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April 25, 2012
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Transport Canada has issued a type certificate for Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT6C-67E, which powers the Eurocopter EC175. With the approval, P&WC is now able to start production of the engines. The PT6C-67E is the newest model of the PT6 line of turboprop and turboshaft engines. The manufacturer is... Read More »
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April 25, 2012
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According to the International Helicopter Safety Team, the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a strong step in the right direction, IHST notes that despite making progress, ... Read More »
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April 30, 2012
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Oil and gas operator, Heliservicio Campeche, has contracted CAE Mexico to provide pilot training on the Bell 412 and Sikorsky S-76. CAE Mexico s recently inaugurated Toluca training center will handle Bell 412 training, while the CAE North East Training Center in New Jersey will train S-76 pilots... Read More »
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April 30, 2012
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FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Arlington, Texas-based North Flight Data Systems light aircraft recording system (LARS) in the Eurocopter EC155. LARS integrates one video channel, six audio channels and more than 200 parameters for recorded digital aircraft data from the... Read More »
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May 1, 2012
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AB3NAT Surrogate in flight. Photos courtesy XP Services Just as technology advances at the exponential rate of Moore s law, it appears that in current times the cost of integrating such strides into aviation assets is increasing just as quickly. Still, the needs of both the military... Read More »
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May 7, 2012
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Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Aviation, a division of OSF HealthCare, has received the first of four Eurocopter EC145s outfitted with an aftermarket wide area augmentation system (WAAS) from United Rotorcraft. The handover represents the first delivery of a WAAS-certified EC145. United Rotorcraft, a part... Read More »
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May 10, 2012
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The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) has signed a multi-year contract with Bedford, Texas-based Night Flight Concepts to implement and support a night vision imaging system (NVIS) and laser defense package. The MSP Air Wing has a fleet of five helicopters and one fixed-wing aircraft, with the... Read More »
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May 29, 2012
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RAF Shawbury, the home of the United Kingdom s tri-service Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), is the first customer to receive a part task gunnery training system from virtual reality company Virtalis. The gunnery element is an additional upgrade to the existing Helicopter Crew Reality (HCR)... Read More »
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May 30, 2012
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Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has handed over a third and final Eurocopter EC145 to Sanford Health LifeFlight. Duke Life Fight also received its second EC145 from Metro. Both helicopters were equipped with Metro s GPS wide area augmentation system (WAAS), which was recently certified for... Read More »
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June 1, 2012
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Left: From left to right, John Garrison, Phil Dunford, Lutz Bertling, AHS Director Mike Hirschberg, James Wang and Jeff Pino. Bell Photo The May 1 panel was part of the annual event from AHS International, with AgustaWestland s James Wang, vice president of R&D, Bell... Read More »
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June 1, 2012
From Rotor & Wing
According to the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a strong step in the right direction, IHST notes that despite making... Read More »
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June 8, 2012
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Eurocopter s Training Academy in Donauwörth, Germany has received full flight simulator (FFS) Level B certification for its EC135 simulator from the German Aviation Administration (Luftfahrtbundesamt). The EC135 sim is the first in Europe to reach Level B certification. With the approval, the... Read More »
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June 11, 2012
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FDC/aerofilter has obtained FAA approval to install its inlet barrier filter (IBF) system on the Eurocopter EC135 P2 variants. The IBF system was previously approved for use on other EC135 models. Included with the system is the ability to carry out line monitoring of filter element blockage... Read More »
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June 13, 2012
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Arlington, Texas-based North Flight Data Systems has obtained an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its lightweight aircraft recording system (LARS) on the Eurocopter EC145. In partnership with Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La., North Flight incorporated LARS into the EC145 airframe... Read More »
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June 14, 2012
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Greenwich AeroGroup company, Summit Aviation, has earned AS9100C aerospace quality standard system certification. Summit obtained the certification for its facilities in Middletown, Del., and Somerset, Ky. The maintenance and modification provider offers services for Boeing, Eurocopter, MD and... Read More »
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June 15, 2012
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Bohemia, N.Y.-based Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing (CSS) has moved into a new 9,200-square-foot facility near Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP). The repair site includes an electronics lab and shop, as well as additional space for heavy equipment, a fuel pump testing area and paint... Read More »
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June 26, 2012
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The Tanan 300 vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial system (VTOL Tactical UAS) from Cassidian was shown at recently at Eurosatory in Paris. The Tanan rotary UAS has been in development for around four years, which includes work conducted on the original program. Perhaps unusually... Read More »
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July 1, 2012
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An EC725 being loaded onboard the Airbus A400M military transport in Toulouse, France. EADS Current and potential operators of NH Industries NH90 and Eurocopter EC725 helicopters will be interested to note that Airbus Military has recently been demonstrating the loading of... Read More »
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July 1, 2012
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U.S. Park Police Bell 412EP performing an ice rescue scenario while training for SAR. United States Park Police When asked to list some U.S. government law enforcement agencies, outfits such as the FBI and Secret Service come... Read More »
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July 10, 2012
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The UK Ministry of Defence s Eurocopter Puma Mk2 fleet has performed its first internal qualifications, leading up to the modified helicopter s completion of the first phase of upgrades. Three Pumas have received initial upgrades and are now scheduled for additional flight testing and evaluations... Read More »
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