Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Helicopter lands on railing to drop off crew - Charles D'Alberto

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An incredibly brave helicopter pilot manages to land on a narrow guard rail to drop off a doctor at the scene of a crash on Norway.
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years - Charles D'Alberto

ALBUQUERQUE — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.
Elvis designed the interior, which has red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engines and needs a restoration of its cockpit. says the jet was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley.
It has been privately owned for 35 years and sitting on a tarmac in Roswell, N.M.
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Sikorsky s-97 Raider - Charles D'Alberto

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Two rigid coaxial rotor prototypes designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. 

Developed as Sikorsky entry for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) program, after the cancelation of the ARH-70 Arapaho. Main contender was the American Eurocopter/Lockheed-Martin AAS-72X but the Army cancelled the program in late 2013. 

Powered by one General Electric T700 engine, the same engine of the UH-60M Blackhawk, the first prototype completes maiden flight on May 22, 2015. 

Sikorsky is exploring civil applications for the S-97, such as transporting personnel between offshore oil platforms

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HISTORIC DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY - First EVER flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel - Charles D'Alberto

HISTORY was made today as US President Donald Trump's Airforce One was the first aircraft in history to make a direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel... Congratulations to the POTUS, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.... PEACE is POSSIBLE! DREAM BIG!
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Friday, May 19, 2017

MSH confirms additional launch customer in Norway - Charles D'Alberto

Marenco Swisshelicopter (MSH) has announced the official signature of a launch customer contract with Tronrud Engineering AS from Norway. The Swiss-made single-turbine SH09 helicopter will be based in the Eggemoen Aviation and Technology Park, 60 kilometers North-West of Oslo, Norway. 
Tronrud Engineering AS will operate the SH09 as a company helicopter and as a utility and logistics vehicle that will support the development of the industrial park. The multifaceted Eggemoen Aviation and Technology Park is the only one of its kind in the country, offering exciting opportunities for industrial development. Spread over a total area of 230 hectares, the industrial park employs more than 300 employees, with high technical competences — both at national and international levels.

Today Eggemoen Aviation and Technology Park is home to a diverse and innovative business community ranging from small to large-scale establishments in advanced and sensitive high technology. The park operates with its own airport and benefits from a direct access by road and train.

The MSH team is proud that the SH09 helicopter has been selected as an entire element of the park and airport’s networking tools where the aircraft will improve the needed connectivity to the region. 

Tronrud Engineering AS has been a helicopter pioneer and operator since the 1970s. Its initial interest was materialized while signing a letter of intent at HAI Heli-Expo 2014. “The progress achieved in the past years with the engineering and assembling of two flying prototypes, with a third prototype due in summer 2017, and with the overall maturing of MSH as a company, were the factors that lead to the decision of entering into a firm agreement,” said Olav Tronrud, CEO.

MSH now raises the count of the launch customers that will be part of the limited group of operators of the SH09 in Europe. Those initial and limited operators will benefit from exceptional conditions, equipment base and collaboration concept with MSH working closely throughout the program development and particularly for the phase-in of the helicopter into operations. 

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

China's Z-19E armed helicopter makes maiden flight - Charles D'Alberto

HARBIN, May 18 (Xinhua) -- The China-developed Z-19E armed helicopter made its maiden flight Thursday in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
The Z-19E featured hovering maneuvers, close ground-effect maneuvering and low passes above the airport to demonstrate its performance.
The new generation export-oriented model was developed by the AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry to meet the requirements of the international military trade market, according to the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
The helicopter is the latest narrow-body tandem-seat armed helicopter. It is also the country's first export-oriented helicopter made especially for attack purposes.
"It is able to be deployed for battlefield support and a variety of other missions in a complicated battlefield environment during both day and night," said Li Shengwei, deputy chief designer of AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry.
The helicopter has a tandem dual-seat cabin layout, providing both pilots in the front and back with a wide horizon. Its maneuverability and survival possibilities on the battlefield are great improvements, according to Li.
With a maximum take-off weight of 4,250 kilograms, the Z-19E is a light armed helicopter with obvious advantages in cruising speed, climb rate, and usable ceiling, according to its developer.
The Z-19E is mainly intended to attack tanks, armed vehicles, defense works and other targets on the ground.
It can provide direct fire support to ground troops, attack helicopters and other low-altitude targets, fly at a very low altitude and fly as part of a convoy of helicopters.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ISIS Downs Iraqi Helicopter West of Mosul - Charles D'Alberto

BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi air force helicopter was downed west of Mosul on Saturday afternoon, after coming under fire from the Islamic State group, according to Iraq's joint operations command.
The helicopter was hit while supporting Iraq's mostly Shiite militia forces in an operation to retake villages still held by the militants in the sprawling desert to Mosul's west, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, the command's spokesman, said in a statement. The source of the attack was ground fire, the pilot landed safely and there were no fatalities, he added.
The government-sanctioned Shiite militia forces known as the Popular Mobilization Units launched an operation to retake a small village just south of Sinjar on Friday.
Inside Mosul, Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition are slowly closing in on a small cluster of neighborhoods in the city's west held by the extremist group. The operation to retake Mosul was launched in October, and the city's east side was declared liberated in January. Iraqi forces launched the operation to retake the west the following month.
The U.S.-led coalition does not provide air cover for operations led by the Popular Mobilization Units.
The last time an Iraqi helicopter was shot down was in April, and the crash killed both pilots. In addition to coalition air support, Iraqi air force and army aircraft conduct regular strike operations over the city to support police and special forces units battling IS.
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