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Entries for June 2013

THE RTM322 SHARED A SPEED RECORD WITH X3

Following the Eurocopter publication, the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca joint-venture is pleased to announce that the RTM322 engine has contributed to aviation history in achieving a speed record of 255 knots during level flight, on the Eurocopter twin-engine X3 hybrid helicopter.

In case of emergency, Lockheed Martin Flight Services and Spidertracks are calling in the cavalry

There is nothing more important in General Aviation than pilot safety.  New updates to the Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) automation system using spidertracks real-time flight tracking and communications technology will make General Aviation in the USA safer and more convenient.

From Pasadena Star-News
Neighbors' complaints about the constant buzz of helicopters have prompted proposed congressional legislation, such as the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act, which would regulate flight paths and altitudes for helicopter flights in ...
Bell Helicopter to Showcase Continued Momentum for Customers  at 2013 Paris Air Show

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (June 12, 2013) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will display a number of aircraft and share program updates at the 2013 Paris Air Show, one of the largest aviation trade shows in the world, held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre June 17-23. Demonstration flights will highlight two industry-leading Bell aircraft, the Bell 429 and Bell 407GX, and showcase their outstanding capabilities to meet customer demands.

Night Flight Concepts Infographic - Laser Strike Readiness with Laser Armor

Bedford, Texas (June 10, 2013) – Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, has created a new infographic focusing on laser strike readiness. As the annual number of laser strikes on both military and civilian aircraft increase, the topic of laser strike readiness is becoming more pressing. 

Clovis Martins Joins Vector Aerospace as Sales and Service Manager for Brazil Region

Toronto, ON –  Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector - www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic has named Clovis Martins as Sales and Service Manager for Brazil. 

Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter makes aviation history in achieving a speed milestone of 255 knots during level flight

The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/hr) in level flight on June 7. Several days before this accomplishment, the X3 reached a speed of 263 knots (487 km/hr) during a descent. With these two successes, the X3 surpasses the unofficial speed record for a helicopter.

From Helicopter Association International
The Pilot-in-Command of the Snohomish County helicopter coordinated all aircraft in the area, including a number of media helicopters, to switch to 123.1 VHF. This allowed all pilots to communicate on one frequency, announce their location and intent ...
From Aviation International News
As the first new model introduced since Lynn Tilton's Patriarch Partners bought MD Helicopters (MDHI) in 2005???and rescued the manufacturer from the brink of collapse???the MD 540F armed scout helicopter not only marks the continued evolution of a storied ...
From RTT News
Chinook helicopters has been in U.S. Army service since 1962, and models A, B and C were deployed in Vietnam. The first CH-47F helicopter, an upgraded D model, was fielded to the first operational unit in July 2007. These helicopters are designed to ...
From Curbed LA
Federal lawmakers have been trying to regulate helicopter noise over Los Angeles for a while now, but the FAA issued a bucket of cold water recently in the form of a recommendation that they create a set of voluntary rules for choppers. Because ...
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Popular Mechanics
From 22 Osprey Vindicated by Booming Sales - Popular Mechanics
The V-22 Osprey has finally outgrown its shaky, deadly development phase and is becoming the game-changing rotorcraft the Pentagon envisioned, capable of flying as fast as an airplane but taking off and landing like a helicopter. The proof is in a ...
From Forbes
Most of the world's population lives near the sea, but with aircraft like the MV-22 Osprey rotorcraft, Marines can get far inland fast if necessary, and then land pretty much anywhere they want. An expeditionary force can be scaled up or down easily ...
New light multirole Ka-226T begins demonstration tour  in mountains of Kazakhstan

Öskemen, Kazakhstan / 11 June 2013 – Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, today launched the first demonstration flights of the light multirole Ka-226T in Kazakhstan. 

The latest group of future pilots and crewmen, possibly destined for Afghanistan, have graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury.  Virtalis is proud to have awarded The Virtalis Trophy which was presented by Virtalis Helicopter Crew Reality (HCR) specialist, David Hendon, to the student weapons systems operator who achieves the highest marks in flying duties and synthetic training.

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