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  1. They were made by Tech-Tool and they did have an old STC for them. They only made them for the Japanese so they didn't sell many but an STC does exist somewhere for them. You'll have to find someone at Tech-Tool with tribal knowledge going back to the early to mid 1990's to dig up any more info though.
  2. There's currently more helicopters and operators then there is work. The herd is going to get smaller for a while... The banks will do the culling.
  3. http://heliconnections.com/receivership-sale/
  4. Once high definition live satellite imaging becomes available it will eat into even more aerial observation work. Even the drones will lose work..
  5. The price of oil dipped to $28.10 / barrel this morning and gold hit $1450.90 / oz. Anyone got any predictions now??
  6. We would appreciate a picture of HV with hair...
  7. If you’re curious about a legal interpretation, here’s some light reading https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/laws-regulations/labour/interpretations-policies/hours-work.html
  8. So a FADEC counts every start regardless of whether the machine lifts off or not but I'm curios if P&W or Honeywell has the same view on starts as RR which is clear that every start is a start. Very kind of the French engine guys not to count start cycles for maintenance.
  9. Out of curiosity, I would like to see documentation from any manufacturer that states ground/maintenance runs don't count as start cycles on a turbine...
  10. Have you ever been in a taxi cab stuck in traffic or at a stop light and watched the meter tick when you haven't moved?? Maybe TC should make sure that the cabbies stop billing for that time too...
  11. I think there is only 7 of them and they are mostly for parts
  12. https://ca.yahoo.com/news/yukoner-restores-helicopter-crashed-1952-140000303.html Good on Mr Cameron for taking on this project
  13. Actually not quite accurate. BC Hydro uses singles for many tasks. Anything where hovering (patrol work, touch and go etc) with passengers, a twin is used. Longlining and moving passengers site to site are often done with single engine machines.
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