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June 1, 2011
Squadron, Inc. Photo Hi-Jet Helicopter Services of Paramaribo, Suriname recently contracted the Squadron, Inc. to provide an operational safety assist visit as part of Hi-Jet implementing a safety management...
June 1, 2011
Elbit Systems has won a contract to launch a helicopter pilot training center for Macedonia’s...
June 1, 2011
You are a small helicopter operator and you have recently purchased one of those high speed-low drag safety management systems (SMS). Congratulations. Now what? You open the box, start clicking the computer and pretty soon find yourself facing a lot of forms that need filling in, along with a lot of questions needing answering by your co-workers. So you go asking those questions and before you know it...
May 25, 2011
Tyumen, Russia-based UTair Aviation has become the newest certified training facility for Eurocopter...
April 28, 2011
Thales has entered into a five-year contract with Lockheed Martin UK as part of the Integrated Merlin Operational Support...
April 27, 2011
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has begun offering its electronic maintenance tracking software for...
March 1, 2011
Erickson Air-Crane has reached an agreement with Wan Yu Industries Groups (Taicang) in China for five S-64Fs. The agreement...
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...
January 26, 2011
Erickson Air-Crane has sold five S-64Fs to Wan Yu Industries Groups (Taicang) in China. The agreement calls for...
January 10, 2011
FAA has granted Level 2 exit status for Air Methods’ safety management system (SMS) program. The designation...
December 20, 2010
Canada’s CHC Helicopter has reached an agreement transfer all of its helicopter flight training...
December 1, 2010
Russia’s Center for Scientific and Technical Services (CSTS) Dinamika is partnering with Russian Helicopters to develop and produce technical training units (TTUs) for helicopter pilots and maintenance...
October 1, 2010
From advanced all-digital cockpits, to more powerful engines, to the use of advanced composite materials, no matter how you look at them, today’s helicopters are marvels of technological advancement. As good as those advancements are, each one places an increasing degree of pressure on those charged with inspecting, troubleshooting and maintaining these amazing machines. Animation or instructional...
October 1, 2010
Pratt & Whitney Canada has approved two Machida borescope and videoscope inspection kits. PWC34910-106...
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 1, 2010
RotorWatch Provides Accurate Weather Data Telvent DTN has updated features for the RotorWatch weather service, which is part of its MxVision AviationSentry Online program. With coverage in the U.S. and Canada, RotorWatch gives helicopter operators the ability to track in-flight aircraft and approaching weather conditions on the same screen. Telvent DTN senior sales consultants Dale Raymakers and James...
August 1, 2010
Left to right, Steve “Elroy” Colby, Matt Murphey, BJ Raysor and Dennis Small. Photo by Andrew D. Parker With the latest innovations in technology reaching the cockpits of various military and public service helicopters, new challenges have surfaced for operators regarding pilot training and accident prevention. Rotor & Wing Columnist Steve Colby, defense contractor and retired U.S. Air...
July 1, 2010
There just has to be a better way! This statement can probably be attributed to nearly every defense acquisition official who has ever endured the lengthy procurement process for military systems. In contrast, the U.S. Army and Navy light utility helicopter (LUH) program has proven itself to be a successful commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for the U.S. military. With its combination of high product...
July 1, 2010
Virtually every rotary wing aircraft currently operated by the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps is based on airframes and technology dating back at least 30 years, with some such as the UH-1, OH-58, OH-6, CH-47, CH-46 and CH/MH-53 being Vietnam-era. Both the UH-60 and AH-64 Apache go back to the 1970s and even the newest addition to the Army’s helicopter inventory, the UH-72A, is a military version...
July 1, 2010
The first portion of this month’s Rotorcraft Report is dedicated to articles, photos and links to website-hosted videos from the 2010 Rotor & Wing Safety and...
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