flying.”...
May 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters has completed the first demonstration flight of the Kazan Ansat with a new hydro-mechanical flight control system for civil...
May 1, 2012
Textron subsidiaries Bell Helicopter and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems have started construction on a Manned Unmanned Operations (MUMO) capability development laboratory in Huntsville, Ala. The R&D facility will allow testing...
May 1, 2012
AB3NAT Surrogate in flight. Photos courtesy XP Services Just as technology advances at the exponential rate of Moore’s law, it appears that in current times the cost of integrating such strides into aviation assets is increasing just as quickly. Still, the needs of both the military and civilian market must be fed if they are to evolve and grow. Developing a product for military use or civil...
April 1, 2012
Boeing and the U.S. Army have wrapped up a series of tests on the company’s Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS), a rotorcraft flight control system. AVMS...
March 2, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Canada is “ramping up” production of the PW210S, according to President John Saabas. The engine...
February 23, 2012
Members of the media attending Heli-Expo in Dallas were treated to an aerial performance of the AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor. The Feb. 11 demonstration flight took place at Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY), just outside of the aircraft’s local hangar. At the controls was senior program test pilot Pietro Venanzi. The AW609—formerly the BA609, when Bell Helicopter was a partner in the...
February 11, 2012
As the biting sub-zero wind blew across Arlington Airport Municipal, the gathered members of the press waited for the AW609 to take off and begin its pre-Heli-Expo demonstration flight. The occasion centered around AgustaWestland’s invite to the press to visit its new facility at Arlington, the location of the AgustaWestland Tiltrotor Company. This is where AgustaWestland is going to continue with...
February 1, 2012
With onlookers witnessing the landmark event, AgustaWestland’s newest variant—the AW189—went airborne for the first time Dec. 21 at its plant in...
February 1, 2012
With onlookers witnessing the landmark event, AgustaWestland’s newest variant—the AW189—went airborne for the first time Dec. 21 at its plant in Cascina Costa, Italy. AgustaWestland...
February 1, 2012
The unmanned K-MAX is now in the midst of a six-month aerial resupply testing period in Afghanistan. Photos by Lockheed Martin/Kaman Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace’s unmanned K-MAX has entered combat service with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. USMC’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 received the first K-MAX unmanned aerial system in early December, with the initial cargo re-supply...
January 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has finalized the sale of the BA609 tiltrotor (now AW609) to AgustaWestland. The transaction marks the end of a months-long regulatory approvals process, with...
January 1, 2012
This Ka-226T was created for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The helicopter assisted with EMERCOM training in preparation for the event. Russian Helicopters In preparation for the 2014 Winter...
December 21, 2011
The U.S. Navy has granted Northrop Grumman a follow-on contract for integrations and laboratory test support for the LN-251 navigation systems on Sikorsky...
December 1, 2011
Longbow, LLC has completed testing of its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) tactical common data link assembly (UTA) for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Block...
November 22, 2011
Sandel Avionics has wrapped up U.S. Navy ground testing of its ST3400H HeliTAWS using a Sikorsky SH-60 test bed. The wire and...
November 1, 2011
Eurocopter’s hybrid is a version of the AS350 with a supplemental electrical system. Eurocopter Eurocopter has conducted airborne testing of a...
October 31, 2011
DCNS and Thales have taken the next step toward an automatic and deck landing system (D2AD) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The supplementary...
October 24, 2011
Transport Canada has granted certification for Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW210S engines on the...
October 19, 2011
Portland, Ore.-based Simplex Manufacturing has reached an agreement to produce a large internal water tank for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook. The water tank is part of...
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