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Entries for May 2011

AgustaWestland wins Egyptian Air Force contract
DefenceWeb (press release)
From Shephard Group (press release)
"AgustaWestland is proud to partner with the US Army and our allies to provide the most advanced rotorcraft technology for their mission needs," said R. Scott Rettig, chief executive officer of AgustaWestland North America. ...
Nato helicopter strike wounds two Pakistani soldiers
The Guardian
From Straits Times
MIRANSHAH (Pakistan) - NATO helicopters from Afghanistan wounded two Pakistani soldiers in a cross-border attack on Tuesday, officials said, triggering a 'strong protest' from Islamabad as tensions with the US simmered after Osama bin Laden's death. ...
From The Riviera Times
Here is what Wikipedia says: a helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by one or more engine driven rotors. Unlike fixed-wing aircraft, this allows it to take off and land vertically, hover and fly forwards, ...
From The Republic
Canola doesn't need to be planted as deeply as some other crops, so seeding canola from a helicopter is relatively feasible. The company first planted canola from a helicopter as an experiment five years ago, he said. Provincial Helicopters provides a ...
From Flightglobal
Russian Helicopters, the state-owned holding company that makes Mil and Kamov rotorcraft, has indefinitely suspended an initial public offering scheduled for 11 May in which it had hoped to raise $500 million in London and Moscow but failed to receive ...
From Fort Worth Star Telegram
... to rent space on helicopters and shoot at feral hogs and coyotes from above if Gov. Perry signs a bill sent to his desk Tuesday. The Texas House passed 141-1 a bill allowing landowners to sell seats on a helicopter hunt for feral hogs or coyotes. ...
Europe's new hybrid helicopter achieves speed milestone
Brahmand Defence and Aerospace News
From Brahmand Defence and Aerospace News
Eurocopter began flight trials of the new rotorcraft with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities in September 2010. The X3 undertook its maiden test flight on September 6 in southern France. After achieving the initial true airspeed goal of 180 kts. ...
Helicopter Fight Escalates in Brooklyn
Easy Destination Blog (blog)
From Brooklyn Daily Eagle
... on tourist helicopters wouldn't negatively impact the city's tourist economy ??? that tourists come to the city to see its great attractions like Broadway productions, historic buildings, parks and skyscrapers, not to take a short helicopter ride. ...
Faster helicopters
AvStop Aviation News
From The Economist (blog)
The faster a helicopter goes, the greater the difference and the more difficult it is to maintain level flight. Most helicopters are flat out at around 270kph. The X 3 and the X2 use very different designs to get around these limitations. ...
From Daily Pilot
There are several legal hurdles with private ownership of police helicopters, Starn said, including whether the city would qualify for grants for such equipment if a private enterprise owned it. The city is also considering renting helicopter flight ...
From Huffington Post
Tourist helicopters are a real nuisance to people who live along and enjoy the South Brooklyn waterfront. From Brooklyn Heights to Red Hook, residents are calling for an end to the choppers. "It's time to stop the never-ending parade of tourist flights ...
From WNCT
Pitt County Memorial Hospital says it was the most serious EastCare helicopter accident since the crash that killed 4 people in 1987. The hospital issued a statement defending EastCare's flight record. It states EastCare helicopters logged 30000 ...
From defpro
19:09 GMT, May 17, 2011 Moscow | Russian Helicopters, the helicopter industry holding and a part of UIC Oboronprom, has delivered the new Ka-32A11BC rescue helicopter equipped with a medical module to Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil ...
Guard, Native communities gather to welcome new choppers
ArmyTimes.com
From Rapid City Journal
Bordeaux said the tribes requested to have a spiritual leader conduct a blessing of the first helicopter in Mississippi. Another blessing was performed Sunday, by Roy Stone, a spiritual leader. Stone circled one of the helicopters displayed at the ...
Turbomeca’s Arriel 2D engine is certified by EASA

The Turbomeca (Safran group) Arriel 2D engine, with a take-off power of 950 shp, has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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