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Entries for December 2012

From MyStateline.com
Local helicopter pilot Bob Hess has been flying helicopters since 1970. He started flying in the military and now flies for Air One, a volunteer group that assists police agencies throughout the Stateline. He's even flown REACT helicopter that crashed ...
From DailyFinance
We expect modest single digit growth in the Space & Defense market in 2013 led by global rotorcraft demand for our materials. We foresee a modest decline in our Industrial market, reflecting a 15% to 20% drop in our wind turbine sales partially offset ...
Eurocopter delivers four EC135s to Finnish HEMS operator
Vertical Magazine (press release)
From Vertical Magazine (press release)
SHT locates one of its Eurocopter rotorcraft at helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) bases in Helsinki, Turku, and Tampere; and at a combined HEMS/air ambulance base in Mariehamn. Another helicopter is used for HEMS crew training and as a ...
Spectrum Aeromed Obtains AS9100 Rev C Certification

(Fargo, North Dakota. -December 12, 2012) Spectrum Aeromed announced today that the company successfully completed all requirements for AS9100 Rev C certification. The highly recognized certification is an aerospace industry standard on quality control and continual process improvement.

"We are extremely proud of our team for obtaining the AS9100 Rev C certification," said Spectrum Aeromed Production Manager Bob Daily. "We have worked diligently with the auditing organization to document and standardize all of the processes we have throughout the company. As we grow and add employees they will know and understand how to do their jobs efficiently because of the standardization. This certification continues to reiterate our dedication to continual improvement and providing our customers with the best products and service possible." 

Soloy Aviation Solutions Now Cobham/S-TEC Dealer

OLYMPIA, WA - Soloy Aviation Solutions recently announced that that they are now a Cobham/S-TEC dealer. Cobham Commercial Systems, Integrated Systems (formerly S-TEC Corporation) is the world leader in analog and digital autopilot systems.

“Since our Avionics Services became operational two years ago we have experienced increasing interests from general aviation clients (especially Cessna 206 owners converting to our MKII turbo prop) for Cobham/S-TEC autopilot sales, maintenance and repair,” Dave Stauffer, Soloy’s CEO said. “Adding Cobham to our line of dealerships gives us more to offer our fixed wing customers who desire an autopilot configured into their avionics package.” 

ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES EXPANDS BELL 206 PARTS OFFERINGS; NEW STRAP FITTING AND PIN (PMA) NOW FAA CERTIFIED

Phoenix, Ariz., December 11, 2012 – Able Aerospace Services, a leader in dynamic component repairs, overhauls, and approved replacement part solutions, announced today the availability of a new Bell 206 Main Rotor Strap Fitting and Pin replacement part (PMA). Operators of Bell 206 helicopters can now further reduce operating costs by utilizing these exclusive FAA-certified PMA parts along with other cost-saving solutions from Able.

"We are please to provide safe and reliable replacement parts for the Bell 206 Main Rotor Hub while continuing to lower the cost of the complete overhaul," said Able Aerospace President Anthony Saenz. "Combined with our other PMA and repair solutions, Able has driven down repair costs to save operators an average of 30 percent on this scheduled maintenance event." 

From Aviation.ca (pres
SHT is a well-established operator of Eurocopter rotorcraft, having logged 11,000 hours to date with its EC135s. The company began emergency medical airlift services and air ambulance flights in 1990 with a Bo 105 CB, which provided 15 years of loyal ...
IAF Considers the New Apache-E Helicopter
IsraelDefense
From IsraelDefense
The IAF operates both Apache-A and Apache-D attack helicopters. In addition to the improved engine and rotor blades, the new version offers numerous improvements in airborne systems, which enable the Apache-D to perform better in network concentric ...
CSAR-X to CRH
Aviation Week
From Then There Was One - Aviation Week
For Boeing with the CH-47, Bell Boeing with the V-22 Osprey and Northrop with AgustaWestland's AW101 there was no incentive to offer a rotorcraft with any capability more than the minimum set out in the RFP. The same likely applies to EADS, which was ...
From This is Somerset
Models of a unique helicopter design, which anticipates modern rotorcraft by more than 50 years, have just gone on show at the The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare. The three models of the unique Fairey Rotodyne compound helicopter complement ...
From Equities.com
Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for ...
First production Eurocopter EC175 makes first flight
Corporate Jet Investor
From Corporate Jet Investor
???This first flight is the occasion to confirm our objective ??? which was to develop, in cooperation with our industrial Chinese partner, AVIC ??? the safest and best medium-sized rotorcraft, which also is a leader in terms of competitiveness, power ...
Most contractors opt out of Air Force chopper bids
Aviation Week
From Reuters
Northrop Grumman Corp, which was teamed with Italy's Finmeccanica SpA; Boeing Co; Textron's Bell Helicopter unit; and the U.S. unit of Europe's EADS all said they would not compete to build 112 new helicopters for the Air Force, raising questions about ...
From Chicago Tribune
Other parties to the investigation are likely to include the manufacturer of the roughly 25-year-old MBB BK 117 A-3 helicopter, a twin-engine medium-utility rotorcraft often used for functions ranging from air ambulance to aerial crane work and law ...
From NBC Bay Area
???For the past 25 years, the NFAC has supported and is continually engaged in an active research program to conduct aerodynamic and acoustic noise testing on large or full-scale aircraft, spacecraft, rotorcraft and their components,??? said Scott ...
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