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Entries for February 2018


Aviation International News

Frank Colucci To Receive HAI Lightspeed Award
Aviation International News
Frank Colucci, senior contributing editor of Vertiflite, will receive the HAI Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award during Heli-Expo in Las Vegas this February. Throughout his 35-year career, Colucci has written on ...


AZCentral.com

Grand Canyon helicopter crash: Officiant saw woman walk from flames
AZCentral.com
Lionel Douglass has flown in Papillon Airways helicopters to the Grand Canyon more than 100 times. He said this time, he thought he was going to die.

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Aviation International News

Sikorsky Sells Schweizer S-300 Helicopter Line
Aviation International News
The ongoing product support and parts prices issues for Hughes/Schweizer S-269/300 operators could be coming to an end. Yesterday, Sikorsky announced that it was selling the type certificate and all related items, including its parts stores, to a new ...
Sikorsky sells S-300 series product line to Schweizer RSGVertical Magazine (press release)
Schweizer Regains Helo Line From SikorskyAviation Week

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PEOPLE.com

Troy Gentry's Widow Sues Copter Company She Claims Left Husband 'Virtually No Chance' of Survival
PEOPLE.com
Nearly six months after the helicopter crash that claimed the life of country star Troy Gentry, his wife has taken legal action against the manufacturer of the fatal aircraft. Angela Gentry filed a suit in Pennsylvania on Feb. 14 against Sikorsky ...
Troy Gentry's widow sues helicopter company for leaving singer with 'no chance of survival' after fatal crashNew York Daily News
Troy Gentry's widow sues the maker of the helicopter involved in Montgomery Gentry singer's fatal crashkwbe

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Loophole lets helicopter makers avoid adding safer fuel systems
Las Vegas Review-Journal
???However, the fuel systems on newly manufactured rotorcraft with type certificates approved before October 1994 are not subject to these regulations and, as a result, may pose a hazard to occupants,??? former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman ...
Brit survivor stumbles out of Grand Canyon helicopter crash that killed 3 pals as witnesses reveal horror moment ...The Sun

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Dallas Business Journal

Bell's $233M agreement will send helicopters to this Asian country
Dallas Business Journal
"Being a part of the armed forces of the Philippines is a privilege and responsibility that we at Bell Helicopter take very seriously," said Sameer Rehman, managing director of Bell Helicopter Asia Pacific, in a prepared statement. The Philippines have ...
Philippines orders 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters under modernization ...DefenseNews.com
New Bell 412EPI helicopters for the Philippine Air ForceVertical Magazine (press release)
Bell Helicopter 505 to Get Intros in Australia, Vietnam, JapanRotor & Wing International
http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)
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Montenegro inks deal to buy three helicopters from Bell Helicopter
Reuters
Montenegro signed a deal on Tuesday to buy three helicopters made by Bell Helicopter, part of Textron Inc, in a drive by NATO's newest member to bolster its defenses.

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Vertical Magazine (press release)

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics to distribute ground power units
Vertical Magazine (press release)
???We are very excited to be a part of such a great team and are looking forward to using it to deliver value to our customers.??? StartStick and StartStick Fleet are the world's first stowable, in-flight rechargeable ground power units. Ideal for ...


Shephard Media

Heli-Expo 2018: Lord to perform 'Black Magic' at show - RH ...
Shephard Media
To alleviate stresses and strains to platforms and to educate crews on how best to inspect elastomeric components, Lord conducts around the world training to ...

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Shephard Media

Heli-Expo 2018: From zero to H160 in 24 weeks
Shephard Media
The tour was a company initiative to best position the aircraft for the FAA certification. Furthermore, in June of this year, a hot and high campaign will take place near Denver pushing the remaining flight envelope of the aircraft. In Marignane, the ...

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Reuters

Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake
Reuters
A relative cries near coffins with the bodies of the victims, after a military helicopter carrying Mexico's interior minister and the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca, crashed on top of two vans in an open field while trying to land, in ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Are helicopters more dangerous than planes?
Telegraph.co.uk
This was not the first fatal helicopter crash involving a Grand Canyon tour operator. One of the deadliest in the area occurred in 1986 when 25 were killed following a collision between a twin-engine sightseeing plane and a helicopter at Scorpion Creek ...
Grand Canyon helicopter crash: Safety loophole means crashes still lead to fatal firesUSA TODAY
Grand Canyon helicopter crash: What we know nowAZCentral.com
Grand Canyon helicopter crash witness: It was "just horrible"CBS News
The Sun -Daily Mail -The Times -BBC News
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Popular Mechanics

Why Aren't Helicopters Faster?
Popular Mechanics
The helicopter will run into what's known as flow separation boundary where it can no longer compensate for its unequal lift. That point comes at around 400 km/h (216.45 knots, 249.09 mph). With counter-rotating rotors, sometimes helicopters can go ...


Manchester Evening News

Why were military helicopters flying above Greater Manchester today?
Manchester Evening News
... when military helicopters were seen hovering above Greater Manchester. The choppers caused a stir on social media when they were spotted by members of the public around Salford and Bury . Two Chinooks were seen refuelling at City Airport in Barton ...

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Military Aircraft Interior Washing Equipment Market Analysis by Top ...
Facts of Week
The global Military Aircraft Interior Washing Equipment market presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and offers clients an accurate picture of the future direction of this industry. HTF MI published a new industry research that ...

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