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June 9, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
HeliTrak has appointed Chris Nehls as president. Nehls joins the company from MD Helicopters, where he was VP of engineering and chief engineer. He was responsible for leading the engineering and development efforts on MD products. Prior to that, he was at Honeywell International's aerospace unit... Read More »
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June 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A Papua New Guinea company received an Airbus Helicopters H145 in January. Photo courtesy of Airbus Markets throughout Asia have not escaped the economic concerns plaguing the U.S., Europe and other regions, leading helicopter operators there and the manufacturers and service providers... 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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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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March 7, 2016
From Avionics Today
[Avionics Today 03-07-2016] MD Helicopters is moving closer to obtaining FAA certification for the avionics refresh on its MD 902 Explorer twin-engine helicopter. At the 2016 Heli Expo conference, MD announced the completion of the MD 902 s first flight with Universal Avionics Integrated Flight... Read More »
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March 4, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
MD Helicopters will develop a new military aircraft called the 6XX that company CEO Lynn Tilton wants delivered by 2018. Tilton said Tuesday at Heli-Expo she wanted to spend the rest of 2016 getting out the specification so MD could work toward completing testing and certification in 2017. She... 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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March 1, 2016
From Avionics Today
Universal Avionics integrated flight deck in the MDHI MD 902. Photo: Universal Avionics [Avionics Today 03-01-2016] MD Helicopters (MDHI) MD 902 Explorer with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck has completed its first flight. MDHI is the launch Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)... Read More »
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March 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
(Above) Research at NASA Langley Research Center has involved dummies and a test helicopter to test crash forces. Occupant protection measures include rotorcraft seat/harness systems able to withstand downward acceleration forces of as much as 30 g. Photos courtesy of NASA Langley Research Center... Read More »
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February 18, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW200 engine is the turboshaft engine of choice in Asia, according to the company. The PW200 family powers aircraft such as the H135, AW109E Power, AW109 Grand, Bell 427 & 429, Kazan Ansat and MD Explorer 900 series. The engine has flown more than 9 million hours... Read More »
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February 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
There are several clarifications regarding the U.S. Army s program to offer surplus Black Hawks for sale to the civil market. It was previously unclear who would actually show up with a checkbook. Now, several operators, including Northwest Helicopters, Arista Aviation, P.J. Helicopters, Brainerd... Read More »
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December 7, 2015
From Aviation Today
Photo courtesy of Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd. / CC BY 2.0 South Korea's national forestry service has ordered a firefighting version of Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.'s twin-engine utility Surion, the manufacturer said, adding that the order is worth $17.6 million (20.5 billion won). With a... Read More »
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December 7, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Photo courtesy of Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd. / CC BY 2.0 South Korea's national forestry service has ordered a firefighting version of Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.'s twin-engine utility Surion, the manufacturer said, adding that the order is worth $17.6 million (20.5 billion won). With a... Read More »
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December 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
The Hangman I agree with Rex Alexander s essay ( The Hangman Cometh, R&WI, October 2015, page 38), and his contention that the risk of injury is greater if the night vision goggle lanyard is fastened to the aviator s helmet instead of placed around the neck as directed by various NVG manuals and... Read More »
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December 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
A KUH-1 Surion performs cold-weather flight testing in Alaska in 2012. Photo courtesy of Korea Aerospace Industries Korea Aerospace Industries is pursuing a special airworthiness certificate for its KUH-1 Surion to fulfill a new order from South Korea s national forestry service. The... Read More »
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November 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Afghan military leaders and MD Helicopters swapped claims last month about the performance of newly delivered armed MD-530F s. A U.S. trooper provides security while an MD-530F takes off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul... Read More »
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October 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
A Bell206 configured for air-medical transport. Photo courtesy of Metro Aviation Thirteen years. That is how long U.S. aeromedical industry advocates say it has been since air ambulance operators have been working under the current regime for cost reimbursement. In 2002, the U.S... Read More »
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October 1, 2015
From Avionics Today
The retrofit market is at the beginning of a very high activity period, as 2015 turns into 2016. If you re an avionics maker or an installment or repair shop that focuses on upgrading legacy aircraft, your services will be in high demand for the next 5 to 6 years. Nearly 60 percent of readers... Read More »
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October 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
MD Helicopters has supported the viability of its MD-530F during combat operations in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid recent criticism from Afghan Air Force Col. Qalandar Shah Qalandari that the aircraft's tail rotor, performance limitations and weapons systems were inadequate for conducting combat... Read More »
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October 1, 2015
From Aviation Today
MD Helicopters has supported the viability of its MD-530F during combat operations in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid recent criticism from Afghan Air Force Col. Qalandar Shah Qalandari that the aircraft's tail rotor, performance limitations and weapons systems were inadequate for conducting combat... Read More »
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