At Heli-Expo 2016 this week, L-3 Aviation announced the Federal Aviation Administration's OK of its Lynx line of ADS-B products for helicopters. The all-in-one system fits into the standard transponder space on most helicopters.
China's cutting-edge Z-10 attack helicopter was designed by Kamov, a Russian company, in the mid-1990s, according to Sergei Mikheyev, general designer of the Kamov Design Bureau. "Due to understandable reasons this was kept secret, but we made the design and it was accepted by China," Mikheyev said. The announcement was made at Heli-Expo on Wednesday.
Helicopter Association International's Heli-Expo 2013 is set to open at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday. The conference will include sessions on rotorcraft flight operations, maintenance and safety; a new feature this year will be HAI's Rotor Safety Challenge.
Heli-Expo 2013 is set to take over the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 5, featuring more than 60 helicopters and over 650 exhibitors. Professional courses will start Feb. 28; other events include a golf tournament, mentoring panels and historical helicopters as part of an effort of a Heritage of Helicopters display.
Heli-Expo reported record attendance for its four-day show held in Dallas with more than 19,000 visitors. The Helicopter Association International organizes the show. "For four years in a row now, Heli-Expo has grown in size and number of exhibitors," said association President Matt Zuccaro. "We're looking forward to next year's show in Las Vegas."