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Entries for October 2011

SAVING LIVES THROUGH INNOVATION - KAMAN UNMANNED K-MAX HELICOPTER WINS AWARD

BLOOMFIELD, CT, October 10, 2011 – The Kaman Unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter has received the Platinum Innovation Prize from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc. The Unmanned K-MAX is an innovative helicopter that combines unique lift efficiency with the flexibility of programmable unmanned flight to handle a wide variety of military and civil missions.

AMETEK Aerospace and Defense Continues Rollout of Quantum Control Across Global Aviation MRO Division

SAN DIEGO, CA, October 11, 2011 – Component Control, a leading aviation MRO and Logistics business solution provider, announced today that global customer AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has completed the rollout of Quantum Control at two additional MRO units: AEM Limited based in the United Kingdom, and at its Singapore service center located near Singapore Changi Airport. AEM Limited is one of the largest independent overhaul and repair facilities in Europe, providing accessory maintenance services for over 2,000 components from a variety of aircraft systems. AMETEK Singapore is part of the company’s worldwide AOG and 3rd party MRO service units.

EADS North America readies its Armed Aerial Scout 72X helicopter for competitive fly off demonstration

In anticipation of a competitive flight demonstration, EADS North America’s Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is on display at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) convention this week in Washington, DC.
 

Night Flight Concepts To Showcase Solutions at ALPA Laser Illumination Event

Bedford, TX (October 11, 2011) Night Flight Concepts, a leading provider of night vision solutions to aviation organizations worldwide, announced it will participate in the upcoming event “Laser Illumination of Aircraft: a Growing Threat” to help raise awareness of this growing issue in aviation and to showcase solutions that can help mitigate the risks associated with voluntary and involuntary laser eye strikes.

From Contra Costa Times
Meanwhile, the percentage of jets and helicopters increased. The primary business at Van Nuys Airport is now commercial jet and helicopter operations, estimated to inject $1.3billion into the economy. According to the draft report, 62 helicopters were ...
Lockheed Martin Awarded $19 Million VNsight Sensor Production Contract for the ...
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From MarketWatch (pr
VNsight is integrated into the Modernized PNVS, the pilotage system of the combat-proven Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead??, for the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. ...
From Petoskey News-Review
Rescue demonstrations will be at 11 am and noon with one of the air station's MH-65 Dolphin helicopters. Static displays will include that model of helicopter, plus an HC-130 Hercules airplane, HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane, HU-25 Guardian airplane, ...
From National Defense Magazine (bl
The Army plans to acquire a new laser system designed to protect military helicopters from shoulder-fired missiles. Despite a funding crunch that will affect many Army procurement programs, the service is expected to fund this project as heat-seeking ...
FAA allows NYC tourist choppers in off-limits area
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From Wall Street Journal
On weekends, helicopters cut through the corridor dozens of times. Aviation consultant Ken Pasker said other pilots don't expect helicopters to be descending through the corridor. "If a helicopter comes at you, you wouldn't be expecting it," said ...
From Reuters
Army Major General Tim Crosby, the Army's top helicopter buyer, wants to stage a demonstration next April of armed light helicopters that are already available from the industry that could be used to replace the aging Kiowa Warrior. ...
From WAFF
They are specially-equipped Lakota helicopters. "You can do lots of search and rescue missions, lots of counter-drug operations, and various homeland security missions," said Maj. Jay Maher, Assistant Product Manager for the Light Utility Helicopter, ...
From MarketWatch (press re
"The Eclipse Jet is a natural expansion of the services we currently provide with our Sikorsky S-76 helicopter fleet. The speed and efficiency of the Eclipse will enable us to greatly expand our service offerings to connect metro New York with New ...
From CBS New York
After that collision private planes were put in a space from 1000 feet to 1300 feet and helicopters were to stay below 1000 feet. Now, the FAA is breaking its own rule allowing five helicopter tour operators to fly in a zone reserved exclusively for ...
Emergency landing for army chopper near Darwin
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From ABC Online
The Defence Department says it's not too concerned that one of its helicopters was forced to make an emergency landing in Darwin's rural area last night. The tiger helicopter was taking part in night time training when the windscreen cracked and he was ...
DONALDSON EXPANDS FAA BARRIER FILTER APPROVAL TO INCLUDE EUROCOPTER AS350B3e

St. Louis, Mo., October 10, 2011 – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has obtained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the first Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Eurocopter AS350B3e model helicopter with the Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine. 

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