Rotorcraft

News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.

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PACDelivers EMS Airbus EC135P2+

PAC International has delivered its fourth EMS-congigured Airbus EC135P2+ to Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Concorde Awarded STC for S-92A Lead-acid Battery

A new STC allows replacement of NiCad batteries with Concorde lead-acid batteries in Sikorsky's S-92A.
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Hillsboro Creates New Heli Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy has launched a new division and campus with its Hillsboro Heli Academy.
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U.S. Army Orders Elbit Common Helmet Mounted Display System

Elbit Systems of America will begin delivering its Common Helmet Mounted Display to the U.S. Army in 2020.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Dart Introduces New Firefighting Buckets, Skylight Window

Smaller firefighting buckets and a new Skylight window are highlights of the Dart Aerospace exhibit at Heli-Expo 2019.
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Hickok IFR Procedures Now Showing on ForeFlight

ForeFlight's Content Packs demonstrate unique new uses, with Hickok custom approach procedures becoming available soon.
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EuroTec Delivers 407GXP, Completing K-Max

EuroTec has delivered a Bell 407GXP for Swiss VIPs and is near completing a Kaman K-Max for Rainier Heli.
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Milestone Poker Fundraiser Reaps Rewards for HeliOffshore

Poker fundraiser supports HeliOffshore's work to enhance safety for its member operators.
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Dart Cargo Net Boosts AW139 Capacity

The Dart Aerospace high-capacity cargo net will add another 160 pounds to the AW139 load-carrying limit.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

SureFlight Shows Off Tricked-out Bell 505

The light single helicopter was finished with the completion specialist's GT package offering a host of customized options and upgrades.
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Leonardo Joins with CAE for New U.S. Training Center

CAE to provide its Series 3000 FFS sims for new Leonardo Philadelphia training center.
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Essex Unveils Ergonomic Collective Grip for Helicopters

Essex offers new ergonomic collective grip and cyclic grips.
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Maintenance and Modifications

OEMs Extend Service Agreements for BBA's GES

BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services group companies announced a series of extensions for their support agreements with various manufacturers.
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Bell Business Accelerates in 2019

Sales, deliveries, equipment development, and support alliances mark 2019 as a busy year for Bell.
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Airbus Bags Asian Sales for Large Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters announces sales of H175s, H225 in China, Japan.
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CNC Launches Secure Online Video Portal for Law Enforcement

CNC Live allows real-time sharing, archiving of aerial footage by hundreds of users.
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Sikorsky Outlines Vision for Urban Air Mobility

Sikorsky suggests that urban mobility solutions might also come from non-aviation companies.
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Lynn Tilton: Making Helicopters Great Again

MD Helicopters plans to submit a proposal for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.
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Helicopter Shipper Makes Heli-Expo Debut

Though the company has facilitated the shipping of 2,000 helicopters worldwide, Direct Helicopter International made its first appearance at Heli-Expo.
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Italian Style for Aircraft Interiors

Integral to the display are craftsmanship of Tramontano leathers, the high-tech processing of carbon-fiber and the design of computer and communication.
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Avionics

HAI Head Notes Clock Ticking on ADS-B

Matt Zuccaro says the rotorcraft industry's level of equipage ahead of the FAA's Jan. 1, 2020 mandate, is not where it should be.
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Donaldson Filters New Medium Twins

The company was tapped to provide inlet barrier filters for the Bell 525 and Airbus H160, both awaiting certification.
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Tests Prove Efficacy of Astronautics' Wireless Comm System

The entire system was tested from end-to-end, from the airborne hardware to the secure ground system, enabling secure two-way data transmittal.
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HeliSpeed Seeking FAA Pilots

Blackpool, UK-based HeliSpeed is broadening out to offer training, with skills shortages a common theme.
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OPS Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal

The company is now the distributor for Italian manufacturer Tecnologie Industriali and Aeronautiche.
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Airbus Reveals Superyacht App

ACH augmented reality app helps superyacht builders avoid helipad mistakes.
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ASG Recruits 200 Helo Pilots for Clients

ASG claims its proprietary process experience helped it lure qualified helicopter pilots, despite a shortage of them.
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Light Twin Sales Lift Pre-owned Helicopter Market

Aero Assets released the report Preowned Helicopter Trend Report (2018), based on the firm’s proprietary intelligence and knowledge.
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Heads Up for Helicopter Pilots

SkyLens is, a wearable, head-up display (HWD), which looks like safety glasses with a rectangular box on top.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Leonardo Testing RFID Tags To Monitor AW189 Components

Leonardo, Gulf Helicopters in pilot project to test RFID tags to monitor components on AW189s.