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2 generals, 2 pilots die as helicopter crashes in Cambodia
The Phnom Penh Post
From South China Morning Post
The main part of the helicopter's fuselage, whose cabin was badly mangled, was retrieved and taken to air force headquarters for inspection, he said. Cambodia last year took delivery of 12 of the Z-9 helicopters, a licensed version of France's ...
Oil, Gas Needs Could Prompt New Sikorsky Product
Aviation Week
From Aviation Week
Demand from oil and gas operators is likely to be the main driver in the development of any new commercial helicopter model from Sikorsky. Around two-thirds of the company's S-92s are in service with oil and gas operators around the world according to ...
L-3 WESCAM Experiences Ongoing Strong Demand for Electro-Optical and Infrared Sensors in Airborne Law Enforcement Market

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom – L-3 WESCAM announced today that the demand for its MX™-10 and MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) systems within the Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) market continues to grow in support of critical surveillance missions worldwide, with recent sales to customers in Algeria, Australia, Canada, Korea and the United States, including Puerto Rico. The two systems will be demonstrated at the Farnborough International Airshow, July 14–18, and at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) EXPO, July 16–19 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Bell Helicopter Announces Sale of the First Bell 429 in France INAER France to operate Bell 429 in EMS Configuration

Farnborough, England  – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with INAER France an Avincis Group operator for a Bell 429 in Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) configuration. The aircraft, the first Bell 429 sold in France, will be equipped with a fully customized EMS interior and state-of-the-art avionics. INAER will take delivery of the aircraft in 2014, which will support medical rescue missions in the West region of France.

Sikorsky Delivers First SAR Configured S-76D™ Helicopter

Farnborough Air Show, United Kingdom - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the first S-76D™ aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Russian Helicopters to showcase commercial and military models at Farnborough International Airshow

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase the latest Russian-built commercial and military helicopters at the Farnborough International Airshow from 14-20 July. The Company's display can be found at stand 1/E10.

At the airshow, Russian Helicopters will present the medium coaxial Ka-32A11BC, which can fly a range of special missions and is an effective tool in fighting fires, including in high-rise buildings, and rescue missions. The Ka-32A11BC holds EASA type certificatе and operates successfully in Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, South Korea and Japan.

L-3 WESCAM to Demonstrate the Electro-Optical and Infrared Imaging Capabilities of Three Different System Models at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom – L-3 WESCAM announced today that it will be providing a series of live product demonstrations of its MX™-10, MX™-15 and MX™-25 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. The demonstrations will take place July 14–18 and will showcase a wide range of advanced sensor capabilities in support of military, homeland security and airborne law enforcement agency ISR missions.

National Helicopter Services Reaches 500 Flight Hours in S-76D™ Helicopter

Farnborough Air Show, United Kingdom - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) recently reached 500 flight hours in its S-76D™ helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Rotorcraft Support, Inc- FAA STC approval for Garmin G500H

Rotorcraft Support, Inc .(RSI) has received FAA STC approval for installation of the Garmin G500H Display system into the Bell 427. Owners and operators of the 427 can now take of an increased level of situational awareness with the approved installation of the Garmin G500H dual screen multi-function display. This enhancement to the 427 allows operators to take full advantage of the custom configurations of the G500H to suit the operational requirements. “There was a need for leveraging this technology into the 427 to bring additional information into the cockpit to reduce pilot workload, increase safety and provide a fully integrated display” adds Pete Boeller, Avionics Manager at RSI.

 

Russian Helicopters Seeks Stronger International Ties
Aviation International News
From Aviation International News
The group is a holding company uniting all Russian design houses and manufacturing plants specializing in rotorcraft. It reported 2013 revenues of 138.3 billion rubles ($4.1 billion), representing a 10-percent increase over the previous year. This is ...
Photos: Bell Helicopter makes Prague its European base
Prague Post
From Prague Post
The company, a subsidiary of aviation conglomerate Textron, has acquired an existing facility at V??clav Havel Airport Prague and has rebranded it as Bell Helicopter's customization, completion and delivery center for all helicopters that it sells in ...
Helicopter crash kills 2 Cambodian air force generals, 2 pilots on training ...
The Phnom Penh Post
From Minneapolis Star T
Cambodia last year took delivery of 12 of the Z-9 helicopters, a licensed version of France's Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin that can carry nine passengers in addition to a pilot. The aircraft were purchased with a $195 million loan made to Cambodia in 2011 ...
VXX Will Be Less Complex Says Sikorsky's Maurer
Aviation Week
From Aviation Week
Sikorsky says the risks in developing a new Marine One helicopter to carry the President of the United States will be dramatically reduced by using its S-92. Sikorsky won the contract to provide its S-92 as the ... The VH-71 program was terminated in ...
Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia's Far North

Russian-built Mi-8/17 helicopters received plaudits from experts during a round table on local and regional aviation in the Russian Far North in early July. The event was attended by the head of the Nenets Autonomous Region, Igor Koshin, as well as national aviation experts and representatives of equipment producers, operators and clients for aviation equipment.

"We have operated the Mi-8MTV since 1990, and since then have clocked up more than 40,000 flight-hours," said Valery Ostapchuk, CEO of Naryan-Mar United Air Detachment. "There have been no engine failures and no gearbox breakdowns. It is a wonderful helicopter and extremely reliable."

From Daily Beast
My comment was not exactly diplomatic, but the JMR vision of a one-size-fits-all, fast and efficient rotorcraft technology platform that would leave the rest of the world in the dust gave me double flashbacks: to the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor and the LHX ...
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