Also: Sikorsky Sales, Pipistrel Chooses Dynon, New RR M250 Engine, New TBO For PW206/207, Turbine Bell 47s, Heli-Expo 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board released an interim factual report and 499 pages of related documents in its ongoing investigation of the Japan Airlines 787 battery fire in Boston. Additionally, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman announced today that the NTSB will be holding both a forum and a hearing in April to provide additional information to advance the investigation. On Tuesday we reported the story of retired American captain Bill Harrelson and his plans for a circum-polar flight in his homebuilt Lancair IV. To test the aircraft he set out n a 7,000 mile test flight from Guam to Jacksonville, FL and it appears he succeeded in setting a new world record for single engine land distance in his weight class. An upgrade to one of the Bell Helicopter's best-known aircraft has been unveiled at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas ... the new Bell 412EPI. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.08.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, March 8th, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
NTSB Files Interim 787 Investigation Report
While Aviation World Praises 7000nm L-IV Flight... Insurance Co Cancels Policy
Bell Helicopter Introduces The 412EPI
Sikorsky Announces Sale Of 30 Helicopters To Milestone Aviation Group
Pipistrel Makes Dynon Avionics OEM For 2013 Lineup
Garmin Optimizes GTN Series For Helicopter Operations
Rolls-Royce Launches Latest M250 Engine Variant
Helicopter Demand Up Worldwide For Next Five Years
New TBO Program Announced For PW206, PW207 Engines
Scott’s–Bell 47 Announces New RR300 Turbine Powered Model 47
FreeFlight Systems Introduces The RANGR FDL-1090-TX
Ballooning Illegal in Balloon Capital of the World?
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