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February 12, 2012 - 4:17pm
Robert P. Mark
Mark Rosekind

NTSB Member Mark Rosekind opened the first HAI 2012 education seminar with a discussion about how rotorcraft pilots can fight fatigue. We spoke to him after his talk.

February 12, 2012 - 3:20pm
Mark Huber

New York’s Helicopter Flight Services (HFS) has joined the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS, Booth No. 4015). HFS operates as HeliNY from the downtown Wall Street Heliport. The operator flies a Bell 406 and recently took delivery of three new 407GXs equipped with the Garmin 1000H avionics suite. HFS began service in 1986.

February 12, 2012 - 2:45pm
James Wynbrandt

The Helicopter Association International (Booth No. 8632) launched a safety program designed to raise the bar for helicopter operators worldwide at Heli-Expo yesterday. Based on the new rotorcraft language in the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), the HAI Accreditation Program accounts for mission-specific criteria for a wide range of helicopter operations.

February 12, 2012 - 1:45pm
Harry Weisberger

Sagem Avionics, part of the Safran group, is at Booth No. 7517 celebrating Slave Lake Helicopters’ selection of Sagem’s Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) for its new Eurocopter AS350 B3e. That machine joins three others in the Slave Lake fleet, an AS350 B2, an EC120 and a Bell 206 B3, all with the Sagem ICDS.

February 12, 2012 - 1:39pm
Chad Trautvetter

Simplex Aerospace is highlighting its third-generation powerwash system for helicopters at this year’s Heli-Expo. The system, which holds 180 gallons of water and can be used to wash windmills and power lines, just received STC approval for the Eurocopter AS350B3. AIN sat down with Simplex vice president of sales and marketing Larry Lichtenberger at the helicopter show to find out more about the company’s new product.

February 12, 2012 - 1:30pm
Harry Weisberger

Sandel Avionics has been selected by Sikorsky to provide a new MIL-STD version of its HeliTAWS wire and terrain alerting system for forward-fit installation aboard the new S-70i Black Hawk helicopter in mid-2012.

The model ST3453H, like Sandel’s commercial model ST3400H HeliTAWS, protects against terrain, wires and obstacles, and is the only terrain avoidance system certified for nuisance-free operation below en route altitudes, according to the company.

February 12, 2012 - 1:20pm
Robert P. Mark
Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III provides simultaneous automatic aircraft tracking as well as text messaging and two-way voice communications.

Honeywell’s new Sky Connect Tracker III arrived at Dallas Executive Airport (RDB) aboard the company’s Eurocopter AS350 AStar demonstrator, just in time for a flight around the south suburbs, augmented by the company’s helicopter Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS).

February 12, 2012 - 1:20pm
Amy Laboda

Why would multinational corporations with extensive resources outsource their recruiting effort? Grayson Barrows, director of sales for the Aviation Search Group explained that, for his customers, it is simply cost-effective. “We are specialists,” he said during an interview with AIN at Heli-Expo 2012.

February 12, 2012 - 1:15pm
Harry Weisberger

Turbine engine inlet filter specialist Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has completed a year marked by new products, a new St. Louis facility, and delivery of its 5,000th inlet barrier filter system.

February 12, 2012 - 1:15pm
Jack McCarthy

HAI Convention News photagraphers roamed the Heli-Expo show floor on Friday and Saturday and captured these exhibitors assembling their booths.