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Entries for November 2012

Robert Cox Joins American Eurocopter as Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (November 28, 2012) – American Eurocopter, the number one commercial helicopter manufacturer in the United States, has named Robert “Bob” Cox as Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations. 

Sikorsky sees vibrant military helicopter market
Vertical Magazine (press release)
From Reuters
Mehta said Sikorsky and other helicopter makers were also gearing up for what U.S. Army officials are calling "Future Vertical Lift," a massive program that would replace many of the Black Hawks and Boeing Apache helicopters now in service. "I know ...
UPDATE 1-Pentagon eyes project to preserve helicopter design capabilities
From Reuters
The U.S. Army is also considering a competition to replace its aging OH-58 Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopters, although officials may still opt to extend the life of the existing aircraft, which were built by Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc ...
helicopters battle Takaka fire
Nelson Mail
From Nelson Mail
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was one of the three helicopters used. The fire was on extremely steep countryside and firefighters had to walk to the fire or get dropped there. The Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Brightwater Volunteer ...
Russia delivers first Mi-171 civil medium multirole helicopter to Indonesia
BlueSky Executive Aviation News
From BlueSky Executive Avia
Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has made its first civil medium multirole Mi-171 helicopter delivery to Indonesia. One of the largest mining companies acquired ...
From Wired
A Japanese company with plenty of experience making small, remote-controlled electric helicopters is building a human-sized version. Hirobo unveiled its single-seat electric helicopter at a technology expo in Japan and hopes to make its first flight ...
Pratt & Whitney to Develop Advanced Variable Speed Turbine for Army Rotorcraft
Avionics Intelligence
From Avionics Intelligen
Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to research and develop an Advanced Variable-Speed Power Turbine (AVSPOT) to meet the range and lift requirements for current and future ...
Covington businessman pleads guilty in Deepwater Horizon helicopter scam
From NOLA.com
But Ingram wasn't getting paid for the helicopter use by that point, and eventually Rotorcraft Leasing Company and other unpaid subcontractors sought documentation from Ingram that BP intended to pay him. At that point, according to U.S. Attorney Jim ...
What Does the Helicopter's Tail Rotor Do?
Decoded Science
From Decoded Science
Most helicopters have a small rotor placed vertically at the tail of the aircraft, which rotates continuously. This has two main purposes: it prevents the helicopter fuselage from turning in circles continuously, and it is also used to control the ...
Russia sells Mi-171 helicopter to Indonesian
The Voice of Russia
From People's Daily Online
Roman Kirillov, a spokesman for Russian Helicopters, said the helicopter was made in Russia's Buryat republic. The Mi-171 is an advanced version of the Mi-8 class helicopter and can transport up to 37 people. The helicopter, which has a range of about ...
National Helicopters completes the required modifications to increase the ...
Canadian Skies
From Canadian Skies
Currently, rotorcraft that exceed 7,000 pounds MGW (maximum gross weight) are expected to meet the higher levels of safety prescribed by Part 29, transport category rotorcraft. To allow a rotorcraft to be certified at a higher weight than allowed by ...
From MarketWatch
(NYSE:UTX) , has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to research and develop an Advanced Variable-Speed Power Turbine (AVSPOT) to meet the range and lift requirements for current and future force rotorcraft. The AVSPOT program is an initiative ...
Russia Delivers First Mi-171 Helicopter to Indonesia
The Voice of Russia
From RIA Novosti
In October an Indonesian mining company bought a civilian Mi-171 helicopter manufactured by the Ulan-Ude aircraft plant, said Russian Helicopters spokesman Roman Kirillov. The helicopter is equipped with modern piloting and navigation systems that ...
From indiablooms
The daily service will be operated by Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd., a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Civil Aviation in association with UP Tourism. The one way ticket fare per passenger will be Rs. 3900 and return fare is kept as ...
Navy moves ahead to replace presidential helicopters
From Reuters
Boeing Co said it is also studying a possible bid based on its H-47 Chinook helicopter or the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that it builds with Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter unit. The current presidential helicopters are VH-60N "Night Hawks" and VH ...
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