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Entries for January 2013

From ACN Newswire (press release)
In Engineered Materials, selling volumes increased by 5% versus the fourth quarter 2011 mostly driven by higher build rates in the large commercial transport and civil rotorcraft sectors. Higher selling prices increased sales by 4%. Operating earnings ...

(BOISE, Idaho — January 31, 2013)  The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today that they are now taking final nominations for the 2013 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Las Vegas at the Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO Show.  Awards will be presented at an awards dinner to be announced at a later date.  All entries should be submitted by Friday, February 15th, 2013. The Night Vision Awards will now only be held once a year at HELI-EXPO. 

Report released on 2009 Griffon crash in Afghanistan
Canadian Skies
From Canadian Skies
The report also highlights that Canadian Forces (CF) rotorcraft are often operated according to different takeoff and landing procedures than the procedures assumed by the aircraft flight manual (AFM). ???The performance data in the AFM is valid only for ...
Privatisation of UK's search-and-rescue helicopters raises safety and job fears
The Guardian
From The Guardian
Despite the weather, the rescue team was convinced military helicopters would have tried to land. In these conditions, a helicopter's ability to swiftly reach hospital could mean life or death for an injured climber. The alternative is a slow ...
From Flightglobal
Royal Air Force transport, tanker and air support projects including the Airbus Military A400M, AirTanker-provided Airbus A330 Voyager and Airseeker electronic intelligence aircraft fleets will account for ??13.9 billion, while rotorcraft programmes ...
From The Guardian Nigeria
The recommendations from the project, if adopted by EASA, will affect the design of all future helicopter transmission systems. Helicopters provide a versatile means of transporting people, material and equipment in a varied range of environments. They ...
From Daily Political
... sea and air; Cobham Mission Systems, which provides safety and survival systems for extreme environments, nose-to-tail refuelling systems and wing-tip to wing-tip mission systems for fast jets, transport aircraft and rotor craft, and Cobham ...
LA County Sheriff’s Department Utilizes SkyWeb to Navigate Presidential TFR’s

January 31st, 2013: During the recent presidential campaign, local law enforcement agencies and other departments needed to be aware of the temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) in place to accommodate the presidential candidates’ movements across the country. LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) made extensive use of SkyWeb, SkyTrac’s asset management program to ensure aircraft avoided TFRs, and to identify and respond to questions about aircraft flying during the restrictions. 

US Helicopters Takes Delivery of an American Eurocopter AS350 B2
Vertical Magazine (press release)
From Vertical Magazine (press release)
???We are grateful for the continued business from U.S. Helicopters, Inc.,??? said Treg Manning, American Eurocopter vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. ???Even though helicopter services are generally the first to go when television stations ...
Insufficient training, mistakes led to fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan
CTV News
From CTV News
Two Griffon CH-146 helicopters were deployed to ferry passengers between the Kandahar Airfield and a forward operating base. When the second Griffon started to take off, a large dustball developed, obscuring the pilots' view. The helicopter then ...
From Calcutta Telegraph
According to the standard operating procedures for Op Triveni, IAF helicopters will take off from base (Jagdalpur) only after they are assured that the destination helipad is safe. On January 18, the helicopter was requested past 4pm, late in the day ...
Bell Still Seeking FAA Weight Exemption for 429
Aviation Today (subscription)
From Aviation Today (subscription)
???An early design consideration for a rotorcraft type certificate applicant is whether to design for compliance with Part 27 or Part 29,??? the FAA reminded. The development and manufacturing costs of a rotorcraft depend on its type certification basis ...
From The Guardian Ni
... said, ???the findings were demonstrated by performing a test using representative hardware, which adequately simulated the relevant parts of an actual rotorcraft main gearbox under typical operating conditions, that is speed (RPM), torque and ...
U.S. Helicopters Takes Delivery of an American Eurocopter AS350 B2

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (January 30, 2013) -- American Eurocopter today announced delivery of a new AS350 B2 AStar aircraft to U.S. Helicopters, Inc.

Visit Rotorcraft Pro at Booth C1815 For a Chance To Win a Free $500 Gibson and Barnes Jacket

Leading helicopter media company, Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN) and premiere outfitters, Gibson & Barnes, are coming together to give one fortunate winner a flight fashion package worth $500.  Any attendees to Heli-Expo 2013 (March 5-7) at the Las Vegas Convention Center may enter their chance to win by visiting Rotorcraft Pro’s booth C1815.  The winner need not be present at the time of the drawing.

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