Classic Air Medical has upgraded their helicopter features and interior, as well as changing their look from red and white to black and grey. The upgrades include a sliding patient loading system as well as airway seating for the flight nurse and paramedic, reports Post Independent.
Royal Columbian Hospital how has a new helipad. The helipad was part of a $1.35 billion redevelopment program. A new helipad was an essential upgrade, as RCH is the only hospital in the province with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care units, reports BC Local News.
DART’s industry-leading 412 Emergency Flotation System has recently been certified through TCCA/FAA/EASA for the new increased gross weight (IGW) upgrade to 12,200 lbs. DART has focused much of its energy throughout the years into developing emergency flotation systems that can cater to a wide range of platforms, including their capability upgrades. This emergency flotation system… Read more »
The UK is upgrading their Royal Air Force’s Boeing Chinook HC4 helicopters. The fleet will be brought to the new HC6 standard, reports IHS Jane’s. The 38 helicopters are being given Boeing Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems, replacing their analogue systems. This process is planned to take up to 12 months. They also are adding… Read more »
Hervery Bay Hospital is opening their newly constructed helipad this week. Along with the helipad opening, they are also announcing the completion of their new 125-space parking lot. The upgrades are all part of a $44.2 million project to renovate the emergency department. They will also be building six new ambulance bays and are looking… Read more »
The Canadian Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan, has announced that upgrades for their Bell “Griffon” B412 and Leonardo “Cormorant”AW101 should be a priority in the defence budget. He feels that if upgrades cannot be guaranteed, that the helicopters should be removed from service. This announcement was made at a conference on defence policy reviews. Debate has… Read more »
Aselsan, Turkey’s largest defence company, has announced that they will play their part in the upgrade of 10,000 Mi-series helicopters across the globe. Their three top priorities being the Gulf, Turkic countries and Central Asia. They have done a demonstration upgrade on a Mi-17. Their upgrades included keyboard display units, mission computers, multi-function displays, internal… Read more »
Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently received approval from the European and United States airworthiness authorities for its ADS-B solutions offered for Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft. In December 2016, Vector received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for… Read more »
The Punjab Government has decided that instead of purchasing a new helicopter, they will put money towards repairing Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s old helicopter. In December they had issued a payment of Rs 27.5 crore for the repair work to be done in Russia, but they faced difficulties, reports Dunya News. They then allowed a… Read more »
The aircraft design upgrade replaces the factory analog gauges with electronic instrument flat panel displays and offers greater situational awareness, reduced pilot workload, and improved mission safety. Experienced Black Hawk pilots Terence Reeves and Travis Hack flew the helicopter from Dallas Meacham field for a 45 minute flight, performing normal operations for the newly installed… Read more »
Aspen Avionics announced today that FAA certification has been received for its latest software upgrade to include several additional ADS-B display features on its Evolution 500/1000 multi-function display (MFD). The latest software upgrade includes textual METARS information to be displayed on the MFD which provides an intuitive display of subscription-free weather data in an easy-to-read… Read more »
The project to improve the Sikorsky CH 53 helicopter, â€œSikorsky 2025â€ has come a long way in recent years. In order to upgrade the helicopter, old systems were removed, other systems upgraded, and new systems added. This month, the upgrades have made a large step forward, with all new systems receiving operational status. â€œThe significance… Read more »
The Brazilian Army has signed contracts with both Turbomeca and Helibras Brazil which will result in the modernization of 34 of their Eurocopter AS565K Panthers, or “Pantera” as they are known locally. These aircraft were acquired in 1988. The upgrades include installation of new engines, avionics and navigation radios.Â Military engineers will be involved in… Read more »