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Dec
08
2011

Sikorsky Signs with Brunei Ministry of Defence for Sale of S-70i BLACK HAWK ...

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Association International From Sacramento Bee BLACK HAWK helicopters are renowned for high reliability, performance and survivability in multi-role operations. Currently more than 3000 BLACK HAWK helicopters are operating in 30 countries. The S-70i helicopter is the latest variant of the BLACK ...

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Dec
08
2011

Inside the Air Force's Free State helicopter hub

Posted by jhadmin

From Creamer Media's Engineering News The South African Air Force (SAAF) has, according to published sources, a fleet of about 90 helicopters. In terms of types, these are the Denel Oryx transport helicopter (the most numerous type), the Denel Rooivalk attack helicopter, the AgustaWestland ...

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Dec
08
2011

Japan Revises Down July-September GDP

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From Salon Orozco told The Associated Press her husband had flown for roughly seven years, and was taking tourists along a typical twilight route when the helicopter crashed. The crash was the latest involving tour helicopters across the country in recent years ...

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Dec
08
2011

Recovery, NTSB teams head to site of fatal Las Vegas tourist helicopter crash

Posted by jhadmin

From New York Post It crashed along a route that is normally taken by tourist helicopters. A Sundance statement confirmed the five people on the helicopter, including the pilot, were dead. "Sundance Helicopters regrets to report that a Sundance helicopter with five ...

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Dec
08
2011

Lockheed Martin in Owego wins $85 million contract

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WBNG-TV From The Greater Binghamton Business Journal Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors in Owego has received an $85 million Navy contract award tied to the production of anti-submarine helicopters. The contract award is for the purchase of specialized components and materials ...

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Dec
08
2011

Bureau promises changes after muster handling issues

Posted by jhadmin

From Horsetalk At the Calico roundup I have witnessed several incidences of concern. There is no excuse for not having a standard in place before the helicopters fly tomorrow morning." A helicopter operating too close to single horses. A helicopter pursuing small ...

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Dec
08
2011

FOX5 Vegas

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From KVVUPilot's family reacts to deadly helicopter crash - KVVU Las Vegas Entertainment News from AP The parents of a helicopter pilot killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon said their son loved to fly, and were saddened to hear of his sudden death. The chopper, operated by Sundance Helicopters and piloted by 31-year-old ...

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Dec
07
2011

Bristow Academy Wildland Firefighting Course

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Bristow Academy, located in Titusville Florida, is introducing a wildland firefighting course for current and prospective helicopter pilots. This course, entitled Wildland Fire Orientation for Rotary Wing Pilots, is a ground school designed to provide pilots with basic knowledge of wildland fire behavior, firefighting safety and tactics and the use of helicopter in fire suppression and prescribed burning operations.

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Dec
07
2011

Flight Power Repair Group Selects Component Control Software to Manage its FAA Approved Repair Facility

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SAN DIEGO, CA December 7, 2011 – Component Control announced today Flight Power Repair Group, an FAA / EASA certified repair facility for the Pratt & Whitney JT8D engine line, has selected Quantum Control to manage its specialized repair facility in Doral, Florida, whose services include the overhaul of Disks (LLP's), Spacers, Stators, Cases, Housings, Tubes and Ducts. Flight Power Repair Group is leveraging Quantum to automate all repair shop and materials management operations, ensuring best practices across their business.

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Dec
06
2011

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships

Posted by jhadmin

We need help today in raising money to fund our scholarships. Currently, our largest scholarship being offered is $10,000. Sure, we could offer smaller scholarships that only cover a portion of training so that we would be able to offer more scholarships...but that's not what The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation is about.

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Dec
06
2011

Malaysian Helicopter Services celebrates one Million flight hours on their Turbomeca (Safran group) fleet

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During LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition) in Malaysia, Turbomeca (Safran group) announce that its Arriel and Makila engines, powering 21 helicopters of Malaysian Helicopter Services (MHS), clock up today one Million flight hours. MHS is today the largest civil helicopter operator in Malaysia.

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Dec
06
2011

Medical helicopters valuable when every second counts

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From Kane County Chronicle They follow guidelines from their regional emergency medical systems on when to call a helicopter. Relying on helicopters to take those with critical injuries quickly to a hospital is an important tool for paramedics on scene, said Tri-City Ambulance ...

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Dec
06
2011

Erickson Air-Crane amends stock offering

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From Mail Tribune Erickson, which manufacturers and maintains a global fleet of heavy-lift helicopters in Central Point last amended its filing in late 2010. Through Sept. 30, Erickson reported a profit of $7.9 million on revenue of $122 million. ...

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Dec
06
2011

Malaysian Helicopter Services Celebrates One Million Flight Hours on their ...

Posted by jhadmin

From Newswire Today (pre During LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition) in Malaysia, Turbomeca (Safran group) announce that its Arriel and Makila engines, powering 21 helicopters of Malaysian Helicopter Services (MHS), clock up today one Million flight ...

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Dec
05
2011

K-State Salina to get 3 helicopters

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From Salina Journal K-State's professional pilot program has included helicopter training for several years, but ???as an add-on to our fixed-wing instruction,??? said Kurt Barnhart, head of the aviation department. Starting in January, Arizona-based Universal Helicopters ...

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Dec
05
2011

Turbine Aircraft Deliveries Continue to Slide in Third Quarter

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Aviation International News From Aviation International News Bunce said GAMA welcomes the opportunity to strengthen ties with the growing rotorcraft industry and with its trade organization, the Helicopter Association International (HAI), on matters such as safety and increasing the industry's economic reach. ...

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Dec
05
2011

Sikorsky S-92?? "Legacy of Heroes" Demo Helicopter on Display in Malaysia

Posted by jhadmin

From Sacramento Bee "Sikorsky Aircraft was built on Igor Sikorsky's vision of the helicopter as a life-saving device," said Carey Bond, President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. "Since Sikorsky's earliest days, our helicopters have been the first to arrive on the scene of ...

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Dec
05
2011

V-22 Rotocraft Cross-Section

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Scientific Computing From Scientific Computing Helicopters and rotorcraft provide many useful civil and military functions without the need for airports and runways. However, accurately predicting vehicle performance and noise production is very challenging and requires a more accurate technical ...

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Dec
05
2011

Norway receives first NH90 NFH helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Brahmand Defence and Aerospace News From UPI.com The helicopters, destined for the country's coast guard, will replace the service's fleet of Lynx helicopters. The NH90 can fly at 186 mph and has a range of 487-681 miles, depending on the variant. The NFH -- NATO Frigate Helicopter variant -- is ...

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Dec
05
2011

California Teen Wins Sikorsky Challenge to Envision Helicopter of the Future

Posted by jhadmin

From MarketWatch (press re Accompanied by his parents, he toured the assembly line of Sikorsky's iconic BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK?? military helicopters, and met with company rotorcraft designers and engineers. The Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award is the grand prize of a new ...

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Dec
05
2011

Bell delivers Sri Lankan helicopters

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DefenceWeb (press release) From UPI.com 5 (UPI) -- Two Bell Helicopter 412 utility aircraft have been delivered to the Sri Lankan air force at a company facility in Tennessee. The twin-engine 412 can carry up to 15 people, has a range of about 441 miles, flies at a speed of about 153 mph and ...

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Dec
05
2011

Helicopter Services Leader RLC Makes Strategic Executive Appointments

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From MarketWatch (press release) Serving high-performance energy services providers and oil and gas producers, RLC's fleet of offshore-equipped helicopters transport personnel and equipment to offshore production platforms and drilling rigs with the highest levels of safety, ...

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Dec
05
2011

Lockheed Martin Wins Two Contracts for Marine Corps Helicopter Targeting System

Posted by jhadmin

Metro Business Media From Metro Business Med Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded two contracts from the Naval Surface Warfare Center for the targeting system on US Marine Corps Helicopters. The $30.6 million contracts are part of an effort to provide services and support to the ...

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Dec
05
2011

Onondaga County sheriff makes final plea to keep Air-1 helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Syracuse.com From Syracuse.com He maintained the helicopter saves lives by quickly transporting accident victims and performs valuable law enforcement duties, such as tracking suspects and doing search and rescues, which private helicopters can't do. Walsh was flanked at a news ...

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Dec
05
2011

Springfield native Kevin Bredenbeck, Sikorsky test pilot and holder of world ...

Posted by jhadmin

MassLive.com From MassLive.com By Patrick Johnson, The Republican SPRINGFIELD - Kevin Bredenbeck, the Springfield native who last year shattered the world-speed record for helicopters with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's experimental X2 helicopter, has been named the Aviator of the ...

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Dec
05
2011

EADS : Eurocopter's state-of-the-art Tiger attack helicopter takes to the ...

Posted by jhadmin

From 4-traders (press rel "Eurocopter will transfer its know-how in maintaining government helicopters, ensuring such support is close at hand for Malaysia's fleet," Bertling added. The Tiger is a medium-weight 6-ton helicopter with a two-seat tandem cockpit and twin-engine ...

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Dec
05
2011

HELICOPTER SERVICES LEADER RLC MAKES STRATEGIC EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

Posted by jhadmin

Broussard, LA — December 5, 2011 — RLC, the largest privately-held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced key appointments in finance and business development. Joan McCarthy has been named CFO, bringing the company extensive expertise in management and accounting including more than 15 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas service industry. Travis Latiolais, RLC’s newly-named Vice President of Business Development, is a highly regarded sales, marketing and operations leader with a 15-year track record of excellence in the offshore helicopter industry.

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Dec
05
2011

Sikorsky S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” Demo Helicopter On Display in Malaysia

Posted by jhadmin

December 5, 2011 Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s S-92® “Legacy of Heroes” demonstration helicopter will be shown on static display at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition beginning Dec. 6. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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Dec
05
2011

"Most Challenging” Mountainside Helicopter Rescue wins the 2011 Cormorant Trophy

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442 Squadron crew and AW101 “Cormorant” helicopter work as one in darkness to winch hiker trapped 1,600 meters up a B.C. mountain in 85 kph winds.

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Dec
02
2011

29 Day Challenge for The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation

Posted by jhadmin

It's a challenge! I'd like to raise $5,000 (or more) for The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation scholarship fund by December 31st! I'm challenging you to make your contributions today (or by the 31st) to help us reach this goal. ALL donations go directly to the scholarship fund. We rely on volunteers who donate their time, resources and their money to help us keep our overhead LOW LOW LOW! So you may rest assured that your money is going directly to help a pilot achieve their dream as well as keep Doug's dream ALIVE!

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