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Archive: June 2011


Jun
30
2011

Clear Align Delivers its 100th IR Imaging and Laser Program for Defense ...

Posted by jhadmin

From PR Newswire (press rel
These programs have included optical design, electro-optic prototyping, full military qualification, and production for a variety of hardware platforms including gun sight optics, tank vision systems, rotorcraft targeting systems, unmanned aerial ...


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Jun
30
2011

Lacson: Probe PNP helicopter purchase

Posted by jhadmin

From Journal Online
THE Senate will look into alleged misrepresentations in the P105-million purchase of light operational helicopters by the Philippine National Police in 2009 for its elite Special Action Force (SAF) unit. Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate Blue Ribbon ...


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Jun
30
2011

Helicopter Hella Loud, Part 2: Can the FAA Regulate the Noise Pollution?

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Hella Loud, Part 2: Can the FAA Regulate the Noise Pollution?
KCET
From KCET
A Burbank resident Los Angeles residents and elected leaders have been attempting to regulate helicopter noise since at least the 1984 Olympic Games. At the time, using helicopters to help monitor and manage traffic was still an innovative strategy, ...


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Jun
30
2011

Fighting Shifts To Afghanistan's Mountainous East

Posted by jhadmin

Fighting Shifts To Afghanistan's Mountainous East
WBEZ
From NPR
Soon, Apache helicopters sweep in over the mountainside, killing three of the insurgents who attacked the camp. Five others slipped away into the hills. Those Apache helicopters are targeting Haqqani fighters every day. So is Col. ...


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Jun
30
2011

Sequim helipad fly-in, cancer site open house slated today

Posted by jhadmin

From Peninsula Daily
... attend the helipad fly-in, as well as benefactor Susan Strand, one of the first female helicopter pilots for the US Army. ???The helipad itself is designed to land very large helicopters in the event of disasters,??? said Bobby Beeman, OMC spokeswoman. ...


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Jun
30
2011

Sandel HeliTAWS™ Receives Part 29 Approval on Bell 412EP

Posted by jhadmin

Vista, CA, (June 27, 2011)—Sandel Avionics has announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its ST3400H HeliTAWS wire and terrain safety system on a Bell 412EP helicopter.



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Jun
30
2011

Jerry Trimble Helicopters first annual touchdown auto contest a success!

Posted by jhadmin

Stott wins fulldown autorotation contest by a slide
Jerry Trimble Helicopters first annual touchdown auto contest a success!



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Jun
30
2011

American Heroes Air Show | Los Angeles is cancelled

Posted by jhadmin

This is an extremely difficult message to share with all of you, however after extensive discussions with our volunteer event team as well as many of the organizations participating with helicopters for the American Heroes Air Show, we have elected to cancel the American Heroes Air Show scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Hansen Dam Sports Complex.



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Jun
29
2011

Thai Army officers trained on helicopters in UP

Posted by jhadmin

From UpperMichigansSource.com
MENOMINEE -- Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has been working on a $35 million contract to build training helicopters for the Royal Thai Army. The third of four groups of pilots have made the trip to Menominee to get final avionics ...


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Jun
29
2011

Call to Action: General Aviation & Business Aircraft Under Attack

Posted by jhadmin

From Helicopter Association Internati
A very serious matter affecting general aviation and the rotorcraft industry has now been elevated to the leadership level in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. General Aviation manufacturing tax incentives, such as accelerated ...


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Jun
29
2011

Italian navy gets first NH90s

Posted by jhadmin

From UPI.com
ROME, June 29 (UPI) -- The Italian navy has taken delivery of the first of 56 NH90 NFH helicopters for anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and utility roles. Helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland said the NH90 NFH will give the Italian navy increased ...


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Jun
29
2011

European firms team up to boost rotorcraft efficiency

Posted by jhadmin

From Flightglobal
A variety of efficiency, environmental and comfort-boosting rotorcraft technologies are to be demonstrated in the next four years as the 10-year, ???1.6 billion ($2.3 billion) European Clean Sky initiative, launched in 2008, begins to bear ...


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Jun
29
2011

'LifeNet' medical helicopter will be based in Cherokee

Posted by jhadmin

'LifeNet' medical helicopter will be based in Cherokee
Chronicle Times
From Chronicle Times
... or other medical helicopters from Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, Neb., and that will continue in the event the Cherokee-based medical helicopter is on another call, with the needs of the patient as assessed by the EMS on the ground to determine the ...


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Jun
29
2011

Geocopter delivers its first unmanned GC-201 helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

From Gizmag
Drone and Datron Scout may have been hogging the UAS limelight lately but Dutch unmanned rotorcraft system manufacturer Geocopter has shown there's still life in the traditional helicopter design yet with the official delivery of its first light ...


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Jun
29
2011

Westland, Sikorsky join navy's copter bid

Posted by jhadmin

From Economic Times
The existing competition for procuring multirole helicopters will continue as scheduled," Air Vice Marshal AJ Walia, managing director - India and South Asia, Sikorsky Aircraft, told ET. While Sikorsky is yet to finalise the helicopter it plans to ...


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Jun
29
2011

News from Donaldson

Posted by jhadmin

From Helicopter Association International
All are designed to meet the most demanding requirements of today 's commercial, military, rotorcraft and general aviation aircraft, while simplifying and minimizing maintenance requirements. Passengers and crews flying at high altitudes breathe ...


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Jun
29
2011

Papillon Orders Five AS350 B3e Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

From AMTOnline.com
American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced ...


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Jun
29
2011

The mysterious death of a multimillionaire found dead in his Fort Lauderdale ...

Posted by jhadmin

The mysterious death of a multimillionaire found dead in his Fort Lauderdale ...
MiamiHerald.com
From MiamiHerald.com
... popularity of private helicopters. Despite losing the helistop, he kept the Rancho Santa Fe home, the Times reported. He apparently parked the helicopter someplace else. He would take the three-seater chopper up for rides over the Nevada desert. ...


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Jun
29
2011

Audit: Boeing overcharged US Army $13M for helicopter parts

Posted by jhadmin

Audit: Boeing overcharged US Army $13M for helicopter parts
Think Progress
From KOMO News
SEATTLE -- The Boeing Co. overcharged the US Army $13 million for parts for the Apache and Chinook helicopters, an audit by the inspector general found. The aviation company also owes the Army a ...


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Jun
29
2011

IBQ announces QAR 158.8 million term loan facility in US Dollars for Gulf ...

Posted by jhadmin

IBQ announces QAR 158.8 million term loan facility in US Dollars for Gulf ...
Gulf Times
From Al-Bawaba
Established in Qatar in 1970, GHC currently operates a fleet of 29 state-of???the-art helicopters, providing a range of helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas sector for both onshore and offshore operations. ...


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Jun
28
2011

Helicopters fly crash victims from Highway 1 in Aptos

Posted by jhadmin

From San Jose Mercury News
About 12:50 pm, two medical helicopters landed on the highway. One helicopter transported the man to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and the other helicopter took the woman to Stanford Medical Center, Jackson said. Olmos was not arrested, ...


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Jun
28
2011

Helicopter Fire Fighting Training

Posted by jhadmin

From KAPP
Crews show us why helicopters are important tools in fighting wildfires. Second year wildland firefighter Crystal Crawford is thrilled to take her firefighting skills to the next level, up in the air in a helicopter. "As soon as you hear those rotors ...


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Jun
28
2011

Lockheed Martin delivers 100th helicopter to Navy

Posted by jhadmin

Lockheed Martin delivers 100th helicopter to Navy
WBNG-TV
From YNN
"We recently were selected by the commonwealth of Australia to build 24 helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy," said Barton. And it is not just Australia. It seems the company may have more foreign customers on the way. "We have got a proposal in ...


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Jun
28
2011

Helicopters too noisy?

Posted by jhadmin

From Stuff.co.nz
Helicopters typically tip the noise scale at over 100 decibels while V8 supercar rules limit the vehicles to 95 decibels at 30m. The three helicopters hovering above Hamilton skies were unrelated to the event - a police helicopter on a pursuit, ...


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Jun
28
2011

NATO Helicopters Take Out Insurgents on Roof of Kabul Hotel

Posted by jhadmin

NATO Helicopters Take Out Insurgents on Roof of Kabul Hotel
Sydney Morning Herald
From KTLA
KABUL, Afghanistan -- NATO helicopter have killed 3 insurgents on the roof of the InterContinental Hotel, after Taliban fighters launched a deadly attack on the Afghan landmark. At least one suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the hotel. ...


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Jun
28
2011

Brit troops destroy Taliban bomb factory in daring helicopter raid

Posted by jhadmin

From Mirror.co.uk
Brigade Reconnaissance Force troops, mainly Royal Marine commandos, launched the raid in Helmand from two Chinook helicopters at the weekend. One of the aircraft was hit and made an emergency landing for checks. Inside the camp troops found 40 IEDs, ...


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Jun
28
2011

U.A.E. plans helicopter buy

Posted by jhadmin

U.A.E. plans helicopter buy
Shephard Group (press release)
From UPI.com
(UPI Photo/Suzanne M. Jenkins/Air Force) WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a possible sale of Black Hawk helicopters to the United Arab Emirates. The package deal would include: five UH-60M ...


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Jun
28
2011

Helicopter pilot killed trying to herd bubble-wrapped bull

Posted by jhadmin

From Anchorage Daily News
Then Kennedy appeared to try to knock the bull down with the helicopter, the witness told Lewis. "Herding animals with helicopters is a fairly common practice," Lewis said. "Now, as far as making physical contact with the animals, that's a different ...


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Jun
28
2011

HILLSBORO AVIATION AND THE DOUG DOTY VERTICAL FLIGHT FOUNDATION OFFERING BELL 206B3 JETRANGER COURSE SCHOLARSHIP

Posted by jhadmin

Hillsboro Aviation and the Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation are teaming up to offer the non-profit foundation’s first Bell 206B3 JetRanger Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to help helicopter pilots advance to the next level in their training and make positive contributions to the aviation industry.



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Jun
28
2011

Sandel HeliTAWS™ Receives Part 29 Approval on Bell 412EP

Posted by jhadmin

Vista, CA, (June 27, 2011)—Sandel Avionics has announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its ST3400H HeliTAWS wire and terrain safety system on a Bell 412EP helicopter.



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