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Entries for April 2011

Fresh doubt over 1994 Chinook crash
From Defence Management
Newly discovered Ministry of Defence documents had cast doubt on the safety record of Chinook helicopters two years before a fatal crash on the Mull of Kintyre which left 29 people dead, according to the BBC. Chinook ZD576, a Mk 2 helicopter, ...
From ShareCast
One of the world's biggest helicopter makers is looking to list in London as part of moves to raise $500million (??306million). Russian Helicopters, which made the machines used by the Soviet army during its own intervention in Afghanistan, ...
Survival-One designed new helicopter passenger survival suit with Outlast® technology

Water is a dangerous place with unpredictable elements. But with some jobs and activities it is not possible to just stay away from it. To get to offshore installations there is no other choice than to fly over water. So if a risk can’t be avoided it is essential to take every precaution to minimize it. Survival-One Limited, recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and service survival clothing and equipment, has recently launched a new helicopter passenger survival suit incorporating Outlast® technology for better comfort.

Canadian Helicopters seals $120M deal
From Montreal Gazette
Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. sprang a surprise Tuesday with a $120-million deal to buy New Zealand's biggest helicopter owner and operator Helicopters (NZ) Ltd. The deal will create a global ...
Helicopter company is latest Russian to seek London float
The Guardian
From CITY A.M.
STATE controlled JSC Russian Helicopters yesterday confirmed its intention to raise $500m (??308m) in a joint flotation in London and Moscow. The offering is expected to consist of the sale of existing shares, primarily by the firm's major shareholder ...
Texas Task Force 1, TEEX and Texas Military Forces hold joint training
From TEEX News
The UH-60 helicopters are equipped with a hoist, life-saving equipment and deploy with TX-TF1 helicopter rescue specialists for hurricanes, flooding and other incidents that may require water rescue. "These joint operations between Texas Task Force 1 ...
New MoD documents cast doubt over Chinook crash
BBC News
From Herald Scotland
DEATH SCENE: The wreckage of the Chinook helicopter, which crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994, killing all 29 on board. Picture PA KILLED: Flt/Lt Richard Cook also died in the tragic accident. NEWLY discovered Ministry of Defence documents appear ...
From ArmyTimes.com
The Air Force had no combat units for decades at McGuire until last month's arrival from Johnstown of Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HNLA-773 and Heavy Helicopter squadron HNH-772 with a total of 16 helicopters. The light squadron's has 125 Navy ...
Van Horn Aviation Conducts Successful First Flight Test of Composite MD 500 Main Rotor Blades

TEMPE, Ariz., April 11, 2011 – Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) successfully completed a series of ground and flight tests of its composite MD 500 main rotor blades during a four-hour test session at the MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) facility in Mesa, Arizona aboard a MD 530F® test aircraft. 

From Shephard Group
Donaldson has provided Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for the Section's newest in-service rotorcraft, two AgustaWestland 139 twin-engine medium helicopters. A third new AW139 is coming from the factory with the IBF kit installed. ...
From Winnipeg Free Pres
MONTREAL - Transportation services company Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX:CHL.A) to acquire assets of New Zealand's largest helicopter owner and operator, Helicopters (NZ) Ltd. or HNZ, for C$120 million. You can comment on most stories on ...
Remote-controlled helicopters, vehicles helping Japan clean-up (Video)
The Hindu
From Macworld UK
Video clips shot by workers from helicopters were intially used to get a close-up look at the crippled reactor buildings, but the high levels of radiation meant limits on the amount of time the helicopter could spend above the plant. ...
From Financial Times
With 8500 helicopters registered, Russian Helicopters accounts for about 13 per cent of the world's helicopter fleet. The company's Mil brand makes the world's most widely operated medium-lift helicopter, the Mi-8, while its Mi-26 has the largest load ...
From Greenfield Daily Re
AP HONOLULU ??? The Coast Guard says Air Station Barbers Point crews have received a new helicopter that will enable them to communicate via satellite and use night vision. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on Saturday, joining one other already at ...
From PR Newswire (press release)
Advanced laser warning systems enhance helicopter survivability by detecting rangefinders, target designators and beamrider laser-aided systems. Currently used on US Army UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters, these affordable systems provide ...
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