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|United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Completed 407 to Rolling V Ranch - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:41 GMT (3068 Reads)
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered Rolling V's completed new
Bell 407 on August 8, 2007. Rolling V Ranch, of Ft. Worth, TX, will
utilize the aircraft for corporate operations. URS customized the 407 with a full avionics suite incorporating the
Chelton synthetic EFIS, Garmin VHF/GPS/Comm GNS530AW, VHF-2/Comm SL-40,
XM Weather Radio, KRA405B Radar Altimeter and Avidyne TCAD.
entertainment system integration consists of a DVD Player with Monitor
and MP3 audio input. Added corporate amenities include a deluxe full
leather interior, passenger briefing system, tinted windows and air
conditioning. The exterior was painted pearl white with red and gold
accents per Rolling V's design to include the ranch's brand.
Donn Purcell, who pilots the aircraft for Rolling V states, "URS
completed the customization in a timely fashion and slightly under
their price quote with the end result being nothing short of
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|S-92 Makes First Flight in Denmark - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:39 GMT (3214 Reads)
The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has entered into service on the west coast
of Denmark. The introduction of the S-92 helicopter in Denmark occurred on July 3
when the S-92 helicopter made its first revenue flight for CHC Denmark.
From their base in Esbjerg, CHC Denmark will operate three S-92
helicopters for Maersk Oil and Gas in Denmark. Maersk recently renewed
its contract with CHC Denmark for five years, incorporating the S-92
helicopter into its plan as a replacement for a fleet of Super Pumas.
Two more S-92 helicopters are scheduled to enter service during the second half of 2007. "The S-92 has become an extremely popular aircraft in the Sikorsky
product line, experiencing unprecedented demand with several offshore
operators and recently expanding into dedicated search and rescue
missions in the U.K. This new beginning for the S-92 helicopter in
Denmark is further validation of this aircraft's capabilities," said
Stephen B. Estill, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
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|RTM322 Achieves Certification - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:37 GMT (5938 Reads)
The most powerful version of the RTM322 turboshaft engine to date has
received its Civil Type Certificate from EASA. It has been tailored
specifically to operate in the NH90 in arduous 'hot and high'
The 'Step 0' engine has a 30-minute take-off rating of 2.580shp and has
a seven per cent power increase over the RTM322-01/9 variant. It has
been selected by the Royal Air Force of Oman to power its fleet of 20
twin-engined NH90 helicopters and engine deliveries to the helicopter's
final assembly line at Eurocopter are already underway.
In addition, an RTM322-01/9A powered helicopter is undergoing trials in
Oman, operating successfully in ambient temperatures of up to 48°
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|U.K. Still Facing Defense Spending Questions Despite Increase - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:29 GMT (5606 Reads)
Faced with tackling two overseas conflicts while financing expensive
long-term equipment projects, the United Kingdom confronts tough
choices concerning its future defense spending. According to a recent
Forecast International U.K. Military Markets report, an array of
factors have combined to form the British military's current funding
dilemma in spite of the British Ministry of Defense's recent
announcement of a three-year, GBP7.7 billion ($15.87 billion) defense
A high operational tempo, costly defense programs that soak funds from
immediate battlefield material needs, and past government refusals to
recognize that an armed force undergoing combat operations cannot
operate on a peacetime spending platform all have combined to serve as
elements of a larger problem.
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|Air Methods Delivers EC145 EMS Helicopter to Stanford Life Flight - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:28 GMT (8657 Reads)
Air Methods Products Division announced that they have delivered
a new EMS equipped EC145 helicopter to Stanford Life Flight in Palo
Alto, CA. The first patient transport in the new aircraft was
completed on July 12, 2007. The aircraft is capable of transporting one patient with up to four
medical attendants or two patients with two attendants. The aircraft
can also accommodate special medical mission teams such as neonatal,
LVAD or IABP patient transportation.
The aircraft cockpit is night vision imaging system (NVIS) compatible
and is configured for single pilot IFR operations. The integrated
avionics suite features dual GNS-430W GPS/Communication units and a
GMX-200 MFD that can display navigation information from the GPS
receivers, weather information from the on-board GDL-69A satellite data
link and RDR-2000 weather radar, terrain data from a Honeywell Mark XXI
EGPWS and traffic data from the dual GTX-330 Mode-S transponders.
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