Eurocopter EC-155 Helicopter coming in for a landing.

The Fastest Civilian Helicopters for 2023

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When it comes to speed, civilian helicopters are not typically known for breaking records. However, there are a few models that are considered to be among the fastest in the world. These helicopters are often used for transportation, search and rescue, and emergency medical services. One of the fastest civilian helicopters in the world is the Eurocopter EC155. This medium-sized …

UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

Can Black Hawk Helicopters be Used for Lift Operations in Major Cities?

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Black Hawk helicopters, also known as UH-60 Black Hawk, are widely used by military and law enforcement agencies for a variety of missions, including transportation, search and rescue, and emergency medical services. However, these helicopters are not typically used for lift services inside major cities because they require special permission to operate in these areas. One of the main reasons …

Visit the Fair Lifts booth at the 2023 AHR Expo in Atlanta

Visit Our Booth at the 2023 AHR Expo in Atlanta

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The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is an annual trade show for the HVACR (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration) industry. The event brings together manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, engineers, and other industry professionals to showcase the latest products, technologies, and services. The AHR Expo is considered one of the largest trade shows in the industry and features hundreds of …

Best Helicopters for Aerial Surveys in 2023

The Best Helicopters for Aerial Surveys in 2023

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Aerial surveys are a crucial component of many industries, including construction, mining, and environmental management. Helicopters are often the preferred aircraft for these surveys due to their ability to fly at low altitudes and maneuver in tight spaces. However, not all helicopter models are suitable for aerial survey work. One of the most popular helicopter models for aerial surveys is …

The new upholstery choices came from client requests to upgrade the interior leathers. Courtesy Bell Textron

Bell 429 Executive Helicopter Gets a Luxury Facelift

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The Bell 429 is one of the most notable players within the luxury helicopter industry, capable of delivering speeds of up to 155 knots and high-end interiors to passengers. However, its latest update aims to make it the only choice for travelers who expect luxury amenities during their flight. With a range of 411 nautical miles, the helicopter now delivers …

Hydrogen Helicopter Credit: Piasecki Aircraft

First hydrogen-powered helicopter

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The hydrogen-powered helicopter! HyPoint, an aviation company based around hydrogen fuel cells and the implementation of their technology in modern aviation, has completed a draft for their first major project, the world’s first hydrogen-powered helicopter. HyPoint has partnered together with another aviation company that shares its goals of hydrogen-powered aviation, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation. The helicopter has not fully been created …

Defiant Helicopter

Army’s Assault Aircraft Competition

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Black Hawk is more than just an early 2000s film with Joshua Hartnett; it is actually the name of the military’s hallmark Long-Range Assault Aircraft. Designed to get in and out of tight spots in enemy terrain without detection, the Black Hawk has been a key offensive and defensive force for the military. However, the military is now taking bids …

An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 41st Rescue Squadron participates in a 2019 open house combat search and rescue demonstration at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

Virtual Sensing Technology Boosts Rotorcraft Availability

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Helicopter technology rarely stays static for long. Although the fundamental features of helicopters as we know them haven’t changed much in the decades since their first invention, numerous details have. In fact, major parts of their performance and design are constantly shifting into new performance metrics. This innovation applies to both civilian and military chopper designs and frequently appears on …

American attack helicopter AH-1Z Viper silhouette in the flight

Navy Equips Helicopters with Network Sensors

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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $24.3 million grant to equip US utility and attack helicopters with their proprietary Link 16 military data link to enable them to exchange tactical pictures, texts, and messaging with troops on the ground and in the seas. The AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters will be outfitted with the technology designed to help improve …