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Archive: April 2011


Apr
30
2011

Indian, Bhutanese troops search for Arunachal CM

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Indian, Bhutanese troops search for Arunachal CM
The Hindu
From Hindustan Times
"There is no news of our chief minister and the sad part is that very bad weather has prevented helicopters from bases in Assam to launch any search operation," Arunachal MP Takam Sanjay told IANS. The Pawan Hans AS350 B-3 helicopter went missing after ...


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Apr
30
2011

Defence chopper project saved from shame

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Defence chopper project saved from shame
BigPond News
From Sydney Morning Herald
Under the Multi-Role Helicopter program, Australia is buying 46 European-designed MRH-90 helicopters for the army and navy to rationalise the defence helicopter fleet, replacing ageing Iroquois, Black Hawks and Sea Kings with a modern utility aircraft. ...


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Apr
30
2011

Indian, Bhutanese troops launch search for Arunachal CM

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Indian, Bhutanese troops launch search for Arunachal CM
NDTV.com
From iNewsOne
'There is no news of our chief minister and the sad part is that very bad weather has prevented helicopters from bases in Assam to launch any search operation,' Arunachal MP Takam Sanjay told IANS. The Pawan Hans AS350 B-3 helicopter went missing after ...


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Apr
30
2011

India is building helicopter MROs

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From Aviation International News
India's growing helicopter market is fueling the need for helicopter MRO services, and Indian companies are stepping in to meet the demand. There are currently 16 operators providing MRO services for helicopters in India, according to the Rotor Wing ...


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Apr
30
2011

Sikorsky Achieves 300 MH-60 Production Milestone for US Navy

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From Helicopter Association International
As multi-mission platforms, both fulfill the Navy's Helicopter Master Plan that designates two multi-mission helicopter types will take over the missions performed by six legacy helicopters across the fleet. MH-60S aircraft take on roles previously ...


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Apr
30
2011

Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans copters

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Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans copters
The Hindu
From indiablooms
The decision comes after a Pawan Hans helicopter went missing with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for hours, only to be traced in Bhutan, where it made an emergency landing due to technical snag. Meanwhile, Pawan Hans Helicopters ...


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Apr
30
2011

More Army training means increase in chopper noise

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From Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Helicopters with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade travel along the corridor, flying through what is known as the H-1 transition in Honolulu Airport's "Class B" airspace. Helicopter crews will practice aerial gunnery and transport at Pohakuloa Training ...


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Apr
29
2011

$3.5 billion contract for Sikorsky

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$3.5 billion contract for Sikorsky
Westfair Online
From Westfair Online
The US Army, meanwhile, reportedly pledged to launch a new class of high-speed rotorcraft, with Sikorsky considered a prime contender for any contracts. Last year Sikorsky flew a precursor to its proposed S-97 Raider prototype at 290 mph, ...


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Apr
29
2011

Mahwah residents alarmed by police helicopter search

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From NorthJersey.com
MAHWAH - Two police helicopters alarmed the residents of Rio Vista as authorities searched Campgaw Mountain Reservation for a Hudson County municipal law enforcement officer, who was later found unconscious in what authorities ...


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Apr
29
2011

Australia completes helicopter review

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Australia completes helicopter review
defpro
From UPI.com
CANBERRA, Australia, April 29 (UPI) -- The acquisition of MRH-90 multi-role helicopters has escaped being placed on the Australian Defense Ministry's Projects of Concern list. The decision on the helicopter program follows a government review to ...


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Apr
29
2011

Helicopter wreckage lifted from national park to Wanaka

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Helicopter wreckage lifted from national park to Wanaka
Stuff.co.nz
From Stuff.co.nz
Trainee commercial pilot Marcus Hoogvliet, a 21-year-old Queenstown electrician, and pilot Graham "Stotty" Stott, 31, a Wanaka Helicopters instructor, died when their Robinson R22 crashed on Wednesday. The helicopter crashed in windy conditions on the ...


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Apr
29
2011

Recent disasters make the case for heavy unmanned helos

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From Aviation International News
Technology for pilotless rotorcraft is already in place but so far has been applied only to micro drones and relatively light rotorcraft. The escape of the nuclear genie at Fukushima has demonstrated the value of unmanned heavy helicopters, ...


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Apr
29
2011

Noisy night training for Guard 'copters irks some

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From Westport-News
(AP) ???????? Some residents near Capital City Airport are being nagged by noisy nighttime flight training by Army National Guard helicopter pilots. WHTM-TV reports on its website Friday that eight Lakoka LUH helicopters, used for training by the Guard, ...


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Apr
29
2011

US eyes India arms deals beyond fighter setback

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From Economic Times
The company is offering its Apache and Chinook rotorcraft in competitions to supply India 22 attack and 15 heavy lift helicopters among other opportunities it is pursuing, said Damien Mills, a spokesman for Boeing's military aircraft unit. ...


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Apr
29
2011

UPDATED: Dutch instructor pilot dies in helicopter incident near Monroeville

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UPDATED: Dutch instructor pilot dies in helicopter incident near Monroeville
WKRG-TV
From Southeast Sun
The Dutch Ministry of Defense said the instructor and the student were members of the Royal Dutch Air Force, and were training to fly helicopters at Fort Rucker. A press release on the Dutch Ministry of Defense's website identified the instructor pilot ...


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Apr
29
2011

Sheriff's helicopter pilots being targeted by laser beams an ongoing problem

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From Los Angeles Times
LA County Sheriff's Department helicopters have been targeted from the ground by individuals shooting laser beams six times in the last few months, officials said this week. The incidents have occurred in Maywood, La Puente, Pico Rivera, ...


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Apr
29
2011

Tributes flow for two pilots

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Tributes flow for two pilots
The Dominion Post
From Otago Daily Times
... 29 Apr 2011 Tributes flowed yesterday for the two pilots who were killed when their helicopter crashed in the Mt Aspiring National Park while on a cross-country navigation training flight. Graham Stott (31), of Wanaka, a Wanaka Helicopters flight ...


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Apr
29
2011

Helicopter Mechanic

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From InfoGrok
Job Description Company is looking for multiple A&P Licensed Helicopter Mechanics for work at their Anchorage, Alaska area facility. Positions are for general mechanics for work on fleet of Part 135 helicopters - primarily AS350, Hughes 500 and Bell ...


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Apr
29
2011

Pawan Hans to deploy two new choppers for Arunachal Pradesh

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From Newstrack India
Itanagar, Apr 29(ANI): Pawan Hans Helicopter Services Limited (PHHL) Executive Director Sanjeev Bahl on Friday said that the company would deploy two new MI-172 helicopters in Arunachal Pradesh in December. Four pilots have been selected and would ...


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Apr
28
2011

US eyes India arms deals beyond fighter setback

Posted by jhadmin

From Reuters India
The company is offering its Apache and Chinook rotorcraft in competitions to supply India 22 attack and 15 heavy lift helicopters among other opportunities it is pursuing, said Damien Mills, a spokesman for Boeing's military aircraft unit. ...


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Apr
28
2011

Queenstowner and chopper instructor killed in crash

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Queenstowner and chopper instructor killed in crash
Scene Queenstown
From Scene Queenstown
A young Queenstown trainee pilot and his Wanaka instructor are the two men killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday. The police have named the deceased as 21-year-old Marcus Hoogvliet, of Queenstown, and 31-year-old Wanaka Helicopters pilot Graham ...


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Apr
28
2011

Eye on Dallas -- Bell Helicopter CEO Garrison: 'If We Don't Have the Best ...

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Eye on Dallas -- Bell Helicopter CEO Garrison: 'If We Don't Have the Best ...
Citybizlist (press release)
From Citybizlist (press r
The Fort Worth-based provider of helicopters is considered the pioneer of tiltrotor aircraft. A Textron company, Bell includes Bell Aero, Edwards & Associates, McTurbine, SkyBooks and US Helicopter. Bell Helicopter has more than 10000 employees ...


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Apr
28
2011

More night-flying helicopters OK in LA-area forest

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More night-flying helicopters OK in LA-area forest
New York Times
From The Associated Press
The Forest Service experimented with night flying against wildfires in the 1970s and early 1980s, but abandoned it after a helicopter collision. He disputed claims that firefighting tactics were guided by financial considerations. ...


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Apr
28
2011

Monroe County authorities investigating helicopter crash, officials say

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From al.com (blog)
... are investigating a helicopter crash that occurred about 11 am today, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Officials at Fort Rucker said they were notified about noon today that one of their helicopters went down near Monroeville, Ala., ...


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Apr
28
2011

A bird's eye view of the Pocahontas flooding

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From KAIT
Flying in a helicopter provided by Couch Helicopters of Beech Grove I was once again teamed up with Casey Couch and Harvey Songer, the two pilots that flew me over the floods of 2008. From Beech Grove to Pocahontas is a short hop so we were quickly ...


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Apr
28
2011

Rare Helicopter Helps Extinguish Grassfire

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From KBTX
The K-Max K-1200 Aerial Lift Truck is one of two helicopters used to fight the flames north of Huntsville, and Bill Mallonee is the pilot. "In 12 years I've been on fires, I've probably been on 500 fires," said Mallonee. There are only seven K-Maxes in ...


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Apr
28
2011

Sikorsky X2 Coaxial Compound Helicopter Technology Demonstrator Aircraft ...

Posted by jhadmin

Sikorsky X2 Coaxial Compound Helicopter Technology Demonstrator Aircraft ...
Defense Review
From Defense Review
If it's viable for a reconnaissance/attack rotorcraft platform, and offers a combat capability above and beyond any/all existing Army rotorcraft, DR hopes the X2 eventually makes it to full-rate production for US Army procurement/adoption in ...


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Apr
28
2011

Sikorsky Aircraft Achieves 300 MH-60 SEAHAWK?? Helicopter Production Milestone ...

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Sikorsky Aircraft Achieves 300 MH-60 SEAHAWK?? Helicopter Production Milestone ...
Defense Review
From PR Newswire (pr
As multi-mission platforms, both fulfill the Navy's Helicopter Master Plan that designates two multi-mission helicopter types will take over the missions performed by six legacy helicopters across the fleet. MH-60S aircraft take on roles previously ...


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Apr
28
2011

Air Force Helicopter Competition: Beware Of False Economies

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Air Force Helicopter Competition: Beware Of False Economies
KASA
From defpro
If planners "dumb down" the performance requirements for future search-and-rescue helicopters while exaggerating the requirements for a missile-field security helicopter, they might be able to make the idea of buying one helicopter for both missions ...


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Apr
28
2011

Young Queenstowner and his Wanaka instructor killed in chopper crash

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Young Queenstowner and his Wanaka instructor killed in chopper crash
Scene Queenstown
From Scene Queenstown
... instructor are the two men killed in a helicopter crash yesterday (Wednesday). The police today (Thursday) named the deceased as 21-year-old Marcus Hoogvliet, of Queenstown, and 31-year-old Wanaka Helicopters pilot Graham Alan Stott, of Wanaka. ...


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