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July 27, 2011
Night Flight Concepts, in partnership with aerospace physiology consulting firm Delta P, has created a website that serves as a resource for educational material surrounding hand-held laser pointers...
July 1, 2011
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) and its partner, the Louisiana State Police, will host its 41st annual conference and exposition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the city known as “The Big Easy,” New Orleans, La. The event, from July 20–23, will include discussion groups, workshops, and a...
July 1, 2011
On May 21, current employees and past associates of Kaman Corp. gathered to honor its founder, Charles H. Kaman, who passed away on January 21, 2011. The man many called “one of the true helicopter pioneers” died of natural causes at age 91. Known to all associated with him as “Charlie,” Kaman graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in aeronautical...
July 1, 2011
Water egress training is not just about escaping the aircraft, but about all aspects of surviving a water emergency. Familiarizing one’s self with treading water while wearing a helmet, flight suit and boots is an essential part of any training scenario. The first time I ever flew over a large body of water as pilot-in-command was in a single-engine Robinson R22. I had a whopping 120 hours in my...
June 28, 2011
Marignane, France is the site of the new Eurocopter global logistics facility. The 575,869-square-foot...
June 23, 2011
Larry Alexandre is the new president of Heli-One. He replaces Neil Calvert, who is retiring...
June 14, 2011
Bell Helicopter has broken ground on its new Asia-Pacific facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. The...
June 14, 2011
Transport Canada Civil Aviation has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Garmin’s...
June 6, 2011
Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods Corp. has reached an agreement to purchase Air Holdings, parent company of Omniflight Helicopters. With headquarters...
June 6, 2011
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is sending a message to those who point hand-held lasers at the cockpits of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft—it’ll cost you. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and Secretary...
June 1, 2011
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Uniflight has appointed David Horton as general manager. He...
June 1, 2011
This July, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will honor Dr. S. Harry Robertson during its 50th annual Enshrinement Ceremony as part of the class of 2011. Robertson is one of four honorees this year. Roberston, considered the “father of the...
May 17, 2011
The technology development arm of Sikorsky Aircraft has wrapped up wind tunnel testing of its active rotor system with...
April 28, 2011
Le Sueur, Minn.-based Scott’s Bell 47 has moved into an 8,000-square-foot facility to accommodate its expanding team...
April 13, 2011
Representatives of the Lindberg Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) and Sikorsky Aircraft plan to announce details of a joint initiative on...
February 1, 2011
A friend of mine recently asked me why helicopters were so expensive to buy and operate. The simple answer to both parts of the question is complexity. Helicopters have a large number of moving parts, designed for minimal weight and high stress (fatigue) conditions. Even the ‘simplest’ light helicopter is a true marvel of mechanical engineering. This, combined with a low tolerance for failure...
February 1, 2011
Where do the best pilots and crewmembers come from? When you listen to different people talk, there is a sense they might have a certain technique for or “secret sauce” for selecting the best candidate. We’ve all heard and read disappointing examples of how bad pilots had penetrated various organizations but were identified over the course of time and eliminated. I’ve listened to...
January 1, 2011
AgustaWestland, a powerful force in the helicopter industry, is capable of satisfy- ing the widest range of customer requirements with a modern range of high performance civil and military rotorcraft encompassing all the main weight categories. Products range from the innovative single-engine 2.8-ton AW119Ke to the 16-ton three-engine AW101 helicopter. Other products include the AW109 Power, AW109 LUH and...
January 1, 2011
Aviall’s LIFT program offers a variety of services tailor-made for each helicopter operator. All services are designed to add value and reduce costs for customers. The benefits include access to more than 235 product lines, local stocking of high-demand parts, inventory management, electronic ordering via the all-new aviall.com website or EDI (electronic data interface), and the support of local...
January 1, 2011
During the past 16 years, Aero Dynamix has become the leader in the night vision modification industry. Focusing on safety, quality, and customer satisfaction, Aero Dynamix is truly setting the standard for NVG. As an FAA-certified Repair Station (C73R723N), Aero Dynamix offers a full line of services in the instrument/avionics repair field. Currently the company employs more than 75 night vision...
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