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July 12, 2012
From Rotor & Wing
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec... Read More »
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December 9, 2009
From Aviation Today
Eurocopter has obtained an order for two EC225s from the French Defense Ministry, which will employ the helicopters in search and rescue (SAR) missions. The French Armament Procurement Agency (DGA) placed the order for the EC225s, which will fly with the French Navy. Eurocopter plans to deliver... Read More »
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July 31, 2012
From Aviation Today
Authorities are pointing at a possible wire strike incident as the cause of a Eurocopter AS532 AL Cougar crash last week in France. Six people all employees of Eurocopter died as a result of the crash. According to local police, preliminary evidence indicates that the helicopter may have struck an... Read More »
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August 3, 2009
From Aviation Today
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter have rolled out the prototype Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH). The military transport helicopter is scheduled to fly for the first time in early 2010. The Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) has 245 helicopters on order, with deliveries projected to start... Read More »
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January 30, 2013
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Helicopter has submitted a petition for reconsideration to the U.S. FAA, insisting the Bell 429 light twin should be allowed to operate at 7,500 lbs., instead of the FAR 27 limit of 7,000 lbs. According to the manufacturer, 14 countries have granted the requested exemption. The FAA and... Read More »
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January 30, 2013
From Rotor & Wing
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators have determined that inadequate maintenance to be the probable cause of a December 2011 crash of a Eurocopter AS350 in operation with Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas, Nev. The crash occurred during a sightseeing trip near Hoover Dam... Read More »
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January 8, 2008
From Aviation Today
Eurocopter has won a contract to provide 11 new helicopters to Spain's ministries of defense and the interior. The defense ministry is acquiring two, twin-engine AS532AL Cougars for the Army Airmobile Force and three for the Military Emergency Unit for emergency missions like firefighting and... Read More »
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December 21, 2007
From Aviation Today
A day after Eurocopter said it had received no notice of cancellation of India's order for 197 AS355s, France's foreign minister conceded the deal is off. Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told Agence France-Presse the $600 million order for light utility helicopters for India's Army had been... Read More »
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May 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
MILITARY | UTILITY India is expected to release a request by this month for bids to supply its military with 384 light utility helicopters. The country s defense ministry has decided to combine an Army requirement for 197 of those helicopters with an Air Force need for 115 and an additional... Read More »
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October 15, 2007
From Aviation Today
Eurocopter parent EADS says will provide its missile launch detection system to the Korean Helicopter Program. A South Korean company, LIGNex1, will integrate the sensors. South Korea is planning to purchase about 250 helicopters. The system uses an advanced imaging sensor that detects and tracks... Read More »
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September 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Werner Marty wasn t kidding when he said his EC145 had to be out of the hangar and into the air within 5 min. after the alarm. At 11:45 am on Sunday, April 30, 5 min. after the go from Swiss REGA dispatchers in Zurich, we lifted off from the pad at the Blecherette Airport, just north of this... Read More »
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October 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
Based in France, Thales Avionics is the world s third-largest avionics specialist. In 2001 it produced more than 1.1 billion Euros in revenue, almost 11 percent of the parent company s sales. Thales has grown rapidly in the past dozen years from mergers and acquisitions, changing its name multiple... Read More »
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July 1, 2011
From Avionics Today
Painting the words police or sheriff on the side of a helicopter does not a law enforcement helicopter make. It s the mission equipment the search lights, radios, video systems, etc. that make it a police helicopter. Even in the 1960s and 70s, when police departments in the United States were... Read More »
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November 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
MILITARY/SAR The Irish Air Corps is retiring its Alouette 3s, which have been central to thousands of rescue and Army missions since it first went into active service. The Irish defense forces bought the aircraft in 1963 from France s Sud Aviation, a predecessor of Eurocopter. The Alouettes were... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
AUSTRALIA IS A VAST COUNTRY. The natural development has been major centers of population in the capital cities with smaller population centers to support development in the outback. Outside the armed forces the helicopter is a major lifesaving tool and is an essential part of the various state... Read More »
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June 29, 2007
From Aviation Today
Eurocopter s EC145 has received Canadian, European, and U.S. certification as a night-vision goggle (NVG)-capable aircraft. Eurocopter said it is the first original equipment manufacturer to offer an aircraft with that certified capability. The certified configuration is based on the EC145s flown... Read More »
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June 18, 2007
From Aviation Today
While Eurocopter and its partners AgustaWestland and Stork Fokker Aerospace are making program in getting the tactical transport version of the NH90 certified and delivered, the maritime version is another story, Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling told Rotor & Wing. The NATO Frigate... Read More »
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June 5, 2007
From Aviation Today
The U.S. Army has activated its first unit of Eurocopter EC-145-based UH-72A Lakotas light utility helicopters. The first unit, the National Training Center Air Ambulance Detachment in Fort Irwin, Calif., was stood up with six Lakotas on May 22, the Army said. The service awarded a team led by... Read More »
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May 25, 2007
From Aviation Today
A Eurocopter EC635 bound for the Swiss Air Force made its maiden flight on May 23. The program, which is to provide 18 aircraft for transport and training missions as well as two EC135s for the Swiss Federal Air Transport Services, is on schedule. The EC635s and EC135s are to replace the... Read More »
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November 1, 2004
From Aviation Today
Eurocopter Offers Smart Rotor-Tuning Tool Eurocopter is now offering a new tool called Steadycontrol, a maintenance tool that optimizes the tuning of rotors and anti-vibration systems. Steadycontrol is available on the manufacturer's entire range of products, except the EC145, which is not yet... Read More »
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