• UAVOS Announces Unmanned Robinson R22 for Precision Farming

    UAVOS Announces Unmanned Robinson R22 for Precision Farming0

    UAVOS has announced the addition of R22-UV unmanned helicopter to its agriculture unmanned aircraft portfolio for spraying for diseases, weed and pest control, vegetative control. R22-UV is a manned Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to an unmanned aircraft. Agro-drone R22-UV is equipped with a specially developed (for Robinson helicopters) utility to deliver liquid chemicals –

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  • DART Aerospace Acquires Portland-Based Aerial Firefighting Mission Equipment Leader Simplex Aerospace

    DART Aerospace Acquires Portland-Based Aerial Firefighting Mission Equipment Leader Simplex Aerospace0

    Montreal, Canada – October 2nd 2019 – DART Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired aerial firefighting mission equipment leader Simplex Aerospace. Based in Portland, Oregon, Simplex Aerospace is an aviation industry veteran serving thousands of operators and OEMs worldwide. Its reputation as a world leader in the innovation, manufacturing and certification

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  • Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses One Million Flight Hours

    Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses One Million Flight Hours0

    Torrance, CA – (24 September 2019) Robinson Helicopter Company announced the R66 Turbine fleet surpassed 1,000,000 flight hours. The R66 with the Rolls-Royce RR300 turbine engine achieved the million-hour mark without a single reported in-flight engine failure. This accomplishment demonstrates a level of reliability that exceeds EASA’s stringent requirements for single-engine helicopters performing commercial operations.“We believe this

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  • U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Warns About the Next “Bump in the Road” for Fatal Accidents

    U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Warns About the Next “Bump in the Road” for Fatal Accidents0

    WASHINGTON D.C. – As the temperature moves downward during October and November in most of the U.S., the number of fatal helicopter accidents usually moves upward according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org). In 2017 and 2018, during these two autumn months, the U.S. helicopter industry experienced 13 fatal accidents, the highest total for

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  • uAvionix Receives FAA STC for tailBeacon ADS-B OUT Solution

    uAvionix Receives FAA STC for tailBeacon ADS-B OUT Solution0

    uAvionix today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its tailBeacon integrated rear position light ADS-B OUT solution.   Much like the popular skyBeacon, the tailBeacon has been optimized for ease of installation times of less than one hour, including documentation.  The tailBeacon system consists of a total of four (4) TSOs:

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  • Five Facts You Need to Know About Aerial Application and UAVs

    Five Facts You Need to Know About Aerial Application and UAVs1

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 – Over the last few years, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)has consistently needed to set the record straight about inaccurate and/or misleading claims made about how Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology can act as a wholesale replacement to manned aircraft applying crop protection products. NAAA believes UAV application

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