Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • Airbus Helicopters brings a new vision, enhanced product line and innovative service solutions to Heli-Expo 2014

    Posted on February 25, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements, Civil Market.

    Heli-Expo 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes. “Under our new name, Airbus Helicopters, we have redefined our priorities. We are committed to new standards with respect to customer […]

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    Israeli Unmanned Helicopter Back on Track

    Posted on February 24, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Israel.

    18 February 2014 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is again investing in an effort to develop an unmanned version of a manned helicopter. Almost two years after a joint venture between IAI and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) aimed at developing an unmanned version of the Dhruv helicopter was abandoned, the Israeli company is now moving ahead […]

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  • AHS Award nominations due Wednesday, 2/26!

    Posted on February 24, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    AHS International If you know someone who deserves recognition, nominate them today to join the coterie of luminaries who have helped to build the incredible legacy of vertical flight. Whether it is for a single outstanding contribution or achievement, a major technical innovation, an act of courage or heroism, or long and valued service that […]

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  • HAI HELI-EXPO 2014 This Week in Anahiem, CA

    Posted on February 23, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    World’s Largest Helicopter Trade Show & Exposition. Feb. 24-27, 2014, Anaheim, Calif. (Exhibits Open Feb. 25-27). Heli-Expo 2014

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    Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 Wins Italian Navy Contract

    Posted on February 13, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Italy, Navy.

    11 February 2014 VIENNA —The Italian Navy has  selected the CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) to provide support for  its fleet, making it the first European Navy that has S-100 in operational use,  Schiebel announced in a Feb. 11 release. The CAMCOPTER S-100 has  already proven efficient to the Italian Navy as it was […]

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  • Chapter Dinner Meeting Announcement

    Posted on February 13, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    AHS Federal City Chapter Dinner Meeting Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Speaker Craig Nixon Flight Curriculum Manager United States Naval Test Pilot School US Naval Test Pilot School Rotary Wing Program Click Here For a Map to the Location. Parking will be Validated at the Meeting Door. Place – Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel Stars Room – […]

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    ARES Aims to Provide More Front-line Units with Mission-tailored VTOL Capabilities

    Posted on February 11, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA, Unmanned.

    11 February 2014 Unmanned aerial logistics system would bypass ground-based threats and enable faster, more effective delivery of cargo and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas U.S. military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make ground-based transportation to and from the front lines a […]

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    Asia-Pacific Nations Building Helo Fleets

    Posted on February 9, 2014 by Admin in Asia, Japan.

    03 February 2014 Japan’s decision to counter China’s military buildup, including strengthening the defense of its southern islands by purchasing the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, is perhaps indicative of how critical the helicopter has become to nations in the Asia-Pacific region. While only a handful of countries in the region will be able to afford […]

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  • SteadiDrone – New platforms for 2014

    Posted on February 9, 2014 by Admin in Unmanned.

    9 February 2014 All new models, from SteadiDrone, South Africas multirotor manufacturers. They have simplified their range focusing on two quadrotor platforms, the QU4D X is a large heavy lift platform capable of flight times in excess of 60 minutes and able to lift well over 8kg. It replaces the 2013 H6X and EI8HT I have […]

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    Russian Helicopters Heavily Involved in Sochi Olympics

    Posted on February 7, 2014 by Admin in Russia.

    Friday, February 7, 2014 Helicopters flying over the Sochi Winter Olympics will perform a number of roles, but most will feature the livery of what one would expect – Russian Helicopters. The Russian Interior Ministry, Federal Security Service and Emergencies Ministry are among the agencies that will employ various Russian variants to conduct security missions, […]

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