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November 14, 2016
From Avionics Today
Genesys Aerosystems has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of its HeliSAS and two-axis autopilot on Airbus Helicopters EC120s, the company said. Coming more than eight months after applying, the STC issuance adds to existing HeliSAS STCs for Robinson... Read More »
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November 8, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been given an award for Excellence in Police Aviation from the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Announced by CHP last week, the award was presented in October at the IACP Convention in San... Read More »
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October 26, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Australia's LifeFlight has added a new Leonardo AW139 to its fleet to support emergency medical services and search and rescue operations in Queensland. Milestone Aviation Group Ltd., a GE Capital Aviation Services leasing company, leased the helicopter, fully equipped for EMS capabilities, the... Read More »
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October 18, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Traverse City, Michigan's Coast Guard will replace four Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphins with three Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawks, according to a Coast Guard news release. The switch will happen at Air Station Traverse City in April next year. Located in the Great Lakes Region in the Coast Guard's ninth... Read More »
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October 11, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
On March 18, 2014, a Eurocopter AS350 B2 crashed to the ground in, what news reports described as a "fireball." Two people onboard the helicopter, which was being used to capture news footage, were killed and one was seriously injured. In a report released last Wednesday, the NTSB determined the... Read More »
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September 9, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Helicopter rescue teams rescued dozens of the 110 tourists stranded mid-air in cable cars over the French Alps, according to news reports. The rescue included a Eurocopter EC145 operated by the French Société Civile Immobilière and two Leonardo AW139s operated by the Italian Airgreen, among other... Read More »
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September 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) has tapped Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore as its aviation supplier, providing air medical coverage across the country every day of the year. Babcock will supply two Eurocopter EC135s, according to an AANI news release. The contract is set to run for... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Metro Aviation and West Michigan Air Care have launched an air medical service with the delivery of an EC145e. The service will begin Sep. 1. Metro President Mike Stanberry said the Kalamazoo-based air medical provider was among the first of 25 programs in the U.S. to receive the Commission on... Read More »
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August 30, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A UH-72A Lakota. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army A U.S. court has backed Leonardo's challenge to the U.S. Army's contract with Airbus Helicopters for 16 more UH-72A Lakota helicopters and has given the service six months to justify that contract award, re-compete it or drop... Read More »
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August 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Nothing can clear a room faster than talking about helicopter aerodynamics. But certain concepts do seem to create lasting intrigue and can spark good conversation. Sometimes you ll find pilots using various hand gestures as a visual aid to assist them in describing theory and physics. If you re... Read More »
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June 3, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has determined the primary cause of a Eurocopter AS350 B2 crash in January 2015 to be increased cable tension during stringing operations, which led to the aircraft performing a "dynamic rollover." The aircraft was operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., and... Read More »
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June 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Russian Helicopters line of aircraft include the Kazan Ansat, the Kamov Ka-62 and Mil Mi-26T, Mi-38 and Mi-8. The TV7-117V engine is installed on all Mi-38s. Photos courtesy of Russian Helicopters and ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office Amid Western sanctions and the crises of... Read More »
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May 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
At Heli-Expo in March, I heard an interesting talk on an alternate recovery from vortex ring state (VRS) given by Robinson Helicopter s Tim Tucker, who had written an article describing this method last fall ( Flying Through the Vortex, September 2015, page 30). I was anxious to see his... Read More »
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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
From Rotor & Wing
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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