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Forum: Rotorheads
12th Feb 2019, 11:04
Replies: 139
Views: 91,190
Posted By rrekn

Here's the latest: ...

Here's the latest:

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2019-02-11/bristow-hints-bankruptcy-drops-columbia-deal

Doesn't look good...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Feb 2019, 11:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,943
Posted By rrekn

Wonder how soon this will translate into the...

Wonder how soon this will translate into the civil CT7 line, in particular the CT7-8A in the S-92.

An S-92 with 50% more power and 25% better range would be a fantastic machine
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2019, 07:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By rrekn

The issue here is the definition of 'Search and...

The issue here is the definition of 'Search and Rescue'.

Many countries already have so called 'SAR' fixed wings that in reality can only search for survivors and perhaps drop a draft or stores to...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2019, 02:36
Replies: 13
Views: 4,075
Posted By rrekn

I think we will see the V-280 as the winner of...

I think we will see the V-280 as the winner of this program. Higher speed, longer range and list risk. Well done Bell.

Wonder what the military designation will be? UH-65? MV-25?
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2019, 10:26
Replies: 24
Views: 2,624
Posted By rrekn

And for a better example of what high disk...

And for a better example of what high disk loading leads to:

(watch for the trees)

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Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2019, 10:16
Replies: 24
Views: 2,624
Posted By rrekn

Speaking of mechanically complex, with a fixed...

Speaking of mechanically complex, with a fixed pitched prop of that size, there will be no ability to autorotate.

Being essentially single engine, I wonder how they are going to argue there is...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2019, 13:13
Replies: 24
Views: 2,624
Posted By rrekn

Not sure you'll get all the fans vertical... Not...

Not sure you'll get all the fans vertical... Not a lot of lifting devices left.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jan 2019, 11:49
Replies: 57
Views: 12,345
Posted By rrekn

And there is another contender. ...

And there is another contender.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/750x422/singleattack300dpi_05e3b18258fdf4885be7fdb8eed93126dc66a612.png

AVX Aircraft and L3 Team up..

AVX...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2018, 10:07
Replies: 35
Views: 6,585
Posted By rrekn

Back to the AW189s, I heard from one of the...

Back to the AW189s, I heard from one of the drivers at CHC that the issue was an incorrect weight from the factory. The machines were grounded on the Friday, inspected over the weekend and back in...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Dec 2018, 05:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By rrekn

In Europe I would recommend talking to...

In Europe I would recommend talking to Lite-Flite. They manufacture harnesses and quick releases all to EASA standards.

https://www.lite-flite.aero/
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2018, 14:30
Replies: 47
Views: 3,993
Posted By rrekn

The notion that UK, AUS, NZ and elsewhere are...

The notion that UK, AUS, NZ and elsewhere are 'socialist' in not allowing an open market competition in EMS is short sighted. With the exception of Queensland, all EMS helicopters in AUS and NZ are...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2018, 11:21
Replies: 77
Views: 37,613
Posted By rrekn

Sounds like an excellent machine technically,...

Sounds like an excellent machine technically, pity the headline stats of pax/payload/range will prevent is competing against the AW139 and hence unlikely be seen in significant numbers offshore.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 11:57
Replies: 8
Views: 6,551
Posted By rrekn

That would take some doing... That said, if...

That would take some doing... That said, if anyone can do it, it would be the Ruskis
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2018, 01:45
Replies: 8
Views: 6,551
Posted By rrekn

Not sure how well that delta wing will work, the...

Not sure how well that delta wing will work, the large surface area will causes issues with downdraft from the rotors, especially in the hover.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2018, 13:36
Replies: 57
Views: 16,282
Posted By rrekn

Spot on Industry, especially with an operator who...

Spot on Industry, especially with an operator who doesn't have an operation.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2018, 12:43
Replies: 12
Views: 3,440
Posted By rrekn

There is no specific prohibition for location...

There is no specific prohibition for location under 29.952, but all depends on the design. In the AW139 (much like the S-76) the fuel tanks are located aft of the passenger cabin to allow sufficient...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2018, 13:56
Replies: 23
Views: 5,101
Posted By rrekn

I don't think they will challenge again (Sikorsky...

I don't think they will challenge again (Sikorsky already did (https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uh-1-replacement-award-delayed-until-fourth-quarter-449048/)) as the AW139 (or MH-139 as...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Sep 2018, 13:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,481
Posted By rrekn

It's now official: CHC Australia Awarded...

It's now official:

CHC Australia Awarded Contract for Offshore Northwest Australia (http://www.heliopsmag.com/news/chc-australia-awarded-contract-for-offshore-northwest-australia)
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Sep 2018, 03:47
Replies: 48
Views: 23,193
Posted By rrekn

Interim report is out, cites defective main rotor...

Interim report is out, cites defective main rotor mast supplied by Airbus
...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2018, 10:59
Replies: 57
Views: 16,282
Posted By rrekn

Very quiet on this one... anyone heard anything?

Very quiet on this one... anyone heard anything?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2018, 13:03
Replies: 27
Views: 11,622
Posted By rrekn

Shrinking is right Brother, once both Prelude and...

Shrinking is right Brother, once both Prelude and Icthus move into production, Broome will be a very small town, likely with only one operator... Interesting times ahead.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2018, 06:52
Replies: 27
Views: 11,622
Posted By rrekn

Pumping in Oz eh? I heard they are loosing $7m a...

Pumping in Oz eh? I heard they are loosing $7m a year offshore as a result of bidding all their current contracts below cost (and hence the departure of Mr Boag).

Dingo is right, if a sector is...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2018, 10:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,190
Posted By rrekn

H175 NLG Failure

Heard from a bloke in Aberdeen that an H175 (Babcock?) had a NLG failure yesterday and they had to put it down on sandbags?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2018, 13:58
Replies: 57
Views: 16,282
Posted By rrekn

Looks like something is coming... something 'like...

Looks like something is coming... something 'like a 139'.

https://twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne/status/1011165946726109184
https://not-twitter.com/
7NewsMelbourne/status/1011165946726109184...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2018, 13:02
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