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September 20, 2010
Describing the FAA’s move to revoke its Part 145 repair station certificate as a “complete surprise,” Phoenix Heliparts filed a formal appeal with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) last week to overturn the action. FAA stripped the certificate on Sept...
September 17, 2010
Describing FAA’s move to revoke its Part 145 repair station certificate as a “complete surprise”, Phoenix Heliparts has filed a formal appeal with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to overturn the action. FAA stripped the certificate on Sept. 9...
September 1, 2010
A while back I was talking with an A&P mechanic about human factors, working environments and the pressure they often feel in pushing their personal limits. He said to me, “I can’t wait for the day that I report an error to my manager and am rewarded with a bonus or a trip to Hawaii because I have potentially saved lives.” It took me a while to digest what he had said, but he was way...
August 30, 2010
Derco Aerospace has agreed to become a distributor of intermittent fault detection (IFD) systems...
August 25, 2010
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) moved to their new, larger facility August 7, 2010. The new facility, located within a mile of the current hangar...
August 19, 2010
FAA has proposed $580,000 in fines against Hillsboro Aviation for a series of three alleged maintenance violations involving helicopter operations. According to the agency, an improperly...
August 11, 2010
Portland, Ore.-based Erickson Air-Crane has hired David Ford as vice president of aircraft...
August 1, 2010
Brisbane, Australia-based Sikorsky Helitech, a division of Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), has inked a distribution agreement with the Timken...
August 1, 2010
Bell Helicopter has announced its intent to install BLR Aerospace’s FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability system as standard equipment on new Bell 412s. This OEM “endorsement,” coupled with the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent certification of its Bell 412 FastFin system, has officials at BLR Aerospace busy. “We are proud to be part of the Bell Helicopter team...
June 1, 2010
In partnership with Aeronautical Accessories of Piney Flats, Tenn., Bell Helicopter has made a hot-and-high...
June 1, 2010
As part of a recent night vision imaging system (NVIS) upgrade on a Bell 407, Aero Dynamix installed a new Garmin 530W helicopter terrain awareness and...
June 1, 2010
Rolls-Royce has given its 2009 Model 250 Award to Winnipeg, Canada-based Cadorath Aerospace. The...
June 1, 2010
El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based FDC/aerofilter has secured an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its engine inlet...
June 1, 2010
TImage at top shows interior view of the Air Methods EMS cabin on Mercy One’s Bell 429, with exterior view below. Air Methods The Products division of Air Methods Corp. has handed over a Bell 429 with an EMS cabin to Des...
June 1, 2010
AgustaWestland joint venture LIATEC (Libyan Italian Advanced Technology Co.) has begun operating from a new facility at Abou...
May 1, 2010
President’s Offshore Plans During a speech on March 31 at Andrews AFB, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled plans for “the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration, but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy sources and the need to protect America’s natural resources.” His administration is considering areas for drilling “in the mid and south Atlantic...
May 1, 2010
While Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) President David Adler looks on, Sharon Nell, director of the U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs Office of Aviation, officially signs a contract for up to 110 S-61Ts on Feb. 21 at Heli-Expo. Photo by Andrew D. Parker, Managing Editor The U.S. State Department’s decision to replace chartered Russian-made helicopters used to...
May 1, 2010
The Wichita Police Department’s Air Section has named Mid-Continent Instruments a recipient of its Certificate of...
May 1, 2010
A helicopter rotor is the rotating component that generates an aerodynamic force. Also called the rotor system, it usually refers to the helicopter’s main rotor mounted on a vertical mast over the top of the helicopter, but it also can refer to the tail rotor. A rotor is generally made up of two or more rotor blades, although several earlier helicopters featured designs with a single main rotor...
April 1, 2010
You may have seen a new contributor over the past couple of months. I wanted to take a moment to officially introduce Andrew Drwiega, and let you know he has joined Rotor & Wing as military editor. Andrew comes to us with a wealth of experience and background covering the military market, an area in which we’ve needed to have more focus. Andrew will be writing military features, a monthly column...
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