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Entries for October 2012

R3 Engineering (R³E) announces the first ADS-B Fully Autonomous Collision Avoidance Demonstration for Unmanned Aircraft

 Lusby, Maryland (10/24/2012) – R³ Engineering LLC (R³E) announces the first ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) based, fully autonomous collision avoidance sequence, executed by a sense and avoid system installed on an unmanned aircraft system (UAS).  On Friday August 10th, 2012, an AWSAS (R³E’s All Weather Sense and Avoid System) installed on a research UAS, with no external command or control inputs, commanded the UAS’s auto-pilot to depart from its programmed flight path, execute an internally computed maneuver to avoid a potential collision, and then return to the original planned flight path when well clear of the intruder.  

Helicopter suffered gearbox failure
BBC News
From WalesOnline
They were taken back to the tanker and flown by RAF and Bond rescue helicopters to Kirkwall in Orkney. No-one was injured and they have returned to Aberdeen. article_mpuAdvertisement ... a problem with the main gearbox lubrication system caused the ...
U.S. bank authorizes loan to export Sikorsky helicopters to Mexico
From Examiner.com
Headquartered in Stratford, Conn., Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. manufactures both commercial and military helicopters. Its S-76D model, the latest variant of the S-76, is a medium-lift helicopter designed for offshore oil operations, EMS, executive ...
From Voxy
In fact, Northland's three Electricity Rescue Helicopters are among the best equipped in the country for long distance flights, capable of completing 720km round trips. With the addition of an auxiliary fuel tank the distance grows a further 300km. In ...
From The Leading Aviation Industry
The first customer for the AW119Kx is Life Flight Network, which is set to receive all of the 15 units ordered for its air medical helicopter transportation requirement during 2013. These helicopters, provided with an customised EMS interior with two ...
Helicopter ditched into North Sea after 'warning of problem with gearbox'
Daily Mail
From stv.tv
Despite Mr Dedieu's message, Unite union said their members had increasingly "serious concerns" about the safety of helicopters. The ditched helicopter arrived into Peterhead harbour on the Olympic Zeus at around 4am on Wednesday and air accident ...
From King Township Sentinel
From humble beginnings with a single helicopter offering charter and hydro contract work, National Helicopters has grown to become one of the nation's most notable flight and maintenance companies. They were the first, and are the only, firm in Canada ...
From Arabian Aerospace
Mohamed Al Mohannadi, CEO of Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) said: ???GHC is the first civilian helicopter operator in the region to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Inspired by the Qatari vision for 2030 to provide Qatar citizens and ...
Kiowa Warrior Block II Displays Unrivaled Capabilities During Army's Voluntary ...
From defpro
Building on its stellar performance, proven reliability, demand history and existing upgrade programs, the new Bell Helicopter Block II Kiowa Warrior will continue to meet the evolving needs of the Army for the next generation of scout helicopters. The ...
Fleet grounded after helicopter ditches in North Sea
Scotland on Sunday
From Scotland on Sunday
A LEADING helicopter company has grounded its entire fleet of Super Puma EC225 helicopters after one of the aircraft, with 19 people on board, was at the centre of a dramatic rescue in the North Sea. A total of 17 passengers and two crew were rescued ...
American Eurocopter Flying High in Air Medical Market

SEATTLE (October 22, 2012) -- American Eurocopter continues to maintain its position as the leader in the U.S. air medical services industry with a market share of 60% and more than 630 of its aircraft currently in air medical service across the country.   

American Eurocopter’s air medical deliveries have outnumbered the competition by more than three-to-one over the last decade, including the EC130, EC135, EC145 and EC155, with the EC135 becoming an industry favorite.

Dramatic moment 19 oil rig workers were rescued after helicopter ditched in ...
Daily Mail
From Daily Mail
The helicopter, operated by Aberdeen-based CHC Helicopters, made an emergency landing in the sea 14 miles west of Fair Isle, between Orkney and Shetland, at about 3.30pm on Monday. It landed about 200 metres from a ship, the Nord Nightingale, which ...
From Ashland Daily Tidings
"Columbia Helicopters is delaying the start of operations until better conditions prevail," the release said. Roads and trails will remain closed due to tree-thinning operations and hazards along the road system. Closures include Granite Street above ...
All North Sea Puma helicopter operators suspend flights following North Sea ...
From Scotsman
Flights by both the Super Puma EC225 and AS332L2 models of the helicopter have also been grounded by Bond Helicopters. A total of nine Bond aircraft are affected by the decision to suspend crew change flights. A spokeswoman for Bond said: ???Due to ...
Fleet grounded after helicopter ditches in North Sea
Scotsman (blog)
From Scotsman (blog)
A LEADING helicopter company has grounded its entire fleet of Super Puma EC225 helicopters after one of the aircraft, with 19 people on board, was at the centre of a dramatic rescue in the North Sea. A total of 17 passengers and two crew were rescued ...
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