The FAA has released a list of stadiums to help pilots comply with notam 2/0199. The FAA’s list provides the latitude and longitude of sporting event sites and the class of airspace above each site, as well as other useful information. Go to HAI’s Web site (www.rotor.com) and search its new database for the stadium notam. Click where indicated to obtain the complete listing.
Aviation International News » November 2002
American Eurocopter has sold its first EC 145 in the U.S., to the Lee County (Florida) division of public safety/EMS. The launch customer will use the EC 145 primarily to support Lee County’s EMS operation, which encompasses the cities of Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs as well as 625,000 acres of coastal area and barren islands.
Most medevac helicopter missions are a race against time, and when the helicopter loses, it’s usually a time for sadness. Not so in the case of Victoria and Richard Wisner of Ligonier, Pa., whose son, Nathaniel James, was born last month en route from Latrobe Hospital to Pittsburgh’s West Penn Hospital. Little Nathaniel entered this world 13 weeks premature, weighing just 2 lb 4 oz.
Nobody beats the Russians when it comes to rotorcraft “bigness.” Mil unveiled the Mi-12 in 1971 and later hoisted a record-setting 44 tons to more than 7,000 ft with the massive (115-ton mtow) twin-rotor helo.
More recently, since its introduction in 1981, the Russian-made Mil Mi-26 has reigned supreme as the heaviest cargo-lifting production rotorcraft, routinely hoisting loads weighing up to 22 tons.
Helicopter pilots who conduct commercial passenger-carrying flights in areas where whiteout conditions routinely occur should be required to have a helicopter-specific instrument rating and demonstrate their instrument competency in accordance with Part 135 instrument check flights, according to a recent NTSB recommend- ation sent to the FAA.
Gulfstream and Arinc late last month were preparing for initial flight trials in a GIV of the dish antenna and other hardware components to power a new airborne broadband datalink service called SkyLink.
The parallels that Howard Reisman sees between himself and John F. Kennedy Jr. continue to haunt the 57-year-old software designer more than three years after Kennedy’s Piper Saratoga II piston single crashed on a dark and hazy summer night off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Universal Avionics, the Tucson, Ariz. avionics manufacturer known best for its line of FMS equipment, anticipates gaining FAA certification early next year for civil aviation’s first commercially available synthetic-vision primary flight display system.
There have been a lot of winners in the historic cycle of mergers and acquisitions in the aviation industry. Unfortunately, customers haven’t always been among them.
During the ERA assembly held last month in Salzburg, Austria, Rockwell Collins announced FAA certification of its HGS 4200 head-up guidance system (HGS) for use on Bombardier’s CRJ700 and of the HGS 4100 for the Canadian airframer’s Dash 8Q-400. U.S. West Coast operator Horizon Air supported both certification programs. German CRJ700 operator Lufthansa CityLine and French regional Brit Air also chose the HGS 4200.