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United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Completed 407 to Rolling V Ranch - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:41 GMT (4065 Reads)
Maintenance News
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.

The 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 EXCELLENT.

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S-92 Makes First Flight in Denmark - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:39 GMT (4333 Reads)
Industry News
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 (7395 Reads)
Product News
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' conditions.

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° Celsius.

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U.K. Still Facing Defense Spending Questions Despite Increase - Posted on on Thursday, December 20, 01:29 GMT (6779 Reads)
Military Industry News
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 budget increase.

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 (10852 Reads)
Emergency Services News
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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