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Entries for January 2013

Boston MedFlight Begins Aircraft Fleet Upgrade With Purchase of EC145 from American Eurocopter

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (January 17, 2013) -- American Eurocopter, the leading provider of helicopters to the U.S. air medical transport industry, today announced that Boston MedFlight has placed an order for an EC145 helicopter for emergency air medical transport.

Boston MedFlight is a not-for-profit organization providing critical care transport service. Using state-of-the-art air and ground vehicles and equipment, Boston MedFlight provides the highest level of care to more than 2,700 patients a year, transporting more than 49,000 critical patients since its founding in 1985. As a not-for-profit organization, Boston MedFlight is financially supported in part by a consortium of Boston hospitals including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center.

Cobham Digital Control System Audio Selected for AW119Kx Helicopter

PRESCOTT, Arizona – Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected for Life Flight Network’s fifteen new AgustaWestland AW119Kx single-engine helicopters. Life Flight Network of Aurora, Oregon – one of the world’s leading air medical transport providers – is the first customer for the AW119Kx and will be taking delivery of the aircraft during 2013.

Cobham granted HeliSAS EASA certifications; digital control system audio ...
Vertical Magazine (press release)
From Vertical Magazine (pr
With more than 100 systems installed in the United States, Australia, and South America, HeliSAS is making safer rotorcraft flight possible around the world. The two-axis, attitude hold/attitude command flight control system significantly reduces pilot ...
16th CAB upgrades Black Hawk helicopters
Vertical Magazine (press release)
From Vertical Magazine (press release)
The 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion began fielding 30 new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, replacing the current UH-60L models, Jan. 7, and is scheduled to finish receiving equipment sometime between late February and early March. The new model ...
From Equities.com
Erickson, which manufactures and maintains a fleet of S-64 heavy lift rotorcraft, will assist Pacific in moving drill rig components and supplies between exploratory sites in a remote area of east-central Peru. The work will be in support of Pacific's ...
Cobham Granted HeliSAS™ EASA Certifications

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – Cobham has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its HeliSAS™ Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). STC #10049171 allows installation of HeliSAS on a significant new range of Eurocopter helicopters, including: AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, D, and EC130B4 models across the European Union.

Turbomeca’s Arriel 2E engine is certified by EASA

The Turbomeca (Safran) Arriel 2E engine, has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Arriel 2E, with a take-off power of 950 shp, will power the Eurocopter EC 145T2 helicopter. The first engines entry into service is scheduled end of 2013.

How many helicopters fly over London? See the data
The Guardian (blog)
From The Guardian (blog)
The accident has triggered interest into the number of helicopters flying over London and the rules and regulations facing helicopter pilots. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have strict guidelines in place over the London Control Zone (CTR), a ...
Helicopter crash: strict rules govern London airspace
The Guardian
From The Guardian
He added that, despite calls from MPs, endorsed by prime minister David Cameron, to review regulations for helicopters flying over London, he did not expect changes. "You can't just fly a helicopter willy-nilly over London. The regulations are ...
From Vertical Magazine (pres
Columbia Helicopters announces the establishment of a memorial fund that will assist the families of the seven employees who perished in a recent helicopter crash in Peru. The funds raised will be distributed equally among all families. The ???CHI 241 ...
London helicopter crash: residents had expressed concerns about flights
The Guardian
From The Guardian
James Healy-Pratt, head of aviation at Stewarts Law and a licensed turbine helicopter pilot, said: "Civil aviation is very safe. That includes twin-engine helicopters. These are ??2-3m machines that are flown by professional pilots who can easily cope ...
Increasing number of high rise buildings 'creating difficulty' for helicopter ...
From Telegraph.co.uk
Air ambulances and police helicopters are all twin engined for safety reasons. In good visibility they are expected to fly 1,000 feet above buildings, Mr Buckley said. But when visibility is poor, they are instructed to drop below cloud clover and ...
From Vertical Magazine (press release)
Erickson, which manufactures and maintains a fleet of S-64 heavy lift rotorcraft, will assist Pacific in moving drill rig components and supplies between exploratory sites in a remote area of east-central Peru. The work will be in support of Pacific's ...
From The Seattle Times
Hide / Show comments. Quick, ban helicopters. If we can only save one life, it is worth it! (January 16, 2013, by patty cantwell) MORE. The right to fly rotorcraft shall not be infringed. (January 16, 2013, by lecithin) MORE · Read all 2 comments ...
From Aviation International News
The annual Aircraft Electronics Association Rate & Labor Survey showed that most respondents expect their businesses to grow this year and that rotorcraft work is increasing. According to the survey, 56 percent of respondents (up from 49 percent last ...
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