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PUERTO RICAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT SELECTS BELL 429
Monday, January 16, 2017
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Source: Bell Helicopter


Source: Bell Helicopter


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FORT WORTH, Tex. - Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 429 to the Department of Health, Puerto Rico. The aircraft is configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and equipped to conduct medical rescue missions throughout the region.

Bell Helicopter continues to strengthen their brand in Puerto Rico, with nearly 20 aircraft operating in the region. The region is also home to four Bell 429s performing a number of mission sets to include EMS, search and rescue and parapublic operations.

The Bell 429 is the only light twin-engine helicopter on the market with true two-litter capability, featuring enough cabin space for two medical attendants and two crew members. The Bell 429 also offers a fully integrated glass cockpit, advanced drive system and SBAS navigation and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operators. The Bell 429 also features a spacious cabin and extra-large 60 inch side doors, as well as IFR capability certified for single or dual pilot operations.

Source:  Bell Helicopter
Source Date: January 16, 2017
Posted: 01/16/2017

 
 
S-92 AAIB ACCIDENT REPORT RELEASED
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Source: Sikorsky Aircraft


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STRATFORD, Conn. - Following a December 28 loss of control incidient involving a CHC Sikorsky S-92, the United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation Branch issued a special bulletin. The AAIB reported that the helicopter's tail rotor pitch change shaft double row angular contact bearing was discovered to be severly distressed, showing signs of overheating and wear. Barrel-shaped bearing rollers seized to the inner member, with the outer race roller demonstrating enough play to impart a torsional load to the tail rotor servo. The tortional load fractured the primary piston rod inside the servo, separated the secondary piston sleeve, and ultimately ended up in total loss of tail rotor control.

Sikorsky issed an alert service bulletin on January 10 to mitigate the issue, and is requiring operators to use S-92 HUMS ground station software to review tail rotor conditions. Sikorsky is continuing its investigation into the issue and will communicate with customers as information develops.

Source:  UK AAIB
Associated URL: https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-special-bulletin-s1-2017-on-sikorsky-s-92a-g-wnsr
Source Date: January 11, 2017
Posted: 01/13/2017

 
 
SIKORSKY AWARDED CH-53K FLIGHT TESTING CONTRACT
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Source: Lockheed Martin


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WASHINGTON - The US Navy has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $24 million contract for the CH-53K system development and demonstration effort. This modification includes the on-going efforts and the current work focusing on the flight testing of the CH-53K engineering development models.

Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (40 percent); West Palm Beach, Florida (40 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2018.

Source:  US Navy
Associated URL: defense.gov
Source Date: January 11, 2017
Posted: 01/13/2017

 

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