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April 29, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A Eurocopter EC225 carrying 13 passengers crashed Friday while flying from the Gullfaks oil field to Bergen, Norway. BBC News reported 11 were killed and two are still missing. The aircraft belonged to CHC Helikopter Sevice, which operates to oil platforms in the North Sea, according to media... Read More »
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April 20, 2016
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Helicopter Services, a U.K.-based flight training school, has added a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter to its fleet. The Wycombe Air Park-based operator already provides private, commercial, instrument and instructor flight training. Its mixed piston- and turbine-engine fleet includes one... Read More »
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April 12, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Garmin now offers a system upgrade to GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators installed on certain helicopters. The upgrade includes a combination of safety and cockpit-resource-management enhancements that are particularly well-suited to single-pilot operations. The upgrade applies to GTN navigators... 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 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Photo courtesy of Metro Aviation If you travel by air enough, you have probably had the pleasure of experiencing a maintenance delay with an airline. Even though the largest global carriers have factory-supported service centers and back-up aircraft at their disposal, a break-down or... Read More »
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February 28, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Genesys Aerosystems has applied for an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) and two-axis autopilot aboard Airbus EC120 Colibri light-turbine helicopters. Genesys' director of sales and marketing, Jamie Luster... Read More »
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January 29, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The National Commission on the Future of the Army proposed an aviation restructure solution that keeps AH-64 Apaches in the U.S. Army National Guard, but it would cost an extra $165 million per year, in addition to a $420 million upfront cost. The commission, in its report released Thursday... Read More »
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December 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Amref (African Medical Research Foundation) Flying Doctors has extended its subscription coverage for medevac services to locations in Uganda following successful talks with Uganda s chamber of commerce, according to the organization. The group has provided Maisha Air Ambulance coverage in... Read More »
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November 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Disaster Response In regards to your feature on Katrina ( Disaster Response: What s Changed? R&WI, September 2015, page 22), not enough has changed. The article revived a point about the need for hoists on emergency-response helicopters. About two weeks after the disaster, I rode on a U.S. Coast... Read More »
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November 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
The NH90 is an asset to Germany s infantry and helicopter regiments, which are all under one command. Photo by Wim Das The European Defence Agency s most recent large-scale, multinational helicopter exercise offered aviators and airborne troops the opportunity to hone their... Read More »
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October 28, 2015
From Aviation Today
A pilots union will no longer appeal a court order turning over a helicopter s combined flight/voice recorder to police investigating four deaths in a 2013 Shetland Islands crash. International safety officials have been working for years to establish global legal standards to prevent the public... Read More »
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October 28, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
A pilots union will no longer appeal a court order turning over a helicopter s combined flight/voice recorder to police investigating four deaths in a 2013 Shetland Islands crash. International safety officials have been working for years to establish global legal standards to prevent the public... Read More »
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October 7, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Simplex Aerospace expects to receive FAA supplemental type certification of its SkyCannon firefighting system for the Eurocopter EC225 shortly, with reciprocal approval from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau soon thereafter. Simplex received an order in 2013 from Japan Aerospace for the SkyCannon as... Read More »
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October 7, 2015
From Aviation Today
Simplex Aerospace expects to receive FAA supplemental type certification of its SkyCannon firefighting system for the Eurocopter EC225 shortly, with reciprocal approval from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau soon thereafter. Simplex received an order in 2013 from Japan Aerospace for the SkyCannon as... Read More »
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October 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
CHC Group has sent out the call for industry leaders interested in presenting at its prestigious Safety & Quality Summit next April in Vancouver, British Columbia. The annual event has become world renowned as a venue to forward-thinking safety professionals to share their victories and challenges... Read More »
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September 30, 2015
From Aviation Today
A top NTSB official will open Oct. 27's Rotorcraft Certification Summit with a briefing on the safety board's call for the FAA to require all newly built helicopters to have crash-resistant fuel systems regardless of when their type certificate was issued. The director of the NTSB's Office of... Read More »
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September 30, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
A top NTSB official will open Oct. 27's Rotorcraft Certification Summit with a briefing on the safety board's call for the FAA to require all newly built helicopters to have crash-resistant fuel systems regardless of when their type certificate was issued. The director of the NTSB's Office of... Read More »
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September 21, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
The Japanese Coast Guard has selected worldwide MRO provider Heli-One to overhaul a Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopters) AS332 L1. The major overhaul, or "G-Check," began last month and will be completed at Heli-One s 215,000 square foot facility in Stavanger, Norway. The Japanese Coast Guard delivers... Read More »
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September 21, 2015
From Aviation Today
The Japanese Coast Guard has selected worldwide MRO provider Heli-One to overhaul a Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopters) AS332 L1. The major overhaul, or "G-Check," began last month and will be completed at Heli-One s 215,000 square foot facility in Stavanger, Norway. The Japanese Coast Guard delivers... Read More »
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September 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
The number of rotor blades, rotor rpm and rotor diameter have little effect on formation of the vortex ring state, but aircraft with higher disk loading and increased blade twist are more susceptible to it. Photos courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps, Airbus Helicopters (below, top) and... Read More »
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