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INSIDE THIS EDITION: Museum tours ready for take-off • Helitech Portugal’s first conference to debate latest rotary wing issues and challenges • Strong, steady future for helicopters • Sikorsky eyes helicopter deal with Indian Navy • Plus much more! April 2010

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Museum tours ready for take-off ONE of the region’s top tourist attractions is geared up to give potential visitors a guided tour – before they even leave home. The Helicopter Museum, on Locking Moor Road in WestonSuper-Mare, is using the

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chosen charity and has created a number of fully-interactive tours free of charge, including hangar tours and even an internal cockpit shot. The museum, the largest of its kind in the world, is also planning to use the virtual tour as part of its Education Outreach Programme, with its Education Officer and volunteers able to show the virtual tours on projector screens as part of their presentation when they visit schools, clubs and disabled groups in the area. Matthew Evans, who runs 360VirtualTours.co.uk, explained: “Since the start of the company it was always an aim to be able to set aside some of our time each year to help some of the fantastic local charities we have in Somerset. “The Helicopter Museum was an obvious first choice for us as it is such a well-loved local attraction. The tours we have created will not only help to draw visitors to their website but will also give less ablebodied visitors the chance to experience being inside a helicopter cockpit.” The museum’s General Manager, Lee Mills, added: “We were overjoyed by the donation of this virtual tour and immensely impressed by both the quality and professional production. “The virtual tour will take pride of place on our website to give potential visitors to the museum a taste of what they can see here and at the same time it clearly demonstrates the size and scale of our world famous collection – something that standard still imagery simply cannot accomplish.”

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Helitech Portugal’s first conference to debate the latest rotary wing issues and challenges Following on from the success of its inaugural event in Portugal in 2008, Helitech will once again be staged at Airport Cascais, Estoril this year from 5 – 7 October. Initial indications are that 2010 is going to be bigger with more than 50% of the exhibition space already sold. New for the 2010 event is a two-day conference that will take place onsite at Airport Cascais. Initial proposed themes will include looking at ‘Safety Management Systems (SMS) for the smaller operator’. Most major helicopter operators already employ SMS, but only a small

proportion of smaller operators have embraced the concept, and the clock is ticking, as the EASA requires all operators, regardless of their size, to have a procedure in place by 2012. This session will demonstrate how various elements of flight safety, such as incident reporting, quality management and Crew Resource Management (CRM), can be coordinated into a set of key processes to help operators proactively manage risk and continually improve their safety cultures. The second theme will raise the question ‘Training to standards or

Women in Aviation Int’l congratulates the WASP on their Congressional Medals Women in Aviation, International (WAI) joins the many other groups and organizations in congratulating the WASP for their selfless and courageous work on behalf of the United States during World War II. “We have long known what many citizens are just now learning for the first time – that this intrepid group of women pilots made an invaluable contribution to the war effort,” said Women in Aviation, International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “We are delighted that their hard work and many sacrifices will be honored on March 10.” At WAI’s recently concluded annual Conference in Orlando, WASP Bernice (“Bee”) Haydu spoke at the closing banquet and said, “Women in Aviation is carrying on our name, and they have done so much for us.” It was at this banquet that Loral Blinde, Senior Vice President Human Resources at AirTran Airways pledged to give any WASP who wanted to come to Washington, DC for

proficiency’. The overall answer is, of course, that it’s vital to train for both, but the balance to be struck between them is currently a hot topic within training organizations. How much of a course do you apportion towards getting a student to pass an exam and how much towards ensuring that, once qualified, they have the skills to be an effective crewmember? Papers will offer contrasting views of where the balance lies and how the resultant package can be most effectively delivered to student air and ground crews. The third area to be covered will be aerial firefighting. This session will include areas such as how to attract a new generation of pilots, advice on negotiating government contracts and other topical areas. Some of the key exhibitors already signed up for Helitech

Portugal include Heliportugal, Carl Zeiss, DART Helicopter Services and Standard Aero. The exhibition floor and static display area will once again show all aspects of the rotary wing supply chain, covering both civil and military. “By adding the conference element into the show line-up and ensuring the proposed themes cover key, relevant topics to our audience, we are offering visitors maximum return on their time investment,” says Helitech Portugal’s Exhibition Director Sue Bradshaw. “Visitors can hear the theory and learn from case studies during the conference sessions and then see some of the latest rotary wing products and technologies showcased in the exhibition hall.” See our ad in this edition on page 25.

the ceremony two-airline tickets, one for the WASP and one for a companion. Added Dr. Chabrian, “The WASP (organization) is an inspiration to our members, but especially to our military aviators. They know the WASP opened doors for them and made the opportunities they enjoy today possible. For many of our members, meeting a WASP and being photographed with her is a highlight of our annual Conference.”

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July 2010 July 7-8 CBAA Convention, Calgary, Canada, www.cbaa.ca

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Enstrom to supply aircraft for JSDF training program Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has recently been chosen by the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force to supply the next generation of training helicopters for the JGSDF Pilot Training Program. The program calls for the first evaluation helicopter to be delivered in 2010, with a total of 30 aircraft to be delivered by 2014. Enstrom was chosen in a competitive bidding process over two formidable manufacturers. This marks the second major training program Enstrom has been awarded in the last year. In combination with the 16 helicopters slated for the Royal Thai Army, Enstrom’s 480B trainer backlog now stands at 46 aircraft. “The JGSDF bidding and selection process is extremely rigorous,” commented Enstrom’s Managing Representative in Asia, David Blake, of Blake & DeJong Ltd. “To be chosen after such an exhausting review really shows that Enstrom and the 480B are serious contenders for military training aircraft. With two large training programs won, in competitions that included all the major manufacturers, it is becoming apparent that the 480B is becoming the military trainer of choice around the world.” Enstrom’s representative in Japan, Aero Facility, led the effort with the JGSDF Training Program. “15 years ago when we brought the first 480 into Japan, I realized that this

would be the perfect helicopter for the JGSDF,” said Mitsuo Hattori, Aero Facility’s Aviation Department Director. “Since then I’ve been working to raise awareness of the 480B and to help Enstrom take advantage of this opportunity. To finally see the successful result is a great honor. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I know that we will be supplying the JGSDF with the best helicopter for their training mission.” Enstrom’s first turbine helicopter, the TH-28, was originally developed as a training aircraft for the US Army. Later it was developed into the commercial variant 480, and subsequently the 480B. “It’s good to see things come full circle,” commented Jerry Mullins, Enstrom’s President and CEO. “To see the 480B established as a premier turbine training helicopter really validates what we started with in the TH-28. I feel the JGSDF is really going to appreciate the stability, safety, and economy of the 480B. This is a huge step forward for Enstrom. Combined with our Royal Thai Army program, we now have a steady baseline of production for the next several years. This will allow us to further develop the aircraft and take advantage of even more opportunities. We are extremely excited about the added potential these programs bring to Enstrom.”

Strong, steady future for helicopters The helicopter market never seems to be as volatile as other sectors of GA and Rolls-Royce’s annual forecast for turbine helicopters seems to bear that out. The civilian market has been down a bit, but the military market has been rock steady, and the resurgence in civilian orders will give manufacturers a boost in the next 10 years. Helicopters are a necessity and new ways to use them are being exploited all the time so Ken Roberts, president of Rolls-Royce helicopter engines said in a presentation at Heli-Expo 2010 he’s expecting strong

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ntsb reports WPR10WA080 DATE: Wed, December 09, 2009 LOCATION: Dorrigo, Australia Aircraft: BELL 206 Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. On December 9, 2009, at 1225 UTC a Bell 206 L-1 collided with the terrain during takeoff near Dorrigo, Australia. The flight was for the purpose of performing an aerial survey. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The pilot was seriously injured and a crew member was killed. The flight was departing at the time. CEN10CA082 DATE: Friday, December 18, 2009 LOCATION: Abilene, TX Aircraft: Robinson R44 II Injuries: 2 Uninjured. While air-taxiing the helicopter away from the runway, the helicopter encountered an unexpected gust of winds while passing near a hanger. The pilot lost control as the helicopter, and was unable to regain control before the helicopter’s tail rotor impacted the ground. The helicopter subsequently landed hard and remained in the upright position. Neither the pilot or passenger were injured. An on-scene examination of the helicopter by FAA inspectors failed to reveal any pre-impact anomalies. On the NTSB Form 6120.1 submitted by the pilot, there were no known mechanical malfunctions or failures.

when it rolled over shortly after it landed at Vioska Knoll 956 (VK956), an offshore platform located in the Gulf of Mexico. The helicopter remained on the platform. The pilot and secondin-command, along with the five passengers, were not injured. A company IFR flight plan was filed for the flight that originated at the operator’s base in Boothville, Louisiana, and was destined for VK956. CEN10LA078 DATE: Friday, December 25, 2009 LOCATION: Decatur, TX Aircraft: Bell 407 Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor. On December 25, 2009, about 1258 CST, a Bell 407 helicopter was substantially damaged during a hard landing following a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from the Wise Regional Health System Helipad (XA57), in Decatur, Texas. The pilot and flight medic sustained serious injuries while the flight nurse sustained minor injuries. The cross-country flight was departing for Wichita Falls, Texas, to pick up a patient. According to the pilot, after takeoff and while approximately 100 feet in the air, the singleengine helicopter experienced a complete loss of engine power. The pilot performed an autorotation back to the originating helipad. The helicopter experienced a hard landing before coming to rest in an upright position. According to the FAA inspector that responded to the accident site, the helicopter’s lower fuselage sustained structural damage.

CEN10LA079 DATE: Thurs, December 24, 2009 LOCATION: Gulf of Mexico Aircraft: SIKORSKY S76 Injuries: 7 Uninjured. On December 24, 2009, ERA10WA106 approximately 1230 CST a Sikorsky DATE: Tues, December 29, 2009 S76C++ multi-engine helicopter, LOCATION: Pitalito, Colombia sustained substantial damage Aircraft: Hughes 369 6 thehelicopternewspaper.com

Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. On December 29, 2009, about 1655 UTC (1155 local time), a Hughes 369D was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Pitalito, Huila, Colombia. The pilot was fatally injured and the passenger was seriously injured. The flight, which originated at Ibague Airport (SKIB), Ibague, Colombia, was operating under Colombian flight regulations.

visibility due to blowing snow, the helicopter drifted right and when the skid depth in the snow increased, the helicopter rolled over, which resulted in structural damage to the airframe. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter.

WPR10GA102 DATE: Friday, January 08, 2010 LOCATION: Kooskia, ID WPR10CA094 Aircraft: HUGHES 369D DATE: Friday, January 01, 2010 Injuries: 3 Serious. LOCATION: Tipton, CA On January 08, 2010, about 1220 Aircraft: Hiller UH-12E MST, a Hughes 369D experienced Injuries: 1 Minor. a loss of engine power and landed While maneuvering at low level hard in the wilderness near over a field during an aerial Kooskia, Idaho. The pilot and two application flight, the pilot took his passengers sustained serious hand off the collective to adjust injuries; the helicopter sustained the sun visor because the sun substantial damage. The local area was in his eyes. The pilot reported flight originated from a ranger that he had used his leg to block station about 25 minutes prior to the collective from moving as he the accident. adjusted the visor. The helicopter During a telephone conversation hit mild turbulence and bumped with a NTSB investigator, one of his leg away from the collective. the passengers reported that both The collective slipped down, and he and the other passenger were the helicopter impacted the ground employed with the Idaho Fish and and rolled over on its side. The Game. He stated that the purpose helicopter sustained substantial of the flight was a wolf capturing damage to the tailboom and mission. While maneuvering cockpit. The pilot stated that there around area where Kelly Creek were no mechanical failures or and Moose Creek intersect, several malfunctions with the helicopter’s wolves were spotted. As the pilot flight control system or engine maneuvered the helicopter closer prior to the accident. to the wolves’ location, a loud “bang” emitted from the engine WPR10CA100 compartment, followed by a loss of DATE: Thursday, January 07, 2010 engine power and slight vibration. LOCATION: Kalispell, MT The rugged terrain below was Aircraft: BELL 206B densely populated by tree. With Injuries: 2 Uninjured. the low rpm light illuminated, the The student pilot reported that pilot attempted to fly the helicopter he was landing the turbinetoward an opening. The helicopter powered helicopter on a frozen landed hard on ice. lake covered by 18 to 24 inches Examinations of the airframe and of snow. He reported that during engine will be conducted. the landing flare, in reduced


Sikorsky eyes helicopter deal with Indian Navy NEW DELHI–US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky is actively pursuing defence deals with the Indian Navy to cater to its requirement of multirole helicopters. The firm is offering the S-70B through the direct commercial sale route. Simultaneously, the US Air Force has responded to the Indian Navy’s RFP for a $1 billion multirole helicopter with the Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky MH-60R. “This is to meet the requirement for 16 helicopters to replace the aging Sea King multi-role helicopters. In addition to this, Sikorsky is also in dialogue with the Indian Coast Guard to meet their specific requirements and has responded to their RFI that was sent out for leasing helicopters,” Steve Estill, vicepresident, strategic partnerships, told FE on the sidelines of DefExpo 2010 in New Delhi. The Indian coast guard is keen to lease around 10 helicopters and Sikorsky will be financing the lease, he added. Acknowledging that India is a fast-growing market and is of high importance to Sikorsky, the company official said, “We want to keep bringing the best of technologies to India and are positive about meeting the requirements of the Indian armed forces and will continuously pursue opportunities here.” As a direct commercial sale, the firm is offering the S-70B

Seahawk and the MH-60R as foreign military sales under the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). “The MH-60R comes with the interaction of the US government,” said Estill. In 2008, Sikorsky sold the S-76 commercial helicopter to four customers in India and was seeking partners to build S-92 airframes. “Our partnership with the Tata for the S-92 cabins is a testimony of our commitment towards the Indian market and we do hope to be able to make a breakthrough with the defence forces as well.” Under the joint venture, Tata advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) will manufacture aerospace components for Sikorsky in India, including components for S-92 helicopter cabins at their facility located in Hyderabad. The joint venture agreement builds upon a longterm contract signed in June 2009 to enable TASL to assemble Sikorsky S-92 helicopter cabins. The first India-made airframe of the Sikorsky S-92 medium-lift helicopter will be handed over to the US firm in November and there is the distinct possibility of the entire helicopter being manufactured in this country at some stage—the first instance of a major aviation activity in the private sector. From Hyderabad, the airframes will be sent to the Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut, where the engines, avionics and interiors.

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HELI-EXPO 2010 came to a close in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, with all indicators pointing to another hugely successful show! Five-hundred and ninety-six exhibitors showcased their products and services. More than fifty helicopters were displayed on the showroom floor. Exhibitor space covered 243,700 net square feet and featured avionics, accessories, components, and related products, all under one roof! Exhibitors reported high activity at their booths, and vendors were able to interact with thousands of attendees on the floor. HAI committee meetings and educational seminars were well attended, and this year’s HFI Golf Tournament and HELI-EXPO Job Fair were resounding successes. The Job Fair allowed jobseekers to meet with employers and discuss opportunities in the

international helicopter community. Following voting for the HAI Board of Directors, the newly elected winners are Max Lyons, President, Hilsboro Aviation, Inc.; Anthony “Tony” Burson, Chief Pilot, UTFlight, United Technologies Corporation; and Brian Sonnier, Chief Pilot, Portland General Electric Company. The new members of the executive committee of the Board of Directors are David J. Chevalier, Chairman; Ardis T. Ashton, Vice Chairman; Gale Wilson, Treasurer; and Chris Erickson, Assistant Treasurer. The “Salute to Excellence” Awards Banquet was held Monday night in the Ballroom of the Americas at the Hilton Americas Hotel. The highlight of the banquet was a video paying tribute to award winners, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the international helicopter community.

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airworthiness directives AD #: 2010-05-51 This Emergency AD is prompted by a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states that ECF has been informed of an emergency landing due to excessive vibrations originating from the main rotor. The MCAI AD also states that as a result of an investigation, it was determined that the main rotor head rotor hub had failed in the attachment area of one of the three drag damper fittings. This condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of a hub, excessive vibrations, loss of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

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The FAA has reviewed EASB No. 05A012, Revision 1, dated February 19, 2010, which specifies inspecting the rotor hub for a crack. Also, if you find local deterioration (scoring or paint spalling), the EASB specifies sanding the area, removing the finish paint until the primer coat becomes visible, and inspecting the area for a crack. If you find a crack, the EASB specifies replacing the affected rotor hub with a new rotor hub. EASA, the airworthiness authority for France, notified the FAA that an unsafe condition may exist on these helicopter models. EASA advises of an emergency landing due to a set of amplitude vibrations originating from the main rotor. EASA classified the

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EASB as mandatory and issued AD No. 2010-0026-E, dated February 19, 2010, to ensure the continued airworthiness of these helicopters in France. This helicopter model is manufactured in France and is type certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of 14 CFR 21.29 and the applicable bilateral agreement. Pursuant to the applicable bilateral agreement with France, EASA, their technical agent, has kept the FAA informed of the situation described above. The FAA has examined the findings of EASA, reviewed all available information, and determined that AD action is necessary for helicopters of this type design that are certificated for

operation in the United States. This unsafe condition is likely to exist or develop on other helicopters of the same type design. Therefore, this AD requires, at specified intervals, inspecting the rotor hub for a crack. If you find scoring, paint flaking, or left-over identification plate adhesive, the AD requires sanding the area using abrasive paper until the primer coat becomes visible and inspecting the specified areas of the rotor hub for a crack. If you find a crack, the AD requires, before further flight, replacing the rotor hub with an airworthy rotor hub. The actions must be done by following specified portions of the EASB.


United Rotorcraft Solutions awared STC on lead acid battery maintainer for Bell 407 DECATUR, TX, MARCH 23, 2010: United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) was awarded a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR09567RC for their Lead Acid Battery Maintainer on March 22, 2010. The STC is for the Bell 407. Weighing less than 5 pounds, the maintainer increases

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Is 2010 the year for an aircraft purchase? How is the current economy influencing your business? Is an aircraft purchase decision being considered this year? What are some common sense considerations affecting an aircraft purchase decision? Bonus depreciation may be extended in 2010, but that doesn’t guaranteed it will benefit you. Profits are down for many companies. Lower profits may not allow you to benefit from this extra depreciation. The difference between the bonus depreciation and normal depreciation deserves comment. The total amount that can be depreciated using either method is the purchase price plus sales tax for an outright purchase

or the cash difference paid plus the sales tax for a trade transaction. The difference between the bonus and normal depreciation is the year in which the depreciation is deducted as an expense. To evaluate the financial difference, prepare an after-tax cash flow for the next five years using both the bonus and normal depreciation methods. Then use Net Present Value (NPV) to compute the value in today’s dollars of each depreciation method. You might be surprised with the results of this calculation. The aircraft depreciation remaining on a current aircraft impacts the cash flow for the continued operation of that aircraft.

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The depreciation amount claimed each year is a non-cash expense that reduces the tax bill and effectively produces cash. Think of the tax savings from depreciation as an interest free loan from the government for as long as the aircraft is owned. If you are near the end of your depreciation, then evaluate a replacement aircraft. If the replacement aircraft is a new aircraft, then it might qualify for the bonus depreciation. The delivery date is one of the key items affecting bonus depreciation. Taxes are always one of the factors affecting a purchase decision, so visit your tax counsel and advisor to confirm the after-tax financial impact of a purchase this year. Used aircraft values are depressed. The resale value has a big impact on total ownership cost. New aircraft offer greater reliability and lower operating cost than used aircraft. If you’re trading a used aircraft for a new aircraft, the trade value offered might be a deciding factor in the purchase decision. Will the resale value of the used aircraft increase significantly in the future? Purchasing the new aircraft at a significant discount might change the resale percentage, but be careful about jumping to conclusions.

Purchasing or trading for a used aircraft is an alternative since used aircraft values are depressed. Due to the depressed market today, the used aircraft could actually appreciate in value. Since bonus depreciation applies to capital improvements on any type (new or used) aircraft, making improvements to your current aircraft or purchasing a fixer-upper might be a better financial option. Common sense tells us that as the aircraft ages it will be less reliable and cost more to maintain. Has your aircraft reliability or availability changed significantly? How much longer will your current aircraft be up-to-date with technology? Will your aircraft maintenance cost increase significantly? Those making a purchase decision to order a new aircraft that delivered in the years that the economy was strong enjoyed the greatest financial reward. The aircraft replacement timing was great due to receiving a high tradein value for the used aircraft while not paying a premium for the new aircraft when it was ordered. Is 2010 the year to order? See www.AircraftCostAnalysis. com for information on performing aircraft cost analysis.


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Question: I heard that the FAA releases new changes to the regulations throughout the year. Yet I only have my FAR/AIM that is printed once a year as a reference. How am I supposed to know what the new rules are? Answer: Fortunately, you can periodically download a PDF file of the most recent changes to regulations from the major publishers of the FAR/AIM books. Both ASA and Jeppesen have downloadable files in their product update sections. This way you can specifically see which regulations have changed and have the current text at your disposal. Or if you prefer to use electronic media, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) maintains a current set of regulations on its Web site. aopa.org Question: I know that the FAA issued a final rule for regulatory changes on Oct. 20, 2009, but I’ve also heard that FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding issues like commercial pilot training requirements. What is the difference between a final rule and an NPRM? Answer: The FAA rulemaking process starts with hearings, studies, and meetings to create an initial draft of a new rule or change to an existing rule. The FAA then issues an NPRM, which allows the public to comment and ask questions relating to the proposed rule or rule change. This enables the FAA to get feedback on possible unintended consequences or issues. Once the NPRM comment period closes, the FAA analyzes the comments and questions and amends the proposed rule if necessary, sometimes deciding to eliminate the rule altogether. When this process is complete the FAA issues the final rule that sets a date

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quieter and a little bit faster than the R-44.” He said certification is imminent and an early production rate of two helicopters a week is planned.

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During a news conference in London, Finmeccanica announced it was looking for a partner to help with the replacement of the aged US presidential helicopter fleet. Pier Francesco Guarguaglini, Finmeccanica’s CEO, said the Pentagon has called for companies who are interested in bidding on the project to indicate whether they are interested in doing so. Back in 2005, Lockheed Martin was awarded the contract to upgrade the helicopter fleet consisting of 19 choppers. Lockheed was to provide 28 helicopters, but the Obama administration scrapped the program last year because of cost overruns. Finmeccanica was a subcontractor under that contract. “It depends on the Lockheed Martin mood,” Guarguaglini said. “I am not sure they are still interested” in jointly pursuing the contract. He said Finmeccanica wants to choose a partner within 18 to 24 months. The process is still in the early stages though. The Pentagon has not issued a “request for proposals” yet.

Robinson sets price for R66 Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Co., has announced the price of the new R-66 turbine will be set at $770,000. Robinson is expecting that the new release will help rebound the company from a tough 2009. At Heli-Expo 2010 in Houston, Robinson said the R-66 design is “a little bit smoother, a little bit

The technology is being called “Blue Edge” and “Blue Pulse” and Eurocopter claims it can reduce blade noise by three or four decibels. The blade has been redesigned and has been described to look like a seagull wing at the tip, referred to as the “Blue Edge”. The tip is then wrapped in the “Blue Pulse” technology. Blue Pulse adjusts three trailing edge flap modules 15 to 40 times per second via piezoelectric motors.

The flaps move to reduce the effect of blade/vortex interaction. That interaction occurs as a trailing blade encounters the vortex of the preceding blade, causing an audible “slap.” And adjusting the interaction dramatically reduces the slap.

Obama nominates TSA Administrator

President Obama has nominated retired Army Major General Robert Harding to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Harding spent more than 35 years working in U.S. intelligence and retired in 2001 as a senior Army intelligence officer. Harding served on Obama’s transition team.

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Gulfstream was $150,000, which took 10 days to complete. Cost of repair for the Malibu was $2500. However, the total settlement on both of these incidents has not been finalized. Even when it is finalized, it won’t speak to the actual total cost to the FBO. What are some of the other cost considerations? (The below are by no means all inclusive) Additional Loss to aircraft owner • Deductibles • Hidden deductibles • Loss of Use • Loss of Value • Other losses (one owner reported loss of four Bose Headsets and a Garman 697, which were later determined to have been stolen while the aircraft was waiting for repair). Direct Costs to the FBO, not covered by FBO policy: • Deductible • Damage to FBO equipment/ mobile equipment • Equipment Rental for out of service /damaged equipment • Damage to FBO Hangar/door • Other Out of Pocket costs ( 4 Bose headsets and Garmin 697) • Potential claim for recovery of Aircraft owner losses when FBO Insurance limits are exhausted. Indirect Costs to the FBO: • Administrative / Management Cost • Investigate and gather information • Reports and claim preparation and filing • Coordinating with Agent/claims adjuster/legal advisors • Customer Relations • Legal fees and counsel not covered by policy • HR – (employee counseling, employee termination and hiring new personnel) Additional Line Service Costs: • Accident incident report

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Eurocopter EC 225 Super Puma Total production (all variants): 8 First flight Nov. 27, 2000 Engine(s): (2) Makila 2A HP (takeoff) 2,097 shp/1,563 kW ea Dimensions: main rotor 53.14 ft/16.2 m, Tail rotor 10.33 ft/3.15 m, Height 16.3 ft/4.97 m, Length 63.98 ft/19.5 m, Width 13.0 ft/3.96 m Empty weight: 11,621 lbs/5,271 kg Gross weight: 24,251 lbs /11,000 kg Useful internal load: 12,630 lbs/5,729 kg External 10,472 lbs /4,750 kg Vne: 175 kts/324 kmh Max cruise: 141 kts/261.5 kmh Max rate of climb: 1,062 fpm/5.4 ms HIGE: 6,350 ft/1,936 m HOGE: 2,607 ft/795 m Service ceiling: 13,180 ft /4,020 m, S/E service ceiling 3,130 ft/954 m, Std fuel: 674 gal/2,553 lit Max fuel: 84 gal/318 lit + 5x(126 gal/475 lit) opt tanks Max range std fuel (no reserve): 448 nm/829 km, Range with opt fuel 922 nm/1,707 km IFR Crew: 1/2 Passengers 24 + attendant

Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight Produced:1962–1971 Total Production: H-46: 524, First flight: August 1962, introduction in 1964 Engine(s): 2 x General Electric T58GE-16 turboshaft engines generating 1,870shp and driving two 3-blade rotor systems. Dimensions: Length: 44.82ft (13.66m), Width:0.00ft (0.00m), Height: 16.70ft (5.09m) Max Speed: 166mph (267kmh; 144kts) Max Range: 690miles (1,110km) Rate-of-Climb:1,715ft/min (523m/min) Service Ceiling: 9,498ft (2,895m; 1.8miles) Empty Weight: 11,585lbs (5,255kg) MTOW: 24,299lbs (11,022kg) Accommodation: 3 + 25

Bell Helicopter 427 Total Production (all variants): 55+ Comments: Features electronic engine controls, flat-pack transmission, and integrated instrument displays (IIDS). Engines: Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207D. HP: (Takeoff) 1,420 SHP/ 1,059 kw Dimensions: Main Rotor 37 ft/11.3 m, Tail Rotor 5.7 ft/1.7 m, Height: 10.5 ft/3.2 m, Length: 42.6 ft/13 m, Width: 8.8 ft/2.7 m Empty Weight: 3,881 lb/1,760 kg Max Gross Weight Std: 6,350 lb/2,880 kg Max Gross Weight Alt: 6,550 lb/2,971 kg Useful Load Std: L 2,469 lb/1,120 kg Useful Load Alt: 2,669 lb/1,211 kg External: 3,000 lb/1,361 kg Vne: 140 kn/ 259 km/h Max Cruise: 138 kn/ 256 km/h Max Rate of Climb: 1,600 fpm 8.1 mps HIGE: 9,000 ft/2,743 m HOGE: 6,000 ft/1,829 m Service Ceiling: 10,000 ft/3,048 m S/E Service Ceiling 8,000 ft/2,438 m Std Fuel: 203.5 gal/770 L Max Fuel n/a IFR Crew: n/a VFR: Crew 1 Passengers 7

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Erickson Air-Crane S-64F Total production (all variants): 10 First flight 1993 Comments: The S-64F has the multimission capabilities of the E model with an increased external load capability of 25,000 lbs (~11,250 kg). Engine(s): (2) JFTS12A-5A HP (takeoff) 4,800 Dimensions: main rotor 72 ft/22 m Tail rotor 16 ft/5 m, Height 25.4 ft/7.6 m, Length 88.5 ft/26.6 m, Width 21.8 ft/6.5 m Empty weight: 20,000 lbs/9,074 kg Gross weight: 47,000 lbs/21,324 kg Useful load: 25,000 lbs/11,250 kg External: 25,000 lbs/11,250 kg Vne: 104 kts/193 kmh Max cruise 104 kts/193 kmh Max rate of climb: 4,000 fpm/1,200 mpm HIGE: 12,500 ft/3,811 m HOGE: 12,500 ft/3,811 m Service ceiling: 16,000 ft/4,800 m S/E service ceiling 12,500 ft/3,750 m Std fuel: 1,350 gal/5,116 lit, Max fuel 2,450 gals/9,285 lit Max range std fuel (no reserve): 250 nm/463 km Range with opt fuel: 450 nm/833 km VFR: Crew 2 Passengers N/A

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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 VFR Crew: 1 Passengers 3

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1992 Enstrom F28F To Be Auctioned! Saturday April 17th. 400 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90248. Dual control, with heater, wide instrument panel Graphic, direction Gyro, vertical speed indicator, GPS 60 Navigator. Needs engine overhaul due to overspeed. Call for location and inspection times, 310-353-7140.

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

For sale, Bell 206L-1C30P, N10761, SN45381. Total Time, 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, 425-825-8411, for more detailed information

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1993 American Eurocopter Twinstar AS355F2, Serial #5481, N355AV, 860 TT, S/N CAE841007, very low time, one owner, corporate helicopter. Owned and operated by the original buyer. Flown and maintained regularly since new. It has not been in storage, crash rebuilt, or used as a parts ship; just consistent small amounts of corporate usage year after year. No major damage history. For more information, Pollard Aircraft Sales, 817-626-7000 or www.pollard-aircraft.com

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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 Leonard-Morgan, Loudoun Aviation, Inc, +1 (540) 751-9543. plm@loudounaviation.com 04-10

1994 A109C SPIFR 5645 T, Utility Config with Many Optionals, Contact:  marc.mongeau@ orange.fr, tel: +33-608-786-373, fax: +33-153016-550 04-10

1981 Bell 412, S/N 33036, R/N: N412BE, 17,070 hours TT, EMS configured, ERA Auxiliary Fuel tank, For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

1982 Bell 206 L3 S/N 51009; 9885 hrs TT, Utility configuration, Ground handling wheels, Dual Garmin SL-40 VHF Comm, For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

1996 Bell 430 S/N 49011, R/N: N431UT, 6006 hours TT, EMS configured. Heated bird proof windshield. Pulse light. For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

1981 Bell 206 L3 (L1/C-30P) , S/N: 45694, R/N: C-GWHA, 8054 hours TT, Utility Configured, Facet Scavenge filter, Dual Garmin SL-40 VHF COMM, For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

1989 Bell 206 L3 S/N 51328, R/N: 2473 hrs TT, corporate configured, 5 place cabin seating, Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-7533700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

1981 Bell 206 L1 S/N: 45676, R/N: N811SP, 6483 hours TT, Corporate/Private Configuration, Baggage extender & Ambulance Doors, No Damage History. For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

2006 Bell 206 L-4 Long Ranger IV S/N 52324, 180 TT, Dual Controls, Rotor Brake, Air Conditioner, Heater, Particle Separator, Skywatch Traffic, Stormscope, Garmin Package: GNS 530 GPS/COMM, SL 30 COMM/NAV, GTX 327 Digital Transponder, GTX 155XL IFR GPS, Sales 512-292-7088 04-10

1993 Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III - PRICE REDUCED! S/N 4281, 731 TT, Corporate Background, New Paint and Interior, Dual Controls, Rotor Brake, High Skids with FliteSteps, Heater and Defroster, Pneumatic Door Openers, King Avionics: KMA-24H Audio Panel, Bose Headsets. Sales 512-292-7088 04-10

Bell 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, 425-825-8411, for more detailed information 04-10 Bell 206 fuselage SN1510, good shape, good condition. Call 631-588-2780. 04-10

1981 Bell 206 L1, S/N: 45676, R/N: N811SP, 6,483 hrs TT, Corporate / Private Configuration. For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com (04-10)

AS 332-L1 Super Puma ready for sale or lease first quarter • Major components including drive train, engines and blades are zero-time new • 7500-hour/15 year “G” inspection completed, Airframe total time 3,184 • Aircraft is equipped and upgraded to North Sea safety standards • First Sagem fully integrated glass cockpit for AS 332 model • All inspections/installations completed by Vector Aerospace • Upgraded airframe and electrical for air conditioning • 2 Garmin 530 GPS, SkyTrac and TCAS-TAS620 • All gyros replaced by Sagem APIRS System

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2008 Bell 206 L-4 LongRanger IV - PRICED REDUCED! S/N 52387, 30 TT, High Skids with FliteSteps, Dual Controls, Rotor Brake, High Altitude Tail Rotor, Cargo Hook Provisions, Wire Strike Protection System, 7-Place Blue Vinyl Interior. Sales 512-292-7088 04-10

1999 Bell 407 Price Reduced.S/N 53329, 1461 TT, VIP Corporate Background, 2-Tube EFIS, Coupled Autopilot, Skywatch, Stormscope, Fuel Computer, Stereo, High Skids, Rotor Brake, Air Conditioner, Heater, Strobes. Sales 512-2927088 04-10

1979, Bell 206 B III, TTSN 13,960, SMOH 849, SPOH 3,750/3,750; Equipped with night flying, GPS, Cargo hook, Dual control. Excellent Condition. $540,000 Call Raymond, 418-871-0047. Visit www.thabetaeroplus.ca 04-10

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1975 Bell 206B2–Nice older ship, no damage history, mid time componets, Garmin 420, Dart Bear Paws, snow baffels, Hook, auto relight, aux King and FM radio, dual controls, baggage extender, range extender,wedge windows frt, fresh paint & interior 4-yrs ago, always hangered, low skids for 130 mph cruise $395,000. Contact Tom 253-261-1468 04-10

2009 Bell 206 L4, S/N: 52405, R/N: N391SB, “Green” Standard Configuration, For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-7533700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

For sale, Bell 206L-1C30P, N1076T, SN45373. TotalTime, 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 04-10

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1989 Bell 206 L3, S/N 51328, R/N: C-FYGB, 2,473 hrs TT, Corporate Configured. For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com (04-10)

1998 Bell 412 EP, S/N 36201, R/N: N412AT. Exclusively Offered For Sale. 5,760 Hours TT, Standard Configuration, Like New Condition. For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-7533700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com (04-10)

Enstrom

1992 Enstrom F28F To Be Auctioned! Saturday April 17th. 400 E. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90248. Dual control, with heater, wide instrument panel Graphic, direction Gyro, vertical speed indicator, GPS 60 Navigator. Needs engine overhaul due to overspeed. Call for location and inspection times, 310-353-7140 04-10

UNDER OFFER! 2007 Eurocopter EC 120 B S/N: 1494 R/N: C-GWTX Corporate / Private Configured 500 hours TT. For Additional Information: Contact Mark Clancy 763-753-3700, mclancy@helicopterbuyer.com 04-10

1986 Eurocopter AS350BA, SN 1904, HP100M, 4650 TT, Asking $795,000 USD. For more information, Pollard Aircraft Sales, 817626-7000 or www.pollard-aircraft.com 05-10 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 LongTerm Lease. 425-8258411, Lash@rainierheli.com 04-10 1983 AS-365N Dauphin VIP S/N: 6080, 3400 TT, Fresh Airframe Major Overhaul Contact: marc. mongeau@orange.fr, Ph: +33 608 786 373, Fax: +33 153 016 550 04-10 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 LongTerm Lease. 425-8258411, Lash@rainierheli.com 04-10


MD Helicopters

1990 BO105 LS, 4750-TT. Eng 1&2 418-TT.Well equipped, executive configuration, new paint ‘06. $750,000. www.tradewindinternational. com Tradewind Int’l: 800-585-7004, 608-7563632, fax 608-756-2606 04-10

1993 American Eurocopter Twinstar AS355F2, Serial #5481, N355AV, 860TT, S/N CAE841007, very low time, one owner, corporate helicopter. Owned and operated by the original buyer. Flown and maintained regularly since new. It has not been in storage, crash rebuilt, or used as a parts ship; just consistent small amounts of corporate usage year after year. No major damage history. For more information, Pollard Aircraft Sales, 817-626-7000 or www.pollardaircraft.com 05-10

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 (04-10)

Hughes

1992, MD520N S/N LN019,TTSN 6850, SMOH 1750, King KY196VHF, King KY76 Transponder, GPS, Interior and Exterior are in good condition, There is no damage. Call Raymond for price, 418871-0047. Visit www.thabetaeroplus.ca 04-10

1993 MD520N S/N:LN046; TTSN 6171, King KY196VHF, King KY76 Transponder, GPS, Auto re-ignite, Interior and Exterior are in good condition, Call Raymond for price, 418-871-0047. Visit www.thabetaeroplus.ca 04-10

2009 MD500E Super Low Time 35TT, Factory Warranty remaining, Beautiful Royal Blue Paint, Comfort windows with sliders on all doors, Paravion door openers on all doors, LH rotor brake, Fargo aux tank, Slant panel, GNS 430 nav/com/ gps, Radar altimeter. Airexcell has new and used MD Helicopters. Check them all out at www. airexcell.us or call Mark at 717-309-3100 04-10 1981 MD500D, S/N 911027D, 6351 TTSN, In shop for avionics/airframe refurb: New AFS filter kit, New Windows, New Paint to cust. spec. & installation of straight 500D instrument panel w/flt inst group and radios. M/R blades avg 69% time remaining, 79 hrs since HSI. Fresh 100/300/ Annual inspections 11/09. Numerous STC’d kits installed. Price $515K, Call for detailed equipment list & component times. 888-463-7953 or AACINC@ATT.NET 04-10

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2009 Raven II, New unit–Ferry Time only, A/C, HID landing light, bubble windows,Vertical compass PAI-700, Artificial Horizon, Transponder, Garmin GTX300 Mode, S w/Remote Mode C Altitude Encoder, ELT, Kannad 406 AF Series 406 MHz, Pilot-side avionics console, GPS/ COM Garmin 420W, Bose interface-all seats, NAT AA12S Stereo Controller Req’d w/2nd COM. Contact Dominique Youakim 217-5121000, dominique@flywithcia.com, www.flywithcia.com 04-10

2009 Raven II, New unit–Ferry Time only, A/C, HID landing light, bubble windows,Vertical compass PAI-700, Artificial Horizon, Transponder, Garmin GTX300 Mode, S w/Remote Mode C Altitude Encoder, ELT, Kannad 406 AF Series 406 MHz, Pilot-side avionics console, GPS/ COM Garmin 420W, Bose interface-all seats, NAT AA12S Stereo Controller Req’d w/2nd COM. Contact Dominique Youakim 217-5121000, dominique@flywithcia.com, www.flywithcia.com 04-10

2010 R44, 0TT, 9-hole panel, tinted bubble windows all around. Silver paint with blue strip, blue leather, A/C at the 2009 price. Contact Bulldog Aviation 501-425-1215, paul@teamairpro.com 04-10

2009 RII w/AC, 45 hrs TT. Metallic Astro paint, tan leather, bubble windows, Bose headsets, Garmin 420 & 330 w/traffic displayed. Part 135 flown & maintained. Will Export or Deliver. Full specs & price at hrheli.com. Call Dave at 757488-9044 or e-mail hrheli@hrheli.com 04-10

1997 R-44 Astro, 1770 hrs TT. 9-hole panel perfect for instrument training w/Garmin 430. All AD’s & SB’s complied with and will sell with Fresh 100 hr/Annual Inspection. Full specs & price at www.hrheli.com. Call Dave at 757-4889044 or e-mail hrheli@hrheli.com 04-10 R44Sales.com

2000 Raven I, N6GS, SN 0878, TT 925, Engine SMOH 51, King KT76 Transponder, King KY196A Com Radion, Artificial Horizon, Bose Interface, Engine Overhauled by G&N Aircraft 2007, Tan cloth, fire extinguisher. Contact Dominique Youakim 217-512-1000, dominique@ flywithcia.com, www.flywithcia.com 04-10

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 904-8245506 or visit R44Sales.com for details. 04-10 NEW 2010 RAVEN II,Dark blue blue leather interior, ac bubble windows, Garmin 430, vertical compass, 406elt $423000 Contact: Florida Suncoast Helicopters, Bill Cooper, 800-391-2397 04-10 ROBINSON R22 BETA II with Garmin G400 GPS available for lease to flight school. Call 323-3761969 or email info@robinsonleasing.com,Visit our website http://www.robinsonleasing.com 04-10

2008 Raven I, TT 60, Bubble windows, Vertical compass PAI-700, Artificial horizon, Transponder, Garmin GTX328 Mode S w/Remote Mode C Altitude Encoder, ELT, Pointer 3000, Pilot-side Avionics Console, GPS/COM Garmin 420W, NAT AA12S Stereo Controller Req’d w/2nd COM, 2 Bose headsets. Contact Dominique Youakim 217-512-1000, dominique@flywithcia. com, www.flywithcia.com 04-10

2009 Raven II, New unit–FerryTime only,A/C, HID landing light, bubble windows, Vertical compass PAI-700, Artificial Horizon, Transponder, Garmin GTX300 Mode, S w/Remote Mode C Altitude Encoder, ELT, Kannad 406 AF Series 406 MHz, Pilot-side avionics console, GPS/COM Garmin 420W, Bose interface-all seats, NAT AA12S Stereo Controller Req’d w/2nd COM. Contact DominiqueYouakim 217-512-1000, dominique@ flywithcia.com, www.flywithcia.com 04-10

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2009 RII w/AC - 40 hrs TT.Yellow & black w/tan leather, bubble windows, Bose headsets, Garmin 420, & AM/FM/CD; full specs & price at hrheli. com. Will Export or Deliver. Call Dave at 757488-9044 or e-mail hrheli@hrheli.com 04-10

R-22 Mariner B, 1989 1220 TT, 1 owner, primer aux/tank bubble windows art horizon Garmin GPS King 155 cargo hook MR blades 50 TT, like new inside/out, fresh annual, lost medical must sell. Make offer. 209-662-4757 04-10


Schweizer FOR SALE: 2008 Schweizer 269C with TT 681.8 Instrument Trainer Asking $290K Pls. call: Ken Thrasher/ Heli-Tech: 850-763-9000 email: ana@helitechinc.com 12-10 1996 Schweizer 300CB, N20059 ACTT:2385, ENGTT:385, SN:0053,  VFR, Very Clean, hangared, flyable ground wheels, cabin heater.  600 HR, 24 Mo Insp. completed 12/08.  $150,000. Contact Patrick at Adirondack helicopters, Inc. (315)8684901 email: PSDillon81@hotmail.com 04-10 Owner wants offers! SAVE 1000’s for like NEW– N388JA, 2004 S-300CBi, 388 TTSN,VFR w/6pack Instrumentation, IFR trainer easily possible. 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 (04-10)

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Operations 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 06-10

1962 Sikorsky S-58T, TTSN 9976, SMOH 14287/13219, SPOH Ask Status, Cargo interior, exterior has been newly painted. Call Raymond for price, 418-871-0047. Visit www. thabetaeroplus.ca 04-10

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Parts Bell 206B Main Rotor Blade,P/N 206-010-200-133. The blade has 3,429 hours remaining or 68%. Call Steve @ 800-359-6457 or sl@botco.com 04-10 H269C-1 Parts/Project machine for sale.  Mfg. Date:11-99 Reg:N2029H SN:101  98% Complete project ship new and used parts.  No blades; main or tail.  395TTAF.  $105k.  Will consider parting out.  Call Patrick (315)8684901 Email: PSDillon81@hotmail.com 04-10 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 918-756-6969. (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) Bell HelicopterTailbooms 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: 604-5331517, E-mail: mike@helistructures.com (06-10) Bell 206L-4 New Low Skid kit for sale.Will trade for float kit for L-4. 631-588-2780. 04-10

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. 530-743- 0151 (04-10) Bell 206B Tail Rotor Gear Box as removed. P/N 206-040-400-13 outright. 631-588-2780. 04-10 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) 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 (12-10) 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 (12-10) 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 (02-11) 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 (02-11) MD Helicopter parts. We have a few new MD Helicopter parts. Preferred Airparts, 800-4330814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11)

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Dealer & Broker of Civil Turbine Helicopters

HELICOPTERS FOR SALE: 1998 Bell 412 EP

S/N: 36201

5,760 hrs TT

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S/N: 33036

17,070 hrs TT

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S/N: 45676

6,483 hrs TT

Private

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Hughes parts. We have some new Hughes parts at big discounts. Preferred Airparts, 800433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11) Hiller parts. We have a small stock of new Hiller parts. Check with us often. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-6980280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts. com (02-11) 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, 800-4330814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11) Enstrom parts. We have a small stock of new Enstrom parts. Check with us often. Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; 330-6980280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts. com (02-11) 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, 800433-0814 US/Canada; 330-698-0280. Check stock at www.preferredairparts.com (02-11) New STC Tail Rotor Blades, Part No. 204-2200101 for 204 UH-1 heliopters from Van 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 631-588-2780. 04-10 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 610268-2048 Fax 610-268-0342 04-10 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 972-790-6397 fax 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 +1 334-3610290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts.com (08-10) UH-1 Overhauled Components available exchange or outright; 204-012-101-141 M/R hub, 204-040-016-5 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., 204-040-003-37 gear box 42, 204-040-012-13 gear box 90. Pac West Helicopters CRS PW6R1161J Tel/530241-2402 “e” pwheli@awwwsome.com 04-10 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 AD9925-12 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/530-241-2402 “e” pwheli@awwwsome.com 04-10

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CIA is an authorized dealer for the Simplex 244 Spray System. From Sales to Complete Installation call for more information. Contact Dominique Youakim 217-512-1000, dominique@ flywithcia.com, www.flywithcia.com 04-10 Bulldog Aviation–Go where you want to go! Located at Saline Co. Regional Airport (KSUZ),We’ll trade for anything! Flight instructors on duty. Call 501-425-1215, paul@teamairpro.com 09-10 Fuel cell repair or replacement for all makes & models–FAA approved commercial crash resistant construction, flexible bladder nitrile rubber construction, all constructionTSO-C80 certified, 2-year warranty. Contact Floats & Fuel Cells at 901-842-7110, www.ffcfuelcells.com (12-10) 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. 901-842-7110, www.ffcfuelcells.com (12-10) Support the helicopter industry...Become a member of HAI! Call 800-435-4976 or 703683-4646, Email mbr@rotor.com, or visit www. rotor.com 04-10 BELL 47 PARTS FAA/PMA Approved We have over 50 years of knowledge in the Bell 47 Model Helicopter. If you have a question or need a part contact us.Texas Helicopter Co., Inc. 972-399-1045 office or 972-790-6397 fax or email us at texashelicopter@aol.com or visit our web site www.thcwasp.com 04-10

WEST FLORIDA HELICOPTERS 30 years of service to the Helicopter Industry: 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 (04-10) Bell Helicopter Importations and Exports, Pre Buy Inspections, as well as Helicopter Appraisals. . Contact: CHS. Mike Duck, Phone: 604533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, E-mail: mike@ helistructures.com (06-10) CHS - your complete Bell Helicopter Repair and Overhaul Facility, supporting only Bell Helicopter Products from Component Overhauls to Major Inspections. CHS puts quality first. CHS #9-5225 216th Street Langley, B.C. V2Y 2N3 www.helistructures.com Transport Canada AMO#.137-96 and EASA.145.7112 604-5331148 Fax: 604-533-1517 mike@helistructures. com (06-10) Bell Helicopter Commercial and UH-1 Component Overhauls. 205/212/412/206B/L Series and 407. Quality Services, Competitive Pricing withTechnical staff, specializing only in Bell Products. Contact: CHS, Mike Duck, Phone: 604533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, E-mail: mike@ helistructures.com (06-10) Rotor blade repairs by HeliBlade, Inc. a FAA Repair Station. Contact Pablo Martinez at 530743-0151 (04-10)


Specializing in Bell Helicopter Commercial and UH-1 Tailboom Overhauls. 205/212/412 Tailbooms, 206B/L and 407 overhauled using Bell Approved Jigs. Tailbooms overhauled to Bell Specifications. Certification provided Transport Canada Form 1. Mike Duck, 604-533-1148, Fax: 604-533-1517, mike@helistructures.com (06-10)

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WANTED Universal Turbine Parts, Inc. We buy Turbine 08/03/2010 15:15 Page 1 Aircraft Engines & Inventory. All conditions. Call or Fax for a Quote 334-361-7853; fax 334-3610290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts.com (08-10)

Parts Wanted Bell 206 B&L, 204, 205, 212, 214 , MD, Eurocopter, & Allison. Looking for R/B,W/S, Duals etc. kits and parts. We buy inventories or By The Piece. Call Tradewind Int’l. 800-5857004, 608-756-3632. www.helicopterparts.net info@tradewindinternational.com (12-10)

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Export / Import, Pre-Buys & Transport ANYWHERE! Aircraft Recovery. Contact Tom Sullivan at Sterling Helicopter 215-271-2510 Fax 215-788-7319 E-mail: tom@sterlinghelicopter. com 04-10

Borescope and Videoscope Repair Services.   Any brand or any model.  Your one stop source for the best value visual inspection equipment since 1981.  Check out our new products and rental units at www.Borescopesrus.com or call Borescopes-R-Us at 931-362-4009 04-10

Bulldog Aviation had an immediate buyer for a mid-time Robinson R22. Call 501-425-1215, paul@teamairpro.com 09-10

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Component Overhauls & Part Sales, FAA,CRS, Agusta, Bell, Eurocopter, & MD  Approved CSF, Acclaimed Quality Service, Competitive pricing, Discount on Parts, Dedicated Friendly Customer Service. Contact Tom Sullivan at Sterling Helicopter. 215-271-2510 Fax 215-788-7319, E-mail: tom@sterlinghelicopter.com 04-10

TOOLS Make life easier - or at least make your engine and aircraft inspections easier using a flexible borescope from Machida, Inc. Call: 800-4315420 or info@machidascope.com (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 for a Quote Call USA +1 334-361-7853, FAX USA +1 334-3610290 E-MAIL: sales@UTPparts.com (08-10)

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Schools / Training Helicopter Training in Hawaii. Excellence in Flight Training at Mauna Loa Helicopters on Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island. Come fly with us in the best weather in the US. MLH offers: PVT, COM, IFR, CFI, CFII, ATP, FAA certified FLY-IT simulator, mountain course, external load training, and now offering fixed wing training. MLH is 141 certified, and VA approved. Student financing / student housing / college degree programs / International flight training / accelerated programs available. Call (808) 334-0234 or email info@maunaloahelicopters.com (04-10)

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Helicopter Instruction: Training in R-44 Raven for private, instrument, commercial and solo time building. Block rates start at $299 wet. Kissimmee Airport near Orlando attractions. Call Thom at 407-973-9347 or visit www.kissimmeehelicopters.com

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