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June 1, 2012
Think back to your first helicopter lesson. You might begin to sweat as you remember making your very first single control input, only to have the demon respond by moving in virtually all of the six possible degrees of freedom—simultaneously. The end of that lesson left you sure you’d never be able to master the motions created by such complicated mechanics. If you stuck with it and...
June 1, 2012
This month we’ll look at safety within the rotorcraft industry. After attending Heli-Expo in Dallas this year and talking with safety professionals in the industry, I decided to look at the safety management system (SMS) programs for several helicopter operators. In order to get a more accurate account of safety in the industry, we first must look at where accidents occur. According to the U.S. NTSB...
May 31, 2012
Maintenance stand manufacturer, All Metal MS, has signed with Chevron North America to provide 18 custom maintenance...
May 24, 2012
Alaska-based North Slope Borough’s SAR Aviation Unit has selected Night Flight Concepts for...
May 23, 2012
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has announced a final call for nominations for its second annual Night Vision awards, which will be presented on July 12 during the Airborne...
May 22, 2012
AgustaWestland has certified UTair as an authorized service center for the AW139. The Russian operator has agreed to purchase 10 AW139s for passenger transport, corporate and VIP missions from...
May 17, 2012
The U.S. Army has issued a $43.2-million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft to convert four...
May 15, 2012
The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) met on Monday to discuss preliminary findings of last week’s Eurocopter EC225 ditching in the North Sea. Fourteen people on board the Bond Offshore-operated helicopter escaped without injury after the pilots experienced a loss of gearbox oil...
May 11, 2012
Eurocopter has handed over a second EC225 to Airtelis, a subsidiary of French public utility, RTE (Electricity Transmission...
May 10, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) has signed a multi-year contract with Bedford, Texas-based Night Flight...
May 3, 2012
Stratford, Conn.-based Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has expanded its helicopter operations to New...
May 3, 2012
Jean-Brice Dumont has succeeded Jean-Michel Biling as chief technical officer and head of...
May 2, 2012
Kelowna, Canada-based Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing (AEM) has agreed to provide the Turkish National Police with its...
May 1, 2012
The U.S. Army has signed Bell Helicopter to provide logistical support for 30 Bell 407s with the Iraqi Army. The more than $15-million contract covers training Iraqi Army Aviation pilots to operate and...
May 1, 2012
Bel Air of Denmark received its second AgustaWestland AW139 for offshore transport. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has...
May 1, 2012
A study from John Hopkins University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that critically injured patients transported via helicopter to level I or level II trauma...
May 1, 2012
Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters has received a $7.26-million order from the Salvadorian Air Force (FAS) for three MD500Es. The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone...
May 1, 2012
Gazprom Mi-8MT landing on the Pechora Sea oil production platform Prirazlomnoe. Offshoring has always been a lucrative helicopter business. All the more so today as Russia opens very attractive offshore projects such as Shtokman, the Yamal fields, Prirazlomnoye, Sakhalin, the Korchagin field, the Filanovsky field or Shatsky ridge. Thus Russian offshore operators are in a...
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...
May 1, 2012
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 completed its first flight mounted with a Cineflex film camera in April near the company’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The camera system was developed in partnership with Brain Farm Digital Cinema and Snaproll Media. Schiebel With all the press they’ve been receiving for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, you’d think that unmanned aerial systems...
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