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Rise of the Robot: Navy launches autonomous unmanned helicopters
Daily Mail
From The Voice of Russia
Washington (VR) ??? Some look through this Prism only to find no one in the cockpit. These days, there's an app for just about everything. Take helicopters, the US Navy is developing an app that would convert a traditional helicopter into a UAV (Unmanned ...
Kallax Flyg of Sweden To Order PA100 PUREair Filtration Systems

Hawkesbury – DART Aerospace announced that Kallax Flyg of Sweden has provided a letter of intent to order two PA100 PUREair engine protection systems for their AS350 family of helicopters once the system has received EASA certification.

The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air protection system that takes the capabilities of its EAPS predecessors to the next level. Featuring Pall’s latest PUREair technology, the new system is self-cleaning and virtually maintenance-free, unlike other filtration systems qualified for this aircraft. The PA100 PUREair system will provide the highest level of helicopter engine protection while offering a 2% gain in engine power over conventional inlet barrier filters.

From Business Excellence Magazine
This is part of Starlite Aviation's fleet renewal and expansion program, with the rotorcraft joining an extensive helicopter fleet that currently includes twelve Airbus Helicopters SA330 Pumas. The AS332 C1e offers versatility across a full range of ...
From NewsReleaseWire.com
Fort Worth, Texas, April 8, 2014 - - The widow and children of helicopter pilot Mark Montgomery have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Tarrant County, Texas. Their lawsuit alleges that the helicopter crashed after losing power, as a result of a ...
Sandel Unveils All-digital AHRS
Aviation Today (subscription)
From Aviation Today (subscription)
The avionics retrofit specialist Sandel is releasing the SG102/D for fixed wing piston and turbine aircraft, as well as a high-vibration version for rotorcraft. Attitude Heading and Reference Systems are considered to be Electronic Flight Instruments ...
US Navy testing more sophisticated pilotless helicoptersPublish Date: Apr 08 ...
New Vision
From New Vision
U.S. Navy testing more sophisticated pilotless helicoptersPublish Date: Apr 08, 2014. U.S. Navy testing more sophisticated pilotless helicopters ... The helicopter, filmed during testing by the Office of Naval Research, was piloted by a 100-pound (45 ...
From Fox News
Outfitted on full-size helicopters, this new technology enables Marines to transport supplies from a base to troops in the field and return, using pilotless helicopters controlled by tablets. The helicopter can take off with 5,000 pounds of cargo. It ...
LORD Corporation Receives Improved Vibration Control System Contract with Boeing

(Cary, NC) - LORD Corporation<http://www.lord.com>, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control<http://www.lord.com/products-and-solutions/vibration-and-motion-control.xml>, has announced the award of a two-year contract with The Boeing Company to integrate and qualify an Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

The purchase order was delivered and accepted in September of 2013 and a Preliminary Design Review was completed in January of 2014. Production is planned to start in 2016.

According to Stuart Hartwell, business development manager for LORD Global Aerospace & Defense, this contract expands the breadth of LORD product offerings that are focused on reducing vibration in the helicopter fuselage generated by the rotor system. "This IVCS equipment provides state-of-the-art performance and represents a major upgrade to the legacy vibration suppression system on this aircraft," said Hartwell. "As a leader in active vibration control technology, LORD is expanding our business footprint at a critical time in the aviation industry."

Metro delivers two EC135 aircraft to Mercy Life Line

Shreveport, Louisiana – Metro Aviation recently delivered the last two of five EC135’s to Mercy Life Line in Springfield, Missouri.  Mercy’s transition to all EC135P2+ Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) aircraft began in 2012 with the delivery of three aircraft.  With the addition of the final EC135’s, Mercy opened new bases in Joplin, MO and Rogers, AR. 

The five-base operation has provided safe, rapid air transport since 1984 and has partnered with Metro Aviation since 2001.  “We share a common vision and mission, and there is never a time when I can’t pick up the phone and talk to the number one guy,” said Mercy Director DJ Satterfield.  “It is nice knowing we work with a company that wants us to succeed just as much as we do and we could not be happier with our completions.”

LAHAD DATU: A rescued rare Sumatran rhino was successfully translocated late afternoon on Friday from a very remote area in Danum Valley.

She will join two other rhinos – Tam (male) and Puntung (female) at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary (BRS) facilities in Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

Named Iman, after a small river near where she was caught, her rescue was a result of a year of intense efforts to make every last rhino in Malaysia count towards efforts to prevent the extinction of one of the world’s most critically endangered species.

Sandel’s First All-Digital Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), the SG102/D

VISTA, CA– Sandel Avionics Inc, a manufacturer of leading retrofit avionics, has announced its first all-digital AHRS, the SG102/D, which is identical to the SG102 (MOD2) without the analog interfaces.

The Sandel SG102/D is lighter in weight, and initializes in one minute which is 3X faster than the original SG102. It also comes with a selectable low- and high-speed ARINC 429 output, which allows for additional interface options such as radar systems, satellite communication antennas and FLIR stabilization.

From Zawya (registration)
GAMA is the international trade association representing more than 85 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation aircraft, rotorcraft, engines, avionics and related equipment. GAMA's members also operate fleets of aircraft, fixed based ...
From Flightglobal
In addition to medical evacuation tasks, the rotorcraft will also be used for tactical transport and logistical support. The nation's defence ministry says the cost of committing the additional aircraft is estimated at about ???45 million ($62 million ...
Sandel Avionics launches all-digital attitude heading reference system
Avionics Intelligence
From Avionics Intelligence
Sandel Avionics Inc. engineers and manufactures advanced avionics for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft and provides embedded software for OEM applications. Its compact integrated display systems for the military and commercial markets include 3-ATI ...
From Flightglobal
Bond Offshore Helicopters has taken delivery of its second Sikorsky S-92. Destined for service in the North Sea oilfields, the rotorcraft was flown from the USA to Prestwick airport, Scotland, aboard a Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124. The aircraft ...
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