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Extension for comments on CRM training for Part 135 The FAA has announced in the Federal Register the extension of the comment

Boeing celebrates Sea Knight first flight anniversary

period on the proposed rule regarding CRM Training that would require all certificate holders conducting operations under part 135 to include in their training programs crew resource management for crewmembers, including pilots and flight attendants. This proposal is needed to ensure

that crewmembers in part 135 operations receive training and practice in the use of crew resource management principles, as appropriate for their operation. This proposed rule would respond to National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, address a

recommendation from the Part 125/135 Aviation Rulemaking Committee, and would codify current FAA guidance. The intended effect of this proposal is to reduce the frequency and severity of errors that are crew based, which will reduce the frequency of accidents and incidents within the scope of part 135 operations. The FAA is seeking further comment on this proposed rule because all of the rulemaking documents were not available in the official docket.

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, PA – The Boeing Company recognized the service of the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, which completed its first flight 45 years ago in July.

One hundred sixty-eight of the 624 aircraft originally produced remain in operation with the U.S. Marine Corps and are still maintained by Boeing. The Sea Knight, also affectionately known as the “Phrog,” has served as the Marines’ medium-lift assault helicopter since 1964, logging more than three million flight hours. Although it is no longer in production, it remains in combat service wherever and whenever the Marines are called into action. The remaining active aircraft are, on average, 35 years old. “The Sea Knight has earned respect and admiration around the world and certainly a special place in history,” said Phil Dunford, vice president and general manager, Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. “While the CH-46 fleet remains in service, it is gradually being replaced by the advanced and highly capable MV22 Osprey aircraft, which meets the specialized needs of our warfighters in the 21st century.”

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calendar of events September 2009 September 8-10 Asian Aerospace International Expo, Hong Kong, China, www.asianaerospace.com September 8-11 DSEi Exhibition 2009, London, UK, www.dsei.co.uk September 15-17 AIAA Space Conference & Exhibition, Pasadena, CA, www.aiaa.org September 21-24 AIAA ATIO & ANERS, Hilton Head, SC, www.aiaa.org September 22-24 Helitech Europe, Duxford, Cambridge, UK, www.helitech.co.uk September 23-24 MRO Europe 2009 Conference & Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, www.aviationweek.com

September 29-October 1 Int’l Helicopter Safety Symposium (IHSS), Montreal, Canada, www.ihst.org September 30- October 1 Night-Vision/EOS 2009, Gaylord Nat’l Hotel & Conv Ctr, www.shephard.co.uk

October 2009 October 3-4 Rotorfest 2009, West Chester, PA, www.helicoptermuseum.org October 7-8 Airports & Their Challenges Conference, Paris, France, www.air-space-academy.org October 20-22 NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention, Orlando, FL, www.nbaa.org October 20-22 AFCEA Infotech, Dayton, OH, www.dwafcea.org

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October 25 Wings, Wheels & Rotors, Los Alamitos Army Airfield, www.WWREXPO.net October 26-28 AMTC, San Jose, CA www.aams.org October 28-29 Secure London, London, UK, www.shephard.co.uk

November 2009 November 4-5 Heli-Power 2009, Prague, Czech Republic, www.shephard.co.uk November 5-7 AOPA Expo, Tampa, FL, www.apoa.org November 30-Dec 2 Int’l Aviation Trade Show & Congress, Cancun, Mexico, www.expo-ciam.com

December 2009 December 8-10 MRO Asia, Hong Kong, www.aviationweek.com

January 2010 January 20-22 AHS Specialists’ Conference on Aeromechanics, San Francisco, CA, www.vtol.org

February 2010 February 2-7 Singapore International Air Show 2010, Singapore, www.singaporeairshow.com February 21-23 Heli-Expo 2010, Houston, TX, www.heliexpo.com

April 11-13 HAC, Quebec City, QC, Canada, www.h-a-c.ca April 13-18 Sun-n-Fun, Lakeland, FL, www.sun-n-fun.org April 14-15 Defense IT 2010, London, UK, www.shephard.co.uk April 20-22 AIAA Infotech & Aerospace, Atlanta, GA www.aiaa.org April 21-22 Search and Rescue 2010, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, www.shephard.co.uk April 25-30 MTLI, Wheeling, WV, www.aams.org

May 2010 May TBA AAAA Annual Convention, www.quad-a.org May 18-20 ITEC, Brussels, Belgium, www.itec.co.uk May TBA CBAA Convention, Calgary, Canada, www.cbaa.ca May 2-5 Fire Rescue Med, Las Vegas, NV, www.iafc.org May 4-6 EBACE, Geneva, Switzerland, www.ebace.aero May 25-27 Heli-Pacific/UV Pacific 2010, Queensland Australia, www.shephard.co.uk May 31-June 2 St. Petersburg Int’l Conference on Intergrated Navigation Systems, St. Petersburg, Russia, www.aiaa.org

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THN SPOTLIGHT: Groenemann & Summit Aircraft Sales Groenemann & Summit Aircraft Sales began in 2007 as a joint venture between Don Groenemann, an industry veteran, and Summit Helicopters, Inc. of Roanoke, Virginia. The combined forces of Groenemann and Summit Helicopters represents over six decades of expertise not only in aircraft sales but also in helicopter operations and maintenance. Together they buy, sell, and offer brokering services on exceptional pre-owned aircraft. In addition, they offer complete helicopter refurbishment to meet most any specification as well as top quality maintenance services. Prior to launching Groenemann & Summit Aircraft Sales, Don Groenemann had a rich history in aircraft sales and marketing. He led the pre-owned aircraft sales division for Bell Helicopters for over nine years in which time nearly 250 aircraft were sold. Don has also served as VP of Sales for MBB (now Eurocopter) and VP of Sales for

Evergreen Helicopters. and guide customers through Summit Helicopters, Inc. has helicopter completion projects been serving the commercial no matter how small or complex helicopter industry since 1980. their requirements. Throughout its 30-year history The Bell 205A++ featured on of operating and maintaining the cover of this month’s issue of helicopters, Summit has also The Helicopter Newspaper is one become of two Bell 205A++ models that expertly skilled are currently being overhauled in providing and restored “ espite this year’s solutions by Summit financial crisis worldwide, for aircraft Helicopters, completions in our company’s sales of Inc. Both the EMS, Law aircraft Enforcement medium twin helicopters are offered and Corporate have recently seen a for sale by markets Groenemann significant increase.” utilizing & Summit ~Don Groenemann Aircraft Sales. the Bell 206B, 206L 407, 205, and The high 212. Summit Helicopters is an performing Bell 205A1++ has the approved Customer Service enhanced -17B Lycoming engine Facility for Bell Helicopter as well as the 212 drive train Textron. They are also approved including all the major gearboxes dealers with major avionics which are freshly overhauled. manufacturers such as: Chelton, This rare, high powered Garmin, NAT, Avidyne and helicopter is in great demand Technisonic. throughout the world as a fire John Milko, Vice President of fighting and heavy lift helicopter. Groenemann & Summit Aircraft Groenemann, President of Sales, is not only an expert in Groenemann & Summit Aircraft aircraft sales, but also in aircraft Sales has noted a recent turn in customizations. John, along the worldwide demand in the with his team at Summit medium twin helicopters market. Helicopers, can Groenemann reports, “Despite resourcefully this year’s financial crisis advise worldwide, our company’s sales of medium twin helicopters have recently seen a significant increase.” Groenemann & Summit

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Aircraft Sales have sold or have under contract a total of five of their Bell 412s listings. Groenemann continues, “In the third quarter of 2009 we began to see a marked surge in activity and inquiries from around the world. In fact, two of our listed Bell 412EP offshore models have recently closed and are being delivered to the Far East. A third Bell 412SP is scheduled to close in September with the remaining two 412’s now “pending” final contract negotiations.” In addition to 412’s and the two 205A1 ++ aircraft previously mentioned, Groenemann & Summit Aircraft Sales also have the following featured listings for sale: • An exceptional low time 1998 Bell 407 with only 729 hours in pristine condition owned by a Fortune 500 company. • A desirable 1989 Bell 206L3, with a European history and only 3322 TTAF. This aircraft comes with new paint to customers requirements and a new interior. • A 1980 Bell 206L-1/C30 conversion in brilliant condition with excellent component time remaining and fresh paint. If you would like more information on any of Groenemann & Summit Aircraft Sales listings, brokering services or other helicopter services, please stop by their booth, # 406 at Helitech or visit their website: www.gsaircraftsales.com. You may contact Don Groenemann at: dgroenemann@ att.net or don@gsaircraftsales.com You may contact John Milko at: john@gsaircraftsales.com. Come visit us at Helitech Booth #406.

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Tracwatch Worldwide launched New Zealand-based global tracking service provider TracPlus Global Ltd has announced the worldwide release of the newest version of TracWatch, the company’s active monitoring service for vessels, aircraft and personnel tracked by the company. TracPlus developed TracWatch as an essential complement to traditional Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT’s), which need to survive an accident in order to activate and alert rescue authorities. With TracWatch, aircraft, vessels and personnel are monitored continuously from a secure data centre via a global satellite network. If communications are lost, an alert message is sent to nominated cell phones and pagers, then on to the proper authorities. While the service has been available to corporate customers since early 2008, new features mean that the optional enhanced service can now be offered to TracPlus customers worldwide for a

low monthly fee. Paul Rogerson, Director of Australian aircraft operator Thompson Aviation, sees the safety and commercial benefits of the system. “TracWatch’s ability to alert us of any issues gives us the freedom and confidence to go about our daily work knowing that we will be kept updated.” Chris Hinch, Founder of TracPlus Global, points to the company’s history of award winning innovation, citing the companies “clean sweep” in the 2008 TUANZ Innovation awards. “With TracWatch, we are continuing to raise the standard of care for our customers. Unlike other services which require a break in the transmission of position reports to activate, TracWatch can detect emergency situations where personnel require assistance but the satellite tracking equipment continues to send reports. Less capable services do not identify these real world situations, and cannot be relied on to activate.”

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thn tid-bits Q&A

Question: I just received correspondence from my engine manufacturer that contained a service bulletin (SB). My mechanic gave me an estimated quote for the repair cost, but it isn’t something that I can immediately afford. Am I required to comply with this SB?  Answer: Maybe. Service bulletins are distributed by manufacturers as a stronger notice to aircraft owners or operators than a service letter. Service bulletins are advisory in nature, yet can become mandatory in some situations, such as aircraft operated for hire in a Part 135 operation or a flight school with a progressive maintenance program; aircraft that are under progressive maintenance/inspection programs; or the maintenance required by the SB would change specifications listed on an aircraft’s type certificate data sheet. If the FAA decides to mandate compliance for all aircraft, it will issue an airworthiness directive (AD). Many ADs will directly reference the SB when mandating compliance.

Submit up-to-date photos of your operations and products to HAI

If you are unsure that HAI has the most recent imagery of your aircraft, products, or operations then now is a great time to send us updated material. We will be overhauling the interior decor of our headquarters, and we want to make sure that the

latest and greatest images of our members’ products and services are featured. Whether it is a shot from a recent job you have worked on, views of the equipment you manufacture, a glimpse of your staff at work, or any other relevant visual rendering of what you do, we would like to see it to consider mounting it here in the halls of HAI! Thank you in advance to all who submit. Photo Guidelines for Submission: Please submit high-resolution images suitable for large format display. Photos generated by a camera with at least 7 megapixels will work; those taken on your cell phone will not. We also need photos that HAI can inherit the rights to reproduce and display; if the photo requires a credit (such as a photographer’s name) please submit the name to us. Please refrain from sending photographs with watermarks or text across the image (such as a date) - if any such information is pertinent please submit a caption in separate text form. Photos can be e-mailed to: david. osborne@rotor.com or mailed to HAI Headquarters:1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

it to target enemies in different types of conditions. The follow-on contract includes 55 Arrowhead kits for the U.S. Army as well as kits for several international customers. The first contract for the product was in 2005. The new contract will be managed by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control in Orlando.

HFI requests educational course proposals

In conjunction with HELI-EXPO® 2010, HFI is once again planning to offer professional education courses. In its effort to provide quality programs to participants, HFI would like to enhance and expand its course offerings. To that end, HFI is seeking competitive bids for previously offered courses as well as new courses.

Take a look at this!

A young man in China has built a helicopter using a motorcycle’s engine, as well as steel pipes for the frame and wood from an Elm tree for the rotor blades...all for about $1,600 USD.

Lockheed Martin gets $142M contract Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $142 million follow-on contract for its Apache Arrowhead system, a sophisticated vision sensor for the Apache attack helicopter that allows

20-year-old Wu Zhongyuan said he “used his memories of middle

school physics lessons” as well as other “relevant knowledge” acquired via surfing the internet on his mobile phone to build the helicopter. He’s been grounded by the Chinese government though, who said Wu couldn’t fly his contraption for safety reasons.

EnviroTankers International incorporates in U.S. EnviroTankers Inc., makers of patented EPA & SPCC compliant double walled tankers and tank trucks, are proud to announce the incorporation of EnviroTankers International Inc. in the USA. From its Phoenix AZ offices, EnviroTankers International Inc. is now working closely with World Fuel Service Inc. (a Fortune 500 global leader) to support Commercial Aviation fuel sales in the United States. “We are now well positioned to better serve all our US clients,” said Randy Simonneau, Managing Director of EnviroTankers group of companies. “World Fuels Services Inc. provides safe, reliable, aviation fuel deliveries to airports, heliports, helibases and remote airfield locations throughout the United States,” said David Strickland, Sales Executive / Helicopter Logistics Specialist at World Fuel Services. “One call to EnviroTankers will now take care of all your fueling logistics,” said Karl Heck, President of EnviroTankers.

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United Rotorcraft Solutions and partner Ahlers Aerospace awarded CASA approval for Bell 412 Night Vision Lighting DECATUR, TX – United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), and partner Ahlers Aerospace were awarded Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) CAR 35 approval for their Night Vision Lighting modifications on the Bell 412. In June 2009, David Brigham, President of URS, traveled to Australia to complete the Night Vision Lighting Modifications on two Bell 412’s for Australian Helicopters. With the NVG filters in hand over a two week period, David performed the modifications and worked with CASA to obtain their approval. “We worked with Australian Helicopters’ pilots and CASA to

develop the new modification using the latest filter technology to create the best daylight readability in the industry”,

says David Brigham, “The new material not only provides better daylight readability, but it also makes identifying color range marking easier than ever before in both day and night use. And there are no additional controls or switches with our system that add to the pilot’s work load”

The URS/Ahlers modification design reduces installation time and cost. The external filters allow the modified component to remain generic thus retaining the advantages of local repair and/ or overhaul. United Rotorcraft and Ahlers continue their efforts to obtain FAA approval for the Bell 412 Night Vision Lighting Modifications. United Rotorcraft Solutions, FAA Repair Station UX9R241Y, provides aircraft completions and refurbishment services, systems integration, maintenance, component overhaul, customized interior installations and unsurpassed

exterior finishing on most model helicopters. They also offer FAA approved NVG compatible lighting systems for many model helicopters and are the preferred distributor for the ONLY FAA TSO’d Night Vision Goggles, the NIVISYS NVAG-6 Night Vision Aviator Goggles.

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ntsb reports WPR09TA277 DATE: Thursday, June 04, 2009 LOCATION: Benson, AZ Aircraft: HUGHES OH-6A Injuries: 2 Uninjured. On June 4, 2009, at 0850 MDT, a Hughes OH-6A experienced a hard landing at Benson Municipal Airport, Benson, Arizona. Neither pilot was injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The flight originated at Tuscon International Airport, Tuscon, Arizona, at 0715. The pilot reported that they were practicing autorotations to the runway. While executing a power recovery autorotation, the pilot increased the throttle in the flare, and continued the autorotation all the way to the runway. The helicopter landed on the runway, then spun 150 degrees to the left, buckling the right landing skid.

airlifted by HEMS helicopter to a nearby hospital.

CEN09TA348 DATE: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 LOCATION: Santa Fe, NM Aircraft: AGUSTA SPA A109E Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious. On June 9, 2009, about 2135 MDT, an Agusta Spa A-109E helicopter was destroyed after impacting terrain following inadvertent flight into instrument meteorological conditions near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. A second passenger, the spotter, was seriously injured. The local flight originated at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF), Santa Fe, New Mexico. The pilot and a highway patrolman, acting as a spotter, were conducting a search and rescue mission. They were CEN09CA339 searching for a lone hiker who DATE: Friday, June 05, 2009 was lost near Santa Fe Baldy LOCATION: San Marcos, TX Mountain in the Pecos Wilderness Aircraft: BELL 47G Area, northeast of Santa Fe, New Injuries: 1 Serious. Mexico. The pilot said he was landing The spotter stated they located the agricultural helicopter at the the hiker just before dark and edge of a large open bean field landed in an open area near her. to pick up communications radios The pilot shut down the helicopter from his ground crew. During his and went into the forest to bring landing approach under power her back. While the pilot was gone lines he said he saw a vehicle the weather deteriorated and it approaching that he had not seen started sleeting. When the pilot before. The pilot said he then returned he was carrying the hiker raised the helicopter to allow the on his back. The spotter strapped vehicle to pass underneath. The the passenger in the right, rear, tail rotor blades then struck a forward facing passenger seat wire at about 20 feet above the and he was seated in the left, rear, ground and the helicopter began forward facing passenger seat. to spin. The pilot said he lost The pilot pointed out a “valley in control and the helicopter struck the clouds” and took off towards the surface of the bean field and it. After becoming airborne the rolled on its side. There was no clouds closed in around the post crash fire, but the helicopter helicopter. Sometime later the was substantially damaged. The pilot pulled the helicopter up pilot was seriously injured and was abruptly and the spotter felt the 10 thehelicopternewspaper.com

helicopter hit something, shutter and start running roughly. Based on recorded radio transmissions, where the pilot reported “we hit a mountain,” the helicopter continued to fly for at least one minute before impacting a steep ridgeline in a “controlled, but hard landing.” The helicopter rolled approximately 800 feet down a steep and rock covered hillside before stopping. The pilot and passenger had been ejected during the descent. Witnesses staying at nearby Stewart Lake observed the helicopter flying in the area, land, and then takeoff about a mile away. After takeoff, they saw the helicopter fly to the south and then turn to the north. They thought the helicopter was northbound on the west side of Santa Fe Baldy Mountain when they heard a change in the pitch of the rotor blades and saw the lights of the helicopter descending until it went out of sight behind a ridgeline. They then saw a flash of light from behind the ridge and heard a sound like an explosion. They described the weather as strong, gusty winds, and heavy rain started at their camp around 2200. Examination of the helicopter wreckage showed the tail boom and rotors had separated from the fuselage. The cockpit was fragmented and the rotor mast and transmission were pushed into the fuselage. CEN09CA359 DATE: Thursday, June 11, 2009 LOCATION: Stringtown, OK Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E Injuries: 1 Uninjured. The company’s president reported that the pilot was “taking off from an area with large bushes

and scrubby trees about 500 feet ahead. He believed he was somewhat distracted because of learning of the serious illness of his mother. When it appeared he might have difficulty clearing the obstacles to the left, he turned right to pass under the power lines. The tail rotor snagged the lower power line, causing the helicopter to impact the ground. The wreckage remained intact except for portions of the tail rotor and main rotor which broke off after impact.” An unidentified witness reported that the helicopter had struck “lines” while conducting agricultural operations, and that the helicopter was “shattered” and “totaled.” The caller stated that the helicopter wreckage had been recovered and relocated to Mineral Wells, Texas. WPR09FA284 DATE: Thursday, June 11, 2009 LOCATION: Morristown, AZ Aircraft: Robinson R22 Beta Injuries: 1 Fatal. On June 11, 2009, about 1000 MST, a Robinson R22 Beta collided with a power line during low altitude flight near Morristown, Arizona. The pilot, the sole occupant, was killed. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The purpose of the local flight was to herd cattle. A witness reported that the helicopter was rounding up stray cattle less than 1/4 mile from his residence. He had been listening to the helicopter for a while, and its engine sounded normal. He heard a “loud boom,” and the power went out at his house. There was a hill between the house and the accident site, so he could not see the helicopter. He drove to the accident site and found the downed helicopter.


Continental Airlines offers special summer fare for helicopter transport HOUSTON, TX -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced a summer promotional $59 one-way fare for US Helicopter service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Manhattan. The discounted fare is available for all fare types on both domestic and international itineraries for a limited time. In addition, Continental continues to offer complimentary helicopter service between Liberty and Manhattan to customers traveling on select fares in its BusinessFirst cabin on international routes. The special fare is effective immediately for tickets purchased on or after Aug. 10, 2009 for travel through Sept. 30, 2009. Customers previously ticketed to travel

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X2 moves to Florida for more tests Sikorsky’s X2 Technology demonstrator has relocated to the company’s facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. in preparation for additional flight tests. Sikorsky has housed the experimental helicopter prototype at its Horseheads, N.Y. complex for the past three years. Jim Kagdis, program manager for Sikorsky Advanced Programs, notes that the move to Florida “signifies a major turning point, as we have officially concluded Phase One testing.” He adds that the checks will involve validating key performance measures, including high speed and low noise and vibration, as well as pilot workload. The X2 Technology demonstrator is designed to cruise at a speed of 250 knots. September 2009

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Rolls-Royce secures Rotorway Int’l for RR300 engine Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been selected to power the RotorWay Eagle 300T turbine twin-seat helicopter with RR300B1 engines. As part of this agreement, RR300 engines will be delivered to RotorWay International through 2017. The RR300B1 is the second new model in the RR300 program, the fourth new release

in the RR family of engines and one of six new civil engine programs Rolls-Royce has launched in 36 months. The engine’s development program has progressed quickly since its 2007 launch, with production and deliveries commencing in 2008. Key attributes of the RR300 include: low acquisition and operating costs; low-weight,

compact design; improved specific fuel consumption; an embedded engine monitoring system; and ability to burn a variety of available jet fuels. Ken Roberts, President of the Rolls-Royce Helicopter Engine business said: “We are pleased to be entering into this new partnership with RotorWay, which will enable them to expand on the range of popular

piston-powered helicopters in their product portfolio. The selection of a gas turbine engine to power RotorWay’s new, civil-certified Eagle 300T is an excellent opportunity for Rolls-Royce to demonstrate the power, versatility and benefits of the RR300 engine.”

Fundraising project hits a home run for New Mexico Little League Through a new fundraising campaign, Albuquerque’s Enchantment Helicopters Inc. and Little League team the “Panthers,” raised almost $1,300. The five to six year old sluggers sold raffle tickets to their fans with a one of a kind prize; a 30 minute helicopter ride. The tickets cost only $10 each with a limited number of tickets. Team

spokesperson Steve Parra said, “This unique raffle really brought out a great sense of pride in the team. The kids became little salesmen.” Even after selling the tickets, there was a “great sense of anticipation and excitement” amongst the future All-Stars when the winning names were drawn at their end of the season party. The party for the T-Ball

champs was ironically paid for by the profits of the raffle after a hefty chunk was given to the Little League Chapter to help maintain the fields for the upcoming season. New Mexico’s Enchantment Helicopters CEO Doug Christian says that he believes it is important to give back to the community. He donates several helicopter rides

every year to various charities, organizations and events. Christian believes this is a great way to help out the community. He added that it was such a great reward to see the Little Leaguers beam with pride with this fundraiser and he hopes other teams, organization and charities contact them to do it as well.

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Heavy lift helicopter community celebrates propulsion first PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – The CH-53K’s engine, the GE38, took center stage at a ceremony held at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., last week. Navy, Marine Corps and Sikorsky members of the Heavy Lift Community joined to congratulate GE employees on the completion of the first full GE38 engine test. This first engine test, which began

June 24, focused on basic engine checkout and risk reduction with all engine test parameters operating within predicted values. “It is my mission to enable the support of effective and affordable systems for the warfighter,” said Rear Adm. Steve Eastburg, program executive officer for Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission programs. “You did what you said you would do for the Navy and

Marine Corps Team – develop the GE38 within cost and within the schedule you stated from the beginning.” The next engine test, slated to begin late this year, will verify

the GE38 will allow us to bring in everything with one trip.” Once delivered, the CH-53K will deliver nearly three times the external lift capability, with more than 15 percent additional cabin space at half the operational cost – all within the same footprint of the CH-53E aircraft it’s replacing. The GE38 was selected to power the CH-53K in December 2006 and is expected to provide approximately Heavy Lift Heli Engine–The GE38 Engine Test Cell at 57 percent more General Electric in Lynn, Mass. The factory testing of power, 18 percent the GE38 is expected to run through 2011 in concurrence with a full U.S. military qualification test program. better specific fuel consumption with 63 This testing, conducted under a system development and demonstration contract, includes five ground-test percent fewer parts engines that will accumulate more than 5,000 engine than the similarly sized T64 engine. test hours, plus 20 flight-test engines for the CH-53K development aircraft.

performance and durability. Representing the U.S. Marine Corps, Col. Scott McGowan stated that approximately 10,000 Marines are serving in Afghanistan, and the “long pole in the tent” is heavy lift capability to support those needs. “Exciting new technology like

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Concept of the CH-53K–The Sikorsky CH-53K Super Stallion is a large, heavy-lift cargo helicopter. It will be the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military. The CH-53K is currently under development by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps.


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House bill contains new pilot licensing requirements New licensing requirements for commercial pilots and other aviation safety mandates were recently voted on by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee aimed at increasing current requirement of 250 hours of flight time to 1500 hours required before commercial pilots and first officers can receive their licenses. The bill would “add tough new certification requirements for entry-level commercial pilots, require additional emergency training, improve availability of pilot records and mandate stricter rules to minimize pilot fatigue.” HR 3371 would increase airline pilot training, screening and professional development requirements. Comprehensive pre-employment screening would be required, including creation of a database to give airlines ready access to a pilot’s comprehensive record. The bill would require the FAA within a year to finish a rule that would set new limits on the hours a pilot can be on duty. Current law requires the

release of information only for the previous five years. The bill would also require the FAA to implements NTSB recommendations and would require the Transportation Secretary to report to Congress annually on their implementation. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved an FAA reauthorization bill (S 1451) on July 21 that would require the agency to maintain a comprehensive database of all pilot performance records. A House-passed version (HR 915) did not address the issue. H.R. 3371 would also require the FAA to track scientific research on pilot fatigue and airlines to establish FAA-approved fatigue risk management systems. The bill should go to the House floor in September and could then be merged with a three-year, $53.5 billion FAA reauthorization the House approved in May after the Senate passes their FAA reauthorization bill and conference negotiations begin.

the vertical fin to the tail rotor gearbox needs to be upgraded to prevent the vertical fin from becoming loose. BHTC has received reports of loose vertical fins discovered during inspections. Investigation revealed that the current vertical fin attachment hardware may not provide adequate clamp-up. If not corrected, the vertical fin could become loose and cause vibration, which could lead to subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD requires actions that are intended to address this unsafe condition. DATES: This AD becomes effective on September 8, 2009.

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Record number of first time exhibitors prepare for Helitech 2009 More than 45 companies are making their debut at Helitech 2009, which this year takes place from 22-24 September at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, near Cambridge. The majority, such as EADS Test & Services and Multiflight, are newcomers to Helitech itself while others, including INAER and Timken, exhibited for the first time last year, when Helitech Portugal was launched.  A major reason for Helitech’s popularity lies in its ability to attract companies of all sizes from across military and civil helicopter supply chains – making it a significant global showcase for products, systems and support services. Reflecting Helitech’s international spread, this year’s first time exhibitor crop is hailing from the USA,

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Canada, Sweden and as far afield as New Zealand.  In the military arena, UK first time exhibitor Consolite Technology will be showing a complete capability for upgrading a helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting to ensure its compatibility with night vision goggles. In the surveillance field, Swedish company DST Control will be exhibiting the latest variants in its range of stabilised electro-optical sensor systems. The company’s COLIBRI gyro stabilised micro gimbal has two axes that give a new level of stabilisation performance thanks to purpose-built, high-bandwidth torque motors which implement active vibration attenuation. UK-based Helimedia provides intelligence, surveillance and

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communications solutions for customers in military, public safety and security sectors; the company recently supplied Italian helicopter operator Helica with a high definition video system (HDVS) ‘in a box’ for its fleet. The HDVS is the first portable 1080p HD video system that delivers live 1080p HD video imagery to a network of receivers on the ground. The system, which can be rapidly installed and removed when necessary, was commissioned just before an earthquake in L’Acquilla so Helica was able to support disaster relief missions with its live airborne HD video imagery. For commercial helicopter operators, UK company Sensor Technology is launching a new load sensor that combines GPS track guidance with load sensing plus other intelligent functions to automatically optimise and cost complex operations such as crop spraying and water bombing. The HeliNavLoadMaster sensor has its own on-board display and computer. Being independent of the host helicopter’s systems means it can be swapped from one craft to another in seconds, allowing it to be shared around a fleet of aircraft. HeliNav-LoadMaster, records the exact weight of each load, the total distance flown so

operators can just download the data and invoice the customer. New Zealand exhibitor IMS NZ will be displaying examples of its underslung load equipment, such as the Cloudburst firefighting bucket range. And from Australia Avinet is bringing its Air Maestro system to the European market for the first time. Already used by many Australian helicopter operators, this web-based system gives operators control of core operational and compliance information to help them effectively manage their business and maintain regulatory compliance.  Sue Bradshaw, Exhibition Director of Helitech, said: “We are really delighted that so many exhibitors have chosen to make their first appearance at Helitech in the UK. In common with other sectors of the aviation industry the rotary wing arena is raising its game to cope with the current economic climate; our exhibitors are really showing their resilience with many maintaining or even increasing their marketing budgets.”   For further press information about Helitech please contact Victoria Bailey or Nick Johnstone at CMS Strategic on tel: +44 (0)20 8748 9797 or email: info@ cmsstrategic.com


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206L Hummingbird

Sikorsky S-92

MD 600N

Manufacturer/Model: Vertical Aviation Technologies, Inc. 260L Hummingbird Total production (all variants): 110 First flight 1988 Comments: The 260L Hummingbird seats four people comfortably in its wide 4’9” cabin. Plenty of baggage space. Smooth 3-blade rotor system. The 260L is newly manufactured with numerous modifications including the Lycoming powerplant. Engine(s): (1) Lycoming VO-435 HP (takeoff) 260 shp Dimensions: main rotor 33 ft/ 10.06 m Tail rotor 8 ft/2.44 m Height: 8.7 ft/2.65 m Length 30.6 ft/9.33 m Width: 5 ft/1.52 m Empty weight: 1,750 lbs Gross weight 2,700 lbs/1,224 kg Useful load: 950 lbs Vne: 117 mph Max rate of climb: 1,250 fpm HIGE: 9,000 ft/2,865 m HOGE: N/A Service ceiling: 12,000 ft/3,657 m Std fuel: 57 gal/259 lt Max range: std fuel (no reserve) 375 mi

Manufacturer/Model: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. S-92 Total production (all variants): 60 First flight: December 23, 1998 Engine(s): GE CT7-8 A HP (takeoff) 2,520 shp/1,879 kw Dimensions: main rotor 56.33 ft/17.17 m, Tail rotor 11.0 ft/3.35 m Height: 17.95 ft/5.47 m Length 68.50 ft/ 20.88 m Width 17.26 ft/5.26 m (includes horizontal stabilizer) Empty weight: *16,752 lbs/7,597 kg Gross weight: 26,500 lbs/12,018 kg Useful load: *9,748 lbs/4,421 kg External max.: 8,000 lbs/3,628 kg Vne: 165 kts Max cruise 151 kts /280 kph Max rate of climb: 1,600 fpm @ max GW HIGE: 9,000 ft/2,743 m HOGE: 6,500 ft/1,981 m Service ceiling: 14,000 ft/4,267 m S/E service ceiling 5,000 ft/ 1,542 m Std fuel: 755gal/2,858 l Max fuel 760 gal/2,877 l Max range: std fuel (no reserve) 539 nm/999 km IFR: Crew 2 Passengers 19

Manufacturer/Model: MD Helicopters, Inc. MD 600N Total production (all variants): 61 First flight 1994 Comments: Low direct operating costs and excellent performance at high altitudes and hot weather are key features of this helicopter. Engine(s): (1) Rolls-Royce 250-C47 HP (takeoff) 808 shp; 600 shp (derated) ship max. cont. Dimensions: main rotor 27.5 ft/ 8.4 m Tail rotor NOTAR Height: 9.0 ft/2.7 m Length 36 ft/10.9 m Width: 8.1 ft/2.5 m Empty weight: 2,100 lbs/953 kg Gross weight: 4,100 lbs/1,860 kg Useful load: 2,000 lbs/900 kg Vne: 158 mph/250 kmh Max cruise 134 mph/250 kmh Max rate of climb: 1,350 fpm/10.7 m/sec HIGE: 11,100 ft/3,383 m HOGE 6,000 ft/1,800 m Service ceiling: 13,200 ft/4,024 m S/E service ceiling N/A Std fuel: 115 gal/435 lit Max fuel 148.5 gal/562.1 lit Max range: std fuel (no reserve) 380 mi/704 km Range with opt fuel: 568 nm/1051km VFR: Crew 1 Passengers 7

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Robinson R-22

Schweizer 300C

Kaman K1200

Manufacturer/Model: Robinson R22 Total production (all variants): 4,236 First flight 1975 Comments: Reliable, low-cost two-seater used for all sorts of light utility. Holds every world performance record in its weight class. World’s 2nd bestselling civil helicopter behind the R44 Engine(s): (1) Lycoming O-360-J2A HP (takeoff) 180 shp derated to 131 Dimensions: main rotor 25.2 ft/7.7 m Tail rotor 3.5 ft/1.1 m Height: 8.9 ft/2.7 m Length 28.8 ft/8.8 m Width 6.3 ft/1.9 m Empty weight: 855 lbs/388 kg Gross weight: 1,370 lbs/621 kg Useful load: 515 lbs/233 kg No External Vne: 102 kts/189 kmh/118 mph Max cruise: 96 kts/178 kmh @ 70% power Max rate of climb: 1,000 fpm/305 mpm HIGE: 9,400 ft/2,865 m HOGE 5,200 ft/1,585 m Service ceiling: 14,000 ft/4,267 m S/E service ceiling N/A Std fuel: 19.2 gal/72.7 lit Max fuel 29.7 gal/112.4 lit Max range std fuel: (no reserve) 180 nm/333 km Range with opt fuel: 278 nm/515 km VFR Crew: 1 Passengers 1

Manufacturer/Model: Schweizer Aircraft Corporation 300C Total production (all variants): >3,800 First flight 1971 Comments: The new Schweizer 300C is one of the most versatile light utility helicopters in the world. Engine(s): (1) Lycoming HIO-360- D1A HP (takeoff) 190 shp ea. Dimensions: main rotor 26.83 ft/8.18 m Tail rotor 4.25 ft/1.30 m Height: 8.72 ft/2.66 m Length 30.83 ft/9.4 m Width 6.54 ft/1.99 m Empty weight: 1,100 lbs/499 kg Gross weight 2,050 lbs/930 kg Useful load: 950 lbs/431 kg External 1,050 lbs/476 kg Vne: 109 mph/94.7 kts/175.4 kmh Max cruise 95 mph/82.6 kts/152.9 kmh Max rate of climb: 750 fpm/3.8 mps HIGE: 5,800 ft/1,767 m HOGE: 2,750 ft/838 m @ 2,050 lbs Service ceiling: 12,000 ft/3,658 m S/E service ceiling N/A Std fuel: 32.5 gal/147 lit Max fuel 64 gal/290 lit Max range std fuel (no reserve): 209 mi/201 nm/373 km Range with opt fuel: 412 mi VFR Crew: 1 Passengers 2

Manufacturer/Model: Kaman Aerospace Corporation K1200 Total production (all variants): 35 First flight 1991 Comments: Excellent external lift capability in high altitude and hot environments. Engine(s): Honeywell T5317A-1 HP (takeoff) 1,500 shp Dimensions: main rotor 48.33 ft/14.7 m Tail rotor N/A Height: 13.6 ft/4 m Length: 41.75 ft/12.7 m Width: 12.6 ft/3.8 m Empty weight: 5,145 lbs/2,334 kg Gross weight: 12,000 lbs/5,443 kg Useful load: Internal Cargo 500 lbs/227 kg External 6,000 lbs/2,720 kg Vne: 100 kts Max cruise 100 kts Max rate of climb: 2,500 fpm HIGE: 3 2,000 ft/9,756 m (Estimated) HOGE: 27,000 ft/8,534 m (Estimated) Service ceiling: 15,000 ft S/E service ceiling N/A Std fuel: 228 gal/865 lit Max fuel N/A Max range: std fuel (no reserve) 267 nm. Range with opt fuel 343 nm (estimated) Aux fuel tank option IFR Crew: 1 or VFR Crew 1 Passengers 2 External crew seats

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1989 Bell 206L3 - European history and only 3322TTAF. Comes with new paint to customer’s requirements, new interior. Call for pricing. Contact Don Groenemann, 817-266-8788, dgroenemann@att.net or John Milko, 540-992-5500, john@gsaircraftsales.com 09-09

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2001 Agusta 109E Power SN 11129, HB-ZDT. VIP configuration. 1,252 hours. One private owner. Located Switzerland. Exceptional. 2,250,000. Full details at www.loudounaviation.com. Contact Peter LeonardMorgan, Loudoun Aviation, Inc, +1 (540) 751-9543. plm@loudounaviation.com (09-09)

1994 A109C SPIFR 5645 T, Utility Config with Many Optionals, Contact:  marc.mongeau@orange.fr, tel: +33-608-786-373, fax: +33-153-016-550 (09-09)

1980 Bell206L-1/C30 conversion in brilliant condition with excellent component time remaining and fresh paint. Call for pricing. Contact Don Groenemann, 817-266-8788, dgroenemann@att.net or John Milko, 540-992-5500, john@gsaircraftsales.com 09-09

1964 BELL UH1F, TT 4505.8, Fully restored in 2005, Mid-time components or better, radio pack, BLR Strakes & Fast Fin, Extremely well maintained. Includes 2001 Volvo 3500 gallon fuel tanker & fully outfitted 26 ft service van. USFS/OAS Carded & ready to go to work with USFS/OAS contract. $850K. 406-7771188 09-09

Bell 206B3 1976 N43CM Jet Ranger TTSN 6,340 hours since new, good times remaining! Free Transition Training! NDH! Ready for Immediate Delivery! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 mikerussell1@att. net www.prestigehelicopters.com 09-09

1997 Bell 407, SN 53197, TT 2410, leather interior, customer spec. paint scheme, T/R pedal lockout kit, wire strike protection, night scanner, New condition. Call 423-538-5111, email pschreuder@edwardsassoc.com or dberndt@edwards-assoc.com 12-09

Bell Bell 205A-1++ One of two 205s offered for sale by Groenemann & Summit Aircraft Sales.TTAF 2382: -17B Lycoming engine; freshly overhauled gearboxes; each aircraft has fresh paint and are USFS compliant. Call for pricing. Contact Don Groenemann, 817-2668788, dgroenemann@att.net or John Milko, 540-9925500, john@gsaircraftsales.com 09-09 1998 Bell 407 - Exceptional low time - only 729 hours, in pristine condition, owned by a Fortune 500 Company. Call for pricing. Contact Don Groenemann, 817-266-8788, dgroenemann@att.net or John Milko, 540-992-5500, john@gsaircraftsales.com 09-09

1963 Bell 47G low time, new grips, privately owned since 1988. Lost interest, last Annual October 2008. $75,000 USD. Contact: 304-449-1296 (09-09) 1976 Bell 206BII Jet Ranger. 8060 TT. 90% Remaining on most components 50% Remaining on MRB. Camera Window, Rotor Brake, Duals, High Skids and lots more. Hook also available. $435,000. Possible Trades for? Call 269.806.8041, email feenix206@ comcast.net (09-09)

2001 Bell 430, SN 49081, TT 1000, Single pilot IFR, leather interior, wood trim, excellent condition. Call 423-538-5111, email pschreuder@edwards-assoc. com or dberndt@edwards-assoc.com 12-09 Bell 206L3 1992 Long RangerTTSN 3,675 White/Blue /Red/ Blue cloth Int., King KCS 55A HSI, King KY165, KNA audio Panel, & More! Great times remaining! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 mikerussell1@att. net www.prestigehelicopters.com 09-09

For sale, Bell 206L-1C30P, N10761, SN45381.TotalTime, 25,600 hrs. New paint and good component times.The helicopter has been operated in the Las Vegas area doing FAR 135 flightseeing. For Sale or Long Term Lease. Please contact Lash Larew, lash@rainierheli.com, 425825-8411, for more detailed information (09-09)

For sale, Bell 206L-1C30P, N207OU, SN45706. Total Time, 11,000 hrs. New paint and good component times.The helicopter has been operated in the LasVegas area doing FAR 135 flightseeing. For Sale or Long Term Lease. Please contact Lash Larew, lash@rainierheli.com, 425-825-8411, for more detailed information (09-09) Bell 206 Series Helicopters for lease long term all Maintenance included, equipped and configured to customer choice. Short term lease e.g. Natural disaster relief also catered for. Worldwide Lease purchase and outright sales a specialty. Apple International Inc. Bristol TN. Email us on sales@206bell.com or call office 423 652 0206 or Cell 423 366 3466. Check out our web site www.206bell.com (09-09) For sale, Bell 206L-1C30P, N1076T, SN45373. Total Time, 28,200 hrs. New paint and good component times. The helicopter has been operated in the Las Vegas area doing FAR 135 flightseeing. For Sale or Long Term Lease. Please contact Lash Larew, lash@ rainierheli.com, 425-825-8411, for more detailed information (09-09)

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Bell 206B JetRanger, C20B Engine, Fresh FAA Annual, VVIP Config. New T/R Blades & Turbine Hot Section Inspection. Extensive Range of Extras including Dual Controls, Bleed Air Heater, Nightscanner Search Light, Particle Separator, High Skids, Range Extender, Garmin GNS 430, Garmin GTX-327, King KCS 55a H.S.I., Garmin GMA-340. Price $599,950 USD. For full details visit www.206bell.com/12 or contact Apple International Tel: 423 652 0206 Email: sales@206bell. com (09-09)

Bell 206B111 New Style JetRanger, S/N 3941, Year 1987, Fresh FAA Annual. Beautifully VVIP refurbished with new Bell Paint Scheme, Leather Seats and Thick Pile Wool Carpets. Extras include Bleed Air Heater, Particle Separator, High Skids, Dual Controls, King KX165, King KT-79 & Gamin GMA-340. Price $679,950 USD. For full details visit www.206bell.com/3941 or contact Apple International Tel: 423 652 0206 Email: sales@206bell.com (09-09)

1990 Bell-412-SP, N586AC, S/N 36009, complete refurb., 0 timed engines & Cbox (3B’s), new paint & interior, all maintenance inspections completed, Sperry Autopilot, KMD-540 MFD with RDR-81 Radar, KLN-90-B, KRA-405, KTR-908’s, KXP-756, KNR634, KDF-806’s, KN-63, Wire strike kit, Low skid gear, Alpine Exhaust deflector’s, rotor brake, pop out float kit and floats available. Contact Brad Emsland for more details. Westcan Aircraft 250-554-4202 or 250-376-1119 Fax parts@westcanaircraft.com, www. westcanaircraft.com (09-09)

2007 EurocopterAS350-B3,Reference #:HE112808A, C-GTRK, S/N 4344, 485 TTSN, Garmin GNS 430 Nav/Com/GPS, # Garmin GI106A Course Indicator, Bendix-King KY 196A Com, Garmin GTX327 Transponder, TFM 138B FM Radio, Shadin 8800T Blind Encoder, Nat AMS 42 Dual Audio System, Six Place Intercom, Mid Continent 4300311 Attitude Gyro, AIM 205 1Bl Directional Gyro, Kanad 406AFH ELT 406Mhz. Contact TransGlobal Aviation 705487-6222, martin@transglobalaviation.net for more information 09-09

(2005) Heli-Lynx Conversion -1981 Eurocopter AS355-FX2-R, Reference #: HE071008A, C-FXHE, S/N 5074, 5,556 TTSN, Complete Heli-Lynx Rebuild in 2005, Technosonic TAC 200A Audio Panel w/ Intercom, Technosonic TFM 138 VHF/UHF Radio, Garmin GNS 430 Nav/Com/GPS, King KY 196A Comm, KT 76 A Transponder, USFS Avionic Fixed Parts, Flight Instruments. Contact TransGlobal Aviation 705-487-6222, martin@transglobalaviation.net for more information 09-09

2005 Eurocopter EC120 B, S/N: 1397, N526AG, TSN: 292 hrs, Optional Equipment: High Spec Paint Finish, Factory Fitted Air Conditioning, Factory Fitted Floats, Full Sagem ‘’Glass Cockpit’’, Asking: 1.000.000 EUR. Please log into www.savback.com for further information. 09-09

Bell 206 fuselage SN1510, good shape, good condition. Call 631-588-2780. 09-09

2001 Bell 427 Helicopter. Serial Number 56028, 3700 TT, Engines Overhauled by Pratt & Whitney, Utility Configuration, Cargo Hook, Complete Records, No Damage, Located and Registered in United States. Southern Cross Aviation, 954-591-4490, acsales@ scross.com, www.scross.com (09-09)

2007 Eurocopter EC130 B4, S/N: 4346 TSN: 9 hours TT, Optional Equipment: Standard with Dual Controls. Asking 1.800.000 EUR. Please log into www.savback. com for further information. 09-09

Enstrom

1987 ENSTROM F28F HELICOPTER, 436 Hrs. remaining on Lycoming 220 hp Turbo charged, Dual comm. radios.Very nice in & out. Sold w/fresh annual. $179,900. See specs & photos at www.courtesyaircraft.com or call Mark Clark at (800) 426-8783, IL, (815)2295112. Courtesy Aircraft Sales~QUALITY WARBIRD & CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT SALES SINCE 1957. (09-09)

2009 Eurocopter AS350 B2, TSN: 40 hours TT, Optional Equipment: Comfort lay-out with sound-proofing, Energy-absorbing front seats, Pilot’s winshield wipers, Left side two place front bench, KANNAD 406 AF-H - Emergency LocatorTransmitter, instead of KANNAD 121 AF-H Emergency locator Transmitter. Asking: €1.300.000. Please log into www.savback.com for further information. 09-09 1996 AS-350B2 rebuilder, Or parts,  M.R strike, Fuel Cell, High Skid gear, High back seats, Cargo hook, FDC filter, etc,etc. Westcan Aircraft PH-250-5544202 FX-250-376-1119, parts@westcanaircraft.com www.westcanaircraft.com (09-09)

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2007 EC-120B, IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Factory Warranty thru Nov. 2010. Custom Completion by American Eurocopter. 250 TT, no damage history, Freon A/C, dual cntrls. w/MF cyclics, U.S. reg./cert., custom avionics, custom leather int. & much more! Helicopters Unlimited, 979-335-4552, helisales@aol.com (09-09)

1998 Eurocopter EC120, S/N: 1018, SE-JEP,TSN: 2720 hours TT, Optional Equipment: Dual Control, Cargo Hook, Mirror, Pop-outs (Fixed provisions). Askin: 560.000 EUR. Please log into www.savback.com for further information. 09-09

New 2008 AS 350B-3 - Immediate Delivery. Dual Hydraulics w/Increased Gross Weight Mod, Twist Grip Throttles, L&R Rear Sliding Doors, High Skids w/Long Boarding Steps, Dual Controls, Standard Interior w/ Cloth Seats, Standard Avionics Package plus GMX330 & 406 ELT. Helicopters Unlimited, 979-335-4552, helisales@aol.com (09-09) 1981 AS-355F1 AFTT: 3600 Hr, Private  Use, Corporate Interior with Leather Seats. Contact: marc. mongeau@orange.fr, +33 608 786 373 tel, +33 153 016 550 fax (09-09)

2009 Eurocopter AS350 B3, S/N: 4696, SE-JBM, TSN: 20 hours TT, Optional Equipment: Pilot’s Windshield Wiper, 2nd Battery Kit, Skid Wearing plates, Cargo Swing (1400Kg - 3,080 Lb) fixed par ts KANNAD 406 AF-H Emergency, Locator Transmitter instead of KANNAD 121 AF-H Emergency Locator Transmitter, Energy-absorbing front seats, Asking 1.780 EUR. Please log into www.savback. com for fur ther information. 09-09 1991,SN2415,AS350B-2 for sale. Total time 13,880. Used for flightseeing. No offshore history. Please call or email for component times, pricing and aircraft equipment. For Sale or Long Term Lease. 425-8258411, Lash@rainierheli.com (09-09) 1991,SN2475,AS350B-2 for sale. Total time 13,560. Used for flightseeing. No offshore history. Please call or email for component times, pricing and aircraft equipment. For Sale or Long Term Lease. 425-8258411, Lash@rainierheli.com (09-09)

2002 AS350B2 2975TT, RH & LH Sliding Door, Dual Controls, Air Conditioning. Contact Marc Mongeau: +33 608 786 373 tel, +33 153 016 550 fax marc. mongeau@orange.fr (09-09) 1978 SA365C3 IFR SN 5013, 8545 TT, Utility configuration, Optionals. Contact:  marc.mongeau@orange.fr,  Tel: +33 608 786 373,  Fax: +33 153 016 550 (09-09)

Hughes NEW EC-135P-2i, IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. SP-IFR certified, Cat ‘A’ ops certified, paint to specs, air cond, corp config, leather int, rotor brake, avionics solution 11, glass cockpit (MEGHAS FCDS). US registered & certified. Helicopters Unlimited, 979-335-4552, helisales@aol.com (09-09) Hughes 269A, N8782F, SN 720107,ACFT MT 1737.7, ACIT TT 8611, M/R Blades 1115.8 hrs remaining,T/R Blades 4499.9 hrs remaining. Engine has 1399 hrs remaining. Includes dual fuel tanks & dual controls. Flown approx. 1 hr since last annual. White w/red trim. Great condition. Make offer. Contact Bill Goff at 828-765-5516 or billgoff@bellsouth.net 09-09

1979 SA-300L PUMA 1500 TT, VIP Configuration and Utility Configuration, Contact: marc.mongeau@ orange.fr,  Tel: +33 608 786 373,  Fax: +33 153 016 550 (09-09)

Beautiful ‘64 Hughes 269Awith brand new Lycoming factory rebuilt engine. Fresh 100 hour & annual inspection with great times remaining. Comes with custom trailer, covers and lots of extras. $129,900. Call Greg 205-369-5094 (09-09) 2009 EC-130B4 Factory Delivery New March 2009, VIP, Air Conditioning, Cargo Swing, Contact: marc. mongeau@orange.fr,  Tel: +33 608 786 373,  Fax: +33 153 016 550 (09-09)

1967 TH55 Hughes/Schweizer 269A,  Normal category, 2-owner machine with spare M/R blade, cargo rack, modern avionics. For more info. Pls. Email/call ken at 850-763-9000 sales@helitechinc.com 12-09

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Bell 206L3 1992 Long Ranger TTSN 3,675 White/Blue /Red/ Blue cloth Int., King KCS 55A HSI, King KY165, KNA audio Panel, & More! Great times remaining!

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Hughes 300C 1989 SN1398 TTSN 5,805 Aux Fuel, Heater, KY 196A Com, KT 76A TXPR w/mode C, Dual Controls & More! Price Reduced! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 mikerussell1@att.net www. prestigehelicopters.com 09-09

HUMMINGBIRD 2008 RII w/AC -110 hrs TT. Metallic paint, leather, bubble windows, Bose headsets, AM/FM/CD, Pilot Console w/G420 & Traffic Display. Export & Delivery Available. Call Dave at 757-488-9044 or email hrheli@hrheli.com 09-09

Hummingbird Helicopter-Delivery positions available in our next production run. Contact Vertical Aviation Technologies, Inc., 407-322-9488, sales@verticalaviation.com, www.vertical-aviation.com (09-09)

MD Helicopters

Shop in a Box BRAND NEW 2009 RII w/AC.Viper Blue/Silver, Gray Lthr, Bubble Windows, 4 Bose Headsets. Art Horizon, Turn Coord, 2 King Radios, AM/FM/CD, Garmin 330 Trans w/Mode S, Pilot Console w/Garmin 400W & Traffic Display. $25,000 Price Advantage. Export Services & Shipping Available. Call Dave at 757-4889044 or e-mail hrheli@hrheli.com. 09-09

1981 MD 500D, Reference #: HE052709G, C-GSHT, S/N 911083D, 5,850 TTSN, King KY 196A VHF Com, King KT 76A Transponder, NAT AMS 43 Audio Controller, Garmin GPS 196, Kannad 406 AF-Compact ELT, Kenwood TK-705D FM Transceiver. Contact TransGlobal Aviation 705-487-6222, martin@transglobalaviation.net for more information 09-09

Robinson

2006 RII w/AC - 710 hrs TT. Metallic Astro paint, leather seats, bubble windows, 2 Bose headsets. Attitude & Heading Indicators, King Radio #1 & Garmin 420 GPS/Radio #2, Garmin 330 Transponder w/Traffic Display. Flown and maintained on Part 135. Export, Shipping & Delivery Services Available. Call Dave at 757-488-9044 or email hrheli@hrheli.com 09-09

R22 Beta II 2001 SN: 3222, TT: 4300 hrs, TSO: 5 hrs. Volcano Red Prl Met/Silver Met Trim, Gray Velour Interior, Attitude Gyro w/Inclinometer, Garmin 420 GPS/COM. Financing, Flight Training & Export Services Available. Ready for Immediate Delivery! Call Jim (502) 693-4607, (877) FLY-3668 or email jraviation@win.net. Visit our website www.jraviation. com (09-09)

Complete Robinson R22 and R44 Service Center comes to you! R44 2007 N133AA TTSN 290 Black Metallic/ Gray Leather, Taped on N#, 9 Hole Panel, Air Conditioning, Garmin 530 w/pilot side console & HSI, Garmin GTX330, Radar Altimeter, Art horizon, turn Coordinator, Bose Headsets, 4 point safety harness, 4 bubble windows, Kannad 406 ELT & more! Price reduced for quick sale! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 mikerussell1@att.net www.prestigehelicopters.com 09-09

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2008 BII - 45 hrs TT. Nice equipment, sharp paint job - Great Price! Export & Delivery Available. Call Dave at 757-488-9044 or email hrheli@hrheli.com 09-09

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R44 II 2005 SN10971 TTSN 890 hours NDH Red Met/Gold Trim / Tan Leather, AH, DG, Garmin 420 & more! Priced Reduced! Call Mike Russell 404 3073254 mikerussell1@att.net www.prestigehelicopters. com 09-09 NEW 2009 RAVEN I, $292,133.White with Blue Trim. Contact: Florida Suncoast Helicopters, Bill Cooper, 800-391-2391 tfn

2008 Robinson R44 Raven II,Reference #:HE060209A, C-GKHA, S/N 12360, 63 Hours TTSN, King KY 196A Com, King KT 76A Transponder, Garmin 150 GPS, TK-7160 FM Transceiver, Kannad 406 ELT, Nine Hole Panel, Artificaial Horizon, Directional Gyro, Turn Coordinator. Contact TransGlobal Aviation 705487-6222, martin@transglobalaviation.net for more information 09-09 R44 2000 Raven 1600 TTSN N436MR White/Green with gray leather, 150 XL, KT76A,AH, DG, and more. Call Mike Russell 404-307-3254 mikerussell2@att.net 09-09 R44II 2007, 460 TT, black pearl, tan leather, air conditioning, 9-hole panel. IFR trainer ready, Garmin GPS/ COM, bubble windows, 4 Bose headsets, Ship is loaded! Asking $340,000 Private owner. Call 630-2585670 or email sdrdmr@aol.com (09-09)

Best offer for a Robinson R22 Beta factory overhauled 1997 and field overhauled with a rebuilt engine in October 2003. Remaining time 1133 before next overhaul. Visit our web site for more details www. londonaviation.com (09-09) R44 II New 2009 SN12812 Black Metallic/Gold Metallic/Tan Leather, Taped on N#, Garmin 430 & HSI, Garmin GTX330, Art Horizon, Turn Coordinator, 4 Bose Headsets, 4 point safety harness, 4 bubble windows, Kannad 406 ELT & more! 2008 Pricing! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 mikerussell1@att. net www.prestigehelicopters.com 09-09

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R44 I 2002 (IFR Trainer) N820DF TTSN750 Hours Green/ Gold/ Tan Leather, 10 Hole Panel, HSI, AH, TC, CDI/GS, Dual (2) Garmin 430’s,Marker Beacons, Bubble Windows, 4 Bose Headset Jacks, ELT 3000_10 & More! NDH! Priced for quick sale! ! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 mikerussell1@att.net www. prestigehelicopters.com 09-09 R44 I 2001 N474BV TTSN 850 Hours Black/Gold/Tan Leather, Garmin 420,AH, DG, Nat AA12, 4 Bose Headsets & More! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 mikerussell1@att.net www.prestigehelicopters.com 09-09

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2007 R-22 - 450 hrs TT. Nice basic ship with heater, leather seats, King Radio & Transponder, and Garmin 400. Perfect personal ship or trainer. Export Services and Shipping Available. Call Dave at 757-488-9044 or e-mail hrheli@hrheli.com (09-09)

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2008 & 2009 New and used R44 Raven Is & IIs, Clipper Is & IIs & IFR Trainers. Many new and used listings. Deliveries from October thru May 2009. Choose color and options. Full factory warranty. Call Andres Kerllenevich 904-824-5506 or visit R44Sales.com for details. (09-09) ROBINSON R22 BETA II with Garmin G400 GPS available for lease to flight school. Call 323-376-1969 or email info@robinsonleasing.com, Visit our website http://www.robinsonleasing.com (09-09)

2005 Robinson R44 Raven II, 225 hrs TT, NAT AA12S Audio panel, intercom, KY196A, KT76C, Garmin 420 GPS/COMM, artificial horizon, directional gyro, leather seats, bubble windows. Lane Aviation, Rosenberg, TX, 281-342-5451 OR FAX 281-232-5401, glane@ laneav.com, www.laneav.com (tfn)

Schweizer

2004 Schweizer 300CBi, 388 TTSN, VFR w/6pack Instrumentation, Left Hand Pic,Very clean A/C,‘04 paint, ‘04 interior, 3-seats. Negotiate with us. A/C located in St. Petersburg, FL. Call for pricing and details. OFFICE 727-823-5200 or FAX 727-823-5484. Visit our website at: www.wfhelicopters.com 09-09

2006 RII w/AC - 560 hours TT. Metallic paint, leather seats, Garmin 420, bubble windows up front, and 2 Bose headsets. Best Price on the Market! Export Services & Shipping Available. Call Dave at 757-4889044 or e-mail hrheli@hrheli.com (09-09) 2006 Schweizer 300CBI, s/n 240, N153HT, 1300 TT, Garmin 430, heater, basic VFR trainer, very clean aircraft, Contact John at 570-656-6477 or john@ hitechhelicopters.net for more details. Please visit our website at hitechhelicopters.net 09-09

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R44 I 2002 (IFR Trainer) N820DF TTSN750 Hours Green/ Gold/ Tan Leather, 10 Hole Panel, HSI, AH, TC, CDI/GS, Dual (2) Garmin 430’s,Marker Beacons, Bubble Windows, 4 Bose Headset Jacks, ELT 3000-10 & More!  NDH! Priced for quick sale!! Call Mike Russell 404 307-3254 (09-09)

BRAND NEW 2009 RII w/AC.Viper Blue/Silver, Gray Lthr, Bubble Windows, 4 Bose Headsets. Art Horizon, Turn Coord, 2 King Radios, AM/FM/CD, Garmin 330 Trans w/Mode S, Pilot Console w/Garmin 400W & Traffic Display. $25,000 Price Advantage. Export Services & Shipping Available. Call Dave at 757-488-9044 or e-mail hrheli@hrheli.com (09-09) NEW 2009 RAVEN II, $364,029. Viper Red. Contact: Florida Suncoast Helicopters, Bill Cooper, 800-3912391 tfn

New 2009 Schweizer S300CBI, s/n 358, N21496, Garmin 430, heater, basic VFR trainer, motivated sales center! Contact John at 570-656-6477 or john@ hitechhelicopters.net for more details. Please visit our website at hitechhelicopters.net 09-09


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2007 Schweizer 300CBI, N511BH. TT921 hrs., dual controls, heater, flyable ground wheels,dual landing lights, Bendix/King Ky96A COMMS, Xponder, GPS Mount & VSI. Aircraft location: Norwood, MA. Contact: Blue Hill Helicopters, 781-688-0263. Visit our website for more opportunites: www.bluehillhelicopters.com 09-09

1978 Schweizer 269C, S/N: 1179, N58274, 6470 TT, 663 SMOH, 6470 SNEW, VFR, 3 seats. Motivated Seller! Please contact: Tim Shunk @ 303-419-1389 or tshunk@elitehelicopter.com. Visit us at www.elitehelicopter.com (09-09)

Sikorsky

1985 Sikorsky S-76A++, S/N: 760282, SE-JUZ, TSN: 10.012 hrs, Optional Equipment: Heated glass windshields, Electric cabin door locks, Flotation provisions, Hoist provisions, BF Goodrich rotor brake, DC/AC voltage indicators, 3 position strobe light system, Disc light Snow kit system, Hinged fuel filler caps, Phase II AFCS, Second anti-coll light, ACC cockpit heating system Emergency, Cargo hook provisions, RH Sliding door (new style), Fuel totalizer, Second fixed landing light, Recognition lights, Alternate static system, Chadwick provisions,Tedeco Zapper kit. Asking $2,900,000 USD. Please log into www.savback.com for further information. 09-09

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UNIVERSAL TURBINE PARTS, INC.Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Parts, Engines & Accesories. New, Overhauled & Serviceable. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call for Fax or a Quote Call USA +1 334-3617853, FAX USA +1 334-361-0290 E-MAIL: sales@ UTPparts.com (08-10)

Equipment SIMPLEX has acquired the Helipod product line. Robinson spray and cargo systems are now available through Simplex. Call 503-257-3511 or visit www. simplexmfg.com for more information 12-09

C-30P Gearbox and Fuel system overhauled. Westcan Aircraft PH-250-554-4202 FX-250-376-1119, parts@westcanaircraft.com www.westcanaircraft. com (09-09) ROLLS ROYCE 250 COMPRESSOR CASE ASSEMBLIES. P/N 23057142. EXCHANGE PROGRAM PRICE US $4550.00. PHONE 816-246-4527, FAX 816-246-5341, EMAIL avdair@aol.com, www.partsbase.com (02-10) Lycoming VO/TVO-435 & 540, many new parts, 50% off! Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-10)

HELI-LOADER for Bell L3 series helicopter. Used condition, 24V, made in Japan, runs great! Part Number: NHL-IV.Asking price $6,000.00 USD. Call: Jay Reeder @ 208-948-0506 or Email: jay@reederflying.com 09-09

PT-6, Allison and Turbomeca parts. We have a small inventory of new parts, including consumables. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-10)

SPECIAL#1! Straight From The Factory! SN 0352, a 2008 S300CBi. Negotiate price with us. SPECIAL#2! SN 0357, 2009 Basic VFR 300CBi Trainer! For more details please contact: OFFICE 727-823-5200 or FAX 727-823-5484. Visit our website at: www.wfhelicopters.com 09-09

Dolly style mobile ac heat unit equipped with 10” air return and dual ducting. Features high capacity, 12V twin condenser fans and powder coated frame. Available in 110V or 220V. HC- 7000; mobile ac heat unit sold separately. Medivac vehicles inc, 903-572-0689 phone, 903-572-5113 fax b5x5@swbell.net, bjsmvs@ aol.com, www.medivacvehicles.com 09-09

Action Aircraft is a full-service overhaul/repair facility for Rolls -Royce 250 series engines located in Dallas, Texas.We offer superior service and pricing in addition to free technical assistance. Engines, modules and parts available on outright and exchange basis. When you need RR250 engine overhaul and repair - “Take Action”. Please call phone 214-351-1284 or 1-800-909-7616, fax: 214-351-1286, email: danny@actionaircraft.com., website: www.actionaircraft.com (12-09)

This is a helicopter transport trailer made for a Bell 47.It has a winch to pull a dead chopper onto the trailer. It was made for a Bell but a R22 Robinsom R22 will fit right on it Email me or call for more info or pics. wkelch2501@aol.com 513-734-2501 (09-09) Bubble covers, Engine covers, Blade tie-downs, engine plugs & blade covers at Bruce’s Custom Covers, 408738-3959, bruce@aircraftcovers.com (02-10)

FLAT RATE EXCHANGE PROGRAM MODEL 250 SERIES II COMPRESSOR CASE Part Number: 23057142

The Model 250 Series II Compressor Case overhauled to the latest configuration includes the following:

• Replacement of the gas path plastic lining

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• Restoration of case front and rear pilot diameters as required

• Complete dimensional inspection To qualify for this special price, core unit of proper part number must be received with purchase order. Cores must be in AS REMOVED CONDITION with plastic remaining installed. NO F.O.D. CORE UNITS ALLOWED AT THIS PRICE

Repairable case part numbers 6 8 7 7 4 1 0 and 2 3 0 5 7 1 4 2 are THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE candidates for exchange.

US $4550.00 $4250.00

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Dolly style mobile ac heat unit equipped with 10” air return and dual ducting. Features high capacity, 12V twin condenser fans and powder coated frame. Available in 110V or 220V. HC- 7000; mobile ac heat unit sold separately. Medivac vehicles inc, 903-572-0689 phone, 903-572-5113 fax b5x5@swbell.net, bjsmvs@ aol.com, www.medivacvehicles.com 09-09 Short Haul Line Anchor/Release System or HeliBridle™ made to order, air frame specific, comes as primary/secondary twin anchor/release systems or back-up anchor/release to cargo hooks. Call OR 541690-6178 www.airrescuesystems.com 09-09 Short-haul Line Ballast System - stream-lined weight bag, low profile, non-swinging, rock solid, multi-point attachment system. Sizes from 12.5lbs to over 50lb., field adjustable, modular components. Call OR 541690-6178 www.airrescuesystems.com 09-09 ARS SOFT STEEL™ 9/16” Short Haul Line - polyester sleeve covering a braided 100% Dyneema core. MBS of 17500 lbs. Proof loaded to 5000lbs. Soft Steel™ lines are polyurethane coated for superior wear, durability. Call OR 541-690-6178 www.airrescuesystems.com 09-09 YATES™ Short Haul Harness with “D” ring attachments at the waist, chest, mid-back. Moves seamlessly from aircrew operations to short haul, SPIE and heli-rappel. “W” design leg/waist belt provides with freedom of movement. Call OR 541-690-6178 www.airrescuesystems.com 09-09 L.A.R.O.™ Parachute System (Low Altitude, Rapid Opening) works at 200’ AGL with a 600lb load. Incorporate the new standard in Short Haul emergency safety into your program.The L.A.R.O.- reduce the risk. Call OR 541-690-6178 www.airrescuesystems.com 09-09

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FOR SALE: Like New DART Heli-Utility-Pod for Eurocopter AS 350. P/N D350-602-011. Like new, with paperwork and hardware. $8000 USD. Call: Jay Reeder @ 208-948-0506 or Email: jay@reederflying. com (09-09) Dyna Nav (Dynamic Navigation & Mapping Systems) provides GPS guidance systems for your aircraft. 604-4650009, info@dynanav.com, www.dynanav.com 06-10 Longranger Pop out floats, Complete. New Aeronatical on condition bags installed in 2002. Aeronautical Electric Valve. Westcan Aircraft PH-250-554-4202 FX-250-376-1119, parts@westcanaircraft.com, www.westcanaircraft.com (09-09) New & Serviceable helicopter floats and fuel cells in stock includes all Bell models. We also repair and certify floats and fuel cells for most helicopters. Call 337-839-0500 or email tjkling@offshorehelicopter. net (09-09) LongRanger Cargo Hook & Beam Assy 206-706-341101 including provisions. Also have 206B/206L rotor brake, dual control, wire strike Kits and parts for sale Call Tradewind Int’l. 800-585-7004, 608-756-3632. Fax: 608-756-2606. Email: info@tradewindinternational.com, www.helicopterparts.net (12-09) ChadwickTrack And Balance units, complete. Full warranty. Heli-Tech, 850-763-9000; fax 850-763-8712 (12-09)

Insurance Falcon Insurance is spreading the wings of insurance protection to helicopter owners and operators with the largest independantly owned insurance specialists in the country.We are dedicated to serving you. www. falconinsurance.com (12-09)

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Dolly style mobile ac heat unit equipped with 10” air return and dual ducting. Features high capacity, 12V twin condenser fans and powder coated frame. Available in 110V or 220V. HC- 7000; mobile ac heat unit sold separately. Medivac vehicles inc, 903-572-0689 phone, 903-572-5113 fax b5x5@swbell.net, bjsmvs@ aol.com, www.medivacvehicles.com 09-09 The great new Schweiss one-piece hydraulic door features a self-supporting header frame, requiring a minimum 4-inch headroom, and the ever-fast-moving bifold door features the new lift strap technology that provides a quiet, smooth operating door. Schweiss Bifold Doors, at bifold.com or 800-746-8273 (12-09) LOT FOR SALE: One-acre-square house lot, Plane Living Sky Park, 2,000 s.f., all-brick, covenants, 5 miles west of I-75, Exit 142, Public water, septic sewer. paved streets, curb and gutter, street lights. Lot is one of 13 directly on new sod runway, Google It! (Google photo before development). South side of Hwy 96 at 50 Lane Rd., Fort Valley, Georgia 31030, Save thousands and buy from owner. $49,900 includes closing costs. 478.987.2250 (tfn) LOT FOR SALE: Beautiful 2.73 acres wooded lot, 298’ wide and 400’ deep, Pine Ridge Equestrian Estates, Public water and septic sewer, Five miles from Crystal River, Florida, Covenant exclusive neighborhood, Community center, Pool & golf course. Miniranchettes with zoning that allows up to three horses and stables with your home. 27 miles of horse trails with access at rear of lot. GOOGLE IT! Citrus County, Florida, 3620 Stirrup Drive, Beverly Hills, FL. $92,000. Save Thousands-buy from owner. Realtor and closing fees paid for by seller. Priced below appraisal for quick sale, 888-987-2250, bill@agairupdate.com (tfn)


Schweiss Bi-Fold Doors leads the bifold door industry in quality, innovation, design, and price. Our website at http://bifold.com offers assistance with installing bifold doors, upgrading your existing building structure, and helping you find the best bi-fold door for your needs (12-09)

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1988 Bell-412SP in for parts, Complete undamaged aircraft, Tail boom with strake kit, Twin pac, rotables, instruments, etc,etc Westcan Aircraft PH-250-5544202 FX-250-376-1119, parts@westcanaircraft.com www.westcanaircraft.com (09-09) Bell 206L-4 New Low Skid kit for sale. Will trade for float kit for L-4. 631-588-2780. 09-09

For Sale, 100X100 Behlen heated aircraft hanger, with 30X15 office, central heat and air in office, Schweis 60’ Bi fold door, electric & water, completed in 2005, located at (47K) KS. Ideal facility for Ag operator, maintenance operation or corporate flight department. Price $265,000.  Contact Randy Hardy @ 316-6552322 or Dick Russell @ 316-208-3140 (12-09)

Bell 206B Tail Rotor Gear Box as removed. P/N 206040-400-13 outright. 631-588-2780. 09-09

400+ Acres: Managed as wildlife reserve for over 20 years. Area known for record buck, abundant turkey, deer & other native wildlife including eagles. Located on paved road w/large barn, 1-room cabin& well, Noxubee County, MS. 3/4 mile driveway w/mechanical gates. $2650USD per acre. 662-361-8697, mikeb@trailboss.com (09-09)

NEW Tail Rotor Blades for UH-1H–FAA STC/PMA SR02051LA, Carbon Fiber construction, 2400 hr service life, competitive pricing. Van Horn Aviation LLC, 480-483-4202, www.vanhornaviation.com (12-09)

Parts Bell Drive & Sump assy, 212-040-365-105, 2 NEW with Bell Certs. Contact Tulsa Propulsion Engines 918-756-6969. 04-10 Bell Quill Assy 212-040-208-003, 2 available with Bell Certs Contact Tulsa Propulsion Engines 918756-6969. 04-10 Top quality aircraft spares for Honeywell - TPE331, TFE731, T53, T55; General Electric - CF700, CJ610; Pratt & Whitney - PT6A, PT6T; and Rolls-Royce / Allison 250. Let the efficient customer service personnel at Tulsa Propulsion Engines take care of you! Two offices: Tulsa, OK 918-756-6969; Wichita, KS (316) 634-6969 04-10 H269 NEW M/R BLADES(3) PN:269A1185-001 $49,000 CALL PATRICK (315)868-4901 EMAIL: PSDILLON81@HOTMAIL.COM (09-09) H269 NEW T/R BLADES(2) PN:269A6035-023 $14,000 CALL PATRICK (315)868-4901 EMAIL: PSDILLON81@HOTMAIL.COM (09-09) H269 NEW THRUST BEARING PN: 269A5050063 $2,500 CALL PATRICK (315)868-4901 EMAIL: PSDILLON81@HOTMAIL.COM (09-09) Bell-206B in for parts, undamaged aircraft, Complete, High Skid gear-025 Main Rotor Tranny, mast, Freewheel, C-20 Engine. C-20B compressor, Contact Brad with your needs. Westcan Aircraft PH-250-554-4202 FX-250376-1119, parts@westcanaircraft.com www. westcanaircraft.com (09-09)

Cascade Aircraft Conversions new Barrier Filter System. Reduce your TOT by up to 38º C. www.cascadeaircraftconversions.com,cascade@completebbs. com, 509-635-1212 06-10

Parting out a 1995 Schweizer 300CB, drive train/ power train & many more parts.  Pls. contact Ken 850-763-9000 Fax 850-763-8712 or email sales@ helitechinc.com (12-09) Accessories & Parts! 100’s of new and OHC accessories, accessory parts for just about everything. Big discounts! 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-10) Sikorsky parts. We have a growing stock of new Sikorsky parts.We can often save you time and money. Contact us or check stock on our web site. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-10) MD Helicopter parts. We have a few new MD Helicopter parts. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www. preferredairparts.com (02-10) Hughes parts. We have some new Hughes parts at big discounts. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www. preferredairparts.com (02-10)

Bell Helicopter Tailbooms For Sale. 205/212/412 to 206B/L series and 407. Sold with Transport Canada Form 1 Certification, overhauled using Bell CSF Approved Jigs to ensure Structural Compliance for alignment. CHS, Mike Duck, Phone: 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, mike@helistructures.com 06-10 Parting out Bell 212 and 206 Fuselages, many parts available. Please phone or Fax your requests. CHS, Mike Duck, Phone: 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, E-mail: mike@helistructures.com 06-10 UH-1H Composite main rotor  blades for sale P/N  205-015-150-101 and main rotor blades  B model   P/N 204-011-001-015. Tail rotor blades Van Horn Aviation P/N 2042200-101 for the H and B  models. Call Pablo at HeliBlade, Inc. 530743- 0151. 04-10

Universal Turbine Parts, Inc. Stocking Supplier of Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T Parts, Engines & Accesories. New, Overhauled & Serviceable. We Buy Turbine Aircraft, Engines, & Inventory. All Conditions. Call for Fax or a Quote Call USA +1 334-361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-361-0290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts. com (08-10) UH-1 Overhauled Components available exchange or outright; 204-012-101-141 M/R hub, 204-040016-5 Transmission, 204-011-400-11 Swashplate & Support assy., 204-011-401-11 Scissors & Sleeve assy, 205-040-263-111 Input Quill, 205-040-200-1 gen. Offset Quill, (4) 204-040-600-11 Hanger assy., 204040-003-37 gear box 42, 204-040-012-13 gear box 90. Pac West Helicopters CRS PW6R1161J Tel/530241-2402 “e” pwheli@awwwsome.com (09-09) UH-1 Vertical Fin Spar Kits. Pac West Helicopters is an approved Distributor for the Global Helicopter Technology STC approved Vertical Fin Spar replacement which terminates AD99-25-12 action. Have your kit installed by us at our Cal. facility where we are able to perform extensive repairs if necessary, order your kit and install it at your shop, or arrange for us to install it at your location. For sales and scheduling contact Tel/530241-2402 “e” pwheli@awwwsome.com (09-09)

Services United Rotorcraft Solutions is your solution for: Customized completions & modifications, STC’d NVG lighting, TSO’d night vision goggles, maintenance, avionics, paint and interiors. Conquer the Dark! Call 940627-0626 or visit www.unitedrotorcraft.com 11-09 SIMPLEX is a world leader in aviaiton mision equipment. Call 503-257-3511 or visit www.simplexmfg. com 12-09

Fuel cell repair or replacement for all makes & models– FAA approved commercial crash resistant construction, flkexible bladder nitrile rubber construction, all constructionTSO-C80 certified, 2-year warranty. Contact Floats & Fuel Cells at 901-842-7110, www.ffcfuelcells.com 12-09 Floats & Fuel Cells–your N. american Eurocopter authorized repair facility with comprehensive repair capabilities for all makes & models, available for 24/7 shipping. FAA repair staion no.TH4R544M. 901-8427110, www.ffcfuelcells.com 12-09 Support the helicopter industry...Become a member of HAI! Call 800-435-4976 or 703-683-4646, Email mbr@rotor.com, or visit www.rotor.com 03-10

WEST FLORIDA HELICOPTERS: Authorized sales dealer for Sikorsky Global Helicopters/ Light Helicopter Program. Details at OFFICE 727-823-5200 or FAX 727-823-5484. Visit our website at: www. wfhelicopters.com 09-09 Enchantment Helicopters, Portales, New Mexico, does it all! Livestock herding, predator control, crop pollination, aerial photography and surveillance, game surveys. Call 575-760-4034 or email enchantmentheli@plateautel.net 09-09 TRANSLAND~Your Aerial Dispersal Equipment Choice! We have Stainless Steel Booms, Pumps/Valves & much more. We look forward to serving you! Contact us Today. sales@translandllc.com. Please visit our website: www.translandllc.com, Se Habla Espanol 940-687-1100, 940-687-1941 Fax 06-10 Bell Helicopter Importations and Exports, Pre Buy Inspections, as well as Helicopter Appraisals. . Contact: CHS. Mike Duck, Phone: 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-5331517, E-mail: mike@helistructures.com 06-10

Hiller parts. We have a small stock of new Hiller parts. Check with us often. Preferred Airparts, 800433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-10) Eurocopter parts. We have purchased several inventories of new parts and are ready to serve you. Contact us, or search our web site for the parts you need. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-10) Enstrom parts. We have a small stock of new Enstrom parts. Check with us often. Preferred Airparts, 800433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-10) Bell parts. We have a nice stock of new parts for Bell 47, 206 and others. It’s worth the effort to check with us, or search our web site for your part numbers. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts. com (02-10)

Dolly style mobile ac heat unit equipped with 10” air return and dual ducting. Features high capacity, 12V twin condenser fans and powder coated frame. Available in 110V or 220V. HC- 7000; mobile ac heat unit sold separately. Medivac vehicles inc, 903-572-0689 phone, 903-572-5113 fax b5x5@swbell.net, bjsmvs@ aol.com, www.medivacvehicles.com 09-09

BELL 47 PARTS FAA/PMA Approved Many in stock and ready to ship. M/R Grips  for 1200 hours with no eddy current inspections. Fan Belts, Engine Mounts, Mufflers, Sprag Kits, “ No Bar” Control System and many  other parts. texashelicopter@aol.com, www. thcwasp.com or 972-399-1045 office or 972-7906397 fax (09-09)

New STC Tail Rotor Blades, Part No. 204-2200-101 for 204 UH-1 heliopters fromVan Horn Aviaiton LLC. Contact HeliBlade Inc. Distributor & Service Center for these new and improved composite tail rotors 530-743-0151 (04-10) RR 250-C20B complete compressor 0.00 TSO new wheels. $45,000.00 USD exchange. Call 631-5882780. 09-09 ENSTROM PARTS, SALES & SERVICE Huge parts inventory, 20 yrs exp., loaner tools. AOG same day shipping a specialty, full time factory trained A&P parts man on staff. Get service advice with your parts. A.O.G. and Exports Sales New Garden Aviation, Ask for Tom 610-268-2048 Fax 610-268-0342 (09-09) Bell OHC Tailbooms For Sale. Outright or Exchange. 206 A/B -206-031-004-155, 206-031-004-071B, 206B - 206-031-004-115B x 2 and -111FM x 1, 206L - 206-033-004-177A, 407 - 407-030-801-101, 212 - 212-030-100-069 and -089, 412 - 212-030100-203A. Canadian Certification provided. Alpine Aerotech Ltd. Contact : Dick Everson, Ph. 250769-6344 Fax 250-769-6303 or e-mail deverson@ alpineaerotech.com (09-09)

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