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Entries for March 2013

Brown Helicopter Signs Up for the 47GT-6 Helicopter

Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) announced today that Brown Helicopter of Pensacola, FL has agreed to purchase a 47GT-6 helicopter for delivery in 2016.

The 47GT-6 helicopter was announced by SB47 earlier this month at the Heli Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, NV and will enter service in 2016. The 47GT-6 will be powered by the RR300 engine and will also include a new, modern Instrument Panel similar to that currently being developed by SB47 for use on the piston driven fleet of Bell 47 helicopters still in service. Based upon the Bell 47G-3B-2A platform the MGW with external load will be 3,200lb. The helicopter will also incorporate other improvements including Composite Main Rotor Blades, LED Exterior Lighting and new Interiors, plus SB47 hopes to drive down operating cost to market leading numbers through the use of modern drive train technologies.

 

Overweight Oil Workers Put Strain on North Sea Helicopters
Decoded Science
From Decoded Science
Every helicopter, from the very large ones ferrying offshore workers to the oil rigs right down to two-seater training helicopters, has to be careful not to exceed its Maximum All Up Weight (MAUW). This is the maximum weight at which the helicopter is ...
From Fox News
Knutson said she hasn't been told whether her daughter was piloting when the helicopter crashed. She had previously been deployed to Pakistan on a humanitarian mission, flying helicopters to help flood victims. The 2007 West Point graduate was fun ...
Carroll County native killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
GPB
From Baltimore Sun
Sara Knutson Cullen was as comfortable in a dress and stiletto heels as she was smoking cigars and flying Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan ??? a driven and level-headed 27-year-old whose dreams stretched far beyond her roots in Carroll County ...
SkyTrac Systems Sponsors CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2013

March 18, 2013: SkyTrac Systems is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 CHC Safety & Quality Summit, March 18th – 20th, in Vancouver, BC. SkyTrac will be represented by Kim Bagnall, its International Sales Manager.

Metro Aviation begins configuration of EC145 for Memorial MedFlight

Metro Aviation recently received a new Eurocopter EC145 for Memorial MedFlight, the air medical and critical care transport team for Beacon Health System's Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Metro Aviation is performing the completion of the new aircraft at its main facility located in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

CSI Aviation to Expand Emergency Response Services into Oil, Gas Markets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the oil and gas industry, where one broken piece of equipment can cost a company an exorbitant amount of money, it’s absolutely necessary to have a rapid, emergency response service in place to ensure that the equipment is replaced immediately. Not only does the replacement equipment have to ship quickly, it has to be handled properly once it reaches its destination and then moved from the hangar to the worksite in good order.

SKANDIA INTRODUCES NEW AIRCRAFT INTERIOR MATERIALS  FLAMMABILITY TESTING GUIDELINES

Davis Junction, IL –– Skandia, Inc., announced today that it has completed the across-the-board implementation of the FAA’s new Policy Statement: PS-ANM-25.853-01, also known as “Flammability Testing of Interior Materials.”

“The new policy statement allows the streamlining of testing for various material types,” explained Judy Johnson FAA DAR/DER and Skandia’s Flammability Manger. “It’s making quite a splash in the industry mainly because it has taken a lot of ambiguous topics and narrowed them down into a concise document. It’s a major improvement.”

Soloy SD2 Kit Approved for Installation in China

Olympia, WA – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a Validation STC (VSTC0601) of the Supplemental Type Certificate approving Soloy Aviation Solutions’ Honeywell engine conversion in Chinese registered AS350B2 helicopters, replacing the factory Turbomeca powerplant.

Families remember soldiers killed in chopper crash
KCRG
From MiamiHerald.com
Knutson said she hasn't been told whether her daughter was piloting when the helicopter crashed. She had previously been deployed to Pakistan on a humanitarian mission, flying helicopters to help flood victims. The 2007 West Point graduate was fun ...
From Manawatu Standard
A Helicopters NZ chopper, normally used for offshore oilfield work, was called to a ship off South Taranaki to pick up a sick crew member. And a Palmerston North-based rescue helicopter was called to remote eastern Taranaki to pick up a mountainbiker ...
Sheriff: 3 Killed in Louisiana Helicopter Crash
THV 11
From ABC News
Johnson said the helicopter was owned by Era Helicopters LLC. The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft crashed about 30 minutes after taking off from Lake Charles, La. Johnson said the FAA was on the scene Friday afternoon. A spokesman for ...
From Economic Times
Soon after testing of the helicopters, a Field Evaluation Trial team submitted its report in April 2008 and recommended AW-101 helicopter of AgustaWestland for induction into IAF. IAF officials confirmed that queries were raised by the Defence Minister ...
From Timesonline.com
Dan grew up with the whirl of helicopters because his father, Ron Spiker, is the owner of Spiker Helicopters, which provides helicopter flight training and a number of other helicopter services out of Zelienople Municipal Airport. ???I was anxious when I ...
Iran Arms JetRanger Helicopters
Fars News Agency
From Fars News Agency
Commander of the Army's Airborne Base in Kermanshah Colonel Yusef Qorbani pointed to the latest achievements in the Army Airborne Division, and said, "For example, we could arm JetRanger which is a reconnaissance helicopter and use it as a combat ...
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