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Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2021, 10:39
Replies: 152
Views: 35,692
Posted By rrekn

Not quite Hilife, The AW149 was designed as...

Not quite Hilife,

The AW149 was designed as a military platform and then adapted to become the civil AW189. I take your point it has no combat experience, but it would be available quickly (and...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2021, 07:06
Replies: 6
Views: 3,085
Posted By rrekn

Mainly due to the communication systems, not...

Mainly due to the communication systems, not anything to do with the actual airframe.

Standard mission system integration problems....
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Nov 2021, 00:37
Replies: 4
Views: 1,888
Posted By rrekn

Remind anyone of Aerotechnica?

Remind anyone of Aerotechnica?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Nov 2021, 10:48
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By rrekn

Wait, is this a defense acquisition that is...

Wait, is this a defense acquisition that is actually working?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Oct 2021, 12:18
Replies: 140
Views: 40,052
Posted By rrekn

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/14465403288870...

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/1446540328887017474
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Oct 2021, 07:05
Replies: 22
Views: 5,635
Posted By rrekn

Both machines are now performing test flights...

Both machines are now performing test flights around Perth

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1600x1086/34459_1633419698_6629505702e9928445e3987c9ca390e28d7e45aa.jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2021, 06:49
Replies: 26
Views: 4,916
Posted By rrekn

The Osprey can fold it's rotors, just not in...

The Osprey can fold it's rotors, just not in flight.

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Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jul 2021, 23:56
Replies: 167
Views: 67,398
Posted By rrekn

That is pure gold!

That is pure gold!
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jul 2021, 01:16
Replies: 152
Views: 35,692
Posted By rrekn

That is the gravity refuel only, there is a...

That is the gravity refuel only, there is a pressure refuel coupling on RHS below it.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2021, 12:35
Replies: 167
Views: 67,398
Posted By rrekn

Interesting to note that things that are missing...

Interesting to note that things that are missing in the interior:

Air Conditioning Vents
Reading Lights
Headset jacks
Escape Path Lighting
Fire Extinguishers
Emergency Exits
Seatbelts
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2021, 10:57
Replies: 140
Views: 40,052
Posted By rrekn

To be fair to BIH, who wants to keep heading to...

To be fair to BIH, who wants to keep heading to the Falklands....
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2021, 23:43
Replies: 31
Views: 9,392
Posted By rrekn

Looks like that paint job is from the '70s...

Looks like that paint job is from the '70s...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2021, 08:24
Replies: 140
Views: 40,052
Posted By rrekn

Official word is out... ...

Official word is out...

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/second-generation-uk-search-and-rescue-aviation-programme-uksar2g/uksar2g-june-update

Who is Serco?
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2021, 08:53
Replies: 5
Views: 4,267
Posted By rrekn

Brazil AW139 Incident

Bad day at the office. The machine had only be in operation for 15 days after delivery from the Leonardo factory in Philadelphia
...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2021, 11:13
Replies: 140
Views: 40,052
Posted By rrekn

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/220x215/tenor_5652ed1190ab50b8478e935136be0b3d683b5383.gif
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Jun 2021, 11:15
Replies: 140
Views: 40,052
Posted By rrekn

Rumor has it that the short list is out... Who...

Rumor has it that the short list is out... Who got in?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Apr 2021, 03:37
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By rrekn

Photos from the repainters facebook page ...

Photos from the repainters facebook page

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/174805926_4555172471166023_3388132815083727567_n_4c66ecae5733be76a433dc4a2c4a485cb2709d0e.jpg...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2021, 11:53
Replies: 58
Views: 14,997
Posted By rrekn

You sure they are AW189s? Sounds more like AW139...

You sure they are AW189s? Sounds more like AW139 pricing which would make sense for the East Coast bases...
...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2021, 07:00
Replies: 22
Views: 5,635
Posted By rrekn

They are EC145s (BK117 C-2s), early models too.

They are EC145s (BK117 C-2s), early models too.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2021, 05:55
Replies: 0
Views: 1,044
Posted By rrekn

Royal Flying Doctor to add Helicopters

Looks like RFDS Western Operations will add two helicopters to their fleet this year for interhopsital transfers.

From the graphic, appear to be EC145s?
...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2021, 11:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,936
Posted By rrekn

Integrated pilot/static tubes are very common in...

Integrated pilot/static tubes are very common in many types including fixed-wings, the AW139 & AW189. There shouldn't be any issue with the altitude or airspeed measurements with using these against...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 23:04
Replies: 266
Views: 89,543
Posted By rrekn

Australian fleet is 10 machines: 2 x EC175B ...

Australian fleet is 10 machines:

2 x EC175B
2 x S-92A
6 x AW139s
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2021, 06:49
Replies: 37
Views: 17,388
Posted By rrekn

Nope, they'll need the complete the contact. This...

Nope, they'll need the complete the contact. This is an ex-CHC machine.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2021, 07:26
Replies: 37
Views: 17,388
Posted By rrekn

Looks like they moved AW139 VH-PXF to Warrnambool...

Looks like they moved AW139 VH-PXF to Warrnambool over the weekend, pictured below in the Babcock SAR livery landing in Adelaide.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Dec 2020, 01:51
Replies: 37
Views: 17,388
Posted By rrekn

Babcock...

Babcock...
8th Dec 2020, 10:42
Replies: 53
Views: 33,945
Posted By rrekn

Maybe after the EA-18 incident, they were told to...

Maybe after the EA-18 incident, they were told to punch out at first sign of any issues?
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Nov 2020, 10:20
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By rrekn

Heard that Toll are the front runner for this......

Heard that Toll are the front runner for this... where are they getting machines from?
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Nov 2020, 22:19
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By rrekn

Another article hinting to a further purchase...

Another article hinting to a further purchase beyond the 'interim' capibilty. More AW139s or perhaps something larger?

A high-level Defence official told ABC Investigations the ADF was considering...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 14:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,265
Posted By rrekn

Design life for the F-35 is only 8,000 hours......

Design life for the F-35 is only 8,000 hours... So an average life of 5,215 hours is on par for Military work
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Oct 2020, 07:12
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By rrekn

Bit more info...

Bit more info out...https://adbr.com.au/army-seeking-interim-helicopter-capability/...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2020, 02:34
Replies: 131
Views: 42,332
Posted By rrekn

I love it when they say that a move will 'create'...

I love it when they say that a move will 'create' jobs... Not counting the ones that will be made redundant at the old location.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Aug 2020, 09:42
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By rrekn

Careful w_ocker, that sounds like logic...

Careful w_ocker, that sounds like logic...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2020, 11:11
Replies: 39
Views: 13,756
Posted By rrekn

Aus Army AW139s

Just heard from a refueler that the Aussie Army has put out a tender for AW139s? Are they going to be armed?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2020, 02:15
Replies: 41
Views: 9,098
Posted By rrekn

I hear they have now implemented a new procedure...

I hear they have now implemented a new procedure to have 3 crew members confirm if the door is locked.

To be sure, to be sure, to be sure.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2020, 10:40
Replies: 3
Views: 2,220
Posted By rrekn

Sorry Gents, should have been clearer. Is...

Sorry Gents, should have been clearer.

Is this a lease from Lifeflight or are Lifeflight setting up in Tas?
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