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April 11, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Helicopter has signed a letter of intent with PT Whitesky Aviation for 30 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters last week. The aircraft will be used for air taxi operations throughout Indonesia and its more than 14,000 islands. PT Whitesky Aviation, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, specializes in... Read More »
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April 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), procured originally to replace engines in the U.S. Army's Boeing AH-64E and Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters, also might power the Army's future vertical lift light assault rotorcraft, according to media reports. Army officials told reporters recently that... Read More »
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April 5, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The U.S. Defense Dept. has awarded Bell Helicopter with additional funds under a foreign military sales contract to deliver AH-1Z attack helicopters to Pakistan. Bell s additional funds amount to $170,173,188 to manufacture and deliver nine AZ-1H Viper attack helicopters and nine auxiliary fuel... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
James T. McKenna An aviation journalist for more than 25 years, James T. McKenna served as R&WI s editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2008. He then worked on communications projects for Bell Helicopter and numerous consulting clients, including the Aerospace Industries Assn., Helicopter Assn. ... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Two corporate customers in Chile have signed letters of intent for the Bell 505 JetRanger X. One customer was a private owner and the other was Eagle Copter. Both helicopters will be configured for corporate and VIP transportation. The five-seat, single-engine Bell 505, which first flew in Nov... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Helideck may be a simple term for a place to land and park a helicopter when operating offshore, but it s actually not so simple. It is and has been a very complicated and multi-faceted problem that has been with the industry since the first flight to a rig just a few miles offshore some 70 years... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Growth of the civil helicopter fleet in Greater China is slowing as its main economy lags, the oil market slumps and airspace challenges drag down operations. Another drag on growth is the expected depreciation in value of China s currency, the renminbi. That sums up the latest assessment of the... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The U.S. Marine Corps evolving use of the tiltrotor is recasting how Pentagon planners think about vertical lift and speed. When the V-22 Osprey went into development back in 1982, U.S. Marine Corps leaders felt they needed the helicopter-airplane hybrid tiltrotor primarily to launch... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Photo courtesy of Heli-One Civil and military helicopter cockpits can get crowded with the addition of more avionics systems, and that crowding in the limited real estate behind an instrument panel combined with limited airflow can cause overheating. Contributing to the issue is the... Read More »
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March 30, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Las Vegas police are lined up to get a new H145 to help it deal with an aging search-and-rescue helicopter fleet operating in an inhospitable operating environment. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Committee on Fiscal Affairs approved the purchase of a new Airbus Helicopters H145 Monday... Read More »
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March 30, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Helicopter delivered a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government, the company said Tuesday. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua. According to a company press release, there are nearly 2,000 Bell aircraft in corporate configuration worldwide, with... Read More »
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March 25, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Two retired Bell Helicopter employees have been honored with FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot awards, which recognize pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe flight operations for at least 50 years. Dwayne Williams retired from Bell in 2005 as... Read More »
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March 21, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
As Japan faces the expansion of neighboring military powers and its own dwindling population, its defense ministry has in a historic decision cleared women to serve as combat helicopter pilots and to join the growing ranks of their peers worldwide, according to a media report. The Japan Times... Read More »
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March 17, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Helicopter has secured commitments from two customers for a total of three Bell 407GXPs in corporate/VIP configuration while at HAI Heli-Expo 2016 this month. Among the customers is a private company based in Newfoundland, Canada, for a Bell 407GXP that will be used for personal and corporate... Read More »
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March 15, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The Canadian Coast Guard accepted the last of 15 Bell Helicopter 429 light-lift helicopters into its fleet. Mirabel-based Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. was awarded the contract in May 2014. The Guard said 12 of the new helicopters are already in service across the country, including... Read More »
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March 14, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Helicopter appointed Petroleum Air Services as the first Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility in North Africa, the company said in a press release. Petroleum Air has provided helicopter (and fixed-wing) transportation to the oil and gas, and travel industries in Egypt since... Read More »
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March 11, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
British Columbia-based TRK Group said it has acquired a Bell 205A1++ (BLR). This is the first medium helicopter to be added to TRK's fleet of seven intermediate and three light helicopters. TRK serves the telecom industry in Canada and the U.S. Pilot and Director of Maintenance Kevin Veldhuis... Read More »
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March 9, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
FreeFlight Systems has obtained an ADS­-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft, the company said in a press release. FreeFlight's RANGR series offers a range of fully­ featured, TSO certified ADS­-B solutions. The company selected Peregrine to perform engineering services. The FreeFlight Systems RANGR... Read More »
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March 8, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Helicopter makers and other industry representatives are to gather in Florida's Panhandle tomorrow to review the U.S. Navy's helicopter training program in preparation for proposals to replace it. The Naval Air Systems Command is hosting an industry day March 9 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field... Read More »
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March 7, 2016
From Avionics Today
[Avionics Today 03-07-2016] FreeFlight Systems has obtained an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate for a series of Airbus, Bell and Robinson Part 27 helicopters. Peregrine provided the engineering services required to... Read More »
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