Source: KTEN, 14-Dec-09
Recently, Lifestar moved from Wilson N. Jones hospital to a new facility off highway 75 near the Sherman-Howe line. Now, they are changing their name to match their parent company’s name
Source: Dart Helicopter Services, 10-Dec-09
DART Helicopter Services announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received FAA approval or their new Cable Cutters Kits for the Bell 206A, B, L, L-1, L-3, L-4 helicopters. Transport Canada and EASA approvals are pending.
Source: TheHook, 09-Dec-09
An ill-fated powerline inspection with a helicopter that killed four people in Cranbrook, B.C. was technically against federal regulations, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
Source: Vertical, 02-Nov-09
E&B Helicopters has just received Supplemental Type Certificate approval for installing the Latitude Technologies S200 sat phone, flight tracking and messaging transceiver in Bell 206B/206L series and Bell 407 aircraft.
Source: Tulsa World, 01-Nov-09
Because of budget cuts, Saturday will be the last night either one of the two police helicopters will be flying in Tulsa for the foreseeable future. Officials have said they will be saving $195,000 for the duration of the fiscal year by grounding the helicopters. The four officers assigned to the unit have been reassigned [...]
DART Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of B407/206 Interior Trim Panels and Cabin Floor and Baggage Compartment Protectors
Source: Vertical, 18-Oct-09
DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA certification of their expanded line of Interior Trim Panels and Cabin Floor and Baggage Compartment Protectors for the 206A/B, 206L series and 407 helicopters. Transport Canada and EASA approvals have been previously received.
Falcon Aviation Services adds helicopter sightseeing to the list of activities available in Abu Dhabi
Source: AME, 15-Oct-09
FAS has now developed a similar offer to fill the gap of aerial sightseeing services in Abu Dhabi,” said Faisal Al Rawas, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “The terminal is strategically located next to the marina mall and will be base to exciting helicopter tours over the capital’s most iconic landmarks such as The Emirates [...]
Source: All The Articles, 11-Oct-09
Zip Aviation has taken delivery of its first Bell Helicopter 206L Long Ranger and plans to use the helicopter for charter service from Manhattan’s West 30th Street Heliport. This will be the first time for a Bell helicopter to be flown from the 30th St. Heliport.
Source: Vertical, 03-Oct-09
DART Helicopter Services announces that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Brazilian approval of their Crosstubes for the Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 and Bell 407. FAA, Transport Canada and EASA approvals have been previously received.
Source: Bell, 30-Sep-09
The upgrade program takes existing 206L1/206L3 airframes, and utilizing production parts from the current 206L4 program, creates modernized 206L1+ / 206L3+ aircraft that will provide the proven 206L4 reliability, increased payload capacity and reduced operating cost.
Source: Examiner, 05-Sep-09
The helicopter, tail number C-GKCW, landed at a regional airport in Leesburg, Va., after the intrusion. The aircraft is a Bell 206L Long Ranger equipped with spraying bars used for agricultural crop dusting. The helicopter is operated by Sunrise Helicopters, Inc.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 20-Aug-09
The local CBS affiliate, to save on leasing fees and the cost of storing it in a hanger, did not renew its lease with the helicopter, said General Manager David Phillips. “I’d much rather lose that than people. These are tough times.”
DART Announces TC, EASA Approvals of Interior Trim Panels, Cabin Floor and Baggage Compartment Protectors for the Bell 206, 407
Source: Vertical, 13-Aug-09
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TORN Racing (Texas Off Road Nationals) in Arlington has teamed with Air Evac, which has a local base in West, to ensure the safety of its racers.
Source: Vertical, 02-Jul-09
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Source: Vertical, 27-Mar-09
The 206 was sent to URS for a nose to tail upgrade. URS removed all the avionics and communications equipment along with the Stormscope, autopilot, split buss systems and over sized instrument panel. The ECU and bleed air heater were also removed.
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Precise Flight, Leading Edge and L-3 Team Up to Provide Pulsing HID/Infrared Camera Combination for Bell 206 and 407
Source: Precise Flight, 21-Feb-09
Precise Flight, Inc. in collaboration with L-3 Communications Avionics Systems and Leading Edge Aviation has introduced a modification incorporating high intensity lights and infrared imaging for Bell 206 and 407 helicopters. The new STC’d system unites the PreciseLite HID’s with L-3′s Infrared Imaging System (IRIS™) camera kit to dramatically increase a pilot’s ability to navigate [...]
Source: RotorNews, 20-Feb-09