Human Interest

February 25, 2008 - 4:34pm

In a ceremony yesterday at the Sikorsky booth (No. 1641), Sergei Sikorsky presented four senior members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department with Sikorsky’s Winged S service award to mark the 50th anniversary of the L.A. County’s aerial firefighting operations. He particularly praised the firefighters’ last year of service dealing with a series of catastrophic blazes in greater Los Angeles.

February 25, 2008 - 4:31pm

American Eurocopter president and CEO Marc Paganini recognized aerial tour-operator Maverick Helicopters for logging 60,000 hours on its fleet of 27 EC 130s, the largest in the world.

During a ceremony yesterday afternoon at Heli-Expo Booth No. 631, Greg Rochna, CEO of Maverick Aviation Group, accepted Maverick’s 28th copy of the EC 130. Paganini said the EC 130 is an aircraft designed for and with the tour operators in mind.

February 23, 2008 - 10:38am
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And with helicopters as the players, that stage can be just about anywhere big enough to plant a pair of skids and keep the rotors out of trouble. This MD 500 touched down in a parking lot to join the gathering of the best and brightest rotorcraft here in Houston.

February 23, 2008 - 8:26am

Van Horn Aviation (VHA) is showing a prototype of its new composite tail-rotor blade for Bell 206-series helicopters at its Heli-Expo’08 booth (No. 3307).

February 8, 2008 - 8:56am

CD Aviation Services of Missouri (CDAS) has been awarded the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence in recognition of its participation in and dedication to continuing aviation maintenance training.

February 8, 2008 - 8:56am

CD Aviation Services of Missouri (CDAS) has been awarded the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence in recognition of its participation in and dedication to continuing aviation maintenance training.

January 17, 2008 - 5:28am

Dassault’s newest business jet, the Falcon 2000EX, last month received FAA certification and JAA approval for certification by its member nations. The approximately $23.5 million Falcon 2000EX is essentially a longer-range, more powerful version of the $21.8 million Falcon 2000, currently Dassault’s best-selling model.؉

January 17, 2008 - 5:28am

Dassault’s newest business jet, the Falcon 2000EX, last month received FAA certification and JAA approval for certification by its member nations. The approximately $23.5 million Falcon 2000EX is essentially a longer-range, more powerful version of the $21.8 million Falcon 2000, currently Dassault’s best-selling model.؉

January 4, 2008 - 5:22am

Carson Helicopters of Perkasie, Pa., has been granted FAA certification for new main rotor blades for the Sikorsky S-61. The design incorporates two airfoils and 12 degrees of twist, giving the venerable Sikorsky workhorse 2,000 pounds more lift in a hover and adding 15 knots to the cruise speed compared with the standard metal blades at the same power settings. Carson has signed a contract with NASA for exclusive use of the airfoils.

January 2, 2008 - 10:21am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air A90, Wallkill, N.Y., July 27, 2007–The “very hard” landing of the King Air, breaking off the right main gear, was caused by the pilot’s improper flare, the NTSB concluded. The pilot had overflown the airport and saw no indication of wind speed or direction. The King Air flew over trees, then “dropped down” on approach “a little fast, and had a very hard landing.” There were no injuries.

 
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