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November 1, 2008
From Avionics Today
Primus Epic Suite Lets Helicopter Pilots Be Flight Managers Honeywell wants to promote pilots of advanced helicopters to the same status long enjoyed by their fixed-wing brethren: flight manager as opposed to aircraft driver. Not that there s anything wrong with hands-on flying; it s just that... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
PUBLIC The Pima County Sheriffs Dept (PCSD) in southern Arizona has had a small aviation unit for years, but just received its first helicopter in September 2008. They purchased a used MD Helicopters MD-530 to add to its fleet of two Helio Courier airplanes, which deputies use as surveillance... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
PUBLIC The South African Police Service received the first two of six Robinson R44s in October, with the remaining four to be delivered by the end of the year, according to the Pretoria News. The six rotorcraft were ordered as part of an FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup capacity-building program... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
The Sniping Continues I couldn t help but read in amazement Giovanni de Briganti s recent article concerning helicopter sniper operations as well as his assessment of allied helicopter capabilities ("Heli-Snipers Prove Effective: June 2008, page 54). I must have imagined in my mind the numerous... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY RotorFest, the annual helicopter open house and air show hosted by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Penn. drew a crowd of 3,500 rotorcraft enthusiasts each day of the weekend-long event, which was held on October 11 and 12. Visitors of all... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
With the obvious exception of Boeing s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
PUBLIC The Pasadena Police Department (PPD) in southern Calif. has placed an order for an MD-500E from MD Helicopters (MDHI) of Mesa, Ariz. It is the first aircraft in a plan to purchase four of the four-seat, single-engine, light turbine helicopters. The MD-500E will come with MDHI s new... Read More »
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October 20, 2008
From Aviation Today
Airworthiness Directive; MD Helicopters Model 600N Helicopter. Final Rule; Request for Comments. SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters. The AD currently requires modifying the fuselage aft section within... Read More »
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October 13, 2008
From Aviation Today
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) says 2007 was a good year overall for aviation safety in Europe, but says challenges still remain. In its second-annual safety review, EASA says the number of fatal accidents involving aircraft registered in Member States performing commercial air... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
November 2008: Helicopter Heroism We present the story of this year s winner of Rotor & Wing s esteemed honor for outstanding courage and skill in search and rescue work. Heroes, Too We recount the stories of the winners of new awards for helicopter heroism in individual operational... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
Many world records have been set this year. Here s the story of one helicopter record and the team that achieved it. In August, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were drawing millions from around the world to sit comfortably and relaxed in their easy chairs, night after night, to watch... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
From Avionics Today
Humans are visual creatures if forced to give up one of our five senses, not many of us would choose to be blind. Living in a dark or blurry world is a scary thought, so we tend to pursue anything that enhances vision, from eyeglasses and binoculars to lights and Lasik. Add synthetic vision to... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
From Avionics Today
Coast Guard Trades Speed For Capability With New Ocean Sentry The U.S. Coast Guard is trading speed for capability with its new HC-144A Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft, which enters operational service next year. Recently, the fifth of eight HC-144As on contract for delivery... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
From Avionics Today
Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and small arms fire remain deadly, plentiful threats to helicopters forced to fly close to concealed enemies. Unlike Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) countered by missile warning receivers, flare dispensers, and infrared jammers, unguided rounds with short... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
EMS helicopters Down Under serve a sparse population of citizens and visitors who hunger for adventures that often leave them in dangerous predicaments. May 17 is a significant date in Australian aviation. On that date 80 years ago, the first flight of what was to become the Royal Flying Doctor... Read More »
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September 29, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
The Pasadena, Calif. Air Operations Section is buying a $2 million MD 500E after receiving numerous noise complaints against its current fleet of aircraft. The $2 million price tag includes a base price of $1.6 with the rest of the funds being used for upgraded avionics. The [other helicopters]... Read More »
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September 29, 2008
From Aviation Today
The Pasadena, Calif. Air Operations Section is buying a $2 million MD 500E after receiving numerous noise complaints against its current fleet of aircraft. The $2 million price tag includes a base price of $1.6 with the rest of the funds being used for upgraded avionics. The [other helicopters]... Read More »
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September 19, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) delivered five new helicopters in late August. Gulf Helicopters (GHC), Qatar, took delivery of a new MD Explorer; the Pomona Police Aviation Unit, Claif. received a new MD 500E; Helisul Taxi Aereo in Brazil received a new MD 600N (their second MD 600N since December of... Read More »
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September 19, 2008
From Aviation Today
MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) delivered five new helicopters in late August. Gulf Helicopters (GHC), Qatar, took delivery of a new MD Explorer; the Pomona Police Aviation Unit, Claif. received a new MD 500E; Helisul Taxi Aereo in Brazil received a new MD 600N (their second MD 600N since December of... Read More »
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September 16, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
Turbine helicopter manufacturer MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) of Mesa, Ariz. has added Rotorcraft Support, Inc (RSI) as its newest authorized repair center for the MD-500 and MD-600 line of single-engine turbine helicopters. RCI, operates a 16,000 sq ft maintenance facility in Van Nuys Airport in... Read More »
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